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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Sunday Afternoon Ticketgate Discussion

Steve Lopez of the former fishwrap of record thought it would be cute to take Mayor Villaraigosa to a Dodger game in the cheap seats.  Still Lopez paid for the $12 ticket though apparently the Mayor paid for the nuts.

After that Lopez muses that if it weren't for all the pesky laws that the Mayor may have broken in his misadventures that he likes the idea of Villaraigosa dressing up, grabbing LuParker and heading off to the Grammys, Oscars and Beyonce concerts.  Damn those laws!

Meanwhile Walter Moore for the prosecution continues the case against the Mayor tearing apart the calligraphy defense.  The Mayor says he has to show up to events that he need not disclose so that he may hand out one of those handy certificates of commendation to those involved.  But insead, as Moore asks, is the Mayor passing out certificates to go to events?

In the meantime something to think about for those who are of the mind that the Mayor has done wrong and that everyone hates him make sure you're not in a bubble.  While the usual suspects comment on blogs slamming the mayor don't let that fool you into thinking it's what the masses think.  Lots of comments on Facebook that people want their mayor to be out and about as well as the reception the Mayor got in the cheap seats with Lopez remind us not everyone gets it.

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

Isn't the point of blogging to SUMMARIZE and then put a link?

Your write up is almost as long as the goddamn article!

June 27, 2010 3:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Walter Moore's involvement will only tilt public sympathy the opposite way. Find some other source.

June 27, 2010 4:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

1. No, the point of blogging isn't to summarize. Perhaps you're thinking of haiku?

2. If you consider four paragraphs long, you may have a severe case of ADD.

June 27, 2010 4:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

448, you're an asshole. It's not that four paragraphs is too long, idiot. It's that that's roughly the same length as the articles itself.

Let me know if you need to repeat that, since you don't have good reading comprehension, dickhead.

June 27, 2010 5:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Tony was great for CD 14. He is great for LA. Tony is the best. He is our last great hope...

June 27, 2010 6:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The mayor is a visionary. The annals of history will record that this mayor saved L.A. from economic ruin.

June 27, 2010 6:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Like the song says:"We Love L.A!"....We Love A.V.!

June 27, 2010 6:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I hope the authorities "Get it!" I guess we will never know until charges are officially filed. I know I will never vote for a Democrat again, next time I'll vote with my wallet. No more Dodger games for me and my family.

June 27, 2010 6:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Has it occurred to anyone that the recent fuss about the Mayor's corrupt practices, the bullshit boycott of Arizona, and Jan Perry's crusade against Trutanich's Grand Jury are all simply distractions designed to take the focus of the media away from the massive budget crisis that the clowns cannot solve?

The city is on the brink of bankruptcy, and the clowns are playing pin the tail on the donkey, and we're all giving them a pass.

I hope that when Steve Cooley becomes Attorney General, he will take over the City of Los Angeles under his emergency powers, and appoint some decent honest people to run the city. The likes of Villaraigosa, Parks, Perry, Alarcon and Wesson should all be indicted and thrown into jail.

June 27, 2010 9:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What does the Atty General need to do to take over a chartered city?

June 28, 2010 7:58 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It just shows what a joke Steve Lopez is. Did he really think it was funny to take the mayor to the nose bleed section of Dodger Stadium?

That was discusting. It shows he is as low as it comes just like the mayor.

June 28, 2010 8:18 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

That silly stunt of Steve Lopez's was likely part of his continuing "mea culpa" for being duped, as he's admitted, for helping foist Carmine the Clown on L A by promoting his phony "poor boy on the docks" saga. He has sort of slapped himself upside the head over it, but being unable to admit mistakes in so many words, maybe has to do it by implication for siccing this clown on the mayor. Who deserves a lot of shit shoveled at him, but no one deserves the major disruption to city government we've got now.

When in fact Lopez's fighter for the people was a carpetbagger from Long Beach, the "fixer" who was out for money from rich and famous criminals and corporations, the dude who won't take even a token pay cut "because I made more in the private sector." The one who used and tossed aside gullible people from Laura Chick to Jan Perry herself, to the Med 420 pot advocates, getting the council to pass an ordinance which makes it literally impossible for any shops to follow "the law." Creating a chaotic and dangerous situation.

Joining with "One Bill Gil" to try to create his own half-baked version of a misdemeanor Grand Jury, operating in secret, answerable to no one but himself. Making a mockery of the city's charter, threatening any and everyone with arrest to the point of caricature in many media.

But it would be better if Lopez just said what he meant instead of this game he's playing. He used his own "pull" to swing seats in the front row even of the nosebleed seats for a sold-out Dodger-Yankee game. Meanwhile, did he sell or rent out his "real" seats down with the rich & powerful? Maybe if Lopez spent more time with the "little people" himself he wouldn't have been so fooled by Trutanich's PR team in the first place and wouldn't now be contradicting himself left and right and coming off as so self-righteous. Maybe that's a lesson for both Villaraigosa and himself.

June 28, 2010 2:39 PM  

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