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Friday, January 30, 2009

Our Mayor Sucks More Than Your Mayor!

They're drinking one too many mint juleps in Nawlins.  The Nola.com blog Notes in New Orleans takes the Crescent City's Mayor - Ray Nagin to task for not responding to violent murders in the city saying Nagin "sits on mute, hiding in his executive tower on Poydras, only prying his behind off his king's throne when he sees picket signs with his name on them coming over the horizon."

But - as the bourbon drinking blog cheers - "take a city like say Los Angeles where the mayor actually demonstrates not only compassion but that he's in touch with the city and responds like you would expect a leader to respond."

Excuse me while I barf!

Lets hold in the vomit while we allow Mr. Nola to continue: "Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced that the city and county have hotlines available for people in desperate straits, including job centers, counselors and suicide hotline workers. 'Know we are waiting with a helping hand and an open heart,' he said."

Villaraigosa's comments were made at his latest photo opp concerning the sad case of Ervin Antonio Lupoe who upon being terminated by his employer allegedly shot and killed his wife and five children before turning the gun on himself.

Oh this guy did not do his research!

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

Let's face it, we have the biggest clown as a Mayor and everyone is now calling him "The gang banger Mayor of Los Angeles." He's desperate for attention and now he thinks he's the Police Chief. Don't forget Villaraigosa supported a MAJOR cocaine DRUG DEALER to get pardon while 16 BLACKS men are still in jail who were Viganli's runners. C'mon people this is what we should be discussing and why the FEDS aren't investigating the corruption with the city elections like they are in other cities. KARMA is a bitch

January 30, 2009 6:56 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yeah talk about sucking, wait until David "Loser Dog" Saltsburg is OUR Mayor.

If you do, you'll have a very long wait.

January 30, 2009 7:09 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I was one of the first people to criticize Mayor Villaraigosa for his shameless grandstanding at the site of a murder-suicide. I went on KABC on Wednesday morning on "McIntyre in the morning" and explained to drive-time listeners that Antonio is "Phony Tony" Villaraigosa because if that troubled man had called the Mayors Office three hours before the tragedy and asked to speak to the Mayor, they would have told him to get lost. But just hours after the tragedy, the Mayor is down there in Wilmington on the guys front lawn doing his best "Schindlers List" acting job talking about how he wishes he could have saved them all. Disgusting.

This is not the first time this Mayor has done this. He also did some grandstanding at the Metrolink crash. Throwing on a firefighters jacket -- as if he had rushed into the flames himself! Unbelievable!

I pray that voters will have the common sense to reject this cartoon character of a Mayor.


January 30, 2009 9:01 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What a hypocrite Phil Gender-gone is!

He goes to city council to grandstand about the mayor grandstanding.

January 30, 2009 9:30 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Getting blown off initially by the service arm of politicians is S.O.P.

Sometimes they do it outright, like your description demonstrates, and sometimes they do it more subtly, as in "stroking" the distressed constituent as the remedy.

All of what you describe about Tony's grandstanding is true, but it's nothing new. The only thing different is that he's using different bodies to stand on with each tragedy, trading in his soapbox for people in order to get some needed altitude.

What needs to be made more visible is all this to the UNINFORMED, and those would be Tony's "voter base" (that base included the "informed-but-I-have-have-a-stake-in-the-game, like Tony's staff and appointees and the campaign contributors who don't want to try having to re-invest in a new mayor who may not be so quick to gobble down the offerings.

The All-about-me mayor is all also the all-about-money-for-me mayor.

I try to avoid name-calling as there are others on this blog who gladly will take up that slack anyway, but Phil, you are TOO accommodating to Tony's side. Praying is o.k. but getting voters to the polls for Tony's opposition is what is going be all that's counted on March 3.

Tony lies. That's the long and the short of it. And he does it over and over. And you wonder why he won't debate?

Yesterday a blog comment recited a Daily News story where Tony spoke of transparency in government- but speaking and doing sure are separate matters on that subject for short-term memory-Tony. I almost thought I was the only one that heard that when Tony first tried to snow us, since he never practiced it.

Maybe somebody should show HIM the clippings, or maybe it's lost the big pile of photos he's collected while "working." Whatever the case, transparency is completely a foreign concept to his administration.

