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Saturday, December 29, 2012


Caption this .........................
OMG! Charlie Seen and Tony Villar south of the border via the LA Times.  

Friday, December 28, 2012

Nominations for the 2012 Mayor Sam Political Ass Clown Awards

Its Time to open Nominations for the 2012 Mayor Sam Political Ass Clown Awards!! 
The lovely, curvy cheeks of our happy, right to work model
The Honorary Ass Clown Awards Master of Ceremony Herb "Mini Amin" Wesson.

Hola to all as we near 2012 getaway time. 
On this last Friday of the year, the Mayor Sam Ass Clown Awards Committee, reconstituted itself at the local corner liquor store in CD 14, to brown bag our 2012 Political Ass Clown Awards Nominations. In the spirit of fostering an interactive dialog, we would like to extend an invitation to our cyber audience, to add your own nominations. With thanks to the nomination committee of numerous ex CD 14 staffers, Chato, Beto, Reggie and the over-taxed corner liquor store immigrant owner, we present our nominees, with the final awards secured in their respective brown bags until New Years Day---Scott Johnson.

Governor Moonbeam II
The One Party State of "Greece on the Pacific".
The former California Republican Party.
The 47% of uneducated voters.
The other 6% who helped reelect President Barack "H" Obama..
The California Democrats who passed AB 109.
Union Thug Mario Brito formerly of Occupy LA.
The mystical Fiscal Cliff.
The City Clowncil Central Committee
Termed-out Sacramento budget wreckers, turned City Clowncil Candidates.
The Old Gray Collectivist Hag on Spring Street.
The Infant Assemblyman Mike Gatto.
Each morning I wake up knowing that Barack "H" Obama was reelected President.
The "Weedleaf of Record".
"MEAT" (just because ; ).
....... and his "enabling Maven".
The incarcerated John Noguez (still on the public payroll).
Michael Bai
The 2012 City of LA Redistricting Committee.
Corrupt Building and Safety Inspectors. (Dedicated to City-wide Sam In).
The "GORDA" of LAUSD Board of Education.
The soon to be former AEG LA LIVE City-State.
Tim LIEweke.
The AlarCON Political Crime Family.
The multiple personas of City Councilman Paul Krekorian's Communications Director.
Gatto Truthers.
The Autry National Center.
Soon to be CD 4 City Council Candidate Andrew Westall.
The Villar Greuel.
The Bloggin Comandante of the Weekly of Record.
The "WWG".
The Dangerous Enemy of Freedom Lisa Sarno.
The former populist City Councilman Paul Krekorian.
Ed "No Chinatown Walmart" Reyes.
Now Carpetbagging Assemblyman Jimmy "PAC Laundryman" Gomez.
The diminutive strongman of the City Clowncil Central Committee Herb "Mini Amin" Wesson.
The lush President of the Board of Public Works Andrea AlarCON.
Ancient Gun Buyback Events.
A certain Dear Charro, Princeton Graduate City Councilman Jose Huizar.
LAPD Hollenbeck Division Field Sobriety Unit.
CRA LA with Chris Essel.
The Private Citizen/Political Consultant John Shallman.
A wannabee Aztec Educator in El Sereno.
......... and for the last time as the failure Mayor of Cuidad de Los Angeles Anttonio Ramon Villar!!
A vendido failure.
Your nominations are greatly appreciated.
Happy New Year!!
Scott Johnson in CD 14.   

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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Ana Cubas "Endorsement Lump of Coal" via SEIU Local 99

Did SEIU 99 insiders rig the LA County Labor Federation CD 9 Endorsement for State Senator Curren Price, over former CD 14 Chief of Staff Ana Cubas? 

Former CD 14 Chief of Staff and current CD 9 City Council Candidate Ana Cubas.
SEIU 99's Endorsement Gift to union ally Ana Cubas?

This is not the way to treat a sister.
But when the sister is former CD 14 Chief of Staff turned CD 9 City Council Candidate Ana Cubas, we dare say, Karma is a B....!
Sternburger is reporting SEIU Local 99 members were recruited to attend the recent town hall endorsements who would tend to vote for the candidates the union wanted to endorse,the email from sternburger has been included below with additional highlighting.This would explain how the members choice Ana Cubas was not the endorsed winner, and members coaxed by executive board members and organizers in all the locals pushed hard for Curren Price the obvious push came when the members of Local 99 before announcing their choice walked out of the general meeting and did not participate, preventing an endorsement for Cubas. We have been told that their choice clearly was Ana Cubas the experienced former Chief of Staff for our friend Jose Huizar the honorable councilman from the 14th district. However they could not make that vote and were told they had to play politics and not cast that vote.

...... and judging from the email, Ana was the recipient of an endorsement lump of coal. So sad that Ana's quest for status will end in March (HaHa!!)

Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14

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Hey! A Kevin James Campaign retort of a "Villar Greuel" Audit

The Kevin James Campaign announces "Wendy Watch".
We share Mayoral Candidate Kevin James chuckle at the expense of "The Villar Greuel".
Will "The Villar Greuel's" leftward political conversion end in a mayoral opportunity?

** Blogger's note: We would like to give the Kevin James Campaign props for the "Wendy Watch" creation. Lord knows how much documented material future Wendy Watches could draw from in highlighting The Villar Greuel's contributing actions that have led Los Angeles to the edge of the fiscal and ethical abyss---Scott Johnson.

Thursday, December 20, 2012 - ISSUE 1

Dear Friends,
We’d like to welcome you to the new ‘Wendy Watch’. An informative periodic publication that will highlight and fact check the creative public service announcements coming from the incredible spin machine over at Camp Greuel and her official city press operation paid for by the taxpayers. 
Today, we’d like to offer some insightful analysis on Wendy’s latest ‘audit’. We pose some questions we believe Wendy should answer, and we hope you'll ask. Looking forward to talking with you along the campaign trail.
Happy reading,
Jeff Corless
Campaign Manager
James for Mayor

      Yesterday, City Controller Wendy Greuel announced via Twitter that her office discovered through an audit (click here for her release) covering the period of July 2009 through October 2011 that city employees were paid for non-reimbursable commuting mileage, amounting to as much as $35,000 per year. A sum she broadcasts as more than $325,000 in over payments total. As usual, Wendy’s math doesn’t seem to add up, but we’ll let her explain that.

