Friday, May 20, 2011

LEADERSHIP IN LOS ANGELES: Before We Can Create Change In L.A., We Have To Fix The Broken System (It Doesn't Matter Who You Elect, Until Then!)

Most will admit, we have broken political and operational systems in Los Angeles. Too much waste through senseless layers of City Hall bureaucracy. Too much money for needed services lost through fraud and abuse.

It doesn't matter who is elected into City Hall offices, because the system is broken. And until you fix a broken system, you cannot accomplish any goal; or move any widget efficiently through a process. (Can't get anything done. Tripping on shoelaces.)

Imagine you ran a circus carnival, and fired the operator and replaced him with someone else, because someone got hurt on the ride, under their watch. But then, someone else gets hurt on the ride. So THAT operator gets fired and is replaced. BUT SOMEONE ELSE GETS HURT!?!?!? WHAT IS WRONG WITH THESE CARNIVAL RIDE OPERATORS!?!?! CAN'T WE GET SOME PEOPLE IN HERE WHO CAN DO THE JOB MORE EFFICIENTLY? (Only to find out the reason people are getting hurt is because the safety rail on one of the carts isn't secure and it is bouncing and hitting people in the face. (BROKEN SYSTEM!)

SO HERE IS HOW YOU FIX ANY BROKEN SYSTEM, WHERE YOU HAVE TWO OR MORE PEOPLE TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH ANY GOAL - (Methods for Management of Quality & Productivity): There is NO getting around these 14 crucial management points.

This interpretation of these 14 Points, based on the work of Dr. W. Edwards Deming, written by Zuma Dogg. More on Zuma Dogg:

Zuma Dogg,
who is smarter than and knows more about city government than most Council members, has become something of an urban folk hero, skewering City Hall foibles and failures in his frequent public comment appearances broadcast on Channel 35. His campaigns for mayor and now CD2 attracted respectable numbers of votes for a candidate who was not only is penniless but homeless. - Ron Kaye/ (IMAGINE IF I HAD SOME PENNIES TO WORK WITH!)

"In the history of our company, we've never seen results like these. They were off the charts. We had to go back and re-enter the data to make sure it was correct." - Broadcast Architecture (The PREMIER market research company to the radio and record industry in the world, serving the U.S., Japan and abroad, on $100,000 NYC radio research project ZD created. Station went from #11 to #2! $MILILLIONS$ for station!) DO NOT DISPUTE MR. DOGG...EVER! (History proves that to be a losing end, since 1986, when I first dedicated myself to world-class excellence, and nothing but. Yet to touch something that doesn't turn to magic. Sorry...again, just the market researching in me analyzing the history.)

* "Zuma Dogg fought the oppressive, tightly controlled L.A. City Council meetings presided over by Council President Garcetti, who had banned video cameras. After security guards tried to stop Zuma Dogg from taping the council deliberations, he railed against the big shots for months, slamming Garcetti as “Garshady” on his show and on the whistleblower blog. “Whatever happened to free speech in this country?,” Zuma Dogg asked. He prevailed against Garcetti’s rules, and now brings his cameracorder to every council meeting, as can any member of the public thanks to him." - LA Weekly.

* "Zuma Dogg, not only one of the most recognizable figures at City Hall, cordially greeted by passersby, including security guards and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, he also has the ear of high-level insiders, who feed him information in the hope that he’ll expose, and possibly stop, one questionable government project or another." - LA Weekly (Click here for article.)

* " Zuma Dogg has distinguished himself as a "mix of curiosity and crusader" fighting for what he considers his free-speech rights."He's been able to do it with humor and at times be more direct and substantive." Los Angeles City Council President Garcetti/in Los Angeles Times

* ""He wakes us up; it gets everyone's attention." L.A. City Controller Wendy Greuel/Los Angeles Times (GOOD! I THINK IT WOULD HAVE BEEN ENOUGH FOR MOST PEOPLE, IF MY ONLY DISTINCTION WAS WAKING THEM UP!)

* "Something between stunned and amazed. "I've never seen anything like it." - Former California Assembly Speaker, Councilman Herb Wesson/Los Angeles Times

* "An original ... another treasure of Venice." - L.A./Venice Councilman Bill Rosendahl

THANKS TO THE NEARLY 10,000 PEOPLE who voted for "Zuma Dogg" in the last Los Angeles Mayoral election. (Not a bad number to pull, considering the historically low voter turnout, and the fact that ZD didn't spend a penny on his campaign, and didn't have the luxury of one flier." The mayor spent $3 million, just for comparison.)

