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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Outtakes from CD 14 Campaign Report: "Endorsements, Forums and the Power of Incumbency"

Lunch time political munchies with video.
Hola from the "Cut and Paste Republic" where endorsements in the La Opinion Newspaper have become an mere exercise in "cut and pasting" CD 14 City Councilman Jose Huizar's Campaign Consultant Parke Skelton talking points and presto! We have a endorsement editorial. Excerpt below.
Huizar’s leadership has had a positive impact on district residents, especially in Boyle Heights and El Sereno. Not as much progress has been apparent in the city’s Northeast part, which is the reason for opponent businessman Rudy Martinez’s campaign. Despite this, we believe Huizar’s administration has been adequate in northeast area's like Eagle Rock, for example, as to merit a second term.
Base upon that, then most would surmise that Councilman Huizar would have no problem espousing this editorial at candidate forums in El Sereno and Boyle Heights. But then "cut and paste talking points" meet with reality as there is no forum schedule in Boyle Heights (** thanks to Huizar's supporters on the Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council who did not want a forum, wonder why?) and some have speculated here whether Huizar shows at the LA 32 Neighborhood Council Forum on Thursday.
More after the bloggin leap.
According to sources in Boyle Heights, Huizar's supporters on the BHNC "walked out" of a recent meeting where a possible Boyle Heights forum was going to be discuss. Meanwhile in El Sereno, many are expected to attend the LA 32 NC/ The Voice Newspaper Candidate Forum that is shaping up as the last chance to see Councilman Huizar and his challenger Rudy Martinez discuss the issues.
** On the endorsement front, former CD 14 Candidate Tony Butka has strongly endorsed Rudy Martinez as posted at his superb NELA Lives Blog. An excerpt below.
Regarding Open Government:
Open government is not photo opportunities, it is complying with the spirit as well as the letter of the Ralph M. Brown Act. It is NOT hiding in an elevator so that there will be no quorum of the City Council, and you don’t have to actually vote in public on the CRA/LA’s plan to hide $1 billion dollars in taxpayer revenues from Governor Brown. It is NOT blowing off a public information request for almost a year as to what the CD14 CLARTS fund is and where the $1 to $1.5 million dollars went.

Open government is not mindlessly voting 15-0 on something like 95% of all of the issues that come before the City Council, and it is certainly not Councilman Huizar’s disingenuous explanation of an ‘Open Space’ victory which was really the settlement of a major lawsuit over Elephant Hill that he created by deliberately overriding the advice of the LA City Planning Commission and the City Attorney’s Office.

"Power of Incumbency in Pictures":
Retire Parole Agent and tireless Community Activist Caroline Aguirre happen upon this act of Councilman Huizar using his office holder powers to carry out an blatant act of political pandering, as she reports at NELA Lives.

Via Aguirre, "Last Tuesday evening there was a Political Forum held in Eagle Rock between Jose Huizar and Rudy Martinez. Jose Huizar made a point to tell all that he was going to order the installation of bike racks on Avenue 50 and York Blvd". on Thursday, five trucks with 9 city employees show up under direct orders of Councilman Huizar.

How many city vehicles and employees does it take to fulfill a political forum promise? Try five trucks and nine employees (five who look pre-occupy in this photo), so that Councilman Huizar can dedicate his new bike corral on Friday, February 18 at 9AM at the location listed above.

Meanwhile, no signs of Councilman Huizar issuing direct orders to clean up a burn home that has exposed neighbors to toxic fumes. But at least, the city felt compel to post a notice to the decease property owner to clean his property. Something about the city not having the manpower to help clean up the decease man's property.

I guess that promising to clean up burn and toxic emitting properties, does not make for pretty photo ops for Councilman Jose Huizar re-election campaign.

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

Scott Johnson in CD 14

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

So, as I understand this, Rid Spoot, you're bashing Huizar now for KEEPING a promise made at a forum?

You're BEATING UP his staff for taking notes (on their OWN time) and getting City staff to respond to constituents needs QUICKLY?

How loooooooong after the forum should they have WAITED (in your warped mind), to fix the problem, before it would NOT be considered "political"? Will every constituent service rendered for the next few weeks be "suspect" in your addled brain... even though HUNDREDS of these service requests are addressed through council offices EVERY week, and have been for SIX YEAR?