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Morning Briefs on the Gun Buyback Scheme for Thursday

Free groceries entices thousands to give up their firearms.
 Any symbolic political exercise is not complete without pandering politicians.
Any symbolic political exercise is not complete without a press/photo op.

With the likes of CD 15 City Councilman Joe Buscaino, City Controller/Mayoral Candidate Wendy "The Villar Greuel" and Mayor Antonio Villar in full view of the media, symbolism reign while the inconvenient truths on the follies of gun buybacks, was not on the agenda of an enabling press corps.
Leave it to this supposed subjective blogger to ask some objective questions regarding yesterday's symbolic endeavor.
First, in the wake of the fact that mentally-impaired individuals have been responsible for recent acts of mass shootings, why do we not make mental health counseling more readily available?
Third, were knives, bats, chains, and cars (** the LA Weekly reports on the bloody epidemic of hit and runs city-wide), which can also cause mass harm, part of yesterday's buyback?
Fourth, will the pandering politicos who were so ready to partake in yesterday's symbolic exercise, tell those who gave up their tool of self-defense, how thin LAPD is stretched and how many patrol vehicles are actually on duty, in areas like Northeast LA?
If constituents actually knew the truth about how stretched thin LAPD really is and the debacle that is the democratic-supported AB 109, then I dare say that a "gun handout program" is what is really needed. After all, is that what President Barack "H" Obama's ATF did in Mexico with the "Fast and Furious Program"?
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14    

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Before She Was an Expert on Crime?

Is this the Celeste Fremon of the crime and punishment blog, Witness LA, then a USC cheerleader in this 1968 episode of the game show, Hollywood Squares? The things you find on YouTube!

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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

A Mayor Sam Merry Christmas to All

Angelinos can rejoice in the fact that this is the last Christmas under the fail reign of Mayor Antonio Villar.
We would like to extend a most blessed Christmas greetings to all our readers (and spoll checkers) on this most special day. Christmas of 2013 is more special knowing that this is the last Humbug Christmas under the fail two-terms of Mayor Antonio Ramon Villar. In honor of this, we link to a "Mayor Villar Christmas Carol", via the KFI "John and Ken Show". (** forward the pod cast to the 10:00 mark and "ahhh along"!)
Merry Christmas!!
Scott Johnson in CD 14

Friday, December 21, 2012

Christmas Getaway Briefs Dump on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Friday

No LA County Felony Child Endangerment Charges for Andrea AlarCON.
City of Los Angeles Board of Public Works President Andrea AlarCON.
The race has tighten in within the AlarCON Political Familia, regarding who will be the first convicted for nefarious behavior.
With the Los Angeles County District Attorney deciding not to press for felony child endangerment charges against Mayor Antonio Villar's top person at the Board of Public Works, its up now to City Attorney Carmen Trutanich to move forward with misdemeanor charges.
The offspring of the CD2/7 City Councilman can thank the lucky timing (for her) of General Service Police, in finding her daughter at City Hall, soon after telling her that she would return in ten minutes, for being the basis of the District Attorney's decision not to press for felony charges. After all, how many of us are so fortunate to have on stand by, law enforcement officers to watch our kids, when we make an instantaneous choice to get inebriated with the mayor ........... errrrrr, staffer?
As the Andrea AlarCON Controversy bounces from city to county, back to city jurisdiction again, with a possible next top in the "Greece on the Pacific's" Attorney General Office, Ms. AlarCON can do the right things, take accountability and RESIGN!
** To the increasing number of gun buyers and NRA members within Ciudad de Los Angeles, City Attorney Carmen "Big Nuch" Trutanich, has a letter for you ...... and all your background data. We wonder if "Big Nuch" has also crafted letters to the high number of "hit and run drivers" and all the supposed "low level, non violent parolees" via AB 109, warning them to be on their best behavior?
** The "Old Gray Collectivist Hag on Spring Street" has some "ethical issues" regarding City Clowncil Central Committee Strongman Herb "Mini Amin" Wesson's appointee to the Ethics Commisssion. May we dare offer some advise to the former fishwrap of record? Increasing you story budget allocated to the ethical follies at 200 Spring Street, just may net you some "Bell-like" exclusives. 
** On the subject of humans using guns in a irresponsible manner, none other than LA Wave Newspaper Columnist Betty Pleasant opines that it is time to abolish the Second Amendment right to bear arms. Thus, for the citizens of South LA and beyond, we hope that Betty will provide baseball bats so that her neighbors can protect themselves from the failure of prison realignment, who are roaming the streets of their former hoods. 
TRUTANICH WITH 23 POINT LEAD December 20th, 2012 HAPPY HOLIDAYS!The clock is ticking - Christmas is just around the corner and so is New Year’s. Time to celebrate! And the reelection campaign for City Attorney Carmen “Nuch” Trutanich is doing just that – celebrating! A survey commissioned by the campaign, testing 500 likely voters citywide, shows Trutanich with a 42-19 percent lead over his rival, Assemblyman Michael Feuer. Two other candidates in the race get 8 percent each.Talk about a reason to celebrate! Rick Taylor, Trutanich’s chief reelection strategist, was beside himself. “This poll is great news,” said Taylor. “It shows Nuch has a clear path to victory. With the right amount of financial resources the city attorney is headed for the winner’s circle, and the residents of Los Angeles will be the real victors.”

Your thoughts and Merry Christmas!
Scott Johnson in CD 14

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Garcetti has slight lead in latest Mayoral Poll

LA Weekly's Gene Maddaus reports mayoral candidate CD 13 City Councilman Eric Garcetti, has slight lead in latest independent poll.
Can Garcetti forge a progressive coalition city-wide to "occupy new third-floor office space" at 200 Spring Street?
According to the "Weekly of Record's" Gene Maddaus, City Councilman Eric Garcetti has a narrow lead over the "Villar Greuel" in a private poll. The poll, which was not commissioned by any of the candidates, states the following results .........
Eric Garcetti 22 Wendy Greuel 19 Jan Perry 8 Kevin James 5 Emanuel Pleitez 1
Undecided 44
Margin of error: +/- 4 Sample size: 500 likely voters.

