Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Monday, April 28, 2014
Morning Briefs (** with a Special Political Health Advisory for CD 14 Constituents) on the LA Political Machine for Monday
Huizar attorney Dennis Walsh filed paperwork four weeks ago seeking a protective order to prohibit disclosure of "private and sensitive information" until it becomes evidence at trial. Information collected during the case's pretrial discovery phase should not be used to "titillate the public," he said in the filing.
The Times argued the proposed order is overly broad and would violate court rules and the 1st Amendment. The public has an interest in assessing the truthfulness of allegations of official misconduct, the newspaper said in its filing.
Thus, as a Bloggin PSA, we caution everyone in CD 14, whether you are a constituent, Connected Non-Profit, aspiring Downtown Developer, single or married women, or the neighborhood political hack, to practice protection in all future contacts with the "Dear Charro, Princeton Graduate" and staff.
Friday, April 25, 2014
TGIF Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine
Johnson’s “relationship qualification” came in really handy when he was a no-show at the LA County Democratic Party meeting and Supervisor Ridley-Thomas spoke for him! But wait, that wasn’t the first time a Ridley-Thomas appeared for their candidate. When the LAUSD held its forum for school board candidates the other day, it invited all seven candidates, but only Rachel Johnson and McKenna showed up. But wait: The group was shocked when Assemblyman Ridley-Thomas was allowed to answer questions for Alex Johnson, who was supposedly on his way but never arrived. So, my question is this: If Alex Johnson wins, who will really be in that 1st District school board seat? Mark Ridley-Thomas or Sebastian Ridley-Thomas?
.........., that was one damned, politically-lethal Soulvine WMD!!
** WTH!! Mayor Eric Garcetti is going Hardball on DWP/IBEW Strongman Brian "D'Arcy Rizzo" ....., by having his Legal Counsel Rich Llewellyn, file a lawsuit seeking disclosure of fiscal documentation pertaining to the Joint Job Safety and Training Institutes respectively.
** If you buy into LA Weakly Blogger's Dennis Romero-Huizar's premise that Mayor Garcetti is using enhance enforcement of parking regulations to raise upwards of $3 Million dollars to offset a projected short fall in the General Fund, then we have this link to a previous Romero-Huizar missive about a "Bullet between the Eyes Email" being no big deal ........, unless refuted by a follow-up via your own editor.
** The Eastern Group Publications Denise Martinez keyboards an excellent missive on the recent LA County Sheriff Candidate Forum in Boyle Heights. We excerpt this comment from Candidate Paul Tanaka .......
“The boss sets the tone,” said Tanaka, who worked alongside Baca before leaving the department. “It’s putting people in key places and holding them accountable.”
........, and judging from his past record, Tanaka (and crew) knows how to "flash that tone".
** Lastly ......................, Where is Joe Cano?
Thursday, April 24, 2014
A Bloggin Dialog with LA 32 Agitator Joe Cano in the Spirit of disclosing alleged, Nefarious Community Conduct
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Morning Briefs on the Region VIII NC Elections Proceedings for Wednesday
Monday, April 21, 2014
Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for a post Easter Monday
Monday, April 14, 2014
Paul Tanaka and Crew coming in deep into El Sereno for Fundraiser at the Hecho En Mexico Eatery
Its Bloggin Spring Break Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine!!
Monday, April 07, 2014
Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Monday
Despite the date, April 1st, the prestigious UCLA Anderson Forecast is not known for either pranks or hyperbole. With Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti in attendance, the economists charged with crunching the numbers on the L.A. economy dropped a couple of doozies on us last Wednesday.
From December 1993 through December 2013, Los Angeles failed to produce any new jobs. That’s “any.”
Zip. Nada. As in none.
In fact, we lost 3.1 percent of our jobs, ranking Los Angeles dead last in job growth among the top 32 largest metropolitan areas in the United States.
........ and what will the insiders of the 2020 Commission propose in their anticipated follow-up report later in the week? More of the same fail policies.
** Doug McIntyre's Newsprint Colleague Rick Orlov's Monday Tipoff Column begins with the ramifications to local elections, pertaining from the recent McCutcheon Supreme Court Case which lifts restrictions on contributions to campaigns. Thus, in the spirit of putting the courts decision in local, political layman terms, we present the following hypothetical situation.
"If DWP/IBEW Strongman Brian D'Arcy Rizzo had stash away a portion of the unaudited Joint IBEW/DWP Job Safety Training Non-Profit for future, nefarious political use, he can now donate the maximum amount to each 2015 City Council Election and continue to fund Working Californians with an unlimited amount of money".
