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Saturday, April 29, 2006

Weekend Chunks

The LA Times is reporting that Councilman Alex Padilla's Chief of Staff, Felipe Fuentes, was arrested on suspicion of battery Thursday night at a campaign office for Padilla's race for the 20th State Senate District Democratic nomination. Police report there was some time of dispute and an individual made a complaint against Fuentes. No comment from Padilla at this time.

Want to heckle Rob "Meathead" Reiner as he tries to put his hands in your wallet again? Or perhaps you believe the economically wrong nonsense the washed up actor promotes with his questionable record on ballot measures. Either way, he's speaking to the West Valley Democartic Club on May 7th.

With the coming immigrant protests this Monday, a group of left leaning African American leaders have announced support for the protests.

38th Assembly District candidate Jim Alger has twin press releases over at Mayor Sam 2. In one, he declares victory in a recent debate, the other, the Alger campagin responds to personal attacks made on him and his family by supporters of his chief primary opponent, Lyn Shaw-Hilfenhaus.

State Senator Gloria Romero has announced she will close her legislative office on Monday, May 1st in observation of anti-immigration reform protests.

Where's Antonio? Not in LA. Today he was in Philadelphia at the Democratic Senate Annual Issues Conference Luncheon, then tonight off to Washington, D.C., for the White House Correspondents' Association dinner. Word is that he will not be in LA for the May 1st Immigration Protests, but in Texas meeting with officials of the Mexican government.

60 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Padilla needs to put down that piece of chicken down. Boy is getting large.

No wonder there was no comment from AP on the AV endorsement of Montanez...Fuentes was locked up!

- 25 to life

April 29, 2006 4:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Bimbo Gloria Romero is nothing more then a media whore. The mayor, Mahony, LAUSD, unions and others are saying march after school and work. Reports are saying for all these illegals wanting to stay here the boycott is sending the wrong message and it will backfire. Funny now the Nation of Islam those radical idiots are jumping on the bandwagon saying they support the boycott. Again, they just want media attention

April 29, 2006 4:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

AV doesn't have to be in Dallas for the NFL meeting until Tuesday. People are now saying he wants to be out of LA just in case something bad happens he can't get blamed. This shows the true lack of leadership in our mayor. This is history in the making in his city and he decides to go hide out like a wimp.

April 29, 2006 4:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Felipe, what you thinking? thats not the way to keep volunteers coming back. oops that right, you dont have any.....you're forced to pay them.

who was it, a teenager, an old man, please dont tell me it was a woman?

but what can you expect, you hang out with padilla, acevedo, and cardenas.

April 29, 2006 5:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

what is padilla looking at in that picture, i hope its not the kid felipe sucker punched.

April 29, 2006 5:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

damn..................padilla, dont you already have enough on your plate?

i guess that why you're running for senate when you have over 3 years to go on council.

April 29, 2006 5:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This "Historic Day" is the beginning of the downfall of the illegal immigrants.

They are arousing a sleeping giant, and writing their own eviction notices.

This is a sure fire backfire.

You heard it here first, remember.

April 29, 2006 5:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

does anybody have more info on the incident at the campaign office?

April 29, 2006 5:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

5:30
What makes you sure it was @ the campaign office?

That article is very sketchy--open to a lot interpretation.

Perception is everything.

- Mike Tyson

April 29, 2006 5:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

i think felipe was trying to evict a few illegals on his own the other night. he showed them a few rights and a couple of lefts too.

April 29, 2006 5:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

5:33
hello, he is on leave working on the campaign. but, you should know this already felipe.

April 29, 2006 5:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Cindy's staff has nothing better to do than to sit in front of a computer and monitor blogs? Don't you have any community meetings to attend? Oh, that's right, AD39 doesn't do shit!

April 29, 2006 5:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

so is felipe next in-line to fight dela hoya?

alex get rid of him. in fact, get rid of the majority of your staff.

no maybe you should just give up politics i general.

-sylmar resident

April 29, 2006 5:51 PM  

Blogger Laborthug said:

**newsflash

ALEX PADILLA FAILS TO GET CALIFORNIA DEMOCRATIC PARTY ENDORSEMENT.

He goes into battle with only 1 Democratic Party endorsement--LA County Young Dem's n' them

April 29, 2006 5:52 PM  

Blogger Laborthug said:

Long drive home from Sacramento, or flight.

Not a good weekend

1) Rumors spread of AV endorsing Montanez
2) Felipe Fuentes gets arrested
3) CA Democratic Party endorses against them

Can we say, meltdown?

