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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

"LA ANTONIA TIMES", R. I. P.

To Steve Lopez,

We at Mayor Sam can empathize with your plight.

After all, with the "ZELL MAN" at the helm of the "MOBILE TRAILER TRIBUNE", the pressure to produce quality news print is on the level with the quality of pole dancers on the roof(Roderick can be your "DOORMAN" to the roof, just a thought).

So you are in a funk over the fact that our esteem Mayor does not have the mental fortitude to focus on a "ONE ON ONE" with you.

You offer to walk with him around Skid Row to discuss the current state of affairs in the bowels of "EASTERN DOWNTOWN", nada?

Want to critique Mirthala on her new show at " MIGHTY RADIOBIMBO 690 AM"?, no go?

You want to ask the Mayor to respond to the Council's numbers cruncher who panned his budget proposals, no way??

Steve, I and the others who are in the decreasing ranks of daily readers of actual newsprint, love your style. Whether it is the "Esteem Cardinal" or "C.A. Rocktard", you "T.J." and Steve Harvey's "The Bottom Ten" are the only reasons I continue this daily ritual of reading the newsprint in hand.

But as a point of reference, when you piss off the "POLITICO FORMERLY KNOWN AS MAYOR ANTONIO VILLARAIGOSA, tony villar, with what Tim Rutten wrote,

Perhaps the mayor simply hoped to demonstrate that he really is a "friend
to the department." After all, the ongoing reduction in crime in L.A. is one of
the few unambiguous achievements of a mayoral administration that seems to
generate more unfinished initiatives than an ADD clinic.


......and the Mayor (ADV®) responds with this,

"a cheap shot at people who have ADD" and added, "I think he knows my son
has attention deficit disorder."(M.O. of Mayor to hide behind family member when the "s..." gets deep).


...then rest assure, you (great find on Mirthala's radio show quote), Rutten and your "FISHWRAP OF RECORD" are in the "CASA DE PERRO". Maybe Helfand can plead your case, he is the Mayor's favorite P.R. writer.

In closing, with the endorsement of Obama, Rutten's missive on Mayor, and with the dishing of scribe Lopez, we announce the retirement of the moniker "LA ANTONIA TIMES"...........that is until the next mayoral election in 2009.

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40 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This was a terrific article by Lopez. Bravo that SOMEONE @ the Times is showing some bawlz in writing about Villar-Raigosa for who he really is.

February 27, 2008 11:20 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hat's off to the radio caller who compared Mirthala's homewrecking with those who she accuses of doing it in the government.

Sweet. SWEET that every day Latinos recognize Mirthala's and Antonio's scuzziness!

February 27, 2008 11:23 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I don't think that you should let them off the hook so easily.

February 27, 2008 11:27 AM  

Blogger Joseph Mailander said:

"Emulate"? Red Spot: "empathize"...

February 27, 2008 11:33 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"emulate with your plight?" please buy a dictionary.

February 27, 2008 11:35 AM  

Blogger Mayor Sam said:

Yea what the hell does "We at Mayor Sam can emulate with your plight." mean? :)

I was pleased to see Lopez using favorite Mayor Sam terms such as the Summer of Love and the Mini Mayor.

Perhaps next he could write about the 80 FAKE NEIGHBORHOOD WATCHES.

February 27, 2008 11:40 AM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

I can emulate with that.

February 27, 2008 11:40 AM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

For 11:23

I feared for Rose when he brought up the mayor's dalliance last year with Telemundo anchor/reporter Mirthala Salinas.

"I had a tough summer," Villaraigosa said. "I got divorced, and it wasn't pretty."

The worst thing you can do in a situation like that is lie, Rose said.

"Luckily I didn't," Villaraigosa said.

Actually, maybe he should have. Salinas might not have lost her job and ended up on talk radio, where last week she and her co-host were talking about how immigration raids are splitting up families. John Rabe, host of "Off-Ramp" on KPCC-FM (89.3), had assigned intern Grissel Espinoza to listen to the show, and Espinoza heard an angry caller ask on the air:

"What did Mirthala do with Villaraigosa? Isn't that family disintegration?"

Ouch.

February 27, 2008 11:50 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Lopez is blowing smoke out of his butt to please the likes of 11:20, who show that it doesn't matter WHAT you write about the Mayor, as long as you try to take him down to the Inquirer level of last summer. Lopez had his moment of glory with that "too cute" Summer of Love article, which even concluded with speculations about the Mayor's private anatomy, so I think it's safe to say Lopez will be getting his "news" about Antonio from watching Charlie Rose indefinitely.

