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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Alger among Katrina honorees in Biloxi



Our old friend, Neighborhood Council President and LANCC Senator Jim Alger is among those being recognized in Biloxi MS later today for his response to Hurricane Katrina.

You may remember a year ago Alger and a group of his fellow Neighborhood Council friends funded a trip to Biloxi MS to coordinate a mission of mercy.
Alger flew his own aircraft to the Gulf Coast and coordinated over a dozen other plots to do the same. Linking with locals in Tennessee, Virginia and Florida they ended up forming a pretty impressive land and air ooperation.

Together they are credited for saving countless lives as well as using the trip to force a spotlight on Biloxi’s plight which up until then had been pretty much overlooked by the national media.

The bigger question remains, what has the Federal Govenment learned from Katrina? Are we ready for a large disaster in Los Angeles? Do YOU have a plan?

Blog away dum dums

42 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It's been a while since we have had a Jim Alger bash-a-thon. Somebody go wake up the cd 12 staffers!

Seriously, good job Jim. I remember last year whan all this was going on and you made us all proud.

August 29, 2006 12:53 AM  

Blogger Wendy Alger-Lee said:

I am very proud of you Jimmy..keep up the great work!

August 29, 2006 12:58 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It doesn't matter what anyone thinks of Alger - you can't look at this video and fault him.

Politician? Well, who am I to quibble over a title. I guess that is what he wants to be.

I'm going to stop making anti-Alger comments for awhile. I'm feeling guilty for doing it after that video.

Sorry Jim. I won't bash you for awhile. You did good, man.

August 29, 2006 1:31 AM  

Blogger dgarzila said:

This is the reason I support Jim Alger.

He puts his money where his mouth is.

BRady Westwater on the other hand claims to want to help the poor and down and out when in fact he is doing the opposite. I love how he still is milking the Earnest Adams thing.

When everyone in Downtown Los Angeles continue to help their neighbors and not expect anything in return, or even people knowing about it.

What really irks me is his post on Bud Hayes. Brady was too busy fighting Bud Hayes , now he says he is a hero , just to throw us off of his crooked behavior and it makes me sick , to think that someone would use BUd as a way to show false humility.

I knew BUd Hayes and I live in a hotel he helped build . I am greatful to BUd HAyes , he taught me a lot.

He taught me that a client is usually their most best advocate. Something Brady Westwater knows nothing about. Brady seems to think that what is best for someone is what Brady thinks is best for them. Totally the opposite of HOw Charles Bud Hayes thought. BUd knew that the key to solving this homeless dilemma was to allow the people to say what it is they actually want and you can see that in how SRO HOsuing Corporation is run and how innovative the MIdnight Mission is because they too beleive that the people they serve are their business. We are allowd to make decisions based on our own terms so that we own them.

August 29, 2006 2:32 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Do I have a plan? No, I don't need one.

Our city has one, and our Mayor, who you all love to bash, has overseen it and made sure it was in place.

In a disaster, however, for Los Angles City, the chief security executive is not the Mayor, it is the Chief of Police.

Actually, in a larger disaster, it is the Sheriff of Los Angeles County who oversees both LA and Orange Counties.

August 29, 2006 4:14 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Great volunteer effort for Mr. Alger. However, he was identified as a "politician from Los Angeles".

Wishful thinking dude. Elected to a neighborhood council does not make you a politician.

Start fudging the resume now and who knows, you can coach at Notre Dame someday. Or maybe even UCLA. Or even CSUN.

August 29, 2006 7:20 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

In a disaster, however, for Los "Angles City, the chief security executive is not the Mayor, it is the Chief of Police."

If this is true then someone needs to tell our midget Mayor cause he thinks he's running everything including the police dept. Anything that the police dept. does Antonio somehow gets his hands into it and tries to take credit. No one in this city can have a press conf. without his little butt invading it. Clowncil members have been complaining about this all year.

August 29, 2006 7:29 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Let's see dum dums, if the mas was a political candidate for public office then it is understandable how the media would identify him as a politician. I don't ask a source or subject for their title all the time, I call them what they are.

To say that Alger went to the Gulf Coast after the hurricane "because he was running for office" is a load. You don't campaign 2000 miles away. He dug at Ground Zero was that for political gain as well? Or maybe the more likely scenario is that he is a man who really gives a damn and follows his words with actions.

That coincides with his NC experience, he is doing whatever he can to make a difference still some of you can't resist the cheap shot whenever you can.

