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Monday, February 28, 2005

Gossip Site?

The folks at LA Observed have officially named us an "Anti-Villaraigosa" gossip site. This is amusing coming from a pro-Hahn snooty site.

True, we've taken Tony Villar to task and question his soundness to be Mayor. However, we've also posted many of his press releases and given him his due, when due. In regards to Cynthia Ruiz, we posted several articles about her including one in support of her when she was dumped by Mayor Hahn from the Board of Public Works due to her pro-Tony Villar leanings.

LA Observed has tried to hide their bias in favor of Mayor Hahn for some time, and if they wish to support the poopster, more power to them. But honestly, an Anti-Villaraigosa site? Our real target all along has been this. Maybe that is what LA Observed wants you to forget?

We really hate taking shots at LA Observed. Its the sort of website you curl up with on a Sunday morning while sipping a latte. But you got to do what you got to do.

27 Comments:

Blogger SacramentoNighties said:

This is great. Then if it ends up being a re-run of 2001 after next week, this will become an anti-runoff site, right? L.A.'s official anarchy blog. Do without a mayor completely (see if anyone notices).

February 28, 2005 1:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Considering some of the milk-toast endorsements candidates have been getting from local papers, etc., you might actually get some takers for that this time around. Scrap the mayor's position, have the City Council his a professional city manager, and just name a "honorary" mayor too cut ribbons and such.

February 28, 2005 1:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

From "Dump Hahn" to "Recall Villaraigosa" - well done, Mayor Sam. Who visits LA Observed anymore, anyway?

February 28, 2005 1:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

RE: L.A. Observed a "snooty" site.

That must mean they actually check their sources. As the official site of the hoi polloi, Mayor Sam says whatever he damn well pleases -- with no accountability and no need to even approximate reality.

February 28, 2005 1:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yes, Kevin Roderick really (and surprisingly) got this wrong. The anti Villaraigosa sentiment is real in the 14th District. MEAT (the anti Hahn carnivore, not carnival) was on here blogging away before most of the anti Villaraigosa people knew about this site. And now - well, viva the recall!

February 28, 2005 1:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I bet LAObserved doesn't get nearly as many hits as Mayor Sam. They're just jealous. I bet they take a sneak peak whenever they can to make sure they're up on the news.

February 28, 2005 1:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I think there is disconent among about 13 people in CD 14 as it relates to AV. The recall is a farce perpetrated by a people who have too much time on their hands.

February 28, 2005 2:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Please state your source and provide backup information as to this claim. This same or similar information has been stated here repeatedly, and requests for proof of it have gone unanswered even more times. The original posters of this unsubstantiated claim have since left the blog out of sheer embarrassment. Provide proof!

February 28, 2005 2:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

FROM MEAT:

"Yes, Kevin Roderick really (and surprisingly) got this wrong. The anti Villaraigosa sentiment is real in the 14th District. MEAT (the anti Hahn carnivore, not carnival) was on here blogging away before most of the anti Villaraigosa people knew about this site".

Whoever wrote that is 100% correct. Always happy to let folks know when they are right. More excited to hear that Bob called for the resignations of Contreras, Butcher and Rascon tonights debate should be fun. It's always fun to trek to Eagle Rock to watch a candidate blast Gotti-like Hahn.

Rumors are the LA Times polling looks a little like....

Antonio-25
Hahn-20
Bob-18

But my source isn't to reliable because it came from a squirrel and not a birdie.

Blog away dum-dums

February 28, 2005 2:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The previous poster 2:29pm wishes it was only 13 people. Its more like over 130 people in CD14. All you have to do is look at ADV's website and see that NOT ONE Latino community leader is listed. NOT ONE Latino organization in his entire CD14. Too me that says it all. He doesn't have support in his own district. People need to remember he wrote a letter for a drug dealer and then had the nerve to TAKE MONEY FROM THE FAMILY. He took money from the CASINOS and ENRON.

February 28, 2005 2:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The Recall Committee will be issuing a statement this week with the number of signatures so far gathered. It is considerably more than 13.

February 28, 2005 2:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You "think" -- here's what I "know." In active participation in community events in CD14 for the past two years, I am unable to find anyone who is happy with the constituent service provided by Antonio Villaraigosa or his staff. This includes many people who voted for him in 2001, 2003, and a number who still intend to vote for him in 2005, their discontent notwithstanding. I speak to at least "13 people" each and every day, and have for many months and can find only lackluster support, if any. No one has offered any proof here that there is not widespread discontent in CD14. No one from that district defends him here. His staunchest supporters here have been people from other districts. Few if any district people even post support messages on the candidiate's own blog site. No prominent civic leaders from that district has been listed on that site either, and significant activist groups there (Eastside Democrats), still remain silent.

February 28, 2005 2:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

MEAT, thank you for agreeing that the anti Villaraigosa sentiment in the 14th District is real. Maybe you are not so bad after all.

