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Friday, May 22, 2009

Caption This for Friday

We're all pretty tired after the election, so let's put on our comfy clothes and relax.

Besides, next week is gonna be a busy one with the California Supreme Court announcing their Prop 8 verdict on Tuesday, and the LA City Council having to reopen their budget process (says Bitter Bernie).

Besides Arnie continuing to threaten Californians with (fill in the blank), what else is happening next week?

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Anonymous Greg Fuentes said:

According to the Coalition to Ban Billboard Blight, the proposed new outdoor sign ordinance was supposed to be considered by PLUM on May 26th. I don't see that item on the PLUM May 26th agenda yet, altho that could change.

This ordinance brings to mind a couple of sayings, one involving too many cooks and the other pertaining to once you've screwed something up considerably, don't screw it up further.

Apparently, the City has not accomplished much with its halfbaked billboard regulatory approaches, other than greatly increase the billables of attorneys representing the billboard companies.

One more quagmire that Carmen Trutanich will be stepping into.

And another area in which Weiss can create mischief for the City, lasting long after Weiss has left his CD5 position.

May 22, 2009 2:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Whose dumpie body is that? Mary Cummings Cummins Cobb?"

May 22, 2009 2:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Antonio is saying, that asshole jack weiss ruined my career, so I'm now on this shirt sucking tit.

May 22, 2009 2:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"I'm so weak, I can't even support these!"

May 22, 2009 2:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Okay, Petra, I'll play. How about "Two boobs on the inside, one boob on the outside"?

May 22, 2009 2:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The talking Boob.

May 22, 2009 2:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I bankrupted this city and all I got was this lousy teeshirt

May 22, 2009 2:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Actually it's not Weiss who ruined Antonio's career, nor is it ruined by this one thing. He's come out of worse.

The blogs are saying it was the anti- Antonio bias of all the three major papers which made them hammer Weiss and choose someone who's "more like a Vegas pit boss" than material for a big-city attorney, not just in looks but his positions on issues he'll have to deal with.

Joe Mailander over at street-hassle.blogspot.com 5/20 thinks the anti-Weiss campaigning might be partly to get even with Antonio for not having hit him harder before March, and they're so derelict in their duties that when they finally disappear it won't be soon enough.

Celeste Fremon over at witnessla.com takes apart the Weekly's endless hit pieces on Bratton because he's associated with Antonio too.

So what we've got is all three papers writing hit pieces so further their own political pre- ordained conclusions, as Bratton tells the Daily News. (Except the Daily News and Times are little better -- maybe just not QUITE as obvious as Jill Stewart and her minions at the Weekly.) Then we can add the LA Mag cover, though the editor is "coincidentally retiring" right after it came out.

I think if Antonio got that close to Jill Stewart's boobs he'd want to do a lot more than the usual.

May 22, 2009 2:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How about: "the fat lady sings?"

May 22, 2009 3:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

RHI Obama will be in town next wednesday.

May 22, 2009 3:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Anything new on the rumor that Adelman is in trouble?

May 22, 2009 4:32 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Mary Take your sloppy boobs out of my face. I'm not ending up like Ed Boks."

May 22, 2009 5:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Is it just me, or does that look alot like Chuck Barris, the Gong Show guy?

May 22, 2009 5:27 PM  

Blogger Walter Moore said:

The picture is actually a close-up of a baby. You can see the original at a website called "Zazzle.com." Here's the URL: http://www.zazzle.com/antonio_villaraigosa_t_shirt-235714660731531230

That I took the time to find this out is troubling.

Okay, so you want a caption, huh? How about. . .

"Does it come with matching diapers?"

May 22, 2009 5:32 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Everyone is shocked at the bullshit reporting going on. What the hell is happening with LA Slimes, Daily News and now LA Weekly? People are saying just boycott all of them and get info off the internet instead. David Zahniser has become the story of his own reporting and lost his cred with everyone. Patrick McDonald is getting roasted by Celeste which is good cause she's one of the last good reporters in this town.

May 22, 2009 5:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

5:50 pm is the Mayor's press minion in City Hall.

David Zahniser, Patrick McDonald, and other writers starting to FINALLY dig into City Hall corrupt practices is long overdue.

These were no hit pieces on Weiss. They were shining light where it should have been focused long ago.

The other cockroaches at City Hall are nervous. Who's next? Alarcon? Perry? LaBonge?

