No One Can Really Tell The Truth Like John Walsh
IT’S NOT THE RIDERS WHO ARE MULTIPLYING ON THE EX-MAYOR’S OWN DETERIORATING REDLINE SUBWAY. IT’S JUST THE RATS!
THIS IS THE FIRST COMMUNIQUE FROM HOLLYWOODHIGHLANDS.ORG SINCE THE FINAL DEATH THROES OF THE BANKRUPT VILLARAIGOSA ADMINISTRATION!
DURING THE 6/28/13 FAREWELL 24-HOUR STRUNG-OUT BUS TOUR, ANTONIO’S COLOSSAL EGO GOT RUN OVER BYA NEAR EMPTY REDLINE SUBWAY TRAIN BUT LIVED TO TELL THE TALE!
LA MAYOR VILLARAIGOSA MIRRORED THE INFAMOUS CHARLIE SHEEN PHOTO FOR NEWS CAMERAS AT SUBWAY STATION WITH “WORLD’S GREATEST GADFLY” JOHN WALSH AS SOBER STAND-IN!
“20 Frustrated Mayoral Minutes Under Hollywood!”
Departing LA Mayor’s Nocturnal Magical Mystery Tour laid a subterranean giant speckled turkey egg last Friday night while Antonio buried the hatchet with perennial antagonist, Über Gadfly, John Walsh, by way of a fond embrace at the practically deserted Red Line “mass” transit subway station in front of a sprinkling of Mayor Antonio-worshiping paid-off shutter-bugs!
Outgoing Mayor Villaraigosa semi-officially washed his hands and transferred the “unwelcome” custody of Hyper-Critic John Walsh to incoming Mayor Garcetti at this little-noticed 24-hour Final Farewell Bus Tour Marathon that fast ran out of gas!( SEE KPCC NEWS STORY FOR EXCEPTIONAL COVERAGE.)
LAST FRIDAY NIGHT HIGHLIGHTED THE BIG SUBWAY RIDERSHIP FIZZLE FOR OUR “INSANE” RAIL BOOSTER MAYOR AND HIS PANTING REPORTER/ EDITOR SUPER-OBEDIENT LOVE SLAVES OVER AT THE LOS ANGELES TIMES!
TOO BAD UNDERGROUND HOLLYWOOD IGNORED THE OUTGOING MAYOR GOLD-EDGED INVITATION TO JOIN HIM BELOW, LEAVING THE “SINGLE” FATHER OF THE REDLINE SUBWAY SORT OF RED-FACED DOWN THERE WITH NOTHING MUCH FOR THE CITY HEAD HONCHO TO DO TO PLEASE NEWS CAMERAS WHILE STANDING IN FRONT OF THE BURIED TRAIN LOBBY’S STILL UN-LOCKED TURNSTILES; EXCEPT TO TRY IN VAIN TO HOLD A DAMN NEWS CONFERENCE ON THE SPOT WITHOUT ANY DAMN NEWS TO ANNOUNCE PLUS BETE NOIRE JOHN WALSH HECKLING HIS ASS!
INSTEAD OF HAVING THIs PEST REMOVED FROM THE DEEPLY BURIED PREMISES, THE WILEY MAYOR RESORTED TO CLOWNING WITH ANCIENT NEMESIS, JOHN WALSH, FOLLED BY MAYORAL WANDERING AROUND, INTRODUCING HIMSELF TO A SCANT NUMBER OF REALLY PUZZLED NON-ENGLISH-SPEAKING, SUBWAY-TAKING ASIAN TOURIST/STRAGGLERS 100 FEET BENEATH THE FAMED TINSELTOWN INTERSECTION OF HOLLYWOOD AND VINE!
WHEN SCHEDULING THIS ABORTIVE SUBMERGED PR “NOTHING MUCH” OF A HAPPENING,THE EXPIRING MAYOR MUST HAVE FERVENTLY BELIEVED THE LA SUBWAY’S OFFICIAL FEDERAL RIDERSHIP PROJECTION FOUND IN THE DC ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REVIEW (EIR) DOCUMENTS OF 300,000 DAILY (WILDLY OPTIMISTIC) PASSENGER BOARDINGS BY THE WAYBACK YEAR OF 2000!
ALAS AND ALACK! THE MTA’S OWN CURRENT YEARLY SUBWAY RIDERSHIP BOARDING STATISTICS IS A VERY DISAPPOINTING HALF THAT AT 150,000 DAILY RED LINE SUBWAY ONE-WAY TRIPS PER WEEKDAY…THAT MEANS THE VAUNTED LA SUBWAY IN 2013 FINDS ITSELF ALREADY THIRTEEN YEARS BEHIND ITS PROMISED OTS OWN RIDERSHIP GOAL AND THIS YAWNING NUMBERS GAP ONLY CONTINUES TO WIDEN!
