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July 17, 2009 in Politics
Mayor Villaraigosa’s Press Secretary Matt Szabo has definitely embraced the use of his new Twitter account to spread City Hall’s message – whatever that is. But, he may want to watch what he tweets.
We already know about the twagic mistake of tweeting for MJ donations in the name of Tony. Now, there’s this:
This “meanest city” report really is weak on the facts and methodology. Casey Hernandez (a woman btw) gets it right. http://bit.ly/XNvjs
The Twitter update is at least consistent with the Angry Matt Szabo theme. It’s the “a woman btw” comment that bothers me. What exactly does that mean? Is he amazed that she got something right, in spite of the fact that she is a woman?
July 9, 2009 in Politics
You probably think local politics are a joke. Mainly, because of the Jokey McJokersons that run the place. So, it wouldn’t surprise me if you didn’t know who Matt Szabo is. I didn’t.
Matt Szabo is Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s press secretary. His name is popping up a lot more lately, thanks to a mayor with a hectic dating life and the secretary’s brand new Twitter account. Szabo joined “twitterworld” as he called it on July 1, to “provide useful/helpful info on mayor v’s views & his administration’s positions.”
Views on what? Lu Parker?
I only discovered Szabo’s tweets after seeing his re-tweeted rebuttal of LAObserved. I was fascinated to discover how defensive he is when posting:
San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom officially announced what we already knew – he is running for Governor of California.
So, what about Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa?
Publicly, we’ve only seen him smile for the camera and tell us how much he loves the job he has. He’s kind of like that girlfriend you once had that was already sleeping with someone else while still living in your house. Bitch.
Give it to us straight, Tony. Are you running or not? We kinda need to plan for our city’s future, with or without you. Thanks.
Good question. Why ARE we re-electing that smarmy son of a bitch?
From real estate to unemployment, the city has suffered under Antonio Villaraigosa.
L.A. seems to be fading rapidly toward irrelevancy. Its economy has tanked faster than that of the nation, with unemployment now close to 10%.
Virtually every major initiative from Villaraigosa has been a dismal failure; from a poorly executed program to plant more trees to a subsidized drive to refashion downtown Los Angeles into a mini-Manhattan.
Villaraigosa, according to a devastating recent report in the LA Weekly, spends remarkably little time–about 11%–actually doing his job. The bulk of his 16-hour or so days are spent politicking, preening for the cameras and in other forms of relentless self-promotion.
Read the entire thing here. Then leave us a comment.
I know how I felt when I read it: Godsdammit, he’s right. When does the frakkin’ revolution begin?
Villaraigosa has a new Facebook app asking you to pledge allegiance to him. Behold:
It is not the fact that he claims to be “bringing us together,” or that he is “getting things done,” that bothers me most. Instead, it is the disturbing trend in political head shots featuring the coat over the shoulder. The one that says, “Hey, I’m just like you, voter. I’m taking off the tweed and rolling up the shirt sleeves to make this a better city.”
It should be noted that Antonio isn’t the first to channel his inner 80’s. Tom LaBonge of District 4 does it on his $25,000 website:
My approach to politics has always been, “If you don’t like what’s going on in your government, THROW THE BUMS OUT.”
Sure, it’s simplistic and may not be ultra-effective, but a big part of why our entire government is FUBAR is because these jerks get in there, get comfy, get corrupted, get busy SCREWING US, and NEVER LEAVE.
Even without weeks of time to research the individual scumbags (face it, who else wants to get into government?), one very effective tool is still THROW THE BUMS OUT. And if we do it for every election, we’re bound to get a good one. Or a less horrible one. Or at least a different one. (Yes, term limits are the lazy man’s method, but they sometimes take too long to go into effect.)
Don’t care much for those electronic billboards? I did a post about the one in Silver Lake and got lots of complaints about a lot of other ones.
Wanna know who just voted AGAINST banning them?
Up for re-election: Reyes and Alarcon.
VOTE AGAINST THEM and while you’re at it call their offices and tell them why. This really makes them crazy.
Oh and PLEASE don’t forget the biggest bum of them all: Antonio Villaraigosa – on the job a full ELEVEN PERCENT of the time he’s been in office, and really that was just to get his picture taken.
I mean it – THROW THE BUMS OUT!
Little-known fact: Voter turnout for these elections is so alarmingly low that even a few hundred votes can swing an entire election. Let’s keep the momentum from last November – VOTE!