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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Sunday Morning Hotsheet

So let me get this straight. A developer who can't afford to build a hotel and says it won't be successful in the current environment wants taxpayers to foot some of the bill. Developers of the billion dollar Wilshire Grand project want the City to provide financial assistance for construction and our fools Downtown are actually considering the idea. If the developers don't get the money their options "include shutting down the hotel and waiting for favorable financial market conditions, selling the structure or settling on development alternatives that would not include a hotel." Welcome to capitalism folks.

Walter Moore says that a combination of low voter turnout and growing stakeholder fury could be sufficient to toss incumbents such as Jose Huizar and Tony Cardenas off the City Council.  But hold the phone Walter your fellow controversial former Mayoral opponent Phil Jennerjahn says "Not so fast."  Jennerjahn correctly points out one not get their hopes up.  Los Angeles voters have shown they have the ability to consistently elect and re-elect corrupt and incompetent politicians.

LA's true rail line to nowhere - the Metro Green Line - turns 15.  CurbedLA in an effort to add some cultural hipness to an otherwise ho-hum story calls the Norwalk to Redondo Beach rail line the "Stephen Baldwin" of the Metro system.  Must be true.  The Green Line is the only rail line in LA that didn't have a label here on the blog.

Cooking writer Julie Powell saw her blog turned into the hit film Julie and Julia starring Meryl Streep.  TV writer Justin Halpern will now see his Twitter tweets about his father debut on CBS as a new sit-com starring William Shatner.  So when is the Mayor Sam movie coming out?

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

Since Krekorian is the new kid on the block, and you sing his praises, why isn't he doing something about this log jam? Where are the leadership skills on this issue, of which you spoke so lovingly?

August 15, 2010 9:19 AM  

Blogger Walter Moore said:

Phil has a valid point. I doubt anyone has ever lost a bet by over-estimating voter apathy in Los Angeles.

However, I'll stick with my prediction for the reasons stated in my essay. Plus, here are two other factors: Cardenas and Huizar already have challengers.

David Barron has filed to run against Cardenas and, as of 6/30/10, had raised slightly more money. (Before you get too excited, the amount at that point was something like $2,300.)

Rudy Martinez has filed to run against Huizar, and, frankly, I think he'll be a shoo-in because he has actually lived in the real world and generated excitement about his campaign already.

Ideally, of course, we'll get good replacements for all seven seats in issue. But these two positions -- Cardenas and Huizar -- are your proverbial "low-hanging fruit."

August 15, 2010 9:19 AM  

Blogger Walter Moore said:

P.S. I omitted to mention another person who has filed to run against Huizar, namely, Arlnufo Yanez. I don't know anything about him yet.

August 15, 2010 9:21 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It would be good to see these people kicked out on their asses as resoundingly as that piece of shit Jack Weiss. The only question is whether the replacements will be as effective and true to their word as Carmen Trutanich has been.

The bleating, whining sore-loser who blogs here when his mommy lets him use her pc, is gutted by the way the democrat hero was ousted, but worse, Trutanich has pissed off almost every CM in City Hall because he won't tow the line and join the Spring Street Gang.

Of course, Weiss pissed off a lot more people who not only are entitled to vote, but actually do vote. It's not quite the same with Cardinass and Huizzar - they're just career politicians.

August 15, 2010 3:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who cares what hate merchant Walter Moore thinks?

August 15, 2010 3:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who cares what hate merchant MT thinks?

August 15, 2010 3:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The day anyone in Los Angeles needs to listen to Walter Moore (or give a rats ass about his rants) is the day the lunatics will take over the asylum.

Is there anyone with more false self-worth than this moron?

Hey Walt, maybe you should get a real job or a hobby other than self-flagellating yourself in front of the world.

August 15, 2010 4:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'm Antonio Villaraigosa and I approve this message. Walter Moore is a Klansman!

August 15, 2010 5:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Walter is not a Klansman. If he had to wear a white hood, how could he show off his handsome face?

