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Thursday, April 28, 2005

Only Tony Villar can close down the border.

Nixon

It was once said that “Only Nixon can go to China,” a reference to my old friend Dick Nixon – as a conservative Republican President with strong anti-communist credentials – as being the one who could open up diplomatic relations with the Communist Chinese with credibility.

Perhaps, its only Tony Villar who can make LA a more business friendly city, break the grip of unions and seriously address the issues of illegal immigration.

Now to be sure, David Hernandez, Hal Netkin, Al Rantel, Doug McIntyre and other leaders of the right wing flank – saddened by the loss of unlikely hero Wacko Walter Moore – have attached their wagon to a one James Kenneth Hahn. But their payoff is going to be minimal, if nil.

If James Hahn were to pull off some kind of miracle and actually win re-election, it would only be minimally traced to the rignt wing nut crowd. Remember, James Hahn is getting his money and muscle from the labor unions that have endorsed him – in one of the biggest (and perhaps dumbest) rolls of the dice in LA politics. If Jimmy survives, he owes more than a pound of flesh to Miguel Contreras and Julie Butcher who don’t have one thing in common with Hernandez, Netkin, et al. The wing nuts might get a thank you card and a photo of them on the third floor with the Mayor, but that’s about it. Jimmy Hahn is going to have to deliver the goods big time to his left wing supporters and if the wing nuts think we’re socialist now, watch out! Yes, Jimmy probably has them fooled.

Tony Villar on the other hand lost union support this time around, despite his strong labor credentials. Upon election, he won’t owe them anything. Whereas an old, stuffy, wannabe Republican, white guy Mayor such as Jim Hahn would get killed trying to cut back the unions, reform business taxes and regulations and even scaling back Special Order 40, Tony Villar has the street cred to get away with these things.

118 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The Assembly majority leader is Antonio Villaraigosa, ex-MEChA (Moviemento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan) activist and former president of the Southern California ACLU. Assemblyman Villaraigosa was the only Latino elected official to speak at the Latino March in Washington, D.C., where he touted the legislation promoted by the Latino leadership in Sacramento and spoke fervently about the right of "undocumented people" to free medical care and education through college. He demanded another amnesty for those living in the U.S. illegally.

Last May, Speaker Villaraigosa joined Mexican President Zedillo in addressing the California Legislature. Although both men are thoroughly fluent in English, they both made their speeches in Spanish. Then Villariagosa stood and began the Chicano handclap. Without knowing what they were doing -- as calls to their offices confirmed -- the rest of the legislators joined this spirited display of ethnic nationalism and started clapping, too.

Any high school or college student in Southern California has heard this sound -- clap-clap, clap-clap-clap -- and understands its meaning. Like displaying the Mexican flag, it is the MEChA trademark clap and hails Chicano power.

April 28, 2005 9:20 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Sure, go ahead and make the analogy to our "beloved" 37th President. ADV and old Tricky Dick have the same set of ethics.

April 28, 2005 9:28 AM  

Blogger Lev Bronstein said:

Great thread here even if it is on the Soviet-style blog of Sam Yorty.

Does this mean that if AV loses, we won't have "Villaraigosa to kick around anymore?"

And if he wins, will there be statements like "People have got to know whether or not their Mayor is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook. I've earned everything I've got."

Does he have any rich wacko friends like Howard Hughes to fund his permanent campaigns?

If a slush fund is discovered, will he go on television, call for more financial disclosure, and then promise to keep his dog Checkers?

Does AV's wife have a respectable Democratic cloth coat?

April 28, 2005 9:43 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Your "cold warrior" parallels with that little chicken-shit ADV, that runs from conflict and hides behind campaign hacks and whistleblowers, so he doesn't have to deal with media -- are SO far off base, it's laughable.

April 28, 2005 9:51 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Anon 9:20
So what's you're point? That a clap by our next mayor is going to some how annex Califoñya to Mexico?

If a billboard by a third rate station can get this much coverage then they have made an excellent investment in their marketing plan. How many people do you think they have now convinced to pay their station a visit? How much more money do you think they will now be able to charge for commercial spots?

Why is it that right wing nuts understand that the language of business is the all mighty dollar and all of them advertise that "Si hablo español"? Why is it that they will all hire Jose and Pedro over John and Charlie because they can pay them less for they same work and the Latino worker won't argue? Why is it that they will hire Lupe to take care of their kids and Tino to mow their lawns and not ask what station they listen to? But when one of these folks daughters or sons, son in this case, gets an education from an ivory tower school and then becomes the equivalent of a prime minister, California being the 4-5 largest economy in the world, he suddenly becomes un-American and less than qualified.

Antonio ran and oversaw the budget of the greatest State in our country. He had more influence to shape public policy and direct resources then Bush did as governor of TX. Look at Arnie, the current Speaker is forcing him to back peddle on every single point of his statewide strategy. As Speaker, Antonio didn’t give California away and he is not going to give Los Angeles away.

Your fear mongering is not going to work. The "Chicano" hand clap does not mean that Antonio is going to change immigration law or policy for the Country let alone Los Angeles, which last time I checked was still part and governed by the United States. I would be more worried about Bush bringing back the guest worker program than of Antonio granting amnesty to undocumented immigrants.

-Mustang

April 28, 2005 9:52 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

A rose by any other name is still a rose. A Tony, by any other name is still a scumbag. Tony has used four names in his life time:

Tony Vilar - (notice that the elle sound of the l's was not pronounced) he used this name when it wasn't cool to be Mexican.

Tony Villar - I guess if you can't beat them, join them. He used this name in the 70's upon entering his radcial days.

Antonio Villar - He started using this name in the early 80's when the large influx of immigrants from Central America - you know, the ones fleeing right wingers in their countries - came to the U.S. Ironically, this is his father's given name.

Antonio Villaraigosa - he started using this name right after his postponed marriage to Corina. With all his female baggage, I guess he thought this was an easy way out.

But Tony closing the borders, come on. Not only will he have no jurisdiction, working for Sin Fronteras will contradict any such stance.

April 28, 2005 9:58 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mustang -- that was an incomplete sentence...

"Antonio ran and oversaw the budget of the greatest State in our country... "

...INTO THE GROUND!

(Finish your sentences before you jump to conclusions, or no dessert).

Remember the BUDGET CRISIS!

Remember the BUDGET CUTS!

Remember the RECALL (state, not CD14)!

(Not only attention-deficient, historically challenged over in ADV's camp).

April 28, 2005 10:01 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 10:04 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

!Viva Mexifornia! I'm voting for my hermano Antonio. Hahn can kiss my brown ass.

April 28, 2005 10:04 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Whoooa there little Nellie (Mustang). Did you say Tony got an education from an ivory tower school. Just because he attened UCLA doesn't mean he got an education. Is Tony still bragging about his 1.7 GPA. And with such an education, he must have gotten into an ivory tower law school, right?

