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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Open Thread for New Year's Eve

The forgotten ass clown of 2009

Recap.  Spin.  Bloviate.  Predict.  Vomit.  How was 2009?

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

If you want an example of "breaking news," Trutanich pondering his political future is not it.

This is an example, DUM DUM

Walt Disney's grandson faces 20 drug, weapons charges
December 31, 2009 | 8:07 am
Prosecutors will arraign a grandson of Walt Disney today on 20 felony counts of possessing illegal weapons and drugs.

Patrick Disney Miller, 42, was taken into custody about 5:30 a.m. at his home in Woodland Hills earlier this month after the Los Angeles Police Department executed a search warrant.

Miller was booked at the LAPD’s jail in Van Nuys for investigation of possession of a firearm by a felon and selling ammunition or reloaded ammunition for a handgun.

Los Angeles County prosecutors added additional counts when they charged him

Neither he nor his attorney could be reached for comment. He is scheduled to be arraigned in Van Nuys Superior Court.

December 31, 2009 9:25 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

That "crimefighter Trutanich" poster and his outfit are hilarious. When it first came out people in pedro who knew him as the long beach lawyer associated with the clan here literally thought it was a joke - with his rep as "the fixer" the Times was REALLY foisting the Nooch on us as some sort of Superman or Batman, anything but a Caveman?

Ass Clown Award MUST go to Jim Newton at the Times, shared with his henchman Bob Greene formerly of the Met News, and David Zahniser the Hitman. Who as Mulholland Terrace noted in their year-end wrap-up is "normally impeccable" but fell lock, stock and barrel for Shallman-Thomas.

AND dishonorable mention to whoever else at the Slimes is dumb enough to have brought us this bad farce as fact.

December 31, 2009 9:28 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Great choice for the photo of Zuma Dogg and Phil eating at the taco truck! Very unmayoral! I laugh every time I see this!

December 31, 2009 9:31 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

That photo of Pugliese's cake is priceless. Are you using it because you like Pugliese or because you like cake or because of both?

LOL! ha ha you HUMP!

December 31, 2009 9:34 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Since its an open thread i'd like to ask the readers: Does anyone besides Red Spot think Red Spot is funny?

December 31, 2009 10:15 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

why is Alicia Lane particular relevant? she only got here a few months ago, and isn't at all active in politics. she reads the morning news.

December 31, 2009 10:26 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Quick name one thing Red Spot has done for the community.

December 31, 2009 10:28 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Does anyone think Red spot is funny"

Isn't Red Spot the one who gave us updates on things like "Huevos with Huizzy" breakfasts?

Yeah, he's funny. Had me laughing a bunch of times over the past year.

December 31, 2009 4:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Boy, this post really lit up the crowd. What's wrong with you people? Apart from the pathetic anti-Trutanich blogger, everyone's asleep at the wheel.

December 31, 2009 8:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

December 25, 2009


By Jane Barton

Not Janice Hahn. Please NOT Janice Hahn.

Janice Hahn should not be lieutenant governor or even city councilwoman is her record. Hahn is loosely qualified now and was inadequately qualified in 2001 when she coat tailed on her brother's mayoral race and her father's name.

Fast forward to 2009 and it is not Hahn's qualifications that make her the wrong choice: It is her failed leadership and political practices.

When you remain silent and allow the police chief to take 40 cops out of your area during a time when the city adds 1,000 cops to the force because you need a political endorsement, when you allow Eastview Little League to stay in limbo for five years then displace these children to play in an area you yourself have called "the diesel death zone," when you divide a community on Ponte Vista because you fear any decision would hurt you politically and hope to delay a decision until you are out of office, when you blatantly lie to your community about a proposition (Proposition A) you sponsor to help yourself during a time you are under investigation for misusing gang prevention funds, when you cannot develop the waterfront because you are at odds with the port and the mayor as a political strategy, when you are compromised by donors from outside your district because they account for 80 percent of the money you raise, when your hometown has added more tattoo parlors than schools, bakeries, libraries and cops combined during your time in office, you do not deserve the community's support or deserve to be its representative.

