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Thursday, November 23, 2006

Friday Open Thread

What's your pleasure? Let me rephrase: you pick the issues today.

And, for a bonus cartoon, visit my new and improved comics page.

110 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You're too funny Walter! I laughed so hard--I farted!

November 24, 2006 3:56 AM  

Blogger Walter Moore said:

Thank you -- I think.

November 24, 2006 7:43 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Thanks Walter. What a great way to start the day.

November 24, 2006 8:15 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

EAA striking AGAIN at LAX on Sunday when travelers come home. I use to support EAA but now they're beginning to look lame and unorganized. IF they would have done it right to begin with then all these little strikes wouldn't be necessary.

November 24, 2006 8:28 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Walter,
Michael Ramirez your not. Still I rather see your cartoons over Conrad. BTW where was JACK-ie in that crowd?

November 24, 2006 9:07 AM  

Anonymous richards said:

JACK-ie is showing up in the bottom portion of the cartoon. The cartoon cameraman snared the top of his head.

November 24, 2006 10:18 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Richards,

You have me laughing on that one.

November 24, 2006 10:40 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Walter,
the old "HERALD EXAMINER" R.I.P. had two great cartoonist Schoor and Benson. Your work brings flashbacks to those days when we had a L.A. daily paper that would challenge City Hall. Great Work!!

RED SPOT OF REASON IN CD 14

November 24, 2006 10:54 AM  

Blogger Walter Moore said:

Thank you so much!
I'll work on my artistry.
I've been doodling these on index cards during a "Lost" DVD marathon, in a dimly-lit living room.
Maybe with practice they'll look less Parkinson's....
Anyhow, I appreciate the encouragement. It's fun to draw.

November 24, 2006 11:11 AM  

Blogger Walter Moore said:

P.S. I posted a cartoon on the UCLA library taser thing at my website, if you're interested.

November 24, 2006 11:13 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

EAA got the strike sanction from the Federation of Labor AND the Teamsters. They have my support. It's about time a city union stood up to the Clowncil and mayor. No more kissing ass, time for kicking ass...

November 24, 2006 11:13 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Walter,
that taser cartoon is what prompted me to give you the kudos. It reminded me of one Schorr cartoon that lambasted our ex great irish councilman Art Snyder for his rash of D.U I.'s. It showed Snyder driving into the council chambers with the caption "I guess we have quorum now"

"RED SPOT IN CD 14"

November 24, 2006 11:35 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

As we enter this season of virtue and goodliness, can we be honest in this one thing?

Mayor Sam took the "moderation" off comments because no one was willing to pay for pop-up ads based in the 4-5, "gee, I agree, Walter" comments the site has been was averaging per thread, and the dismal visitor count that resulted.

Follow the money.

November 24, 2006 11:52 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

8:28 AM Has EAA figured out the ethnicity percentages of their members. Compare these numbers to those unions who received raises.

From what I see here it may be clear racism. Is AV catering to his ethnic race?

I would sue the city for discrimination and get raises for EAA.

November 24, 2006 11:54 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It would have to be "return of the termed-out AND hypocritical" since most of those "zombies" criticized Prop R at the time.

I'm also waiting for Rosendahl's public promise that he won't run for a third term, since he was critical of it, too.

We're waiting Mr. R. -- just how "against" this are you, really?

(Brand that man with a scarlet "H" if he files for #3).

November 24, 2006 11:56 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The EAA leadership needs to watch their backs on this one. Reason being that if Aquino falls on his face then watch SEIU 347 make another takeover attempt on their rank and file. Please refer to "LA ANTONIA TIMES" and the comments by union president Bob Schoonover. They may be setting up Aquino.

November 24, 2006 12:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Walter,this link is important.

http://www.stopthekilling.net/stkavillaraigosa.htm

November 24, 2006 1:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

When Villaraigosa lied and said that Stuckey was “Jim Hahn’s GM, not mine,” it was indicative that Villaraigosa is out for only one thing: himself. Recently, he indicated that, since the January gathering of nearly 200 humane activists and rescuers did not endorse him, he “didn’t have to honor the promises he made there.”

Source: Los Angeles City Beat

November 24, 2006 1:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Chemerinsky notes, "Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa campaigned for office, in part, on promises to reform the LAPD. It is particularly disappointing to see him break this promise by caving in to pressure from the police union and supporting reinstatement of a secrecy policy that was rejected more than a quarter of a century ago."

As a supporter last year of Villaraigosa's election, I too am very disappointed that what was supposedly going to be a progressive police commission, with such members as civil rights activist John Mack and Andrea Ordin, begins its tenure with such a retrogressive step.

November 24, 2006 1:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"HERBIEFASCIST ALERT"!!!

November 24, 2006 1:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Latino-Black Alliance Is Greatly Exaggerated

If Jackson wanted to forge a Latino and black political coalitionby marching, he should have been marching in Los Angeles alongsideAntonio Villaraigosa in his historic attempt to be the first Latinoelected mayor of that city.

November 24, 2006 1:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

BACKSTABBING M'FUCKER AV. YOU NEVER WANTED ANGELIDES TO WIN.

Villaraigosa and Angelides
I hear that plans are in the works for LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to (finally) endorse Phil Angelides Tuesday, perhaps at events in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

This I am told, will happen a couple days before the governor signs Villaraigosa's cherished bill giving him more control over the Los Angeles Unified School District.

I will attempt to confirm this information...But I doubt anyone will cooperate.

November 24, 2006 1:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

National Public Radio education correspondent Claudio Sanchez described his on-going reporting about Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s attempts to take control of the city’s mammoth school district. Sanchez said the mayor’s campaign to remake the district resonates with some parents who are fed up with their children’s schools. “Villaraigosa has exaggerated the problems of LAUSD,” Sanchez conceded..."

November 24, 2006 1:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Riordan’s endorsement and support are crucial to Villaraigosa. He’s the mayor’s wingman on the right, and his link to Gov. Schwarzenegger. Also, Riordan has a long record of involvement in education and LAUSD specifically, whereas Villaraigosa’s involvement is of more recent vintage. The change Riordan wants is technical, but significant.

November 24, 2006 1:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

WE KNOW AV'S A LIAR. WHATS NEW?

November 24, 2006 1:32 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"MAYOR DICK" is connected to Eli Broad, POLLORAIGOSA is in Broad's doghouse over his handling of AB 1381. Second, "MAYOR DICK" is a "KENNEDY REPUBLICAN" like Arnold. When the time comes in 2010, they will screw "HIS POLLONESS" back to NC seat in Boyle Heights.

