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Thursday, December 16, 2010

2010 Predictions Recap

As is my annual tradition, I make prognostications for the following year, most of which do not come true. That's coming in a few days. However, to be fair of course, it is also my tradition to completely rip apart the predictions I made 12 months (or so) prior and point out how utterly wrong I was. 2010 was a really good year for me to be bad. Here we go:

Janice Hahn will crush Dean Florez in the Democratic primary for Lt Governor and be poised to take on Republican nominee Abel Maldonado. However remarks made by Hahn during a primary debate with Florez will be taken as anti-Latino and tarnish her image with Hispanics who will flock to Maldonado providing him a margin of victory in a Latino year.

Ha.  Could we have been more wrong? The safer wager would have been on our favorite hack and Hahn consultant Michael Trujillo continuing his losing streak;.

An elected Los Angeles official will be arrested by the LAPD, inside City Hall, caught in the act of a significant felony offense causing a political firestorm throughout the City.
Well not exactly on this one BUT we did see a member of the Clowncil get indicted and still may just do the perp walk in 2011.

Day to day management of the Los Angeles Convention Center will be taken over by a private company who will eventually make a buyout offer for the facility that the near bankrupt City can not refuse. A similar effort however by The Walt Disney Company to take over the LA Zoo will fail, however Councilman Tom LaBonge will face a stunning political loss when the City Council votes 14-1 to direct staff to find a lessee for the Zoo.
Okay not exactly but something similar is brewing for the Convention Center.  The Zoo and Disney? No.  Stunning loss for LaBonge? Stay tuned.

The bloggers behind the Griffith Park Wayist blog will put together an activist network rivaling that of the Saving Los Angeles Project. The group will quickly catch on with a membership base more diverse in age and race than SLAP and move forward in recruiting bicycle activist Stephen Box to run against Councilman Tom LaBonge in the 2011 race.

Not so much but the blog was active in boosting Box who is now a candidate against LeBong.  What we didn't predict for GPW was the secession from Griffith Park of it's most notable blogger. The stay-at-home blogger was replaced by local environmentalist Bill Haller, who has articulately skewed much of the coverage even further left than MT.  Haller has done that however with the air of peace that was much needed at the blog which consistently does an excellent and eclectic job in covering the local scene.

Former Mayoral candidate Phil Jennerjahn will earn the GOP nomination for the 33rd Congressional District but lose to current Rep. Dianne Watson by the lowest margin ever for a Republican challenger in that significanlty Democratic district.

Don't start.

Blogger Zach Behrens will be hired as an analyst for FoxNews Network and become the "house liberal" for their late night talk show "Red Eye."

Nope.  But would be cool!

Mayor Villaraigosa will team up with celebrity Chef Bobby Flay on an episode of the Food Network's "Iron Chef America" going up against a team of Wolfgang Puck and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

This was a joke to start with; however Mayor Villar did do continue his more notable celebrity teaming up of a different sort, going on a double date with LuParker and Ryan Seacrest. 
LA District Attorney Steve Cooley will easily garner the Republican nomination for State Attorney General and crush San Francisco DA Kamala Harris in the General Election.
Yes.  No.  But close.

The Los Angeles Dodgers will win the World Series in game five against the Oakland As.
Wrong part of the state but still a California win.

Republicans will gain 7 seats in the US Senate and 35 in the House but not come close enough to recapture control. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will however fail to garner re-election in his home state of Nevada.
Gain of 6 in the Senate, not a bad prediction.  On the House I was way off but I'm not complaining.  Harry Reid, well at least JoeB is happy.

The next big thing in the tech world that will be used by political candidates is a site that combines elements of text messaging and a calendar with social networking. The site will allow many grass roots candidates to quickly assemble groups of supporters to drive voters to the polls.

I really don't know what I was talking about here.  Uh, perhaps Facebook???

And finally more than half these predictions will not come true.

THAT I got right!

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76 Comments:

Blogger Bill Haller said:

Thank you, Michael, for the "excellence in eclecticism" nod! When shall I expect your inkjet certificate to arrive? I guarantee you, it will go up on my wall.

December 16, 2010 1:12 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Dear Michael,

Please don't even bother us with any of your 2011 predictions.

Thank you.

December 16, 2010 1:54 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

COWARDS: Those voting to sustain the mayor's veto were Council members Richard Alarcón, Eric Garcetti, Janice Hahn, Jose Huizar, Krekorian, Ed Reyes, Zine and Wesson.

I predict these cowards will not be elected to any office after their gutless showing yesterday

December 16, 2010 6:58 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What a bunch of moronic predictions.

The Dodgers are one of the worst teams in the National League, and don't have have Russell Martin any more.

Steven Box was in city council the other day and wore that STUPID hat and dressed like a cab driver. Jesus!


And I don't know why you think Jennerjahn would run against Dianne Watson, since HE DOESN'T LIVE IN THAT CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT.