IT IS HIGHLY DOUBTFUL THAT THE REDLINE SUBWAY WILL EVER DOUBLE ITS CURRENT DEEPLY DISAPPOINTING RIDERSHIP TOTALS TO ACHIEVE ITS “IMPOSSIBLE-DREAM” PROMISE TO THE USDOT IN WASHINGTON!
THE MAYOR SAW PROOF OF THIS NEWSMEDIA-IGNORED KEY FACT WITH HIS OWN TWO EYES FRIDAY EVENING WHEN NO ONE BOTHERED TO SHOW UP AT HIS REDLINE RAIL CELEBRATION EXCEPT FOR SOME PLAINCLOTHES LAPD BODYGUARD OFFICERS . IT WAS SUPPOSED TO OCCUR IN THE BOWELS OF THE LA SUBWAY SYSTEM AT 8:30 PM SHARP!
IN SHORT: “THEY BUILT IT AND HARDLY ANYBODY WILL COME”!
SO … ANTONIO AND WALSH DECIDED RIGHT THERE AND THEN OUT OF SHEER BOREDOM TO SHOOT ONE ANOTHER …WITH VIDEO, OF COURSE!
THE MAYOR SWIFTLY GRABBED A HANDY CAMERA AND APPROACHED TARGET WALSH HEAD-ON SHOOTING HIM FACE-TO-FACE WHILE ANTONIO GOT SHOT BY THE “GADFLY’S” OWN LENS IN REVERSE!
(ASK ANTONIO TO RELEASE HIS TAPED VERSION OF THE RUN-IN!)
(HERE ARE SOME MORE DEVILISH DETAILS!)
Mayoral Magic BUS ARRIVAL in Hollywood: 8:35 PM.
Mayoral Magic BUS DEPARTURE for Sepulveda Rec Center in the Valley: 8:55 …not a minute too soon to terminate this pesky personal embarrassment!
Nothing drives this Mayor crazier than not being recognized at one of his own preening public events…in front of news cameras no less. DOUBLE OUCH!!
Get used to it, Mr. Ex-Mayor—From now on, we’ll refer to you as merely Citizen Villaraigosa!
Days have passed since you cleaned out your City Hall Office crap and headed for Venice but still no boastful press conference to announce triumphantly the next chapter of your life : A Big High-Paying Job!
Against his will, this brand new political has-been…formerly known as “Hizzoner” is turning into “yesterday’s mashed potatoes”… thanks to the voter-passed Mayoral Term Limits Law!
The down-low press conference might have looked really promising on paper with Antonio being swamped by thankful subway riders on their way to a big “Hollyweird” Friday Night on the Town at the below ground “transit hub” that the Amazing Shrinking Ex-Mayor was egomaniacally instrumental in building and ballyhooing; but the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry!
Inevitably, the whole set-up turned out to be quite a mini-media fiasco for the fast-fading fickle Mayor as each tick of the clock was seriously eating away at Tony Villaraigosa’s precious few remaining hours as Chief Executive of the second largest metropolis in America!
The Mayor’s private Magic Bus harbored just a dozen or so hard-core party-hearty Villaraigosa hangers-on who reverently followed Antonio, (“I’m still the Mayor, thank you!”) Villaraigosa out of his own bus and down two MTA station levels on a pair of creaky, chronically under-repair seldom-in-working order escalators to face the oh-so isolated ticket machines lined up side by side against one grimy wall of a practically-deserted dingy underground station lobby, up till then devoid of humanity!
The Mayor’s brains trust desperately seeking to salvage this misbegotten photo-op suggested to their Big Boss and his anemic entourage that they try hanging-out for just a few minutes more until the next subway train arrives at the desolate Metro subway station, hopefully coming to Antonio’s rescue by unloading a horde of subway passengers, excitedly pushing one another out of the way to frantically surround the Mayor in abject adoration!
Thus creating that marvelous photo opportunity for Antonio’s well-paid personal Videographer to memorialize such a momentous non-event, as witnessed by more than the micro-throng of Antonio cultist…with the quasi-notable exception of John Walsh (and his trusty i-Pad) ,who had walked two short blocks from his abode situated at HOLLYWOODHIGHLANDS.ORG WORLD HEADQUARTERS on Yucca at Argyle to join the piddling gathering and create a subterranean Mayoral confrontation that ultimately transformed itself into a farewell love fest between these two longtime grudge-bearing nasty political foes!
