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Friday, February 04, 2011

Meanwhile, back at Camp Rudy...

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

Will we all be required to do this when DADDY Rudy, the Glendale Republican takes over in CD14?

HOoooooo, HA! I'll put my tutu on layaway, today!

February 04, 2011 8:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Pretty cool vests (shirts?). And one of them looks like it'll fit me.

I'm gonna pick one of those up for a couple bucks at the Goodwill in Glendale on March 9, after Rudy Rich drops them in the donation box while moving "home".

I collect LOSER political memorabilia.

You know if you buy the loser's stuff second-hand it'll remain rare, because in CD14 the challengers take such a horrible beating they not only never run for those positions again - they pretty much leave public life entirely.

February 04, 2011 8:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


"Who's the leader of the cult, whose mudslinging nets him ZIP!"

R-U-D ("D" for "Don't believe me")

...and then a "Y"

(WHY, because I MADE it all up).

R-I-C-H . . . .ME!

(Can you say "Mickey Mouse" organization - boys and girls?)

February 04, 2011 8:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


February 04, 2011 8:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Oh boy, Mailander is hitting the bottle again! Look out!

February 04, 2011 8:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The shirts are actually reversible, so they won't really be given to Goodwill.

to ensure long-term use -- on the other side they say,

"I invested one-quarter million dollars in an absolutely unwillable election campaign, and all I have to show for it is an L.A. Times endorsement."

February 04, 2011 8:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Camp" here is, of course, the operational descriptor.

February 04, 2011 8:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


I don't think Disney would appreciate that reference.

Beside's Mickey's a mouse.

Rudy's an FBI rat!

February 04, 2011 8:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

When do papers have to be filed to run for the Glendale City Council.

Does Rudy have time to get back?

February 04, 2011 8:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

As far as Glendale is concerned, he probably never left...

February 04, 2011 8:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

MEAT has spoken!

February 04, 2011 8:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yea, WTF is it?

February 04, 2011 9:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It looks like so much fun!

All you sour-puss, stick -in-the-muds should lighten up. You're becoming very boring.

February 04, 2011 9:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Shouldn't they party less and work more?

February 04, 2011 9:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

LA Times just posted this story about Rudy and the LAPD investigation into his badge. Voters are going to want to know why Rudy was running around with the badge of a LAPD officer who had been killed in the line of duty for years.

The Rudy Martinez campaign is officially over.


February 04, 2011 9:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Badge questions from 2005? What year is this?


February 04, 2011 9:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

That really is funny, because Huizar doesn't need a badge.

He just picks up the phone and calls his little helpers at Hollenbeck and Central Division.

They can manipulate investigations, act as personal drivers for his staff, provide special protection for his friends...hell, he even got them to throw a "fundraising" carnival, complete with rides, at his homebase on Olvera Street.

I suppose he's entitled though..

February 04, 2011 10:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Contrary to his statements, MEAT continues to spin heavy on the MS blog!

February 04, 2011 10:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

10:02; Maybe it's Trujillo or it could be the bitter old drunk Joseph Mailander.

February 04, 2011 10:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This is deadly.

L.A. City Council candidate Rudy Martinez was investigated in 2005 for possessing badge of slain LAPD officer

Rudy Martinez, who is challenging Jose Huizar for his seat on the Los Angeles City Council, quit his post as an LAPD volunteer and refused to cooperate with an investigation into why he possessed the badge of a slain officer, according to a police report.

By David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times

February 5, 2011

The Eagle Rock businessman seeking to unseat Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar abruptly quit his post as a reserve police officer five years ago after investigators found he had a police badge — one issued to an officer who died in the line of duty.

Rudy Martinez, then serving as a volunteer at the Los Angeles Police Department, "refused to cooperate" with investigators and quickly resigned after he was asked about the badge, which was found by the employee of a towing company in 2004, according to a police report.

"He was uncooperative from the onset of this investigation, refused to be interviewed, and obstructed the investigators from carrying out and fulfilling their duties in appropriately investigating this matter," said the report, a copy of which was provided to The Times by Huizar's campaign.