The Blogosphere can help make a difference in picking a few more ugly scabs at City Hall. Keep up the good work both MSM and bloggers.

Recall is in the air.

May 22, 2009 6:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Antonio between two boobs: Weiss and Bratton."

May 22, 2009 6:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

550pm = Jerk Weiss

May 22, 2009 8:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Paul Koretz now leads David Vahedi by 551 votes.

May 22, 2009 8:48 PM  

Blogger Walter Moore said:

Zahniser and McDonald are doing a tremendous public service. It's called "investigative journalism," and this town has been without it for far too long.

Instead of merely re-printing career politicians' press releases, or broadcasting their photo-ops, these two journalists actually investigate City Hall and report what they find.

Real reporting like theirs could, I suspect, boost the circulation of their papers. In any event, I'd like to see more cross-pollination between Zahniser and McDonald, on the one hand, and McIntyre and James, on the other. Each could increase the audience of the other, and "wake up" more voters to what's going on in this city.

May 22, 2009 9:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The contempt for journalistic integrity as long as it benefits them displayed by his acolytes here is exactly what we've seen of the Nooch and his "style" so far.

May 22, 2009 9:23 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

I think I just need to set up a "recall Antonio hotline" to take calls from people who want me to be involved in a "Recallaraigosa" campaign. I think 40,000 signatures is all it takes to get it on the ballot, because of low voter turn out during the March election. You can file for the recall 90 days after he is sworn in on July 1st.


May 22, 2009 9:25 PM  

Anonymous media blogger said:

I was just wondering, what does it mean when the price mechanism is interfered? It means that there is less likelihood rather than more likelihood that there is fairness in the allocation of resources beginning with precious resources like water and oil that are not replenishable.

What few realize is that there are other resources that get blindsided when mindless rogues hijack the marketplace, and less greedy and malicious animals become extinct as the increasingly deprived of humanity human keeps constantly trying to take advantage of the next person all the while talking about “saving human lives” whether it is scientists coming up with new medicines, new cures; and yet illiterate people know the problem is that there are too many humans who are so very out of touch, but how can mindless people objectively gauge that their words a product of the company they keep and the mostly dead food they eat don’t come close to matching up with mindless action that the rest of the animal kingdom seem to get right from the start; less food less of them and there is more of them; it is just that they are increasingly domesticated animals because we civilize-tame them, make them our friends and then eat them, not because we are physically stronger, because we are not, just better with weaponry.

So now you have a better understanding of Sun Tzu’s “keeping your friends close and your enemies even closer” – we are our own worst enemy - internecine fighting the bloodiest.

So we are what we eat.

How can we think any differently than a cow?

If you think like an ant you are ant.

Now the US government is going to allow GM to write off the monies the Government created out of thin air but loaned to GM; i.e. the people went into debt to save GM which lost the money the people didn’t really lose because the money was first created out of thin air and the people knew it and allowed it to happen because they are what they eat and the company they keep.

I do wonder if anyone else really “gets it”.

Maybe it is a good thing that I can’t express myself all that well.

May 22, 2009 11:05 PM  

Anonymous smart aleck said:

"Pity the poor nuclear mayor
posing with the faintest of smiles.
His life is sheer agony for
he has atomic piles."

May 23, 2009 1:05 AM  

Anonymous stephen c. foster said:

Too bad no one drew a fencepost under this creep's pic!

On the other hand, ZD's mention of a recall isn't such a bad idea, 'specially as a recall campaign was announced a couple of weeks ago in a City Budget & Finance Committee Hearing.

May 23, 2009 1:13 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

On Tuesday at 10:00 A.M. the Supreme Court of California will post its decision on its website regarding the constitutionality of Proposition 8.

I'd say Carlos Moreno's seat on the US Supreme Court may be in the balance...

May 23, 2009 4:14 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Walter you must be kidding!!!! Journalism was not what David Z or Partrick McDonald were writing about. They are both getting blasting on blogs here and all over the nation. Patrick's hit piece on Bratton in Weekly is now getting torn apart and disected for its false reporting. David Zahniser's stories were too coincidential in publishing against Weiss. We don't mind good investigative reporting. Everyone is asking why didn't David Z report Trutanich clients if he's a good investigative reporter and it was legal to do so? WE do mind when the reporters have alterior motives and their own personal agendas as both of these did. They credibility is out the window. David Z can save his with the pension BS.

