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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Los Angeles Politics Hotsheet for Tuesday

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Republican State Senator Abel Maldonado was confirmed today by the State Senate to serve as California's Lieutenant Governor replacing John Garamendi who was elected to Congress in a recent special election.  Maldonado who was already running for Lieutenant Governor will resign his Senate seat Tuesday and be sworn in to the new post.

Phil Jennerjahn may be getting some support for his goofy recall campaign from a source he may not want it from - The Texas Minutemen.  In the meantime yet another blog accurately makes the point that the energy being focused on lame duck Mayor Villaraigosa could be directed towards other efforts such as electing good candidates to the City Council in 2011.

Phil Jennerjahn has declared Studio City grand dame Lisa Sarkin as yet another "dangerous enemy of freedom" for her role in the railroading of controversial Studio City Neighborhood Council board member Michael McCue off the volunteer panel. In the meantime McCue gives Mayor Sam Senior Editor JoeB an exclusive statement about his removal.

Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner has ponied up the final funds needed for Tom LeBong to save the Hollywood Sign.  I'm a libertarian guy who is all for folks looking at other folks nude but does the City of LA really need porn money to save the sign? Just curious what some of you feminists have to say.

Budget woes may lead to the cancellation of the annual Fourth of July fireworks show at Marina Del Rey.

Who knew? Ridership on New York's public transit system is dropping while Los Angeles' is rising

Ginny Marie Case gives a good primer on running for a local neighborhood council, in this case the Downtown LA Neighborhood Council but the lessons apply to other NCs I'm sure.

And finally all the gossip blogs are abuzz about a major celebrity who is planning a "coming of the closet tour" of the talk shows next week.  Any ideas who it is?

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44 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Does anyone know how the recall is coming along? I haven't heard a damn thing from Walter since last week.

April 27, 2010 5:56 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I agree with the last commenter. You dont knkow her and she is a smart gal who has her shit together! YOur just attracted to her and cant get a date with her.

April 27, 2010 6:12 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

hOW MANY SIGNATURES DOES PHIL GOT?

April 27, 2010 6:17 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

anyone know about the Recall and how it's going?

April 27, 2010 6:18 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Doug MacIntyre being back in L.A. is good news, but it is hardly "breaking news."

Take a journalism 101 course, or just try to measure your enthusiasm. It's not breaking news and I challenge you to post information about any real media outlet calling it anything of that sort. It's getting barely a whisper in the media.

April 27, 2010 6:18 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Walter Moore has been conspicuously quiet for a guy who showboated that he was the #1 signer of Phil's petition, and doing it at the city hall steps.

April 27, 2010 6:19 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Putting a picture of defeated city attorney candidate Jack Weiss on today's post is a timely reminder that things could be a lot worse in Los Angeles if the Mayor's plan to fully control the city's government had succeeded.

City Hall Insider recently took a look at just how things might have been with Weiss heading up the city attorney's office, and with uncanny foresight, accurately predicted the Mayor's revenge on Trutanich for spoiling his plan - a further 18% cut in the city attorney's budget, on top of the 18% cut that he faced coming in to office in July 2009, for a total of 36%.

No other city department has been cut so extensively, with the possible exception of Neighborhood Councils, doubtless for the same reason; the Mayor cannot control them.

Meanwhile, Weiss has finally updated his State Bar records to show he is no longer part of city government.

April 27, 2010 6:21 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What does a celeb's sexuality have to do with the home of LA politics?

Bo-ring, if you ask me.

April 27, 2010 6:25 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I assume Phil has 14,000 signatures or damn close to it, since today is 7 full days since RecallCityHall started.

You've got 14,000 signatures, right PHil?

April 27, 2010 6:31 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Come on it isn't like Hefner's name is getting attached to the sign. He ponied up some dough and got some publicity and it's over. Or so we think anyway things have a way of never being "over" in this town. P.S. most feminists I know embrace porn it's the feminist grannies who have a problem.

April 27, 2010 6:51 AM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

Phil is a dangerous enemy of signature gathering.

April 27, 2010 7:10 AM  

Blogger Phil Jennerjahn said:

"In the meantime yet another blog accurately makes the point that the energy being focused on lame duck Mayor Villaraigosa could be directed towards other efforts such as electing good candidates to the City Council in 2011."

