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Thursday, December 27, 2007

Mayor Sam's Hotsheet for Thursday

A rambling screed on some blog I never heard of says NFL Football is coming to LA. Really? Not at the Coliseum since the Mayor declared it dead in an effort to keep USC at the historic stadium, despite them being treated shabbily by Bitter Bernie Parks' Coliseum Commission. Anyway, economics dictate a team will land in LA someday, but at a privately built stadium either Downtown in South Park or at Dodger Stadium (or even more likely somewhere outside LA like Carson).

President Bush delivered a crushing blow to plans to develop the West Los Angeles Veterans' Administration property near the 405 and Wilshire when he signed budget legislation that essentially prohibits the VA from doing any kind of development deal on the property. You know that the old, dead Republican Mayor is pretty strict when it comes private property rights and development. However, when the land is owned by the taxpayers, a little NIMBY/CAVE/BANANA action is warranted considering, well, it's our land.

Government programs and the bureaucrats who run them seem to go on like the Energizer bunny even when the masses the presume to be helping choose not to take advantage of the program. In this case, the Los Angeles Unified School District is set to lose millions of dollars in Federal funding for school lunches because, well, students are not participating in the program. School Board President Monica Garcia - who's never met a free lunch she didn't like - is aghast and is coming with all kinds of explanations as to why the kids and their parents don't take up the free food program. Everything from long lines (wouldn't that be a deterrent to the paying customers as well?) to embarrassment to too short lunch periods are the scapegoat. As we noted yesterday most of these government programs throw billions at a social cause for decades and nothing changes.

And finally, as Tammy Bruce noted, at a recent event, actress Sharon Stone didn't put it in a box, but she had a holiday present for her male fans.

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19 Comments:

Anonymous Kasey Casem said:

And now, we're up to the #1 song from Los Angeles public advocate, Zuma Dogg, with his punk rock political anthem, "Prop S Punk"...

On American Top 40!
Click for YouTube music video

December 27, 2007 6:25 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zuma Dogg is deleting comments then he puts up this crap. Mayor Sam sure knows what he's doing.

December 27, 2007 7:47 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I posted a comment that said Stu died because he saw Zuma Dogg in a Fred Roggin mask and Mike Hunt in a Raiders uniform. But Zuma deleted it. Why? because he's a pussy.

December 27, 2007 7:51 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Boo hoo hoo!!! (Wiping tears from eyes and wipes runny nose)...

I posted a comment about Zuma Dogg and Mike Hunt with a clever tie in!

I was being clever about someone (quivering uncontrolably) dy-dy-dying, but Zuma deleted it mommy!

Boo hoo hoo...my whole day is ruined!

Boo hoo hoo...YES, I'm a man!

This is just like when I used to get beat up on the playground, mommy!

December 27, 2007 8:28 AM  

Anonymous Antonio Villaragrosa said:

Your comments are inflammatory.

December 27, 2007 8:47 AM  

Blogger Mayor Sam said:

About 20 years ago I once dated a female stand up comic who looked like Sharon Stone. She was hot and intense but crazy. I saw her about 10 years later and she didn't look like Sharon Stone anymore.

December 27, 2007 8:53 AM  

Blogger Mayor Sam said:

Boy some of you are obsessed with Zuma. I guess that means he's won your game?

December 27, 2007 8:54 AM  

Anonymous Captain Jack Sparrow said:

Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen (removes hat and places it over heart):

The crew and I wish to offer our condolences to the families of both Stu Nahan and Former PM Bhutto who, if you will, was killed this morning at a political rally.

(Puts hat back on head) Other than that, lads, carry on.

December 27, 2007 9:08 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

December 27, 2007 6:25 AM
December 27, 2007 7:47 AM
December 27, 2007 7:51 AM
December 27, 2007 8:28 AM


You are like a little boy masterbating so you can get some attention. Knock it off ! Behave like an adult.

December 27, 2007 9:16 AM  

Anonymous matt dowd's political watch said:

our sincere condolences go out to the Bhutto family, her supporters, and to world democracy.
they're all shattered today.

December 27, 2007 9:31 AM  

Blogger Mayor Sam said:

Now on to yesterday's topic, my advice I was seeking from Zuma Dogg and others here on the Sister City.

I spoke of this delightful young lady I know and have a fondness far.

