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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Wednesday Thread: PR By Any Other Name....

The Rose Group is a public relations firm in Culver City. They want you to know that "the Los Angeles Parents Union will show their support by hosting a rally" for Mayor Villaraigosa at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday August 30, 2006, at "11100 S. Western Ave. (intersection 111th Street), Los Angeles, CA, 90047 – South L.A. Animo High School."

Isn't it heartwarming to see genuine demonstrations of love for a leader by ordinary citizens? Oh, wait -- ordinary citizens are at work at 9:30 a.m. on a Wednesday, and don't have public relations firms organizing and announcing a "rally" on their behalf, do they?

Anyhow, as you know because you're addicted to this blog and read it at night, the Assembly passed Villaraigosa's watered-down LAUSD takeover bid. What began as "mayoral control of the schools" wound up as "mayoral approval of the superintendent, plus control of a few schools."

So your mission, Brain Trust, is to predict: i) when the first lawsuit will be filed to invalidate the takeover; ii) how many lawsuits will be filed, and by whom; and iii) the outcome.

I'll go first: i) within three business days of passage; ii) two, one by the LAUSD (based on the state constitution) and one by an L.A. resident (based on the City Charter); and iii) neither plaintiff will prevail.

In other news, for the historical record, L.A. County is about to lose yet another emergency room. Gee, I wonder why?


Anonymous Anonymous said:

Everyone know that the previous post is certainly NOT Walter. Grow up idiot!!!

I hope the best reporter in LA David Zahniser or even Daniel Hernandez of LA Weekly do an investigative report on the whole LAUSD bid takeover and find out what kind of back room deals and promises were made to make these idiot politicans who changed their mind at the last minute get from Antonio.

August 29, 2006 9:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

We know Walter, we know.

Most of us are aware of how you can identify the illegal aliens amongst a crowd of Latinos getting off of a bus, from your second-story window, no less.

August 29, 2006 9:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wacko, we heard you the first friggin 13,000 times. OYour a racists, so?

August 29, 2006 9:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

OBservations on post

South L.A. Animo High School is a GREEN DOT school.

Do the PARENTS UNION turn into the BUS RIDER'S UNION when they hop the MTA home ?

Answers to posted questions;
First, day after signing
Second, LAUSD and numerous candidates.
Third, Win for the sake of Local, parental control.

August 29, 2006 9:41 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

Yeah, yeah...excellent post!

Heard you on Doug McIntyre/KABC Radio on Tues. morning.

Why don't you think the plaintiffs (of which Big Z.D. will be one) won't win?

Zuma Dogg
http://blog.myspace.com/hoodkidz (for all the memos I sent to Senate and news media today.)

p.s.: Thanks to everyone who spent time on the phone with me today that resulted in my stories. Holla!

August 29, 2006 9:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The plantiffs will prevail if Walter takes the case! He'll be just as effective in the court room as he was as a real estate broker for Castles Without Hassles!

Walty, volunteer your services. We all know how smart you are!

August 29, 2006 9:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Higby erases Wacko's post. He said, and I quote:

I hate niggers, wetbacks, chinks and kikes.

Why are you censoring?

August 30, 2006 12:36 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Don't be a fool. Someone else checked the other box instead of anonymous and wrote that racist shit.

I can barely stand anything about Walter, but I know he isn't stupid enough to post that. Of course they erased it.

Maybe Bloggers should have a way to be the only ones who can use that name.

Otherwise, dummies believe what they read even when it's so unbelievable it is silly.

August 30, 2006 2:24 AM  

Anonymous 12:36 AM said:

I said that cause I also hate niggers, wetbacks, chinks and kikes, and it's wrong for Higby to delete people's posts.

August 30, 2006 3:16 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Walter ignore the morons. Obviously the clowncil members have their people posting to distract from the real issue. That they're getting their asses kicked come Nov. that is if a judge doesn't take the ballot term limit measure off it because the clowncil members put it on very sneaky.

August 30, 2006 7:54 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The ER situation deserves it's own space here.

When will people realize that the impact of law requiring that ER's may not turn away anyone w/o insurance or abilty to pay was the quietest creation of socialized medicine ever. Obviously, those medical services have to be paid for by somebody, so I guess it's you and I and anyone else who puzzles at the increasing cost of medical insurance and the loss of ER's because - shocking - they lose money treating patients who don't pay! Net impact is that when you have your major auto accident/heart atttack/stroke, etc. pray that you have an ER less than 30 minutes away. Of course in the time it takes them to drive past the now closed ER to one of the remaining open ones, you're dead. As more and more close down, the geographic gaps are becoming downright frightening.

August 30, 2006 9:51 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

August 30, 2006 7:54 AM,

Want to wager on Measure R? Put your money where your mouth is.

No way in hell that extensions will be struck down. CMs for 12 years, minimum. Wait for more.

August 30, 2006 9:51 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I hope the District hires a good law firm because God knows there current General Counsel is always 10 steps behind.

And, don't forgoet the District's crack political consultants: Darry "What just Happened" Sragrow and Glenn Gritzner. Yes, the Glen Griztner that used to be a personal assistant to Roy Romer. What a waist of $20,000 a month.

August 30, 2006 11:36 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

11:36 AM

Protential cost to City of L.A.

15 x 150,000 x 4 years= waste
POLLORAIGOSA blessing for term extention, to gain council approval for AB 1381.

August 30, 2006 1:27 PM  

Blogger Walter Moore said:

Zuma Dogg --

Not that I've researched the matter thorougly, but I believe the LAUSD bill is probably watered down sufficiently that a court will still find that educational officials -- as opposed to the mayor -- are still really "running the show."

With the exception of a few schools, the board will still set policy, and the superintendent will still run it. All the mayor gets is a say in who becomes superintendent.

As for the few schools purportedly under the mayor's control, I gather they will instead be under the control of the Los Angeles COUNTY education department.

Simply stated, true mayoral control would have been unconsitutional and would have violated the charter, but this law merely makes the mayor a figurehead when it comes to education -- one reason the teachers' union accepted the weakened bill so readily.

So that's why I think the LAUSD reform law will survive the courts.

August 30, 2006 5:09 PM  

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