Image via WikipediaBy Randy Economy
August 3, 2010
Welcome to the City of Bell. Just keep driving. Don't stop and smell the roses, we have a tour to take.
As we keep driving, we are about to enter the World of Maywood and soon we will get a brief 45 second glimpse of Cudahy....
Bell Gardens curves into Commerce, and oh, look, over there, isn't that the corrupt city of Huntington Park on the horizon, and wait, the legendary Pico Rivera is around the bend. If we have enough time, we will be swing by Montebello, Vernon, and Monterey Park.
I am going into the "Corrupt City Hall Bus Tour" business.
Yep. Buyin' an open air "Double Decker" tour bus and hiring a driver (dude, I have one eye...can't see THAT good....), getting a business license from Lynwood City Hall...since they always take "cash" under the table.
Time for me to make some loot with "educational tours" around our corrupt world around us.
Time to get on the "Bus of Democracy" and start visiting some of the seedy local city halls, school districts, water boards, community college districts, and mosquito abatement boards, to figure out what elected official "bought what" on "our dimes and hundreds of millions of dollars..." year in and year out.
One of my past political clients, (I will refer to her as a "well known female elected" member of Congress from somewhere around here) needed a pair of "pumps" so she could "look nice" for an "evening out" at a city conference.
She grabbed her city issued credit card, headed over to Nordstroms, and bought a pair of $600 shoes. She turned the bill into her city manager and listed the expense as "office supplies."
Office supplies? Gucci never looked so good on those "special feet."
So, no wonder the folks in Bell and the LA TIMES can't see the city bills. You gotta look for "office supplies" not the huge bloated salaries.
So, on my "Pirate Tours" we will "find the shoes" and lots of other trinkets and buried treasures hidden along Imperial Highway.
Old Mother Theresa was donning a pair of $1,000 designer sunglasses.
Made me wonder.
Who paid for those "pricey" shades, girl?
A pair of hand cuffs on corrupt and greedy politicians is well...priceless.
That concludes today's tour....see you next week in Riverside....