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Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Who's Hot -- Who's Not


I've been receiving e-mails from many of you asking for an updated top 5 list. So here it is.

HOT

1. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa - Goes to Washington DC, John North follows him to the nations capitol -- good times had by all. Many in City Hall are finally realizing how hard this man works along with his staff. Also gets kudos for his Police Commission and Airport commission appointments.

2. Councilwoman Wendy Greuel - When going over the who's hot list I really didn't think Wendy would make it again, but there she is fighting for the little guy. Today's Daily News has her leading the fight to stop McMansions from ruining the character of neighborhoods.

3. Assemblyman Lloyd Levine - I would not have put him on my list , but there's Michelle Castillo in the Daily News declaring that Assemblyman Levine is hot.

4. Assemblywoman Cindy Montanez - She has over 300 people at her open house, runs for the State Senate and writes a kick-ass bill to stop the paparazzi.

5. Howard Fine - Usually this reporter sucks. He is a pompous know-it-all that never will let a politician answer a question without a snide remark to his friend Dave Bryant, but he seems to be writing some decent articles about the Mayor for once -- keep it up Howard people are beginning to like you.

6. Jim Alger - A candidate for State Assembly making some early noise about his ties to the community, this President of a neighborhood council has shown repeatedly that he is one tough hombre. He's also the only candidate for any office actively blogging on Mayor Sam.


NOT HOT

1. Councilman Greig Smith -- Seems to be in a whole lot of trouble for his Wal-mart stance. Why the Councilman seems so bent on pissing off a whole lots of folks is beyond me.


2. Nick Pacheco - The only positive thing i can say about Nick Pacheco is that his face is not on a clock. Good Job! However, he really must be on a suicide mission because every corner he turns he realizes that he can't raise any money, well his opponent Mr. Huizar is on pace to raise 4 times as much money than little nicky. Don't worry Nick, the district loves you! I mean you are only the first councilman to ever be kicked out of office after one-term in CD 14 history. My early prediction is that Nick does marginally better than he did for his run at DA. Can we all say 20% of the vote?

3. The Leak - This administration official who decided it would be cool to leak the airport story to the "Z" man is about to find out why "she" will be fired shortly. You will stop these unapproved leaks or face the consequences of your actions. Oh and stop giving inside info to Roderick -- this message is going out to the guy and girl that are leaking this stuff. I know you guys.

4. City News Service -- Seriously guys you need to spice up your stories a little bit, getting a little creative won't hurt you.

I'll have an updated list next Tuesday -- happy blogging.


***** Update*****

Because Jim Alger is the only one with the guts to come on this blog and speak up for himself using his real name. I've taken him off the "not hot" list and placed him on the "hot" list. Congratulations Mr Alger. Your face is still on a clock however.

103 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

who's the leak chief?

and how in the hell would you know?

July 26, 2005 12:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

dud, we want mansions in the valley. all there is now is crummy strip clubs with ROBs.

July 26, 2005 12:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

On your Not Hot list...

Smith, yea he stepped in a pile of shit. If he didn't want the letters becoming public it probably wasn't such a hot idea to send copies to Congressman, Assemblymen and Senators.

Algers' move of exposing his antics was a pretty predictable move, and gave him the very publicity he wanted. I do wonder if Smith has so much time on his hands as to attack a Neighborhood Council maybe we need to give him more stuff to do. BAD movee Smith. Chalk one up to Alger.

As for Alger, yea the clock is really cornball... dunno what he was thinking there accept I guess why not? Doesn't cost him anything.

Gotta love the know-it-alls who believe that an election is called before the campaign even started.

Leak- How you would know Chief is beyond me.

Anon 12:50 - What the hell is wrong with Strip Clubs???

July 26, 2005 1:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Janelle Erickson? Is she leaky?

July 26, 2005 1:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey Chief... from what I read Smith went after Alger and this Ramstead person threatening them with a lawsuit (Mayorsam was the only place I saw the Bribe story a few weeks back).

Sounds to me like Smith is trying to do Smyths' dirty work for him. It is Smith that needs to figure out he isn't running against Alger.

I wonder how much money Wal Mart gave to Smiths campaign???

July 26, 2005 1:44 PM  

Blogger Chief Parker said:

Janelle is not the leak.

