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Sunday, September 02, 2007

Sunday Morning Mimosa

Just go get some gelato already.

The fishwrap of record has an obit-in-advance on Billy Graham in LA.

The alt quotidien codwrapper---alert the media---reports that citizens find traffic studies conducted by developers suspect.

Yeah, we felt the earthquake too. 4.7, Orange County, east of Santa Ana.

Every time there's a ten-degree aberration or a ten-mile-an-hour wind, of course the power goes out in Silver Lake and Los Feliz. But it's a devastating heat wave! the City protests. Ever notice how usual it is for us to have such unusual weather all the time and that there are power failures galore all year long?

Can we trust you guys with comments yet? Don't let me down. The Mayor will kill me if you screw up this one. We want your news and views, not your personal attacks on people we've never even heard of.



Anonymous Anonymous said:

DWP power, reliable or not, is going to cost you more--a lot more if you don't speak up. A rate proposal is on the table now at the next meeting for 72 Neighborhood Councils. Attend, learn and make your voice heard. If you haven't noticed, DWP just increased your rates July 1.

See: http://www.citywatchla.com/content/view/661/75/

September 02, 2007 12:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You guys can't have it both ways; if you want alternate renewable energy, you'll have tot pay the premium for it until the prices adjust.

Welcome to capitalism and reality.

September 02, 2007 12:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Re: "citizens find traffic studies conducted by developers suspect"

Mr. M., Mayor Sam readers may also want to check out this week's Daily News Food Section which will include an investigative report entitled "Diners Suspicious Of Food That Smells Funny."

September 02, 2007 12:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

We should have the city of L.A. conduct a study of how many illegal aliens without car insurance are costing the rest of us, who are required by law to possess a driver’s license and car insurance.

Mayor V what about that study?

September 02, 2007 12:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I also wonder where is the extra electricty to power all the extra high density housing going to come from.

It gets pretty damn hot inside a 20 story concrete box on summer days like today.

September 02, 2007 12:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

adam, smith, doesn't sound like you've attended any of the DWP workshops about the rate increases. Funding green energy is not what this is about. Consider going to your next NC meeting to learn where the money goes. Then have your say.

September 02, 2007 1:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

12:58 Capitalism will take care of that. Owners of condos in 20 story high rises won't be worring about their water and power bills. It's the average wage earner who's going to pay more for less. May be better to operate DWP more efficiently and keep the City council from siphoning off "excess" funds that DWP creates by issuing bonds. Let the next generation pay. It works for the Feds.

September 02, 2007 1:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

When you encourage and promote personal attacks on people you have heard of, what do you expect will be next? A spreading out of the attacks to what one commenter who's been removed said, it became a bunch of animal activists "peeing on each other like they were fire hydrants." Well, when YOU guys set that tone... (NOT you personally, Joe, but you know who everyone is upset about.)

September 02, 2007 1:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Good afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen (tips hat and sips rum cocktail):

So, a few of you sots have to go and get your pants in a twister you do. And what comes of it? The rest of us get punished, savvy? (Looks at sots through narrowed eyes) Bloody wankers. Sod off.

(Looks at Joseph Mailander and smiles)
Master Mailander, I, if you will, know very well the phrase that only mad dogs and Englishmen go out on the noonday sun. Rest assured that today I am not English nor am I going to venture out except to go sailing this afternoon. Although I do think it's interesting to see who vacations in the islands with whom. Speaking of which, as anyone seen His Nibbs?

September 02, 2007 1:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

There is a cost to us for illegals who don't have car insurance. My car was hit downtown by an illegal who had no insurance and an outstanding warrent. The cops hauled him away and I have no clue what happened to him but my insurance rates went up. A study would be good.

September 02, 2007 2:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Promoting "attacks" on people we have heard of is actually part of holding accountable those government officials and their friends and chippies whose salaries vacations and facials we pay. It's called democracy, I think. As for "Animal activists who pee on each other like hydrants"- they are only of interest if they have a city position, even as volunteers, as long as they use the city's name and any service, even a meeting room, which the tax payers cover. That is the purpose of this blog to call out those city officials on any level who are doing the wrong thing, trying to abscond with our money, and it in no way qualifies as "personal attacks." Promoting personal attacks and untruths about people we haven't heard of is called slander and libel.

