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Saturday, July 28, 2007

Zuma Dogg Saturday OPEN THREAD and Weekend Update: PLUS "HILLARY CLINTON Presidential Campaign Strategy Advice by Zuma Dogg"

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In response to this:
Anon said..."Zuma do you have anything else that you can do besides being a dumb ass on this blog. Do you have a family or friends that you can hang out with in Venice besides wasting your time on this blog. Its time for you to GET A LIFE! Quit wasting your time."

YOU INSPIRED ME TO LAUNCH AN EXECUTIVE MOTIVATIONAL BLOG CALLED "EXECUTIVE STRATEGY BLOG" TO HELP RE-TRAIN AND RE-FOCUS YOUR MIND SO THAT YOU CAN ACHIEVE SUCH ELEVATED LEVELS OF CREATIVE PRODUCTIVITY, THAT CRYBABY LOSERS WILL BE MAKING COMMENTS LIKE YOURS. Thank you for the complement. Yeah, I am on a blogroll! Check Executive Strategy Blog

AND THE LATEST POST
HILLARY CLINTON Presidential Campaign Strategy Advice by Zuma Dogg
Big ZD applies some of internationally recognized, world-class executive strategy concepts to the Clinton campaign, in hopes of helping her maximize her campaign efforts.

NEW YouTube VIDEO: Applying some of this strategy to public speech.

As the percieved front-runner and the "establishment" candidate, in a time of change, she is gonna have to tread water more strategically if she wants to keep her campaign above water. Especially with opponent Barack Obama out-fundraising the hell out of her. Clinton's advanatage: Experience and the politcal machine connections who back her. First thing she should continue hammering home, "I show up on the first day 'ready for office." (Or whatever that line was that highlighted the "Tamar Galatzen" level of experience Obama would have at the White House level), compared to Hillary. (Create the feeling that this is no time to have someone dealing with international policy while they spend the first two years "learning the ropes".

Make them stop aksing you about your campaign co-chairs, and start aksing you about "Bill Clinton". Then you can remind them, publicly in the media, of all the great things he achieved and accomplished as President, and the United States and entire world will have the benefit of history and persepective, right inside the White House at no added cost to voters!

NEW YOUTUBE VIDEO: CAMPAIGN STRATEGY: Are you sending "mixed-signal" in your communication to the constituents?

AND NOW...ON WITH THE COUNTDOWN!

FIRST OF ALL: Huh...huh...huh....LA TIMES: L.A. official steered work to relatives. Nearly $800,000 in contracts, often with inflated prices, went to family and firms with political ties, data show.

SECOND OF ALL: Huh...huh...huh...FROM LAWeekly.com: "With Antonio preoccupied by an affair, L.A. loses its rail funds. You can thank Mike Villines." Way to miss out on more state money (transportation) Villaraigosa because you are "preoccupied". As if a "pre-occupation" with taking over the schools, Clinton Campaign Co-Chair, flying all over the country and world wasn't "pre-occupation" enough!

THIRD OF ALL: L.A. school board gets 73% pay increase A little-known compensation panel decides that only those who agree not to hold down other jobs will be entitled to it, however. by Big DZ (NOT Zine, the OTHER Big DZ!)

KNBC TV 4 METHANE MITIGATION STORY: MASSIVE "LAURA CHICK FILE" AND "METHANE GAS MITIGATION BAMBOOZLE" LINK (Including video of the report and all the report documents. TREMENDOUS ASSET!!!

SOME NEW FOLKS CHECKING IN, SO A QUICK "ZUMA TIMES: MEDIA UPDATE:

ZD on Kevin James (870-KRLA/Los Angeles) as "in-studio" guest for full hour.

More ZD Radio Calls AND Original Hip-Hop Jams.

ZD VIDEO ARCHIVE: All videos NOT on YouTube. (Clips from Public Access Comedy Show and some City Hall stuff not on YouTube.)

NEW: CEO/Elected Official/Staffer/Media "MARKETING AND CAMPAIGN STRATEGY" Material: CLICK HERE FOR ZD on Innovation and More Effective PR/Communication

ZD featured as "Guest Editor" on LAist.com, including a lot of surprising new campaign speak.

CLICK "READ MORE"

SORRY: I should apologize for my "clip-on shoulder" offensive comments on how the major mainstream media outlets (newspapers) pick up on stories ZD has already covered weeks or months in advance.

Although a major puropose of my blogging is to reach all the activists who check into Mayor Sam, the only other people who read this blog that matter to ZD IS the media (newspapers). ZD has to remember the intial privilige of his Mayor Sam "contributor" link is to send the smoke signals from the streets (from people who have specialized in specific research/no way every reporter can do all this research) -- in hopes of having some of these issues covered by the big boys with actual circulation that still reaches 99.999% more people than any blog, on any given sunday. So ZD will try and maintian a, "Keep your feet on the ground, and keep reaching for the stars" mentaltiy and be happy, instead of bitter (once again), next time other media outlets pick up on issues, they way ZD and the people who bring him the info can only hope for.

So if the city feels "subway to the sea" and high-speed "magic bullet trains" are part of the plan, are you willing to vote for the billions and billions it will cost, that you will have to pitch in for? Click here for full post

School construction: If LAUSD came to you and said, "Will you vote for more bond money to build more schools." How would you vote:

1. Zuma's campaign promises if running for mayor.

Well, if I were running for mayor, I would continue to speak about the exact same things I have been talking about all year. Because since you only have two minutes for comment, or a few minutes on a radio call, you want to try and talk about the most important issues, affecting the most amount of people, Citywide, that needs the most amount of transformation.

Currently, I would start with LAUSD. You can read exactly what I would start with in my campaign speech, because it is actually included here. And my campaign promise regarding LAUSD (since it seems to be in the mayor’s job description these days), is to set-up community meetings throughout the district, and try to attend many myself, and have my staff, and LAUSD Superintendent, board members, principals, teachers and parents there to take feedback from everyone on how to “fix/improve the system”, and update the community on the current state of the system, what is being done, what has happened, and what parents can do to help the school from their end.

Then I would promise to take this feedback and make sure everyone from the tree trimmer to the board president had one goal, and one goal only: Your job is to help bring to the Superintendent’s attention, how he can put people to work to make the changes necessary to “fix the system” from an operational standpoint, to help improve the conditions that will allow teachers to be able to do a better job and remove barriers that prevent students from maximizing their achievement.

And something very important regarding any meaningful attempt at LAUSD school reform: I would request as mayor, that the Inspector General be as active and involved in all school board meetings and committee meetings and be an integral part of the “reform team”, because the Inspector General is the person in charge of investigating, “fraud, waste and abuse”. And if you are trying to pull LAUSD out of its current mess and fix a broken and sinking system…allowing the money to accidentally (or otherwise) fall into the category of “fraud, waste and abuse” only shoots the effort in the foot because it’s tough enough to fight for the dollars we need to get the job done. So if there is potential for billions of these dollars to be wasted (through fraud, or abuse), the Inspector General would be the first person I would like a report from each day, as mayor.

