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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

LAUSD Scales Back On School Construction Plans, But Spent All The Money, Anyway

Falling enrollment projections mean fewer and smaller schools are needed, district says.
By Evelyn Larrubia, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
8:24 PM PST, January 22, 2008

[ZD's subliminal thoughts in brackets.]


Declining enrollment has prompted the Los Angeles Unified School District to scale back its $20-billion school construction and remodeling program sought to relieve overcrowding and end involuntary busing.

[Oh no, The Mayor's office (Villarosa AND Riordan), Broad/Kramer, and "The Charter school Takeover Cronies"(see Clinton Library donors) have been trying to spend their way through the $20 billion plus in construction and repair budget!!! NOW WHAT??? Did they just drill for oil and come up with dust after all that spending to take over the school board. Now only to be left with the mess of trying to show some kind of improvement? LOL!]

The building program, which is paid for by four bond issues approved by local voters and state funds, is believed to be the largest public works projects in the nation. But since the fall, the school system has canceled plans for 19 new schools and additions to existing campuses in South Gate, Bell, Van Nuys, San Fernando, Sun Valley and central Los Angeles, among other areas, citing new enrollment projections. On Tuesday, the Board of Education downsized five new schools, eliminating more than 1,000 seats, and last year, the district decided against building seven others, also largely because of decreased enrollment.

[ZD says (On the Charter takeover posses' behalf), "Let's just give the money to Antonio and his Charter reformers! Even though Charters are non-profits, meaning no transparency of spending, no accountability of spending...and HEY GREIG SMITH...NO FORM 700 REQUIRED!!! Holla!"]

Overall, the nation's second-largest school system now serves 694,288 students, down 7% from its peak in 2003 of 747,009 students. The drop stems from years of declining birth rates and increasing housing prices that have pushed poor and working-class families out of many gentrified urban Los Angeles neighborhoods.

[What a crock of 3rd floor spin bullsh*t. Shame on you LAzy Times. No wonder you are going out of business because of blogs, typo errors, bad punctuation, and all. How about because half the enrollment dropped out, and the other half were pulled out by parents and put into Charters or private schools. AND YOU CAN MARK THE DATE OF THIS PREDICTION DOWN: This PR spin piece for the mayor is to set up a call to reduce LAUSD budget and transfer it over to Charters. (Wouldn't be surprised if it already happened and I missed it. If not...it's coming. ON THE MOST F-ING REALEST OF EVER, DOUGHS.]

In Los Angeles, reducing the number of new classrooms will not, however, mean that the district will have a surplus of bond money, officials said. Construction costs have nearly tripled to $500 per square foot or higher since 2001, causing a shortfall. The district has cut more than $1 billion from school repair, technology and early education programs to make up the difference.

[Ooops, looks like they still managed to spend all the money and blame everything else but their own inefficiency. Although, of course construction costs have risen to. I'm just saying, you're not gonna hear 'em say, "Because of rising costs, massive inefficiency (remember credit card scandal and the payroll mess), plus Larry, Curly and Moe like execution. Not to mention whatever flat out purposeful shadiness may be corrupting/skimming off the system.]

Guy Mehula, the district's chief facilities executive, has assured the board that the 80,000 seats left to be built still appear necessary. He has repeatedly pointed out that 200,000 children will be learning in portable classrooms even after the construction program is completed. The district expects enrollment numbers to begin to rise again in about five years.

[Off to a good start in providing a winning environment. How about setting up some classrooms in all the vacant foreclosed homes due to subprime (predatory) lending?]

Perhaps the costliest fight over declining enrollment is being waged over what the district calls Central Region Elementary School No. 14, in Echo Park, which has been tied up in court for more than two years. The proposed school was promised to voters in 2005, principally to remove chronically jammed Rosemont Elementary School from a four-track year-round schedule.

[Promise first, yank later.]

It gets better from here, LAzy Times, take it away!


(DISCLAIMER: I typed my subliminal thoughts as I read through the article for the first time. I'm sleep deprived, and I'll probably wake up tomorrow and realize I read something completely backwards or something. So have fun bringing any of that to my attention. Consider a rough draft of my of my thoughts before I actually think it through. Oh wait, that's what I always do...my bad!)

