Monday, November 06, 2006

Due To Technical Difficulties...

...I'm unable to post anything but a short note, like this one, right now. We'll get up and running as soon as able.


At 12:19 PM, Blogger Steve Lewis said...

It's been three days now and I still can't post comments on my blog site. No way to contact Blogspot either.

At 12:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its because of that Rat Bastard Salzman. That sleazebag probebly manipulated the blog to influence tomorrows election. Lets hang him by his stones and beat him with Nan Abrams' broom. Shoot, two problems with that. Number 1, without her broom, how will Nan get around? 2, Salzman has no stones.

At 1:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 1:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its a conspiracy I tell you!

At 1:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't post on any of the local blogs that use the anti-spammer image verification. The image I'm supposed to look at simply doesn't show up. It works on some blogs, but not others, and I have no filters in place that would hide the image from me.

At 1:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

1:23pm IMAGINE that!

At 2:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't have to imagine that, it's reality. Try reading next time, or contributing something worthwhile to the conversation. All you do is insult people.

At 2:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why so testy 2:07? Did Salzman force you to reply?

At 2:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

because Salzman is Salzman ! YUK

At 3:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are they worth it?

The salaries and perks of L.A.'s top officials.

They may not be as well-compensated as Nicole Kidman (she earned close to $1 million for each minute of a Chanel perfume commercial) or President Bush ($400,000 a year), but these Los Angeles civic officials earn nearly as much as or more than members of Congress ($162,500) or Vice President Dick Cheney ($212,000). We compare salaries and selected perks.

Antonio Villaraigosa - Mayor of Los Angeles
Salary: $205,661
Perk: Villaraigosa can live rent-free in the official mayoral residence, a Tudor-style mansion in Hancock Park.
Note: The mayor's salary is comparable to that of New York City's mayor, except that New York's Michael R. Bloomberg accepts only a token $1 a year. If he didn't, he'd be collecting about $195,000 annually.

David L. Brewer - Incoming superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District
Salary: $300,000
Perk: Brewer will receive a monthly housing allowance of $3,000.
Note: The highest-paid school official in New York City -- Chancellor Joel I. Klein -- earns $250,000 annually. Arne Duncan, chief executive of the Chicago Public Schools, earns $194,688.

Eric Garcetti - President of the Los Angeles City Council
Salary: $158,201
Perk: As a City Council member, Garcetti got to choose his ride from a fleet of city cars or opt for a $500-a-month car allowance.
Note: Members of the L.A. City Council are the highest paid in the country, and along with other elected city officials, expect a raise soon. New York City's council members make do with a base salary of $90,000.

William J. Bratton - Los Angeles Police Chief
Salary: $279,834
Perk: For his move to Los Angeles, Bratton received a one-time relocation bonus of $9,000 and six months of paid housing.
Note: Bratton was earning more than $500,000 a year as a private consultant before becoming police chief.

Lydia Kennard - Executive Director of Los Angeles World Airports
Salary: $298,313
Perk: The typical vacation package for general managers affords Kennard three to four weeks off a year.
Note: The airport chief is the second-highest paid head of a city department. Ron Deaton, general manager of the Department of Water and Power, earns more than $320,000.

See what I've been saying that we don't make enough money up here.

At 3:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who the hell is Salzman? Does he work at Salty's? No one in your conspiracy world influenced my reply, except Hoover, Arkely, and Bravo. I do whatever they tell me.

At 3:52 PM, Blogger Eric V. Kirk said...

My blog is working fine right now, as is Heraldo's. Yet Fred's and Steven's are on the fritz.

Hmmmmmm. Has the Dark Lord delivered on the eve of the election?

Rose's is up and working. Did she hang garlic around her computer?

At 4:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

who is Steven?

At 4:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I blame Karl Rove.

At 4:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of Richard Sleazman. With Meserve in for a rough night, Kuhnel, and Glass in tossup situations and Abrams a lost cause, wouldn't it be funny if Salzman's only win came from a registered Republican?

Would this be the end of Salzman? I fear not. The only way to rid our county of this vial bacteria would be to send away for my buddy Guido and his sidekick, Ant-tin-ee.