These are the reasons to oppose Janice Hahn; these are the facts; this is her record. I am tired of the same random letters that defend Hahn from people who directly or indirectly receive money from the Councilwoman (aka Frank O’Brien, Liz Johnson, Stephanie Mardesich). Just think what we could have accomplished in the past eight and half years if Janice had been committed to our future instead of hers.

Harbor Independent News

Daily Breeze

December 31, 2009 10:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today released its 2009list of Washington’s “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians.” The list, in alphabetical order, includes:

1. Senator Christopher Dodd (D-CT): This marks two years in a row for Senator Dodd, who made the 2008 “Ten Most Corrupt” list for his corrupt relationship with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and for accepting preferential treatment and loan terms from Countrywide Financial, a scandal which still dogs him.

2. Senator John Ensign (R-NV): A number of scandals popped up in 2009 involving public officials who conducted illicit affairs, and then attempted to cover them up with hush payments and favors, an obvious abuse of power.

3. Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA): Judicial Watch is investigating a $12 million TARP cash injection provided to the Boston-based OneUnited Bank at the urging of Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank.

4. Secretary of Treasury Timothy Geithner: In 2009, Obama Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner admitted that he failed to pay $34,000 in Social Security and Medicare taxes from 2001-2004 on his lucrative salary at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), an organization with 185 member countries that oversees the global financial system. (Did we mention Geithner now runs the IRS?)

5. Attorney General Eric Holder: Tim Geithner can be sure he won’t be hounded about his tax-dodging by his colleague Eric Holder, US Attorney General.

6. Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL)/ Senator Roland Burris (D-IL): One of the most serious scandals of 2009 involved a scheme by former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich to sell President Obama’s then-vacant Senate seat to the highest bidder.

7. President Barack Obama: During his presidential campaign, President Obama promised to run an ethical and transparent administration. However, in his first year in office, the President has delivered corruption and secrecy, bringing Chicago-style political corruption to the White House.

8. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA): At the heart of the corruption problem in Washington is a sense of entitlement. Politicians believe laws and rules (even the U.S. Constitution) apply to the rest of us but not to them.

9. Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) and the rest of the PMA Seven: Rep. John Murtha made headlines in 2009 for all the wrong reasons. The Pennsylvania congressman is under federal investigation for his corrupt relationship with the now-defunct defense lobbyist PMA Group.

10. Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY): Rangel, the man in charge of writing tax policy for the entire country, has yet to adequately explain how he could possibly "forget" to pay taxes on $75,000 in rental income he earned from his off-shore rental property.

Judicial Watch

December 31, 2009 11:36 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'm all about Janice Hahn.

January 01, 2010 2:00 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

God, Nahai's so hot. Who cares what he did wrong at the DWP??

January 01, 2010 2:01 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

oh yeah, like Judicial Watch isn't a partisan biased organization run by a couple of right wing nuts named Larry Klayman and Tom Fritton, as evidenced by only one Republican on their list.

That's it? They could only find one? Pulleeeeeeezzzzeeee.....

January 01, 2010 8:54 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How far in to 2010 will Phil Jennerdoodle be a crying pussy about winning an Ass Clown award? It's not like there's any one other than him who thinks he doesn't richly deserve it.

January 01, 2010 9:36 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Carpetbagger Carmen come to town to become the puppet for my buddy Cooley and help him find dirt in the City Attorney's office to use against him in his run for AG!

AND same for every and any Democrat who hasn't supported us, "payback!'

Anyone see a phonier and more sickening pair of fake grins that THOSE two put on to deceive people?

January 01, 2010 10:58 AM  

Anonymous Paul Hatfield said:

Another reason to oppose Hahn: she hired Shallman as her political consultant. It is time we hold candidates responsible for employing muck artists to market them to the voters.