Alger would not have made the list, until i saw that clock. If you click on his site http://www.votealger.com/algergear.html you will see all the cornball gear on the site.

Look, i want to be clear -- i understand that Alger advertises on this site and thats great and all, but never in the history of observing politics have i seen someone with their face on a clock.

I've seen my fair share of bumper stickers, magnets and even pot holders, but a clock is insane. Sorry alger, unless you can point to another local pol whose done the same i'll keep on harping on the clock.

July 26, 2005 1:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I like the clock--up there with Sherman's combs.

If not Erickson (who if not leaky is at least hot), is it Delugach? I don't think it is--she is very loyal to AV and hates Z.

July 26, 2005 1:55 PM  

Blogger Chief Parker said:

I will not reveal the leak. That will be taken care of internally i am hearing.

But at least they'll know why they are gone.

July 26, 2005 2:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey Chief,

Where have you been? Smith and Englander have been attacking Alger for months. About damn time he responded.

I think it is funny he thinks Alger was trying to raise his politial profile, so he threatens Alger because of what someone else said, and raises Algers' political profile!

This attack predictably backfired against Smith in a pretty big way. If Smith actually sued, many of Englander and Smiths actions would come to light and that would be bad for Smith.

July 26, 2005 2:05 PM  

Blogger Chief Parker said:

Alger best be a man who stops putting his faces on clocks. thats unexcuseable.

i hope alger realizes what it means to run for an elected office. it means your public and private records are open to debate.

July 26, 2005 2:07 PM  

Anonymous Jim Alger said:

Chief Parker,

The clock made us all laugh so we did it. If bald Brad Sherman can give away combs, I get to have a clock!

I am trying to be a different type of politician, you don't think the potholders were funny?

I don't mind you harping on the clock, it was designed to be funny... like the dog t-shirt. As Mayor Sam says, we can't take ourselves too seriously, we only live once... twice in your case. :)

July 26, 2005 2:09 PM  

Blogger Chief Parker said:

ok, i'll concede that it could be funny.

But Brad Sherman is bald, so the comb has an ironic twist -- if you can explain why the clock fits the same profile i'll be ok with it.

I actually don't mind you punching Smith back the way you did in the press, it was the clock that caught my attention.

July 26, 2005 2:13 PM  

Anonymous Oscar said:

Chief Parker - Fuck Wendy Greuel, I'll build whatever the fuck I want on my property, fuck Greig Goofy Face Smith, fuck Lloyd and Cindy (oh I forgot they already are - each other that is - how come the Daily News missed that part?). Jim Alger is a dumb fuck I will grant you that.

And where the fuck are the 80 neighborhood watches you liar? You'll never be the man Mayor Frank is so stop writing maricon.

Lets do a reality show about Jewish Assemblymen who do Latinas - oh wait, that's Bob. HA HA Maricon!

July 26, 2005 2:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'm sorry but this battle between Jim Alger and Greig Smith is making me shed tears of laughter. I've seen the letters and heard the accusations. Thank god for freedom of speech.

July 26, 2005 2:18 PM  

Blogger D.C. Consultant said:

Chief,

The clock is symbolic of "Changing Times", neighborhood councils, transparency and all.

How is that?

Jim

July 26, 2005 2:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

So Levine and Montanez? Really? I wonder how that is working out now that he is Mr. Bachelor

July 26, 2005 2:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I read Algers LOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG response to Smiths letters... Jesus Christ did he school Smith.

My favorite was "That action alone is an embarrassment to the office you hold, and is beneath the dignity and expected conduct of an elected official."

OUCH I was ROARING with laughter. And Smith not even knowing who the board members were... TOO DAMN FUNNY!!!!

July 26, 2005 2:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hot: Andy Stern.
Not hot: Martin Ludlow.

Hot: Eric Garcetti.
Not hot: Alex Padilla.

Hot: Renting.
Not hot: Buying.

Hot: Public Transportation.
Not hot: SUVs.

Hot: Cats.
Not hot: Dogs.

Hot: Angelina Jolie.
Not hot: Jennifer Aniston.

Hot: Miracle Mile.
Not hot: Silverlake.

Hot: Hillary.
Not hot: Rove.