Tim Rutten is another smug jerk who tried to make hay out of the Mayor's support for the SWAT/ anti- gang cops at the funeral, by saying he was kissing the butt of the Police Protection League. Just like he wrote a similar article about Weiss a month earlier.

But Rutten got a terse letter from the League accusing Rutten of being the one to capitalize on the plights of cops to make a name for himself -- it was published in L A Observed, funny, you didn't pick it up here. Nothing but mud slinging against the Mayor, huh? (While kissing the butt of Chicago Homeboy Obama -- open season on little Mexicans, but more butt-kissing to little half-black guys rules.)

(Not that you couldn't find substantive things to attack him on if you really wanted to -- I for one agree it would be silly to sell off the older cars in the fleet, which would go for about $1000 at auction and mean the city has to reimburse its Field Deputies for mileage. They should look at the hundreds of cars used by DWP executives first -- unlike the little-paid Field Deputies who have to drive all over the district, what do those people do with their take-home cars that is so essential? Stay late at the DWP gym and lactation classes?)

Lopez and Rutten aren't giving us anything new or useful, just trying to keep their own names relevant by making cheap shots which are even counterproductive to city policy, as with Rutten attacking the Police League and anyone who supports them.

Maybe Rutten and Lopez can write PR pieces on that little monkey midget Zell, like they did about his grand appearance at the LACMA remodel. Or better yet, follow him out on the town visiting a strip club, and ranking them by preference. "Strip club Weekly Rankings by Zell," the true self-described conneoisure of "p-sy."

Sorry, Lopez, nothing you can dig up on Tony and Mirthala's relegated to being out of sight, so stick to your own midget perv, Zell. (Teach fat wanna-be rainmaker Rutten how to join you in Enquirer-land.)

February 27, 2008 11:55 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Maybe Red Spot can emulate the other writers on Mayor Sam and THINK before actually writing.

Between the spelling and complete misuse of words, I think it's time that Red Spot be called in for a review & goals meeting.

Drum Drum. I mean, Dum Dum

February 27, 2008 12:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

luckily???

like it was out of his control?

February 27, 2008 12:18 PM  

Blogger Antonio Watch said:

I don't empathize with Mr. Whiny Pants. I pity the fool.

February 27, 2008 12:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The new movie about the homeless man from Juliard has Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa as the bad guy in it. Tearing peoples tents down with the safe cities initiative , skid row denizens booing him at a press conference while he announces fifty million dollars for homelessness and then turning around and shaking Steve Lopez's hand thanking him for brining skid row to his attention.

That is the word from sources on the movie set. It is not going to be a good movie for the Midget Mayor. The movie is based on Steve Lopez's articles in the LA Times and stars Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey Jr. as Steve Lopez.

February 27, 2008 12:30 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

DUM DUM is me at times, I concur.

Yet my escapades with the rules of grammer and the written word are minute compare to the excesses of falsehoods and spin radiating from a certain "THIRD FLOOR".

As in my endevers to inprove my grammatical contributions to discourse on the blog. The Mayor should embrace his fallices (BIG ARMS NEEDED) and work hand in hand with them to improve his work and being.

P.S. Check spolling if you wish.

February 27, 2008 12:34 PM  

Anonymous Big Johnson said:

Red Spot, instead of "fallicies", did you mean "fallacies" or "phalluses"?

February 27, 2008 1:11 PM  

Blogger Joseph Mailander said:

Maybe Red Spot can emulate the other writers on Mayor Sam and THINK before actually writing.

A natural gift for malaprops and neologisms is only refreshing. They are engaging at every level. I even bought into "a kindler, gentler nation" for a minute.

February 27, 2008 1:19 PM  

Anonymous little johnson said:

I think at times that the spot is tweaking you guys with his misspolling.

February 27, 2008 1:27 PM  

Anonymous homer said:

We have a Mayor Villa-Mugroso defender in our midst’s, who says we use "Enquirer" tactics to take down our Midget Mayor.

Well let's look at one huge problem in Los Angeles, the "Gang Capital of the World", yes gangs.

The Mayor used his superb management skills to appoint Jeff Carr as gang czar; I would have appointed Caper the Ghost as gang czar. I'm sure I would have seen Casper more often; we’ve yet to see Jeff Carr in action. The Mayor has done nothing to help implement any new gang programs after the city spent $590 million on Connie Rice’s gang report/study.

