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Monday, November 08, 2010

Week Long Open Thread


Expect a low posting week from the Mayor Sam blog. We're either buried in work, projects, or relaxing after the elections. There might be a post or two, but otherwise we'll see you next week as we gear up for the 2011 City Council race.


Anonymous Anonymous said:

I can think of one particular CD5 resident who is carpetbagging in CD4 that I can't wait to see get eaten alive.

November 08, 2010 6:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Here we go again. 5 MILLION bucks on the school board elections already. Bye bye, Tamar.

November 08, 2010 7:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I wonder if the Carpetbagger from Wisconsin will ever allow comments on his blog? Is he a enemy of free speech? A socialist censor? Is he afraid of the people he seeks to represent? Doesn't he want their input? Joe B I hope you will BBQ this
hate spewing scoundrel for his crimes against freedom and America.

November 08, 2010 8:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Following the elections and the fed meeting the Labor Dept. reported that 151,000 new jobs were created last month, more than double the forecast. Stock prices are at their highest level in 2 years. Yields on Treasury notes are at record lows. Gold prices are at all-time highs. We are in the strongest bull market since World War II.

So I'm really curious what Higby thinks. Does he give Obama any credit for this? Or do we thank George Bush? Or Sarah Palin?

Does he wish this will continue, or does he wish it to worsen so the voters will elect a Republican president who will makes things better after the Republicans helped make things worse so that they could make it better again?

November 08, 2010 11:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Could there be shenanigans in the Attorney General election?

The Secretary of State's website currently has no data on the results of the election, but the left wing blog "Swing State Project" reports Cooley ahead of Kamala Harris by 62,258, and BarackObama.com sends out a panic email for volunteers to "protect the election."

What say you?

November 09, 2010 12:52 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Carmen the Clown's flexing his muscles (for a change) and has axed the City Attorney's Office Neighborhood Prosecutor Program.

The Clown thinks we're stupid and is blaming the budget for the decision to close down one of the few really useful things that his office provides to communities blighted by petty drug dealing, prostitution, graffiti and vandalism. The real reason is his hatred for the Neighborhood Prosecutors, like Tama Galatzan, who developed strong bonds with local communities, councilmembers and the police. He's such a control freak that he had to shut the program down to keep control, even if it means hurting the communities that elected him in 2009.

Nooch the pooch thinks he'll be able to get away with abandoning the community by keeping a skeleton staff around to run the program, but with only a handful of NPPs left, the program will completely disappear and be forgotten. He hopes.

But we don't forget broken promises, and you can be sure that when Paul Krekorian runs for City Attorney in 2013, Tamar Galatzan will be lockstep with Krekorian to blame Trutanich for running the office by his ego, not his pledge to voters.

November 09, 2010 6:54 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If anyone is as bored & tired of Phil Jennerjahn's self-serving campaigns, send a note to the City Clerk's office, Tom LaBonge's office, or the City Ethics Commission and let them know that Phil has already declared the he has never lived in CD4, and that they should subpoena his utility bills, just like they did to Richard Alarcon.

The truth is, Phil Jennerjahn is as crooked as Richard Alarcon, but he is not nearly as smart as Alarcon is. At least Alarcon wasn't stupid enough to BLOG about it.

November 09, 2010 8:06 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Joe, what say you?

Republican Steve Cooley's lead in the race for attorney general stands at 19,189 in this this morning's update by the Secretary of State.

November 09, 2010 8:09 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

A must see video. You gotta watch

November 09, 2010 10:19 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Not a good move on Carmen's part, the NP program was responsive. It is like bitter Bernie getting rid of the SLO program.
Does anyone think that Alarcon will ever be prosecuted or that the DA will let ride until he is out of office and drop the charge?

November 09, 2010 10:37 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"...as we gear up for the 2011 City Council race."

You MUST be joking?

What's to "gear up" for. Seven council races that are already over, for all intents. Five in which the incumbent is basically unchallenged (sorry Box et al., but it's true), one in which the heir apparent has raised enough money to just SKIP over City Council and run for Congress, and one where a "mini-Meg" rich dude plans to spend his kids' inheritance to unseat a popular incumbent, yet who is himself SO unknown in civic circles he'll probably have trouble coming up with enough signatures to even qualify for the ballot in time.

The sad part about this is -- because there is no REAL competition for any of these races, you blogging yahoos will TRY and paint one of these as an exciting pay-per-view fight, just to keep things interesting. Then, it'll end up in a knockout DURING THE WEIGHING-IN ceremony, before anyone even steps in the ring.

Save you breath; hell... don't take the WEEK off, take the next FOUR MONTHS off.

