Friday, November 30, 2007

What Happens If It Comes Up Positive?

Los Angeles, CA

The mayor is getting an AIDS test.

As with most things regarding our first Latino mayor, it's a publicity stunt. The city has a goal of getting a million people tested with a new rapid HIV test that grabs results within 20 minutes by 2011 and he's there to show the city's colors.

Could you start with Porn Valley, please? Or the hookers on Sepulveda in Van Nuys? Or how about the ones on Santa Monica (and Colombian Neckties for their pimps, while we're at it)? Oh, wait. That would imply that these people are actually human beings and deserve assistance. We can't have that.

Sorry. Side rant there.

Anyway, Villaraigosa's very good at looking pretty at the right places, and, except for banging a Telemundo news anchor (who, admittedly, is actually pretty hot), he's been largely scandal free.

So, on the one hand, I'm very glad this is happening. On the other hand, the city fucks everything else up so badly that I'm sure this is just going to be one more failed initiative.

I hope it's not. The city has almost 22,000 infected people, and there are 15,000 suspected of having it and not knowing. It's a huge problem, and it would be nice to see things work for a change.

Now if they could just pay the teachers.


Keith Raffel said...

First Latino mayor? First since Cristobal Aguilar elected in 1866. Lots more before him.

JD Rhoades said...

*checks news anchor's picture*


Let's hope he doesn't end up hearing this.

Stephen Blackmoore said...

I am so embarrassed. Keith you are so right. My only defense can be that I had an aneurysm. That or I'm a fucking moron. I'm betting the latter.

I will be sure to be spanked later. Honey! Get the paddle.

LAFD Media and Public Relations said...

Mr. Blackmoore,

Thanks for the always enjoyable blog entries.

While I don't profess to be an expert of Mayoral issues in Los Angeles - or have a particular interest in the ethnic background of elected leaders, you might wish to refer to this list for a comprehensive roster of former Los Angeles Mayors.

While given and surnames can offer no assurance of ethnicity, the City Clerk may be a good source to affirm the notion that Antonio Villaraigosa is the first Latino Mayor of Los Angeles.

Again, thanks for your always interesting on-line efforts.

Respectfully Yours in Safety and Service,

Brian Humphrey
Public Service Officer
Los Angeles Fire Department

LAFD Blog:

inkgrrl said...

Woo! Paddles!! Oh wait, you only called for one paddle. Well if it's worth doing, it's worth doing right.