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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Afternoon Revelations on Corrupt Public Private Institutions and their "Political Connection"

"Leave No Doubt, USC cheated!!
"The Beacon of Corruption on Hope Street"
From the halls of government to the fields of athletics, two stories are dominating the local news cycle this afternoon in Los Angeles.
First, City of Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel announced in a news conference/photo op./rear end covering exercise, that the DWP Commission had misled the mayor, city council and public during the recent 2010-2011 budget crisis.
Executives at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power misled the public when they threatened to withhold $73.5 million from the city’s budget two months ago as part of their demand for a hike in electricity rates, City Controller Wendy Greuel said Thursday.
Wendy pontificated further for the gathered media.
“The DWP’s actions unnecessarily plunged the city into a fiscal crisis”, no kidding. “We never should have been held hostage” by the DWP, I agree. “It’s hard to look at these numbers and not say that the DWP was trying to extort the City Council into passing its proposed [rate] increase,” We knew that, but why did you wait for your latest audit to state the obvious?
That is because in the depths of my cynical political cranium, Controller Greuel's press conference today was the latest act in her political dodge and duck, the mounting backlash over the nefarious dealings at the DWP.
Forgive me naught, for taking Greuel to task for comments that Mayor Antonio Parkervillar, was misled by his appointed DWP commissioners. The comment should clearly show to all erudite observers of the DWP, that Greuel's comments today, was nothing more than a act in political self-preservation. Nothing more, nothing less. Plus, did she call out her major political financier IBEW's Brian D'Arcy? Crickets lloud and clear.
Meanwhile south on Figueroa, that "bastion of ethics in sports", known as the University of Southern California, faced the judgment of its "sporting creator" the NCAA. (link to read the full report on USC).
The City of Pasadena should take notice that the "trust fund student body of Troy", will not be dispensing any of their parents investment portfolios, within Old Town for the next couple of years. This because former football player Reggie Bush, former basketball O.J. Mayo and some female tennis player, exceeded the salary caps for financial benefits to "USC student athletics", sounds so oxymoronic.
But in reading the facts of today's stories above, what stands out is the institutional arrogance of these public-private behemoths. For the DWP, the rule of law is secondary to the public interest. Meanwhile, USC's disregard for the tenets of amateurism in athletics, is match by the likes of their lobbyist David Galaviz, who uses all the backdoors of various politicos, to advance the USC agenda, in the areas of the main campus and their health sciences campus near the County USC Medical Center.
Maybe it should not be surprising that the DWP and USC political agendas, have became inter quine, when Mayor Parkervillar named USC Vice-President Thomas Sayles to the DWP Commission. Sayles becomes a rubber stamp for Mayor Parkervillar's "Green Energy Scheme", which will loot the green cash from the average Angelino, and line the pockets green, of the likes of Ari Swiller, Keith Brackpool, IBEW, and the exclusive few.
In return, the city and its CRA flunkies will greenlight all of USC Capital Projects, which include thier biotech corridor plans. and major projects around the main Figueroa campus.
Nothing like a couple arrogant public-private connected entities, with local bought politicos, doing their biddings on the field and in the hallways.
Your thoughts...............
Scott Johnson in CD 14

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

From the LA Times 6/08/10:

(Sam) Gilbert's influence ultimately helped land UCLA basketball on NCAA probation. In December 1981, UCLA was cited for nine infractions and received two years' probation, which included a one-year NCAA tournament ban and an order to vacate its 1980 NCAA national title game appearance against Louisville.
The Times established that Gilbert, during Wooden's heyday, helped players get cars, clothes, airline tickets and scalpers' prices for UCLA season tickets. Gilbert allegedly even arranged abortions for players' girlfriends.


One former UCLA All-American told The Times: "What do you want me to say? That's my school. I don't want to see them take away all those championships." Gilbert considered many NCAA rules arcane and silly.


Larry Farmer, who played for Wooden and later became head coach, remarked of Gilbert: "I saw him move mountains."

