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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Walter Moore: You Took $43,000 of Our Money; You Owe It To Debate

** UPDATE: WALTER MOORE AGREES TO DEBATE THIS SUNDAY **

This Sunday this blog is hosting a Mayoral debate and has invited those candidates who have been discussed regularly on this blog.

Candidate Walter Moore, who has qualified to have his campaign financed partially with your tax dollars, has refused to participate in our debate.  We're not quite sure why but Walter owes it to the voters and taxpayers to show up and be questioned along with the other candidates by our esteemed panel.

It's ironic because it was only four years ago when Walter first ran for Mayor and was shut out of the debates.  It was this blog and others who championed that Walter should be included in the debates even though we did not support his candidacy at that time.  You can read that here  and here  and here.  Even Villaraigosa stalwart MEAT agreed Walter should have got his shot at the podium.

After Moore lost that election, we here at the Sister City gave him a platform that helped boost his name recognition and awareness  among those who follow these sort of things.  Walter blogged at Mayor Sam until he left when I wouldn't yield to his demands for making policy changes to the blog.

All of that being said, Walter should debate.  David Hernandez and David "Zuma Dogg" Saltsburg have shown they value the voters  and have agreed to participate.  Though Walter has declined, our offer stands up until 1:30 on Sunday.  Walter is welcome to be part of the discussion.

In other debate news, candidate Phil Jennerjhan joins the ranks of Walter Moore and Antonio Villaraigosa as no-shows for Sunday.  Jennerjahn says that he will be attending the California Republican Party Convention in Sacramento with his partner.  Lots of votes up there!
In the meantime, we've made two great additions to our debate panel.  Moderator Ron Kaye will be joined by Jill Stewart, Deputy Editor of News at LA Weekly .  Jill has been a long and distinguished member of the local print and electronic media, who has never been afraid to take local leaders to task when they stray from ethical bounds or veer off into incompetency.  Rounding out the panel will be Debbie Lopez, former Sister City blogger who currently writes at Street Hassle  and Valley of the Doll  has joined our panel a .  Debbie is a thoughtful and intriguing writer and thinker who brings energy, experience as an activist and passion for Los Angeles to the conversation.
If you would like to attend our debate which will be shot for playback on line and well as streamed live there are a few seats left.  Please click here to request a ticket .  We will respond back with the proper information.  You may also feel free to submit a question  to be asked of the candidates or even vote in a candidate poll .

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95 Comments:

Anonymous Villaraigosa campaign manager said:

Why isn't Don Quixote part of the panel ??? Don Quixote knows all about Los Angeles (and everything else)and is also the most highly esteemed blogger at

http://laeastside.com/

Don is ever vigilaant for robber baron gavachos who are taking over the eastside from mexican americans, Don Q must be part of any serious debate among candidates for L.A. Mayor.

Don Q's abuelita may even show up with some menudo or nopales for the hungry mayoral candidates.

If Higby doesn't invite Don Quixote, it proves Higby is a racist and a xenophobe, or worse yet a robber baron gavacho !!!!!

February 17, 2009 4:47 AM  

Anonymous Eric Maundry said:

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February 17, 2009 6:25 AM  

Anonymous Phil Jennerjahn said:

Michael Higby,

I am sorry you are taking such great offense at people not coming to your debate. (Although you are 100% correct to nail Moore on his hypocrisy when there has never really been a single debate in this campaign) You have a GREAT blog and do a real public service by digging into the issues and exposing things to the light of day. I certainly appreciate all the work you do and give you all the respect you are due.

However, UCLA and USC did beat you to the punch by announcing they were arranging debate/forums at their campuses in large auditoriums with media attendance. Because of their campus locations, a large crowd is guaranteed. They announced theirs before you did.

I appreciate the exposure you have given my campaign, and would be more than happy to attend your debate if it were at a different time/date. My girl, who is a LATINA of Mexican descent (for all you Alvarez finger-pointers) and is also seriously involved in Republican politics. She has attended State and National Conventions and sees them as an incredible networking tool. She is going to be running for political office in the future also. I agree with her that it is a good career decision for both of us to be in Sacramento at the State Convention this weekend...so that is where we will be. I'll email you some photos.

