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Saturday, March 26, 2005

"How to Make Friends and Influence People: Six Ways to Make People Like You" by Bill Carrick and Kam Kuwata

A new edition of this famous book has been in the works for weeks. The only problem is the new techniques don't seem to be working.

1. It all started when Dennis Zine said he might switch his endorsement from Hahn to Tony Villar. Kam Kuwata said, "I am not sure anyone cares what [Zine] says about this race".

According to ABC news Zine is ready to flipped out, and is ready to flip.

2. Next up in the crap parade was Councilman Jack Weiss. Kam attacked him visciously when he dared to ask questions about the phony endorsements in the Jewish Journal.

3. The next motivational line out of the Bill Carrick tool kit was when Valley Congressman Brad Sherman endorsed Tony Villar. Bill was asked about the significance of the endorsement and responded: "is there a number less than zero?"

4. Then in the same article, Carrick called Molina's endorsement "overrated" and said it "didn't do any good".

5. Kam then went on his wooing tour and said about Congresswoman Maxine Waters that she only backs losers like Al Checci.

6. Kuwata-Carrick client Jim Hahn proved he is a quick study because just yesterday he decided to to attack the LA Times saying, "I don't see you writing about that in your little newspaper."

There are the six ways to make people like you. But I guess Jim never read Mark Twain who said:

"Never pick a fight with a guy that buys ink by the barrell."

58 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Good work boys - what will they say as more of the endorsements pile up - after a while they'll have used up all the insults.

March 26, 2005 7:36 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Ace-

Is this the opposition research you're so famous for?

You're not a good manager, not a good spokesperson...but if this is the quality of research from your shop, then Antonio is getting ripped off.

March 26, 2005 7:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Which one of those lines from Carrick and Kuwata are untrue?

In contrast, Antonio is caught lying on tape, seen here:

KCAL March 24, 2005
http://www.jimhahn.org/absolutelynot.wmv

Granada Hills Debate March 7, 2001
http://www.jimhahn.org/debate2001R.mp3

March 26, 2005 7:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Kam Kuwata's ***viscious attack*** on Jack Weiss in the LA Times: "And I'm not going to be lectured by a guy that goes around breaking the ethics code."

LA Times Story
Ethics Chief Accuses L.A. Councilman of Violations

By Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer

The top ethics official in Los Angeles accused City Councilman Jack Weiss on Thursday of 40 violations of campaign reporting rules, charging that he failed to properly disclose several mass mailings in the 2001 election as well as spending from his political officeholder account.

LeeAnn Pelham, executive director of the city Ethics Commission, issued the formal accusation after Weiss refused a settlement proposed by Pelham calling for $17,000 in fines. The councilman's aides said the amount was excessive for what Weiss contended were clerical errors.

The case now goes to the Ethics Commission for a hearing to determine whether violations occurred and to assess penalties. The commission can levy fines of up to $5,000 per count, for a total of $200,000.

"We thought $17,000 was excessive, and we are hoping that cooler heads will prevail," said Larry Levine, a campaign spokesman for Weiss. Aides said the councilman was not available for comment..

Pelham said in the accusation that she found probable cause to believe that Weiss failed during the April and June 2001 elections to provide the commission with the required copies of campaign literature in 32 instances.

Pelham also charged that Weiss and the treasurer of his political officeholder account failed on eight occasions to file timely reports on $1,534 worth of expenses, including a $183 meal, a $500 staff party and a $247 staff lunch.

Levine said the expenses were reported on one form but not on a redundant form required by the commission.

The mailers were not filed because of a mix-up, he said. "It was an inadvertent clerical error caused by miscommunication between me and one of the campaign workers," Levine said. "I thought she was filing the mailers, and she thought I was."

March 26, 2005 7:53 PM  

Blogger Chief Parker said:

You guys don't get it.

When i make mistakes i erase the thread. This last post is all me, no one has the passwords to post accept me.

The last post is NOT from the Villaraigosa campaign, the questions for Jim Hahn was, if anything at all i will be honest the whole time.

March 26, 2005 7:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

There is no doubt that the Hahnistas have gone to the mattresses. Desperation is the name of their game.

The more JImmy and his minions panic, the cooler Antonio becomes.

He will not be sleazed again by Jimmy's stooges without responding; Jimmy's not smart enough to remember what to say himself, but as his rats scurry off the ship, he will soon be left with just McOsker and himself to respond.

