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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

City of Los Angeles Political Ass Clown Awards of 2009

"Honorary Ass Clown Grand Marshall Ulisess Sanchez"
In the spirit of inclusiveness, the me, myself and I, of the Ass Clown Award Committee, has decided to expand our award to multiple categories, this to highlight the numerous dubious follies of our local political community.

Thus with no further delay, we bring you the 2009 City of Los Angeles Political Ass Clowns for 2009. This year’s awards are dedicated to former Mayor Sam blogger “Mayor Frank”, who we hope is doing well going into 2010.

Political Ass Clown in an “Acting Role”:
Councilwoman Jan Perry for her role as “Acting Mayor” and AEG stooge, during the non-permitted, AEG/ Michael Jackson Memorial. City Attorney Carmen Trutanich may have another award for Perry, in form of a criminal indictment.

Political Ass Clown Consultant of the Year:
We have co-winners in this category.

First, for consulting a candidate into to the poor house, we select John Shallman. Here is wishing that some bored lawmaker in Sacramento creates some consulting malpractice legislation and make it retroactive to the start of the CD 2 campaign.

Second, for spinning and consulting a measure to an unexpected death at the polls, we pick none other than Michael Trujillo. This for his exploits and waste of IBEW money, on the behalf of Measure B.

High-Maintenance Political Ass Clown of 2009:
County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas for his attempt to spend $700,000 dollars of taxpayer money on his “extremely expensive make over” of his office.

Bloggin Ass Bottle Capper of 2009:
None other than Phil Jennerduh, who also gets a pacifier with his award.

Political Ass Clown Candidate of 2009:
City Attorney candidate Jack Weiss, question is whether anyone misses him on the City Council.

Political Density Ass of 2009:
CD 1 Councilman Ed “Density” Reyes, for his multi-year quest to legalize marijuana, errrrr, find a solution the Medical Marijuana issue.
General Manager Ass Clowns of 2009:
H. David Nahai and S. David Freeman of the Department of Water and Power. Need we have to elaborate on the follies of this duo?

Part-Time Political Ass of 2009:
None other than “Mayor to the World” (89 % of the time) and Mayor of Los Angeles (11% of the time), Antonio Ramon Villar.

** Los Angeles Political Ass Clown Award for 2009:

We pick the duo of IBEW’s “Boss Brian D’Arcy and AEG’s Tim LIEweke.

D’Arcy and LIEweke symbolize the current state of priorities on Spring Street, which put the Special Interests ahead of the average citizen.

LIEweke and his employer AEG is the largest recipient of “municipal welfare” in Los Angeles. In return for their tax breaks, AEG has reciprocated thousands in campaign contributions to the politicos within the “Horseshoe on Spring Street”

D’Arcy is a flat out thug who takes thousands of dollars of his member’s dues and attempts to influences city policy for the exclusive benefit of his members.

Your thoughts……………….



Anonymous Anonymous said:

Dude! You ROCK!!!!

December 30, 2009 10:00 PM  

Blogger Phil Jennerjahn said:

More nonsense from Red Spot

Joe B is the bottlecapping king of the year.

Not me.

December 30, 2009 10:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Love the Shallman one.

Good to know he was finally exposed as the mediocre consultant and high end crook that he is.

December 30, 2009 10:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Illiterate Ass Clown Red Spoot himself. NOONE cares what you have to say OR about the Republic of CD Catorce!!!

The Sour Grapes Award for NOONE thinking he's important so he's an anon blogger Award: Red Spoot.

December 30, 2009 11:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How much is Nuch paying you to try to keep him from claiming his logical eponymous award as Clown Carmen the Tritanich? You on the same plan as Puma Sogg?

December 30, 2009 11:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The Shallman one is so personal it's ridiculous. He's still the best in the business. Those of us in CD5 will always thank him for defeating Weiss.

December 31, 2009 12:15 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

10:57pm is Tamar Galatzan still licking her wounds from the smack down she took from Shallman.

December 31, 2009 12:18 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

There was really only one candidate expected to win big this year and that was Jack Weiss. All the machine money and endorsements along with starting well ahead in the polls.

He lost.

Whoever his consultant was should share the title with him.

December 31, 2009 12:21 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The LA Political Ass Clown Award for 2009 is awarded to the Webmaster Censor King/Queen.