February 17, 2009 7:19 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Moore should debate Zooma Mutt.

And, Netanyahu should go speak to the wall.

Walter and Bibi will both have about the same effect, as they are dealing with about the same intellect.

February 17, 2009 7:33 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Walter Moore for Mayor!!!!

February 17, 2009 8:22 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I just heard on the radio that Wacko Walter will be showing up on Sunday to the Mayor Sam debate to turn more people off.

February 17, 2009 8:28 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Walter HAS debated. Just because he won't participate in your little sideshow doesn't mean he won't debate.

You don't have the Mayor.

You don't have Walter.

You still have tickets available.

You don't have a debate, you have a freak show. Good for Walter in side-stepping this nonsense.

February 17, 2009 9:13 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wow, Phil is out to?

So much for the "Great" debate.

What a colossal failure.

February 17, 2009 9:15 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Our" money, Higby?

Just how much did YOU contribute? Or are you just assuming that you represent all of us who actually did donate to Walter?

Your bullying tactics foreshadow how you will probably treat the candidates. It is very unbecoming of you to act this way.

February 17, 2009 9:53 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'm laughing my ass off at you Higby!

Even Phil is dropping out. NOW what do you have? Zero. Nothing!

The bullying tactics and failure to plan ahead are making you look like a bonafide idiot.

"What if someone held a debate, but nobody came?"

Talk about taking one's self out of the game, Higby! You've got an event that only Zuma Dogg, Craig and Carlos are attending.

Haha. You idiot.

February 17, 2009 9:56 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It's too bad Walter is coming; you've treated him like crap you creep.

February 17, 2009 9:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

These negative attacks mean only one thing, "Walter IS the front runner".

Keep up the Good work Walter.

February 17, 2009 10:32 AM  

Blogger rg- readingnews said:

Villar won't debate anybody, anywhere for the obvious danger that it would show he's up to no good. Make that: "...it would show he's STILL up to no good."


From the "If the glove DOES FIT" view:

"Everyone thought he was a fool until he spoke. Then he proved it."

For Tony, you could use so many other negatives and they would fit in the place of, or WITH, "fool."

Actually, we would be the "fool" to keep him in office.

L.A.

February 17, 2009 11:13 AM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

Our wacko troll is in full form today.

I am a contributor to Walter Moore. I gave him $100.

I've given about the same to Zuma Dogg.

February 17, 2009 12:02 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

Also remember - Walter in addition to donations from individuals Walter got $43,000 from the City. That's not from Villar's personal piggybank (well Villar thinks it is) but it comes from YOUR money. That's not at all saying Walter did anything wrong; that's our current system. The point is that any candidate who receives public funds should be out at every opportunity talking to the people.

And if our wacko loon can't get that then lets not take time to explain it to her.

February 17, 2009 12:05 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

9:15 - failure?

Walter Moore
Zuma Dogg
David Hernandez

Ron Kaye
Jill Stewart
Debbie Lopez

Hmmm...are you saying because Phil wants to go to Sacramento with his latino partner it's a failure?

February 17, 2009 12:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Fatso, I wrote that BEFORE Walter signed on. Dope.

Meanwhile, if you PLANNED things out a bit, you could've held the very first debate. Now you're missing the only Republican, and the event looks like a haphazard mess.

February 17, 2009 12:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

$100? with all of the moolah that you make on our clickety clicks? wow, how benevolent you are!

How come you're giving money to two candidates in the same race? that's like better on more than one horse to come in place or show? Have you any clue as to how zd is spending his? We already know about Walter's usage. What can you tell us about your candidate zd's campaign spending. Do you suppose he's got receipts?

You are dumb and cheap. Great traits.

February 17, 2009 12:20 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

12:19 you're a genius! Fatso huh? That says a lot about you.

