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Thursday, August 23, 2007

Mayor Antonio Stretching the Truth Again

Mayor Villaraigosa has not been telling the truth again. He was boasting about the City's Department of Animal Services when it turns out the County is kicking the City's butt:

Yesterday, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced that the City of Los Angeles’ Department of Animal Services is the largest animal adoption agency in the United States.

This claim is inaccurate. The County of Los Angeles’ Department of Animal Care places more animals each year than the City of Los Angeles.

The City of Los Angeles placed 25,279 animals last year, compared to 28,309 animals placed by the County. In the 2005-06 fiscal year, the City placed 24,515 animals compared to 27,670 for the County. In the year prior to that, the City placed 24,190 animals and the County placed 28,203.

The County of Los Angeles’ Department of Animal Care and Control is the largest animal control agency in the country, serving all unincorporated Los Angeles County as well as 51 contract cities. “Our staff and volunteers work diligently to place abandoned animals into new, loving homes” stated County of Los Angeles Director Marcia Mayeda. “They should be recognized and congratulated for their efforts that lead the nation in the numbers of animals adopted”.

Oh well. It's a silly summer, the Council is on a much needed (for us) vacation and we need something to keep us going until Labor Day right?

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

Gotta be bored when you're quibbling over a few thousand animals between city and county. But together, it's an impressive record, maybe that's where MAV was going with it: the combo of city and county.

But hey, if you're all so bored and waiting to hound the CM's after Labor Day, join ZD and his buds into giving a dose of same to the supes -- ZD is sure that Zev respects his opinions, and that Gloria was rushing to write down his thoughts on 2-1-1 to save the County some dough.

I'd LOVE to see how Zev and the rest react when they have the whole cast of characters there for a year, every day, using up their full minutes no matter the topic. Pretty sure your boredom will end,
just wait for the fireworks. I'm not saying it's fair to inflict this "education" on the supes, but I think the CM's have "learned" all they can stand from this group.

August 23, 2007 12:52 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Dontcha know that Higby is a dyed in the wool Hertzberg guy?

Know the story about George Bush walking on water to save the Pope, with the headline "Bush Ca't Swim"?

Do not ever expect to see anything except a slam on Antonio here, no matter what he does.

Same for Jack Weiss.

Otherwise, the blog is good, except, of course, when the uneducated duo of Elliott and Dowd post.

August 23, 2007 1:06 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The County provided the figures to the City that caused the City to announce that it had released more animals for adoption and rescue. Then, miraculously, the day after the City's announcement, the County suddenly - and miraculously - found (or manufactured) another 6,000 animals it could claim it had released and put out its own ego- and envy-driven press announcement.

Should we assume that some of the same animal activist politics that stain efforts to save animals in L.A. every day are once again rearing their ugly heads. Sure looks like it.

Why don't the egomaniacs just give it a rest and find something to do that will really help a few more animals? Small wonder hardly anyone with a functioning brain takes any of these people seriously.

August 23, 2007 6:05 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Check it out. He and his buddy Hay slanted this blog for Hertzberg against Antonio all the way.

I still say that Antonio is a positive force in Los Angeles; he's laying a bit low for now, but he'll be back and be re-elected.

However, I know that Jerry Brown was far ahead of him already in the polls for Governor before the Mirthala thing hit the press.

It's gonna be interesting.

Stay tuned to this blog for lots of fun with Mayor Sam and Mailander only.

August 23, 2007 6:07 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Oh I see the Antonio groupies are in the house. Fact is Antonio hasn't done shit for this city and what he's pretending to do and having press conf. about are out right lies. We're not slamming him we're putting the facts on the table. Take off your colored glasses and see reality. Even Kevin Roderick who was an Antonio groupie mentions in his Los Angeles Magazine piece on the affair of Antonio and Mirthala that he may be done. No way in hell people will vote for a weak ass man who didn't have the balls to leave his wife first then start seeing another women. Antonio is desperate to get something done but he doesn't know how. Everything he's touched has failed. Rumor is Hillary's people have told him to stay away yet haven't completely gotten rid of him.

