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Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Waiting is the hardest part for the LA 32 NC when dealing with Councilman Jose Huizar's Chief of Staff Ana Cubas as "CLARTSgate" continues

Will CD 14 Councilman Jose Huizar Chief of Staff Ana Cubas respect the LA 32 Neighborhood Council with answers to their written questions on the CLARTS and other discretionary funds?

Page one of drafted letter to CD 14 Chief of Staff Ana Cubas from the LA 32 Neighborhood Council, after her October 6, 2010 appearance on the behalf of Councilman Huizar.

Page two of draft letter that contains LA 32 board members and stakeholders questions that Chief of Staff Ana Cubas could not answer at October 6, 2010 meeting.

Page one of "formal and approved minutes" of October 6, 2010 LA 32 NC meeting.

Last page of minutes which contains description of Chief of Staff Ana Cubas's conduct at October 6, 2010.
When the LA 32 Neighborhood Council meets this Wednesday for their first gathering of 2011, one wonders if CD 14 Councilman Jose Huizar's Chief of Staff Ana Cubas will have any answers to the questions requested by the NC and its stakeholders.
Since this meeting, the growing controversy over the lack of full disclosure on the status of the CLARTS Fund, has some coining Councilman Jose "Tricky Huizzy" Huizar's stonewalling on the exclusive CD 14 amenities fund, "CLARTSgate". A sure sign that this controversy is not ending anytime soon.
The drafted letter above was sent to Chief of Staff Ana Cubas after her less than sustenance appearance, in place of her boss who had a "prior engagement". This despite four weeks of advance notice with questions provided at time of invite.
Some have speculated that Councilman Huizar feared an "political ambush" by his opponents in the current city council campaign. But paramount in the LA 32 NC priorities was creating an objective meeting environment where the councilman could give his requested presentation without unwarranted political and personal attacks.
But the reality was that Councilman Huizar was a no show and his designated messenger Chief of Staff Ana Cubas, lefted behind more questions than answers. Questions whether Councilman Huizar has something to hide with his transfare of $1.8 million of CLARTS Fund money to "Council Office" and "General Purpose" accounts?
Thus, because of Councilman Huizar's "Nixonian proclivities" the pursuit of full disclosure on the CLARTS Fund or what is now becoming Tricky Huizzy's "CLARTSgate" rumbles on a looming collision course with the CD 14 voters before the March elections.
Your thoughts..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14
** Blogger's note: Please note that the comments here are my own and do not represent any formal views of the LA 32 Neighborhood Council.

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

So, I think the main question to come from this intriguing expose (read: NOONE cares!) is this, RS/SJ:

"Why can't you get the same 8th grader who proof-reads the LA32 NC minutes for you to take a quick look at your increasingly illiterate posts here, first?"

(The literate, and even semi-literate readers here would greatly appreciate it).

January 04, 2011 10:35 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Dude, why do you have to keep posting the same picture of her?

She's just not that cute!

January 04, 2011 10:35 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Maybe it's just you, Scott.

I hear the treasurer of the Arroyo Seco neighborhood council (voted as the "best in CD14" by you last year - before you wee elected to LA32) asked many of the same questions of Huizar re: amenities funds months ago and quickly got a face-to-face, line-by-line meeting with Huizar and his staff where they answered all questions to his satisfaction.

Apparently your "ready-FIRE-aim" approach to dealing with City Council is part of the problem -- not the solution.

Your so-obvious intention to turn every answer, regardless of how complete, into a bludgeoning weapon against the incumbent makes it pretty much pointless for anyone to actually deal with you.

January 04, 2011 10:44 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Anthony Manzano AND Scott Johnson are two of the main officers of LA32?

Oh, mah gawd -- it's gadflea central!

(Hell, I wouldn't take your calls if I was trying to SELL you a new long-distance phone plan.)