So, Zuma Dogg promises as mayor, one of my top priorities (top 2), will be to make sure as representative of the people of Los Angeles, I will make sure City Hall does everything it can to make sure every dollar given to the kids and the schools, is used with the least amount of “fraud, waste and abuse” as any human system can hope to achieve. (Least amount of preventable waste.) And I would request as much communication from the Inspector General and ask the LAUSD school board to please consider him a valuable tool to help accomplish the goal you are trying to achieve. Because if you are trying to “fix” the problem, it doesn’t help if the businesses you are awarding contracts to, are allowing the public money earmarked for school construction and improvements , where inappropriate amounts of money
ends up going to corporation managers and their cronies through front-end loaded (padded) management deals.

As a society, we will not have the workers and productive members we need to move forward until we fix our city’s education system. By fixing the school system, you help increase student achievement, raise the graduation rates and provide a larger pool of qualified and productive job candidates. This is the best way, and I think only way to effectively reduce street crime and make the communities a safer, more livable place. Less money wasted on the problems associated with the crime associated to kids we lose to the streets because systematic bureaucracy and politicians have allowed the system to stay broken for too long, and now it has failed us. And there can be no optimistic view of the future until we overhaul the school system, and take it out of a 50’s industrial era operating framework and make the necessary transformation to accommodate students and parents in today’s specialized, fragmented electronic era.

A vote for Zuma Dogg, for Mayor of Los Angeles, means you will be sending a mayor into City Hall who will make sure there is a more efficient process in the way the city plans it’s growth and plans it’s projects. As mayor, I would break down barriers between all departments and have agencies and committee members and planners be a part of the entire process from start to finish.

I’ve sat through too many city meetings where reports weren’t there, information wasn’t ready, the meeting had to be canceled, or the project had to be sent back entirely: Not because each individual wasn’t trying to do their best job. But because each department was working “independently” of each other, instead of working “interdependently” at all stages of planning and implementation.

The challenge we face as a city requires the most focused, efficient effort we can strive to achieve. I can promise you, as mayor, Zuma Dogg will be able to walk in the door, the first day, and the first thing I will have to do, and will be the easiest part of my job, as mayor, is to cut back the waste and inefficiency that needlessly and foolishly squanders billions of dollars of public money, that could be going to provide services Citywide that would improve the quality of all of our lives.

And the next issue I would address is the City of Los Angeles’ Housing policy. That, along with LAUSD, have been the two issues that I have spent the most time addressing publicly in media this past year. As mayor, I promise to make sure the City enforces its own Charter regarding affordable housing, vacancy rates and tenant’s rights. Because the City needs to do a lot of redevelopment and make a lot of improvements, Citywide to stay competitive regionally, nationally and globally. And I want the people to know that I will take measures to ensure that the City treats all these displaced residents with the dignity and compassion, that also happens to be required by law. Many projects are approved in violation of zoning and environmental laws, and done without proper consideration or input from the local residents affected by these project approvals. Again, the city has to balance the job of redeveloping the city so it can continue to be the international attraction that helps us thrive – and transition into a more livable city as the population increases by millions over the next decade.

There are some pretty humongous challenges in any political system. Different sides pulling in different direction with different ideas on how to steer the city. But one thing I’m sure everyone living in the city can agree on…There is so much waste and inefficiency that can be addressed, right off the bat…that would sure make the rest of the job easier.

contact: ZumaDogg@gmail.com

88 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Ed Boks is the first permanent General Manager with innovative ideas for propelling Los Angeles to no-kill. He has animal experience and reached out to grassroots groups in our animal community. The Mayor, the city council and rescuers in every district support Ed but the ADLLA refuses to give in. This supporter is suing the city. When Stuckey threatened to sue, it was "extortion."

You know her Zuma? She writes on Mayor Sam as Ann Angeleno.

Case Number: BC374596
MARY K CUMMINS-COBB VS CITY LOS ANGELES ET AL

Filing Date: 07/20/2007
Case Type: Wrongful Termination (General Jurisdiction)
Status: Pending

July 28, 2007 3:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zuma Dogg's self promotion is repugnant.

July 28, 2007 4:00 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

4:00pm,

When the City of Los Angeles takes down their website, when every media outlet takes down their website; every author, talk show host and media personalities take down their websites linking to their press, PR and previous interviews, postings...then ZD will stop, too.

OR, if YOU want to be my PR manager, you can handle my press, for me.

At least I don't have a staff of nincumpoops trying to run spin, PR and campaing strategy (paid for with City/public money) --

ONLY TO LET ALL THAT TRANSIT MONEY SLIP THOUGH THE MAYOR'S BIGSHOT TEAM'S LEGS, LIKE THE "BAD NEWS BEARS"!

Steve Martin Voice: "Well, Exc-uuuuuuuuuuuse...MEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!"

Meanwhile, run the name "zuma dogg" through your market research again (as if you have ever taken it out) and it's no wonder you guys are crying like babies!

July 28, 2007 4:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The point is, jerk wad, you'd be more effective if you weren't so obnoxious. That advice would normally cost you $5,000. You're lucky I do pro bono work.

July 28, 2007 4:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

No one who has had dealings with Gustavo Valdivia will be surprised by his participation in corruption at the Housing Authority.

question is: did Huizar know that his campaign manager was soliciting bids from "friends" for housing contract so that he could underbid them?

July 28, 2007 4:23 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

4:22pm,

Alright! You made me laugh...I know it's a little annyoing but I GOTTA recap it all, once in a while...I've chilled...I gotta stick up for myself a little...it's not like i have newspaper machines and radio time buys and billboards all over...I know you are out to shame me into not doing promoting my massive achievements (just kidding), and I'm not as bad as I used to be...but like, how frustrating to do all this blogging and do all these things that people who may only check in once a week on the weekend miss. So maybe, just skip all my threads, and it won't make any difference to you anyway!

July 28, 2007 4:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

YES,YES, YES and so did the midget!!! He paid them off when he was CD14 CM ans et up the "funding" on "funding' for all ot the "non-profits" in Boyle Heights.

July 28, 2007 4:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Ah... what?

July 28, 2007 4:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hi Anonymous at 3:55
She's a kook. The city has documents and witnesses up the ying yang against the person who calls herself Ann Angeleno. She won't get a dime.

