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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Carmen Clowns His Base

Or at least so says Walter Moore...

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mayor sam, why do you post Walter's views when you have made it a habit to denigrate him with names, and not respect that his views are most often different than yours?

July 10, 2010 10:10 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Pondscum. Pure & simple.

July 10, 2010 10:13 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Is this a recent pic?

July 10, 2010 10:13 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What is the deal with this?

July 10, 2010 10:13 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Walter Moore is a psycho bitch! As a lawyer he should get his facts straight or is lying just part of keeping his bar card?

To say Trutanich is just another Jack Weiss is laughable. Do you think Weiss would have taken on the Billboard Industrial Complex, or won 39 out of 40 cases at trial, or cut expenditures to outside counsel by 50% (see L.A. Business Journal)or called the Mayor out when he was palying games with city law enforcement?

If Walt did just a bit of fact checking he would've found that the city has not and most likely will not file an amicus brief against the Arizona law. They might sign on to another city's amicus brief which is a decision made by the L.A. City Council, not it's City Attorney.

Walt, go back to your ticketgate rants. You were are more solid ground there.

July 10, 2010 10:25 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

10:25 a.m. the Trutanich troll (or one of them, or a furry thing) sure got her cage rattled by Walt! Same unproven alleged figures and chest- beating idiocies. I do agree that Weiss is no Trutanich, though - only someone with the most pitiful legal education and the most outsized ego and anger management issues (a scary combo, ignorance and arrogance) would have tried to openly circumvent the City Charter and the carefully deliberated parameters of his job, by a sneaky rear attack with Gil Cedillo of all people (the guy who thinks it's racist and a civil rights issue to deny the "right" to drive to illegals who lack driver licenses or insurance). Doesn't that show a lack of moral conviction and sheer opportunism?

Or tried things like shaking down AEG for a cool $6 mil, threatening "criminal aspects" and jail, wearing his dark shades and flaunting OUR city-paid LAPD security detail in tow, when he never had a legal basis as he's now admitted and in fact, is kissing Leiwike's butt to try to make nice? If you're going to make threats like that the minute you even get out of your cage - he bellowed those threats and crazy numbers at City Hall minute he took office - you'd better FIRST know what the hell you're talking about. From a legal standpoint. Since he made a fool of himself, e tried to get the illegal and unconstitutional right to a SECRET grand jury that would last only during his personal term in office so he wouldn't have to even try to explain his random accusations - could just snoop anywhere and everywhere, intimidating everyone, until he found something. Uh-uh.

General rule of thumb to avoid being known as Clown Carmen: make sure you don't make a fool of yourself as your First Impression.

Oh, and if you're going to make VERY public promises to people, including other officials who unlike you have EARNED their right to respect through public service, like Laura Chick, do NOT lie to them and throw them under the bus immediately after taking office. Adding insults to her, her lawyer, as you refuse to take the minor $80,000 settlement fee they offer in order to keep litigating so you can scream they're "losers! Nah- nah, you're losers and I'm a winner!" The Daily News editorials have said otherwise, that he's an egotist whose behavior has not only cost the city lots of money but deprived us of a Controller with the audit powers that citizens demand and counted on HIS WORD to deliver.

(Last week, the lawyer for the May Day Melee camerawoman who got $1.7 Mil for her injuries said they'd tried to settle with him for $250,000 many times, but nah-hah!)

As they say, first impressions DO count and we've seen his character such as it is over and over.

July 10, 2010 12:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who uses terms like "psycho bitch!" to denounce someone like Walt who is expressing his opinion, his first amendment rights? One disappointed rightwinger to another. (After all, Trutanich rewarded a real "psycho bitch" David Berger Walt's running mate, who's far more rightwing on immigration than even Walt is, with the job of his right hand, so this is an in-family dispute. Or should be.) This is the language they used for Jack Weiss. Who never sank to their gutter, I might add.

Is THIS the Tony Santich we've heard about, who's allegedly behind the Janice Hahn stealth recall? And wanted to run for her job? Or one of the OTHER Nooch nephews and relations in pedro?

July 10, 2010 12:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

A lot of us felt that anyone would be better than Jack Weiss. We got anyone, and he is better than Weiss could have ever been.

July 10, 2010 3:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Trutanich is doing a much better job than Jack Weiss would've done. He may be the only L.A. elected official with any ethics and integrity. Wish we had a few more like him.