August 23, 2007 6:40 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

They are broken
Re "Sanctuaries in the spotlight" (Aug. 20):
During a TV interview, Elvira Arellano proclaimed that the United States immigration laws were "broken." She is absolutely correct. In fact, they have been broken over 12 million times, including twice by her.

Guess what, Elvira. We are fixing them and that is why you and several hundred of your fellow illegal immigrants have been "returned to sender." Keep up the good work, ICE.
- Gordon Osborne
Woodland Hills

August 23, 2007 6:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

if you post a lie about zd on this blog and state it as a fact, please provide the evidence or i will delete it. so unless you have evidence that I post anonymously about myself here, do not post that lie unless you provide verification, which you will not be able to provide. I do not post anonymously. So do not state as a fact that I am. Prove it or lose it, loser!

August 23, 2007 7:40 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Jimmy Blackman is going to SHIT when he sees what Jim Bickhart admitted to. It's tough to undo what the mayor's office wrote & said that was wrong.

August 23, 2007 7:49 AM  

Blogger Don Culo said:

Anonymous at 12:52 am said ....

Gotta be bored when you're quibbling over a few thousand animals between city and county


I agree, it must be a slow news day to write about cats and dogs, maybe we can discuss the cooler weather today.

August 23, 2007 7:49 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If no one has posted it yet, Ed Boks made the same mistake that Jim Bickhart did. Flies on the walls of Jimmy Blackman's office are going to get a show.

August 23, 2007 7:50 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I am just speechless how can the Mayor mislead the citizens of Los Angeles on such an important issue as dogs.

For the Love of Pit Bulls stop the lies !!!!

I Love Pit Bulls !!

August 23, 2007 8:24 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It is a silly summer!

August 23, 2007 8:47 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Tony Villar stretch the truth? I'm shocked and dismayed.

Thank you 6:40 AM. Amen.

August 23, 2007 8:50 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Ed Boks lied to Jim Bickhart about the numbers. Then Boks lied to Blackman and the Mayor. Boks wrote that phoney press release. He knew the county adopts out more animals but he didn't think anyone would catch him. So Antonio writes up a little certificate of appreciation which he frames and hands to Boks in a press conference which he called. The City just gave a paper award to itself for something they didn't even do. They called the press conference because both Villaraigosa and Boks are in the dog house with their poor performance and inability to keep their pants zipped.

August 23, 2007 8:54 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

6:05 You are wrong. The county did not provide the numbers to the City. Members of the rescue community asked the County for the numbers. They were given only cats/dogs as sheltertrak.com clearly shows. Boks took the county's annual cats/dogs number from that website and compared that to his fiscal year cats/dogs AND others adopted. In the others category he even included wild animals which were not adopted but released to the wild. You can't adopt wild animals.

Boks again intentionally fudged and spun the numbers. He knew he adopted out fewer than county but he thought he could get away with the lie, just like Antonio lying about his marriage being fine. The truth always comes out in the end.

While I'm here, the euth rate has been down the last few months. The reduction in the euth rate is equal to the reduction in intakes. Boks is merely refusing to take the animals. Fewer in, fewer euth'd without having to do more work but less work.

August 23, 2007 9:23 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

LA County adopts our more animals. They also killed 2.5x as many animals. Why don't they brag about that? they are the largest killing shelter in the area.

August 23, 2007 9:34 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

guss, shut up. you don't know what you're talking about.

August 23, 2007 9:58 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Figured I'd come here and clean up some of the mis-truths on this blog.

All lies unfortunately.

Guess what folks, the county and city have a joint task force where they work together on some of the adoptions within the greater Los Angeles area.

So if you do the math, the county gets to double count their numbers when it is actually more of a city adoption rather than a county one.

Which is why the county will get to publicly release larger numbers, but the truth is the Mayor was correct. Los Angeles on its own is the largest adoption agency likely in the world for baby cats and cute doggies.

As to the posters here that think the Mayor's clout is somehow been weakened, I find it very telling that someone here thinks Hillary has asked hte Mayor to step back.

Kind of hard when Hillary's handlers are the Mayor's.