With 44% undecided and as the "Old Gray Collectivist Hag on Spring Street" highlights today in its print edition, all four of the major campaigns are "coalition builders in progress", as they seek to create the political formula that will garner a top-two finish in the March Election. For Councilman Garcetti, that effort took him into fellow candidate Emanuel Pleitez's El Sereno hood for a "meet and greet" at the Antigua Bread Store. Judging from the photographs below and from eyewitnesses accounts, the former City Council President was warmly received by prominent members of the largely-Latino community.

Former LA-32 Neighborhood Council President Anthony Manzano chats with Garcetti. 
Garcetti shakes hands with Concern Neighbors of El Sereno's Val Marquez.
Marquez continues chat with Garcetti.
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

"MEAT" works "The City Maven" on the behalf of CD 13 Candidate John Choi

In a Mayor Sam Exclusive, we disclose an email that highlights City Hall Insider/ Driver/ Bloggin Operative Michael "MEAT" Trujillo working "The City Maven" for positive coverage regarding the CD 13 City Council Campaign of "connected" John Choi.
 We know how much former Mayor Sam blogger Michael "MEAT/ Chief Parker" Trujillo loves being the subject of blog posts via yours truly. 
 How much "MEAT ingredients" go into Alice "The City Maven" Walton's "Morning Decaffeinated Coffee"?
The Labor Left Political Machine anointed candidate in CD 13 John Choi.

We are sure that former Mayor Villar and LA County Labor Federation staffer, now CD 13 City Council Candidate John Choi, would take no offense if we called him a "labor insider".
With his insider ties and the endorsement of the powerful LA County Labor Federation, Choi has front runner status in a crowded field of candidates. 
But if Choi is to become the Korean Villar/Ludlow, Progressive/Labor darling of the City Clowncil Central Committee, then he must deal with the "MEAT" issue.
We  understand that Choi and MEAT would know each other well during their enabling days, serving the machine. Most recently, MEAT and Choi served their political masters well on the now litigious 2012 Redistricting Commission. But with Choi engaging a large, talented CD 13 field of candidates, the narcissus proclivities of "MEAT" may do his campaign damage as this "leaked email" illustrates.

On Mon, Jul 2, 2012 at 1:05 PM, Michael Trujillo wrote:
So in a few moments Alice Walton at KPCC will be writing about Choi's impressive haul - 100k in 19 days.
Would really appreciate it you could all link to it on your FB accounts - i'll send out the link once it posts.
Its critical that many people (the right people) read this - since there are many political hurdles we have to navigate and getting this piece of critical information out - might slow some people down from even entering the race.

Its nice to know that a supposed objective reporter, is allegedly an willing enabler of "MEAT's and his political bosses agenda. Plus, the fact that the story was intended to impact other candidates from entering the race, qualifies the missive as an example of bias agenda journalism. But then it was the "enabling Maven" who help spearhead the "MEAT political rehabilitation tour", after his infamous email and termination from the CD 14 City Councilman Jose Huizar reelection campaign.

But knowing MEAT's documented history of turning sure victories, into stunning defeats (think Measure B), then it should be no surprise that hardly anyone has dropped out, despite the strong arm tactics of the Choi Campaign.

Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14

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Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Wednesday

Will City Clowncil Central Committee Strongman Herb "Mini Amin" Wesson face leadership challenge from  an Assemblyman, turned CD 7 City Council Candidate Felipe Fuentes? 
 The reigning despot of the City Clowncil Central Committee Herb "Mini Amin" Wesson.
State Senator Alex Padilla (left) and Assemblyman Felipe "Mini Padilla" Fuentes (right).

What should come first? The candidacy for city council or the campaign for the presidency of the City Clowncil Central Committee?
As the Los Angeles County Labor Federation announces its endorsements for termed-out Sacramento Labor  Lefties in search of a higher political living wage, one of those, Assemblyman and current CD 7 city council candidate Felipe Fuentes, apparently wants the same title (and power), that his political mentor State Senator Alex Padilla, had before moving on to Sacramento.
One political observer opine that City Clowncil Central Committee Strongman Herb “Mini Amin” Wesson, has been weaken in recent months, via his handling of the now litigious 2012 Redistricting fiasco and his treatment of colleagues, along with former city officials.
If Fuentes wins the election to replace indicted CD 2/7 City Councilman Richard AlarCON, may we dare say a looming battle for the top position, may pit one “Mini” against another?
** Assemblyman Gil “One Bill” Cedillo saw his chances of replacing CD 1 City Councilman Ed Reyes, greatly improve when he picked up the County Labor Federation endorsement. The fact that Councilman Reyes endorsed now Assemblyman Jimmy “PAC laundryman” Gomez, may not pay off in his quest to see his Chief of Staff Jose Gardea , replace him on the horseshoe.
** We are searching for the video, but according to a good source, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck stated that if LAPD officers were at the Sandy Hook School, the mass killings would of never taken place
** KABC AM Talk Show Host and Daily News Columnist Doug McIntyre, keyboards on the lousy example of government that is the Children’s Museum fiscal fiasco.
Your thoughts …………..
Scott Johnson in CD 14

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Morning Briehs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Tuesday

Mayoral Candidate Eric Garcetti does a Ramona Gardens Christmas
The Fifth Annual Gabriel Acosta Christmas Celebration in Ramona Gardens. Photo via Eric Garcetti Twitter page.

