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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Villaraigosa's Latest Junket

It's been a while since the last Mayor Villaraigosa junket so there's one on the schedule next month. Mayor V's Flight Crew is taking off for...Israel! And paid for by the ratepayers of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power!

The Mayor will accompany Los Angeles City Councilmen Jack Weiss and Dennis Zine, Department of Water and Power General Manager David Naha, Water and Power Commission President Nick Patsaouras, Port of Los Angeles General Manager Geraldine Knatz, Harbor Commissioner Doug Krause, Los Angeles World Airports General Manager Gina Marie Lindsey and Airport Commission President Alan Rothenberg, The Simon Wiesenthal Center's Rabbi Marvin Hier and a number of business and civic leaders to "discuss" homeland security and make the LA River a "sister river" to a river in Tel Aviv. But it's okay, like the LA River the Yarkon River is also polluted.

Of course, there are no figures on how much this trip will cost.

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

What an embarrassement that these losers will be representing our city. Who the hell are they to be asking questions when they can't even fix the problems with Los Angeles. Look who the kiss asses are, Weiss, Zine the idiot Nahai and other city employees. This is total bullshit and the reporter needs to find out how much this is costing the tax payers? What a WASTE OF MONEY

May 28, 2008 6:38 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Who the hell do they think they are??? I am so angry I can't see straight!!!

Maybe they better take a long, good, hard look at Israel's BORDER FENCE! That's the big lesson they can learn from Israel!

I wish someone would throw them ALL into the Sea of Gallilee...they are nothing but useless IDIOTS! Not to mention the most corrupt gang ever to step foot in City Hall!

How do we get rid of these bastards??? I can't stand it any more!

May 28, 2008 8:36 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What in the hell is Nick Patsouras going for? To make a fake association with a river in Israel?

I'm so mad at the voters. It's not the electeds' fault. It's the voter's fault.

May 28, 2008 8:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I think you're the only person in the world who would consider David Nahai an idiot.

You may not agree with his ideas, but calling him an idiot shows your ignorance.

May 28, 2008 9:21 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

uh, Israel is a world leader in water reclamation, and anti terrorism. This is a return visit, as I recall, for Israeli dignitaries who were here a year or two ago and checked out our airports and ports with good suggestions. It's a landlocked desert which has created agricultural marvels. I don't know what all else it's about, better than another trip to Mexico, anyway if you ask me.

May 28, 2008 9:35 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'd quote Nahai here, but I can't understand a friggin' word he OR Papatsouris ever say!

Can't we get some leaders who speakie Engrishie?

Has anyone notied that La Bong is constantly speaking on agenda items out of order, when the rest of Council is speaking about something else?

May 28, 2008 9:45 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Maybe he'll bring back a panda.

May 28, 2008 9:56 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Representatives from the proprietary departments have to go because they're paying for the freaking trip -- with your money! It's a PR junket for Antonio to kiss up to Jewish voters. Look at Ron Kaye's blog today. The city can't even run the golf courses.

May 28, 2008 10:09 AM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

"Shalom" for your future contribution.

May 28, 2008 10:19 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Sister rivers???

What's next, Sister bridges?

Sister mountains?

Sister hospitals? (King/Drew, maybe)

Sister groves of trees?

Sister rock formations?

May 28, 2008 10:30 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


May 28, 2008 10:38 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Sister Sanchas

May 28, 2008 10:40 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zuma next time you see Tony, ask him about a junket to Cuba that included waitresses.

May 28, 2008 10:42 AM  

Anonymous diesel death zone refugee said:

Sister "Death Zones".

Dr. Knatz is an expert on same.

All I can say is DON'T HURRY BACK!

May 28, 2008 10:47 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Sistah Souljahs, since Mayor V. it so tight with the Clintons.

May 28, 2008 11:05 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The good news is: their flight path will be going over the Bermuda Traingle.

Cross your fingers

May 28, 2008 11:14 AM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Sister gang "Hamas".

May 28, 2008 11:16 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Alarcon is referencing Officer Poncharillo today!

What else can go wrong in this city??? The city is referencing Erik Estrada today.

Isn't he busy selling property on that advertisement in Mississippi?

Ponch & John. Phonch & John.
Ponch & John. Phonch & John.
Ponch & John. Phonch & John.
Ponch & John. Phonch & John.
Ponch & John. Phonch & John.
Ponch & John. Phonch & John.

May 28, 2008 11:37 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

is he taking Jennie Carreon with him, she is now working for him at his campaign office in Korea Town with Jimmy Blackman who is on the mayor payroll (city payroll).