But only an idiot wouldn't know that.

Seems like we have many of them here today.

August 23, 2007 11:24 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

11:24 there is no joint task force between LA City and LA County. They have nothing to do with each other. They don't work together in any way, shape or form. Stop lying.

August 23, 2007 11:55 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

LA County services all unincorporated areas of the County. They service 9,800,000 people. They also service Beverly Hills and West Hollywood besides other incorporated cities. LA City only services the City of LA which is 4,000,000 people. The County does not count adoptions twice. The Director of LA County Animal Control Marcia Mayeda does not even get along with Ed Boks the Director of LA City Animal Services.

This is not the first time that the City has had problems with the County. Jerry Greenwalt a previous Director for the City said that LA City was the largest rescue organization in the US. That was also a lie as the County takes in more animals than the City. Taking in animals just to kill them isn't even "rescue." These people just love to lie. Antonio Villaraigosa and Ed Boks are the main liars.

August 23, 2007 12:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Villar is a proven liar so you can't believe a word he says. He is a national embarrassment who should have resigned months ago. Los Angeles under his watch is an example of what cities should NOT be. Most of the country recoils in horror and dread at the mere mention of "Los Angeles" and its ethnocentric, illegal-alien loving mayor.

August 23, 2007 12:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I’m not concerned that about dogs and cats I am more concerned that Los Angeles is the gang capital of the world. And that the Mayor wants to bring in more illegal aliens to add to the gang problem, the school problems the county hospital overcrowding. Mayor we already have enough criminal gang members we don’t need anymore. This is what you find in East Los Angeles.



August 23, 2007 12:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What a low level of comments against the Mayor. If they were intelligent, and a basis of substantive discussion that would be a different thing. But people capable of that wouldn't air their grievances against the Mayor here with all this negative energy.

Most rational people might want to make comments that help our city, in hopes that someone of substance might be reading them. Vindictive and personal attacks only reflect on the mental states of the poster.

August 23, 2007 12:32 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

12:08 PM

Yes! The rest of the country thinks of Los Angeles as the center of the sink hole that they now find themselves being sucked into. Los Angeles is everything they want to avoid becoming. This mayor, the other mexican enemy agents rife in government and their illegals are a nightmare from hell and from which we MUST awake!

12:18 PM

Stop spewing those tired old trigger phrases ... "hater" "hater" "hater" "hater" "hater" "hater" "hater" "hater" "hater" "hater" "hater" "hater" "hater" "hater" "hater"
that old programming is wearing off! If YOU are a "hater" of truth, then YOU have the problem.

August 23, 2007 12:36 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Headline: "Mexican Senate Takes Up Migrant's Cause" (Posted Thursday, 23 August 2007 9:47AM, KFWB News 980)

"MEXICO CITY (AP) - Lawmakers in Mexico are getting involved in the case of an illegal immigrant who was deported by the United States."

"A Mexican Senate committee is urging President Felipe Calderon to send a diplomatic note protesting the deportation of Elvira Arellano. She's the activist who had taken refuge in a Chicago church for a year."

"The committee also approved a scholarship to help her eight-year-old U.S.-born son, Saul, who is staying in the United States."

Comment: Who in hell does the Mexican government think they are? Are they nuts? Dumb-ass Mexican politicians ought to be deported out of their own country to say, Tierra del Fuego.

August 23, 2007 1:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Elvira Arellano Says U.S. 'Broke The Law First'
Elvira Arellano speaks to the Mexican Congress about her deportation from the United States. Elvira claims the U.S. broke that law first by 'allowing' illegal immigrants to pay taxes.

August 23, 2007 1:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

1:11 PM

Ha ha ha ha! Expect more outrageous bull! Believe me, the Mexican government, the Catholic church and the other anti-American forces are going to milk this woman and her kid for all they are worth ... but this will backfire on them just like those marches did. I love the way the Mexican government and the Catholic church like to play "humanitarian", yet they expect AMERICA to do the humanitarian work FOR THEM! They want to be "humanitarian"? Fine, take them all back to THEIR country, Mexico, or ship them all to Rome, and perform all your "humanitarian" work THERE!

