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Sunday, August 27, 2006

Sunday: Slow -- Make That "No" -- News Day

To generate advertising revenues, commercial news media must publish something -- anything -- every day, whether it's actually newsworthy or not.

Here at Mayor Sam, by contrast, we get paid the same whether we write something each day or not, namely, nothing.

So I'm here to tell you, people, there's nothing newsworthy to report today in L.A. politics.

You may turn your computer off, go outside, and soak up that beautiiful sunshine. Aside from the risk of skin cancer, it's good for you. Why do you think they say a pleasant person has a "sunny disposition?"

Enjoy, and come back tomorrow. We'll probably have something to raise your blood pressure by then.

63 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Once again. . . no "inside" track, so "no news".

Yeesh, even Chief Faker got it right once in awhile.

August 27, 2006 12:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

MEMO TO THE "LA ANTONIA TIMES"

Surprise, Surprise, another puff piece on your favorite son. Just think, New York had "Cheat Authur" and Tammeny Hall. Now we have "BOSS POLLO" and the Los Angeles City CLOWNCIL. To Prof Sonenshein, keep your ear to the ground and listen to the rumble of the grass roots backlash barrleing toward City Hall.

Props to Scribe Rohrlich for balance article on protest in Maywood, Alta California. Did anybody notice PLO/AZtlan supporter in picture ?

Note to Fabian from wife,
Please change the bed pan for me, I have a pollution conference to run.

T.J SIMERS ROCKS !!!!

Time to reline kitty box with weekly Current. DIG KITTY DIG.

P.S. ROY
We will miss you
love,
A.J. and POLLORAIGOSA

August 27, 2006 12:21 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

Since no news today, and I'm stuck inside, let me thank Kevin James from 790/KABC for giving Z.D. some major props (that he didn't have to).

See, I called into his show Wed. Night to tell him that Mayor Viagragosa's unconstitutional A.B. 1381/LAUSD was put under "suspense" and the CRP (California Republicans) put out the word that any Republican who votes "Yes" on 1381, can forget about support come re-election time. And if Arnold doesn't veto it (if it passes) he won't get re-election support either.

So Kevin James starts saying on his Friday Night show, that he "reluctantly has to give credit where credit is do...and Zuma Dogg called in with the info on Wednesday Night -- and there was NO mention of it in any California newspaper or news service until L.A. Daily News mentioned it on FRIDAY, claiming the A.B. 1381 was suspended on THURSDAY, and the Repulicans were not gonna support it. So Zuma is 2 for 2 on my show."

WELL HOW WAS IT SUSPENDED ON THURSDAY WHEN ZUMA DOGG CALLED IT IN TO 790 KABC ON WEDNESDAY? (Covering yo asses, perhaps.)

AND, the main thing: How come everyone's covering for the Mayor and not reporting in the mainstream media that A.B. 1381 was put on "suspense" at Senate?
(Kinda a big detail.)

Man...that lazy ass newspaper reporting pissed me off and is a danger to the community. And thanks to Kevin James for giving props to Z.D. when you didn't have to. (And thanks to Doug Mac, Mark Isler, Matt Drudge and of course Mr. KABC, back from vacation.)

Zuma Dogg
L.A. City Council '07
Mayor of L.A. '09 (or probably sooner...i think there's gonna be a recall.)

August 27, 2006 12:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Thumbs up" to old man Powder

August 27, 2006 12:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Z.D.

1 - Every bill that has a large fiscal impact goes on Suspense...thats how shit happens in the State Legislature. So its NOT (kinda a big detail)

2- Reps don't control Senate Approps, Senate Floor or the Assembly Approps/Floor. Even w/o Rep. support it would pass.

3- Arnold already said he would sign it if/when it comes to his desk.

August 27, 2006 1:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How about Sen. Nell Soto's SB 626 which will give illegal immigrants the ability to get their impounded cars out in 24 hours just because they have no legal licenses. Regular citizens that get impounded will not get this benifit. Go figure? But you know what SB 626 was originaly an education bill from last year, many in Sacramento don't even know it context was gutted and reintroduced as this illegal immigrant give away! Guess where the original text of this sham came from....good o'l ONE BILL GIL Cedillo! He authored this as SB 591 back in Feb 2005. He and Fabian must have talked Nell to carry this bill in her name so not to draw attention that Gil or Fabian would have gotten. Of course ONE BILL GIL's driver licenses SB 116O got shelved by fellow Dems who didn't want to give the Governor some to VETO before the November election.