WELL, then tell your neighbors DON'T CALL IN ANY POTHOLES until after March 8, LET THE GRAFITTI bake in the sun for 20+ days, LEAVE those abandoned cars clogging up parking UNTIL mid-March-- because we SURE don't want to make Huizar look good. (Just LET your transmission fall on the pavement from all the shocks of foot deep potholes).

And is this another example, in your perverse noggin, of Huizar and staff being "lazy". . . this rapid turnaround of a faily easily fixed constituent concern?

(I have this funny feeling that is somehow, miraculously, tomorrow Huizar was able to get hundreds of sick, dirty transients in the district cleaned up, working at productive jobs, and paying for their own apartments, you'd lash out at the man (who will be your councilmember for ANOTHER four years) -- for "putting homeless shelters out of business and their employees out of a job."


February 15, 2011 11:44 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

And the TIMES endorsement wasn't a f*cking rip-and-read from Rudy Rich's campaign blather???

PUH-leeze, the guy who CARPET-bagged IN 6 MONTHS AGO knows the district well?

The guy who keeps saying we need to all VOLUNTEER MORE, is gonna provide BETTER constituent service?

The guy who RIPPED OUT and quick-creted over (badly) the tree well, one of the only green plants on the blighted street where "Martys" is, is gonna keep developers from bending us over and sticking it to us?

The rich "house flipper" from non-real TV is gonna be unselfish, suddenly and look out after the best interests of others?

Yeah, RIIIIIIIGHT! And Obama is the "new" Ronald Reagan.

February 15, 2011 11:49 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Is the Boyle Heights NC the only organization there that can host a forum?

Most of the other forums were either organized by, or co-sponsored by non-NC groups. I'm sure in a community of 80-100K people there must be others?

Or, perhaps, are ALL the organizations in BH PRO-Huizar (judging from his endorsment list, I'd say the probably are).

Now, WHY do we suppose that is?

And, they see no need to listen to the rambling of a rich GLENDALE REPUBLICAN talking about "fixing" problems in a district he hasn't lived in and just occasioally drove through over the last 6 years, while Huizar's been taking care of its actual needs.

February 15, 2011 11:55 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Incumbency... yeah, or how about just being on the job?

How many months, years after "CM RUDY RICH" (HA!!!) took office before any of his new, imported staffers would even begin to know who to call at City departments, for get such things fixed.

(Where will Rudy hire deputies from? Maybe his field staff will be made up of money-laundering ex-employees of Nick Pacheco, from SYLMAR and MONTEREY PARK??

February 15, 2011 11:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The medicated set have spoken.

February 15, 2011 11:59 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Red Spot did you try to clarify whatever the fuck it was they were talking about at Street Hustle today? Something about libraries and gay mannequins. What does he want now?

February 15, 2011 12:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

UM, hey, Red Spot. If you think that except from the La Opinion endorsement reads like campaign talking points, you obviously didn't read what you copied and pasted. DID YOU EVEN READ WHAT YOU CUT AND PASTED?

February 15, 2011 12:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

OMG, Huizar's spinners are...

OMG, someone's smoking something..

OMG, Rudy's making Huizar 'nervous"...

OMG, the Huizar supporters are "desperate"...

OMG, Huizar's going to jail (with Jimmy Hahn).

OMG, Huizar's being investigated by the KGB now...

OMG, OMG, OMG....!

(There, did I save some time for the 3 of your who still think Rudy Rich stands a chance in hell - by posting your insipid, factless bumbling retorts FOR you?)

Yes, you're welcome!

February 15, 2011 12:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Oh, I almost forgot one of the other "scheduled" responses...

"G" SAYS...


February 15, 2011 12:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Stands to reason if SCott could actually "read" well, he would be able to spell better, right?

February 15, 2011 12:06 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

I read that Councilman Huizar does a great job of taking credit for the vision and work of other politicos.

But since Huizar is taking city matching funds for his campaign, why not have a Boyle Heights forum?

February 15, 2011 12:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Someone ask Tony Butka if "open government" is a neighborhood council he ran that tried to repeatedly ban videotaping of the meetings (absolutely allowed under the Brown Act).