The word is out and spreading like wildfire on this whole third world flood disaster. Americans ARE waking up and getting angrier by the minute, especially as they see this flood moving their way and destroying everything in its path. The PC BS is wearing off, people are tired of being bankrupted by the failed, anti-American, pro-globalist policies of this government (at ALL levels), and the lying, traitorous politicians in both parties.

Just for starters, I imagine when those Mexican trucks begin to roll freely down OUR highways, things may begin to get really unfriendly...

August 23, 2007 1:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The Mexican Senate is doing America a favor by looking like such fools, having the nerve to demand that we let their illegals break our laws at will. And Arellano is also proving why it was essential to deport her, how she knowingly sought to undermine and overturn US immigration policy.

Her claiming that the US acted illegally in forcing her to pay taxes is apparently an attempt to justify her using someone else's SS number. "Well, I had to, since they made me pay taxes, and I couldn't get one legally." But did she pay taxes on her wages, or was she paid in cash? In any case, the services her son used for education and health care over the years cost more than anything she could have paid.

Good the Mexicans want to establish a scholarship fund for him, though -- they should do that to pay for ALL their illegals we are educating at all levels.

(The SS issue raises the fact that if that failed legalization plan had gone forth, all those 12 million illegals plus new ones coming in would have been eligible for SS payments on retirement, while the system is supposedly going bust now in a few years.)

But I think it was a smart move, Antonio calling for an investigation into how the ICE/INS handled the deportation before this letter from Mexico, so he doesn't look like he's responding to them, but anticipating them. Actually, if the haters take their heads out of their butts for a minute, they could see it's actually a benefit to having a Mexican mayor in cases like this -- he can try to do the right thing for L. A./California without being accused of racism.

Yes, I know this will elicit the knee-jerk I hate the Midget Mayor rants but you guys are irrelevant.

August 23, 2007 1:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

1:37, Ahhh... the mayor's irrelevant and the clowncil's irrelevant.

On the flip side, the mayor and clowncil thinks we citizens are irrelevant and would much rather sympathise with and support the criminals (no surprise).

August 23, 2007 1:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

1:37 PM
"But I think it was a smart move, Antonio calling for an investigation into how the ICE/INS handled the deportation before this letter from Mexico, so he doesn't look like he's responding to them, but anticipating them. Actually, if the haters take their heads out of their butts for a minute, they could see it's actually a benefit to having a Mexican mayor in cases like this"

EXCUSE ME?!?!? What kind of moron are you??? Are you laboring under the impression that Los Angeles, California, or the United States must answer to or explain to MEXICO what OUR laws are or whether or not WE enforce them??? What the Mexican government thinks or likes is IRRELEVANT. Having Villar around is no advantage to anyone or anything American and we do not need a Mexican politician of any kind! Mexico's thoughts and opinions are not a concern - they can SHOVE IT!

And as far as that stupid Arellano creature is concerned, the ONLY thing she HAD to do was obey the law and stay out of our country. SHE decided to take criminal action to get in here and she continued to choose criminal actions to remain here. She is a CRIMINAL, nothing more.

August 23, 2007 1:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

the last two posts show just how stupid the knee-jerk Antonio-haters are on this blog, and exactly why you are irrelevant. Too stupid to say anything but your brainless rants, with no context or connection to the real world. When did I say we should do what Mexico wants, idiots? What I said is too subtle for your dim bulbs that you call brains. Wish you'd go to Mexico with the Arellano woman.

August 23, 2007 2:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

> they could see it's actually a benefit to having a Mexican mayor in cases like this -- he can try to do the right thing for L. A./California without being accused of racism.

What do you mean?

Are you going to have Antonio in charge of deportation?

August 23, 2007 2:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

12:32 PM

Red Alert!! Red Alert!! Mindless Villar Bot!! Ignore!! Ignore!!

August 23, 2007 2:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

2:00 pm

Red Alert!! Red Alert!! Mindless Villar Bot!! Ignore!! Ignore!!

