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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Kevin James, Brainiac!

Since Kevin James, the Rush Limbaugh wanna-be of LA, has decided to grace us with his intellect by endorsing someone in the CD2 Special Election, I thought it may be time to take a look back at Kevin's hilarious appearance on Hardball. Enjoy!

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39 Comments:

Blogger Michael Higby said:

Oh crap, I'm going to get emails about this.

September 20, 2009 12:53 AM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

Now Joe let me suggest one point here. You're doing what some people accuse liberals of doing in a debate and going for a red herring and slamming Kevin. So rather than reinforce that stereotype how about spending your time refuting point for point why Kevin is wrong, why you think Mary Benson is NOT a viable candidate and why your candidate is better.

I don't think Kevin called you any names when he made his endorsement or recalled any of your embarrassing moments.

Nothing personal but you know what I mean?

September 20, 2009 12:56 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Sorry to say...Joe B is lowering his credibility.

September 20, 2009 1:04 AM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

I get your point. I can not support Mary (although I love her) because this is a CD2 election, not just a Sunland-Tujunga election. If we were our own district, Mary would win hands down. But we are not our own district, we have to consider the voting populace of Studio City and Sherman Oaks. Mary does not have the support in those areas to carry this election. Tamar does. It's a simple as that.

Ain't Kevin a clown though?

September 20, 2009 1:05 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Have you ever heard Kevin's show, Michael? He dishes it out all night long. He always open his mouth before he knows what he is talking about. Except this time someone was there to hold him accountable.

September 20, 2009 1:16 AM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

Tamar also has the neighborhood prosecutor background, a big plus in understanding what one has to go through in dealing with the City.

Now, I just want to watch the Kevin James video again... he is so funny!

September 20, 2009 1:17 AM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

More coming on Tamar. And Mary Benson too.

September 20, 2009 1:28 AM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

I am assuming it's another hit piece on Tamar. Krekorian approved?

September 20, 2009 1:30 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It is so odd that Joe presumes that Mary has no support from the south of the district. To the contrary, she has a number of supporters in the district south of ST. Michael when are you going to post Mary's resume and her supporter list?

And what embarrassing moment? Joe seems to have had a number of outbursts and name calling tantrums, but he never seems to be embarrassed when he viciously attacks people. What else does he do?

September 20, 2009 1:33 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yikes! Talk about being unprepared. Both of them hadn't no idea what Chamberlain did that caused his downfall. It was, of course, his stupid photo op as he got of an aeroplane (that's what they used to call them) on September 30, 1938, after meeting with "Herr Hitler" and giving away half of Czechoslovakia. Chamberlain posed for newsreel cameras he waved around a piece of paper and proudly proclaimed "I have in my hand a piece of paper signed by the German Chancellor, Herr Hitler, guaranteeing peace in our time."

Of course, Chamberlain had to eat humble pie as the Nazis invaded Poland, and the rest is history. Chamberlain's "Peace in our time" speech is often used as the paradigm of appeasement. Both Matthews and James knew the appeasement paradigm, neither knew the facts.

There must be a bunch of very very worried Villaraigossa supporters in CD2 right now, if they really feel the meed to trash Kevin James. It can only be because Mary Benson is looking very strong with all of Moore and Trutanich's people likely to actually turn out and vote - that's over 8,000 votes!

Holly crap! E$$el, Krackho, and Glutonzan must be shitting themselves! All that money and no traction. The only radio station seriously covering this election is backing an independent, while Doug McIntyre's unholy relationship with Wendy Greuel's husband (well, Dean Schram is his agent) really undermines Doug's support for Glutonzan.

I wonder how long it will be before one of the Young Dems posts a comment that Kevin James is a Mormon? Well, he is one of sorts - a Walter Moore man!

September 20, 2009 1:35 AM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

1:33, RED HERRING ALERT! also a spin
alert for those paying attention.

September 20, 2009 1:39 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Joe B. I'd be careful with the "Tamar also has the neighborhood prosecutor background" thing. it's going to bite her in the ass. Sorting our barking dogs and noisy neighbors who put too much trash in their green recycling bin. That's what Tamar does. She was going to use the line "The experienced prosecutor" but some other failure ruined that line - her mentor; Jackass Weiss. The less people know about Tamar, the better her chances are of a best of the rest finish with Kreckorian and Benson in the run off.

