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Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Hahn's ACLU problem

Today we learned that Jim Hahn was a frequent contributor to the ACLU. In fact he consistently contributed to them while receiving their awards, attending their award functions and giving the key-note speech a couple of times.

Now Hahn won't let any comment go without mentioning those 4 letters A-C-L-U.

Question to Hahn -- if the ACLU was good enough for you when you were the City Attorney cracking down on gangs -- why isn't the ACLU good enough for you now?

How can you be for the ACLU and now against it? Without being a flip-flopper yourself.

More questions -- less answers from the Hahn administration.


Anonymous Anonymous said:

Oh my god - this is terrible!!!!

April 27, 2005 6:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Just to think about all of those Republican leaders who endorsed Hahn because Hahn was not affiliated with the ACLU? Oops!

April 27, 2005 7:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This is ancient news. The only thing remarkable about it is that AV hasn't mentioned it.

April 27, 2005 7:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

No, this is funny!

Next thing, Hahn will be found to have gotten in a fight to save his mothers honor.

Go knows it can't be to save his sisters honor.

April 27, 2005 7:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Boy, those stories in the Daily Nes on Tony's contributors really have Chief Parker, mayor Sam and Mayor Frank scrambling. I can picture Parke breathing down their necks, "give me something, anything, distract - Distract - DISTRACT!"

Let's see, Hahn was a boy scout so, yup, he's anti-gay too.

What else, Hahn lives in San Pedro, wasn't that another city at one time - there it is, hahn is a secessionist!

Finally, Hahn drives the 110, he must be a drive by killer.

What a joke this blog is becoming.

April 27, 2005 7:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


April 27, 2005 8:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Snappy retort 8:15 p.m. Anon, did YOUR MOMMY help you think that up?

(Now go get your milk and cookies!)

April 27, 2005 8:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Finally something for the Hahn-haters to cling to that has some legs.

Little legs, mind you, tiny legs, actually... itty, bitty tadpole legs, really.

BUT LEGS! All that "cry wolf" corruption drivel was just boring people to death (and had no proof). So, THIS should finally topple Hahn.

He's a regular liberal Democrat!

Hey Jim, just use the ADV response. . . UH, I changed my mind?

April 27, 2005 8:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Tell ADV to CANCEL all those "my wife's a teacher, so I can control LAUSD" ads,`and wait for the next batch.

HAHN A CIVIL LIBETARIAN, TOO (just one who approves of gang injunctions).

THIS is the 37th "last" nail in his coffin.

April 27, 2005 8:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

But WERE his contributions PAY FOR PLAY (otherwise you've lost the theme, children).

April 27, 2005 8:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


I have a problem too. I donated money to Villaraigosa, so does this make me a flip flopper if I no longer agree with his "vision" and do not support him?

I donated money to (AV), when I had no idea that he helped get a drug dealer off of his jail sentence, no accountability?

I even paid for a dinner with AV fundraiser...now I don't want to be anywhere near him or associate with anything he does.

April 27, 2005 9:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I call that learning from your mistakes (hope it didn't cost too much!).

April 27, 2005 9:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I actually bought him the gun and the bullets and the car for the drive-by shooting when he shot down ten little kids in cold blood, then tried to blame it on Pacheco and Hahn.

Vote for Hahn. He'll give you a reason why he gave to the ACLU,,,

Just let himn talk to Carrick or Wardlaw.

April 27, 2005 9:36 PM  

Blogger Phil Krakover said:

The more things change, the more they are the same...

April 27, 2005 9:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

To 7:33

I’ve met Mom Hahn and it is more likely that she would get in a fight to protect Jimmy’s honor. She is much tougher and probably better in a fight than her son. You go girl!

April 27, 2005 9:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Villaraigosa's "Catholic" Problem...

ADV has a problem. He sends his "younger family members" to expensive Catholic schools, giving that organization a TRUCKload of money every year (plus the open door to the hearts and minds of his most impressionable family members).

Those funds go to support and extend Catholic teachings around the world. Prominent among those teachings are: abortion, infidelity, divorce, and homosexuality (to name just a few things), are VERY wrong -- things ADV's base believes are all either guaranteed "rights" or - at LEAST none of the church's business.

The same church's top leaders just easily and quickly named a new TOP, top leader who even thinks politicians that condone (or even DON'T condemn) several of those same things shouldn't be allowed to take part in the most critical aspects of that church -- its sacraments, i.e., they can't really BE Catholics if they do.

Now THAT's a problem!

