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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Caption this!!! Brought to you by the L.A. Times

It seems that the scribes at the "OLD GREY HAG ON SPRING STREET" have lately been engage in a internal quest to print photographs of the "POLITICO FORMERLY KNOWN AS MAYOR ANTONIO VILLARAIGOSA, tony villar", in less than Mayoral pose.
Some of these recent photos reinforce a perception that we elected a "OFFICIAL COURT JESTER", not the Mayor of the second largest city in the United States.
Here is the Times latest offering, you provide the caption.

Enjoy your lunch.
For more, go to the "John and Ken" link and click on to the "HALL OF VILLAR".

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

Looks like a lame duck pose, arms folded, as if in a casket, smiling into eternity

November 29, 2007 1:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Is that a wedding band on his finger??? I can't quite make it out.

November 29, 2007 1:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

this was taken and printed april 06 dummies, just reprinted now

November 29, 2007 1:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Prove it!!

November 29, 2007 1:32 PM  

Anonymous non-union writer said:

softens hands while you do dishes.

November 29, 2007 1:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Photographs are timeless. Especially when a good laugh is involve. BTW, why did the Times hold back on this?

P.S. thanks to the Third Floor for the info.

November 29, 2007 1:34 PM  

Anonymous non-union writer said:

Look Bernie, no ring! Leeeeeeeet's swiiiiiiiiiiiing!

November 29, 2007 1:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I almost choked up my lunch when I clicked and saw the photo. What was the LA Slimes purpose of printing this photo? Sorry don't attack me on this and I'm not homophobic but you have to agree Antonio looks too feminine with his hands.

November 29, 2007 1:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

for the date, just read the d below photo, idiots. In the Times where it's printed, dudh. Ah yes, the blogging burros and their fans have discovered something again

November 29, 2007 2:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It's called an archive photo -- do you think the Mayor and Bernie would be grinning at each other now at the Colleseum, Samsonites?

Sure, the Times was able to get them over there to grin in a photo op just before they sounded off on network tv and the print media on opposite sides of the issue.

At that time, everyone incl. MAV were hopeful they could get an NFL team -- then was then, this is now, but if you Samsonite minis READ the article instead of speculating to each other with Sam's help, you wouldn't be you, now would you?

Third Floor Spinner

November 29, 2007 2:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


November 29, 2007 2:22 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

The premise here is that the formerly "LA ANTONIA TIMES" is no longer holding back in printing "BAFFOONISH" images of the Mayor.

BTW, nice to know that I am a suitcase.

November 29, 2007 2:35 PM  

Anonymous Captain Jack Sparrow said:

Good afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen (removes hat and bows low with flourish):

Sots, do you like to play games? Of course you do, darlings. This is a game called "Open Mouth, Insert Words," and I know certain ones of you are master players for you, if you will, often put words in MY mouth, savvy? Are you ready? Right then, let's go!

Bitter Bernie: "Ah, Mayor, you're quite the man about town, aren't you?"

His Nibbs: "Why, yes I am."

Bitter Bernie: "And you're quite the man among the ladies, aren't you?"

His Nibbs: "Why, yes I am."

Bitter Bernie: "What if I were to say that the reason the stars were bright at night here in this fair city, you'd probably say that it wasn't the stars that were fair but rather your own sparkling persona, would you not?"

His Nibbs: "Why, yes I would."

Bitter Bernie: And what if I were to say "Tickets on the 50 yard line for a football game...$100. Beer...$30. The look on your wife's face when she sees who's below camera range....priceless."

His Nibbs: "I'd say, [INSERT WORDS HERE] "

(Whispers) Let's see how quickly the sots catch on and put something up about Captain Jack, for, if you will, I've become somewhat of a target du jour for some still in leading strings, savvy?

November 29, 2007 2:56 PM  

Anonymous Captain Jack Hoff said:

Good afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen (removes hat and bows low with flourish):

Captain Jack Sparrow is no longer amusing of funny. Savvy???

November 29, 2007 3:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I think you mean amusing or funny !!!

You must be a third floor spinster, only those clowns on the third floor ever criticize us lovers of all things Mayor Sam and his babd of sailors. Savvy?

