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Saturday, November 24, 2007

Saturday Hotsheet at 3 a.m.

JM, Che da Man, 11.21.07

There used to be an immigration-experience mural on the Coronado palisade on Sunset Boulevard's south side in Silver Lake (around Benton); now there is a less WPAish, more intriguing anime-inspired mural, including the above detail. More of it here.

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Zahniser says the smouldering Mayor/Mirthala affair has been estinguished. But it's strange that you need anonymous sourcing to confirm as much; why do you have to whisper about the end of an affair?

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Son of Hugo's Plating: Downtown News has a great story this week about a guy on Lucas Avenue who never sold. He's 93 and has been there 52 years. The Downtown News also says that LA is back to booking major conventions at last, and there's a convenient, barebones downtown restaurant guide for your office manager's or mother-in-law's holiday planning (ours is at Taix, where in my opinion they do banquets best).

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Wait until voter-watchdog Bradblog gets ahold of this one: Sec of State Bowen's office has found a weak link in LA County voting system. It seems the ballot boxes can be opened and closed without detection.

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It's too bad nobody leapt forward to advance the name of MayorSam for Daily News City editor; between Sam and Orlov, there would certainly be some real discussions; even the interview process alone might afford a good meeting of minds---for both sides. I think our Dead Republican Mayor owes it to his City to apply.

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

We all know Villarigosa is a womanizer. Once he starts dating someone else the media will jump down his throat again. The nerve of him saying he won't change back his name. He embarrassed this city for a piece of booty and will do it again. I love the this quote,

..."With several of his news conferences dominated by questions about the affair, the mayor kept a relatively low profile for two months, staying out of the spotlight as the state Legislature raided $336 million in transportation funds from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority

November 24, 2007 7:30 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It's too bad nobody leapt forward to advance the name of MayorSam for Daily News City editor;


And I thought Zuma was the number one Blogging Burro. But with a ridiculous comment as the one by Joe M., I may award Joe the honor of number 1 Blogging Burro.

MayorSam would not qualify for editor of Mad Magazine. Is there a Burro Times newspaper?

November 24, 2007 7:42 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

'The federal policies have been formalized to consider humanitarian needs when deciding who to detain. A softer approach is to be taken with those such as nursing mothers.'

Now more illegal women will get pregnant just to stay and we will have another generation of illegals.

Get tham out before they drop their "anchor babies".

November 24, 2007 7:47 AM  

Anonymous Bill Farr said:

JM: While you're posts are often articulate and well informed, you're delusional if you believe Higby is qualified to edit a real news operation. He's a gadfly with a computer.

November 24, 2007 8:01 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

MayorSam He is qualified to be editor and chief, of this blog of innuendo and rumor.

And MayorSam can manage staff writers such as Zuma Mutt and Red Spot, who have fifth grade grammar skills.

November 24, 2007 8:24 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

7:30 am--He IS dating someone else or should I say he unzips for others.

November 24, 2007 8:33 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who the fuck allowed this crap to be painted on public property?????

November 24, 2007 9:08 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Food at Taix is horrible. Almost inedible. Last place anyone should think about going for a decent meal. But, yeh, probably relatively inexpensive compared to places that do a much better job....

November 24, 2007 9:11 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

great! cartoonish characterizations of gangbangers for the kids. Can't wait for the Saturday morning cartoon on Spanish stations mixed with pole dancers selling cars. Can't wait for the Xmas toys to follow. Most cities would cover this Sh&t up, here, it's art or social commentary to be protected and glamourized. This city sucks

November 24, 2007 9:19 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What's up with the LA Times' timidity? They need to walk up to the mayor and simply ask: "You still dating Mirthala?" They need to get this from the horse's mouth and not allow the mayor's flaks to utter banalities for him. Come on LA Times get in there and do your job!!!!

November 24, 2007 9:45 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Fire update: Malibu is active again. There's another brush fire in San Diego County near Julian.

