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Sunday, January 27, 2008

Sunday Morning Mimosa


JM, Guess? 1.26.08

FIDM downtown put on an enormous opening last night for its Hollywood costume exhibit from recent movies, some even in current theatrical release. It's good to see someone downtown still supporting Hollywood's workers. The show runs January 28-April 12.

Forget golf and tennis for a while. There are a few mudslides in Griffith Park, none notable, but everything is very, very, soggy. The local course in worst shape, according to the Weather Channel's service, is Studio City.

Nine days before the primary, I guess it's hard to find good local editorial topics...The LA Times thinks you should increase your financial literacy---it even editorializes that you should. A financial literacy reminder: the paper is now owned by a man who made a fortune in the mobile home business.

The Daily News's Rick Orlov has a small item on the costs of Measure S at the DN's blog. (It's listed on the ballot as a Proposition, by the way, and no, I don't know why some are called propositions while others are called measures). He says it could cost Angelenos up to $120 a year in taxes. But you might be able to duck that if you have a PO box in Glendale and can convince your carrier that it's your "suite."

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13 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Prop S is taxed on each telephone number as well as your DSL number.

We have three phones in my
household and one computer.

T-Mobil (2) $7.50 tax,(the kids) Sprint (1) (and me)$4.00 DSL $7.50; $19.00 per month; thats over $200 a month. We do not text messages and do not use the phone for photos, etc.

NO ON PROP S!

January 27, 2008 8:31 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

oops! $200 PER YEAR!

NO ON PROP S

January 27, 2008 8:33 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Better pix, please.

January 27, 2008 8:37 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'm glad Joe Mailander told me that golf courses are soggy, since I couldn't figure that out myself.

Dumbass.

January 27, 2008 8:51 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

8:53 you sad, sad jealous loser.

You aren't worthy to lick Mr. Mailander's muddy boots.

You are a disgusting waste of human flesh and bone, and anyone capable of spewing such venom must be a very unhappy person.

I'll pray for you at mass today.

January 27, 2008 9:10 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

9:38

Didn't you exit several weeks back?

January 27, 2008 10:00 AM  

Anonymous moderator dogg said:

you can blame me for 8:53am's deletion. can't make comments as though they are facts, when they are opinions. and you can keep those opinions to yourself, because no one cares about them. attack the content , not the author, you crybaby.

and to 9:38 am, who keeps letting us know how they are so done with this blog. no need to keep posting about it...just be gone. or stick to reading the main thread, you claim to enjoy -- and don't read the comments (that you claim you are bothered by).

THERE...to sum it up...someone who doesn't like joe, personally -- is also done with this blog, because of the comments like the ones they are posting. (Get it!?!? post some trash, then complain how you are leaving because of all the trash.)

January 27, 2008 10:05 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You can duck the phone tax with a PO Box, but there's nothing you can do about the internet so put the energy into getting out the no vote instead of attacking Joe!

January 27, 2008 10:33 AM  

Blogger Santiago said:

Mr. Escargot asks...

Is that a picture of The Music Man or a Bulgarian Fireman?

January 27, 2008 10:52 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey Joe and Gang (by the way whatever happened to Mayor Sam?),

If you look at the Orlov post on the Daily News you'll see Michael Trujillo posting as "Bryan" scaring people into voting yes on Prop S.

The Mayor is specifically paying Mike to scan every newspaper and blog and respond.

January 27, 2008 2:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Holy Cannoli, if that was a paid op, I might as well start getting my Sicilian cannoli at the Russian deli.

Actually, I buy the emergency, and what is sad, is that the people stuck with providing public safety -- the Chief, Fire Chief, city officials -- have to eat it because some other city aholes blew their budget early in the year.

Each CM is elected by a part of the city so disparate, they might as well be from foreign countries.

Hint: the more leftie, and ethnic, the more likely they are to blow off your taxes and tax you more, from more prop/ parcel taxes, to --

But how to reward the good guys/ financially efficient, from the rest of them? Reforms, reforms...

January 28, 2008 12:42 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Matt's no Garth Brooks, anyway.

Merle Haggard, maybe.

January 28, 2008 12:48 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Bart,

You better talk to him.

January 28, 2008 7:57 PM  

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