July 28, 2007 4:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Valdivia and Huizar are like brothers. Why did Validivia spend just a month or so as Huizar's deputy Chief of Staff? He left so he could cash in on his closeness to Huizar.
Every land use attorney and developer doing in business in CD14 were approached by Valdivia touting his close relationship with Huizar.
And the fake bids? Companies bidding when they knew nothing about it. "Those slugs" as Estell Campbesll called valdivia and his accomplices. Well, remember Councilmember Huizar having his El Sereno home in the name of a Mr. Atalla. When Mr. Atalla was asked about owning Huizar's house, he said, "I don't own a house in El Sereno and I don't know Jose Huizar." Valdivia and Huizar pull the same tricks.

July 28, 2007 5:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Say it ain't this Mary Cummins.

http://www.mary.cc/squirrels/

Whats the lawsuit about? Details please.

July 28, 2007 5:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"David Demerjian, who heads the district attorney's public corruption unit, said no decision had been made on whether to file criminal charges"

And exactly WHY would they NOT file criminal charges against this greasy Taracena and any of his complicit fellow slugs they unearth from beneath that same rock - like his brothers for starters???

July 28, 2007 5:10 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.

July 28, 2007 5:20 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.

July 28, 2007 5:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Serious mistake for Jose to hire the crook Alvin Parra. 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.

July 28, 2007 5:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

People need to ask why Gustavo Valdiva is in city hall and not a field office. What was he promised. These staffers are Antonio people not Jose's. I don't see one Jose person on the list. Thank god they got rid of Lisa "Gabbage Patch" Sarno and what happened to Paul "Urkel" Hernandez?

July 28, 2007 5:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Sadly Alvin Parra and Gustavo are a reflection of their boss Jose. Now what do you think that says about Jose and the perception that everyone now has about him? WEAK WEAK WEAK

Jose is coming out of the gate with so much baggage and already negative attitudes towards him because of his lack of leadership to stand up to Antonio.

July 28, 2007 5:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

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!!!!

July 28, 2007 5:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Did Gustavo Valdivia vote? If he did, he is either a good citizen or he broke every law in the books. If he did not vote, he is just an illegal or a bad citizen, no big deal in LA.

However, how many latinos are question every day whether they are legal or not, just because they are latinos, eventhough they are born in the USA.

Normally, people that ask are not latinos.

July 28, 2007 5:26 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. Then you have the crook Alvin Parra in Boyle Heights. 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 on both Gustavo and Alvin the crook.

July 28, 2007 5:28 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?

9:41 - you're right about Valdivia and his days with L.A. Metro. Wasn't Valdivia with Miguel Contreras when he died? Does his wife know?

July 28, 2007 5:28 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!

July 28, 2007 5:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wasn't Cooley's promise back in 2004 that he would go after political corruption? Let's see what the DA's office will do. Or will the Mayor step in and protect Valdivia to save Huizar's ass?

July 28, 2007 5:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALSFOR THE THIRD CIRCUITNos. 03-2497 and 03-3406GUSTAVO VALDIVIA,Petitionerv.JOHN ASHCROFT, Attorney General of the United StatesRespondentOn Petition for Review of an Order Entered in The Board of Immigration Appeals(No. A 29-744-464)Submitted Under Third Circuit LAR 34.1(a)September 17, 2004Before: ALITO, AMBRO and FISHER, Circuit Judges(Filed: September 30, 2004)OPINION
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Page 2
1The record before us uniformly shows that the Appellant’s last name is “Valdivia,”even though it is spelled as “Valdiva” on the cover of the Appellant’s Brief. 2AMBRO, Circuit JudgeGustavo Valdivia1seeks review of the decision of the Board of ImmigrationAppeals (“Board”) affirming the decision by an Immigration Judge (“IJ”) terminatingconditional permanent resident status and ordering him to be removed based on thefinding that his marriage to a United States citizen was not bona fide. Valdivia also seeksreview of the denial by the Board of his motion to reconsider its earlier decision. Becausewe conclude that (i) the IJ’s decision was supported by substantial evidence and (ii)Valdivia failed to demonstrate that the Board abused its discretion in denying his motionto reconsider, we affirm


http://vls.law.vill.edu/LOCATOR/3d/September2004/032497np.pdf

July 28, 2007 5:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey 5:50 good try-wrong Valdivia.

Peru? He's machocan.

July 28, 2007 5:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Gustavo Valdivia. Special Assistant to the Councilmember. Gustavo.Valdivia@lacity.org. Rose Ibañez. Legislative Policy Director. Rose.Ibanez@lacity.org ...
www.lacity.org/council/cd14/contact.htm

July 28, 2007 5:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mr. Gustavo Valdivia. 14021 Oneida Avenue. Pacoima, CA 91331 ... Gustavo Valdivia. CEC Advice No. 2006-03. Page 2 of 10. QUESTION ...


ethics.lacity.org/PDF/advice/2006-03%20Valdivia%20PDF.pdf

July 28, 2007 5:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Villaraigosa igual que José Huizar que es Consejal ahí, decidieron que se hiciera ... TESTIMONIO (Gustavo Valdivia, Representante de José Huizar, ...


www.zacatecas.gob.mx/progtv/25-Nov-06.pdf

July 28, 2007 5:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Does Valdivia work for Huizar or not?

July 28, 2007 6:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zuma do you have anything else that you can do besides being a dumb ass on this blog.

Do you have a family or friends that you can hang out with in Venice besides wasting your time on this blog.

Its time for you to GET A LIFE! Quit wasting your time. And Stop being Gay.

July 28, 2007 6:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

DA Cooley should prosecute Burke. The LAT has an editorial today saying that this shouldn't be just business as usual, considering that 4 others have been recently prosecuted for the same thing. Her age and nearing the end of her term aren't excuses; if she knew she could only tolerate living in her long-time Brentwood home, she shouldn't have run.

And if she did violate laws by not sleeping in the Mar Vista townhouse -- it's not clear if that's illegal or not, since she does own a house, and she claims she was just "remodeling' the townhouse she usually sleeps in -- then her seat must be declared "vacant" and an election held. But Laura Chick has her own hands full now, Rocky is a bigger crook and more inept than the crooks he is supposed to catch, and maybe Cooley doesn't want to upset the Supervisors who have to approve his budget.

July 28, 2007 6:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The city knew Mary Cummins threatened the lawsuit but like it says this is a loon. They could care less. How do we know this is Ann Angeleno? Where's the Proof?

July 28, 2007 6:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Dave Z should take a look at this one. everyone knows Gustavo valdivia worked on both Jose Huizar and Monica Garcia's campaigns. and yet when i do a quick search of the ethics commission site i can see no evidence of valdivia having been officially paid by either of the campaigns. was he working for free or just getting paid under the table?

July 28, 2007 6:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The issue isn't if zuma is gay or not but that he goes after men especially -- isn't it obvious? -- when they naturally are repelled by him, but he is hot for power and hence for them. And he has a special thing for Eric.