May 23, 2009 5:49 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Caption - Antonio - I am still running for Governor, Sucka's

The back should say, don't let the door hit you on the B-hind, failed rockstar

May 23, 2009 7:49 AM  

Blogger Phil Jennerjahn said:

"Most likely to be recalled in 2010"

May 23, 2009 8:15 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

With the votes still being counted in the CD5 race, the CD2 race begain this week. Two candidates have already filed and one has a campaign office opening on May 31st. Election on September 22nd with the vote by mail ballots coming out in August.

Let the games begin!

May 23, 2009 8:28 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

So, Phil, if Antonio is recalled, do you think YOU are going to run for it again?

Now that you've been exposed as unemployed, what exactly are you going to use as your experience for the job? Please don't insult our intelligence that you are the _____director of Westside Republicans. What REAL WORLD experience do you have that qualifies you for the job?

May 23, 2009 9:39 AM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

I wish there were some way to make this font bigger for me to say,


Thank you, thank you! While AM talk radio show hosts give you deaf, dumb and blind kid routine on PensionGate 2009, CALIFORNIA ATTORNEY GENERAL (& NOW GOVERNOR-ELECT) FEELS IT IS IMPORTANT ENOUGH TO ISSUED SUBPOENAS OVER ON FRIDAY TO THE PEOPLE ZUMA DOGG HAS ALREADY BLOGGED ABOUT AND BLASTED PUBLICLY ON TV (but not radio, because they are tied up with big small potato stuff that doesn't add up to one one millionth of the money or corruption of PENSIONGATE.

So check out the LA Times for the story, and LA Daily Blog readers will already know each and every name mentioned. And if any news reporters want to know the background details of all of this, contact ZumaDogg@Gmail.com.

I think people can now see that I have had the inside on this all along. It started with instinct by attending council meetings, then insiders piled on when they saw I was onto it.

SUMMARY: Antonio went from "rising superstar" to "diving stupidstar" in no time flat, his "high hopes" big backer yanked support (money) this past week, Villar's inside strategists now openly admit he has no support for Governor, Gavin Losersom has already smoked Villar and Antonio is already too far behind Gavin, AND JERRY BROWN WILL WIPE THE DEMOCRATIC FLOOR WITH BOTH OF THEM, ANYWAY!

So now you have New York and California ATTORNEY GENERALS investigating Antonio Villariagosa's political machine money backers. People he appointed! AND A REMINDER, PEOPLE CITY COUNCIL APPROVED!!!

And I don't want the word, "even" used when mentioning Zuma Dogg and people doing good blog work. I don't mind being mentioned fourth on the list, but I think you should drop the "even" when I'm the MAIN ONE OUT THERE, bro! DO A SURVEY!

May 23, 2009 9:51 AM  

Anonymous g said:


May 23, 2009 11:40 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

RECALL HUIZAR is next in CD14:

The balls on these guys, money laundering, racketeering. Total Recall anyone?

May 23, 2009 3:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You guys bashing the David Z, the Times, Daily News etc, are nuts.

Weiss was dirty. always has been dirty. Why didn't you slam KNBC for Laundered Elections? That was a righteous bust of Weiss, Villar, Delgadillo and Wendy. Why no crys of foul there?

The Kelly Candaelle piece was brilliant. Factually, what was the slur their? It was the truth; a city councilmember (Weiss) attends a fundraiser hosted by a city commissioner. That's a crime. 49.7.8 of the LAMC says so, not the Daily News. So how does reporting a sitting LA Councilmember's involvement in a crime become is some way wrong?

As for Weiss's fundraising with a convicted felon, Fox 11 got there first and beat the print media to the story. If David Z was what you say he is, he'd have run the story too.

All this bs about David Z is simply sour grapes from Dems who were stupid enough to think we'd buy a sorry assed sack of sh*t like Jackass Weiss.

Weiss got beaten fairly and squarely, not because of anything other than he was and is an unethical piece of crap. Period.

Now all you dems go find some real candidates, then bitch and whine when they don't get elected because your party is as morally bankrupt as Jack Weiss.

May 23, 2009 3:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I don't get why you still choose to harass Mary Cummins Cobb?

May 23, 2009 3:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey Salty Cheeseburger, where are the petitions?

There was another phony recall going on while Antonio was elected Mayor. It was Nick's stooges carrying that one.

