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Monday, September 29, 2008

Mayor Sam's Hotsheet for Monday

Monday Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will unveil a $5 billion "affordable" housing plan intended to build homes for the homeless and low income.  However no one other than the Mayor himself seems to be excited over the massive boondoggle whose details are sketchy at best.  And even the Mayor says that he's not sure where all the money will come from. 

He's part Zuma Dogg, part Walter Moore and even a little bit of 1970s era Jerry Brown thrown in - and he's running for Mayor.  Marijuana activist and enthusiast Craig X Rubin will announce his campaign, joining Mayor Villaraigosa and Moore in the 2009 campaign.  In addition to creating a church around pot use Rubin served as a technical advisor on the Showtime original series Weeds and claims to have sold a bong to actor Brad Pitt.

Governor Schwarzenegger is not very popular these days with conservative Republicans and California's prison guards' union - in fact the union is spearheading a recall of the Governor.  That being said, former Governor Pete Wilson spoke to state Republicans over the weekend at their fall convention urging them to get behind Schwarzenegger as well the redistricting measure, Proposition 11, on the November ballot.

One blogger has an intriguing idea about what to do with the Wall Street bailout funds, particularly the $85 million slated to rescue insurer AIG - give it to the taxpayers.  The writer calculates that could be a windfall of $400,000 for every man and woman over 18 years of age.  The idea being rather than giving it back to the investors those funds could stimulate the economy like no tomorrow in the hands of the people.  Sounds good to me.

And finally the latest conspiracy theory raging these days is that President Bush will declare a state of national emergency over the current economic mess, declare martial law and indefinitely postpone Novemember's elections. Whoever is passing this idea around must have been smoking some of Craig X Rubin's weed.

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17 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Maybe the incredibly ignorant Mexican mayor can call his buddies in China and ask them if they are interested in buying FIVE BILLION more dollars worth of debt from LA!!!

For sure, the taxpayers aren't going to pay for this incredibly audacious demand!

I've got new for this Mexican crook...the reason the US is going bankrupt is because of the 38M illegals and low income Mexicans who have been sucking off the teats of Americans for the past 20 years!

THE CHICKENS ARE FINALLY COMING HOME TO ROOST! WE ARE BROKE! COMPRENDE, ALCADE VILLAR????

CA, in particular, LA...is BANKRUPT! YOU WILL NOT BE GETTING ANOTHER TERM, NOR WILL YOU BE RUNNING FOR GOVERNOR. YOU ARE GOING TO BE RUN OUT OF TOWN ON YOUR MEXICAN BURRO! ANDALE, ANDALE!

VAMANOS! GET THE HELL OUT OF MY CITY!

September 29, 2008 4:41 AM  

Anonymous third floor spinster said:

Higby you basic arithmetic skills are as bad as your skills at choosing V.P. candidates.

Higby and Sarah Palin must have attended some of the same schools.

If you divide the $85 billion spent to bailout AIG by the approximately 200 million adults in the U.S. the amout is $425.00 dollars not $425,000.00.

Higby and Palin for Arithmetic and Treasury secretary !!!! lol

September 29, 2008 6:00 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

City Councilman Jose Huizar has revived a long-debated proposal for the city to try an instant runoff voting system. While critics have contended the proposal does not give underdog opponents enough time to mount a challenge, Huizar said it should be reviewed as an option to try to reduce the costs of elections.

Huizar said it will take a City Charter change to even allow the experiment. He suggested it be done for some future race where there is an open seat for the City Council or the Los Angeles Community College District.

He said it might prove to reverse the low voter participation in city elections as well as voter fatigue. By the time next year's city elections are held, it will be the fifth election in 15 months.

MAYBE PEOPLE DON'T GO OUT AND VOTE BECAUSE THEY'RE FRUSTRATED WITH THE IDIOTS THAT ARE RUNNING

September 29, 2008 6:22 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Rome is burning and Villar is standing in the middle of the town square holding a cup in his hand begging for MORE money for his ILLEGALS and MEXICANS!!!

ALMS...ALMS...ALMS FOR THE POOR MEXICANS!

The ONLY reason this Mexican traitor wants MORE money is to create MORE construction jobs for his ILLEGAL ALIENS...the hell with the fact that the city is bankrupt! Gotta keep the illegals working! And once the construction is complete, the same Mexicans can move in to their brand new affordable housing.

Same thing for the LAUSD $20B school bond...gotta build 160 new schools for Mexican peasants to be 'educated'; and all of those illegal alien construction jobs!

GOTTA KEEP THE MEXICAN ECONOMY FROM GOING DOWN IN FLAMES!!! GOTTA GET MORE SUBPRIME LOANS FOR THE ILLEGALS!

THE HELL WITH AMERICA AND AMERICANS...THIS IS MEXICO! VIVA ALCADE VILLAR!

September 29, 2008 6:41 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I like Craig X's idea of building cars in LA again . . . but why is there a huge LA County seal on the home page of his web site. I'm not sure Craig knows what he's running for.

September 29, 2008 6:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I guess Tony doesn't care about spending money defending the city against the LaBrea Coalition's lawsuit.

What happens if the plaintiffs' win that lawsuit?

Tony won't get 'affordable' housing for quite some time because most development will be halted until Tony and the city obeys laws already on the books.

Hey Tony, work on the real problem at hand and follow existings laws and codes before you even think about putting the city further into gridlock.

September 29, 2008 9:34 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Monday Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will unveil a billion "affordable" housing plan intended to build homes for the homeless and low income."

