now browsing by tag
Adam Carolla — of radio, TV and podcast fame — made a contribution to Eric Garcetti’s mayoral bid back in April but don’t take that as an endorsement. In fact, in a recent podcast segment, it became clear that Carolla has no idea who Garcetti is.
Once he figures it all out, Carolla likely won’t be voting for him. That’s because Garcetti is a former council president, and Carolla believes that City Hall needs “a complete fucking douching.”
Carolla’s thoughts on local politics emerged in a colloquy with Kevin James, a former radio host and the lone Republican in the mayoral field.
First off, Carolla — who has also identified as a Republican – made it clear he has no love for Mayor Tony Villar, whom he described as a “fucking moron” who “does nothing” and has “a look of a sociopath.”
“This man’s an incompetent retard and the only reason he’s anywhere is because we think he’s Mexican or he is Mexican,” Carolla opined. “It’s the most racist thing in the world. He’s running on his race. He’s an incompetent idiot… He brings nothing to the table.”
Then, Carolla asked James about the mayoral field:
Carolla: Who in that group has a Hispanic surname, and will be voted in solely based on that to fuck up the city for another eight years? …
James: There’s no prominent Hispanic in the race.
Carolla: Oh good, we stand a chance then.
James: You’ve got Garcetti, Greuel, Perry and myself.
Carolla: Oh. Gil Garcetti.
James: Gil’s son.
Carolla: Oh, is it Gil’s son?
The podcast was posted on July 29. Three months earlier, on April 17, Carolla cut a $250 check to Eric Garcetti.
Despite a steadily increasing national stature since he was first elected mayor of Los Angeles in 2005, Tony Villar says he’s not interested in the Oval Office. Sacramento, on the other hand, is a different matter.
When asked recently by an ABC News reporter if he wanted to be president one day, the head of the nation’s second-largest city dismissed the idea. ”The answer is no,” Villar said. “I want to finish this job with a bang. I want to go out with my head up high. I want to say to this city, ‘I put everything into this job.’ ”
But the mayor reiterated his interest in running for governor, something he has already privately expressed.
“The job I’ve said to people I would like is I would like to be governor of the state of California,” he said.
Villar, who took office in July 2005, has said little publicly about what his plans will be once his second mayoral term ends in June 2013. He currently heads the U.S. Conference of Mayors and has been a vocal supporter of the Obama administration.
The Los Angeles City Council banned medical pot shops Tuesday until the state’s highest court weighs in.
The 14-0 vote drew an angry, profanity-laced response from some medical marijuana advocates who attended the council meeting. Mayor Tony Villar was prepared to sign the ordinance, according to his spokeswoman, Vicki Curry. The storefront ban would then go into effect after 30 days.
In the interim, letters will be sent to as many as 900 dispensaries advising them of the ban.
The city has fumbled with its medical marijuana laws for years, trying to provide safe and affordable access to the drug for legitimate patients while addressing worries by neighborhood groups that streets were being overrun by dispensaries and pot users.
“Relief is on the way,” said Councilman Jose Huizar, who introduced the so-called “gentle ban.”
Many cities have struggled with medical marijuana ordinances, but none has had a bigger problem than Los Angeles, where pot shops have proliferated. At one point, the city ordered closure of the shops — a process that failed amid lawsuits and conflicting rulings by appellate courts.
The ban also allows hospices and home health agencies to provide medical pot.
“A judge could file an injunction but we think that is unlikely,” said Jane Usher, a special assistant city attorney.
Michael is here to reveal an amazing announcement about some changes in his personal life. What’s that announcement? You gotta listen to this episode. Plus, Mayor of Los Angeles Tony Villar calls in, the start of Michael’s “14 Day No Soda Challenge” and bike riders taking over the roads. Be sure to click the Like / Tweet buttons to help promote The Michael Show!
Help support the show by doing what you already do: shopping online. Check out The Michael Show’s sponsors HERE,including Adam and Eve and iTunes.