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Friday, April 17, 2009

Open Thread for Friday

Rick Orlov: Chick goes with Trutanich: City Controller Laura Chick, who has battled City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo over her authority to audit his office, said Wednesday she is throwing her support to a city attorney candidate who would side with her position.

LA Weekly: Jan Perry's Grand Avenue Conflict: An L.A. politician votes for public subsidies that boost her home's value.

LA Weekly: Should LA City Council Agree to Slash It's $178,789 Salaries?: 15 richly paid politicians are happy to cut their pay — by 2.5 percent?

Curbed LA: WeHo Taxi Rates Set to Raise: Hey, drunkies, soon you'll have to pay more to come home from a West Hollywood bar.

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

2.5 percent higby of a cm's salary is equal to roughly what you earn off of this blog every few months.

it's more than zd has "earned" in the past three years.

don't knock it. don't denigrate it. to some people like your boy for mayor, that's a lot of money.

April 17, 2009 9:34 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zooma Dogg is predicting that the LA Times will be online in 18 months.

Wow, just like everyone else is predicting! Way to go, idiot.

Tell us, Zooma Dogg, do cupcakes contain sugar? Are bananas yellow? Is Higby obese?

You make light of the fact that the Times "can't afford a print edition." Here's a headline for you, cracker, neither can you!

April 17, 2009 9:38 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mmmmary is getting written up on la observed.

Hahahahahaha fatso, another lost contributor!

April 17, 2009 9:42 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Is it Jim Alger that writes all anonymous posts against Mayor Sam?

Probably not because the person doesn't read what Mayor Sam writes before they comment. I think Jim does read.

It is likely a Mexican who works for the Mayor.

April 17, 2009 10:38 AM  

Blogger Petra Fried in the City said:

Herb Wesson just admitted publicly that he's seen West Side Story at least 70 times.


April 17, 2009 11:08 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Speaking of 'get a life', to the Higby/Zuma hater: what a pathetic, small .... mind you have. Crawl back under your rock.

April 17, 2009 11:11 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

gawd i hate friday's in city clowncil la la la la la la la la... drool... waste of time... wow, finally! their doing work!

April 17, 2009 11:15 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

mmmmary was reported to fish & game and animal control for having a coyote without a license. hahahahaha the joke's on mmmmary @9:42 and laobserved.

April 17, 2009 12:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Is it Jim Alger that writes all anonymous posts against Mayor Sam?

Probably not because the person doesn't read what Mayor Sam writes before they comment. I think Jim does read.

It is likely a Mexican who works for the Mayor.

No its Don Quixote

April 17, 2009 12:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

9:42=Loony Mmmary making personal attacks.

April 17, 2009 12:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The latest proof that zuma dogg needs some psychiatric counseling. He thinks he's Moses.

"Zuma Dogg

p.s. (Some of you will find this coincidental. The "word verification for this comment post of mine is "moses." OH NO...he never made it into the promised land and everyone scorned and shunned him."

April 17, 2009 12:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Roderick has no credibility left after that post. He should of read MS. Than he'd know Mary C is a loon.

April 17, 2009 1:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

ZD is picking a fight with Michelle Malkin and HE asks HER if she knows who he is.

That's a sign of the apocalypse. A know it all versus a homeless know nothing.

April 17, 2009 1:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Higby knows a few things about the taxifares from West Hollywood.

April 17, 2009 1:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Didn't Higby used to date the Mary Cummins roderikc is talking about?

April 17, 2009 2:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Anonymous said...
Didn't Higby used to date the Mary Cummins roderikc is talking about?Is that why the old mattress makes personal attacks on Higby and Zuma?

April 17, 2009 2:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Michael would not date that loon Mary Cummins.

April 17, 2009 2:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wow Higby, you have Roderick by the balls. He's posting about a loon who is raising charity donations with an expired business license, is prohibited from entering a city shelter and is in criminal posession of a coyote.

April 17, 2009 2:55 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

L.A. City Council Approves DWP's "Conservation" Rate Hike Plan (Your Water Bill Can DRAMATICALLY Increase Without You Knowing!)

Welp, for the past three years, and emphasis on past two years, Zuma Dogg has been warning Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Los Angeles City Council that this was coming this year -- ever since a Federal Judge has warned he was going to shut off the spicket of water from the Colorado River over the endangered species (smelt and other fish) that he has now done, with the effects starting in June; along with the drought conditions most will not deny -- and it is time for water conservation measures to be taken the hard way...A DRAMATIC INCREASE IN YOUR WATER BILL IF YOU ARE A "WATER WASTER" WHO DOES NOT CUT BACK.