It takes 40,000 valid, so you better figure about 60,000 to be sure.

Lots of luck.

I suppose you will finance it yourself out of your paypal donations? Or from the money you earn on your nonexistant gigs?

Put up or STFU, loser.

May 23, 2009 4:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

3:56 PM = Mary Cummings Cummins Cobb

May 23, 2009 7:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Haikook mmmary@3:56 PM

May 23, 2009 7:06 PM  

Blogger Walter Moore said:

"Everyone is shocked at the bullshit reporting going on." -- Anonymous

"Everyone is asking why didn't David Z report Trutanich clients if he's a good investigative reporter and it was legal to do so?" -- Anonymous

TRANSLATION: When an "anonymous" person at this blog says "everyone," he means himself, or the people with whom he shares a cubicle in the Mayor's office.

If I'm wrong, please tell me who "everyone" is, and maybe provide a link to some source OTHER THAN anonymous postings.

May 23, 2009 9:03 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

May 23, 2009 4:15 PM

Again, an inferior loser who did not read my comment. Did I say "I" was financing it, or getting petitions?

"...to take calls from people who want me to be involved."

It says, "FROM OTHER PEOPLE" and "involved" not start or finance.

No wonder you are always so hostile, you live in a world with a major handicap...YOUR BRAIN!

May 23, 2009 9:58 PM  

Blogger Walter Moore said:

P.S. Is "everyone" criticizing Steve Lopez, too? I mean, he wrote a column recently in which he criticizes Villaraigosa.

Is Lopez a vast left-and-right wing conspiracy?

Or maybe "everyone" is just accustomed to the comfort of press release journalism, where the lapdog local media cover every photo-op, re-print every press release, and go no further.

May 23, 2009 10:19 PM  

Anonymous LIVIN' LA VIDA LOCA said:

You're so mean.

May 23, 2009 10:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The person wearing this shirt has warmer blood thant mary cummins.

May 24, 2009 12:38 AM  

Anonymous stephen c. foster said:

Anon. @ 4:15, 23 May -

Those who know me will tell you I hate flaming. I must make an exception however. It apparently hasn't crossed your walnut-sized mind to view the public video on the Los Angeles City website regarding the petition drive to recall Mayor 55% (reference my previous comment). It's there in the archives for all to view.

As for your erroneous conclusion that Mister Dogg plans to finance it, I have it on good authority that Mister Dogg has had nothing to do with this particular movement - and neither do I. It came as something of a shock to me, but I wasn't surprised - my assumption was that the recall effort would be launched after he started serving his second term.

That the recall effort is being launched in the waning days of Mayor 55%'s first term makes for some interesting legal questions - it would be much better if this particular individual or committee were to hold off until the second term has started. The down time between the present and Mayor 55%'s beginning of his second term could be used in organizing this recall movement.

May 24, 2009 7:01 AM  

Anonymous matt dowd said:

CAPTION: "at least this shirt has threads every day, unlike some political blogs around town"

May 24, 2009 7:16 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Walter you're missing the point. "Everyone" means a lot of people who attend meetings where they circle the wagons and talk. The problem with David Zahniser's reporting is the bias was so blatant. C'mon you had to be blind, deaf and dumb not to see it. Steve Lopez doesn't write 6 hit pieces in a row the week before the election. The other problem with David Z reporting is fine if you want to go after Weiss as many of us wanted BUT when you don't report the clients of Trutanich as many radio talk shows, op ed pieces and others asked for which was legal and David failed to do that's a big problem. That's where he lost his cred. He never reported the sneaky, deceitful TV commercial Trutanich aired. IF Weiss had done that sneaky commercial you know David Z would have reported it.

May 24, 2009 7:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wacky Whiny Walter is saying that the media couldn't be THAT rightwing because if it were, it would have covered and promoted HIM sooner and harder, not just on the talk radio airwaves of Kevin James, Jon&KEN, Doug McIntyre, all of whom were for him and his ticket and then switched to Trutanich as the closest.

Well, the Times did give him a feature before the election which made him a whole lot MORE of a mainstream candidate than he deserved.

But they couldn't do TOO much without being more obvious, seeing as his staunchest supporters like "West Valley Dave" and countless other regulars on the Daily News, refer cheerfully to "Greasy Tony" and in every post reveal just how repellently revolting they are themselves. When THAT is your main base, of course you have to sit here and claim that the media isn't biased ENOUGH.