Anyway, there is more than one Republican in the race and the one who is leaving town with his partner doesn't seem to have caught much attention in the race. At any rate, the most prominent candidates will be there.

Next?

February 17, 2009 12:23 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

1220 AKA HLA/MC -

$100 is a typical campaign contribution amount. It's not uncommon to donate to more than one candidate.

But you too keep having fun! Its beats playing in the rain!

How much did you give? Is it more than you're receiving?

February 17, 2009 12:25 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

By the way we wanted to include Don Quixote in the panel but he said he would be at his abuelita's that day having menudo.

February 17, 2009 12:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

12:19 PM, is Wacko's Loon throwing up smokescreens.

Hernandez has GOP backing.

Wacko wishes he did.

February 17, 2009 12:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Below posted on Huffington Post then the link takes you to this. Why aren't the candidates talking about this? This tells me they are out of the loop of what's really going on. Why aren't the candidates attacking the Mayor on his crime record? When was the last time the Mayor put on an LAPD uniform to fight crime but he's taking credit. Why aren't the candidates going after the Mayor's on his voting when he was a councilman on NOT hiring more cops 3 times? The Mayor's campaign is on public safety but not one single candidate has had the guts to go after his record in council, are they that weak? Again the Mayor is taking care of his gang banger homies instead of law abiding citizens out of work in Los Angeles.

FEBRUARY 17, 2009, 10:31 A.M. ET A New Gang Comes to Los Angeles: Solar-Panel Installers
In Tough Economy, Homeboy Industries Trains Ex-Cons for Brighter Prospects
LOS ANGELES -- When Albert Ortega was released from prison four months ago, he was determined to turn his life around. So he went green. Mr. Ortega sports tattoos of an Aztec warrior on his back, a dragon on his chest and the name of his former gang, the East Side Wilmas, rings his biceps. Drug trafficking kept him locked up for most of the past seven years, he says. But after serving his last term, for 18 months, he heard about a solar-panel installation course. "I wanted a new way of life," says the tall, brawny 34-year-old. "Solar puts me on the cutting edge." A training program in East Los Angeles is teaching ex-cons to install solar panels so they can improve their skill set and market themselves for the new green economy. In the race to train America's "green-collar" work force, a group composed mostly of former Los Angeles gang members on parole is an early participant. Their training is funded by Homeboy Industries, a Los Angeles nonprofit that helps people with criminal pasts find employment. For years, Homeboy Industries put former felons to work at a bakery and cafe it runs in East Los Angeles. Last summer, founder Greg Boyle, a Jesuit priest, was approached by a supporter about the idea of preparing them for the green economy. Because job-placement for ex-convicts is especially difficult in a recession, "I leapt at the opportunity," says Father Boyle, who started Homeboy two decades ago.

Homeboy joined forces with the East Los Angeles Skills Center, a public vocational school that offers a hands-on program to teach the design, construction and installation of solar panels. The course is one of only a few such programs in California and commands a months-long waiting list.

READ THE WHOLE SICK STORY HERE:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123457326090086555.html

February 17, 2009 12:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Phil please post date and time those UCLA and USC debates will take place. I'm sure you all know that the Mayor is planting his people at all these debates to hear what's being said because he doesn't have the balls to show up himself. Good for the valley nailing him on that. And Phil there are thousands who agreed with what you said and took a stand against the socialist idiot who thinks he has a chance in hell and is running. He had no clue how to answer many of the questions. Good job David Hernandez yesterday on Good Day LA> They interrupted the Mayor and Clinton press conf. and shot back to David.

February 17, 2009 12:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who is the second Republican?

And, yes, I don't have to be a genius to recognize that in your photo, you are a fatso. Or a fat slob. Or at least slovenly.

For your information, Walter isn't a Republican, last I heard.

February 17, 2009 12:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

higby who is mc?

February 17, 2009 12:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Michael Higby said...
1220 AKA HLA/MC -

$100 is a typical campaign contribution amount. It's not uncommon to donate to more than one candidate.