August 29, 2006 8:45 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I remember last year this blog played a big part in getting the word out as Alger sent out needs of the area with his Blackberry.

It was amazing to watch and be a part of that. I went to Home Depot and sent Alger 50 tarps to Jackson MS. Seeing the news story about the tarps got me all teary eyed.

Way to go Jim. You really made us all proud.

August 29, 2006 9:17 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I feel much better knowing that Bratton is in control in an emergency. Can you even imagine the horror if it were the mayor? He would be standing near the collapsed buildings, when OH NO, here comes CNN... The mayor starts primping for the camera, asking his sidekicks for short one-liners that make him sound commanding. But quick before he talks to the New York Times, he has to ask his sidekicks if he has anything in his teeth as he looks at them and opens his mouth, baring his teeth for his aides to inspect. They say fine, fine sir and here is your breath strip.

Bratton on the other hand, will TAKE CHARGE for real.a

August 29, 2006 9:52 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

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August 29, 2006 10:01 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Having a Home Depot close is really convenient, huh?

August 29, 2006 10:06 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Councilman John is a collection of people -- of which I am one and you do not need to know exactly who I am because I will not subject myself personally to your petty derisive stupid remarks. That being said, Jim Alger may have the goal to be an elected official (which he has already attained) but you cannot question his heart -- one of genuine concern and constantly giving generous nature. So, shit down, shut up and hang on, Mitch.

August 29, 2006 10:06 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Councilman John gets written by 3-4 different people, but its "handled" by someone the blog once knew very well. (no not Chief Faker)

August 29, 2006 10:32 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mailander?

Cyberlady?

17th Floor Sergio & Emma?

Captain Crunch?

Who?

August 29, 2006 10:40 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

CJ may be one person in 4 or 5 people, but Mini Mitch is 15 people in one person (on Mayor Sam at least)

August 29, 2006 11:02 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Alger send you his portfolio reels himself, did he?

Probably carries a few dozen copies of the B-roll around in the trunk of his car, just in case he can con someone into helping with his self promotion.

But, as de good book says: Thems that would be first, always comes in last! (AV's campaign spinners couldn't even get this yahoo elected to any REEL office.)

August 29, 2006 11:04 AM  

Blogger Parque Esqueleto said:

Oh, I'd take his money, but I wouldn't bet a thin dime of it on the "horse" (at least not once it crossed into my personal coffers)!

I'm mercenary, not stupid.

August 29, 2006 11:06 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

where is mayor sam?

August 29, 2006 12:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Let's see dum dums, if the mas was a political candidate for public office then it is understandable how the media would identify him as a politician. I don't ask a source or subject for their title all the time, I call them what they are.

Problem is, Alger identified himself as a politician from Los Angeles.

And your reasoning is wrong the definition of politician is:

1) A leader engaged in civil administration
2) A person active in party politics
3) A schemer who tries to gain advantage in an organization in sly or underhanded ways

I don't think Alger fits the definition of any of these. He is more of a political activist, which, as we all know, range from very serious groups who influence public policy, to annoying clowns like zumma dog.

And if you're some kind of journalist (I suspect you're no more than a blogger) then you should know that you MUST identify all your sources, which means that you should ask them their title, then independently confirm it. Anything less would be lazy, and you would be doing a disservice to your audience.

August 29, 2006 1:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

State Senator Jackie Speier will be on McIntyre in the Morning. She will state why she voted no on "BOSS POLLO's" AB 1381. Speier and Dean Florez were Dems that stood up to the cabal of POLLORAIGOSA, his "POLICY HYNA" Gloria Romero and Fabian Nunez

August 29, 2006 1:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Anything less would be lazy, and you would be doing a disservice to your audience.

You forgot -- and par for the course in most local rags (pretty much anything below the WSJ, NYT, or Washington Post in circulation, yes even the LAT, where the lower rungs still can't seem to get that right.

August 29, 2006 1:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

No shit, 11 a.m.

Send them a check for the amount of the gas it took you to fly there and they could hire 2-3 people to help refugees, instead of one posing pretender.

August 29, 2006 3:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

No shit, 11 a.m.

Send them a check for the amount of the gas it took you to fly there and they could hire 2-3 people to help refugees, instead of one posing pretender.

August 29, 2006 3:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Under definitions 1 and 2, Alger would qualify per his supporters and his opponents (Mini Mitch, greig, etc) would put him under #3.
So that makes Alger a real politician.

