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Monday, May 26, 2008

Mayor Sam's Holiday Hotsheet

DWP Chief Operating Officer Raman Raj - who earns $247,000 annually - apparently worked as a consultant for at least three firms with business before joining the utility. The disclosures has raised the ire of several City Council Members as to the "revolving door" of City employees who go back and forth between jobs in the private sector with firms that do business with the City and positions with the City that often decide where contracts go to their former or future employers.

David Markland busts the County Supervisor campaign of Bernard Parks. It appears that the Parks campaign may have lifted the template from Barack Obama's campaign website for it's own.

"Pundit" Sherry "Shirley" Bebitch Jeffe has declared the LA County Supervisor's race between Bernie Parks and Mark Ridley Thomas as "the most important one" on the June ballot. Wow! All the other races might as well just be forgotten.

The City gave mega-raises to municipal employees but there wasn't the money there to afford it. Walter Moore takes Mayor Villaraigosa to task for claiming "I didn't know that!"

A monster 7.7 or greater earthquake is due any day now on the San Andreas Fault. The Discovery Channel details a scenario for such a disaster that could be as much as decades or as little as months away.

Another sex tape is about to hit the market; this time it's Britney Spears. The tape allegedly features Spears fully nude in action with ex-boyfriend Adnan Ghalib while she wears a pink wig throughout. The paparazzi who owns the tape plans to put it up for sale to the highest bidder.

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25 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Rumor has it that there's actually a Sherry "Shirley" Bebitch-Jeffe-Raigosa NO sex tape, and that the blogger who owns it is putting it up for sale to the highest bidder.

Either Shirley or the blogger is wearing a pink wig throughout the taping. It's the most important tape in June.

May 26, 2008 9:16 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What is it about the DWP and its GMs' names?

S. David Freeman.
H. David Hahai.

Anyone see a pattern?

May 26, 2008 9:29 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This blog is getting boring!

May 26, 2008 10:12 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yes, especially when it fails to mention the piece on Nahai in CityBeat.

http://www.lacitybeat.com/cms/story/detail/the_dwp_s_king/7054/

May 26, 2008 11:36 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Britney should do a sex tape with fellow baldie Dennis Zine, in matching pink wigs. After that, there would be no further market for Britney sex tapes so she wouldn't have to worry. Dennis, though, would be catapulted into a new career.

Sherry Bebitz Jaffe could also do a tape with Britney, adding to the grossout factor by a factor of 12.

That slime pap who used Britney for money during her breakdown (story of her life with men) should be FORCED to tape these episodes, and participate himself.

May 26, 2008 1:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yeah, CityBeat breaks a big story. Nahai has a big house and too many plants, and when Nahai won't produce his own water bill, the reporter shows up uninvited at the house and asks the wife for it. Is shown the door, and is waiting to subpoena the water bill.

May 26, 2008 1:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Higby's obsession with Britney is a bit disconcerting, don't you think.

Lost your "virginity' to a Mousketeer videotape did you?

May 26, 2008 2:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

1:56 - you didn't read the article, obviously. Nahai DID suggest that the reporter ask his wife.

The reporter was merely smarter than Nahai and showed up unanounced. But don't say he was uninvited.

May 26, 2008 3:28 PM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

In case a 7.8, 3 minute quake occurs anytime soon, I would highly suggest that we leave those taco trucks alone.
In the aftermath of the Northridge
quake, these same trucks were one of the few sources for a hot meal for many people. Stores were closed, power was out, and the trucks provided meals for thousands.

A 7.8 would bring more and longer duration power outages, and I can guarantee that these trucks will have lines down the block.

May 26, 2008 5:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

And just how will those trucks keep things sanitary?

With water whose ice & heating runs out in a few hours?

And how many of those trucks do you think will find their way to Northridge, anyway? These folks inherently hate the white man. And blacks, for that matter.

May 26, 2008 5:56 PM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

I could be wrong, but I believe they operate on propane. Not only can the propane fuel the stoves but it can also run the refrigeration.

May 26, 2008 7:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Propane cannot at all run something such as refrigeration. It would deplete the resource within a couple of hours because refrigeration, unlike a propane stove, must be continuously maintained.

The person who suggests otherwise hasn't a clue about the subject.