April 27, 2005 9:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How can you support a church that condemns most of the main "pillars" of your secular "faith!"

So much so that you contribute more funds to it, through school payments, than the aggregate of ALL your other personal political contributions. More funds in ONE YEAR even than the entire Hahn clan combined has probably given to the ACLU since Kenny wore a beanie cap to his Frosh hazing.

THAT's not flip-flopping, that's schizophrenic...

(Does anyone really think ADV wants to go DOWN this road...?)

April 27, 2005 9:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What does this have to do with Jim Hahn, the hypocrite, criticizing Antonio for ACLU connection, when he himself has been a supporter?

Just when you thought Jimmy couldn't sink any lower, there he is, lower than whaleshit.

April 27, 2005 9:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Being the head of the ACLU and representing it is much different than having dinner with an ACLU member.

April 27, 2005 9:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

ACLU=Antonio's Corrupted League Union

Just because...

April 27, 2005 9:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Flip-flop - tick-tock.

April 27, 2005 10:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:





April 27, 2005 10:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You are concerned about signatures, I thought your BOSS was going to become Mayor, it should not matter the amount of any signature, your confidence in your BOSS has been diminishing if your that concerned about the RECALL!

Are the recall organizers going to be at CHARO of LAVC? Or BOTH?

April 27, 2005 10:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Do you know what type of friends Villaraigosa has in Miami?

Sylvester Lukis a Miami lobbyist, who hosted a reception for Villaraigosa in Florida

"...Sylvester Lukis, a Miami lobbyist, and his wife, former Lee County commissioner Vicki Lopez-Wolfe, stood accused of bribery, extortion, influence peddling, and mail fraud. According to government investigators, the couple had begun an illicit love affair in the spring of 1991 and soon after embarked on a complicated criminal conspiracy. Prosecutors claimed that Lukis, a married family man at the time, had seduced Lopez-Wolfe with the promise of higher office and bribed her with money and gifts; Lopez-Wolfe, then a controversial young political starlet, had allegedly sold her vote on multimillion dollar bond deals and construction contracts, and so deprived the citizens of Lee County of her "honest services" as an elected official. Along the way, the couple had lied to the press, deceived each other, and Lukis hired a Miami private eye to shadow their enemies. At one point they had used a surveillance videotape to try to blackmail a candidate into dropping out of a county commission race.
If convicted on all eleven charges in this public corruption trial, Sylvester Lukis and Vicki Lopez-Lukis, as she was now known, would each face a maximum penalty of 60 years in federal prison and $2.7 million in fines..."


April 27, 2005 10:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Another AV Miami fundraiser (friend) Sergio Pino

Report: Airport partners unduly earned $14.6 million-- MIAMI - Four partners of a venture that runs airport duty-free shops have earned more than $14.6 million despite having performed no work, according to a report by the Miami-Dade County inspector general.
The joint venture won a contract at Miami International Airport, and the four partners were brought in to satisfy a requirement for the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program....
Under the program, these partners were picked: Sergio Pino, a major political fund-raiser and tract-home builder; Carole Ann Taylor, a former aide to ex-Commissioner Maurice Ferre; Jorge de Cardenas, a longtime lobbyist who later served time in federal prison for his involvement in a Miami kickback scandal; and Maria Argudin, an assistant city clerk in Miami...."
But despite the partners' repeated promises to do work, they did none, said the report released Tuesday. They simply showed up at quarterly meetings and collected their checks, the report said.

The report shows wholesale contract violations and numerous misrepresentations to the Federal Aviation Administration and the county, which it says "discredit the program at Miami International Airport."

It also finds that the airport staff members failed to monitor the contract as they were required to do and ignored evidence of noncompliance brought to their attention.

The four minority partners acknowledge some errors in complying with program requirements, but deny that they have done no work, according to their attorney, Andres Rivero.



April 27, 2005 10:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Miami AV fundraiser friend:

Alex Penelas:

Important human rights organizations from across the political spectrum are applauding Florida Democratic voters' overwhelming rejection of Miami-Dade County Mayor Alex Penelas' predatory anti-Life and anti-Family agenda.

After eight (8) divisive and scandal-ridden years as mayor of Miami-Dade, Penelas' devastating legacy includes a budget deficit of $500 million, a discriminatory ordinance creating special legal protections based on alleged
sexual behavior, rampant county hall corruption, an increase in violent crime,
increased in Aids, and the denial of public funds to one of the most respected
youth organization in the world - the Boy Scouts of America.