January 01, 2010 11:02 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

10;52 "against him" means against Rocky, stuff Nuch hopes to dig up on Rocky, as Cooley runs against him for Attorney General. Some of their supporters have let this slip, assuming everyone's on board with their vindictive and elected him for that purpose. Wrong, some actually thought he'd do the stuff in that 50-page leave-behind that fooled dummy Jim Newton and his colleagues in editorial and David Zahniser etc. at the Times.

Incompetent and disastrous as Rocky was for the city, it's outrageous that Trutanich and Cooley are openly using our resources at a critical time like this, to pay investigators to look for dirt on a political opponent, as well as Wendy Greuel, by ONLY "allowing" her to audit Rocky's old books and not whatever she wants as he promised Laura Chick. This is the "work" he's focused on and why he wants to add hundreds of secret police while our city is losing its most senior workers in E-Rip. WHICH he is happy about because any workers who retire he can replace with HIS "loyalists." If you look at Berger and Usher as models for loyalists, we can see what he probably has in mind.

The kind of AG campaign that's shaping up this way is NOT going to benefit the people of California any more than Shallman's dirty local campaigns have. They need to know that the people have had enough of this and want our money to go toward public good not political vendettas!

Anyway Rocky will have his clock cleaned by Kamala Harris, who's a young biracial woman, articulate and attractive. Her negatives are on illegal immigration and opposition to the death penalty, but Cooley's making so many enemies and wasting so much money fighting various wars designed to enhance his political career at the expense of sensible priorities that she's got a strong shot. He's out of touch with the voters and vindictive - the fledgling union of Asst. DA's lawsuit is testament to that. They feel they need to organize to stop the persecution and retribution.

Paul Lisker's and Deborah's Peagler's cases can come back to haunt him if Kamala is smart, and manages her own campaign, doesn't leave it all in the hands of Ace.

January 01, 2010 3:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

10:58 AM = Jack Weiss.

January 01, 2010 3:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

10:58AM - You are so right

Why do you think nearly everyone in City Hall wanted Jack Weiss to be City Attorney? Not because they liked him, but because they knew Jack would be able to keep a lid on all the corrupt dirty dealing that goes on.

Trutanich hadn't been in office for a day before he started blowing the whistle on Jan Perry's signing off on a $3.4M taxpayer bailout for AEG who were about to lose their shirts when Michael Jackson killed himself.

Then, when the Rocky/Weiss billboard settlement was challenged in court, it was Trutanich who opened the books and let the court see what Rocky and Weiss had done - given 900 digital billboards to three companies in return for $0!!! That judge described the Weiss/Rocky deal as 'poisonous' and overturned it. Meanwhile, Rocky and Jack get to keep all the campaign contributions they got from the billboard companies.

And now the fat slut Jan Perry is having to prove what we all knew - she has a special relationship with AEG, and when Trutanich said "no more billboards," Perry passed a special motion to do a favor for AEG and give them their 18 billboards when nobody else in LA can get one.

And just wait for the results of that bitterly fought piece of political maneuvering of the so-called Controller lawsuit. Remember, Laura Chick wants to audit Rocky Delgadillo's Workers Compensation program? Well Trutanich went ahead and INVITED Wend Greuel to do the audit, and guess what? All the dirt that her auditors are now digging up is going to hurt Rocky's chances of being Attorney General unless Wendy sits on the report until after the election. After all the fuss Wendy made about wanting to be able to audit, how will she be able to have any credibility if she doesn't turn over the truth about Rocky's deals with Workers Comp lawyers who sued the City regularly with worthless cases because the 'fix was in' and Rocky signed checks instead of fighting cases, or even investigating cases.

Holly shit, if Weiss had won there wouldn't be anything to write about, and nothing for Rocky to worry about.

This is a cluster fuck of monumental proportions and there's nothing, absolutely nothing the Rocky machine can do to stop the freight train that's gonna hit him when Cooley starts his campaign.

