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Friday, March 28, 2008

Friday Hotsheet at 3 a.m.

JM, Mmmm, tacos, 3.11.08

Joseph Mailander
a guy in laelsewhereemail

Really? Is it Friday already? Where did the week go?

While the Times was inventing new ways to melt down this week, the Times blogs appeared to get worse, even more content-free than ever. Tony told me he's in charge of the blogs and bristled when I suggested he may be taking some marching orders from elsewhere, but when you look at what he does privately compared to what they do publically, you do get the feeling there's a disconnect.

How do those gals and guys who actually do writing and researching respond to that fluffy stuff at the top of the page, burying their content? We won't know this week, because Russ got too busy with the new meltdowns to come to the LA Press Club.

Conversely, the fishwrap whose scribes work so well in partnering with bloggers, rather than seeing them as hopelessly diabolical competitors, the Daily News, continued its top secret strategy of featuring front page local news on the front page. Here's a new item, for instance: "Two men in their 20s were shot to death today on a sidewalk in front of an apartment building in Exposition Park, authorities said." Looks like a whole different City than the one Veronica de Turenne is so breezily snapping in Malibu, wouldn't you say? The Times top blogs are driving the message home, again and again: qu'ils mangent de la brioche.

Meanwhile, City Lobbyists ran the table on LA again this week. Ken Draper in CityWatch notes that one just became the new City Administrative Officer. Neighborhood Council people, bookmark this page: Lobbyists by Name, 2008. And don't ever back away from the opportunity to debate a $600-an-hour attorney; it's quite confidence-building, especially when you have to argue with two-bit bloggers later.

Just curious, Ed...when was the last time the SPJ featured a writer from The Tidings?



Anonymous Anonymous said:

Joe what do you think of Jack Hoff deleting reader comments on the blog? He is worst than Homeless Dave.

March 28, 2008 8:17 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Article in N.Y. Times- 304,000 prisoners eligable for deportation.


It says it would cost about $2 Billion per year to find and deport them. What is the real cost on the economy of the crimes they have committed including investigation and prosecution?

March 28, 2008 9:09 AM  

Blogger Joseph Mailander said:

Joe what do you think of Jack Hoff deleting reader comments on the blog? He is worst than Homeless Dave.

Sometimes I wish Mr. Huff would delete me from the blog...

March 28, 2008 11:37 AM  

Blogger Don Culo said:


You just keep posting up your ripped off articles from various periodicals about some gang killings involving Mexican Americans, and you keep ranting your vitriol and ethnocentric blablaso's till your little pea brains content, but your right wing attempt at diversion in the form of this chicken little "the sky is falling" immigration scare is not resonating with the American public whose main concern is, as always, "the economy stupid"

March 28, 2008 11:57 AM  

Blogger Joseph Mailander said:

Don Culo you lying fraud, neither the race of the victims NOR the race of the assailants was mentioned in the Daily News item to which I linked---which was appropriate reporting. But the way you filled in the blanks in your own special way reveals your own bias; and absent a little contrition from you here, I'm sure open-minded readers of every cultural background will tune you out going forward.

March 28, 2008 12:14 PM  

Blogger Mayor Sam said:

At some point maybe Don Quakers, Don Culo, Barf in the Hat et al will go away.

March 28, 2008 12:40 PM  

Blogger Mayor Sam said:

I've never thought of Joe as ethnocentric.

March 28, 2008 12:42 PM  

Blogger Mayor Sam said:

Jack Hoff does not delete posts.

March 28, 2008 12:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Let's hope and pray Don Quackers will go away, but I seriously doubt it. He has proven to be a stubborn jack-ass and an attention whore.

March 28, 2008 12:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

When don quicksand showed up all the other fools followed.

March 28, 2008 1:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Don't speak with such vitriol about our beloved

Don Quixote
Drinking With Tony
Big Betty
Mustang Sally
Prof. Irwin Corey
Marty with the short pants

March 28, 2008 1:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

12:14; Joe, it's NOT appropriate reporting to exclude race of attackers and victims in reporting crimes. How else can anyone step forward "if they've seen the assailants," if they have no description?

It's dangerously PC NOT to tell readers this, it's deceit, in fact.

Along those lines: This morning, Ch. 7 or 9 reported a string of violent crimes in San Jose, 21 since November, where women are knocked down in parking lots, their handbags and valuables stolen. AND they added that it just so happens that the attackers are Latino males, the victims almost always Asian females. (Those Asians, they gots money, you know.)

And then a little P. S.: This has been happening a lot in L A, too, though the victims aren't necessarily Asian, but women of all races. Yet we'd heard NO warnings.

March 28, 2008 1:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Meaningful dialog this morning. I'm all the better for it.

March 28, 2008 1:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

mayor sam i love the name you gave d.q. don quicksand its fitting since he showed up this place is sinking.