July 28, 2007 6:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

ZACATECAS, MEXICO

The Zacatecas campaign was punctuated by bitter rhetoric and accusations of dirty campaign tactics. And on Election Day there was a strange incident, when an armed commando that invaded a ranch belonging to businessman Guillermo Huizar supposedly kidnapped Rodolfo Monreal and a political colleague for 15 minutes.

Accused of mounting a "state election," Governor Garcia shot back at critics. She contended that Ricardo Monreal had employed "crude" and "violent" language in the race, and denied charges that her government was using state resources to promote its candidates.

July 28, 2007 6:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Huizar was selected to serve as a Trustee of Princeton University. The Los Angeles Business Journal named him one of the 25 figures in the Los Angeles Area that “stand out for their potential to shape lives” and Hispanic Business magazine named him one of the “100 most influential Hispanics” in the United States.

Huizar is a native of Zacatecas, Mexico. Huizar was raised in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of East Los Angeles and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from U.C. Berkeley, a Master’s in Public Affairs and Urban and Regional Planning from Princeton University, and his Juris Doctor from UCLA School of Law. He currently resides in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of East Los Angeles with his wife Richelle Rios and their daughters Emilia and Isabella Rose.

July 28, 2007 6:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

6:17: Typical of the brilliant journalism that goes on in this blog, as inspired by zuma: you do a quick search, find some guy called Huizar somewhere -- I don't even think Huizar's dad was an affluent owner of a hacienda -- and post is as info.

Ditto with mixing up the Valdivia guy with one from Peru, or hearing rumors about an Asian city commissioner and nailing Sabrina Kay, or could it be Tina Choi, or what about those other ones...never mind if it drags them into the mud, the point is to stir up the mud.

July 28, 2007 6:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey, 6:17: I didn't know that Monica Garcia used to be Governor of Zacatecas, and that she put down an uprising of the pueblos -- no wonder she wants to put them down in her new position as head of the school board.

She's pretty lucky, escaping Mexico when she did, living to fight another day.

July 28, 2007 6:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What a mess these Latino politicans and their staff have made of LA!! Now we have Laura Chick who is a liar and got caught. Let's see Huizar helped Gustavo who is hated on the Eastside. Antonio is connected. Then you have NIck Pacheco who is the attorney for Estrada Courts where all these bullshit happened as well. Rocky should have been filed on but just wrote a check to get out of his mess. Mike Hernandez the coke fein is still employed. Richard Alatorre is good friends with Abraham Paez who is director of Estrada Courts and Alatorre gets paid to consult Antonio.

DAMN ALL THESE ASSHOLE CROOKS IN OUR CITY. Talk about embarrassing their race. I say Cooley should go after all of them. Look into all the non profits on the Eastside. Antonio, Huizar, Pacheco, Alatorre all are involved. Someone needs to be put behind bars. And what the hell was Huizar doing sending a letter to LAUSD board saying give them $90,000 salaries? Assholes!!!!

July 28, 2007 7:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

No, I don't think Huizar's dad was rich, 6:17. I do think Huizar lied on some homeownership documents - why did Jose list owners others than himself on his El Sereno home?
And Valdivia is not Peruvian but, according to the Times, he may have done something illegal. When Mr. Attila was asked why his name was on a document signed by Huizar stating Attila owned Huizar's El Sereno's home, Mr. Attila replied, "I don't own a home in El Sereno and I never heard of Jose Huizar".
And, interestingly, according to the Times, it seems that (fake) bids were submitted by using the names of actual companies without the owners being aware that their names or companies were bidding for anything.
"I'm appalled," said Estelle Campbell when shown a copy of the bid made in her name. "Those slugs." Those slugs indeed.

July 28, 2007 7:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Case Number: BC374596
MARY K CUMMINS-COBB VS CITY LOS ANGELES ET AL

Filing Date: 07/20/2007
Case Type: Wrongful Termination (General Jurisdiction)
Status: Pending

Future Hearings
10/26/2007 at 08:30 am in department 25 at 111 North Hill Street, Los
Angeles, CA 90012
OSC-Failure to File Proof of Serv

11/16/2007 at 08:31 am in department 25 at 111 North Hill Street, Los
Angeles, CA 90012
Conference-Case Management


Documents Filed | Proceeding Information
Parties

BOKS EDWARD - Defendant/Respondent

CUMMINS-COBB MARY K. - Plaintiff/Petitioner

DOES 1 THROUGH 25 - Defendant/Respondent

LOS ANGELES CITY OF - Defendant/Respondent

RHEUBAN STEVEN V. ESQ. - Attorney for Plaintiff/Petitioner


Case Information | Party Information | Proceeding Information
Documents Filed (Filing dates listed in descending order)

07/25/2007 OSC-Failure to File Proof of Serv
Filed by Clerk

07/25/2007 Notice-Case Management Conference
Filed by Clerk

07/20/2007 Complaint

July 28, 2007 7:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Dude,

Are you stupid?

Why do you keep updating your posts in the same post entry? Frcking blog blasphemy. Create a new post. People will find it.

It's a pretty sneaky way to change the typos and grammatical lunacy that you spit out.

What a joke.

July 28, 2007 7:59 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

7:59pm,

I don't wanna hog up the blog with a million posts, but I don't wanna hold back the stuff as I am updating it today. All the stuff hits my other blogs as main threads, so they hit all the Google alerts and hits the search engines a separate posts.

How do you think most people would feel if I posted five or six separate threads today?

As a matter of fact, feel free to weigh-in as to which option, and cutting back on material isn't one of them:

a) Post new material/links to other stories I want to bring to your attention as I come across them on an update thread (and will post new threads on the items that require it, but way less overall, as a result).

b) post all the updated links and new material I added, since the initial post, as separate threads on mayor sam, even though they are posted as separate threads on my other blogs. (Which I created as a way of posting massive volumes of text off this blog, while allowing those who choose to access it, the option.)

July 28, 2007 8:12 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

And yes, of course I strive to correct as many typo and gramatical errors as possible for future readings? Sometimes, I catch stuff (ommissions, typos) that make much more difficult to follow. So why wouldn't I want to correct these distractions, that break up the flow of concentration in the reader's mind? And is there something wrong with that? Just pretend like I posted it that way in the first place, you crybaby loser. Or simply ignore my threads.

July 28, 2007 8:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

ZD:

Regarding your last post about how you try and correct grammatical errors and typos, you misspelled "grammatical" and "omissions." We won't even get into your improper use of commas. The reason that this is important is because you have posting rights on this blog, and by appearing to be ignorant of the English language, or simply too lazy to check your work before you make it public, you hurt the reputation of the blog.

More people are likely to read what you've written, and believe it, if you give readers a reason to believe that you paid attention after the sixth grade.