November 29, 2007 3:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

...lol, if you're going to use my name, it should be "Commander"!

November 29, 2007 3:32 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

"DONE DUM" needs a humor check

November 29, 2007 3:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You must be a member of the illiterate Blogging Burros; I believe you meant to write “Mayor Sam and his band of sailors. Do you Savvy?

Where is the Red Spot Burro? We need his outstanding grammar skills.

November 29, 2007 3:35 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Your banter predicated my appearance.

November 29, 2007 3:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Now we all know Antonio would have said the hell with the law and still got on the airbus. How embarrassing he and clowncil were stopped. How could they not know about the law? He and clowncil members must have looked pretty stupid waving to the people who got their free ride on the Airbus.

....State Law Prompts LA Mayor To Skip Airbus Flight...For LA's mayor, it was a flight to nowhere.

...The world's largest passenger plane, the Airbus A380, took off on a demonstration trip this morning without Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa or City Council members because an obscure state law bars legislators from accepting free transportation.
Villaraigosa toured the giant plane before takeoff but didn't board her. The mayor was advised he shouldn't take the 90-minute flight because it might violate the law, which he said originally was designed to bar railroads from currying favor with legislators by giving them free trips. About 150 guests had a champagne reception during the flight, which began and ended at Los Angeles International Airport.

November 29, 2007 3:39 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Airbus = Airmonica

November 29, 2007 3:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It's only the Samsonites (I like that but lemme think about it) who think the photo was meant to be baffoonish.

Although even the Times has had its own "name that photo" context with the Mayor, Nunez and Arnold outdoing each other in the megawatt smilage dept. unveiling some traffic controls deep under ground.

But how many of you Samsonites know this: who are the other 8 on the Colliseum Commish besides Bernie?

Herb Wesson's wife, for one. With the way Bernie's leading Jan Perry around by the nose on the 3/12 issue, do you think Wesson's wife has a mind of her own on this?

If they think his brilliant "perception trumps reality" comment about policing in the hood was so smart, they'll follow him anywhere.

November 29, 2007 3:46 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

We were opining on a photo before you spun yourself dizzy.


and Wesson

November 29, 2007 3:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What I want to know is who picks the Coliseum commissioners? Is it Antonio only or others? These people have no clue what football is and they blew it for an NFL team to come to LA so get rid of them.

November 29, 2007 4:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Oh, Red Psot, stop whining, it's the holidays!

Say, (snaps fingers and smiles) since Hanukkah is coming up, do you think we could get your pal Stephen C. Foster to log on and make some crack about the Jews?

November 29, 2007 6:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Don't look for that to happen anytime soon. Forster is still working on his pooper scooper position papers.

November 29, 2007 6:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The supes get to appoint 3 of the 9 people, and guess who they chose?

3 of themselves: that's not even nepotism, it's narcisism. Speaking of them, your fishwrap of choice, the Daily Snooze, has an article about how they've also been caught unawares about the downturn in taxes from falling real estate revenues.

Meanwhile, they've all been asleep at the switch in bringing in big stores, developments and business.

If Bitter Bernie joins them, surely nothing will improve -- but then, Burke hasn't done anything either.

Ridley-Thomas is going after Parks on the Colliseum issue, since Parks has made himself the spokesperson, with his USC links and all. (Still, doesn't want to give USC control. Might Bernie himself have control issues?)

November 29, 2007 7:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Caption, by The Mayor: Oh, I am not prettier than Mirthala!"

November 29, 2007 7:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

3:39, you're a fool if you think city officials have the entire state law code memorized.

How could they not know about a 100 year old law written to keep the corrupt robber barons who owned Southern Pacific and Union Pacific from having an obvious way to bribe the state legislature? Pretty easy. There are thousands of pages of state laws and no one knows them all.

Mayor Sam, where did you find these functional illiterates>

November 29, 2007 9:36 PM  

Anonymous stephen c. foster said:

6:17, I make no jokes about the Jewish religion, Jewish adherents, nor do I see any potential humor in anti-semitic jokes. I recognize that without Judaism, there would be no Christianity.