August 23, 2007 2:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

2:00 PM

"When did I say we should do what Mexico wants, idiots? What I said is too subtle for your dim bulbs that you call brains. "

When? Right here dim bulb:

"Antonio calling for an investigation into how the ICE/INS handled the deportation before this letter from Mexico, so he doesn't look like he's responding to them, but anticipating them"

Implication: We are concerned with Mexico's response and how we look in relation to their statements matters.

WRONG! Proper response: "She's a criminal, she's yours, you deal with her ... GO TO HELL!"

August 23, 2007 2:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The Latino illegal immigration group shouldn’t be happy with Mayor Villar at all.

Mayor Villar seems to have single-handedly done more to HURT than help the immigration reform or amnesty bill. Mayor Villar strategized and encouraged those high profile events that backfired and awakened the citizens. If not for Mayor Villar, amnesty might have passed quietly.

But why would Mayor Villar care? He might just want to use those high profile demonstrations and the recent deportation incident to elevate himself politically. We know he cares less about the citizens, and he probably doesn’t care that much about the actual welfare of those illegal immigrants either?

August 23, 2007 2:32 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

She's a damn felon who used someone else's social security card to get a job. How would you feel if it was your ss card or a relative? do you know how much idenity theft there is in Los Angeles alone because of these damn illegals? They get credit cards and fake documents but the MAYOR supports them and gets mad at ICE for doing their job.

THERE ARE MORE ANIMAL SHELTERS THEN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTERS FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN. BUT are dumb ass Mayor doesn't say a word about it. Asshole!!!! The illegal immigration issue is backfiring on all of them. Everyone is pissed at this women for leaving her son behind and using him as a pawn in her game of getting publicity. She has done more harm to that little boy then any govt could. Antonio also had the President of Mexico here remember? BOO BOO BOO BOO BOO his sorry ass whenever you see him in public everyone.

August 23, 2007 2:36 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I normally like Daniel Hernandez's stuff in LA Weekly but I think he's too close to the illegal issue. His story this week is wayyyyyyy to bias to be reporting. David is showing his true colors on this issue and shouldn't be allowed to write about it cause some of his comments are a bit over the top.

August 23, 2007 2:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Not one damn reporter has the guts to report how much money the city has spent on all these illegal immigration marches. WHY? If you count all the dept. of transportation, fire dept. LAPD, street services, businesses etc. all having to suffer cause of these idiots who are here breaking the law and NOT ONE DAMN POLITICAN saying a word about how much of our tax dollars is being spent is BS. Does anyone know how can we find out????
Immigration Reform March 8-25-07
TIME: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
ASSEMBLY: Olympic and Broadway
ROUTE: (Revised) Begin at Olympic and Broadway, NB Broadway to 2nd Street, East
on 2nd Street to Los Angeles Street, North on Los Angeles Street to Temple
Street. End at Los Angeles Street/Temple Street.
CONTACT: March 25 Coalition
Carlos Montes

everyone call and blast this idiot Carlos for wasting our services

August 23, 2007 2:58 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Good afternoon All,

First, nice to see the "GOOD MAYOR" back. "JACK HOFF" is his insightful self, and the "WEEKLY OF BIAS" is sinking fast. I to, read "SENOR HERNANDEZ" diatrobe on "CRIMINAL ELVIRA". Normally, I find insightful thoughts from the "KEYS" of Hernandez's computer, not today. "SENOR HERNANDEZ" may call our country's immigration "PERVERSE". But what is worst is someone who would subject their own child to "MENTAL ABUSE", thus leading to physical trauma. Sickening also is the pandering of "MAYOR POLLOVILLAR", but then that is par for the course. Word of caution, stay clear of the "BACKFIRE".

August 23, 2007 3:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This thread is about the Mayor and Boks lying to the public at a press conference just to try to help their horrible images. It's about Boks being caught in the act of lying about the numbers. If you want to bash Mexicans and immigrants, how about you start another thread titled "I have Mexicans and immigrants!" Leave us be here to rag on the lying dog catcher.