Your arguments have about as much holes as the border!

April 28, 2005 10:10 AM  

Blogger SacramentoNighties said:

Speaking of laughing (9:51 a.m. Anonymous) -- this part of the original thread posting was better than ALL the sitcoms I've seen this week...

"...Tony Villar has the street cred to get away with these things."

Care to guess where that particular "street" is? Would that be WILSHIRE or RODEO (in Beverly Hills, where ADV® takes Times writers for lunch), or BISCAYNE in Miami (where he picks up dirty campaign money), or J, K, L, M, N, O, or P (pick one) in Sacramento (where ADV® learned of art of taking credit for other legislators' work and ideas), or maybe even PENNSYLVANIA in D.C. (where he sent those appeals for a pardon)?

Or would it be some other street in some other city?

Because after lying to 300,000 people on the Eastside for two years, getting NOTHING done, and then telling them they really WANTED him to lie to them (for their own good, of course. . . you're getting SLEEEPY. . .), ADV® sure doesn't have any "cred" on any of THESE streets:

Cesar Chavez OR Soto OR Lorena OR Alameda OR Olympic OR First (Second, Third, Fourth, etc.) OR Huntington OR Eastern OR Alhambra OR Figueroa OR Colorado OR Eagle Rock OR Monterey OR York OR. . .

(FYI, for you imported district field staffers, those are all major streets in CD14).

He hasn't walked enough on any of these streets since 2003 to wear off the shiny, slick part off the half-soles of his expensive loafers (appropriate name for his shoes, however, yes?)

Okay, maybe ADV® still has a LITTLE "street cred" on Mount Washington Drive and San Rafael Avenue. . . more like "CUL-DE-SAC CRED" in the minute upscale portion of the district, really! But, THAT will finally be gone when they finish converting the Southwest into a VERY fancy Public Storage franchise ina few months.

April 28, 2005 10:31 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

We need to keep out the damn illegals and neither candidate is stepping up. Come join the Minuteman Project!

April 28, 2005 10:32 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

To all you haters:

If Padilla does endorse Antonio it goes to show that he has more balls than all the other CC members combined!

The easy thing is to go with the incumbent. Yahn wins their safe- Antonio wins- they can make up later because AV would need their vote. By Padilla endorsing Antonio it leaves no room for mistakes. Like many of you have pointed out, Padilla is putting his presidency and his political career on the line. To be an electrical engineer from MIT requires a great ability to break things down and analyze all your options, Padilla has used his training and done just that - picked the winning option.

This is not another nail in Yahn’s coffin- its a shovel of dirt on top of his political casket.

-Mustang

April 28, 2005 10:32 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Messtang -- but ALL your ADV-lusters have been saying for months that Alex is a MORON in CC?

MAKE UP THE ONE MIND YOU ALL SHARE?

(Maybe today isn't your turn with it!)

April 28, 2005 10:36 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I posted here a couple of months ago the "Mexican take over" by Antonio and his lover boys, Gameboy Padilla, Cardenas, Mike Hernandez and Richard Alatorre, Richard Alarcon. Its embarrassing that everytime a damn Latino gets in he's a crook and embarrasses us in the media. Antonio is no different. Gameboy better start playing his video cause he'll have lots of time when ADV loses. Alex needs to come out of the closet cause he's not fooling anyone.

April 28, 2005 10:38 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Electrical engineers also make mistakes, get SHOCKED and blow things up.

SORRY, PAID-dilla.

April 28, 2005 10:38 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The reason Tony will lose, he never registered, organized or mobilized Latinos. All this heat coming from rigth wingers would all be for naught if Tony actually mobilized the Latino base. But he was too busy hanging with the "big boys" to worry about that. ANd his boy Antonio Gonzalez was too busy skirting harrasment charges to make a significant impact.

Although an admirable idea Parke, an extreme left coalition will collapse without the Latino base. You have a Latino candidate, just not the overwhelming suport in the Latino community that you thought was your right. And the numbers are there to win, but you couldn't give a rat's ass for Latino mobilization. Now you ass is going to get handed to you because of your arrogance.

How ironic, Kerry loses the presidency because Tony can't bring out the Latino vote. Tony loses the mayor's race because Kerry won't be able to stem the right wing backlash by bringing out the Latino vote. This certainly is one for the books!

April 28, 2005 10:38 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Before you cover up Hahn's coffin with dirt, make sure he's actually IN IT this time. ADV's hack made that mistake last time, and looks like they're deja-vuing it AGAIN!

(Note, only 2-3 inches in the DN on this.... now THAT's a YAWN!

April 28, 2005 10:40 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who's Tony Cardenas? OH yeah, the lynch-pin of the DO-NOTHING progressive alliance on city council.

Another Re-gressive slacker in the mold of ADV.

April 28, 2005 10:43 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Kerry has no clue what to expect on Saturday. There will be major protest of Antonio on all kind of issues. Antonio plays the Latino card when it suits him. I wonder why he didn't bring John Kerry to CD14? Could it be he was afraid and rightly so that people are so pissed at him it would have been an embarrassement. LA Times today slams ADV. Send that to Kerry's press people and the Vignali issue won't go away. Gameboy Padilla thinks ADV will help him get to Washington. Good luck! He can't even help himself get elected here as Mayor.

April 28, 2005 10:43 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mustang,

If Padilla had any balls, he would have endorsed Tony last year, not now when he is supossedly so way ahead. Lameboy Padilla has been hiding out all this time. In fact, the only time I've heard of him is when they interviewed him on T.V. right after his neighbor was killed in a drive by shooting in Pacoima. Can't even keep his street safe, and now he's backing the gangs main supporter! Garcettie as council President sounds better than ever before.

April 28, 2005 10:43 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Anon 10:43

Why would Padilla endorse so early - most of the council didn't make their decision until a couple of months ago as well.

Garcetti won't run for President when he can be in Assembly.

What a laugh to hear all you haters join Yahn about out of state checks when all his coffers are filled with nothing but special interest money from all over the country! 2.5 weeks left, no money to go toe-to-toe on tv, no ground campaign, and no big endorsements to earn your free media coverage - no chance for a victory!

Yahn is a BIG LOSER - go ahead prove me wrong!

-Mustang

April 28, 2005 10:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

MUSTANG

Now I kow you are Enrique Gasca, trying in vain to play up those east coast schools. Yeah, Alex is an engineer from MIT, so why isn't he out making the big bucks like all of his classmates at Microsoft, DuPont or GM - because he was near the bottom of his class - that's why. Just Like Tony who fell back into politics after failing to become a lawyer, Alex fell back into politics after failing to become an engineer. I guess Alex and Tony have more in common than people know - their lackluster college GPA's.

