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Friday, January 02, 2009

Zuma Dogg to Appear on Network News


Zuma Dogg has announced that he will be appearing on ABC News' Nightline on Friday, January 9, 2009 at 11:35 pm on the ABC television network.

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

All of this because the bully mayor and illegal, unconstitutional ban on $1 incense on Zuma Dogg Tshirts.

January 02, 2009 9:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Walter Moore must be shitting in his pants.

January 02, 2009 10:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who is Walter Moore?

January 03, 2009 12:23 AM  

Anonymous Phil Jennerjahn said:

Good Luck ZD,

I hope you do a great job on TV.

Please make sure to make some hilarious comments about our scandalous Mayor and his 11% job commitment.


January 03, 2009 1:07 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Downtown News for next Monday 1/5 says Moore is the only real challenger to AnVil but dismisses him as not even registering on the richter scale -- the dogg is he gets any real airtime will just show why public access won't be missed by more than a few. And that's too bad since i think it can be a useful thing in the right hands. But when the ones in tin foil hats take up the time and money, another story.

January 03, 2009 3:17 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

And what will be the excuse if they cut ZD from the segment or give him a one sentence clip?

ZD will say, "Oh, they interviewed me for four hours, but edited it down."

January 03, 2009 8:25 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Ummm... watched it, even Tivo'd it (for other purposes) and unless he was trying to by a 10 year old, he was NOT on Nightline.

More BS from the Mutt.

January 03, 2009 10:12 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Higby you lied.

Homeless Dave Elliott was not on Nightline.

January 03, 2009 11:04 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Maybe you can touch a little on what is gong on with Latino politics on the Eastside - Chicago has nothing on the crooked power brokers in East L.A.:

Just looke at todays's Times:

Beltran pleads guilty; he's out of politics for four years

Beltran had been a legislative aide for Calderon, who has since cut ties with him, and state Sen. Gil Cedillo (D-Los Angeles) was one of his political mentors.

"I think he probably had a bright future ahead of him politically," Aceituno said, noting that former state Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez had endorsed his run for City Council.

The same Fabian Nunez who's son is up on murder charges.

And, Antonio Rodriguez - his lawyer - is the brother in law of Mary Lou Villar, the judge that Schwarzeneggar appointed to keep Antonio Villariagosa, her brother, from supporting Angelides. Antonio Rodriguez was at one time Antonio Villar's political mentor.

It's a cesspool and Molina is sitting on the toilet.

January 03, 2009 11:23 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Someone on Nightline will get fired, once they figure out that our buddy, our pal Zuma is nothing more than a publicity hound.

January 03, 2009 11:30 AM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

To the people who are so quick to say Higby and ZD lied...did you see on the post that it says Friday January 9th. Yesterday was Friday, but it was not January 9th. The way I learned it in first grade, was that the day has to match up with the date. This must be Mr. Low Reading Comprehension, and we all know who that is.

It is indeed possible that the segment can get bumped, pending a major news event, but it will still air at a later day. So pending an international crisis, the segment will air on Jan 9th.

8:25am, you are obviously taking this very hard. O.K., if they cut it down to a sentence or two, I will say that. Then you can have a feeling of satisfaction inside. You are a good person, people love you and you are a worth individual.

And if they cut it down to one sentence, I will complain that we filmed for four hours. And everything will be perfect and back to normal in your mind. Now go re-arrange the items on your desk.

January 03, 2009 1:07 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:


I think they already did their research, and that is why they called. Was I a publicity hound when the LA Times reporter approached me for a full page story? Was I a publicity hound when KCAL 9 and KNBC News called me out of the blue to be in-studio for election analysis? Was I a publicity hound when LA Weekly featured me in their story? So now am I a publicity hound now that ABC News Nightline has called?

Maybe I should start saying, "no" and hang up on them.



January 03, 2009 1:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It's usually the case on this blog that the first posts to be made are negative, especially if they deal with counter-incumbent persons like Zuma Dogg, Walter Moore, Ron Kaye and anyone else who speaks up.

It was nice to see how many fired off a blast to complain that the Nightline program had nothing about Zuma Dogg and then added in the hostilities.

A little more attention to Mayor Sam's actual "text" and better comprehension would have kept these comments on hold until the next opportunity to berate appears.

I still see that people say Zuma's a publicity hound, or Walter Moore exploits things as a frequent theme, but the Mayor has just about institutionalized the photo op and publicity news conference on any topic, be it newsworthy or a synthesized topic, as publicity devices of enormously greater frequency and proportions than anyone else locally.

You have so many comparisons that do not flatter Mayor Tony's techniques, ethics or results when compared to challengers, other politicians or the city charter's version of duties of the mayor, all of which leave the incumbent in the deficit side of any calculation.