November 24, 2007 10:41 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Here's another tragic comedy that Mayor Villaraigosa could have prevented had he focused on his JOB rather than MIRTHALA:


November 24, 2007 10:44 AM  

Blogger Mayor Sam said:

Though I think I'd prefer to take the talkradio spot vacated by John Zigler; Joseph where do I get an application? ;)

November 24, 2007 10:56 AM  

Anonymous Captain Jack Sparrow said:

Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen (tips hat):

(Pulls hard on mainsail and gives orders to come about) Others? Of course there are others. There has been an other all along and the most recent was just a cover up, savvy? (Ship comes about) Speaking of women, this is for that certain female captain who runs a tight ship: If I'm wrong, the mimosa is on me. If I'm right, then you'll need to make a Trader Joe's run post haste, savvy?

Sent from my Blackberry

November 24, 2007 11:26 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Advantage Sam: He could "just swing a dead cat around City Hall," and wherever it lands, there's his next story. Pretty quick and efficient.

Orlov has been used by crafty pols as their mouthpiece -- notice he'd never said anything about Janice Hahn but repeated her false accusations against others? When she did far worse than them? With an insecure reporter, give him a smile and bend his ear a bit is all.

Though lately there is some slight reporting on Hahn's largesse with out public funds, starting with her nervy justification of sending out 14 people on her staff at one time to be "paid volunteers" during the workweek on a Habitat House. First she had no right to waste our money on a non-profit, second, the News wonders why she can't get rid of some of her staff altogether if they're so unnecessary? But that story was by Kerry Kavanaugh.

On the other hand while he won't touch Hahn or the Valley Republican pols, he's gone after the Mayor with a vengeance (many of them have, starting with Beth Barrett -- who got the paper into a lawsuit by publishing DWP employee names along with their salaries and job descriptions, which was unethical and spiteful, unnecessary to making her point), who likes to think of herself as a (thoughtless) baracuda and "good" Catholic conservative Chris Weinkopf. Very left Mariel Garza. Bridget Johnson is overall pretty balanced, my pick from their staff.

November 24, 2007 11:45 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why speak "anonymously" about Antonio ending his affair??? Anyone who spoke on the record would likely be banished for life from the kind graces of Hizzoner. He ain't known for goodness and light when it comes to anyone who is not blindly loyal...

November 24, 2007 11:45 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Most of Hahn's staff is USELESS! But then again, she has been told that numerous times. We all know what that says about her.

I'll be giving the first $500 to almost whoever runs against her.

November 24, 2007 12:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Out of curiosity, was Mirthala here in the U.S. on a work visa? If so, what happens since she's no longer employed at Telemundo?

November 24, 2007 1:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

1:10 p.m. Nice try moron. Not every Latina is in this country on a work visa. I'm a Latina and my family has lived in southern Arizona and California since before AZ and CA were part of the United States.

Where were your great, great, great, great grandparents born?

November 24, 2007 3:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

1:10 p.m. Nice try moron. Not every Latina is in this country on a work visa. I'm a Latina and my family has lived in southern Arizona and California since before AZ and CA were part of the United States.

Where were your great, great, great, great grandparents born?

November 24, 2007 3:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Alert from the Action Desk:

10:44 a.m. is yet another redundant idiot posting from the animal bozo, same as about a dozen before it over the last few days. Feel free to ignore. We have real things like fires, mayoral love life and Janice Hahn's "volunteer corps" to keep us occupied.

Maybe if "animal bozo" is so desperate for attention, he should go set the next fire. The weather's perfect!

November 24, 2007 3:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I wonder if 1:10 pm's immigrant ancestors had a work visa when they came over?

November 24, 2007 3:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yeah, there used to be a big problem with all those Russians and Irishmen coming across the border, millions of them, and then they'd demand billions in social services and dragged down the schools, hospitals, etc.

You might have heard of Ellis Island, where people who braved months on a stinky ship they'd paid passage on, were "processed" or turned away?

There were no social services available, it was sink or swim, and their kids were motivated to learn and excel in English. Nobody ever dreamed of ripping off the system -- even those laid off from working crappy jobs at factories or whatever they could get, were usually too ashamed to get the unemployment compensation they were entitled to.

Later, in recent decades, it's been hard as hell to come over by plane. Even those whose lives and futures were at stake from revolutions and persecution -- more of those Russians, the Poles and Hungarians and Czechs after their attempted communist government overthrows and crackdowns -- weren't allowed to come unless they fit into a small quota, and had to wait years. No matter if they're doctors, lawyers, engineers and other educated types who learn English in a year or two.