April 28, 2005 10:59 AM  

Blogger Athena said:

Say what you will about Padilla, but he's President of the City Council and an extremely prominent 2001 Hahn backer - who is switching to Antonio. He also has a pretty damn strong field operation in the NE Valley that can turn people out. Another big W for AV.

April 28, 2005 11:10 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Anybody know who Cindy Montanez is supporting for mayor?

April 28, 2005 11:15 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yeah, Harriman-Thena... Padilla was a major supporter of Pacheco two years ago, too. Saw him on TV working the phone banks himself.

Lot of good THAT did!

April 28, 2005 11:17 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

MUSTANG,

Face it, ADV always steps on his own, um "equipment" when the going gets tough. Hahn doesn't need any new endorsements to get "free" media (worth 100 paid ads each time). He has Tony's self-destructive self to count on.

ADV's own past and his lack of character is the best "endorsement" Hahn could ever have, to stay right up there in front of the airwaves, for FREE!

(Hahn get's an hour on radio on Monday, during drive time... How long with the local news coverage of Padilla last... 7-8 seconds?)

And the people of the city will say "Alex Who?"

April 28, 2005 11:21 AM  

Blogger Athena said:

Cindy Montanez -- another proud Antonio Villaraigosa supporter. Looks like the factions have joined in common cause.

Yeah, 11:17, Padilla supported Pacheco. And moved a great deal of money and resources to him. No one endorsement wins a race -- but every bit helps.

With his Council Presidency on the line, don't you think Padilla will be going all out for Antonio now?

April 28, 2005 11:30 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Let's see, if I scroll back far enough, I can find that MEAT post where he was pointing out that ADV wasn't the ONLY councilmember who hadn't accomplished anything in his district in years.... the other one he named was (searching, searching...).

Oh yeah! ALEX PADILLA. According to MEAT, the LACKLUSTER council career of ADV was slightly BETTER than Padilla's after FOUR YEARS.

Look it up, look it up.

WHAT a hoot! And now, he's the 7th Cavalry riding in to protect little Tony from the big, bad Hahn monster.

You rabid ADV-lovers -- if Wacko Walter lost his equally rabid right-wing mind tomorrow and switched sides, you'd be saying he "raised important issues in the race" and was "well-respected by key elements of the city" and "could HELP Antonio build a consensus in L.A."

This SPIN shit obviously isn't hard for you, it's making it BELIEVABLE to rational human beings that you blinded-by-love Tony groupies are having such a hard time with (plus not contradicting each other every other day!)

Keep an up-to-date list of your heroes and villains if you want to avoid this future embarrassment...

April 28, 2005 11:33 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

To all the haters;

With Padilla in so too goes even more city hall money. Lobbyists will now have even more cover to hide behind for the next 2.5 weeks.

Padilla shocked everyone four years ago by supporting Yahn over Antonio. And Yahn loved it and flaunted him around. I guess Alex got tired of being paraded around when it was useful and decided to make things happen. He got tired of Yahn not following through on his promises to get more police officers on the street and fix potholes in 24 hours. If the president of the Council does not trust or believe that Yahn can win, why should the rest of the city?

-Mustang

April 28, 2005 11:36 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Not TRUE, previous Anon, I hear Padilla created 90 INVISIBLE NEIGHBORHOOD WATCHES in his district -- practically overnight.

Top that (invisible) feat, ADV!

April 28, 2005 11:37 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

To all the "lovers" and "lusters"

Mustang if full of horse-shit!

Someone prove me wrong!

April 28, 2005 11:38 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Cindy Montanez?

At least Tony and Alex finished college. Great role models for all these young impressionable Latinos. I guess that 60% drop out rate isn't going to improve anytime soon.

Isn't Yolanda Fuentes the aunt of Felipe Fuentes aunt? Isn't Felipe Alex's Chief of Staff? Isn't Yolanda the one that bumped Cynthia Ruiz from the commission? Isn't she heading up Latinas for Hahn?

There goes Tony again, breaking up families.

April 28, 2005 11:38 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Alex endorsed Tony because whether or not Hahn won or lost, his council presidency was over. Garcetti has all the votes he needs and Lameboy Padilla didn't have any accomplishments to stand on - just like Tony. Boy, those Latinos sure know how to pick winners!

April 28, 2005 11:41 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why Black Leaders Have Abandoned Jim Hahn
By BETTY PLEASANT, Contributing Editor 27.APR.05

http://www.wavenewspapers.com/default.asp?sourceid=&smenu=71&twindow=&mad=&sdetail=3836&wpage=&skeyword=&sidate=&ccat=&ccatm=&restate=&restatus=&reoption=&retype=&repmin=&repmax=&rebed=&rebath=&subname=

-Mustang

April 28, 2005 11:48 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This ISN'T rocket science OR electrical engineering, little wannabe hacks.

Padilla is termed out after this one, and is in trouble already with the council because he supposedly said he wouldn't try to be "the pres" again and is looking for backing anyway (He BROKE A PROMISE? Don't YOU try that ADV).

He needs somewhere else to go after this, and if Hahn wins, they're both out of office the same day, and Hahn can't do a thing for him but wave bye-bye.

But if ADV wins (GOD, ALLAH, BUDDHA, VISHNU, & M. M. O'HAIR help us!), and Padilla "helped" ADV get there -- then he has a sitting mayor as buddy when he's out on the street in four years to help HIM get to his next gig. (That's assuming ADV can still convince people he's "working on" getting something really BIG acomplished for the city in his SECOND TERM, and that's why he hasn't done anything the first four years). Second term. . . now I have to go wash my mouth out with soap!

It's REAL plain, little ones. Don't sweat and strain this one so much -- nothing' EVER altruistic in politics. Everyone has an itchy back!

In the end, Padilla is one CM (and not one of the best known ones, even though he sits behind the bigger desk), and Hahn still has the backing of twice as many of them.

April 28, 2005 11:50 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Thanks for the info Athena, keep blogging away!

April 28, 2005 11:51 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wave Newspapers (if anyone follows the link above), by the way, endorse HERTZBERG in the primary, and other than in the Black community, it's a 4-8 page weekly throwaway...

"contributing editor" = freelance writer, 5 cents a word.

April 28, 2005 11:52 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This is news, African Americans are split this time around?

(Finally got around to that story?)

I'd like to see one more up-to-date, like WHY ADV has NO community leaders from his OWN district on his endorsment list, including NO CD14 neighborhood council presidents!

Hahn has NC presidents for ALL over the city on his. . .

Eastside leaders haven't "abandoned" ADV, he never DID try to win over the activists in his district, out of jealousy and fear of being UPstaged.

April 28, 2005 11:56 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Anon 11:38

What does Yolanda have anything to do with who Padilla endorses? Yes they may have all worked together on Tony C's staff but it is now Padilla who's the one calling the shots.