Memo to CD 14 City Councilman and Wendy "The Villar Greuel" supporter Jose Huizar, your city council colleague and mayoral candidate Eric Garcetti, came in deep into CD 14 to help former RG gangster Gabriel Acosta celebrate his Fifth Annual Christmas Miracle for the youth and families in Ramona Gardens.
Reports from those on hand was very positive of Garcetti, who served pancakes to the gift-bearing  bikers and worked the crowd for over an hour. As you can tell from above, Garcetti rode in on a fire truck ans was warmly greeted by the community.
It is safe to say that many RG voters will remember Eric Garcetti come election time in March.
** The Daily News rightfully outs the City Clowncil Central Committee for allocating DWP and Sanitation money to feed the wasteful money beast that is the proposed Children Museum near Hanson Dam.
** LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and Mayor Antonio Villar had time for some media pandering yesterday to announced stepped-up visitation of K-5 school campuses by LAPD, in wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy. The two also took time to implore residents to give up their firearms. But as the under-reported death total continues to rise in regards to the failure of AB 109 mandated prison realignment, now is the time to have firearm protection from thousands of so called "Low Level, Non Violent Offender Paroles" now roaming the streets. 
** Surprise, surprise, mayoral candidate City Controller Wendy "The Villar Greuel" wants to let former Mayor Villar staffer and fellow mayoral candidate Emanuel Pleitez be included in all future debates. Many see Pleitez's mayoral bid as a protest campaign against supposed Latino Eric Garcetti. In addition to the Pleitez debate inclusion issue, LA Weekly Gene Maddaus has this comment on candidate Kevin James via "The Villar Greuel's" Campaign Consultant John Shallman, regarding "The Villar Greuel" attack on James at Saturday's debate.

James told the Weekly the question shows that she thinks of him as a threat. "Her stretch to apply it in the debate showed desperation," he said.
The other candidates usually ignore James -- who routinely accuses them of being corrupt -- but Greuel decided it was high time to go after him.
"No one has been talking about the GOP elephant in the room," Shallman said. "Kevin James is a Tea Party, right-wing radical who is a shock-jock radio guy. The issue with Kevin James is his recklessness. If you're running for mayor, you want to know that the person who has his hand on the wheel is in firm control of the facts and can handle a crisis without doing crazy things."

Strange, the "Private Citizen/Political Consultant" handles alleged monetary crisis in his supposed two consultant household, by doing business (allegedly) with whom?

Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14

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Monday, December 17, 2012

The Environmental Hypocrisy of Mayor Villar, Councilman Huizar and the "Blue/Green" Sierra Club

The "Green/Blue Hypocrites" of the Los Angeles Political Machine.
 Current Sierra Club National Board of Directors Member Susana Reyes, speaking as the club's Los Angeles County Political Director in 2005, as the "green/blue environmental organization", announced its endorsement of then mayoral candidate Antonio Villaraigosa. When Reyes is not giving her endorsement bless to enabling "green/blue politicos, she is the Director of Human Resources for the DWP.   
Susana Reyes's former Sierra Club LA County Political Committee co-member and Coalition for Clean Air member Martin Schlageter, who is now on CD 14 City Councilman Jose Huizar's staff as a "Policy Director.

What a surprise for this former Sierra Club republican conservationist member, to see his former LA County Politicall Committee co-member Susana Reyes asking questions of the candidates, at the environmental-theme mayoral debate, this last Saturday.
It seems like yesterday (when it was 2007) that Reyes, Schlageter, then Councilman Huizar Chief of Staff Joe Avila, along with two other members of the Sierra Club Central Group Political Committee, meet at the defunct El Sereno "Antigua Coffee Shop" (** link here and scroll down to "Capt Jack Sparrow's comment on the get together).. 
Reyes, Schlageter and Avila called the meeting to discuss the "green virtues" of CD 14 City Councilman Jose Huizar, who was running for his first full term against former staffer Alvin Parra (who made a sneaky appearance at the meeting). The end result was that Councilman Huizar received the endorsement of the Central Group and the Angeles Chapter of John Muir's organisation.
Some five years later, Reyes and Schlageter have parlayed their green background into greener fiscal opportunities, but the environmental cost of their "blue enabling ways", have and will cause serious adverse consequences on a sensitive ecological gem, Henry T. Hazard Park and Wetlands.
.Hazard Park Illegal Storm Drain Blowout.

As another storm system approaches this evening, Hazard Park once again face an adverse illegal discharge of untreated storm runoff on its impacted green space, in the background, untreated runoff from this decades long broken storm drain, will impact the sensitive Hazard Park Wetlands. Maybe Schlageter can ask his new boss why he transferred $750,000 set aside to repair this storm drain breach, to a project at Garvanza Park?

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Villaraigosa Schedules Gun Buyback: But They Don't Work

Mine is this big!

In the wake of the tragic shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, as those impacted mourn and experience incredible pain, and the rest of the nation weeps with them, leave it to glad handing politicians try to exploit the issue for the latest gain.

Locally, we hear word that our own Mayor, Antonio Villaraigosa, is moving up a planned gun buyback program to the day after Christmas.

We all know about these programs. Those with guns are encouraged to bring them to some location in exchange for cash, Nikes, movie tickets, lap dances, whatever is enticing to the gun owning public.

The problem is, like gun control, they don't work to reduce gun violence. We have seen hundreds of these events around the country and the level of violence has yet to reduce

From Wikipedia:

Gun "buy-back" programs are a strategy aimed at influencing the firearms market by taking guns "off the streets". Gun "buy-back" programs have been shown to be ineffective, with the National Academy of Sciences citing theory underlying these programs as "badly flawed." Guns surrendered tend to be those least likely to be involved in crime, such as old, malfunctioning guns with little resale value, muzzleloading or other blackpowder guns, antiques chambered for obsolete cartridges that are no longer commercially manufactured or sold, or guns that individuals inherit but have little value in possessing. Other limitations of gun "buy-back" programs include the fact that it is relatively easy to obtain gun replacements, often of better guns than were relinquished in the "buy-back." Also, the number of handguns used in crime (approximately 7,500 per year) is very small compared to the approximately 70 million handguns in the United States (i.e., 0.011%).

But when has a politician ever turned down something that doesn't work if it gets their picture in the paper?

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Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political machine for Monday

We proudly bestow the moniker of "Villar Greuel" on the City Controller formerly known as the "Valley Greuel"
For the reigning opportunist of the 2013 Mayoral Campaign Wendy "Villar Greuel", being a former republican turned democratic opportunist, may not result in a July "mayoral designation".