OH, AND DID YOU NOT READ WHERE HE ADMITTED TO NOT GETTING ONE SINGLE SIGNATURE FOR HIS CITY COUNCIL PETITION?

Come on, we all know you're in love with Phil. But like a commenter asked you the other day, can you give us just ONE example of how Phil is smart? You said it, but have been dodging the question ever since. Give us just ONE example!

Seriously, you should drop the predictions thing, because these show that they're just empty-headed predictions designed to start arguments.

Meanwhile, what is your take on Joe Mailander successfully cornering Red Spot on whether he "borrowed" someone else's wording? That illiterate moron's only reply is "your mama" and making fun of Lynn's cancer battle.

December 16, 2010 7:13 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

2011 prediction: Scott Johnson libels another local public figure and finally gets fired from Mayor Sam.

December 16, 2010 7:18 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Beautifully stated, 7:13am. My feelings exactly.

HIGBY, WHY DON'T YOU CHECK IN RE MAILANDER'S COMPLAINT THIS MORNING ABOUT SCOTT? NOTE HIS CONFIRMING SCOTT'S ATTACKING LYNN.

YOUR BLOG ISN'T "ROUGH AND TUMBLE," AS YOU DECLARED. IT'S CHILDISH AND OFFENSIVE WHEN WRITTEN UP BY YOUR ILLITERATE IDIOT FRIEND.

ISN'T IT FINALLY TIME TO LET SCOTT GO AND BAN HIM FROM THE BLOG? YOU DID IT TO OTHERS. IT'S RED SPOT'S TIME TO GET LOST NOW. WHY DON'T YOU FIND HIS ACTIONS OFFENSIVE. ATTACKING A TWO TIME CANCER SURVIVOR WHEN FACED WITH PLAGIARISM ACCUSATIONS?

THAT'S OKAY WITH YOU?

"My posing of a very simple question to MayorSam's Scott Johnson--did you write the first sentence of this post, or did someone else write it?--provoked an absurd amount of personal attacks from the site, including two attacks on my wife, who is not a public figure, from Johnson himself. But neither Johnson nor the site has yet answered the question. The site has had noteworthy credibility problems recently, and been obliged to pull posts."

December 16, 2010 7:33 AM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

I doubt that Scott has ever made fun of Joseph's wife's illness. In fact I have seen nothing but from Scott but compassion on that issue. On the other hand Joseph has sought to blog and attack folks for their illnesses or health conditions including both Trutanich and myself.

Not that it matters because it's Joseph who has to be accountable to himself. I truly hope he finds his peace. I pray for him regularly.

Anyway I'm just sayin'.

December 16, 2010 8:13 AM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

I don't know if Scott has answered any questions from Joseph but I do know, as far as I saw, Joseph did not answer my questions why he quoted from and did not blast a blog piece that excoriated minorities in positions of authority, basically bringing back the old "uppity Negro" routine.

December 16, 2010 8:15 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Go Rudy Martinez for CD14.
http://www.rudy2011.org/

December 16, 2010 8:16 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

CRA is having a meeting for money to start working in NorthEast LA. There will be no commmunity input and no comments until after the vote.

http://ens.lacity.org/councilcmte/lariver/events_2/lariverevents_2304169173_11172010.pdf

CRA/LA AGENDA FOR DECEMBER 16,
2010-S. Atwater Village, Glassell Park, Cypress Park, and Elysian Valley

CRA/LA AGENDA FOR DECEMBER 16, 2010
This Agenda was posted on or before Friday, December 10, 2010 at 5:00 p.m.,
at 1200 W. Seventh Street in the Main Lobby, as well as the 1st Floor Lobby.
Copies of this Agenda will be available at the CRA/LA Records Department on
the 2nd floor.

CRA/LA'S AGENDA AVAILABLE ON LA CITYLINK COMPUTER BULLETIN
BOARD SYSTEM (TEL: 213 237-0974) AND THE CRA/LA'S WEB SITE ON
CITY'S WORLD WIDE WEB HOME PAGE SITE ON THE INTERNET AT
http://www.cityofla .org/CRA
(PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN ADDRESS AND TIME)

9:30 A.M.
THE GARLAND CENTER
1200 W. 7TH Street, 1ST Floor Auditorium
Los Angeles, California
>
> Board meeting to consider Agenda Items
Board of Commissioners
> Kenneth H. Fearn, Chairman
> Madeline Janis, Vice Chair
> Joan Ling, Treasurer
> Dr. Lula Ballton
> Dwayne A. Gathers
> Alejandro Ortiz
> David Sickler
Christine Essel, Chief Executive Officer


7. ACCEPTANCE OF A $2.25 MILLION COMMUNITY CHALLENGE PLANNING GRANT.
VARIOUS ACTIONS TO ACCEPT FROM THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND
URBAN DEVELOPMENT' S OFFICE OF SUSTAINABLE HOUSING AND COMMUNITIES, A
$2.25 MILLION COMMUNITY CHALLENGE PLANNING GRANT, AND TO ENTER INTO
CONTRACTS WITH GRANTEE PARTNERS TO IMPLEMENT THE NORTHEAST LOS
ANGELES COLLABORATIVE PROJECT WITHIN THE PROPOSED NORTHEAST LOS
ANGELES RIVER CORRIDOR REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT AREA (Councilmembers
Reyes, LaBonge, Garcetti € ¢â’ ’³ CD #1, #4, #13)
Presenters: Leslie Lambert / Neelura Bell / Alison Becker/

December 16, 2010 8:24 AM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

This is my retort that Mailander calls a attack on Lynn.