True. I'd rather see candidates working to get $100 from individuals than bundles from special interest groups. And it's not uncommon to give to more than one candidate, especially in this election where the goal is to force Antonio into a runoff.

February 17, 2009 1:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What on earth is wrong with a program where former homeboys work for a living, doing something useful as a means of gang intervention, instead of just getting handouts? It's brilliant and everyone but those with an axe to grind against the mayor are saying so, from this Huff post piece to other national papers. You all complain with good reason that most gang prvention programs aren't proven to work or spend money wisely, and in this one, the homies are paid by private industry.

It doesn't even say the mayor's office is behind it, though the city gives some money to Homeboy Industries -- they raise most of it themselves like with their bakery sales.

February 17, 2009 1:17 PM  

Anonymous Phil Jennerjahn said:

Higby

Great to see you got Walter...now call out the Mayor!

He hasn't appeared at a SINGLE event.

Disgraceful.

February 17, 2009 1:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Phil,
You're hardly the one to talk about Antonio, when you're hiding out in Sacramento. I bet you're scared to debate the Dogg 'cause he's got more experience and is far more educated on the issues.

February 17, 2009 1:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Phil you have some nerve telling Higby to get the mayor to his debate when you won't show up because you're chasing some tail to Sacto.

February 17, 2009 1:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

YAY, all the losers in one room.

Someone snap a picture - it'll be good for some giggles in a few years, when the dirty dogg is in jail or detox (or both), Wacko Walter is running for Mayor of Paris, (comes in 17th out of 16 candidates), and the rest don't even rate footnotes.

OH, and Villaraigosa is running for governor, and losing badly, too. Damn, life will be SO good then.

February 17, 2009 1:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The Los Angeles Times endorses Carmen Trutanich for City Attorney.

www.tru09.com/index.php

February 17, 2009 1:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

who is mc?
February 17, 2009 12:51 PM

mc = fired haikook = zuma's hater

February 17, 2009 1:53 PM  

Anonymous Phil Jennerjahn said:

Hey... I have made it to most events, and forums and am going to two more tonight , which is two more than the CURRENT Mayor will attend tonight.

People have seen me..and they will see me on Good Day LA tomorrow.

The reasons for being in Sacto this weekend involve long term political career goals. (Something most of the other candidates don't have any interest in)

February 17, 2009 2:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Phil you're not serious. You should focus on the office you're running for.

February 17, 2009 2:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

From the Republican party. Guess Phil was wrong.

In several phone calls and emails I have received over the past few days it was rightly pointed out that SFVRC did not endorse any candidate for Mayor of Los Angeles. That is correct.

The naming of David Hernandez and Phil Jennerjahn as Mayoral candidates on the list was only for the purpose of pointing out that those are the two Republicans running for Mayor. Nowhere does it state that they were endorsed by SFVRC.

February 17, 2009 2:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Phil said "The reasons for being in Sacto this weekend involve long term political career goals. (Something most of the other candidates don't have any interest in)"

Phil, how do you expect to win this election with that foot in your mouth?

February 17, 2009 3:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

http://www.lagop.org/inner.asp?z=2

The following candidates and Measures have been endorsed by the Republican Party of Los Angeles County:

Mayor of the City of Los Angeles:
David R. Hernandez and Phil Jennerjahn were co-endorsed .

February 17, 2009 3:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

PHIL J.

Who are you and where did you come from - those are the two main questions you need to answer.

Until those issues are answered, everything else you say is just wasted breath.

I don't believe tbis "entertainer" designation. What really is your background? I'm starting to wonder if this is some kind of undercover ruse you're involved in.

If you want people to believe in you, you need to lay your cards out on the table. Obviously you are not interested in getting votes or you would have been upfront with your background.

so, what gives?

February 17, 2009 3:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Higby keeps thinking he is relevant to LA politics. It is a shame that he thinks so.

He just befriends people so he can convince them they have a real chance only to sell them down the river for a few clicks.