January 04, 2011 10:46 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Give LA 32 a few meetings before it implodes again. Why would anyone in their right mind attend those meetings and have to sit thru Hugo "I could never get elected to Lincoln Heights NC, so let me go to El Sereno" Pacheco, Scott "waa waa waa" Johnson, and Weenie Manzano is beyond me.

January 04, 2011 10:54 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Big LA Times story coming out on this issue over the next month.

January 04, 2011 10:58 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Scott, when are you just going to come clean and admit you're an unpaid (?) shill for the Rudy Martinez campaign?

It's obvious from the postings and comments on this issue, over and over again that you're not getting any support from CD14 people other than the same angry gang of 12 Huizar-haters in your tireless/tiring crusade to "root out" the evil that is simply this:

... Huizar deciding how to spend CLARTS funds (rather than Nick Pacheco, who's still go a hard-on for them, because he set it up, but couldn't hold onto the office long enough to use them for HIS self-promotion and private slush fund to reward supporters).

It's what they all do, but you can only DO it, if you can stay in office, and you can only STAY in office if you can keep your profile up high enough to stay in office -- its the circle-jerk of political life, at every level.

A lesson Pacheco learned too late, and now he's trying to re-live the lost episodes vicariously through Martinez.

Not that it would ever happen, but if Rudy M. was in that seat, he'd be doing the EXACT same thing, on "maybe" just maybe some of those "slush" funds would be going to feed your pet interests in El Sereno, instead of those for people you hate.

And that's no doubt what's behind all your rancor.

January 04, 2011 11:05 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

As a long-time neighborhood council board member elsewhere, I can guarantee you, the worst way to get a councilman's attention is to write a letter.

Nothing is easier to ignore than a couple of pieces of paper on an council's stationery. I'd be amazed if they even still have a copy of it.

January 04, 2011 11:17 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

10:44 AM,

Note the questions from the various LA 32 board members and community stakeholders.

Then note that the councilman has been unresponsive in clearly stating the facts on the past usage and current status of the CLARTS Fund.

Mr. Legassie is only one person but the fact that Councilman Huizar is unresponsive to a whole community (except those given their respective "cookies"), has profound ramifications come election day.

January 04, 2011 11:21 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The attack scenario always goes something like this.

"We spent $xxxx.00 on ABC for community #3."

Huizar enemies' response: "THAT WAS WRONG, COMMUNITY #7 needs ABC SO much more!"


And the numbers and which community really don't matter - the attacks would be the same silly equivocating, regardless of the expenditure.

(It's a no-win. Why should they bother doing your attack homework for you?)

You have the right to attack, but the people being attacked don't have to load your guns for you.

January 04, 2011 11:22 AM  

Anonymous Retired LAUSD said:

Uh, Red Spot?

Cubas is not the CD14 Chief of Staff. You, of all people, should know that since you wrote about her leaving a LONG time ago.

That, stupid, makes her the FORMER Chief of Staff. But, hey, you studied journalism at a community college, so who needs accuracy?

January 04, 2011 11:24 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why do you write "one wonders," instead of saying that YOU wonder.

Christ, looking through your motivations Red Spot is as easy as looking through swiss cheese.

January 04, 2011 11:49 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

LOL, Retired LAUSD!

I think Huizar is a DIRTBAG and RACE BAITING CM, but I'd rather deal with him for four more years and get to watch Red Snot meltdown for four years. It'll be so great.

January 04, 2011 11:50 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Red Spot,

How come you never come to City Council to make public comments?

No car?
No change for the bus?

You certainly have the motivation. Why not make yourself a presence? Many people in CD 14 who you want to reach don't have computers and internet access but they all have basic cable.

January 04, 2011 11:53 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Don't bag on Jose Aguilar's lunch date.

January 04, 2011 11:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Excellent comments today! "ready-FIRE-aim" is exactly right. If Rudy Martinez has any sense he'll keep a healthy distance from Scott Johnson's band of political plebes. For months Scott railed on Huizar's office for "stonewalling" before another blogger pointed out the information he wanted was on the City Clerk's website the whole time. Completely embarrassed, Scott responded with something to the effect of, "well gee, couldn't they have printed it out for me?"