The Mayor has never once mentioned that a large percentage of gang members are illegal aliens. The Mayor has instead pandered to the illegal alien community, just look at all the illegal vendors all over Los Angeles as one example. Anyone with half a brain knows we need to enforce immigration laws against known illegal alien gang members, as part of any gang reduction program.

This is what the Mayor should be asking for here in Los Angeles, if he is really serious about gang reduction.


http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-riversidegang27feb27,1,2948219.story

“The Riverside County district attorney and Sheriff's Department will join forces with the U.S. attorney's office to crack down on convicted gang members who return to the country after being deported”

February 27, 2008 2:17 PM  

Blogger Mayor Sam said:

Ah, I got that one!

February 27, 2008 2:34 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

BTW, was it the Mayor who was given a certain moniker "ADV"?

February 27, 2008 2:38 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

11:55 AM (3rd floor local time)

What about a "ZELLIN, VILLAR POLE DANCING TOUR"??

February 27, 2008 2:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Red Spot, I think Villar is way too refined to be a strip club companion for midget perv Zell (misspelled connoisseur, a la a Spot-ism there), and I'm sure he'd never made his catch phrase, "It's unAmerican not to like P-sy."

If he wasn't afraid of being fired, Lopez would go after Zell for all the local color this town could handle. (But didn't he get into trouble for showing up at Zell's house in the Bu once, after Zell didn't return his calls? Talk about an imperious little guy with control and power issues.

As for Rutten, his contribution to the public discourse in town is such that he should go out as Zell's strip club ranking buddy, and maybe try a shimmy or two himself, it's a good workout. Now, that's a story Lopez can't miss. (Even Mirthala's too classy for that, apparently she'd rather be doing interviews in a radio basement than being fodder for Lopez et al.)

On a more serious note, if it's true about the Mayor being the bad guy for cleaning up skid row -- it's been a hellhole for years because under the ACLU and like- minded activists who kept the homeless on the streets, drugged out and "free" for their own good, and only under the Mayor and Bratton has it finally become more or less walkable again. To the relief of downtown merchants and loft dwellers, visitors to MOCA, etc. And yes, there's been some disruption to the homeless' street existence -- the city and county are building some shelters, but I'd like to see more private investment and help in that quarter from churches, and do-gooders who only condemn the city for trying to finally clean up its act.

February 27, 2008 2:59 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Cut and paste from the past.

MAYOR SAM: An advance note, since the paperwork is still being processed. The trademark registration for "Attention-Deficit Villaraigosa" or ADV® is " pending," but I'm fine with anyone else using it for the right reasons. Also looking into "Truthless Tony" -- although I think I stole that one from another blog, Pope Anthony I (not sure about the number on that).

Use 'em, don't abuse 'em. Anything for the cause, ABADV. The city don't need to spread CD14's misery that far around.
February 10, 2005 10:09 AM

THOUGHT TO PONDER,

when are where was it reported that Tonito was classified with ADD?

February 27, 2008 3:00 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Are should be and.

February 27, 2008 3:13 PM  

Blogger Mayor Sam said:

Who wants to guess which one of the three dum dums wrote that pro-mini mayor screed up above?

Do we need to let the Obama folks know that Tony Villar staffers are calling Barack a "little half black guys?"

February 27, 2008 4:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Jesus Q. Christ, Red Spot. The word isn't "inprove."

And it's not "fallices."

Holy cow. Time to hire an intern. Or a school kid. Or a retard.

February 27, 2008 4:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Antonio should be glad Steve Lopez didnt' call him the gang banger cholo mayor. Do you remember the scathing piece Steve wrote back when Antonio was elected. It was the good.

Mayor Sam you need to get a clip of the clowns on council all whining cause they each may loose ONE city car cause of budget cuts. They had the nerve to say their field deputies use them to go out in the community. bullshit. They use them for personal use on weekends and partying. Wasn't it a certain councilwoman's staffer who got a dui and wrecked and totaled the city car??? Wasn't it Janice "blonde dumb ass" Hahn who parked in a restricted space with a city car???

February 27, 2008 4:36 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Villar "refined"???

As for the illegal street vendors, I once got dispoopsia from one of those dirty water franks.

February 27, 2008 4:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who is the staffer who had a DUI with a city car and totaled it?

Let's get the name out there and investigate it.

I'm sick of this shit. Let's get the name and story out there if it's true.

February 27, 2008 4:57 PM  

Blogger Antonio Watch said:

They had the nerve to say their field deputies use them to go out in the community.

Go out in the community? That is too funny--did anyone else conjure mental images of field deputies white-knuckling it through CD1 in armored vehicles?

