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Friday, February 24, 2006

Does Rocky Love Wal-Mart?

Apparently hatred of Wal-Mart is a new litmus test for liberals, and Rocky Delagadillo may be failing in disdain towards the Bentonville, Arkansas retailer.

The folks at the Jerry Brown campaign for State Attorney General have put out the following press release showing that Rocky may be, gasp, a Wal-Mart lover!
Delgadillo is now running all over the state claiming to be the brave knight who will slay the Wal-Mart dragon. Problem is he keeps fibbing about his own Wal-Mart past. Rocky claims to be a Wal-Mart opponent, but the facts show that he was a Wal-Mart booster when he worked for Republican Mayor Richard Riordan.

In June 1998, when a Wal-Mart opened in the San Fernando Valley, Deputy Mayor Delgadillo had nothing but praise saying it was “turning Van Nuys Boulevard, we hope, into a commercial corridor we think it deserves to be.” (Los Angeles Daily News, June 10, 1998)

A 1999 evaluation of Deputy Mayor Delgadillo’s business team showed that Wal-Mart was one of the large firms assisted by Delgadillo’s office. (An Evaluation of the Los Angeles Business Team, UCLA Center for Labor Research and Education)

In October 1997, Republican Mayor Richard Riordan spoke at a Wal-Mart ground breaking. It would be hard to believe that Riordan’s Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, Delgadillo was not in attendance. Rocky, did you attend? At the very least, as Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, did you stand up and tell Mayor Riordan that this was wrong direction for your city? Where are clips of you protesting the Wal-Mart ground breaking back in 1997? Maybe these photos will turn up in the next state audit.

Perhaps this is why the Delgadillo camp felt compelled to fib about Brown’s supposed attendance at a Wal-Mart opening. It’s very simple: Brown did not attend. Unless your new found opposition to Wal-Mart is nothing more than cynical grandstanding, you’ll turn over proof that you advised Mayor Riordan that the openings of new Wal-Marts were the wrong the direction for your city.

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42 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

At this point, I am beginning to wonder if President Rockturd is really even a Harvard man. He's the "future of California politics" pero no habla espanol, he's the "youth candidate" with hair plugs, he's a "man of the people" who pimps his public office to the highest bidder.

He promotes Wal-Mart as an engine of economic vitality unless he's speaking to a union. He's a Democrat with Republican fundraisers. He's a lawyer who never practiced law. He's a champion of the poor unless the slumlords are cutting fat checks.

Team 1600, indeed.

February 24, 2006 12:48 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"En la boca del mentiroso, lo cierto se hace dudoso"

or

"In the mouth of a liar, what is certain becomes doubtful"

February 24, 2006 1:06 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If Rocky is very unlucky and loses the primary to the Moonbeam and when Rocky leaves the job of being City Attorney, then he may end up as a greeter a Wal-Mart. "Welcome to Wal-Mart."

February 24, 2006 5:52 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If the election doesn't pan out, he could be the next host of "Ask A Mexican." He does speak spanish doesn't he? Or is he more pocho?

February 24, 2006 6:56 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

C'mon, let this dead horse lay. Rocky bit off more than he could chew. He DOA and everyone knows it. As you all know, he was lucky to be city attorney (Villraigosa turned out the Latino vote for him by running at the same time).

And, Rocky is half-white and doesn't speak a lick of Spanish.

February 24, 2006 7:01 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

say it ain't so rocky - we trusted you when you came to us an made the walmart pitch

February 24, 2006 7:47 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Press Release from Rockhead:

We are sorry to say that we were mistaken in our original appraisal that City Attorney Delgadillo has been consistently opposed to Wal-Mart. We have since discovered he has been consistently opposed to Hallmark. Sorry for the error.

February 24, 2006 7:50 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

oops

next we'll find out Rocky spends most of his free time playing 'Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas'

February 24, 2006 8:08 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I think its racist to expect Latino politicians to speak Spanish. We do things in Spanish as a service to recently arrived immigrants.

The last time I looked, California is in the United States where the official language is English.