"Yes,(that was the answer to his question about paragraph that I wrote)

and while you are out and about, would you still compare Jane Barnett to Miss Piggy if I told you that she is a cancer survivor like Lynn?" ( Can someone opine how a follow up question becomes a attack?)

December 15, 2010 8:27 PM

December 16, 2010 8:51 AM  

Blogger Joseph Mailander said:

Michael, as for boorish behavior, let's recall: this fallout started when you told Debbie Lopez to "shut up you fucking bitch." If you apologized for that, I never heard about it.

I thought that that attack was worthy of mention, because it's consistent with some statements you and other bloggers here have made to other women. But for some reason, Joe Barrett, not you, asked me to delete the graphic containing your comment, and when I wouldn't, he went to Kristin, who did--a deletion I didn't think was at all appropriate.

I couldn't care less if you continue to attack me, but I do wish both you and Scott would leave my partner out of all future discussions. Jane Barrett is a public figure, and one who plays very rough in politics--she even recently accused another politician of a crime. But my partner is not a public figure at all, accuses nobody of anything, and she values her privacy. I know and you know that even when she was in chemotherapy, she still managed the strength to host a party for you. Publishing tripe like Scott's is some return of favor.

Regarding peace and prayer &c., I've never talked about anyone in any of your families, and I certainly will not. I don't think any of the city's most aggressive writers or bloggers, from David Zahniser to Zuma Dogg, have ever brought partners or family into the discussion. Had Scott paid more attention in journalism class, he would have learned that such talk is completely off limits, and only a good way to assure that you will never work or write for anybody. He was and remains was completely shameful and completely out of line.

Regarding your own illness, the only thing I've ever said is that you should talk about it, especially if it's an "orphan illness" that could use more attention. But lately, when I'm not "staying at home", I have also given people this opinion too: that people who are beset with an illness can either use that illness to demonstrate their character, or they can use it in a way that entitles bad behavior.

Saying you're going to "pray" for someone and wishing them "peace" while telling their friends to "shut up you fucking bitch" is only hypocrisy. Pray for yourself; find your own peace; attack me all you want, but please leave my family and my partner out of the tripe you publish.

December 16, 2010 9:05 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Not only did Phil Jennerjahn NOT get the Republican nomination, he got KICKED OUT OF THE WESTSIDE REPUBLICANS for his boorish behavior and thievery of James Andion's url in order to "launch me into national prominence."

I guess Higby forgot that Phil is dumb enough to commit such thievery and then WRITE ABOUT IT ON HIS BLOG!


Then again, Higby is pretty stupid for not realizing that Phil Jennerjahn doesn't live in Dianne Watson's district.

Idiot. Both of 'em.

December 16, 2010 9:07 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

No, ASSHOLE, you shouldn't bring in someone's family AT ALL!

Do you get that you fucking idiots? (Higby and Scott)

Higby, how about we pursue comments about Joe's deceased brother? Or your mother?

Would that be okay with you, DICKHEAD?

Meanwhile, Scott still hasn't replied about whether he "BORROWED" the text from someone.

December 16, 2010 9:15 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I wonder when Higby will finally realize that having Red Snot on the blog is more trouble than it's worth.

Say what you want, but I don't recall Zuma Dogg, Haikula, or Phil causing any legal problems for the blog.

December 16, 2010 9:15 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Here's a prediction - you will eat a lot!!

December 16, 2010 9:16 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Red Spot, what about your calling Joe a "Modelo soaked alkie" or however you phrased it INSTEAD OF ANSWERING THE QUESTION OF WHO HELPED YOU WITH THE WORDING?

You're an illiterate, and everyone here knows it. The wording you used was from someone who at least got through junior high school, which we KNOW you couldn't do.

December 16, 2010 9:18 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Higby,

Your girlfriend Phil Jennerjahn says that he has confidence in the Agusto Bisani campaign.

Why didn't you predict that eugenics will take out Phil in 2011?

What a true TOOL and MORON.

December 16, 2010 9:19 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Higby:

Did you catch Zuma Dogg's obnoxious personal attack on Zine at city council the other day?

He used expletives and children could've heard it, and it was broadcast on ch 35.

He falsely thinks this TAUNTING of city council will result in his getting $25,000 each time they throw his stinky ass outta there.

Did you see it? Your thoughts?

December 16, 2010 9:23 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I predict that despite a valiant effort, Higby won't make it to 12/31/2011.

Higby we hardly knew ye!