Good luck, but still side with Zuma Dogg.

just in cd-14

January 30, 2009 9:58 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


AnVil grandstands at EVERY morbid event. He's done it hundreds of times before this one. So who the hell cares if you called him a ghoul for this one act.

January 30, 2009 11:10 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

JUST Get rid of him If youy look into the Housing Authority (Rudy Montiel) you will find enoug stuff that the mayor has his hands in to justify getting rid og both of them. A stupid ceo, president, director who has fired most of his staff, spent 10 plus million of tax dollars for his illegal firings, getting ready to take last resort housing from the poorest of poor with no sound housing plan in place for them and WE (the the bigger dummies) pay him half a million a yr plus fringes , more than the chief of police the govern, the president, the senators and far more than he qualifies for. DO SOMETHING kill two birds (dodo) with one stone.

January 30, 2009 11:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The funniest story I heard was Phil Jennerclown walks into the LA Times front lobby, tells them he's a candidate for mayor and demands to be interviewed.

What a moron!

January 30, 2009 12:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yeah, that approach (demanding an interview with the Editorial Board) is a quick way to get labeled a lunatic.

Welcome, Phil!

January 30, 2009 12:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Jennerjerk and zumadork are now in the same club and don't even know it. They both think Walter's the clown because he's a snob and blew $200,000, more money than either of them could ever dream of, with nothing to show for it. Moore was quoted in the Daily News not wanting to be associated with gadflys and fringe elements like zumadork.

They're ALL right. So AnVil can sit back and ignore the lot of them and from a political survival point of view, why shouldn't he.

Walter's best bet of getting noticed in lieu of a debate is arranging to have a car with his LED name on it stolen and then hold a press conference to thank the cops and his faithful public when it's found (Steve Lopez's very clever suggestion, one Walter might seriously try). Zuma's made an ass and public nuisance of himself for years while jennerjerk is trying to go for personal attacks on AnVil that no one cares about except 3 fat Latinas, and then on the other hand he tries to ingratiate himself with the mayor by saying he agrees with him on how he's handling his campaign and maintaining the high road in the face of crazydogg and Wacky Walter.

Sure Lopez would like more merriment at the expense of all of them, especially Antonio -- what else is a columnist going to work with? -- but he knows the score.

January 30, 2009 1:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This post is BULLS&^T!!!!
If you knew anything about anything you would know that in NOLA they drink HURRICANES.
Not mint Juleps.
Thank you.
It's Friday and I am out.
Have a great weekend.

January 30, 2009 2:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Sad to say that, with zumma dogg parading around city hall today in MOUSE EARS, he will get 200 instead of 100 votes.

Wouldn't it be great if AnVil avoids a runoff by those 100 extra votes?

They Zumma Dogg can spend the next 4 years explaining how it wasn't his fault.

January 30, 2009 3:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

3:13 PM, It's Friday. You've been at it all week and from your unintelligible comment it's apparent that you're beat. If Zuma is as irrelevant as you say, why are you spending your life posting about him? Do you get it a-hole? You make him more important and appealing with every post. Especially on Mayor Sams, where most readers and bloggers admire Zuma and have realized you're just a know-nothing, vitriolic jerk. Why stop here. Why aren't you posting over at the LA Weekly. where they have a similar high opinion of Zuma. Better yet, stop clapping with one hand in an empty forest and get a life.

January 30, 2009 4:18 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

If he wants to feel at home he could always go over to Marc Cooper's blog where the slobs I mean snobs there are aghast that a non "journo" wrote a story for the LA Weekly.

January 30, 2009 4:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Higby, with YOUR photo, you shouldn't be calling people slobs.

As for Zumma Dogg, I'm merely responding to his posts here. I think he is going to allow AnVil to escape a runoff.

If you want to call names, like loser and crybaby, none of which are remotely applicable, go ahead. All it shows is where you're coming from. Name calling.

Otherwise, I like this blog and, in truth, I am amused by the talk about Zumma Dogg, yet higby isn't saying whether or not he endorses him.

All higby endorses are the clickety clicks. Understandable. It is his bread and butter.