I think that you rush to post comments because of an overwhelming need for attention.

July 28, 2007 8:44 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

8:44pm said..."I think that you rush to post comments because of an overwhelming need for attention."

No douchebag...it's an overwhelming need to try and get it posted, and move on. Perfection is a great way to lower your standards.

You losers with google alerts, for the sole purpose of being the first ones to post your weak spin are a small minority of overall readers who rush to the blog to read it in the first five minutes or first hour it is posted, compared to the 24 hour-plus cycle that people will be checking in.

And crybaby...why don't you get your own show to compete against Dr. Phil. Or else, please show me your "mindreader" accreditation.

You should go see Tony Robbins. He's coming to Long Beach August 10th.

July 28, 2007 8:54 PM  

Anonymous the cantankerous spirit of W. Edwards Deming said:

One more comment from defeated, agendized, propoganda-spinning, non-committed to quality and productivity, crybaby wasters who are driving up total cost and causing the city to lose millions in infrastructure and transportation money, among all the other waste that depletes the public general fund and I say you should post that article you wrote explaining my concepts to your constituency.

After all, the rest of the world is laughing while they move closer to overtaking us as an economic superpower, while they continue to embrace my 14 points, and your paid agendized spin-losers (is that what they are called), don't.

They laughed in the 50's, too, when I went to Japan to teach them the things you write about in your explanation of my 14 points that was "very well done."

July 28, 2007 9:03 PM  

Anonymous Jack Hoff said:

Here's my version of the ultimate Zuma Dogg thread:

"Finally! Zuma Dogg talks about Zuma Dogg! (by Zuma Dogg)"

Anyone else wanna give it a try?

July 28, 2007 9:04 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

9:04pm,

LOL!!! I'll give you that!

July 28, 2007 9:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Dear Zuma Dogg,

Your mama must of wacked you hard in the head which might explain why you are so stupid and retarded.

I guess you did not learn from your mama when she would scold you for being the classroom idiot during grade school.

You must have been one of those kids who LACKED ATTENTION from their parents.

I guess once an idiot, always an idiot. I hope one day you figure out how much of a FOOL you are.

Sincerly,

Uncle Fred.

July 28, 2007 10:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Big Thighs Hilary Clinton will be Americas worst nightmare.

We will be the laughing stock in the World. Other World leaders will look at her and wonder if she needs improvement when performing in bed since Bill cheats on her.

NO ONE WILL TAKE HER SERIOUS EXCEPT FOR THE DIE HARD KOO KOO LIBERALS AND THE MIDGET MAYOR.

July 28, 2007 10:13 PM  

Blogger race card said:

7:59
How do you think most people would feel if I posted five or six separate threads today?


I'm not sure who else you read other than self-help gurus and blog postings about yourself. But if you were to take a quick gander at some other popular writers and bloggers, you might get some ideas.

Basically if you look at the top ranking blogs (top ranking by any of the ranking standards you care to use), you will find those blogs to be updated several times a day

If a blog posting is annotated, it is done at the end of the entry. And yes, they adhere to basic grammatical structure and always run a spell check.

Blogger is a very limiting blog format for such a prolific and important gadfly.

You need a 'zine format or multi-column template in WP or movabletype. Wordpress is free and there is a boatload of support. You'd be able to do convergent journalism more seamlessly. You'd probably be able to bump up your revenues a bit as well.


Your traffic load would be sustainable by most reputable webhosts. Migrating your blog would be a little time consuming, but the rewards would be tremendous.

I don't always agree with your tone or demeanor. (We've jousted a bit.) But I see you as an important fixture on LA's political landscape.

Believe the hype! Those transgressions of syntax and spelling that you consider minor, have major reverberations.

Like it or not, you now have a responsibility to improve your presentation. Why?

Because people are listening to you.

July 28, 2007 10:15 PM  

Anonymous milton erickson said:

Mr. Dogg,

Since my name has recently started to appear in your articles I have come across your threads and comments through the Google searches your posts now trigger and send into my email box (in a related alerts for "milton-erickson" and "hypnotherapy").

And after reviewing your comments over the past year, were you aware that every time a crybaby loser accuses you of having to have the last word out of insecurity, all you are doing is giving them the proper re-frame that they and their readers deserve. Because no one deserves to continue to run such un-empowering, destructive thought patterns. It's all a matter of focus and physiology.

And that's what a practicioner is supposed to do, reframe the paitient and replace those old, unempowering patterns, with new congruent, functional, non-degenerate, un-agendized, non-shallow, not-overly-transparent, opposite of weak spin -- with something that will help them be able to move toward the path of inner healing that will allow them to look back without the anger, that will allow them to once again start to feel emotion (instead of living in the fear-based, state-of shock that is holding you prisoner of your own emotions).

I know, I know, that you are rubber, I am glue...that's all the stuff about me and maybe it is, but using that passive aggressive defense mechanism to try and deflect the healing process away from you doesn't help you, or society.

So please pick up a copy of my book, "Patterns" and put it to use the way some of my other students have who you admire so much that you cannot take the focus of your attention of of him.

Now who's the guru, and who's the follower in this hypnotherapy session, right here in the comment section of mayor sam.

Maybe you should let your market research department decide, loser.

[As a clinical hypnotherapist, I apologize for using the inflammatory term, "loser", but don't you realize that is called a "pattern interrupt" and it is required to break the old unempowering thought process, in order to replace it with something much more innovative, creative, uplifting, inspiring, effective and compassionate in your subconsious mind that will enable you to become more of the productive and functional not fear-based loser that you are scared you are not.

July 28, 2007 10:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

milton erickson said...
Mr. Dogg,

I'm not stupid, but its going to take me a long time to figure out what he was talking about.

Someone once told me" Its not good enough to write that you are understood...you must write so you can not be mis-understood.

Mister Erickson you might heed those lines.

July 28, 2007 10:20 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

10:15pm,

AWESOME ADVICE. I suffer from such ADD as it is, due in part to my lack of nutrition. But I should start to shift some of my attention to looking into some of those useful mediums. Believe me, the last thing I want to do is minimize my effort. And now it is time to look toward those constant and never ending improvements that could have only been brought to my attention by outside sources/constultants.

And now...ZD is gonna look switch browsers for two seconds and look into wordpress, cause I have seen that on some impressive sites I was jealous of.

July 28, 2007 10:22 PM  

Anonymous milton erickson said:

10:20pm,

No, no! Make no mistake about it. I re-read my post in which you refer to, and am here to re-affirm for you that each word is strategically placed to recondition your neuro-associations, otherwise known as "empowerment" or "hypnotherapy". It may seem like some of the verbiage is confusingly constructed from a lingustic arrangement pattern that you are used to and more comfortable with, but that is part of the process by design.

