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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Los Angeles Politics Hotsheet for Thursday

Hopefully he didn't like it
and he left the state
Nearly a year after the idiot from New York left town (but leaving behind his chief nemesis) we see that crime continues to go down despite the grown-ups taking back the LAPD from that Irish blowhard.  Chief Charlie Beck told the LA Police Commission that there were no homicides in LA over the weekend and that the overall homicide rate is down 4.9% over last year.

It had to kill The Los Angeles Wave, the pit where Ugly Betty Pleasant wallows in her mud, to report that the District Attorney's office cleared Councilman Bernard Parks of bogus charges he had pulled a Richard Alarcon and wasn't living in his District.  The DA's Public Integrity Unit said it found no merit in the claims that Parks had filed fraudulent voter registration affidavits.  I bet Betty is wetting her pants just about now she's so damn mad at that awful racist cracker District Attorney!  Doesn't he know she OWNS the Black Community?  Anyway speaking of Ugly Betty next week we'll have some stories about some friends she has praised that previously published reports so that they are not so praiseworthy.  And if Betty doesn't like it she kiss my enormous but shrinking white ass. And sadly it's not just Betty; the LA Weekly is going to owe Bernie an apology too.

The Mayor is back to his hob-nobbing ways.  He's going to be hosting a big fashion hoo-haw at The Beverly Center along with Vogue magazine.  Villareventsa will have access to as much pollo, vino and fashion models as he can get his hands on.  But do not fret - the Mayor says this is to stimulate the economy.  Not sure about that but it is a stimulus of one sort or another.

Speaking of the Mayor he got some good news.  His Partnership for LA Schools is going to receive $27 million in Federal funds.  Now here's the question: will it go to teachers or will it go for bullshit?

The City Council is being recalled! Well it's not this recall but a real one in the City of Bell where residents are saying BASTA to the free spending City Council there.

When Walt Disney Productions was about to go into the crapper and corporate raiders were circling ready to sell off all of it's parts Michael Eisner stepped in saving the company and making it bigger and more profitable than it ever had been.  Can lighting strike twice? Reports say that Eisner is talks to take over as Chairman of the much beleaguered Tribune Corporation, parent to the OLD GRAY HAG ON SPRING STREET. Stay tuned.

The MTA Library Blog marks the 50th anniversary of the development of the Metro System.  Though the system took thirty years before even one train rolled, the original plan would have had a 150 miles of track built and complete by 1980 at a cost of $500 million.  Lots of pictures and docs here.

Speaking of Metro the folks at Metroblogging have a snarky response to MTA's tweet on how to open a closed train door (which are being kept closed while waiting at the station to keep heat out).

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

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August 26, 2010 5:03 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Uh, Bratton and Betty are boring old news. Will ya?

August 26, 2010 6:22 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

No homicides, but a homeless couple living in a RV in Venice, dumped 100 gallons of shit on the streets of Venice and the cops were called. Amazingly, for LAPD, they actually arrested the dumping duo, one of whom spent a couple of nights in jail before, wait for it, the city attorneys office decided not to prosecute because the suspect had no criminal record.
That's a load of shit, according to Trutanich who, according to the LA Slimes has decided to personally challenge the decision his office made. What's really amazing is that Venice has a dedicated Neighborhood Prosecutor who should have known that the locals do not care for homeless people dumping on their streets, yards and alleys.

August 26, 2010 7:01 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

There should be a light speed train that runs down the 405 freeway just like the one that runs down the 210 freeway.

August 26, 2010 8:06 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Bernard Parks is no Richard Alacon. Parks is not a criminal and is honest.

August 26, 2010 8:07 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Parks is distant, disconnect, and bitter.

Maybe not a criminal, but these things are equally as offensive.

And what gives with the deletion of the original comment Higby? Why did you approve it if you ended up deleting it?

August 26, 2010 8:51 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Well I am a Bill Bratton supporter, but then when compared to Parks or Williams even the Mayor would look good. The LAPD does not really give a darn about nieghborhood issues, the Venice issue, the RVs parked all over town, commercial vehicles parked every where but PE does nothing about it. Bratton and Beck have a hard job and little funds wise to get it done right.

August 26, 2010 10:06 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Betty Pleasant is a loser. But the Times is incompetent. While the DA wisely chose not to prosecute Parks -- it was NOT because he didn't commit perjury, because he did. But it didn't matter, because the address he lied about was in the district. Basically no harm, no foul. And it's not like Parks has feared committing perjury in the past.

August 26, 2010 10:14 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Cooley is just scared of going after Parks, because he's already going after Rod Wright, and with Maxine's troubles you know what it all looks like. The LA Slimes missed an important point though -- that Bitter Bernie did pay back taxes and admit to cheating on his taxes by claiming a homeowners exemption on a home where he didn't live (which also happens to be outside the City of LA).

August 26, 2010 10:18 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

8:06 AM I have a better idea: why don't you grab a couple of Korean truck burritos and catch the next "light speed" train back to your mom's house in Wisconsin.

August 26, 2010 11:48 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Parks is distant, disconnect, and bitter."

8:51 has a case of acute Redspotosis.

August 26, 2010 11:50 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Notice that the DA said they would not continue the investigation or prosecute, but he did not say Parks did not commit perjury. Hard to prosecute a case like this though, because Parks lived in the district anyway, even though he wasn't registered where he lived.

August 26, 2010 11:53 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The number of homicides in a city has little, if anything at all, to do with the quality of a police department or the number of police officers. Homicides are primarily crimes of passion.

August 26, 2010 12:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


What in the WORLD was wrong with my comment this morning that you deleted?

My pointing out the hypocrisy in Phil's comment about Villaraigosa using his job for self aggrandizement? What's not applicable about this to Phil's own self aggrandizement?

Seriously, that's messed up if you are shielding this goober from that.

August 26, 2010 12:07 PM  

Blogger Edlund said:

If you get 2,000 hits a day? Where is my 2,000 hits.

August 26, 2010 12:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Maybe the homicide rate isn't really declining -- perps are just getting better at hiding the bodies (or LAPD isn't looking as hard).

These can remain "missing persons" - which never shows on the violent crimes reports.

August 26, 2010 3:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

So, 12:06's claim is that L.A. City is suffering from a decline in "passion"?

Actually, the more I think about that, the more it starts to make an odd bit of sense.

We're all just too BORED to off anybody.


August 26, 2010 3:50 PM  

Anonymous g said:


August 26, 2010 6:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mayor Sam, if you're going to be a protector of Phil, why not either say so or explain why that comment from the person this morning is so freaking offensive that you absolutely HAD to delete it.

With some of the filth you allow on this blog, it's troubling that you can't see the wisdom in pointing out the hypocrisy of Phil's observation of Antonio. It's entirely appropos.

August 26, 2010 7:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

6:05 you forgot to mention that the white fool leaded a bunch of stupid mexicans off the cliff, so get racist ass together.

August 26, 2010 11:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What the hell is going on when you have a dumb shit City Attorney who refuses to do his damn job and not prosecute because his buddy DA Cooley is running for AG. This city has gotten so damn political its become a joke to the nation. Did Trutanich ever prosecute all those students who closed down streets all over LA to protest? Businesses lost millions of dollars in Westwood and Hancock Park. What the hell did the City Attorney do but send a message that lawlessness in LA is OK. Its time we get rid of all of them when we VOte in November. Cooley hasn't proven 100% he's ready to go after corruption in this city.

August 28, 2010 10:16 AM  

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