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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Mayor Sam Is Now Part of Home Depot

We've been blogging here at The Sister City for nearly four years and are grateful for our success. Thanks to your support and the hard work of many bloggers, we've built a community, really, a family. We're building a dream and want to do so much more.

So we've taken the best in blogging and joined forces with the best in hardware - to create a powerful alliance that will give us the resources to do so much more and never say never.

As of today, Mayor Sam's Sister City has been acquired by Home Depot.

You won't notice a whole lot of changes at first but as time goes on expect us to just get a whole lot better.

We're building a dream...Mayor Sam and Home Depot.

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

Brilliant, MS, effen brilliant!

March 31, 2008 10:51 PM  

Blogger Mayor Sam said:

It's a team effort - thanks go to Joe Barrett for the idea and his crack up of an article and of course to Antonio Watch for the re-design. I'm even blown away by how he changed the links color to Home Depot orange.

Perhaps more fun will come later! Stay tuned!

March 31, 2008 10:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

annoying to have an unwanted music video-- takes up too much ram.

March 31, 2008 10:57 PM  

Blogger Mayor Sam said:

Maybe you need a computer that is post 1999.

March 31, 2008 11:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


That said, I want to redo my kitchen. I favor big discounts for we blogging burros. And then the closet organizers, a new faucet, one of those jacuzzi tubs...I got a list Mayor. Can we talk?

March 31, 2008 11:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I want a new gas barbecue, too.

How are we doing this? Cards like at Ralphs?

Anyway, kudos, it really is brilliant and very funny.

March 31, 2008 11:15 PM  

Blogger Edward Headington said:

Is it safe to say that with this new acquisition, the Mayor Sam blog will now be pro-day laborer sites and a strong advocate for itinerant workers? A sad day for all LA nativists.

Nice work on the graphics and video.

And I'm only teasing, my anti-illegal immigrant friends who love to post. Happy April Fool's Day!

March 31, 2008 11:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

That's a lot of orange!

March 31, 2008 11:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mayor Sam,

One time I was at the Home Depot in Panorama City, the one at The Plant.

I was over in the electrical aisle and I heard this big crash.

I walked around the corner and I could see on the other end of the store all this lumber had come crashing down.

I asked the manager what happened.

He told me Jack Hoff farted.

March 31, 2008 11:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Another time I was at the Home Depot in Glendale and they told me it was closing.

Jack Hoff had farted in the propane section.

March 31, 2008 11:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I was at the Home Depot in Santa Clarita and they told they stopped selling manure.

Jack Hoff made a deal with them to sell them his "fart in a bag" composting kits.

Flowers are blooming big in Valencia!

March 31, 2008 11:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Speaking of Wal-Mart, Jim Algor told me why they closed down the one in Northridge.

Jack Hoff was getting a prescription for his farts.

But before he could take a pill he farted.

That was the end of that.

March 31, 2008 11:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

When it comes to Las Lomas, Richard Alarcon tells me why the project was cancelled.

Jack Hoff was on his way to Magic Mountain, he farted, and blew off half the mountain.

After that the county saw how unstable the hills were.

March 31, 2008 11:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Do you know why Henry Waxman put an end to the Red Line through Fairfax?

Because there was a methane explosion that caused a Ross Dress for Less to catch fire and blow up.

Do you know what caused the methane explosion?

Jack Hoff farted.

March 31, 2008 11:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Back to Home Depot.

They are based out of Georgia. And they make a lot of money off hurricanes.

There are a lot of hurricanes in places like Florida, Alabama, Mississippi; all up and down the Gulf Coast.

You know what causes hurricanes that make Home Depot a lot of money?

Jack Hoff's farts.

March 31, 2008 11:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The Home Depot in Simi Valley is doing well.

Jack Hoff has never been there to fart.

March 31, 2008 11:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


March 31, 2008 11:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

That's what I've been asking!

March 31, 2008 11:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

A flatulist, fartist, or professional farter is a performer who receives payment for farting in an amusing and/or musical manner.

This is the perfect job for Jack Hoff!

March 31, 2008 11:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Higby, you are going to delete all this Jack Hoff farting crap right?

March 31, 2008 11:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The noises commonly associated with flatulence are caused by the vibration of the anal sphincter, and occasionally by the closed buttocks. The sound varies depending on the tightness of the sphincter muscle and velocity of the gas being propelled, as well as other factors such as water and body fat. The auditory pitch (sound) of the flatulence outburst can also be affected by the anal embouchure. Among humans, flatulence sometimes happens accidentally, such as incidentally to coughing or sneezing; on other occasions, flatulence can be voluntarily elicited by tensing the rectum or "bearing down" and subsequently releasing the anal sphincter, resulting in the expulsion of a flatus. Humans can release flatus during sleep, about 10-20 times per night. This is largely due to the relaxed state of body muscles.

