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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Mayor Sam's Hotsheet for Tuesday

Corporate Welfare Report: The Dodgers and the Chicago White Sox are getting a free spring training facility courtesy of Arizona taxpayers. This ends decades that the Dodgers trained in Vero Beach, Florida at a facility they owned and had to pay taxes at.

Mickey Mouse has joined the NIMBY/CAVE/BANANA movement! That's right Disney is fighting mad that someone wants to build condos and apartments across the street from the Magic Kingdom in Anaheim - all because Disney was too punch drunk from their 50th anniversary celebration and stupidly brought in clueless executives from other parts of the company to run the park, one who had no idea how the politics in Orange County work. So what is Disney doing? Like the best of NIMBYs, they're seeking a political/legal solution.

The Daily News reports that fees paid by developers don't cover the cost of reviewing applications, effectively sticking taxpayers with the bill. However, if there wasn't so much waste, abuse and anti-business regulation surrounding development, this wouldn't be an issue.

Fellow Mirthala Banger Fabian Nunez has lost the support of the prison guards' union for his employment extension act, better known as Propostion 93, a term limits scam being hoisted on voters. Now this is because the prison guards are pissed about not getting the pay raise they wanted. However, it certainly doesn't hurt to have one of the most powerful public employee unions on the right side of an issue.

Post-Script: Special kudos to Joseph Mailander for providing as always insightful, interesting and often amusing contributions to the blog - and especially for stepping up when the old, dead Republican Mayor has been slacking off.

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

This blog has become a farce. Nice improvements you've made, Higby.

November 20, 2007 12:51 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

noone listens to Dave Elliott anymore.

November 20, 2007 12:53 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I am so confused, one blogging burro (Mayor Sam) tells us about NIMBY types in Los Angles city hall, are making it difficult to build in the area.

And the newest blogging burro (Joe M.) tell us the midget mayor loves and sleeps with the developers.

November 20, 2007 1:12 AM  

Anonymous what's the plan? said:

I think the first three comments should be deleted.

Do you have any idea whatsoever how annoying it is to hear Zuma bashing constantly?

It would appear the blog owner is ignoring your whining about the fact that Dave Elliot changed his name to Zuma Dogg. Everyone is ignoring you. Big deal, he changed his name. Silly us, we all thought his parents named him Zuma Dogg. Dogg is a fairly common last name in Cleveland and many of those local boys are called Zuma?! Didn't everyone find out his real name fairly soon? Did anyone care? Nope, you're right.

So you stop posting this same BITCH over and over again on every thread.

You are an insecure name caller.

November 20, 2007 1:28 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Okay then. Well thanks for removing the first one.

That was eerie.

I requested - mission accomplished. Almost immediately.

November 20, 2007 1:30 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mayor Sam talking about himself slacking off, obviously raises the q, who is writing this thing under his name? Nothing to say or know, clear for some time. (Since A CERTAIN DOGG TOOK OVER BY COINCIDENCE?_

November 20, 2007 2:37 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It is a farce and your good buddy Dave Elliott has brought it down upon you.

A pox on both your houses.

November 20, 2007 3:31 AM  

Blogger Antonio Watch said:

Joe is the newest burro?

November 20, 2007 6:32 AM  

Blogger Mayor Sam said:

Yea AW shows how much some dum dums know. Joe's been part of this blog since the early days. And yea he and I often disagree but not always. So what? We still respect each other and enjoy each other's work. More importantly for the readers is that this blog unlike most others has multiple points of view. Unlike some blogs that have just one guy (LA)observing things and not taking comments or other blogs where they all drink the same Kool-Aid, this one promotes free speech.

November 20, 2007 7:38 AM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Burro Call!!

November 20, 2007 9:47 AM  

Anonymous Captain Jack Sparrow said:

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

Sots, a small victory has been won by the common man, and you, silly sots, will have to think quickly for I suspect that some criminality will be involved in short order, savvy?

(Crew looks puzzled) I'm talking about Kia High School on San Fernando Road. The court just now declared that the school district's eminent domain action can continue, hence the roadblocks that are sure to come that are most potentially criminal for we can't think of any roadblock that isn't criminal, savvy?

Oh, and a quick word to our chum in the 808 State.....Got a call from one of the 'Frisco pirates we did. Your haole face is requested to be seen on Friday for tea at the ranch on Molokai, along with them that have the beans to spill, savvy?

November 20, 2007 10:26 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Thanks for "slacking off," Mayor.

Now -- PLEASE -- move to Iowa.

Things are much better when you're not here, even on your own blog.

November 20, 2007 10:36 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Oh for God's sake, Captain Jack, shut up! Please make your annoying dinner plans on some other blog.

November 20, 2007 10:45 AM  

Anonymous Captain Jack Sparrow said:

Good morning 10:45am (tips hat):

No. Sod off.