The Times' investigation concluded Gilbert probably committed several NCAA violations in his dealings with UCLA players.

Wooden, in 1981, told The Times: "There's as much crookedness as you want to find. There was something Abraham Lincoln said — he'd rather trust and be disappointed than distrust and be miserable all the time. Maybe I trusted too much."


June 10, 2010 4:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

My thought is that I wish Red Spot could provide these subjects in about half as many words.

Learn to edit, stupid.

June 10, 2010 6:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Did Red Spot say someone was arrogant?

Kettle, meet Black

June 10, 2010 7:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

U nder S uspicion of C heating

June 10, 2010 7:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The $72 million sought from the DWP constitutes just over 1% of the City's 2009-2010 budget of $6.9 billion.

The DWP didn't plunge the City into any "crisis." The Mayor and City Council did.

A one percent reduction in revenues can only become a crisis through dramatically bad financial mismanagement.

June 10, 2010 7:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

All part of the Trojan prowess..."Divide et impera"

June 10, 2010 8:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Actually I think it's worst that those UCLA football players had the arrogance to park in handicapped spots.

June 10, 2010 9:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

UCLA - U Culos like A**H***s. Sounds like Red Spot's other hobby.

June 11, 2010 7:16 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Don't forget a few of UCLA's famous alums - Daryl Henley and Rodney James Alcala. Darryl Henley - ucla all-american cornerback who was running a cocaine drug ring and then when caught tried to have the sentencing justice killed.

Rodney Alcala - ucla grad. who just happens to be a SERIAL KILLER!!

UCLA, Kill, Kill Kill.

June 11, 2010 7:16 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Has anyone heard of that candidate coming out for CD 14 race? Everyone is waiting for the big announcement to jump on board. Huizar has got to go. Could Huizar be that other person DA Cooley is investigating like he is Parks for not living in his district.

June 11, 2010 8:50 AM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Orenthal James Simpson

June 11, 2010 9:05 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'll take your tired old OJ jokes and add a little more reality:

DARRYL HENLEY: UCLA All American -Currently, Henley is serving a 41 year sentence for trafficking cocaine and for attempting to murder the judge from his cocaine trial by hiring contract killers.

U-C-LLLLLLL-A, UCLA, snort, snort, snort!!

U-C-LLLLLLLLLLLLLL-A, UCLA, mur-der a judge?

June 11, 2010 9:18 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Howza about another UCLA alum from the UCLA school of fine arts, RODNEY ALCALA:

On March 9, 2010, Alcala received his 3rd death sentence for raping and murdering a number of women.

UCLA, Ser-ial Killer!

June 11, 2010 9:21 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wendy ducked and covered. She ducked calling the DWP folks liars and covered for the Mayor, who clearly was directing this soap opera. To say the Mayor was "misled" is the heighth of naivete, or more likely, just plain wrong. Antonio gave at least four different explanations why a rate hike was needed, none of which were the real reason: to give his pal Brian D'Arcy and his union buddies another big fat raise at ratepayers' expense. Wendy is such a disappointment.Bring back Laura Chick.

June 11, 2010 10:45 AM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Let me be objective here and pinch my nose beacuse none other than "TONY FREAKIN VILLAR" graduated from UCLA

June 11, 2010 11:34 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The Slimes did nothing to expose the corrupt anything-goes mentality which characterized USC's sports for some time - it took Yahoo News and national media. Maybe because Nooch earned himself quite a rep as being "on speed-dial for Pete Carroll?" They absolutely refused to mention anything about that during the campaign either, but all you have to do is read USC's own sports blog. Just google his name.

June 11, 2010 12:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


UCLA, Mayor's-Free-Tickets!!

June 11, 2010 12:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

UCLA sports has John Wooden's legacy which inspires the whole nation with his morality and decency and values- USC had Pete Carroll's big business, anything-goes big bucks mentality.
(Antonio had nothing to do with sports as reflecting school values.)

