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Friday, May 23, 2008

Stupid Ass of the Week

Stupid Ass of the Week -- Fabian Núñez
"Everyone's done it like this," Núñez said of previous legislative leaders. "The difference is there are some in politics who want to judge me in a certain manner.

"Because of the fact I am Mexican, they think I have to sleep under a cactus and eat from taco stands."

Hey Stupid Ass, you may get away playing the racial card with the Gringos, Bro, but not with me. You know full well no one expects you to sleep under a cactus and eat at a taco truck, although the latter sounds like a damn fine option to me, but then... I'm not used to $$$$$$ meals at the French Laundry.

Nice way to race bait, tho'.

"The only thing that really results out of this is that groups that don't like Latinos use this as a weapon to inflame anti-Mexican, anti-Latino politics," he said.

Say, Whaaaat?

What the hell are you talking about? You get called out for your spending--money that was entrusted to you by the people of California [ed. my bad, I meant CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS]-- and right away you go crying like a little boy, hiding behind your abuelitas skirts... blaming the White Man for beating you down?

Grow up, Fabian. Be a man and own up to the fact that you blew it. Plain and simple. Pendejo. Sin Vergüenza!

Hector Barajas, communications director of the California Republican Party, called Núñez's racial comments disgraceful and disheartening.

"Questioning someone's expenses, especially when they're in public
office, is something the public should do," he said.

Kevin Spillane, a GOP strategist who ran the campaign against Proposition 93, noted that the campaign also accused President Pro Tem Don Perata, who is white, of political corruption.

"Political corruption is colorblind," Spillane said.
Yeah, Fabian Núñez. Stupid Ass.

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

Uhmm....Valley Doll...

He didn't spend taxpayer money...

May 23, 2008 10:22 AM  

Anonymous Leticia said:

tu eres la pendeja!

it is sure nice to turn on the brown skin when you want to dis un hermano and then act all gabacha when you float in that world.

inconsistent bitch.

May 23, 2008 10:36 AM  

Blogger Valley Doll said:

hey Leticia,

I don't "turn on the brown skin". I was born with it. And exactly, how does one act "all gabacha?".

And just 'cause I call "un hermano" out on outrageous spending, and his using Racial Bias as a scapegoat, that's hardly being inconsistent.

It's just being honest, "hermana".


May 23, 2008 10:45 AM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

We need a little burro added to the picture to reflect Steve Maviglio.

Great Post Doll!! You were reading my thoughts.

May 23, 2008 10:50 AM  

Blogger Valley Doll said:

10:22 my bad. I guess I was so pissed off and typing so fast after reading Petra's post in the thread below, I sorta mind melded all those wasteful politicians into one hairball.

Sad isn't it, there's 31 Flavors of Wasteful Spending and Lame Ass Spinning in politics. Each flavor more disgusting than the next.


May 23, 2008 10:52 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Because of the fact I am Mexican, they think I have to sleep under a cactus and eat from taco stands."

I thought that was taco TRUCKS??

At least be in solidarity with the "save our taco trucks" people, Fabian! Or is this a "racial" thing, because the organizers of that are just young gueros?

May 23, 2008 11:06 AM  

Blogger Mayor Sam said:

Leticia doesn't sound very nice.

Someone once said sexuality is "fluid."

Could race and ethnicity be the same? I've heard of African Americans and Mexicans being accused of "acting white." I have a Pinoy friend who's been accused of being a "coconut" by other Pilipinos.

Can't we just be? Does race still have to matter?

And Fabian is full of shit.

May 23, 2008 11:07 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Valley Doll making a mistake?

Who'd have thunk it?

xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo, love ya babe. (ask she would write)

May 23, 2008 11:12 AM  

Blogger Valley Doll said:

11:12 said: Valley Doll making a mistake?

Who'd have thunk it?

xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo, love ya babe. (ask she would write)

Heh. For reals... a mistake, moi?

Thanks for teh love!


May 23, 2008 11:23 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Nunez is a wussy little cry-baby who needs his mommie to put a bandaid on his boo-boos and make them all better.

Being a total wanker is a phenomenon pathetically seen in all cultures. No ethnicity needed.

May 23, 2008 11:36 AM  

Blogger Valley Doll said:

Mayor Sam said: Could race and ethnicity be the same? I've heard of African Americans and Mexicans being accused of "acting white." I have a Pinoy friend who's been accused of being a "coconut" by other Pilipinos.

Can't we just be? Does race still have to matter?

Mayor Sam:

Weren't we burros just talking about this very subject this week?

Leticia is a perfect example of what I was talking about; that whole attitude that if you don't fall in line with whatever the currect "race issue" thinking is, you're a sell-out, a wannabe whitey, etc., etc. Your race must be defended no matter what; and that just doesn't fly with me. Sorry. I enjoy thinking for myself, regardless of race, based on facts and not racial "loyalty".


I'm so sick of it.

And guess what -- it's a sword that cuts both ways: the gavachos always want to know if my mom or my dad was white, because I HAVE to be half-caucasion because my speaking voice is void of any hispanic inflection; and because of my seemingly esoteric choices in everything else I do-- I MUST not be 100% hispanic. But I am, and I hate being judged from both sides.

