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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Memo to Tim Rutten: "RIGHT ON!!"...for once

Former Los Angeles Times media writer Tim Rutten who nows opines from the "left" on the Op-ed pages, nails Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa today, and this one is going to hurt.

In brief, this blogger and others such as Patterico, have taken Rutten to task for his strident defence of the "main stream media" and false hoods in past columns.

These past examples have earn him the moniker of "KIM IL RUTTEN" the "Dear Leader" of "objective bias in main stream reporting". Others have refer to him as simply "Mr. Leslie Abramson".

But today we put that all aside, at least until his next myopic missive, for he hits a home run regarding the Mayor's speech at Officer Randal Simmons funeral.

Some excerpts,

Now, few politicians can be fully trusted near a microphone, particularly
before a large audience on an occasion as emotionally charged as Friday's, but
nobody could have predicted the reckless digression in Villaraigosa's eulogy of
Simmons. First, he informed the audience that "the newspapers" only "tell the
truth" about LAPD officers in obituaries. Then the mayor went on to say, "We
know that the central story of this department has never been written in consent
decrees or the reports of inspectors general."


We can understand Tim getting his "Depends" in a bunch over that comment, some more.

Maybe he just has lousy speechwriters? Unlikely. Pandering is the more likely
explanation. The mayor has been taking a battering from the Police Protective
League over new financial disclosure regulations required by the consent decree.
Maybe he thought that denigrating the agreement in front of all those blue
shirts would win over some of his critics. Lots of luck on that one.

Holy Moses, Viva Hahn!!! Tim's view of Angelino thought have penetrated the walls of the "OLD GREY LADY ON SPRING STREET", and in mentioning Hahn, this.

Perhaps the mayor simply hoped to demonstrate that he really is a "friend
to the department." After all, the ongoing reduction in crime in L.A. is one of
the few unambiguous achievements of a mayoral administration that seems to
generate more unfinished initiatives than an ADD clinic.

That's Bratton's doing, of course, and one of the things Villaraigosa
doesn't want anyone to remember is that he didn't bring the chief here. His
predecessor, James Hahn, did -- and took a political hit for doing it that
probably cost him his job.

In closing Tim, let me commend you on a column well done, and remember those platitudes came from a "BLOGGER".

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

That Opinion piece is making its rounds via e-mail throughout the city. Did any of you notice the mean, stern faces the SWAT Squad had while Villaraigosa was speaking and the camera kept panning over to them. This opinion piece is brutal but truthful. I hope all those Hypocritical city council members who showed up for a photo op all felt guilty for always rushing to judgement and criticing LAPD at every turn. The nerve of them.

February 20, 2008 11:31 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

An only in Los Angeles, "The Gang Capital" story, where there are mexican cholos everywhere with a gun.


Man with machete shot to death in Montecito Heights

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer

7:53 AM PST, February 20, 2008

A 31-year-old man was killed Tuesday in a drive-by shooting as he stood holding a machete in front of a pay telephone in Montecito Heights, authorities said today.

Witnesses said the man was acting strangely shortly before the shooting at about 4:40 p.m. Tuesday, repeating phrases in Spanish including "I'm looking for death" and pacing with a machete in front of the pay phone at 3618 Pasadena Ave., said LAPD Detective P.J. Morris.

Prior to the shooting, Morris said the man had beaten the receiver against the console until it broke. Police later recovered a second machete from behind the phone, he said.

At the time of the shooting, witnesses told police that they saw a gray Honda four-door sedan pull up to the sidewalk near the phone, then heard multiple shots and saw the victim drop to the ground. Morris said witnesses saw a Hispanic male with a shaved head climb into the passenger side of the car before it sped away.

February 20, 2008 11:47 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Damned coconuts

February 20, 2008 11:51 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The cops HATE Villar....no question!

How could they have one ounce of respect for him after McArthur Park???? He stood with the criminals and illegals, for God's sake!

He IS a criminal himself! He is a son of a bitch and the cops know it.



Villar is banking on Clinton to save him...but it ain't gonna happen! Clinton is losing her pants and Villar ain't going to Washington!

He will NEVER get a second term in LA...so he can join his evil twin, Shithead Nunez, to look for another way to screw the people!

February 20, 2008 12:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why are you so obsessed with gangs 11:47? You post off-topic gang articles 24-7. Are you afraid that when you lose your house you'll be a tenant in a gang hood? That's foolish. You can always live in your car on Sunset. And then when you say your in Beverly Hills, you wont be lying for the first time in your life.

February 20, 2008 12:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Maybe his obsession lies somewhere in the vicinity of the fact that gangs AND illegals are breaking the back of our fragile social system. Forgive his tunnel vision and inability to put bandaids on every case of murder and gang atrocity, or worse yet, laugh it off as just another "social ill". I like his style. He's persistent and his input albeit off topic, is altogether tolerable, neither apologist OR condescending like a certain reg on these boards..

