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Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Laura Chick for Mayor?

ChickWithout a Republican in the race and unable to stomach inking the dot for Hahn or Villaraigosa, Arianna linked blogger Boi from Troy has finally come out with his endorsement for next Tuesday's Mayoral choice:

Write in Laura Chick.

Interesting concept, but my thinking is if Laura Chick wanted to be Mayor, she should have run for the spot herself. And as fun as Boi's thought may be (and as a West Hollywood resident he can't write in anyone) of course Laura is not a qualified write-in candidate (there is one, forgot his name) so any such votes wouldn't be counted.

And with all due respect to the Boi and all the great work he does (as well as his support of the Sister City), I get really tired of people from West Hollywood, Santa Monica, Burbank, Santa Clarita sticking their noses into our electoral politics. Yea I know LA is the 800 pound gorilla next to you and you think you should have a say, but you don't. Be grateful that you have a small city that works and is effective and leave it at that.

Us here in the San FernandoValley - which would be the sixth largest freakin' city in the US - remain a colony of Los Angeles and our Imperial Governor Jim Hahn. (And yes if Tony Villar wins its the same damn sad story I know). Jim Hahn's crooked campaign blew the chance for now for us to be independent.

Valley Voters remember - it was the Hahn campaign that allegedly shook down big contributions to oppose our independence. It was the Hahn campaign that ran misleading television ads to scare old people in the Valley and the rest of the city from voting for independence. This was the election that folks like Hal Netkin, David Hernandez and other new found Hahn lovers ran in to take a stand for the Valley.

The conservative Republican who would have been Mayor of this fine new city - Keith Richman - has recognized the truth. Jim Hahn was our enemy and he has stood with Tony Villar who at least gave us a chance - even if it wasn't politcally expedient for him.

Indeed, Tony Villar would not have supported secession and probably never will but he is the one who joined with Bob Hertzberg to get the legislature to provide the funding for the LAFCO study. It was the Villaraigosa-Hertzberg team that overturned the Tom Bradley-Kenneth Hahn-John Ferraro era law that gave the City of LA an unconstitutional veto over our independence.

Tony Villar didn't agree with us, but he didn't try to stymie us. He at least gave us a fair shake to make our case. Jim Hahn didn't even want to have the discussion.

The Valley will remember.


Anonymous 3rdFloorGuy said:

Mayor Sam - I hear the Hahn staffers are done posting on your blog. Someone told them they were better off knocking on doors and making phone calls with less than a week to go.

I guess you can chalk up any further anti-Antonio posts to Eliseo and his troops.

May 10, 2005 10:49 AM  

Blogger SacramentoNighties said:

I get sick of people from other city's sticking there noses in L.A. business, as well, Mayor Sam... city's like MIAMI and WHITTIER (Murelo), and D.C. and BOSTON (Kerry, right?), and SACRAMENTO, etc., etc.

ALSO, when people like Attention-Deficit Villaraigosa -- who practically lived out of town during the presidential election -- try to RUN for office on L.A.

ALSO, when Eastside politicians try to show how "SHEEK" they are by buying L.A. Times columnists dinner in OTHER cities live Beverly Hills.

Now that's just the last straw. . .

L.A. for Angelenos... full-time Angelenos!


Hahn, 52: ADV®, 48. . .
tick, tick tick,
slip, slip, slip.

May 10, 2005 10:54 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I wouldn't listen to "3rdfloorguy" Mayor Sam, his "I've heard's" sound a lot like that firefly, flyonthewall (?) guy that got everything wrong before the primary, too.

May 10, 2005 10:55 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Then she could just AUDIT herself!


May 10, 2005 10:56 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

NAH, the last thing you'd ever want is the have a bean-counter-in-chief as mayor. They know how to hide their little "white collar" crimes better than anyone else.

It would be term two before anybody caught on to being robbed blind.

May 10, 2005 10:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yeah, the REAL write-in. . . he's a certified, bonified, rabid leftie liberal, ADV-fence-straddlers and less-than-lovers. Go get him -- now that's your little boys dirty, "too."




May 10, 2005 11:00 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"The Valley Will Remember?"

Please, the Valley's in the best shape of any part of the city, except the Westside.

