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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Election Day Today!! Tues May 19th. Go Vote!

Make sure you take time out of your busy day to go vote (if you haven't already...you vote-by-mailers).
I'm voting Trutanich, Vahedi, Shifren, Park and very important... NO on ALL PROPOSITIONS!!

Westside Republicans have been spreading the word about the evils of the tax-raising Prop 1A.
I believe that today is the day that 1A goes down in flames and takes all the Props 1s with it.

Even if you agree with some of the propositions, they are just a "quick-fix" and even if they all pass, California will still be in a huge financial hole. Teach Sacramento a lesson that they need to go on a diet. The "Governator" needs to stop using fear as a political weapon. He says that if these Props don't pass, then things will get much worse here in California.

My opinion? With Schwarzenegger and Villaraigosa in charge, that is a given.
We don't need to pay extra for that.


Anonymous Anonymous said:

Westside Republicans? All 4 of you?

May 19, 2009 8:08 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Remember to vote for VAHEDI.


He has an accounting degree, was an auditor for the State, and will expose the waste of our $$$ at City Hall.

He has turned away $$$ from Special Interests like Big Developers, so he can focus on US and our needs !

PS: Let's get the Weasel out of City Hall...

Remember to vote for TRUTANICH !

Jack Weiss should be a Lobbyist, NOT City Attorney...that would be a crime !

May 19, 2009 8:28 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The Nooch was still doing negative campaigning, just could talk to KTLA about how Weiss "only prosecuted two cases." He's so got nothing to say about himself that trumps Weiss's work on public safety issues and the environment which only the haters can deny, the Nooch is SO unqualified to be City Attorney. Seeing his big fat head and voice like a mobster makes me shiver too.

May 19, 2009 8:48 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Okay then. After pouring over my voter information guide, I turned on the computer and saw this post from Phil.

At least I know how to vote.

Yes on 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 1E, and No on 1F!

Jack Weiss for City Attorney, Angela Reddock and Nancy Pearlman for Community College.

After reading your writings for a few weeks, there is no way that I agree with you on anything so doing the opposite is instinctively the right thing for me to do.

May 19, 2009 10:16 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

8:48 Is another Ace Smith trash talk. Trutanich will likely win. I know of no one at all who is voting for Weiss. No one.

May 19, 2009 10:31 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who is the hot fucking Asian broad?

May 19, 2009 10:34 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Gotta vote yes on the last one which doesn't allow a raise in a deficit year...

You are an ignoramus who makes ZD look smart.

May 19, 2009 10:35 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yea, what 10:16 said!

May 19, 2009 10:35 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

8:48 - In Manhattan, the old women could never figure out how Bush won, since no one they knew voted for him...

May 19, 2009 10:37 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

10:31 AM - Good call on the Ace post. Same boring stuff, NRA, Republican, Seal Killer, Defense Attorney blah blah balh. Nobody cares because Weiss is such a sickening shill for Villar and his cronies, that 'Nooch' is going to trounce Weiss out of office.

Oh, you are wrong on one thing, I do know two people who voted for Jack; one was Jack himself, the other was Noel Weiss. Jack wanted to vote as he might be unable to vote for a while. Noel wanted to vote for Jack so he can get the payoff he was promised.

Noel, fool, thinks 1) Jack might win, and 2) Jack will honor his promise.

Double wrong Noel. But then again Noel, you agreed to endorse whoever won a shot against Jack Weiss in the primary, and you went back on your word. What goes around...

Remember your own words "Vote for anybody but Jack Weiss"

May 19, 2009 12:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

A politician that goes back on his word?

I am shocked, shocked.

There is gambling here in Casablanca?

May 19, 2009 4:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

more wasted money from the city.

Channel 4-LA's Big Burn ExposedLeaving Streetlights on 24/7

Los Angeles is trying to become the greenest city in the world, leading the way in energy conservation. But NBCLA has exposed one way the city is wasting energy, and your tax dollars. Los Angeles is trying to become the greenest city in the world, leading the way in energy conservation. But NBCLA has exposed one way the city is wasting energy, and your tax dollars. In some areas, the city has been leaving streetlights on all day long, needlessly burning electricity in broad daylight. Even worse, residents tell us they've been calling the city's 311 line for months, asking the city to turn off the lights during the day, all to no avail. It was only after we began questioning officials at LA's Bureau of Street lighting, that city began fixing this big waste of energy.

Consider the case of one Westwood neighborhood, near Wilshire Blvd and Beverly Glen, where 564 streetlights have been burning 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Nomi Dershowitz's family has been calling 311 since February, asking the city to turn off the lights during the day. "The city did tell us they'd fix it quickly. Within two days" Dershowitz told NBC LA.

But four months later, the city still hadn't fixed the problem. "Does it concern you that so much energy is being wasted?" NBC LA Investigative Reporter Joel Grover asked Ed Ebrahimian, head of LA's Bureau of Street Lighting. "No question, no question," he replied.

In fact, on the city's own website, Los Angeles urges its citizens to to turn off their lights at home whenever they're not needed. But city officials had a hard time explaining why they have been leaving their streetlights on during the day when they're not needed. "Why would the city leave the lights on all day long?" Grover asked Ebrahimian. "This is an issue we don't have control in the Bureau of Street Lighting," Ebrahimian said. "Those (lights) are all controlled by the Dept of Water and Power," he added.

But the next week, Ebrahimian said he was wrong; it wasn't the DWPs fault, he blamed the contractor who was upgrading streetlights in parts of LA. He said they installed faulty timing devices to turn the lights off during the day. And the next day, Ebrahimian changed the story again. This time he was blaming the manufacturer of the streetlights, Sequoia Lighting, saying it supposed to send new timing devices to city months ago.

