Listen: Los Angeles City Council’s president suggests to deploy ‘army of cats’ to deal with rat situation
"This story which was published an hour ago by the El Segundo times and their city hall reporter Dakota Smith. Yeah. Has got me so angry. I'm about to start smashing the walls. It's about the typhus. And today the city council met with people from various Los Angeles city departments like general services to find out what they're going to do about the rodents were talking largely about the rats that have been tested city hall city hall east. And if you're listening to the John and Ken show, you know, why they're there. It's because of the trash mobile homeless encampments something that CD leaders refuse to acknowledge. But it came up sideways in this story, which has got the infuriated. But I the funny part herb Wesson, the Los Angeles city council president piped up and said how about an army of cats. Let's unleash an army of cats throughout city hall. Stop the rats to get the rats, and then someone said, well, no, the the fleas will just jump on the cats, and you have the same problem. And then the cats by diet typhus or the cats may come to you in the fleas jump off. On you. And you got typhus not a good idea. What? What he's such an idiot. But you say about a guy who ignores all the vagrants and their filth and recommends cats. To fight the problem. What do you do with a guy like that? Next is as close as we come from Westlund Garcetti on the real source of the problem west and said, we do have issues. There's too many reports of rodents, but I don't think it's because of skid row not entirely. I don't think it's because of the building being torn down east of here. Now that was the initial explanation. They gave when they tore down the old LAPD headquarters in unleashed this army of typhus rats and fleas, which is BS that really is. But speaking recently to channel seven here comes Garcetti. Oh, man. This is what got me annoyed the risk of contracting typhus is being blown out of proportion. Oh, it's been rats since I've been here. He was elected to the council a one. There is one case it may or may not have come from them. But they're still is in the normal range of what we have each year. Really typhus. I don't think anybody heard. I mean, I never heard of this. Nobody I know has heard of typhus and typhus, you know, what they're all overlooking. There was. One hundred and forty three cases on skid row. You're trying to say this is a one off. This is a bizarre fluke. This has never happened before it happened in the autumn a hundred and forty three cases not far from city hall. Skid row, isn't that far away? Garcetti knows that he's got the homeless problem which already harpooned his chance for running for president. But on top of that homeless people with typhus a disease that when people hear it. They're like, what did you say typhus, maybe evil typhus, it's such a bad PR nightmare. He's gone into full denial mode. And now he's trying and by the way, also in the articles the woman we talked to lift Greenwood she felt like she was being mocked by Garcetti. I'm just a one off crazy person who may or may not have gotten typhus from city hall fleas keep using that phrase because I think they're afraid that they're going to get sued for creating a dangerous disease ridden environment. So they keep putting in a little qualifier. Well, may or may not really don't. Oh, for sure Liz says it's a serious issue. Which is why I went public. The problem is feces and urine and the rotting trash around city hall. Yeah. She says the rats and the fleas aren't the problem. Those are the. Eight a bit her her paragraph is at the end of Dakota Smith story, it that should be the beginning be the daily story that the rotting garbage and the feces is what's causing the typhus. So your pounding and pounding and Garcetti went on to say, well, this is his post as he comes the larger problem is making sure that we end homelessness in Los"