WEDNESDAY 1/23/08 12 pm STOCK UPDATE: This is creepy. Last night, ZD's Batcomputer said "Apple would be at $129 today." (Check the 6am pre-market comment on this thread.) It's at $129 as I am typing this update.

And, to the three people I personally called, myself on Friday and Monday telling you to make sure you sell (in the 170's and even 160's) -- YOU CAN'T SAY I DIDN'T TRY AND DO EVERYTHING I COULD, my sistas and brothas.) Love, Zuma Dogg



Anonymous Anonymous said:

Does anybody know the actual percentage of illegal aliens in LAUSD?

I have heard that about 50% of students of LAUSD are illegal aliens. Even if it's 30%, we are spending our tax dollars trying to educate illegal aliens. We should be spending U.S. tax dollars on american students not on mexico's poorest at least educated.

January 22, 2008 11:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The article adds that all the schools built, planned to be built and scrapped, or which will be built, are in South, East, South or Central L A, or parts of the Valley like Van Nuys.

Nada on the westside. For decades now. The ones that remain and are decent enough for locals (a handful of elementary schools, no middle or high schools) are in disrepair and overcrowded. Bursting at the seams with students.

But they tend to be mostly white, middle class and paying the highest share of taxes, so they don't count.

Westwood Charter has had a surge in enrollment among locals, and has had to ask the handful of permit kids -- whose parents mostly work in the district -- to leave. You'd think that people moving into the area and paying all those taxes would be something the city would encourage. No, all the money they're paying in taxes goes to the illegals or the Valley.

So HOA's are mad and want to stop all new development and an influx of residents, but that's not the answer. Built these people schools and be grateful they're here, you leftie morons on LAUSD, UTLA etc.

MOST areas of the westside are worse off, no schools their kids can go to at all. Gang-infested from the bused in kids, so of course crappy test scores, so of course no one goes there as long as the school population is bused in, and so it goes.

The only "solution" offered is to build brand new, beautiful, small schools for the illegals, and when there are enough of those, the westside kids can have their old, rundown schools back. Maybe, sometime... Like, never even that.

Anyone on the westside who brings this up is called a racist and made to go away in embarrassment, when it's LAUSD and the city who should be embarrassed. But the few sane people we have in leadership roles are also intimidated into going with the PC program... While they also continue to support the mega- development which allows the VAls to drive to the westside to work in their polluting SUV's and educate their kids in decent schools subsidized by these westsiders.

While the Vals snidely tell them to move if these rich people, boo-hoo, don't like the situation.

Maybe people are tired of ceding their homes and territory. Gee, now their real estate turnover is down: the cash cows aren't giving as much milk and what if they woke up to what's really happening?

This absurd situation has gone on for so long, it's become institutional insanity.

Who do the Times reporter quote with sympathy? Some Hispanic who says that if they stop building new schools in his hood, maybe in some 20 years when families with kids move back, there won't be enough schools.

What about NOW on the overcrowded or totally neglected westside, huh?

January 23, 2008 12:04 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If the westsiders don't like it, they can just move out of town or not move to the westside in the first place. Then the marginal areas like sw of Pico and Bundy will be overrun by new trendy loft dwellers and galleries, side by side with affordable housing for illegals. With no parking spots, of course. And their kids will need and get more schools. Then.

January 23, 2008 12:33 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Maybe the "newest" budget crisis in California and Los Angeles will wake people up to the cost of having all these illegal aliens here from mexico.

Los Angeles is a major city in which no middle class family would live and send their kids to an LAUSD school. The majority of whites moving back into the downtown area have no kids. But of course what parent would send their kids to schools with gangs, drugs and the worst test scores.

The state of California needs to do what Colorado has done and made it more difficult for illegal aliens to work, rent or drive. Then the state can begin to lower the prison population, improve schools and save money.

The LAUSD needs to quit only servicing all the uneducated illegal immigrants from mexico.

January 23, 2008 12:56 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

LAUSD is obligated by law to serve whoever shows up.

January 23, 2008 5:35 AM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

How's the market going to do this morning on the bell?