Higby, have you shared these sentiments with the voters in the 7th and 9th Council Districts? Those are the Districts where voters had to face the absolute horror of candidates like Richard Alarcon and Jan Perry -- two of the WORST figures in city history -- running UNOPPOSED!!

That's what happens when you sit around and HOPE for something better instead of taking action.

April 27, 2010 8:24 AM  

Blogger Valley Doll said:

I see nothing wrong with Hef ponying up the dough to save the Hollywood sign. In fact, it's totally so appropriate! I mean, c'mon, like Hollywood hasn't objectified women throughout its entire existence as a film community?

Women flock here from all over the country looking for fame and glamour and all that goes with it, and Hef has surely been a big part of that.

Makes perfect sense, actually.

And if Hef wanted to donate $900,000 to my kid's school, you better damn well know I'm taking it. Also.

xoxo

April 27, 2010 9:44 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Message from Gatto Camp

Higby your fucked. The LA Times has all the goods on your relationship with Hacopian.

The story they are working on, will show actual copies of checks you have received from Hacopian over the years.

You have fucked with the wrong people this time.

April 27, 2010 11:40 AM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

Check must have got lost in the mail.

Amateurs.

April 27, 2010 1:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Higby wrote, "must have got lost."

Mayor Geils, anyone?

With grammar like that, you and Red Snot sound like you're one and the same!

April 27, 2010 1:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

11:40

Just shut up.

April 27, 2010 1:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Gatto Camp:" An outdoor program of wayward youth.

April 27, 2010 1:51 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

Where are the checks?

April 27, 2010 1:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'm thrilled that jerkoff Red Snot hasn't bottlecapped this string.

Maybe he can spend a few days from time to time brushing up on communicating with humans instead of incomprehensible, illegible rants about arcane subjects and remote areas of the city.

April 27, 2010 4:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The recall has died due to lack of interest. Jennerjahn refuses to release signature totals in the hopes
that he can milk more press out of this for his congressional campaign (an even goofier disaster).

April 27, 2010 4:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

1. Apparently Hefner's money WAS needed to save the Hollywood Sign. They had an extension and time was running out.

2. There is no effort being wasted in the attempted recall of the Mayor because there is no effort being put into it.

April 27, 2010 4:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

457 speaks the truth.

All Jennerjoke is doing is creating more disapproval for himself when the campaign rolls around.

We don't forget, Phil. We will remember how you sunk this recall a year ago. How you failed to plan for it this year, and how you fell flat on your ASS on Day One, when you couldn't catch a cold for the recall, let alone ongoing attention.

We don't forget that you fucked this up Phil. You are O-for-Life. Last place in the Mayor's race. You backed the wrong candidate in CD2, and you completely screwed all of LA by taking on a project that you weren't dedicated to seeing to a successful completion. And we remember that Phil Jennerjahn only buries his head in the sand when confronted with his own failures.

Only Phil Jennerjahn could make Karen Bass seem like the wise choice.

April 27, 2010 5:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey Higby:

How come you never have posts about the shady political business Hacopian's is involved in? why do you always cover up for him?

People are up to your tricks, look for your expose in the LAT.

You think you can fuck with a man like Gatto and get away with it?

April 27, 2010 6:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

6:33

Looks like some one is off their meds.

April 27, 2010 8:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

6:33

When is this "article" coming out? You keep talking about it but it never seems to happen.

April 27, 2010 9:03 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

The "Gatto Truthers" are in the house!! But still no pay check from "Mr. Black Ops".

April 27, 2010 9:21 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Memo to 4:03 PM

Your mommy and I, enuciated "soooooo well" before you were born.

April 27, 2010 9:26 PM  

Blogger Phil Jennerjahn said:

I campaigned all day. Delivered campaign materials and RECALL petitions to over 200 households.

Good evening to you, too.- 5:33

April 27, 2010 9:37 PM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

Phil, How many signatures do you estimate your campaign has as of today?

April 27, 2010 9:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I just want to know why Phil Jennerjahn is associated with a racist militia group in Texas called the Texas Minutemen? He is running for congress in a very racially diverse district, yet he has aligned himself with a bunch of right wing radicals.

April 27, 2010 10:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

10:00pm, and don't forget Phil has also aligned himself with a bunch of pot heads too. Very confused puppy.

April 27, 2010 10:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If any family members or friends of Phil Jennerjahn read this post, please, please, please get Phil to a
mental health facility as soon as possible. Seriously, he needs an evaluation and help.