February 17, 2009 4:00 PM  

Anonymous g said:

I'VE BEEN AT (2) MAYOR FORUMS WALTER MOORE HAS ATTENDED BOTH OUR LOUSY,LIEING MAYOR TONY VILLAIN HAS ATTENDED: (NONE) I KNOW WALTER HAS A CASE IN COURT AND MAY NOT BE ABLE TO ATTEND, CHECK HIS SCHEDULE ON HIS WEBSITE. YOUR TARGET SHOULD BE THIS CRIMINAL TONY V. NOT THE OTHER CANDIDATES GET THE FACTS STRAIGHT FIRST.

February 17, 2009 4:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

1:17pm HELLOOOO You are so clueless, the idiot Jeff Carr (gang czar) mentioned the solar installers work just this morning while giving a presentation on gang strategy. Problem is the Mayor's lapdogs the muslim guy and the idiot Carr and Homeboy Antonio are taking credit AGAIN for Mayor Hahn and LAPD work. They are trying to say they are responsible for the CLEAR program that Mayor Hahn got federal funding for way back in 2002 and has been successful. No other Mayor has ever been so intrusive to LAPD and blatantly lied to take credit for officers work. Is it any wonder LAPD copers can't stand this gang banger Mayor who let's not forget supported gang members as ACLU director whenever a gang injunction was implemented. Now he thinks he knows policing with idiots like Jeff Carr and his muslim flunky. C'mon candidates I thought you guys had the guts to take him on but Walter needs to get focused and stop making jokes and get serious. Zuma sounded pretty damn good. David Hernandez has strong points but get mad and start campaigning better

February 17, 2009 4:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The GOP's endorsement of Jennerjahn and Hernandez must be killing Wacko. His Loon started spinning @ 4:47AM. By noon, she was spewing vitriol at Higby and now she's spinning against Phil J.


Phil J. and David H. are endorsed by the LA GOP.

The Loon endorses Walter.

February 17, 2009 4:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I hear this blog mentioned every day on the radio.

February 17, 2009 4:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Haikook-Mc vitriol alert @ 4PM.

February 17, 2009 4:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wally doesn't want to participate in a public debate because he's afraid of being exposed as the lying scumbag he really is. He made a big deal about not being included in debates in the last election, but if they had included him he would have had apoplexy. He's a liar, a fraud and has refused to actually disclose his REAL resume. He is an unemployed wannabe politician.

It's SO unfortunate that Antonio has no real qualified opponent running in this race.

Also unfortunate that Wally has such high name recognition. He took the 10,000 votes away from Hertzberg that spoiled the last election.

How on earth did Walter get links to his own website in the "official sample ballot?" Whose palm did he grease for that? He also wrote some of the amendment positions. He's full of hot air and no substance whatever.

Antonio sucks, to be sure, but Walter is just ridiculous.

Moore is definitely less.

Please be glad you're not giving that moron another platform.

February 17, 2009 4:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I SUPPORT KATHLEEN"SUZY"EVANS FOR CONTROLLER AND DAVID BERGER FOR D.A. CHECK THEM OUT. TRUTHENICH OR WHATEVER IS A INSIDER AND JACK WEISS STINKS!!

February 17, 2009 4:24 PM  

Anonymous Phil Jennerjahn said:

TONIGHT - Tues. Feb 17th

6:00 PM
UCLA Covel commons Candidate forum.

Wed. 25th 6:30pm
UCLA debate/forum Haines hall

Thur 26th 7:00pm
USC debate/forum

Voters come check us out...

February 17, 2009 4:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wacko Moore has no name recognition. At the top of his game, with Jamiel's Law, his popularity was a whopping 2%. Where are the Shaws now thanks to Wacko Moore? They deserved the camaign funds that Wacko Wally spent on hats.

February 17, 2009 4:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

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February 17, 2009 5:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Boycott all phil forums unless he agrees to the debate.

February 17, 2009 5:17 PM  

Anonymous Latino in Eagle Rock said:

Well, there's nothing illegal about representing a client who is a defendant in a case based on the client's alleged illegal actions and SOMEBODY has to do it. The notion of guilt by association is what poses the danger to Moore's candidacy, and Clear Channel plundering the field with digital versions of the already unwelcome and possibly illegal billboards in Los Angeles may make that association very costly to Moore in terms of voter support.