(Price is Right Sounder): Whomp, whomp, whomp, whomp...(deflated) whoooooomp.)

Oh my goodness...the Fed can't step in with another .75 cut today -- cause that's what it's gonna take to keep the market from dropping 3% on the bell.

Apple may end up at $129 before I have a chance to blaze my first chron-bomb.


When Zuma Hutton speaks...that's what happens!

Opening bell=Oh no...cancel the quorum again, y'all!!!

January 23, 2008 6:00 AM  

Blogger Santiago said:

I worry that the US might be heading back to Spring 2001 when the bursting of the Internet bubble saw the country plunging into recession. I remember written job offers to graduates being torn up long after they'd been accepted. Companies just couldn't afford to hire. And after 9/11 hit in September, it took a ballooning of liquidity to eventually right the ship. I look for the glass being half full and reckon there's hope. So far at least, as they have done every year before, the big financial groups are still coming to Wharton to offer final year students job opportunities. This is a critical point, as 40% of the business school's graduates end up working on Wall Street. But I also fret that for the first time in years, people in this "circle" of friends and acquaintances have been actually been fired, as companies now start to cut back because of recessionary fears. Zuma nailed it on the head the other day ladies and gent's, as John Wayne would say...

January 23, 2008 6:33 AM  

Anonymous E.R. Sunland- Tujunga said:

At this point, LAUSD shouldn't build any more schools until it learns to run the ones it has.

Let's build another school?
Hire a terrible Principal,Don't pay the Teachers or Staff,Drop the test scores a little further,take away Sports Programs,take away Art Programs,Ignore the Parents,Spend
the money stupidly, After all,The kids aren't Safe anyways.

January 23, 2008 6:35 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mexico will very soon be affected by a recession, due to problems here, and the whole world will go through a substantial slow down itself.

January 23, 2008 7:12 AM  

Anonymous E.R. Sunland-Tujunga said:

The Daily news has an article today
about Obesity.
How much worse is Obesity going to get with the LAUSD Block Schedules.
At my Childs school, they do P.E.
only every other day , one week 3 days,
one week 2-- if they have Assemblies They may get one, maybe none.

also at the Middle School Level
The kids need a way to "Burn Off" the extra energy.

Maybe behavior could be an issue here.

STOP handing out "Good Behavior" Tickets to Middle Schoolers
to buy little "Goodies"

Teach them to enjoy Exercise.

Good thing LAUSD isn't in Health Care,
They would put the Proverbial
Band Aid on Cancer.

January 23, 2008 7:26 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:



Fulton to pay students in after-school program

Creekside High and Bear Creek Middle will pay students $8 an hour for "Learn & Earn" program

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Published on: 01/22/08

Fulton County schools want to pay students to stay in school a little longer.

Forty students from Creekside High and Bear Creek Middle schools in Fairburn will be the first to try the "Learn & Earn" program, where students will get paid to attend after-school tutoring programs.

Students will make approximately $8 an hour, and be eligible for bonuses if their grades improve, said Kirk Wilks, district spokesman. The initial students are in the eighth and 11th grades.

There will be a community kick-off Thursday at 3 p.m. in the Creekside High media center, 7405 Herndon Rd., Fairburn.

With the support of Fulton County Commissioner Robb Pitts, the pilot program will last 15 weeks and pay students for participation and performance. The object of the program is to determine if paying students to study will improve classroom attendance, grades and test scores, according to a news release from the district.

The initiative is funded by Charles Loudermilk, chairman and chief executive officer of Aaron Rents, through the Learning Makes A Difference Foundation. The foundation is a local non-profit designed to improve education through creative programs.

The students chosen for the program were picked by school staff, based on attendance, grades, test scores and free or reduced lunch status, the release said.

More on ajc.com

January 23, 2008 7:34 AM  

Blogger don quixote said:

This story below is an indicator of either how delusional some of our financial kingpins are, or maybe they are like rats leaving a sinking ship with as much cheese as they carry away.

Z Dogg hit the nail on the proverbial head when he calls for us saps to get our money away from these characters before it all goes down the shitter.