May 26, 2008 8:13 PM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

Hmmm, that's odd, my motorhome ran it's refrigeration by propane sometimes for a week or more.

May 26, 2008 8:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

No, my friend. Your motorhome ran its refrigeration on the electrical system of the motorhome.

As I said, you look foolish when you state things as factual when you probably haven't touched wires in your life.

Once again, stop trying to advance a hypothetical theory on zero knowledge.

May 26, 2008 8:36 PM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

Uh, I think you lost this argument,
I know I ran my refrigeration on propane, and you can too!
http://www.rversonline.org/RefrigerationExplained.html

May 26, 2008 8:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'm an idiot for arguing with an idiot.

Yes, you CAN run it on propane, you dope. But you'd be a fool to if it's for an extended period.

I can also run my home on propane, but you wouldn't want to. And the trucks wouldn't either.

I'm a bigger fool than you, for convincing A NON-ELECTRICIAN about the trade. Please post again so that this type I can ignore you.

May 26, 2008 8:53 PM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

In an earthquake, power would probably only be down for a few days, a week at most. This is when the propane could be used to refrigerate the trucks if they are trying to conserve battery power and gasoline.

I'm glad we got that all straightened out.
You know, back when I was doing commercial/residential electrical installation on new buildings and homes, I often had to explain the wonders of propane to my fellow IBEW workers as well.

May 26, 2008 9:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Leave the Taco Trucks alone. They will feed a lot of people a long time. So will most motor homes if full when the problem occurs.
The refrigerator will operate on 120v, propane, or 12Volt. The cooking gas will work on propane, or microwaves will work on 120V or 12V. Airconditioning will work on 120v or a generator. Most have 40 gallons of water or more.

May 26, 2008 9:23 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

You can actually run refrigeration off propane or natural gas quite well. The Amish who by their religious beliefs can not use electricity use propane powered refrigerators every day. And less than a gallon of propane can keep the thing running for a day.

http://www.crystalcold.com/12cfref.htm

May 26, 2008 9:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You minimize the miss on Sherry's name; Mailander criticizes her for not doing research, yet he mis-states her name throughout the piece.

People who live in glass houses...

May 26, 2008 10:07 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

You must not have been around long enough to understand that is a running joke of Joe's.

May 26, 2008 10:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

3:28 has the social acumen of zuma dogg. Sure, any casual blow-off comment like "ask my wife" means: Show up at my house and harass her and my kids.

Moron.

Heard Alan Mittelschaft got fired today -- wonder if Nahai complained? And his wife? Maybe she felt too threatened? By all this social acumen and "invited" guests from the press?

May 26, 2008 11:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Joe B, they don't have a huge problem with taco trucks in S-T or Northridge, do they now? For those who are sick of TJ coming to their hoods, this is an issue bigger than the propane or not question, and no, I have no doubt that these things wouldn't be sanitary or have any more access to hot food than anyone else. Except that restaurants would have to follow higher standards that they couldn't meet: maybe the answer is to let restaurants serve the food before it spoils with propane stoves, and lack of the refrigeration and water they normally must have.

We fired up the barbecue and cooked food as it was thawing, shared some with neighbors. Then eat the canned food you're supposed to have on hand.

May 26, 2008 11:23 PM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

Well, sure, let the restaurants serve the food before it goes bad. Of course the patrons will be eating in the dark seeing how there's no power, and the cash registers won't be working either.

I just saw how it all went down after the Northridge quake. And those catering trucks sure came in handy for a lot of people.

By the way, one of my favorite catering trucks is located near the corner of Santa Monica & Gower. I discovered it while working on a movie for a month across the
street, and it serves some of the best ceviche I have ever tasted.
I think it is still there.

May 26, 2008 11:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Joe, if you're skeptical of restaurant quality food being served before it spoits, people in the dark, all those same arguments apply to the trucks and more. Which never have to worry about sanitation or lighting. 99% are illegal and unchecked anyway.

Any cred you have left as a community activist is going down, down, fast as a proponent of these roach coaches as saviors of mankind. Sure, you can get a PR job for Reyes, Cardenas and Alarcon this way, but it ain't cool with the majority of residents.

May 27, 2008 9:31 AM  

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