With no apologies to "The Old Gray Collectivist Hag on Spring Street" (aka LA Times), CD 8 City Councilman Bernard Parks emerges again from some supposed "wilderness banishment" to keyboard another refreshing, salient missive on the current state of affairs at 200 Spring Street ........, and beyond
Contrary to the summery of misallocated story budgeting at the LA Times, Councilman Parks is all smiles.
We have a bloggin admission to make this Thursday A.M.
Once there was a time when we thought that a certain ex LAPD Chief, turned CD 8 City Councilman, personified the true meaning of bitterness. Thus, was coined the moniker "Bitter Bernie".
But as we near the appointed July 1, 2015 Political Sunset of the three terms CD 8 Councilman Parks, the truth is that City Hall is about to lose its last candid, refreshing voice of fiscal and ethical accountability ........, mixed with a under reported Sense of Humor.
If Downtown News Editor Jon Regardie is the reigning "Scribe of Wit" among print media scribes, then the recent musings of the sadly, termed out CD 8 Officeholder, surely stand above the rest of the Clowncil Central Committee assemblage, for comedic, mixed with factual value.
Consider the opening paragraph from this week's missive in "MSM City Watch"
, regarding the recent Clowncil Central Committee vote to raise the Minimum Wage for large hotel workers above $15 dollars per hour .............
When you were in elementary school, do you remember being asked what you wanted to be when you grew up? You might’ve answered a doctor, lawyer, basketball player, veterinarian…now housekeeper, valet or bellhop may be added to that list (what about blogger? But I digress).
Contrary to the recent musings of the "Old Gray Collectivist Hag on Spring Street", Councilman Parks is in a positive, comedic place and that comes despite the best efforts of former Failure Mayor Antonio Villar and his diminutive City Clowncil Central Committee Strongman Herman "Mini Amin" Wesson to redraw the boundaries of a political banishment, that now awaits its date in court.
......., and as that court date seems certain to happen (more on that Monday), rest assure that the weeks ahead will be blessed with more comedic missives via Councilman Parks.
At the Times, as at most papers, the publisher is the last word on editorials and endorsements and can overrule the editorial board's consensus if he or she chooses. In this case, Beutner is a financial contributor to Shriver's campaign, chipping in (per the county's website) $1,500 as recently as June 26, after the primary and before he became publisher of the Times. When Kuehl went in for her endorsement interview after the primary, I'm told, Beutner took an active role in the questioning of her.
......., seems to me that the Collectivists on the Editorial Board are seeking to protect a "Zelda Endorsement".
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14
Labels: "WWG", Austin Beutner, CD 8 City Councilman Bernard Parks, kevin roderick, LA County board of supervisors, LA Times, sheila kuehl