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Friday, June 23, 2006

Open Thread for Friday

Its the end of the week, its going to be hot, and Antonio is on his way to taking over the LAUSD? Well maybe, and maybe not. He didn't get the deal he wanted, and a day or two out from announcing a compromise in principle, as the LA Times "School Me" says, there's a "strong smell in the corners." Are the unions going to have enough wiggle room to keep bad teachers in the classroom? Will "Hurricane" Jackie Goldberg become the Superintendent making reform a joke? Is the plan really just changing deck chairs on the Titanic? Is the Mayor selling us a bill of goods, or was he sold one himself? And is anyone going to address the impact of unchecked illegal immigration on our schools?

Stay tuned!


Anonymous Anonymous said:

The bill is coming...

June 22, 2006 10:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Antigua Cafe House has Nahuatl Menu. Mecha Reconquistas at cafe for Aguilar & Co.

June 22, 2006 10:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This "takeover" will be the biggest debacle since Time Warner botched the AOL deal. They out to go "ATT" and just divest the whole big waste into smaller pieces.

MS, sell the blog, you got it made and it will soon be Friday.

June 22, 2006 10:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

you forgot 912 commission announcements.

June 23, 2006 12:03 AM  

Blogger PhilKrakover said:

Antonio would not risk his reelection on Jackie Goldberg.

Crazy, he is not.

June 23, 2006 1:16 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

In order to be a "good" whore I imagine you have to be at least a little bit crazy. Antonio is nothing if not a politician who wants to be known as "good."

June 23, 2006 3:07 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Did anyone hear that L.A. is going to allow folks who owns businesses to put signs advertising their business on their front lawns? What the fuck is going on? There goes the neighborhood. L.A. has lost that neighborhood, family feeling. I don't believe AV is not trying to stop that shit. I thought he wanted us to "dream" with him? My dream (not AV's) did not include folks fucking up my neighborhood with signs advertising their tax prep. business, or their Pre-Paid Legal business. It's bad enough that any illegal with a six foot table and an electrical outlet is allowed to run a fucken taco stand, or sell pupusas unregulated by the Dept. of Health.
And did you hear about the drug war in neighboring Mexico? Drug gangs beheading police officers. And you fucken idiots want to allow Mexicans to become U.S. citizens huh? Get outta here! Will you be upset when they start that shit over here in broad daylight?

June 23, 2006 4:32 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mayor Retreat. He miserably failed on this one.

June 23, 2006 7:19 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Schooling Villaraigosa on education and trust
June 23, 2006
So, the mayor also wants to run the school district. Before he starts telling other people how to run their business, he needs to do those things in his own that will improve education. They are the city's responsibility. He needs to:
• Increase library hours and services.
• Expand park and playground programs.
• Strengthen community policing and gang suppression programs.
• Increase child health and welfare programs.
If he doesn't understand the importance of these actions to education, he knows nothing about it — or children.

Antonio Villaraigosa was elected mayor a year ago by residents who placed their trust in him. Since then, and regardless of his accomplishments or lack thereof, he has run a superb PR campaign. Villaraigosa is now obsessed with the inclusion of the Los Angeles Unified School District under his responsibilities and is trying to gather support from the California Legislature to achieve his goal and purposes.
Does Villaraigosa not trust the constituency that elected him mayor to support him in the takeover of L.A. Unified, an institution that serves most of the same constituency? Instead, the mayor is placing his trust in the Legislature, where most legislators do not represent Los Angeles. If Villaraigosa does not trust us, should we trust him?
Los Angeles

We are concerned that the mayor has developed a plan for the reform of L.A. schools that leaves out parents. No recognized parent group has been included in the partnership touted by the mayor. Mayoral control does not address the real reasons for student failure. All recognized parent groups in the L.A. school district have been ready and able to participate in reform discussions, but none have been invited.