This was a case where these rightwing buffoons literally got out the unwashed masses (think one local mascot who's Michael Higby's candidate of choice for Mayor) and went for the WAY lowest common denominator.

That Trutanich at SOHA last Wednesday, disgusting. Standing in front of a giant poster of his own campaign, phony pompous pieties about "slaying the philistine," what a buffoon worthy of his compadre Zine. And if you look at Ron Kaye's report on that meeting, the comments expose Jane Usher's absolutely ignorant take on two major issues, the trash fee hikes being usurped by the new "heroes" of the Budget committee, and billboards.

You people wanted some pompous uncouth novice who wants to return L A to its last gasp of provincial tribal buffoonery, buckle your seatbelts.

May 24, 2009 8:45 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Here's the real scoop. Weiss made an issue out of opposing illegal billboards and supergraphics and was involved in cracking down on them, while Trutanich gave it lip service but never lifted a finger against them -- like with every other issue.

Instead, he favors a 2-year moratorium on all new legislation i.e. to "study the matter" to come up with the "best solutions" which include the desires of residents AND THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY, which favors more billboards. And the councilmembers who demand sign districts to stand permanently will fight for every inch.

During this time, billboards will proliferate at an accelerated rate, bigger and flashier and more dangerous than ever. They will all be grandfathered into the new law. Drafting of which will be dragged out as long as possible.

So while he's had Usher out there trying to pin the blame on Weiss for being "the only other lawyer in the room" when Rocky handed the companies that favorable deal (but in fact Weiss wasn't told the details at the time anymore than anyone else), she's also been saying in that quiet voice of hers that we should "take a pause" for two years before doing anything.

THE BILLBOARD COMPANIES OWN TRUTANICH, like they did Rocky. They also put pressure on Antonio and word is, the cash-starved MSM.

This election, like the last one against Feuer, was brought for you, bought for you, by the billboard companies. Except learning from their last mistake they didn't so much give Trutanich money or free ads they had to declare, but got his opportunistic promise, as did every other special interest group he could broker a deal with.

May 24, 2009 9:06 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

See comment #9 May 23 11:08 p.m. under the Jack Weiss Before fall/ Beverly White Video thread. It was NOT posted by me but it makes sense, boy did you people get suckered.

One of Trutanich's hardest workers, Mort Allen, had posted on L A Times NOW blog a while ago that they would take advantage of the fact that Weiss was trying to stop illegal billboard activity.

So they'd use that against him to broker a deal with the companies: meanwhile saying one thing to get the gullible old white people's support (the kind who really care about the issue, and respond to Trutanich's phony pieties like "we slew the philistine thanks to you" sickening stuff he told SOHA on Wednesday) but in fact, promising to drag out future legislation for two years or more, as long as possible.

So they could bash Weiss by unfairly blaming him for what Rocky did by no linkage other than he's a lawyer too, and yet use his refusal to cave to the billboard companies against him.

Who better to pull this off than jane Usher, with that voice that sounds like she's always on the verge of tears for the city? And has demonstrated commitment to it. How much she is intentional accomplice, how much suckered, we'll have to see.

May 24, 2009 9:25 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I think were all being fooled by someone with quite a wry sense of humor. After all, the very notion that anyone who reads and comments on this blog would condemn any report for outing a sleazy morally corrupt politician like Jack Weiss is laughable.

Frankly I am impressed with the way 'big media' did a real service for Los Angelenos and published the shocking truth about Jack Weiss and all the corruption that he brings to the table.

It wasn't David Z, however, who came out with the truest words ever said about Weiss; that he is "Unfit" for the position. That was courtesy of the Times Editorial Board.

You really have to wonder just how low you have to go to get the label "Unfit" from the TImes? Perhaps there's more to come on the Jack Weiss scandal; let's see, there was Pensiongate, Felongate, and has anyone noticed that the illegal contributions from Pensiongate and Felongate have not been returned as 'promised' by Averil 'Ace' Smith?

Kinda familiar ring about all things associated with Jack Weiss.

I do so hope that MS will send it's own investigative reporter (ZD) to Jack's farewell party. June 30 is Jack Weiss's last day in office, I wonder if Weiss will have that party at Canters?

May 24, 2009 9:59 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Very interesting comments over at Ron Kaye taking apart Jane Usher's doublespeak to SOHA.