Now it turns out Scott doesn't know who Huizar's Chief of Staff is??? All this time he's been railing against the wrong woman?????? THAT IS CLASSIC! Ha ha ha ha ha ha! I predict another lawyer letter!

January 04, 2011 11:58 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

11:58 a.m.

Don't forget Scott's "YOU CAN'T SERVE BOOZE at Rec & Parks facilities" for a funraiser, rants - for over a year - only to find (by quick Google search) that it's legal, happens all the time, and just requires a caterer with an liquor license.

To which his response was something like. "Well, it's STILL a bad idea in that neighborhood" or some such silliness.

RUN, RUDY, RUN - away from Red Spot!

Maybe mimicking his mentor, Rudy probably won't listen any more than Pacheco listened when told that his campaign "advisor" dirtbag John Edwards of Glassell Park was a huge stain on his last campaign. But, he kept him around anyway and many, many people who were on the fence jumped ship on Pacheco over the corrupt "company he kept" - not that it probably mattered much in the election.

January 04, 2011 12:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

OMG!!! the Huizar and Parke Skelton croonies on high alert becasue this issue won't go away. Not when you have the local Tv media and print, and radio covering it. IF Huizar did nothing wrong spending the money why doesn't he simply have a press conference and say so. Because he CAN'T. All the attackers against Red Spot are angry becasue you think this is a non issue but to many including the Media the silence is guilt. This isn't about any other candidates but the fact a council member abused and misused tax payer dollars. Anyone posting in favor of Huizar and against Red Spot are the naive ones. There are way more then only 12 angry people against Huizar. Try at least 10 major organizations and thousands of Mexican Americans, homeowners who live in CD14 sick of the support Huizar gives illegals.

January 04, 2011 12:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If Ana isn't the COS, Jose needs to update his website.

January 04, 2011 12:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

And don't forget


(Scott never answered the simple question of how beer at 7-11 poses a risk to kids at a nearby preschool. It was so patently absurd he probably gave up trying to formulate a comeback.)

January 04, 2011 12:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

There's a really silly, (or maybe just plain dumb!) assumption being made here by Huizar-haters, even if these transfers happened exactly as they claim they did.

There's nothing sinister about moving funds around, in some cases, to make it easier to spend them for exactly what they were collected of - but without so much red tape.

The City transfers funds from general to specific accounts all the time, and vice-versa, just to make it easier to actually combine them with other revenue to make bigger, or better purchases.

If I take my $5 and throw it into a communal pot of $50, and we buy the "mega-family feast" at Pollo Loco (which provides more food overall and that I eat my share of), does that mean my funds were "diverted" to general use that I didn't benefit from?

Okay, so maybe I would have liked one more piece of corn-on-the-cob than I got, but overall, I got more than I could have otherwise. Is that a "crime" or just the best use of the funds available to serve the needs of many, including the "district" above my waist"?

The whole "issue" is just such a smokescreen for an angry few children.

Just like a couple weeks ago these same screamers wanted to hang Huizar for a DWP vote which he-only opposed, saying he "went against the council" to "side with the mayor." Then a few days later - when it came to overturning that same Mayor's veto - it ended up the majority of his peers (included fair-haired boy Krekorian) sided with Huizar.

Bogus, bogus, bogus.

January 04, 2011 12:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This is getting very predictable.

1. Red Spot posts an incomprehensible screed about Huizar laced with inaccuracies and innuendo.

2. A bunch of readers pummel him over his atrocious grammar, for making untrue statements and being an idiot.

3. Red Spot's little brother posts "OMG!!! The Huizinistas are out in full force because they are scared!!! Don't back down, Red!"