February 20, 2008 1:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Rutten has been attacking anyone who supports the Police Protective League's issues with filing financial disclosures like currently demanded for some time in other pieces, too. This isn't new, it's the same old story.

He attributes it to pandering, while many anti-gang observers, incluidng former gangbangers who knows the risks on the street, side with the cops.

And after that long story about boxes of personal info found in the street belonging to another city dept. yesterday, and thefts all the time from other companies, they have a valid complaint. Plus that level of disclosure is a matter of interpretation, not a fact.

Rutten is just an idiot who insists on making his point over and over.

The Mayor was saying what the cops on SWAP and anti-gang unit think. And they're glad he did.

February 20, 2008 1:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Maybe it's self hatred. She hates poor folk and hates being one of them.

February 20, 2008 1:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

1:23: You're right about the cops supporting his statements about the financial disclosure and Rutten being a broke record bashing the Police Protective League and anyone who supports them. He's the one they hate.

But the cops don't like Villar and the city's SP40, all the anti-gang cops want it repealed so they can ask about and turn over illegal criminals. These repeat offenders, under the radar, are the biggest danger to them and the civilians.

But Bratton is in favor of SP40 too or so he says. If he spoke out against it, now that he's got his second term, that would help.

The rank and file are afraid to speak out about this now, because you can't go against Bratton.

February 20, 2008 1:32 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Don't forget Villaraigosa is against gang injunctions. He thinks gang members should have the right to hang out and discuss their next drive by. He supports illegals and told them at MacArthur Park to go against the govt because "you have rights." Villaraigosa has been an embarrassement to this city. He has not accomplished anything in two years. The reason for the standing ovation for Darryl Gates is because he wasn't POLITICAL AND SUPPORTED HIS COPS NO MATTER WHAT THE IDIOT POLITICANS SAID.

February 20, 2008 1:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yes 11:47 is definitely self-hater...hates poor people and hates being one.

Maybe she could use one of her many talents to make a few bucks to pay the parking fees she'll incur should she decide to live in her car on Sunset. Let's see, she is a consummate internet junkie, chronic public records purchaser/searcher, wanna-be gang expert, disinformation disseminator...what else?

Let's help the poor thing out.

February 20, 2008 2:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Okay, I propose a public auction right here on MayorSam for the services, i suppose I use that term loosely, of 11:47!

$5...$5...do I hear $5? Okay $4? $4 for the services of the consummate internet junkie, chronic public records purchaser/searcher, wanna-be gang expert, disinformation disseminator...

Come on you charitable types, parking on Sunset is not cheap...

Do I hear $3????

February 20, 2008 3:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I gave at the office.

February 20, 2008 3:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It seems a mexican cholo apologist (Sr. Culo ?) sure gets upset when somebody posts the facts about Los Angeles and mexican gangs.

It must be the same jack-ass who was posting stories about the "vicious asian gangs", everybody knows who the majority of gang members are.

Even Mayor Villa-Mugroso the illegal alien pandering jack-ass calls L.A. the "Gang Capital of the World".

We all know Los Angeles has some of the worst schools in the country, thanks to all the cholos in LAUSD schools.

Go to a MECHA web-site if you want to feel good about illegal aliens destroying much of Los Angeles.

No apologies and hiding the truth on this web-site.

The facts, just the facts Mam, just like Joe Friday used to say.

February 20, 2008 3:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

11:47 just posted a story from the Los Angeles Times, it is not his opinion as our cholo sympathizer wants to portray. I wonder if it’s Mayor Villa-Cholo posting here? The mayor is against gang injunctions, the mayor is worried about the poor cholos rights to scare and intimidate law-abiding citizens and any witnesses to their drive-bys.

Keep on posting 11:47, the truth is a bitch, for Mayor Villa-Cholo to swallow!!!!

February 20, 2008 3:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

$5...$5...do I hear $5? Okay $4? $4 for the services of the consummate internet junkie, chronic public records purchaser/searcher, wanna-be gang expert, disinformation disseminator...


The disinformation came from The Los Angeles Times, you stupid fool, read the story, it’s printed in black and white for all to read.


February 20, 2008 4:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

11:47 is a Mexican hater because at the cut rate gender-bender clinic on Ave Revolucion in TJ, they screwed on the wrong color part and left 11:47 like a bijon in heat.

February 20, 2008 4:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

4:18 must be embarrased or angry for what the mexican cholos are doing in Los Angeles. Why is he so angry about an article which demonstrates what mexican cholos are doing all over Los Angeles.