Kam Kuwata is already packing his bags, and Antonio has ordered a fat lady for May 17th.

This sucker is just about all over but the shouting, and, of course, the fat lady's solo.

Jimmy, look around; none of them, including the Conyos on this blog, will be there on the night of May 17th. Take the honorable route; remember Ira Reiner.

March 26, 2005 7:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

bitter, bitter, bitter Hahn people - when you screw up a campaign that should be a slam dunk as bad as they did I guess you get bitter.

March 26, 2005 8:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This is fun stuff as I watch these guys make fools of themselves. I think it'll be fun to watch them insult everyone who endorses Antonio till the point where no one living in Los Angeles will not have been insulted. I can just see the next debate.

Moderator: "Mayor Hahn, even your own mother has endorsed Antonio Villaraigosa for Mayor. It was also in the rumor mill on Mayor Sam's Sister City that your own father was considering posthumously endorsing Mr. Villaraigosa as well. What do you have to say about this?"

Jimmy Hahn: "Well come on, she was never a very good mother. When I used to come home from school, she'd have chocolate chip cookies and milk there for me. Now do you think that's healthy? Plus she's so old and no one cares what she has to say. She's just an old witch"

Moderator: "Mayor Hahn, are you sure you want to say that about your own mother?"

Jimmy Hahn: "Look, this race isn't about my mother. This is about the fact that in 1969, my opponent got a C in American History. This just shows you how much he hates America and is not fit to serve LA. He also says he's a Mexican American but I saw him taking his family shopping at the Century City Mall. What kind of Mexican shops in Century City?!! I've also heard that Antonio is routinely speeding at 70 miles an hour on the 118 freeway."

Moderator: "Well in all fairness, that's the only freeway that still has any traffic flow since you've taken office. Mr. Villaraigosa, your response?"

Tony Villar: "Man, I'm already picking out the new curtains for the mayor's office."

March 26, 2005 8:06 PM  

Blogger Athena said:

Bill and Kam are in a tough spot. Give them a break.

Villaraigosa is 20 points ahead of Hahn. His favorables are much higher. He leads in every area of the city except San Pedro.

Prominent leaders who were with Hahn in 2001 are deserting him in droves.

The only possible course for the Hahn team is to try to drive up Villaraigosa's negatives -- but the Hahn negatives are much more powerful, persuasive and believable. And Bill and Kam know that the minute they attack Antonio, that his campaign will counter-attack with every thing they have. Just like they did in the primary.

No wonder they get a little testy.

March 26, 2005 8:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The Hahn campaign blew a lead and attacked when it was too late and looked desperate. Their handling of the press has been incompetent and if they are telling Jim what to say he would be better off doing just the opposite. Don't study this campaign in politics 101.

March 26, 2005 8:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Ace-

You're spending too much time around your boss. Stop lying and admit you erased the previous thread because your candidate was getting torn apart.

You cannot prevent the truth from getting out about your candidate. If you think the Hahn campaign doesn't know what had been posted on the blog, again, you're not worth what your billing Antonio.

March 26, 2005 8:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How's this for ironic:

Chief Parker: "I suppose when you have an administration as corrupt as Hahn's and a campaign that can't even get endorsements right why would anyone with a brain help or vote for Jim Hahn?"

So Chief, given your conduct on the blog and the response, the question is: how much of a brain do you have?

March 26, 2005 9:39 PM  

Blogger Chief Parker said:

Coming after me is not an activity you want to partake in.

Admitting a mistake is a good thing. If you have a problem with it you can gargle with razor blades - as mayor sam would say.

March 26, 2005 9:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Antonio's people and supporters have to stop being such wimps and let the brawl begin.

Antonio is a brawler this time around and Ace/Bill/Kam are all going to throw down.

It's going to be fun to watch, especially as the number of charges and counter-charges continue.

March 26, 2005 10:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It is not their job to make friends. As a matter of fact, they are doing their job by attacking the opponent since their name is not on the ballot.

As long as people remember the negative statement and attack against Tony, it won't hurt Hahn since Kam and Bill are operatives.

