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Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Bloggin Poll Question: Are "MEATisms" worth this much $$$$$?

Michael "MEAT" Trujillo

Bloggin Disclaimer: The former designated driver now Campaign Manager/blogger Michael Trujillo, stated to me at the Glassell Park Improvement Association CD 14 Candidate Forum that his 'bloggin days" are over and that he hasn't commented here at Mayor Sam in a couple of years. Take that for what, errr, his word is worth, especially after this comment from the past Measure B days..

"We are pretty positive that we have over 65 per cent of the votes in the city," Trujillo revealed. This measure only needs a 50-per cent vote. "I will go on record by stating right now, that if we lose Measure B, I will never work in a political campaign in my life," Trujillo promised.

So much for the retirement but I digress

But say what you want about the "Driving Ms. Daisy of los Angeles Politics", he has come a long way from driving Tony Villar to his favorite City Terrace hillside spot, to becoming the Villar Machine's bloggin mouthpiece. Judging from Councilman Huizar's latest campaign expenditures "Mikey Moola" is also becoming the "Rudy Rich" of media one liners (with blog postings? Nah! Mike keeps his word, right?).

View "Mikey Moola's" financials after the bloggin leap.  

12/03/10 Michael Trujillo Los Angeles, CA 90017 Jose Huizar Council Member - District 14
1325226 - HUIZAR FOR COUNCIL 2011 E - Payment (CNS - Campaign Consultant)
[Period: 10/01/10-12/31/10] $2,500.00 [Election: 03/08/11]

11/05/10 Michael Trujillo Los Angeles, CA 90017 Jose Huizar Council Member - District 14
1325226 - HUIZAR FOR COUNCIL 2011 E - Payment (CNS - Campaign Consultant)
[Period: 10/01/10-12/31/10] $2,500.00 [Election: 03/08/11]

10/05/10 Michael Trujillo Los Angeles, CA 90017 Jose Huizar Council Member - District 14
1325226 - HUIZAR FOR COUNCIL 2011 E - Payment (CNS - Campaign Consultant)
[Period: 10/01/10-12/31/10] $2,500.00 [Election: 03/08/11]

01/03/11 Michael Trujillo Los Angeles, CA 90017 Jose Huizar Council Member - District 14
1325226 - HUIZAR FOR COUNCIL 2011 E - Payment (CNS - Campaign Consultant)
[Period: 01/01/11-01/22/11] $6,500.00 [Election: 03/08/11]

Now what does "Mikey Moola" do to earn this type of cash? It would seem that he gets paid by the one liners as exhibited below.

From yesterday's City Maven post regarding the FBI investigating Councilman Huizar.

“Jose Huizar faked the shuttle landing on the moon and Elvis lives in his garage and Princess Diana babysits his kids. There is no FBI investigation.”. But Michael pledged to retire if Measure B lost......

From the City Maven Blog regarding "Listgate" (BTW, why does the Maven post all of Trujillo's one liners?.

“Unfortunately for Rudy, the Golden Globes doesn’t give out awards for ‘best lie’ during campaign season. This list was an internal document to rate how the office delivered constituent services, some people approved some did not. I think the most interesting part of all of this, is if Rudy had this wonderful spreadsheet since day one of his campaign, you would think he would have more community leaders endorsing him. His campaign is flailing and rudderless, you are going to see no positive vision for the district just negative campaigning from team Rudy.” But Michael pledged to retire if Measure B lost.......

Again, from the City Maven Blog regarding Nick Pacheco's "Cease and Desist Letter" to Parke Skelton.

“Nevermind the fact that this is hilarious, but I want to thank former Councilman Nick Pacheco for breathing more oxygen into a story about exactly why did every single donation of Pacheco’s get returned by Rudy Martinez. Inquiring minds wants to know.” But Michael pledged to retire if Measure B lost.........

From, you guest it, the City Maven again, this time responding to the CLARTSgate issue.

“Clearly, the Martinez campaign has figured out they are going to lose, so flailing away and making up false releases is going to be their mantra from now til Election Day. I would urge them to slow down, breathe, and maybe drink a V-8 to balance them out a little.” But Michael pledged to retire if Measure B lost...........