If it's an NC that has a functioning Website, but refuses numerous stakeholder requests to post minutes there - month after month, or even agendas 72 hours ahead, citing numerous "technical difficulties" while spending more on their site than all other Northeast NCs combined.

Is it telling a constituent who's had grievances he can't have copies of the minute, unless he pays for them himself, and submits formal requests through DONE (and not the NC itself?)

Is it allowing a sitting president - against which a legitimate GRIEVANCE was filed, to simply NOT place that grievance on the AGNEDA for a year or more.

That's the "open government" of Tony Butka and his Glassel Park NC.

I think he's an a-hole for even mouthing the words, "open government". His term on GP's neighborhood council more resembled an "open sewer".

February 15, 2011 12:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why don't YOU organize that BH forum, Rid Spurt, since you're so WELL connected in the district....

Hooooo, ha!

February 15, 2011 12:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Organizations or not, there have been far less forums, etc. this year because most people have no interest in a candidate who "HAS" (not just "want" as he lies) to finance his own campaign, because he has NO support.. grass roots, dead roots, bleached roots, root beer, you name it.

Rudy's "support" is Rudy's money, and nothing more.

Just like four years ago there were almost no forums, because the majority of people knew then too, there was only one viable choice - just as now.

Huizar, a CD14 leader; NOT the rich Glendale Republican.

That's a no-brainer. Which is why this no-brain blog is supporting the carpet-bagger who hides from police investigations.

(Gee, and I always thought right-wingers were "law and order" types, buy here... they're for the one who EVADES real law and order??)

February 15, 2011 12:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Well, this latest waste of Scott's space is totally delated (in record time) . . .

Let's see what Mailmander has stolen from others, and if it's worth commenting on.

February 15, 2011 12:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Ha, City Maven's picked up Rudy Rich's PR blather about putting blighted sites on his Facebook, so he'll CLEAN THEM UP, just as soon as he's in office...

Okay, let's START BY POSTING PICTURES of "Martys" where he TORE OUT THE STREET tree.

Hoooo, ha!

"Unblighting begins at HOME, Rudy" (Well, not actually home - that would be Glendale, for you). I mean, at your SLEAZY BLIGHTED bar.

February 15, 2011 12:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yup, apparently the POT HEADS (in addition to the BRAIN DEADS), love Rudy Rich.

Welcome to the snuggle-fest.

February 15, 2011 12:36 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This will be funny, because based on Scott's paranoia, RUDY RICH can ask people to post blighted sites online - for him to "fix" after he's elected...

THEN, opportunistically INCUMBENT Huizar, can have his staff MONITOR the sites posted, FIX THEM with City staff, and leave Rudy Rich holding his, ummm, "sushi roll", alone in the dark.

February 15, 2011 12:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

PANDER away, Huizar.

Any good community activist knows (you won't know this, Red Spot...), that you take the FIXES when and wherever you can get them.


It's not like Rudy Rich is gonna be able to fix any of the stuff, ever. He's just whistling in the dark.

February 15, 2011 12:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Tricky Nicky Pacheco, Alvin "Doh" Parra, and now Tony "no signatures" Butka...

All we're missing now is for that meatpacker socialist union chick from a couple elections ago to endorse Glendale Republican Rudy, and maybe the high school chick who's malcontent daddy put her up to running against Huizar. . . and the LOOOOOOOSER package will be complete.

February 15, 2011 12:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Toxic fumes... from a burned house?

Geez, you are SO totally out of "ammo" (not the actual gun kind, mind you), as to be a total laughing stock now.

I'm splitting a gut on this one!

You gonna blame Huizar for your favorite restaurant being out of tomatoes, next?

Holy crap!

February 15, 2011 12:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

From looking at the comments on the previous "hot sheet" it doesn't seem like you'd know about much of anything happening in this CD14 race, Red Spot, if commenters didn't post it for you on other threads first.

February 15, 2011 12:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It's a TRAP, Jose. DON'T clean up the burned-out house until AFTER March 8, or Scott Johnson will accuse you of PANDERING, there.

(Whew, glad we caught that!)

February 15, 2011 12:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This past weekend I was surveyed by phone four times... interesting questions like "what do you think of the democrat party" "would I vote for a bond issue or have my taxes raised to pay to fix library building" "what did i think of the CD14 candidates" your response could be favorable, unfavorable, very unfavorable.... I answered very unfavorable to all questions!
Was anyone else surveyed over the phone on this blog?