July 26, 2005 2:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

So when are we bringing back the Who's Hot in City Hall list?

July 26, 2005 2:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You're right Chief. Pacheco can't raise $25,000 I hear and Huizar is reporting $145,000. Goodbye Nick.

July 26, 2005 2:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

No, the funny part is Algers' obvious ridicule of Smiths use of the words "shocked, stunned and puzzled". That just had me howling!

While it is long, it is a great read. Get some snacks and watch Smith get his clock cleaned! THATS why alger should have the clock! What do you think Jim???

July 26, 2005 2:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What?! No Nunez on the "Hot" list?

July 26, 2005 2:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

hot: clean money

July 26, 2005 2:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

OK OK OK... now I need to go read this thing. He faxed this to the City Council yesterday but it was so long I didn't read it.

July 26, 2005 2:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Nunez is definitely NOT HOT.

July 26, 2005 2:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Fabian has some nice threads though...who is that man's tailor

July 26, 2005 2:44 PM  

Anonymous Oscar said:

Cindy won't be one of the bachelorettes for sure. She might be on the new episode of Seabiscuit!

July 26, 2005 2:46 PM  

Anonymous Oscar said:

Fabian stop posting about your threads pendejo!

July 26, 2005 2:46 PM  

Anonymous Oscar said:

Hey EVERYONE, I'm going to start my own blog - we don't need chief Parker, check it out!

July 26, 2005 2:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

There is nothing hot about a completely fake story saying that Levine is going to be the Bachelor. Pathetic. Not hot.

July 26, 2005 2:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

OK, I'm back. Damn that was alot of reading. You guys are right, funny as hell.

I can't for the life of me figure out how Smith thought that sending that letter was a good idea... especially as misinformed as he was on almost every fact. And what is with sending it to Assembly people, Senators and Congressman? All that did was force Alger to respond, and respond he did.

If Smith doesn't like what is going on, maybe he should stop selling out his community.

July 26, 2005 2:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Cindy Montanez looks like a horse. Why would anyone date her?

July 26, 2005 3:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Screw the clock, I'm gonna get me an Alger Track Suit!

July 26, 2005 3:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

To Anon 2:42,
Speaker Nunez is your daddy. If you ever forget, you'll get a whupping.

Just ask Arnold.

July 26, 2005 3:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I have a question,

I went to the link you gave Chief and why is noone talking about the breasts in the shirts on Algers' store???

Nice hooters!

July 26, 2005 3:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

To Anon 3:15:

thanks for watching my back on this but Fabian is not only NOT HOT but he is also NOT MY DADDY and although he is definitely a bully I am not afraid of him.

As for Arnold, I would hardly give Fabian credit for his plummeting ratings. Arnold did that himself by being the steroid-addled bodybuilder that he is. The legislature as a whole is polling lower than Arnold and that reflects solely on Fabian.

Anon 2:42.

July 26, 2005 3:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Anon 2:42,

Go ahead and deny it, but you know it to be true. Search your feelings.

Sure, Fabian shouldn't get all the credit, but you have to give him a significant amount.

And you have to give mad props to Gale Kaufman, who is running circles around the Governor's political team.

Anon 3:15

July 26, 2005 3:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

3:15-- I don't have to give mad props to anyone. while anons like you sit around gloating over how well the shotcallers are accumulating power and dispensing privilege, the things that Democrats care about are in general very much in jeopardy in California. i judge elected officials on what they really get done for the people that elected them and not by how well they play partisan politics. and Fabian is NOT MY DADDY.
It's time for a new era... and I am not the only one who thinks so. -2:42.

July 26, 2005 3:46 PM  

Blogger Tofu girl said:

Jose Huizar will out raise Nick Pacheco, but Jose will NOT beat Nick. Nick does not need to buy name recognition in CD 14. Jose does, so he better get to raising three times what Nick raises just to prevent an embarrassing ass whipping. People who read and write on this blog know more about politics and the people involved then your average voter. There are more average voters then those in the know.Your average CD14 voter says Jose Who? Your average voter has at least heard of Nick and seen his name at least twise on a CD 14 Ballot. Nick is still hot. It's just "hot" not to be a Nick supporter out of fear of AV's retaliation and out of just wanting to suck AV's small sushi roll.