November 24, 2006 1:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I just watched LA mayor Villaraigosa's news conference at LAX. And I must tell you that I was NOT impressed. On at least 3 occasions, he said things I had a hard time understanding. At one point he was grasping for the word "vigilence" and came close, but invented a new word that I sort of understood but never had heard of before.

I know the guy is a rookie mayor, but he looks like he's in the deep end of the pool without his "floaties."

November 24, 2006 1:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You should not be suprised by Villaraigosa's lack of attention to this issue. He is by choice not the mayor of an American city. His camapign retoric was the final straw in my leaving L. A. "I will represent all the groups that make up L. A. the Hispanic, Black, Oriental, and Native Americans." What about us Whites. Those who didn't get the hint and stayed, good luck to you.
As for the rest of us and this threat, we have to keep an eye out for what Savage calls the enemy whith in, because they will enable these menaces.

November 24, 2006 1:46 PM  

Blogger Walter Moore said:

11:52
Yup, that's it. We're getting RICH because we no longer moderate the comments. In fact, we just go to our day jobs to keep up the pretense that we do this for fun.
Ending moderation had nothing to do with the fact that moderating is time-consuming...

November 24, 2006 1:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

WHAT IS A KENNEDY REPUBLICAN? I DUNNO WHAT YOU MEAN.

AV STAFFER, FLOATER, MENTAL PATIENT

November 24, 2006 1:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

12:04
SEIU 357 cant take over anyone, they just got pretty much taken over themselves by SEIU 660. Julie is out. Can you say pay back from Mayor AV for her siding with Hahn.

November 24, 2006 1:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

A "KENNEDY REPUBLICAN" is a "RHINO" republican who married into the Kennedy Family and his Republican principles were "SPADE and NUETER" by his wife.

November 24, 2006 1:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

12:04

You are correct, Arnelle Grajeda will now lead the "SUPER GOVERMENT LOCAL"

November 24, 2006 1:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Have you had enough?
By Donna C. & David H.

In the on-going debate over Proposition R, some argue that we shouldn’t have any term limits at all while others argue that eight years is enough. And, prior to the election, the supporters of Prop. R spent more than half a million dollars to convince us that an additional four years somehow would make our city officials more honest and prevent corruption.

Is any amount of time in office enough to achieve the goals so important to our elected officials and the community at large? We would welcome such a debate. But that was not what Proposition R was about.

TermedOut.com was constructed with one intention in mind–to prevent the passage of Proposition R. Many people misunderstand our mission and think our objective is merely to prevent city officials from serving more than eight years in office. This is a misinterpretation of our position.

Our battle is not now nor has it ever been about term limits per se. We are opposed to the shifty tactics the LA City Council, the League of Women Voters and the LA Area Chamber of Commerce have exploited in order to get council members another four years in office. We oppose the misleading, dishonest and duplicitous devices they employed to get measure R on the ballot by wrapping a term limit increase in a clever Ethics Reform package.

For this reason, our lawsuit challenges the constitutionality of Proposition R by arguing that it violates the California Constitution by combining two unrelated issues in the same ballot measure. The following is taken from Article XI, sec. 7.5 of the State Constitution,

SEC. 7.5. (a) A city or county measure proposed by the legislative body of a city, charter city, county, or charter county and submitted to the voters for approval may not do either of the following:

(2) Contain alternative or cumulative provisions wherein one or more of those provisions would become law depending upon the casting of a specified percentage of votes for or against the measure.

In addition, Volume I, Article IV, sec. 450, subdivision (b) of the City of Los Angeles Charter provides: “Petitions to amend the Charter (which is what Prop. R does) shall be governed by provisions of the California Constitution and applicable provisions of state law concerning Charter amendments.”

We at TermedOut.com hold the position that whether you are for or against term limits is beside the point. This is what the constitution says. If we are to be a nation of laws, then we must abide by them. And it is our responsibility to see to it that our elected officials abide by them also.

So all you folks you have already served your terms in the Horseshoe, do us all a favor and wait until after the December 4th legal challange is resolved in the courts. Other wise you risk all the ill will our 39th district Assemblymember elect has created from the political musical chairs and his premature election announcement.

November 24, 2006 2:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Walter,
How could you miss this?

Assembly Speaker Nunez Receives $4 Million Windfall

http://www.nbc11.com/news/10345494/detail.html

""It's money laundering and they are contributions the speaker should return," said Carmen Balber of the nonprofit Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights, which has disagreed with Nunez over fundraising issues in the past.

State Democratic Party Chairman Art Torres did not return a phone call to his office."

November 24, 2006 3:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The Party backs Nunez
The Party is eerie of Mayor V
The Party is communist
The Party Sucks

Red Stain in Blue City

November 24, 2006 3:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Are you single, married, divorced, gay, or what?

Would you date someone of a different race?

November 24, 2006 3:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Poster stated "...supposedly going to be a progressive police commission, with such members as civil rights activist John Mack and Andrea Ordin,"

This is without a doubt the worst board of police commissioners the city has ever had. Mack, the racist anti-lapd activist was appointed cause he helped Antonio get some of the black vote. Every decision these police commissioners have made is to appease the blacks. Watch for another sacrificial lamb LAPD officer be sacrificed for the blacks come Tuesday at Pena decision. They have no leadership, no guts, no brains, no support citywide. They listen to the small group of blacks who say they will burn down this city if they don't get their way.

November 24, 2006 4:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

A Kennedy Republican is a Liberman Democrat?

November 24, 2006 6:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I don't know if anyone else has brought this up so excuse me if it's been covered, but I just saw the revolting column of a few days ago by Erin Aubry Kaplan. She is insane enough to compare Michael Richard's psychotic racial rant at a couple of hecklers with OJ Simpson murdering two people, one of whom bore his children!! Is anyone out there as outraged as I am? I know the Times has become a rag but even for this this is appalling. She's practically inviting black people to go murder someone because they should be so pissed off about Richard's name-calling. She doesn't even think OJ should have been punished - she actually says it's a rare instance of justice being done!! Maybe she should compare her column with that of a KKK member - she might begin to understand what makes people racist in the first place.

November 24, 2006 6:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The outspoken 52-year-old former labor organizer who was once arrested for assault has spent his career defying stereotypes and working compromises that cross party and ethnic lines.

"Antonio doesn't do politics for the purpose of political expediency," says Fabian Nunez, speaker of the California state Assembly. "His thinking is guided by what's in his heart, gut, and head."

"Antonio is constantly sweeping the horizon for the right answer," says Henry Cisneros, a member of Bill Clinton's cabinet and former mayor of San Antonio. "The role of leadership is to redefine the center," adds Villaraigosa, a fan of Clinton's. "Nuance is required to get broad support."