ZUMA DOGG-knobe your are only hope!

August 27, 2006 2:53 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

I know Arnold already said he would sign it. That's why he is getting pressure NOT to.

And, it may not be a big thing to you, (and maybe in the scheme of things, it really isn't a big deal), but I think this issue is a big enough deal, that the media should report all the senate action -- including Senate Legislators decalring A.B. 1381 unconstitutional last week, even if it's only an opinion, not a ruling. (It shows there could be serious legal challenges ahead if it passes, and that would tie things up real good for the kids.)

Cause after all, while no one was reporting on the "suspense" of A.B. 1381 and the unconstitutional senate findings, everyone was getting all the details of every movement of Mark Karr, Tom Cruise and a bunch of other trival shiznit, that don't affect Z.D. and his consituents.

And after all, Kevin James of KABC Radio thought it was a big enough deal that no one else mentioned it until Friday's Daily News -- and Daily News thought it was a big enough deal, too (2 days after the fact.)

AND -- YOU KNOW THE BILL IS IN MORE TROUBLE THAN IS BEING REPORTED IN MAINSTREAM MEDIA...Even though it will still be passes (reluctantly), only to be challenged by LAUSD in Federal Court, which will tie up the whole school system for years.

Zuma Dogg
Mayor '06 (Immediate recall of Mayor V. is needed. It's a matter of Public Safety!)

August 27, 2006 2:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'm going outside, into the sunshine and see Eric Burdon at Warner Center Park!
C ya!

August 27, 2006 3:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yes, yes, yes.

Let's recall Antonio!!

It worked so well last time with the old Pacheco folks. Pacheco, Torres III and the Villaneuva told everyone how they were going to recall Antonio, but, of course, they never filed a signature.

Not one measily signature.

Give it up guys. He is the Mayor, and you are not.

August 27, 2006 3:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Good job Zuma. The LA Slimes had a very little piece way at the back of section on Antonio's bill being stalled. I agree the media is spinning and can't get it right. They'll look like fools because after all they are the ones giving AV all the photo ops and making him look like he's somebody yet we all know he's nobody.

Associated Press Writer
Clutching American flags and signs that read "America was formed by immigrants," more than 300 protesters on Saturday denounced a city proposal that would prohibit landlords from leasing to illegal immigrants.
About two dozen counter-protesters staged a demonstration nearby.
The proposal by City Councilman Tim O'Hare would also make it tougher for illegal immigrants to work in the Dallas suburb, penalize businesses that employ undocumented workers and make English the city's official language

August 27, 2006 3:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I recall Antonio. . .

I recall he can't keep his word any longer than it takes them to get out of his mouth.

I recall him. . .

Some things never change.

ADV as a mayor (or councilmember) -- lousy!

ADV as a hood ornament, or cheerleader -- pretty fair.

August 27, 2006 3:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Well, one things for sure. After the civic historians get past the "first Latino mayor in XXX years" part, there won't be much else to say.

August 27, 2006 3:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zuma,

Consider a run in CD14

August 27, 2006 4:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

3:37

Give us Villanueva's full name.

Danny Villanueva
Frank Villanueva
Arturo Villanueva

Who?

August 27, 2006 4:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'm going to Warner Center also.

August 27, 2006 4:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

ZUMA DOG
WHAT OPINION DO YOU HAVE ON ACEDEMIA SEMILAS SCHOOL?

August 27, 2006 5:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Cindy Montanez...ran against Padilla for State Senate...got her ass reamed. Alger and the rest of the MS crew were trying to get in her panties (not a hard feat from what I've heard).

August 27, 2006 5:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

She also dropped out of UCLA and despite having a degree...is not a college graduate. It must have been REALLY hard for a latina to get into UCLA when she went. *rolls eyes*

August 27, 2006 5:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Met here at LOCAL 347. You are right about those eyes.