The next election in L.A. that'll mean anything to anyone is when we get to replace the "FAILURE" mayor (and probably end up with someone HE'S endorsing). And, it'll serve us right.

November 09, 2010 11:35 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Cooley's lead now 51,489 as of noon today.

November 09, 2010 12:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The DA race is proof positive that the liberals are hypocrites to the bone.

Even when they appear to want the full flush of knee-jerks in office running the state, they still want "CONSERVATIVES" protecting them from the "bad boys" that their own philosophy insists aren't "really" bad (just misunderstood and poor, right?). It's society's fault... poverty made them bad, right? We build too many prisons, right?

But y'all still want the hardass GOP sheriff-type standing by the front door with a loaded shotgun, while you hold your "kumbayah" hand-holding pinko rallies.

Who in their right mind -- and not suicidal -- would vote for a squishy San Fran politician to lead statewide LAW enforcement?

November 09, 2010 12:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

“Tardiness is but one symptom of a troubled political leadership.”

Since October 14, 2010 when L.A. Daily News reported, “ Los Angeles City Council's tardiness a sign of disrespect” nothing has changed.

The Los Angeles Council continues to DISRESPECT citizens, who pay their salaries, as councilmembers continue to violate their own Council Rules with NO CONSEQUENCES.

Can one of these council members display leadership and introduce a MOTION to take away council members cars, who are habitual violators of their own rules. How about Former Police Chief and current Councilmember Bernard Parks?

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 Los Angeles Council Is Awaiting A Quorum Again as the HABITUAL CONCILMEMBERS ARRIVE LATE.

District 15 - Janice Hahn
District 14 - Jose Huizar
District 10 – Herb Wesson
District 7 - Richard Alarcon
District 6 - Tony Cardenas
District 5 – Paul Koretz
District 1 - Ed Reyes

Friday, October 29, 2010 Los Angeles Council Is Awaiting A Quorum Again as the HABITUAL COUNCILMEMBERS ARRIVE LATE.

District 15 - Janice Hahn
District 14 - Jose Huizar
District 12 - Grieg Smith
District 10 – Herb Wesson
District 7 - Richard Alarcon
District 1 - Ed Reyes

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 Los Angeles Council Is Awaiting A Quorum Again as the HABITUAL CONCILMEMBERS ARRIVE LATE.

District 15 - Janice Hahn
District 11 - Bill Rosendahl
District 10 – Herb Wesson
District 7 - Richard Alarcon
District 6 - Tony Cardenas
District 5 – Paul Koretz
District 2 - Paul Krekorian

Friday, October 15, 2010 Los Angeles Council Is Awaiting A Quorum Again as the FORMER POLICE SERGEANT and CURRENT ASSISTANT NEED TO SET PRECEDENT PRO TEMPORE COUNCILMAN DENNIS ZINE lacks transparency because he customarily FAILS to name the councilmembers who arrive late to chambers.

November 09, 2010 1:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

OH YEAH, this will work. . . they're "tardy" -- that'll get them booted out of office.

4 years ago a challenger tried to show that the incumbent in CD14 was GONE from the office some HUGE number of days on junkets, vacation, "business" trips, etc.

That challenger lost, miserably, even those most people probably believed the charge.

Give 'em demerits, then give this up.

What a joke! Half the people who vote couldn't tell you the difference between their Councilmember, County Sup, State Rep, State Senator, or Congressman. They may know the names, but any councilmember out there will be happy to tell you how many times a day some "voter" complains to them that the federal IRS is taking too much of their money, or that their STATE highways are too crowded. . . like they have anything to do with it. And vice-versa, STATE reps hold coffees and get an earfull all the time about potholes and tree trimming.

November 09, 2010 2:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

LA residents are so uninformed that most don't even know they live in LA. I've got so many dumb calls, mostly from the Valley, like "I live in the city of Tarzana or Sylmar". Is it any wonder Alarcon, Cardenas, and their kind keep winning elections.

November 09, 2010 3:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Phil Jennerjahn has his occupation listed on the intent to run file as "Political Consultant". Who has Phil ever been a political consultant to?
He is a Hollywood tour guide and part time birthday party clown. He has purposely entered false information as to his occupation. The District Attorney must arrest this enemy of election law and toss his sorry ass in jail!

November 09, 2010 7:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Jennerjahn's a Liar!


November 09, 2010 8:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

YOu can have all the money you think will win you an election even as an incumbent. But all it will take is one good piece of negative publicity or some type of corruption to come out and you can kiss your chance good bye. I'm talking about the incumbents on city council

November 10, 2010 6:02 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I think this says it all about Obama.