The son of a Mexican immigrant, he watched his alcoholic father abuse his mother, who then left when Antonio was 5. He was shining shoes at the age of 7. Somehow, despite dropping out of high school, getting into a scrape with the law, fathering two daughters out of wedlock, and overcoming partial paralysis from a tumor, Villaraigosa emerged with degrees from UCLA and a local law school. He then joined the civil rights and labor movements, removed his tattoos, and married a public school teacher.

"Antonio has a real human story," says Martin Ludlow, a former top aide to Villaraigosa, "and this makes him someone we can truly touch, feel, and connect with."

MARTIN LUDLOW IS LAST PERSON WHOM AV WANTS BROTHERLY LOVE FROM.

November 24, 2006 7:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Is Kennedy Republican a true republican or hidden democrat?

November 24, 2006 7:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

HEY WALTER "GORGEOUS BABE" OR TONY CASTRO

CAN EITHER OF YOU OR YOUR FANS HERE IN BLOGGER WORLD REFUTE, CHALLENGE, OR ADD TO ANY OF THESE FACTS?

Here are 25 facts to acquaint you with colorful life of Mayor-elect Antonio Villaraigosa.

1. Born on January 23, 1953 in East Los Angeles to a Mexican immigrant father and a California-born mother of Mexican descent. His birth name was Antonio Villar.

2. His alcoholic father beat his mother, and abandoned the family when Antonio was in kindergarten. He remains estranged from his father.

3. His mother raised her 4 children in a 2-bedroom apartment, She never owned a home and took the bus to work. She loved books and read classic literature and poetry to her children. His mother died in 1991.

4. At age 15, Antonio volunteered for the first grape boycott initiated by civil rights leader Cesar Chavez.

5. Also at 15, he developed a benign tumor in his spinal column that required surgery, and left him in constant pain which persists today. The tumor regrew in 2001, requiring a second surgery.

6. Kicked out of a Catholic high school for brawling after a football game. In tune with the era, he was a campus agitator for civil rights.

7. Completed high school at night in response to a pleading letter from his mother. “I realized that kind of anger was only hurting me and that I should take responsibility for my own life” said Antonio.

8. At night school, Antonio caught the eye of teacher Herman Katz. Mr. Katz encouraged the young Latino to consider college, and paid for his SAT exams. Said Katz, “He was bright, inquisitive. He just needed some direction.”

9. Spent a year at junior college, then entered UCLA. He led campus protests over the Vietnam War, Chicano rights and farm worker protections. He earned a degree in history from UCLA.

10. More bumps in the road: he had two daughters out of wedlock in his 20s. (He obtained shared custody.) And he was charged with assault after slugging a man who racially slurred his mother.

11. After toiling in LA activist and labor circles, Antonio earned his first political prominence as a gifted organizer for United Teachers of Los Angeles.

12. Earned a JD at the People’s College of Law in 1985. He never passed the bar.

13. Married Corina Raigosa, an LA school teacher, in 1987. They combined their last names to create Villaraigosa. They have 2 children, now teenagers.

14. Appointed to LA’s Metropolitan Transportation Board, 1990-94. His support of public transportation harkens back to his mother's experiences.

15. Won his race for California State Assembly, where he served from 1994-2000, and as Assembly Speaker from 1997-2000. He left due to term limits.

16. In the Assembly, he was a charismatic leader and brilliant deal-maker with little concern for the details of policy-making. He championed the causes of education, health care, civil rights and protection for the downtrodden. He was unafraid to ruffle political feathers.

17. Returned to LA and ran for Mayor in 2001. He was the front-runner, but lost in the last days when his rival revealed that Villaraigosa wrote a letter to President Clinton asking for clemency for a convicted drug dealer.

18. Embittered, Villaraigosa sat out politics for almost 2 years. It propelled him back to the Catholic Church.

19. Ran and won the 2003 race for LA City Council from the 14th district, in east/northeast Los Angeles.

20. In 2004, he was asked to be a National Chairman of the John Kerry for President campaign. Once home from the Democratic Convention, he declared his candidacy for the 2005 LA Mayoral race.

21. On May 17,2005, Antonio Villaraigosa won the run-off race for Mayor by a margin of 59% to 41%. He’s hailed as a Latino who appeals to more than Latino voters. The press proclaimed him a rising Democratic superstar.

22. In his victory speech, he promised, “I will never forget where I came from.”

23. He’s an avid non-fiction reader. His favorite book as a youth was Herman Melville’s “Billy Bud,” about a young sailor who’s a fierce fighter and loyal friend.

24. He's a sharp dresser, owing to the days when he had holes in his clothes and cardboard holding together his shoes.

25. His campaign slogan was “Si, se puede,” which means “Yes, we can” or “It can be done.” It’s the same mantra used for decades by Cesar Chavez.

November 24, 2006 7:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Liberal Left so called progressives are a joke.

Ludlow-Villaraigosa-Shallman-Garcia-Hacopian-Skelton

It is a joke at city hall, how did it become so corrupt?

November 24, 2006 7:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Walter, maybe if you had Parke as your consultant and if your father was an alcoholic and if your were a high school drop out, maybe you'd have chance. Oh wait, Parke doesn't do white men, just minorities, women, gays and lesbians.

But you've got to hand it to Parke, he took every conceivable negative Latino sterotype and turned it into a succesful campaign platform. And for the record, Antonio's father was never really an alcoholic. After Antonio's mom and him seperated, he went on to have a 35+ year marriage and raised four college educated, professional Latinos. But that doesn't look to good on a campaign brochure when you want your candidate to play the victim.

November 24, 2006 7:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wow! So, Antonio's dad was not an alcoholic. For law geeks here, isn't this slander or libel on Antonio's part.

He must be a jealous mother f**ker to trash his father.

He lied to his wife by cheating on her, how can I believe what he has mentioned negatively of his extended family?

November 24, 2006 7:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

mr. Villaraigosa WAS accusssssed of many things. He hit, cheated, laundered funds throoooough unions and a mayor.

November 24, 2006 8:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"“I refuse to let him buy any more signs,” sighs Parke Skelton, the über-campaign manager who launched Villaraigosa into the political stratosphere and who now runs Huizar’s effort. “I hate them,” Skelton says. Opponents inevitably take them down, there’s a challenge to replace them, it’s a big waste of energy, plus they cost three and a half bucks apiece.

And signs don’t win campaigns. Huizar may have fewer than Pacheco, but Huizar is the candidate with the hookup. He’s been endorsed by Mayor Villaraigosa, the political man of the hour, and a slew of elected officials followed suit – like, almost the entire City Council – along with every important labor local, plus community and environmental groups.