July 10, 2010 8:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Those two look like clowns, just paint their noses red!

July 10, 2010 8:40 PM  

Blogger mulholland terrace said:

I'm really shocked that Carmen the Clown clowned his base on this. He can't possibly be thinking of pandering to Latinos in the hope of making some imaginary Mayoral run in 2013, can he?

Someone described Carmen the Clown's office to me today as resembling "the bar scene in Star Wars." I kinda liked that.

July 10, 2010 9:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I had to deal with that idiot Jack Weiss on more than a few occasions.

He was ALWAYS an arrogant and aloof DICKHEAD.

Even if Carmen was only 1% better, I get a smile, thinking of the beatdown that he delivered to Weiss. Fortunately, he is far more than 1% better.

The image of that billboard executive going to jail for a day or two is downright splendid. Unless something whacky goes down, Tru has me vote for whatever he runs for.

Hope you're reading this Tru. You don't know me. We've never met, but I appreciate your helping to get this city in order. Don't listen to the idiots in City Council. Do what your brain and heart tell you to do.

July 11, 2010 12:43 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'm sick and tired of these lame ass politicians going after the Latino vote. Don't they know the percentages aren't that high and at the rate the LEGAL Latinos are pissed off at the bs pandering to the illegal immigration issue they want someone who isn't afraid. Trutanich has disappointed many. The back sliding on AEG was bullshit. He should have hit them hard. But then Cooley had his campaign dinner at AEG. Trutanich is losing friends sleeping with the enemy. Next thing he'll be kissing the Mayor

July 11, 2010 7:45 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Carmen will never hold another elected office since he pissed off all of the grassroots supporters who helped launch his campaign and get him elected. They will be there to smash his chances like a pinata with a giant steel bat.

July 11, 2010 12:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Trutanich is the greatest elected official this city has ever seen. Name me one who's better?

The only people who don't like him are those with a crooked agenda.

My group supported him in the last election and we will support him again.

Go Tru!

July 11, 2010 2:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If Cooley becomes AG, Trutanich may run to replace him as D.A. That is why he is pretending he has to do whatever City Council says. He does not want to come out against Special Order 40 or SB 1070 because he is afraid it will cost him votes.

July 11, 2010 5:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"...just paint their noses red!"
Oh, wait! Too late...

July 11, 2010 6:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The sad fact (that Walter might fail to see) is that the City Attorney represents Council. So, when Council moves for him to do something, he must oblige, whether or not he agrees.

I do agree that a motion to help a third party in their lawsuit is odd and I don't know what recourse, if any, Carmen has to refuse to perform the service he's been ordered to do.

I'm sure there are lawyers out there that represent clients in which they do not agree with the clients' stance. This is probably one of those instances and I doubt Carmen would have the right to refuse such an approved Council motion. If there is such a clause in the City codes allowing such refusal, perhaps Walter can refer to that.

July 11, 2010 8:09 PM  

Blogger mulholland terrace said:

My group supported him in the last election and we will support him again.

Who's your group? The Tru Klux Klan?

July 11, 2010 8:57 PM  

Blogger Walter Moore said:

Actually, if you will read the letter I sent Trutanich, I cited and quoted the authorities establishing that the City Council is NOT his client.

Rather, the City of Los Angeles is his client. The situation is analogous to a lawyer who represents a corporation or other organization. When an officer of the corporation wants to do something illegal, or beyond his or her authority (i.e., ultra vires), the lawyer's duty is to the entity, not the individual.

Let me give you a really simple example, law school style. Suppose the City Council issued instructions to the City Attorney to start representing Toyota in runaway car cases in other states. Do you REALLY think the City Attorney would "have to" do so because the "City Council is his client?"

Of course not. Likewise, when the City Council issues an improper instruction, beyond its authority, to have the City Attorney "loan out" lawyers, at taxpayer expense, to assist in a lawsuit filed by the ACLU and MALDEF, his duty is to say "no."

It is no excuse to say he was "just following orders." You remember who tried that defense, right?

The inference I draw is that Trutanich's refusal to abide by the City Charter has a political, rather than legal motivation.

July 11, 2010 9:15 PM  

Blogger Walter Moore said:

P.S. I posted the letter the day I sent it, so you can read it for yourself and, more importantly, read the statutes, cases and rules cited therein.


July 11, 2010 9:17 PM  

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