December 16, 2010 9:23 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey Rough & Tumble Higby,

How come you're not Rough & Tumble enough to take on Zuma Dogg?

Are you a fucking candy-assed pussy against him?

Looks like it. Good bye candy-assed pussy.

December 16, 2010 10:28 AM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

I wouldn't even try Scott.

Joseph tosses out names and insults and not only gets thin skinned when it comes back to him but sadly he sees insults or harm in comments that are not even framed or intended as an insult to Joseph (or anything on his list of sacred cows).

We must continue to pray for him.

December 16, 2010 10:29 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yeah, but Higby, where are YOUR balls when it comes to Zuma Dogg?

Your balls left town Mr. Rough & Tumble.

It's a different deal when YOUR personal issues are on the line, isn't it?

December 16, 2010 10:31 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mailander, your "partner" Lynn IS a public figure because YOU WROTE ABOUT HER TIME AND AGAIN!

Sorry, but you lose on this point.

December 16, 2010 10:35 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Further to that point, Fred Roggin is a public figure, but his kids are NOT, since HE NEVER TALKS ABOUT THEM ON TV!!!

See, Joe? YOU MADE LYNN A PART OF THE PUBLIC DISCOURSE AND YOU WERE MORE THAN HAPPY TO BRING UP HER HEALTH ISSUES.

December 16, 2010 10:36 AM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

Fine, Joseph.

Let's talk about the "f'ing b'ch" comment.

We can set the record straight.

First off the reason JoeB made the request was that you appropriated content from Joe's Facebook page and blogged it without his permission.

I happened to be out of town when this went down so that's why he pursued it without me.

Why Kristin pulled it I can not speak for her. What I can surmise is that she did it because Joe made the case to her that it was wrong of you to take Joe's personal material and use it to misrepresent me.

I did not see your posting as I was driving up north when this all went down but from what I was told you edited the Facebook screenshot.

I did not call Debbie Lopez an "f'ing b'ch." Nor would I ever. The comment was directed towards Joe himself based on a comment he had left on another post on my page, which you would not have seen. However again my understanding is that you edited the screen shot to misrepresent Joe and I. If true, reprehensible. I can appreciate why Kristin would not want that on her blog.

Anyway Joseph I'm really done with your twisted pathology and hateful illogic. I really need to heed the advice to ignore your rantings.

I do wish the best for you and will continue to pray you find it

December 16, 2010 10:44 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Welcome to Joseph Mailanders Alcoholic Nursery School for Name Calling Bloggers. Today's lesson is "Whining".

December 16, 2010 10:46 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

7:13


The Dodgers haven't had Russell Martin for the last 2 years.

December 16, 2010 10:47 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If I were new this blog and read these comments I would think you're all a bunch crylosers.

December 16, 2010 10:51 AM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

That's exactly how it went down Michael. It's very odd how Joseph doesn't seem to recall me explaining this to him when I asked him to please remove the graphic. Now it's "for some reason" and no mention that it was a FB graphic that could only be seen by my friends.

December 16, 2010 10:51 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Consider a Palin prediction.

New Wall Street Journal/NBC polls shows that in an Obama-Palin, Palin actually wins support for the president. It's Obama 55-33%.

75% of the respondents like Obama but disagree with many of his policies. Whereas the last popularity polls showed Palin disliked by so many people that she barely finished above BP.

December 16, 2010 10:52 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Valley Dull and Mulainder Joe won't be deterred by facts!

December 16, 2010 10:54 AM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Joseph, do you remember this post of your creation? I guess privacy issues did not matter here.


The Nanny State, Reloaded
Joseph Mailander a guy in la • elsewhere • email


Comedienne Fran Drescher and Assemblywoman Sally Leiber had this to say today to those who use the term "The Nanny State" derisively:


California should become a "nanny state," at least when it comes to screening for women's cancers.


Drescher introduced AB 1774, which pushes health insurers to expand their coverage to include tests for women's cancers. Assemblyman Kevin De Leon, whose mother died of ovarian cancer, is a co-sponsor of AB 1774.

Far too often, insurers deny women screening tests that are so critical to saving lives, just because they are somewhat costly. My own partner Lynn, who has ovarian cancer, was initially denied a CT Scan by Blue Shield, even though an initial consultation at an Urgent Care facility authorized her to have one.

We're not crusaders, but there is so much misinformation about women's cancers and cancer screening that we are glad to talk to anyone about them, so if you have any questions at all about women's cancers, please email us.
Labels: a guy in la, ab 1774, kevin de leon

Posted by joseph mailander @ 1/14/2008 07:25:00 PM

December 16, 2010 10:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

8:16 a.m. THANK YOU for posting the link to Rudy Martinez's campaign website.

This should prove once and for all what a (Pacheco) straw-man Rudy Rich Martinez is. Everyone LOOK for yourself.

This guy ACTUALLY believes that the Autry Center in Griffith Park is INSIDE Council District 14:

http://www.rudy2011.org/rudy-martinez/cd14.php

WHAT a faker.