4. Red Spot hurls "yo mamma" insults and makes a slew of corrections.

5. Huizar remains the man.

January 04, 2011 12:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


So, if this is SUCH a big issue, that "won't go away" where are the non-Huizar "croonies" posting equal (or ANY?) support for this silly stuff? Surely if it's a BIG issue, there are others outraged by the "news" reported (in local papers that no one reads; and at neighborhood council meetings that no one attends).

OR, are you admitting by calling all this response as being from "Huizar and Skelton" that there's no one behind this on the other side, to rebut itother than Red Spot (and maybe the equally annoying factless bomb-thrower Carlos Morales).

(Rudy M.'s press people even put out a release weeks ago on CLARTS, and not a single new media point picked up on it).

During the very, very slow news periods around the holidays, these people are starved for real news.

Yet, they didn't bite. Why? Because IT'S NOT NEWS! It's just some petty campaign maneuvering not very skilfully done or very truthfully relayed.

It hasn't "gone away" yet, simply because the 'manchild who cries Wolf' won't stop beating this dead horse. It hasn't "gone away" because it was never REALLY here. (There's nothing to it but bitter accusations).

Pretty soon, the exhausted villagers will stop listening to his "wolf" cries, and it will be "gone" - but it certainly isn't going to affect the outcome of an election 7-8 weeks away, either way.

If the anti-huzzies couldn't raise any critical mass with it over the last year, nothing much more is going to come of it in two months.

But, keep crying "wolf" - it'll completely marginalize any efforts someone like Rudy M. has of being taken seriously as someone with a broad understanding of CD14 (instead of just how much money he can make flipping shacks repossessed out from under some of the district's neediest people).

January 04, 2011 12:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Did something go boom in Huizzyland?

January 04, 2011 12:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I skipped the post and went straight to the comments. Mayor Sam has always been "the comment blog" and today doesn't disappoint!

January 04, 2011 12:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Just for the record, my posts here are in no way PRO-Huizar, or even ANTI-Rudy Martinez. (Frankly, I'd rather not vote for either one - I wish we had better choices)

I'm just ANTI- anything Red Spot decides is "important" for CD14.

From his rants here, I've learned very quickly that he's probably one of the least representativse citizens of my fair district, and wouldn't know what was "important" to the rest of us living here if it bit him where the sun don't shine -- TWICE!

January 04, 2011 12:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You can learn more from the comments than the posts anyway. Usually the people commenting have at least some clue.


(... plus most of commenters can spell).

January 04, 2011 12:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

12:56 p.m.


(Wait for it... it's coming... the ALL CAPS GUY is due any minute now to set us all straight -- when he gets his turn at the prison library PC).

But, he probably won't even realize he's been parodied when he does weigh in.

January 04, 2011 1:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

10:44 AM made an excellent point that bears repeating. Maybe it's just you, Scott. It's all about approach and your intentions are clearly hostile - no matter what the issue. If I were Huizar's Chief of Staff, I wouldn't talk to you either. I mean, if I don't have to, why bother? Why play your game? You have nothing productive to offer.

January 04, 2011 1:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

We are witnessing the "d-i-s-c-o-m-b-o-b-u-l-a-t-i-o-n" of Team Huizzy.

Documents don't lie.

January 04, 2011 1:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I haven't seen anything as cutting and creative as what posted here in the comments regularly coming from either CD14 camp.

I can't imagine based on their dealings so far that the paid hacks of either campaign could be this creative, at all.

I mean, come on . . . Rudy Martinez's campaign slogan is "the choice is clear"?

- What is he selling, Windex?

And Huizar's people gave him what as a cutting response to CLARTS claims in the LA Weakly, "it's already on record" or "it's all legal"?

(And what's his slogan gonna be "Vote for Huizar (the City can't afford to paint new blue Council office signs with a new name)"

Pfaaaaaah! No wonder these wankers work local elections only. They'd have to have audiences mostly made up of LAUSD dropouts to ever get anyone elected with this kind of paint-by-the-numbers campaigning.

