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Saturday, December 30, 2006

Hasta la vista Saddam!

46 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mayor Sam,

If you were inclined to read the "LA ANTONIA TIMES" today. You would had thought that the hanging of SADDAMMED was a sad event for the country of Iraq. The media had a "SCRIBEGASM" over the death of PINOCHET in Chile. I guess "RIGHT-WING" Dictators are the true villians in the eyes of the "LA ANTONIA TIMES". BTW, GREAT JOB TO OUR TROOPS FOR BRINGING SADDAMMED TO JUSTICE!!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR

"RED SPOT OF REASON IN CD 14"

December 30, 2006 11:48 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

About time the murder was hung.

December 30, 2006 12:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Makes the whole Iraq adventure worth it--just to see that a-hole get his.

Rot in hell,Saddam!!
(right next to Stalin & Hitler)

December 30, 2006 1:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hell!!!! Why hang the poor man.

Anyways, Q'vole, how's it crackalackin'?! I've been out of commission with trips all over the place. East Coast, West Coast, Zacatecas, you name it! But there's no place like home, and that's always a good thing. So I hear that the legendary tailgate is going to be on timeout this year and that there's a UCLA Alumni who is inviting everybody over to his tailgate. That's the word from John.

Oh, and before I forget, I think I'm about to give you a reason to hate me (well, maybe dislike me) - you know how you put on my pics that you love La Pistola y Corazon? The one in the pic that I'm in is mine and I have it here at my house. Yup yup, all mine! When you and the rest of the locos are in East Los, hit me up so that you can come on over for some pisto.

Take care, stay strong, and hopefully we can all get a little twisted at the game!

Ulisses

December 30, 2006 2:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How crazy is dat? I'm gonna party in Vegas for New Years! See ya there Uli.

The X Floor.

December 30, 2006 2:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Dear Non Latino Readers,
Latinos recruit family members bring them over from Zacatecas and give'm cushy jobs in GOV. How many visas has Uli signed for?

Villar, Huizee will givem a job as relatives cross the border. Huizar was not born in US.

December 30, 2006 2:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Chafis
Stay in Zacatecas Mexico. Tu primito will be subpeonad in 2007 for his involvement in illegal activities. Stay home.

December 30, 2006 2:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mr. Albin Parra

Investigate How much Huizar is laundering illegal contributions in hometown Zacatecas? Easy lead.

Who did he pay off and why?
How much embezzlement has taken place and for who?

December 30, 2006 2:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The latino baby boomers have no room for American Born latinos. They protect own turf and do away with Alvin types.

December 30, 2006 3:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

American born latinos become GOP latinos.

December 30, 2006 3:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

WTF? Zacatecas, where is the shit town? My tax dollars in Mexico?

December 30, 2006 3:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Money laundering, the metaphorical "cleaning of money" with regard to appearances in law, is the practice of engaging in specific financial transactions in order to conceal the identity, source and/or destination of money and is a main operation of underground economy.

The term of "money laundering" itself does not derive, as is often said, from the story that Al Capone used laundromats to hide ill-gotten gains. It was Meyer Lansky who perfected money laundering's older brother, "capital flight", transferring his funds to Switzerland and other offshore places. The first reference to the term "money laundering" itself actually appears during the Watergate scandal. US President Richard Nixon's "Committee to Re-elect the President" moved illegal campaign contributions to Mexico, then brought the money back through a company in Miami. It was Britain's Guardian newspaper that coined the term, referring to the process as "laundering."

Another method involves establishing a business whose cash inflow cannot be monitored, and funneling the small change into this business and paying taxes on it. All bank employees however are trained to be constantly on the lookout for any transactions which appear to be an attempt to get around the currency reporting requirements. Such shell companies should deal directly with the public, perform some service-related activity as opposed to providing physical goods, and reasonably accept cash as a matter of business. Dealing directly with the public ensures plausible anonymity of source. An example of a legitimate business displaying plausible anonymity of source would be a hairstylist or a restaurant or an auction. Since it would be unreasonable for them to keep track of the identity of their customers, a record of their transaction amounts must be ostensibly accepted as primae facia evidence of actual financial activity. Service-related businesses have the advantage of anonymity of resources. A business that sells computers has to account for where it actually got the computers, whereas a plumbing company merely has to account for fictitious labor. Reasonably accepting cash means the business must regularly perform services that total less than $500 on average, since above that amount most people pay with a check, credit card, or other traceable payment method. The company should actually function on a legitimate level. In the plumbing company example, it is perfectly reasonable for a lot of the business to involve only labor (no parts), and for some business to be paid for in cash, but it is unreasonable for all of their business to involve no parts and only cash payment. Therefore the legitimate business will generate a legitimate level of parts usage, as well as enough traceable transactions to mask the illegitimate ones. Each of the above examples is flawed in one or more ways and serves only to illustrate the specific feature being discussed. The hairstylist example is flawed because the hairsylist would have to account for their employees, while plumbers usually provide warranties on their work, which necessarily includes the names and addresses of the customers.