And, can anyone who claims to be part of a "grass roots" rebellion in the district actually be taken seriously when he has no more than THREE (3) of the 150+ elected neighborhood council board members out of the 8-9 NCs in his district (and NONE of the ones in the community that he actually LIVES in - Eagle Rock).

How many does Huizar have listed among his supporters (easy answer):

MOST OF THE REST.

December 16, 2010 11:01 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I am truly saddened that this fight started over the likes of Red Spot.

December 16, 2010 11:01 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I would like to see the screen grab in question entered into evidence.

December 16, 2010 11:06 AM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Trujillo to Mailander's rescue.

December 16, 2010 11:08 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Jeezus chr - half the crap here about Red Spot is by Debbie Lopez.

Get a grip, honey.

December 16, 2010 11:10 AM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Can we call this a early bloggin Christmas gift? I found something from Kevin Roderick's archives, that in 2010, I can fanilly agree with.

Jumped the shark
Sure sign that the LAT Current section's Outside the Tent feature has run its course: they used a piece on Sunday by Joseph Mailander, arguably (well, almost certainly) the least respected blogger in L.A.

Sadly, more can agree with this in light of Mailander's current "bloggin desposition".

December 16, 2010 11:33 AM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

"Finally" is the word.

December 16, 2010 11:36 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Higby,

Why are you okay with Red Snot getting information from Roderick's blog, but you're not okay with Mailander getting something from Joe's open facebook that wasn't properly guarded?

Hippo. Crit.

December 16, 2010 11:52 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Joseph, didn't your mother teach you not to pick on mental midgets?

December 16, 2010 12:11 PM  

Blogger Joseph Mailander said:

Yes, Scott, I wrote a few times about my partner's path in chemotherapy, sometimes in print and sometimes online. This openness came from a decision that we made in partnership. We saw early on that ovarian cancer research is underfunded, and decided to do what we could to raise awareness about the illness.

It took a lot of courage on my partner's side simply to encourage me to write about it--far more courage than most who are ill can muster. Sometimes when I wrote about the malady I mentioned her, and sometimes I didn't.

But certainly neither of us ever expected that someone would use her illness to attack me for something I've written about a political figure that doesn't involve her in the least. That is miles below every possible downside we considered.

To use her illness to make a banal political point is something that I doubt even the most partisan would do. You, however, only seem too happy to do so, even insistent about it. What kind of human being are you?

I'm sure Jane Barnett would tell you, people who are cancer survivors only want to lead normal lives for as long as they are able, be treated normally by others, and they don't want to be constantly identified with their illness or even much reminded of it when they are testing well and feeling healthy.

You can attack me all you want, Scott, but for using my partner's illness as the means to do it--and then seeking validation in the stupid, garbled idea that because I wrote about her malady and her path to raise awareness, she must be a "public figure" and therefore a fair target for political sparring--I think you must certainly be one of the most disturbed, deplorable, and even inhumane people in all of Los Angeles.

December 16, 2010 12:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Reed Spit.

If you can catch these mistakes just SECONDS after posting the original message, why can't you catch them a few SECONDS before -- and save yourself from looking so stupid in the first place?

Or, in other words, why bother to correct after-the-fact?

Are you simply trying to prove that you're less illiterate than it makes you appear, and just more careless?

If anyone had doubts about your carelessness, then they haven't viewed the many, many unproven, ill-advised (and never retracted once proven 100% wrong) screeds you post accusing public officials of wrong-doing -- without any evidence other than your own opposition to a position they're taking . . . (yours usually being the MINORITY position among their constituents -- as evidenced even by the very fact that you originally called yourself the Red "Spot" in CD14, where most voters are known to be "Blue" people).

And, by the way, saying "So and so posted that" -- or "XYZ is working overtime" (i.e. for someone's staff or campaign), is pretty much a useless and self-defeating retort, and only shows you know they're actually right, and can't figure out any way to debunk them.

Right is right, wrong is wrong -- regardless of who posts it.

Regardless of who they support.

And on Mayor Sam's "Red" is almost always just plain WRONG.

December 16, 2010 12:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Debbie is always one blog comment away from nervous collapse. So I'm not surprised at all she would make Higby's comment to Joe about her somehow.

December 16, 2010 12:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Haikula didn't cause legal trouble for this blog because she was too busy causing legal trouble for the city of LA.

December 16, 2010 12:45 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

This comment has been removed by the author.

December 16, 2010 1:15 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

From Joseph,

"I think you must certainly be one of the most disturbed, deplorable, and even inhumane people in all of Los Angeles". Geez, the only thing missing here is your signature phrase "Go F... Yourself." You must be getting long in the tooth to forget that.

But in the interest of fairness, lets highlight your past episodes of "disturbed","deplorable" and "inhumane" bloggin behavior.

"Disturbed", best chronicles your past interaction with LA's bloggin community. From the likes of Kevin Roderick, Marc Cooper, Alan Mittelstaedt, Jack Hoff, Martini Republic, Mayor Sam, and Griffith Park Wayist are all sad examples on how your bloggin relationships fall apart.