September 02, 2007 2:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

2:20: "Attacks" are not the same as cogent criticism, so you can't have it both ways. But the vile tone that a certain person brings to this blog, and the people like who can't tell the difference that are attracted to this vile tone and racism and speculation, led to what apparently happened last night.

Whole threads devoted to attacking persons both elected and volunteer, or the current one trying to allege that a certain Mayor's college kid is getting illegal funds from developers, however clumsily veiled are indeed "yellow journalism" as someone else noted.

It's all the same to me, I have no dog in this fight, but it's not the place I'd look for anything more. Just a curiosity look. Anything posted here is deemed irrelevant.

For example, many might agree that letting unlicensed and uninsured illegals drive is dangerous and wrong -- the D N editorializes on this today -- but when it comes in a racist, anti-Mexican context, you get what you are now attracting.

Just reading your comment makes me feel unclean and slimed, you are one of those who turn off the valid comments the Mayor and his colleagues are now so lacking.

September 02, 2007 2:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Attacks" is in quotes at 2:20. It's understood that the poster at 2:20 and Joe were speaking about constructive criticism. It's pretty pathetic if one cannot defend one's favorite policy wonks without stooping to defaming people we've never heard. Seems to me that is all Joe was trying to say.

September 02, 2007 3:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If "His Nibbs" means MAV, Captain, he's on a 9-mile walk to celebrate the 226th Anniversary of Los Angeles. Good thing he bought shoes.

September 02, 2007 3:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Daily Breeze Story

The Mexican Rosa Parks? Oh, please
Elvira Arellano sneaked into the country, not once, but twice, and defied a deportation order. Rosa Parks, a black woman, was born in 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama - that is, Tuskegee, Alabama, United States of America.

By Larry Elder

Is Elvira Arellano - the recently deported Mexican illegal alien - the new Rosa Parks?

Some of her supporters describe her this way. But Arellano's credentials as a "role model," to say the least, fall short. Indeed, even some "immigrant rights activists" find the comparison embarrassing. A check of the Web sites of The National Council of La Raza and the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Educational Fund finds no statement one way or the other concerning Arellano.

Rosa Parks, a black woman, was born in 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama - that is, Tuskegee, Alabama, United States of America. She thus entered life as an American citizen but was denied the rights and protections afforded by the U.S. Constitution. Arellano sneaked into the country, not once, but twice, and defied a deportation order by receiving "sanctuary" for over a year in a Chicago church.

Arellano gave birth on American soil to a son, now 8. But she does not speak of his father. She condemns the U.S. government for "breaking up" her family because Saul (her son) remains in the United States while she reportedly lives with friends in Tijuana, Mexico. But Arellano chose to leave Saul behind, claiming that his Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder requires better medical care than provided in Mexico.

September 02, 2007 3:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Home Depot did a traffic study on the traffic into and out of the KMart site in Sunland-Tujunga that concluded that having a Home Depot on the site would actually reduce traffic, but then those NIMBYs out in S-T had the temerity to doubt the results just because the KMart had been abandoned for about 3 months when the study was done. As anyone involved in city planning that's worth his bri....errr....."expediting fee" knows, traffic at a busy Home Depot is ALWAYS less than that at a deserted KMart. The nerve of these alleged "residents" is just unbelievable sometimes. They're the real problem, the only thing that's stopping LA from becoming the 80-story, no-water, no-electricity, gridlocked wonder that it could be!

September 02, 2007 3:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

From the San Diego Business Journal

Oceanfront properties built by US developers exploding south of the border.


September 02, 2007 3:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The Home Depot traffic study was simply taken from the pages of a
publication called "ITE" which is an averaging of traffic at store locations across the country. Because traffic at a store in say Nowhereville, Illinois is low it brings down the average traffic count for a store in Los Angeles. LA should
rely on a traffic count for our city alone, not nationwide averages.