Great Monday to all as so called objective political pundits opine on Saturday’s televised Mayoral Debate from Little Tokyo. Thus, let this subjective bloggin political observer start today cyber dialog by bestowing a new bloggin moniker on a former republican, turned auditing political opportunist City Controller Wendy "the formerly Valley Greuel"..

In the wake of her "groundbreaking endorsements" from the likes of Senator Barbara Boxer, Assembly Speaker John Perez, CD 14 City Councilman Jose Huizar and fundraisers hosted by the connected wind energy speculator Ari Swiller, we are honor to bestow the moniker of “Villar Greuel” on the formerly known “Valley Greuel”.

In Saturday’s debate, the newly bestowed “Villar Greuel”, showed that she shares the same opportunist proclivities as the former Tony Villar of City Terrace, by her attack on supposed “Radical Right-Wing Radio Host” and fellow mayoral candidate Kevin James.

The “Villar Greuel’s” planned attack on James may prove costly in more way than one. First, when your campaign consultant is none other than “Private Citizen/ Political Consultant" Johns Shallman, the cost of planning an attack on your debate opponent, is likely to be way above the market rate. Second, unlike other consultants who are true to their political beliefs, Shallman (or was it his wife?) is not above making seven-figures bank, from the likes of  I.E. group “ED Voice”, who had connections with the supposed “Radical Right Wing” Walton Family and the Tea Party.

The “Villar Greuel” should also remember that many in the San Fernando Valley’s CD 2 will remember her attempt to carpetbag Chris Essel into her former City Council seat. CD 2 constituents may also remember who appointed Chris Essel to the head of the defunct CRA LA. None other than the “Villar Greuel‘s” namesake and out-going Mayor Antonio Villar.

** The Downtown News Editor and "Scribe of Wit" Jon Regardie has his second installment of the "Super Fantastic Mayor's Race Quiz". We excerpt this quiz question.

4) Which event did not cause Wendy "the Villar Greuel" to send out an email to supporters asking for money? a) August 2012 arrived b) the end of the September 2012 filing period was 11 hours away c) a Super PAC was established on behalf of Republican candidate Kevin James d) USC played UCLA in football e) Wendy got a new puppy f) the 2013 mayoral election was exactly one year away g) the 2013 mayoral election was exactly 100 days away

** The Downtown News in its latest edition calls upon the City Clowncil Central Committee Strongman Herb "Mini Amin" Wesson, to apologize to former Mayor Richard Riordan for his disgusting behavior at a recent City Clowncil meeting, I"ll bet a 30 day suspension from City Council Public Comment, that "Mini Amin" replies NYET to the Downtown Weekly.

** What would a Monday be without the Daily News Rick Orlov's "Tipoff Column", where you can find out what side the various Los Angeles politicos will take, in regards to the proposed sale tax hike?

Questions regarding Mayor Antonio Villar's GRYD Program, awarding of sub contracts to politically connected non-profits.
Legacy LA employees Issac Caldera (left) and George Sarabia (right, **or is it "Jorge Villapudua"?) with Hollenback LAPD Sargent Marquez. 

The 2013 mayoral candidates may want to opine how a politically connected non-profit like Legacy LA could be awarded contracts , when one of its employees has an alias that is unknown to most of the community, which he works with. Maybe the reason for the alias has to do with the follow "past episode"?.
It is Jorge Villapudua AKA: George Sarabia
Date of birth is May 2, 1970 Hispanic Male, height 70 inches, weight 160 pounds, black hair and brown eyes Arresed on March 1, 2008 by Los Angeles Police, Hollenbeck Division booking number 1197275.  Referred to LA Muni court, Division 83.  The charge is not listed.

But when you pay the "proper tribute" to Mayor Villar, then the community be damned when someone living a double life is paid to work with "youth at risk", in sensitive areas.

06/27/08 Maria Lourdes Calanche (Instructor, LA Community College District) Los Angeles, CA 90031 Antonio Villaraigosa Mayor 1305101 - Antonio R. Villaraigosa for Mayor 2009 A - Monetary Contribution Received (IND - Individual) [Period: 01/01/08-06/30/08] $1,000.00

Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14

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Friday, December 14, 2012

A Bloggin note ....... and prayers

Please pray with us for those killed and for those children and adults above, who will forever live with the mental scars of today's senseless tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. Blogging on the political payasos of Los Angeles can wait a day.

Your thoughts and prayers
Scott Johnson in CD 14  

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Wednesday

Andrea AlarCON offered Plea Deal in San Bernardino County DUI and Child Endangerment Case
City of Los Angeles Board of Public Works President Andrea AlarCON.

Hola and happy 12-12-12 to all, whether in front of the computer, or cleaning out the bunker for the looming end of the world.

On the subject of numbers (with decimal point) and the looming end (politically), Mayor Antonio Villar’s “alleged past Getty House guest”/ Board of Public Works President Andrea AlarCON, has been offered a Plea Deal by the San Bernardino County District Attorney.

The daughter of indicted CD 7/2 City Councilman Richard “Zorro Marxist” AlarCON, can avoid jail time in exchange for pleading guilty to one count each of DUI and Child Endangerment. If she chooses to go to trial, chances are good that jail time would result from multiple guilty verdicts. The fact that she was driving down treacherous Hwy.18 while impaired, with a child in the car, will not go ever well with a local jury (plus being a Los Angeles public official won’t help either).

Then considering that the hard-partying Georgetown Grad’s blood alcohol content came in at .18, this would be the right time for AlarCON to act contrite, take full accountability for her actions (in both the San Bernardino and City Hall episodes) and resign.

** City of Los Angeles CAO Miguel Santana may want to update his resume. Judging from the comments of various union heads, Santana may be the first casualty of a union-back candidate win the 2013 Mayoral Contest.

** One must wonder if Mayor Antonio Villar is still a proud progressive considering that thousands of his former fellow-traveling brothers and sisters, have signed a petition requesting the City Terrace native resign from the “Fix this Debt Organization”

** Surprise, surprise City Councilman Jose Huizar is fined again by the Ethics Commission ($10,000) for campaign violations from his 2011 Re-election Campaign. As Attorney Stephen Kaufman prepares the invoice for setting up another legal defense fund to pay off this latest ethical breach. We suggest that the Princeton Graduate set up an old city parking meter in front of his each district office for donations ( to later spend on fine dining).