Happy New Year Rocky!
Now Rocky is going to be decimated, crushed, crapped-on, stomped in the balls and it's all because Trutanich is letting the cat out of the bag and Cooley has all the ammo he needs to put an end to Rocky's career.

AND same for every and any Democrat who hasn't supported us, "payback!'

Anyone see a phonier and more sickening pair of fake grins that THOSE two put on to deceive people?

January 01, 2010 3:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I agree that Alicia Lane is not newsworthy - she was when hired only because L A Observed and others noted she'd acquired a rep as a diva with a bad temper and foul mouth, who had even slapped a cop once.

Nothing dramatic from her yet.

That other news anchor Lu Parker has gotten a big thick around the waist, and seems to have gained weight, didn't she?

January 01, 2010 4:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I agrree that phil crying about being named Assclown shows he is an immature child who can't handle the ribbing. Clearly he wouldn't be able to hack it in congress. Shit, he can't even handle coming in last place!

January 01, 2010 8:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Has anyone noticed that Janice Hahn received a $6500 contribution to her Lt. Gov campaign from Tim Lie Weekly, right about the time she was standing up in council telling everyone how wonderful AEG is?

This kind of stuff will come back to bite her on the butt.

January 01, 2010 10:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What the hell is 3:56 PM talking about? Any blind moron can see all the corrupt acts that Rocky has committed including selling out the city at every turn, lying about playing Pro Football on his resume, lending his wife his city car, then charging the city after she banged up the car, etc etc

When the 2nd half of '09 fund raising totals are disclosed, it will be revealed that Rocky's fund raising dropped off considerably.

He's toast.

January 01, 2010 10:32 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

IF Trutanich wants to get the support back of the grass root people who helped put him in office then he needs to show us the investigation report he said he was doing on AEG and tell us who is responsible for all the BS and money. People say it was Bratton so why is Trutanich protecting him, he's gone. I couldn't agree more with Paul if Janice Hahn hired Shallman already that's a huge red flag.

January 02, 2010 6:14 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Lu Parker, Mayor Viagra's GF? Yeah, heard he met the mom...thick around the middle...looking to move up the food chain of politics with Anphonyo. Who is paying her way, when she tags along on his business trips? Or maybe it is to cover the news stories on him....hmmm.

January 02, 2010 8:40 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I still don't know why Higby brought Phil on to contribute to the blog, or why he let him run roughshod for so long. Now that he fired him, Higby spends more time jousting with Walter on Phil's site.

Does any one else here think Higby is totally bored being mayor sam? It shows in his words and in his deeds.

January 02, 2010 9:07 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Rocktard is toast; Kamala will bring up all the old, well known lies and misdeeds and then Cooley will crush either survivor.

Rocktard will go down as a two time loser and not be able to even get a job blogging for mayor Sam...

Our state needs a real law enforcer as Attorney General, not some lying wanna be pro football player or a glamourpuss ex-girlfriend of Willie Brown.

January 02, 2010 9:16 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Steve Cooley will make a great AG who will actually do the job and not just go along with the liberal PC bullshit that pervades Sacramento politics. We need a no-nonsense law enforcement approach to serious issues, not a photo-op phony like Delgadillo, nor a 'biracial' cop-hating pro-illegal immigrant lawbreaker like Kamala Harris. What the hell does 'biracial' mean anyway? More PC bullshit. We are all Americans and that should be all that needs to be said.

January 02, 2010 9:25 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I agree with 3:44 PM. Rocky will get creamed by Kamala Harris, but she will leave her campaign in the very capable hands of Ace Smith. As she should...

They aren't pandering and trying to get votes for a few groups of activists around the city. They are on a serious mission to get her elected across the state.

They got Antonio re-elected by getting the right amount of average people out to vote. Period. They'll do it with Kamala and they'll do it by whatever means necessary. None of them are afraid of Cooley. And Rocky is but a fly to be swatted away as she moves forward with the campaign.

And Janice Hahn will win also.