May 24, 2009 11:59 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Just in case you wonder, "The Times Editorial Board" includes Jim Newton, the editor of the editorial pages and a guy quite savvy about things on the third and fourth floors...

"Time wounds all heels.."

May 24, 2009 1:38 PM  

Blogger Walter Moore said:

And, folks, "anonymous" has proved my point.

Unable to identify any sources for his vague references to "everyone," he has two responses:

1. He says "'Everyone' means a lot of people who attend meetings where they circle the wagons and talk." Ah, yes, that's credible. No names, no posts, no articles. We're just supposed to take it on faith, from a person who won't even use his name, that "a lot of people" agree with him.

2. He then tries to attack me personal. This is Tactic No. 1 from the City Hall Playbook: change the subject, preferably by calling someone racist or right-wing. Can't defend Weiss's record? Change the subject: call his opponent a right-wing gun nut. Can't disprove L.A. Magazine's conclusion that Villaraigosa is a failure? No problem: just claim the magazine's circulation is low.

Poor staffers. Three more years, and it'll be time to put down the keyboards and pick up the leafblowers.

May 24, 2009 2:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Walter "Poor staffers. Three more years, and it'll be time to put down the keyboards and pick up the leafblowers."Now that's yet another example of why LA needs you. You see straight through the smoke and mirrors of City Hall.

Of course all the anon posts are from the City Hall toads that are going to lose their asses when AV leaves office - either in 3 years or earlier if he's indicted with Weiss in Pensiongate.

Berger's website has a picture of Weiss hugging a staffer after it was all over. Who is more worried - Weiss or the staffer?

Both should be because when Trutnich, Cooley and O'Brien all sit down after July 1, and figure out who get to lead the Grand Jury, it'll be the same as in New York - first to make a deal doesn't get jail raped.

Staffer must be wondering if Weiss will finally get to use his 'experience' as the US Attorney's office and get a deal before she does. The rats are leaving the SS Weissgate faster than Jack can spin a lie. And that's fast.

All this crap about Trutanich, the Times and billboards is just more smoke and mirrors. Face it Weissholes, you're all going down and Jackass is going to take you down with him.

May 24, 2009 3:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mayor Sam you promised that Wacko was moving to France? Did his wife go without him?

May 24, 2009 5:25 PM  

Blogger Walter Moore said:

Typo correction: "personal" should have been "personally."

And note the additional personal attacks on me, in lieu of any substantiation for the claims that "everyone" agrees with anonymous.

Conclusion: no one, aside from the anonymous staffer, has anything but praise for the true investigative reporting done by Zahniser and McDonald. Nor has anyone come forward with a scintilla of evidence to disprove a single statement of fact in either journalists' articles.

This shows the depths to which the the puppets in office in L.A. have sunk.

Then again, perhaps the problem is they don't realize they are merely puppets for special interests. Perhaps they're deluded into thinking they and their bosses are in office because people support them, when in fact it's just special interest money that put them there and keeps them there.

Anyhow, looking ahead, let me recommend one of the electric leafblowers, so you can tout your "green" credentials and keep that carbon footprint respectably small.

May 24, 2009 6:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

That picture of Weiss on the street by the Times is another case of just meanspirited and selective reporting.

You can bet that if it had been Trutanich they'd have shown him in a hopeful spin saying something like "we came close, next time I'll win," pushing that boxer picture they used while only slinking on the street to get Weiss in the most unflattering moment.

I'm sure he's shrugged it off by now and has a lot of good options. He's got a lot of support from his own original base and the democrats. It's unfortunate for him that he got too closely tagged to the mayor who he helped make -- the papers clearly tried to clip Antonio's wings by all the hits on Weiss.

I agree with poster who said if Weiss had used an unauthorized Bratton endorsement they'd have featured it big, but they refused to even print it. Weiss never even used Baca when he had the chance, didn't seem to want anything less than the strongest endorsement. Trutanich didn't have the decency to not use someone who explicitly did not endorse him and expressed doubts.

If Weiss had claimed to be running on things he hadn't done in 25 years and since done the opposite, you can be sure the Times would have dissected every bit of it.

They reported mere unfounded griping from some colleagues who were jealous he was running for higher office, who questioned some of his claims-- even though it was all documented and they could easily have shown it as would have been professional and ethical instead of just printing the griping. In a couple of cases they printed the confirmation of his claims MUCH later, so that the original falsehoods stood alone.