August 29, 2006 3:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I don't get it. Why the obsession with this Alger guy? Who the fuck is he? I check in on this site every day or so because I like political gossip: Washington, Sacto, etc. Roderick used to have some gossip, but something strange has happened over there and it's like overhearing a boring conversation at a Starbucks.

August 29, 2006 4:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

August 29, 2006 3:53 PM,

Alger's supporters think he is a politician, therefore he is one? WTF?!?!

I think I got your mom pregnant, so call me Daddy. You're a dumbass.

By the same token, Alger's enemies would define him as #3, but that doesn't make it so. Not that I know of anyway.

August 29, 2006 4:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Some staffers of CD12 are obsessed with Jim because he doesn't kiss their rings.

August 29, 2006 4:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Walmart and Home Depot have have stepped up in a big way providing aid and material following Katrina but they are not good enough for Alger's Neighborhood.

August 29, 2006 5:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You guys have been working overtime here. All two of you obsessed Alger-Haters.

Fact is HE didn't define himself as a politician (although he is one whether he, or you, like it or not) the media did. (actually pilot/politician) They also identified a "church bus driver" -- something tells me that man does something other than drive a church bus.

So what is the problem?

That sticks in the craw of a few elitists at City Hall who view the world of politics as a club and their personal playground. Anything that legitimizes Alger's "playing in their sandbox" is perceived as a threat by these morons. So, they attack him personally, marginalize anything good he has done, and minimize his Presidency of an NC, and let's not even discuss the "LANCC Senator" thing -- that keeps these assholes up all night.

You idiots should spend more time fixing our schools, roads ect and less time obsessing about what Jim Alger is doing... unless of course you really are scared of him.

This guy saw people dying and did what he could to stop it -- and you idiots find fault with that?

As for Wal Mart and Home Depot... that is just a stupid ass comment that has nothing to do with anything.

August 29, 2006 7:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

August 29, 2006 7:38 PM,

Hey moron, the ADV also saw people dying, and he took action. He offered to send 1,000 city employees to assist the Red Cross in emergency operations. Why didn't Alger ditch his "mission of mercy" and partner with the LA delegation?

You and I both know the answer. Alger is a grandstanding sonovabitch, and we can all see right through him. He is definitely more than a gadfly, but he will never play in the big boys' sandbox.

August 29, 2006 7:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

August 29, 2006 8:30 PM,

Yeah, press releases that the press never actually pay heed to or use.

Except to wipe their asses with.

August 29, 2006 9:11 PM  

Anonymous CD 12er said:

For some reason, many people on this blog who are Alger lovers are always quick to say that the Anti-Alger blogger is always Mitch.

Why do you insist it is him? And why do you call him mini mitch? Why does everyone have to be so mean?

August 30, 2006 2:42 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

August 30, 2006 2:42 AM,

Accusing everyone who dissagrees with Alger of being CD12 staffers makes these folks feel validated. They see Mr. Alger as an infallible individual who represents all that is good in the world. Anyone who dissagrees MUST be either evil or a member of the status quo.

August 30, 2006 7:22 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I've read this blog since day one. There's always some enemy.

Mitch and John are not the only anti-Alger bloggers. Stewart Waldman is another and some folks from Santa Clarita.

But The CD12 staffers are the most active. Kind of like Eliseo is not the only CD14 cut and paster, but the biggest one.

August 30, 2006 8:12 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

keep spinning boys. Alger did good and that burns your ass.

August 30, 2006 9:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

OK folks, let me set the record straight. The folks bashing Alger are not CD 12 staffers. It is me.

I am an resident of L.A. that lives on the East Coast part time, and back in L.A. part time.

Alger's intentions are good and I admire him and his deeds. It's the minions that do the trolling for him that i despise. I applaud his challenges to CM Smith and others.

NC's were supposed to help neighborhoods have a say in government and work for the good of their community. Instead, folks are using them for their own personal agendas. That's whack (to quote ZD....another jackass)

So stop bashing CD 12 staffers on this site. It is me. A part time L.A. resident who used to be involved with local L.A. politics. I am not a politician just an activist/operative.

Oh, and I bash everyone. Particularly those who have a lot to say about nothing. I've lived in every part of the city and know the whole city well. Don't get me started on Najee Ali and his non-existent non-profit organization Project Islamic Hope.

Take that BITCHES

August 31, 2006 6:05 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

That was pathetic... "don't blame Cd 12 staffers ... it is me, an anonymous mysterious blogger but not them"

I have SEEN CD12 staffers typing away first hand on this blog. They get blamed for it because of their words and actions not because someine just figured it would be a good idea.