March 26, 2005 10:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Atonio looked like a fool last ight being adked the questio about Parks. He didn't know how to answer. He played the blacks for fools. Hahn comes out swinging and Antonio ducks. He's a crybaby. His record hasn't even come out yet. I give Hahn the debate tomorrow. AT least he has a record. All you Anti-Antonio people call the media. Tell them what you've been posting. Chief Parker is a whimp. He erase an entire negative piece on Antonio here yesterday. It hasn't even come out that Antonio took $$$ from his neighborhood councils, voted NO after70% of his constituents wanted a public safety measure, lied about 80 neighborhood watches, hasn't done anything as a councilman, has some of his staffers on paid leave of absence while they work on his campaign, used businesses to do phone banking (isn't that ethics violations), continues to sexually harrass women, and on and on

March 27, 2005 7:16 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Atonio looked like a fool last ight being adked the questio about Parks. He didn't know how to answer. He played the blacks for fools. Hahn comes out swinging and Antonio ducks. He's a crybaby. His record hasn't even come out yet. I give Hahn the debate tomorrow. AT least he has a record. All you Anti-Antonio people call the media. Tell them what you've been posting. Chief Parker is a whimp. He erase an entire negative piece on Antonio here yesterday. It hasn't even come out that Antonio took $$$ from his neighborhood councils, voted NO after70% of his constituents wanted a public safety measure, lied about 80 neighborhood watches, hasn't done anything as a councilman, has some of his staffers on paid leave of absence while they work on his campaign, used businesses to do phone banking (isn't that ethics violations), continues to sexually harrass women, and on and on

March 27, 2005 7:21 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Antonio got a "C" in American HIstory? Wow. How could I vote for someone like that?

Flash: Breaking News...Big endorsement for Mayor Hahn today!

Yes, it's true, Jim has been endorsed by Bert Boeckmann, Hal Bernson and now, the hugest of all, and totally unexpected...



Janice Hahn has endorsed The Mayor!!!!


(Kam Kuwata is on vacation; he will return on May 18th) but stay tuned for more breaking news.

March 27, 2005 7:45 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Tony didn't get a "C" in American History at UCLA. He got two incompletes before finally getting a girl to take the test for him, after she did all his classwork. Then he ended up getting a "D" keeping in line with 1.8 GPA - I gues Tony wasn't that good after all.

If the news reports putting Tony on the spot are any indication, Jim Hahn is going to tear him apart tomorrow. Maybe Parke can strap an earpiece to Tony a'la Bush. But then again, Parke is no Karl Rove.

March 27, 2005 8:28 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Antonio is nothing more than a barrio bully. He doesn't know how to defend himself with the big boys so he attacks. That's what he'll do tomorrow at the debate. He doesn't have any accomplishments to speak of so he'll attack Hahn. Hahn on the other hand is an experienced, qualified politican who has a good record and will slam Antonio with it. Parke and Ace can coach all they want but when Antonio is out there alone he stumbles and gets nervous. Please tell Antonio not to take his medication. At a previous debate it was obvious he took his medication and was on another planet.

March 27, 2005 8:39 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Jimmy attack? Surely you jest.

When Jimmy tries to attack, it just sounds like a louder whine than usual.

No, it isn't Antonio who crumbles, it is our Fearless Leader, the guy who has not said "No" to Miguel or Julie in over three years. Our limp wristed, cockolded Mayor attack?

It is you, dear blogger, who need to take your meds.

One on one, I'll take Antonio any day of the week. Jimmy's desperate, and the desperation shows. All the TV will do is amplify it to a point where everyone in Los Angeles will know it instead of just the people who read the polls.

The Mayor is goin' down. Antonio cannnot wait to help him go home to San Pedro.

March 27, 2005 9:01 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This site is a f---ing joke now. Why not call it MayorSamkissingTony'sass.blogspot? You're finished Mayor and Chief!

March 27, 2005 10:05 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

When Hahn starts to talk about ISSUES Antonio is toast. He has no record. Antonio yesterday stated in the press that the race is about today not 4 yrs. ago. Yet, he has to tout his record from his old assembly days. Antonio has the most overcrowded school in his district yet has done absolutely nothing to help. He has one of the highest homicides rates in the city and yet has done nothing, he sits on Education and Neighborhood Committee and doesn't support Neighborhood Councils and doesn't even attend his own districts, he's Chair of the transportation committee and yet has done nothing to help with traffic, was against LAX expansion when LA is the is 3rd busiest airport in the World. Yesterday when asked if he would have fired Parks as chief he couldn't answer. He's flip flopped on many issues. He supports illegal vendors, is against gang injunctions and supports gang bangers, has his receptionist attend events cause his city staff is working on his campaign. Hahn is the man.