July 26, 2005 4:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Anon 2:42,

Nice segue into "the things Democrats care about" angle.

Do you mean things like:
-Covering CSU, UC & CCC enrollment growth?
-Homeowners and Renters' Assistance for the elderly and disabled?
-Funds for In Home Support Services?

Yeah, Fabian cares about that stuff too. Those items weren't in the budget, Fabian got them back in.

That's what Fabian got done.

July 26, 2005 4:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Are Tofu Girl and Betts Yorty the same person? Notice how the Girl's lips don't move when Betts is blogging.

July 26, 2005 4:09 PM  

Blogger Mrs. Betts Yorty said:

Sorry 4:09 - but you've got it wrong. I'm a meat eater all the way baby!

July 26, 2005 4:15 PM  

Blogger Mayor Frank said:

Boy is she ever :)

July 26, 2005 4:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

so mrs yorty you like to eat meat...hmmmmm

July 26, 2005 4:16 PM  

Blogger Mrs. Betts Yorty said:

Frank! You bad boy - you promised not to tell my secrets!

July 26, 2005 4:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

3:15
if Fabian is so fabulous why does only 24% of electorate approve of legislature. not even one out of 4 people is satisfied with the way the legislature, under Fabian's leadership, is doing its job.
i guess we'll see what YOUR DADDY Fabian has got to give in the November election. let's revisit this conversation on 11/9. 2:42

July 26, 2005 4:21 PM  

Blogger Mayor Frank said:

I'll do anything to make the Chief jealous. Sorry honey!

July 26, 2005 4:25 PM  

Blogger Mrs. Betts Yorty said:

Frank, the Mr. is going to be out of town "fishing" for the next few days. Wanna hang out??

July 26, 2005 4:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Come on Frank you know you want some of those warm muffins Betts is baking up for you.

July 26, 2005 4:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You're on 2:42. I'm penciling in this conversation to continue on 11/9.

3:15

P.S. Those same polls showed people trust the Legislature more on the budget and education than the Governor.

July 26, 2005 4:34 PM  

Blogger Mayor Frank said:

anon 4:30: If you only knew!

July 26, 2005 4:34 PM  

Blogger Mayor Frank said:

Since my "Tuesday Gal" is tied up with the Chief, I'm free

July 26, 2005 4:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

July 26, 2005 4:21 PM:

FYI, the Governator got his ass handed to him up n' down the state in heavily contested Assembly seats. The GOP didn't gain one seat and almost lost one. Arnold downplayed these losses, despited his vested interest in these races through endorsements and fundraising activities. It will happen again in Novemeber.

July 26, 2005 4:38 PM  

Blogger Mrs. Betts Yorty said:

Well Frank - we can meet at our favorite place....what should I bring?

July 26, 2005 4:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

4:38-- if the Governator is so weak, why is he being allowed to hold such an expensive special election in November when NONE of the ballot initiatives is at all urgent. as far as i am concerned, California is screwed by the special election no matter what happens (of course, we're more screwed if the ballot measures pass). and it should never have come to this point if Fabian was doing his job. also Dems had to cave AGAIN THIS YEAR on money for education because they were afraid of losing in November. any way you slice it, it sucks. and it takes two to tango. voters realize that. 4:21 (AKA 2:42)

July 26, 2005 4:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

To 2:42 aka 4:21 aka 4:47 -

I hope the hell you aren't on city time doing all of this posting.

If you were smart, you'd just take the moniker 4:20 and be done with it. You can always sign on as 4:20 and we'll all know who you are. In a way.

July 26, 2005 4:55 PM  

Blogger Mayor Frank said:

That little outfit and smile from last time will do!

July 26, 2005 4:55 PM  

Blogger Mrs. Betts Yorty said:

Enough with the political blogging, Frank and I are trying to TCB here.

Frank, just be sure to bring the whipped cream! See you in a few!

July 26, 2005 4:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The Governor is not being "allowed" to have a special election. It's one of his powers granted by the state constitution. The only way to take it away would be an amendment approved by voters.

The Governor was going to call it no matter what. That's the only way he could explain his inability to gain any GOP seats in the legislature (as referenced by Anon 4:21).