Almost all research has found that one of the key indicators of student success is parental involvement. We parents, as the representatives of our children, the ultimate consumer of any school district reform, often know best what our children need to succeed. To be left out of the reform plan is shortsighted and inexcusable.
Legislation Director
31st District Parent Teacher
Van Nuys

There appears to me to be a sizable disconnect in Villaraigosa's crusade to take control of the L.A. school district. Whether or not the district is failing, as he has claimed repeatedly, is debatable (in some ways it comes up short; in others it does a good job). But where has the mayor shown that the cure lies in mayoral takeover? How does that radical prescription for full-scale overhaul automatically reduce the dropout rate?
I fear that like President Bush with the heavy-handed No Child Left Behind mandates of recent years, and Gov. Schwarzenegger with his failed education initiatives of 2005, Villaraigosa is the latest ambitious politician with an ax to grind but no proven educational experience, a voracious appetite for power and a trust-me message that simply does not pass muster.
Culver City

June 23, 2006 7:24 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

All papers are saying today that Antonio made a back room deal with unions.
"Mayor's Ties to Teachers Unions Paid Off
"Antonio Sold Out"
"Some Wary of Plan"
Even the President's Joint LAUSD Governance a prestigious education commission said Thursday that any change in school district governance should first go to voters.

June 23, 2006 7:47 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

4:32 a.m.

Right on!!!

This fucking shithole looks just like Tijuana...and now they fucking assholes want to put up there crappy signs. Add to it, the chickens in every back yard (Roosevelt said he wanted a chicken in every pot...not in every front yard); the crappy clothese hanging in the front yard; the crappy boomboxes blasting their crappy ranchero music; the trash and litter in their front yards; the run down, dillapidated housing; the 30 people living in one house; the 50 beat-up junkers parked on the street; the dirty amchor babies running in the streets; and last, but not least, the MS13 and Zetas running around killing people.

Yeah....put up the signs for the drug dealers; the auto thieves; the hookers; the taco vendors; the illegal document sellers; and the drop houses.

June 23, 2006 9:26 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


You really need a hug from somebody. Why do you seem so isolated and alone.

Are you "unloveable" given the hate in your heart?

June 23, 2006 9:43 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Everything is now making sense. What we are viewing is the making of history in Los Angeles.

For years and years this country has allowed left wing pro-Marxist factions to gain asylum from third world Latino Countries and they met their fellow travelers here.

In the meantime pro-Marxist elements, the so called progressives have been infiltrating the Democratic Party. They have been pretending to be the vanguard of civil rights for many so-called minorities.

The bottom line if you read their manifestos, charters of the organizations they have been apart of, they believe in the old communist belief of the “Dictatorship of the Proletariat”. The belief that the masses, the working class, must be lead by a small band of politicians who know what is best for the working class, better then the working class itself.

We are witnessing this very same thing here in Los Angeles. You can see it in the 912 commission, a small band of politicians making decisions for the masses. You can see it an in the attempt to promote gay whites as the equivalents of racial minorities, more specifically Latinos, African American and Asians. You know it doesn’t make sense, but because you fear being labeled politically incorrect, you don’t bother to speak up.

Now that racial minorities are finally getting the ability to fully participate in the American Democratic System, what do our so called progressive politicians do, they devise ways to take what we have so longed fought for, the right to self-determination.

It started with denying the will of the people of Los Angeles to determine the budget of the Los Angeles Police Department. By increasing the fees on trash pick up, the so called progressives created a regressive tax. The people said no by voting against any increases and the Mayor and conspiratorial City Council use back door tactics to make an across the board increase in trash collection fees for homeowners. Further analysis would let you see that the working class and elderly will be affected in a greater degree than the upper middle and elite of this city.

It continues with the Neighborhood Council System and tomorrow the plan is for the take over of Los Angles Unified School District. The Mayor’s progressive elements want a Dictatorship of the School Board which will eliminate the rights of citizens to self determination.

Look closely and you will see that all these ideas are not new they are repackaged Marxist Political Tools to convince citizens to give up their voting rights.

June 23, 2006 9:50 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


But at least: "Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is scheduled to play in the 48th annual Hollywood Stars Game at Dodger Stadium Saturday, believed to be the first mayor to do so, a team official said."

What a joke. City planners want to permit advertising signs in residential neighborhoods, LAX security continues to be a joke, while AV mugs for the camera. The mayor's "dream" is a nightmare..