"Deplorable" are the numerous insipid posts of redicule that have originated from your keyboard recently, on the subject matter of this blogger. Must be nice to have some who will "gin you up" for the return of bloggin tripe that targets your sponser's political targets. (with help of your bloggin doll)

"Inhumane" would best describe your recent "retracted post" on the "tracking down" of Fox's Rupert Murdock. But then let me remind myself never to attend a LA Weekly party where you, Debbie and Mike Gatto are present. I would not want some repugnant blog on me to make its appearance at the Burbank Blogger.

Joseph, let me say in parting that I'm sure in the weeks ahead that you will continue to write factually-challenged posts, regarding my contributions here at Mayor Sam. But rest assure that despite the best musings of your misdirected efforts, you will fade away into the sunset of those fail to address their own fallacies of life.

December 16, 2010 1:20 PM  

Anonymous g said:

THIS SITE COULD AMOUNT TO SOMETHING IF WE HAD LESS EGO STROKING, CHILDISH , BRAINLESS , POSTS. THIS CITY IS LOOKING OVER A FINANCIAL CLIFF AND MANY OF YOU SOUND LIKE A NOSEY NEIGHBORS LOOKING OVER YOUR NEIGHBORS FENCE WITH YOUR JUVENILE QUIPS. IN LIFE YOU SHOULDN'T THROW STONES AT CITY HALLS GLASS HOUSE IF YOU DON'T WANT TO BE SEEN AS THE SAME TYPE. WE NEED TO USE THIS SITE TO CHANGE WHAT IS WRONG BY ENCOURAGING UP AND COMING CANDIDATES TO VOICE WHAT THEY WOULD DO, THAT WOULD BE USEFUL. WE KNOW THE INCUMBENTS HAVE BIG MONEY ,BIG UNION SUPPORT BUT THAT ACCOUNTS FOR 10-20% OF THE VOTE THE REST ARE AVERAGE PEOPLE WHO COULD SWING OR SWAY AN ELECTION. TOO MUCH TIME IS WASTED ON TRIVIAL NONSENSE. IF YOU REALLY CARE OR ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THIS CITY'S FUTURE YOU WILL CHOOSE A SMARTER COURSE OTHERWISE THIS SITE WILL DIE. KEEP IN MIND YOU ARE PROMOTING THESE PEOPLE IN CITY GOVERNMENT EVEN WHEN YOU KNOCK THEM THE PAPERS ARE NO DIFFERENT.

December 16, 2010 1:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

G:

Here's an issue for discussion:

Ban people who type all in caps which is rude, egotistic, borish, and hard to read.

December 16, 2010 1:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Red Spot . . . Joe Mailander . . .


Pffahhh!

December 16, 2010 1:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Sorry, I meant to spell that:

Pfaaaahh!

December 16, 2010 1:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Make that:


Pppffahhh!

December 16, 2010 1:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Or is that:


Phfaaaahhhgh?

December 16, 2010 1:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

1:26

BREATHE, DAMN IT.

TAKE A BREATH. USE A PERIOD. START A NEW SENTENCE. STEP AWAY FROM THE KEYBOARD, before you STOKE OUT!

December 16, 2010 2:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

In the meantime, rumor is that Carmen the Clown is going to run for District Attorney, so hurry up and predict it for 2011 before Noooch is forced to go public.

December 16, 2010 2:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Based on his track record here, he should go back to private practice.

December 16, 2010 3:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mailander, YOU made Lynn a public figure. That was YOUR doing.

Red Spot is a fucking moron, but don't blame THAT on him. That's on you.

December 16, 2010 3:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

IF UnTru does run for DA in 12 instead of for City Attorney again, probably because he has so many in that office who would speak out against him, he'd have to run either against his puppetmaster and Maker Cooley himself, OR against whoever Cooley decides is "worthy." Cooley told the L A Weekly he wouldn't be endorsing unTru in any case because he expects unTru to keep his word and run for City Attorney again.

If unTru does have the nerve to run against Cooley or his NEWLY annointed successor, biting the hand that fed and made him out of nothing just a couple years ago - gee, wouldn't that be out of character? - that would be gall.

Now, if those two are pitted against each other it would be worth the price of admission. They both know where each other's skeletons are buried, and the only question is, who's the bigger egomaniac?

Meanwhile, the third part of that Trinity of Evil, another master of the Two-Faced Double Hop, Dennis Zine, has allegedly endorsed Alan Jackson for the job. It was going to be, in their dreams, Cooley moving up to Attorney General, him as Controller (even Paul Hatfield thinks that's a terrifying thought), and unTru for DA assuming Cooley made it to Attorney General.

NOW their supporters are blaming each other for who is responsible for whose public embarrassment: whether it's Cooley distancing from unTru or, as some of unTru's supporters claim on blogs, that unTru has to now distance himself from Cooley.