3:15

July 26, 2005 4:59 PM  

Anonymous Unemployed Lawyer Nick Pachueco said:

The Pachueco gang is in boycott mode. Only tofu girl bothers to speak up for Tricky Nick nowadays.

July 26, 2005 5:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Exactly Mrs. Yorty...we don't want to hear about these political losers. Let's here some more of your dirty talk.

Frank i think she should just wear that lovely apron with nothing behind it.

Don't forget the peaches and cream

July 26, 2005 5:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

One of the reasons Nick Pacheco will never be hot is his staff. They sucked when he was councilman and they suck now. Who are these people?

July 26, 2005 9:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Add Cardenas to your not hot list.
He was embarassingly outmaneuvered by Jack Weiss on a big Van Nuys Airport land use plan this past week. Weiss, who is flashing his newfound juice as Friend of AV, effetively hijacked the plan. The business community and tenants who were counting on Cardenas to see the original plan through were not amused.

July 26, 2005 9:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Interesting that Huizar reports raising more money than Nick and he's still not hot. The reason is simple: Jose is not engaging. His charisma defecit will be his undoing.

July 26, 2005 10:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Deficit compared to whom? Tricky Nick?

July 26, 2005 10:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Alex Padilla should be the honorary NOT HOT member, for those shenanigans he's been pulling on the BFI vote.

July 26, 2005 10:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

80 NEIGHBOHOOD WATCHES in CD14 -- you have proof they exist, Chief Faker, right?

Once a lying deceitful scumbag, always an ADV supporter.

July 26, 2005 10:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Parker bashes Pacheco to drive the comments/visits up -- it's the only thing keeps this dinosaur blog alive is Nick's supporters proving the dead chief has the political savvy of a kewpie doll.

July 26, 2005 11:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Oh god you CD 14 people make me sick...blah blah blah. We were all enjoying the Jim Alger/Greig Smith beef and the flirting between Mayor Frank and Mrs. Yorty but you SOBs had to ruin it.

July 26, 2005 11:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Alex Padilla is definitley NOT HOT. He looks like Frankenstein's brother and acts like it too. No expression, no brains, and well you can figure out the rest.

July 26, 2005 11:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Pacheco got 8+ votes out of ever 20 against VILLARAIGOSA -- the mythical godman David Koresh cult-figure for all brain-dead retro-progressives in L.A. (back when people thought ADV could actually accomplish something as a councilmember -- yuck, yuck,`yuck).

Even with 8-10 people on the ballot, Jose won't make it into a runoff. And early next year little Jose Weazel-ar will still be trying to explain to constituents why LAUSD spends $10K per year to train more drop outs than any major city.

Four years in council, and Pacheco has 50 projects up and running for Villaraigosa to dance around and pretend he's working for two years. Four years on the school board and Jose is still unknown in the part of CD14 he (supposedly) serves.

He's having to run like a brand new face, and he LIVES AND WORKS FOR TAXPAYERS in the district. People in his OWN district are saying "I thought Tokofsky was our board member!!!"

July 26, 2005 11:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What's up with Jim Algers' quasi-turtleneck / crew neck with the blazer? that is definately not hot.

July 26, 2005 11:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Best place for "real" people to be -- on Chief Faker's "not hot" list.

July 26, 2005 11:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You want CD14 to go away -- tell Parker to mind his own fucking business and stop bashing the best councilmember we had in 40 years.

Pacheco did the job -- Villaraigosa screwed the people -- Huizar wants sloppy seconds.

July 26, 2005 11:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Little Sleazy Huizy Jose is in big trouble. I can't believe all the negative stories everyday in the papers on LAUSD. Why hasn't Little Jose come out and responded? He's hiding behind Antonio. Just last night they caught him in a LIE stating that a governor rep would be at this budget meeting in El Sereno. He's not made for politics because you have to be mature, experienced, knowledgable and that's NICK PACHECO. Little Jose needs about 10 more years and then maybe he'll be ready for public office. Pacheco's staff was one of the best in CD14. Go to any community meeting and that's what you'll hear. Antonio staffers that are still there SUCK

July 27, 2005 8:41 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

To the person was asking about Jim Algers turtlenecks...

He wears them because he suffers from muscular dystrophy and has difficulty with small objects like buttons on a shirt.