August 27, 2006 5:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Cindy was a MECHISTA with Marcos Aguilar at UCLA. She took part in protest and hunger strike for the Chicano Studies Program

August 27, 2006 5:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Jimmy Blackman has to be without a doubt the rudest most arrogant idiot he travels with. Why wasn't Antonio sitting in his seat during council today? Why has he been excused from Friday's April 1st city council meeting for personal business? Hasn't he missed more than enough days in the 2 yrs he's been in office? Antonio can get all the endorsements he wants. This is exactly how it played out in 2001. It's all in timing and thankfully the media is beginning to print the truth about his zero record and his baggage.

August 27, 2006 5:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

IS THERE AN AUTHENTIC LATINO IN THE SENIOR TEAM, NOT HALF BREED OR 1/4 BREED, A 100% DECENDANT LATINO?

ANY ASIANS IN THE SENIOR TEAM?

ANY ARMENIANS, AFRICAN AMERICAN, FULL BLOODED AMERICAN INDIANS (NOT 1/2 OR 1/4), INDIAN (INDIA), MIDDLE EASTERN, LATIN AMERICA, ANY?? IN THE SENIOR TEAM.

August 27, 2006 5:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Villaraigosa's staff can u pleeezo call RENT.COM and pronto profarvor!

August 27, 2006 5:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

CITY OF LOS ANGELES POLITICS

RED MAY LOOK RED
BLUE MAY LOOK BLUE
BUT IN THE REAL WORLD
NONE OF THIS IS TRUE
PERCEPTION
MANIPULATION
MOLE
F.........

August 27, 2006 5:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

LOOK, it boils down to this, Huizar is incompetent, regardless if AV wants him or not in CD14. His record is shameful, he is trying to blame the public for his failures, and now running for office. We have the power to vote for him or not, but there is something much better to do.

Get your kids out of LAUSD, it is still early, apply to private schools. Inquire into religious, non religious, as long as they are private. Many have programs, scholarships. Your kids deserve better than the failure of Huizar and his land investors.

Call around private schools in your area. Each child equals $$$ for the school district. The district receives money each day the child attends school. Take this away and LAUSD will have to compete with other schools.

Call, don't be afraid. Be more afraid that statistics show LAUSD underperforms nationally and dropout rate is unacceptable.

August 27, 2006 5:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

IS CELINE WITH BLACKMAN?

ZUMA PERRO. PIECE OF ADVICE:
START A BLOG
KEEP IT ANONYMOUS
ALLOW WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTION
THE REST IS UP TO YOU

August 27, 2006 5:35 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

5:35PM: thanks for the advice!

And to the people aksing me to run in CD 14. Man, sure hearing alot of discontnet over Jose. (When I first showed up at City Hall April 4th, Jose was really friendly with me, giving me on camera shout-outs, and smiles during my comments and all that...but that's sure come to an abrupt halt, lately.

Anyway, one reason I would think about it is, I heard CD 14 was bussing in unregistered voters to the polls AND THEN were not checking I.D.s. So, the election was actually hijacked. (That's how Mayor V. and his CC Posse get down, dough.

I never thought I would have a chance in Huizar's distict, based on conventional wisdom. But everyone aksing me to run in his district has been hispanic.

So based on so much outrage from the district, maybe I have a shot.

Don't make me bring up all the stuff people are telling me about that big high school in his district his people are saying he's turned his back on all this time...but is now pushng so hard for A.B. 1381 cause the Mayor is making him be a puppet on this one.

Z.D.

August 27, 2006 6:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

ZUMA PERRO

CD 14 ILLEGALLY INHERITED A ROOKIE NAMED JOSE HUIZAR.

JOSE OWES AV, AV ASK 4 PAYBACKS, JOSE WILL PAY, NEVER LATE, ONTIME PAYMENTS MY MAN! ASK YOURSELF THIS
PHOT OPS-NO PROBLEM
ENDORSEMENTS-NO PROBLEM
NO PROBLEMO, NO PROBLEMO, NO PROBLEMO.

PERRO-YOU WOULD POLL GREAT IN AGES 18-25 AND USUALLY HAVE PAPERS.