April 27, 2010 11:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Gatto truthers", that is a good one.

April 27, 2010 11:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Phil is a nice guy, but it is obvious there is a screw or two loose. Let's hope that his friends and family can get him the help he needs as soon as possible.

April 28, 2010 12:17 AM  

Anonymous staying anonymous on this one said:

I would have to consider myself a feminist and it doesn't bother me at all if Hugh Hefner donates money to save the sign.

If lucky women who look like Hef's girls would prefer to use their bodies to get what they want in life, as opposed to their brains, I would think a true feminist would think they should go for it. Use what they want as long as it's not for evil or wrongdoing.

Although there are feminists who should applaud them for using it, there are probably old-school feminists who resent it/them.

April 28, 2010 1:23 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I am confused as to who the second poster at 6:12 AM on April 27th is referring to.

The last commenter was about Walter.

So Mayor Sam (I assume) doesn't know who? Who is a smart gal who has her shit together? Who is attracted to her and can't get a date?

Either a comment was deleted with no statement saying, "This comment was removed by the administrator", or someone is talking crazy.

April 28, 2010 1:33 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Joe B.,

Phil buried his head in the sand FOR A YEAR as I bombarded him with questions about how many signatures he had, only to FINALLY admit he didn't have ONE signature all that time later. He could have spared himself a lot of pain and embarrassment to just admit that he fucked it up.

So, please keep the pressure on and at least ONCE or TWICE PER DAY, ask him that question. It will force him to answer OR to force the public to realize that the recall is a joke, as is Phil.

Expose him.

April 28, 2010 4:36 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Phil is not entirely to blame for his odd, troubling and slightly bizarre behavior - he's just following the example set by any number of politicians on both sides (but predominantly Democrats).

Just take a look at the LA Times today; Steve Lopez tried to interview Mark Ridiculous-ThomASS about the $25,000 spent on his add in "Who's Who in Black America."

ThomASS explained the $25,000 waste of taxpayer funds as being necessary to demonstrate that there are black people in power in America today. So is ThomASS buying into the Obama ain't "born of these United States," or is he just a lying sack of cynical shit?

April 28, 2010 6:10 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

People were happy this blog was back up. However, after reading the most immature, juvenile posts now I know why people go elsewhere. I like what Michael posts as issues. But when you have very sad, insecure people behaving like bullies posting stuff that kids on MySpace or Facebook post about each other I have to ask how old are these people. At least Phil did something about the Mayor. His group however small got tons of media attention on the day the Mayor's State of City. So you bullies should Man Up and stop behaving like sissies and little girls. Post an intelligent dialogue.

April 28, 2010 7:06 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Janice Hahn and Reyes are jumping on the bandwagon to boycott Arizona without knowing facts. Crime in Arizona is committed by 60% illegals. THey have arrested 38,000 illegals. 70% voters in Arizona support the law. This isn't a new law its been in affect since 1996 and media isn't reporting it. Hahn needs to stay out of Arizona biz and she doesn't speak for Los Angeles cause she's not smart.
Operation Vaqueros” Hits Mexican believed responsible for bringing over 40,000 pounds of marijuana into Arizona; 34 arrested
APR 27 -- TUCSON, Ariz. – Federal, state, and local officials today announced arrests and charges against a Mexican drug trafficking organization believed responsible for moving at least 40,000 pounds of marijuana through southern Arizona, primarily through Cochise County. The organization employed advanced counter-surveillance, ramp trucks to overcome vehicle barriers at the border, and hidden vehicle compartments.The 36-month investigation “Operation Vaqueros” has yielded 39 state and federal indictments, and 34 arrests, including one employee of the Cochise County Attorney’s Office, arrested on January 26, 2010

April 28, 2010 7:47 AM  

Anonymous Red Spot is an illiterate stalker who lives in his mom's basement said:

Yesterday's old Hot Sheet is STILL much better than anything new, arcane and misspolled from Red Snot!

THANK YOU MAYOR SAM!

April 28, 2010 8:11 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

11:13 PM = Red Spot cheering himself.

April 28, 2010 8:21 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

7:47

Who buys the drugs from Mexico? Whites.

Who employs the illegal labor from Mexico? Whites.

The white population is comoplicit in these "crimes" - maybe we should have a law targetting white folk.

Can't have your cake and eat it too.

April 28, 2010 12:32 PM  

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