There's a story in the press today that says Valley LAUSD schools are UNDER-attended. There are 4,000 seats empty and they're trying to RECRUIT people back from private schools.

The Eastside just had a prime school site (the ONLY good site), in the Northeast STOLEN by ADV's largest single dirty-dollar supporter, and you YAHOO'S who claim to be "conservative" sitting up there in the land of milk and horny (porn industry), are crying in your overpriced imported beers about how BAD Mayor Hahn treats you.

But you want to saddle the WHOLE city with the scourge of the Eastside, this insensitive lying scumbag ADV whose friends steal school sites in areas where the two closest high schools have 4,000 EXTRA students. (Yeah, how about we pick the gang-bangiest 4,000 of the tens of thousands of HS students here and we SHIP them up to your empty Valley schools with your whelps?? How would you like that -- fake Valley "conservatives.")

Cry me a fucking L.A. river, you hypocritical, whining, one-issue conservatives from the Valley.

SO which "non" seat on the SAN FERNANDOVALLEY city council did Hahn's defeat of secession steal from you, Mayor Sam. Get over it, YOU lost! Re-join the city and work on making it better, not paying back one pol who will be gone in 4 years if we're LUCKY!)

That's it, ins't it, still pissed because you lost your deposit on the "City Councilman" business cards and campaign signs. I'll bet if we looked up the old ballots from the secession slates, we could figure out who this whiner is by process of elimination.

Tough sledding -- Your wish for a "Mayor" McSleeze/ADV will ship your ass into shape. Expect to start paying EXTRA for the boodle he's going to pay off his land speculating buddies and concession "dibs" players with, down our way. WE can't afford to buy them off -- YOU'll have to pick up the tab (because ADV NEVER pays his own way).

May 10, 2005 11:13 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mayor Sam... You STILL avoiding the 1600-ton elephant in the room -- L.A. Times poll showing ADV's lead slipping downhill faster than a slab home on Mount Washington in a month-long rainstorm?

Nah you're just waiting for your talking points spin for ADV's hacks so you can make it look like they EXPECTED Hahn to rise from the dead, take all those "nails" out of his coffin, and regain huge batches of Parks and Hertzberg supporters.

Yeah, right, they were expecting it.

Hahn's main advantage is he's "boring" but nowhere near as predictable as ADV's tired nerdy hacks. They have ONE plan - and it better work (and they better not get caught doing the SAME thing).

BAD plan...

May 10, 2005 11:19 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It's looking more and more like the Valley not only is not
"remembering" -- they didn't really care that much in the first place. Secession always was a bunch of amateur political hacks who wanted to create new jobs for themselves running another separate city, so they played "fear factor" about how they were being controlled by all those "others" down south.

Go sell cars, you silly, whiny hacks. Make use of yourself for a change.

May 10, 2005 11:22 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Where did this nonsense get startedd about Antonio Villaraigosa wanting to give Valley secession a chance. He not only opposed the idea, he also said that he supported legislation which was passed after the election that will make it harder for secession to happen in the future. Jim Hahn always said he was against breaking up the city and he fought hard against it, but that's something any Mayor would have done. There was nothing dishonest about what he did and in fact most of the grass roots supporters of secession back Hahn because they know he at least works hard for them even if they regard him as misguided.

May 10, 2005 11:29 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yeah, the Valley is still pissed that Hahn outcampaigned them -- maybe that's why ADV feels so much "affinity" for them. Join the club, ADV, it's 2001 ALL over again.

"Your" voters will stay home feeling "confident"... Hahn's will vote absentee... L.A> will be saved from that unique process called "bankruptcy" that ALWAYS follows rabid left-wing socialistic mayors in major cities.

May 10, 2005 12:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

ADV FINALLY is NOT going to miss an Education & Neighborhoods committee meeting (the next one). Because it's been CANCELLED (whew!) Good to keep that attendance record just above 50 percent when you're only one TWO committees.

May 10, 2005 12:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Laura Chick, huh?

Seems MORE and more ADV supporters are getting cold feet -- looking for an out, another option.

Will it be the "runaway constituency" that runs screaming from ADV's proven insincerity at the "altar" of politics.