February 15, 2011 1:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Not only can a business owner in Northeast L.A. who uproots street trees in front of his bar NOT get elected to City Council, he may actually be burned in effigy (if the highly tree hugging community there can just figure out a way to do it without creating "toxic fumes" - RIGHT RID SPUT! (hee, hee, heeeeee!)

February 15, 2011 1:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Rudy will now report:

-He pulled up the tree because it was diseased, OR...

-He TRIED to get Huizar to call street services and have it trimmed, but had to take matters into his own hands because of POOR constituent service! (Harumph!), OR...

-He was JUST taking the tree to his trophy-making shop to have little trinket replicas of it made for a tree-PLANTING work day, and didn't realize it would DIE once uprooted, OR...

-He felt no responsility to the people in the area around his business, because he didn't live there and just milked the district to get rich, didn't give a sh*t what Highland Park looked like before he took out candidate papers, and didn't have the faintest inkling to run for political office until he got pissed off at Huizar last year, and it became PERSONAL. (OH WAIT, "Mr. Transparent" can't say THAT... that's the REAL reason!).

February 15, 2011 1:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The "no Way Jose" people have as their spokeshole, this guy...

"Medical-marijuana advocates hoping to kill a city of Los Angeles law that would shut down most of the pot shops in town stated they likely didn't have enough signatures for Monday's deadline to put the issue before city voters.

"The effort was being organized by Dan Halbert of the Rainforest Collective dispensary on Venice Boulevard in Mar Vista. He told the Los Angeles Times that although organizers had collected 30,000 signatures, only 15,000 appeared to be valid."

(Somehow, I don't think the guy who runs a Venice dispensary, couldn't even collect half the number of signatures needed to put this on the ballot, and has waited until less-than 3 weeks from the election to get started, is gonna cause Jose much sleep loss).

BUT, true to Rudy Rich's equation, it's CARPET-BAGGED support for him.

...and, HALF the sigs were bogus? Coming from a bunch of POT heads?
I'm SHOCKED, shocked that that could be the case.

Equally shocked that they're JUST getting started on this anti-Huizar campaign. Did they all "lose" their car keys at the same time, or was there no one designated as the driver to the press conference?

February 15, 2011 2:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

SNAPPY little video there from the POT PAC.

They oughta let Rudy Rich put that on YouTube along with his tearjerking testimonials... you know that ones that have received TWENTY-THREE PLAYS (total) in 3 weeks time.

Oh man, the UNDERCURRENT of support from Rudy's medical-grass roots is just, ADDICTIVE!

Hooooo, ha!

February 15, 2011 3:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Speaking of "toxic-emitting" properties.

Welcome to Mayor Sam's!

February 15, 2011 3:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

MTA Hid Report on Illegal Contributions...In another example this week, L.A. Councilman Jose Huizar agreed to return $1,500 in contributions from two towing companies that have bid for MTA contracts. He did so after he was asked about them by the Weekly.

L.A. City Council Meeting Canceled Because Members Jose Huizar, Paul Koretz Were Late;

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

DeStefano and Vizcaino met in July with aides to city Councilmen Jose Huizar and Bernard Parks. Coca said that if Huizar's staffers had known of DeStefano's Insomniac connection, "we would have laughed him out of the room."Vizcaino and a second member of the three-lobbyist Urban Strategy Group are former staff members for Huizar, whose office hosted the gathering.

L.A. City Council Spends Thousands of Your Money on Top Restaurants, Clubs, Hotels
Eastside Councilman Jose Huizar spent $2,845 for 13 visits to Pacific Dining Car, and $259 for a night at Elevate Lounge, a 21st-floor, DJ-driven club downtown.

Michael Trujillo's "bullet in forehead" email: Squirm-inducing antics by Jose Huizar aide take Los Angeles politics to new low

February 15, 2011 3:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


I thought you were trying to help Rudy. If so, why are you posting up this flyer from the owners of illegal medical marijuana dispensaries who are doing an IE for Rudy and against Huizar? Dumb.