Now with globalization and free trade, Bulgarians and Romanians and honest Russians not benefiting from the new world order, try desperately to come to the west, and some, like the Pole tasered and killed by the Canadian airport police, die trying.

(Ah, those liberal Canadians -- funny how they have a notion that you can't have free universal healthcare when their country becomes a magnet for illegals and the world's poor. For them, a few dozen of immigrants in any given area has turned into a crisis.)

Maybe if you and your fellow reverse racists didn't get all your knowledge about America from bigoted oligarchs in Mexico, who manage to turn their poor against the U S to distract from their own disdain and eagerness to be rid of their own poor, you'd sound less stupid in your endless distortions of facts and history to justify destructrive illegal immigration.

Spend some time on border towns, like Naco, NM and along Texas and California's borders: guns, drugs, filth and lawlessness. Stop calling those people racists. They are the victims.

November 24, 2007 4:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

A trusted voice in Latino media finds her career on hold. [HOME EDITION]
Author: Duke Helfand, Meg James, Scott Glover
Journal: Los Angeles Times ( Los Angeles, Calif. )
Date: Jul 21, 2007
Pages: A.1

“…Salinas, a native of Mexico who broke into journalism 17 years ago as a radio reporter in Phoenix, did not return phone calls seeking comment. But in a statement issued when Telemundo placed her on leave July 5, she voiced confidence that the internal review would exonerate her.”

November 24, 2007 5:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'd feel more sorry for her if she hadn't already gone through Pacheco, Nunez and who knows who else, with all the talk about her. She was using Latino pols to advance her career, and she got burned.

If she didn't have such a "past" and if anyone believed they had a grand passion it would have been different.

Part of the problem was our tabloid style puritanical media -- Sarkozy in France just walks out if they tick him off, cross the line, interview over.

November 24, 2007 5:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey 4:19, we'll settle for calling you the racist you are.

All those old-time immigrants who came here without papers (know what a "wop" is, clown? Someone "without papers") were just as hated by "real Americans" as the current ones are. And, yes, there were fewer services and subsidies for them and the big eastern cities they crowded into were a mess. Yet they somehow survived and became your and my American ancestors, giving you the opportunity to be the American idiot you are.

Give the bullcrap a rest.

November 24, 2007 6:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

6:03: You're as racist as you are stupid, obviously trolling for your boss here. Whose livelihood depends on attacking Americans who don't turn a blind eye to your racist crap. Go back to the Mecha school in El Sereno and continue your education on American history. How dare you compare my ancestors to the illegals who come here -- you trash everyone who came here under the circumstances described.

And yeah, damned right ignorant Mecha-school "taught" spinner, if you could read and hadn't been educated in those Mecha schools, your tiny brain could follow all the obstacles everyone but Latinos has to go through to come here. Like quotas to get yes, fool, visas.

Yes, many Americans hated the wops or chinks and whatevers who weren't educated, and now tell me: how many "wop" and "chink" schools are we paying for? None. They all learned English and if they want to teach their kids their ancestral language, pay for it themselves.

Damned right everyone was processed and kept track of and for decades, it's hard as hell to get a visa AFTER you spend many years falling into your country's quota. And then you usually need a sponsor.

Your illegals sneaking over by the millions and taking over our cities and schools by aggressively refusing to try to assimilate, are a first.

Shut up or tell us who you work for because everyone has a good sense, who are the most unreconstructed MeCHA T J's in town. They're the ones fueling Valley secession, and the disgust of the whole country.

Afraid you'll have no job if your illegals couldn't "vote" for you, we see. Because you know that even legal Latinos despise your kind, for making all of them look bad.

November 24, 2007 6:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Awwww ... MAV and Mirth ... we hardly knew ye!

They were done before Thanksgiving ... I WIN THE POOL! wOOt!


November 24, 2007 6:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

6:03: If your boss is paying you for this spinning, you're overpaid. You just make him look defensive, not too bright, just yelling "racist" when people try to educate you on facts. You're more defensive than the dogg. Grow up.

November 24, 2007 7:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Thanks 6:48, you have clarified whether you were an ignorant racist or just a stupid racist.

You're both.

November 24, 2007 8:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

6:48 = The racist Stephen C. Foster

November 24, 2007 8:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

8:03: Talking about yourself again?