November 20, 2007 10:47 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Audit: L.A. Overpaid Insurance Premiums By $1.2M
City Also Underpaid Employees' Disability Insurance

(CBS) LOS ANGELES The city of Los Angeles overpaid health, dental and accidental death insurance premiums by $1.2 million last year while underpaying for employees' disability insurance, according to an audit released Tuesday.

The city's Personnel Department is responsible for overseeing $242 million in premium dues for 28,000 civilian employees. City Controller Laura Chick cited a lack of oversight for the overpayments.

For 2006-07, the city paid $96,750 less in supplemental disability insurance premiums than was deducted from employees' checks.

The city could have also increased its interest earnings by $397,000 had the Personnel Department paid its vendors closer to grace period due dates, according to the audit.

November 20, 2007 12:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Captain Jack Sparrow said...
Good morning 10:45am (tips hat):

No. Sod off.


I <3 Captain Jack ... let it be written in heaven's unchangeable heart.

The haters can "sod off".


November 20, 2007 12:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


ACCEPTING THE RAISE: City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo; council members Ed Reyes, Tom LaBonge, Bill Rosendahl, Jan Perry, Herb Wesson, Richard Alarcon and Tony Cardenas.

REJECTING THE RAISE: Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, City Controller Laura Chick; council members Wendy Greuel, Janice Hahn, Jack Weiss and Council President Eric Garcetti.

DONATING THE RAISE: Councilmen Dennis Zine, Jose Huizar.

DID NOT RESPOND: Councilmen Bernard Parks, Greig Smith.

November 20, 2007 1:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey if they donate the raise, dont they still get the tax deduction and a boost to their year ending salary which increases their pensions?

November 20, 2007 1:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What a surprise...Red Spot is in love with Captain Jack Sparrow.

November 20, 2007 1:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Jose Hizar is donating his raise to Victory Outreach of Eagle Rock. After all, he got them their double sided LCD sign with colored pictures and text.

November 20, 2007 3:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

OF course Huizar the baby in diapers would give his to Eagle Rock. He does everything for Eagle rock and the hell with the rest of his district. They can't stand him and have no respect for him. Funny that no one recognizes who Huizar is and could care less. What an insecure ass to put his picture on every damn thing in the district. That is the most insecure act a politican can do. Shows how immature he is that he has to show people what he looks like cause no one knows. Dumb ass Antonio started putting his photo then being the kiss ass lapdog Huizar followed like the clown he is. Michele must hate being married to such a weasel. Wonder if she's having ANOTHER GIRL...

November 20, 2007 3:51 PM  

Anonymous you know who ... said:

Anonymous said...
What a surprise...Red Spot is in love with Captain Jack Sparrow.

I'm not Red Spot, ass. Although Mr. Red Spot seems like a very nice, young man, and I'm sure I'd take it as a compliment if I actually knew him, alas, you are once again mistaken.

As per usual.


November 20, 2007 4:01 PM  

Anonymous Captain Jack Sparrow said:

Good afternoon Madame XOXO (kisses Madame's hand):

Dearest Madame (tips hat), we have heard nothing but good things about Professor Spot from those who know him. We take it on good faith and credit that he is a nice, young man, as is Mr. Dogg and a few other chaps on the blog, with the exception of that certain overDONE Egghead. Please rest assured that our tastes run strictly towards the opposite sex, and, if you will, while we are pirates, they, somehow, manage to find some of us rather attractive. Especially the one who wears Armani, savvy?

But we would, however, point out one small detail that perhaps you have overlooked. Them that posts that Spot Loves Jack is not an ass, but rather an ass-eared fool, savvy?

Other than that, lass, carry on. (Tips hat and walks away into fog)

November 20, 2007 4:35 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

This comment has been removed by the author.

November 20, 2007 4:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If I remember correctly, when Huizar was running in the beginning of the year for councilmember, Victory Outreach, helped him with his campaign. They were at all his rallies. You never saw them at Parra's events. I thought non profit religious organizations or churches couldn't help candidates get elected.

November 20, 2007 5:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Oh please, everyone knows it's that big-assed blonde from the Valley... No way in hell any of the pirates would ever have a hot chick on their arm -- unless they stole their mom's credit card for the night.

November 20, 2007 5:59 PM  

Anonymous stormalong said:

Allow me to introduce myself, a living Massachusetts legend. My name is Alfred Bulltop Stormalong, Sailing Master of the mighty ship Courser. I'm more familiar with the coastal fogs of my beloved Massachusetts than the ghostly fog which has brought me to your shore.

My manifest shows I have a varied cargo aboard. Cacao from Central America, rum from Jamaica, maple syrup from Vermont, mahogany from Madagascar, and fruitcakes soaked in brandy from France.