Clearly they know who was leading the fight to shut them down (Jose Huizar, working with Eagle Rock residents, authored the ordinance) And they also know that Rudy worked against enforcement of the ordinance, actually showing up at the Eagle Rock Chamber of Commerce to try to get them to go on record in support of the illegal dispensariers.

That's probably why Rudy got $1000 in contributions from the owners of an illegal pot shop at right about the same time.

But you are so excited that someone, anyone, is bashing Huizar that you can't help yourself from letting people know -- even if it costs Rudy a few hundred votes in Eagle Rock.

February 15, 2011 3:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Way OUT of the reality zone, here, Rud Sport.

In order to clean up someone else's property - EVEN a dead guys - there are steps that have to be taken first, by LAW (look that up). And, if/when they do, they have to assess fees - presumably to the estate, so we - the taxpayers - don't get ripped off. And if steps aren't taken the people who inherit the state can say they won't pay.

These LAWS were established a long time before Huizar took office, to PROTECT private property owners from abuses of government.

You ought to be happy that they're on the books rather than using your own ignorant misinterpretation of them to bash someone who's sworn to uphold them.

February 15, 2011 3:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Good cut-and-paste.

Can you find out for me from the Internet who won World War II, as well, and maybe paste a couple headline here, too.

Very impressive. You go to the head of your middle school class.

February 15, 2011 4:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Rudy's in bed with both BIG TOBACCO and little POT.

I'm impressed.

Is this maybe why he couldn't keep his stories straight about how he happened up a DEAD HERO COP'S badge, and was just levitating it around BETWEEN parked cars, IN and OUT of cop wallets, on the 134 freeway that night?

February 15, 2011 4:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Huizar's championing of reducing the massive number of medical pot shops in Eagle Rock is the PERFECT example of how he DOES listen to his constituents.

His ER constituents came to HIM and his ER staff and said "this is getting out of hand".

But NOOOO, Huizar's "too lazy" to actually do something to represent the majority of people who did NOT want a "dispensary" on every corner in ER, right?

But then, if he's "too lazy" - why are the POT PAC people out to defeat him?

Something just doesn't JIVE there.

February 15, 2011 4:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What happened to "B-1 Bomber Red Spot"?

Cold feet?

Just like Rudy Rich getting nervous about having the ER "discimination" list on his Website.

Because there's some LEGAL action brewing that makes that VERY incriminating?

February 15, 2011 4:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It's "attack the messenger" time again for the Huizar-ites. Tony Butka's views happen to report what's there.

What anyone eles does or does not do, and whether it's good or bad, still does not happen to change and make acceptable that which JOSE HUIZAR does and continues to do?

And since these views happen to be putting Huizar in a bad light and are accurate, too, the usual blogger(s) come out to press on to distract from the issues.

Jose Huizar knows what he did and it's only news to people who don't follow city political activity. Bad news.

February 15, 2011 4:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Huizar is a jerk.

February 15, 2011 4:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

From all the Huizarista posts today it is clear that Michael Trujillo was never fired.

What gives Huizy we thought you promised to get rid of him.

February 15, 2011 4:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Potheads support Rudy Rich?

No matter.

The xanax takers, valium poppers and single malt drinkers support No Way Jose.

February 15, 2011 5:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


OH DAMN, you figured it out with your pointy-little tinfoil hat on and everything.

It's ME, MEAT MICHAEL TURD-JILLO, blogging from the spinning alien space-ship RIGHT above you.

(Because, as we ALLLLLL know, a guy who wins LANDSLIDE victories twice in CD14 can't POSSIBLY have anyone but a paid ass-wipe like MT supporting him - and MUST be for pay!)

WATCH OUT, I may just TRANSPORT down to your RUBBER ROOM, and prove it to you.

Enjoy the bad sushi and warm beer at Rudy Rich's "DAMN I LOST BAAAAAAD" non-victory party, 3 weeks from tonight.

Maybe the POTHEAD clinic owners can give you all something for your PAAAAAAIIIIN.

I'm also gonna buzz it in my SPACE SHIP just to make sure none of you Rudy kool-aid drinker also DRINK AND TRANSPORT, and that Rudy isn't out there giving you tickets with his STOLEN FAKE POLICE BADGE, in an effort to get back some of his wasted ONE QUARTER MILLION dollars.