September 20, 2009 1:43 AM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

Tamar's neighborhood prosecutor background is solid. Just ask anyone she represents.

That Kevin James, isn't he hysterical?

September 20, 2009 1:56 AM  

Blogger Valley Doll said:

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September 20, 2009 2:06 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Guys, it is Mary Benson and Chris Essel in the run off.

Paul Krekorian is sinking faster than you can say "Tamar Galatzan".

September 20, 2009 3:21 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Maybe a good name for the Mary Benson and Kevin James team should be, "Pinky and the Brain".

September 20, 2009 7:48 AM  

Blogger Walter Moore said:

Is this REALLY the best Joe can do to support his candidate? Attack someone who endorses an opposing candidate -- and on grounds having nothing to do with the election?

This just tells me Joe is unable to articulate any reasons -- based on policy or credentials -- for people to support his candidate rather than Mary Benson.

What's next? Call everyone who disagrees with you "racist?"

September 20, 2009 7:58 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Is there a requirement that one know history in order to be a talk show host?

James clearly knows nothing about the Munich Pact where Chamberlain and Hitler signed an agreement of non-aggression as long as he ceded 1/2of Czechoslovokia to Nazi Germany.

When Chamberlain returned, he waived the paper in the the air and aid "We will have peace in our time."

If James had known that, we could all have saved five minutes.

And, this is the pundit that will pick CD 2?

He might just as well have picked his nose.

Hey, Zooma, I thought he was your BFF!!! What gives?

September 20, 2009 8:17 AM  

Blogger Phil Jennerjahn said:

Joe B. just took the "bitterness" level of this election into the stratosphere!

Bashing on Kevin James just because he endorsed Mary Benson instead of Tamar?

WEAK!

I had seen this video before...I didn't think James did that badly...Matthews kept shouting him down and not letting him answer. James knew Chamberlains moves were all about appeasement..and he said that about 20 times. James didn't give the fine details of what happened, but who cares? He knew what he was talking about.

Anyone who listens to Matthews is a fool.

He's the guy who said Obama makes him feel "all tingly" down his leg.

Barf!

September 20, 2009 8:34 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Phil Jennerjahn: The Rush Limbaugh wannabe of L.A.

The only problem is that only Phil doesn't hate Phil.

September 20, 2009 8:41 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

There you go again, Joe.

You attack anyone who doesn't agree with you rather than respecting their FREEDOM to have their OWN opinions.

You are the biggest bully on the block.

If anyone liked McCain, you attacked.
If anyone like Palin, you attacked.
If anyone doesn't like Tamar, you attacked.

You even play Hall Monitor if people disagree with your posts, or want to change the topic.

Bully.
Hall Monitor.
Immature.

September 20, 2009 8:42 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If you take a look at what Phil J and Joe B are both saying, it really boils down to a Right versus Left battle for CD2. The Left has their 'Obamas' (The Big Three) and the party faithful blindly worship anyone with the party endorsement. The Right only has Mary Benson as the rest of them are too weak to say where they stand politically.
That really splits up the Left votes; Glutonzan has the lazy ass Young Dems (who don't vote), E$$el has the Westside limo libs (who cannot vote in CD2) and Krackho has the name recognition dems.
On the other hand, the Right only has one horse in the race, and will consolidate voters.
As much as Joe B is clearly squirming in the face of his favored Obama (Glutonzan) there's a huge problem with playing the Obama factor - Barack's popularity ratings are in the toilet. His healthcare plan has older folks worried, as well as the middle of the road folks who gave Obama the benefit of the doubt in '08, and are regretting it now. Add into the mix Glutonzan's support for building new schools that will jack up property taxes this year, and the Left is going to get f*cked by the Trutanich factor on Tuesday.
Landslide to the Right on Tuesday, and there's only one candidate on the Right.
Villaraigosa's plan to field three candidates is looking as healthy as his shared sacrifice crap.

