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Saturday, July 03, 2010

Saturday Hotsheet

"♫ It's all about me.  It's all about me. Whatever I do the camera's there too.  I'm 5-foot-three! "

A man who has been making violent threats against Mayor Villaraigosa has been ordered to stay at least 100 yards from the Mayor, Getty House and City Hall for the next three years.  Daniel John Molnar called City Hall last month threatening to "take out" the Mayor.  Molnar claims to be a former CIA agent and says Villaraigosa is trying to kill him.  Despite all of this District Attorney Steve Cooley has declined to prosecute Molnar.

Now that Phil Jennerjahn's recall of Mayor Villaraigosa has come to an end and a reported recall of Councilwoman Janice Hahn appears to be leaderless the focus on efforts to change leadership at City Hall now shifts to Ron Kaye's Clean Sweep program.  The effort which has caught the attention of a diverse array of community leaders seeks to recruit and groom solid candidates to challenge incumbent City Council members in next year's elections.

Contaminated ground water in the San Fernando Valley is spreading across underground aquifers at an alarming rate according to the DWP.  The number of wells closed at anytime has gone up significantly. While the EPA has designated several superfund cleanup sites and is actively working to clean the water the DWP has to increase it's purchase of water for the City from a rapidly shrinking number of sources. Stay tuned.

And here's your Ticketgate nugget for today.  We noted yesterday that in the wake of the Mayor's scandal over free tickets to various events that LAPD Chief Charlie Beck plans to now pay for free tickets he received to the Oscars this year.  The Enterprise Report has a photo of both the Mayor and the Chief at the Oscars looking so very dapper.

Councilmember Jose Huizar is blogging about his efforts to create more transparent government.  Ok you over there - stop laughing dum dum.  Ah geez Red Spot don't say "me am bepuzzled as Councilman last seen as Jose Huizar tries to bamboozle each the stakeholder."  Well anyway Jose has made a motion that the DWP, Port and Airport put their budgets online.  How about this Huizy why don't you and your colleagues put your campaign and officeholder books online for all to see and we mean the real books not the bullshit stuff the Ethics Commission chokes down?

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

Touche Michael response to Huizar!!! The budgret for all clowncil member's budget should go online as well and the budget. Red Spot has been hounding Huizar to show where the hundred of thousands of dollars of CLARKS funds have gone. Don't forget Huizar gave bimbo Janice Hahn money to open the Cheryl Green center instead of using it for his own community. Everyone else is canceling fireworks shows because of budget cuts, but Huizar is putting toxins in the air having 3 Fireworks Shows even though the Mayor has said LA is going GREEN.

July 03, 2010 6:34 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Where's the mayor's costume at?

If your going to an Anime convention you have to hear the costume.

He should have went as Death Note. (that's a character) for those that don't know. Or even as bleach.

July 03, 2010 7:17 AM  

Blogger Phil Jennerjahn said:

Higby, the Recall hasn't come to an end.
We still intend to get rid of ViIllaraigosa.

We may have to re-file as we don't have the funds right now to complete the direct mail campaign.

Clean sweep?
I certainly hope so.
But we will see.

A lot of people talk, but few actually do.
I hope that every Council Member has an opponent in March...but I wouldn't bet on it.

July 03, 2010 7:29 AM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

A rumor making the rounds, is that the District Attorney is looking into Huizar/Cubas'es no response to a Public Records request by The Voice Newspaper, regarding the status of the CLARTS Fund.

BTW, will Cubas be "lojacking" someone today in El Sereno?

July 03, 2010 8:25 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey Red Spot. Have you ever thought of checking yourself in to a mental institution?

July 03, 2010 8:59 AM  

Anonymous OH, THE IRONY!!!! said:

"A lot of people talk, but few actually do."


Phil, YOU are ALL TALK, and you NEVER, EVER DO or ACCOMPLISH a damn thing!

Show us one SUCCESSFUL thing you've done in the couple of years you've been on this website!

One fucking thing.
Prove it.
I'm calling you out.
You're ALL talk, but ZERO SUCCESSES

July 03, 2010 9:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Phil: Stop it!

At the beginning of this recall effort people continually ask you if you had a plan to accomplish this monumental task. You didn't and it failed.

No one is to support another effort just because it's you doing it. You've lost the credibility that you nover had.

Show me the plan!

July 03, 2010 10:08 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

More censorship here, from Red Spoof when it comes to his mental and linguistic equal, Carmen the Clown.

Whose "elite administration" hacks will take over when he's sent back to Long Beach, says 10:07. Right.