Some politicians and lobbyists also launder money by setting up personal non-profits to move money between trusted organizations so that donations from inappropriate sources may be illegally used for personal gain.

December 30, 2006 4:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hailing from the Boyle Heights Big Hazard Gang, Robot Salas is another legend of the criminal fraternity with a long history of violence and mayhem behind bars.

Salas served as the ostensible head of La Eme within the California correctional system during the mid 70s after Joe Morgan was paroled and for a short time moved to Utah. During his time calling the shots for the carnales, Salas garnered mainstream media attention when his name was mentioned in connection with the brutal murder of 4 associates of the Mexican mafia including the wife of fellow Eme member Michael Delia who was found shot to death outside of Sacarmento California where she was going to provide information on the expansion of La Eme beyond prison walls. Mrs. Delia was going to tell how the Mexican mafia was infiltrating community based organizations with paroled soldiers and laundering money from drugs and robberies

December 30, 2006 4:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who is Hector Marroquin, touted peacemaker? Local police got another glimpse just last year, in April 2005, when he was arrested on suspicion of robbery, false imprisonment and making criminal threats after allegedly terrorizing a Cudahy youth overdue in paying $4,000 for luxury tires and 22-inch rims Marroquin had sold him. According to the Maywood-Cudahy Police Department report, Marroquin assaulted the youth at a bar Marroquin owns in Cudahy, stole his truck and threatened to kill him and his family. "You're messing with the Mexican Mafia!" the report quotes Marroquin as shouting. "I run all of Cudahy! I want my money!"

Hector "Clumsy" Romero (Hawthorne Police Department) When Los Angeles City Hall finally woke up last May, Marroquin was into his fifth straight year of L.A. Bridges funding, getting about $500,000 per year aE" a big jump from 2001, when, on a motion by city councilmen Eric Garcetti and Ed Reyes, No Guns got its first $45,000 to operate in the Southeast, Southwest and 77th police bureaus as a subcontractor to the Central Recovery Development Project.

December 30, 2006 4:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

ELIMINATE ALL GANG PROGRAMS. Where's the outrage over this article in laweekly.com Go after them Zuma like you did yesterday.


Marroquin a 18th Street gang member making a salary of $90,000 per year and director of LA Bridges' No Guns was shot by other gang members in November...L.A. Bridges director John Chavez extended No Guns’ contract an additional month, while he obsessed over whether the No Guns debacle would hurt the image of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

City Controller Laura Chick says she never investigated No Guns,
According to city officials, Marroquin and his wife and two kids were taking down taxpayer-funded salaries totaling more than $200,000 per year — almost half the L.A. Bridges grant.

2000 City Controller Rick Tuttle urged that the entire program be scrapped. It was little more than another after-school activities program, Tuttle said, that kept poor spending records and didn’t even bother counting the number of kids supposedly averted from gangs

By 2006, long after most of those council members were termed out of office, L.A. Bridges was reaping $14 million in taxpayer funds per year.

December 30, 2006 4:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

.A. Bridges is nothing more than a cash cow for politically connected individuals. Has gang violence decreased? Laura Chick would never investigate this because this program is run by associates of her politcal allies. She never investigates anyone that will embarrass her friends, but she sure will investigate anyone who challenges them - Jim Hahn, Nick Pacheco. Not too long ago, when Laura Chick was a councilMAN, Ron Martinez (Gloria Molina's husband) got a lucrative contract for Bridges - despite placing third among three in the bidding process. Mike Hernandez was able to get him this contract and the person that placed first - Dr. Moya from CSUN - was so discouraged that she folded up her company and vowed never to do business with the city again. And since were on the topic of slush funds - the city is building a brand spanking new building for L.A. Bridges in El Sereno - how million s of these dollars went into the hands of Huizaer/Villaraigosa supporters. Where are you Laura Chick?