November 24, 2006 8:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Parke Skelton, who managed Villaraigosa's mayoral campaign and is overseeing Huizar's, said the mayor could be facing a risk.

"This is his backyard and if there is a loss, there will be a perception that there is some weakness there," Skelton said. "Obviously, I don't think that's the case. Antonio Villaraigosa is the most popular elected official in this area. And Huizar is a very good candidate. He's well-known and (has) done a good job in fundraising."

November 24, 2006 8:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"The Villaraigosa campaign was truly a 21st-century campaign, spanning languages, ages, and geographies," says campaign strategist Parke Skelton of SG&A Campaigns, the general consultant for the Villaraigosa campaign. "The Internet played an important part in our efforts to get Antonio's message into the community, and also raised a lot of money. No modern campaign should be without it."

November 24, 2006 8:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Huizar is a uniter. Alvin couldn't unite two gay men from Santa Monica.

November 24, 2006 8:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"LAUSD school board member was returning from a trip to Hawaii. He had arranged two appointments; the first with the priest at Loyola High School for a bond meeting, the second with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. "Who should I see first?" He asked his advisor Parke Skelton. "The priest at Loyola" was the response. "You've only got to kiss one hand."

November 24, 2006 8:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

TRANSCRIPT PHONE CALL

Hey Nick this Alvin I’m calling around 12:20 and I apologize I’ve been in a meeting all night … umm … since I guess 7:30 tonight … umm… I’m not sure who, what, what he said… this kid, young man you ran into… but umm … yes I have been asked by a couple of people to see if they can use my house for … one.. a couple, several locations where volunteers can meet and umm .. pass out information umm… so I’m …umm … I don’t know what he said but, but volunteers, a couple of them, are meeting at my place and going from there. So I just volunteered our, offered it up … so umm… I am not going to deny that but umm… I saw the packet … and, you know there is nothing to bad about that, other than, you know, yea, old stuff. So just wanted to let you know … that..umm…that, yes, I did volunteer to offer up my place as a location where people could meet and go from there. So … umm… I hope that answers your questions and it probably doesn’t answer all your questions but that’s okay …umm ...and umm…we’ll go from there… sorry I called so late…take care … bye.

November 24, 2006 8:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Huizar has spent nearly $500,000, has the endorsement of every Latino elected official out there, has the backing of all the unions - yet he still attacks a community non-profit and their 75 year old leader with lies. I hope you are proud of yourself Monica, I know Alvin and Parke have no shame, but I thought you had more sense.

November 24, 2006 8:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

--Former union chief pleads guilty to federal embezzlement charges

--Former Labor Union President Pleads Guilty To Embezzling Funds ...

--The Final Hours of Miguel Contreras
LA WEEKLY

--Council Election, the Third in Four Years, Starts With a Bang
LA DOWNTOWN NEWS

November 24, 2006 8:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Looks like Martins calculated political career may be over. If he takes the plea, he may be barred from holding office for ten years. Damn! If convicted, he's going to do some time. Looks like he's done either way. Yup read the Antonio quote that "He's like a son to me and I love him. Guilt by association. Maybe Antonio doesn't want Ludlow to drop a dime on his corruption. And what's up with all these committees Antonio is putting together. When is he going to DO something as mayor?????? I can't remember the last thing he did and now we're going on how many months????

November 24, 2006 8:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

^
Well, he did offer to clean your toilets.

November 24, 2006 8:56 PM  

Blogger Walter Moore said:

I'm impressed! Who knew mayoral staffers worked the day after Thanksgiving?!

November 24, 2006 9:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

7:54

Some corrections:

2. His alcoholic father beat his mother, and abandoned the family when Antonio was in kindergarten. He remains estranged from his father.
-----his father was never married to his mother. And from what the neighbors describe, these bouts were mutual drunken binges, Natalia could sure pound those drinks and she'd be the first to sdmit this.

3. His mother raised her 4 children in a 2-bedroom apartment, She never owned a home and took the bus to work. She loved books and read classic literature and poetry to her children. His mother died in 1991.
-----When his mother married Delgado, by law she also owned the house he bought - Antonio never lived in any apartment with his mother, although he did have an apartment in Boyle Heights that was once raided by narcs.

4. At age 15, Antonio volunteered for the first grape boycott initiated by civil rights leader Cesar Chavez.
----At 15 he also fathered his first child when he knocked up that girl from Sacred Heart high school. After the girl's father took him to court to prove who was the father, Tony showed up with his friends to falsely testify that they had thrown a train on her - the father, shamed, gave up his business and moved the family to Fresno - the child was given up for adoption.

6. Kicked out of a Catholic high school for brawling after a football game. In tune with the era, he was a campus agitator for civil rights.
---- He got kicked out of Cathedral High for dealing drugs. He wouldn't rat out his accomplices so the Brothers expelled him. He later claimed he founded the Organization of Black Unity at Cathedral, not something a freshman would be able to accomplish, he never finished his sophomore year.

10. More bumps in the road: he had two daughters out of wedlock in his 20s. (He obtained shared custody.) And he was charged with assault after slugging a man who racially slurred his mother.
----Interesting how the person that issued that"racial slur" was also a Mexican. Tony was on a drinking binge with his mom, he got out of control and then he pulled a box cutter and slashed another man. June from the Venice Room also claimed that "Tony" in the brown car also had a box cutter that he cut her with.

11. After toiling in LA activist and labor circles, Antonio earned his first political prominence as a gifted organizer for United Teachers of Los Angeles.
----Gifted organizer?!! His rallies were pitiful. His only success was in hooking up with those lady teachers who after toiling all those hours in the classroom were ready for a "little" diversion.

13. Married Corina Raigosa, an LA school teacher, in 1987. They combined their last names to create Villaraigosa. They have 2 children, now teenagers.
---Corina called off the wedding one week before the original wedding date - to the satsifaction of her mother who never liked Tony. It seems that Tony wanted to come clean with her and he told her he had two daughters instead of one that Corina had already met. He never did tell her about his first child.

14. Appointed to LA’s Metropolitan Transportation Board, 1990-94. His support of public transportation harkens back to his mother's experiences.
----His mother had nothing to do with his involvment in public transportation. It was all about the contracts being awarded. At the time, the MTA was the only game in town for contractors. Gloria Molina appointed him to make sure that her husband got the contracts he wanted - Ron Martinez was Tony's best man at his wedding.