Penelas' shameless betrayal of the public trust resulted in the stinging
defeat of his U.S. Senatorial campaign in the Statewide Democratic Primary of
August 31st, 2004. Nearly ninety-percent (90%) of Democrats voted for a candidate other than Penelas, state voting records show. Human rights organizations issued the following statement:

"Decent and fair-minded citizens and their families are much safer now that a bigoted and spineless politician who has discredited, embarrassed and dishonored our community, was resoundingly rejected at the polls and will no longer be a menace to our community."

The following human rights groups approved this statement:

-Catholic Cultural Fund
-Christian Family Coalition
-Communities Strengthening Families for the Good Life
-Cuban-American Publishers Association
-Democratic League of Dade County
-Derecha Nacional
-Family Rescue Foundation
-Knights of Columbus
-Miami-Dade Christian Family Coalition
-Republican National Forum
-Take Back Miami

April 27, 2005 11:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Write in Pete Wilson for Mayor.

April 28, 2005 1:46 AM  

Blogger Republican for AV said:

Is this about the history of donors?

If it is, Jimmy Hahn hardly is supported by those who have received canonization.

The most motly crew of Los Angeles scumbags supports Jimmy boy:

Ted Strein
Leland Wong
Troy Edwards
Doug Dowie
Alan Casden
Chris Hammond
James Acevedo
Nate Holden

The list is longer than i have time to detail, but these are already known by all.

Fortunately, we do not condemn those who are supporters, unles they are in the Administration, or were in the Administration or doing business with the Administration.

Do you Democrats condemn Antonio for being endorsed by John Kerry? I would, but you won't.


April 28, 2005 2:47 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

(Fake) GOP boy said:

"The most motly crew of Los Angeles scumbags supports Jimmy boy"

PLEASE. . . you poke bay against that list of out-of-town slimeballs posted overnight with a bunch of "accused" people (in most cases never even charged), boy you obviously weren't listening to "Jimmy Boy's" due process comment in that previous debate.

Fess up, who are you REALLY?

Mikie Boy Hernandez? Dickie Boy Alatorre? Artie Boy Snyder?

Which REAL ADV felon-follower are you "GOP4ADV?"

April 28, 2005 3:06 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Can't wait for the next "dud" firecracker from the Sam/Parker bage of tricks Thursday a.m. What's next,


"Hahn is REALLY a registered DEMOCRAT!"

Scurry, Republican... he EVEN supported Kerry for Pres., Too!

April 28, 2005 3:18 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

All that DIRTY Florida money is just ANOTHER nail in ADV's coffin.

April 28, 2005 3:19 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

GOP dude, big diff between Hahn pushing the baddies away -- in most cases -- once there's an appearance of impropriety and ESPECIALLY after charges come up , and ADV clinging to his felonious friends and using them or errand boys and fundraisers.

April 28, 2005 3:20 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Can't speak for the recall organizers, but I know this for a fact re: number of signatures... the recall petition is getting MORE AND MORE signatures avery day, as ADV's dirty tricks and do-nothing past in CD14 is revealed.

And ADV is getting LESS AND LESS votes in CD14 and citywide every day.

Even the media is finally catching on, L.A. Times calls his Council history LACKLUSTER!

April 28, 2005 3:54 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Here' the difference Tony Loving /Truth Hating Republican,

"The most motly crew of Los Angeles scumbags supporting Jimmy boy" actually know that they ARE suporting Hahn. Unlike those scumbags from Florida that have to run, keep the press on hold or answer with "are you sure you got the right number?"

How soon before ethics jumps on this case, moron.

April 28, 2005 7:34 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

WELL, maybe if Tony V. convinces the losing Democrat - Kerry - to endorse him, then Hahn could try and get the winning Dem on his side.

OH, that's right, there WASN'T one... because ADV worked on the CAMPAIGN!

April 28, 2005 7:35 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Callers on the radio today were demanding ethics look into this Miami money-gate thing (actually one was suggesting Laura Chick look into it). HA, not only the wrong office, but that's ONE scam she would never dig into, even if it was her gig.

April 28, 2005 7:37 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

NEVER UNDERESTIMATE HAHN. At least he had the balls to answer the quesetion about the ACLU straight up and not have his campaigners do it on camera like ADV does. He said, there are some things I agree with that the ACLU do and some things I don't agree with. END OF STORY MORONS. He didn't scramble to hide or get away from them the way AV does.

Wonder if ADV will have the wife or Jenny at all his festivities this weekend?

