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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I owe you a hotsheet...

But in the meantime open thread away on the campaings.  What's Villaraigosa up to? Any more Vahedi signs being stolen? Did you listen to Zuma Dogg or Walter Moore on Bill Handel? Who is sending you the most mail? Blog away dum dums.



Blogger J.Scott said:

Bill Handel is a tough interviewer! I thought Zuma Dogg did a great job answering his questions. He was a little weak on the illeagal alien issue, Bill was kinda cutting him off not letting him answer when Zuma Dogg didn't respond right away with what he wanted to hear. Zuma Dogg for Mayor!! I've been watching my Zuma Dogg Lawn signs more carefully and so far no sign of the sign stealer-

February 24, 2009 9:35 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Sheriff Baca sounds like he's out of control, telling both papers and the tv media that he may have to release 4000 criminals onto the streets and close the downtown Men's Central Jail -- while Chief County Admin. Bill Fujioka tells the same media this was all irresponsible because the Supervisors had never discussed it nor given him permission to.

The Sheriff's budget is a whopping $2.5 billion, and while the Supes sensibly are trying to trim 5% all around, have NEVER told Baca he'd have to face any cuts let alone 5% and in fact told him they'd try to preserve the Sheriffs above all.

Meanwhile hundreds of Sheriffs went to DC to help Obama at his inauguration, and much of it was never reimbursed. (That WAS approved by the Supes, who tagged along.) The cost of running the jails and prisons is so high because of the prison guard unions, who wanted to recall the Gov. for threatening to give them a small dose of the same meds everyone else was receiving, like reducing their inflated pensions in perpetuity.

Not that Baca's done any better with the rape kit problem than LAPD -- even though his budget is so much more enormous.

But when threatened with the slightest cuts runs to the media to generate panic in the public to try to create an outcry that would force the Supervisors, his nominal bosses, to cave to public pressure and give him what he wants BEFORE they ever discussed it with him or made a decision. "Irresponsible" like Fukioka says at a minimum.

February 24, 2009 9:50 AM  

Anonymous David Levey said:

Vahedi signs are being stolen?? They're all over the place legal and illegal locations! By the way, Vahedi said at a forum he was going to donate $100 to the Sherman Oaks Homeowners Association for ever illegally posted sign that anyone found? I hope he's ready to pay them.

February 24, 2009 10:17 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I don't know about Vahedi signs being stolen, but I have seen dozens and dozens of illegal Vahedi signs all over the city. For someone that is so vehemently against billboards, his lawns signs are approaching hypocrisy.

Word on the street is that when confronted about this at the SOHA meeting, he vowed to all attending that IF there were any illegal lawn signs, he would donate $100 to SOHA...FOR EACH ONE!

2 things we know: 1) Vahedi is a politician without the slightest amount of accountability. 2) Leveraging on futures, SOHA can now fund generation of its own solar power.

February 24, 2009 10:31 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You must visit Joe Mailander's blog
to see the old fool Don Quixote turning on his old friend Joe Mailander.

February 24, 2009 10:53 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Word is the Mayor's polls show Zuma Dogg outpolling Walter Moore and that has them concerned. If there's a run-off the Mayor wants to run against Moore who they can paint as a racist. Moore doesn't have enough base to beat Villaraigosa mano a mano.

Zuma on the other hand is pulling from all demos including Latinos, Blacks, gays, South LA, Venice, Westside, heavy in CD14 and even the Valley.

February 24, 2009 11:38 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I would like to hear Villar subjected to the tough questioning that Handal put to Zuma Dogg. But that will never happen, because the Mayor thinks this one's in the bag. I'm not so sure about that...

February 24, 2009 11:44 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Well at least Baca has nothing to do with city politics so you can leave the mayor out of this one.

February 24, 2009 12:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

9:50: This is part of Baca's annual budget time dance to try to force a public outcry to build a new jail to replace the downtown facility, which is overcrowed and outdated. But it's not working -- especially at this budget time, they say, cut the prison guards' pensions and salaries, feed the inmates balogna sandwiches and get rid of illegals like in AZ, etc.

(Where they don't have the feds breathing down the necks of the state -- if the feds want California to turn its jails into rehab facilities and health spas, they'd better pay for it.)

Some say Baca's also shilling for friends in the contracting industry who are major contributors and there might be a little something else going on -- the DA is backing him up. They both nominally report to the Board of Supervisors but pay them little mind.

It does make sense to separate those in prison for substance abuse and being mentally ill from common criminals.