From the Huffington Post
Keep Dancing, Chuck
Posted January 23, 2008 | 07:25 AM (EST)

"As long as the music is playing, you've got to get up and dance. We're still dancing."

These now immortal words of former Citibank President Charles "Chuck" Prince were made in July, as Citibank was about to lose billions in everything from mortgages to credit cards. Prince departed with a reported $68 million goodbye package. Stanley O'Neal, who led Merrill Lynch to write off a record $9.9 billion in last quarter, departed with a $161 million severance package.

Now the top five Wall Street banks -- three of which racked up record losses -- have announced that they are paying their employees a record $39 billion in year end bonuses. Hemorrhaging losses, Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch and Bear Sterns had to increase the percentage of revenue they devote to employee pay to ladle out these bonuses. So much for pay for performance.

January 23, 2008 7:50 AM  

Anonymous F The Westside said:

Wah wah for the Westside! They spent years raping the Valley and the rest of the city they're all mad when the chickens come home to roost.

There is absolutely nothing positive about the westside except for its proximity to Santa Monica.

January 23, 2008 8:46 AM  

Anonymous F The Westside said:

The dummies on the westside couldn't even recall Jack Weiss.

January 23, 2008 8:48 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

ALL INDICATORS are pointing to a possible huge earth wide shattering economical collapse in the next weeks with a resulting social upheaval to follow ... here are the rules you must follow ... stay in your houses and remain calm ... do not let economic pressures force you from your dwellings ... be prepared to TAKE CARE OF YOURSELVES and your immediate family ... do not leave your homes for supplies ... be prepared in advance ... water ... basic food and shelter ... you will be on your own ...

January 23, 2008 9:00 AM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:


No offense...but I'm kinda creeped out right now. Look at the 6:00 am post on this thread.

Apple is now at $129 as I type this.

HEY ZD'S BATCOMPUTER -- YOU ARE SCARING THE "S" OUT OF ME. (This is kinda creepy!?!?!)

January 23, 2008 9:07 AM  

Blogger don quixote said:

Mr. Z Dogg, nobody is that precise in predicting stock prices especially in this volatile market.

Expect a visit from some guys from the SEC. They say that the best Federal Joint in the system now is at Nellis Air Force Base where all the VIPS reside. Rumor has it that you'll be bunking alongside Gordon Gekko.
lmfao, dq

January 23, 2008 9:31 AM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

Alright Don Q,

I have no idea what to make out of this, and I wasn't going to even mention this, but since you mentioned it:

This morning I notice an unmarked white suburban van with tinted windows and those little antennas slow down and stop right in front of my house.

I'm in front of the window, so I take a peek. So if they are indeed looking at me (they had blacked out windows so I don't know if they were looking at me, or looking straight ahead), but if they were looking, they obviously could see that I was looking to see what was up.

So then, they start to slowly drive away.

(Now I know that this story is gonna make the haters pile on with the ZD conspiracy theories...and I'm not trying to make anything more out of it than it is.)

Could just be some coincidence that they had to stop right there, to talk on the phone -- or look at something, that required them to stop the SUV, right there on the street -- and maybe I'm paranoid.

But that's the story...and it DID happen this morning. YIKES!!!

(Now go ahead and take advantage of the opportunity to make fun of me about it. Again...probably just being paranoid.)

January 23, 2008 11:27 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

8:46: The westside has "raped" the VAlley? Yeah, right. The Valley nondescript residents leave their nondescript homes, get in their gas guzzlers and drive to the westside and downtown -- clogging our streets, polluting our air, adding nothing to the city as a whole. The Westside has nothing good except Santa Monica?
Melrose, Robertson, Beverly Blvd. and La Brea, the Sunset Strip -- sorry they pale in excitement to the "Valley," an international joke. The restaurants and boutiques we have in metro, and in neighboring West Hollywood and Beverly Hills, are the draws. \

It's LA's stellar police, fire and Sheriff's depts. which are known around the country and keep your dull butts safe. It's westside real estate prices that keep let you have the vast majority of good schools -- you'd sink on your own.

Go ahead, secede, make my day!

We're sick of all the westside- bashing from dull, overheated (glad we're subsidizing your A/C and water, too) dull, overheated Vals, who are jealous because they can't afford to live here, and pretend to be the victims.