Meanwhile they were a virtual P R operation printing Trutanich's untruths verbatim.

He clearly is an ungracious man, a chest-thumping bully like Joe M says, a throwback. Spiteful even in victory.

And on both billboards and trash fees for hikes, his spokeswoman Jane Usher also gratuitously and falsely hurls blame to SOHA on those videos, she's clearly outed as both uninformed and talking out of both sides of her mouth to hurl blame where it's clearly not due.

With all the media extreme bias and being on the ballot with tax measures that draw out the conservatives to vote them down, this election was a fluke, "tribal"/ The last gasp of throwbacks from when L A was a provincial hick town run by pompous bullies.

May 24, 2009 8:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Walter Moore is proving again that he is a petty and closed-minded, one-sided man like even his former friends and supporters know.

May 24, 2009 8:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wacko are you moving or did you lie?

May 24, 2009 9:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wacko Walter ripped off Phil by posing by the flag. Big difference. Phil served in the US Armed Forces while Wacko sipped Chardonay at a Princeton Eating Club. Time to go away Wacko The Neck Tied Shark Racist Xenophobe disreputable loser lawyer who scrapes by "making the city safe for billboards". We have your whole history Walter Moore and you are unelectible among conservatives. Get out of the race and give your Loony Con Mmmmary a big sloppy good night kiss.

May 24, 2009 10:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

8:13PM - You're working on a Sunday on a holiday weekend for a failed candidate and a failing regime? That's dedication, or is it desperation?

If the rest of the city staffers worked as hard as you maybe the mayor would have had a little more credibility. As it was, the mayor's obsession with Jack Weiss has widely perceived to be as hollow as his other promises.

The 'points' you made about media bias against Jack Weiss do not bear close examination, but let's take a looksee for the hell of it;

"... slinking on the street to get Weiss in the most unflattering moment."
The "most unflattering moment" was surely the moment when Weiss lied to FOX 11 when he claimed to know nothing about the felon fundraiser. You do agree Weiss was lying when he said "You're asking me about this for the first time right here?" to the reporter. Weiss had known that someone within his campaign had leaked details about the felon fundraiser for 5 days at that time. Weiss lied, contributions died. Agreed?

"... I'm sure he's shrugged it off by now [Defeat] and has a lot of good options."
You are kidding, right? Options, let's see, apart from being star witness for the People when he takes the deal and rats out all his friends in Pensiongate, I suppose he can join Rod Blagojevich on "I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here." Weiss is finished, over, done.

" ... used an unauthorized Bratton endorsement"

Who says it's unauthorized? I never heard Bratton say anything about it, and certainly Bratton never demanded withdrawal of the ad. I think Bratton changed his mind about following the Mayor's edict in backing Weiss, he was seen talking to Trutanich at a cop lunch thing, so Bratton probaby then said to Trutanich "Gee, I never realized what a piece of crap that asshole Weiss is, can I withdraw my endorsement?" Oh, and in case you weren't watching Weiss's pathetic tv ads, the 'no brainer' ad was dropped in the run-off, Weiss spent all his tv ad money on attack ads.

" ... If Weiss had claimed to be running on things he hadn't done in 25 years ..."
Excuse me, but everything Weiss did since he was last in court for the US Attorney's office was 10 years ago, and everything he's done in the 8 years in City Hall are nothing but phony baloney photo ops and manipulation of various crisis; rape kits, cops, billboards, and overdevelopment. Weiss had no positive record whatsoever; just a string of hollow claims, and a record number of ethical violations.

" ... In a couple of cases they printed the confirmation of his claims MUCH later, so that the original falsehoods stood alone."
Please provide an example of this? I recall no such 'confirmation of his claims,' but perhaps I missed something?

" ...And on both billboards and trash fees for hikes..."
Your point is what? Weiss claimed to be responsible for hiring 1,000 more cops, but our trash fees have fully paid for 460 of the promised 1,000, and there will not be 1,000. Weiss lied about his 'contribution' to solving that crisis. Yes, Weiss voted for the trash fee hike, that's all he did and that's enough for you to say Weiss is responsible for solving the problem?
As for the billboard debacle, you people claim Weiss has no responsibility for this. But he did vote for it. So when it's cops he votes for, it's to his credit, but when it's f'ing up the billboard settlement, voting for that has nothing to do with Jack. Hollow. Very hollow; Jack's claims just don't fly.

