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Friday, November 30, 2007

Mayor Sam's Hotsheet for Friday

Well known Silver Lake activist Jason Lyon was booted from the local neighborhood council when city arbiter Michael de la Rocha ruled that Lyon had allegedly violated election rules by using a neighborhood council email list to campaign for office. At the same time the arbiter strongly urged DONE to develop stricter rules around the use and maintenance of such lists.

The next time you hear a politician saying we need money for government services and we need to raise taxes, remember this bit of news: A county agency spent $1.2 million on printer toner in one month - enough toner to last for four years, except the toner only has a shelf life of two.

Here's the latest on the Coliseum-USC battle: 1) The Mayor throws the Coliseum under the bus, 2) The LA Times is worried the stadium will become a relic and 3) County Supervisor Don Knabe may be worried he's not going to get free SC home games tix anymore.

Some goofy liberals think that building major housing developments without parking will get people to ride buses. Other goofy liberals think that same plan is part of some conspiracy to make driving and parking only for the rich.

Skid Row has been a seething urine-soaked cesspool for decades. Now, artists, developers and others are coming in to clean up the place and make it livable. For some reason that's considered evil. What's really evil is that the homeless - of whom 90% are mentally ill and in need of institutionalization - are allowed to be homeless and are enabled in their socially and personally destructive behaivors by the liberal elites in this city.

Fresh off his street sweeping performance, Clown Prince of the City Clowncil Tom LeBong is the latest elected after your wallet. Once content with only putting lights on statues in dangerous parks, LeBong wants a parcel tax for transit.

Thanks to the amazing efforts of several companies of Los Angeles Fire Department firefighters, a building in the Fashion District was save major damage when hit by a recent blaze.

Once again in the news, Rodney King was apparently shot in the face with some type of gun in San Bernardino. King's injuries were minor and he was sent home following treatment.

CurbedLA wonders if the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Downtown LA is cool or not. As a kid when the hotel was new, I remember getting a big kick out of riding the vacuum tube looking glass elevators than run on the outside of the building.

We cried foul when Tom LeBong got the City to pony up a few hundred grand for the Hollywood Santa Parade at the same time funding was cut for the pedal boats at MacArthur and Echo Parks, something enjoyed by low-income families. A Christmas Miracle has happened because once again the City figured how to bring the boats back.

No, it has nothing to do with his recent breakup with his soncha, but Mayor Villraigosa is getting an AIDS test. Yea, its another photo op but maybe it will do some good to encourage testing. Though I can't imagine too many people are sitting around saying "Well I should have an AIDS test but I wasn't going to hassle with it. But I'm going to get one now that Mayor Villaraigosa got one!"

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29 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Regarding the homeless on Skid Row - read some history my friend. There were virtually no mentally or developmentally ill people on the street until Ronald Reagan threw them onto it. It was called "deinstitutionalization" and was a critical part of the right wing agenda to slash and burn state hospital budgets and public medical services. You can blame the liberals for not doing more to fix it, but it is a problem dumped on society by Reaganism.

November 29, 2007 11:32 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

No it was Governor Moonbeam not RR. Reagan sought to expand mental health hospitals. But the ACLU fought him on it.

November 30, 2007 12:08 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

12:-08 is right: the ACLU and libs in government believe it's a god-given right (just don't use the word god) for the mentally ill homeless and known gangbangers to be on the streets. "Because this is America"

November 30, 2007 2:19 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Times reports today that some commissioners and other executives ahve been getting threats -- one Commissioner won't be attending the game this Saturday. USC students call for a boycott of the Colliseum concession stands -- they want the commission to give full control to USC.

They won't, because they say USC is already there, why give away the store to them. Hence the Rose Bowl deal, so they won't be seen as taken for granted.

The Mayor and Arnold are just being realistic: no NFL team wants to go there, without demanding unrealistic renovations; McCourt is talking about attracting an NFL team to HIS Dodgers' stadium; the old building has no steady tenants other than SC, but it's worried SC wants to scare away other lucrative concerts and soccer games.

SC wants to expand the commission, adding its own administrators; some think the commission should be abolished and chosen from scratch.

Given that anywhere Bernie is, is a fiasco, that's not a bad idea. And Wesson's wife and Candy Spelling? They can't do better than that?

November 30, 2007 2:48 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If anyone needs an AIDS test, it's Villaraigosa. Perhaps "Junior" should get one, too.

November 30, 2007 2:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Join Altamed and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Fri. Nov. 30, 2007 as we announce the "HIV Citywide Testing Initiative"

8:30 HIV Community Forum
9:00 Mayor Press Conference and Testing (Mirthala not avalible)
10:00-12:00 Free Health Screening

Altamed Medical Group-Ramona Gardens

Will the Mayor also get tested for STDs? Plenty of hynas for Mayor's pleasure.

November 30, 2007 7:31 AM  

Anonymous Captain Jack Sparrow said:

Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen (removes hat and bows low with flourish):

Ah, the rain. Washes things clean which, if you will, is akin to a fresh start. For example, one of our Five reports to us that there is a new car in the driveway of the Mayor's former abode in Mount Washington. A nice, sleek, small, new little black BMW with paper plates from New Century BMW. Perhaps the Mrs. has FINALLY traded up for something better, savvy? But let's not talk about that. Let's talk about something else, shall we?