The report, which was heavily redacted, said Martinez had Badge No. 8029. That badge was issued to Officer David Kubly, who died in 1979, said Alicia Pinedo, a management aide in the Police Department.

Martinez campaign consultant Eric Hacopian acknowledged that the candidate had a badge but had received it from the LAPD so he could make miniatures for a celebrity golf tournament run by the department. Hacopian called the matter a "non-issue" intended to distract voters "from the real issues."

Hacopian also said Martinez was unaware that the badge had originally been issued to an officer who was shot to death.

Martinez is running in the March 8 election to represent Huizar's Eastside district. Huizar campaign consultant Parke Skelton said the report shows that Martinez "definitely has a problem with the truth."

"Obviously he did not want an investigation into his activities, which is why he obstructed the investigation," Skelton said.

Possessing a police officer's badge without the authority to do so is also a violation of the city's municipal code and can result in jail time and a $1,000 fine, said Bill Carter, head deputy for City. Atty. Carmen Trutanich.

February 04, 2011 10:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


The revelations contained in the LAPD report, written in 2005 and provided to Huizar's campaign as part of a public records request, are only the latest to surface in a brutally negative campaign between two men who were once considered friends.

Martinez and two former Huizar staffers said last week that FBI agents had interviewed them about the councilman's financial dealings. Huizar, in turn, shone a spotlight on $6,000 in contributions to the Martinez campaign that have become the subject of an inquiry by Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley.

Cooley deputies also are conducting an inquiry into Huizar's consulting work for a union nonprofit while he was on the Los Angeles school board. And Martinez has four convictions that stretch from 1985 to 1992, including two counts of misdemeanor battery.

Martinez served as a Police Explorer from 1980 to 1984 and as an LAPD volunteer from 2000 to 2005. He did not identify the person who provided him with the badge, saying through a spokesman that the badge was included in a package of items for a fundraiser, along with a mug and a towel.

Martinez gave a similar response five years ago, saying he was planning to make "trinkets" from the badge. In their report, internal affairs investigators called his answer a "fabricated explanation."

The police report, completed in 2005, said Martinez pulled over on the 134 Freeway to help move a car that had been in an accident. He left the wallet with the police badge in his car, which was then found by an employee of the towing company that was on the scene.

The towing company then contacted the LAPD, which began its investigation. When officers approached Martinez, he provided a series of answers that were "not only highly unlikely but implausible to a degree that defies belief and logic," the report said.

The report said police were unable to determine how Martinez got a "second duplicate badge," adding that he may have had it while working for the LAPD's public affairs section.

Huizar campaign consultant Skelton said Martinez needs to explain whether he ever used the badge to impersonate an officer, which would be a misdemeanor. "Why would he be carrying it around in an official LAPD billfold if he wasn't flashing it at people?" Skelton asked.

Hacopian said Martinez never did and assertions to the contrary are "slanderous."


Copyright © 2011, Los Angeles Times

February 04, 2011 10:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The badge of a SLAIN LAPD officer...

Holy Shellack!

February 04, 2011 10:36 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Just exactly HOW close to today, do crimes have to be to disqualify you?

When it was early 1990s, Rudy rutters said, NAH -long time ago.

Now its the SAME year Huizar was first elected CM, and 9:51 says -- WAY too long ago, (and HE steals my Pfffaaaaaah - which is a CAPITAL offense).

Does a guy need to KILL someone THIS week to make him a bad risk for elected office?

CHARACTER matters people, telling lies, committing crimes, year after year after year?

February 04, 2011 10:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The L.A. Times GIVETH, and the L.A. Times TAKETH away.

Long may it be recycled.

February 04, 2011 10:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I may not be thrilled with Jose but hes a lot more trustworthy than Rudy Rich, the Glendale Republican.

You have my vote Huizar. The LA Times has its head up its ass, as usual.

February 04, 2011 10:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The Glendale Republican has some so-so skills that may disqualify him from elected office.

"fabricated explanation"

Martinez . . . provided a series of answers that were "not only highly unlikely but implausible to a degree that defies belief and logic,"

(WEEEEL, I think we know why he didn't get the PPL nod, right?)

