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Wednesday, October 07, 2009

The Mural that Keeps on Expressing

"Lucky we don't have to fear a Governor Villaraigosa"

The artist who painted this mural only to see it alter, has spoken out. LA Weekly's Patrick Range McDonald has the details.

Now, David Torres, the artist better known as "Rabi," who created the mural, has contacted us via email with his own update about what's happening at the site.

Rabi tells us that when he and an artist friend named Retna were painting the mural, they increasingly heard passersby "voice their opinions" about Villaraigosa -- and they weren't all that flattering. After a while, Rabi says, he realized that "maybe it wasn't such a great idea to endorse this guy."

But Rabi was commissioned by the owner of Susy's Meat Market to paint the piece, so he maintained his professionalism, finished the mural, and was quite pleased with the result. About two months later, in September, someone splattered red paint on his creation."

At first, I was pretty disappointed," Rabi writes to us in an email, referring to the red paint, "but then I started to like it even more, it's become more than another mural -- it's now a statement and an expression of the public, a movement if you will."

........and what is the story behind the latest alteration of the Mayor Villaraigosa mural??

To take it one step further, Rabi went back to the mural yesterday and made an addition with his own red paint. "Like Sand In The Wind," the artist wrote, with a tag of "The Fear."

"What this (saying) refers to is the monks that finish their sand paintings and then blow them away," Rabi tells us. "Also the fact that this Mayor/man is but a speckle in our time soon to be forgotten and a new Mayor/man and mural will emerge, and so on."

How soon can a Santa Ana wind blow through the "Third Floor"??

Your thoughts........................



Blogger Phil Jennerjahn said:

Not soon enough! Los Angeles cannot afford four more years of disastrous leadership from Antonio Villaraigosa. Recall plans being put together.

October 07, 2009 10:37 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Phil, when are your signatures due and how many do you have?

You've yet to give a single update. How about now, since it's past that date you gave us a while back.

October 07, 2009 10:43 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Phil doesn't even have to be specific.

To the nearest thousand would be great.

I guess that means Phil has between 0 and 1,000 signatures! Too bad he needs 240,000 valid, and probably 300,000 gross ones.

And, uh, how many volunteers do you have in your "army" of signature gatherers Phil? It's okay to include yourself in that figure.

October 07, 2009 11:04 AM  

Blogger Phil Jennerjahn said:

I have to contact some unions to see if they will come on board. Not sure if they are willing to risk the wrath of Antonio. We will see.

October 07, 2009 11:07 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

So do you have ANY volunteers Phil?

You announced this effort way back after the election. Have you made zero progress?

An honest answer would be appreciated. And an honest number so we know you're not pulling our chain all year. Iknow you're honest and will be no different now.

October 07, 2009 11:10 AM  

Blogger Zuma got 410 Votes said:


ZD posted this at 10:24 AM, 20 minutes after Red Spot posted it.

That shows you what a thieving thief ZD can be. Do NOT believe him when he says all of HIS ideas are making others rich, like Courteney Cox or Adam Sandler.

He sees something great from this blog, and all of a sudden, it's on his blog 20 minutes later.

October 07, 2009 11:49 AM  

Blogger Phil Jennerjahn said:

To the person who keeps harping about signatures - I will tell you exactly how many I have collected. ZERO. Not even my own. OK?

The Mayor has to be delivered legal notice first, THEN you can start collecting signatures. There is a process that must be followed. No more questions about this until legal notice.

October 07, 2009 12:10 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

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October 07, 2009 12:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

No questions? Did you say no questions, Phil? You, the intrepid reporter? No questions?

Should we consider that a mistake, or do you actually operate only?

I appreciate your saying that you've collected no signatures. That's fine. But why do you have to wait until you SERVE him before you can contribute? That's not what the law says.

Time is a wasting, Phil. So when exactly are you going to START? What DATE? Don't say "after we serve the mayor."

Tell us WHEN you are going to serve the mayor and WHEN you are going to start collecting sigs?

I will sign it too, but expect you to operate honestly and above-board.

Don't you wish you hadn't got into this mess in the first place?

No questions, my ass! It feels different when you're on the receiving end of questions doesn't it?

I mean no disrespect, but telling people to not ask questions is a slap in the face, since you STARTED this months ago.

October 07, 2009 12:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Higby when are you going to ban Zuma Dogg and his girlfriend, Mary Scummins?

October 07, 2009 12:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

1149 loser, I saw the picture on my facebook from patrick mcd. that must be where red spot saw it, too. you must have read a lot of encylopedia brown when you were young, but you must have been holding the book upside down, nut. Well, you got me.

(There...that's you ZD reaction post for the day. This nut is going into withdrawl symptoms. Now go take on the day!]

October 07, 2009 1:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

113= zuma dogg posting anonymously.

Not tough to tell.

October 07, 2009 4:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Don't worry...mini mayor won't be in town too much he has many trips planned outside of LA. He is going to Mexico, Europe and anywhere else he can escape from doing his job which is getting harder and harder for someone with his limited abilities. Better he leaves as he is ruining the City.
Just go away mini mayor..shoooo!

October 08, 2009 8:13 AM  

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October 08, 2009 9:44 AM  

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