And it looks like higby eats a lot of bread & butter.

That, punks, is how you throw an insult. Click away, fools.

January 30, 2009 5:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Must see political cartoon of Villaraigosa from downtown news


Great article on lack of real democracy in this election

January 30, 2009 6:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Anonymous HOZ said...
As for Zumma Dogg, I'm merely responding to his posts here. I think he is going to allow AnVil to escape a runoff.

How is ZD allowing it? By allegedly taking away votes from Walter Moore, Mr. 2.7 percent? Is that what you believe? Because at the height of Walter's popularity, with Jamiel's Law, his unpopularity was pathetic.

So are you really that dumb? Can't you get it through your thick skull that ZD could take away Black and Latino votes from Villar that Walter wouldn't get because they resent his having worked with hate groups and racists. And ZD can energize the uncommitted youth vote, that isn't going to any other candidate, and won't go to Walter. Unless you think that there's a lot of youth dying to line up with a sloppy old man handing out his lawn signs and straw hats.

But Thank You HOZ for revealing your true motive. You're doing it to protect Walter. (Do you also pick your nose?) How about addressing the rumor that you're pining away for ZD in a case of unrequited love?

January 30, 2009 6:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

5:35 PM, I can't decide if your ranting with Walter Moore's approval and understanding or if your a free agent contrarian. Either way your blogging makes Walter Moore look desperate and irrational. If you care about it your hurting him. Take your cue from MS bloggers and stop it.

January 30, 2009 10:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Haikula alert at 5:35PM. Get a life snipelady! Your maudlin attempts at sarcasm are illusory at best.

January 31, 2009 6:53 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What needs to start happening in this city for the gang banger Mayor to know we are fed up with him and the morons on council who pander to $$$$ is START BOOING HIM when he comes to your side of town. BOO the hell out of him like they are starting to in the Valley. Mayor is avoiding places where "the real people" will be and only goes to feel good events and has staffers make sure his kiss asses will be there. BOO BOO BOOO HIM the media will also get the message

January 31, 2009 7:39 AM  

Blogger Unknown said:

THANK YOU RICK ORLOV-Daily News read the report


Measure B, the city initiative on the March 3 ballot that calls for the installation of rooftop panels to capture solar energy, could cost more than double current estimates, according to a draft audit of the Department of Water and Power obtained by the Daily News.

The report by an outside consulting firm urged more study on the Green Energy and Good Jobs for Los Angeles proposal.


January 31, 2009 7:43 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

To anonymous @ 12:17 PM,

Politics is politics, and you have to be tough if you want to be involved. I'm plenty tough.
I actually served in the military, unlike most of the other candidates for Mayor.

I don't care what type of names you call me or what type of criticisms you level at me...that is all part of the game. But don't make factual statements that aren't true. Don't say that I did certain things unless I actually did them. It is a disservice to the whole process when you make things up.

I did not "demand" that the LA Times interview me. I simply went over there and told them I was one of six (at that time) candidates who would be on the ballot. I asked if they wanted to interview me or photograph me...they said they "didn't have anyone who could do that."
They were politely blowing me off.

I was disappointed because it seemed amazingly unprofessional, but I don't blame them. The Times has big problems right now...huge layoffs...employees in fear. Probably nobody wants to risk their careers interviewing someone running for Mayor who DOESN'T have a million dollars in his campaign account.

No problem.

It is my responsibility to get my message out.
If the Times can't help me or even mention my name...so be it.

I'm not going to cry about it.

January 31, 2009 7:48 AM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

6:07pm, thanks for saving me the effort of having to explain that point. PLUS, to the dummy who says ZD will help Antonio avoid a run-off with every vote ZD "takes away" from Walter (if ZD is "taking" votes from Walter, I guess they weren't his in the first, place), but the point is...it doesn't matter if the vote goes to ZD or Walter...it's if it DOESN'T go to Antonio.