Every time a visitor from New York or London or even Des Moine comes to town, and their travel agent sticks them in some 4-star in the Valley because it's cheaper, they can't believe "how horrible L. A. is. It's a big dull nothing."

Do us a favor -- never come across Mulholland or Ventura to work or play or shop, and we'll manage to do the same and keep all the tourists looking for "L A" out of the Valley.

January 23, 2008 11:55 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

So zuma dogg has a house? Is that story about a van all a sham, then?

As for the van, maybe someone's casing the area to see who's home and at what times. That's what they do.

January 23, 2008 12:00 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:


ZD was allowed to do a little house sitting this month, so I'm clinging to the comfort and 24 hour cnbc cable feed and high speed internet access.

But I can assure you...this was no van casing the area to rob someone. It was a shiny big SUV with blacked out windows and little antennas on the roof. I don't even think you are allowed to drive with all blacked out windows?

January 23, 2008 12:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The westside was too dumb to recall Jack Weiss? That part of the westside was dumb enough to try to recall Jack Weiss, the guy who's kept their area from looking like the East Side or Panorama City. Fact that it's nice enough for people to want to move there, and have too many kids for the local schools -- or have no kids to send their kids to -- is the fault of the liberal, ethnic-oriented political leadership and LAUSD/UTLA. He's also been a leader in innovative ways to reduce congestion and pay for mass transit.

If those dummies were smart, they'd have worked with him to bring new schools to the area, instead of combating the development which has made the city solvent. Until now. The $7.5 million shakedown they're so proud of has become an anti- L A warning around the country at a time we can't afford it. (Now, they're battling Westfield Century City from its renovation, to bring that old shopping center and movie theaters up to much-needed state of the art standards. Blight is better was always their motto -- if they had their way, the bankrupt Shubert theatre, nightclub and cafes across the street would still be there, crumbling.)

Having school-aged, middle class kids in an area is something that should have been welcomed by the local residents, who should have put pressure on LAUSD instead of battling the CM working to improve the city with a broader vision.

By the way -- they never got the 20,000 signatures they claimed. They quit their effort alleging they were just a few thousand short precisely because they didn't want the embarrassment of the City Clerk revealing they got barely half that. You can be sure if they were close, they'd have wanted that made known. They had a lot more opposition than they had support.

Yeah, that group was dumb -- but they don't represent the westside, just a sorry little faction or largely retired people or renters with no kids, that would rather cut off their nose to spite their face.

If they'd worked to improve schools/ fight LAUSD's discriminatory building policies instead, they'd have new schools by now. Instead they damaged the image of the westside by coming off as a bunch of old NIMBYs.

January 23, 2008 12:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zuma Mutt the consiracy whacko, who thought he was being "watched" eating lunch while on vacation and now he sees white vans watching him.

And now Zuma has a new internet friend Santiago aka Don Quixote aka Dringing with Tony. Now we have two job-less fools spending too much time on the internet.

What a perfect match made on the internet, the two whackos should meet for a bowl of menudo.

January 23, 2008 12:40 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

12:40 pm,

Touche'. I knew I was gonna take the hit from you with that one. (LOL!)

And the ZD/Santiago reference is kinda hilarious, I gotta admit, I don't know Santiago's situation, but when you say, "Now we have two job-less fools spending too much time on the internet", it is probably SO true!

Alright, so what? Blogging is the only thing I can afford to do, because it's free to do, and I don't have a job, y'all!


January 23, 2008 12:45 PM  

Anonymous strategyupdate.com said:

Wow, George Bush has really been tap dancing this week, especially today, trying to elude that there would be a bond insurers bailout. First of I, check the date when I first started warning of this problem. BEFORE anyone was talking about it on TV.

However, although the market reacted very, very favorably at the news:

All Bush said was that he was going to try and get some bailout action talk going. It ain't on the way...but Feb 1st IS!


And this will be the limb that I stand on...

The Government is not going to be able to keep all of this mess propelled up in the long run. (Short long run, first half of '08.)


Welfare ain't gonna cure poverty, any more than this corporate bond insure bail out will be able to.

