If you read the blog post below this one, you will see today the Budget and Dummy Committee announced they had to deposit $500,000 dollars out of the general fund into a FEDERAL account (kinda like "escrow") until the city is done appealing the Hunt/Dowd lawsuit. THE CITY LOST...AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS REQUIRING THOSE NO GOOD TURKEYS TO PONY UP THE HALF MILLION ($250,000 for the judgment; $250,000 for legal costs...AND, more expenses to rack up for the appeal).
So on this day, it kinda triggered a lot of memories and emotions reminding me of the day I couldn't do what I was doing anymore (selling Tshirts) and as I look back on how I used to be, when I used to lay down inside a room with a roof at the end of the day and had money to eat, I really want to remind people:
I DIDN'T USED TO BE THIS WAY.
When I am being crankier and more unreasonable than you feel comfortable with;
I DIDN'T USED TO BE THIS WAY.
When you think I am getting to annoyed at Council and I am speaking louder than appropriate at the Ritz-Carlton lobby;
I DIDN'T USED TO BE THIS WAY.
Maaaaaaaaaaaan, I think I have been UNBELIEVABLE over these past three years as my life has completely unraveled and I have completely declined when
I DIDN'T USED TO BE THIS WAY;
before a bunch of dumb, cowards were perfectly willing to throw people's lives and their kids' lives under the bus, just as a legal experiment to see if they could get away with it. KIDS AND FAMILIES AND LIVES ARE JUST A MERE COST OF PLEASING THE DEVELOPERS FOR ALL THOSE NEW CONDOS YOU ARE BUILDING ALONG VENICE, WHICH IS THE REASON FOR THE FAKE LAW THAT RUINED MY LIFE, YOU INFERIOR-HEARTED AND FLAWED PERSONS.
And when you think my blogging is a little too intense and wish I wouldn't say this, or would dress like that, or could just (fill in the blank), I CAN ASSURE YOU...
I DIDN'T USE TO BE THIS WAY!
YOU SHOULD SEE ME WHEN I GET TO SLEEP IN A BED AND EAT FOOD IN THE MORNING!
But instead...JUST CONDEMN AND HATE ME AND RATIONALIZE WHY IT'S O.K. TO KEEP ZD ON THE CURB!
CITY COUNCIL TURNED ME INTO THIS VAMPIRE WITH THEIR ILLEGAL BULLSHIT. YES, IT WAS ILLEGAL!
Excuse me for being cranky. I have people say all that over-the-top nice stuff to me, while everyone fills my head with bullshit lies about future job offers that NEVER pan out, cause you just decide it's easier to forget about it and just rationalize how you just couldn't do it...and then I'm laying down on the sidewalk, hungry and panicked about the next morning and hoping I don't get attacked while sleeping like that guy in Long Beach over the weekend.
DO YOU KNOW THAT A NEWS REPORTER CONTACTED ME ASKING ME TO HELP PROMOTE A STORY ABOUT A HOMELESS PERSON WHO MAY GET KICKED OUT OF THEIR TENT??? The NERVE! I reminded them that I don't even have a tent and wouldn't mind a story myself. They persitsted on a second email before I REALLY had to paint it out...ZD HELPS ANYONE AND EVERYONE...BUT I AIN'T HELPING ANOTHER HOMELESS PERSON WHO SITS ON A SKID ROW TENT WHEN I KNOW ANOTHER HOMELESS PERSON WHO WOULD LIKE TO SEE HIS OWN STORY TO HELP HIM GET OFF THE STREETS!!!
ARE YOU CRAZY??? SOMEONE ASKED ME TO HELP RAISE MONEY FOR NUCH! ARE YOU KIDDING...when I reminded them I happened to be trying to fundraise for my own lunch, they too, sent a second reply saying, "Oh common! You could still help a little bit."
THESE PEOPLE ARE SOCIOPATHS TO ASK ME STUFF LIKE THAT!
But even though I turned into a cranky old 90 year old man in three years time...I still remember what Eddie Kendricks said, so I just "Keep on Truckin', babe" while I clench my teeth and just hope today is the day something gives.
Keep wondering about me and just so easily saying, "There would be backlash." WHY? BECAUSE I'M THE MOST PHENOMENAL CREATIVE, INNOVATIVE AND STRATEGIC FORCE MOST PEOPLE HAVE EVER SEEN? Don't want to be seen giving a job to the guy who was first to warn of the subprime/foreclosures mess, recession, gold hitting $1000, the stock market crashing, pension money in BIG trouble on Wall Street and L.A. real estate, pension commissioner problems, special event fee waiver abuse, AB 1381 being illegal, condo-conversions being in violation of city charter (vacancy rates), bankruptcy warnings, picked Nuch out of the bumpkinville patch, warned of water crisis and effect on rates....I want to keep this under 10,000 words so that's just an off the top of my head rant...
WHAT YOU WERE SEEN HELPING THAT GUY??? OH NO! BETTER GO WITH THE GUY/GAL IN A SLICK SUIT!
YOU DUMMIES!!! DON'T YOU KNOW I CAN PUT ON A NICE SUIT AND GET A HAIRCUT EVERY COUPLE WEEKS WHEN I AM WORKING AS A PAID PROFESSIONAL...Meanwhile, I haven't had that luxury since ANY of you have known me. I HAVE BEEN WALKING AROUND THE CITY BOUNCING AROUND HOMELESS EVER SINCE YOU HAVE KNOW ME...CAN YOU IMAGINE...THROUGH ALL OF THIS....BOUNCIN' AROUND ON THE STREETS, SLEEPING IN CARS, SIDEWALKS or an occasional couch, at best.)
Meanwhile, I'd say I performed through it all and cut through the clutter and caused a lot of awarness and people fill my head with the nicest possible things you can say about someone. And I didn't have to give away a billion dollars to a dumb, going out of business, worthless museum like Eli Broad.
IMAGINE WHAT I WOULD DO WITH A COUNCIL SEAT! It would be better than you think. LOOK AT WHAT I HAVE CREATED AND SPREAD WITH WHAT I HAVE TO WORK WITH.
But yeah, go vote for someone because they are a seasoned career politician who is such a better person than Zuma Dogg, because they wear a suit and are all polite and have such a calm demeanor.
MEANWHILE, do you think Chris, Paul or Tamar would have stood up and warned of all the stuff I just mentioned above, LET ALONE FIGURE IT OUT IN ADVANCE???
And how did I know all this stuff??? PEOPLE TOLD ME. I WAS INTERESTED. I LISTENED, I LEARNED, I SPOKE UP! I PUSH FOR CHANGE AND REFORM TO TRY AND REFLECT THOSE COMMUNITY WISHES. WHY? People told me it seemed to be working when ZD blasted it. So how can you say know to that? Anyway...Zuma Dogg as City Councilmember would be the best thing ever for the people who live in the city, across the city. THINK ABOUT IT!
Zuma Dogg can press the button and start talking, and Pussyboy can't interrupt me. AND, all the stuff I would be doing with people in the community. You can start by coming to ZD's LIVE event on Thursday Sept 17th at the most blinged-out studio location! THAT'S WHERE I WILL BE TALKING ABOUT THE PARENTS REVOLUTION AND PEOPLE FROM LA PARENT UNION WILL BE ON HAND TO MEET YOU AND ANSWER QUESTIONS AND HELP YOU TAKE BACK YOUR LAUSD SCHOOL.