December 30, 2006 4:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Chacon Brothers, Hugo Argumedo, Victory Outreach, Angel Gonzalez, Ricardo Hernandez, Albert Robles, Eduardo Olivos

December 30, 2006 4:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What was Governor Amalia Garcia Medina of the State of Zacatecas, Mexico doing in CD14 with Jose Huizar? Does he have other Mexico state governors in CD14?

December 30, 2006 4:32 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zacatecas in da house!

www.lacity.org/photogallery/1182_photo10663.htm

December 30, 2006 4:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Oh, and I forgot to mention that Mr. Huizar was planning his THIRD vacation trip to Zacatecas, Mexico from about December 10-17, but he cancelled it when I entered the race and I began to raise the issue about his inexplicable and excessive vacationing. Victory number two for me and the community, because he has been forced to do his job. (I know Jose was born in Zacatecas, Mexico but going back for the 3rd time in one year is a little over the top, won't you agree?)"

I agree.

December 30, 2006 4:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

STUDIES

New Book Describes History of Organized Labor-Mobster Ties

Opponents of union corruption in the last couple months have been twice blessed – with books. Earlier this year Robert Fitch’s Solidarity for Sale (Public Affairs Press) recounted decades of organized labor getting its hands dirty with criminal underworld figures, in the process refuting the wish-fulfillment behind the idea of unionism’s long-lost Golden Age.
Triggering this strife was an underground gas explosion on February 19 at the Pasta de Conchos coal mine that killed 65 workers. Urrutia waited more than a week after the tragedy before visiting the mine, located about 85 miles southwest of Eagle Pass, Texas. And when he did arrive, he had to rush into the offices of the mine’s owner, Grupo Mexico, to escape the angry families confronting him. Urrutia’s opponents note that he won his job as a result of nepotism, having taken over the union from his late father in 2002. As for the strikes, Labor Minister Francisco Salazar stated that they were illegal except for those at San Luis Potosi and Zacatecas, where the union is negotiating contract revisions. The union in turn has vowed to continue striking until the government retracts its recognition of Morales, denying that any of its members wanted him at the helm in the first place.



The U.S. has a stake in a quick resolution to this dispute. The last couple decades have witnessed an increased intertwining of the fortunes of our country and Mexico, spurred by the NAFTA free-trade agreement and heightened immigration, illegal as well as legal. The last thing America needs is a civil war in Mexico over this, which could trigger still more immigration. (San Diego Union Tribune, 3/1/06; Associated Press, 3/8/06).

December 30, 2006 4:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Marijuana from Mexico dominates the U.S. import market. Seizures of Mexican marijuana have increased from 102 metric tons in 1991 to 742 metric tons in 1998. Marijuana organizations from Mexico are very powerful and violent. In some places, traffickers from Mexico have established growing operations within the United States. In a recent case in Idaho, the DEA Boise office, working with other Federal, state and local law enforcement, arrested a group of illegal aliens from Zacatecas, Mexico. 114,000 marijuana plants, weighing almost 20 tons, were seized. This operation represented the largest marijuana seizure ever in Idaho."

December 30, 2006 4:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Most of the marijuana that enters the United States comes from Zacatecas & Jalisco

December 30, 2006 4:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What does Gustavo Valdivia, Jose Huizar and Governor of Zacatecas Amalia Garcia Medina have in common?

Think!

December 30, 2006 4:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The only thing up in the air in CD 14 is the concpet of law. How can Huizar give a well paying job to an illegal immigrant like Valdivia? The press should also check Valdivia's activism in Mexico - there's a reason he fled that country - and poverty isn't it.

December 30, 2006 4:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Valdivia worked for L.A. Metro before - that's the labor font that was charged with bringing out the Latino vote for Villariagosa. L.A. Metro was totally funded by the L.A. County Federation of Labor under the guise of community empowerment. Community Empowerment didn't occur but they sure did fool the community with Tony the Liar.

After this stint he worked for Fr. Estrada from Jovenes, Inc., and he was in charge of swindling money from Nick Pacheco and the City of L.A.. In fact, Valdivia was a paid - under the table - organizer for the Pacheco 2003 campaign. This is the same priest who vouched for Villaraigosa's kid when he applied to Loyola High School.