April 29, 2006 5:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

5:48
felipe, how did you get internet service in jail? what has our justice system become. i hear alex is already lookin for a new chief of staff.

maybe acevedo wants it.

April 29, 2006 6:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

what, he lost the democratic party endorsement too............... Alex, you're fucked.

April 29, 2006 6:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

gerry..........your're fired!
fuentes.............you're fired

April 29, 2006 6:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Ah gang: Fuentes just had a baby. Blame this on Postpartum Depression. Felipe has been a great Hahn imitator with all the great looser decision making that job Jim into private industry.

The word out there is that the Pothole Padilla team didn't want to pay any of the campaign staff until after the election, so they
can show a bigger balance.

What part of payroll doesn't the PP team understand?

A number of activists in Sylmar are calling for the missing office staff to be called back to work for at least two weeks, so the thousands of Pot Holes can be reported in to Felipe's sister Yolanda.

April 29, 2006 6:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Cindy Montanez gets the California Democratic party endorsement.

April 29, 2006 7:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

hey yolanda is nice person, but her brother is total fucken ass-hole. He deserved to be put in jail that back stabbing fag.

April 29, 2006 7:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

7:53:
its her nephew. Fuentes has anger-management issues too, it isn't the only time he's tried to use brute force to get his way.

I wonder how Fuentes celebrated 4/20. *hint*

-Cypress Hill fan

April 29, 2006 8:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Felipe Fuentes, boy what a sight..
Arrested over a little fight..
Alex has no choice, but to choose to fire..
That Felipe Fuentes, and his goodyear tire.."

"A-PAD and Cindy battle it out..
As the bloggers here scream and shout..
An endoresment here, Antonio there..
Only time will tell how both candidates fare.."

"In the meantime, lets blog away..
Guessing who will win each passing day..
Enough with the horse-race journalism if you can..
Off to the state senate with Mayor Sam.."

-The Professor

April 29, 2006 8:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

my name is feilpe, mr. fuentes to you..
knocking kids out with my one, two, two..
come ah knockin at my campaign door if you dare...
just be a sured that i wont even care.

Padilla not cindy is who i bang for..
so keep your hands up or you'll end up on the floor.

-Pacoima

April 29, 2006 9:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Quick show of hands here, Who's hotter, Cindy or Maribel?

April 29, 2006 10:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who's the Latina woman that Alex has been seen with lately? Are they dating?

About time he started dating Latinas.

April 30, 2006 1:42 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I heard Padilla won at the Women's Caucus...

April 30, 2006 5:38 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

L.A. MAYOR PICLS NFL TALKS OVER IMMGRANT BOYCOTT
(Reuters) - Antonio Villaraigosa, Los Angeles' first Latino mayor in the modern era, will skip huge pro-immigration rallies planned for Monday to meet with pro football officials in Dallas, leaving organizers feeling like "a ship without a captain...Oscar Sanchez, an organizer…said the mayor's office previously told the group he would speak at a downtown Los Angeles rally on Monday -- then backed out…Instead, the mayor will be in Dallas speaking with NFL officials about the possibility of bringing a team back to Los Angeles...he is the mayor of the second-biggest city of the country where a boycott is going to happen. It would feel like a ship without a captain," Sanchez said.
"He is not making us, he is not breaking us," Sanchez said. "This march is about the people, not about the mayor. I'd be hurt if people didn't show up."

April 30, 2006 8:52 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I ask you -
this protest is like an unwanted guest in your home telling you what he wants for dinner!

April 30, 2006 9:33 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

they need to "shut the pie hole"

April 30, 2006 9:35 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Sanchez,

What people? What about the citizens of our country? What about what they want? What about our laws?

April 30, 2006 9:37 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

And about our Mayor, well he doesn't want to be there or he would. He doesn't want this on him for his next campaign. He's leaving you flipping in the wind like he does all the time...

And for Alex Padilla, well karma sucks doesn't it? You knew Antonio was a snake in the grass. And you still sucked up, he never trusted you and lied to your face just to get into your financial backer's pockets,..Antonio takes a picture with a homeless person and then goes and eats steak...think about it.

Fuentes, he is having a hard time watching the ship go down, without a life preserver!!!!!!!!

Public schools are good enough for your kids, but not for his...

The archeitechs and engineers know his game, and they are screwed...but they deserve it because they have absolutely no loyalty and would have backed the devil if he would have given their girlfriends jobs....bite on that ---------

And Jose, well he was president of the school board and so I guess he's just all over the map and sucking up to anyone who can make him somebody. He needs to remember thought, "you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear."