Whether, or not, you believe we have an actual water emergency that requires this type of action; or feel the city should not have let it get to this point; here is the reason that is being used for this type of "rushed" action. (And it is rushed, because some of the things that council wanted to be included -- even though THEY were the ones not prepared -- DWP GM David Nahai told them he would have to get ready and report back before June. Because, Metro Water Division and DWP will be getting only 30% of the water supply from the State that they were previously getting. YES, 70% LESS from that source that is not the only source, but a substantial (if not biggest single) supplier.

Lots of good questions were raised by various councilmembers over things like horses (who you can't keep from drinking); people with medical/health/disabled needs; the fact that users can't tell by looking at their bill how high up the tier they are (without calling a DWP phone number to check); and a lot of "lack of awareness" on the consumers' part that will hit them the hard way when they open their bill and find out the bar has been lowered by 15% and now they got bumped into the higher (conservation rate) tier and they will feel actual pain on their bill.

So yeah, hopefully the radio, newspapers and especially TV weather reporters will warn people about this "quote unquote" rate hike, that is really a lowering of the higher tier by 15% that will automatically bump some users up, into the penatly higher rate, if they do not reduce by the 15% to keep 'em in the lower tier. (Hello, Jillian! Help out your Dogg with the awareness campaign sweetie.)

AND, Mr. Nahai has maintained all along, most users won't be affected by this (like Councilmembers Hahn and Zine who are on the low end of the tier with plenty to still waste before they would be bumped up into the penalty tier).

All the conservation measures that Mr. Nahai told Zuma Dogg last week, in preparation of this vote today are blogged here at http://ladailyblog.com/ . Just scroll down or see the links on the right hand side of this blog.

So Zuma Dogg is not here to comment on whether he believes this is a valid concern requiring this type of action, or if it is a real crisis, or all the things we need to do first...



AND STOP WASTING WATER AND START BEING AWARE OF CONSERVING WATER IN EVERY WAY, THROUGHOUT YOUR DAY! (That's my new motto, y'all. "Start being aware of conserving water in every way, throughout your day!)

Don't water your lawn between 9am-4pm. Only water it twice a week. Don't hose down your driveway and sidewalks (use a broom). Don't do laundry and dishes until you have a full load to wash. GOLF COURSES...HELLO YOU #1 WATER WASTERS!!! YOU BETTER CUT BACK. And check and fix your sprinkers. ZD sees all kinds of nutty sprinkling devices that are just pouring water down the sidewalk, not even hitting a blade of grass all night.

And finally, Councilmember Eric Garshady noted that although he wanted to see about individual meters being installed in apartment buildings so renters would have incentive to conserve, since the building owners pay the bill and are not allowed to increase rates by more than 3%) -- this could not be done, so it would have to be discussed what can be done to address this valid concern.

From Malibu, Zuma Dogg, reporting LIVE, for ZumaTimes.com.

April 17, 2009 2:55 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

12:49pm, Yeah, that was a funny one. I just shaved my beard, however to try and break any possible comparative curse! I guess I called the "moses" word verfication into conciousness today after watching that TV show over the weekend and looking at my beard and thinking about my miserable past year.

And regarding, "Michelle Malkin and HE asks HER if she knows who he is."

All I know, is my name pops up today in a Google alert with my name in it. EXCUSE ME FOR NOT KNOWING WHO SHE IS??? Meanwhile, WHO CARES?

Whoever made the comment, not her probably, but probably someone from this blog, because WHO WOULD CARE ENOUGH ABOUT A ZUMA DOGG COMMENT IN A COMMENT SECTION WHICH IS WHAT THE PERSON WAS COMPLAINING ABOUT...

but then to say, "ZD is NO FRIEND OF OURS"...well I didn't know someone spoke for "ours." So whoever posted that must really MUST be something because the represent the voice of the "ours" and they were able to mindread Zuma Dogg as to my intent. So I just wondered how much they knew about anything else I have posted, since they seem to have based their enitre opinion on one off the cuff comment on this blog (NOT EVEN A BLOG POST, just a comment.)

BUT, of course it caused me to defend my point, and the more I clarify, the more WACKOIER some of these people appear.

