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Saturday, January 26, 2008

Saturday Hotsheet at 8 a.m.

JM, Fallen Bark, UCLA Botannical Garden, 1.25.08

Joseph Mailander
a guy in laelsewhereemail

Downtown News doesn't like the way the Grand Avenue groundbreaking has been delayed three times, and they say so in an editorial. "Is it that Related is not strong enough to attract financing for the project? Or is it that such a vast development, with giant plazas instead of intimate streetscapes, is no longer what the market wants? Has the Grand Avenue plan become a bad or unworkable idea?"

I don't know about you, but I'm not seeing too many "homemade helicopters" hopping about LA, yet there's one at the middle of this far-too-short Daily Breeze item about a crash on the Harbor Freeway. The Times item, equally brief, doesn't mention the homemade angle.

In that same column, the Board of Airport Commissioners became the second noted Southland body to fail to form a quorum last week. The Commission was supposed to settle an important terminal rent rate matter. Alan Rothenberg, Valeria Velasco, Sylvia Reyes-Patsaouras and Fernando Torres-Gil were the no-shows.

Fishwrap columnist Meghan Daum says that "smug renters" are a new elite. So if you are among the ninety-five percent of the renting population who didn't go for an ARM in 2003 and 2004, you're in the new "elite." Later she confesses she bought at the "wrong" time, and the quotation marks are hers. "
I'm getting a little tired of people insinuating that I was stupid to buy it." She'll work it out eventually.



Anonymous Anonymous said:

1 known person found dead inside the copter - heli looked like possibly homemade.

January 26, 2008 8:38 AM  

Anonymous blog moderator said:

posting comments under names using combinations of "zuma dogg" will be deleted.

don't waste your time, because it was a good comment otherwise, about grand ave. again, stay clever. but not so clever that it gets deleted and no one sees it.

January 26, 2008 11:47 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


January 26, 2008 11:51 AM  

Anonymous matt's guesswork team said:


January 26, 2008 6:56 PM  

Anonymous BBB- Blogging Burro Blaster said:

Even Barack Obama is using the Midget Mayor's three favorite words,
Si Se Puede !!!!


No republican presidential hopeful can deliver a public speech like this and inspire hope and pride in American once again.

Get ready, Red Spot(or is it Red Spotteded) and Mayor Sam, the DEMON-O-CRATS are coming to the White House.

January 27, 2008 12:54 AM  

Anonymous zuma's strategy consultant said:

Do you really think the American people are going to be able to bring themselves to vote for Shillary?

Did you hear he speech from Memphis, last night?

Her voice, trying to rise above the crowd, was literally the most annoying sound I have ever heard produced by any human.


If you gave Obama and Clinton the same speech to read, Obama is gonna wipe the stage with her 100% of the time. That's why he is doing well.

It's not what he says, as much as how he says it -- AND HOW SHE SAYS IT.

Regarding Hillary, I feel so sorry for Bill and the Democratic machine...they COULD NOT HAVE A WORSE CANDIDATE TO WORK WITH, WHEN IT COMES TO PUBLIC SPEAKING.

AND tell her when she is asked a question, JUST START GIVING THE ANSWER TO THE QUESTION!!!

SHE HAS A TERRIBLE HABIT, of going off on a long, introductory tangent, that has nothing to do with the question. ANSWER THE QUESTION IMMEDIATELY, WITHOUT A POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE INTRODUCTION.

I don't know who is worse...Antonio, with his three word sentence patterns, that now have to be written for him (usually the sign of a fried brain)...

Or Shillary, who is constantly trying to recreate the feeling people get when they hear fingernails on a chalkboard.


SUMMARY: Since the best thing Hillary has going for her is the political steamroll machine and her political operatives -- she should do the LEAST amount of on camera speaking as possible.

Seriously...lock her up in her hotel room, and don't let her in front of a crowd, and let the operatives do all the work. I'm not kidding. WHEN SHE SPEAKS -- MAKE SURE IT IS NOT IN FRONT OF A CROWD...SHE CAN'T AMPLIFY HER VOICE WITHOUT CREATING THE MOST ANNOYING SOUND, HUMANLY POSSIBLE.