Yolanda has to support Yahn, as you point out, because she replaced Cynthia on Public Works for not wanting to pay-to-play. The fact that Yolanda may or may not have blood ties to Felipe is irrelevant. Felipe is a soldier and has to do what his CO says.

-Mustang

April 28, 2005 11:59 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"...she replaced Cynthia on Public Works for not wanting to pay-to-play..."

PLEASE, covering for incompetence.

This bozo has been making a bloody fool of herself all over the NC system with partisan antics.

Preach to some illiterate flock with THAT drivel -- people here know better.

April 28, 2005 12:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

REALLY -- she was one of the Tony groupies that nearly got LA32 decertified for being "bylaw-challenged" in the most extreme example in the city.

What a piece of badly dyed work...

April 28, 2005 12:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

An ADV family member, yes?

So we're supposed to enjoy the prospect of replacing rumored by never proven "pay-for-play" with East Coast style nepotism-squared.

Lovely -- can't wait till the "family" rules the city's contracting habits.

April 28, 2005 12:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Commission will come to order...

"SO, what do you think, Cousin Harry, should we give Uncle Frankie the concession on this contract or not?"

"Nah, I think Aunt Betty's company would do a better job."

April 28, 2005 12:11 PM  

Blogger sojourning crow said:

"...tin soldiers and Nixon's coming
We're finally on our own
This summer I hear them drumming
All Dead in Ohio..."

April 28, 2005 12:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Tony V. won't CLOSE THE BORDER -- but he will cripple the city!

Guaranteed (or your dirty Florida money back!)

April 28, 2005 12:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

12:11 p.m.

Hey diddle diddle... the dish ran away with the spoon?"

April 28, 2005 12:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey, Mr. Dorky.
Were not in the 70's anymore. You think Vilar can seriously address issues of illegal immigration. Your wrong. Illegal immigration will never stop. Both the US and Mexico wins. Illegal immigration has continued since the US stole this land from Mexico.
Who do you think is going to clean the bathrooms, wash cars and dishes, cook at restaurants, cut your grass, take care of your kids and clean your house, etc....? You think that the PWT's are going to do it? Or the Blacks?

April 28, 2005 1:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey, Dorky.

Villar is brown on the outside, but white in the inside.

April 28, 2005 1:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Lameboy Padilla coming out this late in the race makes him look like an immature idiot who couldn't decide. Garcetti's council record is 10x better then Alex, Ludlow, Parks, Weiss. Yes, poster MEAT did say those negative things about Padilla. Gee, I wonder why MEAT hasn't posted in a couple of days? Someone find them and re-post. Parker probably will delete to save his honey.

Padilla plays on another team. Maybe its true what city hall gossipers are saying, "that he has the hots for Jose Huizar". This Mexican takeover that Antonio wants to put together will backfire.

April 28, 2005 1:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hahn answered the question best on illegal immigration. He said that we need to go after the employers. Duh!!! Illegal wouldn't come to LA if they knew they weren't going to get hired. Antonio being the crybaby that he is never answers the question. There are a lot of Armenians, Muslims, Asians etc. Illegal just doesn't mean Latinos

April 28, 2005 1:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

CLOSE THE BORDER -- this clown can't even keep his zipper closed!

April 28, 2005 2:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wow, if Padilla does have the hots for Jose Huizar, I don't blame him. I'm not really into latino guys but Huizar is quite a cutey.

As expected, the homo bashing starts on the blog. Good for Padilla. I'm glad he endorsed Antonio.

April 28, 2005 2:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who would do ALL that work, Dorky-basher?

Who does it in 30-35 of the non-border states now? It's not illegals.

It's college (and HS) students, haus fraus, single moms who might otherwise be on welfare, the early-retired but still mentally fit, the not-so mentally fit (but still able to wipe a table), part-timers, moonlighters trying to make ends meet, and the otherwise unemployed. OR, maybe even LEGAL aliens (what a concept).

You ever had driven through a McDonalds or stopped at a car wash or a restaurant in "upper" Red States? Hardly an illegal in sight, and ALL that work "no American will do" STILL gets done somehow. AMAZING!

Meanwhile high school students in L.A. can't get a part-time job trimming lawns or washing cars or bussing tables to save them. They don't even learn how to punch a time-clock and be responsible until they're out of college, years after their parents learned these skills.

Don't buy all the special interest fairy tales -- they pay people to make up that drivel (but they're highly paid, legal "professionals."

April 28, 2005 2:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey, you rich people really don't need all those nannies, anyway. Get off your butt and wash you own kid's diapers instead of working out at the gym -- they're practically the same motions... and cheaper for everyone!

(Hire the 16-year-old from next door to babysit at nights, too. He/she's bored silly with the video games).

April 28, 2005 2:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Close DOWN the border (not "secure" it)? Dang, I should have known from the accent. Mayor Sam is really the Governator!

April 28, 2005 2:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Oh one more thing about Padilla. He did an excellent job running this city on 9/11. He was the mayor that day for those that don't remember.

April 28, 2005 2:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Then PADILLA has ALMOST as many days experience as a MAYOR, as absentee do-nothing ADV has as a COUNCILMEMBER (two... three at the most).

April 28, 2005 2:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

HEY, then Padilla should be the first Latino Mayor in 100+ years. Even with this momentary lapse in judgement (vs. a career of judgemental lapses for ADV), I'd "forgive" that and vote for him for mayor WAY before Tony's V.'s empty suit.

April 28, 2005 2:32 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Does anyone -- even the most fluffy, lovesick Tony groupie on the planet - believe he actually intends to DO anything about the border situation?

Please post your e-mail address, if so. I want to make sure you get on the list for all those real sincere appeals for short term investment assistance from the mass e-mailer in Ghana and Nigeria that I keep getting every day.

You really should "hook up."

I'd offer to sell you a bridge in CD14, too -- but ADV may need to do one more photo-op "clean-up" scam on them before the BIG DAY. (Honor among scammers, and all...)

April 28, 2005 3:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Antonio doesn't list anywhere that he will be at his own public safety meeting on Saturday in his district. Its so obvious he could give a shit about people in his district. We are paying for this little shit to be campaigning and not doing his job. Looks like he won't be in council again tomorrow because of a breakfast fundraiser.
He's a total asshole and that's why he will lose a lot of votes in his own district

April 28, 2005 3:56 PM  

Blogger Athena said:

Sorry to be so long, but this e-mail I just received from Keith Richman is just brilliant.


Dear Friends,

As the only Republican resident of Los Angeles elected to a
partisan office, I have been asked many times about the "difficult
choice" Republicans have when voting for Mayor on May 17. Yet my
endorsement of Antonio Villaraigosa was not a difficult choice.