HOWEVER, of course ZD feels similarly about many of the concerns expressed by many of the people. However, it DID get a little with some of the people.

And those are the ones who tend to love to talk the most and the loudest.

I'm glad I am not one of those people who feels they have to talk a lot and talk loudest.

And to the wackos...please stop being like Beck's first hit single.

April 17, 2009 3:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why wouldn't Higby date Mary Cummins? He doesn't have much choice. I heard he dated Valley Dipstick, Kim Thompson and Jan Perry.

April 17, 2009 3:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Jan Perry doesn't date greasy overweight whitey bloggers.

April 17, 2009 4:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It is my understanding that cutting residence usage will not lessen the problem, it's agricultural that is using the majority of the water. That being the case, they are just using this as an excuse to get more money from us. I am ready to join any movement that will get those thugs out of office. They are putting too much of a burden on people who are barlely making it.

April 17, 2009 5:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

9:38 a.m.

"Zooma Dogg is predicting that the LA Times will be online in 18 months."The Times is online right NOW. Look, here's the link (I think they've been there for years):


April 17, 2009 7:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

But, David, YOU DO talk the ost and the loudest. The use of caps is the equivalent of shouting, didn't you know that?

And, at City Council meetings, you do talk the loudest and do your stupid sing song ranting the loudest.

Go look in the mirror, loser; as Pogo says "We has met the enemy and he is us.".

You are your own worst enemy.

April 17, 2009 7:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

ZD, I have a question. Why do you refer to yourself in the third person? Didn't you say you would be Dave, and not this cartoon character?

April 17, 2009 8:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'm continually amazed by how many people come here each day, read each post, read every comment, post their own comments, and then trash this blog. It's a bit cognitively dissonant.

This place has had some false starts, and some of the people allowed to post have been a bit wacky and have brought the place momentarily down. But the truth is, all these disgruntled posters come here every day. They read everything. They post.

And most significantly, along with the LA Weekly (hats off to Jill Stewart), this blog is one of two places in LA that makes any effort to keep the pols honest and report the real stories. So for one day, why don't you shut the F up. Or go live in Belarus for a few years. Maybe then you will appreciate how important a healthy and independent media is.

April 17, 2009 11:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Laura Chick not towing the party line? What's up with the slick Weiss campaign? How come there's no positive spin on this latest nail in the Weiss campaign coffin? Writing's on the wall for Weiss and not a moment too soon - ABW!

April 18, 2009 12:12 AM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

7:04pmloser, I meant online ONLY.
7:08pmsameloser, Glad the humor and fun I was poking at myself (is that third person) went over your simple, low reading comprehension head. And look at Ms. Superlingusitics at 11:14pm posting anonymously(?).

April 18, 2009 2:11 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Don't be a jerk-off 704. He meant exclusively online. Do you not read the subject being discussed or do you just fly off the handle like a germ?

April 18, 2009 6:29 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

11:14, what makes you conclude that these posts you're analyzing are by the same person? You are jumping to conclusions for which you simply have no proof, you child diddler. Sounds kinda silly when it's done to you.

April 18, 2009 6:32 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

632am when you say "diddled" it says to me that you think the poster is someone other than who it actually is. please reread.

April 18, 2009 8:43 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I have no idea what you're referring to. I used the phrase as a perjorative.

April 18, 2009 10:25 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Learn the Facts about Proposition 1A

Prop. 1A will raise taxes on all Californians and extend these taxes for one to two years, taking another $16 billion from you! The already approved tax increase will cost a typical California family $1,100 annually.

HIGHER SALES TAX! Proposition 1A will extend the sales tax hike for an additional full year. California taxpayers already pay the highest sales tax in the nation. This is a direct attack on all working families, especially low-income residents.

HIGHER CAR TAX! Proposition 1A will extend the DOUBLING of the car tax. This affects every California car owner.

HIGHER STATE INCOME TAX! Proposition 1A will extend an income tax increase for two extra years. Californians already pay the highest income tax rates in the nation. Under Prop. 1A, you’ll pay even more.

REDUCTION OF TAX CREDIT FOR DEPENDENTS! Californians with children will see a reduction in the tax credits for dependents, costing them $200 per child. Prop. 1A will extend this attack on families for an extra two years.

The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association is urging a vote of "NO" on Prop. 1A, which DOUBLES the tax increase!


April 18, 2009 10:07 PM  

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