Just about ANY challenger would do more work on city business than Mayor Tony has during his first and, I hope, "last" term. How could Tony expect to stay on top of such a large city that must generate a lot of demands for his attention (and I exclude the special interests of developers and the like- demanding but "for profit" motivation) that he could not possibly treat with needed levels of scrutiny by his 11 percent time on the job.

And when Tony IS DOING work, it's the special interests and his personal agenda items that get priority attention, leaving other things to head for a crisis level when he can no longer ignore them. Like ignoring the already overdue oil change for your car, or running it on tires that are showing more bald spots than the council members. It's all got to come to a bad end if ignored, and that's what things look like now if you look around.

But in the end, if Zuma or Walter WON, Tony's ego wouldn't be able to handle it. It would be completely devastate his image, although narcissists don't live in reality when appraisals of self-importance are involved.

THAT doomsday scenario is what's driving him NOW. Oh, the shame if he lost or even had to get into a run-off election. I am hoping for that for the sheer entertainment value. For all Tony raises as accomplishments there are two or three things to bring up in terms of waste, corruption, bad or stupid judgment, nepotism, breaches of ethical behavior and plain bad character.

First, let's watch Zuma on Channel 7 next week. I would bet that the mayor already has his staff plotting out things to say in order to neutralize whatever ill words about Tony air on Nightline and have several alterntive copies at the ready.

It looks like publicity IS what the mayor's race is really all about; you know- who do you believe? Is it the Emperor and his New Clothes, or the people of the land? All we are looking for is Truth- and that's Tony's Kryptonite.

In CD-14

January 03, 2009 3:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mayor V and Zuma D are the same thing - camera chasers. Only difference is that the Loser Mayor has labor muscle behind him and Zuma has two minutes during council.

Council doesn't care about Zuma anyway, given that they actually feed him during council meetings.

January 03, 2009 5:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Well, we learned two things here:

1. ZD made it through the first grade.

2. It took the TV crew four hours to possibility extract from ZD the sound bite that they were looking for.

January 03, 2009 5:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

will the coverage focus on Deming's 14 point plan? or on begging for Paypal Donations?

January 03, 2009 5:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I work in City Hall and I know that Zuma Dave will be arrested if he brings the Nightline crew into Chambers.

January 03, 2009 5:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Homeless Dave either thinks were stupid or he is stupid.

There is NO WAY IN HELL a big program NIGHTLINE would put him on.

They interview people like Nancy Pelosi, Barack Obama and other major figures.

They don't put on smelly homeless guys from LA who stand outside Starbucks and beg for coffee.

What the Times or Daily News could do is investigate how much money it costs the city for Dave to scream and yell at public comment and how much he is wasting. Then we could maybe sue him for the bill. Of coarse he doesnt have money but then they would could put up a restraining order.

January 03, 2009 8:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If people see and hear Zuma Dogg, it doesn't matter what he says. Better he should not display his wannabe screeching and "dancing."

January 03, 2009 8:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Not sure who is funnier.

Zuma Mutt or Jim Alger.


(At least I think the Mutt doesn't take himself seriously. I think.)


January 03, 2009 10:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why would the Mutt be arrested for bringing a network news crew to City Hall? That makes zero sense.

January 03, 2009 10:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

hey retard, Night Line doesn't air on Saturdays. If I remember from first grade as you say, Saturday follows Friday.

Some mayor.
Some stench.
Some retard.

January 04, 2009 12:19 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I hope they air Zuma - Give him enough rope. ..

January 04, 2009 12:56 AM  

Blogger Heather said:

Incredible all the negative posts from no doubt the gang banger Mayor's people. AT least Zuma Dogg had the guts to speak out against the corruption in city hall that we've heard all year long at huge community meetings. The question is what the hell have any of yu idiots done to speak out? Zuma Dogg has gotten a lot of grass root supporters that growing every week. WHY? Because at least he's out there saying the truth and getting noticed for it. Of course the Mayor and his corrupt lapdogs are afraid of what he's saying. The Mayor is getting booed where ever he goes these days. He's a joke no matter how Ace, Parke want to spin it. He's a failure as Mayor to the 2nd largest city. No one major opposed him because of his reputation of being a thug and threatening anyone who goes against him. Where are the FEDS???

January 04, 2009 8:54 AM  

Blogger dgarzila said:

ÃLL I have to say about this is : God Bless America and it is great to see that the little man gets his voice heard.

As far as I am concerned as long as you use the first amendment you are good in my book, well , depending on what you say.

But be loud zuma. Speak!!!

The rest of you are jealous!!!