September 02, 2007 4:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Anon 2:48 P.M. = "one who knows".
Woderful that he is on speaking terms with himself.

September 02, 2007 4:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Back on December 3, 2006 Mayor Sam, while attacking another blog, said the following:

"At least we're honest with you that this dead, Republican Mayor wants to make a few bucks off this site"

The link is:

Seems to me that this says it all. He is hoping, against all odds that he will make money by generating traffic. It doesn't matter to him who he hurts. He doesn't care about changing LA or even exposing real corruption. No, for Sam it is all about money.

Ironically, since the ACTUAL number of hits to the blog are relatively low, he doesn't make much but that doesn't stop him from trying.

September 02, 2007 5:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


September 02, 2007 5:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If Mayor Sam cared about money in the way you say he does this blog that, even you admit doesn't make much, would be long gone. Anyway, why do you give a crap? Obviously they're still letting you defame Zuma Dogg and Mayor Sam, as you've been at it all day. Not to mention one day Walter will be back and you can get busy defaming him. They just won't let you spew your libel about anyone who isn't running this blog and isn't in city government.

September 02, 2007 6:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Anon Poster At 3:05 said "It's pretty pathetic if one cannot defend one's favorite policy wonks without stooping to defaming people."

Ah, Therin Lies The Problem.

September 02, 2007 6:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Listen to yourself! You have been fighting all day for the right to post lies about people that Joe told correctly told you no one here cares about. You have twisted everything anyone says, including Joe's meaning of "attack" and where has it gotten you? Anyone watching this can eaily conclude that you are a dim wit. You cannot make a point unless you libel innocent people. You've convinced no one of anything else; it's boring and it's time to move on. So, just as an exercise, why not try to win an argument, make a point, defend your favs in city government, and even point out the flaws in Zuma Dogg's reasoning if you must with facts instead of angry rhetoric.

September 02, 2007 7:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

7:01, who is also 3:05, is clearly incoherent as well as utterly unable to read or comprehend. Their support of claims to be allowed to attack people in certain categories, while claiming that the opponents of yellow journalism are the ones who want to attack people this poster "doesn't care about," (i.e., anyone other than the Mayor or his friend, since he has a single-minded fanaticism in doing so), is so pathetically stupid, this person must also be the one who admits to getting their news and analysis from the dogg. Thanks for making our point, person.

September 02, 2007 7:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It got to preposterous awfully quickly. Someone at 2:20 posted a pretty clear explanation of the difference between a public figure and a private one and his comeback was that he was "slimed." By what? The difference between public commentary on bad government and slander?

September 02, 2007 7:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Being "allowed to attack people in certain categories" i.e. city government is the at the heart of American democracy. Lying about private citizens in a way that is also extraneous to the thread is also known as defamation of character. Everyone here understands the distinction except you.

September 02, 2007 7:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Oh please watch out 7:21. You neglected to include the definition of "attack" to mean "criticize."
Here we go again...

September 02, 2007 7:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It might shock 7:16 to learn that quite a few on MS admit to "getting their news and analysis from the dogg." And then the question is, what is 7:16 doing here?
I don't necessarily agree with ZD about everything, but I'm glad he's out there in the city clowncil's face the way he is and, I enjoy his news. Otherwise, why come on this blog at all? Coming here because you are mad at the world and incessantly calling Dogg "moron" and "ignorant" etc. can't be very fullfilling. You are bound to become frustrated, as even you admit, as the bit player in a group that admires the Dogg. Hanging around for the sole purpose of bashing ZD doesn't sound like the happiest way to live your life.

September 02, 2007 7:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Ah, Captain Sparrow! 'Tis a pleasure reading thy words today!

Aye, today doth come near to resembling Hell without the demons, devils, and pitchforks, tho' one came near to spearing me from the sky above, and not from King Neptune hisself from below! Why, it doth seem the West Valley doth not be immune from the heat, nor from the smoke which seemeth to come from Hades itself!

Thou drinketh the rum cocktail? Surely thou doth jest, for rum doth rob one of the moisture it doth require for survival. Surely a limeade-lemonade and a bit of sugar mixture poured over broken ice in a glass doeth better wonders for cooling oneself. Ye must join me for a few glasses, Captain... consider it an open invitation.