HE IS THREATENED BY YOU
HE IS THREATENED BY DAVID HERNANDEZ
HE IS THREATENED BY ELENA P.
HE IS THREATENED BY A WOMAN

August 27, 2006 6:12 PM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

Walter,
Mayor Sam doesn't pay you for your articles?
Gee, that's wierd, the rest of us contributors get a fat check every week from the big guy!

August 27, 2006 6:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yea, he pays me with sex toys.

August 27, 2006 6:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zuma Dogg you are on the money. The high school is Roosevelt that was built for maybe 1,000 and is the worst overcrowded with 5,000. Both Antonio and sleazy weezy Jose have done nothing but now all of a sudden they're concerned.

I want to hear what the constituents have to say about the clowncil members running in their districts. Then we can all help Zuma decide which district he should run in. Jose is doing exactly what Antonio did as a councilman, community clean ups. That's it. He's done NOTHING and people are very unhappy with him. Does anyone know why Eric Robles his policy guy left him? Eric use to work for Congresswoman Roybal Allard and should have stayed there with his crediability. Now he's a joke on the Eastside.

August 27, 2006 6:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Orale, Eric left Huizar?

Shut up dude! Dont say it!

Orale pues. Zuma pitbull run my town SEDE catorce

August 27, 2006 6:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The letters sent from Huizar state that Eric Robles is a volunteer. How can Eric live not making money? He took a leave of absence from the Congresswoman Roybal Allard. Someone is paying Eric and I wonder who. Also, no one has seen Eric Robles in the community or anywhere. Why is he hiding?

August 27, 2006 6:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

L.A.D.W.P what a bunch of lucky guys, work day consists of one hour and half of morning "coffee" break & when you arrive to the job another 45min to 1hour of talking about the job and B.S, which brings us to about 9-9:30am, work 2hours and then go for a 1hour lunch, get back at about 12:10 or so talk about the job again for another 20 min to 30 min,which bring us to 12:40 or so, start working for 2 more hard hours to work off that lunch from Hooters, and definetely stop working by 2:30 so you have enough time to go to Home Depot to buy that soap dish and dimmer outlet for the house. About 3 hours and 45 minutes of essential work out of a 9 hour day, thank god these guys got a huge raise because with looming "tool inspections" around the corner you need $$$$ to buy the best carne asada and chicken for that half day Bar B que. "What a bunch of luck guys"

August 27, 2006 6:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Does Eric harbor vengeance? Any Secrets?

August 27, 2006 6:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Jose is doing exactly what Antonio did as a councilman, community clean ups. That's it. He's done NOTHING and people are very unhappy with him."

Zuma! Zuma! Zuma! Go to next Huizar Cleanup. What will you see? Clean and Green, about 50 critters bused into town. AV loyalist aka asskissers. Santos the ass kisser. It is a shame he's still the prez.

August 27, 2006 6:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who runs Huizar's show?

August 27, 2006 6:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

ONE TERM MAYOR COULD BE THE DEFEAT FOR AB1381. THE CONSEQUENCES OF THIS BILL CAN EQUAL TO CATASTROPHIC PORPORTIONS AT LAUSD. WILL THE NEXT MAYOR CARE FOR KIDS OR USE AB1381 AS A CASH MACHINE?

August 27, 2006 6:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

as someone and raise in CD 14. We need to raise up and be the example to the rest of L.A. of how we can re-take City Hall from the Special interest. "TIME FOR A REBELLION" !!!!

August 27, 2006 7:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yup Jose needs to have students bused in because the community got fed up with Antonio always wanting them to pick up brooms to sweep yet did nothing for them. Eric Robles was NOT a volunteer. He was a paid staffer at the top of his top at city hall. Why did he leave???

This is why everyone needs to BOYCOTT THE LA SLIMES. its not the "best" newspapers.
The Worst of 'Times'
The Los Angeles Times is one of the best newspapers in the country. But it made a big mistake when, on the cover of the July 30 Current section, it printed incorrect and injurious information about the Central City East Association. The error was made even worse by the paper's lack of an adequate public explanation and apology.

August 27, 2006 7:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

yea dude
Why did he leave?

August 27, 2006 7:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

6:12

If only that demographic voted!

August 27, 2006 7:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Anonymous August 27, 2006 2:53 PM said...

"How about Sen. Nell Soto's SB 626 which will give illegal immigrants the ability to get their impounded cars out in 24 hours just because they have no legal licenses."