March 27, 2005 10:08 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

But you've missed the main point, which, for ADV, can't get anymore "negative" -- because... Antonio Villaraigosa is a pathological liar who can't be trusted to do anything he says he'll do. Someone prove me wrong.

End of story!

March 27, 2005 10:10 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Pathological liar or deliberate liar? What does it matter. Steve Lopez in today's LAT tells us why Antonio is successful: "Angelenos love to be lied to," says the journalist

March 27, 2005 10:36 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey, Anon 10:08 AM -- AKA "Big O" -- AKA Rolando Cuevas

What are you going to do on May 17 when your "boss" loses?

Remember, true hacks always have a way out. You need to start laying the groundwork today for a Tony Villar administration.

Keep doing the public stuff -- you know, being fat and loud, chanting "four more years," dirty tricks at events, etc -- but on the QT, slip some info to the Villar campaign and let them know that all along, you wanted Tony to win.

I'm just looking out for you, man.

March 27, 2005 12:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Isn't it pathetic that the only way Antonio supporters know how to get their message across is say mean things about a person who believes in their candidate. The media is now finally looking up Antonio's record which he doesn't have. The fact that he had to include his assembly stuff on paid tv ads from 4 years ago says it all. He has nothing accomplished in 2 yrs as councilman. That's why over 9 city council members are backing Hahn. Valley, Westsiders are now realizing after the bad press on the Parks issue that ANtonio is indeed a Liar and flip flops on issues. Whoever is listening he'll tell what they want to hear. He made fools out of the blacks and now their mad. His alignment with Molina, Waters and those other losers won't help him. His endorsements sure didn't help him in 2001.

March 27, 2005 1:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The councilmembers supporting Hahn have seen what kind of vindictive administration he runs over the past 4 years. Those groups and people who supported Villaraigosa last time have been in the cold the last four years. These councilmembers are just playing it safe because they know that if Hahn wins then they won't get shafted and if Villaraigosa wins they'll be alright because of his history of not punishing those who opposed him. Pretty simple politics. Anon at 1:58 should already recognize it if that person had a clue about politics. But, as it is with the anti-Villaraigosa mouth-frothers, experience and political knowledge are not important factors for their rants.

March 27, 2005 8:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey 12:47 pm 3/27/05 "Anonymous" The real Big O aka Rolando Cuevas does not need to hide from Antonio Villariagosa. I believe Antonio understands I'm not voting for him for Mayor! All you Antonio flunkly who attack me behind the word Anonymous are bunch loser. Jimmy Blackman can tell all you flunkly how Antonio personally reminded me at the Democratic Party meeting how I alway go against him.
To answer your question loser "Anonymous" maybe Moncia or the guy that hang around Antonio who looks like Woody from Toy Story what nerve you have writing bad things about me. Please say what trick and when!

March 27, 2005 9:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey 12:47 pm 3/27/05 "Anonymous" The real Big O aka Rolando Cuevas does not need to hide from Antonio Villariagosa. I believe Antonio understands I'm not voting for him for Mayor! All you Antonio flunkly who attack me behind the word Anonymous are bunch loser. Jimmy Blackman can tell all you flunkly how Antonio personally reminded me at the Democratic Party meeting how I alway go against him.
To answer your question loser "Anonymous" maybe Moncia or the guy that hang around Antonio who looks like Woody from Toy Story what nerve you have writing bad things about me. Please say what trick and when!

March 27, 2005 9:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

8:25 p.m. poster... This -- "...if Villaraigosa wins they'll be alright because of his history of not punishing those who opposed him" -- is by far the most ignorant, wishful thinking any ADV-lover has yet posted here, and shows no history whatsoever of dealing with ADV. He is the poster boy for vindictive payback.

On a larger scale, consider WHO he has selected as opponents the last several times at bat -- people who have crossed him in some way, failed to support him, or defeated him in the past, who he has gone gunning for even when it meant breaking principal promises to constituents. He doesn't want to win half as much as he wants them to LOSE.

Why do you think SO many anti-Villaraogosa people here remain anonymous? They know, and so do I. On a smaller, more personal scale, let me wipe the "froth" off my mouth long enough to clue you in on a few things based on my own "experience and political knowledge."