Michael sure has the gift for retorting and spinning his latest client's (BTW,who was the last one to win a election against a healthy candidate?) attributes or follies into momentary amusement, but we sure wish that Michael would share his literary wit again on the comment section of Mayor Sam. MEAT, we miss you! Come on home!

Final disclaimer: But Michael did pledge to retire from politics if Measure B lost......., does that impune his veracity?

Your thoughts..............

Scott Johnson in CD 14

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

Attack the messenger (when the candidate can't lose).

Get him, Rid Sput, GET Turd-jillo.

(It'll be therapeutic and help you deal with Huizar's landslide win in 5 weeks.)

You deserve at least that much release from the pressure of knowing you'll be a squeaking, ignored rodent at the door of everything of significance in CD14 for ANOTHER 4 years.

Yeah, get TURD-jillo good!

Feels better, doesn't it?

February 02, 2011 10:56 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

BOOOO Trujillo, BOOO, Hisss

(YAY, Huizar. 8 MORE years!)

Hoooooo, hah!

February 02, 2011 10:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

$16K for the abuse he takes from people like you.

Jose, this guy is way underpaid.

February 02, 2011 10:58 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If he makes that much, can you imagine what Parke Skelton must rake in?

February 02, 2011 10:58 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Don't know what period of time these payments cover, but just for sake of perspective --

consider that the lowest level field deputy at any council office in the City will probably pull in a salary (alone) of about $20-25K - over the course of the 6-8 months that these campaigns go on.

And, if you then also factor in their benefits (health, employers share of social security, retirement, etc.), that same entry level staffer's total compensation package over the like period is about $32-38K.

This doesn't seem like a lot of money, except perhaps to the short-sighted who can't see the whole picture.

Being self employed is no picnic.

February 02, 2011 11:04 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What Trujillo's really worth will be determined by whether Huizar wins in March.

Right now, it's about 20-to-1 that he will.

Maybe examine the value of services rendered, then?

What's his counterpart at Martinez's HQ getting? How much is an almost assured loss on March 8 worth, there?

February 02, 2011 11:06 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'm confused, I always thought Trujillo was "Chief Faker" - not MEAT.

MEAT was a really lousy blogger back in the glory days of Mayor Sam's.

He helped me to decide to vote against Villaraiogosa.

Who was Chief Parker/Faker? (Are there old programs to identify the players. maybe for sale on eBay?)

I'm lost.

February 02, 2011 11:08 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Volunteers working the district for Huizar - free boots on the ground.

That's worth something.

Who organizes that and keep it moving?

February 02, 2011 11:19 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Okay, we get it.

It's personal.

The guy ticks you off.

He gets paid for something you do for the other side for free.

All this rancor has nothing to do with caring about CD14, the city, or the well being of any 1 or any 4-million people.

You got a grudge. You want to "beat" him, like you want your favorite team to win the Super Bowl on Sunday.

We get it. 'nuff said.

February 02, 2011 11:25 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Red Spot's obviously run out of slime to throw at Huizar.

Yesterday attacked Skelton; today - Trujillo.

...I'm guessing they'll go after Huizar's wife and kids next. Or, maybe his parents (less sympathetic than children).

Quite a heroic game plan.

February 02, 2011 11:27 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Huizar's support in CD14 remains almost unmoved despite a whole month's worth of non-stop accusations from the other side, some of them the worse mud I seen slung in this district in decades.

I'd say Trujillo's earning his bucks.

February 02, 2011 11:29 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Another loser trial balloon, Scott.

Real people who aren't political wonks don't care who runs campaigns, or how much they make.

This just isn't your week.

February 02, 2011 11:51 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Driving Miss Daisy "Mike Trujillo" is over rated. The best service he offers is driving elected officials to dinners and whore houses.

February 02, 2011 11:54 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I am not a Huizar supporter. In fact, I am voting for Martinez. But I am not interested in knocking Trujillo. Can we have another topic, please.

February 02, 2011 1:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Isn't there anything GOOD to report?
All this mudslinging and negativity is getting very cumbersome.

Maybe it's time for another of Higby's inspirational or Biblical posts.

Or maybe an update from JoeB. on how the ducks are doing in their new home.

February 02, 2011 2:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Next up on, "When Red Spots Attack" -

Our intripped repoter Scott goes on location to ask the question, "Does Jose Huizar's gardener really do a good job, (and is he secretly paid extra to blow leaves onto the neighbor's driveway?"