September 20, 2009 8:54 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Phil, there is nothing wrong with posting this. Kevin is a hopeless name caller and bully on air. If he is going to jump in and endorse someone, it needs to be brought to people's attention the kind of clown who is pushing his weight around. No one dishes it out more than Kevin. Did you hear his endorsement of Benson. It came with an apology because he knows she is a big dud.

September 20, 2009 9:02 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

So Phil Jennerjahn is planning to run for Congress in 2010.

How can he do that when:

1. He dropped out after 1 year of law school. Shit, even Antonio managed to graduate!

2. He came in LAST PLACE in the Mayor's race, losing by thousands to even Zuma Dogg and Gordon Turner.

3. He has posted hundreds of immature strings and comments on Mayor Sam.

4. Has declared that he is taking charge of the Antonio recall, dismissing concerns about deadlines.

Yes, with that track record, Phil is just the kind of man......who can't even get elected to a Neighborhood Council, let alone congress or city hall.

Well, at least he has a gig working at Six Flags or some sort of gainful weekend work!

September 20, 2009 9:13 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

OMG this is funny, "Even though he was met with rejection on many occasions, Phil was energized by spreading the message of Conservatism door-to-door."

This is too funny! Picturing Phil walking his neighborhood trying to get local liberals to vote for john mccain and getting doors slammed in his face.

No wonder Phil didn't sell any scripts! He was too dumb to realize that he can't go around preening like a conservative.

Damn, at least Tony Villaraigosa graduated law school. Phil couldn't go past year one. What does that tell you about his intellect?

September 20, 2009 9:16 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The way the Democrats have ruined our city I and many friends are now going to register Republican. The clowncils fools don't know how to run a city and do their job. They can't think outside the box, aren't creative enough because they are illerate and so my friends we end up in a city that is in the worst shape ever.

September 20, 2009 9:29 AM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Did it prep him to pass the BAR Exam?? just wondereing........

September 20, 2009 9:38 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I assume this is how Tamar Galatzan wants Joe B to campaign for her. Nice Joe considering all the good things Kevin has said about Tamar.

September 20, 2009 9:51 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

1:35 a.m., if Doug's "unholy relationship with Wendy" undermines his reason (and of course, "unholy relationships" are any that see through the bull dung of that idiot liar and charlatan Trutanich), then he'd be backing Wendy's candidate Essel.

Clearly your "reasoning" is nothing more than trying to trash Doug now too, like you all have Laura Chick who you used to love when she was duped by Trutanich.
Lying and sliming you way through an election doesn't mean that you can stay in office that way. The chickens come home to roost.

Because you can't stand up to reason, you're all like Limbaugh and James themselves. And Zine, Trutanich, Cooley... "Love me and obey and serve me blindly without expecting me to keep my promises or integrity, help me in my partisan grandstanding and lies, or I'll do everything I can to trash and ruin you abusing the power of my office."

September 20, 2009 10:09 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

8:54

You've over-analyzed the race. Voters don't know who's right or left, Republican or Democrat. Many people will simply go to the polls and vote based upon the occupational description or where the person's name appears on the ballot. Others will vote for the name they recognize, hence the edge to those who have the money to get their names known.

September 20, 2009 10:16 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Phil's comment that Joe "just took the 'bitterness' element through the stratosphere" in this election is hilarious considering he just posted a thread calling a woman who's a volunteer at her neighborhood assn. "a dangerous enemy of freedom" because she didn't invite HIS favorite candidates, the sure and sore losers. Including the homeless idiot who's the carpetbagger without even a carpet, can't even manage to stay in a free apt. and won't say who loaned it to him til what was supposed to be December, he initially claimed, then threw him out at dawn on a Sunday.

James trashing people gratuitously and lies nonstop for money, ratings and to bolster his own run for some office. He is the REAL "dangerous enemy of freedom," a liar and demagogue and nasty man. Hate Jack Weiss if you want and of course all Trutanich fanatics do, but James constantly insisting he "is responsible for keeping rapists and murderers on our streets, that's his real goal," because the rest of the council (a more jealous bunch can't be imagined, amazing he got most of them to support him) didn't approve the money to test all DNA kits earlier. Although Weiss worked for years with LAPD setting up a program to implement it that hit the ground running as soon as the funding was approved. And it WAS before he left, allegedly in perpetuity. This kind of lie is a downright slander but what else do we expect from James?