HELL, I know desperate BOOKIES who wouldn't have taken that BET from Rudy, just out of sheer COMPASSION.

February 15, 2011 5:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Teachers in LA and CA are the highest paid in the nation. Many are making six figure retirements. This is why we're broke.

The number of retirees earning $100,000 or more from the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) has increased dramatically since 2009.

Guess how many CalSTRS pensioners are earning between $75,000 and $99,999.99?


Combined you’re looking at 24,811 retired California teachers earning more than $75,000. That’s more than the entire population of Studio City.

There are many former Los Angeles Unified School District employees earning $100K or more. Edward Hernandez, Jr., formerly of the Rancho Santiago Community College District, who is earning $286,000 annually.

This is why we must shut down UTLA and LAUSD.

February 15, 2011 5:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


When the "messenger" is part of one the Northeast's least "open government" neighborhood councils, and was for some time actually it's president, then the "messenger" deserves to get his bile slapped back at him, for the sheer hypocrisy of it.

Look up "GLASSELL PARK NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL" on YouTube from a couple years back, and then tell me the "messenger" has any kind of moral intergrity to pass judgement on ANYONE else trying to represent people.

February 15, 2011 5:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The medical marijuana clinics got involved for one reason and oe reason only - Huizar lied to them.

Trained like Antonio by Parke, Huizar originally told these clinics what they wanted to hear. Then, jst lik Antonio, Huizar welched on his promises.

This seems to be the pattern for this groomed politician. No wonder people think he is lazy, he just couldn't keep up with the promises.

February 15, 2011 6:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

La Opinion has No Opinion that counts. Who reads that rag anyway?

February 15, 2011 7:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Still, you miss the point.

Not talking about WHO is commenting.

Talking about HUIZAR'S actions

Whether a comment posted is made by someone you do not consider morally qualified does not matter.

To try an analogy using baseball-
You may not like the announcer or you may have a favorite, but the play-by-play will come out the same by anyone watching the same ball game. Granted there's some variation in presentation, but an out is an out, a strike a strike and so on.

Don't need to be doing anything but watching the political games in city hall to call them.

February 15, 2011 7:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I say "THROW THE INCUMBENTS OUT!" They have all had their chance to do make budget cuts and trim the fat from spending to make sure our ciry would be ok to continue the services that our fore fathers voted to provide for residents and make our city a place where business' would come and people would move too. Since the fall of 2008 when our economy took a turn each elected official has had a chance to make the changes and cuts to our budget needed to keep us from losing the basic services our city officials need to provide.Tha'ts why we pay taxes... I say vote them out and bring in people who will not be afraid to make the big decisions to continue the services most needed and the ones we count on during this time when many have lost jobs and for those who can barely afford to stay afloat. Our government needs to understand they are there to represent the citizens. And provide services to them. I am tired of them voting for issues they have no control over or spending money our precious and hard earned money on anything other than what is considered basic services. I will not vote to raise taxes and I am tired of the game playing like we are stupid and don't know what's up! If they can't take their job serious, and quit worrying about their salaries instead of the job we sent them there to do, then our only alternative is to vote them out and bring in ones who will...Stop with the bologne and campaigning. These electives have had four years to do their jobs and show us they are doing the job citizens voted them in to do. Trying to say they'll do more their second term is acting like we are stupid. Transparency is all that matters. If they can cheat us out of that, we have to ask ourselves what else have we been cheated out of?....

February 15, 2011 8:38 PM  

Anonymous PaleoCon said:

Rich Republican,
The haters should buy him lunch and talk about how he made it rich. Bet it wasn't living on the backs of the working taxpayers. Wish I was a rich republican.
Hate from Dem leftist is unmatched that is for sure.

February 15, 2011 10:32 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

No coherent arguments of support for their chosen candidate, just childish, sarcastic rants at anybody who has an opposing viewpoint or dares to criticize CM Huizar.

I think we have two mediocre choices and it's a toss up who gets my vote. But I am leaning towards Martinez simply because Huizar has had 5 years to show what he could do for my part of CD14. And the answer is not much, if anything.