The past support in Rocky's campaign in the form of free billboard advertising valued at over $400,000.00, as I recall, led to Rocky's vow that he could remain independent and represent the city in actions pending or expected against the companies in the industry.


Well, somehow that did not seem to be the result, and the flawed terms in the settlement under Rocky's management doomed it's effectiveness in controlling the blight and now, looking back, losing a "revenue" opportunity in charging only token fees of a little over a hundred dollars for each without considering the income generated by each of the billboards for guiding the amount of fees. The restrictions imposed on the billboards companies unequally by the terms of the settlement made the enforcement efforts invalid, thanks again to Rocky, in spite of his campaign vow.


Now Wendy Gruel is campaigning on similar grounds. Her idea that the "independence from influence" from the Council and Mayor just doesn't ring true if you know her past behavior and the present relationships with political colleages and the mayor. Rocky Delgadillo all over again. Her active involvement in pushing through the Prop S and Prop R term limits fraud and phone tax shell game is inescapable and should disqualify her from even the slightest consideration for City Controller.


Moore hasn't said much on this as the dealings are pretty much the same as most cases where attorneys are involved, being the "hired gun" for the job at hand. To some, that's a dirty job, too dirty a job. I guess you should not attribute too much ill to Moore just as you would not blame the workers in packing houses for slaughtering animals for food. It's not a sign of evil, just the job that some people could not do, and it's really an amoral matter, neither good nor bad on a moral basis.


Moore is just the agent of the billboard company, not the policy maker nor the person accused of the wrongdoing. Moore's circumstances here are unlikely to draw more votes to him, but on balance, voting for Moore would be the better of any outcome that leaves TONY in office with a second term.


The big change that a second TONY V. term would bring would be just a change in the nature of TONY'S distraction from city business. He would spend the time preparing his campaign for Governor while the city continues to languish for lack of attention from the office of mayor as the last 4 years have demonstrated.


Whether Tony wins or loses that election would matter not to the well being of the city- winning means city time spent for his campaigning, all lost time for us. Losing the election would leave us with the same thing plus Tony is still here to manage the city while even more in need of some ego-redemption activity- and it will not be "being a good mayor."


Tony is incapable of being even a fair to middling mayor. His office is as all others have been for him- stepping stones for his political career advancement. He's no good, having an insatiable need for more power and clearly showing an incapability morally or practically for fullfilling the needs of such positions.

His draw as a Latino role model quicly faded with his episodes with Mirthala and divorce filing. Where he should have been ultra-clean as the first Latino mayor in ages, he let down anyone who was race-conscious in seeing him as a role model. He simply yielded to temptation as so many fellow Latinos have done before him when reaching elected office and assorted temptations are dangled before him. The "Poor-to-Politician" path too often brings Latinos to power so that they victimize their own ethnic group especially well, hiding behind the race card along the way.


So nearly ANY challenger, focused on the job at hand and not having the Nero or Napoleon personality complex like Tony, could not help but do a better job for the city (except the particular socialist candidate).


I choose Zuma Dogg- he's personally familiar now with the processes of city hall, the personalities and m.o.'s in place and the issues, all from being in city and working to learn the issues. He's probably more familiar with issues more fluently than the mayor who has not spent much time on any regular business of the city and who has to rely on an army of aides to prop up his information base- like an actor reading a script or a musician sight reading a piece for the first time. For Tony, most instances of doing city business is a "first time" as he's been mayor-in-absentia for month on end. That's is another of the reassons a debate would unmask more of TONY's failings- personal unfamiliarity with most issues that could have be know IF a mayor spent time on the job.


And the other collateral benefit of an election upset is that Tony would go completely mad if his millions could not buy enough votes to keep his job, with Zuma maybe the most unlike Tony and his style of amassing campaign wealth from special-interests' influence, the labor unions among them.