January 04, 2011 1:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I bet Huizar's office staff has an "Ignore List" of CD-14 neighborhood loons I bet the name "Scott Johnson" is right there in the top ten.

January 04, 2011 1:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


What documents?

What are they "not" lying about?

Can you say anything in the way of a rebuttal that won't fit on a bumper sticker?

(Do you really think a popularly elected - twice by landslide votes - incumbent councilmember, who was greated with cheers at a district holiday parade just last month is going to be harmed in a local election because someone screams repeatedly that their "public disclosure" request wasn't honored in a timely manner?

This is the same district that just a few years ago elected Antonio Villaraigosa (in the primary) to Council when the vast majority of people knew he was lying through his teeth about not running for mayor in just a few months, and also knew he was a repeatedly adulterous, not very bright, vindictive back-room dealer.

Then, they overwhelmingly voted for him to become Mayor, knowing he'd done nothing but serial photo-ops for two years while on council (including not spending one red cent from CLARTS), to benefit the community.

And yes, Pacheco repeatedly banged that (CLARTS) drum, too, then, but it did not good.


January 04, 2011 1:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

11:57, 12:48 & 1:04 = Red Spot.

January 04, 2011 1:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Is anyone on duty to answer the phones in Huizzy's offices?

Judging from the comments here, busy signals are the norm right now.

January 04, 2011 1:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'm not going to vote for Rudy Martinez, because he's just a rich wannabe without a clue, but in response to 1:10 p.m., I do think Huizar's staff has an "ignore" list -- but there's more than 10 people on it.

Based on my experience, there are almost 300,000 constituents on it (i.e., nearly the entire population of CD14).

Most council offices in CD14 over the years I've lived here seem to have a "don't ignore" list of about 10 or 12, an unless you're one of them, don't bother leaving your number.

And it would be no different if it wasn't Huizar in there. If you want to see who a "Councilman Martinez" would take calls from if elected, you need look no further than here, no matter what his campaign "promises" are:


And, since 3/4 of his campaign funds have come from one wealthy supporter named "Rudy Martinez" - that pretty much would mean he didn't need to return anyone's call, to ever get re-elected.

A dirty little not-so-secret of the rich who run for office it really DOES make them "independent" . . . of US!

If they can fund it all themselves, they can just tell 100 percent of us to go take a flying leap, whenever they disagree with what the community says it wants - especially if it differs from their plans.

People who are altrustic and want what's best for others don't usually become "rich" in their careers, because you have to really be a selfish SOB to screw enough people to make capitalism (which I'm a big fan of) to work for you that well.

January 04, 2011 1:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

11:57, 12:48 & 1:04 = Red Spot.

(and 1:28 p.m.)

Don't worry, RS, there are people there to take calls -- just not YOURS.

January 04, 2011 1:32 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

1:17 asked Red Spot (@1:04), "Can you say anything in the way of a rebuttal that won't fit on a bumper sticker?"

No, he can't.

January 04, 2011 1:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"with his transfare"

The failure police are here.
Put your hands behind your back and remain silent.

January 04, 2011 1:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

New Names for Red Spot Scottie Johnson:
- Ramona Gardens Roadkill
- Lincoln High Loser
- Crock-of-sh#$ Dundeee (given his propensity to wear silly camp hats). Scottie - look up propensity, because you definitely don't know how to use it.

January 04, 2011 1:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

1:31 excellent points.

And, to take it further, it's usually the angry Red Spots of the world -- who, when councilmen change office, then find themselves on the outside and suddenly not getting return calls like they did when they were part of (Pacheco's, for example) "inside" small group, who turn into the equally small group of attack dogs against the next person in that office.

Then they claim they are part of the "angry majority" (but are really just a handful of displaced bitter former insiders).

And all this happens with a few dozen rabid partisans on each side, to the detriment - but sometimes amusement - of the real majority (who don't know; don't care; and just want the potholes filled).