It's great to have vision, but no follow-thru sucks!
Just because you have vision (ideas) doesn't mean you should be elected to office. If you don't have follow-thru you can't put the vision into reality.

Next time you go to mark your ballot, vote for follow-thru.

April 30, 2006 9:50 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Fox reported this morning
Mayor Villaraigosa will miss tomorrows "Day without an Immigrant" march due to meetings with the NFL owners and such for future team talks....
MAV staff states no committments were made the Mayor would be attending the May 1st march in Downtown LA.....

I recall MAV committing to the march, am I wrong Mayor Sam?

April 30, 2006 10:05 AM  

Blogger El Santo said:

¡I always like a good fight but wait for the ring compadre!

¿Chief of Staff or Chief of Stuff? Either one, you should have better judgment.

¡Que verguenza pendejo!

April 30, 2006 10:42 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The last thing Antonio wants now is to be on the 6:00 news seen on a podium screaming about cleaning toilets.

If this event goes south, Antonio doesn't want the Republicans to have video of him there to be used against him in future campaigns.

It won't hurt him long term with Latinos to miss this - where else are they going to go?

April 30, 2006 11:28 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

i want to hear more about the Fuentes arrest. i hear the staff is running around scared trying to put out the fire.

Padila is pissed, heads will roll

April 30, 2006 12:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

if padilla staff wasnt already in trouble due to the lack of volunteers they are bringing in, now they lose the democratic party endorsement.

i would hate to be working over there right now. you better ask for you money right away or he is going to pull a fast one on you

April 30, 2006 12:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

From LA Alternative:

Assistant General Manager of the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (DONE) Lisa Sarno says what looked like purposeful exclusion of the group was a miscommunication between her office and LANCC.

However, the tensions are by no means history.

Following the news that DONE’s General Manager Greg Nelson would resign later this month, many involved in neighborhood councils have voiced concerns that mayoral interference would increase in their activities. Sarno, who will take over from Nelson at the end of April, is a longtime ally of Villaraigosa. Sarno announced LANCC wouldn’t participate in this year’s event and refused to explain the move, according to a report by City Watch.

April 30, 2006 12:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I will give 1000 dollars for Fuentes' mugshot.


- consultant

April 30, 2006 12:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Remember, everybody go spend money tomorrow. Monday May 1 needs to be a big winner for commerce in California if we are going to end the greedy demands of people who are here illegally just so they can get American freebies. Can anyone tell me of any other ethnic group that came into this country illegally, received billions in free health care & education, yet refused to even attempt to speak the language AND had the nerve to walk out on the jobs they shouldn't have in the first place & keep their kids out of the schools they haven't paid for????

April 30, 2006 1:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

1:07:

You can be on Alex Padilla NOT PAYING his volunteers on May 1st.


or may 2, 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18...

April 30, 2006 1:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

From 1:07 to 1:49 - It's always so fun & exciting when I get to point out to my East Coast friends that LA is indeed filled with the stupidest people on Earth. So thank you for today's "Show & Tell Them What An Idiot Looks Like". (Hint: A "volunteer" is an UNPAID worker. Not sure why it's blog-worthy to you to point out Padilla won't be paying people Monday whom he'd never paid, well.... EVER!

April 30, 2006 3:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

12:58 - If you do pay $1000 for Fuentes' mug shot, be sure you buy it ON MAY 1ST!!!! Strangle the boycott!!!

April 30, 2006 3:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

3:01 fucking dumb ass.
do your homework.

April 30, 2006 3:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

& f*** the east coast



-2 Pac

April 30, 2006 3:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

3:01
oops......sorry, meant to say staff. i said volunteers because the PAID (yet to be seen) callers he is using are being trained to say that very such word. The script they are using claims they are student volunteers calling because they care. "care about getting paid". little do they poor student know that they are not going to get paid. just like the ones that worked for yolanda fuentes camapign for assembly.

April 30, 2006 3:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

3:52
i agree "f@ck the ast coast. it you like it so much take your @$$ BACK THERE

April 30, 2006 3:57 PM  

Blogger Laborthug said:

More fist fights + if these people don't get paid.
Thank god, I mean Alex, for that police station nearby.

No Paycheck No Peace, No Paycheck No Peace

April 30, 2006 4:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Thank you Janice Hahn for the motion for neighborhood councils to have a voice in who will replace Greg Nelson. AV wanted none of them to have a say and simply pick his own person. Neighborhood Councils are pissed if Lisa Sarno is appointed General Manager. She knows nothing about the councils and doesn't know anything about working with people. City hall staffers can't stand her because she is arrogant and talks to them as if she's Antonio.