By the way, now that he's gone, WHO is fighting for the LAPD? Can't see anyone is, though of course Zine claims to - he's the one who got the Police League (who some call Political Protective League) with his friend Republican Paul Weber, to throw almost a million bucks at electing his buddy Trutanich, and their first trick was to publicly bash LAPD for its smooth handling of the Lakers parade and Jackson events, making for not only problem or lawsuit. The rank & file and all the officers were ashamed of Weber's decision and he's now eating crow, desperately trying to shore up the laughingstock image of his guy.

For other blatant lies to bolster his stupid recall file on Villaraigosa: not the substantive issues regarding DWP or schools, etc., but wacky invented things. He's not furthering intelligent discourse but the opposite. And he proudly supports the Minutemen, has them on his show. The stuff he said about the "death panels" makes Palin look like a brain.

I can see he's a sage to Phil and apparently Mary and Moore - enough said.

September 20, 2009 10:25 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Essel's people have been e-mailing out this video to NC leaders for a couple of weeks.

September 20, 2009 11:03 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Trutanich not living up to his promises? How about slashing outside counsel expenses, winning cases that Rocky would have settled, hiring 200 cops to police the city, and hiring a crack team of professional lawyers with real legal experience, not the political hacks that Rocky embedded?
Trutanich voters are not fools like the Weiss crow, they are going to be decisive in this election, like it or not.

September 20, 2009 11:49 AM  

Anonymous Kristin C. Sabo said:

Can't stand Kevin James, but Joe -- your posting this with this intent looks pretty bad.

September 20, 2009 11:49 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

11:49, his claims to save money are lies and unsubstantiated as he admitted to the LATimes Editorial Board's Sue Horton: she's still there and Jim Newton's out, she's not as easy to spin for billboard and other interests who bought Trut. That's why he only wants Wendy to audit Rocky's books, not his, wants to leave it as being at his "invitation" and discretion, with the added huge waste of an extra set of auditors paid for by the City atty's dept. staff "as his extra set of eyes"/ spies reporting to him on what she does.

In fact he's attracted at least several class-action lawsuits from groups he wooed and lied to for the election, for either violating the constitution or choosing to misinterpret the law to suit his rightwing fans.

As he told Regardie of Downtown News and the downtown business gathering siding with Chick, that whole issue of ethics, lying and fraud "is a minor matter" to him. Even the Daily News says flat-out that he cares about himself "more than the good of the city," Doug a former supporter is being slammed and lied about like the poster here for siding with Chick and noting in his own article Nuch "is in freefall," that he abuses his "silo of lawyers" to bully and threaten anyone who doesn't kow-tow to him; he's what CityWatch calls "Carmen the Saop Opera," and they reposted "Trutanich, Taggers, and the Madness of Really Bad Injunctions."


Even with the "crack staff" hand- picked by Cooley to babysit him and do the real work, he can't keep from making a fool of himself every time he opens his mouth.

Never mind the huge waste of money Berger and Usher are, both hated and resented by the whole staff of lawyers as politcal payback hacks who throw their weight around. (And Livesay comes with a lot of baggage, he and Cooley are under federal review for their deeds, leave it at that.) The Weiss supporters are the highly=educated ones, the ones who say that they mean and mean what they say, popular or not, the real fighters for "the little people," the polar opposite of Nuch-Zine and James. Frankly, even if you don't like Weiss, you have to really be "out there" to support Nuch-Zine-Cooley-Weber-Walter Moore-the Minutemen etc.

Mary has dug herself into a very narrow hole. The other candidates can use it to advantage but frankly, with 2 days to go, it isn't so significant either way.

September 20, 2009 12:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

11:49: And add to Trutanich's lies about saving money: "adding 200 cops to police the city?"

