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Wednesday, June 25, 2008


The "TROLL FOR DOUGH A-THON" believes in open borders.

Florida, Chicago, New York, no state border is a barrier for the "TROLL FOR DOUGH A-THON".

One can enter the Sanctuary City of Los Angeles, give a monetary tribute, and the doors open wide. Likewise one can leave the "Sanctuary City, South" for the "Sanctuary City, North" by a "bay of water" and ask for tributes from thoses seeking future favors.

The "TROLL FOR DOUGH A- THON" enters the domain of one Gavin Newsome this evening where former State Assembly Speaker Willie Brown host a fundraiser for his former Assembly Colleague.

Powerhouse fundraiser Darius Anderson and Assemblywoman Fiona Ma, D-San Francisco, also are listed as event co-chairs and have committed to raising at least $10,000 for Villaraigosa. Guests are asked to contribute $1,000 each to the cause - a race in which Villaraigosa currently has no major opponents, despite a rocky last year in which he admitted to having an affair with a television news reporter.

Some other obsevations from the San Fran. Chronicle.

With Newsom considering a run for governor in 2010 and Villaraigosa also seen as a possible contender, observers say tonight's fundraiser could be an indication of the powerful political alliances that will form if the two mayors face off against each other, with some big Northern California names supporting someone other than the hometown candidate.

"Whether they want to admit it or not, it's saying these are people who are declaring their support for him (Villaraigosa) over Newsom," said Barbara O'Connor, professor of political communication at Cal State Sacramento.

Newsom's name isn't mentioned on the invitation, which has added fuel to long-standing rumors about a rivalry between the two camps. Though Newsom was invited, it's not certain he will attend.

Back in the "Sanctuary City, South", if you blink you have may miss a "TROLL FOR DOUGH A-THON" event that should get the attention of Sunland-Tujunga's Joe B. . David Zahniser has the details at L.A. Now.

Villaraigosa had a noon re-election event in downtown Los Angeles, then flew up to San Francisco for a 6 p.m. appearance with former Assembly Speaker Willie Brown and Darius Anderson, president of the lobbying firm Platinum Advisors. (A bit more on that tomorrow.)

The noon fundraiser was co-hosted by developer David Chang and Kerman Maddox, a consultant whose firm earned some cash when it worked on Villaraigosa’s grand plan to gain more control over Los Angeles Unified School District.

Dakota Communications, Maddox's lobbying and consulting firm, has such clients as Los Angeles World Airports and Westfield, the shopping mall owner. Last year, the firm entered the spotlight when it represented Home Depot as the hardware giant waged a bitter fight to open in Sunland-Tujunga.

Home Depot gave Dakota nearly $308,000 last year to lobby City Hall, according to reports filed with the city’s Ethics Commission. During that campaign, a Dakota memo surfaced showing that the firm planned to charge Home Depot roughly $24,000 to transport 150 supporters in orange T-shirts to City Hall to speak on behalf of the project.

In the memo, Dakota also promised to submit an op-ed piece to various newspapers that told a "wonderfully sincere and compelling story" about the Home Depot’s commitment to Los Angeles in the aftermath of the 1992 riots.

Although Home Depot is still working to get building permits in Sunland-Tujunga, Dakota no longer represents the company.

Coming soon, "TROLL FOR DOUGH A-THON DAY" in the City of Los Angeles......as proclaim here on Mayor Sam.

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

So now, Mayor V. - who spent nearly all of his two years in office as a "councilman" from 2003-05 running to be mayor will spend nearly all of the fourth year of his first term as mayor raising funds for his campaign and running for re-election.

By my count that's 3 out of the last 6 years while a government employee not even trying to do "the job" for which he's being paid very well.

(And before any of his blowhard supporters say this isn't true), recall that in 2004-05 when he finally, "officially" running for mayor as "Councilman Villaraigosa" he challenged Hahn to produce his own calendars and agendas, and then Villaraigosa boldly and arrogantly posted his day-by-day agendas for that year and admitted without even a hint of guilt that he was spending far more daylight hours campaigning than handling city business in CD14 (and that was being generous). His words/his assessment - public record.

3 out of 6 years = "half"

He's not only a HALF-pint and full of HALF-assed ideas that never pan out, he's only HALF there for the city of L.A. (again, that being generous).

His campaign theme song this year should be a parody version of The Beatles "Yesterday" - you know the part that goes something like:

"he's not HALF the mayor he claimed he'd be!"

June 25, 2008 3:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If you burros don't like Antonio's policies, the last pol you should be shilling for is Gavin Newsom: he's done L A one better by making San Fran an official "Sanctuary City," complete with printed invites to illegals to settle there and advising them how to apply for social benefits and welfare.

As for silly and compulsive photo ops: Newsom's first gay wedding was officiating for a lesbian coupe in their 80's, with one of them in a wheelchair. Makes our Mayor's wedding, Eric Garcetti's (him playing piano on the steps of City Hall), or Rosendahl and Legal Opportunist Gloria Allred's heads front and center in the Bev Hills Jewish very first wedding in SCal, seem downright normal.

If we're going to have a pro-illegal pandering photo hound and egomaniac, I'd rather have one who's local.

June 25, 2008 5:03 PM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

Dakota was dumped by Home Depot after
all the bad publicity surrounding the bussed in supporters, phony websites etc, even though HD had signed off on all of those actions. Since HD never takes blame for its actions, somebody had to get the boot. Consensus Planning and Redgate Communications have taken over for Dakota. So far they have been responsible for last weeks LAUSD/Home Depot mess, just to name one.

June 25, 2008 5:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Do you think the Mayor flies Southwest from LA to Sacramento??

June 25, 2008 7:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Excuse me, but the REAL burros are those who elected this embarassment-to-all-hispanics, worthless, inarticulate ("duh", "uh") sinverguenza into office. The citizens of our fair city WILL be stupid enough to re-elect him.

June 25, 2008 10:13 PM  

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