August 31, 2006 8:07 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Well let's just say that i'm the one who always says that Alger is sucking Mayor Sam's dick.

I don't know what CD 12 staffers write on here but don't blame them for everything.

Many of you are very amateur political gadflys. Much like Melrose Larry and that dick Zuma Dogg. Speaking of ZD, when is someone black going to knock him the fuck out for "acting black?"

But then again, CD 14 is full of amateurs. That's why they all get caught doing something wrong.

Bitches.

August 31, 2006 8:52 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Can't anyone see thorough this guy? He's a blubbering idiot! I am always suspicious of anyone so willing to broadcast and cram down our throats all his so-called "good deeds". The true good Samaritan rarely boasts about such things, for if it comes from the heart, it need not be pointed out. His intentions are to fool the general public into thinking he cares about the issues at hand, when all he really cares about is getting his name out there! The fact that I am wasting my time even talking about this moron only goes to show that I, too, can be manipulated. Of course, I don't claim to be perfect. Everything he does is designed with a strategy in mind, even using his own father's death as a political maneuver to fool us into believing he really even cared. The only thing he cares about is obtaining power. Has anyone checked into his family history lately? I find it ironic that we have never heard mention of his father until the man suddenly dies. And then we see photographs of him receiving his father's flag? Don't you know that was a scheme of some kind! Makes him look like his family "honors" and "respects" him when, no one has ever heard of his extended family outside of his children and wife. I bet those anonymous people sitting by him in the picture are the unspoken "family" members we know nothing about. If they were truly "proud of" and "respect" him so much, wouldn't we also hear from them? So, what do we all really know about the man that isn't meticulously controlled by him? After all, does it not make sense that someone has to contact the press on his behalf every time he wants a bleeding heart story to be published? Then he proceeds to point out what a good thing HE has done as if he were the only one involved! He's like a child on the playground shouting, "Look at me, Look at me!" And while we are looking at him, what's going on that we don't notice? Remember he had to raise money to fund this "mission of mercy"? No doubt, he also probably cut himself a pretty big profit as well!

October 09, 2007 2:16 AM  

Blogger Luana Alger said:

I am Jim Alger's oldest sister. I don't know how I got here, but I feel inclined to reply to some of the posts I see on here, though they may be out-dated.

First of all, Jimmy's private life is just that... PRIVATE! His public doings are all we need to concentrate on here. No matter what his reason behind it is, there is little doubt that he is at least TRYING to help others. Whether he funds it solely on his own is also irrelevant, for he did something a lot of those didn't - he took the time away from sitting on his sofa, stuffing his face with delivery ordered pizza and watching world events unfold on his television set with his mouth dragging down to the ground! Not many can say that! So, unless you are willing to step up to the plate and toss your ball into the proverbial pig trough, I suggest we should all appreciate ANY GOOD that comes from ANY deed done, whether it be politically inclined or otherwise.

No, I don't always agree with my little brother, but I don't always agree with most people I know either. It's called being human and having an opinion of my own! Through tolerance & acceptance, I learn to live with others despite the fact that I don't always agree with things they do or their personal opinions, as I would expect the loved ones in my life to do with me when I do something they find distasteful (&, trust me... I do!). No, I do not necessarily speak from the standpoint of our entire family, but I'd wager a guess that my opinion is not far off from that of other family members.

As for the untimely death of our father, that is a very touchy subject &, quite frankly, NONE OF YOUR DAMNED BUSINESS! It's called FOCUS. You should try it some time!

November 04, 2007 3:27 PM  

Anonymous Crystal Alger said:

I am Jimmys 2nd oldest sister and all I wanted to say is that as a family we are very proud of you jimmy. Despite what others may say you go above and beyond and you are very concerned for others. As far as our familys opinion of Jimmy receiving our fathers burial flag as his only son, it is only right that the flag be presented to him, as far as our father he was a wonderful man and we as a family have nothing but respect for him and we maintain our right to family privacy, just because you don't hear about Jimmy's family don't assume that he uses us for political gain of any kind and as for the picture of him receiving my fathers flag I took that picture. I also would like to say considering all that is going on in the world you would think people could find more relavant things to complain about ie..........universal healthcare,better financial assistance to the poor and tax cuts for the poor. just a few of my many ideas and lets not forget that parts of New Orleans is still in shambles. I wonder how long that will take for the government to chip in more funds to rebuild? It is only my personal opinion but I believe our money and time would be better spent trying to help those here in the USA first before we devert funds outside of the USA.

November 04, 2007 6:01 PM  

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