There goes my trip downtown.
As my pal Ron (I’ve rejected both “owner” and “master”) reported this morning, the City Council is set to ban speakers for up 10 weeks – it’s longer in “dog weeks” — without a warning if the Council President decides they have been disruptive or their actions cause others to be disruptive.
Clearly, our new City Attorney, a dog named “Nuch”, falls into that category.
He threw a verbal hand grenade earlier this week by claiming — without any explanation! — somebody could go to jail for the way Michael Jackson’s funeral was handled. That was so disruptive that the whole council woke up and ran out of the room to talk to him in private about the charge.
It also irritated radio yacker Doug McIntyre, who this morning in the Daily News (too small to be a Dog Trainer) likened Nuch’s behavior to a long ago scoundrel who most people have never heard of.
Without any question the new rule is aimed at dogs.
One of the more wacky folks who rant at our council members during meetings, interrupting their naps, cell phone calls, twittering, Facebook posts, coffee breaks and conversations with lobbyists, is my favorite dog, Zuma Dogg, who is either named after a beach or my species. You can often see him in Ron’s video posts sitting behind the speaker. He’s the guy in sunglasses and funny hat.
Mr. Dogg (the guy never learned to spell) purports to be a homeless beggar interested in civic affairs.
As a formerly homeless beast who ate out of garbage cans until Ron’s wonderful wife found me hiding in some bushes outside their house, I’m sympathetic. As you know, I’m also interested in civic affairs. But I don’t wear sunglasses or a funny hat. I’m usually naked, which I guess is even more disruptive.
So there goes my trip downtown.
I had planned to start covering the City Council soon for OurLA.org, Ron’s answer to the demise of newspapers and civilized society, but I doubt now I’ll even get in the door.
Don’t worry, though. I can watch it on Channel 35, if it doesn’t conflict with The Dog Whisperer, and learn about anything I miss from reading Phil Jennerjahn’s frequent posts on Mayor Sam, although I worry about the guy. He got fewer votes than Zuma Dogg in the last mayoral election.