My word, the one known as anonymous doth certainly be active today! How anonymous doth send his many statements here in this heat defieth me imagination!

Ah, me limeade-lemonade mixture hath come near to the bottom of the jug! Mayhap it be time for me to draw me sword and slice a few more for the juicer.

'Til we correspond again, Captain, good morrow!

September 02, 2007 8:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

12:04 & 12:17, I've noticed for a few years that DWP power is more reliable (with the possible exception of the San Fernando Valley) and a lot less expensive than Southern California Edison. The difference is that DWP by law cannot be a for-profit operation, while SCE is a profit-making enterprise.

The problem is that the DWP has poured most of its rate hikes into funding employee salaries and pensions and very little of it into improving its infrastructure.

The SFV has more than its' share of problems, though. Coupling the aging infrastructure (as I've cited in my previous paragraph) with an exploding demand due to extreme population density and add the twin problems of hydrological and tectonic natures, one might see that the SFV could be headed for disaster in the future, if something isn't done quickly.

Historically, the SFV was once a flood plain for the Los Angeles River, and was later (in the late 19th and early 20th centuries) occupied by various farming and citrus growing enterprises. These farms and orchards were watered by springs and wells tapping the L.A. River water table, which was unneeded in wet seasons, but was required during dry spells, so the risk of liquefaction still exists in the event of a major earthquake originating from the various tectonic faults crisscrossing the SFV.

The Silverlake and Los Feliz areas have problems of a different nature. These are old neighborhoods, and the DWP equipment located there is almost as old as those neighborhoods. It is no wonder then that every time a change in the heat or windspeed comes upon Los Angeles, those old circuit breakers trip and plunge the residents into the loss of electrical power. Perhaps it is time to for those residents to invest in a few portable generators.

September 02, 2007 8:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

We don't need traffic studies. If we're going to be vertical and congested like NY we need more taxis on the streets. Even pet taxis...


September 02, 2007 9:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

9:00 - You're right, we don't need traffic studies... we've had too many of them already. If we're going vertical, then look for our buildings to become suddenly horizontal when the Downtown L.A. earthquake fault suddenly becomes active again.

September 02, 2007 9:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Ah, a woman was flung out of a seventh floor hotel window downtown in the early 90s. Very tragic. The building was on rollers and was totally up to code.

September 02, 2007 9:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Breaking News!


August 31, 2007
Honorable Antonio Villaraigosa
Mayor’s Office, City of Los Angeles

Dear Mayor Villaraigosa,

For two years, I have worked very hard to help improve the Department of Animal Services (LAAS) and protect the integrity of the Mayor’s office as your appointed Commissioner.

However, my seeking transparency, clarity and honesty is apparently what Mr. Blackman, your Deputy Chief of Staff, does not want me to do. His consistent refusal to hold Mr. Ed Boks, the General Manager, accountable — for his actions, including making false, misleading and inflammatory comments to your office, staff, City Council, the public, and the media
— has made my efforts ineffective at every level.

When I told Mr. Blackman that Mr. Boks would not shut down his city website blog, against the advice of the LAPD’s Threat Management unit, Mr. Blackman dismissed my concerns and called it merely “one of the many wrong things Boks has done” that he’s already aware of and would not take any action.

On the city website, Mr. Boks recently bashed the Director of LA County Animal Control and attacked one of the most reputable animal-welfare organizations which has provided invaluable assistance to the city’s department. Instead of allowing the Commission to keep Mr. Boks under control, it is my opinion that Mr. Blackman conceals critical facts and
protects Mr. Boks’ misbehavior from your view.

As a result, one such distortion made you appear uninformed at a recent press conference about the state of the city animal shelters. Consequently, several media outlets are presently investigating your claims of LAAS success.

Mr. Blackman looked the other way on another serious problem when Mr. Boks grossly misled City Council on August 3rd, during Item #41. As a result, City Council had to table an innovative program when it was discovered that Mr. Boks failed to consult with the Commission, Personnel and SEIU.