February 24, 2009 12:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zuma's got our vote. I admire Moore's tenacity, but the Dogg is just what this city needs right now -- to kick some butt and call attention to all of the garbage that's been allowed to perpetuate the corruption at city hall. It would be a hoot to see how Huizar, Garcetti, Bratton and the blood sucking rest at city hall would deal with the Dogg. Miracles do happen! Just believe.

February 24, 2009 12:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I shot my chocolate milk out of my nose when Bill Handel asked ZD to guesstimate how many people who meet him think he's "nuts".

Too funny.

The second funny thing was how he's commenting on how nice ZD's (loaned) clothing was and that he appeared to be showered.

It was the only time that the personal hygiene was ever mentioned regarding a candidate.

This was a mercy interview. Funny, yet pathetic.

February 24, 2009 12:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

ZD has great name recognition.......on Mayor Sam and within City Hall.

February 24, 2009 12:36 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Prediction: Zooma gets 500 votes, enough to trounce Phil Gendergone

February 24, 2009 12:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Handle was not kind to Zuma and this is one example of an interview that I would never
Want to be subjected to

February 24, 2009 12:40 PM  

Anonymous Mr. Knudsen said:

You know that the anti-Zuma spinner is a Villarista.

Don't think Walter Moore or his loons still drink chocolate milk.

The Mayor's junior age sycophants however do.

Though I heard the Mayor likes chocolate milk too.

February 24, 2009 1:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

12:17=zuma mutt

I like the "our" vote comment. As though you're sitting there with someone reading the blog.


February 24, 2009 1:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I don't not personally know Dr. Deming, but i am comfortable in asserting that he would be fully ashamed of the fake, selfserving claim by zooma dogg that he trained with him.

I saw Dr. Deming just last week, and asked him for a bottle of something to cure the world of mentally retarded people like zooma dogg.

It is going to be very funny the day after the election when zooma dogg has to come to city council shamed by the fact that he got 74 votes.


February 24, 2009 1:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

skip the hotsheet Fatso, and hit the treadmill instead. you already hand off responsibility to the others several days a week and take most weekends off.

February 24, 2009 1:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Is Trujillo posting on Mayor Sam again? He drinks chocolate milk by the gallon!

I think I saw him on Mayor Sam at Starbucks in Van Nuys (the one near Burbank Blvd not far from City Hall).

I saw him at my Neighborhood Council too.

Just a word,
Guy in the Valley

February 24, 2009 1:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

1:16 = MC


DQ is watching you.


February 24, 2009 1:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Villar fears a runoff with ZD more than by Moore. It's pretty obvious to Villar's handlers that Moore can't even do as well as four years ago. The talk at City Hall is about an upset by ZD.

The youth vote, disinfranchised, previously unregistered LEGALS, adds up to millions. Villar doesn't have millions of votes, but the votes are out there for the taking.

ZD has captured the imaginations of the most apathetic out there. And they know him now. He's on TV in their living rooms energizing them. He makes you care about the city, get off your ass and do some good, like he does.

February 24, 2009 2:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who the heck is MC?

February 24, 2009 3:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

ZD is Obama and Walter Moore is John McCain.

February 24, 2009 3:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zooma Dogg feels that all of the Latinos are going to vote for him instead of Antonio Villaraigosa.

Yes, the homies who resent a bald smelly white boy in a beanie and wraparound glasses will definitely vote for him over a fellow Latino.

February 24, 2009 4:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'm not sue that Zooma can pull 74 votes. Most people who will tolerate him cannot read or write, let alone vote.

There should be a requirrment that you have ot finish high school to run for office.

The assertion that Antonio, or even one of his stgaff is blogging here to emnbarass the fool is ludicrous; who would care about a freeloading, homeless vagrant enough to punch a ballot for him?

You folks giving him encouragement should be ashamed of yourself; he thinks he has a chance. Poor fool.

February 24, 2009 4:36 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Thomas A. Saenz, the in-house counsel to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, has been selected to head the U.S. Department of Justice's civil rights division

February 24, 2009 4:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

encouraging zuma dogg that he can win this election is like dangling a lollipop in front of a retard. he's not going to get the lollipop and zuma dogg is going to have a serious let-down when he doesn't get more than 75 votes.

i hope he continues coming to city hall tho. he is very funny

February 24, 2009 4:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

4:18 4:36 = Wacko's Weirdo. She's hot for Wacko.

