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Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Los Angeles Politics Hotsheet for Election Day

Mayor Villaraigosa took time to praise LAUSD School Board Member Yolie Flores Aguilar who is leaving office when her term is up to take a position with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  Whats more interesting is the set of comments from the readers of the Daily News' story.  Most particularly is one reader opines that the Gates' job is Aguilar's "payoff" for being a dutiful soldier for the Mayor.  Interesting.

Pot activists are saying that LA's move to close down most of the medical marijuana shops in the City will cause a significant loss of jobs and tax revenue across town.  They also claim the regulations adopted for the remaining shops are stricter than those on gun stores or adult entertainment venues.

CurbedLA notes that City Council President Eric Garcetti lists bringing Jimmy Kimmel to Hollywood, the return of the Oscars and housing for low income gay and lesbian seniors are among Tinseltown's biggest achievements. He also says he is currently not planning to consider running for Mayor in 2013.

The City of Ontario wants to be able to have the opportunity to buy the airport in their community from it's current owners, the City of Los Angeles.  Ontario leaders feel that LA's mis-management including excessive regulation and fees have led to the airport's recent loss of some airlines. Indeed LA/Ontario Airport was once a cash cow for LA World Airports but in recent times it's had to take drastic steps to keep the airport from bleeding LA's general fund.  At a time the Mayor is looking under the couch cushions for spare change to address the City's budget deficit it makes sense for Los Angeles to benefit from the sale of an asset it has no business managing.  However the fly in the ointment is Councilman Bill "Open Shirt" Rosendahl is opposed to it because he feels LA should rule the "megalopolis" that runs from San Diego to Santa Barbara.

And finally in case you missed them here are two Mayor Sam items from Monday for your election day reading: the Mayor Sam bloggers' picks for the state ballot measures and a report that the California Fair Political Practices Commission is investigating former 43rd Assembly District candidate Chahe Keuroghelian.

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Anonymous Anonymous said:


1) Phil will get no more than FIVE votes, which is even more embarrassing than his last place finish in the mayor's race.

2) James Andion will get at least 3,000 votes.

3) Phil will scramble to put a positive spin on getting only FIVE votes.

4) Phil will lie again and tell us that he's NOW focusing on the recall.

5) Phil will go golfing right after making this lie

6) Phil will beg for more money, but not proving where prior donations went because it's "intelligence" that the "enemy" must not get

7) Phil will never, ever disappear, thanks to Mayor Sam

8) Like Villaraigosa, "Little Villaraigosa" Jennerjahn will announce he is running for Mayor.

June 08, 2010 6:55 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Somebody posted this last night, so it is worthy reposting here this morning.

"Jennerjahn is basically conceding the race on his blog. No one says "I'm prepared for the outcome either way" the night before the election!"

June 08, 2010 7:05 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I would vote for Phil Jennerjahn.

PROVIDED that the only other candidate is Joran Van Der Sloot.

In a campaign where there's a homicidal maniac versus a run of the mill maniac, I would vote for the run of the mill maniac.

June 08, 2010 8:26 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If I had to choose between voting for Eric Garcetti for Mayor, or Phil Jennerjahn for ANYthing, I would shoot both of them, and then myself.

June 08, 2010 8:45 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Ramani 52

Gatto 48

Heard it here first.

June 08, 2010 9:31 AM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

9:31 - Can you predict Hahn/Newsom?

June 08, 2010 10:18 AM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

Now why would Rosendahl force LA to keep Ontario? Let's sell it and let the people who can run it better run it. Ditto for Palmdale.

June 08, 2010 10:32 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


June 08, 2010 10:50 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Prediction for the next fiscal year: How long before the City closes down the satellite "public comment" feeds during Council meetings, from the Valley and San Pedro, to "save money"?

The SF Valley site is primarily used by 2-3 rabid rednecks who scream about race, backed up by Ms. 51/50 who manages to say "the CRA is evil carnate" regardless of the item's issue (with a annoying whiney voice). San Pedro is almost never used.

(That's one budget cut I'd back!)

The Valley should be embarrased that this is the "face" of their public comment.

June 08, 2010 10:51 AM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

Then why don't you shut up and use it?

June 08, 2010 11:26 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Why are you going to the Republican gathering in Anaheim tonight?

Didn't you tell them to fuck off because they wouldn't back you, and demanded that you give James Andion's url back, as you PROMISED?

Why would you go to an event held by people you said should "fuck off"?

They hate you.
They wouldn't back you.
You told them to fuck off.

So why go? You're going to get no more than FIVE votes tonight. Aren't you ashamed to show up at a place where only 5 people in the entire party vote for you?
This is just another reason why people think you're a moron.

June 08, 2010 11:32 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Phil's vanity campaign reminds me of the porn star's and Gary Coleman's campaigns for Governor.

They have no chance of winning, except that the porn star had sex appeal, although she was a drug addict. And Gary Coleman had star power, although he hasn't been a star for years.

Phil hasn't anything of the sort to offer. A nobody moron who craves attention, even though it is negative attention.

Karma is a bitch, Phil, and so are you, Mr. Villaraigosa Jr.

June 08, 2010 12:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'm sorry Mayor Sam, but every time I hear Paul Krekorian speak, his voice and speech pattern notably sounds like Villaraigosa's other than his "uh, ah, um."

He sounds so disingenuous. Like a poseur and tool. I sure hope he isn't. But that's my read on him. I don't even know why I prefaced this comment with an apology. Perception is reality.

June 08, 2010 2:41 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

Are you kidding me? Krekorian is like one of the most, if not the most, articulate guys on the Clowncil.

He certainly can out-communicate any of them including Ed Reyes, Rosendahl, LeBong, etc.

June 08, 2010 2:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

241 is right. Something very "put on" about the way Krackorian speaks. I don't know the man, but he sounds untrustworthy.

June 08, 2010 2:48 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

That was fast. Must be some downtown lawyers.

The one thing I will say about Krekorian's voice is he sounds like Dick Cavett.

June 08, 2010 2:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

ha ha ha ha, your right higbie!

i think it is cavett. "and my next guest is a non agenda item."


June 08, 2010 2:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mayor Sam! He DOES sound like Dick Cavette!

June 08, 2010 3:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Bernie Parks is a mushmouth if your looking for people who can't speak.

But Tony Card-ANUS has the worst breath by far on the Council. Almost as bad as a real anus.

June 08, 2010 3:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I am proud to say that I voted for James Andion today, even though I don't know a damn thing about him.

Take that Mr. Jennerjahn!

I betcha Phil will take credit for at least preventing someone from voting for Karen Bass.

June 08, 2010 3:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Andion will get at LEAST 2,000 more votes than Jennerjahn.

I would normally pray for Jennerjahn to go away, but it is so much fun to watch a guy make an idiot of himself time and time again, yet never learn a lesson about it. He has no humility. He has no smarts. And it is pathetic how Jennerjahn craves attention like a three year old girl.

June 08, 2010 3:55 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

A new Mayor Sam moniker, "Councilman Cavett Krekorian".

June 08, 2010 4:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Dear Santa:

I know it is early, but I have my wish list early this year.

Please oh please let Tom C. beat Carly F.

Please, pretty Please let Hahn and Kelly go down in flames. Hahn because she just should not be a heartbeat away from the Governor's office. And Kelly because he tried to buy an office.

Finally, can you stomp Meg for me and call it an accident. Santa, she did not vote for 28 years and spent $80m to buy a seat.

And finally, Please keep Jerry Brown healthy through Nov. 2010.

Thanks Santa! You rock! ( so do you Higby)

June 08, 2010 6:33 PM  

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