The advice from Dr. Phil, 7:22 and Valley Doll seem the best - slow and steady.

On the other hand Jack Hoff suggests going all out - get her drunk and share my feelings outright (well he didn't say get her drunk but to give her a bottle of wine). We have a range from the nuclear option to playing it coy.

So if we go the coy option, then is the next step just to say hello or to formally invite her to dinner or a drink? By the way, we have gotten together before, once at an event where I met her and the next time when I invited her somewhere.

And I did present her with a lovely holiday gift this Christmas.

Though some poo pooed it, I liked "Cyrano's" advice that you are what you think you are. My natural inclination is to think I am out of the girl's league. Maybe I am but I would like to think I have a lot to offer.

Thoughts?

December 27, 2007 2:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If Cyrano was so certain you are what's on the inside, why did he hire a good-looking friend to pose as him to read his poetry until she fell for him?

Not saying you should hire someone else, but let her see your inside somehow first. Are you funny? Nice?

Can you fix her cracked driveway or do something useful, and incur her gratitude and then coffee and dinner?

These days people are doing coffee before jumping to dinner, but if you invited someone to a good play then out to eat...

Is this making you feel just a little more sympathetic to MAV who had similar problems wooing and getting a lady in his life?

December 27, 2007 2:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why would the LAUSD care at all if the students weren't eating their free lunches --- unless they were making a profit on them.
And further more why in the hell am I paying for any of the little creep's lunches. That's what their deadbeat parents are supposed to do.

December 27, 2007 3:30 PM  

Blogger Mayor Sam said:

I don't know if she has a driveway needing fixing but I could probably do it. I can help some with computers and other electronics. And I can show her some blogging tricks.

I believe I am funny, charming and certainly nice. Valley Doll might be able to confirm that. And other than being FAT I don't think I look that bad. I've been told I have nice eyes, nice hair, a nice smile, nice complexion. Certainly when I was skinny I had women throwing themselves at me.

Kind of funny that one factor makes the difference. Well I'm working on it. Will end the day right at 1500 calories, usually come in around there 1600, 1700.

December 27, 2007 3:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mr. Mayor Sam, we're all proud of you for your weight loss, but it's nowhere near as clear that we need to be exposed to your social life concerns.

And, really, is consulting this motley collection of political and social commentators more or less in public the best way to get useful, meaningful advice?

December 27, 2007 6:10 PM  

Anonymous valley doll said:

my dearest darling mayor sam,

the few hours we were able to spend time together were just the most delightful hours. i can attest to the mayor's kindness, razor-sharp wit, charm, intelligence and HE'S CUTE, TOO!

you, my lovely boy ... are quite the catch.

my typing finger, she's ah-no good mayor (i've blown out me shoulder and am writing to you from my phone) I have more words for you... later.

xoxo

December 27, 2007 10:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Listen to the Valley Doll because she's right, Higby. You're a hottie in an oversized coat and you kind of grow on a person. Stay on your weight loss campaign for your health pleeze. But any woman with half a brain would be proud to have you right now. You're a catch.

December 27, 2007 10:36 PM  

Blogger Valley Doll said:

before the medicine knocks me out for the night:

3:30, the reason LAUSD gives a shit whether or not kids apply for free lunches is this: TITLE 1 funding.

Title 1 funding is based on the number of students who qualify for free or reduced lunches at any given school. Take Nobel Middle School in Northridge, for example ... tons of bused-in low income students, lots of free lunches equals tons of additional funding. Now the surrounding feeder schools are more likely to be true neighborhood schools, whose students mainly live within a few block from school, and as such live in a much higher socio-economic environment where Mommy and Daddy make either waaay to much to qualify, or are just barely past the maximum income allowed. guess what that means? those schools and those kids and their schools get the financial shaft by virtue of the bad fortune of being located in a "good"area.

It's all about the Title 1 money. Millions that middle class kids ( unless they go to school with a TON of lower-income kids) will never ever see.

Sucks, huh?

xoxo

December 27, 2007 10:42 PM  

Blogger Mayor Sam said:

Hey I can't help it if my clothes are too big now! :)

But gift cards for certain men's stores are always welcome.

At the risk of getting some of the same crap Zuma Dogg gets you can always hit up the tip jar once in a while too.

December 27, 2007 11:55 PM  

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