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Monday, April 20, 2009

Mayor Sam's Hotsheet for Monday

Excellent piece over the weekend by Phil Jennerjahn, The Last Word on Walter Moore.  Jennerjahn notes many of the feelings that a number of Moore's former supporters had about how his personal failings led him to squander the opportunity he had in the 2009 Mayoral Election.  Moore's former fellow Mayoral candidate goes on to say "The way Walter approached some very complicated and emotional subjects wasn't a positive thing for his campaign."

Say what you will about Eric Garcetti but at least he has a handle on using 21st century tools to important information about street closures to his constituents.  An almost identical situation in CD4 was more than lacking in communication not only web 2.0 but even hard copy 1.0.

Mayor Villaraigosa wants to support the census and encourage folks to be counted (because it means more $$ to the City) but a Hispanic advocacy group is urging illegal immigrants to refuse to be counted. The National Coalition of Latino Clergy & Christian Leaders is urging undocumented immigrants not to fill out Census forms unless Congress passes "genuine immigration reform."

One of the best pieces I've seen by Jasmyne Cannick takes local African American leaders to task for not speaking up on black-on-black crime in Los Angeles. In "Michelle, Malia, and Sasha Cannot Be the Only Black Women Whose Lives Matter to Us in 2009," Cannick cites the lack of attention to the recent murder of a teen-aged African American female as "business as usual."

Blogger Debbie Schlussel isn't going to shop at Whole Foods anymore. Schulseel claims the upscale store  sells products it knows are funding scholarships to alleged HAMAS-controlled An-Najah University.  You're better off shopping at Ralphs anyway; you save 40 to 50% easy.

The Disneyland to Vegas bullet train boondoggle is looking more and more like a candidate for the list of "things that were never here." Money just isn't there for it and it's not likely to fall on any of President Obama's spend-a-lus lists.

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Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

790 KABC radio is reporting that Villaraigosa will be asking all city workers to take a 10% salary cut in the budget released today.

THIS IS NOT CORRECT. He is calling for a 10% salary cut across most city agencies, which is something VERY different.

And not to knit pick, but they had the facts wrong on the DWP rate increase, too.

So bottom line, beware what you hear on the radio news. The more I follow this stuff, the more I hear and see a lot gets lost in translation. Are these guys getting paid to get this stuff wrong. Imagine you are driving to work and you hear on the radio that the mayor wants you to take a 10% pay cut? I'm glad I double checked the facts myself, before I posted what I was about to about Villaraigosa. It's bad and he's dumb, but not dumb enough to ask ALL city workers to take a 10% salary cut. (Even though SOME people WILL be getting fired.)

April 20, 2009 8:56 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

can you stop pointing out spelling errors at the times? it is not only boring and pointless, but u make plenty of errors yourself.

on top of that, can u do anything other than repost material from other sources? the debbie "schlussel" story is available on dozens of other sources.

April 20, 2009 9:08 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

it is not spelled S-c-h-u-l-s-e-e-l

April 20, 2009 9:10 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Federal Courts today discuss if they can cut money used to educate students who aren't proficient in English. LAUSD would have to close!

April 20, 2009 9:11 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I found the Jennerjane story to be boring and repetitive to itself and the innumerable similar stories or rumors on this blog.

What I want to know is why Jennerjane's voice is so high-pitched and girl like. Sounds like a junior high school kid.

April 20, 2009 10:12 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

ZD that was in the Times, already. KABC is just reading from there.


April 20, 2009 10:29 AM  

Anonymous The Ugly American said:

Debbie Schlussel?

Damn, even a hardcore like me would never link to that nutbag.

April 20, 2009 11:08 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

1012: phil's voice is high because he has no balls?
what a delusional fool he is.

April 20, 2009 11:34 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I rarely click on the links you post but just read the Schlussel piece since I shop at Whole Foods. Why do you have to link to such anti-intellectual, idiotic, extremist crap on this blog?

April 20, 2009 11:58 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zuma pointing out spelling errors is like Chris matthews criticizing Bill O'Reilly for biased reporting.

April 20, 2009 12:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mayor Sam put up a Public Service Safety Message to caution the public especially families with children that Mmmmary is not licensed to handle coyote.

April 20, 2009 1:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

While I'm no fan of Wacko Walter, in re "The last word on. . ." it does beg one question"

Was there ever really a "first" word on Phil Jennerjahn?

(I always love to read critiques about the "rise and fall" of someone, written by people who have never so much as "risen" in the first place!)

Be glad for the added company there in "never was/never will be" land, Phil. You seem to be tilting at carnival pinwheels yourself.