But it will make people feel warm and fuzzy in the short term, until the real news hits the news wires in Feb and beyond.

January 23, 2008 1:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Bush is giving a modest tax refund to everybody, while the Dems want to fix the problem by massive cash infusions to the poor, including more welfare and food stamps for the illegals, and forgivevess of loans they should never have taken out for millions more. Including illegals. They talk about the middle class but only offer handouts for the lowest class and the illegals. They're all useless, but the Dems are downright irresponsible.

January 23, 2008 2:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

12:40 PM,
I see you have a certain coolness, but Diego De La Luz Garza is not amused, you will be having your supper with the chimpanzee's tonite! Right?

January 23, 2008 2:43 PM  

Blogger don quixote said:

Z Dogg don't even waffle a little bit about being paranoid, somebody may be paying you a visit from the govt just to check on you and what your doing. Burglers don't drive large SUV's with antenae coming out the roof and and tinted windows.
Better safe than sorry, if you got some stash or anything that may incriminate yourself hide it.

ANd if any similar vehicles are seen in the neighborhood, walk up to it slowly and knock on the window and find out whats going on.

Stranger things have taken place in the last few years. Err on the side of safety but don't for second think shit like this doesn't happen cause it does.

But don't let the govt scare you into silence, we still have the bill of rights and freedom of speech.

Fight the Power!

January 23, 2008 2:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Ron Paul Speaks Out Against Dangerous Vaccines"
"Nationwide Revolt continues to grow as Presidential candidate denounces FDA and forced immunization"

Steve Watson
Wednesday, Jan 23, 2008

“Ron Paul also spoke of the dangerous precedent being set in allowing the FDA strict controls over the health of Americans and how such a scenario is a dream come true for the big pharmaceutical corporations the FDA shares a bed with:”
”Paul is right to point out that the relationship that now exists between the FDA and big pharma is tantamount to a business partnership”.
“The FDA now effectively protects and nurtures the monopoly of big pharma in the name of regulating its activities”.

“In addition there is a plethora of examples where vaccines containing mercury, live HIV virus, live cancer and other horrors have wrought misery after victims were bullied into taking them by government mandates that they were deluded into thinking was the law”.

Read complete article at: www.infowars.net and spread the information.

January 23, 2008 2:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Once again 12:40 PM,
shut up, sit down , don't eat with your mouth open, and zipper up your pants. Alcohol has an indelible affect on you I see! No more Manishevitz for you, and tuck in your shirt.

January 23, 2008 2:55 PM  

Anonymous There I was with Davy Crockett said:

12:40 PM,
At the beginning of your alone time on the shitter, just repeat I-I-I-I over and over -- not as a mantra -- as a logical experiment to see where the source of all your thoughts come from. The mind on it's own is very weak. What this process does is sublimate and transduce the electrochemicals of the body. Moe Howard used it all the time. This practice is supplemented by full-lotus.

January 23, 2008 3:08 PM  

Blogger Santiago said:

Human Bomb:

An electrical engineer is obsessed over losing his job at a chemical company. Convinced that he was victimized, he uses stolen explosives to convert his car into a giant bomb and heads for the L.A. City Council to blow up the building. Chief Dan Mathews of the Highway Patrol learns of this suicidal mission at the last moment. Finally, with all units at roadblocks, which the man has bypassed, Dan finds himself the last unit between the careening four-wheeled bomb skidding like a hog on ice and the city.

January 23, 2008 3:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Excerpt from: www.prisonplanet.com
"Kramer Calls For Investigation Of Fed"
"Popular financial expert questions Bernanke's obsession with wild interest rate cuts, "the man has no idea what he's doing"

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet
Wednesday, January 23, 2008

"Popular financial expert Jim "Mad Money" Kramer has called for the Federal Reserve to be investigated in light of recent wild interest rate cuts, insinuating that the Fed is following a different agenda to the interests of the American people as the economy teeters on the brink of a recession".

January 23, 2008 3:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Roll the dice Bernanke-you the man!When you hold them you throw them. ~howling like in a t-t-trance Gimpy.

