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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

LA Times Whines Its Owners' Biases Interfere w/Newspaper's Biases

By Daniel Guss

@TheGussReport - That's no fake headline from satire outlets The Onion and The Babylon Bee.  It's the highly predictable, real-life drama playing out at the Los Angeles Times and it is delicious a/f, as explained this week by Politico.

Talk about a bad LA marriage!

In 2018, when Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong pursued the portion of the Times that he didn't already own, he and its staff deluded themselves about life with more of one another in it.

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Monday, August 15, 2022

Passing Gascón: LA Fails To Recall District Attorney Who Is As Leftist As He Promised

By Daniel Guss

@TheGussReport - Los Angeles wanted a far-left approach to criminal justice reform and now it has it for keeps.

Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder Dean Logan, whose firing this column called for in 2018, today rejected the latest effort to recall District Attorney George Gascón because organizers allegedly did not provide enough signatures to make the ballot.

It's as simple as that.

While former L.A. District Attorney Steve Cooley is pledging to bring Logan to court for allegedly failing to follow updated signature rejection guidelines, don't invest your time, heart or money in that effort.  Logan should never have been given that power in the first place because we already knew controversy had followed him to L.A. from his earlier job in Washington State and throughout his tenure in L.A.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2022

A Bloggin Remembrance of current Temp CD 10 Clowncilman Herman "Mini Amin" Wesson and Family

As a local judge put a hold on Temp CD-10 City Clowncilman Herman "Mini Amin" Wesson from executing his Duties of Office, we present a Meme Bloggin Retrospective featuring the former diminutive City Clowncil Central Committe Strongman, with a guest appearance from his former "Political Soulmate" and tutorial on "Wesson Family Way (allegedly)".
The Classic Herb "Mini Amin" Wesson Meme.
** Blogger's Notes: A bloggin apology for the lack of posting the lack couple of weeks as we recover from a hand injury that made keyboarding a torturous endeavor. That stated, we can feel the pain of CD-10 Constituents as they have been subjective to blatant disregard for ethical representation, thanks to the legally challenged decree of City Clowncil President Nury Martinez, that replaced Indicted CD-10 City Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas with ..........., Herman "Mini Amin" Wesson. In recent bloggin times, the former diminutive comic, turned City Clowncil Central Committe Strongman, was the inspiration the classic memes presented once again for your viewing pleasure----Scott Johnson in CD-14 ** More content forthcoming as hand fully heals.
The Thelma Wesson and Louise Huizar Meme.
The Self-enriching Ways of the Wesson Family (allegedly).

 

Monday, July 04, 2022

Fourth Of July Briefs on the Los Angeles (and Beyond) Political Machine for Monday

Its Official (well almost)!! The Career Politico One Bill Gil will become out-going CD-1 City Clowncilman Done Deal Cedillo, as he concedes to Democratic Socialist Challenger Eunisses "Comrade Boo Boo" Hernandez.  
Career Politico Gil Cedillo's CD-1 Demise is a Done Deal.
** Blogger's Notes: With no apologies to the incoming Los Angeles City Hall "Red-coated Comrades (ie. Democratic Socialists)", we proudly wish everyone a blessed Fourth of July in the early afternoon quiet before the pending deluge of Illegal Fireworks. Later this evening, the law-abiding citizens of South Pasadena and the Rose City, will have the opportunity to look down upon CD-1 as it celebrates (via volleys of Illegal Fireworks), its pending liberation from the reign of defeated CD-1 City Clowncilman Gil "Broken Deal Cedillo". The collectivist victory over Cedillo became a Done Deal, when the Clowncilman Incumbent keyboarded his Concession Statement ......, and pending CD-1 Councilperson "Comrade Boo Boo" declared herself the victor. BTW, those in CD-1 who wish to complain about tonight's pending Illegal Fireworks Deluge, shouldn't expect your in-coming People's Central Committee Commissar, to be receptive regarding working with LAPD ......, on most Public Safety issues.   
The Recall Signature Verdict is not looking good for LA DA George Soros-Gascon.
Its our bloggin sincere hope that in the days ahead, we can gladly keyboard that Los Angeles County will be freed from the criminal-supporting legal tyranny of District Attorney George Soros-Gascon. The Recall Gascon Campaign recently announced that they had very-nearly garnered the required number of signatures to place the Recall of DA Soros-Gascon on the ballot. As a side note, the Mayor Sam Blog would like to commend the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, for its donation to cover the home mortgages of slain El Monte Police Officers Corporal Michael Paredes and Officer Joseph Santana ........, who were killed due to the criminals-first policies of DA Soros-Gascon. 
Congratulations Indeed (for the Prosecution)!! 
We didn't forget you Huizzy!! As the former Princeton Graduate, turned Indicted Ex. CD-14 City Councilman Jose Huizar awaits his pending 2023 Corruption Trial (locally from what we recently heard), the first of a trifecta of corruption trials connected to his nefarious conduct, was adjudicated in a Downtown LA Courtroom and resulted in the Conviction of Developer David Lee for bribing Huizzy with $500,000 in cash. In our years of covering the former Princeton Graduate within CD-14, its no secret that he had a fondness for women, money and gambling, which leaves us to ask him if he would bet that the next two trials of the trifecta ........., have the same guilty outcome?? More later-----Scott Johnson in CD-14.