April 20, 2009 2:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Jennerjane may be a teabagger...

He was seen at a recent tea party.

April 20, 2009 2:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hahaha higby you idiot two more times reporters won pulitzers today just like roderick and you aren't even getting comments. u win jack. and the times is a winner. only you endorsed zuma tard.

April 20, 2009 3:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Today Los Angeles City Councilmember Richard Alarcon proposed spending $2.7 billion dollars for a Dodo bird display and surrounding community college center touting the significance of the Dodo bird. Because what if the poor kids in Los Angeles lost historic perspective of the Dodo bird and didn't have anywhere in the City to see a Dodo bird display. But don't worry, it's just a "loan." But if it defaults Alarcon assures voters the city will bail it out and buy the building so it doesn't lose it's investment.

April 20, 2009 4:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Does anyone know what Phillie Gendergone's qualifications are?

Not to be mayor, but to be commenting on this blog!

We already know he's not qualified to be an elected official. He couldn't even come close to Zooma. How many votes did you get, Phillie, and what exactly is the reason for your faggy voice?

April 20, 2009 4:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

the only reason why higby lets phil post is because he knows that phil is a nitwit with no job.

if that sounds familiar, it's because that is the same reason why he lets zuma dogg post here. he is a jobless nitwit, but at least zd has a gimmick.

for higby, it's all about his clickety clicks, and i have no problem with that. but higby needs to be honest about it. he is dangling lollipops in front of these idiots. no i am not the person who posts as doctor deming and asking where his lollipops are. but that person makes a good point about how higby profits off of these non vote getting retards. it is very funny to read, but lets get real about why higby "p.t. barnum" lets it happen.

April 20, 2009 4:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I think it's an excellent piece, too. In a King of Comedy, demeneted Robert DeNiro sort of way.

It is pathetic tho how Mayor Sam eggs on idiots like Phil, who is a last place loser with enough time on his hands to go to city hall a few days per week. Anyone who is there as much as zooma dogg should look themselves in the mirror and ask how many days they have left before social security retirement kicks in. Your days to contribute are dwindling, children. You are being used by the fat man and getting nothing out of it in return.

Zooma if you need a job, post here. My family owns several commercial print businesses and need a delivery driver. You will have to sacrifice most of your day time but you will get the self respect, health insurance and money. It could lead to a corporate sales job if you do well and follow the basic tenets of success. Leave Phil Jennerjahn in your dust.

April 20, 2009 5:06 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

More "News Before It Happens" from Zuma Times, not L.A. Times. And 790 KABC can get the details wrong next month.


Had to come up with a new word for this one: "Bamboozlicious!" -ZD

Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan, you really gotta watch ANYTHING you say while walking on the streets around City Hall and while sitting at the outdoor cafes and all kinds of places you never think Zuma Dogg (or people who like to email him things) will be listening. The best exclusive stuff is always uncovered in the most coincidental and unplanned ways, just as in comedy where the funniest stuff can NEVER be planned. But here's the situation:

Zuma Dogg (publisher, writer http://ZumaTIMES.com) has learned that union leaders across the city have agreed to "taken" the deal that Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villlaraiogsa presented today as part of his budget proposal. The deal calls for a 10% payroll reduction in most city departments (INCLUDING POLICE AND FIRE); along with early retirement, an unpaid work hour per week and other "sacrifices."

But since this is a new contract, the membership has to vote to ratify it. And that is a long process expected to take about two months. It's gonna be too late!

So, Los Angeles City Council is going to pass the budget based on acceptance of the pay cuts, furloughs and all -- upfront, based on a 'yes' vote from the unions.

So the City of Los Angeles will be voting on contracts based on a deal that have not been approved yet by union members!!!

So three to four weeks after the budget is passed if the union members vote "no" -- the city has to start all over again, from scratch!!!

That means the first budget was just a bamboozler!!!

STRATEGY CORNER: This puts the union members and leadership in a very tough position because if they don't vote yes, your union brothers and sisters will be getting fired. You could vote "no" and be fired the next week, yourself, because you said no. Because you didn't want to make only 90% of what you were making, so now you could be making nothing. And regarding his run for governor, if the union members end up voting "no" (even though the leaders at the top have accepted the deal to put to a vote before members), the mayor can say, "Hey, I presented a workable budget, but the unions said, "No." THEN, Villaraigosa will look good for cutting a fat, overly generous, bureaucratic payroll like those tea party people were complaining about!

