(July 3, 2013) For the first time in more than 40 years, the Los Angeles City Council will include seven new members. Unfortunately Mitch Englander returns to represent District 12.
Mitch Englander was like a kid on Christmas morning when Russell Brand visited City Hall
Maybe one day I can be as famous as Russell Brand so Mitchy will pay attention to me?
Last week I “followed” several politicians on Twitter, including new members of City Council like Gil Cedillo, Mitch O’Farrell, Curren Price, Mike Bonin and Bob Blumenfield.
I double-checked the list to make sure it included every council member with a Twitter account, and noticed that Englander was missing. How could that be? I distinctly remember “following” him a few weeks ago after he proclaimed plastic bags from grocery stores “cause havoc to society.”
I went to Englander’s Twitter page and clicked “Follow” only to discover that he blocked me.
"You have been blocked from following this account at the request of the user" appeared.
I have to conclude that Councilman Englander is a timid scaredy-cat.
The only day I had ever tweeted at Englander was June 18th, the day City Council banned plastic grocery store bags:
I hammered Wendy Greuel practically every day from February until the May 21st Mayoral election, but she never blocked me. I was tough on Mayor Villaraigosa, but he never blocked me. US Representative Janice Hahn never blocked me either. Sincere respect goes out to all three for having thicker skin than Mitch Englander.
Here is humorous audio from KFI’s “John and Ken Show” discussing Englander’s over-the-top plastic bag stance:
Wendy Greuel referred to the Near Chaos masterpiece “Greuella De Vil" in the KCRW radio debate this afternoon. Of course, she implied that it was created by Eric Garcetti. "Greuella De Vil" was posted April 25, 2013 in response to Wendy Greuel’s behavior. (5/7/2013)
Near Chaos Blog makes KNBC. “Greuella De Vil" isn’t "author unknown". The author is not "anonymous”. The Huffington Post printed the same misinformation. The media want the common folk to think I’m a Garcetti Super PAC rather than a schmuck with a blog on tumblr. All Near Chaos Blog videos state “Copyright 2013 NearChaosBlog.com” in the Youtube description, hosted on the NearChaosBlog Youtube channel, that links to NearChaosBlog.com and my twitter account. (4/30/2013)
"Gruel (sic) says she’s just hitting back. She showed me an ad from the primary, posted on YouTube by Garcetti backers, that likened her to cartoon movie villain Cruella deVille (sic).”
"Greuella De Vil" is not from the primary. It was posted last Thursday, April 25th. Check the Youtube page. And it wasn’t posted by “Garcetti backers”. I produced the video myself, and I am not affiliated with the Garcetti campaign. Wendy Greuel is playing the media like a drum.
On Friday, April 26th, U.S. Representative Janice Hahn (D-CA) sent out a call-to-action in response to the Near Chaos masterpiece, “Greuella De Vil”:
Janice Hahn is used to manipulating people to get her way. That’s what’s happening here. If you can’t refute the content, scream “sexism”. More proof that the Greuel campaign is in complete turmoil. Quick! Send $5 to Wendy Greuel so she can “fight back” against a guy with a blog on tumblr! (4/29/2013)
MAY 1 UPDATE: WENDY GREUEL VALIDATES GREUELLA DE VIL (again)
Wendy Greuel’s mayoral campaign has launched an attack on Eric Garcetti with direct mail targeted at the African-American and Latino communities. In twosimilar mailers, the Greuel campaign highlights Garcetti’s endorsement from white Republican Kevin James, who finished third in the March 5 primary.
"He’s an Obama hater!" the mailer says, highlighting some of James’ more intemperate remarks about the president. "Say no to Eric Garcetti! He sold us out to win Republican votes!"
Only problem with that: Wendy Greuel also courted James’ endorsement. And we have the texts that show just how eager the courtship was — she even joked at one point “I am stalking u :).”
"U are beloved - I hear it a lot" Greuel wrote back.
MAY 4 UPDATE: WENDY GREUEL VALIDATES GREUELLA DE VIL (again)
Gruel (sic) says she’s just hitting back. She showed me an ad from the primary, posted on YouTube by Garcetti backers, that likened her to cartoon movie villain Cruella deVille, who got her kicks killing puppies.
Greuella De Vil is NOT from the primary. It was published on April 25th. Check for yourself on the Youtube page. And “Greuella De Vil” is a negative attack responding to Wendy Greuel’s negative attacks. Wendy Greuel manipulated Sandy Banks. The video was NOT posted by “Garcetti backers”. It was posted by me. Out of the five candidates from the primary, Eric Garcetti was #4 on my list, ahead of only Greuella.
Villaraigosa called for comprehensive immigration legislation that includes a path to citizenship for the 11 million people in the United States unlawfully.
"When 1 million people march to your front step, they deserve a welcome,” he said. “No human being is illegal…. We must enshrine this principle into the heart and soul of the country’s immigration policy.”