April 28, 2005 7:38 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'm thinking of contributing to the next Miami mayor's race -- in fairness.

How about we all chip in and send them:


(and good riddance to bad rubbish)

April 28, 2005 7:39 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Is Jenny now "Aunt Jenny" to the Katholic-jammer kids??

April 28, 2005 7:39 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yeah: 7:38 -- SEE, this is why ADV can't shed his image as an old-school gangbanger. He always has to have his "boys" doing the dirty work for him -- answering the spin questions, staging uprisings at the other guy's campaign offices and appearances, covering up his dirty laundry -- while he keeps his hands clean and answers rehearsed questions in RSVP-only audiences.

MEAT tries to make Hahn out like "Gotti" - but it's Tony hiding behind his Krew of "made men" -- while Hahn is answering his own media inquiries and taking on the reporters straight ahead. Jimmy nailed the little yellow journo from the DN over the Van Nuys city hall story with facts, figures, and Council approvals in public -- called her chicken-ass out on it.

EVEN Hertzberg chased Hahn around with the kitchen sink schtick himself, but ADV's still "hiding out" letting everyone else speak for him.

April 28, 2005 7:48 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hahn gets ANOTHER free radio drivetime hour on Monday... how much is that worth in comparable media buy time every few days $50K to $100K?

Tony can't handle radio, because people can't "see" his pretty, aging, dinosaur pol face - necessary to get the true effect of his "charisma!"

He's CEO of M. T. Suit, and Co.

April 28, 2005 7:51 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hahn has always stated on the record the problem he had with ACLU is when ADV opposed the gang injunction in San Fernando. Look at this weekend's schedule. Gee, wonder where he'll have time to attend his own public safety meeting on Sat. Word is the media is printing these posts just in case they're deleted.

Meet for the Get Out The Vote Walk on:
Date: Saturday, April 30
Time: 9:30 am
Place: Valley Campaign Office, 14402 Haynes St., Van Nuys, CA 91401. Rally at Valley College will be held immediately after GOV walk.For more info or to RSVP, call (818) 781-7944

COUNTDOWN TO VICTORY FOR VILLARAIGOSA SATURDAY AFTERNOON EVENT WTH ANTONIOAPRIL 30 from 3 to 5 p.m. Valley Reception and fundraiser for Antonio Villaraigosa at the home of Jill Banks Barad & Ross Hopkins, 15226 Sutton Street, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403. $2000 Host - $1000 Sponsor - Per Person (suggested minimum) Please RSVP to Celine or Cathy and reference this event at (213) 687-7777.
Please join SanFValley Leaders for a special breakfast in honor of
AntonioVillaraigosa Friday, April 29, 2004 from7:30am- 9:00am at Chez Nous Restaurant,10550 Riverside Drive,Toluca Lake, CA 91602, RSVP (818) 652-2336

April 28, 2005 7:52 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

LAT....Villaraigosa Under Fire for Florida Donations
After months of criticizing Mayor James K. Hahn for accepting questionable political donations, mayoral challenger Antonio Villaraigosa found himself answering questions Wednesday about $31,000 in donations to his campaign from workers at two affiliated Florida-based companies.

Although some employees said they supported Villaraigosa, others struggled to explain the donations, sounded confused when told of their donations or declined to answer questions.

Records show that at least 20 employees of a Miami company, Travel Traders LLC, and a related company, S.E. Florida Investments, gave individual donations to Villaraigosa's campaign......
Days after Anderson's second contribution to Villaraigosa, the councilman and three others called for the City Council to review the Airport Commission's decision to extend existing concessions contracts at LAX, rather than seek new bids.

Smith said any notion that Villaraigosa's action was influenced by Anderson's donation was "outrageous."

Amarfio D. Scott said he donated because former Lakers star Earvin "Magic" Johnson supported Villaraigosa. But records show that Scott gave $1,000 on Sept. 28, 2004, and $1,000 on April 1. Johnson did not endorse Villaraigosa until April 11
The paper also reported that another employee expressed confusion about how her donation was recorded.

It is not illegal for multiple employees of one company to donate to a political candidate, but it is illegal for anyone to reimburse employees for their donations.

Even if there was no wrongdoing in Miami, the issue could alter the race's political dynamic, giving Hahn the kind of potent rhetorical ammunition that Villaraigosa has used against him.
Anderson had a one-and-a-half-hour dinner meeting scheduled with Villaraigosa and City Hall lobbyist Art M. Gastelum on Sept. 27, 2004.