Don't know how that makes a hot or not lis but now you know.

July 27, 2005 10:43 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

LA DAILY NEWS:

Mr. Smith throws a fit

Litigious city councilman undermines his own reputation

If we called Los Angeles City Councilman Greig Smith a whiner and a bully, would it be defamation?

Not according to anyone who knows anything about the law. But just in case, someone better tell Smith, lest he threaten to sue us.

Because the way Smith is carrying on these days, it seems he's not only thin-skinned, but also ignorant of the protections the First Amendment provides.

The councilman has threatened to whack Northridge West Neighborhood President Jim Alger and Vice President Sherry Ramstead with slander lawsuits because the two had the gall to criticize his support of a controversial proposed Wal-Mart in Northridge.

Apparently after decades of working safely behind the scenes in City Hall, Smith wasn't prepared for the criticism that comes with public life and being a public official.

Alger and Ramstead have both said that Wal-Mart's contribution of a $166,000 gift to a community fund -- and Smith's subsequent backing of the proposed store -- amount to "nothing short of bribery." That's their opinion; they're entitled to it.

Opinions are constitutionally protected speech. Alger and Ramstead didn't say Smith committed a crime, they only said that, in their analysis, they find his conduct unethical. It's the kind of thing people say about politicians all the time.

If Smith can't handle it, he's in the wrong business.

He's also out of line with his threats to sue the two community leaders if they don't retract their statement. Such a suit would be laughed out of court, and surely Smith, or at least his lawyer, ought to know that.

Which suggests that the purpose of Smith's petty threats isn't to get an offending statement retracted, or even to go to court, but to silence would-be critics.

You could say it's nothing short of intimidation.

Ironically, Smith says he only wants to "protect my rights and reputation." But far from preserving his public image, complaining and threatening spurious lawsuits only make him look like -- in our opinion -- a whiner and a bully.

And he can sue us if he doesn't like being described that way. We'll look forward to his learning a lesson when he has to pay not only his attorney's fees, but ours as well.

July 27, 2005 1:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

OK,so here we are in day two of the "Alger kicks the ever-loving shit out of Smith show".

I am not that big of an Alger fan, certainly not enough of one to get a clock, but ya gotta admire the hell out of a guy who stands up to Smith and wins, in the press wars anyway.

I wonder how many people in CD 12 Smith has sent threatening letters to? How many people were silenced? I have a difficult time believing that 2 years into his term this is the only time he has done it.

Looks like the Daily News today kicked whatever life was left in Smith right out of him. Think he'll get the message? Probably not as long as he has his mini-me Englander at his side. That little twirp ha got to be the worst advisor known to man, unless his plan is to force Smith out so he can run himself... then he's... who am I kidding he'd still be an asshole.

July 27, 2005 1:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Englander IS a work of art. He has no issue with selling out one client to keep the other one happy and the dollars rolling in.

But Alger, puhhlease. The guy is only good at the art of self-promotion. Not that Smith is a professor, but I'd sure like to have someone with substance not just style. Voters don't seem to grasp the difference these days.

July 27, 2005 1:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How many times are you going to call a self-promoter as if that's a bad thing?

The guy has risen the status of Neighborhood Councils and his tireless efforts on the DWP issue is commendable.

Lets not forget what Alger is getting the press over is his fighting for the community over a Wal Mart, what more substance do you want? He is a volunteer for god sakes.

July 27, 2005 2:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Alger has done alot for the community and the City as a whole, anyone who doesn't see that is blind. Why do you think Smith is attaking him?

Alger is forcing change and Smith doesn't like it.

July 27, 2005 2:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I don't think I have seen a City Councilman fall in a pile of shit like this in a long time.

Someone in Smiths office should resign, whoever advised Smith to do this, and whoever didn't stop him from doing it.

July 27, 2005 2:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I agree with the poster who said someone should resign. I think Smith should fire whoever told him this was a good idea.

It was a STUPID move no matter how you cut it.

July 27, 2005 5:50 PM  

Blogger joseph mailander said:

I just find it cool and ironic not only that Jim Alger and I are the only two fools foolish enough to use real photographs here on blogger, but also that Jim Alger's photograph is almost the precise opposite of mine.