......, makes you wonder if the recent Supreme Court Decision is behind the times when it comes to local politics, allegedly.
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14
Sunday, April 06, 2014
Councilman Parks drops "Shock and Awe Missive" on Clowncilman Price's Coliseum Fireworks Show Takeover Attempt
I’m not going to disclose all the meddlesome details but the main fact is that Price did not come to me directly to discuss wanting to produce the Fireworks Extravaganza; I had to hear it from some of our vendors whom we have strong relationships with. The deception on Price’s part is reminiscent of when Milli Vanilli was stripped of their Grammy for lip-synching. Actually, it’s worse than that. He’s lip-synching and the Mark Ridley-Thomas and USC backup vocals can only hold him for so long, as excerpted below .......... (kaboom!!)
......., and the verbal barrage continues below.
The only defense that Price incessantly kept repeating is that the Coliseum is in his district (** kinda reminds us of Milli Vanilli's "Girl You Know Its Fake", like the litigious 2012 Redistricting Commission boundaries, but I digress), therefore, he should put on the event. 1) there’s not enough space in this letter for me to begin to discuss the still-in-litigation redistricting process that removed the Coliseum from my district 2) the Coliseum is a facility not only for the district in which it resides; it’s for the whole city to use.
Furthermore my district starts literally a few feet from the property line of Exposition Park which houses the Coliseum. Are we really going to draw lines in the sand?
It’s no secret that I was the only one to object to the giveaway of the Coliseum and Sports Arena to USC. This looks like petty high school payback. I thought as you get older you don’t have to put up such foolishness but it looks like it never ends.
....., as Clowncilman Price digs out of the political rubble of his attempted looting of a CD-8 created community event, he can regroup knowing that "Baghdad Betty" Pleasant still has his back (with permission of "Mini-Amin" Wesson), ready to unleash "WMD's" of "Written Missives of Distortions", that doubles as weekly "Soulvine Columns".
Your thoughts ...............
Scott Johnson in CD 14
Just Say (and Vote) NO to "Save Our Streets LA" SOS Sale Tax Hike BS
Thursday, April 03, 2014
Kevin James Made Me Cry. Or Did He Make Me Sick?
|Factotum and Factotumer|
We all know what happened - James performed well in the Mayoral primary but did not make the runoff. He pivoted to support Eric Garcetti over Wendy Greuel in the general election and was summarily issued the role of President of the Board of Public Works, the highest paid appointed position in city government.
During the campaign, James railed against waste, fraud and abuse. He decried the leadership of the City, including Garcetti. He spoke out against things like a sales tax to fix roads and sidewalks.
Well, I guess James is now one of them. The former Mayoral candidate turned Garcetti factotum is supporting a major sales tax to fund these repair projects.
Talk about being clowned.
Well, never again. Let's just say Kevin might as well as register as a Democrat, and jump in with the tax, spend, waste and steal crowd because that's the only place he will have a home. Community leaders and citizens who counted on him to be the one to hopefully TRY to turn things around have been severely let down. It's almost as if the Kevin James we stayed up into the wee hours of the night listening to, whose studio I traveled to myself at 11pm on a school night to discuss issues and who we supported to make a difference doesn't exist anymore. He's been replaced with a Garcetti issued doppelganger who LOOKS like Kevin but does not sound like him.
But then again, maybe all those years of late night radio was only entertainment and he didn't mean any of it.
A Petulant, Political Episode from Infant Clowncilman Jose "Huevon" Huizar
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Mayor Sam Blog Exclusive: Another "Do as I Say, Don't Do as I Do Moment" from Empower LA, with help from Councilman Huizar?
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Sent: Fri, Mar 28, 2014 2:22 PM PDT
Subject: Re: Kite Festival.
Lisette. Anthony, why are we debating a flyer? This is a community event
that has grown and will be widely attended, it's for families in the
community at the end of the day and not about some flyer.*Julio Torres*
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On Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 2:08 PM, ANTHONY MANZANO
> I am contacting you with an issue that was brought to my attention,
> including a phone call, regarding the name of the event. As most people
> involved are aware, the LA-32 NC created this event. Last year a change was
> made by those who favored El Sereno and removed the NC as it was from
> inception. Now, it appears that the event is exclusive and gives a false
> perception of the true intent.
> Perhaps calling it the Ascot Hills Kite Festival, or leaving it as the
> LA-32 Kite Festival is what is best for the community. There should be no
> reason to exclude those that inspired this event.......
> Rose Hills Review,
> Anthony Manzano