I speak about it in my book, "Patterns" and Zuma Dogg has synthesized and applied these concepts at http://executivestrategy.blogspot.com

Yours in Neurological enhancement toward the goal of higher level of personal achievement,


Milton Erickson

July 28, 2007 10:30 PM  

Blogger race card said:

Wordpress is very easy to implement and stylize.

You just need to decide on a smart and readable color scheme and layout.

There are scripts which will allow you to import your current Blogger posts.

And if you really really want trick things out, check out a wordpress template from Templatemonster.com. For about $100 you can find something very robust and nice looking.

However, I don't think you need pay for anything. Since there are so many templates and plugins written for Wordpress. The support community is DEEEEEP.

I know youre busy and its a bit of a slow burn. But as long as you're looking and learning, may as well OD on the info.

July 28, 2007 10:58 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

First wordpress blog by ZD:

http://zumadogg.wordpress.com/

July 29, 2007 12:00 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why is the comment counter not working? It still shows O.

July 29, 2007 12:59 AM  

Anonymous red skelton said:

I am curious what type of mental disorder would cause a person to constantly read and comment on a blog in which he considers the author to be an idiot and gay? I would think a normal and rational thinking person would just ignore a blog written by a gay idiot. If I believe someone is an idiot I would just ignore the idiot, and I would not constantly return to the idiot’s blog and then be upset about the comments on the idiot’s blog.

Does he suffer from some type of blog sadomasochism in which he feels the need to insult and be insulted? Or is it some type of sexual identification disorder and is he is struggling with his homosexual desires towards Zumma Dogg?

I believe you can just remove any web-page from your favorites list and quit reading the contents of any web-page. Dr. Phil do you ever read this blog, we need your help in diagnosing some blog obsessed readers who can’t seem to quit reading the opinions of gay idiots.

When is my gay caballero friend Zumma Dogg going to write an investigative story about the gay pride parade scandal, I know that the gay pride parade commissioner awarded contracts to some of his ex-lovers to provide pink roses on some floats which should have had white orchids, this color combination was just outrageous!!!

July 29, 2007 2:52 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zumma Dogg,

I read this from your exec-strategy blog.

"Remember, the more you specialize (narrow the focus) the bigger you become. This is a tough concept for a lot of people to believe in. [Back then it was tougher, now it seems obvious...I HOPE!] You have to jump in with a leap of faith and realize time and time again this immutable concept proves to be true."

You should read this again, I would hope you would concentrate your efforts on local politics and don't try to be another Tony Robbins as well. (lol)

July 29, 2007 3:05 AM  

Anonymous A real analyst said:

This is my analysis:

1. Someone who needs to respond to each and every criticism contained in each and every post likely suffers from extreme insecurity.

2. Name calling by a person of adult age is a common manifestation of a seriously insecure individual; more often than not, the names called others describe the very things about which the name caller is concerned most likely describe him or her.

For example, the constant use of the terms "defeated loser" and "crybaby loser" by the author here, more than likely describes his private, subconscious view of himself.

July 29, 2007 4:27 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey, Zuma, got a scoop for you that's just up your alley: the recently deceased (suicide) Venice blogger Theresa Duncan was absolutely certain that she and her b f Blake, were being stalked by Scientologists not happy with something to do with his work on Scientologist Beck's album cover, and the two of them not being in turn with the Scientology vibe.

She says they killed her cat, painted graffiti on her house and did all kinds of destructive things as well as played mind games.

Check Metroblogging L A, 7/25, for an article and comments on this, including Theresa's email about how Scientologists from Clearwater, FL had come to town, the very edge of her street, and were buying up old buildings in Venice to infiltrate.

Many people take the couple's allegations seriously, since they otherwise seemed "normal." Now you are not normal, and therefore, are the very person to "smell" whether there is truth to this story in your very own eccentric burg.

July 29, 2007 5:47 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Enough with the Zuma advice on how to do this blog can we get back to the corrupt politicans in this city? I thought someone said Telemundo would release their decision this weekend. I haven't heard. Why did LA Slimes release the story of the corruption Housing Authority on the Eastside YESTERDAY, Saturday is the lowest readership of the week. Huizar, Pacheco, Alatorre, Antonio were all wheeling and dealing with our tax dollars and now they've been caught. Who does the Housing Authority report to?

July 29, 2007 6:36 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

6:36 AM "Why did LA Slimes release the story of the corruption Housing Authority on the Eastside YESTERDAY, Saturday is the lowest readership of the week."

Uh huh! That's why. You're getting hammered, you want to be able to claim you are doing real, hard, truthful news ... find something, but bury it where few will actually find it ... more tactics, more BS.

"I thought someone said Telemundo would release their decision this weekend. I haven't heard."

Yeah, we're ALL waiting for that one ... again, what games are being played?

July 29, 2007 7:27 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Anonymous said...
Estrada Courts became a non-profit in 1997/98
MISSION AND PROGRAMS
TO ORGANIZE AND TRAIN RESIDENTS OF ESTRADA COURTS TOWARDS MANAGEMENT OF HOUSING AND CHILD CARE
Programs
1. OPERATION OF A COMMUNITY CENTER WHICH HOUSES COMMUNITY BASED PROGRAMS TO ASSIST RESIDENTS AND THE COMMUNITY TOWARD JOB TRAINING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
2. OPERATIONS OF TWO CHILDCARE CENTERS AND A CHILDCARE PROVIDER NETWORK FOR LOW INCOME FAMILIES.

Some monies received
File Number
C-98389
Last Changed Date
06/16/2000
Title
ESTRADA COURTS RESIDENT MGMT CORP
Initiated by
Estrada Courts Resident management corp
Subject
C-98389 - Family Child Home services - term of contract 5-15-99 thru 5-14-00 - total amt $400,000
Date Received
6-11-99
File History
1-6-98 - Adopted by Ccl
6-15-00 - C-98389 - 1st Amend - To extend time of performance 12 months thru 3-31-01 - Approved by Asst GM, CDD
Contract
C-98389

The housing authority has spent in excess of $126 million in recent years to rebuild public housing along the Alameda Corridor.

How much went to Allatorre, Villareagosa, Huizar and their staffs AND PACHECO?

July 29, 2007 7:43 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

ZD:
Details about that lawsuit please?

July 29, 2007 9:04 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Anonymous said...
Enough with the Zuma advice on how to do this blog can we get back to the corrupt politicans in this city?

*****************************

We have too many people who have nothing better to do than to criticize Zumma for providing us a forum for unmasking local corrupt politicians.

If only a large corporation like the Los Angeles times would actually investigate the local politicians instead of following Paris Hilton around and reporting on her jail clothes.

Maybe it's a few local corrupt politicians who are closet homosexuals are the ones who only come to this blog and comment on Zumma's sexual preference.

