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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Mayor Sam's Afternoon Hotsheet

One of the arguments for allowing illegal immigration is that those who sneak over the border for a better life do "the jobs Americans will not do." But a major problem that illegal aliens can not help with and in fact may make worse is the growing shortage of skilled labor in California. As baby boomers retire, there are fewer doctors, nurses, computer progammers, etc. while at the same time the rise in population caused by illegal immigration creates more demand for these services. Ernesto Cortes Jr., Southwest regional director of the Industrial Areas Foundation, told the Temple Daily Telegram, “Right now we’re headed toward becoming a Third World city."

We need more police officers! There's compelling reasons for police officers to join other departments than LAPD. So the City has offered $5000 signing bonuses to new officers and $10,000 bonuses to officers who transfer from other departments. Mercury Insurance kicked in $1 million to help with it. But now the Clowncil wants to end the program (and spend the money elsewhere I guess).

You might think I'm shilling for the billboard companies, but I have no issue with the signs, especially if they're electronic ones put up along the freeway or in entertainment districts like Hollywood, NoHo, Downtown, etc. They might be too ugly for the Anglo Westside but if folks downtown want them or in other areas, let them do it. We don't need suburban blue-hair cranks telling us what to do in other parts of the City.

Mayor Gavin Newsom's fiance sounds like a bright chick. Jennifer Siebel planned to change her voter registration from Republican to decline to state. However, she instead registered with the right wing American Independent Party. Maybe he should have stayed with the 19 year old.

Just like the City, British bankers are seeing their expense accounts sliced. Most notably cut is reimbursement for trips to strip clubs and brothels (note to American readers: those are generally more accepted in Europe than in the US.)

Stuart Waldman picks up an endorsement from a teacher's union.

We don't hear much about NIMBYs in Beverly Hills but of course they have them in spades. They're against a new hotel on the site of the Beverly Hilton; though probably you'd have to live there to afford it. Swimmin' pools, movie stars.

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Anonymous Anonymous said:


Here is another intersting Tijuana story which is what our broken borders and sanctuary cities have helped create.

A mexican police captain José Luís Lugo Báez, from baja Mexico was arrested by the military for working with drug traffickers and attemped murder of the head of the police department.

Notice that the corrupt mexican police captian, has a valid California Drivers License Identification. This is what results from our broken borders and lack of tough immigration enforcement.

April 23, 2008 3:31 PM  

Anonymous Special Order 40 said:

Who said illegal aliens are only here to work and are NOT gang members? Mayor VillaEstupido, how much do we spend on jails for illegal alien gang members?


Los Angeles County sheriff's officials are investigating a riot that broke out Tuesday involving hundreds of immigration detainees at a county-run facility in Lancaster, where guards had to use tear gas grenades to restore order, authorities said today

Already, 50 detainees involved in Tuesday's riot have been identified as gang members and bused to other federal facilities, he said this morning. Whitmore would not say what gangs those detainees were affiliated with or which gangs were involved in the riot.

April 23, 2008 4:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I just read something on Zuma's blog that people need to know. Cholo Mayor cut the Human Relations commission in half. He wants his uneducated, no experience so called Gang Czar (doesn't even know where the gangs arse) to take over and do the same work and take credit. Isn't this typical of gang banger Mayor. Human Relations Comm. was responsible for stopping all the school violence at Jefferson and Crenshaw High. Will someone who has the guts please kick his ass??

April 23, 2008 4:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

No way will LAPD will ever make that goal that El Stupido Antonio wants. Cops hate the short little, dyed hair, too white teeth, bad breath, short legged, Napoleon Syndrome midget loser Mayor. Antonio looks like those Topo Gigio doll. He still hates gang injunctions and supports Father Gang Banger boyle and his hommies who still are getting arrested. David Z was right in stating that the gang programs should have been audited. City council would never let that happen cause they all got money from those programs.

April 23, 2008 4:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

YOu're a stubborn and ignorant fool, Higby. Not bright enough to understand what Dennis Hathaway is saying about the convoluded ClearChannel/CBS outdoors billboards issue, any more than is Jan Perry, who manages to make them out as good guys giving the downtrodden poor a park, when in fact, this is some deal the MTA is forcing on the city to settle a lawsuit from the billboard company. A lawsuit which shouldn't have happened, had Rocky done his job.

You can call these people old cranks, and they can call you a fat dumbo, and I guess that's even, and extremely helpful.

Jill Stewart and Christine Pelicek have the story in the L A Weekly, and so did Patt Morrison in the Times. Plus David Zahniser... BUT you have to be able to rise above the intelligence level of Perry and Reyes to sort out the facts.

Kind of puts anything else you say into question. You come off as simplistic as Walter Moore does in his accusations against the Times -- where he might have some reason to make the allegation, but so lacks nuance, proof and understanding of how a paper works or how to fashion an argument to not be brushed off as a pumpkin. --

As someone said about him, "There are plenty of smart people on both sides of SP40, but Moore isn't one of them." Losing his temper and just yelling verbally is more zuma dogg than an agent of change. No wonder you stick to zuma dogg.

April 23, 2008 6:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Was that a Dice reference?

If so, awesome!

April 23, 2008 7:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Earl Ofari Hutchinson

This makes it absolutely imperative that the go-to guy on city gang prevention - Deputy Mayor for Gang Reduction and Youth Development Jeff Carr - be held to an ironclad standard of accountability. The City Council must demand regular and reports from Carr on spending, personnel and measurable goals, and timetables for meeting the violence reduction goals.


April 24, 2008 6:45 AM  

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