Recently, the Commission discovered its serious procedural problems with a past appeal. I was not involved with this particular appeal, however, I felt it was the Commission’s sworn duty to right its wrongs, and restore its integrity, when the process was violated, with unfairness and prejudice appearing high and harmful.

Unfortunately I have learned that certain members of your administration, this department and the Commission are incapable of acknowledging errors, therein misleading the public. Such actions (or inactions) are resulting in the needless suffering and death of many animals, mistreatment of the public, and wasting of financial and human capital.

You are welcome to contact me if you wish to be further informed about Mr. Boks’ crises, including, but not limited to, the veterinarian shortage; unopened spay/neuter clinics; zero foreign language outreach; shelter overcrowding; delayed shelter openings; end-runs on key stakeholders; and a tidal wave of public relations disasters.

As I recall, one of your campaign platforms was to uphold the ethical standards expected by the city residents. Most recently, you stressed the importance of accountability. While these values may not matter to some of your key staff, I hope they still matter to you.

In closing, I am resigning my position as a Commissioner because I can no longer, in good conscience, be a part of such demoralization. I wish that I were allowed to apply my business skills and expertise as a nonprofit organization leader, (the reason why you appointed me), to fully serve the people and animals of Los Angeles, which is supposed to be the City of


Marie Atake

September 02, 2007 10:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I wonder if Mayor Sam's numbers were really down why has Google recently changed their ads on Mayor Sam from phone sex and phony college degrees to name brand products like Spike TV and Heinz Kethcup? It has to be the Mayor is getting a larger and better class of readers.

September 02, 2007 10:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

stephen c. foster, you cover much ground in your post--too much for a short response here. I hope you attend your local NC at its upcoming meeting. The DWP rate increase should be on the agenda. The DWP postion is at www.ladwp.com
and the NCs will be taking positions at their meetings. Agree, disagree, whatever, this will be virtually your only opportunity to make your voice known. The issues are complex, and money is legally siphoned off by more than the union. Until the ratepayers take an interest and become informed they are at the mercy of those who are not required to be accountable. The NC Council's various recommendations will be aggregated and formally presented to the DWP Board and the City Council in several weeks. Let your opinion, whatever it is, be heard. To be silent is to be taken advantage of.

September 02, 2007 10:36 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

10:29 PM
I noticed that too. More substantial ads.

Marie Atake's letter is wonderful. While she had everyone's ears she should have made the case for more billionaire surgeon-funded pet taxi enterprises. Other than that, her letter flawless. We can only hope the mayor takes notice.

September 02, 2007 10:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

California's Most Influential Political Blogs:

1 Liberal OC
2 Calitics
3 Orange Juice
4 OC Blog
5 Orange Punch
6 Flash Report
7 Fresno Bee Opinion Talk
8 California Progress Report
9 LA Observed
10 Captain's Quarters
11 Boi From Troy
12 Mayor Sam's Sister City

Number 12 in the whole state. I'd say that is huge!

September 02, 2007 10:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Thar he blows again. And he seemed so calm when he was posting that Atake letter, thought the meds had kicked in. (sigh)Oh well.

September 02, 2007 11:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How do you know for certain it's a "he?" Sounds like a nasty old drag bag to me.

September 02, 2007 11:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

but darling, a surgeon in the pet taxi business sounds so fabulously la chic.

September 02, 2007 11:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Honorable Commissioner Atake: Bravo! Good for you to stand up against Antonio!

This not so honorable mayor is not worth wasting your time, particularly when you volunteer your precious time.

Mayor is supposed to appoint Commissioners who will be decision makers for city departments as board directors/members. Commissioners should approve actions that lead to necessary reforms, improve the department and uphold ethical standards.

But Antonio wants the spot light all by himself, won’t share any power, and constantly undermines all the Commissioners he appoints. Robin Kramer, or Jimmy Blackman in this case, run the departments directly through the General Managers. Under Robin Antonio, there is really no place for Commissioners other than being their rubber stamps.

What is happening here with the GM of Animal Services may be pretty typical, just like in most other departments now. You would always be up against the GM and Robin Kramer or Jimmy Blackman.

