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Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Los Angeles Politics Hotsheet for Wednesday

Believe it or not, there was another big event on Sunday besides the career ending firing of Michael Trujillo. The Green Bay Packers, America's only all Socialist pro football team, won the 45th Super Bowl by beating the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25. Congrats to the Pack and to the people of Green Bay, Wisconsin who actually own the team.

Sunday was also Ronald Reagan's 100th birthday! That's a great excuse to learn about his amazing disastrous legacy one agonizing chart at a time. Yea, he was that bad, and we're still paying for it.

The LA Times recently posed a set of questions to CD2 Councilman Paul Krekorian and his challenger, Augusto Bisani, regarding issues facing the district and why either would be the better representative. Unbelievably, Augusto Bisani did not even bother to respond.
For a guy that has zero name recognition, this was a blown opportunity to make his case to the public. His campaign manager, David Hernandez, needs his butt kicked and/or Bisani should just drop the candidate act completely and go back to selling pizza ovens.

The stay at home blogger and pasty white guy that hates pasty white guys, most bloggers, pasty white girls, and anyone that isn't a bartender, Joseph Mailander, continues his rants against just about everyone, especially those that won't hire him. Now he refers to us at Mayor Sam as right wing sociopaths who support Martinez in solidarity, never mind that I've never supported Martinez, the right wing, or sociopaths. Lesson 1; Do your research Joseph, don't just make it up as you go along!
Please consider visiting his little blog every now and then so he'll feel important and stuff and stop hating on the world.

 Finally, Attention LA City Council! Take Note: This is how it's done right!
Ok, enough of this, back to bashing Huizar and Martinez and the downfall of Trujillo. Ready, GO!

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

But Joe B. If Reagan was bad for us, and we're still paying for it, and the Dems now want us to believe that Barack Obama is the NEW Reagan, then that means HE's bad and our children will be paying for THAT decades from now, and. . .

OH, I see where you're going with this.

Got it!

February 09, 2011 12:18 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Isn't this the worthless group of shitheads who brought us Measure R? Who would want to believe any of their opinions? Making democracy work? By giving loser councilmembers more terms? I'll vote the opposite of what they recommend.

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February 09, 2011 1:32 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Actually Sunday Feb 6 was his birthday.

February 09, 2011 6:21 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I would never visit Mailander's blog - he has, in the past, been caught tracking IP addresses of his visitors and, when called on it, declaring that they are "fair game". The guy obviously got his ethics training from the STASI.

Stay away from his blog, don't make him less irrelevant than he already is.

February 09, 2011 6:56 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Joe B. Is the Socialist.
And he sucks.

February 09, 2011 7:19 AM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

Thanks 6:21. I made the correction.

February 09, 2011 7:36 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mailander claims he still has the ability to track Mayor Sam IP addresses too. Without Mayor Sam knowledge. Better check to see if he still has access to Google Analytics for this blog.

February 09, 2011 8:45 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Rudy is breaking this race wide open.

February 09, 2011 9:59 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Adjust your pom-poms. They're slipping.

February 09, 2011 10:36 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Bumper sticker analysis from a support of a bumper-sticker candidate, who can FIX IT!

February 09, 2011 10:55 AM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

David Hernandez tells me that Augusto Bisani did submit responses to the Times, in person, but the Times did not like the answers so they did not print them.

We will follow this up; if anyone has any details feel free to email them to mayorsam@mayorsam.org

February 09, 2011 10:55 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I think the Times' is out-of-whack with itself.

Check here:


(They post an "empty" Q&A?)

Maybe they forgot they laid off the person that's supposed to upload the answers.

February 09, 2011 11:36 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

But, if the CD14 race goes "civil" what the hell will this political blog (and the few others that thrive on the venom currently in greatest supply among the Huizar haters), do?

Run "remember when" clips and "whose birthday is today" and which former Mouskateer is the hottest contests?

NAH, never mind.

As this is written, both CD14 campaigns are churning out the next round of mudslingers, for the mail and to "slip
to their blogging interns.

By the weekend, it'll be Rud-zilla vs. Huiza-saurus Rex, crushing buildings all over the Eastside all over again.

(It's all we know over here!)