* "The future of television comedy. Zuma Dogg is the only American comedian today wearing the comedy-genius mantle once borne by Lenny Bruce, Allen Funt and Andy Kaufman." - Michael Heaton/Syndicated Pop-Culture Columnist

* "Brain-seizing artistry. A local underground superstar. -D. Harvey/LA Weekly
* "A public access icon." - M. Fleischer/LA Weekly

* "Everyone watches Zuma Dogg!" - Reggie Miller/NBA All Star
* "We watch your videos on our tour bus. We need more." - Dean DeLeo (STP)

* "Local Legend, Zuma Dogg" - Doug McIntyre/KABC Radio
* " A civic treasure." - Michael Higby/Mayor Sam's Blog (L.A. politics)
* "I've seen your show on TV. Keep doing what you're doing." - Dennis Franz
* "A very funny comedian." - Howard Stern
* "I am such a fan of your show." - Courteney Cox-Arquette
* "Love your show buddy. I watch it all the time." - Adam Sandler

* "It would be nice to see someone with the heroism of Zuma Dogg in office." - Kevin James/870-KRLA Radio
* "I too, as you may know, am a Deming fan. I think your synthesis of his work is fabulous." - Anthony Robbins (Tony was kind enough to bow down to me on his stage in front of thousands of people, during a seminar that was being simulcast across the country. I am told that was the first and only time he did that. Awe shucks!)

* "Very Well Done." - Dr. W. Edwards Deming on "Interpreting Deming's 14 Points," by Zuma Dogg. (Published internationally in "Quality Digest." I was told the letter from Deming had to be a fake, cause all he ever did was scribble red ink on everything. Let alone send a response like that. I had to fax the letter to some folks for verification. LOL! Too good to be true. I was in my 20's and was told, they were expecting someone in their 60's or 70's, because it usually takes that long to be able to write something at that level. Awe Shucks!)

* "I especially liked your of explanation Deming's more controversial points." - Don Dewar/Publisher, Quality Digest

* "You not only took our ideas, but expanded them in ways I thought were very interesting." - Al Ries ("Marketing Warfare," "22 Immutable Laws of Marketing," "Focus.")

UNSOLICITED EMAIL COMMENTS FROM REAL PEOPLE WHO CAUGHT "ZUMA DOGG" DURING AN L.A. CABLE TV CHANNEL SURF (Guess networks and cable channels couldn't come up with anything as good as "Zuma Dogg" for all their mulit-million dollar budgets and writers and producers and directors and technical crew and marketing departments. BECAUSE THEY WERE WATCHING "ZUMA DOGG" INSTEAD OF YOU...AND I HAD TO DO IT BY CATCHING THEIR ATTENTION IN A CHANNEL SURF, WITH THE MOST LOWEST PRODUCTION VALUE OF ANY SHOW IN TELEVISION HISTORY. I WIN, LOSER!:


I was not at all prepared for the brilliance of your show.

In all honesty I was absolutely blown away. It was the most fresh, funniest, innovative thing that I've seen on television in the past five years.

You're a genius! When can we catch more shows? Do you have any of your old shows available?

honestly, you may have been the funniest person i've ever see. I was laughing so hard I woke up my girlfriend.

If i owned a big TV company your show would be on 24/7!! I have never laughed so hard for so long, it's awesome. Can't wait for the next one, me and my friends will be talkin about it for a week! lol...

How can I get a copy of tonight's episode? It was the funniest thing I've seen in years. Thank you.

I hope you know you have the best show in the history of the planet!

I was wondering if I could maybe get your Autograph...It would mean alot...I know a ton of kids at my skool that love
your show too....They are always talking in your voice and going crazy.....

you have the best show ever, you are the best white rapper in the world!!!

It was so beautiful that I had tears in my eyes. Let's just say I was moved.

I think your show displays a VERY intelligent and socially conscience realistic view of the world and you do it in a very original and very artistic way.


i love your show. it is the most excellent thing in all of televisionland.

My name is Lauren and let me begin by saying you are one of the finest displays of unconventional genius I've seen in a long time.

We just wanted to write to let you know how spectacular we thought your show was.

i was just wondering, if there's anyway i can buy your shows on video or something.

my boyfriend and i just stumbled upon you singing saturday night fever tunes - and we can't stop laughing - thanks...

I caught your last episode. Let me tell you that it was a Classic. The part about Elton John had me laughing all night.

Do you sell your music or dvds of your show? If not, you should. Your latest song is good as hell.

saw your show the other night and let me say,it was some of the funniest shit i've seen on tv in a long time,keep up the good work.

My girlfriend and i caught your show for the first time 3 weeks ago. I recorded it and show it around to friends. It is so g-damn funny. I keep waiting to see you somewhere.

Just to let you know, I dig what you do, you are a funny and talented person. It took me a couple shows to get it but now I got it so keep it up, look forward to the new shows.


For now, have to walk away and quit. Add it all up, and I was rollin' around at 3am, with pins and needles running through my blood from not eating properly over the past week. And unlike Eric Garcetti, I don't see any light at the end of my tunnel. So fuck it, y'all...all this blogging takes up my energy and wears on my nerves, causing me to have to spend more fueling the effort (me). I can spend MUCH LESS MONEY on keeping myself going when I am just riding my bike up and down the Santa Monica Beach bike path. And I'm WAY too bitter over all of this to want to do things people will like. (I've said from day one, and was compared to him by a newspaper writer...I'm in the spirit of Andy Kaufman....when he got cranky...he'd start reading Shakespeare at the live gigs. SORRY...when I have cash in my pocket to carry on, maybe I will.)


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