** As the mayoral candidates prep for a Thursday night candidate forum where gangs issues will be discussed, Mayor Sam will post an exclusive on an alleged cover-up from this summer’s Summer Night Lights Program with embarrassing implications for Mayor Villar’s GRYD Program

Your thoughts ……………
Scott Johnson in CD 14

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A Mayor Sam PSA on Proper Reporting Protocols when involved in crash with a City Councilman

A Mayor Sam Public Service Announcement on the Proper Reporting Protocols, when involve in a accident with a City of Los Angeles owned vehicle. 
Congratulation again to CD 14 City Councilman Jose Huizar for this teachable moment.

These "Accident Reporting Instructions" are kept in all city vehicles, including those used by city council members and staff. 

Great looming lunch hour to all as we begin today with this Mayor Sam Public Service Announcement, in the theme of educating the general public on the proper protocols, that must be follow when involve in a accident with a City of Los Angeles vehicle. We are sure CD 14 City Council Jose Huizar, who by the way, went to Princeton, would not mind using his recent accident as a teachable moment, for our PSA. 
Lets assume you are driving eastbound on First Street near the end of Happy Hour (7:00 P.M.) on a Thursday evening, when a Toyota Highlander looms larger, and larger in your rear view mirror, until its reaches the designated ramming speed and impacts your vehicle. 
Despite the painful affects of whiplash, you exit your vehicle to exchange information with the person who just rammed and did extensive damage to your Saturn and as noted in the LA Times .......
Once the two men got out of their cars, Huizar hailed a passing ambulance and offered to pay for the damage but insisted that there was no need for police to be involved, the attorney said.Guizar said Ceja pointed out to Huizar that a government vehicle was involved. Huizar then said he would call a friend at the LAPD's Hollenbeck Division station, according to the attorney. Soon afterward, Huizar told Ceja that police had informed him that the matter could be handled without a report, Guizar said."My client said, 'No I insist. I have injuries and I insist on a police report,'" Guizar said.Ceja then called the LAPD himself, Guizar said, telling an officer at Hollenbeck that he wanted both an accident report and a sobriety test for Huizar. When officers showed up, they said they did not have the equipment to administer the test, the attorney said. Huizar sat in a police car at the accident scene until after 9 p.m. and was not tested until he was taken to a police station, Guizar said.

That's strange, number one on the Accident Reporting Instructions, states that you are to notify LAPD regarding ALL cases involving damage to a city vehicle. If the information from Mr. Ceja is true, Councilman Huizar and the unidentified Hollenbeck LAPD officer reference by the councilman, were in major violation of city policy and for what reason? To be continue .............

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Monday, December 10, 2012

Krekorian and Historic Tacos

City Council Member Paul Krekorian is noted for being one of the more intelligent and articulate members of the Municipal Horseshoe, but a recent series of missteps is not helping perception of the Second District rep as of late.

You may remember the controversy where Krekorian's regular column in hyper-local news blog, Studio City Patch, was demoted from featured status because of revelations that the question and answer format feature (ghostwritten by Krekorian Communications Director Jeremy Oberstein) had created fake constituents who were submitting comments to the Councilman to respond too.

Later, we reported on a sinkhole in the NoHo Arts District in CD2 that was left to sit simply guarded by pylons and repairs were not arranged until I had to be really annoying and cause a stink about it.

Now, the closure of a beloved community icon, Henry's Tacos, may be partially blamed on Krekorian.

The Studio City taco stand has operated on the corner of Moorpark and Tujunga for 51 years. In fact, I remember passing by there every day as my mother drove me to my nursery school on Moorpark and Colfax. The third generation owner has been locked in a struggle with the landowner who reportedly has some development plans for the site. Unable to secure a long term lease, she turned to the community to seek designation of the 1960s style roadside stand as a cultural-historic landmark.

The City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Commission did indeed, by a unanimous vote, find the business and structure to be historic and recommended to the full City Council that such status be conferred. Next step would be that Krekorian, as the Council Member for the location where the business sits, would shepherd the Commission's recommendation through Council.

According to Oberstein, and other press reports, the application was heard before the Council's Planning and Land Use Management Committee. Krekorian asked the PLUM Committee to postpone the application  pending the land owner and Henry's owner working out a reasonable lease arrangement. That was earlier this year and from that point, no further action was taken by Krekorian nor PLUM.

Lacking the Cultural Landmark designation, and following the land owner not coming to terms with Henry's or potential buyers (some of whom who reportedly agreed to all of the landlord's conditions), the owner of Henry's, Janis Hood (granddaughter of the founder), opted to shutter the business.

Once that went public, the ire of some segments of the community turned to Krekorian for the failure of the stand to gain the monument status. A remark one reader made to me was that it was a "pocket veto" by Krekorian of the status.

We spoke with Oberstein who said much of what had been written or said was "misinformation." "The challenge that Henry’s has faced is due to a private business relationship; it is not at all due to the status of the City’s historical designation process," Oberstein wrote me.

Following this, Oberstein released a statement from Council Member Krekorian, which basically reiterated his view that this was a private matter and that Krekorian was waiting on the two parties to reach agreement. Krekorian stated that he never heard back from either party and that he first learned of the closing from a Facebook post.

I asked Oberstein what would the normal procedure be in handling a matter like this. If indeed the Council Office had not heard from the parties would Krekorian's staff reach out to them for an update? I didn't so much get a direct answer as a repeat of their position that they had never heard from either party.

At the same time, Krekorian may have felt sensitivity that some were going to accuse him of doing the developer's bidding. Krekorian's statement included "I also feel that I must make clear that suggestions by some that I have “other plans” for the property are simply false." The Council Member states he is not aware of any plans for the property and that the owner has not sough any zoning changes, building permits, etc.

In the meantime, a number of Hollywood celebrities are ralliyng to try and save Henry's.

Bottom line: While the issues here are complex, and Krekorian is likely correct that the cultural status alone would not save Henry's, it does appear that a good amount of internal bungling may have led to perceptions of Krekorian's intent for the property and perceptions he and his staff will need to spend quite a bit of precious time reversing. Perhaps an initial follow up call to the parties early on would have saved the Council Member quite a bit of trouble.