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Mayor Sam Special Report: "The CD-1 Clowncilman Gil Done Deal Cedillo Political Death Watch"

In a Mayor Sam Special Report, we are on the bloggin "CD-1 Clowncilman Gil Done Deal Cedillo Political Death Watch" as the formerly One Bill State Assemblyman, turned a Broken Deal City Councilman, is most likely to endure a crushing defeat for re-election to Democratic Socialist Challenger Eunisses "Comrade Boo Boo" Hernandez.
The 2022 CD-1 City Council Election Vote Tally as of Friday, June 17.
Eunisses "Comrade Boo Boo" Hernandez 15,395 Votes, 53.51% 
City Councilman Gil "Done Deal Cedillo" 13,376, 46.49%
** Blogger's Notes: With the remaining harvesting of ballots from the June 7, 2022 Primary Elections almost completed, the Mayor Sam Blog has officially commenced ........, "The CD-1 Clowncilman Gil Done Deal Cedillo Political Death Watch"!! With no apologies to the formerly One Bill State Assemblyman, who became bloggin known as "Broken Deal Cedillo (for his numerous CD-1 betrayals of trust), is most likely to endure a major defeat at the collectivist hands of Democratic Socialist Eunisses "Comrade Boo Boo" Hernandez. Since Election Day, each update from the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder has Hernandez growing her lead. The pending CD-1 Victory by Hermandez is just a part of a "2022 Municipal Red (for Socialist) Wave" that has the likes of CD-13 City Councilman Mitch "Farewell (in November?)" O'Farrell and LAUSD District Two School Board Candidate Maria Brenes, facing pending Runoff Defeats to Leftist Candidates (Hugo Soto-Martinez and Rocio Rivas respectively). In addition, the likes of City Controller Candidate Kenneth Mejia and Cuba-loving Mayoral Candidate Karen Bass are the pronounced Leftist choice for city-wide office, that if successful, would push Los Angeles into the policy direction of failed San Francisco ............, with adverse ramifications for a city in crisis----Scott Johnson in CD-14.   
Is the pending CD-1 victory of Eunisses "Comrade Boo Boo" Hernandez, a validation of Socialist Policies ........, or repudiation of a Backroom Deal Politico?
Will pending CD-1 City Councilperson Eunisses "Comrade Boo Boo" Hernandez, replace the "Done Deal Cedillo Jazz Festival" ........, with a "People's Fashion Show" as exampled by this great Wendy's Commercial from the 1980s?

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Morning Notes on the Post-Election Scorecard for Monday

In the aftermath of absentee CD-14 City Councilman Kevin Alexander (of or de) Leon's dismal (but not unexpected) placement in last Tuesday's Mayoral Primary, speculation is (and has been) rampant that the BFF of former Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez, is eyeing another vanity bid for State-wide Office. 
Absentee CD-14 City Councilman K.A. (of or de) Leon incredulous that someone would dare expose his ceaseless ambitions for State-wide Office (as noted via his 2026 Lt. Governor Campaign Documentation).
** Blogger's Notes: On this Monday after last Tuesday's 2022 California Primary, the final harvesting of votes is still a couple of weeks away from completion. That stated, its never too early to muse on the winners and losers at the Harvest Ballot Boxes, especially if one of the Vain Losers is newly-bestowed ......, "7% (of or de) Leon". As we note below, the pledge-dismissive CD-14 Officeholder suffered a body blow to his narcissist-rooted vanity, via his dismal, single-digit tally of votes (7.61% equating to 29,268 votes). The CD-14 ramifications of "7% (of or de) Leon's" mayoral ambitions gone ......., puff, means that the North by Eastside Council District's constituents will supposedly have full-time representation once again ........, but for how long?
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Sunday, June 05, 2022

Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles (and Beyond) Political Machine for Election Eve Monday