" ...The last gasp of throwbacks from when L A was a provincial hick town run by pompous bullies.
You know, that kind sums up Jack Weiss and the Mayor bullying councilmembers into either lukewarm (and that's an exaggeration) of Weiss, or threatening retaliation of they condemned Weiss. Only Dennis ZIne had the guts to call it like it is.

So, anonymous staffer, what are you going to do after June 30? I hear Sears has a deal on electric leaf blowers ...

May 24, 2009 11:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Nice long post Mary. But Walter smells. And stop loaning him your toupee.

May 25, 2009 12:12 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Berger/ Fuentes, we can recognize you a mile away and scroll past all the braindead hate that steams off the page, I wouldn't hold my nose long enough to read it.

May 25, 2009 12:22 AM  

Anonymous Greg Fuentes said:

Anonymous, 12:22 a.m.

(1) If I have anything to write regarding Jack Weiss, I sign my name, I don't post anonymously like you do.

(2) I've got better things to do Sunday nights/early Monday mornings (or any other time, for that matter) than compose post mortems concerning Weiss' failed City Attorney campaign.

May 25, 2009 5:22 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

12:22PM Berger/ Fuentes don't have the exclusive on hatred of Jack Weiss!

Besides, since when does reporting the truth about Jack Weiss's illegal fundraiser, and his Hancock Park felon fundraiser constitute bias?

What? They never happened? It's all invention and anti-Jack crap?

Look, if you really had a case you could give some plausible explanation about why Weiss broke the law (LAMC 49.7.8) at the Kelly Candeale fundraiser.

Just answer that - leave the felon fundraiser out. Just answer that one, please. Otherwise stop bitching and whining about Jack Weiss being the subject of a biased press.

So far as "everyone" can see Weiss broke a law he voted for. What's the excuse? Come on. Put up or shut up.

No, you won't say anything, just like Weiss, you'll take the 5th and instead use personal attacks to avoid the question.

Like Jack, that'll work with voters eh? Not so much.

May 25, 2009 5:43 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

5:43 a.m., and I forget don't care who else: up so early spilling your vitriol, the same stupid thing over and over, why don't YOU ever point to anything your chest-thumping pompous, opportunistic, lying phony did on the issues he's blasting Weiss for?

You can't, never could -- he's the one who's spent the whole campaign trying to keep it on Weiss to deflect from having done NOTHING on behalf of any of those or any public service issues for DECADES. If the L A Slimes wasn't such a despicably biased lobby for him they'd have exposed him instead of serving as his PR organ.

People also noticed that in their feature article slamming Parks for his giant police pension, they never mentioned Zine, who also gets $80 thou a year from exactly the same source. Why? Because Zine is Trutanich's fellow vulgar chest thumper, and they gave him LOTS of space in the paper during the campaign to just vent his hatred for Weiss and spew lies about his record that should have been vetted then and there but of course weren't.

May 25, 2009 12:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why is anyone surprised that the LA Times rolls over for its chosen candidates?

That has become the role of mainstream media today, don't you know?

They endorse someone, then have a vested interest in seeing that person win, at any cost.

In most cases (MSNBC, NBC, NY Times, LA Times, etc.) it is for the liberal candidate, although NUch was certainly NOT the liberal here.

Then, afterwards, they tend to give their chosen one a pass (viz. Obama) for as long as the public can stand it.

Welcome to the USA of R...our country is f*cked.

May 25, 2009 12:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

To 10:03 PM

I think that wacko Walter stole the idea of the flag picture from wacko Phil who stole the idea from wacko Alger.

Can we all say gearing up to run for something? Anything.

I bet wacko David Hernandez has a flag picture too.

May 25, 2009 2:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

12:44 Get over it! What a sore loser.

Weiss Lost & Nuch Won.

May 25, 2009 4:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey I am 12:44. I supported Nuch, so I don't need to get over it.

I can't get ovr the monsterous pass they give Obama.

He has f*cked our country and Israel and everyone is standing around and picking their noses.

Where is Rahm, the Orthodox Jew? Will he let Israel go?

I don't get it, why wouldf we let Israel go?

Any Jew that voted for Obama should cut off their right hand in disgrace.

May 25, 2009 6:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Bush protected Israel. Obama will be the demise.


May 25, 2009 8:27 PM  

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