(The "first" hubby begins to look better and better everyday, don't Hahn!)

May 10, 2005 12:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hahn went to city contractors and told them that if they didn't pony up for his anti-secession campaigns, they would lose their contracts.

Ask the folks who lost their contracts. They met with Ted Stein one dark night.

May 10, 2005 12:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

After ALL the crowing about "nails" in Hahn's coffin, you have to enjoy how the ADV-lovers are now saying our boy's "STILL ahead" in the same hopeful, almost nervous way they used to say "no one in Hahn's administration has been indicted YET!"

As Dr. Phil would say... How's that working for you. Are those much-promised "high-level, internal indictments (no, not some pickpocket flak who works for a St. Louis-based company), due the day before Hahn kicks Tony V's crooked little ass (again)...

...youhope, youhope, youhope!

YOU haven't even seen Hahn's final kick-of-sand into cowardly Tony's face yet... not the Vignali (although it IS sticking, ain't it?), not the "box cutters"... the thing Tony PROMISED you no one else knew about. You KNOW from the last time Hahn HAS to be saving something. And the security on this one is VERY tight, so your moles have NO idea...

YEAH, Tony keeps his promises, don't he... ask around, but you don't have to go too far.


May 10, 2005 12:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Makes sense, previous Anon, Hahn's obviously been holding back some funds -- not trying to keep up with the tit-for-tat "corruption" slams that aren't adding anything new to ADV's column since the promary.

Ideally, it would break late this week, in time for print media coverage, also (Sun.-Mon.), but not in time for a full-on media buy response from ADV.

But ADV's people apparently have a response ramped up for the wrong assault. They're guarding the Maginot Line from the LAST war... that's what happens when you run a 21st century campaign with burnt out 60s hippies, old timers, nerds, dinosaurs.

May 10, 2005 12:57 PM  

Anonymous Valley Liberal said:

To the poster who is going OFF on the Valley Conservatives:

Land of milk and horny? You are just jealous...

May 10, 2005 1:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Its only right Boi from Troi would want Laura Chick. She plays on his team.

May 10, 2005 1:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Valley Liberal(Guilt) what's not to be jealous of -- an area that can own an election and get people to pander left AND right - whines abour being mistreating, when they've chairs in the schools as empty as ADV's suit?

But the Eastside has something YOU'RE jealous of, too. Heart and community!

PLUS, with an absentee CM like Tony V., it's ALMOST like we DID secede (just without the leadership).

May 10, 2005 2:15 PM  

Blogger SacramentoNighties said:

The latest Times poll is flawed as always (and WHY did it take so long to come out... rewrites, maybe? I think someone suggested that. . .), but it does reveal some GOOD things for Attention-Deficit Villaraigosa after a rough couple of weeks riding around town as the "MOST INVESTIGATED MAYORAL CHALLENGER in L.A. History." (As always - no charge for that one, Mayor Hahn)

Good things. . .

It's a GOOD thing for ADV® that he's raised three times as much money as Hahn, and spent tons more -- or else the numbers in the L.A. Times poll would probably show an even greater decline... they might be neck-and-neck already (instead of by the end of this week);

It's a GOOD thing for ADV® that his campaign insultants began tarring Hahn with "Plan A" corruption smears from the beginning (privately, even before ADV® announced he would run), because that way his own dirty deals seem to pale in comparison to the mountain they've made if a molehill of pro forma investigations;

It's a GOOD thing for ADV® that Hahn's a former prosecutor and knows the danger of painting his commissioners as guilty OR innocent, until there's some proof (too bad for Hahn that ADV®'s not an attorney, I guess);

It's a GOOD thing for ADV® that he set the standards of constituent service so VERY low in his district for the first 12-plus months that people there hardly know he's been campaigning full time at their expense since last fall. (We HAVE a councilmember now, Oh!?);

It's a GOOD thing for ADV® that several of his field staffers are off working full-time for the campaign. It REALLY doesn't take as many people to screw things up procedural with city departments as they usually involve. One clueless staffer muddying the waters of simple city procurement and service distribution is PLENTY in most cases -- much of his useless staff is just overkill and field candy;