May 23, 2008 11:37 AM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

What would of been Nanny Nunez's reaction if he been called a AMERICAN???

May 23, 2008 11:51 AM  

Blogger Mayor Sam said:

You don't get any more white than me! My family perfected the art of making tater tot casserole and Aunt Wally cake in Iowa. My Aunt Louella put doilies on top of the doilies.

My family was so white when Cousin Dorothy met and married Forrest back in the early 50s in Iowa (gulp! a Black man!) they were able to convince elderly and nearly blind Grandma that he was "Spanish."

May 23, 2008 11:54 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Higby neither you nor Valley Doll should attempt to do any racial commentary. You have no experience.

May 23, 2008 12:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Valley Dear said:

"Leticia is a perfect example of what I was talking about; that whole attitude that if you don't fall in line with whatever the currect "race issue" thinking is, you're a sell-out, a wannabe whitey, etc., etc. Your race must be defended no matter what; and that just doesn't fly with me. Sorry. I enjoy thinking for myself, regardless of race, based on facts and not racial "loyalty".

VDoll, ugly pressure to conform ostensibly based in ethnicity or race is far from unique to Los Angeles.

The following happened in a place where the same pressure, maybe even to a higher degree, is pervasive:

A little over a decade ago, I was walking down the hall of a higher education institution in Louisiana when an African American boy roughly 15 years old approached me and said something to me; he asked me a question. I have lots and lots of Deep South relatives and I had been in Louisiana for five years at the time, so the local accent and dialect were very natural to me. But what this young man was asking me was completely unintelligible. Completely. So I stopped and asked him to repeat his question. He did. And I still didn't. So after almost five minutes and many repeats of the question, I finally realized he was asking me.... "What time it is?" with such affected speech that it was imposible to understand. I read my watch and he went on his way. But I was left stunned. The kid wasn't messing with me, this was really how he communicated.

So here was a boy, nearly a man, walking through a major university who didn't stand a chance of having a mainstream job that required basic communication skills of any kind.

This boy's poor future outlook as it appeared at that moment in time had been determined for him by local cultural pressure. It was very upsetting. I'm still really bothered by it. It was rampant in my apartment complex community. I had a number of very good friends who were African American and who's speaking skills were nearly as poor. Community pressure of the type Valley Doll mentions -- Submit or Be Ostracized -- was absolutely indemic, with this terrible impact to this community.


May 23, 2008 12:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Uh-oh. Petrified refer to a member of the Negro race as "boy."

May 23, 2008 1:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

1:00... Double-sigh.

Okay, so no nasty comments about Louisiana and "higher education"? Aw, come on!

Too easy? We could start arguing about the "War of Northern Agression", too. 1:00 -- you go first.

May 23, 2008 1:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'm on a self determined campaign to bring the word "Negro" back in vogue. African-American just has too many syllables and Black doesn't cut it. Negro is elegant, hip and rolls off the tongue.

May 23, 2008 3:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

When is Don quixote going to win one of these awards he has worked so hard to achieve.

May 23, 2008 3:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Now where does "stupid ass of the week" fall in relation to "ass clown of the week"? Is it higher or lower on the Mayor Sam's ass-award scale?

For that matter, which is better - to be higher or lower overall when it comes to ass-related awards? Are you more or less of an ass if the award is higher on the scale? (I'm getting confused).

I'm not sure, but I think I'd rather be considered a stupid ass than an ass clown. People often have sympathy for those who are stupid, whereas some people are actually afraid of clowns.

But then, it is really better to evoke pity than fear, all other things considered?

This could become a Jack Handy moment, if I don't stop typi...

May 23, 2008 4:53 PM  

Anonymous Hedda Hopper said:

Thankfully Nunez will be otta here...bye bye Nunez, don't let the door...

We need to stay vigilant and keep him out of any other office! I also heard on the news that his supporters believe his "mistakes" should be overlooked because he has done so much good while in office. That is bull! We paid him handsomly to do a "good job" while in office! Why should he be rewarded for pilfering campaign donation money for his "high life style." Let's send a message and let elected officials know we won't put up with this!

May 23, 2008 6:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Valley Doll NOT 100% hispanic???

If not mistaken, her Dad, a hispanic, was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. Her mother born in Guadalajara. Can't get more hispanic than that!!!

xoxoxox to My Doll..

May 23, 2008 6:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

There's a report on this in L A Weekly's Daily Blog by Jill Stewart, and someone from Nunez' camp writes in a comment highly critical of her work in general, and claiming they've gotten thousands of racist emails; Stewart replies to him in kind, it's a curiously heated exchange.

Another Ass of the Week: today Jan Perry hauled in the DWP staff to tell them she couldn't approve their request for some improvement that they said was essential to helping respond to emergency outages, because it was an outside contract she hadn't vetted personally. Quite odd to express No Confidence in Nihai so publicly -- is there something going crazy with her hormones lately, maybe?