The deeply-interred clique of Mayoral-sycophantic clucks was impatiently waiting to be saved by an oncoming packed Redline train arriving and depositing its swarm of motley passengers hell bent on surrounding “the Movie Star Mayor” to play the assigned roles of eager and passionate Antonio admirers at the Hollywood & Vine Decrepit Sunken Subway Station.
Villaraigosa and Walsh, who first met during Antonio’s early years a quarter of a century ago when Antonio was a lowly LA teachers’ union organizer and Walsh was a lowly LAUSD teacher and union member, made the simultaneous madcap decision to go ahead and shoot one-another …… with video as the weapon!
Nostalgia for the good old days gripped the pair who embraced at the Mayor’s insistence for the incredulous camera operators, which is the closest Walsh ever got to a $1,500 men’s suit!
Just as Nixon didn’t have the Press to kick around any longer…very, very, very soon Walsh would have no Mayor V. to kick around any longer!
Just then “America’s ‘Least’ Wanted” John Walsh made a flash counter-intuitive decision to make like a Good Samaritan and rescue Antonio’s media event from total disaster by turning himself into a shrill-voiced barker in order to funnel some desperately-needed hand-shakers towards the solitary figure of poor old lobby-lizard, Antonio V.
Barker Walsh managing to lure some losers into becoming Mayor Antonio aficionados from the painful handful of rail riders who jumped off that Holly-Vine subway stop at this almost vacant Hollywood station!
When those seriously needing-safety-repairs Red Line subway cars finally pulled into the depot tardily, most of the of the debarking Hollywood riders revealed themselves as rather bewildered foreign tourists greeted by the Walsh pitch that must have sounded a bit weird to their ears!
“Ladies and Gentlemen, step this way and shake hands with the Mayor of Los Angeles … I’m not kidding … Honest to God!”
After the Mayor got the un-expected silent treatment from a forlorn smattering of disoriented touristic passers-by, mixed in with a sprinkling of un-interested local yokel public transit rider-types, Walsh hurried after the mini-flock and convinced some of the slower walkers to comeback reluctantly and press the flesh with a sadly deflated, formerly prideful Mayor of LA!
At that pointless juncture, the soon-to-be- permanently-departed Mayor of LA, who never wishes to be a glutton for punishment, quickly decided to beat a hasty retreat toward the relative safety of his street-level charter bus that was simply sitting there upstairs in front of the Hollywood & Vine Subway Station entrance, enjoying LA City Traffic Officer parking ticket immunity!
Antonio had arrived in the Motion Picture Capital of the World by bus 5 minutes late according to his own schedule, and now Antonio was more than delighted to check out of Glitter Gulch on that very same bus 5 minutes early. Time spent there amounting to the Mayor’s full “Twenty Minutes Under Hollywood”!
As Villaraigosa made his private escape inside his own charter bus with deeply-darkened windows to secure his own personal privacy!
All expensed paid for in full by city taxpayers thankful to get rid of him for that relatively small price!
Yours Truly pointedly shouted to the Mayor over the heavy street traffic noise as he stepped inside that everybody in Hollywood anxiously looked forward to Antonio’s next personal appearance at a Metro Rail Redline Station slated to occur sometime in 2018 when the financially-strapped Ex-Mayor of LA vows he’ll be running again … this time for Governor of California against Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom!
In the meantime, let’s contribute this helpful suggestion that this same lost Mayor of Lost Angeles, might try showing up at the Tinseltown Red Line subway lobby on weekends every once in a while to sell his autographed photos underground for $2 apiece…the same thing that other faded Hollywood celebrities do to make some spending cash at fan conventions!
The Big Question remains: When will Antonio throw in the towel and quit searching endlessly for that perpetually elusive next hIgh-paying scum-suck political public relations gig that pays as well as his last 8-years-long engagement sitting on top of Los Angeles City Hall,attracting to himself nothing more than lots and lots and lots of empty media attention, leaving the City slightly worse off than when he defeated Mayor Hahn?
So far no Big Dough job deal offers for Antonio have materialized because of the genuine fear among all his potential employers that additional Charlie Sheen-Antonio Villaraigosa wild party pictures that may be a lot more shocking than the first one, could mysteriously pop up on the World Wide Web like the first picture did!
If somebody prestigious hires Villaraigosa in the near future for big bucks, the consequent media splash may very well trigger the unwelcome appearance on the Internet of some more of those highly embarrassing photos from the same set of candid (porno?) pictures taken of Antonio and some party girls South of The Border courtesy of the Mexican Drug Cartel that owns the Ganzo Holel in Baja California where The Mayor was staying as a freeloading guest of the “gangster” management.
This is the location where a zonked-out Antonio initially got caught unawares and tie-less by Charlie’s probing camera as well as by the hotel’s own security surveillance camera system!
Cross your fingers and pray for him!