James Hahn has failed Los Angeles. During the past four years,
Hahn has proven unworthy of public trust and our hopes for a better
future. Although I endorsed James Hahn four years ago, my
disappointment in his values and lack of leadership eventually turned to disgust when weekly reports of scandal were consistently met with
implausible denials and silent indifference.

Indeed, during the movement for San Fernando Valley independence, I
stood outside the Department of Water and Power and denounced unseemly public relations contracts and the "pay-to-play" atmosphere choking City Hall. Indisputably, the public has a right to accountable public
officials who serve only the people's interest.

Now the insiders and special interests that defeated Valley
independence are propping up their front man, absurdly hoping voters
will reward the Hahn regime for its outrages and failures with a second term.

During the campaign for Valley independence in 2002, Mayor Hahn
hastily boosted services to the Valley. Parks were cleaner, potholes were fixed more quickly and police cars were more visible in our neighborhoods. Promises were made to pay closer attention to community concerns, give the Valley its fair share of resources and improve public safety. As soon as the election was over, those promises were broken and services were withdrawn.

That same voter deception scheme is underway today. Mayor Hahn
paid workers overtime to complete just two of 11 floors of the Valley
City Hall before the May 17 election, a project that is already $4 million over budget. Yet the unfinished job did not stand in the way of Hahn's recent campaign event dedicating the building. The project is a great example of Mayor Hahn's public policy values - designed to manipulate voters, behind schedule, over budget and incomplete.

Fiscal irresponsibility is a hallmark of the Hahn Administration. The City budget Hahn released last week makes the same mistake that has caused a structural deficit in the state budget. It makes optimistic
revenue assumptions and treats one-time revenue surges as if they will
last indefinitely. In fact, the budget increases spending 10%, out
stripping inflation by 7%.

I have met with Antonio and believe he will work for the people of Los Angeles. He understands the economic, public safety, health care and transportation challenges we face. He has committed to work with me
to ensure the Valley gets its fair share of resources and will not be
ignored after the campaign. He promises the leadership, vision and
integrity that should give all residents of Los Angeles hope for a
better future.

While Antonio Villaragosa was not my first choice for Mayor of Los
Angeles, he has one very important thing going for him, he is not James Hahn.

Sincerely,
Keith

Assemblyman Keith Richman, MD
38th District

April 28, 2005 3:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Padilla did an excellent job during 9/11? Why, because he was able to conduct a press interview in Spanish, what else did he do? I guess that qualifies for Los Angeles of Mexico - excuse the paraphrase Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

April 28, 2005 4:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Richman, another love struck state employee. That e-mail reeks of "bedroom" deals.

April 28, 2005 4:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Poor Keith Richman, doesn't he realize Antonio promised the same things to CD14 residents and hasn't delivered. Keith, CITY COUNCIL APPROVED THAT OVERTIME FO YOUR CITY HALL. AND ANTONIO VOTED YES. Do your homework.

I have met with Antonio and believe he will work for the people of Los Angeles. He understands the economic, public safety, health care and transportation challenges we face.

KEITH, ANTONIO SITS AS CHAIR OF TRANSPORTATION COMMTT. AND HASN'T DONE SHIT ABOUT LA TRAFFIC.

KEITH, ANTONIO HAS OVER 15 HOMICIDES IN HIS DISTRICT AND HASN'T DONE SHIT ABOUT IT.

KEITH, BUSINESSES THAT HAVE BEEN IN BOYLE HEIGHTS FOR OVER 30 YRS ARE GOING UNDER BECAUSE OF THE MTA CONSTRUCTION AND ANTONIO HASN'T DONE SHIT ABOUT IT.

ATHENA, DO ME A FAVOR AND SEND THIS TO KEITH.

April 28, 2005 4:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Another Assemblyman... who ARE these people -- like ADV when he was at the state capitol -- they're BARELY a part of L.A. They have almost NOTHING to do with the civic life of the city -- how can they possibly be a factor in choosing who should run it?

They're just like ADV when he climbed into the city council seat -- had NO idead how the city runs, still doesn't.

NOT A VALUABLE endorsement, at all, except to other wonks and hacks keeping score for future paybacks.

April 28, 2005 4:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"I have met with Antonio and believe he will work for the people of Los Angeles."

Thanks KEITH, whoever the hell you are... it's SO good to know that ANOTHER Sacramento pol thinks ADV will (future tense) now FINALLY "work for us."

About time -- he's only been a city employee for TWO YEARS! Can we get some city "credit" back on the LAST two years paychecks, since he hasn't even started work in his district. OR, just hand them back in. You didn't actually CASH them did you, ADV?

Ethics Commission, Ethics Commission... GROSS overbilling in CD14!

How about this -- we'll meat you halfway, Antonio. (Who says we're "haters" ... we can compromise, too).

Since you owe us for most of two years work on city council, split the difference (and the mayor makes more, I'm sure). No pay if you make mayor for the first FULL year.

After that, if you accomplish soemthin, ANYTHING by this time next year... we'll reassess (but don't buy anything on "time" -- okay? Based on your track record, you'll probably STILL owe the city some money).

April 28, 2005 4:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

MAYOR SAM

Tony scaling back Special Order 40?! The only thing Tony will do is expand it. You've been blinded by your hate and Tony is certainly not who you think he is. If he wins, watch for President Zedillo at the swearing in, he'll probably be taking your seat. Remember Zedillo, the foreign head of state that Tony gave credit to for defeating Porp 187. Tony solamente va cagar el palo. For you culturally deprived, ask Tony what that means. Ha Ha HA

April 28, 2005 4:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

ANON at 3:56 p.m. "Looks like he won't be in council again tomorrow because of a breakfast fundraiser."

DON'T forget, he's ALSO got that fake-out, illegal "groundbreaking" (campaign appearance) early that same morning... another one that REQUIRES an RSVP from his constituents in CD14. But don't bother, just show up "pissed" at:

9:30 a.m., Friday, April 29

5566 Via Marisol (between Avenue 57 and Monterey Road),
Highland Park

He promises he'll BE there! (... and won't run for mayor, and will decrease the number of homicides in CD14, and save the Southwest Museum, and high staffer "head and shoulders" about the last CM's and... yada yada).

City Council starts when? 10 a.m.??

April 28, 2005 4:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

YAY, ADV hooked another elected Republican! But, I've lost track of what you ADV-lusters are saying about that now... first it was GOOD that ADV had GOP endorsements (1-2), but then BAD that Hahn did (20-30).

Is is only a "sell-out" if you get a LOT of support across the aisle then? Or is there a scorecard somewhere to help those of not field wonks know which GOP endorsements of liberal dems are "good" ones and which are "bad" (or is is just a "quantity" thing).

If they like US, they're gooooood! If they like HIM, they're baaaaaaaad.

