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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Los Angeles Politics Hotsheet for Thursday

Hey, it's better than a pic of a crying baby!

We'll kick off this hotsheet with Ron Kaye's piece on the hiring of Ackley Padilla, the little brother of Alex Padilla, as CRA head Chris Essel's assistant. Ackley, who was unemployed and not a college graduate, got the high paying position by appointment. No job search for the most qualified candidate was conducted, just Chris Essel scratching Alex's back and giving his kid brother a cushy job on your dime.

Councilman Krekorian has proposed a series of reforms to update the neighborhood council system including better training for NC board members and streamlining the funding process. CM Krekorian recently held a series of town halls to gather input from NC members and stakeholders on improving the NC system.

That was fast! The very next day after the Wisconsin Supreme Court overturned a lower court ruling that blocked implementation of a union busting law, Wisconsin labor unions have filed suit in federal court to challenge that decision.

 The Citizens of Los Angeles actually owning the Dodgers? The LA City Council is asking the US Congress to allow Angelenos to be part of any bidding process to buy the troubled team. I'm not sure why the US Congress has to be involved, but Janice Hahn's proposal is certainly intriguing.  A baseball version of the Green Bay Packers (who are owned by the citizens of Green Bay) in Los Angeles? I like it!

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

Obama is spending millions per day on Libya war, even though he doesn't have the permission of the House of Representatives to do so.


Can you say impeachment?
I can't.
But it shows he has great disregard for the formal functions of government.

June 16, 2011 7:00 AM  

Anonymous trojan2002 said:

Because leagues like MLB and NFL are multi-state ventures, there's interstate commerce involved, which gave congress the authority to pass a law restricting ownership interests in sports franchises.

Speaking of unions Joe... how come they are NOT arguing against the raids on employers by ICE?
hmmmm... wonder why we don't have a realistic immigration policy moving forward in this country?

And what, no talk of the state budget? Dems pass a budget just keep their paycheck... a budget that involves taking money from schools AND illegally taking money from a cigarette tax? Let's not forget the illegal increase in sales tax.

June 16, 2011 7:01 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Poor little sweetie Anthony Weiner FINALLY decides to resign after lying and lying and lying and lying.


June 16, 2011 7:01 AM  

Anonymous trojan2002 said:

7am- his argument for not needing congressional approval is pretty ingenious... our soldiers are not being fired upon so it's not really a war or conflict.
I don't think it's impeachable but sure does point to what kind of thug he is.

June 16, 2011 7:03 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Joe, why are you being a spoiled sport?

I complimented you for not posting the same, tired photo that Red Spot always uses, and then I teased you about a liberal quitting Congress.

Not posting the comment? I thought you were stronger than that. What happened to the blogger who could take it as good as he dishes it out? Maybe that didn't describe you at all.

I thought you were bigger than that.

June 16, 2011 7:05 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Weiner's resignation is a major blow to high ranking Senator Chuck Shumer, who mentored Weiner.

June 16, 2011 7:07 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Congressman Wiener quits!

June 16, 2011 7:07 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Anthony Weener gets roasted outta the Capitol Bldg in press conference!

Hooty Hoo!

June 16, 2011 7:08 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Weinergate is NOTHING compard to the "Fast & Furious" controversy that will ultimately hang Eric Holder.

He is THE worst Attorney General since Janet Reno, also a Dem appointee.

June 16, 2011 7:21 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Christ Essel = Democrat

Alex Padilla = Democrat

Ackley Padilla = formerly unemployed, un-degreed Democrat


Villaraigosa? Democrat who couldn't pass the Bar exam 3x!

Rocky Delgadillo = lying, thieving Democrat.

Nuch Trutanich = lying Democrat

Richard AlarCON = indicted Democrat

Janice Hahn = idiot Democrat

I do like Paul Krekorian, though. So while you keep electing these lying, thieving Democrats and you Joe in particular touted their candidacies, you have no right to complain about moves like this.

June 16, 2011 7:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wiener quits after porn star outs him as encouraging her to lie!

June 16, 2011 8:02 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Smart, beautiful Michele Bachmann is the right woman for America!

June 16, 2011 8:10 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Michael, Joseph Mailander's blog is complaining about some blowhard Republican who made comments about Italians and hurt Mike Gatto's feelings. (must be Mike Gatto's day to pander to Italians).

Why does Mailander appear so inconsistent? He makes comments about Protestants and Christians all the time.


June 16, 2011 11:12 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

11:12 who is joseph mailander and why should I care?

June 16, 2011 11:45 AM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Should be easy today to find pictures of crying democrats : )

June 16, 2011 11:50 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Red Spot, YOU are partially responsible for Huizar winning another term. I know that's hard to accept, but it's the truth.

June 16, 2011 11:55 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

11:12 AM = obviously Higby. Noone else cares about the poor wittew Chwistians.

June 16, 2011 12:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

WHO CARES about what someone said about Italian-Americans. My Gawd! I can't stand you politically correct p****s with your stupid distractions! Gag me!

Here's something that matters: Jerry Brown vetoed a Democrat budget that included illegal tax increases. It proves Jerry has (at least some) integrity. Give credit where due.

June 16, 2011 12:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Ackley doen't have a college degree. Didn't Alex graduate from MIT and isn't he always pushing for Latinos to get in to college? Yet he can't even get his little brother to get educated? But I guess you don't need a college degree to get Chris some Starbucks, it doesn't take much to stand in line.

How much is he getting paid? Where is John Perez to decry this nepotism?

June 16, 2011 1:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

7:57, we keep electing democrats because the republicans are so into the wrong social issues and into women's bodies that one day I expect them to start burning people at the stakes. Dumb and corrupt democrats are not as frightening as the primitive and loony republicans.

June 16, 2011 3:08 PM  

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