She also got wildly heated during the hospital dumping debate, calling the other side "liars" who were gossiping about her, and recently accused billboard activists who used the common term "Dog and Pony Show" of "calling your brothers and sisters dogs and ponies...comparing them to animals... see, these are the kinds of people I've been dealing with."

She's even more wildly emotional than Bill Rosendahl, who's more of a woman than Hahn or Greuel; since Jan Perry started wearing those hats, banning fast food restaurants has become one of her saner moments.

May 23, 2008 6:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who's Steve Maviglio? I think he's the one with that heated exchange against Jill Stewart and the Weekly, on her Daily Blog about Nunez issue.

May 23, 2008 6:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

All those idiot Latino politicans use their race for anything they can. How do you think they got in? They are the most corrupt of all and an embarrassement to all Latinos.

Today's LA Slimes hits DWP hard.
.......DWP official's work for contractors comes under fire
Agency's new chief operating officer consulted most of last year to firms with major water and power contracts, which troubles some L.A. council members.
By David Zahniser
........A top executive hired to run day-to-day operations at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has come under fire as the latest example of the revolving door between city government and businesses that seek lucrative public contracts.

Before returning to the DWP in December after a six-year absence, Raman Raj, who earns $247,000 annually as the utility's chief operating officer, worked most of last year as a consultant for at least three DWP contractors. He also worked for a company being discussed as the possible subject of a lawsuit over a 2005 power outage.

DWP General Manager H. David Nahai said Raj has "religiously" avoided any discussions of those companies, stepping out of the room on three occasions since Dec. 1, the day he took the job.

May 24, 2008 8:05 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Stop playing that race card.

Anyone misspending money is doing just that. Race has nothing to do with it. All colors do it and are exposed.

I guess you can't face the truth. Or, you just don't want to.

May 24, 2008 9:12 AM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

"Live under a cactus?" I heard Nunez lives in a $5 million Downtown condo and the neighbors have to endure all the men going in and out of the building all the time, like it's the Playboy mansion.

May 24, 2008 11:19 AM  

Blogger Gary Fouse said:

"How about some dessert, Monsieur Speakeur Nunez?
"Put it in a doggie bag. Pour les enfants, you know."

For those of you readers outside the state of California, you should give thanks that you don't have Fabian Nunez (D) in your state. Nunez is the current speaker of the state assembly in Sacramento. Fortunately, he will be termed out at the end of 2008, at which time, he will land in some cushy job as a lobbyist or commissioner of some government boondoggle. Few politicians have used their political position to live such a luxuriant lifestyle as Fabian Nunez. This week, Nunez, who has drawn fire for his personal lifestyle, threw out "ye olde race card" to defend his profligate spending habits-all in the name of the citizens of California.

Of course, Nunez is everything you would expect of a liberal Socialist politician. Born in the San Diego area, Nunez spent his college years in MECHA, the activist Mexican-American university organization that, among other things, believes that the American Southwest should revert back to Mexico. He is a liberal activist who believes in more government programs and more taxes to pay for them. Last year,he and his fellow political hack, Don Perata (D), authored a bill to extend their terms in office while trying to fool the voters into thinking it was a term limits bill. Fortunately, it was rejected by the voters. If you watched any of Hillary's campaign rallies in California, you may have seen him on the stage with her along with our other embarrassment and possible future governor, Antonio Villaraigosa, the erstwhile Mayor of LA, with whom Fabby has shared a mistress).

As stated, Nunez lives high off the hog as speaker of the assembly. Last year, it was publicized that he has made several trips to Europe in the name of his official duties, flies first class, stays in 5-star hotels and treats himself to lavish meals while meeting with whomever he is supposed to meet with. For example, problems with California's educational system? (You bet'cha) The solution is to gallivant off to France (Paris-the Bordeaux region) and consult with French school officials who surely have the secret to educating our schoolkids, gangbangers and others who can't speak English. Of course, it is also necessary to bring back cases of the most expensive French wines in the process, which he can turn around and sell.

So now, after months of embarrassing publicity, Nunez, this week, gave an interview to Univision's (Spanish-language) Voz y Voto (Voice and Vote) in which he defended his actions by playing the race card.

According to Fabian, the criticism is all because he is a Mexican (not a Mexican-American-a Mexican). Nunez also told Univision that his critics think that "just because he is a Mexican, that he should be expected to "sleep under a cactus and eat at a taco stand". Surprisingly, Nunez didn't add that he should be expected to drink Dos X instead of fine Bordeaux wines-or sneak into France illegally hidden in the trunk of a car.

These comments have drawn howls of derision from his enemies including many Mexican-Americans who consider Nunez to be an embarrassment. Nevertheless, he is far from the only joke we have in public office in California. And what does our famous governor, the "Republican", Arnold Schwarzenegger, think of Fabby? Why they get along "fabulously" (pun intended), especially since Anabolic Arnie gave up fighting the Dems and joined them in their wild spending.

Once the laughter from this lame excuse dies down, Nunez can try another excuse-one that usually works: He can always say that "he did it for the children".

gary fouse

May 25, 2008 4:04 PM  

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