A Mayor Sam's EXCLUCIV (because, well ...no one else cares).

February 02, 2011 2:36 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Jon Regardie wants ducks in CD14 parks. Let's all respond to future campaign-paid polls that that's the top priority in the district - swamp the polling.

February 02, 2011 2:56 PM  

Anonymous VOTE4MARTINEZ said:

Being a nice Candidate does not get you elected. Not to long ago, Huizar's campaign against Pacheco, with the mayor's help, pulled some ugly lies about Nick and did some underhanded maneuvers against Nick. One was Distributing a flyer with a copy of newspaper article referring to investigation of Nick, cutting off the paragraph that stated Nick was cleared. Huizar is not what he represent, and the un-inform voter will probably vote for Huizar, just as they did for Villaraigosa, and Huizar the second time. However, I believe in today's time we have more well-informed individuals in CD 14 in today’s time of economic crisis. He cries so easily for everything, women fall for this fake tears, and he knows it. He went to private school, when my father died we had to transfer to public schools. If they were so devasted why continue to pay Catholic Private Schools.

February 02, 2011 3:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Huizar's campaign is in deniel... With all the issues being investigated like the CLARTS fund, and the double deeping to pay his employees high Salaries, Ana Cuba 140K Jessica 121K, and paying outside consultant to do the job his emplyees are supposes to be doing is questionable. to Pay someone 27K to distribute turkeys

February 02, 2011 3:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Awww, damn, Rudy Rich. No "badge" of honor for you today from L.A. "police" (and you wanted that one SO much - 'cuz they all just LOVE you when they come into you bar asking for advice).

But... PPL says "GO JOSE!"

"Los Angeles Police Protective League announces candidate endorsements

LOS ANGELES, February 1, 2011 – Voters will head to the polls on February 15 for the special primary election and on March 8 for city council elections. Today, the Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL), which represents over 9,900 LAPD officers, announced its endorsements.

After a formal and standardized process that included questionnaires and interviews by the Delegate Political Action Committee (PAC), and with the committee’s unanimous recommendation, the Board of Directors made its formal endorsement of candidates. “The interview process was designed to ensure that candidates endorsed by the League share public safety as a top priority and will be able to work together to help create jobs, improve the city and implement practical solutions to everyday problems,” said Paul M. Weber, president of the LAPPL.

The LAPPL has studied these races closely and believes the candidates it is endorsing recognize that the recent gains in public safety have not been accidental, but rather, have come as a result of years of dedicated work by LAPD officers and adequate public safety funding.

Based on their responses and interviews, the LAPPL is endorsing the following candidates:

•Paul Krekorian, L.A. City Council District 2
•Tom LaBonge, L.A. City Council District 4
•Tony Cardenas, L.A. City Council District 6
•Forescee Hogan-Rowles, L.A. City Council District 8
•Herb J. Wesson, Jr., L.A. City Council District 10
•Mitch Englander, L.A. City Council District 12
José Huizar, L.A. City Council District 14
•Sharon Runner, California State Senate District 17 (special primary election)
•Emmett Badar, San Dimas City Council

About the LAPPL: Formed in 1923, the Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL) represents the more than 9,900 dedicated and professional sworn members of the Los Angeles Police Department."

February 02, 2011 3:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Turd-jillo gets jammed her for predicting race he ran badly (what was he supposed to say "yeah, we're gonna lose"?)

But pretty much other than Krekorian, the bloggers on Mayor Sam's have picked the (badly) losing horse just about 100 percent of the time.

Pot's calling the kettle what?

February 02, 2011 3:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Red Spot,

Give your HISTORY of posting false information on this blog, what can you say to assure skeptics like me that you're not stretching the truth NOW?

I think you're funny, but I wouldn't take anything you say at face value, based solely on watching how you stretch the truth to get a laugh or to make your point, only to have been proven wrong time and time again.

I mean, I don't even believe that you studied journalism in community college. I'm not writing that to poke fun at you, but based on your poor communication skills, I have serious doubts that you ever studied much of anything.

That having been said, more power to you, but I believe that this election is a sinking ship for Rudy. But for the sake of disclosure, I think Huizar is a filthy criminal.

Too bad the people of your Council District can be bought off with pancakes or silly third world political shenanigans.