April 28, 2005 4:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Typical of the sleazy way Antonio and his staff do business. When the announcement of the dog park was sent via e-mail it had Mayor Hahn would be attending. I knew that was bullshit cause why would Hahn go to a CD14 event with Tony. It was a ploy to get more people. Then all of a sudden today when it was sent again No Hahn on the announcement.

I hear the MinuteMen Project is on their way to LA because of Antonio.

April 28, 2005 5:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

OH, you mean the "illegal" dog parke... still hasn't been approved by the city or the design vetted by the community -- but WE MUST BREAK GROUND before May 17 (two years late!!)

April 28, 2005 5:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I smell PHOTO OP... with Rec & Parkes working OVERTIME (but on their OWN nickel, not the district's) so ADV can SHINE!!!

(Pretty piss poor, pun intended --- ONLY project even MOVED to this EARLY, EARLY stage in two years is a tiny, tiny pocket parke ADV didn't originate, design, fund, review, or clear with the people who started the process).

Just call me a "hater" - but I really "hate" grandstanding empty suit's who take 24 months to START on something that was to be concluded by FALL of 2003.

April 28, 2005 5:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

BETTER ask Tony to close the border NOW, Mayor Sam. The way his people work, the'll get the paperwork going the week he's termed out!

April 28, 2005 5:27 PM  

Blogger Chief Parker said:

Hey Sam,

Didn't Frank Shaw take meds everyday in office?

Perhaps he can share some with the folks commenting on this blog.

Take your meds!

April 28, 2005 5:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Got Vignali's number Chief?

I know Tony V. does. . .

April 28, 2005 5:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

That's another good slogan for ADV's campaign... "I'll start at least ONE 12-month-long project for every two years I stay in office.'

(Too long for a bumper sticker, so he'd probably stumble over the works in a debate). Maybe something simpler, like. . .

"Termed Out, HELL, I haven't done anything yet?"

April 28, 2005 6:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Dick Nixon called Mayor Sam, he says you NEED to be kicked around some more...

(Also wants to know what " -gate" the fake Fla. contributions will become known as?

Clinton already took "Travel-Gate" -

Concession-Gate?
Attention-DefeGate?
TwoTimeLoser-Gate?

"Maybe-Hahn's-not-so-bad-after-all-Gate?"

April 28, 2005 6:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

ADV is THE answer for the border problem. Within 12 months of his election, LEGAL U.S. citizens will be sneaking across the border INTO Mexico looking for work there.

By the time he runs for his next position (18 months?), we will have achieved equilibrium with our neighbors to the south.

(Practice up for those expansion-economy positions, Angelenos...)

"CHICLETS, SENYOR, CHICLETS?"

April 28, 2005 6:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

(By the way, that last post was not a RACIST remark... that's an ECONOMIST remark!)

April 28, 2005 6:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

(By the way, that last post was not a RACIST remark... that's an ECONOMIST remark!)

April 28, 2005 6:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This guy Villaraigosa's going to make the Dinkins' era look like a boom period in comparison.

Other similarities, too. . .

April 28, 2005 6:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who is David Gould and why is he on KFWB talking about Hahn returning contributions to three convicted felons? Is he a new addition to the Hahn team? He sounds sharp. I can't believe Hahn has been smeared with this. Sounds like the donors had all finished their time in prison and paid their debt to society before contributing to Hahn.

April 28, 2005 6:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If AV becomes MAyor I am voting for Alex PAdilla in the special election next year .

April 28, 2005 6:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Huh? For what position? Padilla just won re-election to a second term for CM in his own district in the Valley.

April 28, 2005 8:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Interesting quote from Rick Orlov on KCRW tonight, Alex Padilla did this because he thinks ADV will win -- he's NOT a gambler, so didn't it earlier.

April 28, 2005 8:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I wish some of these back-scratching, deal-making pols would be half as loyal to the constituents that put them in office as they are to each other (and to their own careers).

Oh well, you get what you pay-for-pardons for...

April 28, 2005 8:23 PM  

Anonymous Lou Cypher said:

Your bizarre little world in here is about to end when hahn gets the big 8-6 on May 17th.

Rationalize all you like, AV has all the momentum - and Padilla's endorsement is more proof of that. the boy doesn't like to take chances and he wouldn't step into this if he didn't feel it was a nearly sure thing.

you "prove me wrong" and "end of story" lunatics can sit around arguing string theory for all i care - although intelligent design is probably more up your alley.

April 28, 2005 8:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Spoken by a man (?) who's name means evil, supporting a empty-suited politician whose name means "see you later!"

Antonio Villarai-here-I-go-again

April 28, 2005 8:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

... had the "momentum" 4 years ago, and has even MORE people in the city pissed off by his lies and neglect than ever before...

April 28, 2005 8:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

...just because Padilla "feels" something don't mean L.A. bends over and says, "insert it here". . .

You "feelers" are all alike!

April 28, 2005 8:56 PM  

Anonymous meat said:

FROM MEAT:

Some facts about the haters,

They were wrong about the recall.

They were wrong about Antonio being followed at every event.

They were wrong about the primary election.

They've LIED about Antonio's accomplishments.

They've LIED about his life.

But MEAT loves them anyway, you guys are like my kids that never lern and i have to keep on beating back into the woodshed until you do learn something.

Couple of facts for you dum-dums to know.

If kerry hurts Antonio's chances -- you should be celebrating, but you know what i do , over 65% of the City voted for Kerry and thats not something we'd let go by without reminding people about Antonio's prominence nationally.

If it hurts, (it won't) so what who cares, there isn't a single thing Hahn can bring up that will the campaign. Hahn getting negative without a positive approval rating sinks him lower and lower into oblivion. The fact that Hahn isn't on TV is killing the Hahn campaign inside, burning them everyday they relaize they have no money to win this campaign.

To remind you dum-dums, the 81% approval rating was from a Diane Feldman poll, i've said from day one this FAKE RECALL put on by FAKE PEOPLE was proved right.

Lastly, as for Padilla -- guess what folks while he has endorsed Antonio -- wanna know something it doesn't mean crap - gameboy can keep his tetris and play with his thumbs, he at least has half a brain to finally come to his senses -- good for him.

P.S. Word on the street is that there will be over 200 people at the Kerry rally this weekend - aswesome numbers in the Valley.

Has Hahn had anything where 200 have showed up to?

Maybe he got a good turnout from his African American Commissioners who showed up to his South LA campaign office tonight.

Isn't that illegal Hahn -- no worries, we video taped Commissioners walking in, one of your commissioners doesn't like you guys too much and gave us a copy of the fax your campaign sent out.

blog away dum-dums

April 28, 2005 9:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Rationalize" is a strange charge coming from people who can't point to a SINGLE THING ADV has accomplished in two years on a cushy city salary.

ADV's entire support base in this city is based on "rationalizing" that away, as if it didn't matter.