It must be difficult to be a mexican cholo sympathizer of maybe the fool is a mexican cholo himself. I wonder what he knows about gender-benders on Ave. Revolucion, sounds like the old cholo speaks from personal experience.

4:18 hables de experiencia personal de los maricones de Tijuana, y por que defiendes a los pendejos de los cholos? Tu Eres on cholo pendejo o maricon?

February 20, 2008 6:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

y usted maria es un rechazo de la comunidad animal

February 20, 2008 6:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

y usted miente sobre antonio, maria, porque él sabe que usted es enfermo en su cabeza usted que usted no engaña ninguna otros.

February 20, 2008 6:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


February 20, 2008 6:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mayor Villa-Mugroso does support the LAPD which has to face these mexican gangs who are homicidal maniacs. Murder on a daily basis is what the LAPD has to fight everyday Mayor Villa-Mugroso!!! Pray for our LAPD officers.

Who said Tijuana was dangerous?
The homicdes below are from one day's post (Feb 20, 2008) at Homicde Report.



Atwater Village: Steve Garcia, 26, a Latino man, was shot and killed while sitting inside his car at 2791 Carillon St. in Atwater Village at about 2:43 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15. According to police, Garcia and a woman were sitting inside the car when a suspect or suspects approached the vehicle and fired several shots. Garcia was hit multiple times and the woman was hit in the arm, said Officer Richard French of LAPD's media relations office. Garcia was pronounced dead at the scene. The woman was hospitalized and in stable condition, French said. The suspect or suspects may have fled in a Toyota Corolla, police said.


Hawaiian Gardens: Arthur Manchaca, 17, a Latino youth, was shot in the head in the 21900 block of Claretta Ave in Hawaiian Gardens at about 10:45 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17. Manchaca was taken by ambulance to Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, where he died the next day at 2:30 p.m. HR is seeking further information.


Jefferson Park: Alfonso Arzola, a 30-year-old Latino man, was shot multiple times at 2950 5th Ave. on Tuesday, Feb. 12. A coroner's report listed his time of death as 12:20 a.m. Homicide detectives with the LAPD's Southwest Division are investigating. More to come.


South L.A.: Jorge Rosas Jr., a 28-year-old Latino man, was fatally shot near the intersection of 48th Street and Compton Boulevard on Thursday, Feb. 14. His time of death was listed as 10:30 a.m., according to a coroner's report. More to come.

February 20, 2008 7:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

pedimos que el dios tome el cuidado del antonio y su familia que el policía conoce sobre usted.

February 20, 2008 7:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Write in english, your spanish sucks!!!!

El estupido writes....
"pedimos que el dios tome el cuidado del antonio y su familia que el policía conoce sobre usted."

Should be
Pedimos que dios tome cuidado sobre Antonio y su familia porque la policía conoce a su familia.

February 20, 2008 7:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

ningún, el policía sabe quiénes usted es, maria.

February 20, 2008 7:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The Villar family reads this blog?

February 20, 2008 8:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

quien, Maria del Angel? Capt Fierro are you listening???

February 20, 2008 8:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

quien, Maria del Angel? Capt Fierro are you listening???

with what, 2 orange juice cans and a rope?

February 20, 2008 8:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

no snot rag. they know


be patient. let them do their job.

February 20, 2008 9:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who is Nancy Drew detective trying to guess who is posting comments.

I am the great "Anony-Mouse", who surfs the Internet using others wireless connections and proxy servers you will never find me !!!

February 20, 2008 9:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Bueno. Gracias Maria. Decimos a policía.

February 20, 2008 9:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Rutten, the WWG and Mayor Sam need a walking club. Maybe in Lincoln Heights they can serve as valets for Reyes' new Las Villas project, which won't have enough parking because Ed believes the best way to reduce parking problems is to eliminate parking and make cars just circle around until they hit someone, or try to sneak onto private property and make residents really, really mad.

These three can solve that problem by having to run long distances to park the cars and lose weight.

Better than listening to Rutten make this same "pandering" allegation over and over and over against anyone who sides with the cops instead of some egomaniacal judge Fress's arbitrary decision.

February 21, 2008 12:49 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I am the great "Anony-Mouse", who surfs the Internet using others wireless connections and proxy servers you will never find me !!!
February 20, 2008 9:38 PM

They just did.

February 21, 2008 8:46 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Maria Del Angel was paid by Rocky Delgadillo during his election campaign, so she may have worked to get him elected. Garcetti questioned her over corruption at the L.A. Housing Authority that she oversees.

Del Angel may also have committed perjury last year at Los Angeles Superior Court during jury selection.

February 21, 2008 10:42 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What part of "everyone knows who you are" don't you understand?

February 21, 2008 11:23 AM  

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