Good for you to submit a resignation letter to tell the truth.

Honorable Commissioner Atake, congratulations! You have just become the most respected Commissioner appointed by Antonio. And I hope you have set an example.

September 02, 2007 11:32 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Lighten up. You are speaking to people who do not value your opinion and aren't even around. You do that a lot and it's embarassing. It's holding Mayor Sam back from taking his rightful place as Number 11.

September 02, 2007 11:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

A pet taxi business! How absurdly and deliciously middle class, Lovies. I so adore the very idea. Too bad the d.o.c. in question told the cunning entrepreneur to, how do we say this nicely? Cop a walk? He was sadly mistaken. Owing the orange pet taxi would have put the man on the map.

But Mayor Sam is still the ground of the breaking best inner secrets. You just watch Lovies.

September 02, 2007 11:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Don't you think LA would be better if just nuked all the animals and people had robots for pets? Would we still all the animal wackos that post on Mayor Sam?

Mayor Sam no more stories about Animals, Ed Bocks and all the animal wackos who are suing each other and putting up blogs about each other.

Can we talk about other things no people who have so many mental issues they turn to animals to get their jollies. I bet some of them are fucking animals.

September 02, 2007 11:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

MAyor Sam did you know these animal suing people are opposed to the Jerrry Seinfled telethon?

September 02, 2007 11:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What is a pet Taxi?

September 02, 2007 11:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who is Zumma Dog?

September 02, 2007 11:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


That's a fake post

September 03, 2007 12:11 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Queer Elizabeth,

Hush your mouth. I would, mind you, supported more pet taxi business to drive my adorable lapso asso Pooke-in-ma to the grooming parlor if that wonderful elligible bachelor d.o.c. had not complained to me about all those intrusions into his private affairs by the cunning entrepreneur, can you evem imagine?! to his personal home in the very middle of the night, of all things! Even worse, the cunning entrepreneur had no sense of style.

September 03, 2007 12:12 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I enjoy old movies with Audrey Hepburn. I enjoy musical movies. I love football. I play a little golf.

I am 45 years old. I was born in Los Angeles, CA but grew up in Cincinnati. I currently live in Norwood. I work at Fifth Third Bank(downtown)as an executive administrative assistant. I have 5 siblings. I enjoy going to baseball and football games. I love going to the ballet.

September 03, 2007 12:14 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

30s,outgoing,openminded,down-to-earth & goofy. Enjoy outdoor activities,brunches & BBQs,local dives & lounges. Want to meet fun people w/similar interests, that aren't negative,pretentious or closeminded. Love trying out new things & places.

September 03, 2007 12:15 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Ahh...sigh...sigh...that cunning spectacular hustler entrepreneur did venture beyond the computer battleship chains today to make a grand gesture with a disturbing inappropriate phone call! Don't you just love it? Of all precious things. Grant it, this was merely to a Townhome Community, where there was a most questionable complaint logged, but that in a way makes it even more deliciously blue collar middle class.

The nature of the call? Well Lovies, it wasn't about the rain in Seattle. But more about this nasty pet taxi business later. Even in the PAC NW the martini can get quickly fester to quite warm.

September 03, 2007 12:30 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Ya but those mimosas Joe mentioned this morning will stil smell as sweet. Thanks for the tale of two queers. Very amusing if you could read between the lines.

September 03, 2007 12:42 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

10:36 pm, as much as I would like to do as you've requested, I cannot. There would be a not-so-small matter of a potential conflict of interest, which apparently doesn't matter to the gang of 16 (15 CMs & 1 mayor), but it does matter to me.

September 03, 2007 12:44 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Thanks for posturing 12:42 But honestly I couldn't follow it. I cannot comprehend why a billionaire would go into the pet taxi business with an old drag bag who has bad fasion sense. But it's too late tonight. It would be nice if someone could explain it tomorrow.

September 03, 2007 12:50 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Most likely Old Drag Bag is just an expression. You are taking it too literally. It could mean an ugly woman with a penchant for pet taxis. In any case, very dull.