I became aware, firsthand of one very sick, twisted favoritism deal ADV had worked out for one of his campaign contributors that was also harmful to my community in CD14 this year, and I had a ton of proof that it was highly unethical. It all came to a boil right before the primary, and I sent an e-mail to someone at the L.A. Times who expressed initial interest and said they wanted to look into it further. But, then I worked the phones at a Hertzberg campaign office and heard some really nasty horrow stories from people in CD14 (some ex-Pacheco supporters, some just not Pro-ADV in 2003).

One disabled person who was benefitting from some public program CD14 staff had set her up on 3-4 years ago had her extra benefits cut off as soon as ADV took over CD14, simply because he couldn't take credit for any of it. Another one who supported Pacheco two years ago called ADV's field office last year to report some dangerous conditions near a elementary school were his grandchildren attend -- near his home. The field deputy came to his home, told him there was nothing she could do about that, (even though Pacheco's field person has corrected the situation once before with a few phone calls), then she pointed out to this retiree what his own property was in violation of some obscure weed abatement code, and proceeded to rat him out and get him cited for that. Not only did she NOT try to solve the unsafe school entry situation, she rewarded HIS concern by getting him in trouble.

That's the REAL history of ADV "not being vindictive," you insensitive bullshitter.

After that, I didn't pursue the L.A. Times "expose" of ADV's graft any further. I didn't call th reporter back, and decided to let it drop, so I wouldn't suddenly find myself surrounding with city citations and other harassment for daring to point out what must have been a campaign crime. Whoever wins for mayor, I live in CD14. Win or lose, Villaraigosa is still in power as far as I'm concerned and people like me will get screwed by his people if we talk about publicly just how corrupt his CD term has been.

ADV's modus operandi is not so much to reward the people who supported him -- he doesn't need to, so many are lovesick blinded by his charm. But he ALWAYS screws the ones who didn't support him -- so bad, sometimes, they can't even take part in community activism again.

I know your post was "spin" to try and harm Hahn. Mine is bitter truth that I can't do anything about regardless of who wins. You can't support your garbage with anything approaching facts; I have facts, but can't afford to come forward with them.

Naive love-struck, anonynmous "experts" like you from other districts who don't know how the ADV ground shock troops work, may think you know what to kiss, and when, but with ADV, there's no "foreplay." You'll still get screwed in the end. That's the main political reality of life in an ADV-controlled jurisdiction.

March 27, 2005 9:53 PM  

Anonymous meat said:

FROM MEAT:

This Pro-Antonio person is not too soft for you guys,get meaner, get tougher and get as negative as possible. This is the type of politics i like, so keep on trying, keep on crying. After the election you should all save your tears and drink them.

blog away dum "O" dums

March 27, 2005 10:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

There will be plenty of tears to go around, enough to fill every resevoir in the city, since its always ADV's supporters who are, in the end, the most embarrassed and disappointed.

That's because Antonio Villaraigosa is a pathological liar who can't be trusted to do anything he says he'll do. Somebody, anybody, prove me wrong.

End of story!

March 28, 2005 12:01 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

[From L.A. Observed]

"The Villaraigosa campaign on Friday emailed reporters a release titled "The Question for Jim Hahn: Just How Hypocritical Can You Get?" It then showed up verbatim as an item from "Chief Parker" on the Mayor Sam anony-blog without mention of the source. *Update: As of 3 p.m. Saturday, the item has been pulled along with a few dozen or so comments."

WHAT HAPPENED MAYOR SAM???

March 28, 2005 12:12 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It isn't the mean, nasty, negative stuff you have trouble re-butting MEAT. You just shout back nasty stuff about Hahn. It's the straightforward, logical, questions dealing with Villaraigosa continued lack of honesty and inability to gte anything done in two years in CD14 that are too hard for you to deal with. You try to spin back campaign tripe, which is quickly refuted as being lies and exaggeration, and then on your second pass, you accused the people who expose the lies as "haters." Its been a constant revolving door. 1) You lie for ADV; 2) Your lies are exposed by people who know him and his record better, 3) you can't respond logically, so you say they "hate" or are Hahn staffers trying to protect their jobs, or are "bitter" Pacheco ex-staffers... and then finally you attack Hahn again with some unproven claim of corruption.

ADV's corruption is offered in evidence here every day often by you, in the repetition of campaign lies.

March 28, 2005 12:43 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If the point of this original post is to say that Hahn's campaign people aren't being nice to those who oppose them, why us that worthy of an expose'

Have you read what ADV's people say about and to Hahn and his supporters. Where's the difference?