On the eve of Tuesday's 2022 Los Angeles Municipal Elections, it's almost a certainty that Mayoral Candidates Developer Rick Caruso and Congresswoman Karen Bass will commence on Wednesday, a five-month Runoff Battle that will have a lasting impact on the future of a city in physical, moral and ethical distress. 
With both Developer Rick Caruso (at Downtown LA's Grand Central Market) and Congresswoman Karen Bass (at Boyle Height's Mariachi Plaza) making recent campaign appearances in Council District 14, a growing disgruntled CD-14 Electorate, may play a major role in who replaces "Failure Mayor 2.0 Eric Garcetti", come November. 
** Blogger's Notes: Tick, tick, tick .........., we are on bloggin Election Watch as Tuesday culminates another cycle of Ballot Harvesting by those seeking gainful employment, with an office at 200 N. Spring Street. Tuesday's Municipal Elections sub-plots are numerous, mostly centered on Grass-Roots Progressives (in reality Leftist Socialists), seeking to usurp Establishment Progressives (with the Editorial help of the China Watch El Segundo Times), in contested City Council Elections and LAUSD Board of Education Contests city-wide. In the election for Mayor, City Attorney and City Controller, it's almost a certainty that each contest will be decided in November. That stated here are some of the Election Day sub-plots that will have our bloggin interest.
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Mayor Sam Exclusive: "The Oz Behind the Curtain of Fake News ........, (financed in part, with $143,676.92 from the City of Commerce General Fund)".

In a Mayor Sam Exclusive, we disclose the alleged, "City of Commerce-financed $143,676.92 Reasons", for infamous Los Cerritos Community News Propagandist Brian Hews, to print questionable allegations on Model City Public Officials (and family members), opposed to those allegedly financing his 21st Century Version of "Yellow Journalism (for hire?)".
Los Cerritos Community News Owner Brian Hews, can laugh regarding how the City of Commerce has help financed his brand of "Yellow Journalism (locally bestowed as the Los Chacon Fake News)".
** Blogger's Notes: With less than 48 hours remaining for the 2022 Commerce Municipal Elections, the Mayor Sam Blog has received documentation (via a California Public Records Act Request), which details $143,676.92 in General Fund Expenditures (from January 1, 2019 to May 23, 2022 for printing Legal Notices), made to the Los Cerritos Community News (part of the Hews Media Group). These payments raise serious ethical (and Election Law) questions, considering its infamous Editor/ Publisher Brian Hews recent, insipid, printed attacks on Incumbent Commerce City Council Member Leo Mendoza. In recent days, Hews has taken interest in our disclosure of his past Commerce payments and previous controversial journalistic proclivities, which prompted this response on Facebook.
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Monday, May 30, 2022

Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles (and Beyond) Political Machine for Tuesday

With Election Day one week away, embattled CD-1 City Councilman Gil "Broken Deal Cedillo's" Campaign Billboard (touting Leftist US Senator Bernie Sanders Endorsement), prompts a Bloggin Flashback on an inconvenient truth regarding a "Backroom Deal Cedillo Meeting" with a noted, President Trump Fundraiser .........., on the day before the California Democratic Primary in 2016.  
Is CD-1 City Councilman Gil "Bernie Endorsed Me" Cedillo the same "Backroom Deal Cedillo" who had a meeting with Developer (and Trump Supporter) Geoff Palmer??
** Blogger's Notes: No Los Angeles Municipal Election would be complete without "Big Billboard" shilling for the re-election of City Council Incumbents .........., especially CD-1 Officeholder Gil "Broken Deal Cedillo". With the CD-1 Officeholder facing a fierce Grass Roots Challenge from Leftist Progressive Candidate Eunisses Hernandez , the formerly Career Politico "One Bill Gil (now known locally as Broken Deal Cedillo)", is touting the Endorsement of US Senator Bernie Sanders (as seen on the billboard photographed on Avenue 26 by this Blogger) ............, but not without some inconvenient baggage.  In 2017, the "Yes on Measure S Campaign" released a detail report on various "Pay to Play Episodes" at City Hall. Included in the report was a detailed timeline of a series of meetings between CD-1 Councilman "Backroom Deal Cedillo" and noted Downtown LA Developer (and MEGA President Trump Fundraiser) Geoff Palmer ........., including one on the day before the 2016 California Democratic Primary Election. 
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Friday, May 27, 2022

How LA Should Vote When It Doesn't Know Who To Trust

By Daniel Guss

@TheGussReport - Los Angeles-area elections in recent decades usually go down in a very predictable way.

First, the Los Angeles Times endorses incumbents regardless of their job performance or, if they are termed out, their chief of staff or a member of their or a prior incumbent's broader family.  Second, instead of making recommendations of their own, other local media parrot the Times' recommendations.  Finally, Angelenos follow the Times' lead or don't vote at all, which is what the politicians and the Times want anyway.

What LA has in 2022 is the consequence of, or more precisely, the punishment for, going along with them like lemmings.

If that works for you, stick with it.

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(Daniel Guss, MBA, is nominated for three 2022 LA Press Club awards and was runner-up in 2021 and 2020. He has contributed to Mayor Sam, CityWatchLA, KFI AM-640, iHeartMedia, 790-KABC, Cumulus Media, KCRW, Huffington Post, Los Angeles Daily News, Los Angeles Magazine, Movieline Magazine, Emmy Magazine, Los Angeles Business Journal, Pasadena Star News, Los Angeles Downtown News and the Los Angeles Times in its sports, opinion, entertainment and Sunday Magazine sections among other publishers.)