February 09, 2011 12:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wow, if Martinez and Huizar go "civil" the election coverage is over.

It'll be like its not happening.

What are the hardcore political reporters going to cover, Stephen Box's YouTube ads?

February 09, 2011 2:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

After the debate Huizar was telling people that he has proof that David Z. of the LA Times is on Hacopian's payroll.

Information like that once it comes to light will end more than a few careers.

February 09, 2011 2:39 PM  

Anonymous THIRD FLOOR FLY said:

Eric Garcetti seems flustered.

February 09, 2011 2:47 PM  

Anonymous g said:


February 09, 2011 4:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


He must be going nuts.

February 09, 2011 4:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


"Paranoia strikes deep, into your heart it will creep. It starts when your always afraid".

Some on is losing their marbles.

February 09, 2011 4:36 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Some on is losing their marbles."

Someone needs to buy a vowel, and lose a space, and maybe count to 10?

"Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you."

February 09, 2011 5:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Oh-TAY, so much for "stickin' to issues" . . .

Martinez camps FIRES another salvo of mud at Huizar (LA Weekly)...

"Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa appointed Huizar to replace [Parks]. Two months later, Huizar received a $500 contribution from U.S. Tow, which held an MTA freeway service contract. The following month, he voted to increase the U.S. Tow contract by $820,000.

He also took $1,000 from the owner of ATS Northeast Tow, which bid for similar contracts. Parke Skelton, Huizar’s campaign consultant, says the campaign missed the contribution because the firm’s name was spelled out on the prohibited-contributor list.

“These are relatively minor things that don’t get caught,” Skelton says. “When they figure it out, people return the contributions and it’s no big deal.”

Martinez’s campaign criticized Huizar for taking the contributions.

“For the past five years, Mr. Huizar has been the king of pay-to-play politics,” says Eric Hacopian, Martinez’s spokesman. “Only after exposure from the media is he willing to abide by the laws of the city of Los Angeles. He should have never accepted these contributions in the first place, and his actions, as usual, come way too little and way too late.”

LIKE YOU CAN BUY A VOTE from a guy who makes $180,000 for $500, PUH-LEEZE, with the SUH-LEEZE!

February 09, 2011 5:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Stop pretending to be so naive. It's not $500, it was $820,000. You must be a fool, or think that we are, if you don't believe some of that nearly one million made it's way back to Huizar in some other manner. How do you think he and Villar can afford million dollar campaigns.

BTW, U.S. Tow was formed by the President of AllRight Parking, the largest parking lot operator in downtown L.A., to tow his unpaying customers. U.S. Tow was also Vignali's personal tow operation. Things that make you go hmmmm.

February 09, 2011 7:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How did MTA hide that report? Isn't Huizar's Princeton buddy, the treasurer of CASA0101 that got that $150,000 outreach contract (I guess a pink storefront qualifies as outreach) - an executive at MTA?

What's his name?

February 09, 2011 7:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Geez, were you Lee Harvey Oswald's roommate, too?

I can add. The contributions to each candidate's campaign are spelled out on the Ethics site, dollar for dollar, $500 at a time.

No mystery, no conspiracy. Go back to your James Bond movies, and get a life.

February 09, 2011 10:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Yes, I do think (actually know) that you're a fool.

February 09, 2011 10:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zahniser is not on Hacopian's payroll but Edward Headington was on Huizar's. Those Wikipedia edits are easy to track. What do you think we in ITA do with our time? Record Huell Howser reruns?

February 10, 2011 12:04 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Not Lee Harvey Oswald's roomate - but well versed in Latino politics and well informed on what is happening. Do you ever wonder swhy every CD14 rep since Snyder has been fined by the Ethics Commission.

But let's just look at the ethics filings - yeah, they all follow the rules. Or as Parke would like to say, "just an oversight." And Huizar is a saint and his guardian angel is Villar.

But your are right there is no mystery, just as there is no FBI investigation. There is no conspiracy, that is why Trujillo is still on board. At least with a James Bond movie the storyline was more believable - what's out there with Latino politics is just too unbelievable. Huizar will win but will have to resign his seat - just like Snyder and Alatorre. There is just too much evidence to ignore.

February 10, 2011 8:34 AM  

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