December 31, 2009 12:47 AM  

Blogger mulholland terrace said:

How can there be a whole Academy of Ass Clowns and yet Tom LeBong's name is nowhere to be found on it? Don't you have a Lifetime Achievement Award yet?

December 31, 2009 4:58 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Good picks. I read that Mike Truijillo is now part of Janice Hahn team. Its really funny Hahn has all those consultants like Shallman, Tripi, South, Trijullio but the grass roots members in the VAlley didn't have anyone and kicked Essel's butt.

December 31, 2009 5:06 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Let's see. . . An illiterate man who probably lives in his mother's basement calling people "Ass Clown" under the cover of anonymity.

Yeah. You rock dude.

December 31, 2009 6:58 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You probably spent three hours writing this and another three spell-checking & proofreading and you STILL misspelled Uli's name. Who is the Ass Clown now?

December 31, 2009 7:04 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What's most hilarious, Red Spot, is that everyone here still pretends you're anonymous even though He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named outed you weeks ago.

Your real name is now an easy Google search away. We're almost finished reviewing everything you've posted here going back to 2007. Libel is a crime and karma is a bitch.

December 31, 2009 7:12 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

OMG we can now OFFICIALLY refer to him as Ass Clown 2009, Phil Jennerduh! Watch him campaign for congress on that! Watch his opponent!

That is the best xmas gift you could ever give us Mayor Sam!

December 31, 2009 7:39 AM  

Blogger Windscale said:

Jan Perry was a shoe in for the Award, an excellent choice. She deserved the award more than anyone else, and not only for jail rapping Los Angeles taxpayers with the bill for the Dead Jackson Show, but also for passing a special motion to give her boss 18 billboards to light up the theater that nobody goes to.

I do see that Ed Reyes picked up the density award - could you clarify please; to many the term 'dense' can mean stupid, idiotic, slow, and moronic? Was it your intention to award the small man known as El Pequeño aka 'El Stupido' his lack of gray matter, or was it because of his insane desire to inflict the mayhem of East LA on the rest of us?

December 31, 2009 8:08 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

7:12- libel is a tort, a civil wrongdoing and not a crime, a public wrongdoing.

Anyway, nearly all blogging on host's and commenter's sides are opinions that are allowed, as you can see here and on other blogs.

But the rankings should have led off with the Mayor with most of the rest being a derivative of his political associates and back-door dealings. Then again, a story or comment about the mayor is criticism that is the "low hanging fruit." Most of what he says and does is "all FOR and ABOUT Antonio" and usually not FOR the public, and often, AGAINST the well-being of the general public in Los Angeles.

You then can add any and all CMs for their collective and individual contributions for screwing up the city as they synchronized their actions with Antonios for the fasted path to fiscal irresponsibility that the residents and businesses still left in the city have to cover.

So- yes, "thank you all," to the highest paid council members in the U.S. They truly suck in their own right as they are led by an out-of-touch council president who is working on his mayoral campaign to pick up where Antonio left off, and then some.

December 31, 2009 10:35 AM  

Anonymous IANAL said:

10:35 says "libel is a tort, a civil wrongdoing and not a crime, a public wrongdoing.

Anyway, nearly all blogging on host's and commenter's sides are opinions that are allowed, as you can see here and on other blogs."

You are totally right on your first point, but you have to be careful on the second point.

First (and assuming I'm not a pedophile), if you write in your own blog that I'm a pedophile I can sue you for libel. On the other hand, if someone else comments in your blog that I'm a pedophile, then I cannot sue you for libel - you are just a "carrier" of the comment - although I can sue the person that wrote the comment, if I can find out who it was.

If you reference in your own blog a comment written in another blog that says I'm a pedophile, then I could sue you for libel, depending on whether what you wrote can be "reasonably" interpreted as you making that comment your own, or whether the "reasonable" interpretation is that you are reporting on the lies others are writing about me.

Second, what you think is just an opinion may be interpreted by a judge as a statement of fact, so you have to be very careful in your wording if you are going to say that I look like a pedophile.

Of course for anything to be libel it has to cause "irreparable harm": if you just call me "fat" or "ugly", it may be rude but it's not libel.

Read all about it in the EFF's writeup - there's a link right on the front page of THIS blog.

December 31, 2009 12:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I think Trutanich could have defeated Weiss without using Shallman. JW was damaged goods.
Perhaps Phil or Walter could have defeated Weiss....OK, I'm carrying it too far.

January 01, 2010 2:54 PM  

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