March 28, 2008 1:47 PM  

Anonymous jethro said:

Burn Don Quackers in a large cauldron of hot menudo !!!

March 28, 2008 2:15 PM  

Blogger LA Daily Blogger said:

A lot of shady stuff on today's City Council agenda. Unfortunately, the had an over three hour dog and pony show (presentations and proclamations ) today and breezed through the shadiness. Check out the items on my blog and post comments here as to the shadiness as you see it.

click here

March 28, 2008 2:40 PM  

Anonymous Captain Jack Sparrow said:

Good afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen (removes hat and bows low with flourish):

Sots, did you happen to catch His Nibbs as the featured target of Rick Dees's "Twisted TiVO"? If you did, then you surely must have had a chuckle or two over the things His Nibbs "said" about gangs. (Winks) But it was what His Nibbs "said" about a certain little blue pill that was over the top, savvy?

(Whispers confidentially) You know you've hit an all time low when Rick Dees pokes fun at your backside.

March 28, 2008 3:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It was classic what Rick Dees had his electronic people do to the audio. KIIS had Antonio saying he loved being a gang banger, he will definitely keep taking VIAGRA, that kids should be in gangs and so much more. Hey, can't anyone find the audio for it online??

March 28, 2008 3:55 PM  

Blogger don quixote said:

JM, Don't fall for anything "anonymouse/don culo/jethro/homer/barf in the hat/gava joe ect, ect. posts or says. He/She is a nut with a multiple personality disorder and what has been diagnosed as a very serious malady called "donquixotephobia".
He/She has a whole blog devoted to me (no kidding!)
He/She is just looking for attention and will play the role of rank contrarian and fool if necessary for pain/pleasure, ever since his/her scream chamber was red tagged by the city for cockroach infestation.
He/She is a sick individual who has no original thought process and just gleans others writings and posts them up using "anonymous" usually.
Witness the constant "Mexican Gang Crimes" post up's, or bits, pieces, and words or phrases in Spanish that he/she has gleaned from my posts at another blog over the years.
Proof of this is her post that caused you to call her a fraud (correctomundo!), and you will find this as part of my post accusing her of being a nitwit.
Read my post for the evidence under the banner "Governor doesn't blame immigrants" posted up by Ed Heddington.
She is a little mischief maker and post plagiarizer and will remain as such until her S&M scream chamber is rebuilt.
very unfortunate,

March 28, 2008 4:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

d.q. i thought it was not the same dq that posted all those racist comments at the other place, and talk about plagiarizer all you do is copy and paste and try to take cerdit like you wrote it.but of course you won't respond to your own racist post that you put up,and the multiple personality disorder are you going to sit here and say your not santiago big betty jim and a list of others that you use.

March 28, 2008 4:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Don Quixote or Don Culo shut up already we don't give a shit about your romance with the multiple personality disorder menso of

Drinking With Tony
Big Betty
Mustang Sally

and what ever other dumb-ass characters you are.

Go back to being the racist cholo who hates changos amd mayates.

Go back to where you came

Quit being such an attention whore, get a life and leave this blog to the adults.

March 28, 2008 6:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Don't be so hard on Don Culo. The Republicans and gavachos forced him to drop out of high school and now he doesn't read too good.

March 28, 2008 6:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mayor Sam said...At some point maybe Don Quakers, Don Culo, Barf in the Hat et al will go away.

Good luck with that considering the way you encourage her.

March 28, 2008 7:38 PM  

Anonymous love being anony-mouse said:

Who is the bigger attention whore?

Zuma Dogg and his constant comments about how many hits his new blog gets


Don Quackers who has a whole blog dedicated to him by thousands of people suffering from donquixotephobia.

Can we ban the two of them for life? Get them a reality show on cable? But please get the two idiots off this blog about city politics, this is not a blog about either of the two competing attention whores.

March 28, 2008 8:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I see there is a new blog at the Daily News about crime and gangs, it must be the work of the "anony-mouse gang-nut" from Mayor Sam's blog.


Teen gangsters shoot gangster

By Jason Kandel on March 28, 2008

From the Los Angeles Police Department's overnight significant crimes report ... A possible gang shooting occurred yesterday afternoon at 2:32 p.m. in the 9000 block of Orion Avenue in North Hills. Three Latino boys ages 13 to 16 believed to be in an unknown gang used a semi-automatic pistol to shoot at a possible rival. Nobody was hit and gang detectives today are trying to sort it all out. LAPD Detective Todd Booth, up at the Mission Division, said police are getting conflicting reports about the case.

March 28, 2008 9:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


March 28, 2008 10:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The gang bottom feeder posting her cut and past vitriol like always but this is her dumbest stunt yet. Gang UNKNOWN shooting at rival UNKNOWN. And it proves what?

March 28, 2008 10:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The cholo apologist aka Don Culo is very upset when a suspect is described as Latino.

Don Culo not read any news because the usual suspect is a latino.

March 29, 2008 12:56 AM  

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