August 15, 2010 6:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

A certain MEAThead working overtime on Sunday.

August 15, 2010 6:13 PM  

Blogger Walter Moore said:

Wow! Name-calling! Never saw that coming. It's always nice to know the opposition has such keen analytic skills and a mastery of the facts.

If Cardenas is a shoo-in, how interesting that his campaign finance statements show he has to travel to Seattle, Washington and Austin, Texas to try to raise funds. Or is it racist to point that out, too?

August 15, 2010 6:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Walter should not talk about raising money out of state. All of his money came from minuteman and hate groups in Arizona, Texas, Arkansas and other cracker states. Don't talk Walter it's public record you right wing racist!

August 15, 2010 7:15 PM  

Blogger Walter Moore said:

I would just love to have seen these staffers in their math classes.

Teacher: "Go to the blackboard and write down the formula for any parabola."

Student: "Uhm. . . That's racist!"

Teacher: "Go to the CHALKboard and write down the formula for any parabola."

Student: "That's racist, and I'm boycotting math. Math is racist. Algebra is racist."

Teacher: "You're going to fail this class unless you study and pass the tests."

Student: "I don't need to know about math. My cousin works in City Hall, and he'll get me a job, you racist."

August 15, 2010 7:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Walter Moore shares his hatred of all things Mexican:

And Walter's imaginary war with Mexico:

Now nitwit, do you see why no one takes you seriously?

August 15, 2010 7:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Walter the whiny Nativist.

August 15, 2010 7:47 PM  

Blogger Walter Moore said:

Job Interviewer: "It says here you graduated from high school and college, and that you graduated with honors."

Staffer: "Yes, it does say that."

Job Interviewer: "We'll need to see a certified copy of your college diploma and transcripts before we can hire you."

Staffer: "That is racist! 'Show me your papers?!' Are you some kind of Nazi?! You can't make people show their papers!"

Job Interviewer: "Thanks for coming. We won't be able to hire you, but I hear the Mayor's office is spending $18 million per year on anti-gang non-profits. Try one of those."

Staffer: "That's discrimination! You can't discriminate against undocumented college graduates! That's racist!"

August 15, 2010 7:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Shut up Walter. Because of you we will take down Ron Kaye's whole project. Anyone who is part of Clean Sweep is proven a racist. Walter tell us about how you screamed that you hate Mexicans!

August 15, 2010 9:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Joe, are you gonna speak out against Clean Sweep regardless of whether they have good candidates? Are you really gonna let your problems with Walter ruin a great idea just because he's a part of it? You obviously have a stick up your ass about illegal immigration, but why stop an important movement when all you do is complain about our elected officials?

August 15, 2010 9:13 PM  

Blogger Walter Moore said:

You've got to love those staffers. Start with name-calling, then follow with "shut up."

Okay, enough toying with imbeciles for one thread. Over and out.

August 15, 2010 10:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

OMG the Council staffers are hard at posting. I find it interesting when I have been in a dialogue abou the Arizona immigration issue and when they find out I'm a Latino I get called a racist. The people posting here stating Walter is a racist because of his stand on immigration shows they're ilerate, uneducated, fools posting on here. Those people I've spoken to are the more racist, discriminatory.

August 16, 2010 6:58 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Walter complains about those who call him names, yet he calls anyone who criticizes him a "staffer" in an attempt to imply that the only people who could possibly disagree with him would be City Hall staff.

That's not logical Walter. I would think you would have learned that in law school.

August 16, 2010 7:47 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hate to say it, but Ron feels the same way about Walter as you do (Walter hater). Same with Nina. But they feature him as speaker and are embracing him. I'm not saying Ron is a racist. But he doesn't mind having someone who he considers to be one on board. Yes, Ron Kaye and Nina R both told me they hate Walter cause they think he's a racist. Yet they let him be guest speaker at their kick off event?

August 16, 2010 12:14 PM  

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