I'm sure you're back on ADV's Parke-penned, pep-rally e-mail letter of the day by now Mayor Sam and/or Chief? Read those and say honestly whether they are any kind of "love" letters about their opponent, then cut out the hypocritical one-sided finger-pointing bullshit.

March 28, 2005 12:48 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

ISSUES, ISSUES, ISSUES, Hahn is going to blow Antonio away tonight talking about issues and his accomplishments. Antonio has NO RECORD and has to go back to his assembly days. Those who are active in CD14 know all to well that Antonio has threatened and harrass people who aren't supporting him. That is his barrio bully way. Let's see how he does alone tonight. He had the other 3 candidates attacking Hahn last time. But Antonio doesn't know how to defend himself alone. I guarantee every time Hahn states an accomplishment all Antonio will do is attack. MEAT grow up!! Chief Parker shame on you being used as Antonio whimping boy. Let him do his own dirty work. I remember the days when you were balanced.

March 28, 2005 6:40 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Antonio's people have been in the cold for four years? You don't know what you are talking about. Immediately Tony got on the council, he had his people get plumb commisssioner jobs and positions, i.e., Cynthia Ruiz. And all Antonio did was to screw the mayor. You Villaraigosa supporters just mouth off without knowing any of the facts.

PS. And Villaraigosa is very, very vindictive. Why the LAT and other papers don't carry this stuff on Villaraigosa is a local scandal!

March 28, 2005 6:59 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

So take a great big guess about who will be the subject of Antonio's wrath...

Better watch your six.

March 28, 2005 7:37 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What's all this stuff about Tony being a barrio bully? He was never a barrio bully, I know, I grew up with him. He was just a big coward who always ran away from a fair fight and came back with either a knife - box cutters were his choice - or the Rodriguez brothers that he always hid behind. He had a big mouth and was a big instigator, just like any other little pussy out there. Tony was always the guy yelling the insults then getting his ass- all 5 foot 6 of him - out of the way while others fought his battles - sound familiar, this is exactly the way he runs his political campaigns - always the crying wimp. Like Steve Lopez said, L.A. may loved to be lied to, but they don't like pussies! The only people Tony fought with were women, and the list is pretty long. And by the way, do you guys know that there is a Children's Protective Services report on Tony. The mother of his second daughter -Priscilla - filed an action against him because she showed up to school one day with a big bruise on her arm after Tony tired to play weekend daddy. Accoriding to Tony, he pinched her because she was out of line and a bruise was left. I'm sure Parke had this sealed already but I bet there are some school records out there. Way to go Tony, can't fight a man but women and children are fiar game!

March 28, 2005 8:14 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

8:14 ANON

What's this about a child abuse case being filed against Tony?

Got any more details?

March 28, 2005 9:21 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Unbelievable that the truth about Antonio is coming out. Amazing that the rest of the city is seeing one person on TV and the rest of us who know the ins and outs of Antonio and his moronic field staff know the truth. Antonio has no class, sleazy and a big bully. When some of his constituents go to city council to speak their mind he has that arrogant asshole Jimmy Blackman or Antonio himself confronts the person and tells them NOT to go to council and embarrass him. Is this the kind of man who should be mayor?

March 28, 2005 9:32 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Attention Deficient Villaraigosa's gross impotence as a public "servant" is on display once again this week. The Southwest Museum, the "jewel" of his district and home community for decades and one of its main tourist and cultural attractions is being consumed by the Gene Autry Museum (cowboys beating up the Indians again) and moved against the community's wishes to a new location, while ADV is twiddling his thumbs or sucking them, or something. He's been "supporting" its retention in Mount Washington (lip service) for several years now. They put a Goldline stop there just for the museum (remember... that's the mass transit ADV single-handedly saved?)

Gee, what well-known edifice will he have to stand in front of now for campaign mailer photos -- to prove he knows where CD14 is? He's been using the Southwest's picture for the last 3-4 races. Maybe he can still pose in front of the empty shell of what was L.A.'s first museum, now abandoned, and just tell people it's the new shrine to Antonio VIAGRA-gosa, patron saint of flaccid political support.

Gawd help you if ADV "supports" your cause. You might as well kiss it goodbye the minute he signs on...