August 23, 2007 3:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Here you everyone. E-mail Bill O'Reilly oreilly@foxnews.com
and let him know our Mayor is no better then the ones he's outed who support illegals.

....the mayors of Portland, Oregon and Houston, Texas, both sanctuary cities, have explaining to do. In Portland Tom Potter is soft on illegal aliens, affording them every protection he can. Potter continues to do this, despite the murder of 15-year-old Danny Countryman, who was allegedly strangled by Alejandro Gamboa, an illegal with a drunk driving conviction. Clackamas County authorities never reported Gamboa to ICE after his first conviction. Portland still refuses to alert ICE about criminal alien arrests in most cases. Houston where Mayor Bill White watched as Juan Salinas was charged with killing a family of three in a drunk driving crash. Salinas, an illegal from Mexico, had two prior charges — assault and public intoxication. But ICE knew nothing about him.
The soft system in Harris County released Salinas on $1,500 bail. He was free to kill the Williams family, including two-year-old Xavier. Now clear thinking Americans understand the failure of local authorities to inform the Feds about illegal criminal activity is insane. Every arrest is public information. Every one. So there's no reason on this earth why ICE should not be informed immediately when aliens are taken into custody. It's just common sense

Here's what our loser Mayor said:
....Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said he will ask top immigration officials to brief the city on future enforcement action.

"The manner of the arrest and deportation in this case raises concerns in our community," said Villaraigosa, who has appeared at immigration rallies in the city in support of reform.

"As mayor of a city that is over 40 percent foreign-born, I can tell you, when families are torn apart, our communities are torn apart."

August 23, 2007 3:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

love the diversity of opinion here.

August 23, 2007 3:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

3:21 PM

Well, most of the posts here do pertain the lying Villar ... apparently everyone has other subjects they want to discuss...

Perhaps a finger on the pulse of the interests of the readers would generate stories geared to those interests so the comments on those interests wouldn't pop up everywhere ... ;oD

August 23, 2007 3:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

love the diversity of opinion here.

August 23, 2007 3:46 PM


Guess when more and more people begin to hold the same opinion, you start hearing that same opinion more and more frequently.

August 23, 2007 3:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

12:23 PM from another thread:

> Mayor V. wants to bring in more illegal aliens to add to the gang problem,

So that he can raise our tax to give more money to the gang program?

> to add to the school problems

So that he can try again to take over LAUSD, and fully control even more school construction money?

> to add to the county hospital overcrowding.

So that he can also take over the county in order to solve the hospital problem?

Oh, one more, ZD’s favorite, so that Mayor V can pass the billion dollar bond measure to build costly affordable housing for more illegals?

Oh, another one, so that we can have worse traffic congestion, and Mayor V can ….

You see Mayor V’s MO - Create the problem, raise tax and control more money, and claim credit for solving the problem he created in the first place?

August 23, 2007 3:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why isn't anyone commenting that LA lost out millions in transportation funds? I do recall Antonio saying he was making a trip to Sacramento to fight and lobby for funds for LA. Seems he's lost that magic touch everyone was praising him about two years ago. Can someone name one thing he's done for our city besides plant trees and have dogs adopted and not even the huge numbers he says.

County shorted $336 million in '07
L.A.'s transportation fund pot is 40 percent smaller than expected
BY SUE DOYLE, Staff Writer
The budget adopted by state lawmakers this week yanks $1.3 billion from California's public transit pot, forcing officials to consider fare hikes, service cuts and project delays to make up the gap, transportation advocacy groups said.

August 23, 2007 4:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You see Mayor V’s MO - Create the problem, raise tax and control more money, and claim credit for solving the problem he created in the first place?

August 23, 2007 3:59 PM

Hmmmmm ... that sounds like a very familiar pattern. Wonder who taught it to him??

August 23, 2007 4:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hmmmmm ... that sounds like a very familiar pattern. Wonder who taught it to him??


Richard? And who else did Richard teach it to?

August 23, 2007 5:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You can be sure there might be some incidents occurring Aug. 25 between illegals marching downtown and the annual Japanese street fesival also in downtown, unless the LAPD is alert enough to prevent the illegals from trashing the festival and U.S. citizens who are of Japanese descent.