He's wearing a white mock turtleneck, I'm wearing a black mock turtleneck. He's wearing a sportcoat, I'm wearing a leather jacket. He's standing in front of an American flag in the Valley, I'm standing on the Pont des Arts in Paris.

I'll bet he doesn't drink, either.

July 27, 2005 7:22 PM  

Blogger D.C. Consultant said:

As a matter of fact I don't. :)

July 27, 2005 8:18 PM  

Blogger joseph mailander said:

Jim, care to do an interview with Martini Republic? I would love to take a Metrolink out to Santa Clarita for coffee. I'll put some bourbon in mine. You can have yours plain.

You're an unconventional candidate; we're an unconventional website; it would be an unconventional interview. We're liberal but we're fair to local Republicans. It's the phony Empirical ones at the national level we abhor.

July 27, 2005 9:16 PM  

Blogger D.C. Consultant said:

Well, I am in Northridge and a Conservative Democrat so don't be to fair to the Republicans in Santa Clarita!

Seriously I think the whole Democrat/Republican thing is half the problem with politics. The party structure is usually disconnected from the base and to aligned with special interests. 80% of this country is "moderate" but you wouldn't know that by reading the partisan rhetoric out there.

In the meantime we get stuck with a landfill we don't want, and people living in million dollar homes on a razed hillside complain about new development while failing to see the hypocracy in their objections.

Half my staff are Republicans,
But I digress,

For scheduling info contact Louise at 818-400-2353

Jim

July 27, 2005 9:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

LIST OF PEOPLE WHO WON'T BE DONATING TO JIMS' CAMPAIGN

Wal Mart
BFI/Sunshine Canyon
The entire Englander family
The entire Smith family

Jim, hope the average Joes pony up for you! Your definately the kind of person who SHOULD be elected.

July 27, 2005 10:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Chief Parker oops sorry Parke Skelton, scare tactics again?

I thought you guys won the race, why intimidate and abuse reporters? Ah Man, I thought you were bigger than that, I will see you next time in Pasadena. Maybe we can sit down and chat on your dirty tactics.

Scandanavian sagas are my favorite along with trips to the park, let's discuss your threatening methods and then I will forward to the Attorney General and have you confined, finally.

July 27, 2005 11:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

3:15 PM

The daddy is going to get a trampling soon my son.

July 27, 2005 11:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hot: Montanez sending her troops to coordinate the Villaraigosa Valley office.

Not Hot: Alex sending his staff to help Flora Gil Krisoloff, in yet, another losing endorsement effort.

July 28, 2005 1:19 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Alger may be politically "hot" right now, but he ain't too hot looking. Why does he want his picture on anything??

July 28, 2005 3:10 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mayor Sam Kevin Roderick is coming after you. He's pissed you exposed his mole on the 3rd floor. But the Mayor is pleased with you.

July 28, 2005 8:56 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You make the mayor sound like a Mafia Don, typical of Latinos.

July 28, 2005 9:22 AM  

Anonymous Rachael Higgins said:

3:10am
I don't see you with the guts to put your face, or name, on anything so your comments are just plain dumb.

Besides, I think he's cute, and pretty damn smart as well, so there!

Say what you want but those bad boys who stand up to the establishment are sexy as hell!

July 28, 2005 10:08 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Good for you Alger, he's my man.

July 28, 2005 11:09 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

CHIEF PARKER IS A LIAR
CHIEF PARKER IS A LIAR
CHIEF PARKER IS A LIAR
CHIEF PARKER IS A LIAR
WHERE ARE THE 80 NEIGHBORHOOD WATCHES?????????????

July 28, 2005 11:41 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Is Kevin Roderick obsessed with the LA Times?

July 28, 2005 3:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I hope Chief Parker is Parke Skelton. The guy's a bloody genius.

Thomas

July 28, 2005 10:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Bloody right. He is one twisted bloody fellow with a high IQ and tales of family sagas that make you jolt.

July 28, 2005 11:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Watch out Padilla, Parke Skelton has his eye on you as well/

July 29, 2005 12:14 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey Previous Anon, Why would P. Skelton have is eye (ojo) on Roderick?

July 29, 2005 11:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Nunez is a dork.

August 01, 2005 3:21 AM  

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