BUT, he good news for Rudy here now is that the next time "MR. TRANSPARENT" ... the carpetbagging "GLENDALE REPUBLICAN" is asked at a public forum about the dead cop's badge callously thrown in his glovebox, he can steer them to yet ANOTHER online Website, rather than answering the question.

February 04, 2011 10:49 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

942 is very similar to a post Mike Trujillo put up on Facebook about the same time.

February 04, 2011 10:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey Hacopian, ask Reed Sput if he learned this in CC journalism classes:

. . . the ABSOLUTE defense for "slander"

. . . is if it's TRUE.

MAAAAYBE your boy wants to think back REAL hard before he pushes that issue.

February 04, 2011 10:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yeah, maybe Higby... but the original


(is MINE!)

February 04, 2011 10:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Huizar butt-licker Joseph Mailander!
He's here all week folks!

February 04, 2011 10:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

So what Higby, everyone copies.

Mailander pulled a video linked here from "PATCH" mid-afternoon, put it up on his blog, making the same observation as the anon (here) did about the people at the forum having no reaction to Rudy's announcing the LAT endorse.

February 04, 2011 10:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

So what Higby, everyone copies.

Mailander pulled a video linked here from "PATCH" mid-afternoon, put it up on his blog, making the same observation as the anon (here) did about the people at the forum having no reaction to Rudy's announcing the LAT endorse.

February 04, 2011 10:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Higby, you think MEAT would lie about posting things here now.


When he posted here in your early days, he lied ON your blog, and you LIED and backed him up.

Remember, about having proof of the:


Did you think he would suddently become all HONEST now that he's in the campaign hack business?

February 04, 2011 11:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Holy Jack Daniels, it's after 11pm and Joseph Mailander hasn't passed out yet! The MF is still spinning for his BFF Huizar!

February 04, 2011 11:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Do you need a BADGE to get into "Camp Rudy" - or do they just operate on the "dishonor" system?

Just curious.

February 04, 2011 11:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yeah, 11:03, that was Mailander posting about Mailander stealing a post here for his blog.


February 04, 2011 11:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

11:05 = Joseph Mailander in total blackout mode!

February 04, 2011 11:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This should be very helpful for Rudy Rich - the story about the badge being on the Times now. I think he avoided answering questions about it a recent community forums, mostly because he REALLY couldn't remember which lie he'd last told about it.

This could help. . . Nice to have a benchmark, when you've become known for telling stories that police reports define as "implausible to a degree that defies belief and logic."

Considering how many people lie to the police in the course of a day, I'd say that comes as HIGH (or maybe LOWWWW?) praise.

February 04, 2011 11:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Oh, gawd, this is killing em..

I've gone from being called 'Turd-jillo' six times a day, to now being MINI-mailander, all night.

You KNOW there are MORE than two people who post here - that might be PRO-Huizar.

It's obviously possible.

February 04, 2011 11:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This isn't a quick dismiss story - the badge thing, I know one thing for damn sure that universal about CD14 people... from the hilltop leftie libs, to the blue-haired ER grannies, to the OG former gangbangers -- they all hold cops in very, very high esteem.

Maybe it's got something to do with living in a region that we all know could go up like a post-Rodney King beating, at just about any time, makes cops local heroes - on a par with disabled military vets.

Word will get around very quickly that the Glendale Republican also robbed a cops grave, and then dodged the investigation.

Ooooooh, there just isn't any effective spin to send that away any time soon.

February 04, 2011 11:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Lot of sanctimonious garbage tonight. This badge story has been around since the beginning of the campaign.

It seems to me the cops are saying that on the hand hand Martinez didn't cooperate and on the other hand he gave answers they didn't like. They can't have it both ways.

And there is no corroboration for Skelton's outrageous and emotional outburst. (But I suppose this is what we have to expect from Parke. Nothing about issues - just half truths and untruths to destroy people.)

And, of course, it would be a non-issue if the Times had endorsed Huizar.