So if you are hoping for a run-off, it doesn't matter if the vote goes to Walter or Zuma. The only outcome it will have, is whether it would be Zuma or Walter in the run-off. But that is not your complaint. Your complaint is that Zuma will hurt the chances of a run-off. YOU DON'T GET IT:

A) It's Antonio vs ALL OTHER CANDIDATES COMBINED. So it doesn't matter where a non-Antonio vote goes, if you are only concerned about forcing a run-off. Now if you are conncered that Zuma will prevent Walter from being in the run-off, because you think ZD will be #2, and Walter will be #3...then that is a separate issue. That is the issue of Zuma Dogg simply beating Walter and making it into a run-off, instead of Walter. That is not about allowing AV to win withoug a run-off, crybaby.

B) You automatically assume that Zuma only shares voters with Walter. I would say Zuma will pull votes in the way 6:07 has described.

Seriously, I think Zuma will pull WAAAAAAAY, WAAAAAY, WAAAAAY more votes from people who would have voted for Antonio in the past, that I will "take" from Walter Moore. (And again, if the mere placement of my name on the ballot means I will be "taking" votes from Walter, they weren't his in the first place. He just announced he was running a year before I did, loser.

Anyway, In the past week I was on ABC News Nightline, KNBC 4 11 o'clock News, and last night (Friday) on the Fox 11 10 o'clock news.

January 31, 2009 12:06 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:


I heard Gil Cedillo State Senate candidacy was rocked when his labor union support went to the Antonio-supported candidate Carol Liu.

Here's what happened:

Remember when Villaraigosa's cousing John Perez was running for Assembly? Villar offered the Cedillo-backed candidate (Augusto, his former aide) a commissioner appointment to drop out of the race.

Well, the union now sees that as a sign of weakness of Cedillo's part (that Antonio knocked out Cedillo's candidate so easily).

So although Gil thought the unions would NEVER turn on him after his lifetime of support to them, they did.

So to the people who are scared Antonio is running away with the City and State...HE IS!

THIS IS THE PROBLEM...Villaraigosa is selling out the city with these commissioner appointments. These people are not being appointed because of their experience in the department. But because the mayor needs to use them to help maintain power and help him with his Gubenetorial bid as soon as this mayoral election is over.

January 31, 2009 1:30 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

Yea someone is not doing the math right. An anti-AV vote is an anti-AV vote whether it goes to Zuma or Walter.

The candidates who I do believe who will get most of their votes by taking away votes from Walter are David H. and Phil.

There is a certain core of anti-AV voters who are liberal. They may not like Antonio but they won't vote for Republicans/Conservatives like Walter, David H. or Phil.

Zuma on the other hand, though not a Democrat or a liberal, is not viewed as a Republican or conservative and has far more moderate viewpoints on the political scale. He's really more of a populists. Liberals who hate AV can go with that.

So for Zuma his challenge is getting out there and getting out that vote. It appears he's getting some decent media coverage for a candidate with no funding; he just needs to be out there everyday talking to folks and turning out the vote. He appears to be doing that.

Hence my original prediction stands that while I don't think there will be a run-off, Zuma will get more votes than Walter. The lower the turnout the less likely that is.

However if there is to be a run-off it's completely irrelevant that Zuma is running; Zuma not running would not have increased Walter's chances for a run-off.

January 31, 2009 2:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Downtown News reports, "Walter Moore, who according to the latest campaign disclosure statements has raised $202,000 but has spent $216,000 (though he also has received $43,000 in matching funds), is not garnering nearly enough traction to pose a threat."

January 31, 2009 2:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The only supporters Walter has left are the anti-Latino Minutemen types. Everyone else who is anti-AV is going with either Zuma Dogg or David Hernandez.

Walter has certainly developed into the poster boy for squandering a potential opportunity. $200,000 of hats and bumper stickers? Moron.

February 01, 2009 11:15 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You forgot the hats, 11:15. LOL everybody wearing Walter's hat.

February 01, 2009 1:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

1/31 @ 2:11 - Actually, Zuma not running would NOT have increased Walter's chances for a run-off.

Every votge the Moron gets actually help Walter, because people that are stupid enough to vote for Zuma would never be smart enough to vote for Walter.

Every vote that is not for MAV helps Walter, not hurts him.

So, Morons of the City of Los Angeles; unite and support one of your own for Mayor; when he loses, then you can vote for Walter in the run off.

February 02, 2009 1:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

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March 17, 2009 5:56 AM  

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