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Sunday, July 20, 2008

Observations on a Sunday Morning

I had a great time appearing on John Phillips' show on KABC Radio Saturday night.  John was great to hang with and the folks at KABC treated me first rate with my name on the lobby marquee and setting me up in the "green room" prior to going on air.  Dodger baseball keeps John's Saturday night show off the air for a few weeks, but you can always catch John each morning on McIntyre in the Morning.
On the way back from KABC a stop at The Original Pantry restaurant was in order for dinner.  Their salmon is incredible! I didn't know that the restaurant (owned by former Mayor Richard Riordan of course) no longer provides the fresh vegetable platter it had for decades.  This is part of the same nanny state nonsense that took the mustard off tables at The Original Philipe's and the bacon off the hot dogs on Latino vendor carts.  With respect to the first two for sure those traditions went back nearly a century and no one died.  Why all of a sudden now do we need government to protect us?
If you want to run for Mayor against Antonio Villaraigosa this is your issue: crime.  Crime and the perception of rising crime is growing in Los Angeles.  The folks in the Valley and parts of the Westside are pissed about development and that's a strong issue.  However crime cuts deep and is the one thing that will impede the progress of the city on every level.  The Mayor has produced nothing in terms of the crime issue; continuing to raise taxes while showing no real visible on the street increase in LAPD strength.  The candidate that can successfully take on this issue - including embracing Jamiel's Law without making it a racial issue - has a real shot at beating the Mayor.

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Anonymous garrett morris said:

Beisball, has been very, very bad to Mayor Sam.

July 20, 2008 11:41 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Antonio is a lock, HIgby. Give it up.

Concentrate on Jack; you might have a chance to beat him.

July 20, 2008 12:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Phillippe's had mustard on the table as of when I was there on July 3rd.

So, you're either wrong, or not telling the truth.

And since you don't look like you've passed up a lot of pot roast in favor of the salmon, what gives, Higby?

For what it's worth, I enjoyed your appearance on the show, and appreciate your ongoing efforts to help our region, especially the city.

July 20, 2008 1:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Once again Higby is a liar. He was not on the radio. There was a Dodger game then two guys talking about Chuck Hern and then they were talking about mortgages.

July 20, 2008 1:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Higby, how does it feel to get sniped at by the same paid operatives you allowed to use your site to slime Hahn four years ago?

July 20, 2008 2:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Janice Hahn really is bitter.

July 20, 2008 2:36 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

during the hillary clinton campaign in texas what LA Times reporter followed what mayor of los angeles to a motel room where he was having a rendezvous with a young female?

July 20, 2008 2:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

As Villaraigosa's personal assistant or "body guy" as known in the parlance of political operatives a young Michael Trujillo was frequently required to be the "look out" when the Speaker had encounters with a number of female companions in the Sacramento apartment he shared with fellow Assembly Member and later Speaker Bob Hertzberg. According to James, it was agreed that a copy of the Sacramento Bee would be propped up against the door to the apartment, a sign to Hertzberg, his aides and Villaraigosa's aides that the Speaker was "in conference."

July 20, 2008 2:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Higby can you do something about Zuma Dogg? He is so damn annoying (and smelly). If you stop allowing him to post on your blog he might go away because it's the only place he gets attention. Noone reads his blog.

July 20, 2008 3:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

1:17 is wrong. They did take their mustard off the table. Now they just have store brand mustard in bottles.

July 20, 2008 3:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

137 you're a fool. The show was online until the game was over.

Higby, who I'm no big fan of, was honest, and you're an idiot.

I mean fool.

Actually, I mean both.

July 20, 2008 3:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

334, mustard is on the table.

THAT was the question. Not WHAT kind of mustard was on the table. And it was their old mustard.

Go to school and learn to read.

Maybe they did this at one point, but it's business as usual at Phillippe's. Don't be an idiot and argue about mustard.

July 20, 2008 3:44 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

I think I just had my single biggest day of posting, today. Nothing earth shattering...just a lot of catching up. Check it out:

Gonna keep posting while I'm on a roll and not worry about droppin' too much stuff all at once. Haven't been able to keep up during the week.

July 20, 2008 3:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

That nutty ditzbag Janice Hahn is upset with Zine for not supporting her effort to throw more taxpayer money into a big black hole.

July 20, 2008 3:57 PM  

Anonymous One Who Knows Zev said:

A few comments:

To the two mustard boys; what Mayor Sam was referring to was that the Health Department required Phillipe's to REMOVE their FRESH mustard that they had been providing for many years.

I have had the salmon at The Pantry. It's not bad and I am glad the Mayor enjoyed it. I hope he had that young lady I have seen him keeping company with along on the trip to KABC and The Pantry.

HD radio will save us from those awful Dodger broadcasts.

I have heard the Texas-Antonio bimbo eruption story. Does one not learn?

July 20, 2008 4:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The question should be when Antonio was in Texas on the Hillary campaign why didn't that lazy ass LA Times reporter do anything with that story? Could it be Antonio promised an exculsive or something to keep them quiet? Notice Antonio hasn't been seen with a woman in many many months.

July 20, 2008 6:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Seriously old news. That was from..oh, I don't know... like 1998. Can't you dig up something new? If not, go away. We only like fresh scoop here. We all know about the mayor and Hertzberg being room mates and they more than likely both got as much tail as they could get. As most men would. Don't be jealous if you're a man. Get your head out of the sand if you're a woman.

July 20, 2008 10:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Liar. Hertzberg did not fool around. Villar did.

July 20, 2008 11:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Oh Oh Oh - I've got it. The LA Times reporter realized that nobody cared. Actually, it was all about Hillary, not Antonio. Nobody cares who he had sex with. Especially since he's single.

Seriously, you guys bore me. I didn't even vote for the guy, but I'd rather see you take apart a council person, lobbyist, neighborhood council leader, homeowner group, ANY other elected at all, but there is never anything fresh or new about this mayor. Unlike those of you Higby-haters out there, I like him a lot, but the best he could dig up this moment was a rather embarrassing incident that shouldn't have happened, but isn't the end of the world by any shred of the imagination.

Somehow you self-proclaimed geniuses then spiral into, "Look how fat the mayor got" responses and you sound like a bunch of 7th grade girls.

July 20, 2008 11:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Oh shut up, Hertzberg was married to his old wife back then. Before he cheated on her with Cynthia, his new wife.

Don't call me a liar. Moron.

July 20, 2008 11:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If you listened to that piece of crap Ryan Seacrest 'interview' the other morning...I'm sure that Villar had some broad lying right next to him...either that, or he was nursing a hangover! Or maybe both!

July 21, 2008 6:58 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Quie true, quite true.

Hertzberg wa carrying on with Cynthia during his previous marriage, a fact well known to al on Sacramento. That house saw lots of extra curricular activity.

The whole genesis of the Villaraigosa - Hertzberg problem is Cynthia and her knowledge of and dislike for Antonio and his lady friends.

How do you suppose she knew??

July 21, 2008 12:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

We're women. We know. Even when we pretend like we don't because it doesn't suit us to reveal that info yet.

July 22, 2008 2:17 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Because bitches get things done. How could we get things done if we showed our hands first, cheaters?

July 24, 2008 2:00 AM  

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