January 04, 2011 1:50 PM  

Anonymous Retired LAUSD said:

Red Spot,

How is it that you can use a phrase like "Nixonian proclivities" but you don't realize that "lefted" is not a word?

Do you just type in a pitch black room and hope that once in a while a real word is used?

January 04, 2011 1:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Valley Doll needs to get a new hobby. Her endless obsessive prattling about Scott is just so last year.

January 04, 2011 1:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


January 04, 2011 1:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What's wrong with "waiting" Red Spot (your headline)?

You got something else to do?

You got important appointments?

You got a job? A deadline?

You trying out for Jeopardy?

At least this giving your life "meaning"!

January 04, 2011 1:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

10:58 a.m. sez:

"Big LA Times story coming out on this issue over the next month."

Hey I remember you from a previous election. Weren't you the person who posted repeatedly "Jimmy Hahn's going to be indicted, any day now, sources say!" - and it NEVER happened. Meanwhile that "criminal" went off the a six-figure private gig, and we got stuck with a bobble-headed (Los Angeles Mag = ) "FAILURE" poster-child mayor named Antonio for eight miserable years.

If a story does appear on CLARTS, I can bet you with confidence it'll be one paragraph long, probably ony appear in the "online" only portion of "L.A. Now", and never be followed up by anyone at the Times that isn't working as a stringer for local gossip snippets.

And I guarantee it'll get more circulation from angry Huizar haters forwarding it to each other repeatedly, back-and-forth (with excited "DID YOU SEE THIS" subject lines), and from Red Spot posting bad digital photos of it here, than it ever will from anyone actually reading in the Times or on their site

But then at least Rudy Rich will have something to quote out of context in the slick mailers he'll bombard our mailboxes with over the coming weeks, and which will go directly into the blue bins for 99 percent of district voters.

January 04, 2011 2:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Like 1:50 p.m. said.

Anyone who really wanted to see some progress in CD14 on how little respect we get from the rest of L.A. wouldn't want to keep changing council people out for the next snake oil salesman who tries out, so we can start everything over again, with another staff full of people who can't even spell "Los Angeles" (no offense Red Spot).

January 04, 2011 2:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Clickety clicks!!

January 04, 2011 2:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Don't confuse a well-constructed, rational counterattack to be campaign staff "panic" - little children, especially when you really have no more idea where it's coming from than any other anonymous poster.

When someone is obnoxiously and repeatedly posting slanderous, factless, hysterical innuendo about someone who's running for re-election, it's still best to peel off the few non-partisan readers who have the mental capacity to add 2+2 and get a single digit number, before they get caught up in the "suspense" of a make-believe nonissue like this, and buy into the newest conspiracy theory being foisted around by the tin-foil hatted ones.

January 04, 2011 2:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Huizzy speaks!

But not on the CLARTS Fund.

Check out Huizzy Corleone.


January 04, 2011 2:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Haha. Mailander called Mayor Sam a "juvenile" blog. He's right.

January 04, 2011 2:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

So preditable .......

Mailander doing Trujillo and Skelton bidding with this timely post.


January 04, 2011 3:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

1:53 p.m.

I understand USC and L.A. Zoo began conducting an experiment on Monday as a result of the direction Mayor Sam's blog has taken in recent years.

They're putting 15 monkeys in a room with 15 old typewriters (and aposter of Jose Huizar dressed as a charro on a horse - for inspiration), to see how long it takes before they can type up one of Red Spot's "Outtakes" posts as well as he can, or better.

. . . whoops, spoke too late. The experiment's over.

And, not only does it have less typos, it MAKES MORE SENSE!

January 04, 2011 3:09 PM  

Anonymous Retired LAUSD said:


It's 3:12pm.

Can you please inform Red Spot that "lefted" is STILL not a word? Tell him it won't be a word tomorrow, either.

Christ almighty. LEFTED?????

January 04, 2011 3:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

3:08 p.m.