Is he serious? Let's pretend for a second that the financial markets are not collapsing around us. Let's pretend that he has truly altruistic intentions in doing this. Let's pretend for a second that this is a good plan.

WHY would you announce it on a day when the entire country is focused on the Congress and the bailout plan that is before them? Either A) You're an idiot because no one will be paying attention. Or B) you're doing it today because you don't want anyone paying attention.

September 29, 2008 10:00 AM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

That's our Tony!

September 29, 2008 10:22 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

6:57

The days of auto manufacturing in L.A. are long over. There are two main reasons:

1. Because auto manufacturers can move their operations around the country, they have the ability to demand huge taxpayer subsidies and force cities to bid against themselves for the right to have them in their city.

2. Aside from subsidies, manufacturers look for areas that allow them to attract the best employees. Because of the cost of housing, the cost of plant construction, the cost of everything, the traffice, and city's unappealing business climate, there are many other better choices.

September 29, 2008 1:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It's an indication that His Hubris The mayor is so SELF ABSORBED he has NO IDEA what is going on in the real world.

Can we ship him off somewhere again? He only seems to make things worse when he comes home.

September 29, 2008 1:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Watching John McCain show increasing signs of senility is painful.

In Detroit, Obama ripped McCain for not caring about working families and the middle class.

He said that not once during the debate did McCain use the words "middle class."

Given the opporunity by the media to respond and explain why the middle class should vote for him, his response was "I've got more important things to worry about."

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/09/28/campaign.wrap/index.html

September 29, 2008 2:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

6:57 AM

Oh snap.

He just forgot what he was running for. It's not that he didn't know..

September 29, 2008 3:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

There is only ONE way to solve the housing problem!

DEPORT THE TWO MILLION ILLEGAL ALIENS AND FIRE THE F*CKING MEXICAN MIDGET MAYOR!

I DON'T KNOW IF WE CAN WAIT UNTIL NEXT MARCH TO THROW HIS ASS OUT...WHAT AN ASSHOLE!!!

September 29, 2008 4:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mayor Villar 5 Billon Afforable housing plan will only add to more home foreclosure's. Does he not read the newspaper or see the news on T.V. about the 700 Billion bailout, thats right he failed english,and math in high school.He was kick out of some many schools it's not funny. His democratic can't get together. They wanted to put in the bill that 20% of all profits made from the bailout go to ACORN before going to taxpayers.
That's right ACORN the ridical group that Mayor Villar had at his press confress who were wearing red t-shirts that the L.A. Times refused to identify, as well as the press. The same trouble makers that were used at the community gardens in downtown L.A. The same Acorn that OBAMA reprsented as am attorney , and also paid $800 thousand dollars to go out and do voter regestration get out the vote.( si se puedi pendejos) They have been investigated for voted fraud and some of their people have been convicted.
Why should ACORN get 20% of all profits one would ask? What is the relationship between Acorn and MAyor Villar, and Obama.
Boyle Hights open your eyes because you will be Fuck again my Mayor Villar 5 Billon Housing Plan, which includes building housing for the homeless, with mental clinic, low income section 8 housing along the light rail corridor in boyle hight. Haven't you been shited on enough, with low income housing projects, why wont he do it to the west side, because they wont support his ass as mayor, or for governor. Have you ever noticed that in boyle hights its o.k to piss in public according to the LAPD, but on the westside they would find a way to get rid of them by saying its indecent exposure.
How mmany times will you be shitted,and pissed on.
Where is his conpadre Huizar?

September 29, 2008 7:13 PM  

Anonymous the emperor of los angeles, tony 1 said:

MAYOR VILLARAIGOSA'S STATEMENT ON FINANCIAL CRISIS

LOS ANGELES -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa today issued the following statement on the financial crisis on Wall Street and Congressional actions:

"By now, you no doubt know that the House of Representatives failed to pass financial rescue legislation today as planned, and the markets have been hit hard as a result. As mayor of one of the cities hardest hit by our nation’s foreclosure crisis, I implore our Congress to put politics aside and get back to work for the American people. This is not the time for partisan bickering. Too much is at stake. Too many families and employers are at risk.

"Now, let me be clear: no one, and I mean no one, should be happy about the federal government having to devote hundreds of billions of dollars to bail out failed lenders and investors. This economic crisis was inflicted upon the American people by corrupt power brokers and a reckless lack of federal oversight.

"But the consequences of doing nothing to fix it would be simply intolerable. The credit market could collapse. Small businesses would struggle or fail to meet payroll. Families would be shut out of the housing market, and would have no ability to get a car loan or student loan for college. On the City side, tax revenues would plummet and construction projects would be delayed or canceled. Bonds would become more expensive and pension contributions would go through the roof.

"This crisis is no longer about Wall Street or Washington politics. It’s about families and small businesses in small towns and big cities across the nation.

"It’s time for Congress to get back to work."

September 29, 2008 9:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The village idiot cannot string two sentences together...even when they're written by his staff of thousands!

He can't perform on even the lowest level...that of a 5 year old! It's all too obvious that he is an uneducated failure...a loser! What an embarassment to this city!

My 12 year old could debate him under the table! Imagine what Walter Moore can do to him!

September 30, 2008 3:27 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hi this is Craig X Rubin. I used the County seal on the web site because it looked cool and we cut of the county part, so as to make it read, "Craig X Rubin for Mayor (on half of county sign) of Los Angeles."

Just thought it looked cool.

Sam, thanks for writing about me. I look forward to sharing my ideas with the public. Also, I respectfully disagree with the person who thought we can not establish a manufacturing base in LA again.

October 02, 2008 1:29 AM  

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