18. Embittered, Villaraigosa sat out politics for almost 2 years. It propelled him back to the Catholic Church.
----What a crock of shit. Everyone knows Tony longs to be Jewish - Matea Gold even wrote about it in her article in LA Times magazine were Tony professed his admiration of certain Jewish tenets. His involvement with the Catholic Church was so that his boy could attend Loyola High School - a letter from your parish priest is a prerequisite to get in. Throughout his life Tony hasn't been a very good Catholic - good Catholics don't lie, cheat on their wives and dishonor thier parents.

22. In his victory speech, he promised, “I will never forget where I came from.”
---You mean he would never forget where Parke said he came from.

23. He’s an avid non-fiction reader. His favorite book as a youth was Herman Melville’s “Billy Bud,” about a young sailor who’s a fierce fighter and loyal friend.
---Some loyal friend. While his compadre was in the campaign office raising money for him, Tony was out doing his wife when they were supposedly canvassing for voters. I guess he wasn't a good reader - I bet he never even finished that book. Most avid readers that I know could pass the bar.

There is so much more out there. Castro, keep digging.

November 24, 2006 9:43 PM  

Anonymous stephen_c_foster said:

Walter, I'm not impressed. A four-day taxpayer-paid weekend means mayoral staffers have too much time on their hands, and decide that promoting their patronage boss (aka Mayor Napoleon III) on this blog is a good idea. These clowns apparently have no social life.

November 24, 2006 9:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Antonio had a child who was given up for adoption? Wouldn't this make top of the hour news.

Headline
"Mayor lied and abandoned child"

November 24, 2006 11:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How do I contact AV's adopted child?

What is the mothers name?

November 24, 2006 11:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Did you notice Matea Gold didn't once mention this issue in her article. Instead she focused on Tony's stab at critics. Need any more proof that the Times is Tony's personal PR firm. Or maybe Matea is just another of Tony's Jewish groupies.

November 24, 2006 11:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Last year, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa honored a high school teacher for helping him aim for college, even though the teacher didn't even recall his former student.

November 24, 2006 11:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Ethics in Transition
Antonio’s camp defends latest chance for fund-raising: “Everyone Does It”
by ROBERT GREENE

One of the first things Antonio Villaraigosa did after raising and spending nearly $6 million in campaign cash and getting elected mayor of Los Angeles was open up a fund for additional donations, these for the six-week transition between election day and July 1, when he takes office.

The new spate of fund-raising won’t be governed by the city reporting and disclosure laws or the campaign-contribution caps that are administered by the City Ethics Commission, since these new contributions will be neither campaign funds nor officeholder funds under city law.

November 24, 2006 11:32 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Is kevin roderick jealous of david z?

November 24, 2006 11:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

David "Z" Man is without a doubt one of the best reporters LA has to offer. The jealous naysayers like Jessica Villagarrison (who couldn't write a credible piece in her life) Patrick MCGreevey, Noam Levy, Rick Orlov, Beth Barnett, Richard Faussett, and the other lazy, groupies of Antonio's report like they're writing for STAR magazine. We need more credible reporters like DAVID who isn't afraid to print the truth. Since the election David has gotten tons of support citywide because his stories are e-mailed to neighborhood councils, non profit organizations, city entities etc. They absolutely think he's one of best. Valley folks love him.

November 24, 2006 11:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who will rescue Tony from the Dark Side? Will it be

Han Solo Huizar - solo because that's the way you're going to end up in the special election, Tony's going to hang you out to dry - he'll break his commitment to you just like he has with any other meaningful commitment he has ever made.

Princess Maria E-Leia Durazo, will she find out that Tony is actually her twin brother? There'll be some red faces if this is true.

Jabba the Big O, maybe he can freeze Tony's ass in carbonite so it's the first thing he kisses in the morning.

Darth Sidious Alatorre, proving the dark side is powerful indeed.

Chewbobby Hertzberg - who's more cuddly than a wookie?

Ludlow Calrissian - another twelve inches and the spitting image of Billy Dee.

Obi Wanna-be Skelnobi - for getting a dumb ass like Tony elected, Parke should be granted immortality.

Queen Amagorda Molina - with the right hair due and a ton of integrity she might pull it off.

Darth Barkan - running this blog is indeed doing the emperor's dirty work, any Jedi left?

Tony's new name would have to be Loose Truthtalker, what shall his destiny be?

Not even this blog can escape the marketing force of George Lucas coupled with too much time on my hands.

November 24, 2006 11:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This is why the Skelton Crew is out to discredit David Z. How much more of that $6 million dollars that Tony raised comes with skeletons in the closet?

Ask BFI. How many skeletons are in the landfill?

November 24, 2006 11:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The most creative and intelligent post on this thread. Villaraigosa's skeletons have been coming out of the closet already and the "County Whale" Molina is one of many. Smart post. This was the only post worth reading, so if you are the early bird with discipline, good for you, Villaraigosa people are lazy...they would not know what it means to wake up early and do something.

November 24, 2006 11:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Dozens of Skeletons Found on Site for New L.A. School

We always knew there was the possibility we would encounter historical artifacts, but the records we had indicated the cemetery had been relocated," said Julia Hawkinson, project manager for Grand Avenue School.

November 24, 2006 11:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Not to taint Tony with John Kerry but he is getting more mentions as a flip-flopper. Earlier reports said that Villaraigosa had flipped-flopped on the sales tax. After supporting it in council he "flipped-flopped" by opposing it and siding with Greig Smith. Today, the Daily News said Villaraigosa did a "flip-flop" on entering the mayor's race after promising his constituents to keep out of it. Can we believe Tony?

November 24, 2006 11:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Tony V. changes his positions entirely too often to be called just a "flip-flopper".

November 24, 2006 11:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

ADV was 21 and had known the mother of his first daughter for just six weeks before she became pregnant. He was 25 when his second daughter was born to another woman.

Molina appointed Villaraigosa to MTAuthority board, in 1991. In 1993, he became a subject of media scrutiny when Molina's husband was awarded a $193,000 contract after Villaraigosa voted against granting the contract to two competing firms.

He had an affair that became the talk of the Eastside political elite. His wife filed for divorce just one day after he won his first election.

This is a guy with abolutely NO FAMILY VALUES.

November 24, 2006 11:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"ADV was 21 and had known the mother of his first daughter for just six weeks before she became pregnant. He was 25 when his second daughter was born to another woman. "

You forgot about the girl that Tony got pregnant at 16. She was a naive, innocent Catholic School girl from Sacred Heart of Jesus. Tony got her to fall in love with him and then got her pregnant. This led to Tony's first stint as an organizer. He got all his friends together and they all claimed that they took turns on the girl - some organizing. The father went to court, the baby was given up for adoption and the family sold their business on Olvera Street and moved to Fresno. Just another in a long line of women's lives Tony has ruined. This could be chalked up to youthful indiscretioin if such activity stopped during his youth. But Tony is still behaving the same way, after nearly 35 years, nothing has changed.