Valdivia brags about his involvement in the 1968 Taltelolco massacre of college students protesting the Olympic in Mexico - the mexican army killed over 500 students. If Valdivia were involved he'd would have to have been around 4 years old!

Check his papers, he's not here legally - he used to brag about this also.

December 30, 2006 4:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Word is already spreading like wildfire in Boyle Heights that he will not be welcomed. Hey, let's give a big congrats to Hollenbeck officers for getting the asshole that fired 10 shots at them on Sunday and they caught his ass with the gun. Idiot!!! Gustavo Valdivia is really bad news. He's as slimy as Antonio. Major baggage and issues

December 30, 2006 4:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Reported Valdivia to Homeland Security. Good Bye Mr. Pancho.

Valdivia is an illegal alien and everyone knows it.

He better start packing and head fo south of the borde because he will be deported.

There a huge things coming down the pike soon!!!!

December 30, 2006 4:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

CD 14 is fu---d. People had high hopes for Jose until he got his staff. Let's see Gustavo is the LA Metro union crook who everyone hates and is threatening to people and real mean. Wonder if that was payback for them being vocal on how much they hate Antonio. LA reporters do some homework and you will find a load of stuff.

December 30, 2006 4:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It was posted on here before that Gustavo Valdivia, Huizar';s deputy chief of staff, is not even in this country legally. His wife works for Tony Cardenas. Has there been any proof of this?

You are right about Valdivia and his days with L.A. Metro. Wasn't Valdivia with Miguel Contreras when he died? Does his wife know?

December 30, 2006 4:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Valdivia is an illegal scumbag and needs to be deported!!!!

Some very big people are going to blow the roof off of the Mexican sleaze bags down at CD14! If he's smart, he will go back over the border before he ends up as a 'guest worker' at the twin towers.

Wait til you see what's coming down the pike!!It ain't gonna be pretty!

December 30, 2006 4:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Gustavo Valdivia, Special Assistant to the Councilmember. Gustavo.Valdivia@lacity.org

Ms. Maria Valdivia (Field Deputy, Councilman Tony Cardenas)818-756-7558

December 30, 2006 5:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Is huizar aiding an illegal alien. This would be BIG NEWS.

December 30, 2006 5:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Los Angeles, California 90033. JOVENES INC. BOARD OF DIRECTORS. Rebecca Martinez, Gustavo Valdivia, Fr. Richard Estrada ...

December 30, 2006 5:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Riddle
Who am I?

I have 2 tattoos and plan on building on them. One is an Aztec Band wrapped around my left bicep, and the other is Quetzalcoatl, the feathered serpent, on my back.

December 30, 2006 6:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

America invaded an Arab country and deposed of it's leader, an icon through the modern Sunni Islamic world.

When the next 9/11 happens, Americans shouldn't ask "why do they hate us?"

December 30, 2006 6:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

6;46 SAY WHAT? NEXT TIME WE SEND YOU TO SMOOTH THINGS OUT.

December 30, 2006 7:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

whats coming down the pike in CD 14?

December 31, 2006 12:28 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I was shocked that MNBC showed the hanging of Saddam on video from someone who gave it to media. This really shows how open the media is. You gotta read today's LA Slimes on Antonio's job performance evaluation. Here are some points:

Critical thinking skills: Meets expectations. Excels at strategic thinking, but often appears to use skill merely to build resume for future positions.

Works well with others: Needs improvement. Employee's teamwork and consensus-building skills were a key factor in his hiring, but in the most recent evaluation period, employee has exhibited tendency to undermine and brow-beat co-workers. Examples include state legislators who complained of undue pressure to vote for employee's subpar school reform package. It is also of concern that employee played a role in getting candidates for other positions — City Council, Board of Education — to drop out of contention. Employee is overly sensitive to criticism and often appears too concerned with self-promotion.

Financial management: Needs further review.

Areas for improvement: Employee should engage less in office politics and more on substantive tasks, including public safety, business development and quality-of-life issues. Employee also should lighten up and not worry so much about what people say about him at the water cooler. Or in the newspapers, for that matter.

December 31, 2006 9:02 AM  

Anonymous Captain Jack Sparrow said:

Good morning ladies and gentlemen (removes hat and bows low before Ms. Allen-Newman):

Madame, you are a most gracious winner and a fine competitor to agree to an on-the-spot rum bottle race. Once again you have bested me and the Black Pearl upon the high seas. Pray accept this invitation to take command of the Black Pearl when you are in a foreign port within the next two weeks; my crew would welcome the opportunity to sail under your command. Meet us on the quay next to the Black Pearl upon your arrival into port. We promise to have you back in time for Saturday Mass. (speaks confidentially) I would have issued this invitation in person, but you were already giving instructions to your crew to depart the area and your vessel was moored fast.