July 29, 2007 10:32 AM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

July 29, 2007 3:05 AM said....
"I read this from your exec-strategy blog.

"Remember, the more you specialize (narrow the focus) the bigger you become....You should read this again, I would hope you would concentrate your efforts on local politics and don't try to be another Tony Robbins as well."

BRO, nice application! Very good point! I've been saying I will be presenting the material to use against me/challenge me with. And that's what's fun.

There is a fine balance between taking the necessary innovations and evolutions you need to take (steps forward) - without line extending, losing focus, and diluting your image, or confuse your image.

Like a high-end, luxury KIA to compete with BMW...or "affordable mercedez, to compete with toyotas.

You can own one position in the mind of the prospect.

I think where I am staying on focus is that I am not trying to
"be" these other people; however as an advocate, I am applying these concepts to the local political and community situation.

An activists overall goal is to create change toward the improvement of the system for all. (At least that my definition, at this moment.) And I feel, this is the biggest void/un-filled niche that could have the maximum effect.

So here's how I handle it. Like Acura and Honda.

You are right that people don't want a lot of the more clinical strategy stuff...or at least not when they are reading mayor sam.

So that's what the other blogs like "executive strategy" are for.

A place for people who want to read that stuff to help them in their position in the city and community...AND i will encorporate it here on the blog, in my writing style...AND IT IS IMPORTANT TO HAVE PEOPLE BECOME MORE AWARE OF THESE CONCEPTS.

I used to "specialize" in Venice Beach 42.15 only...but through expanding to other issues, I was able to evolve and continue on, and now, for me to continue on (personally), I feel an urgent need to present the material on executive strategy blog. So that blog will be politics free (i want it to be a safe environment for EVERYONE to read. (So when there is any political speech on the blog, it is for "communication strategy" purposes, not to make a point on corruption.

AND, I won't be posting that stuff here, unless I feel like pulling an "Andy Kaufman" routine. HOWEVER, I will still refer to the material and post links off site.

Man, I really believe, if you are someone reading this blog, the executive strategy material should be of interest to you.

July 29, 2007 11:16 AM  

Anonymous moderator dogg said:

lots of good comments since i last checked last night. Just to let everyone know I read them all, and lots of great stuff. I think they ALL had some value, even if it was slamming -- at least it was thoughful!

July 29, 2007 11:25 AM  

Anonymous Hillary in 2008 said:

Zuma Dog trying to drum up business lied and said "Barack Obama out-fundraising the hell out of her"

Nice attempt at spin Zuma Dog, you're learning. But not very good if even I can prove you to be the fool.
Obama Bin Laden (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APx2YJ-_jos), also known as the "African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking" (http://www.cnn.com/2007/POLITICS/01/31/biden.obama/) counts sales of his merchandise as contributions (http://mediamatters.org/items/200707180004).

Hillary will win, and doesn't need the likes of you to do it. Sit back and dream of a better country under Hillary.

July 29, 2007 11:46 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The hypocrisy of accepting someone who cheated on his spouse as a national co-chair is disgusting. It speaks to character. It speaks to ethics. It speaks to what is wrong with this country.

Bill cheated on Hillary and she "forgave him." Bill is her HUSBAND.

AV did it to his wife and has been chosen by Hillary to represent HER campaign. That is a CHOICE. It is her CHOICE to keep AV on so that she can capture hispanic votes.

If she had any REAL principles, she would say that she cannot be represented by AV given his personal proclivities.

A politician that sticks by his/her principles rather than sacrificing those principles for votes would be refreshing indeed.

July 29, 2007 12:32 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

11:46am,

Didn't you read my comments. I thought I was being supportive of hillary. between her and barack...i think i presented some good arguments as to why i feel more comfortable with clinton. i am concerned over the barack's lack of experience at that level.

now maybe as time goes on, and i hear more from him, i will have more confidence in him, but i am big on clinton for the experience and the fact that bill will be along for the ride, too.

if people are claiming there are people reading this blog associated with her campaign, then zd hopes they agree with my analysis, and it may give them the motivation to try and affect those strategic changes in the candidate.

Instead of trying a be "Mr. Tough-Guy" with that combative karma that keeps backfiring in your face like a manure bomb all over you...why not at least tell me what you disagree with in my recommendations, instead of proving how there is no discussion needed. LOOK AT THE POLL NUMBERS BUDDY!!!

You should be saying, "Zuma...no president can win without the south. let's see how well barack does against the southern belle of presidential politics in the south. let's see how the public feels about having a zero experience president walking in the door on the first day, as he has to deal with international leaders and terrorists while he's learning the simple ins and outs of the job. (This isn't a seasoned political veteran like his elder opponents on both sides.)

And regarding Obamas "good look" on internet polls, remember, those are a lot of younger demos...these internet polls do not factor in the little old ladies and Archie Bunkers who do not use computers, but show up on election day.

Deming and Ries and Trout warn you to beware market research to predict what people will (vote for) in the future.

Hillary's battle for the victory she is trying to win, first in the MINDS of the voters isn't over policy or legalese...

It's over peoples' "feeling" about the candidate (about hillary), and that is based, not on logic (legislation), but on "emotions".

She has to do a better job of appearing more "fun" like Billy Boy! Maybe it's time for Fleetwood Mac to get a few more royalty payments.

Remember how that song worked so well at the time...well the time is even more perfect now...AND, Hillary can trigger all those positive anchors (neuro-associations) that they already have conditioned in their subconcious. All you have to do, is play the damn song (cue "Don't Stop); have Bill walk out on stage FIRST and introduce, "...The former First Lady -- and next president of the United States, Hillary Rodham Clinton.

[Hillary walks out in dark navy suit right at post of song.]

If you wake up, and don't want to smile....

[It's all based on that stuff I posted in zumasmaster file.}

July 29, 2007 1:10 PM  

Anonymous PhilKrakover said:

So, everybody, what is worse; a politician who has a cheating scumbag for a national co-chair or one who has one for a husband?

Luckily, we needn't decide on this one, because the candidate has BOTH.

July 29, 2007 1:19 PM  

Anonymous One Who Knows said:

Zuma Dogg:

"I think Iive spent too much time talking about myself on this blog, so I'll stop for a while and change the subject; tell me, what do YOU think about ME?"

Answer: "You are an attention whore."

July 29, 2007 1:21 PM  

Anonymous milton erickson said:

Here is a video on youtube that demonstrates some of the techniques (anchoring) that you may have heard of. It's regarding how your hand gestures can help you more effectively communicate your message in the mind of viewers -- AND -- how you can be undermining all your carefully crafter verbiage, by sending the improper "mixed-signals"/mixed messages...sending them literally straight into their subconcious mind...and then it doesn't matter how well you argue on the logical policy. YouTube Video on "anchoring"/strategic art of communication

July 29, 2007 1:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zuma Dogg, this is Larry King calling:

Can your people get back to me, so we can discuss scheduling you for a show to discuss your Erickson methods of "anchoring?"