January 27, 2008 5:51 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


A President Like My Father
OVER the years, I’ve been deeply moved by the people who’ve told me they wished they could feel inspired and hopeful about America the way people did when my father was president. This sense is even more profound today. That is why I am supporting a presidential candidate in the Democratic primaries, Barack Obama.


January 27, 2008 6:51 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I don't think this means anything for Obama. African Americans voted for the black candidate, big surprise. It would be like Romney winning in Utah. If anything, it will look bad for Obama if poll results show not too many white voters voted for him.

January 27, 2008 8:16 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

A win in any of the states that are predominately black is not a big surprise. When it comes down to the final person who is chosen.. you will find that a LOT of Democrats will either vote for the Republican candidate for President or won't vote at all rather than vote for Obama. I know I have been a Democrat for all of my voting years (almost 40) and I will vote for the Republican before voting Obama into office.

January 27, 2008 8:40 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I find it amazing how biased Matthews, Russert and Co. display judgment and disrespectful reporting on Hillary Clinton. I wonder how easy Matthews uses words like "hate for Hillary", or "Hillary is a Liar". It seems this guy with his unqualified outbursts on TV, the words coming out of his mouth are as bad as the spit that that comes out of it. Americans should not forget that during the Clinton Presidency they always stood for "all" Americans and to see that MSNBC seems to dig out the mean spirited guy in addition of these "old and angry Blacks", misrepresents what the mood is in America. Time to get somebody with different opinon than these "old and outdated journalists" like Matthews and Russert. I have not heared anything from Obama than lecturing everybody with words like "listen", "look", but very little substance on solutions.

January 27, 2008 8:43 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I am not surprised that Obama won in SC and I am trying not to panic about the possibility of him winning the nomination. I agree - I will either vote for a Republican (never have before) or will not vote if Obama wins the Deomcratic nomination.

January 27, 2008 8:47 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I've spoken to 15-20 people in the past week who have said they are voting for Obama. When I asked why, they "he's got a great message" When I asked what that message was, they said "hope" When I asked where he stands on the issues or what plans he has for the future, not one person could answer.

He has people completely fooled. The guy has less experience than George Bush did when he got into office and look at what a great job he's done.

Obama is a smart guy, but he's not ready. Read why the New York Times endorsed Hillary.

I fear for our future as people blindly vote for someone because he tells them he is going to be different. Who is going to be in his cabinet? Who is going to be on the Joint Chiefs of Staff?

He's going to have the same insiders as Clinton or Edwards working on his staff, because if he doesn't, he won't know where to find the Oval Office.

People need to stop thinking about race, and popularity and start voting on issues. Where is Obama on the issues . . . . not even he knows!

January 27, 2008 8:49 AM  

Anonymous zuma's strategy consultant said:

Again, it ain't about logic...it's about a candidate who sounds like fingernails on a blackboard. Take Hillary's words and give em to Barack, and take Barack's words and give them to Hillary -- and you'll get the same results at the polls. You just got stuck with a bad candidate, in the public speaking arena. Maybe her policy would save the world...but no one can stand to listen -- and this is the reason why people don't trust her. TONALITY!!! Hey Bill, you know I'm right!!! HILLARY IS THE MOST ANNOYING SOUNDING CANDIDATE EVER. IF HER NAME WASN'T CLINTON, SHE COULDN'T BEAT JANICE HAHN FOR CITY COUNCIL.


January 27, 2008 8:55 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

DEMs say don't vote based on race, but that is really what they want people to do. They should all be saying vote for the best person and forget about race.

I don't see that happening. How sad.

January 27, 2008 9:00 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It would be nice if the candidates were more like Tiger Woods, Fair and honest. Maybe he should run.