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Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Monday

HAHA! CD 9 City Council Candidate Ana Cubas casts herself as the next Gloria Molina, naught!
** Discretion Alert!! Viewing this photo is not for the political light-hearted on a early Monday morning.

Lets go back to this historic exchange in the 1988 Vice-Presidential Debate between Senators Lloyd Bentsen and Dan Quayle.
Historic debate put down that went for naught.

Memo to Ana Cubas, to paraphrase the late Texas Senator, "we have known Gloria Molina, we have benefited from the trail-blazing work of Gloria Molina, and Ana, you will never be a Gloria Molina". 
...... and this CD 14 flashback to the dubious way of Ana Cubas, via the sadly defunct Downtown Garment and Citizen Newspaper (we miss you Jerry).

BIG BROTHER FOR BLOGGERS?: Some of the keyboardists who weigh in with political postings on local blogs could be getting more attention than they’ve bargained for. Word on the street says that a local political pro (Uli ?) with sufficient technical training to have hacker skills regularly plumbs cyberspace for clues on who’s posting what on which blogs…SATURDAYS IN CD 14: There seems to be more than one way to hunt a blogger. Reliable sources say that Ana Cubas, chief of staff for City Councilmember Jose Huizar, spent a recent Saturday morning calling around the 14th District to accuse constituents of posting items from this column in the blogosphere. Memo to Cubas: Feel free to give a call if you have anything to say about reports in this space—you’ll find contact information at the end of column. Meanwhile, it’s been several weeks and still no word back on calls seeking comment about the item that started this whole go-round—a report from reliable sources that Internal Revenue Service (IRS) investigators are looking into Huizar’s spending habits…

Seems like two days ago Ana.

** We hear a hot rumor that CD 4 City Councilman Tom LaBonge was up to his old buffoonery ways this past Saturday at LAPD Hollywood Division's toy giveaway. The kids and parents in line were force to wait as the "reigning clowncil buffoon" demanded that all the officers present, gather with him for a photo op. Then the CD 4 Buffoon had the gall to accuse Mayoral Candidate Kevin James of electioneering for the mere act of partaking in an event, that he was part of last year. (** eyewitness account on LaBonge's action in the comment section).

** Its a Monday and time for another "Tipoff Column" from the elder City Hall Beat Writer Rick Orlov. The trio of topics this week include the new mane/look of Mayoral Candidate Wendy "The Valley Greuel", the departure of Pat McOsker as President of UFLAC (will Mayor Villar send his best wishes?) and Mayor Villar's symbolic, excellent South American Trade Trip Adventures.

** Lets give credit for the Old Gray Collectivist Hag on Spring Street roaming (the increasing deserted halls of the former fishwrap of record) local political columnist Jim Newton, for stumbling into the issue of Mayor Antonio Villar's looming and growing LAPD overtime debt, that will be past on to the next mayor.

Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14

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Sunday, December 09, 2012

Outtakes from CD 14 Special Report: "Huizzy's $500,000+ Driving Misadventure"

Questions, questions, and more questions pertaining to CD 14 City Councilman Jose Huizar's potentially $500,000+ driving misadventure.
 This latest "Princeton Graduate, City Councilman Jose Huizar Congratulation" will most likely be costly to the taxpayers ........ Huizzy's political future?
Question, how fast can Huizzy's city-owned $40,000+ Highlander, go from zero to a $500,000+ claim on First Street?

Hola to all from the "Cut and Paste Barrio of Cuidad de Los Angeles", as we bring you this special report on the "Dear Charro, Princeton Graduate City Councilman Jose Huizar's" recent accident, that has resulted in a $500,000 claim against the city.
Any discerning CD 14 political observer will tell you that there are three forms of communication within the "Cut and Paste Barrio", text, telephone and a connected chismoso/chismosa. That said, lets refresh your cybermemories, via cut and pasting various media accounts, on what is fast becoming "Huizzy Highlandergate".

BOYLE HEIGHTS, Calif. (KTLA) -- L.A. City Councilman Jose Huizar was given a sobriety test -- which he passed -- after being involved in a three-car crash Thursday night.
Sky5 was overhead after the crash was reported around 7 p.m. at 1st Street and Boyle Avenue, near his home in Boyle Heights.
"I can confirm that three cars were involved and the Councilmember was given a breathalyzer test, which registered a zero," Huizar spokesman Rick Coca said in a statement.
At the scene, Huizar's Toyota Highlander was parked behind a Saturn, which had major damage on the trunk.
One person at the scene complained of injuries and was examined by paramedics, but not taken to a hospital.

From "The City Maven" at KPCC ...............

The LAPD could not provide any immediate details on the vehicles, but both the Los Angeles Times and KTLA reported that a Saturn was struck from behind by a Toyota Highland hybrid, which was registered to the councilman’s office. A spokesman for Huizar could not immediately confirm whether the Toyota was a city-owned vehicle. 

Aggregating the information from the two media stories above, we can surmise that the Princeton Graduate whacked the Saturn at a high rate of speed, alcohol was not supposedly a contributing factor and for some reason, CD 14 staff were being coy on whether the Highlander was city-owned, why? As in most CD 14 political dramas, there is always sub plots to every novella. Follow along our bloggin timeline.

From our Mayor Sam Exclusive ................

Mayor Sam has obtain this email that invites various city council staffers to a Happy Hour Birthday Party for CD 14 City Council Jose Huizar Staffer Erick Martell ( started at 5:30 P.M.), yesterday evening at the The Edison. It is very conceivable that Councilman Huizar would of attended this Birthday Party for one of his longer serving staffers, then upon leaving, make his way eastbound on First Street, homeward boundwhere he was later involved in a three car accident near First and Boyle. We should note again that Councilman Huizar was not supposedly under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident, according to his spokesperson Rick Coca

LA Times David Zahniser picks up the details from his exclusive report on the $500,000 Claim, which broke in Saturday's print edition ...........