I can't believe I've survived this long without knowing how to properly use my hands for maximum effectiveness, in fact, I don't use them at all, I just sort of fold them and lean across the table and look people in the eye. Of course, I realize now I've been doing everything wrong. Can you help me?

Really appreciate it, know you busy you are, saving Hillary's campaign and all--

Larry

July 29, 2007 2:54 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

2:54pm,

Oh my goodness, you suffer from such lack of distinctive cognitive recognition:

Larry King is the neutral party there to draw out the best in his guest through the most insightful line of questioning. (Whether he achieves that or not is up to you.)

He is not campaigning. He is not trying to sell you the benefits of why the viewer should like him more than the guest. He is not there to try and use more effective communication tactics (like the important body language and gestures that add to the vocal message) to spin against his guest.

The fact that you do not make these types of distinctions in your own mind is concerning if you are someone who does this for a living. So I hope you are just an average joe, not someone whose candidate's success is dependent upon your strategic insight. (Or inability to have strategic insight due to anger and hostility, based on fear and frustration.)

You should skip ZD's Executive Strategy Blog, and go straight to the "ZD Master File", because that has a little more of the "NLP" hypnotheraputic reframing you may benefit from that will collapse a lot of the subconcious in-congruent patterns you are running that create your dysfunctional, irrational and illogical thought patterns.

Go to www.zumatimes.com because as a society in crisis, as we are losing market share in the global economy, we need ALL members of society to be operating at their maximum potential, and it appears your non-congruent thought patterns are preventing you from achieveing that. And that's a real waste that comes back to affect us all.

July 29, 2007 3:20 PM  

Anonymous Anyone but clinton said:

zuma dogg 1:10 PM said...
Didn't you read my comments. I thought I was being supportive of hillary. between her and barack...i think i presented some good arguments as to why i feel more comfortable with clinton. i am concerned over the barack's lack of experience at that level.

Sweet Jesus. You complain hourly about corrupt politicians and you support Clinton?? Did you miss the clinton years, do I need to post a refresher about how many of clintons friends were convicted of crimes, how many of clintons enemies committed suicide by shooting themselves in the back of the head or had plane crashes?

July 29, 2007 4:18 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

4:18pm,

YIKES! Thanks for the refresher. But I'm scared to turn the keys over to Barack. The whole system is corrupt, at least I think Hillary will help the corruption run smoother.

If anyone can sell me on the benefits of Barack vs Hil, please do. I'm basing my entire decision, thus far, on the single issue of experience.

It's a long race ahead. And ZD isn't about who to vote...it's about demonstrating how everyone may benefit from more effective communication strategy...and of course the clinton prez campaign (co-starring Bill) is a great case study.

July 29, 2007 4:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

4:18: Scientologists do the same types of things -- kill people's cats and hound and harass them until they appear psychotic to the general public and then, when they are dismissed as just looney toons, is when they go in literally for the piece-de-resistance, the thing that drives the victim to suicide. Having your credibility, very sanity, called into question after their campaigns, leads to schizophrenia and suicide.

If you think I'm making this up, check the comments in the LAT article on Theresa Duncan, and the comments in WitnessLA, with links.

THIS IS VERY SERIOUS BUSINESS THAT THEY CAN MANIPULATE TO SOUND ABSURD AND THAT'S HOW THEY GET AWAY WITH IT. THEY ARE BUYING UP OLD HOUSES IN VENICE AND FILLING THEM WITH SEEMINGLY NORMAL ARTISTS AND SUCH, WHO EASILY INFILTRATE THE COMMUNITY AND THEN PERFORM THESE DEEDS, IN THE INTEREST OF CONTROLLING THE INTELLECTUALS AND MEDIA FOR THEIR OWN PURPOSES.

July 29, 2007 5:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

July 29, 2007 5:03 PM

I would put nothing past Scientologists and could easiy believe anything evil said about them...

July 29, 2007 5:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

ZumaDogg 4:57
YIKES! Thanks for the refresher. But I'm scared to turn the keys over to Barack. The whole system is corrupt, at least I think Hillary will help the corruption run smoother.

Oops, I forgot. This is a los angeles blog, only democrats can be voted for. The sheeple are well trained in la la land.

July 29, 2007 7:18 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

7:18pm,

??? Did I say only Democrats can be voted for??? I am, however, comparing Clinton to Obama in the Democratic campaign, and perhaps would have a preference between the two. I think it is the most exciting race to watch, this far in the campaign. Would you like me to evaluate some republican contenders? I don't think there is a 2 horse race there, yet like there is in the democratic party. (Richardson isn't in the hizzy, yet...but it's early.)

So anyway, remember, I am covering the election, at the point, from a campaign strategy focus.

July 29, 2007 7:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Chris Rock for President!

He's "Black Enough" and doesn't pretend to know what he's talking about. I wish Barack would stop pretending, too. But I kind of like his idea of pulling out of Iraq and then sitting down for a nice chat with the President/Dictator of Iran, to "explain" to him that it's in Iran's best interest to keep order there after we leave. As if Iran hasn't already been keeping order, er, blowing up the Sunnis.

And then he'd do the same with North Korea. I guess Barack has read your motivational "make the world a better place" blogs. -- He doesn't know that you're secretly a Hillary advisor/strategist, and has been stealing some of your advice.

July 29, 2007 9:58 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

9:58pm said.."your motivational "make the world a better place" blogs.."

Excuse me...can you please copy and paste some of that "make the world..." stuff. I don't remember posting anything like that.

Just effective communication, marketing and productivity strategies.

So if you can please copy and paste what you consider to be that fluffy motivational stuff...please post up, or shut up.

I think the way your boss' PR has been going, it should probably be shut-up.

July 30, 2007 12:53 AM  

Anonymous Joe AA. said:

There is a huge race, stupid. It is between Rudy and Fred.

Mitt is hanging in there and Newt is poised to run if Fred fails.

McCain got left at the starting gate; he forgot to pay entry fees.

Get a life.

July 30, 2007 9:47 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hillary has a problem: she wants to be pro-labor, but is seeking support from the Indian moguls who have taken over large swaths of Silicon Valley, and they are exporting jobs to India as well as importing workers on special visas for specialized skills.
Everyone knows you can't call for customer support these days without getting some guy in Bangalore. Of course, unions object.

But this is good, in a way: If Mexico had these entrepreneurs, maybe Mexicans would stay in Mexico, not come here and flood our schools and hospitals and infrastructure to the breaking point. Why can't Mexico do this? Saying there is corruption there is no excuse: India is also corrupt, and so is every Third-world country.

July 30, 2007 12:35 PM  

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