Man, I'm glad I took the bus through gridlock traffic (it's not like the busses fly above the jam) down to Skid Row's nicest attribute, City Hall. What an action packed day. I was just walking away from the bus stop, after deciding..."THAT'S IT! It's a nice summer day, and I'm two minutes from the beach. I'm going there!" Then someone started talking to me, and just as I was leaving (again), the rare (express) rolled up, so I took that as a Deepak Chopra/Wayne Dyer sign to step on the bus, and once, walk into City Hall to have that shady, crybaby loser Eric Garcetti "discretion" the first amendment in to the "pre-constitutional era". So that brings us to today's "ZD Goes To City Hall" recap. (Cause it was a great variery of everything from the past year, all in one day.) CLICK READ MORE FOR MORE INCLUDING ZD WITH ANTIONIO OVER HIS SHOULDER!!!
First of all, the Mayor was outside City Hall, in front of the Employee Entrance steps, with filmaker Michael Moore and a bunch of "Free Health Care for The Whole World" people. So, that's what Moore's new movie is about; "Health Care". But on the, "We need it for everyone" tip. So OF COURSE, Villaraigosa and his "liberation theory" posse were ALL OVER THIS ONE, as the City has already filed a referral motion for "Free Health Care For All Legal Immigrants and All Pregnant Women." So yeah, that's great...but can you imagine the tax burden this will place on the system? YIKES! (Cause that's not the only thing the City and State want you to pay for, on the immigration tip.)
And Clinton Campaign Co-Chair Mayor V. (and probably just as much for Michael Moore), had all the "suit and tie, coil earpiece, wrist-talkies" SERIOUS security detail. AND MAN...YOU SHOULD HAVE SEEN IT WHEN ZD COMES STROLLING RIGHT UP TO THE FRONT, JUST A FEW FEET AWAY FROM THE MAYOR!
The ski cap, glasses and heavy (and crumpled) denim jacket on a hot June day...It was as though Travis Bickle, himself, had shown up on the scene! All the wrists move to the mouths, some slight reshuffling of steps. MAN, was ZD on the radar. I wonder if they, like had a picture of a few folks, like ZD to watch out for...or if it's just my magnanmous persona, in general that triggered the hightened attention.
Meanwhile, it must have thrown 'em for a loop, as some people from the crowd walked up, to say hello, and shake hands. And we were laughing about how nervous I was making the security. AND BIG SHOUT OUT TO FELLOW MAYOR SAM BLOGGER, JOE "No on Home Depot" B. who was there, too, and took these hilarious photos of the security detail.
And, I'm really glad all those guys were there, cause I was waaaaay to close to Antonio, on the sidewalk, with no barriers --- and I was scared he was going simply lose it, and attack me. (Wait! I hope they would have to step in and stop HIM! I hope that ain't a Wilshire/Pico Blvd "One Way Street", y'all. But Antonio kept his cool. And ZD headed into City Hall for public comment.
GOTTA WATCH ZD's PUBLIC COMMENT ON "Report on "child safety": Had to reference Deming, and mention that a report on "child safety" is too broad and meaningless. And ZD aksed for a "friendly amendment" to change it to on, "how to improve child safety." (My usual smart ass ZD comment, that I absolutley mean, but am being a "smart ass", simply for taking time to mention something that they will ignore anyway.) HOWEVER...WATER TURNED TO WINE TODAY! As ZD sat down...CM Richard Alarcon STOOD UP...and said, "Something must be seriously wrong with me, I agree with Zuma Dogg on this one" (or something pretty close in wording, check the video stream replay on the website (see link below) -- AND THEN...
THE SEA PARTED...AND ALARCON...MOTIONED FOR THE FRIENDLY AMENDMENT TO GO FROM JUST A REPORT ON CHILD SAFTEY, TO ONE OF ACTUAL IMPROVEMENT IDEAS. (We'll just assume child saftet is good, and we need more of it.) SO TODAY-Y-Y, is TRULY...a GREAT DAY in the City of Los Angeles. [Oh no...watch Alarcon to take the results to mean Free Health care for all living children in the U.S., as a matter of child safety.] But besides that, triumphant, y'all!!!
So hit the link below for ZD vs Garshady (who's staffer came over and said, "Eric still loves you anyway, ZD.) So that was cool, at least. I BLAST OFF HARDER THAN EVER, I THINK. ON ERIC, FOR SURE...YOU GOTTA SEE IT! And the CM Alarcon thing. (And Richard...OF COURSE I KNOW you were going to do that anyway...Man you must be pissed I decided to make so quirky comment, on a minor item, that ended up to be exactly what YOU were gonna say. (Sorry to steal your PR thunder...it's not like "I" had any idea, either. (I think that qualifies us as "tocatos", even though our names our different. How about "honorary tocatos". (CM Huizar, can you make that motion.) AND, thanks to Jose, for just being real wit it, and sitting in the peanut gallery with 2 of his top 3 nemesises, at once, ZD and Harold...for quite a nice stretch.
Go to the link below and type: "zuma hands president election", "zuma child safety" and "zuma infratstructure, density, dumb, elegent" for the three main public comments to catch. This is THE day to check it out, if you haven't before.
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ALSO ON THE NET:
ZD Story About Antonio on Britney Spears blog
ZD/Deming Article on Jack Nicholson Blog