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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Open Thread for Tuesday

Let those who ride, decide?

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

Idea for Open Thread: Post real subjects instead of open threads. How come LAObserved never needs open threads? There is no vitriol there, and no comments. Just good hard work and output.

June 16, 2009 8:40 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hi WestSide White Guy at 8:40am!

Luv ya luv ya luv ya! NOT

June 16, 2009 9:25 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Is it any wonder why this blog has fallen to #13, while Zuma Dogg's has soared to #2?

At least zuma dogg puts in some effort, though if you believe what he is writing today, he's leaving the business.

Personally I don't think he has the ability to quit. But that's what he's saying, and comparing his low key departure to the high profile one of Johnnie Carson.

June 16, 2009 9:31 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I know this is an Open Thread, but enough please of the lunatic fringe stuff.

Let's talk Lakers or budget something. Where's Don Quackers when you need him? (wow - did I just say that?)

June 16, 2009 9:44 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey Eric! Will Zuma be allowed to speak in public comment today?

June 16, 2009 10:00 AM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

Look if you guys want to pay me I'll blog more. Otherwise I can make oodles of money elsewhere and have found better things to do with my time.

I no longer believe Los Angeles can be saved. Therefore I'm not wasting my time on it. Its now all about making money and having fun until Rome burns.

So if you care to join me there, come on along.

And if I get the mood to rif on Villar or when Jan Perry does something stupid again I'll post.

Or if I get bored.

June 16, 2009 10:14 AM  

Blogger Petra Fried in the City said:


I wish you'd write more, but at the very least I'd like to see you back to doing your Hotsheets. They're needed in this world.


June 16, 2009 10:18 AM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:


Don't get me wrong. I like doing hotsheets but they can take 3-4 hours. And between long hours at work and other stuff I'm doing these days its tough. And I'm no longer willing to stay up until 2-3 am to get it done.

I will try my best though. Thanks for your comments and all your great work!

June 16, 2009 10:26 AM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

By the way Mary C/Haikook comments are not allowed at Mayor Sam and we're getting pretty good at identifying them and rejecting them.

Just a public service from your friendly neighborhood old dead Republican blogger.

June 16, 2009 10:27 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Petra read Mailander's comments to her on Street Hassle.

June 16, 2009 12:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Clowncil just lost their quorum when Huizar left the room without permission.

Your City Government in non-action, folks.

June 16, 2009 1:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The L.A. City Council members are the highest paid in the nation.

It's one thing for Huizar to ditch work and leave early, but to break a quorum to do it?????

I'm all for cutting his salary in half, and all the others for allowing him to get away with it.

June 16, 2009 1:39 PM  

Blogger Petra Fried in the City said:

Ah... I see what JM is up to. Gracias 12:23.

Go get 'em, JM. Whoever they are. They clearly need professional help, and I think we're all tired of being forced into dealing with their sanity issue here on MayorSam. Local politics is looney enough all by itself.

June 16, 2009 1:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Where are your Helmets?

June 16, 2009 4:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Them's some ugly dudes.

In the interest of chivalry, no comment on "the chick" in back.

Like he said, where's the helmets?

June 16, 2009 5:05 PM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

Having been in a few parades riding an ATV, I can attest that helmets are

June 16, 2009 5:20 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

Hey Joe can we have a Mayor Sam float in the ST July 4th Parade?

June 16, 2009 5:40 PM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

Sure you can. Last day for applying is June 29th. I'll be with the Sunland-Tujunga Alliance float so you'll have to get the burros up here to ride with you.

June 16, 2009 5:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Higby you want a parade, and admit in the same string that you aren't willing to do the legwork anymore?

Regardless, IMO, the blog is just as good with out your input as it is with. Which was marginal at best.

The one compliment I can offer is that you are at least man enough to admit it. Your absence over the past few months is no longer news. And now that you have entrenched phil as the lead, we all have a handle that you're comfortable with it. Good luck tho in getting to that 2millionth visit.

June 16, 2009 6:51 PM  

Blogger Phil Jennerjahn said:


Higby is in charge and has done amazing things with this blog. I think most of you would agree with that.

However, it is a lot of work and I agreed to help out a few times a week.... but I don't want to do all the work here, either. I think Mayor Sam is best when it is a shared, cooperative venture.

I'm pretty far to the right, but I like hearing other views, also. I don't care for all the gay marriage stuff lately, but people are entitled to their own opinions. I think it is healthy to have balance on this blog.

June 16, 2009 10:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I do not agree with you on the social issues Phil. But I think you are a good honest man. Anything you run for, if Zuma isn't on th bill, you have my vote. I'll beat you up about the social issues later. You're a good man for local government. Yes yes Higby did an amazing thing with this bog.

June 16, 2009 10:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


June 16, 2009 10:35 PM  

Blogger Phil Jennerjahn said:

Do my eyes deceive me, or are all these city officials NOT wearing mandated helmets while riding motorcycles???

(sigh...) Typical liberals...

They want to control your life and everything about it, but they don't want those rules applied to themselves.

June 17, 2009 12:05 AM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

Phil, if you had ever been in a parade, you would know that helmets are not required. Not a liberal thing, a parade thing.

June 17, 2009 12:42 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Can anyone open Witnessla.com?

There was a funny-in a strange kind of way thread there by Alan Mittelstaedt that everyone's emailing me about but now the site won't open, something weird happened to it since today. Did someone jam it so we can't see it?

As for these dudes: ok, I'll bite.

Denny, where'd you get that outfit? I thought we were going to be twins all the way! It's not fair you get the hottest outfits!

June 17, 2009 12:43 AM  

Blogger Rita Of Sunland/Wally Wharton said:

Of COURSE you can have a float in our S-T Fourth of July Parade, Michael--and as far as I'm concerned, you ARE a float-- a living, breathing, heaving float!!

June 17, 2009 1:04 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Dear Naive Phil:

That's Dennis Zine riding without a helmet. He's no liberal. He's a Republican like you.

June 17, 2009 5:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

That's true, Zine's a Republican and so is Nuch although he's claimed to be "independent" for the election. But he's a lifelong Republican and his campaign manager John Thomas is known as "a young Republican party strategist" so calling them liberals as Phil did is just bizarre.

Shows he assumes ALL stupid behavior must be done by liberals, typical of the Republicans who can't be objective. Whereas I think you can see evidence that Zine the Republican has ridden without his helmet a few too many times and not just in parades.

-- By funny coincidence the letters I have to type to submit this spell "brano." Sounds like the perfect word for what Dennis has.

June 17, 2009 8:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The Councilmember Dennis Zine considers himself a RepubliCRAT” with a more liberal social policy.

June 22, 2009 7:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Let those who ride decide. This country allows people the freedom to smoke cigarettes and kill themselves so why not the freedom to wear a helmet?

Government should not tell you what to do and limit your freedom.

June 28, 2009 7:20 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Thanks Dennis Zine for supporting those that choose not to wear a helmet. It is freedom to choose. People have freedom of choice when it comes to abortion. How about helmets?

We want the freedom to choose too. Maybe we should get those abortion activists on our side.

June 28, 2009 7:25 AM  

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