So bookmark this story and save it for when other news media outlets say the same thing, after it happens. And thank you to the insiders who sit through these meetings as staffers and activists who bring this stuff to my attention while I am getting away from it all at the top of a mountain in Malibu, which is where you can find me, where the streets have no name...ah, ha! Zuma Dogg, Where The Streets Have No Name Rd. That's my NEW voter registration address!.

NOTE: OPEN ACOUSTIC MIC NIGHT w/ZUMA DOGG: Tues 4/21 @ The Hideout, 112 W. Channel & PCH in Santa M. ZD LIVE. Open for musicians to perform. 9:30pm

April 20, 2009 6:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I love Dodo birds. My son just said Mr. Alarcon is a badass. He loves Dodo birds too. (my son, not Alarcon)

Are you positive that we would spend 2.7 billion dollars on a dodo bird display, though? Seriously.

April 20, 2009 6:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

zooma dogg, ZERO of your information is an exclusive. You are as usual behind the curve.

you are nothing and you will always be nothing. you are going both broke and insane from your delusions. the whole city of los angeles will thrive no matter what you do, so why be home less all of the time? why be hungry? why be delusional? just becuz people talk to you don't mean they respect you. they are just deflecting attn away from them and u r their pawn u stupid dum dum retard idiot!

April 20, 2009 9:50 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

4:39 just outed herself as three people.

But we knew that.

April 20, 2009 10:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I do not think so greaseball. Great job today not monitoring your formerly good blog.

April 20, 2009 10:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mayor Sam is this Mmmary also the Walter Wacko, Dr. Demming, Don Quixote and HaikookyLA? The same person right?

April 20, 2009 11:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

1135=Higby trying to simulate conversation.

April 20, 2009 11:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


When do you tell Roderick you have no USDA license?

They're coming for you nutbar.

April 21, 2009 12:16 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Unusual troika


April 21, 2009 12:17 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

When will Roderick disclaim Mmmmmary?

April 21, 2009 12:18 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


April 21, 2009 12:19 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You worthless time waster:

Do you really think your analysis is novel or newsworthy?

I mean, that is lobbying 1A, not even upper class 101.

Why don't you go do something of real value, like join Mother Teresa or immolate yourself in front of Hugo Chavez?

I mean, your life is a worthless drift of time and a waste of effort. How many different people need to tell you?

By the way, I never worry about saying anything for you to overhear in a place where they charge money to sit and drink coffee, 'cause I kow you haven't got the bucks to pay for a coffee and donut without cadging it off someone else.

Are you really proud of your worthless life? What do you say to your Mother when she says "Michael, what do you do every day?"

Phew, you need to have an intervention.

April 21, 2009 4:43 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Villaraigosa's budget is a joke. He just hired another Deputy Mayor (David Freeman who will earn over $100,000) and he hasn't laid off ANYONE. Council keeps spending money on special event waivers, they all have their staffers, with cars, with blackberries, with gas and insurance so the real working people of this city are the ones footing the bill for these morons. ron Kaye needs to start a mass movement with protests all over the city like he did for Measure B and WON. Antonio is only helping the ILLEGALS with his one stop source centers and blowing off the "real hard working" peopel of the city. ASSHOLE

April 21, 2009 7:02 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

4:43 I think you have Michael confused with Zuma Dogg.

He doesn't beg for coffee money Zuma does.

He gives money to Zuma.

Didn't he give money to Walter Moore and Phil Jennerjahn too?

April 21, 2009 10:03 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Loony Mary having a meltdown @443 said, " How many different people need to tell you?"

How many different people are you Mary?

April 21, 2009 10:03 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Ron Kaye is not going to do what you suggest. There is a difference between jumping on the biggest losing bandwagon of all time (Measure B) and starting an actual grassroots protest movement.

There were some other factors other than Ron Kaye that went into B's defeat. You are being somewhat childish and silly if you think any one effort went into the defeat. But it's fun to think Santa Claus actually delivered the presents on Christmas Day.

But besides, why would Ron bust his hump on something like this? He's busy golfing and enjoying his $1 million Daily News contract buyout as he should be.

April 21, 2009 10:04 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Well, you are right, I made a mistake, perhaps.

On the other hand, maybe Zuma's mother can't remember hs real name and may call him "Michael".
But while we talk about multiple names, let's remember that:

Zuma Dogg = Dave Elliott = David Saltsburg.

So, would it be any wonder if Zuma's Mom were to call him "Michael"?

April 21, 2009 11:38 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

4/22 Council Agenda
Item 40

April 21, 2009 6:29 PM  

Anonymous g said:


April 28, 2009 6:04 PM  

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