January 04, 2009 10:13 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why wouldn't the ABC camera crew be allowed into the council meeting? Cameras are there all the time. And I would assume ABC has a press pass. Even if not, the first amendment allows for press and photography. Just because you don't like the camera coverage doesn't mean it is still not allowed under the law.

January 04, 2009 12:01 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

Don, what's up!

Heather, wish I knew who you really are. Thanks, too. (Plus the other supportive, non-crybaby-loser comments.)

Someone works at City Hall and KNOWS that I will be arrested if a camera crew enters chambers?

Why would I be arrested? Sounds like you are saying the camera crew will be arrested. I am not the crew, they would just be there to cover the meeting.

And since when are cameras banned from chambers?

Watch the losers move public comment to the end of the meeting. Then I will get to have a field day with that (showing how they are re-arranging the council meeting to avoid letting me speak on national media). And then, they can just use clips of a previous day's public comment, anyway.

BUT COUNCIL SHOULD KEEP IN MIND: This is a NATIONAL segment! So if Nightline shows up to cover ZD, and I get the chance to do a public comment, with their cameras rolling (I'm not saying this scenario is going to happen, but for this segment in general, remember)...I'm going to mainly focus on Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, and not really mention council. This is national, and I can't really spend time getting into too much. So Council usually loves when I hammer the mayor, don't they? So although Council may be disappointed to find out I feel this way...but they are not really big enough to talk about with my limited network time. So I'll focus on the mayor, cause he's the biggest single problem.

And here's something I will probably do. My friends who want to see me pull the biggest possible share of voters away from Villaraiogsa in the March 3, 2009 mayoral election have been encouraging me to do the interview segment without the sun glasses and knit ski cap.

I think the time is right to do something like that. If Nightline shows up to the Council meeting to film my public comment, I will still wear the glasses and ski cap. But for the interview segment, I think it would be cool to do clean shaven, haircut, maybe a baseball cap, no glasses, nice shirt, but no suit and tie. (Just regular looking Dave, but answering as Zuma Dogg.)

Still have to see how it feels next week, if it doesn't get bumped...but these are the types of conversations people are having with me. (Trying to talk me into going on network TV without the hat and glasses...LOL!)

January 04, 2009 2:39 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

Michael (Higby, the GOOD one),

Did you see this one about the "other" Michael?:

"Prop. B campaign manager MICHAEL TRUJILLO dissembled, deflected and deceived so much when faced with a barrage of hard questions Saturday at a meeting of the L.A. Neighborhood Council Coalition meeting?

Their problem -- the problem with Prop. B. -- is that it has got nothing to do with solar energy.

It's about the public writing a blank check for City Hall for billions of dollars." - from RonKayeLA.com

Oh no...shady is as shady does. But if I win mayor, I still wanna hire michael, but have him do all the good things he knows how to do, but isn't allowed to do under his evil empire boss, Douchetonio Viagraosa.

There are a lot of people working for the city in all the departments who know EXACTLY what to do...but Evil Antonio has them all muzzled and intimidated.

But until then, it bothers me that his name is TRUjillo, as campaign manager for Measure B. They should make him change his name to FALSjillo, until after the election.


I know Mike Hernandez had to step down from his City Hall duties, while he was Park's campaign manager.

They'll probably say that Mike pushing the mayor's ballot measure (solar b) is a private deal, and that there isn't any conflict of interest and that zero point zero city hall time and dollars will be spent while the mayor's education who works at city hall is out campaigning for shady solar b.


January 04, 2009 2:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

No one cares what the loser says or thinks.

Why do you fools feed him by even commenting?

Just ignore him, like the rest of the world does...

January 04, 2009 8:12 PM  

Blogger Heather said:

Just ignore him, like the rest of the world does...

THE REST OF THE WORLD IS TAKING NOTICE. Nightline didn't ask the Mayor to be on tv did it? You go Zuma and know there are thousands of supporters all over the city cheering for you. Sadly, ignorant people on this blog hate the fact that you are getting noticed big time. Like they say ALL PUBLICITY WHETHER NEGATIVE OR POSITIVE MEANS YOU ARE SOMEBODY.

January 05, 2009 6:26 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The Mayor's people are starting to get nervous. It shows here in the comments. Having read the attacks on ZD for a long time, these recent attacks seem more frantic. Like the comments at 5:48, 5:53 and 5:58. 12:19 is really stretching for something. At any rate, the Mayor and his people will unravel very quickly when they get the least little bit of pressure from anyone, be it ZD, WM or DH. A leader holds his people together in tough times. AV is NOT a leader. This is going to be fun to watch.

January 05, 2009 10:14 AM  

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