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Sunday, May 22, 2022

Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles (and Beyond) Political Machine for Monday

Los Angeles Failure Mayor 2.0 Eric Garcetti knows no shame as he desperately resorts to having Poppy Gil and Mommy, recruit lobbyists to save his stalled Ambassador to India Nomination. 
Mommy Garcetti to Papa Gil: We are actually going to waste money on our Yoga Pants-wearing Son's DOOMED Ambassador to India Nomination?? 
** Blogger's Notes: A simple (and likely stupid) question to start the cyber-dialog today, does the parenting duo that raised LA's Failure Mayor 2.0 Eric Garcetti know any shame?? It would be so easy to laugh, mock, ridicule and lampoon (actually we are), the Mommy and Poppy of the Yoga Pants-loving Rhodes Scholar, turned President Biden's stalled Ambassador to India Nominee, for having the audacity to recruit Lobbyists, in the forlorn hope of hastening the departure our latest Third Floor Failure ........., out of the country. As a comparison, LA's OG Failure Mayor Tony Villar did not invoke the Parke Skelton-crafted narrative of his hard-working Single Mom, when the Obama Administration took a pass on nominating the City Terrace Native to a Cabinet Position in 2012, but Tony still had delusions of being Governor ....., and we know how that worked out. That stated, we offer no apologies to the former District Attorney, as we paraphrase a popular quip (regarding the bloody glove) from the O.J. Simpson Trial, that best describes Yoga Pant's chances of being confirmed .........., "if the grip (of Rick Jacobs) nearly fits (over a man's privates), then you should quit (your attempted ambassadorship)".  
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"The Oz Behind the Curtain of Fake News Smears", financed in part .........., by the City of Commerce

With the 2022 City Commerce Municipal Election mere days away, Model City Voters are once again, being subjected to Journalistic Smears via "The Oz behind the Curtain (of Fake News)" Brian Hews, financed in part by the city's General Fund ........, with the blessings of a certain City Council Member??     
The "Oz behind the Curtain (of Fake News)" Brian Hews, can't control his glee over getting paid to print City of Commerce Legal Notices.
** Blogger's Notes: With a little more than two weeks before the 2022 City of Commerce Municipal Election, the reigning purveyor of "Attack Journalism in Southeast Los Angeles County (with guidance from the Chacon Political Machine)" Brian Hews, is back keyboarding smears ........, with financing in part from the Model City General Fund (as we note in documents obtain via a California Public Records Act request).
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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Eric Garcetti Goes Down With His Ship

@TheGussReport - Had LA Mayor Eric Garcetti considered Dostoevsky's words, "above all, don't lie to yourself," he might already be in Bombay with the title US Ambassador preceding his name.

Instead, Garcetti refused to participate in US Senator Chuck Grassley's recent investigation, which concluded that it was "extremely unlikely" that the mayor was unaware of alleged sexual harassment and racist comments by his aide Rick Jacobs that made his office a hostile work environment. 

Garcetti had to stay silent during Grassley's investigation because he had already claimed under oath that he knew nothing, saw nothing and had said nothing when questioned about the allegations during his Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing.

If only Garcetti recognized that he had an escape hatch from this self-induced mess.

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Thursday, May 05, 2022

Delicious Subtexts To LA Mayor's Race

 By Daniel Guss

@TheGussReport  - The candidates running to succeed Eric Garcetti as the next mayor of Los Angeles fall into one of three buckets.

The first contains the winner, who will either be Rick Caruso, the billionaire developer, or Karen Bass, the Congressmember with a thing for Fidel Castro, at least until her name was floated as a Joe Biden running mate.

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Sigan adelante gente increibles.....

(Daniel Guss, MBA, was runner-up for the 2021 Los Angeles Press Club journalism award in the Activist Journalism category. In 2020, he was runner-up for Best Online Political Commentary.  He has contributed to Mayor Sam, CityWatchLA, KFI AM-640, iHeartMedia, 790-KABC, Cumulus Media, KCRW, Huffington Post, Los Angeles Daily News, Los Angeles Magazine, Movieline Magazine, Emmy Magazine, Los Angeles Business Journal, Pasadena Star News, Los Angeles Downtown News, and the Los Angeles Times in its Sports, Opinion and Entertainment sections and Sunday Magazine, among other publishers.)

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Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Rejecting Paul Koretz and Ron Galperin, LA Times Regains Some Of Its Marbles

By Daniel Guss

@TheGussReport - Like a rare hybrid eclipse, this column finally aligns with at least the essence of the Los Angeles Times' first two endorsements for the upcoming June primary, which are best summarized as:

  • Paul Koretz should not be the next LA City Controller
  • Ron Galperin should not be the next California Controller
Considering that the Times repeatedly endorsed locals like convicted felon Mitch Englander; indicted Jose Huizar and Mark Ridley-Thomas; Gavin Newsom, Jerry Brown, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Gray Davis; Eric Garcetti and Antonio Villaraigosa; Nury Martinez and Herb Wesson; Kamala Harris, George Gascon, Mike Bonin, bigamist Curren Price (despite his denials), other fakers and takers, and yes, Koretz and Galperin, it may now see the consequences of those disastrous recommendations.
I don't entirely buy that the Times gets it, yet, and neither should you.  But rejecting Koretz and Galperin in 2022 is a good start.
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Sigan adelante gente increibles.....