February 27, 2008 5:06 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

In CD 14, that means that Huizar still has staffers.

February 27, 2008 5:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Another day of gang violence in L.A., "The Gang Capital of the World".

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-busstop28feb28,0,5807426.story

7 shot, injured at L.A. bus stop

Seven people were wounded in a shooting at a bus stop south of downtown Los Angeles this afternoon, officials said.

Several individuals walked up and fired multiple rounds at a bus stop shortly after 3 p.m., said Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Jason Lee, citing witnesses. Five juveniles and two adults were being treated for gunshot wounds on the scene at Central and Vernon Avenues, said spokeswoman Sara Faden.

"It's chaos out there. There are seven victims. It's hard to say who's the victim and who's the suspect," Lee said.

The injuries ranged from minor to serious, but all victims were in stable condition and expected to survive, officials said.

No suspects were in custody. A nearby middle school was on lockdown as a precaution while police searched for the assailants, Faden said.

February 27, 2008 5:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I thought the Mayor and Police Chief said Los Angeles is now a safe city? I guess L.A. is safer than Darfur.

http://cbs2.com/local/Bus.stop.school.2.664520.html

5 Kids Among 8 Shot Near South L.A. School

LOS ANGELES (AP) ― Authorities say six to eight people, including a 2-year-old boy, have been wounded in shootings outside a restaurant and a nearby school in South Los Angeles.

Police spokesman Jason Lee says a shooting occurred around 3:15 p.m. Wednesday outside a Jack In the Box restaurant. About that time another shooting occurred outside Carver Middle School, where two victims believed to be students were injured.

February 27, 2008 7:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Someone asked about a city staffer who had smashed up a city car while driving under the influence. Perhaps there are others, but at least one name comes to mind: Sergio Carrillo, who was a Janice Hahn deputy at the time and is now a lobbyist.....

February 27, 2008 7:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

CHEAP SHOT!!!!! Who's the one the put it out on national news that his son has ADD! What a coward you are Antonio, I bet Corina is questioning your manhood once again over this one. Poor Tonito, I bet he is having a hell of a time at Princeton with his dad doing his national PR for him. Or maybe his dad put this ADD stuff out there to cover for Junior's failing grades. This is family stuff that should stay in the family - not to be used as a shield during a national press interview.

HAVE YOU NO SHAME??

Then again, you might be talking about your first born son. But how would you know that he has ADD if you never even met him?

February 27, 2008 9:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How does a kid with ADD get into Princeton? What a whiner Antonio is, and what a selfish egotistical heartless shit for exploiting his son. But you all voted for him.

February 28, 2008 9:01 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How does a kid with ADD get into Princeton? What a whiner Antonio is, and what a selfish egotistical heartless cad for exploiting his son. But you all voted for him.

February 28, 2008 9:02 AM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

How does "Refined" equat with "CHULITAS"?. The barrio awaits your responce.

February 28, 2008 10:02 AM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

From WWG regarding the Lopez piece.

Lopez can't get interview with the mayor

Times columnist Steve Lopez says the Villaraigosa press office won't even return his calls. By the way, on "Charlie Rose" last week, Villaraigosa assailed columnist Tim Rutten for using an ADD metaphor and said, "I think he knows my son has attention deficit disorder." Well now everyone knows, but I didn't and Rutten didn't: "Wouldn't know the mayor's son if I tripped over him," he told Lopez.. LAT

February 28, 2008 10:05 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If the Mayor wanted to say something substantive about Rutten, why didn't he say that the Police Protective League wrote Rutten a scathing letter to butt out of the situation, instead of accusing the Mayor of pandering to them? They said it was Rutten who was trying to promote himself at the expense of the cops by attacking the Mayor. That's what he should have said, but now we all know his son has ADD when no one did before. Guess he was referring to Rutten's snotty tone, shared with his buddy Lopez.

But to be fair, if Lopez ever said anything negative about my privates or more precisely, quoted an old lady saying it (as though that was okay) I wouldn't call him back, either. I'd question his own cajones -- what kind of guy talks about another guy's family jewels?
Cheap shot, Lopez gets what he deserved.

Now, he has his own resident midget boss Zell to torment, but I haven't seen anything out of him about the guy's potty-mouth. Or showing up at LACMA with two women on each arm, an older one who must ahve been the wife, and who was the other one? The wife didn't look too happy -- like, "What, I'm not good enough to walk in with by myself? Who do you think you are, you ridiculous horny little elf?"

Now, that's what Lopez could have said. If he had cojones.

February 28, 2008 11:55 AM  

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