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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Mayor Sam's Hot Sheet for Wednesday

Cirque Du Soleil has signed a multi-year agreement to stage a new Hollywood themed show at the Kodak Theater. This agreement makes the exotic Canadian circus troupe the only other tenant at the struggling venue along with the Academy Awards. No event waivers though please. Of course Mayor V showed up at the photo op today; take a look at a weird ass photo of the Mayor and a "friend" from the LA Times via Franklin Avenue.

If you're part of the NIMBY, CAVE and/or BANANA movements this place sounds like utopia for granola loving liberals like you - a blogger lives in some unnamed city where Wal-Mart (mis-spelled Wallmart) is illegal, there's a Trader Joe's where one can sign petitions and developers who would build low-income housing are just not welcome.

If a department store put out a sign that said "No Wetback Documents Allowed" when it came to applying for credit there would be a firestorm. So why is it no one is disturbed by the actions of a furniture store near Washington, D.C. that is advertising "Credito sin papeles de gringo?" Racism is racism and both comments are equally offensive.

If you're thinking of deep frying your turkey, the LAFD suggests you think twice. Not only is it not that healthy, unless you have the right equipment, enough open space and know what you're doing its really dangerous. Every year we hear stories of someone who burns down their garage trying to cook their holiday bird in a vat of boiling oil. By the way, I like the way the LAFD is going about this - warning and educating people rather than the usual nanny state tactic of banning it.

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Blogger Joe B. said:

The Good Mayor continues to confuse Nimby with the right of communities
to ask that current laws be enforced.

November 21, 2007 12:00 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I don't know about that one Joe because this place Mayor Sam is talking about is making new laws not enforcing old ones.

November 21, 2007 12:07 AM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

I was referring to the Mayors habit of lumping everyone against a development as Nimbys. It's like saying that if you are against the war, then you must be a Traitor.

November 21, 2007 12:16 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Only if it means, embroiling the city in a multi, multi million dollar lawsuit to suit to suit your neighborhood -- if you could have localized it, fine.

Plus it means a loss of hundreds of millions from other potential bigbox stores, at a time the city and state are getting no increases, due to the market turndown.

Yes, Bernie and his committee of fools should have realized this before the last min and tried to steal the trash fee for cops hike, But that doesn't mean the whole city should agree to face millions for one stubbon neighborhood, in one store, because one Councilwoman feared the recall another CM was facing from his clueless about how city hall operates, NIMBYs.

November 21, 2007 4:48 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

That's right 4:48 -

Since both the WallMart, Home Depot and Hospital things are union astroturf efforts and the NIMBYs are either getting paid by special interests or poor ignorant stooges who have been stirred up by the paid NIMBYS.

November 21, 2007 7:20 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mayor V is already dreaming about the “Cirque” hotties that will be running wild around Hollywood/Highland in a few years. Major “acrobatic” talent in which he will have choice of the litter. Party time…..

November 21, 2007 9:43 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

9:43, it would serve AV right if they all turned out to be lesbians.

November 21, 2007 10:52 AM  

Blogger LAFD Media and Public Relations said:

Mayor Sam,

Thanks for your kind words regarding the LAFD's information and education efforts.

As you mention, we've seen too many smoldering homes, and heard too many residents tell us they had no idea of the danger - or of the simple precautions they could have taken - when choosing to fry a turkey.

We're glad that Mayor Sam understands we're not trying to ban the practice, but merely share the lessons learned from other persons (often needless) hardships.

In cooking as in life: its all about awareness, planning and personal responsibility!

Please accept our best wishes for a safe and memorable Thanksgiving!

Respectfully Yours in Safety and Service,

Brian Humphrey
Public Service Officer
Los Angeles Fire Department

LAFD Blog: lafd.org/blog

November 21, 2007 5:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I think the mayor might very well enjoy a few lesbians. Most men do.

November 22, 2007 10:29 PM  

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