June 11, 2010 6:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Nuch has been a publicity hound since day 1.


UCLA Jealous Mudda fuckas

June 11, 2010 7:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

6:28 - if your only looking at the absolute pristine parts of Wooden vs. the recent bad parts of Carroll, why don't you include the millions Carroll raised for South LA gang prevention?

Or better yet compare Wooden to 60's and 70's USC Football coach John McKay who played a key role in desegregating college football by recruiting and playing black quarterbacks and black assistant coaches. McKay also recruited heavily in south and even east L.A. He also won multiple championships.

Whereas Wooden and UCLA has a history (somewhat undeserved) of not recruiting in inner city, USC always has recruited inner city kids.

It's unfortunate you look at world thru powder blue glasses.

June 11, 2010 7:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

UCLA also has... graduated student athletes that ran cocaine rings, couldn't even read when they graduated, and caused many fights with other undergrads.

And don't forget the "student athletes" who parked in university sanctioned HANDICAPPED PLACARDS!!!

Don't be all holier than thou, b/c it doesn't work twerp-o.

June 11, 2010 8:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

7:53/8:50- the real USC "twerpo's."
WHO else uses that name, anyway? Especially talking about sports?
USC, U of Spoiled Children, if their daddy's got the dough but kid can't get into a better school. Though the quality has gone up in recent years and they do have a few good depts.
But it's still about money - half the grad school are rich foreigners now.

If they recruit more inner city kids it's because they're good at basketball, and they need some diversity from all the rich students paying those high tuitions, which can compensate for a few scholarships from kids who will earn the school money playing sports. Money makes the world go round. UCLA picks on merit.

And talk about graduating jocks who are functionally illiterate, please! Do you think Reggie Bush, Mayo and the others were there because of their IQ's? That Pete Carroll had the a-okay to hire Nuch and his type when they were accused of raping or assaulting someone, cuz they're so SMART?

June 11, 2010 10:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

10:01 - University of Spoiled Children - Please, spare me and come up with something original.

You can believe that old crap (twerp-o) or you can look at more facts.

Truth is USC has not only caught up with ugly, in some cases, it has surpassed it. Go ahead and laugh twerpy, but it's happening.

You can call it spoiled children, etc. trust fund, blah, blah, blahbitty blah, but here's a newsflash for you - USC wipes the floor with ucla when it comes to community outreach. Sorry but its true.

- What other university provides more low income childcare in south LA.?
- What other university employees donate millions to community programs:
- What other university has a $4.9 BILLION Economic impact?
- What other university gives full-time employees free tuition for their kids, and helps them with college bills if the kids go elsewhere?
- What other university provides educational training to south L.A. kids and if they get into USC - USC fits the entire friggin bill.
- And there is more... twerpy.

It's not your precious westside limousine liberal university which lives off it's ancient laurels, it's the so-called rich kid university that's located in the ghetto.

Take that and stick that in your precious powder blue pipe . . . Plus your still a twerpo.

And, BTW, of all the USC football players who were accused of rape and other crap, which ones actually were convicted? That would be nada, not a one.

Maybe Dragovic has hit you on the head too many times, oh wait, he's another ucla model student who likes to beat people up.

Later Twerpy,

June 11, 2010 11:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Bill Plaschke's article in the Times sports section hits Carroll hard and says his arrogance and swagger set the tone for the whole Trojan sports program.

That his fierce determination to always compete at everything, "even if it meant cheating," cost him his legacy, "graceful retirement," and cost the school even more. Plasche says sure Carroll's got $33 million from his Washington contract based on his Trojan career, but he's left USC with the losses. Yeah go ahead and keep talking about his charity and what a philantrhopist he is.

And I'm grateful that the lawyer who was his right hand and "on speed dial" as "the fixer" is now city attorney.

June 12, 2010 8:51 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Since when is Plasche a good source of anything? He's a twerpo just like you.

June 12, 2010 12:02 PM  

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