February 02, 2011 3:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I don't miss the MEAT here, even though we seem to be (unfortunately) on the same side of this one.

His spinning for Tony V. for mayor were really pretty see-through. I enjoyed trashing them, then (under a long-retired screen ID).

This election's too important, with a repeatedly convicted criminal trying to horn in, to entrust the blogosphere to MT petty swipes.

February 02, 2011 3:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Red Spot,

Have you ever stopped to consider that maybe your efforts would be more successful if you just cut down on the hyperbole and false accusations?

Who knows? If you didn't lie about Mike Gatto, maybe Sunder Ramani may have won.

Food for thought, even though I know you don't handle constructive criticism too well.

February 02, 2011 4:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

S-E-X-U-A-L harrassment?

$20,000 (bribed away?)

When, how soon?

How "transparent"?


February 02, 2011 4:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

JUST BREAKING: L.A. TIMES reports that CD14 race reacheed Boyle Heights in full force, 5 p.m. today...


February 02, 2011 4:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You gonna get sieze-and-dezisted from them boys you keep dis up.

February 02, 2011 5:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


The 11:25 blogger nailed it on the dot. It's just so obvious that your postings have nothing to do with wanting to help promote a positive community agenda. You use this blog to attack people on a personal level. It's funny because as the 11:25 am blogger put it, Trujillo is getting paid good money to do what you wish you could make a living off of. What is it that you do? How do you sustain yourself?

You're truly pathetic, and it's a shame that somebody who has enough insight to get as involved as yourself doesn't realize how much you really promote yourself as being somebody who is of little significant value to any of the work that is being done to improve CD14.

You're not a part of the solution. You're definitely a part of the problem.

February 02, 2011 5:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Man, am I gonna have a huge laugh when Huizie runs away with this.

It'll render all of red spots work MEANINGLESS!

Ha ha ha,
Laughing aloud
Good ones!

February 02, 2011 5:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Breaking News

Huiza in da house! El Sereno baby!

February 02, 2011 7:02 PM  

Anonymous VIDEO D.S. said:

Dalila Sotelo is currently the Deputy Chief of Operations for CRA/LA's.




February 02, 2011 7:50 PM  

Anonymous VIDEO M.T. said:





February 02, 2011 7:55 PM  

Anonymous WE ARE WYVERNWOOD! said:



February 02, 2011 7:59 PM  

Anonymous WETHERLY said:



February 02, 2011 8:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Los Angeles -- Villaraigosa policies killed Jamiel Shaw



Mayor Villaraigosa: "Washington's failure is criminal"



Antonio Admits Affair


Corina Villaraigosa Speaks About Commitment



February 02, 2011 8:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:



Mayor Villaraigosa's Sex Scandal w/Telemundo reporter

Fred Roggin's Los Angeles Budget Proposal

Ron Kaye goes off on L.A. city workers on The Filter

Elected Officials Violate Open Meeting Law In DC Capitol Hill Meetings


LA Leads the Nation on the Road to Ruin


Corruption Institutionalzed in Los Angeles www.fulldisclosuren.net Ron Kaye Pt 4


February 02, 2011 8:32 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:



February 02, 2011 8:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

MARVIN S. ROSEN - Terremark Worldwide Brings Value of "Corruption" to Verizon over Iviewit Stolen Technology

Involved with Greenberg Traurig ? This can't be good, Greenberg Traurig Law Firm is Corrupt and is Named in a 13 Trillion Dollar RICO over the iViewit Stolen Technology.
Greenberg Traurig would be a handy connection to have though, possibly a good one that Marvin Rosen is bringing to Verizon -as Verizon Communication Uses the iViewit Technology on all their Video Media and Verizon Shareholders are simply unaware.

February 02, 2011 8:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Marc Correra
Correra mum while awaiting casino
In his first public appearance since a scandal involving state investments broke, Santa Fe broker Marc Correra on Tuesday refused to speak to reporters who wanted to know more about the millions he made in third-party placement fees and his relationship with Gov. Bill Richardson.

Federal prosecutors in several states are investigating third-party agents who made money from investing public money. Last week Julio Ramirez, whose Wetherly Capital Group was one of Correra's clients, pleaded guilty to securities fraud in a New York pension-fund case.