January 27, 2008 9:02 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

they are already bashing bill clinton for saying jessie jackson won s.c. twice, now they're saying that's racial. give us a break, should we roll out a red carpet for this man, is he going to walk on water or what? the media bashed hillary for being to rough when she broke and showed emotion oh no she's losing it. the media spins it how they want to. can the clinton's say anything about this guy without being trashed? the republicans will love this because if he is the dem. candidate they aren't going to hold back. people need to let this play out before it turns into a anti-black movement. joe & tucker love this cause the clintons scare the republican party to death, and they do not want to face her. they wil use all the garbage against obama, and no will say a word. hillary08. p.s. jessie jackson also won 7 other states and i'm sure obama will get those states to based on race.

January 27, 2008 9:02 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How can anyone think this gives Obama momentum? Was there anyone who really doubted a black state would vote for a black candidate? The big test is Feb 5th...until then this means absolutely nothing, but just wait until the media starts their spin again. They want Obama in so badly they will try and crown him King before the primaries are even over with. Good thing race isn't playing any part in this campaign.

January 27, 2008 9:04 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

When are we going to talk about helicopter and train noise?

January 27, 2008 9:04 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Decision '08 - Pat Buchanan has it right. This is a Clinton-scripted soap opera with emotional hills, valleys, and back-story. Voters' attention is captured at every episode.
The divisive strategies are working. S. C. is an episodic valley to be used by the Clinton campaign, and sympathy or whatever will roll in. The euphoria of the moment is important, but not lasting. Hillary will "be humbled," or "learn some important lessons," etc. and voters will swing her way. Remember 60 Minutes? It still works.

January 27, 2008 9:19 AM  

Blogger L.A. Woman said:

9:04 a.m., I agree with what you said about how South Carolina is a black state so of course it's going to vote for the black candidate but have to disagree about momentum, I think Obama's going to get a lot of momentum out of this South Carolina win. His rhetoric is gorgeous, he is a fantastic demagogue, and the media loves demonizing the Clintons so he'll get momentum. But the Clintons are good at comebacks, look at New Hampshire, plus people can say what they want about Hillary being so shrill, and yes it is annoying when she IS shrill, but when she is not, her intelligence comes through and Democratic women in particular like it.

And I also agreed with 9:19 about Pat Buchanan's analysis. He has been on point for weeks.

January 27, 2008 9:43 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Obama won in SC, not because he is the right person for the job, but the right color for the black community. What a shame. He is inexperienced and is not ready for this position. One major concern is is his lack of fiscal experience. If you look at the net worth of each of the candidates, Obama has the least net worth. We should be very concerned with this as he will be in charge of one of the world's wealthiest nations. Obama received close to $1.9 million dollars for his book deal less than 2 years ago and according to published net worth reports his net worth is less than $500,000. What happened to the other $1.4 million dollars??? This should concern each and every one of us. Our country is in the worst financial condition in many, many years - look at the deficit. President Clinton left office less than eight years ago with a balanced budget and had cleared out all the deficit with money to spare. The Bush Administration has us in debt up to our eyeballs, the stock market is a rollercoaster, mortgage back securities are a mess, foreclosures higher than they have ever been, health care for the nation is not available or too expensive for most, our public education system is horrible and we are fighting a war we can never win. WAKE UP AMERICA. We all need to look at the track record of each candidate, not just color or gender. GET SMART AMERICA - VOTE FOR THE MOST QUALIFIED - VOTE FOR A DEMOCRAT - VOTE FOR HILLARY!!!!

January 27, 2008 9:59 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The fact is that Obama only got 25% of the white vote. The fact is that Hillary has a 4:1 preference with Hispanics. The fact is that Hillary dropped the ground game in SC knowing that it's a loser. According to Wikipedia, 12% of the nation's population is African-American; According to US Census 15% of the population is Hispanic. Let's do the math...Obama gets 25% of the 73% (White); 20% of the 15% (Hispanic) and 80% of the 12% (African-American) - Doesn't sound like a win to me. Granted, that choosing a President by race or ethnicity is unconscionable; but these are the demographic facts; and before MSNBC anoints Obama king, they should remember that Iowa is 57 delegates, South Carolina with demographics that don't mirror the nation, is 54 delegates. Before saying that Hillary is about to give it up (after Iowa), lets hear from New York (281 delegates), California (441 delegates'), New Jersey (127 delegates'); and this Tuesday's (non-binding) preference from Florida.