But, how the boy performs in smaller, simpler, less arduous assignments (like a city council seat) is the ONLY way to "rationally" decide on a candidate vote for. For SIX MONTHS on this blog, people who know ADV better than 99 percent of the city does have been saying simply this: "what has he done," and "what will he do (specifically)" and "how will he get that done" and "how will he pay for that." Not really unreasonable it would seem.

They have been answered with..

-- silence (no wonder)
-- accusations of being "haters"
-- threats of exposure
-- claims they are Hahn staffers (on city time," and
(best of all)
-- charges they are "racists" (for simply expecting a "Latino" mayor to be at least as qualified for the job as anyone else would have to be); refer back to the top of this list for that response.

Rationalization is the ONLY way anyone can continue to support Villaraigosa. There's nothing solid to actually cling to that shows he can or will be capable.

April 28, 2005 9:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"To remind you dum-dums, the 81% approval rating was from a Diane Feldman poll, i've said from day one this FAKE RECALL put on by FAKE PEOPLE was proved right."

There's no such poll or you would have placed it here, and ADV would have it on his Website.

There would be news releases, ads, mailers, all proclaiming this.

You're a shit-faced liar meat, and you know this poll had NOTHING to do with ADV's term in office as a CM.

PUT UP OR SHUT UP.

For months you've been dropping name and providing no proof.

UNTIL THAT'S AVAILABLE HERE you are and will alway be a useless, pissy lying little wannabe!

April 28, 2005 9:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The ONLY thing this "hater" hates is being lied to, by people who want me to believe its for my own good.

ADV doesn't have an 81 percent approval rating with his own STAFF, let alone his district. LIES repeated over and over again are not truth... just REDUNDANT lies.

Where's the poll... MORON!

April 28, 2005 9:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

For Mayor of Course. When ADV gets elected Governor we have to still have another Mayor in this City.

Do you think ALex PAdilla is endorsing ANtonio Villaraigosa just for the heak of it?

Thewriting is on the wall. The republicans hate Arnold , the Dems hate arnold and the progresasives ahte aarnold , they are grooming AV for a run for Governor . He has to beat the ARNOLD image of gettng support from across all party and special interest lines.

AV will have the juice to throw this back at Arnold when he runs against him.

April 28, 2005 9:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If the "haters" have lied about ADV's accomplishments, his people and MEAT have been given ALL THE TIME in the world, and all the blog space to disprove it.

SILENCE

MORE SILENCE

ANGRY THREATS

(But no proof!)

Accomplishments - especially one's done on city time and pay, for communities and groups are VERY easy to prove. The guy ADV replaced in CD 14 had 80 pages of accomplishments when he left office -- none have EVER been challenged this way (except for the ones ADV's staff was charged with finishing... THOSE were all too "challenging" for ADV staff -- but not challenged).

But other than snapshots of ADV sweeping streets a few time, there NO proof of any "accomplishments."

If the recall proves to be "fake" then escaping that well-deserved fate will be ADV's ONLY real accomplishment in TWO FUCKING YEARS!

April 28, 2005 9:20 PM  

Anonymous meat said:

FROM MEAT:

What has Antonio done?

Resolved the MTA strike
Revived the Gold Line
LARX
New constituent center in El Sereno
Ascot Hills - largest open space in the Eastside
Kept the City's art budget funded when Hahn wanted to cut it.
349 New police Officers
Over 6,000 volunteers cleaning up their City.
Closed Two crack houses
Closed 3 bars.
Outreached and created guess what folks - 84 NEW NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH GROUPS.

In the Assembly:

Authored toughest assault weapons ban in California history.

Largest open space Bond in the nation.

Largest School bond in California history.

Authored Healthy Families (one year before Escutia, idiots) which has signed up over 700,000 new children in healthcare.

Co-Chaired Proposition 10 -- which has created LAUP - Universal Preschool programs throughout LA County -- Proyecto Pastoral and Para Los Ninos both recieve funding to name a few of the orgs.

Authored CLEAR -- a tought gang intervention program that Jim Hahn as City Attorney touted as a success.

But i am tired of typing -- which only enrages you dum-dums even more.

have fun -- protest us everyday please -- i'd love to get photos of each of you guys.

blog away!

April 28, 2005 9:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

GOD, he still hasn't finished ONE project in CD14, and his cultish followers ALREADY have him ELECTED mayor, and RUNNING for Governor!

(straw polls showed ADV getting ONE PERCENT of the voters for Gov.

HA!

Who's gonna have to be painted "corrupt" this time to pull off that next SCAM!

April 28, 2005 9:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

OKAY, since these are supposed to be CD14 accomplishments, let's kill them one-by-one, lie-by-lie:

Resolved the MTA strike (with a bunch of other people, NOT a CD14 task)

Revived the Gold Line (BEFORE HE WAS ELECTED CM!!!)

LARX (STILL STUCK IN COMMITTEE!!!)

New constituent center in El Sereno (NOPE, that was PAacheco)

Ascot Hills - largest open space in the Eastside (WRONG, 3rd largest AT BEST, and still NOT DONE!!!) Like every other project in CD14

Kept the City's art budget funded
when Hahn wanted to cut it. BY HIMSELF??? DOES HE HAVE 10 votes on City Council?

(CD14, A-hole, CD14!!!)

349 New police Officers (HUH)? Does Smith know about this?

Over 6,000 volunteers cleaning up their City. (LESS THAN HALF THAT NUMBER FOR A COUPLE HOURS EACH! That's an e-mail to Public works, and a news release to the media)

Closed Two crack houses (LAPD DID, he posed for pictures!)

Closed 3 bars. (Single-handedly or did he have help drinking all that).

Outreached and created guess what folks - 84 NEW NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH GROUPS. (NAME THEM, NAME THEM, NAME THEM.... or SHUT THE FUCK UP you REPETiTIVE BRAIN DEAD LIAR)

That's ONE (new!) watch for every one-quarter mile of the district... and LAPD knows NOTHING about it?

So.... boiled down, we got about 3 months worth of work out of this turkey,

I want my money back!

April 28, 2005 9:32 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

All these accomplishemnt have been debunked with facts SO many times, it's getting boring.

Give the watches a rest -- Parker did, and ADV barely mentions them anymore (because people are asking "where?")

April 28, 2005 9:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Send ADV back to the assembly, for crying out loud - that's the ONLY place he's very really done anything.

April 28, 2005 9:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Still no proof, just MEAT cutting and pasting campaign spin.

Media can't find these things.

Why is the Times ALWAYS calling ADV a "lackluster" city councilman, can't they find his accompishment either?

April 28, 2005 9:36 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

John Kerry is coming to town and you can only get 200 PEOPLE to a rally?

There were more people than that in NELA a couple weeks ago asking ADV to save the Southwest Museum.