Meanwhile the Slimes is reporting that on top of the $13 Million paid out already to 300 protesters and reporters over the 07 May Day Melee, one camera operator was just awarded $1.7 million by a jury today for his alleged injuries. -- Since no one had to go to the hospital that day, this is all a PC sham of course.

Worse, the camera operator's lawyer Greg Smith (no relation) said they were willing to settle for $250,000 to avoid going to trial but of course, Carmen the Egomaniac never "settles." Ask Laura Chick and Wendy Gruel, and their lawyer Woocher: in that case, even though Trutanich swore up and down including right on Doug McIntyre's show to support them and drop the suit when he thought he needed them. Sickening.

Add this to the $2.5 million also just awarded by a a jury to two Fire Captains for alleged discrimination following the Tennie Pierce case. One of them has been continuing to serve as a chief union negoitator for LAFD.

Nice going there too, Carmine.

How much have we paid out this year on such suits? Far worse so far than even Rocky. Who at least didn't lie and beat his chest claiming "savings" while inflating the CA's office budget and staff. (Carmine's got some 200 secret cops/ investigators he secretly added too, according to reports - WHERE is THAT money coming from? WHAT do they do and WHO do they "secretly" investigate?" He and Cooley think they're J Edgar Hoover and operate like it, too.)

July 03, 2010 10:11 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Phil is NOT "all talk." He HAS taken action. He has run for office, and he initiated a petition to recall Mayor Villaraigosa.

That's far more action than most people ever take to try to improve things.

Did he get elected? No. Did enough people sign the petition to force a recall? No.

So what? He is TRYING to do something. Whatever else you say about him, you cannot fairly say he is "all talk."

July 03, 2010 10:49 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Incorrect my friend.

Phil has shown us the TALK.

Phil has never shown us RESULTS.

MY proof for this is that he STILL cannot show us the PLAN he had for the recall OR any of his campaigns.

Phil doesn't plan. When you don't plan for success, you're going to fail. That's what Phil does. Talk. And fail.

TRYING doesn't count.
SUCCESS counts.

If you TRY to save, but end up poor, you FAIL. If you ACTUALLY SAVE, you, be definition, win.

Phil is a loser. Because he never tracked a course for winning.

Meanwhile, Higby has been asked a half dozen times to PROVE his comment that Phil is smart. I am one of those who is asking for examples. HOW is Phil SMART?

July 03, 2010 11:49 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If Phil was any good, he would have at least done better in the mayor's race than a homeless man without a nickel to his name.

Phil couldn't even do that. Then, in a three horse race for Congress, he came in last.

And the recall? C'mon. He had a YEAR to plan it out. When he couldn't get any media attention on Day One, instead of figuring out where he did wrong, he posed for photos in sunglasses on a cloudy day.

What does that tell you about Phil's priorities?

Then he wrote about football on his blog.

Then he wrote about "crushing evil," without demonstrating a scintilla of what that meant or how he would do it.

Then he wrote about Michelle Bachmann.

Then he spent a week in D.C.

Then he wrote about Robert Byrd, ripping into a dead man. What was that going to accomplish?

And then he decided to PLAY POKER.

Oh, and then on a holiday friday, he drops that he's not doing nearly as well AS HE TOLD US HE WAS DOING.

The fucker LIED about the progress of the recall!!!!!!

July 03, 2010 11:52 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:



That's the Phil Jennerjahn we all know. Maybe Mayor Sam can tell us who the "smart" Phil Jennerjahn is.


July 03, 2010 12:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

10:49am = Gloria Sheftel

July 03, 2010 1:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

yeah,10:11 AM, Rocky was one of the greatest elected officials this city ever saw.......y'know, compared to Antonio, Jack Weiss and Martin Ludlow....

while you're at it, did you take note of the $15 million dollar verdict the CA's offfice just reversed, so according to your math, the CA has the city ahead $13.3 million, just on these two cases.

July 03, 2010 1:22 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

Phil the recall is over, in fact it never got off the ground.

You can keep playing but like you said the purpose of this was not to just recall the Mayor but to put you into "national prominence."

Now all the prominent community leaders, including Walter Moore, are turning their focus to Clean Sweep.

The recall is dead if it ever were alive to begin with.

July 03, 2010 1:36 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Even the conservative Police Political League which opposes its own Chiefs Beck, Bratton and all top command staff AND hates Democrats and Villaraigosa AND tried to buy Essel for a cool half Mil$lion like that other Shallman clown client:

put out a statement on its blog yesterday that it supports the mayor on this, that they've had enough of this silly smear campaign which is a diversion from genuine important issues. That it's the JOB of the mayor, ANY mayor even if you hate this one, to show up at public events, whether sports or culture or business, as a City Booster and rep for the city. Said if there is no fund set aside for it, there should be.