January 27, 2008 10:02 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It's too bad the young people and some blacks not remembering history and Jimmy Carter. He was a real nice man and too naive because he trusted everybody to be as nice. Obama is also too naive. He is too soft spoken, talks in sound bites and stutters on occasion and wouldn't be able to get anything done unless he is willing to compromise the way Hillary does. I will never vote for him.

January 27, 2008 10:07 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Obama is more liberal than HRC, how can he be more appealing to GOP than HRC? I'd say all these GOP who say they'd vote for Obama are RINO.

January 27, 2008 10:11 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Did anybody notice that white voters were put behind Obama in the camera ranges and NOT the African Americans that supported him? The white voters were concentrated on (See the pic on MSNBC) while there was a sea of black voters surrounding them. I noticed this last night at his speech also. Very clever.

January 27, 2008 10:13 AM  

Anonymous someone is watching u said:

If paid Clinton political operatives have joined us, this morning, I hope they decide to disclose. Could really end up backfiring.

January 27, 2008 10:16 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hillary Clinton will win the democrat nomination and could be President for another 8 years with Bill Clinton by her side again with his new Vice President title. I believe he can legally be Vice President. This dynamic duo could defeat the Republican candidates and win the Presidency.

January 27, 2008 10:16 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

LA Woman,

You wouldn't happen to have worked on the Rob Reiner education campaign, did you?

I know you are an LA "Woman," but are you a man who is on the Clinton Campaign Co-Chair roster? Just wondering?

January 27, 2008 10:20 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Please help make history vote for Hillary in '08.

January 27, 2008 10:21 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It's painfully obvious that 9:43 AM is not with a campaign.

January 27, 2008 10:25 AM  

Blogger L.A. Woman said:

10:20 a.m., no, I am not, I just like chatting about this kind of stuff and reading what people have to say.

January 27, 2008 10:46 AM  

Anonymous this will appear on 100 blogs if u don't go away said:

Are Hillary Clinton political operatives now blogging on the popular Los Angeles Political blog, Mayor Sam's Sister City -- Home of LA Politics, now that the campaign is moving to Southern California.

These sloppy spin doctors would be nothing new to the blog, as Hillary Clinton has aligned herself with LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa who personally employs a former Mayor Sam blogger, who Hillary Clinton actually hired for her campaign.

Hey Hillary, gotta watch those rouge bloggers. And remember, if you work for a political campaign and you are blogging, you are supposed to disclose. Otherwise, when people find out, they tend to vote against you and the momentum continues to move toward Obama.

From: clinton 08 blog

January 27, 2008 10:47 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Are Hillary Clinton political operatives now blogging on the popular Los Angeles Political blog, Mayor Sam's Sister City?

Negative. It's just one loon.

January 27, 2008 10:50 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

'President Clinton left office less than eight years ago with a balanced budget and had cleared out all the deficit with money to spare.'

You can make a lot of money selling pardons.

January 27, 2008 11:47 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Outed. LA Woman has a lot of MEAT in her writing style.

January 27, 2008 2:35 PM  

Anonymous i hope it's worth it said:

Watch what happens when an obsessed Clinton campaign staffer, gets into a pissing match with a bunch of nothing-to-lose degenerates on this blog. I'm not sure if Clinton reads this blog, her/him self. But if you chum the waters with MEAT, the sharks will bite!!! I'm sure at this pace, it'll become an issue they have to deal with. And then you'll have another Rob Reiner situation on your hands.

January 27, 2008 4:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Obama will be just as annoying as the City Council or Neighborhood Council candidates who always abstain from voting. They abstain because they don't want anyone to know where they stand. It wouldn't be politically prudent. Obama just votes Present.

That's just wrong. He doesn't want to offend his campaign contributors on half of them and he's too inexperienced to know what to do on the other votes.

Suck it up and vote for the smartest person on the ballot.


January 27, 2008 4:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


You better talk to him!

January 28, 2008 7:58 PM  

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