January 02, 2010 2:06 PM  

Anonymous James McCuen said:

Along with the LA Weekly's Patrick McDonald, the Times' (and former LA Weekly's) David Zahniser has been writing unflattering, but truthful stories about local LA entrenched politicians.

Hats off to Mr. Zahniser. That's the important function of the press (including this blog) - they are an important check and balance in a Democracy instead of turning away from corruption or just being a "yes man" to those in power.

January 02, 2010 5:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Rocky is bringing in Parke and Hacopian to spruce up his campaign.

January 03, 2010 8:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Rocky is also getting Jack Weiss to get the orthodox jewish community to help with the fund raising.

Jack's never going to get back into Los Angeles politics so he's probably been promised a spot in Rocky's administration in Sacramento.

Actually, when you think about it, it is almost worth voting for Rocky if it gets that fucked-up arrogant asshole out of Los Angeles.

Opps, I just broke two New Year's resolutions. One was not to ever, ever mention Jack Weiss, and the other was to refrain from using immoderate language. sorry

January 03, 2010 8:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

“And Janice Hahn will win also”

It’s too early to predict, remember the City Attorney and CD 2race, but only time will tell who the real winner will be after the elections. The voters are becoming well informed on the issues before casting their vote.

January 03, 2010 9:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Has anyone noticed that Janice Hahn received a $6500 contribution to her Lt. Gov campaign from Tim Lie Weekly,"
No I hadn't noticed that. Thank you for pointing it out.

BTW, would anyone care to guess the identity of the only recently elected official who has not taken a penny from AEG?

I'll give you a clue, it's not Political Ass Clown of the Year Jan Perry

January 03, 2010 9:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

8:50: take 13 of the little blue pills (you know, the ones with smiley faces and antlers on them) and call me in the morning. Or don't.

January 03, 2010 9:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Like Rocky, Cooley has a reputation of not prosecuting his supporters, or those with links to his supporters.

January 03, 2010 10:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Does that mean AV is with Rocky?

January 03, 2010 11:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

9:37PM, If I don't call you in the morning, I'll see you at the pot shop as usual. I'm in the unmarked surveillance car.

We can then have a 'healthy' debate about Jackass and Rocky and how the informed voters of Los Angeles are going to torpedo these two clowns' hopes of every being able to screw over the people they are supposed to represent.


January 04, 2010 12:09 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Much like Shallman, anybody who is running can hire Parke Skelton. You don't have to be AV or AV-endorsed to hire Parke or Hacopian.

Somehow I think the poster made that up because they don't know how it really works.

The idea of Antonio being a Rocky Delgadillo fan/friend/anything is funny. Very doubtful.

Besides if Kamala hired Ace, then wouldn't Parke be getting on board pretty soon?

What does that have to do with Rocky?

January 04, 2010 3:47 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What did the rate payers of DWP get for the $6300 a WEEK they paid David Nahai? Does this mean that any non re-elected official can stay on the gravy train after then get booted from office? Something is very rotten at DWP but more noticably at the city council for letting all this happen. What would happen if all the city council candidates that were not backed by DWP got elected? Would common fiscal sense take its place? If you cannot afford it you don't buy it.

January 04, 2010 9:59 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

8:50, so you admit to having "unmarked surveillance cars" outside pot shops, to pursue Tritanich and Cooley's obsession with filling the prisons with medical pot patients.

THAT is why the Nooch FALSETanich wants to add hundreds of secret cops IN THE CITY ATTORNEY's office "with cars and everything." And also, to "get Jan Perry and Reyes and Koretz" and AEG's Leiwike and anyone who won't lie down and play dead when he threatens them. Bullies like to have cops with guns and cars to back them up.

NOT on our dime, you nutjob.

You have so much hate and evil it spills out on the page - take some anger management classes too, seek therapy AND up those blue pills.

Add the pink ones (the ones for schizophrenics) and don't forget the valium before you become even more dangerous.

January 04, 2010 12:24 PM  

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