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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Mayor Sam's Hotsheet for Wednesday

A blogger who writes about lighting thinks that LA voters were voting down solar energy when they defeated Measure B earlier this month.  Jim on Light posits that Angelenos would experience "delerium tremens" were we to "experience a withdrawal from foreign oil."  It's not that at all Jim. A slim majority of LA's voters were voting down government shadiness not alternative energy.

The billboard wackos are at it again.  They don't even want billboards at places like LA Live and Hollywood where most folks under 50 think they're cool.  Convoluted thinking that creates a crisis out of a non-issue leads to the notion that by allowing individual communities to set their own course as opposed to a suburban crank NIMBY driven one size fits all the billboard industry will sue.  Dumbasses, a Citywide ban will invite lawsuits as well.  If there are any billboard attorneys out there (except for Walter Moore) that want to file a class action suit against the city on my behalf I'm willing to advocate for sign districts and more billboards. (Don't we have a budget and crime problem that's more important the nutbar obsession with billboards?)

More special event fee waiver nonsense from your local City Clowncil.  The City is going broke but apparently we can afford to pop taxpayer money for an "American Idol Viewing Party."  Can't Ryan Seacrest pick up the tab here? Heck it would be a write-off! Who is behind this nonsense? Not surprsingly Jan Perry and disappointingly, Dennis Zine.

Catholics are expressing concern over Notre Dame University's invitation to President Obama to speak at their commencement following his recent decision to fund stem cell research.  Conservative commentator Hugh Hewitt says at this blog, "Imagine the reaction if the National Right to Life Committee were to invite President Obama to receive its leadership award.  By contrast, imagine if the ACLU were to invite Secretary Rumsfeld to receive its leadership award."

Apparently it isn't just Senator Larry Craig who allegedly likes bathroom sex.  The Daily Telegraph reports that Britney Spears reportedly had a seven to nine minute tryst with one of her dancers in a john following a concert, while burly security guards were posted outside.  Uh oh, don't let Daddy Spears know!

Former President Jimmy Carter has gone off the deep end and apparently feels that the Civil War as "un-Christian." In a new book about the writings of Abraham Lincoln Carter comments on a comment by the 16th President that he was on a mission from God to end slavery by saying Abe's words were "very troubling" and "that that the leaders of both sides, overwhelmingly Christian, were violating a basic premise of their belief as followers of the Prince of Peace."

Flap the Blogging Sadist I mean Dentist has a Meghan McCain obsession.  I don't blame him because she's smart and very sexy but this isn't way you impress a girl, Doc.  Even when she's right Flap has to hate on Meghan and point out her age.  That might be because Flap is like three times Meghan's age.  Flap, I think there's a molar calling you.

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12 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Meghan McCain sexy?

Sure, she has the face of her mother, but she has the body of John McCain.

Is THAT sexy to you Mayor Sam? Take a look at her photos. The square, thick body is just like her dad.

What are you saying here, Higby?

March 25, 2009 5:25 AM  

Anonymous matt dowd said:

On Monday I said this:

" and to everyone concerned about the economy : start saving money in the bank, no I mean it, actually save money and put it in there. invest in american companies. "
March 23, 2009 8:01 AM

then I see Obama on TV tuesday saying the same thing.

either he reads Mayor Sam, or one of his aides does.

and to the hater who says Zuma 'made' me....
what exactly did he make me into?

when I look around me, everythings exactly the same as when I met the guy, so unless you mean we're more famous now, wow, thanks.
he never drove me downtown to council, yet I'm sure I took him a hundred times.
he never explained an agenda item to me, yet I did for him a hundred times.
he promotes my guitar playing, but it was me who picked up a guitar in 1972 for the first time.

so yeah, Zuma made me. again...I'm no better off at this point than I ever was, so its not that great of a 'make'
lol

I'll recant it all when he drags me into a reality show, or we start doing paid endorsements, or any other tangible meaningful remuneration comes through him.
meanwhile I'll just say we had mutual friends and enemies, and between us we both contributed to wherever the f#ck you think we're at now.

March 25, 2009 7:47 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Now the Mayor wants the Illegals to have bank accounts instead of cashing checks at liquor stores. These are the same illegals who use fake social securities stolen from hard working Americans to apply for WIC, Welfare etc.

Daily News reports...PACOIMA - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced a new city program Tuesday aimed at getting low-income workers to deposit their paychecks in banks instead of cashing them at liquor stores and other check-cashing spots.

March 25, 2009 7:52 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Not one city council person has spoken out against illegal vending. Drive through downtown LA and you would think you were in Mexico. This story better wake up the morons sitting in those chairs half the time to what's really going on with illegal vending.

La Slimes..Family members allegedly ran heroin smuggling ring
Police arrest 48 suspects, members of a Oaxacan Indian clan, who allegedly brought the drugs in from Mexico, selling 15 to 20 pounds a week to gangs in East Los Angeles.

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-heroin25-2009mar25,0,7941282.story

March 25, 2009 9:28 AM  

Blogger Brian said:

I was in Wilshire Center yesterday for a meeting. Getting there early I had time to walk down the street and look at the beautiful older buildings and read the little sight-seeing signs. And then it dawned on me, these supergraphics go up on buildings that are HIDEOUS to begin with. What's the big deal in plastering over a big, boxy, lame building.

Make some money and do something about the crime. Having had my car broken in to on Thursday night, and being treated like crap by the LAPD when I filed a police report -- just for insurance purposes -- was more than I could take. And then I read about all the attention the city government gives to billboard... UGH!