November 24, 2006 11:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

School fights the Jose Huizaraigosa legacy !

The only thing Villabaoso knows about education is getting girls pregnant. That's why his wife won't live with him, our Cholo at the Getty House and Corrine at Mt. Washington residence. Has anyone ever seen her at event with him ? She despises his stupid player ass? Does anyone know the lady that Tony the cholo knocked up in the 70's from Sacred Heart High School in Lincoln Heights. She put up the child for adoption and the mother lives in Fresno and doesn't want anything to do with our gang banger.

Maybe paid her off ! Since idiot wants to be Governor or on the National scene.

November 24, 2006 11:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Forget Antonio.....
NO HOME DEPOT IN SUNLAND-TUJUNGA!!!
Boo-Yaa!

November 25, 2006 12:02 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Antoino's record as ACLU vice president. He was against a gang injunction to keep gang bangers out of a San Fernando Park where families were to afraid to go to. Antonio supported the gangbangers instead of the families. Antonio has always opposed gang injunctions. I'm sure valley people love knowing that. The only way ADV knows how to answer a question is attacking Hahn. Parke, Ace, Meat please coach your boss how to answer with an educated answer. Intersting that Parke and Ace are quoted more in papers then Antonio. As always Antonio could never fight his own battles.

November 25, 2006 12:04 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

A Tony political operative is sent by Parke Skelton But let's see who else wants an apology, this time from Tony:

-That girl from Sacred Heart that Tony got pregnant, she wants an apology for ruining her life and setting her family on the run to Fresno - you know one day that kid, must be about 33 now, will come looking for you.

-Maria Elena Durazo for not marrying her and passing her off to Miguel Contreras.

-June from the Venice Room, she still has that scar you gave her.

-Father John Morretta of Resurrection Parish, for flat out lying to him, maybe you can go to him for confession, you are, after all, a reformed Catholic!

-The Mothers of East L.A. for lying about them and destroying their scholarship program, have you given any schoalrships away?

-The residents of the 14th District not for lying to them but for your insistance that they released you from your promise.

-Your daughter Priscilla, for leaving that bruise that prompted a child abuse case to be filed against you.

-That guy from La Fonda, I'm sure he still has a scar from when you stabbed him.

-Your wife for, well, just being you.

-Martha Reyna for, well, just being you.

-Your son, Tonito, for all the times that you abandoned him at those South Pasadena baseball fields, how many times did he have to walk over to Jesus Quinonez' house waiting for you to pick him up while you were out there being a man!

-Bob Hertzberg, for either making a pass at him or setting him up with one of your sluts, and you wonder why Cynthia doesn't want him to endorse you.

-El Sereno residents for reviving the dead Long Beach Fwy extension and supporting the connector road.

-Parke Skelton and Steve Barkan, for not being honest with them and telling them about all those skeletons in your closet, you know more are coming - timing, timing, timing.

This list goes on and on.....

November 25, 2006 12:06 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

BECAUSE... Antonio Villaraigosa is a pathological liar who can't be trusted to do what he says he'll do. Someone prove me wrong.

End of story!

November 25, 2006 12:12 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I was shocked to read that Alarcon actually said this at the LA County Democratic meeting a week ago........Richard Alarcon introduced and nominated Antonio Villaraigosa. In offering his endorsement, Alarcon said it was not about character, but it was about what is good for the future of Los Angeles.....

No wonder why people posted here that Alarcon is now Antonio's bitch. Alarcon told everyone while campaigning what a loser Antonio was and he didn't deserve to be in the run off then he turns around and endoreses him.

November 25, 2006 12:15 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Here's the challenge again:

Antonio Villaraigosa is a pathological liar who can't be trusted to do anything he says he'll do. Someone prove me wrong.

End of story!

November 25, 2006 12:17 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'm sure Villaraigosa's wife did a good job talking about the man she knows, so let me share with you the man we should all know. The following is how I would describe Villaraigosa. For everyone's sake I have provided sources for all my conclusions.


LIAR >> VILLARAIGOSA LIES TO CONSTITUENTS ABOUT NOT HAVING MONEY FOR COMMUNITY PROJECTS AFTER BEING SWORN IN:
Villaraigosa entered the council and told everyone he didn’t have money to support community projects because Pacheco took it all. He lied; he had around $800,000.00 in his political account -- “Friends of Villaraigosa 2006” -- and could have used it to support community groups.

State Fund Account Link:
http://cal-access.ss.ca.gov/Campaign/Committees/Detail.aspx?id=1245233&session=2003&view=general

FAILURE >> VILLARAIGOSA FAILS TO MOVE ON MOON CANYON CAUSING GAP IN FINANCING ACQUISITION:
Villaraigosa fails to move on the eminent domain of Moon Canyon and thus causes the Spring 2003 appraisal to be obsolete. His failure causes a requirement for a new appraisal and a higher price comes in for the property. Villaraigosa staffers lie to community members and he tries to blame Pacheco for not leaving any money or not enough money to complete project. The original allotment of $550,000.00 is well over the original appraised value of $400,000.00 for land. If he really cared he could use some of the amenities money he used for Para Los Ninos already.

Moon Canyon (adopted June 12, 2003) Item 40
CFI: 02-0600-S72: 2002-2003 YEAR-END BUDGET ADJUSTMENTS : City Administrative Officer 0116-00001-0000

UNTRUSTWORTHY >> VILLARAIGOSA BREAKS VOW NOT TO RUN FOR MAYOR:
It can’t be said enough about how Villaraigosa is simply using his seat for his own political ambition.

Boulevard Sentinel Article from Villaraigosa supporter disgusted with his broken promise:
http://www.boulevardsentinel.com/08-2004.htm

LIAR >> VILLARAIGOSA LIES ABOUT SECURING TRAFFIC SIGNAL IN FRONT OF EL SERENO SENIOR CENTER:
Villaraigosa has been known to take credit for the work of others. It is rumored that he has told people that he got the traffic signal in front of the El Sereno Senior Center for the late Paul Salaz, past Honorary Mayor of El Sereno. DOT records indicate that this traffic signal was paid for and scheduled for placement 3 years before he entered into office.

Motion authorizing MOU between Cal Trans and DOT (adopted 4/19/00):
CFI: 00-0532 : EL SERENO-INTERIM TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS : Pacheco Mover 2000 / Svorinich, Jr.

FLIP FLOPPER >> VILLARAIGOSA “FLIP FLOPS” ON LOCAL TAX FOR COPS
Villaraigosa runs around telling people he opposes a local tax for cops, but when he had a chance to vote on it in Council he supported a local tax for cops.