February 02, 2011 8:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The player in question is Julio Ramirez, a former Los Angeles politico who until March worked for the tony boutique investment bank Blackstone. In the nineties, Ramirez managed one of former LA mayor Richard Riordan's campaigns and worked on various others. Yesterday Cuomo announced Ramirez had pleaded guilty to securities fraud in the scheme allegedly masterminded by Hank Morris, the former top adviser to Comptroller Alan Hevesi, along with David Loglisci, the chief investment officer of the New York general pension fund. Ramirez could be the key to unwinding the Western wings of what Cuomo yesterday called "a matrix of corruption - which grows more expansive and interconnected by the day."

February 02, 2011 8:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'm confused....

Huizar is going to "run away with this?..."

Do the voters know that less than 2,000 people can throw the ass out of office?

That's right..If TELACU wasn't so afraid of losing this district, Parke and this turd-hijo guy wouldn't be here.

And yes the FBI are making the rounds. Two hour interview....

February 02, 2011 9:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Ex-L.A. investment agent pleads guilty to N.Y. securities fraud
Julio Ramirez, 48, of San Marino, was at different times involved in the mayoral campaigns of Mike Woo, James Hahn and Richard Riordan.
May 13, 2009|Marc Lifsher and David Zahniser
SACRAMENTO AND LOS ANGELES — A San Marino businessman with long-standing connections to Los Angeles City Hall has pleaded guilty to criminal securities fraud as part of a probe of alleged pay-to-play corruption at a New York state government pension fund, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Julio Ramirez Jr., a former employee of Wetherly Capital Group, a Los Angeles investment marketing firm, allegedly gave kickbacks to a top political advisor of former New York Controller Alan Hevesi.

February 02, 2011 9:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What do Julio Ramirez and Andy M. Camacho, who operates two Mexican restaurants at the airport have in common?

February 02, 2011 9:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Villaraigosa pension board appointees quit in SEC inquiry (NY pension fund blowback? 'kickbacks')

Two of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's appointees to a city pension board resigne. Sean Harrigan and Elliott Broidy, two members of the Los Angeles Fire and Police Pensions board, were asked to provide information to the SEC, which is investigating allegations of kickbacks at a New York state pension fund.

An Israeli company-----Giza Venture Capital----- paid DAV-Wetherly Financial, of Los Angeles, a substantial finder's fee after it got authority to manage $20 million in NY state pension funds in 2005. ... DAV-Wetherly, in turn, secretly gave part of the fee to a Connecticut-based company run by NY political insiders.
REFERENCE Dav-Wetherly Financial, L P
11601 Wilshire Blvd # 300
Los Angeles, CA 90025-0509
Location Type: Single Location
Est. Annual Sales: $68,000
Est.# of Employees: 1
ITEM L/E should checkout infamous Wall Street fraudster Bernard Madoff who financed many Dem campaigns. Madoff's operation had its filthy hands on many pension funds

February 02, 2011 9:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Sep 23, 1990 - HANK MORRIS, 37, carries the title of media strategist and consultant, and as such has been credited with the single defining item of Feinstein's .... Longtime family friend Henry Berman, the campaign's treasurer, and Assembly Speaker Willie Brown (D-San Francisco) routinely advise ...

February 02, 2011 10:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

From that point on, Brown was a dead man walking. Like Vincent Foster before him, Brown knew too much. More than any man in Washington, he knew where all the money went for the payoffs, bribes, scams, money laundering, cover-ups, participation fees, hush money and side deals_all the way from one-man operations to vast multinational trade treaty deals

February 02, 2011 10:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Huizar doesn't have to "run away with" the race this time. He just has to repeat what he's done twice before now (against MUCH better known challengers) . . .

... get more than TWICE as many votes as the very distant second place finishers -- one of which is the man who now wants to be the "poder" behind Rudy's fixer-upper throne. (And, ironically, the one who is giving Huizar's campaign hacks a MUCH bigger, easier target to snipe at than just Martinez).

And as far as the new, constant apparent attempts here now to raise Tony V. as an issue in this current CD14 race -- SORRY, tried before; won't work -- again.

One of the many challengers 6 years ago went to great lengths to paint Huizar as a team player of Villaraigosa's - and how that was BAD (you remember, the very photogenic little college girl with the slick "puppet" mailer)?