September 03, 2007 12:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

12:15 AM_____you sound nice and chipper and should submit for Miss AOL. Try February. Everyone is depressed in February.

September 03, 2007 1:18 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

stephen c. foster, you have grasped the basic issue. We know who is responsible. They have to be held to account.

September 03, 2007 6:04 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

6:04, my basic issue remains - I am unfortunately unable to participate due to my "not-so-small matter of a potential conflict of interest."

My participation would violate my own ethical code of behavior (it might not violate the watered-down City Ethics code; mine is, however, accountable to a higher standard).

September 03, 2007 6:52 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Not one story on the LA celebration and our gang banging Mayor walking. Intersting LA Slimes has op ed on Santurary Movement and supports the felon Arellano. Daily News has a great opinion on how dumb city council is for not impounding the cars of illegals. Where's Walter? Isn't this discriminatory against the legal and licensed drivers? Can't we sue? This city is filled with corruption. Housing Authority in Huizar's district paying companies that don't exist contract bids. Illegal Vendors out of control in CD14 and Reyes district and they do NOTHING. Alarcon trying to pass motion that would help his new wife. Greuesome behaving like a high school groupie with Antonio and behind scenes making deals with developers. Weiss Ass being a dumb shit and still there are signs all over Westside to recall him. Rosendahl behaves like an emotional reck supports illegals and has made LAX expansion another fight. Hahn the bimbo of the group supports gang bangers and wants us, the tax payers to vote for ballot for $30 million so it can be abused by them. Chick fails to audit all the non profits that many of us know are filled with corruption. Lastly we have the Mecha, uneducated, cholo, lowlife Mayor who has made LA lose its luster. WE are now considered a city just like Maywood

September 03, 2007 7:30 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Thank you Mayor and moron city council members for making LA a sanctuary. This asshole has the nerve to speak out against US.

MEXICO CITY - President Felipe Calderon of Mexico harshly criticized the U.S. government on Sunday for the recent crackdown on illegal immigrants, saying it has led to the persecution of immigrant workers without visas.

The Bush administration has stepped up raids on factories and farms suspected of hiring illegal workers, imposing heavy fines and deporting a record number of illegal immigrants in 2006

...In the name of the government of Mexico, I again issue an energetic protest against the unilateral measures taken by the Congress and the United States government that exacerbate the persecution and the vexing treatment against undocumented Mexican workers," Calderon said in his annual formal address to the nation

September 03, 2007 7:36 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

stephen c. foster, understood. Hopefully other readers of this blog will not feel so constrained. It is early in the game, but the press will soon pick up on the issues involved as the cycle repeats itself.

September 03, 2007 8:58 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"...In the name of the government of Mexico, I again issue an energetic protest against the unilateral measures taken by the Congress and the United States government that exacerbate the persecution and the vexing treatment against undocumented Mexican workers," Calderon said in his annual formal address to the nation "

Dear President Calderon,
You and all other peoples of the world are welcome to come to our country. The process is easy, apply, learn the laws, speak english, and if you have no felony convictions, no communicable diseases and can contibute to this great country we will welcome you with open arms. We bring thousand of people from all over the world who want to immigrate to this country ever day. These are people we have documented as being an asset to the growth of this great country. Mr. President Calderon, why do you think your people can come to my country without documents? I cant go to yours without documents.

September 03, 2007 9:04 AM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:


Blogger said..."DWP is using voltage reduction, y'all!

That's fancy talk for a BROWNOUT -- when they shave 5% off the voltage to keep the grid from crashing.

Power companies do a little "voltage reduction," and every little old lady sitting next to a window unit AC for protection from the heat.... just wilts. Reduced voltage trips a switch in many appliances to protect the machine.

When "voltage reduction" is used in emergency situations, power companies used to issue routine warnings.

This time, they just let the little old ladies wilt.

Get 'em, Mayor Sam Bloggers! Find out why they won't tell everyone their browning out the grid -- because we have a crisis!"

Blog rank is 12 this week because Council is on vacation. It's was #8 before the break. Will be interesting to see if it pops back up after break.