Parks “Local Tax for Cops” Motion (Adopted 11/16/04) with Villaraigosa Vote.
http://161.149.221.240/clk/councilfiles/clkcouncilfiles189124797_11092004.pdf

SCHEMER >> VILLARAIGOSA DUPES NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL FOR $1,000.00:

Field Deputy Dora Garcia recently attended the Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council claiming poverty on the part of the Council Office and requesting a $1,000.00 from the Neighborhood Council’s $50,000.00 annual allotment. Dora failed at the executive board but succeeded at the general membership meeting. The entire time this was transpiring the Councilmember was sitting on at least $226,000.00 dollars in an amenities fund for CD 14.

Board of public works letter of intent to purchase (BPW report dated 2/3/2003)
CFI: 03-0307 : CENTRAL LOS ANGELES RECYCLING AND TRANSFER STATION : Mayor / Board of Public Works : Transmittal from the Mayor / Board of Public Works relative to authority to issue the proposed Letter of Interest for the acquisition of the Central Los Angeles Recycling and Transfer Station

Para los Ninos $50,000.00 (adopted 11/02/04)
http://161.149.221.240/clk/councilfiles/clkcouncilfiles182324469_10272004.pdf

This motion outlines the how the amenities trust fund came to exist.

Okay, you see Antonio one way, and for the above reasons I choose to see who he really is underneath all those smarmy smiles.

November 25, 2006 12:21 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

RE: VILLAR/RAIGOSA STORY BY TONY CASTRO

Jonathan Hemlock :
Mr. Villaraigosa's personal story does sound more fanciful than I'd thought before.

Ann :
Things are either true or they are not.

Does Team Villar/Raigosa dispute the story?

kandaharkid :
A LIE is a LIE is a LIE is a LIE. Villaraigosa has a lotta lies. He is a liar.

November 25, 2006 12:31 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Parke :
Well, yes, the Villaraigosa team does reject the insinuations in the Tony Castro piece. In reading it through however, beneath it's snide psuedo-psychoanalyzing, it really doesn't make any hard claims.

As far as I can tell the claims are these:

1) Herman Katz, the teacher who encouraged Antonio to apply for college and paid the cost of his SAT exam, did not think that what he did was as big a deal as Antonio did. Huh? Wouldn't that make sense? I've heard Antonio tell the story a number of times over the past 14 years and he frequently points out that when he, years later, contacted Mr. Katz, his former teacher didn't remember what he had done. Teachers touch thousands of lives -- and change quite a few, often unknowingly. That is the whole point of the story. Mr Katz has never challenged the accuracy of Villaraigosa's story.


2) That Antonio's estranged father denies that he was abusive to Villaraigosa's mother. He would not be the first abuser to do so. At the same time Castro quotes Villaraigosa's cousin, Ramon Villar, as fully corroborating the Mayor's recollections. Others do too.

3) That Villaraigosa's father did not give the son from his second marriage the same name he had given Villaraigosa. He named him Anthony -- which is not only the same name, but Villaraigosa was called Anthony throughout his youth.

4)That Villaraigosa was not a star athlete in high school. He has never said that he was. He said that he played high school football and (according to the article) was "not on the first string." Where is the contradiction? Surely people who were not star athletes are entitled to employ the occasional sports metaphor.

Other bizarre points in the article include opining that Antonio and his wife combining their names when they married constituted some kind of devious effort to "reinvent" himself. Strange. Maybe it was just a loving gesture. Maybe they don't like hyphens.

Castro also quotes an Eastside activist, Art Pulido, at length. Without going into the immense wisdom of using Pulido as a source for anything, Pulido seems to be saying that sometime between the age 25, when he worked out with Villaraigosa at a gym, and the age 35 when he encountered him again, Villaraigosa had upgraded his wardrobe and shaved off his mustache. Gee, that happens to a lot of us between those ages.

In short, the Castro article is a smarmy pastiche of inference and insinuation, unbuttressed by a smidgen of factual evidence.

November 25, 2006 12:31 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I am going to take it a step further...and release my e-mail address -- mayor_meat@yahoo.com

Bring it on -- i've been challenged plenty of times on this blog -- i'd wondering if anyone else wants to release as much info as i have -- e-mail away dum-dums.

November 25, 2006 12:37 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

1) It began w/ Katz & what else did he embellish? Affordable housing Prop H was a Scam. Pimped as affordable housing and failed. Immediately, it was pimped as middle class working family investment. Mayor NEVER intended this to be affordable housing for needy. Katz was a mere example of AV lies & tip of the iceberg.


2)It's hearsay. Ramon Villar, said this, said that. Same token with Villar Sr.'s Son (AV's stepbrother) he said this, said that. A situation confronts us. We are lied to and to who's benefit would this be? Obviously AV hate for his father glorified his revenge via campaign propaganda? He tarnished a deceased human being, unable to defend himself publicly. He continued to humiliate him, AV is vengeful. Who cares if Ramon Villar backed AV. I don't believe Ramon. He is another liar.

3)Villaraigos was called Tony. Yes, he did exaggerate to make a disturbing and false point. It helped with the votes.

4)Here we go again, AV exaggerated to the point of no return.

November 25, 2006 12:38 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

So, Antonio is "truth challenged?"

Now in his second year in office, Villaraigosa, 53, is catching himself in some of those inconsistencies - those embellishments of the past or his tendency to exaggerate or bolster his importance - flaws that can often simply be attributed to a faulty memory or political hyperbole.

Faulty memory includes telling people his father was an abusive alcoholic who walked out on his family, then gave the identical name to a son sired by his new wif, and being raised by a heroic single mom.

The truth is his mother remarried and had a second family - including another son, Rob Delgado, the mayor's half-brother - while Antonio was still living at home.

And that alcoholic dad?

"God knows that I was never an alcoholic and that I never hurt his mother or abused my family," Antonio Ramon Villar Sr. said in an interview, denying the mayor's long-accepted account of his difficult childhood.

"I know the public has been poisoned against me, but this is the truth, so help me God."

Villaraigosa's claim that his father later gave another son the exact same name he had given him also is inaccurate.

That other son was christened Anthony Gustavo Villar, and today he is a professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Anthony Villar, 45, has gone so far as to personally contact Villaraigosa to challenge him on why he has publicly vilified their father, said Estela Villar, Anthony Gustavo's mother and the wife of Antonio Ramon Villar Sr.

The second family of Villar Sr. portrays a husband and father who has been gentle, loving, kind and deeply religious - and who in 47 years of marriage to Estela has never abused either his wife or their four children, nor shown any hints of alcoholism.