That blog mentions "Jose Huizar beat onetime Councilman Nick Pacheco and a crowded field without need of a runoff" (in 2005) after it reports the results of a poll that shows Huizar ahead by 40 percent.

(Of note - on his own blog, one-time wannabe CD14 candidate Tony Butka points out that Huizar is listed as a client of the firm that did this poll, and that the pollsters seemed to have heavily loaded Rudy M's negatives to goose the results in Huizar's favor.)

Interesting dynamic to any of these Council races. Early in (one of?) his two losing races mid-decade, Nick Pacheco posted similar "I'm way ahead" polls funded by his own campaign.

He then lost, BIG time. Wasn't even close.

These are never useful polls. The only ones ever done for L.A. City Council races are financed by one of the candidates (and to my AMAZEMENT!), always show that the guy paying for the poll will win easily.

Means nothing. . . posting them has more to do with trying to discourage an opponent from continuing to run, especially since the majority of CD14 residents don't know yet there's an election in March.

And, the majority of that majority of those won't know before the results are announced March 9.

January 04, 2011 3:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I do seem to recall Mailander was no big fan of Jose Huizar. I think he once called him (here) something akin to being an "empty suit" or maybe it was that he was all boyish "grin" and no grit.

Nah, I think he's just posting what's out there. 1) Huizar's people released a poll, and 2) Huizar won by a landslide before, against an incumbent.

Those are just basic facts.

But, as someone said here a few weeks back, Rudy Martinez would also be an "empty suit" - if he bothered to wear suits.

January 04, 2011 3:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Dear Red Spot @3:08 pm. Reporting the results of a poll is not doing Trujillo's bidding, you low reading comprehension dummy.

January 04, 2011 4:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Rudy Martinez's campaign web site


... still lists the "Autry Center" at Griffith Park as being in CD14 a month after it was pointed out that this makes him look like he doesn't even know what district he's running for.

Meanwhile, Huizar's campaign site:


...just plain don't work, months after the other guys was already up and running.

I say, vote for NEITHER! They're both lousy supervisors of the people who work for them.

Bunch of clowns!

January 04, 2011 4:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

3:14 p.m. Are you absolutely sure?

If "righted" is a word, then why not "lefted" ?? Seems discriminatory not to be.

Check that again, please?


-- Specialed

(Think about it, it'll come to you, use phonetics... okay NOW laugh!)

January 04, 2011 4:23 PM  

Anonymous Quinn Proquo said:

Red Spot,

I'm still very pissed off at you.

Quinn Proquo

January 04, 2011 4:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

All I will say is keep it up Red Spot. You are really getting to the Huizar Camp otherwise why do they continue to whine and complain but continue to stay and post on this blog. There are so many people reading this CD14 race which will be the most interesting. Everyone is asking why Huizar hasn't come out with an answer on CLARTS when you have mainstream media asking the questions now. It started with the Voice, then LA Weekly, LA Times and now the local TV stations. But still SILENCE. Something doesn't seem right and how is Huizar going to get out of this

January 04, 2011 4:32 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Everyone is asking why Huizar hasn't come out with an answer on CLARTS"

(You mean everyone in your wing at the old folks home, don't you?)

"Everyone" couldn't care less.

in fact

NOONE cares

January 04, 2011 4:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


YAY, yay. Red Spot does have ONE fan left!

GOOD COMMENT, Red Spot's mom! It thanks to dedicated not-tough-love parents like you that illiterate community college dropouts have SO much self esteem in this world. (That, and the TV show "Intervention" will always have a ready supply of subjects.)

January 04, 2011 4:55 PM  

Anonymous g said:


January 05, 2011 4:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

THANK YOU LA32 NC for doing the job your are responsible for, looking out for the community you serve. There are many people very disapointed with Huizar in Boyle Heights too, the reality is that CD 14 cannot affort to keep Huizar, and I will vote for Rudy, he is a hard working individual, and has been successful, something that Huizar cannot relate to.

January 06, 2011 9:30 PM  

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