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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

A StuPendous Plan For Los Angeles' Future ---

STUPENDOUS is wondering ...

What did Mayor Sam say in 1973? That this city is the envy of all the world? He couldn't have been talking about our Los Angeles!

Here we are. We're the second largest city in this great country of ours. Yet, we are so inept in so many different things. For one, our politicians are truly pathetic. Or maybe it's this city? We have allowed Los Angeles to become a second class city. We've got to stop this non-sense.

I think we must have a shortage of politicians. I think that's why we have politicians who play musical chairs, changing political seats every four years or when their term limits run out. That's got to be it. Why else would we allow this non-sense to go on? If I look at who is holding office today, it's basically the same people that were holding some other office ten or fifteen years ago. These are our career politicians. And you wonder why this city is in trouble? These people
don't have any ideas. They don't have any vision, and they certainly don't have a plan. This city needs new blood, and we need it now!

I have a plan. And it's a plan that has already been put into motion without the good people of Los Angeles even realizing it.

Our Chief of Police is an import. So is our Superintendent of Schools. And so was the previous Superintendent before him an import.

Why can't we import candidates for different offices from all over the country? Just think about the possibilities of having someone from another city govern this city of ours. Exciting? Can you name a few former mayors from other major cities who might do a pretty good job here in our Los Angeles?

What about importing city council members from other cities, too? Our gang sitting right now would definitely have to run a real campaign in order to get re-elected. How many of them have run uncontested campaigns or without much competition? That's got to stop!

We don't even have a two-party system here in this city. We don't even have a two-party system in our state. How come?

Changes are needed. New thinking is needed. We need to start importing new blood into our political process. The people sitting in office right now are inept, and that is putting it mildly.

While I applaud Messrs. Moore and Dogg for their attempt to win the mayor's office, what is really needed is a professional campaign with professional politicians who have a proven track record of success and a real fighting chance to win.

There are many across this country of ours, and we should start importing this talent now!

That's what STUPENDOUS is thinking. What is your thinking?

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

Funny that.

But, no!

L.A. has probably had more recent BAD luck with "imported" leaders, than it has had good.

Anyone recall imported Police Chief Willy Williams (now handling security for Atlanta's airport)? He made Bernard Parks look good.

How about imported transportation GM Gloria "I never met a traffic jam -- PERIOD" Jeff.

And there are quite a few local activists that would just LOVE to ship imported Animal Services guru Ed "I'll make L.A. the premiere no-kill city" Boks back east in the smallest carrier kennel they can find.

And, Joe Mailander pointed out some other fallacies in this thinking less than a year ago, right here, in his "damn out-of-towners" MS post:


Since then, there are also people asking what ever became of imported (but seldom seen) gang czar "DJ Jazzy" Jeff Carr, who's mostly used as ballast to even out the gallery of people standing behind Tony V. at drive-by shooting press conferences

(I'd say go back to the drawing board, but I really doubt you used one in the first place).

January 21, 2009 3:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It is naive, narrow-minded, and dangerous to assume that there aren't better people living outside this city. It's like in-breeding.

Our residency laws are virtually non-existent, so it's very easy for a Councilmember or Mayor from another city to move here and run. This is how the professional politicans are able to move all around the city in order to move from the City Council, to the State Legislature, to the County Board of Supervisors, etc.

You're wrong if you believe that the answer is professional politicians. Someone with little experience but lots of passion and skills can do wonders. Obama proved that.

January 21, 2009 6:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

We already imported Tony Midget from Mexico!

January 21, 2009 7:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Is Caroline Kennedy a lesbian? She kind of walks like one.

January 21, 2009 8:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You "admire Moore & Dogg"??

For what? Tilting at windmills?

Wasting everyone's time with off key, insane sing song gibberish?

Offending everyone's olafatory senses?

Go find someone else to admire.

January 21, 2009 11:53 PM  

Blogger Petra Fried in the City said:

Welcome, Stupendous!

January 22, 2009 9:45 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This sounds brilliant!

Who is the Mayor of Wasilla, Alaska these days?

January 23, 2009 3:37 PM  

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