(Daniel Guss, MBA, was runner-up for the 2020 Los Angeles Press Club journalism award for Best Online Political Commentary and was a runner-up in 2021 in the Activist Journalism category.  He has contributed to Mayor Sam, CityWatchLA, KFI AM-640, iHeartMedia, 790-KABC, Cumulus Media, KCRW, Huffington Post, Los Angeles Daily News, Los Angeles Magazine, Movieline Magazine, Emmy Magazine, Los Angeles Business Journal, Pasadena Star News, Los Angeles Downtown News, and the Los Angeles Times in its Sports, Opinion and Entertainment sections and Sunday Magazine, among other publishers.)

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Monday, April 25, 2022

Excess Recess: Another Reason To Fire LA Politicians

By Daniel Guss

@TheGussReport - Los Angeles infamously has the highest-paid city council in the United States.  Its fifteen members rake in $224,000 in salary, as of 2021, plus gobs of perks and lucrative jobs for their family members while vastly under-serving constituents even in the most basic things like keeping us safe, putting out fires and fixing sidewalks and potholes.  City-wide officeholders like the City Controller, City Attorney and Mayor are paid 10%, 20% and 30% more, respectively.

In the 135 days between December 10, 2021 and last Friday, do you care to guess how many of its thrice-weekly meetings it canceled?

(L.A. City Council president Nury Martinez - Photo Credit E. Mesiyah McGinnis/LA Sentinel)

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(Daniel Guss, MBA, was runner-up for the 2021 Los Angeles Press Club journalism award in the Activist Journalism category.  In 2020, he was runner-up for Best Online Political Commentary.  He has contributed to Mayor Sam, CityWatchLA, KFI AM-640, iHeartMedia, 790-KABC, Cumulus Media, KCRW, Huffington Post, Los Angeles Daily News, Los Angeles Magazine, Movieline Magazine, Emmy Magazine, Los Angeles Business Journal, Pasadena Star News, Los Angeles Downtown News and the Los Angeles Times in its Sports, Opinion and Entertainment sections and Sunday Magazine, among other publishers.)

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Tuesday, April 05, 2022

Eric Garcetti's Final Free Lunch: Crow with Karma

By Daniel Guss

@TheGussReport - There are various types of political comeuppance in Los Angeles.  But it is Mayor Eric Garcetti, a world-class conniver, who will soon feast on his final free lunch of crow with karma as it is slow-cooked and slow-walked from the kitchen to his smirking pie hole.

In days or weeks, on the grand Washington, D.C., political stage, Garcetti may sheepishly withdraw his nomination to be the next U.S. Ambassador to India, lest President Joe Biden will do it for him.

Look for it to be done on a Friday around 6pm in true cowardly fashion.  It will be savory and scrumptious for everyone except Garcetti, as L.A. has waited and waded for such a day.

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Thanks as always to Mayor Sam, Scott Johnson and the late great Michael Higby.

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Thursday, February 17, 2022

As I Had Mentioned...Nury Martinez Dances With Corruption

By Daniel Guss

@TheGussReport - There is no particularly polite way to say "I told you so," so after Googling for a variety of alternatives, "as I had mentioned" seemed like the best option.

In a piece that I wrote for Mayor Sam back on October 26, 2021, this column correctly predicted L.A. City Council president Nury Martinez would appoint her controversial predecessor Herb Wesson to oversee Council District 10 after forcing out recently elected Mark Ridley-Thomas from the job upon his federal corruption indictment.

(Justin Wesson (rear), Herb Wesson, Nury Martinez - Photo Credit: LA Daily News)

Well, let's fast forward to the column's conclusion:

(Federally indicted former Councilmember) Jose Huizar may be dumb, but he ain't stupid.  As someone who went to Berkeley, Princeton and UCLA Law, he is probably very good at keeping notes.

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(Daniel Guss, MBA, was runner-up for the 2020 Los Angeles Press Club journalism award for Best Online Political Commentary and runner-up in 2021 in the Activist Journalism category.  He has contributed to Mayor Sam, CityWatchLA, KFI AM-640, iHeartMedia, 790-KABC, Cumulus Media, KCRW, Huffington Post, Los Angeles Daily News, Los Angeles Magazine, Movieline Magazine, Emmy Magazine, Los Angeles Business Journal, Pasadena Star News, Los Angeles Downtown News and The Los Angeles Times in its Sports, Opinion and Entertainment sections and Sunday Magazine among other publishers.)