HEADLINE: Autry National Center Commissions Overland Partners Architects to Design New Buildings and Galleries at Los Angeles Campus; Design will highlight collection of Southwest Museum of the American Indian and expand Center's Research Institute and Library

LOS ANGELES (March 7, 2005) -- The Autry National Center has selected Overland Partners
Architects, an award-winning firm based in San Antonio, Texas, to develop a master
plan and design new buildings and expanded galleries for the multicultural history
center's campus in Los Angeles's Griffith Park. The project will physically merge
the multiple institutions that have come together in recent years to form the Autry
National Center. A large portion of the Autry's expansion will be dedicated to the
Southwest Museum of the American Indian, quintupling the gallery space currently
devoted to its world-class collection.

[SNIP]

March 28, 2005 11:18 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Since the thread topic was about "influence" I think Tony V. takes the prize for least effective influence on things that really matter to his own community. This is about the 5th or 6th significant failure on his part to do anything about destruction of open space, culture, or quality of life in his own district pointed out on this blog in recent months. Meanwhile, far-less "charismatic" Reyes, next door, is hitting doubles and the occasional homerun for his constituents in CD1 with similar concerns. Villaraigosa has a recent win/loss record that mimicks the current Lakers' - especially in the Northeast, where he lives. Southwest Museum, Elephant Hills, Pacific High School, Moon Canyon, Santa Fe Hill, and on and on. Each had his "support" which seems to be the kiss-of-death.

March 28, 2005 11:26 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Let's not forget the Homeboy Industries Graffiti Abatement program which literally died. Two workers were killed cleaning graffiti and the project was stopped. The previous councilman had raised money to buy 6 fully equipped trucks and offered a measure of security. For the first time ever, Boyle Heights was virtually graffiti free.

Then Tony dropped the ball on the large object trash program which the previous councilman had implemented. Using the waste transfer station on Washington Blvd, residents were actually paid for dropping off large, bulky items which were all over Boyle Heights' streets and allies. Boyle Heights had never been cleaner, residents were actually takng pride in the appearance in their community. Then Tony comes along, look at Boyle Heights now, even Pico Union is looking better. Thanks Tony for turning us into the armpit of Los Angeles!

March 28, 2005 11:56 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Didn't I also just see where the much-needed new public high school project at Taylor Yard is also in jeopardy (serving some of the more jam-packed communities in CD-14), and may end up being MORE dense, overpriced housing tracts instead

That was also championed by some of ADV's home-community supporters, and backed by him.

Isn't this another another sterling example of ADV's impotent influence (not to mention a screw-up on the part of his hand-picked successor in the CD14 council position, LAUSD board's Jose Huizar)? Is anybody paying attention to the critical aspects of Eastside life or is every pol out there trying so hard to skip to the next job that they can't complete one stinking project for the people that elected them in the first place?

March 28, 2005 12:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Maybe we need "term minimums" as much or more than term limits? If some of these people knew they had to stay in place for four full years before they could jump jobs, they might actually try concentrating for the first 2-3 years and have something to show for getting paid the big bucks besides more big bucks in the next campaign fund.

March 28, 2005 12:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The Target Book was faxed this a.m. a new poll conducted this past week on the Los Angeles mayor's race. It was conducted for the Villaraigosa campaign by the Feldman Group (Diane Feldman), a Washington, D.C. based Democratic polling firm. The sample size of "likely voters" was 802 (error factor of +/- 2.2%). It is based on a 35 percent voter turnout.

If the election for Mayor were being held today and the candidates were (READ AND ROTATE FULL NAMES BELOW) for whom would you vote?

JAMES HAHN, Mayor 32%; ANTONIO VILLARAIGOSA, Councilmember 54%; (DO NOT READ) Undecided 14%.

WITH LEANS: Hahn 36%, Villaraigosa 57%, undecided 7%

Your opinion on each candidate is VERY FAVORABLE, FAVORABLE, UNFAVORABLE, VERY UNFAVORABLE?

HAHN: 7/40/37/8 (47-45); VILLARAIGOSA: 19/46/18/6 (65-24)

Bernard Parks: 4/40/33/5 (44-38); Hertzberg: 7/34/20/3 (41-23)

Overall, do you think James Hahn deserves reelection as Mayor, or do you think that someone else should be given a chance.
Deserves reelection: 27%; Someone else 64%; don't know 9%

Allan Hoffenblum
CA Target Book

March 28, 2005 2:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'm sure the results of that just-posted, ADV-consigned poll is very disappointing for his camp to hear at this point. Privately, they're sharing the results of the latest KABC-TV, SurveyUSA bot-poll that shows Villaraigosa in a lot better shape.