February 28, 2005 2:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Antonio-25; Hahn-20; Bob-18"

If true (and numbers from this source never are), Antonio is slipping, yes? Add the 2nd and 3rd place numbers together, and that's what you have to realize is already in strong OPPOSITION to a Villaraigosa mayoral candididacy - even at this early stage - 38 percent, minimum. Which is more realistic to believe. That the extreme left-wing Villaraigosa will more than double his votes in a runoff -- or that whichever opponent he faces will make up the much smaller difference?

Villaraigosa - primary 2001; 30%
Villaraigosa - general 2001; 45%
(Increase of 50 percent only).

Dream on.

February 28, 2005 2:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I don't know if Villaraigosa is slipping. Meat was talking about the upcoming LA Times poll not the results of the last election. Don't get too excited yet. We have a week to go.

February 28, 2005 3:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

So Bob goes after labor? Really? Don't you think he could have found someone to kick in the teeth that didn't have millions available to spend in the run-off -- and with tens of thousands of members?

Bobzilla v. Butcher. Hmmm, I'll take Butcher.

February 28, 2005 3:21 PM  

Anonymous GIRTH said:

I think it’s an accurate assessment to say that this site is anti-Villaraigosa. And I’m not just speaking about the abundance of "anonymous" commenters that leave bogus lies/misconceptions about Antonio. Even if you take this site at face value, you still get the same anti-Villaraigosa sentiment. I mean, they don’t even refer to him by is REAL name. And all they could come up with is ONE positive post about Antonio' people? Give me a break

February 28, 2005 3:21 PM  

Blogger Anon-in-the-know said:

Just guessing, but I think the previous poster meant ADV is slipping in terms of polling numbers for the current primary election -- several of which showed him further ahead in recent weeks. S/he seems to be using the historic numbers (2001) as just a way to indicate how primary results this time might similarly translate into runoff results in May.

February 28, 2005 3:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Girth... if people are posting anonymous, bogus lies, and miconceptions about ADV here, PLEASE do us all a huge favor and disprove them with your own clarion facts. If you know these things to be untrue, and can prove them wrong, you owe it to your candidate and all truth-loving bloggers to correct these lies in force. None of his other defenders seem to be able to dispute them -- even given the free space generously by Mayor Sam and Co. -- except to say, with some regularity that they're being posted by "haters" - "crazies" - "morons" - and conspracy freaks (and those are the nicer "rebuttals." Those seem a bit lacking, in any case, don't you think? Tony V. deserves better... he deserves a more concrete defense. Please help him here - since you obviously have the facts.

And look around, too. The blog-owners have silly, taunting, even insulting names for ALL the candidates - not just "Tony Villar" -- just ask Mayor Poopy, BobZilla, Bitter Bernie ands Wacko Walter.

February 28, 2005 3:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Comparing numbers across differing polls with differing methodologies is not always a good idea. If you are looking for movement, compare to the same poll in an earlier period.

I don't know what the numbers will be, but compare it to the 2/5 Times poll: JH 21; AV 20; BH 12.

February 28, 2005 3:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey we haven't had a Bitter Bernie story in awhile Mayor.

February 28, 2005 3:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Those Times numbers, then, would indicate that Hahn is basically unchanged in 3 weeks (undecideds NOT joining, but not moving away from him either), Villaraigosa has grown by only 25 percent (from 20 to 25; slower than his growth pattern at this stage four years ago), and Hertzberg has the serious momentum, growing by 50 percent in the same 3 weeks (from 12 to 18). This despite Hahn and Villaraigosa's much larger media buys. If these trends continue, assuming the numbers are close and given the margin of error, Hertzberg could possibly surpass Villaraigosa by March 8, and the rate of undecided's becoming "decideds" ramps up considerably.

February 28, 2005 4:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wow! If Bob had gone from 1% to 2% (100% growth!) he'll really be in the catbird seat now!

February 28, 2005 4:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

LA Observed owns Mayor Sam.

February 28, 2005 4:45 PM  

Anonymous 3rdFloorGuy said:

Mayor Sam don't let that pretensious Kevin Roderick push you around. He's more concerned with Hilary Swank's press conference than that of what's up with the Mayor's race. Good thing the Oscars weren't a week later!

In the meantime, Roderick has managed to round up the last of the Negro endorsements for Mayor Hahn. Last gasp a brother might say.

Can you imagine Hahn going to Ethel Bradley "Can you hook a brother up?"

February 28, 2005 5:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Sounds like jealousy 3rd floor guy. Its ok for Bitter Bernie and Attention Deficit Villaraigosa to get black support but not Hahn. Please. You disrespect Mrs. Bradley.

February 28, 2005 8:55 PM  

Anonymous 3rdFloorGuy said:

My brother, Jim Hahn has done nothing for us coloreds as he has been heard to call us.

Can you hook a brother up? Did you see the Mayor at Tollivers trying to strut his stuff like a jive negro? Even Kenny Hahn didn't do that crap. The Mayor is there - going to Ethel - "Miss Ethel can you hook a brother up?"

March 01, 2005 6:05 PM  

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