Walter Moore just doesn't seem to me to have an affinity for all people, and smartness alone is not enough, at least for my vote in the March 3rd election.

February 17, 2009 5:29 PM  

Anonymous No Billboard Liars said:

Until I read the Weekly blog, I was going for Moore. But I don't trust his association with Clear Channel. Had he properly disclosed it early, instead of being exposed on by the Weekly, I might have stuck with him. Zuma Dog is now the one getting my vote.

February 17, 2009 5:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Objection, 529. It's not amoral to slaughter food. The workers that kill our food do the moral and good thing by keeping us from starvation. They feed our nation. I don't understand that comparison to Wally's secret smary billboard fiasco.

February 17, 2009 5:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

5:29 PM, You lost me at the slaughterhouse. What's your long long disassociated rant about? Moore works for the billboard companies, hard at work creating blight on the cityscape. It's called conflict of interest. Instead of his coming clean with it, Moore was caught by Ron Kaye, Mayor Sam and the LA Weekly.

February 17, 2009 6:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

troll 5:29's an animal loony. probably mc realized she's destroyed it for wacko and is now trying to destroy it by fake-posting for zuma. she destroys anyone she supports. slaughter house? what a nut. what happens to her when wacko loses? oh my gawd.

February 17, 2009 8:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Higby,
Where'd ya get that photo? Walter's eyes look like two fried eggs.

February 17, 2009 8:31 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

Zuma Behind The Scenes at Good Day L.A. (Part 2) THE BETTER PART. Check it out. KNBC News 4 coming next. This is fun:

Click here for video

February 17, 2009 8:33 PM  

Anonymous Kimberley from Granada Hills said:

VOTE! For Zuma Dogg!!!!!!!!!

February 17, 2009 8:34 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

Thanks for the supportive comments!

February 17, 2009 8:37 PM  

Anonymous Lulu in the valley said:

Zuma's got the Big Mo.

February 17, 2009 8:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

ZD your the best. I heart you.

February 17, 2009 9:00 PM  

Blogger Walter Moore said:

Telemundo has GRACIOUSLY agreed to reschedule my interview, a second time, so I could attend this forum -- about the sixth I will have attended, BTW.

And when you mention the $43,000 in matching funds I've received, don't forget the $700,000 I've already saved taxpayers. That's the amount of matching funds Villaraigosa had to turn down to avoid having to debate me!

I have SAVED taxpayers' money!

Oh, and by the way, opposing counsel today told me he voted for me already.

See you at the forum, people.

February 17, 2009 9:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Latino in Eagle Rock? Posting racist comments about Latinos? I don't think so. hahahahah it's MC, the Wacko Troll.

February 17, 2009 9:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It's not a forum Wacko. It's a debate. The first time you will debate Zuma and he's going to kick your corrupt mc lovin' azz.

February 17, 2009 9:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

He voted for you already Nutsack? He was pulling your chain,Walter.

February 17, 2009 9:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Walter Moore,
This is your next scandal in a week of scandals. Here is your troll. Your thoughts, please?

http://street-hassle.blogspot.com/2008/06/morning-eye-opener_16.html

February 17, 2009 9:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yanking Wacko's chain 947. Easy enough to do.

February 17, 2009 9:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Oh Shit, here we go again with the AnonyMousa and menudo comments. Don Quackers got tossed off of Mayor Sam's blog for his endless menudo enema comments.

Don Quackers goes bonkers over AnonyMousa, Jamiel Shaw Sr., Walter Moore and Mike Higby.

February 17, 2009 10:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

That's Wacko's Weirdo @ 10:06.

Phil, Look at that loony lawsuit by Wacko's Weirdo. Costing the city a fortune to litigate. Your the guy to make a grab for his votes. Take him to task for his babe and all his corruption.

February 17, 2009 10:09 PM  

Anonymous Don Quixote said:

Mike Higby is now my friend. He speak a spanich!

February 17, 2009 10:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

That's not don quixote. That's MC, Wacko's babe, fake posting again.