Even they can see through how the Republican hacks, the Kayes-Walter Moores-Cooley and his Tool Tritanich are trying to use this for political reasons and getting us nowhere.

In the case of Cooley-Tritanich, to try to hide how they've turned the entire JOB of the CA as an alleged independent counsel to clients, into a mockery, a secret witch hunt for benefit of Cooley and certain political interests.

This goes way beyond the just plain ignorance of a law school grad from a defunct 5th-rate night school in Carson - in fact, that actually helps MASK the real depth of what's going on. His clowning/ buffoonish persona, ludicrous as it is for a city official, works FOR him in this regard.

Not being big on loyalty and having shown no shyness about biting those who feed it in the back, but not liking those who stab IT in the back, the PPL must be acting more in that context.

July 03, 2010 2:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It's his "job" to go to concerts? Where in the City Charter does it say that? Is it his "job" to get free tickets from AEG and then turn around and give them millions? There's a job going on here -- a snow job.

How many police support the suggestion in that blog that we spend tax dollars to buy tickets for the Mayor? How many people believe his going to a concert creates jobs?

Oh! Wait a minute! It DOES create jobs for all the police he takes with him to Iceland, and Germany, and the Grammys.

July 03, 2010 6:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Elected officials should go to major city events and major district-specific events. Like the individuals currently in office or not, they are the ambassadors of our city to the city and the rest of the world.

If they don't show up, to the Emmy's or Oscars, or Dodgers, or some new thing at one of the city's major entertainment venues - whatever the case may be, the perception could be that they don't (and therefore the city doesn't) support the efforts of those major revenue-generating industries.

They should NOT take the tickets for free, because that puts them in a bad position regarding taking gifts from companies who do business with the city, but I have NO problem with them paying for the tickets out of city funds instead of their own pockets. I WANT my councilperson and my Mayor to be visible at event which put a spotlight on L.A.

I think it's good for the city. L.A. is a major world city and being an ambassador for L.A. is part of their job.

July 03, 2010 7:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Then let him pay for it with his OWN money and try deducting it on his income tax return. I'm sure the IRS would love to hear him explain how it's his "job" to take Lu to hear Beyonce.

Job my ass. His salary is over $200,000; free house; free staff; free car; free driver; free utilities.

He can't afford to buy his own tickets? BS.

July 03, 2010 8:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How does having a Mayor who's considered a "FAILURE" and has a "rapidly Vanquishing Veractiy" help any business by his presence?

Everytime I see him, it's a turn-off and reminds me how this city has been run into the ground.

This ticket business is all pay to play. They give him tickets, he gives them city funds. For $50,000 worth of tickets for him and his girl friend and his family, they've been given $100's of millions of dollars. Seems like a good deal for AEG.

And why did the Mayor's office blank out these events in the calendars they released to the L.A. TIMES if they were "official" events? They can't have it both ways even though they're trying to talk out of both sides of their mouth.

And how does the presense of his girl-friend d'jour and his family help the city economy or image?

If you applied these same set of facts to another big city Mayor, you would see there is an appearance of conflict, if not outright pay to play.

Wake up, dum dums, before your entire city is flushed down the toilet.

July 03, 2010 10:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mayor Sam,
Why are you still posting any info related to Phil Jennerjahn? He is a wash-out, a total failure, not even a blip on the radar, a failed politician, and a semi known birthday party clown.

Surely, there is someone more relevant to write about.


July 03, 2010 11:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

10:38PM "Wake up, dum dums, before your entire city is flushed down the toilet."
If and when the city (entire or otherwise) is flushed down the toilet, at least we will can be sure it will be a clean flush as our Mayor and his every-ready toilet brush will make sure that his pals (the illegals) give us a nice unobstructed run to the sewer.
Will somebody please tell me what, exactly, this failure of a mayor actually has accomplished for Los Angeles by attending 83 high-price basketball/baseball games? WTF? Come on, let's hear it. Someone please 'splain what this shiny-suited, photo-op obsessed turd has actually achieved beyond doing favors for the fat cats that give him free tickets?

July 03, 2010 11:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

And, I thought this article was about the anime convention. I guess I was wrong.

The mayor should have dressed up as once piece, King of the Pirates. And, maybe Huisar and Reyes should have joined his team of pirates.

July 04, 2010 6:53 AM  

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