Let's get this clear, they are NOT Illegal Immigrants, they are Illegal Aliens!! Look it up. You are either a Citizen, a Legal Resident or an Illegal Alien. Don't let the Latino (Illegal) Activists get to you like they have the media and the friggin PC Liberals!

August 27, 2006 7:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zuma
Run over to CD 14 and show consituents your energy and poetry.

August 27, 2006 8:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

To Fellow CD 14 constiuents. POLLORAIGOSA left little "Tony" an outline on how to pacified the voters in our district. Give the voters brooms, thus they will not complain about the latest gang killing in Estrada Courts. Give them brooms, and no one will complain about LAPD officers being shot at in the Ramona Gardens Housing Project. Give them brooms, and no one will complain how the City of L.A. has no control over their Public Housing in CD 14. If you can't control illegal law breaking in your own district, then advocate your office.

August 27, 2006 8:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

When Little Tony has cleanups, who manages the peons? His familia get supervisor positions while peons who can't speak ingles sweep.

August 27, 2006 8:20 PM  

Anonymous Encyclopedia Brown said:

Elena P got screwed and now we have to suffer with Kevin "I live here, I really do" DeLeon. Damn! Sam looks GOOD and she's not one of Antonio's puppets. This may be the one time I vote for a Republican and not regret it. Dime con quien andes.....!

August 27, 2006 8:21 PM  

Anonymous Reep What You Sow said:

What's up with all the e-mails to the folks in the Senate getting bounced back? I sent one urging a NO vote on 1381 and it comes back "refused". Somethin' doesn't smell right.

August 27, 2006 8:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

8:21 Elena should consider a CD14 run.

August 27, 2006 8:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

State senator Don "Cracker" Perata just got a big donation from builders that everybody been noting over the weekend except "you Know who", LA ANTONIA TIMES. Can the fix be on in "SUCKRAMENTO" ????

August 27, 2006 8:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What's up with all ya greedy envious people in Council district 14? We have organizers jealous of ther organizers. Do something for da people and stop hating somuch! The people deserve good representation. All they get are jealous f'ers who want to screw them over. El Serno gett'n their groove on labor day pimping the city and put'n money in their coffers. Who get's the mula from these celebrations and who is organizing f'kn event?

August 27, 2006 8:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hurry-Breaking News

Academia Semillas Del Pueblo
vs
KABC

Is Academia suing Disney?

August 27, 2006 8:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Marcos, Alvin, and Marcos get TAX-Payers money to have festival for the proud "HEART EATING, AZTEC LOVING STUDGES, IN EL SERENO".

August 27, 2006 8:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Marcos, Alvin, and Marcos get TAX-Payers money to have festival for the proud "HEART EATING, AZTEC LOVING STUDGES, IN EL SERENO".

August 27, 2006 8:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What money greedy bastard planned El Sereno Street Festival & who keeps Da money.

August 27, 2006 9:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

8:49 This is fine and dandy but can you give me full names.

CD7 Tax Paying m'er f'er

August 27, 2006 9:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hugo Martin and the rest of the "Marcos Aguilar loving members" of LA 90032

August 27, 2006 9:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

9:03 Easy boy

Answer: 323-221-7400

Have IRS, FBI, LA CITY ETHICS investigate money launderers in CD14.

August 27, 2006 9:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

El Sereno Chamber and guess who is on it? You got it Alvin "crook" Parra. Sleazy Weezy is never in the community. He doesn't attend meetings afraid that he will get yelled at for being yet another absent councilman. Most of his field staffers are like 18yrs it seems with no experience. It will be interesting to see what he states his accomplishments have been when running for CD14 re-election

August 28, 2006 8:24 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

No News????

Well, you could have spent the whole day talking about the racist Mexicans in Maywood on Saturday!

You could have mentioned the fact that they tore down the American flag and strung up their buzzard flag! You could have talked about the anti-American hate speech spewing from the Mexicans. You could have talked about the violence perpetrated on peaceful American Patriots as they demonstrated peacefully in front of city hall.

But no one has the balls to tell the truth about what is really happening in this city.

August 28, 2006 11:37 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

No News????