"Puppet" Jose, got not 2-, not 3-, not 4-times as many votes as the little girl, he got (ummm), about 30-times as many votes. So... that's PROBABLY not a real winning gambit to play the (ooooooh, BAD) HE'S team AV, card like that's gonna hurt.

February 02, 2011 11:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What is the connection between
Willie Brown
Chuck Calderon
Karen Bass
Nicole Parra
Antonio Villaraigosa
Jim Battin

February 02, 2011 11:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Assembly Speaker Willie Brown, whose "closest friends" are actor George Hamilton, Joan Collins and Sammy Davis Jr., Assemblymen, Atty. Gen. John Van de Kamp, consultant Joe Cerrell, rainmaker Mark Nathanson) and finance (Richard Traweek and Charles Knapp). Nathanson--who is acknowledged as introducing Brown to Hollywood--proved that the circles near the top of various industries intertwine in Los Angeles.

"Hey, it's 40 friends of Mark Nathanson's and eight of Willie Brown's," the dapper San Francisco Assembly leader insisted jokingly.

Brown's very close friends care Assembly Majority Leader Mike Roos, Lorna Stevenson, her business associate, developer Traweek and wife, Vickie, along with good friends Councilman Richard Alatorre and wife, Sharrell.

February 02, 2011 11:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Did Trujillo do some work for the Clintons? Was it legit?

February 02, 2011 11:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

PPL is the biggest joke in town. They're jumping on the corrupt AEG stadium issue like the clowns on city council. Cops hate their own union and have been secretly meeting with Teamsters for better representation. Officers don't have any say in their endorsements of candidates. Rank and file furiouis with the PPL for spending over $2 million on political races and losing. Ask Hollenbeck Officers if they support Huizar after watching these videos which have been circulating for months all over the city.
Huizar Rushes to Judgement Against Hollenbeck LAPD

Huizar speaks out against Hollenbeck LAPD

Jose Huizar, Los Angeles City Councilman, pressed to explain $1.5 million missing from Eastside pollution control fund

FBI asked him about Los Angeles Councilman Jose Huizar

February 03, 2011 6:46 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Even the LA Weekly in this week's story thinks MArtinez can beat Huizar. They sure have reported tons of negative stories on Huizar's corruptness.

One possible upset: The Eastside's District 14 (see the Weekly's "Jose Huizar Unfriends Rudy Martinez," Jan. 21), where Rudy Martinez has a chance to beat Jose Huizar

February 03, 2011 6:54 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If we can't separate Huizar from the machine we will separate the Council district from the machine..

What would the machine be without Mt Washington?

What if Huizar couldn't give away Olvera Street and Broadway to his friends?

Remember Ruth Galanter???

How do you think Huizar would do if her were elected than moved to another part of the City? It might almost be worth the price of admission.

February 03, 2011 8:10 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What about the CLARKS Fund? is the FBI looking in it.

February 03, 2011 8:27 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What if Huizar couldn't give away Olvera Street and Broadway to his friends?

Universal Studios
Chris Essell

February 03, 2011 9:03 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

L.A. City Council Bums Entrenched and ridiculed, they line up for a March 8 "coronation"AAAComments (4) By David Futch Thursday, Feb 3 2011


February 03, 2011 9:15 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

6:46 a.m.

Yeah, I knew that response was coming... that's why it's SO udderly amazing that joke-of-a-candidate Rudy Rich Martinez took his commedy act on the road to the PPL, and promised them everything but free donuts for life (w/ or w/out spinkles) if they'd PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, just give him a little love (and overlook the fact that he disrespected the badge they all lay their lies on the line behind - trying to pretend he was a sworn officer, to get out of a scrape).

Yeah, if he'd have been able to put that little "joke" over on them, he'd be singing their praises like they were the most important organization in L.A.

Yeah, but he didn't, so now the PPL is the "joke."

Yeah, yeah... every born loser knows the words to that old song. It's called "Sour Grapes" . . . and they can sing ALL four stanzas, off-key, from memory.

February 03, 2011 10:40 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Really? 8:10 a.m.

The Peeps Republic of Mt. Wash. represents about 3-4 percent of the population of CD14; maybe 5-6 percent of registered voters (and no matter what the stalwarts there try to B.S. you with about that, they do NOT vote in larger percentages than most other communities on the Eastside - especially not others in Northeast L.A. (where they're about 1/5th the size of Eagle Rock; maybe 1/4th of the portion of HP in CD14).