March 31, 2008 11:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

11:48 - I sure hope not! This is some of my best work!

Maybe I better copy it and save it now.

Mayor Sam was deleting my Home Depot fart jokes on his other post and he might be on his way here!

March 31, 2008 11:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I might have to start my own Jack Hoff Fart Blog. Hopefully Mayor Sam will at least give me a link.

March 31, 2008 11:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Silly! The fart stuff is just weird! Are you Jack Hoff?

March 31, 2008 11:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Her mirror cracked again.

April 01, 2008 12:11 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Can you get Zuma Dogg a job?

April 01, 2008 12:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Can't even get you one.

April 01, 2008 2:41 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who is the whackiest, the Jack Hoff fart whacko or Don Quackers and his never ending comments about shar-pei face anony-mousa?

I say let's burn both of the whackos, in a large cauldron of hot roofing tar in front of Home Depot!!!!!!

Maybe Ed HeadUpAss and some illegal alien day laborers can help heat and spread the tar.

April 01, 2008 3:08 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

God that video is horrendous. I sat through the entire thing.

April 01, 2008 6:23 AM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:


Edward Headington is really a "MINUTEMAN".

April 01, 2008 7:36 AM  

Blogger Debbie said:

Hey, what the ...

When do we get our Bloggin' Burros Home Depot Orange Aprons?

We get our names embroidered on them, right? None of this "use a sharpie to write your name" crap. I want embroidery!


April 01, 2008 8:14 AM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

No April Fools Joke: Here are some topics I would love to see some Mayor Sam insiders comment on.

Is L.A. City Councimember Jose Huizar Already Raising Money To Run For Another Office (Assembly or Senate in Alhambra area?) ZD hears he is.

Eric Garcetti Admits Publicly That He Is LA City Nerd Blogger (I'm not sure how cool that is?)

Los Angeles' (Dumb) Smart Growth Density Plan: Even England Is Skeptical of Villaraigosa's Plan

AUDIO: Massive DWP Thread! Public Comment & Councilmember Discussion of DWP Rate Hikes (Including David Nahai) in preparation of DWP on Council agenda tomorrow (Wed).

All of this here.

April 01, 2008 8:14 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zach Behrens should be questioned under oath if he knew Garshady was the LA City Nerd.

April 01, 2008 8:31 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


April 01, 2008 8:53 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

As usual, my predictions are correct. "The Mexican" is back. "The Mexican" is manic. "The Mexican" is a media whore. And MS would be lucky to get "The Mexican"

April 01, 2008 9:11 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

That HD propaganda video is sickening. It's worse than the stupid fart comments! Home Depot doesn't care about turtles or people. All they care about is making a profit. I hope you post a disclaimer, Mayor Sam. Ick!

April 01, 2008 9:39 AM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Memo to the "NIMBY LACKEY",

You should be clapping your hands in unison, celebrating this merger. Home Depot does care about the communities that they grace. Where else do you find an example of Corporate America reaching out to provide opportunities to our hard working immigrant community. These immigrants are demonize on a daily basis by extreme elements of Xenophobic haters.

April 01, 2008 9:53 AM  

Blogger Debbie said:

Mayor Sam,

Please give Antonio Watch a raise. He totally deserves it.

It's a beaut of a layout, AW.


April 01, 2008 10:13 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You should not let Zuma Dogg promote his blog here.

April 01, 2008 10:43 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Alvin Parra started this rumor about Huizar during the last council race.

If Huizar (who's now pretty much guaranteed 10 more years at $180,000 per, annual salary), is looking to jump ship and take a whopping 35 per cent pay cut to work as one of a mostly faceless crowd of 120 legislators in Sacramento making $116,000 instead, then he's denser than Alvin "DOH" Parra (if that's possible).

There's ambition, and there's pure stupidity.

People go to assembly when they're termed out at the cushy, high-priced job that is L.A. City Council, where they hasically have to support two homes, and less money and sit through 3-times as many boring, mindless meetings.

(Or, when they want to get away from home and cheat on their spouses freely, like Villaraigosa).

April 01, 2008 11:15 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Can someone please direct me to the day laborer site, or should I just hang out here on the curb and flag people down on there way in to past comments.

April 01, 2008 11:17 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

sam at 11:00, it's a brand-new Dell, idiot. You're just plain annoying.