As I say, sanctimonious, sanctimonious, sanctimonious>

February 04, 2011 11:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What Martinez did with the badge in 2005 is bad enough, but what he is doing today is pretty bad too. We are getting nothing but lies from Rudy about this. Re-read the Weekly article about this issue. Now it is crystal clear: Rudy lied about why he left the reserve program. He lied about the badge being returned to him by the Pasadena Police. He lied about why he had the badge in the first place. Lies compounded by lies. Why would anyone believe a thing he says?

February 05, 2011 12:25 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The grave-robbing Glendale Republican Rudy Martinez. . .

is toast.

February 05, 2011 7:40 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

February 04, 2011 11:11 PM=KIM THOMPSON.


February 05, 2011 8:53 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

12:25, Huizar's lies don't bother you? Every time somebody on this blogs lists Huizar's lies silence from his supporters.

February 05, 2011 9:07 AM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

I think Mailander had multiple blogasms last night.

February 05, 2011 9:20 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

WTF???? How unfortunate that the CD14 race on other blogs are much more intelligent and speak to the issues. Here the Huizar groupies post ridiculous attacks on Mr. Martinez instead of focusing and telling people why they think Huizar should be re elected. It shows the mentality of the Huizar camp. THis is a huge issue in Boyle Heights. Huizar and his staffers have used threat of intimindation especially with business owners. You either put the sign in your store front window or else? Antonio used such tactics. I don't support Huizar like many constituents but I have legimate reasons not immature rantings like his camp.
1. He lied about the trash fee hike and conned the public
2. He abused CLARTS FUnds and uses it to pay exorbitant salaries to staffer over $125,000 each.
3. He named the corner of 7Th & Broadway after a family Deljiani who gave him campaign money and is helping them buy a garage
4. He allowed businesses in Olvera Street to pay far little for rent for years while everyone in downtown is hurting
5. Instead of fund raising for more important causes he's raising $100 million for a Street Car
6. He voted to give DWP Managers back pay of $5 million with his collegues
7. He voted for a pay raise for DWP
8. He FAILED to show up to City Council because he was at photo op at restaurant opening
9. He is referred to in many news articles as the "laziness" of members
10. He refuses to respond to the missing $1.5 MILLION CLARTS FUND
11. He has been investigated by the FBI and ex staffers are saying its not over
12. He criticized officers to the media without knowing facts and its all over the internet
13. He supports liquor licenses in CD14 knowing full well owners always take advantage of minority communities.

February 05, 2011 9:27 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey Red "Arpaio" Spurt, maybe it's time to pick up your old rake and get your ass back to work in the Park. You've been a failure at trying to spin any old Republican into office in CD 14, and your recent attempts to spin out shit about Huizar, not to mention the Glendale "wannabe cop" and carpetbagger Martinez would be laughable if not so pathetic. Now you go to the well one to many times to smear Mailander as a drunk, even in your typical gutless anonymouse fashion.

What up Higby? You and Red Spurt feeling kinda helpless lately?
It shows.

February 05, 2011 11:46 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why does Charro Rudy Martinez not support "American" music, and instead his Charro group of supporters dances to BANDA messican music? HAS HE NO AMERICAN PRIDE???? SHAME ON CHARRO RUDY MARTINEZ!!!!


February 05, 2011 12:55 PM  

Anonymous g said:


February 05, 2011 2:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If you're an incumbent and your in trouble, you get dirty in your campaigning.... Something to think about!!!!!!!!! I just put up a Martinez sign in front of my home. Jose is in trouble.

February 05, 2011 3:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


1. Jose Huizar: Lazy, Stupid, and #1 Puppet

2. Antonio Villar: Opportunist, Photo Op Junky, Political Leadership=0

3. Nick Pacheco: 1 time councilman

4. Richard Alatorre: Frosted donut addict

5. Art Snyder: Drunken alleged child molester

February 05, 2011 5:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Funny how Huizar spinners are only attacking Martinez rather than telling people why to vote for Huizar.

If Jose was such a great Councilman he should be saying, "Are you kidding me? Look at what I've done....and start listing achievements."

But taking credit for every event paid with city dollars by plastering your cheesy banners all over the place doesn't count.

February 05, 2011 5:26 PM  

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