Ah, how their evil plot has unraveled so fast. They fancied themselves a "Republican Machine" steamrolling over the old one of Antonio, Wendy and Weiss, but although that one fell apart at the station thanks to Antonio's shallow egotism, support of illegals that the Republicans milked into a fear frenzy, and their and Trujillo's stunningly tone-deaf forcing of Measure B onto the ballot with Weiss, this far more scary and incompetent Evil Trio is seemingly poised to go after each other a mere 1-2 years later. Karma's a bitch.

December 16, 2010 4:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You have to make YOURSELF a public figure. That's part of the law. Look it up. You have to thrust yourself into some kind of public role or publicity-generating spotlight.

I don't think that's the point anyway. The point is that these morons here should not violate the right of privacy that spouses and families of "public figures" should be able to maintain independently of their more publicly involved loved ones. That's not a law, but it's a simple point of honor and human dignity. You can't blame Red Spot because he doesn't know any better--but MayorSam should know better than to indulge and even publish this kind of garbage. I've never seen it go lower here, and it has been damn low.

December 16, 2010 4:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

People forget things too quickly in LA Politics. Trutanich made a campaign promise not to run for DA - he signed the freakin thing, how much clearer can it get? He used that to show that he was different to Jack Weiss, that he would honor his oath of office and his commitment to the voters.

I guess this shows us that those few who didn't drink the Kevin James/John Thomas/Doug McIntyre/John Shallman/Berger/Rumpole Koolaide about Noooch were right - Trutanich, Carmen the Clown, is no better than Jack Weiss. In fact, he's worse 'cause at least with Weiss you knew what you were dealing with. Even Weiss wasn't as crazy to sign a document and then flat out go 180 on it.

December 16, 2010 6:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Higby, since it's abundantly clear that people think your illiterate contributor is an asshole, why is it that you keep him around?

You dumped zuma dogg, phil jennerjahn and hakoola. Why not red snot? He's the only one who caused you to be in legal jeopardy, as far as anyone knows.

December 16, 2010 6:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Geez, what up?

I thought Carmen Tru was one of this blog's HEROES OF THE PEOPLE, last year's equivalent of:

(4-time convicted) Rudy Martinez

And the year before's:

Paul Krekorian (who just helped sustain the mayor's veto on DWP reform).

Or even back to 2005's:

Antonio Villaraigosa

ALL "new" people that the rabid contrarian posters on Mayor Sam's were just SURE were going to change the way things were done downtown, and oust the "clowncil" (meanwhile each one showed up at their swearing-in wearing BIG RED PLASTIC NOSES.

Now, ain't THAT a bitch!

New year, same BS from the electeds, no matter WHO they are.

December 16, 2010 6:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

4:40 p.m., you make no sense. The only thing apparent is your personal hatred for our City Attorney for whom I'll vote again. What happened, you didn't get the promotion you wanted in the office? Do you ever do any work other than sit on blogs. Is my hard earned money paying your wages you don't deserve?

December 16, 2010 9:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

9:38pm - you must be one of Noooch's San Pedro knuckle dragging thugs who goes around boasting that "their guy's the DA" so they can bully people around with those phony badges he gives them.

I've worked for every city attorney since Ira Reiner, and believe me, this Trutanich guy is the worst - far worse than Rocky ever was. Noooch has his favorites and yeah, I'm not one of them 'cause I don't sit around and say "Yessir" to all of his half-baked unconstitutional ideas (like how he f'ed up the medical marijuana ordinance).

I don't sit quietly when he starts one of his rants that goes on for 45 minutes while nobody else dares to question his illogical nighttime unaccredited law school by numbers education. Sometimes it's like a scene from a movie about Hilter's last days.

I do the job I was hired to do, to be a deputy city attorney and seek justice. Noooch just wants it to be all about him.

If Nooch thinks he's going to run for DA he better be prepared to answer the thick file of Trutanich f-ups that we've got on him. It will be good practice for him as he'll have to answer the same charges of over-reaching incompetence and poor leadership when he fails and then tries to run re-election.

I was stupid enough to believe that he has different. He not. You are stupid for not waking up and smelling the coffee - he's more of a phony than Weiss ever was.

December 17, 2010 12:46 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"I do the job I was hired to do, to be a deputy city attorney and seek justice". You are not doing the job you were hired for. You are on the blogs 24/7 and still collecting a paycheck. Trutanich can't be that bad. He hasn't fired you.

December 17, 2010 9:06 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

4:40 PM makes no sense. If you hate the guy as much as it seems you do, it would seem that you'd want him out of the office.

Looking over the records, it appears the City Council has cut the City Attorney's budget almost 35% in the past two years. Not even Jack Weiss or Paul Krekorian could make it work on that little money.

December 17, 2010 9:14 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

12:46AM seems like a malcontent. If you're so unhappy, why don't you look for another job, loser!

Anyone who's worked in that office for 25 years is obviously a loser.

December 17, 2010 9:18 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Impersonating a Deputy City Attorney is a crime. 12:46PM should be careful.