I also recognize that if you curse a Jew, you will be accursed. If you bless a Jew, you shall be blessed. You will find the meaning in a verse written in the first book of the Pentateuch, the book of Genesis.

It is difficult to teach anyone not to engage in malicious behavior. It is almost impossible to correct the willfully ignorant such as yourself.

And 6:20, you must be a notable coward, an infinite and endless liar, an inveterate promise breaker, and have not one good quality within you!

Regarding the original premise of the Red Spot's post, stating "...you provide the caption," it seems to me that his nibbs is reacting as if he had been handed the ownership deed to the Coliseum.

November 29, 2007 10:13 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Good evening Stephen,

Jew baiting is repugnant. The likes of "DONE DUM", "MEATHEAD" and other members of the "POLLONISTA KOOL-AID CORPS", when confronted with fact. Fall back upon the race card. Hope your Thanksgiving was good.

November 29, 2007 10:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Here I am, the Blogging Burros worst nightmare, I am the Third Floor Spinster. And yes, on my very frequent water-cooler breaks I love drinking Cherry flavored Kool-Aid.

When I can't defend my Commander and Chief, I quickly pull my Ace card, that's right you blogging burro buttheads, I use my race card. My race card has a picture of Beautiful Bernie on one side Mighty Mexican Mayor on the other.

November 29, 2007 10:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The Airbus people wanted the Mayor and city Council members to ride, and said they'd never encountered this sort of problem elsewhere. It does seem stupid and arcane. But who showed up at the 11th hour to drag them off the plane? Why didn't this person tell them earlier, and save the embarrassment of their getting booted off?

Janice gave her would have been seat to the guy who cleans toilets. Seriously.

November 30, 2007 2:58 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


" hahaha, your right, Bernie, this stadium IS almost as big as Mirthala's pussy."

[Mirthala's pussy: let's just say its akin to Pandora's Box]

November 30, 2007 7:25 AM  

Anonymous votron said:

MAV appears to have gained rythym when he lost the ring.

November 30, 2007 7:05 PM  

Anonymous One Who Knows said:

OK, geniuses, here it is:


One Councilmember (Chosen by President of Council - but usually the district representative. Ferraro appointed himself because he didn't like Ridley Thomas)

Two Members of Recreation & Parks Commission. All five are appointed by Mayor with Council Confirmation, then the R & P Commission votes two of them to be Coliseum Commissioners. But in practice, the Mayor makes the decision(s).


Three Supervisors, chosen by the Board Chair for the year. The chair is rotated by tradition, but they never let Kenny Hahn be chair.


Three members of the nine member California Science Center Board. The nine are appointed by the Governor, and then they actually elect three.

The Chair rotates each year between the City, County and State.

Each group has one alternate, so there are four alternates.

Major stuff takes six votes, minor stuff, five.

The State of California owns the stadium. The Commission rents the stadium from the State. The State retains the parking lots and all the income from parking.

December 01, 2007 8:48 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

read Jerry Dunphy, a cop's insider take on Bitter Bernie. The cops hated Bernie, who demoralized them in any dealing with the black community, to the point they wouldn't get out of their cars, so no wonder crime was up and spiraling further.

That changed soon as Bratten took over and Bitter Bernie can't stand it. He's trying to put them back to where he had them, afraid to touch the criminals.

And wants to cut overtime so gangbangers and drug dealers can retake control of the streets at night, like they used to. Confining the cops to working daytime hours not only won't let us recruit cops, but would mean that the most dangerous time of the day would belong to the criminals AGAIN like when he was Chief.

With the Coliseum too, it's all about blaming others and control.

He can't and won't get an NFL team to play there, the Mayor and Arnold see that -- as does the Times, as does anyone who's not blinding by vanity like Bernie.

Despite his alleged love of USC, Bernie stonewalled them for years, and now there's a crisis: it's USC or nothing. But a NEW Commission has to negotiate with them: Bernie and his bitter ways have foiled any deal with the existing Commission under his leadership.

December 01, 2007 12:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Bye bye Bernie and hello Markie!

December 01, 2007 12:55 PM  

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