Well, you could have spent the whole day talking about the racist Mexicans in Maywood on Saturday!

You could have mentioned the fact that they tore down the American flag and strung up their buzzard flag! You could have talked about the anti-American hate speech spewing from the Mexicans. You could have talked about the violence perpetrated on peaceful American Patriots as they demonstrated peacefully in front of city hall.

But no one has the balls to tell the truth about what is really happening in this city.

August 28, 2006 11:37 AM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

CONTACT: Zuma Dogg (877-292-2866) www.ZumaDogg.com

SENATE "RELUCTANTLY" PASSES A.B. 1381
by Zuma Dogg

Today is a tragic day for the City of Los Angeles, The State of
California, and the entire United States of America.

Last hour, A.B. 1381 was "reluctantly" passed by Senate 22 to 14.

The reason I say, "reluctantly" passed, is because that was not only the exact word used by one of the Senator's who said they were going to "reluctantly" vote "yes", but the sentiment of many of the
Senators, and even those who more publicly supported the Bill,
admitted it was far from perfect.

So basically, those who spoke FOR A.B. 1381, admittedly only had one
leg to stand on (one compelling, yet dangerous, argument):

We need change and we need it now. (Something is better than nothing.)

Zuma Dogg says that is the biggest sucker argument ever, and thinking
like that posses a real threat to public safety. (Hey, we MAY be
driving in the wrong direction, let's spin the steering wheel and hit the accelerator and see what happens.)

Again, the biggest PRO argument was, "We need to do something, and at least we'll find out what will happen if we give this a try." (A shot in the dark.)

Senator Kevin Murray (a real "cut to the chase guy" as he says he has been described by others, and we love him for that) says, "You are either for status quo, or for change. Either for the status quo or for ONE GUY laying his career on the line. A.B. 1381 is about letting The Mayor of L.A. try it HIS way."

One Senator made the WEAKEST PRO argument I have ever heard.
Saying, "This isn't about accountability or details. This measure is about showing the young people that we are willing to do something.

To NOT pass this says, 'You are stuck in this failing system.' This is an effort to tell the kids we care. We aren't voting on details and statistics. We are voting in a belief that kids can do better and they WILL do better if the Mayor is allowed to inspire them."

[Z.D. SAYS: INSERT OUTRAGE HERE! It's NOT about details and
accountability. You're saying although the bill is all messed up, pass it anyway, as a gesture to the kids that we care. And by passing this overly expensive, compromised, unconstitutional and experimental Bill, the biggest benefit of it all is that kids will be inspired by the Mayor since he is trying something rather than nothing. That
Senator must be as stupid as anyone who he thinks will buy that.]

Again, even the supporters admit this is experimental, and we don't
know what will happen, but we need change and we need it now, so let's use the kids and parents as guinea pigs to see what happens. (AND THAT'S THE STRONGEST ARGUMENT FROM THE PROPONENTS/SUPPORTERS OF A.B. 1381.

Now, on to the opposition as presented by Senators from the floor:

Senator Dean Florez brought something up, echoed by other
Senators. "If A.B. 1381 is passed by Senate, get ready for a long line of Mayors who want to try the same thing from Bakersfield, Fresno and all across the state.

This is a Bill about 'personalities'. If Mayor
Riordan would have tried this, it would not be on the floor."

Hello Jackie Speier (aka: Zuma Dogg's new FAVORITE politician)!
Jackie really stood up and represented everything Zuma Dogg has been saying publicly on TV, radio and blogs. I hope Senator Speier knows "The People" were not fooled by the proponents weak and
laughable arguments and your words lit up the Senate floor like a big
fund raising fireworks display lighting up the sky over and into City
Hall!

She says, "Because things are not working at LAUSD, we need to put
MORE power into The Mayor and Superintendent? Plus, it's wrong to
have all the Senators from across the State deciding what's right for
Los Angeles. And then, you'll have all the other Mayors from across
the state saying, "Hey you did it for him, do it for me."

And here's the best points made by Sen. Speier, that is Z.D.'s biggest
issue: They made an amendment that went from, "The Super SHALL appoint
an Inspector General (to investigate for fraud, waste and abuse)" --
to "The Super MAY appoint an Inspector General...."