January 23, 2008 3:56 PM  

Anonymous E.R. in Sunland-Tujunga said:

Zuma watch your Back!

You aren't friends with the Clintons are you?

Have a video Camera with you at all times.

January 23, 2008 5:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

wjfiglAn electrical engineer is obsessed over losing his job at a chemical company. Convinced that he was victimized, he uses stolen explosives to convert his car into a giant bomb and heads for the L.A. City Council to blow up the building. Chief Dan Mathews of the Highway Patrol learns of this suicidal mission at the last moment. Finally, with all units at roadblocks, which the man has bypassed, Dan finds himself the last unit between the careening four-wheeled bomb skidding like a hog on ice and the city.


Great post Santiago keep them coming. lol, lmao

January 23, 2008 5:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Why don't you use your bat-computer to find a paying job. There are lots of people who make money on the Internet.

January 23, 2008 5:30 PM  

Anonymous biff said:

At the beginning of your alone time on the shitter, just repeat I-I-I-I over and over -- not as a mantra -- as a logical experiment to see where the source of all your thoughts come from. The mind on it's own is very weak. What this process does is sublimate and transduce the electrochemicals of the body. Moe Howard used it all the time. This practice is supplemented by full-lotus.


That was just too damn funny, this anony-mosue is almost as funny as Don Quackers. lol, lol

January 23, 2008 5:32 PM  

Blogger don quixote said:

Hey no wonder the economy has gone haywire! Listen to this Senator explain what the problem is and how to solve it, and Sen Grassely is on the Senate Finance Commitee, little wonder why were in the mess we're in.
The chicken farmers guide to the us economy, turning chickens into cows?

Jan. 22, 2008

With overseas markets tumbling and the U.S. economy in the midst of a downturn, possibly headed into a recession, wading through the econ jargon on Capitol Hill is a daunting task.
As lawmakers considered how best to create an "economic stimulus package," the Senate Finance Committee got off to a real-life, applied economics start this morning at the onset of a hearing.
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Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, who speaks slowly with folksy jargon, wears ties with dizzying patterns and prides himself on being, as he puts it, a "family farmer," tried to apply some barnyard economics to the U.S. economy.
He wondered what a chicken farmer ought to do if people stopped buying eggs (read: economic downturn).
Grassley, who ultimately supports a stimulus package, thinks recovery is going to take a long time no matter what Congress and the president do. He said economists suggest, "When workers are fully employed and factories are fully utilized, they say we need to save more and increase supply. But when workers are unemployed and factories are idled, they say we need to spend more and increase demand."
And by that rationale, the government should inject some capital into the economy to spark a recovery.

Employing Barnyard Economics
Arguing that the explanation didn't withstand "careful scrutiny," Grassley illustrated his economic point with simple mathematics and "the proverbial chicken and egg."
Using two examples of basic supply and demand, Grassley said if "we have five chickens that each lay five eggs a week, but people want more eggs. The solution is to save some eggs, let them hatch and then you have more chickens to lay more eggs."
"In the second example, you have five chickens that lay five eggs a week, but people want fewer eggs. The solution cannot possibly be to buy more eggs, because that is the problem: There is a surplus of unwanted eggs."
"If consumers decided they want more milk and fewer eggs, no amount of consumer demand is going to magically turn eggs into milk. Farmers are going to have to raise fewer chickens and get more cows and that, of course, takes time," Grassley later added, implying that an economic stimulus is more of a painkiller as the economy changes than a solution in and of itself""""


January 23, 2008 10:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Up another 60 plus points early,

ZD could qualify for Loser of the Year.

January 24, 2008 8:42 AM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

Did you read what I wrote today. I don't think you did. Seriously.

click here for daily blog link, you sad, sad loser. (Make sure you keep your eyes open, and try to focus.)

January 24, 2008 9:47 AM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

Did you read what I wrote today. I don't think you did. Seriously.

click here for daily blog link, you sad, sad loser. (Make sure you keep your eyes open, and try to focus.)

January 24, 2008 9:48 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

it's bad enough you ryuin this blog, why would we EVER read your crappy blog? I mean, EVER???

Get over yourself.

January 24, 2008 10:43 PM  

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