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Friday, June 17, 2011

Friday Free for All

A former aide to Janice Hahn is losing his cushy airport job after finding himself in an Anthony Weiner-like sexting scandal. Mike Molina, who had been serving as Deputy Executive Director of Los Angeles World Airports, quit when confronted by Executive Director Gina Marie Lindsey over the allegations. Molina claims he is innocent but did admit to Lindsey that he used "bad judgment." Don't worry about Molina being homeless though, insiders are telling the Sister City that the skids are allegedly being greased for Molina to get a job with a major supporter of Hahn's.

Former Sister City blogger Joseph Mailander is feeling some heat from the LA Weekly. Mailander, who frequently skewers Republicans and conservatives, raises the ire of the Weekly with a post making the case that Hispanic Democrats dominate the state's legislative redistricting commission.  Ironically, a commenter accuses Mailander of playing both sides of the political fence whose "right wing repugnant self" has been more evident in Joseph's blog posts of late.  I really don't know what to think about that!

Bad idea: the LA City Council wants the LA Dodgers to be publicly owned.

Conan O'Brien wants to rename a section of a street in Van Nuys after himself.  O'Brien even wants to pay for the cleanup.  That sounds like a better deal than naming a school after Ramon Cortines.

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

If Molina is going to work for Berghoff, that will make for an interesting little pas de deux.

He will be able to personally thank the jerk who fed all this stuff to the media and the Mayor's office and caused him to lose his job.

We would all like to be flies on the wall in the 801 building.

June 17, 2011 4:52 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

To Mike Molina:

Do you remember all the times we left you messages asking for help with a matter in Hahn's district and you never returned any of the calls?

We're loving your embarrassing decline now, dopey.

$192,000 per year, and you couldn't dig into your own pocket to get your own iPhone?

Man, are YOU STUPID! Dude, you gave up a job in which you had to do NOTHING, barely show up for work, and get paid a BUNDLE that you could never earn in the private sector and an INCREDIBLE retirement package.

You sir, are an idiot, and we're loving it. "Noone" deserves this fate more than you. And Red Spot.

June 17, 2011 7:21 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

So, if it's a city phone, paid for by tax dollars, I would think his text messages fall under the CPRA.

June 17, 2011 7:40 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

RE: LAX managerial incident. This City is getting more and more like the private sector. Cronyism and favoritism will soon reign unhindered. This is what happens when you circumvent promotion based on the merit system, and hire based only on loyalty and obedience over qualifications and education. This is what privatization of City services will look like in 3 more years. Get ready.

June 17, 2011 7:43 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Excellent, 7:21 AM!

June 17, 2011 7:46 AM  

Anonymous Brigadier General Aguilar said:

Are there any sandwiches left in here?

June 17, 2011 7:49 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Joseph is telling the truth and anyone who wants to turn it into a race issue is an idiot. That's the card you play when you have no other cards.

June 17, 2011 9:05 AM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

I thought that Mailander was pro "La Raza Democrat" base upon this past exchange with the "Westside White Guy"?

From the "Westside White Guy" in 2005.

“My post yesterday about the Daily Breeze story on Fernando Guerra prompted a blast at me from blogger Joseph Mailander, suggesting my motivation for linking to the story was—get this—anti-Latino racism because I’m supposedly “a suburban white guy.” In two years of blogging, nobody has written more inaccurate trash about me than Mailander’s tripe. I know from his email and the timing of his rants that he’s bitter I don’t link to him more. Lately he invented the racist thing, apparently to attack posts that did not sufficiently praise Antonio Villaraigosa. I know we’re supposed to laugh this stuff off—especially from idiots like Mailander—and when I get legitimate criticism I usually note it and move on. But I don’t take talk of racism lightly, and I also don’t want to encourage Mailander to tell more lies. So this time, I called him on it, pointed out he’s the most unethical blogger I’ve ever encountered, and asked that he back up his words with facts. He declined, but an exchange ensued here where I made my point, if sloppily. For background, here’s some history, some of Mailander’s legacy in the comments here that prompted a few L.A. Observed readers to call him anti-Semitic, and Marc Cooper’s post about earlier Mailander antics. Sorry, I don’t usually do personal stuff here—and believe me, I won’t be making a habit of it.”

June 17, 2011 9:53 AM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Maybe we should call Mailander the "Bloggin Silver Lake Cracker"?