November 10, 2010 7:26 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

6:02AM= Phil Jennerjoke

November 10, 2010 7:27 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

In the same way that I reported Phil to the Clerk's, Ethics, and LaBonge's office about his self-admission on carpetbagging, I am going to submit this challenge to his assertion that he is a political consultant as an out & out fraud.

I HATE Tom LaBonge. But the people in CD4 stupidly like him.

I know of "NOONE" who likes Phil Jennerjahn, other than Higby, although he never explains why.

November 10, 2010 7:41 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Do you have a fax number? I will send you a copy of the letter that I am going to send to the City Clerk's office.

The letter will address Phil's admission that he never lived outside of CD-5, as well as a direct challenge to his assertion that he is a "political consultant."

I cannot email the document to you because it will show my name as the licensee of the Microsoft software.

I encourage others to do the same.

November 10, 2010 8:26 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Did anyone pay attention to the fact that today Wed the Stupid Council will be voting to overrule the community plans? If LaBonge votes to support this I will go all out to get him out of office. It will show which council clowns are completely in the hands of developers. Voting yes means screw the community I am with the developers. Voting no means I support the community I represent and am not in the hands (pockets) of developers.

November 10, 2010 9:53 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Looks like a replay of 2007- Pugliese vs Galatzan in LAUSD#3 with another Union vs Mayor battle.This is one to watch.


Who is Murphy Moore?

November 10, 2010 10:15 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Joe, are you aware of how poorly Phil speaks of you behind your back?

You have correctly identified this poseur in your past posts, and he continually slams you everywhere he goes, but he doesn't have the balls to tell you to your face.

November 10, 2010 10:22 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'm surprised that anyone allows phil jennerjahn to post on this blog, given his INCREDIBLE capacity to get things wrong; to DO things wrong; and a rabid fondness for ad hominem attacks.

November 10, 2010 10:42 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Phil is here in City Hall today and made the most moronic public comment AGAINST banning smoking in public places close to doors of business.

Yes, Phil sure is different all right! He's defending the tobacco companies!

What's next? Defending child molesters' freedom?

November 10, 2010 10:44 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If Janice Hahn isn't the biggest boor, blowhard on city council, I don't know who is. Plus her voice is so shrill I can't stand to hear it.

November 10, 2010 1:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Cooley has lost his lead! Votes in LA County coming in;
Cooley 45.9 to Harris 45.8!

November 10, 2010 1:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Name your source and provide a link, 1:58pm. It's not in the Slimes.

November 10, 2010 3:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Joe B-

I can confirm what 10:22am wrote.

Phil Jennerjahn is no friend of yours when your name is brought up in conversation. And it's not just about your political views. He's downright vicious.


November 10, 2010 3:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


November 10, 2010 3:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

1:58pm, you're a fucking idiot.

Look at the stats.

Cooley is ahead by more than 9,500 votes. DUH!


November 10, 2010 3:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Obviously, the Kamala Harris fan can't read. Exactly what about these numbers makes you think Cooley isn't in the lead?

Are you illiterate when it comes to math, too? Do you not know that 45.8% is SMALLER than 45.9%, and that the difference is greater than 9,500?

Are you Joe B?

Kamala D. Harris (Dem) 3,886,014 45.8%

Steve Cooley (Rep) 3,895,569 45.9%

November 10, 2010 3:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Cooley had a 55000 lead now down to less than 10000. That's losing a big lead!

November 10, 2010 4:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

4:00PM The respected and prestigious "What Would Reagan Do?" Blog has already projected that Cooley will win by about 9,000, based on voter trends in the 36 counties that broke for Cooley, 17 that rolled over for Harris, and 5 that were about even.

So obviously the figures are going to sway one way and another over the next few days, as all the uncounted votes are tabulated.

I wouldn't be surprised if Kamala Harris even takes the lead when the rest of the moronic counties that supported her give up their figures. But when the rest of the sensible counties, the ones that supported Cooley overwhelmingly, provide their figures, Cooley will win the election.

Then, and only then, can you people start your "Cooley Stole The Election" mantra, and because we've heard that line before, we know where that will get you.

Cooley wins, get over it.

You should be more concerned that the new House Speaker has already indicated that he will not be using Nancy Pelosi's private 757 to fly home from DC on our dime.

He's using a regular airline. Poor Nancy's going to have to fly Jet Blue, and they don't want her scrawny ass on their leather seats. Rumor has it that they're re-hiring Steve Slater to be flight attendant on any flight Pelosi takes with them. At least Slater knows how to deal with uppity empowered empty-heads.

November 10, 2010 10:50 PM  

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