A former Huntington Park police officer has filed a $500,000 legal claim against the city of Los Angeles, saying he suffered "serious multiple physical injuries" after his car was hit from behind by a city-owned SUV driven by City Councilman Jose Huizar.David Ceja, 49, said his 2002 Saturn was struck by Huizar's 2008 Toyota Highlander on 1st Street in Boyle Heights in October. Humberto Guizar, Ceja's attorney, said that in the minutes after the accident, Huizar repeatedly asked that the matter be handled without alerting the Los Angeles Police Department.Once officers showed up, they waited at least two and a half hours to give Huizar a blood-alcohol test, Guizar said. Huizar, 44, was detained that night and blew a zero on his breathalyzer test, according to police and the councilman's office.

David Ceja describing the specifics of the accident via his attorney Humberto Guizar .............

According to Guizar, the crash occurred at around 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 25 near the 101 Freeway onramp. Once the two men got out of their cars, Huizar hailed a passing ambulance and offered to pay for the damage but insisted that there was no need for police to be involved, the attorney said.Guizar said Ceja pointed out to Huizar that a government vehicle was involved. Huizar then said he would call a friend at the LAPD's Hollenbeck Division station, according to the attorney. Soon afterward, Huizar told Ceja that police had informed him that the matter could be handled without a report, Guizar said."My client said, 'No I insist. I have injuries and I insist on a police report,'" Guizar said.Ceja then called the LAPD himself, Guizar said, telling an officer at Hollenbeck that he wanted both an accident report and a sobriety test for Huizar. When officers showed up, they said they did not have the equipment to administer the test, the attorney said. Huizar sat in a police car at the accident scene until after 9 p.m. and was not tested until he was taken to a police station, Guizar said.

Holy CLARTSgate! Where do we start with the questions? Lets try by following a timeline.

** First, did Councilman Huizar attend the Happy Hour Birthday Party for staffer Erick Martell prior to driving home?

** Second, if Councilman Huizar attended the party, did he have a drink or drinks before leaving?

** Third, if Councilman Huizar did have a drink or drinks, why did his "supposed designated driver" staffer George Esparza (who's name is on email invite), not drive him home? Maybe the councilman should keep Michael "MEAT" Trujillo on standby, considering his past driving chores for Mayor Antonio Villar?

** Fourth, why did Councilman Huizar not want to follow city protocols for accidents in city-owned vehicles, that all employees must follow? ** Did Huizar's city-owned Highlander carry an accident report package in its glove compartment? 

** Fifth, why did Councilman Huizar not want LAPD (or especially Hollenbeck officers) notify of the accident (maybe this past episode may still influence Hollenbeck officer's opinion of the CD 14 rep)? 

** Sixth, why was Councilman Huizar allowed to sit for two-plus hours before being given a sobriety test? When responding officers realized that they did not have the proper equipment, how come they did not make the less than a mile drive to the station promptly?

** Seventh, why was CD 14 staff coy in disclosing whether the vehicle that Councilman Huizar was driving, was city-owned?

** Eighth, will the Hollenbeck Community Police Advisory Board (CPAB) question Hollenbeck and top LAPD brass on whether Councilman Huizar was given special treatment? Considering all the new liquor licenses that the Princeton Graduate has approved in recent years and the subsequent number of DUIs associated with them, the handling of the Huizar accident merits review by an outside, objective entity (LAPD Inspector General?).

** Ninth, will the City Attorney and LAPD review the reporting protocols for elected officials involved in accidents with city-owned vehicles?

** Lastly, if Councilman Huizar is found to have attempted to cover up an episode of nefarious behavior involving this likely costly crash, will CD 14 voters hold him accountable in 2015?

Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14

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Friday, December 07, 2012

Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Friday

Happy Birthday to Mayor Sam Friend City Councilman Bernard Parks!
CD 8 City Councilman Bernard Parks.

** Great Friday to all in the political bloggersphere and especially to the reigning fiscal voice of sanity on the City Clowncil Central Committee, CD 8 City Councilman Bernard Parks, who's birthday is today. We want to wish Councilman Parks the most sincere of birthday greetings (that unless Betty Pleasant has a surprise gift for her favorite councilperson) and thank the councilman for his decades of service to the City of Los Angeles. We hope that the City Clowncil Central Committee Strongman Herb "Mini Amin" Wesson will graciously grant Councilman Parks time during today's clowncil proceeding, for remarks while keeping his hands away from the mute switch (flashback to "Mini Amin's" actions against former Mayor Richard Riordan).

** With no apologies to LA Weekly's Racial Identity Blogger Dennis Romero, the Mayoral Campaign of Kevin James is going places. Today's print edition of the formerly "LA Antonio Times" engages in a rare extensive act of journalism with its profile of the former US Attorney/Radio Host. We also are privy to information that another local print entity will have a profile on the upwards trending James Campaign next week.

** Continuing on the Mayoral 2013 beat, Ron Kaye's latest missive, highlights the potential the James Campaign has to win over voters, with its color blind message of returning fiscal sanity and ethics to City Hall, 

** In the crowded CD 13 City Council Race to replace Mayor Candidate and City Council Eric Garcetti, one of the more compelling candidates is LAFD Asst. Chief Emile Mack, who was a Korean orphan raised in an African-American family. We post Part 1 of "The Emile Mack Story" below.

** Lastly, we tease another great missive via the keyboard of the "Reigning Scribe of Wit" of Los Angeles Print News Media, Downtown News Editor Jon Regardie. Regardie's latest may help with the future Washington D.C. aspirations of a City Terrace politico known as "Anvil". We will post more excerpts in an exclusive post manana, but for now this is a tease on Regardie's "background recommendation on "Anvil" directed to President Barack "H" Obama. 

Anyway, I’m sure you are plenty busy determining what to do with AnVil if he’s allowed to take his talents to Washington. The trial balloons indicate he’s being considered for the positions of Secretary of Transportation or Secretary of Commerce. That’s fantabulous, and if your first 27,981 choices for each job are otherwise occupied, unavailable or dead, then Villaraigosa will be just great! I’m sure he’d never do anything to embarrass the President of the United States of America.

More of Regardie tomorrow ...........

Your thoughts ................
Scott Johnson in CD 14

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