It's a GOOD thing for ADV® that he got the endorsement of Parks and Hertzberg, otherwise he wouldn't have anyone to blame for the fact that he's losing ground in both their core support groups;

It's a GOOD thing for ADV® that he's an absentee councilmember, because the homicide rate in his district has been climbing faster than ever before (and he could be just one more anonymous target). He's the father of young children -- he should LOSE, not get hurt or killed doing his part-time CM job;

It's also a GOOD thing for the city council that ADV® is an absentee councilmember, because they get things through SO much faster without all of his "crappy little campaign speeches" during council sessions;

It's a GOOD thing for ADV® that he has a friend who can afford to buy school property out from underneath packed-like-sardines high school students in the Northeast, because now -- if he CAN somehow wrangle the deal, he can look like a hero (for undoing a dirty deed that his campaign is profiting from);

It's also a GOOD thing for ADV® that he has a friend who can afford to buy school property out from underneath LAUSD, because -- if there's a God in heaven and he loses -- he'll need somebody to stake him for his next crap-shoot as pretending to be a public servant;

It's a GOOD thing for ADV® that he gave back that tainted Florida money after only two days of equivocating. He didn't REALLY need it -- and he'll need it a lot more for his state senate run. I'm sure the good people of the Miami hotel concessions industry are JUST as concerned about the state of Sacramento legislation shortages (under 2-bill Gill), as they were about "corruption" in the Hahn administration 3000 miles away. (Wasn't that the LAST attempted dodge before the cave-in and refund?);

It's a GOOD thing for ADV® that he has a somewhat (well, "manufactured") Hispanic surname, because his district constituents don't see him enough around the area to remember if he actually is (still?) Latino -- and some of the more guilt-ridden, well-to-do progressives are still voting for him, JUST because "it's high time" for L.A.to have a Latino mayor -- ANY Latino mayor;

It's a GOOD thing for ADV® that John Kerry came out to endorse him in the SFV, and attracted HUNDREDS of campaign workers and mindless groupies, because Kerry deserved a chance to get even with ADV® for his part in helping elect GW;

And, it's a GOOD thing for ADV® that Hahn appears so calm and confident through all this -- the nervousness of wondering WHAT Hahn knows, and if he'll spill it in time to win, seems to have some energizing effect on ADV®.

Good things are supposed to come in small packages, which is another "GOOD thing" for ADV® since his May 17 gift from the voters (a "gift" being something "not earned," and in his case, undeserved), is shrinking almost as fast as Hahn's is growing -- by any poll, count, or measure.

These are all GOOD things -- just please don't call me Martha!

May 10, 2005 3:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Martha, save the filibusters. Nobody reads themn anyway.

People, remember that Antonio's base is 40,000 more votes than Jimmy's. it is a good place from which to begin.

The votes in the run off will split towards Antonio who will increase his lead from about 9 points to about 11 points. This is due to heavy Valley support comig late, like Hertzberg, Zine and Padilla.

Baca and Cardenas are yet to align, but they will be along this week.

So, stop all the bull throwing. This is a highly watched election and more people will vote than you all imagine.

Heavy advertising and radio, TV and paper media coverage assure a larger vote.

Give it some thought...

May 10, 2005 9:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"I guess you can chalk up any further anti-Antonio posts to Eliseo and his troops."

Eliseo? Eliseo? You talking about Eliseo Villanueva? El Rey de L.A.?

Oh no! He is so effective that he will overwhelm us.

Where can we hide?

I know, under all the Recall Petitions.

Eliseo, you da man! You are one of the best supporters of Antonio!

Thanks, sucker!

With friends like you, who needs enemies?

We are powerless in the face of Mighty Eliseo. El Rey de L.A.

May 10, 2005 9:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I sent off my letter to the US Attorney General for corruption with Southwest Voter Registration, Gonzalez, Parra, Molina, Villaraigosa...

Thanks to the poster that informed me who to send the letter too.

May 10, 2005 9:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Re the Valley possibly being the sixth largest city and a colony of LA, so is the Westside! Just to get downtown it frequently takes an hour each way--for us; almost instantaneous for our money to get there with no return trip.

May 16, 2005 4:05 PM  

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