So you wanna give all the budgetary control to the Superintendent (who
is basically hand picked and appointed by Mayor V. -- with his 80%
weighted vote) and then say, "We don't have to hire an inspector
general to investigate any improprieties."

Would you put your money in a bank if they had a big sign on the door
saying, "Hey, if we get robbed, the owner of the bank gets to decide
whether or not we have to call the police." So of course, you'll rob
the bank every night, then tell your customers, "Sorry, we decided
NOT to call the police to investigate this. Sorry you lost your
money."

Speier also mentioned, "There is no notice for any contract for under
$250,000 (no oversight). But rest easy, anything over $250,000
requires a 45 day notice of such spending. IT DOESN'T ALLOW FOR
RATIFICATION OR OVERSIGHT AND NO ONE CAN DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT: But
it's nice that those in charge of spending the money, will let us know
about it.)

Another Senator said, "There are policy concerns that at best
are 'close calls'. This is one of the most politically leveraged
Bills I've ever seen in my career. And the only hope is that The Mayor
will be held accountable for the benefit of his own political career."

Senator Tom McClintock, also needs to be commended along with Senator
Speier. Tom, who I interviewed on KABC radio, last week, echoed what
he told me then. "Over the past 40 years, we've added so many layers
and layers of bureaucracy, that the parents have no say anymore.
There is no local input and local decisions cannot be made. The real
problem is LAUSD is too big, too much politics, too much bureaucracy
and unionization (an unworkable system) for local opinions of parents
to be heard. If Roy Romer, or the new Super, wanted to hold a meeting
of parents for local feedback regarding LAUSD, Dodger's Stadium
wouldn't be big enough to hold the crowd of people from the district."

McClintock also told me on the phone last week, on the radio, "All
this does is rearrange the bureaucracy, without addressing the
problems of the management of the bureaucracy. It's like rearranging
the deck chairs on The Titanic." [YOU GO TOM!]

[Lots of Senators and opposition to A.B. 1381 think the school system
should be broken up and put accountability back where it belongs.]

[NOTE FROM Z.D.: It is not a slam to say "Mayor will want to succeed
for his own political benefit. This is the only true checks and
balance system we have, these days. And funny all the Senators
say "The Mayor" and not "Council of Mayors"...very telling! Plus, when
you say "political leverage" let Z.D. editorialize and say that means
political money, and that comes from real estate developers, these
days. I don't think "political leverage" means winning the people
over with meaningful debate/intelligence.]

Well, this is a starting point of discussion for what happened today
on Senate floor.

And although it was "reluctantly" passed today by Senate, it must go
back to Assembly for one more vote of approval because there were a
bunch of amendments made, since they last saw The Bill, so they will
be voting today (or tomorrow) on the new amendments. [Don't worry
Mayor V. and real estate developers, and blind fools who want any
change and any change now: Z.D. has been told by insiders the
Assembly "fix" is in and it will pass.]

So now, it's up to Arnold to "veto" it, which he won't, even though
the CRP (Cali Republic Party) said they won't support him for re-
election if he DOESN'T veto it, he doesn't care, cause he'll still get
re-elected cause he played The Terminator and Kindergarten Cop in the movies and no one even knows the name of the guy running against him. But hey, that's what a democracy is all about. You can be an uneducated fool, bamboozled by propaganda, then vote for a guy cause he made some popular action movies in the 80's.

So now, it'll be LAUSD itself, taking this up at Federal Court, which will tie up all of this for a long time. But that's what needs to happen, so don't blame them.

So to sum it all up, Senate didn't really want to pass this Bill, but it can't look like they are getting in the way of a local Mayor trying to fix the schools, so they gave him the rope to hang himself, politically today. Because there is no way this LAUSD thing is gonna work under these conditions. (Even an idiot off the Venice Beach Boardwalk can see that.)

Zuma Dogg

www.ZumaDogg.com (877-292-2866)
Zuma Dogg for L.A. City Council '07
Zuma Dogg for Mayor of L.A. '09 (but probably a lot sooner, cause I think the Mayor is gonna be re-called.)

August 28, 2006 2:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mayor Chicken should be recalled. IMO, Antonio is the racist. Not Walter.

August 28, 2006 7:55 PM  

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