November 25, 2006 12:40 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Antonio's half brother Rob Delgado work for LAUSD?

November 25, 2006 12:42 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I love Antonio Villaraigosa! I am so glad he is our mayor.

November 25, 2006 3:52 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

To the poster asking why Richard Alarcon was sucking up to Antonio?

PROP R!!

What the hell do you think?? He wants the extra $60,000 a year to come back and finish up any damaging projects he had in the works before he left.

Loser Richard. You are such a loser. To the Alarcon staffer who reads this blog, please be sure Richard sees this.

Now sit back and watch Cindy Montanez kick Richard's ass.

Oh look, here comes Hal Bernson. He is going to challenge Smith and that will be the fight of Los Angeles political history.

Who will raise the most money? This will be fun.

It reminds me of the old Romper Room show.

Romper, Bomper, Stomper, Boo.
Tell me, tell me, tell me do.
Did all my friends have fun today?
Did all my friens have fun at play?

I see Bernson and Miskicowski and Laura Chick too. I see Jackie and Nate and Hernandez and Nick. Hello out there to Ruth and Mark and maybe Feuer.

November 25, 2006 4:04 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Gee, all the psychos have come back Walter. Got a great laugh at LA Slimes Opinion today with Antonio talking about giving entertainment a tax break. Those assholes have $100 million budgets and we're suppose to sit back and be happy they closed down a fwy, close city streets downton and make it inconvenient because AV wants to kiss their ass for campaign money. HELL NO. Looks like the venom is spilling out again. Let's post the issues since he's been Mayor.

November 25, 2006 8:26 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Watch out!!!!!!! Clowncil wants to put 2 more ballot measures on the March.

1st Measure: ESTABLISHING CAMPAIGN FINANCE REGULATIONS AND ENFORCEMENT, TERM LIMITS AND A COMPENSATION REVIEW
COMMITTEE FOR THE LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD. CHARTER AMENDMENT L.
2nd Measure: ESTABLISHMENT OF A PUBLIC SERVICE PURCHASE PROGRAM.
CHARTER AMENDMENT M.

November 25, 2006 8:38 AM  

Anonymous westchesterkids.org said:

>>1st Measure: ESTABLISHING CAMPAIGN FINANCE REGULATIONS AND ENFORCEMENT, TERM LIMITS AND A COMPENSATION REVIEW
COMMITTEE FOR THE LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

Campaign finance regulation would be a good thing.

Term limits aren't necessary. What would be preferred would be City-wide elections of ALL board members instead of voting for the board member in your distict only.

Compensation review would be good. Board members make less than hotel room keepers on Century Blvd.

November 25, 2006 10:27 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Keep fighting the AV "myth" Wacko, you're trying to hold back the tide with a (cracked) tea cup.

So what if his background is a fantasy. Once he took office all people cared about was the personality he brought to that office. He's "handled" and "scripted" versus clumsy and oafish like Riordan or detached and stoic like Hahn. This is L.A., it works. Despite loser Hahn's assertions, people in Hol-L.A.-wood DO want a rock start as their figurehead leader.

Plus, YOU LOST!

I hear they need school teachers in teh Cheyenne, Wyoming school system, and there, all the palefaces think just like you.

Suck it up, pack it up,head em out.

AV will continue to rise until he no longer serves the interest of those who back him, which may be never.

November 25, 2006 10:38 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I hate the Mayor. He's a pathological liar. I'd rather have Barney in office.

November 25, 2006 12:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Whats a RHINO

Republican......H....I....N....O

November 25, 2006 12:04 PM  

Blogger joseph mailander said:

Yeah, give entertainment $100 million incentive breaks, but nickel-and-dime every independent contractor who gets a 1099 instead of a W-2. The kleptocracy says it wants to help the middle, but it really rips them at every chance and with as many foto-traffic-lights as it can afford to install.

The question is not why the middle class is shrinking here. It's why anyone in the middle class would ever live here.

November 25, 2006 12:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

YOU ARE INSANE!

"So what if his background is a fantasy."

November 25, 2006 12:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Ask the people who supported Antonio like Eli Broad why he can't stand him anymore. Because Antonio has become a clown and media whore yet has no accomplishments to speak of. Why do you think Daily News allowed Castro to write that scathing piece? Wake up!!! Antonio is on his way down.

November 25, 2006 1:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

good point Mailander. Pretty soon the only people left here will be Eli Broad, $171k a year clowncil members, and illegal aliens.

November 25, 2006 2:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Antonio do something. He filled potholes and gave money to DWP, DWP raises, LAX hotel workers higher wages, and my street is full of gang bangers and skid row homeless.

November 25, 2006 2:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

12:42 AM

Anotnio's half brother Rob is a wealthy stock broker. He married into money, the daughter of the Rusnak Empire from Pasadena - wonder were Tony got his start money? His sister, Deborah, is still telling stories of how Rob as a young kid, could not wipe his ass becuase he would gag and want to throw up - as Deborah tells it, he did this until he was 12 - I guess Natalia really did love him. Just a glimpse of the mental problems in this family.

November 26, 2006 10:51 AM  

Anonymous stephen_c_foster said:

"1st Measure: ESTABLISHING CAMPAIGN FINANCE REGULATIONS AND ENFORCEMENT, TERM LIMITS AND A COMPENSATION REVIEW
COMMITTEE FOR THE LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD.
CHARTER AMENDMENT L."

Good heavens, the fourteen Bozos are at it again! This time they're combining THREE issues into one measure: [1] Campaign Finance Regulations; [2] Term Limits; [3] Compensation Review.

November 26, 2006 12:29 PM  

Anonymous rino said:

It's a RINO - no h. Republican In Name Only.

November 26, 2006 2:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Then who is Liz Ruznak Arizmendi?

November 26, 2006 5:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The Terminator and Riordan are RINOs?

No way! Why did the republican party support them before?

November 26, 2006 5:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Rob married into Rusnak empire and took them for their money. Sort of what the Mayor did, took us for our tax dollars.

November 26, 2006 5:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Some people would call both of them RINO's because they are both married to Democrat women. Unfortunately, I don't think that either of their wives public policy ideas have rubbed off on them.

The environmentalists were sure the governor would vote their way because of his wife, but .. nope, didn't happen. He hired Tamminen and now even he is gone.

Riordan? Who knows why anyone would back him. I think it's because of HIS money, not his policies.

November 26, 2006 11:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

another botox, hair-dyed councilmember?hey Alarcon, step aside and run for a different office. go somewhere else. you need to learn to play golf. get a tan. get a job. work 8 hours a day for a change in pace and be a real worker.

November 28, 2006 9:31 PM  

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