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Saturday, November 18, 2006

LA Times "Pays Back" Councilmember Cardenas & L.A. City Council for Public Criticism

ZD is no fan of L.A. Times (they print some good stuff, but nothing truly revealing like you see in L.A. Daily News), however this is pretty good!

During Wednesday November 15, 2006 Council meeting, Councilmember Tony Cardenas criticized LA Times for comments they made regarding some things that didn't look to good for Cardenas and L.A. City Council's decision to fight for "negotiated" contract bids, instead of the more sensible "comepetitive" contract bid process regarding $500 million dollars worth of LAPD Parker Center construction.

So how is this photo of Venice Beach activist Michael "Shea Butter Man" Hunt political payback? Well, also during that meeting, Janice Hahn and City Council paved the way for LAX hotel workers to receive a "living wage" (more money at the private hotel industry's expense). After the vote, Janice ran out to the peanut gallery for an AWESOME photo oppurtunity, I must say, where she was surrounded by scores of the all hispanic workers who showed up that day for the vote.

As the photos were being snapped, I was thinking, "Damn, there's the front page victory shot. Janice had the most joyful smile as she was hugging and being hugged by the all hispanic crowd of workers." (What a great campaign shot!)

So what picture does the LA Times splash across the front page headlines?

MICHAEL "SHEA BUTTER MAN" HUNT Y'ALL!!! THE ONLY PERSON L.A. CITY COUNCIL HATES MORE THAN ZUMA DOGG, Y'ALL!!! Michael gives LA Times AND Janice Hahn a Venice Beach/Westside "Bigg Ups!" And Zuma Dogg is laughing so hard, he can barely squeeze out a "hoooooody hooooooooooo!"

p.s. Despite the L.A. Times caption proclaiming Mr. Hunt a "hotel worker", "The Butter Man" is not a hotel worker, just someone who stole City Council's thunder.


Anonymous Anonymous said:

"ZD is no fan of L.A. Times..." "...like you see in L.A. Daily News..."
"...Councilmember Tony Cardenas criticized LA Times for comments..."

That is THE LA Times and THE Daily News.

"...Janice Hahn and City Council paved the way for LAX hotel workers to receive a "living wave"..."

That's living WAGE you moron.

This is why you have taken Mayor Sam into the gutter and you receive almost mo comments. Your an idiot. You spout off at the mouth about things you know nothing of, and your endless self-promotion is getting tiring.

PLEASE Sam, send the mutt back to the pound!

November 18, 2006 8:04 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

oh this jealous "no issue" fool is back. way to attack on the issues..."THE" L.A. Times; and a typo "wave" instead of "wage".

I guess that's why I receive almost "MO" comments. You've exposed me for the fraud that I am.

November 18, 2006 8:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Un momento please.

The Mayor takes 65 million from public employees pension fund to create housing for nurses, firefighters, and others. The first time buyers earning 80%-200%? And Mayor said this investment was in response to failed Prop H? In other words, Prop H was NEVER intended to be AFFORDABLE HOUSING for those in need. It is affordable housing for top earners in Los Angeles. Geez, I want affordable housing help and I earn $100k+

What on this Gods earth is our Mayor drinking these days?

Read this:

"The for-sale housing will be aimed at first-time buyers earning from 80% to 200% of the region's median income. Among the for-sale projects funded by Genesis I was Puerta del Sol, a 165-unit condominium loft development where the city and Genesis officials announced the new fund Wednesday?

November 18, 2006 8:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Do you see the difference and deceit?

Article: Los Angeles Measure H is Not the Magic Bullet
by Charlotte Laws

"If I could wave my magic wand, Proposition H-the billion-dollar "affordable" housing bond measure--would disappear from the November 7th stage, and the Prop H supporters would be revealed as illusionists..."

L.A. Mayor Announces $65 Million Pension Fund Investment In Workforce Housing

"LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa this week announced an innovative public-private commitment to create housing developments for middle-income families across the greater Los Angeles area. Investments will target housing affordable to Los Angeles’ middle-income workforce, including teachers, firefighters, and nurses..."


November 18, 2006 8:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yo Zuma Dogg,

Are you planning on keeping my $11.98? I emailed you three times, no response. Mr. KABC would be disappointed.


November 18, 2006 9:47 PM  

Blogger Walter Moore said:

Uhm, Mr. 8:04, you meant to say "You're an idiot," not "your an idiot." Don't you hate it when you're attacking someone else's typos, and you make one yourself? Poetic justice stings.

November 18, 2006 10:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The taxpayers just got stiffed for $1 billion so that the upper class could help greedy Villar and his greedy developers unload "unaffordable" property!!!!

Villar will pay for ALL of his crimes and lies when his ass gets whipped in four years. His phony trash tax, "unaffordable housing", LAUSD scam, China trip, etc!!!! He will pay the ultimate price!!!!

Adios, Antonio Villar!!!!

November 19, 2006 3:04 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Walter, although I don't usually agree with you I admit when I saw that post bashing Zuma Dogg for grammatical errors while commenting on MO comments and YOUR instead of you're, I was rolling on the floor here.

Why on Earth does one despise ZD so bad?

Taking Mayor Sam into the gutter? Huh? I don't see ZD spouting off about things he knows nothing of. Quite the opposite. I love the self-promotion.

Nobody is worse at self promotion than Jim Alger. His community has a name for him about that. A self promosexual. I heard it at his own NC meeting, but I had already read it on here.

November 19, 2006 11:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

what's worse for 8.04, its not a typo, the 'your' an idiot, is basic english grammar. so , in fact 8.04, YOU is an idiot lol

November 20, 2006 9:46 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It was done on purpose to make a point moron.

ZD is a complete moron who needs to go.

November 20, 2006 10:48 AM  

Blogger Jim Alger said:

So Mr. Anonymous 11:58, exactly how have I engaged in self promotion since I ran for political office in the 38th way back in June? The idea of running a campaign IS to promote your vision for a district. Who should a candidate promote, someone else?

Kim Thompson used that term in jest, and it was never uttered at one of my NC meetings. Perhaps you feel the need to attempt to vilify me for some reason?

Considering I have been almost invisible for nearly six months I must wonder exactly what it is that you have a problem with?

As for ZD, I have said what I feel about him and I stand by it. His antics in City Hall may have gotten HIM attention, but to the detrement of every other public speaker there.

He could accomplish much more by forcing the City Council to listen to him (which more people should call them out when they ignore speakers) and not so much screaming about his radio show appearances.

People who don't like what I have said or done call me every name in the book from gadfly to self promoter to nuts to worse, but I don't give them a video track to hang their hat on. As a result, their arguments can be easily dismissed and the discussion on the issue continues.

In ZD's case, his display directly caused weeks of discussion not about his issue, but how to legally contain public speakers at City Hall. That doesn't help any of us.

November 20, 2006 12:32 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If Jim Alger would have run for office, I would vote 4 him.

He's the only credible potential candidate we have.

November 20, 2006 1:52 PM  

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