Plus, a decade ago, they forever schismed themselves into being two warring cliques that can't agree on anything. If one side declares that "safe driving is important" - the other will create a 20-page position paper stating that "free" Americans have a 'creative-force' (not ""God") -given right to drive recklessly. Then next year, the two groups will each switch sides on the same issue, and start over again.

So, the last 3 councilmembers have had the option of being able to simply play one side against the other on pretty much anything - and never have to DO anything, because of the gridlock.

MW is a preogressive-on-paper-only noncommunity paralyzed in fear of it's own geography and with hatred for any neighbor that has the audacity to want to add a small bedroom on.

February 03, 2011 10:53 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

6:54 a.m.

Like all Westside media, the L.A. Weekly neither understands nor affects what happens east of anywhere where there are more corner liquor stores than Starbucks per capita (like CD14). Like the Times, the people that report local politics there have to have something to hang their continuing assignments on for this election - and CD14 is the only real game in town - relatively speaking, so the'll drum it up.

Six years ago, Nick Pacheco actually had a better chance of returning to City council vs. Huizar than Martinez does now... tons more support, by comparison, both in terms of the influencers and money contributed, and Times and Weekly had far fewer stories about CD14 then (because there were other races being challenged).

For any reporter on that beat to tell the full truth in print... that NO incumbent is in any danger of losing, is tantamount to telling their bosses "I'm tired of covering local politics - can you assign me back to writing obits on B-movie actors?"

Yeah, no, that ain't gonna happen. SO, they'll pretend that there really could be an upset (in this local politics' version of 2011's Green Bay Packers vs. some El Sereno Pop Warner 13-year-olds' team... in a full-contact football game

The Weekly, even more so than the Times, get's its take on this part of L.A. watching old reruns of "Chico and the Man" on TVLand, listening to old Carlos Santana riffs on their iPods, and eating "nouveau" shrimp tacos on flatbread from off a gourmet lunch wagon.

Proof enough is in what they say will hurt Huizar, enough to possibly lose to the still unknown Martinez... CLARTS and LISTS.

Neither is getting any traction among the masses in CD14, and we're way past media continuing to pump those two items for the under-underdog challenger. Even out-of-touch journalists who go home to Santa Monica and Malibu at 5 p.m. will only throw the occasional one-line in to newer stories about "remember what we wrote about the LISTS 3-4 weeks ago... ? (and what's missing from that one-line tells even more). It doesn't say, "we now have proof that there was anything unethical, illegal, immoral, or fattening about them in the first place."

Because, well ---- there never was.

February 03, 2011 11:26 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Very inactive this year, I haven't even heard than they plan any candidate debates this time.

"Crickets" from the mountaintop.

February 03, 2011 11:29 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Progressives" in MW who champion "GREEN" energy, unless they might have to look across the river and see the actual solar panels, instead of a dirt-brown "wilderness" hillside with almost no vegetation.

Then they'd rather be "brown" than "green."

(Not only split-community, but individually split psyches).

February 03, 2011 11:31 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Same was true for when Parra ran. When the main community activsts have already decided there's no contest, they don't put any work into running candidate forums. Lot less scheduled this year than in the past.

If Martinez had wanted to change that, he should have been in the face of community groups months ago, suggesting they give him a shot to go head-to-head with Huizar.

Small misstep, but still a sign of not really knowing where the stepping stones are to getting noticed in the district.

February 03, 2011 1:08 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

Trujillo was MEAT. Originally he was Mayor Frank and Brian Hay was Chief Parker. But then they switched roles at one point. I forget why.

Trujillo bailed about the time we outed ourselves. Hay went AWOL, from everyone, apparently.

February 03, 2011 2:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It was really a rhetorical question, Higby, but it's good to see you still occasionally read your own blog, now that the SPOTTED inmate has taken over the asylum.

February 03, 2011 3:04 PM  

Anonymous g said:


February 03, 2011 5:32 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Here's the godfather of all CD14 Fee Waivers giving to Huizar!

10/31/2005 $500

Gonzalez, Manuel Larry
President / All Access Entertainment
Fiesta Brodway

Pasadena CA 91106

February 03, 2011 8:07 PM  

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