August 23, 2007 5:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

4:23 PM > …. plant trees and have dogs adopted …

Mayor Antonio Stretching the Truth and saying things to make special interests feel good?

But when he is NOT, and when he or his staff is actually doing something, we may have to worry even more!

Trees? The guy wants to plant one million more trees in our city. Sounds great. But do we already have a backlog of 5, 6, 7 or 8 years in trimming the existing trees in our neighborhoods? And do we really have the resources to add one million more new trees, and properly maintain them in addition to taking care of the existing trees that sorely need attention?

The fast growing and overgrown ficus trees all over our city need trimming EVERY YEAR, not once every 6 or 7 years. Some of them are already blocking traffic lights, signs and creating hazardous traffic conditions. Not only that, their branches and leaves are interfering with electrical lines, and overhanging roof tops of houses and buildings. Roots are cracking sidewalks and tripping pedestrians … more hazards, and more law suits against our city? And what is the guy going to do? Plant one million more trees? Sure, we love to have more trees. But you have to take care of the existing ones first!

Knowing the priority seems to be so difficult for this guy.

There are many city issues. The guy or his staff seems to be doing exactly the opposite of what is needed to help our city, on almost every single issue.

August 23, 2007 5:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

5:22 PM

Aren't you aware that everything must grind to a halt and move out of the way for the illegals here? Didn't that just happen to Ted Hayes or someone recently who had a permit for some kind of meeting in a park and a bunch of illegals, without any permit (what an absurd concept, issuing permits to criminal illegals!), wanted to run one of their hissy fit demonstrations on the same day and time and the illegals drove out the permit holders? If I recall correctly, the police even supported the illegals....

Those Japanese just better plan on moving out of their way!

August 23, 2007 5:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

There are many city issues. The guy or his staff seems to be doing exactly the opposite of what is needed to help our city, on almost every single issue.

August 23, 2007 5:29 PM

The City is NOT his concern. His concerns:

1) His own personal enrichment, empowerment and "career" movement.

2) Fielding the corruption of he and his homies

3) A wide assortment of women to "entertain" him

5) Keeping his Mexican masters satisfied

6) Solidifying the position of the illegals here so they remain a strong and viable tool for their purposes.

August 23, 2007 5:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

5:29PM About the trees, perhaps this is the type of thinking:

Legal immigrants and Citizens are like existing trees. They are ignored since we don’t have enough resources for them in our city. But we love to have more new trees in our city …..?

Do trees vote? We can give each new tree a name and the million new trees can immediately register and vote? After all, we have never heard a new tree got into trouble for registering to vote?

August 23, 2007 5:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

5:55 PM

Ha Ha Ha! If there is a way to do that the "latino voter groups" will be out in force to register all the illegal trees they can locate!!

August 23, 2007 6:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

3:21: As you can see, it's futile to hope that every thread doesn't turn into "I hate Mexicans and immigrants" and, of course, the Mayor. That's the ONLY topic here in various forms.

August 23, 2007 6:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Maybe if the Mayor didn't lose the transportation money, didn't lose the Olympics, didn't lose his school takeover in the courts, and didn't lose his credibility on just about everything, we wouldn't have to comment on what a loser he is.

August 23, 2007 11:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How many damn illegal marches have there been since last year? Anyone know and how much tax payer dollars has been spent? These damn illegals have a shity attitude and if they don't get their way they get a mob mentality. You all notice Antonio is not campaigning for HIllary. Hillary's people have told him to lay low because they know he will hurt her with the Latino vote. Antonio thinks the scandal will die down and people will forget. Ask any Latina woman if she forgot when her husband, boyfriend cheated on her and she found out??/ HELL NO

August 24, 2007 6:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

ABC just pulled their fictitious story about the Department of LA Animal Services getting an award. Pehaps this news article was the cause? Mayor lies to the public about animals

August 24, 2007 3:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Here’s a link of interest: “Antonio Villariagosa and the Aztec Al-Qeada.”

August 25, 2007 3:29 PM  

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