Speaking of the Black Pearl, we are at the moment safely returned to our temporary home in a safe cove within the confines of CD14. The tempest has indeed begun to emerge from its teapot and bringing forth with it other assorted beasties, savvy? Run, Don Jose, run to the nearest botanical purveyor and purchase large quantities of pink bismuth. You'll not get any from Madame Wu.

Sots, you will indeed need to do some damage control within the coming weeks. If I were you, I would start by making sure that dead men tell no tales. Those who sail under a cruel skipper often have the loose lips that sink ships. Already there is one out there with lips a-twitter and whose allegiance will soon switch from is now to once was. Has he found the compass that does not point north? Methinks he has and is one dead man walking.

Oh, and Lord Chapman? The time for privateering is nigh, and there's a small fortune for the trade of that which Emma holds as her motto. That commodity will be cheaply had after the next week. Are you in?

(Again bows low and replaces hat) And I'll await your response, Ms. Allen-Newman. (smiles with pleasure) I bid you a good day and a happy New Year.

December 31, 2006 12:25 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

Speaking of Lord Chapman...Thanks for the truffles and soda assortment...very tasty! Let's do it again, next time I'm on Spring Street.

December 31, 2006 12:35 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

Speaking of Lord Chapman...Thanks for the truffles and soda assortment...very tasty! Let's do it again, next time I'm on Spring Street on my way to CD 14.

December 31, 2006 12:36 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Like most Latino politicians lately, Huizar gets a huge amount of funding - and thus Parke Skelton benefits big time - from Mexican State Organizations of which Club Zacatecano is one of them. Valdivia's role in all the campaigns he's been involved in is to bleed these organizations for volunteers and money. Originally established to send money back home to certain Mexican states with a big U.S. populaiton (Jalisco, Michoacan, Sonora, et.c,.) for public benefit projects - a school, churches, health clinic, ambulance, fire fighting equipment,..these clubs have now become big money sources for local politics. That visit by the Zacatecano Governor was also timed for Huizar's latest fundraiser - eventhough it was held in Koreatown.

Alvin is going to follow the money - all this will be exposed. That must be a tough decision - shoes for little Lupita in Mexico or Parke Skelton's consulting? These politicians prove over and over again they have no conscious - Huizar will be exposed.

December 31, 2006 3:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

i must say reading this blog regarding cd 14th is nothing more than a gossip machine. alvins camps had been talking about a big bomb? i'm here to say if you have a bomb drop it!

December 31, 2006 5:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Insult of the Year: dailynews.com

But there was one place where progress was distinctly lacking in 2006, and that was on the Los Angeles City Council...And while documenting the council's shortcomings would be exhausting, there's one that stands out so clearly that it deserves special mention, Measure R - the Insult of the Year...The story begins early in the year, with several council members who would soon be termed out of office. Fearing for their political careers, they tapped their pals at the League of Women Voters and the Chamber of Commerce to bail them out....What they came up with was an arguably unconstitutional sham - a ballot measure that would allow council members to stick around for three terms instead of two, plus some tough-sounding controls on lobbyists...Never mind that the controls were drawn up by lobbyists themselves, and were utterly toothless. Or that the city Ethics Commission never even got a chance to review them. Council members figured that with some slick marketing, they could conceal those.details from the public. And conceal they did.

The ballot language for Measure R was so misleading that a judge initially threw it out. Then city leaders shook down all of L.A.'s most vested special interests to fund a high-price Yes on R campaign that suggested the measure would impose term limits, rather than water them down.

Well, the ruse worked. In a low-turnout election, voters approved the proposition in November..And that takes us to what's most insulting of all about Measure R: Barring an unlikely judicial intervention, the scoundrels behind it will now be with us for four more years....If there's a silver lining here, it's that at least the Insult of the Year is behind us. And if nothing else, the L.A. City Council has nowhere to go but up in 2007.

YOU GO DAVID HERNANDEZ & TED HAYES

December 31, 2006 5:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Skelton, in 2007 Alvin's camp drops a bomb.

December 31, 2006 6:40 PM  

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