Whatever the reason, the day after NBC LA starting questioning the Bureau of Street Lighting about this waste of energy, we spotted city crews out in one neighborhood, replacing parts on the streetlights, and finally the lights were off during the day.

"I think its really a shame that NBC had to become involved in order for the problem to be addressed properly," Nomi Dershowitz says.

In her Westwood neighborhood, the lights are still on during the day. But now, the city is promising to fix them within two to three weeks.

"I'm thrilled the lights are off in some neighborhoods. I'm waiting for the job to be completed," Dershowitz says.

May 19, 2009 4:18 PM  

Anonymous Captain Jack Sparrow said:

Good afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen (removes hat and bows low with flourish):

Sots, I have returned and a rather glorious day it is. (Looks around) Now don't all rush to hug me, you might hurt yourselves, savvy?

Yes, it's good to be home, We've been away for a while on busy-ness, but let me assure you, we are back. (Looks at sot) Did you miss me, luv? Apparently not for in my absence was one who thought he would be me and not he, even though he could never be me and I could never be he. Unless, of course, it was, if you will, the Master of Spam...Mister Sanchez, savvy?

And let us be the first to say that we look for Audra Strickland to run for City Council, for she has a shapely pair of legs and a deep pocket.

Drinks at the Redwood tonight? (Whispers) I think perhaps.

May 19, 2009 4:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Informal exit polling has Jack Weiss and Paul Koretz in large leads, probably larger than 15%.

(Just kidding)

By the way, Saltsburg predicted that a man would be city attorney and a man would win the 5th district.

Yt another big win for ZD.

May 19, 2009 4:55 PM  

Anonymous Verleen said:

I can't help but think nothing good has ever come from actors dabbling in politics, seems they always think they are still reading a script and playing to fans.

Propositions are never anything more than a quick fix for a temporary amount of time, complete waste!

May 19, 2009 4:58 PM  

Blogger Jennifer said:

I must agree with Verleen, there's really no reason someone should be a politician simply because they're famous. Its not a movie where you can edit the outcome if it turns out badly. Also with propositions, I think they're a waste of time, in the long run they don't work.

May 19, 2009 5:32 PM  

Blogger Foxy LA Lady said:

Hey 4:55pm - and there I was almost ready to move to Canada.

May 19, 2009 5:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why hasn't anyone stated the obvious to help the budget, could it be politically incorrect? Get rid of all the illegals in the schools, stop the welfare checks, stop the free healthcare, stop the WIC checks, stop the traffic conjestion, make room for afforable housing when they leave.

May 19, 2009 6:25 PM  

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May 19, 2009 6:30 PM  

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May 19, 2009 6:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Where did you get those screen shots Phil?

It looks like you took your cel phone and took pictures of your computer.

May 19, 2009 7:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

6:25 PM


May 19, 2009 7:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Captain Jack's Mother wrote:
Jackie boy (tugs at rear), I'm glad you made it home safely from probation camp. Now, as your dear mother has told you before, you should know that those ladies in that area are lasses (pulls out snuff box from between breasts). No matter dear, either way it's illegal. And you know (whispers to the others in the pub), you've a face only a mother can love.

I'm sorry I could not pick you up, but how else is a mother to support you? I had to sell your row boat. Since it can no longer carry you on account of the weight gain, it only made sense to sell it for a few quid (takes a few sniffs of the snuff). Besides, your dear Uncle Henry had to move away from the flat with a pool.

(Downs ale in one gulp)Dear, I ask that you not offer Audra American currency for her services. We can't go at this again now, can we? I cannot continue to pay for your legal advocate. But really, dear (belches), whatever you do at the Redwood, please remember it is trash day tomorrow. And, remember to stop at the market to pick up some fags.

May 19, 2009 9:29 PM  

Anonymous Captain Jack Sparrow said:

Good evening 9:29pm (tips hat):

So, we return and as quick as you can say "Jack's back", the sots already have something nasty to say about me Mum, who, if you will, is a rather nice lady even if she's got a figure that resembles a certain school board member, savvy?

(Looks at sot and raises eyebrow) Afraid of Jack Sparrow and the crew are we? (Leans in closely) Perhaps you should be, for we are pirates after all. Be careful what you put in the rubbish bins for the janitor to collect, savvy?

May 19, 2009 9:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Captain Jack's mother wrote:

Now Jackie Dear, you know not to speak back to your dear ol' mumsie. I'm glad you like me (tilts head and shakes index digit) and you know I love you, as I have said when referencing your face.

Please note (pulls out snuff from between breasts), my boy, it is all for the jesting. Righto?

Now, do load up the pipe before you leave for the Redwood. But remember to be respectful of others in the parking lot. Why these pubs ban pipe smoking is beyond me. What, next thing you know they'll ban grass in our gardens.

Please do not be so sad about the boat (sniffs the snuff). There is a township pool nearby. We can always buy you a new inflatable boat after I pay off your GED classes.

And remember, your mumsie loves you.

May 19, 2009 10:35 PM  

Anonymous Captain Jack Sparrow said:

Good evening 10:35pm: (tips hat)

Sod off.

May 19, 2009 11:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Captain Jacks Mother wrote:

Really Jack, what happened while you were away at camp? To speak to your mumsie that way is quite disturbing.

Now, hush, hush my boy and enjoy the election results.

May 20, 2009 12:47 AM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

May 19, 2009 4:55 PM

I made no prediction in the city attorney race at any time and didn't cover the CD 5 in my blogging or on TV 35.

Next? But thanks for tagging (positioning) me as the guy who is always making accurate predictions, which I seem to be doing at an uncanny level.

But I don't have wi-fi in the trunk of my car.

May 20, 2009 9:45 PM  

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