March 25, 2009 9:46 AM  

Blogger Joseph Mailander said:

It's very easy to find a Catholic who is for or against absolutely anything, especially when you sink to the wingnutosphere. Hugh Hewitt is from the reactionary Republican branch of Catholicism. Plenty of Catholics feel great about Obama going to Notre Dame, including all those Catholics in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana who voted for him rather than McCain/Palin and who swung the election to Obama.

Obama captured 53% of the Catholic vote nationally, according to exit polling.

March 25, 2009 10:46 AM  

Blogger Alex Walker said:

RE: Jimmy Carter

I really don't why some people are such bitter Carter-haters, but Ira Stoll and "Mayor Sam" have completely misread Carter's point.

Now, when our contemporary "Christian Conservatives" rant and foam about how, say, "God wanted George Bush to be our President" or how Gay Marriage is an absolute "abomination" most contributors to this blog roll their eyes and howl.

The problem is the practice of enlisting God in the service of a political struggle. That's what Bush his cronies did and that's what both side did during the civil war.

Don't say it isn't so. I am an African-American and I have right-wingers try to manipulate me by saying gay marriage or abortion is "just like slavery" and, frankly, I'm tired of people, both black and white, playing those little games.

By the way, Martin Luther King often said that the struggle for civil rights was "righteous" but he never said that folks on the other side were "evil." That's a crucial difference because once you've declared that the other guys are the "Devil" you've opened the door to all manner of atrocities.

You may say Jimmy Carter was a mediocre president, and I might agree. Nevertheless, he is a thoughtful and serious guy, which is more than can be said for a lot of political blowhards around here.

March 25, 2009 1:48 PM  

Anonymous Rappin' Rabbi said:

Alex Walker must agree with Jimmah that Hamas are "instruments of peace."

March 25, 2009 1:55 PM  

Blogger Sarah Michelle Spinosa said:

Meghan McCain is NOT smart! All she did was parlay her fathers fame into her own failure. Even Kelly Osborne could pull off THAT trick!

March 25, 2009 2:40 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

EXCUSE ME!!! Zuma Dogg was absolutley floored and flabbergasted in a VERY REAL way today, during Item 28 of today's Los Angeles City Council meeting. I'm sure it will be all you hear about for the next two years. At the end of the discussion that you can see HERE -- starting off with ZUMA DOGG's Public Comment and followed by the discussion that unviels it all, right before your very eyes and ears. Basically, it was announced that in 2012, if measures (that Zuma Dogg details in the public comment) are not taken, 56% of the city's general fund, 56% of every L.A. City dollar, will have to go to cover the city employee's pension and retirement funds. You see, the city's investment team played fast and loose with the city taxpayer money, and Zuma Dogg feels the mayor strongarmed LACER into investing in risky city development projects and projects of his favorite developers. (See Meurello Maxxox and Grand Ave Project stories) and now LACER has lost $7 BILLION DOLLARS THIS PAST YEAR!!!

And guess what kiddies, these pension and retirement funds are guaranteed by the city, so the city has to pay the difference out of the general fund!!!

As I heard this, and literally became flabbergasted, as you can see in my follow up public comment on the next item (a pure Emmy Award level comedic performance), I asked one of the CMs (who I won't name or CMs may not talk to me), if it was as bad as it sounds, because I don't wanna over-exaggerate: The CM said, "It's Armmagedon." Then did add, "Measures can be taken to help." But the feeling was, massive pain at this point cannot be avoided. Again, if you want to see what it will take to help reduce the financial strain, I detail it in my public comment, that is followed by the discussion. IT'S A DOOSEY! And I am not being arrogant when I say, "I detail" as though "I" came up with the solutions and the city better listen. NO, just the opposite: The benefit of Zuma Dogg being at the Council meetings, allows me access to Councilmembers and top City Hall staffers who I interviewed before the agenda item, to ask the what the things Zuma Dogg needs to be saying that the other CMs are scared or don't want to say. THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE, BUT THE COUNCILMEMBERS AND OTHERS DON'T REALLY WANT TO COME OUT AND SAY IT, SO THEY ACTUALLY DON'T MIND TELLING ME, knowing that I will say it for everyone else. AND OF COURSE YOU COULD HAVE HEARD ALL OF THIS ONLINE DURING THE BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING HEARINGS, WHERE IT WAS ALL SAID.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO SAY...IF I DO NOT HEAR THE AM RADIO TALK SHOW HOSTS TALKING ABOUT THIS ONE...IT WILL REALLY SAY A LOT TO ME. I REALLY DON'T KNOW WHAT ELSE IT WOULD TAKE FOR A TALK SHOW HOST IN THIS TOWN TO TALK ABOUT SOMETHING BESIDES ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION. THAT IS A PROBLEM, BUT IT IS POSSIBLE TO TALK ABOUT SOMETHING ELSE BESIDES BARACK OBAMA BASHING AND ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION. I can't wait to tune in. I really am optimistic that even local AM Talk Radio show circus clowns can ignore this one.

MORE ZUMA DOGG PUBLIC COMMENTS FROM WEDNESDAY'S MEETING:

Runway Film & TV Production: Click here (So that's 4 public comments to see on this blog post.)

March 25, 2009 8:59 PM  

Anonymous matt dowd said:

but I will absolutely say that Zuma is now King of public comment and city affairs and that Matt Dowd will continue to be involved in steps that will see Zuma Dogg assume more powerful positions eventually culminating in a Council seat.
let's just say its a psychic premonition.

March 25, 2009 10:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Sarah Michelle is jealous of Meghan McCain. Daddy issues again.

March 25, 2009 11:48 PM  

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