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Monday, February 14, 2022

Eric Garcetti, Mask-less at Super Bowl LVI

By Daniel Guss

@TheGussReport - Most of Los Angeles already knows that L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti is a congenital liar who will mislead, misstate and misrepresent for any reason or no reason at all.

Despite his ridiculous claim two weeks ago that he held his breath while mask-less and posing for photos at the NFC Championship Game, here he is mask-less, not posing for photos, at Super Bowl LVI.

(L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, Mask-less Again, at Super Bowl LVI)

It makes you wonder whether he is trying to get President Joe Biden to withdraw his nomination to become Ambassador to India.  

It's either that, or he has an incessant jealousy about how Inglewood landed the stadium he couldn't build, draw two NFL teams that were already playing in the City of LA and has now served as host to sports' biggest stage: the Super Bowl.

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(Daniel Guss, MBA, was runner-up for the 2020 Los Angeles Press Club journalism award for Best Online Political Commentary and a runner-up in 2021 in the Activist Journalism category.  He has contributed to Mayor Sam, CityWatchLA, KFI AM-640, iHeartMedia, 790-KABC, Cumulus Media, KCRW, Huffington Post, Los Angeles Daily News, Los Angeles Magazine, Movieline Magazine, Emmy Magazine, Los Angeles Business Journal, Pasadena Star News and the Los Angeles Times in its Sports, Opinion, and Entertainment sections and Sunday Magazine among other publishers.)

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Saturday, February 12, 2022

"Political Hamlet" No More, Rick Caruso Officially Running for Mayor

Its Official! Developer Rick Caruso has discarded his longtime "Political Hamlet Bloggin Brand", as he takes the plunge into the crowded 2022 Los Angeles Mayoral Candidate Pool, via his pulling of Campaign Papers on Friday.
Now Candidate for Mayor, Rick Caruso at Piper Tech yesterday. Photo Credit: Mayor Sam Sister City News Group.
** Blogger's Notes: Its Official! After multiple mayoral terms of failure via the likes of Antonio Villar and Eric Garcetti, the "Political Hamlet of Los Angeles (Developer Rick Caruso)", has discarded his bloggin brand, via his formal pulling of Campaign Documents yesterday. With the formality of Caruso's Filing for the 2022 Mayoral Campaign documented (via his newly created Twitter Account at RickCarusoLA), the Mayor Sam Sister City News Group has learned the following;
First, Candidate Caruso has bought commercial time tomorrow during the Super Bowl Telecast, to promote his Mayoral Vision for Los Angeles.
Second, Candidate Caruso will self-finance his campaign well into eight figures ($10-25 Million Dollars).
The expected (and deliberate role out of) Caruso's Mayoral Campaign, has created an immediate buzz among the Angelino Electorate, which adverse ramifications for the "Floundering Foursome" of City Attorney Mike Feuer, Congresswoman Karen Bass, CD-15 City Clowncilman Joe Buscanio and CD-14 Absentee Officeholder Kevin A. Leon. 
Predictably, the El Segundo-based, "Official Stenographer of Record (for the K.A. Leon Campaign)", has devolved (once again), into class warfare narrative, via its labeling of Caruso as the "Billionaire Candidate".  
That stated, we will endeavor to keyboard a missive for Monday, regarding all the last-minute filings for all the offices in the forthcoming 2022 LA Municipal Elections----Scott Johnson in CD-14. 
** Please note you can contact me at outwardmsj66@yahoo.com 
Rick Caruso taking Candidate Oath. Photo Credit: RickCarusoLA Twitter.
Rick Caruso's Statement announcing his Mayoral Campaign. Photo Credit: RickCarusoLA Twitter.

Friday, February 11, 2022

"Ted Lieu, Is Everything Okay?"

 By Daniel Guss

@TheGussReport - "...What we want to know is what was going on when Southern California Congressman Ted Lieu Tweeted laudatory thoughts about President Joe Biden, citing American job creation statistics from a dubious Nigerian blog that said American independence was first declared on 'July 4, 1774.'"

Or that President "Buden" is the 45th President of the United States.

We're no math majors, but if we got our guzintas right, 45 was President Donald Trump.

(Congressman Ted Lieu Shows Off His Hosiery Collection)

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(Daniel Guss, MBA, was runner-up for the 2020 Los Angeles Press Club journalism award for Best Online Political Commentary and runner-up in 2021 in the Activist Journalism category.  He has contributed to Mayor Sam, CityWatchLA, KFI AM-640, iHeartMedia, 790-KABC, Cumulus Media, KCRW, Huffington Post, Los Angeles Daily News, Los Angeles Magazine, Movieline Magazine, Emmy Magazine, Los Angeles Business Journal, Pasadena Star News, Los Angeles Downtown News and The Los Angeles Times in its Sports, Opinion and Entertainment Sections and Sunday Magazine among other publishers.)