Villaraigosa: + 81 percent
Hahn: - 4 percent
Undecided: + 36 percent

With leaners: Villaraigosa: + 109 percent
Hahn: - 13 percent

Overall ADV has a 145% favorability rating, with 69 percent of those saying they would like to BEAR HIS CHILDREN men/women approx. same sampling); according to the same ADV-purchases poll, Hahn's favorability is [minus] 31 percent, with 24 percent of those saying they would like to REMOVE HIS FEEDING TUBE on or before May 17.

The good news for Hahn, however, is that this time the hyper-reliable SurveyUSA margin of error is +/- .000037% -- I'm just not sure which of these polls to believe?

HA!

March 28, 2005 3:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

So this means people are STILL going to vote for Hertzberg and Parks, in the runoff, just for the hell of it?

March 28, 2005 3:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I remember the last DC-based ADV favorability poll someone posted here. It said he had 81 percent favorability on his district (but then he didn't, that was "something else"), but then the same posters tried to say that meant 81 percent of LATINOS in ALL of the Eastside (not just his district), in primary voting... but then it didn't really. But, then they said they meant 62 percent, or was it 68 percent, or maybe. . . a higher percentage of a lower turnout, of a smaller group of likely voters assuming... something else!?

March 28, 2005 4:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You guys are hilarious but right on track. Once people start hearing Antonio's been a sorry ass councilman they won't vote for him. Just put the records out there and the issues and Antonio doesn't have a chance in hell. He can take all the polls he wants but just wait until people realize he's been faking it all this time do you really think they'll vote for him as mayor? I DON'T THINK SO

March 28, 2005 4:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You gotta love Steve Lopez in LAT. He even gets it when it comes to Antonio.....

Challenger Antonio Villaraigosa is getting by on nothing but the fact that he isn't Jim Hahn. It's L.A., so we don't mind being lied to. For instance, Villaraigosa says he's going to build the world's greatest mass-transit system. There's a better chance of Keanu Reeves becoming an astronaut.

March 28, 2005 4:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

To all you haters:

With a little over 7 weeks to go Jimmy is toast.

He has to do two MAJOR things if he wants to make this race close:

1.) He has to prove Antonio is bad by going negative. To go hard and negative this early will only backfire and cost him votes because people, time and again, state that they hate mudslinging. Any errosion from his numbers to either Antonio or to no candidate (they stay home) only makes task #2 that much harder.

2.) Give a reason for folks to vote for him in a clear direct message. You can't have a mixed message like Bustamante or Kerry. "Vote against the re-call and for me." Simple - vote for me because blah, blah, blah.

CAN'T do #2 becasue he's #2.

Oh, what was that? I think that was a nail in his coffin (figurative). RIP Jim Hahn political career.

March 28, 2005 4:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"He has to prove Antonio is bad by going negative..."

Maybe you haven't been paying attention here? ADV can't prove he's NOT bad to save himself. The Fat-Cat's out of the bag on his negligence, lying, and incompetence over the past two years. No one has to go negative - just state the facts. Even the media is beginning to see the light of day through Antonio's empty suit. In a city stuck in the doldrums, people are beginning to see that a "do-nothing" councilmember who wants to become a "do-less" mayor out of sheer boredom and vindictiveness would be worse than sticking with what they've got now.

March 28, 2005 5:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

EXACTLY, and that's because Antonio Villaraigosa is a pathological liar who can't be trusted to do anything he says he'll do. Someone prove me wrong.

End of story!

March 28, 2005 5:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

We just saw the replay tape of the debate today. Why does'nt Antonio show the list of the names of the people in his distric that asked him to run and take a picture with them. That should shut people up. The question was asked in the debate.

March 28, 2005 6:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Antonio commissioned Hoffblum to do a poll?

Now, that would be news!

Are yuo guys so green that you don't know that Hoffblum is a leading Republican pollster?

No, sorry Hahnistas, this one is on the up and up.

Jimmy Poopy is pooping big time. He can't even throw mud very well,. Most of his inside "shots" were so inside that most of the public didn't know what the Hell he was talking about.

Watch the money dry up for the about to be ex-Mayor as we most toward the finish line; the penalty for bad polls is that no one will give the money.

The polls tell a sad tale for Kenny's Baby Boy.

March 28, 2005 11:03 PM  

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