June 17, 2011 9:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Here's something you can take to the bank:

Molina's position will be filled by someone on the Mayor's staff as a reward for their loyal service.

There will be no advertising the position. No interviews. No attempt to find the best person for the job.

The position was originally created for this reason, and we will see it happen again as the Mayor nears the end of his term and he tries to help his friends.

June 17, 2011 10:17 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

There's nothing funnier than a bunch of white guys calling each other racists. It just never gets old, does it? LOL<

June 17, 2011 10:40 AM  

Anonymous Don Chorizo said:

Red Spot, tell us again what you said about Huizar's Chief of Staff! It was so funny!

June 17, 2011 10:42 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If the City Council wants an Act of Congress to enable the public to own the Dodgers, that says a lot about how the Council feels about the McCourts.

Is there anyone left who wants either one of them to continue to own the team?

June 17, 2011 11:03 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


The jerk who fed all the stuff to the media didn't cause Molina to lose his job. Molina did it all on his own.

Trust me, this is worse that his nephew sending him a photo. The City Attorney is OK with that kind of incidental use of city phones. That includes calling your wife on a cell phone or land line to tell her you're going to be late. Everyone does that in City Hall.

Molina's sins were far worse. If the proof was gathered through a PRA request then the information is available to anyone ... you, me, KCAL.

June 17, 2011 11:07 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who was the blogger that compared LA County Republican Chairwoman Jane Barnett to Ms. Piggy?


June 17, 2011 11:26 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Red Spot (Anonymous @11:26), quit trying to start fights with Joseph. You lose every time.

June 17, 2011 12:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Fernando Guerra? Red Spot you should look into how much money this self proclaimed "export" on Latino politics got from Alatorre and his buddies. Wasn't Fernando the guy that was supposed to write Alatorre's book?

June 17, 2011 12:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It's so intriguing to me how Red Spot seemly has zero capacity for shame. He's been absolutely roasted by Joseph on several occasions; verbal lashings so brutal that I winced, shook my head and thanked God I wasn't on the receiving end. And yet he comes back for more, again and again. Why?

June 17, 2011 12:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Off topic, I know, but does anyone know where I can get a cowboy hat like the one Phil Jennerjahn wears? Thanks in advance!

June 17, 2011 1:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

He was setting up sex with men in his texts.

He offered to pay for sex with some of them.

He offered to pay to fly them out to meet him while he travelled on LAWA business.

He told men to meet him in his hotel room on the same floor as Lindsey.

He sexually harassed a male subordinate with an email about that subordinate's "tight ass".

This is not about his personal life.

This is about misuse of resources and abuse of power and position.

June 17, 2011 11:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It sounds like the "Molina's Weiner Scandal"

June 18, 2011 6:24 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


And you know this how?

June 18, 2011 12:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Red Spot keep up the great work. People who attack you personally are obviously afraid you are putting out info we all need to know. Notice they all don't go to other blogs but continue to waste time posting against you here. Immature, juveniles. The fact that Mailander would even give you the time of day suggests to many you ares also pushing his buttons and are important otherwise why would he bother?

June 19, 2011 7:23 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Most people at LAWA know that Molina was trolling 4 man love b/c copies of some of the sexts have been making their way around 4 months now. Worst kept secret ever. Even janitors know that Molina liked baseball but only played catcher. Lindsey will eventually have 2 give the sexts 2 Goldstein and Weikel eventually and then you will get to C what we have all been reading 4 a while now no matter how many fits she throws and lies she tells to try to stop it. She lost her lap dog and she no be happy.

June 21, 2011 12:03 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If Molina's sexts were nothing serious why did he resign and why won't Lindsay hand over the sext messages to the press?

The only jerk here is Molina for failing his boss and sexually harassing subordinates.

How can Lindsay say that she didn't read the sexts but she knows that nothing illegal was in them?

How can Lindsay say case closed and not hand over the sexts when no one knows whether or not Molina solicited male prostitution or paid for male prostitutes to travel to meet up with him on business trips, or exchanged sexts with someone doing business with LAWA?

Look at the guy I doubt that anyone would have had sex with him without being paid a few benjis for it.

June 22, 2011 10:32 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey Anonymous 6/17 - 11:38 PM. Are you an idiot or what? Everybody at LAWA know who ya are and what ya did. Don't need to give us more hints. Whats sick is ur getting a kick out of all this. Get a life and do sumthin good with it instead of tryin to screw people around.

July 01, 2011 11:08 AM  

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