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Monday, February 07, 2022

"Eric Garcetti - LA's Dishonest Crock of Chowder"

By Daniel Guss

@TheGussReport - Let's start the day with a bold prediction: LA Mayor Eric Garcetti's nomination to be U.S. Ambassador to India will go down in flames due to his habitual dishonesty, including allegedly lying under oath in both civil litigation and while giving testimony to the U.S. Senate for that nomination.

Eric Garcetti Claims He Held His Breath For This Photo Opp
Courtesy: @NextLAMayor, Kevin Dalton

But small lies often mask serious ones.

And all along, Garcetti was continually endorsed by the Los Angeles Times Editorial Board and allegedly protected by the newspaper's reporters.

Oh, but it's so much worse than that now, as Garcetti's former Communications Director Naomi Seligman says that the Mayor should be indicted for perjury; a story even the Times can't ignore.

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Thursday, February 03, 2022

Eric Garcetti, Falsus In Omnibus

By Daniel Guss

@TheGussReport - The Latin phrase falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus is one that you'll only hear in legal circles or from the keyboard of a raconteur.  It means that if a person lies about one thing, you can reasonably conclude that they're lying about everything.

Five years ago tomorrow, the Los Angeles Times gave an unwarranted 46th birthday gift to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti; an endorsement for a second term as the city's chief executive, despite 16 years of astonishing failure, lies and a corrupt City Hall (and its typhus outbreak) as a Councilmember, City Council President and Mayor.

But today, Garcetti has once again proven to the nation that he is willing to lie about anything, for any reason or no reason at all.  And thanks to us trusting the Times, he has once again shown the entire nation what disengaged rubes are are for following its advice.

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Monday, January 31, 2022

"Eric Garcetti, LA's Prince of Maskless Privilege. Thanks, LA Times!" by Daniel Guss

 @TheGussReport - It is the Monday morning after the L.A. Rams' victory in the NFC Championship Game (played in Inglewood, not L.A.), and the local team punching its ticket to the Super Bowl in two weeks isn't the only headline-grabber.

The other national headline from the game is that L.A.'s Prince of Maskless Privilege, Mayor Eric Garcetti, mugged for photos with unmasked Magic Johnson, S.F. Mayor London Breed, California Governor Gavin Newsom, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jessica Alba to name a few.

Shouldn't this be the end of people considering the L.A. Times' political endorsements with local primaries right around the bend?

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Thursday, January 27, 2022

"Mike Bonin's Honesty and Intellectual Dishonesty" by Daniel Guss

@TheGussReport - On Wednesday, embattled LA City Councilmember Mike Bonin said he would not run for a third and final term on LA City Council, the City's legislative body, citing life-long mental health issues.

Mike Bonin

But we think something else might be at-play here, as evidenced by his boasting of endorsements from LA County Supervisors Janice Hahn and Holly Mitchell, Congressman Ted Lieu and the Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters.

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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

"Say It Ain't So, Rick Caruso"

By Daniel Guss

@TheGussReport - On Monday, the Los Angeles Times reported that billionaire Rick Caruso changed his party affiliation from none to Democrat in anticipation of his joining the race to become the next Mayor of Los Angeles. 


(Rick Caruso - LA Times)

That squanders an exclusive advantage: positioning himself as the second coming of Richard Riordan, a Republican and self-made problem-solver who governed without owing anything to anyone.

Suddenly and cynically listing himself as a Democrat makes Caruso more like the other candidates, who are either known and homogenous or just unknown.

Back in his day as Mayor from 1993-2001, Riordan was a successful alcalde de Los Angeles because he ran and governed as a problem-solving capitalist. That didn't stop him from winning, governing successfully and winning a second term. In contrast to LA’s career politicians, Riordan was also the first mayor to leave office due to term limits.

Do you know who made local term limits a thing?

Richard Riordan.

Why is Caruso not following that same path to the Mayor’s job?

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Thursday, January 20, 2022

LA Must Protect Itself From Itself

By Daniel Guss

@TheGussReport - It's 2022 and Los Angeles has a narrow, approaching window to start fixing its copious political challenges and corruption.

Having watched a few decades of local elections, here is what LA needs to do to save itself from itself.

  1. Stop electing candidates based on their last name, skin tone and if they sound like an echo chamber of each other and the media.

  2. Take everything the Los Angeles Times says or endorses with a grain of salt…and tequila. Stop relying on its endorsements since it almost entirely serves as a protective public relations unit for liberal and left politicians and their ideas to the total lack of balance of other sides, opinions and candidates. It is worth noting that the Times has endorsed, or even repeatedly endorsed, virtually every candidate currently or recently facing recall.

  3. Start electing people from outside of the local political ecosystem. Encourage and elect those who have built something significant in the private sector. People who know what it’s like to make payroll in the face of illogical, oppressive and un-scientific government mandates. Think engineers, teachers (not school board members), healthcare professionals, private sector attorneys and the like. Elect reluctant politicians, not career ones.