I don't enjoy fruitcakes, they appear to have the density of mahogany - perhaps 12:51 AM, 2:27 AM, 3:31 AM, 10:36 AM, and 10:45 AM would like them? If none of you want to eat them, they make wonderful hatch-stoppers (doors, to the landed crowd). Even the common ant avoids fruitcake - like the plague!

[Beckons to Captain Sparrow in the fog] I have learned through a mutual acquaintance... [peers out of the fog] Why are the lot of you who aren't a part of the Sparrow crew trying to eavesdrop on a private conversation? Off with the lot of you!

Perhaps we should converse over a cup of the famed sailor's tea from India. I've information which would cause the birds a-roosting of the third to lose their tail feathers. What a sad sight that shall be when the contract expires and isn't renewed!

November 20, 2007 10:10 PM  

Anonymous sticks and stones said:

You had better not be talking about me as the fat ass blonde from the valley, 5:59 PM Anonymous. I have no idea who the pirates are and if I do know them, I don't know they are posting as the pirates. The Valley Doll has grandkids in school so it's not me.

I told you last week I'm only 20 pounds overweight. You think it's all in my butt then? So you definitely know me.. aha. Well, I'm so tall that I carry it well.

I can't even post under my own name or losers will call me a moron for that. You can't win for losing around here.

Luckily, you can't bother me. I am far too OLD to be bothered by petty name-calling.

People would only call me names if I got to close to the truth or if I were working on the opposite side of an issue.

So come out of the closet, sissy anonymous poster.

November 20, 2007 11:22 PM  

Anonymous Jean Baptiste Lafite said:

Me thinks you needeth get yourself a life!

November 21, 2007 12:18 AM  

Anonymous captain jack hoff said:

As usual Captain Jack Hoff is giving us more innuendo. Don't be a "cry baby loser" and just tell us something that is real and not innuendo in your rum filled brain.

Captain Jack Hoff is as annoying as Zuma Mutt.

He fits right in with the other blogging burros and rumor mongers.

A member of the "clowncil" is involved with a shady developer. savvy ??? The council member wears suits to the clowncil mettings. savvy ??? The clowncil members has his staffers spinning the truth. savvy ??? I know lots of inside information. savvy ???? I know lots of this kind of inside information. savvy ???

November 21, 2007 2:26 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Ah, ha, we hear from Capt. Jack that the suspicious councilmember wears suits to the council meetings.

That means every one of them, including the ladies in their 20 year outdated "power suits,' so there you go, inside info at its best.

You heard it here on mayor sam. And no, neither I nor anyone is spinning on this blog, in the middle of the night, for the 3 blogging burros and their friends -- some of us are up working on deadly dull PHd's in ...don't ask.

November 21, 2007 4:56 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey, West Valley Princess: Didn't realize "don't ask" is a topic for a PhD dissert, but now that you mention it, I won't tell.

November 21, 2007 4:58 AM  

Anonymous One Who Knows said:

5:59 PM aka Jim Alger, you are a grown man. . . start behaving like one.

November 21, 2007 6:38 AM  

Blogger Valley Doll said:

Anonymous Jealous Moron said...
Oh please, everyone knows it's that big-assed blonde from the Valley... No way in hell any of the pirates would ever have a hot chick on their arm -- unless they stole their mom's credit card for the night.

Hot as charged, baby!

Dear Sticks and Stones,

While I am a big, big fan (go ahead losers, I gave you that one as a Thanksgiving Day gift) I have to correct one little mistake... I have children in school, not grandchildren. High school to elementary. And as my youngest is only 6, I'll be around for a long, long, long time. It's already been nearly ten years since I've been an LAUSD parent. Most of them happy years, but not so much anymore.

You rock my socks off, Missy! Fat ass and all. :)


November 21, 2007 7:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Valley Doll's "youngest" is six?

How many kids has she had, 11?

Hey VD, make sure you get up early on Friday -- Wal-Mart is having a sale on cheap beer and cigarettes. You'll want to stock up for the new year.

November 21, 2007 11:15 PM  

Blogger Valley Doll said:

Eleven kids? I don't get it. Why would I have eleven kids?

I only have two.

::scratches head::

And I don't smoke. And I don't drink beer. Why would I stock up?

Was there supposed to be a joke somewhere in there? A put down? I don't get it.

Damn, you're clueless. Completely and utterly clueless as to who I am ... and I LOVE IT!


November 24, 2007 12:11 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

But who is the person who is saying those things about you? Especially if they don't know who you are. What is their motive?

I, the blonde "fat ass" they were originally referring to-not you, made a mistake. I am the one who said you had grandkids. I read that here somewhere, I thought. Sorry.

I don't know if we know each other or not, but we obviously live in the same neighborhood. Or close enough.. but keep on posting Valley Doll.

I post under my own name usually. That obviously got some people inspired to name-call and attempt to undermine my credibility. Boo hoo. I'm terribly bothered. Ha Ha

November 24, 2007 12:28 AM  

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