April 30, 2006 7:19 PM  

Blogger El Santo said:

¡Compadres, I spoke to Alex yesterday!

After I body slammed him, he decided to fire Fuentes. Later I’ll talk to him about dropping out of the race. ¡Ya perdiste perro!

¡It’s not right to punk high school volunteers!

April 30, 2006 8:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

hey dick heads its not alright to punch anybody let alone some one who's either getting paid or through voluteer work are the ones busting thier collective ass's to get this man elected. felipe you are a coward and you should have the balls to walk away now from a campaign your boss had a huge lead going in to the final qt. and turn it all to shit. due to your insecurities, and possibly homo phobia!!! if you have any balls left you will plead guilty instead of trying to spin your way out of this one you fucking punk I am sure I am not the only young professional in city hall you have sexually prayed on you sick fuck I hope the whole truth comes out on you soon (I wish I had the courage to come foreword a long time ago)

April 30, 2006 9:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

9:49
"huge lead" you have to be kidding me. he's lost almost ever endorsement (labor, Dem clubs,community orgs, and the mayor). Cindy has several offices open fully staffed with a veteran staff, and more than enough $$$ to run a campaign.

alex's team has yet been able to beat them (SF city council, state assembly)

April 30, 2006 10:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

3:52 - You write the wrong wording yet slam ME - and you don't think you're stupid? As for the FUCK the East Coast business - screw you. I never said I lived there so why the bs about "go back there"? I'll tell you why...you can't READ. If you haven't figured out by now that LA is indeed full of idiots, then that just proves my point. My company is in the process of closing its doors here because (a) we can't find employees with brains in this county ,(b) the business climate blows, (c) we are spending fortunes on offices and homes and getting very little for the big bucks we spend and (d) have to drive for a freaking hour to get to that overpriced office from our overpriced homes because the traffic here is so ridiculous. So whether I move to the East Coast or the Gulf Coast I'll have a nicer home, a nicer office and a nicer, smarter bunch of people surrounding me. I guess it's inevitable LA would sink to sewer status since it's now made up of 80% hispanics. Good job, amigos! Los Angeles is just as big a garbage dump as Mexico!

May 01, 2006 1:24 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

All these negative posts shows one thing, that the Cindy and Padilla supporters are uneducated, immature people. No one knows the true facts of the incident with Felipe. These adults are too hard headed to wait for that and crucify a person. 9:49pm posts like a teenager on myspace.com. Better be glad he posted anon cause he/she could be sued for defmation, slander. Sounds like a lot of anger, hate and emotional rage. Again, posting rumors and gossip. Mayor Sam whatever happened to the good old days when people would post issues and debate intelligently?

May 01, 2006 6:45 AM  

Anonymous Cruz A. Rios said:

the felipe situation was nothing more that a verbal dispute escalating into a pushing match. The bitch of this all is that the other person felt reasonable to contact the PD. Forget Felipe, since we all know about him, who is the other person with little or no loyalty to work ethics. If he is into politics I would like to know more about the other person since he shows no loyalty to the campaign or to handle the situation in house like a campaign should be handled. I hope those of you out there do not hire this poor indivudual with lack of judgement for any camp. Lots of races comming up next year and the next, would hate to see him in my campaign.

May 01, 2006 10:56 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

We used to post intelligent debates here? When was that? I'm an old blogger who came straight from the old 4th floor blog. I've never seen intelligent debating here yet. It's all fun though.

May 01, 2006 1:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I think all of you who believe one word about the boycott proving anything about economics are really stupid.

Nobody judges anything based on one day's sales.

You should go join the others who don't know about urban legends. You know, the ones who urge us to NOT buy gas on such and such date.

May 01, 2006 1:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Rumor has it; Felipe is changing professions!!(not because he wants to, but because he got FIRED..)
!!!!And in this corner, wearing a pink thong and a CYPRESS HILL WIFE BEATER "I punch only when you are not looking FUENTES!!!!!!

May 02, 2006 12:48 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

cruz a. rios,
sounds like you were in the room, why play dumb...if you wanna blast someone blast them, but don't fish to see who else tells...

May 02, 2006 8:43 AM  

Anonymous Cruz A. Rios said:

Sorry, I was not in the room and no I am not fishing. This guy has little or no regard for the people in the campaign. Little man with big ambitions goes no where. He was self centered to go and make a cheesy ass citizen arrest. By the way, I heard the city attorney already through the report out, can you say CA reject

May 02, 2006 5:04 PM  

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