April 01, 2008 11:30 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"If Huizar (who's now pretty much guaranteed 10 more years at $180,000 per, annual salary), is looking to jump ship and take a whopping 35 per cent pay cut to work as one of a mostly faceless crowd of 120 legislators in Sacramento making $116,000 instead, then he's denser than Alvin "DOH" Parra (if that's possible)."

Huizar will go where ever Antonio sends him. Where ever Huizar is going, he is collecting money, just waiting until he or Antonio needs it. If Antonio goes to the Feds, or the State, Huizar will move somewhere; Mayor, DWP, County, etc. CD14 is the highway to political success in LA.

April 01, 2008 11:47 AM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

So are you saying Huizar is NOT raising money? I didn't hear it from Alvin, but you know how the area is. One source could easily start this buzz. But my source has been very credible in the past. So I know you think it would be fiscally imprudent to leave his CM seat, but are you also saying he is not raising money?

April 01, 2008 11:48 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


If Huizar is raising any money, it's either for his officeholder account (if he hasn't reached his $75K cap for the fiscal year) or for his re-election campaign, which he probably won't do for another year or so.

I'd like to know if Huizar is raising money for an office, since he can't accept any checks until he has filed with the state for a Campaign ID number (just like how recently Villaraigosa filed for his re-election campaign).

If you get a campaign name and ID number, please post it up. Wondering minds would like to know...

April 01, 2008 2:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

He better be raising money cause word on the northeast side is constituents are talking RECALL. So many people are dissatisfied with Huizar and his corrupt ways with developers and not doing a damn thing in his district they've had it. No one ever sees Huizar at any functions or meetings. His staff are bailing the ship, no one is taking care of the residents, and he's lost over 16 employees in just 2 years.

April 01, 2008 2:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

.......Thus the moniker "COUNCILMAN LAST SEEN AS JOSE HUIZAR". BTW, his re-election account is listed as active at Cal-Access.

April 01, 2008 3:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Excuse me. Doesn't Zuma Dogg have a helluva blog to occupy him? Why is he still piping up over here? It goes without saying that "he's a household word" in most places, why is he still blowing his horn over here, ya'll? His perpetual appearance hereabout seems to convey some sort of loneliness on his part. Somebody give him a hug -- and show him the door.........

April 01, 2008 3:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

nacho how is don doing i have not seen santiago in awhile.

April 01, 2008 3:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

2:42 pm,

Are the same people who are crying for a recall the same people who worked with Ted Hayes and his crazies to "attempt" to recall Villaraigosa from City Council??? Oh yeah, how did that recall process go for them??? Hmmmm...

Look, here's the bottom line - unless a formidable opponent comes out from under some rock that has the blessing from either the Mayor, Labor, or the rich downtown money powers-at-be, don't expect anybody to make Huizar even lose 1 minute of sleep in his re-election efforts.

Say whatever you have to say about him and his staff, whether it be true or false. Unless somebody with major name ID and a funding operation that can raise $500,000 (along with a good IE program or 2 to support their efforts), don't expect nothing more than Johnny Jay Jimenez and William Morrison.

I wonder what kind of circus those 2 will bring with them this time around...

April 01, 2008 4:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Thank you poster for stating what our city has come to. Anyone with brains can forget about running for elected office as long as the illegal supporting Mayor is still here. Boy, when is he going to get his Karma???

....As Villaraigosa attempts to highlight enhancements aimed at curtailing illegal activity, soup kitchen volunteers seize the moment to decry the treatment of the area's homeless. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is accustomed to being the center of attention when he holds news conferences. This morning, he got upstaged...he stepped to a portable lectern at the corner of Sixth Street and Gladys Avenue, about five impromptu protesters appeared from a soup kitchen across the street, taking up position directly behind him and drowning out his press conference with chants of "Shame on you" and "Housing, not jails."

Not easily intimidated, Villaraigosa soldiered on -- delivering his prepared remarks even though reporters only a few feet away could barely hear him. City Council members Jan Perry and Jose Huizar, who represent downtown, stood at Villaraigosa's side -- looking mildly uncomfortable. ..Oe of the mayor's press aides shook his head glumly.

As the event wound down, the disruption finally appeared to get at Villaraigosa. Briefly acknowledging the protesters, he said: "The folks behind me, almost none of them live on Skid Row."

April 01, 2008 5:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

That video by Home Depot is the most nauseating piece of fluff I have ever seen!

April 01, 2008 5:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

10:43 am,
Mayor Sam (Michael Higby) appreciates you telling him what to do and giving him advice. He was wondering what he should do and was looking for you to tell him. If there is anything else you would like to boss Higby around about, feel free. You know better than he does.

April 01, 2008 7:36 PM  

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