June 23, 2006 10:39 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Say what you want about Hahn but we never had all this crap being passed and our city becoming one big mess. Where are the strong leaders we use to have in this city standing up for the rights of the people regardless of politics? We don't have them anymore. They are long gone and now we have a mayor who has become a joke to the nation with all his photo ops. We have become the laughing stock of all major cities.

June 23, 2006 11:29 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

We never had anything while Hahn was in office. ZERO ZILCH NADA

June 23, 2006 11:52 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey 9;50... are you insane?

So, are you saying this is all a Marxist plot? Given that the big fundraisers in town supported Antonio for Mayor, they will be quite surprised.

Yes, Antonio loves the photo ops too much, yes he overpromised in the campaign, yes he is ambitious. But...so far I think he is doing a fine job. His appointments, even if you disagree with their positions, are first rate. They are NOT payoffs, like Hahns were. The garbage fee hike was good-it endds the artifical subsidy, and may even lead to more recycyling. The housing fund is finally getting funded, unlike in Hahns day.
The school takeover was, I think, a bad move. Anything that UTLA is for can NOT be good. But, they and CTA are too powerful for him to take on. Even Arnold is afraid of them.
But, overall, Id say AV is doing a good job. Stop hating him because he revels in the job so much.

June 23, 2006 3:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

9:50 a.m.

'swhat I've been posting here for weeks. But when I question, especially re: the narrowing representation on the 912 and in NCs I'm called "a hater."

I know I'll get called the same again. and laughed out -- but remember YEARS ago why Nick Pacheco said AV was bogus, from day 1?

Because when he had a chance to promote capable Latinos (to replace him in the Assembly, etc.), he pumped for JACKIE GOLDBERG instead.

It's the "progressive" mafia manifesto (a la Mecha):

For other PROGRESSIVES, everything; for those NOT progressives (incluidng other Latino Democrats), nothing."

All mouth, no meaning!

June 23, 2006 5:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Antonio took the deal (er, sold out) with CTA not because he saw it as a means of addressing LAUSD problems but, rather, because he was determined that selling out was a better option than admitting that he failed....

June 23, 2006 6:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What goes around comes around and today Steve Yagman the dirt bag that hated the city and LAPD got indicted by the feds. He sued LAPD more times than anyone representing gang bangers and LOST. Maybe he can make friends with Bubba.

June 23, 2006 6:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

THE WHOLE SCHOOL TAKEOVER IS ABOUT the billions of dollars in school construction contracts, as well as other LAUSD budget controls that AV got. That is what it was all about all the time. He is happy he got what her wanted control over ALL the district money.

June 23, 2006 9:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Jackie Goldberg is the poster girl for everything bad in life.

Do you guys really think Antonio would put her up for Superintendent? He's looking at Sacramento and Washington D.C.; why would he want to ride there on that pig?

Julie Kornstein is livid about the change, why so?

Antonio understands how it works, and he got way the best of the deal for now, and more to come next session and the one following.

June 24, 2006 2:31 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The reason Goldberg folded was because I bet Antonio did tell her she would be at the front of the line for Romer's job. These electeds have absolutely no morals, backbone and will flop at the drop of a hat.

June 24, 2006 7:10 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I am sure Goldberg told Antonio how it was going to work.

June 24, 2006 10:52 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who the FUCK would hug 9:26? This person is on every single thread, staying up all night long posting venom about illegal immigrants and lumping them all in one category and continually typing the same phrase about "fucken taco stands". Nobody wants to speak to him/her, I'm sure, much less hug.

June 24, 2006 3:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Jackie Goldberg is the poster girl for everything bad in life??

Wow, powerful.

June 24, 2006 4:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

LAUSD touts the building of 100+ new schools.....We see a high school going up at Grand and Ceaser Chavez....
The LA Times reports hundreds of low income families leaving the central core due to rising rents taking their student children with them. Multi million dollar schools going up and the students to fill those classrooms going out of town. You thought the Belmont learning center was a debacle, here's another billion or two going down the drain!
Maybe Maywood will have to bus all their students into these soon to be vacant schools.

June 24, 2006 6:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Blame developers. This crooks over develop key areas with High Dollar rents/purchases. The middle class packs up to live in Palm Desert.

June 25, 2006 2:03 PM  

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