The next day, records show, Villaraigosa's campaign received $8,000 in contributions from eight executives and employees of S.E. Florida Investments. That company has the same Miami address as Travel Traders.

Currently, the largest gift and news concession at the Los Angeles airport is held by New Jersey-based Hudson Group, which acquired the North American airport retail business of W.H. Smith in December 2003. Travel Traders took over the hotel shops business from W.H. Smith.
Eighteen Travel Traders employees donated $1,000 each to Villaraigosa and two have donated $2,000 each. Villaraigosa also received $9,000 from employees of S.E. Florida Investments, bringing the total to $31,000. When asked why employees gave money to a campaign 3,000 miles away, he replied, "I honestly don't think I'm the right person to be asking that."

He said he did not know who arranged the campaign to raise money for Villaraigosa and did not have any suggestions about who to contact for more information.

April 28, 2005 8:04 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Does Travel Traders provide ADV with FREQUENT FLIP-FLOPPER miles??

April 28, 2005 8:21 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

A spokesman for the gift shops company said, "HELL, it's the least we can do for Tony. Do you have ANY idea how many thousands of dollar's HE's spent on 'guilt gifts' in our stores in the past 15-20 years?"

They're thinking of naming a jewelry annex after him in key markets, specializing in Cubic Zir-TONY-um baubles.

April 28, 2005 8:26 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


April 28, 2005 8:27 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Stupid, stupid Gameboy Padilla is going to endorse ADV today. What a sad ass lame prez of council he's proven to be! He of all people know ADV hasn't been in council meetings cause he's too busy campaigning. Does he not think people will wonder why he took so long? He can just kiss his prez goodbye. His chair is up and with 9 council members who endorsed Hahn they won't re-elect him. Padilla is a whuss! Alex it's time to come out of the closet!!

April 28, 2005 8:33 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

WELL, you can BET the ADV-lovers here will be down-playing that ALMOST as much as the Hahn people, since Tony's bloggers have beat Padilla to death here as a "tool."

It would be VERY hypocritical of them to now act like he's suddenly some kind of political genius.

April 28, 2005 8:39 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Padilla never did endorse Hahn this time around, did he? I thought he was one of the 2-3 who remained neutral on the council...

April 28, 2005 8:44 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Okay-idots Hahn NEVER said he was against the ACLU. He said That when Antonio Vavoso was president of the ACLU he was against gang injunctions. The issue is not the ACLU but rather the diffrece in stances on the gang injunctions. Infact Hahn said the ACLU is great on certain issues and that he agrees with them on certain issues,BUT NOT when it comes to gangs!

April 28, 2005 8:56 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

So if Padilla switches that means Hahn only has TWICE as many of ADV's peers on CC endorsing him over the absentee "colleague", instead of THREE TIMES as many.

WOO hoo!

April 28, 2005 9:00 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Will Tony Cardenas follow gameboy?

April 28, 2005 9:05 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The timing makes Gamebody Padilla's decision making look piss poor. A true leader would have had the balls to come out when the rest of the city council did. But then of course many people know Gameboy doesn't have the balls cause he "plays on the other team."

April 28, 2005 9:25 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Alex Padilla is just doing it because of Miguel. He's been leaning on him pretty hard but this is all hush-hush and behind the scenes. As all of you know, Miguel has been MIA for the mayoral race despite the County Fed endorsing Hahn.

April 28, 2005 10:30 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey Mayor Sam, you want a scoop. Just spotted, 15 minutes ago, at Lorraine's in Eagle Rock - Tony meeting with Alex Padilla and Tony Cardenas. I guess that endorsement is coming soon. What levels has Alex sunk to try and salvage his failed council presidency. Of course, Cardenas, Alex's pimp, had to be at the meeting to make sure that "his bitch better have his money!"

And you know both Cardenas and Alex won't take a dump before getting the go ahead from James Acevedo. Better calm down on those Acevedo shots now, Mayor Sam. A new low in L.A. Latino politics, just when we thought they couldn't go lower. And it would be so easy to organize a grass root effort to topple all of them.

April 28, 2005 10:31 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

james acevedo should be investigated for all his deals at the port using his power to give contracts at the port, just look at the sullivan group and the contracts they get a the port with the support of the father of the mafiosos don corleone Acevedo

May 18, 2005 12:59 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

james acevedo should be investigated for all his deals at the port using his power to give contracts at the port, just look at the sullivan group and the contracts they get a the port with the support of the father of the mafiosos don corleone Acevedo

May 18, 2005 1:00 AM  

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