Monday, June 13, 2011

Monday L.A. City News Blog Update for 6/13/11

MONDAY 6/13/11:

If you scan this blog (posts and tweets) over the past week, past month, and entire 2011...there is a hell of a lot of content, and when it comes to L.A. City Hall corruption, you ain't gonna miss a thing.

June (34 posts) - Archive for first week and a half of June.

Read this blog, over the past week, alone -- and you will be up to date with all the Federal (FBI) investigations...and all the top L.A. City issues, covered elsewhere. Look at the other blogs. They post one thread a day...MAYBE? "Open Hotsheets?" THAT IS NOTHING! I posted five threads on Sunday. Other blogs blow nothing but whiny, crybaby, hot air that doesn't move toward the goal of "fixing the system." Valley Village blog whining that Dennis Zine won't run against the incumbent City Controller, unless she doesn't run. (That is NOTHING! OF COURSE A COUNCILMAN WILL NOT RUN AGAINST THE INCUMBENT CONTROLLER!!! HE KNOWS HE WILL LOSE! IT'S NOT A CONSPIRACY OR COVER-UP!!!! PLEASE MOVE ON TO SOMETHING WORTHWHILE!)

So I think this blog provides something, no one else cares to try to touch...and it is experiencing peak viewership levels, in it's five year history. SO THAT MEANS EVERYONE IS READING.

THIS IS A ROUND THE CLOCK EFFORT. I WILL POST AT 3P OR 3A...whenever something comes across the wire....and I monitor round the clock.

I know you are cheap and broke. So what I am asking, at this point, is just donate ONE DOLLAR ($1.00) on my PayPal link as a mere gesture, just so I don't feel like a sucker for all this time and effort. Cause I don't have a penny in my pocket, today. And didn't eat since yesterday. And it's all caving in. But I sit here and plug away, cause it's all I can afford to do (blogging is a free activity) -- and I see people are reading.

DO NOT SAY TO YOURSELF...OTHER PEOPLE WILL DONATE THE ONE DOLLAR...IF YOU ARE READING THIS...YOU PAYPAL ONE DOLLAR! DON'T WORRY OR RELY ON WHAT OTHER PEOPLE DO. I don't say, "someone else will investigate, write and post all of this stuff." IF YOU READ THIS BLOG, PLEASE PAYPAL ONE DOLLAR AS A GESTURE. I KNOW YOU CAN AFFORD THAT. (I won't even receive the full dollar cause PayPal deducts a little. And even though I don't have one cent, today...this isn't about me making money for myself. It about YOU proving to me I should continue to post on things YOU are interested in. Cause I would prefer to post videos of me singing AC/DC at karaoke and original ZD hip hop song.) If you can't PayPal, ask someone else to.

And if not...well then, I'm sorry there is not even a dollar's worth of value for my one-of-a-kind, round-the-clock effort and then I guess my parents were right.


Written in '78, applies to City Hall and the ZD gadfly experience in 2011.
(Featuring Clarence Clemons.)


* "Zuma Dogg fought the oppressive, tightly controlled L.A. City Council meetings presided over by Council President Eric Garcetti, who had banned video cameras. After police 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 his 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 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 Eric Garcetti/Los Angeles Times

* "An original ... another treasure of Venice." - Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl

* " 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

* "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 done a lot of good for the people of Los Angeles. He's a good man. - L.A. City Councilman Dennis P. Zine

* "You're actually one of my favorite people to watch on TV." - Former L.A. Mayor Richard Riordan to Zuma Dogg on KABC radio.

* "Brain-seizing artistry. A local underground superstar. -D. Harvey/LA Weekly

* "A public access icon." - M. Fleischer/LA Weekly

* "Local Legend" - Doug McIntyre/KABC, Red-Eye Radio

* "It would be nice to see someone with the heroism of Zuma Dogg in office." - Kevin James/870-KRLA Radio

* ""He wakes us up; it gets everyone's attention." L.A. City Controller Wendy Greuel/Los Angeles Times


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

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.)

* "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 PENNIES TO WORK WITH!)

* "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.")

[Please donate one U.S. dollar ($1.00) as a gesture for ZD to continue updating this blog.]

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