February 24, 2009 4:59 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

"Handle was not kind to Zuma and this is one example of an interview that I would never
Want to be subjected to."

ZD: I don't thin Bill was unkind, at all. I went on the Handel show, and got a "Handel" interview. I wanted to be "vetted" on his show, cause he is so no-nonsense and sharp. I was happy with it, even though he wasn't the president of my fan club. The listeners got to decide, and he asked the questions they wanted to hear.

And I assure 1:08pm, the weak, crybaby that this is my first post here, anonymously, or otherwise.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

It was triumphant as hell today at city hall, cause KABC 7 Eyewitness News interviewed me today, at city hall, and did some footage inside chambers. So look for that to air.

And Handel's interview, plus Doug Mac at KABC gave ZD a nice mention about what my campaign represents.

And a Deming blogger for the health care, hospitals and factories saw me on a Google search for Deming, and he contacted me and we already did a podcast. That's on my blog.

So the entire process has been completely triumphant, because if nothing else, my message of fraud, waste, abuse and how to address it (Deming's 14 points) has really gotten out there this mayoral news cycle these past couple weeks.

And I spent about 45 minutes speaking with ICE agents today, downtown, while they were on their lunch break, and I got a real earful, and really learned a lot.

It would have been great to have been able to record it with my camera, but then we wouldn't have been able to have the same conversation. It was great and I'll start filtering in what I learned in my comments.

February 24, 2009 5:49 PM  

Anonymous For what it's worth said:

i would love to know who is voting on this poll. If only this were the case in reality. But I'm sure this is a sign that things are not so momentous at Villaraigosa campaign headquarters for Governor.

Answer our question for instant results:

Is the mayor of LA doing a good job?

Yes 25%
No 75%
*These answers are not nationally representative and should not be quoted as such


February 24, 2009 6:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

zooma, this is why youre a fool.

you could not even recognize that bill handel was not vetting you. he was making fun of you. he asked if you how many people you know who think you're a nut.

that's not vetting. that's treating you like a circus sideshow.

just because you're on the air on an occasional media outlet, it doesn't mean that you're being taken seriously. when you're asking if people think you're a nut, you're being treated like a nut, whether or not you are one.

you were treated like a fool because you present yourself as a jester most of the time.

February 24, 2009 7:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

HOZ/MC, This is why you're a fool. Bill Handel would ask Wacko the same question. Then add, "How many people think you are a racist"?

February 24, 2009 9:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Handle only asked this of Zuma Dogg. He didn't get that impression of Walter or any of the others on the ticket. Not even Craig.

The only person gullible enough to be asked that question is Zuma Dogg. That was nothing more than pure disrespect for Zuma.

All Dave recognizes at this point is that an appearance on a radio station doesn't mean anything. It's the impression that he makes in person which, in the case of Bill Handel, is that he is something of a nut.

Nothing personal. But that's how the interview came across to me. I like zuma Dogg. But I'm not voting for him.

February 24, 2009 9:39 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

You're pattern reveals yourself, once again. (The old, "I'm not a female from Studio City, but I must they those females from Studio City...blah, blah, blah...)

In this case, "I like Zuma, but I'm not voting for him," routine.

But regarding Handel asking "How many people think you are nuts...,"

YES, that is vetting. I came into City Hall in the Zuma Dogg persona, and the whole controversy over the character (is he really crazy...is he really like that) is part of the discussion on ZD, when you first see some of the early YouTube videos.

So that's the type of stuff you want to address in these interviews. Because a lot of the people who may only know the character on a casual basis wonder the same thing.

So that question doesn't bother me, because it is based on a character/performance.

Ever notice if you call a three year old a "baby" they get all upset and start crying, "I'M NOT A BABY!" But if you say it to a teenager, they don't get offended in the same way.

So maybe to someone like you, who really is crazy, it presses your button. So maybe that's why you are so focused on that question.

And I am glad I had to address the issue to all the listeners.

I think the last thing they were thinking was that I was crazy.

(And you STILL owe me a fish sandwich, after all these years.)

February 25, 2009 9:11 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I don't like Zuma, and I am not voting for him.

Is that clear enough?

Is there a pattern here?

Am I revealing my identity by coming out for Villaraigosa for Mayor, because he can do the job, as opposed to a clown like Saltsburg, who is so distainful of himself that he hasn't even used his own name for years, first calling himself "Dave Elliott", then calling himself "Zuma Dogg".

Go get a real life, Saltsburg.

February 26, 2009 8:38 AM  

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