September 03, 2007 12:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I've looked at this blog on and off for years. But I realized this morning, for the first time, that managing one lone nut here really is a full-time job. What, other than uncontrolled anger at everything, even motivates such a person? It can't be normal.

September 03, 2007 1:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Council is on vacation and away from their offices. As opposed to on vacation at work.

September 03, 2007 1:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Clowncil go back tomorrow. Let's see what other stupid things they do to make the city look bad worse then they've already done. Interesting no media on LA celebration because Antonio's office did not send out a press release like he does for everything else. Does anyone know if he took his mistress? Gotta love the Daily News for not being afraid to give their Opinion unlike LA Slimes piece of shit rag. No wonder LA is looking more and more like TJ cause we have TJ mentality like Huizar, Reyes, Antonio, Alarcon. Shameful Latino politicans with no class.

Sanctuary city
L.A.'s shift on unlicensed drivers undermines public safety

THERE'S good reason to keep unlicensed drivers off the road. For starters, they're UNLICENSED. They're not appropriately trained or qualified to drive. They're almost certainly uninsured. Their presence on the road endangers lives and drives up insurance rates for the rest of us.

But in a bow to political correctness and various pressure groups, Los Angeles city leaders have ended the practice of impounding the vehicles of unlicensed drivers. And with that, they've taken away the biggest incentive to keep the unlicensed off our streets.

The reason for the shift is illegal immigration: Illegal immigrants can't get driver's licenses, so city leaders - citing an arguably unrelated 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling and a lawsuit - have decided to give unlicensed drivers a pass, at least for the time being.

Oh, sure, these unlawful drivers can still be cited. But as long as they can get a licensed driver to drive their car away for them (or they can park it safely), there's no impound. And as soon as the cops are out of sight, they're free to drive the car again.

So our streets will become more dangerous - and we have our own city leaders to blame.

Admittedly, the problem extends far beyond them. It's Washington's
fault that we don't have an immigration policy capable of managing some 12 million people who live in the shadows. And it's Sacramento's fault that we can't find a sensible way to make sure that when these people do drive, they can be properly trained and insured.
But it's not the City Council's job to do what it can't. As long as Sacramento refuses to offer licenses to illegal immigrants, the city must stringently enforce state laws about who's allowed to drive - laws that exist for our own safety and well-being.

As with Special Order 40, this is another case in which city leaders have taken it upon themselves to decide which laws they choose to be serious about, and which ones they don't.

They've opted to make L.A. a "sanctuary" for illegal immigrants - which is another way of saying a hazard for everyone.

September 03, 2007 2:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


September 03, 2007 3:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


September 03, 2007 3:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Los Angeles city leaders have ended the practice of impounding the vehicles of unlicensed drivers.... "

Who are these Los Angeles city leaders besides Huizar asking some dumb questions?

What procedure did they do through to make the decision? Did council vote on this?

Where is the mayor? Where is the mayor on this? What is the mayor's position?

Where is the mayor when you need one?

September 03, 2007 5:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

12:55 PM
Illegals a problem??? Allowing them to operate completely outside the law is a problem??? You are complaining about having to pay for that??? WHAT is wrong with YOU????

12:58 PM
Density increase??? Illegals sucking up and destroying whole areas and cities that are rendered, in effect, a useless and endless drain that put ridiculous concepts like "Manhattan style" density into consideration which any sane person would normally never spend 5 seconds considering??? Oh NOOOOOOO!!! THAT can't possibly be a problem to be recognized and dealt with appropriately!!!

2:07 PM
He was released to continue spreading havoc and destruction ... count on it!

2:48 PM
The politically correct crowd can never stand it when they see their programmed drones awakening and daring to begin to speak out and, so, go back to their old tactic of calling them names for doing so ... no free speech under ANY circumstances ... someone might not like it ...
Oh please watch out 7:21. You neglected to include the definition of "attack" to mean "criticize."
Here we go again...

September 02, 2007 7:23 PM


Suppress the suppressors! Censor the censors!

September 04, 2007 8:21 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Amen to THAT!

September 04, 2007 4:58 PM  

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