Monday, April 14, 2014
Its Bloggin Spring Break Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine!!
Monday, April 07, 2014
Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Monday
Despite the date, April 1st, the prestigious UCLA Anderson Forecast is not known for either pranks or hyperbole. With Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti in attendance, the economists charged with crunching the numbers on the L.A. economy dropped a couple of doozies on us last Wednesday.
From December 1993 through December 2013, Los Angeles failed to produce any new jobs. That’s “any.”
Zip. Nada. As in none.
In fact, we lost 3.1 percent of our jobs, ranking Los Angeles dead last in job growth among the top 32 largest metropolitan areas in the United States.
........ and what will the insiders of the 2020 Commission propose in their anticipated follow-up report later in the week? More of the same fail policies.
** Doug McIntyre's Newsprint Colleague Rick Orlov's Monday Tipoff Column begins with the ramifications to local elections, pertaining from the recent McCutcheon Supreme Court Case which lifts restrictions on contributions to campaigns. Thus, in the spirit of putting the courts decision in local, political layman terms, we present the following hypothetical situation.
"If DWP/IBEW Strongman Brian D'Arcy Rizzo had stash away a portion of the unaudited Joint IBEW/DWP Job Safety Training Non-Profit for future, nefarious political use, he can now donate the maximum amount to each 2015 City Council Election and continue to fund Working Californians with an unlimited amount of money".
......, makes you wonder if the recent Supreme Court Decision is behind the times when it comes to local politics, allegedly.
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14
Sunday, April 06, 2014
Councilman Parks drops "Shock and Awe Missive" on Clowncilman Price's Coliseum Fireworks Show Takeover Attempt
I’m not going to disclose all the meddlesome details but the main fact is that Price did not come to me directly to discuss wanting to produce the Fireworks Extravaganza; I had to hear it from some of our vendors whom we have strong relationships with. The deception on Price’s part is reminiscent of when Milli Vanilli was stripped of their Grammy for lip-synching. Actually, it’s worse than that. He’s lip-synching and the Mark Ridley-Thomas and USC backup vocals can only hold him for so long, as excerpted below .......... (kaboom!!)
......., and the verbal barrage continues below.
The only defense that Price incessantly kept repeating is that the Coliseum is in his district (** kinda reminds us of Milli Vanilli's "Girl You Know Its Fake", like the litigious 2012 Redistricting Commission boundaries, but I digress), therefore, he should put on the event. 1) there’s not enough space in this letter for me to begin to discuss the still-in-litigation redistricting process that removed the Coliseum from my district 2) the Coliseum is a facility not only for the district in which it resides; it’s for the whole city to use.
Furthermore my district starts literally a few feet from the property line of Exposition Park which houses the Coliseum. Are we really going to draw lines in the sand?
It’s no secret that I was the only one to object to the giveaway of the Coliseum and Sports Arena to USC. This looks like petty high school payback. I thought as you get older you don’t have to put up such foolishness but it looks like it never ends.
....., as Clowncilman Price digs out of the political rubble of his attempted looting of a CD-8 created community event, he can regroup knowing that "Baghdad Betty" Pleasant still has his back (with permission of "Mini-Amin" Wesson), ready to unleash "WMD's" of "Written Missives of Distortions", that doubles as weekly "Soulvine Columns".
Your thoughts ...............
Scott Johnson in CD 14
Just Say (and Vote) NO to "Save Our Streets LA" SOS Sale Tax Hike BS
Thursday, April 03, 2014
Kevin James Made Me Cry. Or Did He Make Me Sick?
|Factotum and Factotumer|
We all know what happened - James performed well in the Mayoral primary but did not make the runoff. He pivoted to support Eric Garcetti over Wendy Greuel in the general election and was summarily issued the role of President of the Board of Public Works, the highest paid appointed position in city government.
During the campaign, James railed against waste, fraud and abuse. He decried the leadership of the City, including Garcetti. He spoke out against things like a sales tax to fix roads and sidewalks.
Well, I guess James is now one of them. The former Mayoral candidate turned Garcetti factotum is supporting a major sales tax to fund these repair projects.
Talk about being clowned.
Well, never again. Let's just say Kevin might as well as register as a Democrat, and jump in with the tax, spend, waste and steal crowd because that's the only place he will have a home. Community leaders and citizens who counted on him to be the one to hopefully TRY to turn things around have been severely let down. It's almost as if the Kevin James we stayed up into the wee hours of the night listening to, whose studio I traveled to myself at 11pm on a school night to discuss issues and who we supported to make a difference doesn't exist anymore. He's been replaced with a Garcetti issued doppelganger who LOOKS like Kevin but does not sound like him.
But then again, maybe all those years of late night radio was only entertainment and he didn't mean any of it.
A Petulant, Political Episode from Infant Clowncilman Jose "Huevon" Huizar
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Mayor Sam Blog Exclusive: Another "Do as I Say, Don't Do as I Do Moment" from Empower LA, with help from Councilman Huizar?
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Sent: Fri, Mar 28, 2014 2:22 PM PDT
Subject: Re: Kite Festival.
Lisette. Anthony, why are we debating a flyer? This is a community event
that has grown and will be widely attended, it's for families in the
community at the end of the day and not about some flyer.*Julio Torres*
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On Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 2:08 PM, ANTHONY MANZANO
> I am contacting you with an issue that was brought to my attention,
> including a phone call, regarding the name of the event. As most people
> involved are aware, the LA-32 NC created this event. Last year a change was
> made by those who favored El Sereno and removed the NC as it was from
> inception. Now, it appears that the event is exclusive and gives a false
> perception of the true intent.
> Perhaps calling it the Ascot Hills Kite Festival, or leaving it as the
> LA-32 Kite Festival is what is best for the community. There should be no
> reason to exclude those that inspired this event.......
> Rose Hills Review,
> Anthony Manzano
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Mayor Garcetti's "Connected Ladies" seeking new Political Patronage and Community Power
Ramona Gardens Resident Advisory Council
** We should note that now HACLA Commission Vice-Chairman Lou Calanche's Legacy LA confidant Martha Gonzalez is the same person who was remove by HACLA from the previous RG Resident Advisory Council, along with others for "fiscal reasons" and was recorded on video supporting 7 Eleven's efforts to obtain a Beer and Wine License on the behalf of Legacy LA, in return for donations of goods.
Friday, March 28, 2014
Councilman Huizar admits to Drinking on night of the $185,000 Accident in City-owned Vehicle
Thursday, March 27, 2014
The Downey Police Officers Association endorsed Downey City Councilman Mario A. Guerra for State
In a letter to his staff today, Dr. Jonathan Fielding, Director of the Department of Public Health and County Health Officer, announced his retirement. Fielding has been in the position for the last 16 years.