February 17, 2009 10:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What's the point? How do you follow that?

February 17, 2009 10:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wacko? Yea? Watch me! I'm watching you lady! You're another anonymousa!!!!!!

February 17, 2009 10:15 PM  

Anonymous Don Quixote said:

Mayor Sam Mike Higby my friend asked me to translate at his debate. What will Walter Moore say to his magical Mexican radio now?

February 17, 2009 10:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Walter Moore and MC. What a sick twisted web they tried to weave, against ZD, Phil, David, Higby. Good thing they're too stupid and corrupt to have succeeded. Losers. MC is the prime loser. She got spanked in the culo by Antonio and then joined up by Wacko. Obviously, Wacko doesn't mind sloppy seconds.

February 17, 2009 10:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

MC fake-posting as Don Q at 10:17

February 17, 2009 10:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

OH YEA?? WHAT ARE ZOOMA's qualifications for Mayor??? Did he go to COLLEGE like Walter Moore??? Zoooooooommmmmaaa is a homeless guy.

shut up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

February 17, 2009 10:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zoom
Zoom
Zooooooooom
Zuma!!!!!!!

Those are his qualifications, Walter Moore's MC Haikula Loon.

February 17, 2009 10:21 PM  

Anonymous Don Quixote said:

Can we all please just get along? I want to share some of my menudo with you!

February 17, 2009 10:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Can someone explain to me how the Mayor gets forced into a runoff with all the minor gadfly candidates fighting each other?

It appears that each them just loves to argue and without AV in the debates all they can do is chop up each other. If they had a collective brain they would realize the only tiny chance that any one of them has is to get into a runoff, and the only way to do that is join together to attack the Mayor.

AV must be laughing his butt off watching all these nut cases scream at each other.

February 17, 2009 10:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Did you see MC's qualifications? That's one scary wacko b-b-bitch. How does she thinks she'll pass muster again when LAPD has already alerted clowncil and the pols about her? Loony. Delusional. Wacko and his babe.

February 17, 2009 10:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

AV must be laughing his butt off watching all these nut cases scream at each other.

No, Mary, he's laughing his butt off watching you and Walter Moore "bond".

February 17, 2009 10:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who is Walter's loon and who is Zuma's loon? Or are they the same?

February 17, 2009 10:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

MC is a nutso. Why does Walter Moore bother with her?

Oops.

February 17, 2009 10:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

When will Zoooommmmaa be investigated??????

February 17, 2009 10:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mary, Zuma will never be investigated because he's done nothing wrong. And Zuma doesn't have a loon. Have another beer, babe. Drown it out.

February 17, 2009 10:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Jeez... 88 comments, most of which come from the same loonie talking to themselves?

Get this "person" some Lithium ASAP.

February 18, 2009 10:08 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What hypocrites on this site. Everything you say about Moore representing Clear Channel is the same that people said about the companies that Obama represented. If you support Obama than you should support Walter Moore.

February 18, 2009 11:03 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Stop spinning in your sleep. No one that voted for Obama is voting for Moore.

February 18, 2009 2:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

2:54PM

that's NOT true!!

There ARE people who voted for Obama that WILL vote for Walter Moore.

That's a FACT.

February 18, 2009 7:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

In Your Dreams 7:22. There was no "Racists for Obama" movement. No one, repeat, no one who voted for Obama will vote for racist Walter Moore, the man who can't stand hearing Spanish on his radio and said, "Send a Minuteman to congress". Phil Jennerjahn has a chance with Obama voters because he's not a racist. Walter Moore has zippo, zero, nada, none.

February 18, 2009 8:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Jesus Rosas for City Council in District 1.

February 25, 2009 7:23 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The ONLY "wacko" is those that support an X Cholo for mayor.

Got a bone to pick...spit it out in ENGLISH...if ya can.

VOTE VILLAgoneCholo for more ILLEGAL ALIENS, GANGS, and $185 million cash given to "gang" prevention. (supposed x Gang members)

February 28, 2009 12:13 PM  

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