Rank and file Latinos know after the first generation you speak English. You activists are an embarrassment to the rest of us.

February 24, 2006 8:12 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It's interesting watching most of you desperately trying to assure yourselves Rocky doesn't have a chance.

Whistle that happy tune, morons. Rocky's going to win this race.

February 24, 2006 8:15 AM  

Blogger Matt said:

The U.S. has no such thing as an official language, eh?

February 24, 2006 8:58 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

8:12...

Thank You for that breath of fresh air. Why don't you look shit up before opening your big mouth PENDEJO!

USA has no official language! Our linguistic diversity is one of the reasons this country is great. Your stupidity is one of the reasons this country sucks.

-2nd generation spanish speaking mexican american y que

February 24, 2006 9:29 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

the sad part is that rocky will be whistling a happy tune as he goes down by 30 points...he won't know he lost.

February 24, 2006 1:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

3rd generation latino here and I speak spanish. you stupid pendejo. Get with the times. You need a second language these days in California

February 24, 2006 1:42 PM  

Anonymous El Gringo said:

The need to speak spanish does not stem from a cultural point, but from a business point. The need to speak spanish is necessary to talk to all the wetbacks that come across the border that shop at wall mart like the rest of the SEIU wetbacks with them. In fact I think Rocky might get the latino vote based on the Wall mart issue. "Y el que no le guste, que inge-su madre"

February 24, 2006 2:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Is Rocky the new target around here?

Hell, he's not even from CD 14. Why so much action?

I thought this was reserved for CD 14 only...

February 24, 2006 2:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

cd for rocky is candidate disconnect - he can't remember what he did a few years ago.

February 24, 2006 2:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This attack on Rocky smacks of an Ace Smith smear. Is he working for Jerry Brown? I heard he was out of the business...

February 24, 2006 5:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Ace couldn't get a job so he contributes to this b.s. blog.

February 24, 2006 6:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

last time i looked the problem is with your candidate rocky - not the other guy's consultants - but guess if you're not part of team 1600 you can't grasp that concept.

February 24, 2006 6:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

ISN'T THAT THE GUY WHO KICKED HAHN'S BUTT? ROCKY MUST HAVE THE HAHN TEAM.

February 24, 2006 6:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Nobody has to do anything to Rockard.

He's the one who floated into Oakland on his magic carpet of hypocrisy to attack Wal-Mart despite his own tight connection to the corporation. He drew the bulls-eye on his own arse. If Team 1600 has to get all hyper and bitter when the spotlight hits their candidate's flaws, they'd better find a new sport. Whoever sent him into that trap didn't do their homework (as usual).

February 24, 2006 10:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The source placing Jerry at the Wal Mart groundbreaking is attached below.

Copyright 2004 Business Wire, Inc.

Business Wire

April 27, 2004 Tuesday

DISTRIBUTION: Real Estate Writers; News Editors

LENGTH: 716 words

HEADLINE: SIMEON Commercial Properties and City of Oakland Break Ground at Hegenberger Gateway Project

DATELINE: SAN FRANCISCO, April 27, 2004

BODY:

SIMEON Commercial Properties and the City of Oakland have broken ground at the Hegenberger Gateway Project location, the Northwest corner of Interstate 880 and Hegenberger Road. Previously labeled Metroport, the 23-acre parcel was purchased by SIMEON Commercial Properties in 2003, in partnership with Denver and Raleigh, N.C.-based Cherokee Investment Partners, for approximately $15 million. The planned 250,000 square foot build out will be anchored by an approximately 147,000 square foot Wal-Mart, with other tenants including Starbucks, In-N-Out Burger, Payless Shoes, Electronics Boutique, T-Mobile and Panda Express. Present at the groundbreaking were representatives from SIMEON, Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown, Oakland City Council Member Larry Reid, City Council President Ignacio De La Fuente, and Port of Oakland officials including Executive Director Tay Yoshitani and Director of Real Estate Omar Benjamin. It is expected to open mid-December.
CONTACT: Hamilton Ink

Pam Hamilton, 415-381-8198

pam@hamiltoninkpr.com

URL: http://www.businesswire.com

LOAD-DATE: April 28, 2004

February 25, 2006 7:09 AM  

Blogger Phil Krakover said:

Tsk, tesk, tsk.