February 15, 2011 11:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The LA Weekly did an excellent piece on how it was Huizar, Garcetti and Ed Reyes fault the city got satucated with over 1,000 marijuana shops because they sat on their asses for 4 yrs allowing the loop holes to let them do business. Then when the people became outraged it was too late and all of a sudden Huizar is upset. How much has it cost the City of LA to have the /City Attorney write up the proper ordinance and how much has it cost making sure the illegal dispensaries are not operating???? Weekly said it best, Huizar is the laziness of all Council members.

February 16, 2011 8:04 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The correct Spanish word for lazy is perezoso. But the slang word is huevon which literally means big eggs as in sitting on your balls.

Huevon Huizy, that's the ticket - you can't make this stuff up.

February 16, 2011 9:44 AM  

Anonymous Captain Jack Sparrow said:

Good afternoon, Ladies and Gentlemen (removes hat and bows low with a flourish):

Are we talking about Hissy-Fit? Yes, I believe we are. And we're wondering why Hissy-Fit is the most favourable candidate for the job at hand? Apparently we are.

Sots, has it ever crossed your mind that perhaps Hissy-Fit has been pigeonholed? There are plenty of other opportunities to be had in the political landscape, but our boy Hissy-Fit doesn't seem to take them. Either he is extremely stupid....or he's being held back for a reason.

A man with his talents and capabilities surely must be wanted elsewhere. (looks around) I say, a man with his talents and capabilities must surely be wanted elsewhere. (looks confused) I SAID, A MAN WITH HIS TALENTS AND CAPABILITIES MUST SURELY BE WANTED ELSEWHERE. (looks around again) Bugger, nobody seems to want to take Hissy-Fit off our hands with something new and exciting for him to do that doesn't require much beyond shaking hands and kissing loose women.

(Looks at crew. Crew nods) Yes, I do believe that our boy Hissy-Fit has been pigeonholed. Or at the very least, shat upon. Savvy?

February 16, 2011 1:31 PM  

Anonymous g said:


February 16, 2011 1:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Capt. Jerk.

Do you not know by now that when you post stuff a day or two after the thread starts, almost no one reads it?

Pithy, waste. Not!

February 16, 2011 3:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


A $180K "pigeonhole".

Where do I get one like that?

Are you doing SO much better?

Is this supposed to make me feel SORRY for him, that he's one of the highest paid elected officials this side of Washington D.C.?

That he's undertaking a major revamp of a portion of downtown that could be his cache for the rest of his career?

That no one "wants" him to bust through term limits and take a job that pays 1/3 less, keeps him out of town in some dismal political hell-hole like Sacramento, or D.C. and makes him just one of a mass of liberal dems there?

(Finally one of this pirate dick-head's messages I actually understood the language and what it tells me is he's a wordy idiot with no real understanding of whats at stake or important in local politics).

I will READ no more, FOREVER!

February 16, 2011 3:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

3:12 p.m.

Nope it's the latest fallback from the people who can't seem to find a candidate who can even draw half as many votes in CD14 as Jose Huizar, and they're SO pissed.

Four years ago they tried to convince us to vote against him BECAUSE he was just going to "jump ship" after a year or two and head off to the assembly or congress (Remember "Alvin" - that's WHY he moved to Boyle??)

Now that he's stuck with us and worked out many of the half-completed projects the losers before him couldn't move along (including Parra, when he was pretending to work for Huizar) they'd like us to believe he has no other options, but to stay here...

Really? A guy who can pull in anywhere from 1/2 to 3/4 of a million in contributions to run for CITY COUNCIL is gonna have trouble getting into another position - whenever he decides to?

PUH-leez. Losers and snoozers, united against JOSE.

That's all he's been up against so far, and that's who's trying to bang on his rep now.

Keep working those "new" angles, children... we just ain't buying them.

February 16, 2011 8:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Just like the weed that the Rainforest Collective sells, Rudy's campaign will go up in smoke!

Here's info from the US Directory's listing of the Rainforest Collective, who are the people sponsoring www.nowayjose2011.com:

The Rainforest Collective is Los Angeles biggest, best medical marijuana dispensary. We carry all the best strains and have incredible prices.

Serving the local community for 3 years.

Somebody earlier suggested that they lost their car keys which is why they are getting a late start on their opposition campaign. I'd like to believe that they had too many "magic brownies" and finally woke up.

Either way, this is hilarious that they even got the website up and running.

February 17, 2011 10:56 AM  

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