Sots, how many of you have been tested for HIV? Every one of my crew has and we've all tested negative. Perhaps the third and fourth floors might want to extend an arm as well, with all the political (and otherwise) bed-hopping that goes on, savvy?

So I'll challenge each and every one of you spinsters to go get tested and find out how red (or blue) your blood really is.

As for Mister Lyon, we're sad to see a good man go for his is a brave man with a good heart. (Sighs) However, if you will, all good things must come to an end even if he was NotPropR, savvy?

November 30, 2007 9:16 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

http://mayorsam.blogspot.com/2007/11/uno-de-cada-ocho.html

Why no comments from Mayor Sam's minutemen about George Bush allowing millions of illegal aliens into the country?

I always read about the mechista mayor and the sanctuary city. What about the Buffoon Bush and the sanctuary country?

November 30, 2007 9:59 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

From the Daily News:

"I want to see us not only build a subway to the sea, but subways from the Valley to downtown, down to San Pedro, everywhere in the city," LaBonge said.

Someone please tell Tom LaBonge there is already a subway from the Valley to Downtown. It's call the Red Line!!!

November 30, 2007 10:54 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Great post, Captain Jack. However, the reason why none of your crew is HIV pos is because no one in your crew is sexually active. (snaps fingers and smiles) Say, do tell them it's okay to keep masturbating with a condom. It's overkill, but it's okay. Keeps the "little swimmers" in the same pond and out of the DNA mainstream, savvy??

Of course, since you guys are always dancing jigs with each other and having cocktail parties, perhaps it is a good idea for you and the crew to get tested often.

One never knows, savvy?

November 30, 2007 12:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What's ironic is that when the location of the current subway from Universal to downtown/Pershing Square via Hollywood was built, it was PROVEN that the most efficient line would have been a completely different route: from downtown to Santa Monica, along Wilshire or Pico through the Westside.

That would have made terrific sense, and been the centerpiece of a mass transit network that will be much more expensive to build today.

Why wasn't it built? A combination of NIMBYism from people in areas like Cheviott Hills (still among the most obstructionist), their reps at the time caving in to them, using methane gas danger in the limited area of Fairfax as an excuse.

There were also those on the Eastside/ Latino areas who fought any money going to the "rich" westside, in their endless game of racial/ ethnic hostility.

But also because of caving in complaints from the Valley, that they were being "excluded" from city funding again. So where are they Valley riders, and why are they AGAIN griping that they're the ones being "excluded" from MTA planning?

If only politicians had had the guts to do the right, logical thing and build that Wilshire line instead.

November 30, 2007 12:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

12:38 = Ulysses Sanchez AGAIN

November 30, 2007 12:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mister mayor (Tony, not Sam): what will you do if your HIV test results are positive, ask every Latina in the world to get tested too?

November 30, 2007 12:46 PM  

Anonymous Captain Jack Sparrow said:

Good afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen (removes hat from head and places over heart):

Our condolences to the Knievel family on the death of their patriarch, Evel. He was truly the most daring of the daring, even if he didn't ride a Triumph.

Other than that, carry on lads. Savvy?

November 30, 2007 1:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

12:46 - That's probably one opportunity for a press conference that will get passed up quicker than you can say "Dime con quien andes."

November 30, 2007 1:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

DONE DUM loves it in the Buns.

November 30, 2007 3:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

DONE DUM loves it in the Buns.

November 30, 2007 3:28 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

speaking of Uli, can't thay put him in charge of DONE? if you actually wanted to fix the system, i don't think anyone could be better. but that's only if you actually wanted to make it work.

November 30, 2007 3:32 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

They should put Uli in charge, then Captain Poopy Pants and the Paranoid Pirates can try to get him fired (y'know, since they're so powerful and all)!

Red Psot, why are you the only one who still thinks Uli is the pirate hunter? At least Zuma and Captain Poopy have moved on to other (wrong) targets.

November 30, 2007 5:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Captain Jack, we don't care if Evel Knievel died. What we really want to know is; When does Red Spot get his GED? Any info on that?

November 30, 2007 5:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

5:27 is right.
It ain't Uli.

November 30, 2007 6:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Does Lyons have to give up his spot on the 912 Review Commission since he was forced to step down from his NC position? Glad to see some of this stuff catching up with people.

November 30, 2007 7:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Now Jayson will have even more time to spend posting here. He thinks we don't know.

November 30, 2007 7:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

There is no 912 commission anymore.

Regarding a previous post, it's difficult to believe that DONE could create tougher penalties for misusing the NC mailing lists. There doesn't seem to be much more beyond losing your board seat. seems

November 30, 2007 7:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Alger/Lyons these alleged Neighborhood Council Leaders have tainted the entire program.

November 30, 2007 9:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey, don't forget Bradley from the Glassell Park Neighborhood Council.
Still laughing watching the You Tube videos...

November 30, 2007 10:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Thanks, 12:38, that was effin' hysterical.

November 30, 2007 10:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It is crazy to try and put Lyons and Alger in the same category. Sorry but Lyons was a class act and Alger was.. well, the opposite.

I cannot believe that Lyons commited a really "major" crime like contacting the people who voted for him when he was running again. Only CITY council is allowed to do such campaigning, not NEIGHBORHOOD councils? Not those dedicated volunteers?

Who the fuck made this decision?

December 01, 2007 3:19 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey Jason. You're well known.

Heh Heh

December 01, 2007 12:51 PM  

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