Let’s repeat that: elect reluctant politicians, not career ones.

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All the commotion so far about who is running for Mayor of LA and other offices is just that: chatter. It means nothing until February 7, 2022, when the candidate filing window opens to file a Declaration Of Intention to Become a Candidate. That narrow window closes less than a week later, on February 12. That’ll be the entirety of our options. People who fail to file will not make it onto the primary ballot.

Then there’s the race to gather 500 valid signatures by March 9, a rigged process designed to favor monied candidates. Those who submit at least a thousand votes for verification do not have to pay the $300 fee.

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Monday, January 17, 2022

MLK Day Briefs on the Los Angeles (and Beyond) Political Machine

As Los Angeles Failure Mayor 2.0 (and Ambassador to India Nominee) Eric Garcetti, awaits his final Confirmation Vote, is it plausible that a certain, "Ex Mayor", would be asked to serve once again in an interim capacity ..........., due to the alleged Mayoral Aspiration of City Council President Nury Martinez? 

Who would be the desired choice among the Ex. Mayors (pictured above with Eric Garcetti) to serve in an Interim Capacity if City Council President (and CD-6 Representative) Nury Martinez decides to run for Mayor?
** Blogger's Notes: On this MLK Day Holiday 2022, we can state for the record, that Failure Mayor 2.0 (and Dad of Hunter Biden's Ambassador to India Nominee) Eric Garcetti, has not yet formally vacated his 200 North Spring Street Third Floor Office, but that is not stopping speculation on who will be his ........, "Interim Replacement". The Conventional Group Think is that City Clowncil Central Committee Strongperson Nury Martinez would ascend into the role of Acting Mayor, as defined by the City Charter ........., but WHAT IF she has aspirations to become the next elected Mayor?? Considering the current Mayoral Aspirants that comprise our bestowed, "Floundering Foursome (Karen Bass, Joe Buscaino, Mike Feuer and K.A. Leon)" of candidates to become future, "Failure Mayor 3.0", no one should rule out that the CD-6 Officeholder ........, is still mulling over her 2022 options. That stated, if Council President Martinez were to decide to undertake a 2022 Mayoral Campaign, is it possible that full City Clowncil Central Committee would decide to draft one of the three Ex. Mayor to serve in an interim capacity .........., and who would be the desired choice?? Maybe someone with current "judical background", but that is just mere speculation .........., or a future reality?? 
The Union Pacific Railroad calls out LA County District Attorney George Soros-Gascon for his "Soft on Train Robbers Legal Proceedings".
If Angelinos were still ignorant of the ramifications that the election of LA County District Attorney George Soros-Gascon, is having on the Quality of Life and respect for Law & Order, just meander over to the Union Pacific Railroad Tracks in Lincoln Heights. Local, national and international media, have descended on the area to report on the rampant thief, heist and pillaging of containers arriving and departing from UP's LATC Intermodal Yard. As this fragrant disregard for Law and Order garners massive coverage, local political representation (the Lincoln Heights Neighborhood Council, CD-14 City Clowncilman K.A. Leon, Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo, State Senator Maria Elena Durazo and Congressman Jimmy Gomez), should exert more pressure on the D.A. (as done by the UP Railroad in the Letter post above), to actually hold the dozens of those responsible, accountable ........., and prosecute them to the fullest extent of the Law.    
Is it the Progressive White Privilege of LAUSD School Board Member Jackie Goldberg (center in the group photo above), to select her desired candidate Rocia Rivas (pictured directly above), to replace District Two Officeholder and School  Board President Monica "Gordo Boo Boo" Garcia?
With the "La Gorda (Boo Boo with affection)" of former LA Failure Mayor Antonio Villar's rejected scheme to takeover the oversight of the Los Angeles Unified School District leaving office in 2022, the reigning LAUSD Political Retread Jackie Goldberg has used her Progressive White Privilege to anoint the desired replacement for the recent, failed CD-14 City Council Candidate ........, and we have questions. In a recent mass email, the Goldberg (and East Area Progressive Democrat's) Endorsed Candidate, Dr. Rocia Rivas, stated that the supposed "January 6 Insurrection y Attempted Coup (in reality, a protest gone too far but I digress)", was her motivation for running to replace Garcia as the District Two Officeholder. That stated, we have the following questions for the aspiring protector of Democracy in Public Education. First, will you pledge to not support the use of "Critical Race Theory (CRT)" as a tool of Indoctrination? Second, will you denounce any form of Federal Investigations into local parents demanding educational accountability? Third, will you support access to all public documents, as granted by the California Public Records Act? Lastly, will you support Parental Choice (Magnet, Charter School, Private School Vouchers), if conditions within LAUSD become unsuitable for obtaining a non-bias, quality education?----Scott Johnson in CD-14

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