Jerry Brown and the dreaded Wal-Mart disease; what will be next?

Will Jerry be turning the Port of Oakland over to Halliburton in order to get an American company to run it?

How many times can this guy re-invent himself?

Stay tuned to this blog.

February 25, 2006 8:22 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

this just show's how incredibly stupid is the roctards infantry. the article says "representatives" and lists a big laundry list. anyone who has been around knows that is a truly meaningless line. to think roctard put his neck on the line for that!!! he deserves what he got - profound embarassment.

February 25, 2006 8:24 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Remember - orders come from the top. This is more than a rap on Rocky's foot soilders. It says a lot about his lack of judgement.

February 25, 2006 9:27 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Rocky: Did you post this "evidence?" I hope you use better evidence in your prosecutions. And I sincerely hope you have better things to do with your time than post on this site.

February 25, 2006 9:59 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Besides, this stock press release does not advertise a grand opening of a Wal-Mart, it's a groundbreaking for an entire shopping center. I guess Tardo's now against capitalism in general. What about all those working class people who eat at In-N-Out burger?

February 25, 2006 10:06 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

is rocky against Starbucks, In-N-Out Burger, Payless Shoes, Electronics Boutique, T-Mobile and Panda Express also. what a disaster

February 25, 2006 10:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Starbucks offers employee benefits, sells fair trade coffees and the proceeds from their bottled water go to charity. BooHiss!

I have irrefutable evidence that Rocky buys his suits at Wal-Mart and I will be turning it over to the LA Times shortly.

February 25, 2006 11:56 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Anyone who cares where Rocky shops has too much time on his hands. Get a job, lazy bones. Moonbeam needs you.

February 25, 2006 12:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The only reason latinos still speak spanish when they are second and third generation is because they do NOT have to assimilate. Their immigrant experience is different from most immigrant experiences in this country where you are cut off from your mother country. In Socal, latinos have a contiguous piece of land where everyone speaks spanish. They dont have to learn english.
Im not sure if thats bad or good. It seems to bother people, and if youre like me, an anglo, it is a litle annoying that so many folks cant speak english, but...overall I dont think its such a bad thing. Though I assume it does keep some latinos from being as successful as they could be.

Thoughts?

February 25, 2006 4:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What jobs can a kid who does not speak English in Los Angeles hold?

I rest my case.

February 25, 2006 7:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

the real question is what job can a person hold who has not one iota of intelligence? city attorney

February 25, 2006 7:32 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Rocky graduated from Harvard University and Columbia Law School.

He passed the California bar exam the first time (unlike Moonbeam) and worked as a lawyer for O'Melveny & Myers, which only hires from the top 10% of law school graduates.

His IQ is considerably higher than anyone running for Attorney General.

February 25, 2006 8:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

rocky: stop blogging it's getting to be embarassing.

February 26, 2006 12:31 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Ace, get a real job. This blog won't help your resume. Rocky certainly wouldn't hire you.

February 26, 2006 7:31 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

There's more intellect in one of Jerry Brown's farts than in Rocky's entire operation.

February 26, 2006 10:45 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Well, since Brown is little more than an old fart that is quite a statement. A crusty blowhard whose "ideas" are little more than hot air that stinks. What a joke this primary is, if anything shows that Ds have been in power too long in this state it is this primary. Brown, who opposes the death penalty, is going to be charged with enforceing it - what a joke!

But since both Los Angeles and Oakland have become "safe" thanks to these two Ds - it makes perfect sense to pick between the two of them for top cop. Let the race to the bottom continue! Gangs love the Ds and their caring ways...

February 26, 2006 11:18 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

rocky stop blogging and why are you worried about some person named "ace"????

February 26, 2006 11:48 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who's Ace?

February 27, 2006 7:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mayor Sam, what is up with no updates since Friday. Are you OK?

February 28, 2006 4:43 PM  

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