From WHAT budget? The City Attorney office is already $6.5 MILLION IN THE RED EVERY MONTH ON PAYROLL ALONE. Adding 200 cops answering to him alone with cars, high-tech equipment etc. to SPY on the LAPD and the officers who didn't support him, is MORE of his misusing scarce resources to bully, intimidate and shore up his own personal ego and vendettes.

Just another way he's copying his mentor Steve Cooley, whose dossiers on everyone in the city including his "bosses" the Board of Supervisors, is notorious for intimidation and vendettas.

If you had a brain and clearly you don't, this would NOT be something to boast about, but further evidence of downright criminal misuse of the office and our money.

WHERE are the idiots on Council on this, as they're chopping down the REAL, PUBLICLY- ACCOUNTABLE, TRANSPARENT LAPD? No wonder Bratton isn't sticking around with this moron Trutanich. Of course, that's what they wanted: idiot Nuch thinks he can become mayor and appoint co-idiot Zine Chief. Mary said she's all for this and told James she wants to do anything these 2 want.

September 20, 2009 12:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

12:34PM & 12:40PM (same buffoon) walked straight into a trap - condemning Trutanich for wanting 200 investigators to prosecute the ethical misconduct of elected and appointed officials. Of course the City doesn't want that, but the voters do. LAPD has been the lap dog of city hall for too long. They're always too busy to investigate misconduct like $270 MILLION paid to AEG to build the Staples Center. Like shady leases for city property at $1 a year to a bunch of cronies in downtown LA. Like .... the list is endless.

But this anonymous buffoon thinks that's a bad thing. Sure, Trutanich probably has files on a lot of people, that's what he's supposed to do. But those files are useless if he doesn't have the 200 plus investigators to get the job done.

Buffoon 12:34PM & 12:40PM is also completely wrong in terms of the the budget of the City Attorney's Office, must be one of the Weiss people who are still trying to revive support for the guy who promised them promotions while they campaigned for him inside and outside the office. Now that's a "downright criminal misuse of the office and our money," and that's what's got all the old hags worried. That they might be investigated for misusing City Attorney time and equipment to campaign for Jack Weiss, Rocky Delgadillo and Tamar Galatzan.

There's plenty of budget to clean up city hall, and you know it. Just cut the CRA and there's $650M.

Buffoon 12:34PM & 12:40PM and the rest of you people have had it really easy for the past few years with nobody to investigate you but yourselves. Now that the prospect of being accountable is a reality, you must be shitting yourselves in your baggy sweats that you wear every day so you don't have to go to court and do your job.

Last week you people were bitching and whining about budget cuts effecting your retirement and paid holidays. You should be worrying about what's going to happen when the voters find out how many city attorney employees are political candidates and how many others are working for them on the taxpayer's dime.

The old guard is pulling out all the stops to try to prevent Mary Benson from joining Trutanich, Zine, Parks and Garcetti as the real leaders in city politics. The rest will have to get with the program or get out. Bratton has got out, interesting don't you think.

September 20, 2009 2:23 PM  

Anonymous matt dowd said:

Q. what's funnier than the egg all over Kevin James' face?

A. the Jennerjahn post trying to defend him....omg. is he serious??

and Kevin, Kevin, Kevin....still following with Walter Wacko Moore and the Benson endoresment.

take the blinkers off

September 20, 2009 2:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"The rest of the voters" want Trutanich to hire 200 secret police beholden only to him and Cooley, when the real LAPD's taken years to recover from Parks' mismanagement?

And you lump Parks and Garcetti in with Zine and Trutanich as "the real leaders," very interesting. People certainly have been talking about Garcetti's real motives, and you think the guy who messed up LAPD so it had to get a Consent Decree is the one to get BACK into the business of spying on it? Yes it's telling that Bratton left -- left a bunch of morons he had no use for dealing with.

You prove yourself to be more and more of a rightwing loon, hitting too much of that Loon wine. You people exist in a Crazy Bubble.

Mary admitting she wants to carry water for these idiots is admission she can't be independent. Of course, that's the only way she could have any effect, to carry water for them, she's so hopelesly suited just to one little corner of S-T.

September 20, 2009 3:23 PM  

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