Hell, 6 months ago Kerry had 200 MEDIA following him around, before he was exposed as a LOSER, like ADV.

April 28, 2005 9:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'll trump your "brilliant" letter from a GOP backbencher that 90 percent of the city's REPUBLICANS never heard of, ATHENA, with one from someone people actually KNOW and trust (supporting HAHN!)

(note) "OVERWHELMING MAJORITY" (who is Keith Richman!?)

"Dear Fellow Republican,

On May 17, 2005, voters in the City of Los Angeles will make a decision that affects everyone in Los Angeles County and beyond. They will either choose four more years of steady leadership with Mayor Jim Hahn or take a risky gamble on a former ACLU President who has opposed the Los Angeles Police Department again and again.

Mayor Hahn has a proven record of increasing the number of police on the streets, resulting in a 18 percent decrease in violent crime and a 20 percent reduction in gang crimes. And he worked with Governor Schwarzenegger to stop the Sacramento politicians from taking local funds needed for your police and fire services.

Mayor Hahn even eliminated the city’s business tax for small businesses which helped to stimulate the city’s economy and
create 40,000 new jobs.

While Jim Hahn was filinq gang injunctions to protect our community, as ACLU Vice President, Antonio Villaraigosa was suing to stop enforcement against gangs. And Villaraigosa was the only Assemblymember to vote no on tougher sentences for child abuse resulting in the child's death.

That’s why Jim Hahn’s endorsed by the Los Angeles Police Protective League, the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, United Firefighters of Los Angeles and the Republican Los Angeles County Lincoln Clubs.

Please join the overwhelming majority of Los Angeles’ GOP leadership in supporting Mayor Jim Hahn. Our future is too important to risk.

Sincerely,
Mike Antonovich
Los Angeles County Supervisor
Former State Republican Chairman"

April 28, 2005 9:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hahn has been in office twice as long as ADV and has a list of accomplishments as mayor (proven, visible, and REAL), 5 times as long as ADV's trumped up list -- FOR EVERY DISTRICT.

Go to his site.

Then go back to rationalizing about ADV's "charisma" and "connections."

April 28, 2005 9:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Glad MEAT and Antonio's people have nothing better to do then stalk Hahn's people. Looking for anything to take the HEAT off Antonio for taking that Florida money. MEAT lists all these things but funny only 1 the community clean ups are on his mailer from CD14.

Pretty Pathetic that KERRY had to do the outreach for the big rally. I'm still getting e-mails to rsvp and get tickets. Wonder why they wouldn't leave it an open invitation? I have a feeling David Hernandez will have more people and then some.

Where's Chief Parker's investigation on the 80 neighborhood watches. Word is a reporter is doing their own investigation and what they have found so far doesn't come close to that 80.

April 28, 2005 9:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

200 people for a huge venue like Valley college. Media reporting that Antonio is giving back that money he took from Florida. I wonder why? RED Flag to media to tract it.

April 28, 2005 10:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

ADV didn't have anything to do with CLEAR program. He keeps trying to take credit for other people's work. Ask Hertzberg who at a community meeting in CD14 blasted ADV for taking credit for a lot of things that Huggy said he worked on and as always ADV takes credit.

April 28, 2005 10:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

To those who don't know Keith Richman, don't discount him. He's from Northridge so he has pull with all the Republican voters who were pro secession. He won and (they believe) should be their mayor. He is mad because Hahn fought secession and won.

He would never in a million years endorse Villaraigosa for any other reason. He's the valley "Parks". The revenge endorsement.

He passes himself off as a centrist, so many Democrats like him in the valley too.

But I still think endorsements are meaningless.

April 29, 2005 12:12 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

200 people at Kerry's rally? Is that really something to brag about. I remember when Tony introduced Becerra when Xavier first ran, there were 400 people there for this unknown running for a miniscule assembly seat. I remember when Tony was training walkers for Gloria Molina, when she was good, there were 500 people that turned out to walk in 40 degree weather.

200 people MEAT? That is pathetic! Someone who received the 2nd most votes for president in American History, and you'll be happy with 200 people? My how our standards have lowered. Then again, that's the only way Toy wins, if everyone lowers their standards.

April 29, 2005 1:25 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

NOW you want to talk about the recallm because Antonio's 800-pound corrupt gorilla is shitting all over your living room. Need distraction obviously...

(From LA Observer)

"The Times reported yesterday that some checks came in the day after Villaraigosa met with Sean Anderson, president of Travel Traders, and City Hall lobbyist Art Gastelum. And a few days after Anderson made a contribution, Villaraigosa tried to block a rival firm from getting a lucrative contract to run gift shops at LAX (Anderson apparently wants that business.)

Villaraigosa's people say it's all innocent and the contributions are being returned out of "an abundance of caution," but they refused to give reporters more details about how or why the contributions were made. Times columnist Steve Lopez today points out how lame Villaraigosa and campaign manager Ace Smith sound, especially when they claim that the Floridians wrote checks out of concern that Los Angeles is adrift under Mayor Jim Hahn:

"I'm only going to say this once more. Are you ready, Antonio and Ace? THEY'RE FROM FLORIDA!"


How do you SPELL Pay-4-PLAY...

READ it AGAIN:

"A FEW DAYS AFTER ANDERSON MADE A CONTRIBUTION, VILLARAIGOSA TRIED TO BLOCK A RIVAL FIRM FROM GETTING A LUCRATIVE CONTRACT TO RUN GIFT SHOPS AT LAX..."

BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!


Hahn is only accused -- ADV is caught RED-HANDED!!!

April 29, 2005 6:38 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Media's first question for Kerry.

WHY ARE YOU BACKING A CORRUPT PAY_FOR_PLAY Pol like ADV?

April 29, 2005 6:38 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Meat-you are embarrassing yourself again. Yuo try to pretend like you are some big political operative but you are nothing more than a dirver, a boy Friday, if you will. If such a poll existed, the campaign would have released it. Please stop making such an idiot out of yourself. Everyone is laughing at you, especially the Antonio campaign, according to my friends over there.

April 29, 2005 7:53 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Tony better close down the border with FLORIDA, first...

Hey, Mayor SAM -- another way Truthless Tony is like Trickie Dick.

Both had their political careers scuttle by overzealous operatives from FLORIDA (Watergate AND Giftshop-Gate).

Bebe Rebozo AND "Ace Be-a-Bozo"

April 29, 2005 10:27 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Lots of people get screwed by secret operations in HOTELS, right?

Nixon AND ADV!

April 29, 2005 10:28 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Pope Tony just granted Hahn his much-needed miracle.

Long live lackluster Villaraigosa!

Viva la Florida!

April 29, 2005 10:32 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey, I think I know this Athena from Highland Park, CA...is it you?

April 29, 2005 4:23 PM  

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