Interesting though, it may be his finest hour, he actually pulled the wool over the eyes of the Blues.

At 5:14 PM, Blogger Eric V. Kirk said...

Steven Lewis. First post in this comment thread.

At 5:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He won't win with the Republican either. Maybe then he will take the hint!

Don't let the door...ehhhww don't get the door dirty!

At 6:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A congressman only makes $162K but that doesn't count all eh/she make in bribes and kickbacks. or how much they an syphon off their election funds, just like the locals do.

What do you think happens to the left over money from a politicians run for office? ??

Do you think Bonnie Neely paid for the "chips" in those shelter dogs out of there own pocket? If you do, you're a fool.

At 6:53 PM, Blogger Heraldo said...

It was these constant techno problems that inspired the attempted move of my blog. But that was fraught with its own problems. We discussed on Fred's blog earlier that none of us want to attempt the new version of blogspot offered for bloggers because there are enough problems with this one.

At 6:59 PM, Blogger Fred said...

Eric wrote: "My blog is working fine right now, as is Heraldo's. Yet Fred's and Steven's are on the fritz.".

Actually, I think I fooled you guys. My "techical difficulties" weren't really with blogspot, although an odd thing did occur with that.

I was actually at UCSF when I made the post. I was using the public iMac in the hallway on the way down to the parking garage.

I had to go to Frisco again and my laptop went completely south on me. The "backlight", as I mentioned before, was going out earlier on. I tried to start it up and update everything on it while I had plenty of time to charge it earlier this week.

I couldn't even get the screen to light up on battery power. So, I sent the laptop to a place down south that supposedly specializes in replacing backlights on laptops. Hopefully it will be back by the end of the week.

So, no laptop, which saved me the problem of paying for internet at the hotel we stayed at. But, I couldn't help worry that comments on the blog may get out of hand, and such.

So, I used the UCSF public iMacs to check my e-mail while I was there. Kind of a pain in the neck, as you have to stand there, among other things.

The second time I checked my mail I decided to check out at least a few of the other local blogs. Couldn't get to Herald's, even after going to blogspot and doing a search. Don't believe I could get to Eric's, either. Oddly enough, I could get to mine and made that short post.

Gave up on it after that and, luckily, we got done much earlier than expected and headed home. Saved us another nights stay we were expecting to have to make.

Now I'm just waiting and hoping the outfit I sent the laptop to isn't some fly by night ripoff outfit. We shall see soon enough, I think.

At 7:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

6:29 is an elf living in Bonnie's pocket. How weird.

At 7:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No it's a frog. Well actually a toad.

At 7:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did the expression "On the Fritz" originate during World War One?

Was it an anti-Hun slur?

At 8:39 PM, Blogger Steve Lewis said...

Mine's still down--can't post comments. Can't contact Blogspot. What to do? Any suggestions?

At 8:43 PM, Blogger Fred said...

I just tried posting a comment to your blog. It didn't take. Not sure what you can do. I'll try and remember to see if I can find an e-mail address on blogspot you can e-mail to.

At 9:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get a real blog. You know, one you set up yourself, or one you pay for.

At 9:24 PM, Blogger Fred said...

"one you set up yourself".

Well, you do set up blogspot blogs yourself, pretty much, anyway.

I wish I knew how to do the technical aspect of setting up my own blog- maybe something I could put on my freeservers account.

I suspect there's a LOT to it. I don't even know the words for the technology that is used. If I knew an online source for learning it, I'd give it a try.

I did my first web page, using HTML, from something I found on the internet. Be interested in trying the same with a blog, but wouldn't know what to look for. Would it be Java, Java Scipt? Probably that and a lot more. I suspect I'd be lost.

At 10:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My apologies if I offended any Huns.

At 10:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fred: you should've gotten a Jewish female blog -- they never go down.

At 4:40 AM, Blogger Steve Lewis said...

Fred, your comment post went through but the one's Rose sent before still don't. I can post now too. ????

At 11:06 AM, Blogger Steve Lewis said...

Steve Lewis blog is now working fine and comments are welcome--if they are in total agreement with me. Otherwise, I might be offended and tell Blogspot to zap the comments again...just kidding.


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