This is the city: Los Angeles, California. I work here. I'm an ex-mayor. Los Angeles is a magnet for people from all over the world. Some of them run for public office. Inevitably some of them stray from the golden rule and rule for those that have the gold. That's when I go to work. My name is Yorty. I'm a dead pol.
Evening Briefs on Political Character (or lack of) for MLK Day
On this Day designated to honor the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. we emulate the Spirit of the late Civil Rights Icon, by judging select Politico's "Acts (or lack of) of Political Character": that are NAUGHT predicated on Racial Identity.
A Tutorial for the 21st Century Democrat Party.
** Blogger's Note: Great afternoon on this Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. Day as many enjoy a brief break from Mother Nature's cyclical endeavor to replenish California's Water Infrastructure (that begins again on Thursday). Just as Californians are being blessed this Rain Season, the Soul of America is better for being the Birth Country of MLK ......, and subsequent Life of Bridging Inequality (via countless episodes of selfless, acts of character). Indeed, 54 years after MLK's Landmark "I Have A Dream Speech", we firmly believe that America has become a more inclusive society (despite the recent pronouncements of a certain soulless Political Party) .........., and that CHARACTER still counts. In that spirit, we wish to pay homage to MLK with a Bloggin, Teachable Moment in Political Character (or lack of), with the goal of reminding our "Subjects on Interest" that Skin Color is no excuse/cover for ........, for a Lack of Character----Scott Johnson.
** The Questionable Neighborhood Commitment of Miguel Vargas: There was a time in American Society when stories of the "Local Kid, Done Good .... in Returning Home", was the norm. But in CD-14, when the Local Kid returns home after working for City Councilman Jose Huizar, commitment to the "Hood" becomes secondary to the still, "Political Papi's Wishes" ......, as exampled by LA-32 Neighborhood Council Vice-President Miguel Vargas. Vargas, who worked for Councilman Huizar, before being "blessed" with becoming the Executive Director of the Downtown Arts District "BID Zone", sought and was elected to the LA-32 NC via espousing his community ties (while conveniently deleting his professional background). Upon his election, Vargas sought and was appointed the NC's Land Use & Development Committee, pledging to put the interest of his "HOOD" paramount ............, or in reality, being the local, enabling Shill for his "Political Papi's Development Desires, as evident via HIS SUPPORT OF NO ON MEASURE S.
Miguel Vargas "DISDAIN" for his Communal Integrity?
CD 1 City Councilman Gil "Broken Deal Cedillo's" Continuing Felonious Connections: They're back!! With CD 1 City Councilman Gil "Broken Deal Cedillo" facing a GROWING backlash as he seeks another four years of government assistance/employment, he again turns to his loyal (and litigious) campaign enablers, "740 Club Mario" and "Felonious Larry". Proving again that he is tone-deaf to allegations of corruption, Cedillo is again, using (and allegedly) paying for the services of the notorious hack Mario Beltran (via his Principia Group, LLC) .........., and a Santa Ana-based "Swept Off Instead (to Patton State Hospital?) LLC, allegedly connected to "Felonious Larry", for $10,000 in Voter Registration work.
Principia Group, LLC (Other, non-individual) Whittier, CA 90601