And obviously too stupid to see when someone is using your own words and arguments back at you. But you have nothing to say ever, just the last resort of the stupid: accusations. Because you have nothing to support.
History, facts, logic, economics are all against you. As is momentum.

November 24, 2007 8:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hmmm, that sounds more like Joseph Chapman, the moron privateer...

November 24, 2007 9:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'm one quarter Chumash, and my people are furious at the way the Mexicans claim to take over our country based on some Aztlan nonsense when their Spanish ancestors and priests stole my people's land, killed my ancestors with their diseases and forcing them to build those ugly missions to their gods, then they killed the environment. The illegal immigrants today have no regard for the environment at all, are turning everything into the filth of their country where you can't drink the water, bugs infest the beaches and trash is everywhere in the street.

Our people took care of the land and knew not to overpopulate and how to spread out the crops and our animals to regenerate the soil.

We educated our own children and were self-sufficient. There are more than 800,000 of us who are trying to pray for the earth against this second invasion of the intruders who claim to own us, yet come only to destroy.

Our elders are filled with sadness and anger at this lack of respect.

At least the white man, after many years, is learning the error of his former ways and learning from us.

You speak like an unformed child, brainwashed by your Aztlan leaders.

Your people must stay in their own land, and their leaders must not keep sending them to us because it is easier and cheaper for them than to solve the problems of their own poor.

Their Aztec and Mayan god spirits live in their lands, our people and gods do not want their bloodthirsty gods here. Our ancestors live here, in the spirits of the great oaks, the gentle sky and the land.

November 24, 2007 10:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wachu say, wid all dat Indian mumbo jumbo? Donchu be upsettin our plans none, now.

Coz we got it all figude out: After all dem Mexicans come over here, and ain't no body left down dere, we gonna march down dere in one big old civil rights march like ain't been seen since da days of Martin Luther King, praise the Lord!

We gonna go down dere, take over a nice town by the ocean, I always wanted to live by da ocean by cain't afford it none up here.

We gonna clear out all South L A, no more o' dat Watts and Compton fo us, we want a nice clean place. We gonna clean it up down dere, cuz all da Mexicans will be up here, see? Den we gonna get dem to turn all dere schools over ta US, and we gonna be in charge of OURselves, in English wid a little Ebonics, just so' da bruddas and sistas feels at home. And we gonna stomp dey yard!

November 24, 2007 10:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

6:48 doesn't match Forster's pattern. Gotta be somebody else.

November 24, 2007 11:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Only a loser paid to lie for his boss's profit would even try to call 6:48 "racist." It's not even a matter of opinion, but of plain fact. Unbelievable, the intentional blind stupidity of whoever keeps writing this. Never any facts to the contrary, because there aren't any. Tell us who your boss is, we'll have the Daily News on him so fast. Of course, you think they're "racist" too. Then the nationals will pick it up, your boss is doner and you both dumber and goner than those fried turkeys.

(Never mind about your friends at KFI -- just give them a hint.)

November 24, 2007 11:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

1:45am is full of it. AT least the Daily News reports stories happening in LA unlike the LA Slimes that love to spin and ignore what's going on in the city. Orlov is good at reporting the truth and not afraid of the backlash so are most of the DN reporters. I
d take them any day compared to LA Slimes kiss asses like Steve Hymon and the rest who just waste space. Read the Opinion section. LA Slimes are too afraid to put out their opinion cause of the Mayor. In fact their opinion was in support of the clowncil moron's pay raise. C'mon who are they representing? No wonder they have lost thousands of readers. Beth, Kerry, Chris, Orlov and the rest at least have the guts to write stories and have the guts to take the heat. LA Slimes reporters hide behind idiots like Jim Newton and the editorial staff.

November 25, 2007 7:05 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mayor Sam's Sister City = home of racist spin doctors and apologists on both sides, no matter who they work for.

November 25, 2007 8:00 AM  

Anonymous stephen c. foster said:

3:01 & 3:13 fail to understand that Mirthala was born in Mexico as the news article states. If she came here on a work visa, out she goes! If she came here on a valid green card, here she stays.

I've no information on her current status, and I'm not interested in finding out. The truth will surface soon enough.

November 25, 2007 12:18 PM  

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