December 17, 2010 10:20 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

10:20 is full of it. It's not illegal and you're not credible, anonymously posting on a blog.

December 17, 2010 12:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

9:18 reflects the "respect" or lack of it that the Nooch and his pooches have for the hard-working lawyers in the dept. and it shows, and believe me, they LOOOVE him back the SAME way. Which is why he may be wanting to jump ship to run for DA and also, because he's clearly frustrated that his job is limited to misdemeanors, unless he walks the perps over to the DA's office.

But maybe that door isn't as fluid as it used to be - how do you think Cooley feels that his puppet quickly earned the names "Clown Carmen," "Bully," and out of his league. His ranting isn't limited to staff in his office (how much does THAT time cost us, all of them forced to listen to how he's not appreciated, bla-bla) but even to the Times.

Remember his being so offended by the Maeve Reston article? FUNNY coincidence how she disappeared from the local scene soon after that - making the Times'/ Newton - Greene etc.'s, "client" look bad. They did nothing less than character assassination on Weiss on his behalf! WHO was behind that and the fake PR bio for Clown Carmen, by the way? Even feeding that clever but often clueless Steve Lopez the lies, that Carmine was still some happy "people's pugilist lawyer," not some guy who flaunted his money defending rich clients, often gotten by peddling "juice" with Cooley's office? In LONG BEACH?

Even since Reston mysteriously disappeared, whenever someone like Tim Rutten or UCI Law School Dean Chemerinsky writes an Op Ed honestly critiquing Carmine, like over his sneaky attempted power grab of a grand jury against city charter being foiled last minute, the "official" board writes a hasty editorial on his behalf.

Curiously, they were LESS frothy on behalf of the far more qualified (not to defend him, it's relative) Cooley. Is it really true that Carmine would go after Cooley's job or his hand-picked protege? Does he really think no one from the City Attorney's office will say anything about it?

And does that sycophantic cockney Berger, whose sole purpose on the campaign was to attack Jack Weiss and was duly rewarded, really think he has a chance? Or is it all, as reported, some sort of PR gimmick for some Brit reality show he's lined up? Higby if you want to be relevant, dish details.

December 17, 2010 12:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why are so many comments allowed from this Trutanich-hating wacko. After one and a half years of this repetitive shit, I'm ready to puke.

December 17, 2010 3:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I don't know whether the person who said he was a deputy city attorney is or isn't one, but he or she certainly seems to know what's going on in the office.

I've heard from people in the neighborhood councils who had appointments with Trutanich. They've complained that he kept them waiting as much as an hour and a half, and all the while his staff looked embarrassed and ashamed while they could clearly hear him shouting and screaming in his office.

Trutanich only won because everyone hated Jack Weiss. Nobody really thinks Trutanich is great, but clearly his ego has got the better of him. He cannot run for District Attorney and not expect to be torn to shreds by his opponents - all they need to do is print out his campaign promise to complete his first term and not to run for DA, Mayor or other office. It's in black and white - how will he talk his way out of that? Or is he so stupid that he thinks we've forgotten about it? Here's the link:

http://media.sbwire.com/files/Trutanich_Press_Release_-Pledge.pdf

December 17, 2010 3:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Whoever started this nonsense about Trutanich running for DA is just trying to make a fuss about nothing. I checked the link provided by 3:59PM, and sure enough, there's his signature to a pledge to serve. Trutanich is a man of honor and would never go back on his word.

December 17, 2010 8:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yeah, man of honor like.....

Paul Kerkorian - who ran for CD2 three months after being elected by his Assembly District. or

Steve Cooley who pledged to only run two terms.

Or Barack Obama who ran for Senate two years after he was elected State Senator and then ran for President two years later, or

Wendy Greuel who started running for Controller as soon as she was re-elected in CD2, and then started running for Mayor on the day she took office as Controller, or

Antonio Villaraigosa who started running for Mayor as soon as he was elected to CD14, or......

Alan Jackson, who's announced his candadicy for D.A. but then pledged to drop out if Steve Cooley decides to run. If Mr. Jackson was a man of honor, wouldn't he wait to see what Steve Cooley was going to do before announcing his candadacy? Guess not.

The Trutanich letter has John Thomas name as the contact, who just so happens to be Alan Jackson's campaign manager. He's a man of honor too.

December 18, 2010 12:13 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

8:30PM "Trutanich is a man of honor and would never go back on his word." Tell that the the medical marijuana community, or David Vahedi (promised him a job/support against Paul Koretz), Zuma Dogg (promised him a job), numerous NCs where Nooooch was too busy fundraising to turn up at meetings, and of course Wendy Greuel and Laura Chick over the right to audit the City Attorney's office. Noooch is a lying pantload and has TRUly earned the "Carmen the Clown" title. This latest stunt should mark the end of his brief career as the "Anti-Weiss" and he'll go back to defending crooks. Put that in your 2011 predictions Higby,

December 18, 2010 8:07 AM  

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