May 28, 2008 11:37 AM  

Blogger Valley Doll said:

Hey, Mayor Sam, can you get me one of those fancy Mayor V flight crew bags? If I can sneak in a "D" right next to the "V", that would be firme. :)


May 28, 2008 12:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Sister mister?

May 28, 2008 12:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

May 28, 2008 8:57 AM

"I'm so mad at the voters. It's not the electeds' fault. It's the voter's fault."

WOuld you blame the addicted drug junkie or the drug dealer? The political equivalent of a drug dealer is the political consultant. And Parke Skelton is the current Tony Montana on the block.

May 28, 2008 1:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Please clarify: is Jimmy Blackman double-dipping on his salary?

We already know he double-dips his pecker with a staff assistant.

But I'd like to know more about other payrolls he's on. If so, this is illegal.

May 28, 2008 1:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

does city insurance cover his manhood meds? i hear they aren't working.

May 28, 2008 1:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Uh-oh Mayor Sam looks like you're going to get a call from Jimmy.

May 28, 2008 2:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Oh noooo. Its that Jennie Caron who the Mayor was doing during his mayoral campaign. She's the hot little staffer that blab to all who would listen that she was doing him. Guess she fell by the side until his affair with Mirthala now she's back. Jimmy blackman is a joke in this city. He acts snobbish as if he's someone but the women say he doesn't know how to "do it" and has a very small pickle pecker.

May 28, 2008 3:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Uh-oh Mayor Sam looks like you're going to get a call from Jennie.

May 28, 2008 3:39 PM  

Anonymous mickey finn said:

And that, as they say, is Show Business!

May 28, 2008 3:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yes, I blame the drug addict for FIRST putting the drugs in his or her body. But I also blame the drug dealer.

Again, I blame the populous for electing these idiots, and I blame Parke Skelton. You might want to remind everyone who that is.

And Jimmy Blackman's penis is EVERYONE's business here if it's as much of a failure as Villaraigosa's marriage, and as much of a joke to Corina. Yes,then Jimmy Blackman's penile problems are this blog's business.

If he calls you, Higby, you're obligated to share that with us.

May 28, 2008 6:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Just too bad that DWP does not take better care of their Retirees health care costs instead of this type of endeaver. Priorities are truly needed here.Sad indeed.

May 28, 2008 8:32 PM  

Anonymous addie vatzhes said:

My Mayor went to Israel, and all I got was these 80 FAKE NEIGHBORHOOD CHACHKES.

May 28, 2008 9:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Again, elected officials are planning a PAID VACATION that includes the Mayor’s anointed crew of general managers and commissioners in order to justify the expenses. The expenses will be split among Los Angeles World Airports, the Los Angeles DWP and the Port of Los Angeles. Hmmmm! This vacation will NOT accomplish anything here in L.A.

May 28, 2008 11:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This time Jews want to see where Antonio's loyalties lie: with his Mexican homies, Reyes/Alarcon/Fuentes and Cardenas, the ones who want to invade them and tear down their prop values and quality of life for inner city people in high-density projects under AB212; OR with the liberal but not insanely leftist Jewish community who wants their single family and low density hoods. They've got century city too, for singles and empty nesters and who want it, but you can't destroy what makes the westside and west valley areas like Tarzana with projects, slums in the making.

May 29, 2008 2:37 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I thought the City was broke. Why is Mayor Villa spending $$ we can't afford? Isn't the rent free mansion and car enough, we will continue to pay for his vacations too!

May 29, 2008 7:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Umm. Which Planning Commissioner will be going now that Sabrina Kay has resigned from the position?

May 30, 2008 10:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

MOre to come...

June 16, 2008 5:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Gina Marie Lindsey returned home early from the trip this past weekend. Word is that the Mayor told one of his staffers that he wasn't impressed by her piss poor knowledge of airport security. That must have embarassed El Alcalde in front of the Israelis.

It woulda been even worse if her lap dog Jeff Fitch had tagged along. He oversees security at the airport, but knows nada about it.

Lindsey's management team is not only short on brainpower, it doesn't have much in the way of etchics either (see DMJM and Fentress panel scandals).

June 16, 2008 5:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Villamugroso is the biggest con artist around ... did he REALLY need to go on this boondoggle with 29 staffers/friends in tow??? This is well-deserved by the moronic voters of L.A. ... shame on all you idiots who voted him in!

June 20, 2008 2:55 PM  

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