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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Are you a member of "Team Chris"??

Mayor Sam readers know that the special election to fill the City Council seat in District 2 is coming up very soon. The vote will take place on Dec. 8th.

Above is a photo of some of the members of "Team Chris".

Some of the voters in CD 2 have decided to support a non-career politician. A joyous, optimistic businesswoman who carved her own career path before seeking office. A woman who has not lied to or abandoned voters. A woman who has the support of our local law enforcement. Business people who prefer lower taxes and higher employment rates support her also . These are all members of "Team Chris".

However, not all voters in CD 2 agree.

Some voters in CD 2 prefer a residency-averse, state-bankrupting, job-abandoning, opportunity-chasing, career-climbing, tantrum-throwing, profanity-using, hypocrisy-displaying, prisoner-releasing, freedom-stealing, budget-destroying Socialist .

These are voters who call themselves "Team Paul" .


Anonymous Anonymous said:

Phil the bottlecapper strikes again!

November 24, 2009 9:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Well, that's 3 people that are voting for Chris.

November 24, 2009 9:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Phil is a member of "Team Stupid".

November 24, 2009 9:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wow Phil. You've out-done yourself. I love the picture of the don't-give-a-shit Controller with the absolutely-useless constituency services group that would kiss the ass of money-bags Chris for a job. Mot to be out done, in tow is the pot-smoking would be drug-czar of CD2. This is certainly a great team. I can count on my streets being safe, my roads being clean and without potholes, my developers tame and life good because I will be made to be happy as I will have all the marijuana I want.

Think about it. Chris lost a court decision but she will gain lots of cash from the new triangle: pot converted to cash, cash cleaned and distributed to Controller pals, who in turn provide it to fund an annuity over the next 14 years so Chris can get back from the community all that she wanted to give.

Phil, you disappoint me. By the way, I saw you on Channel 35 in public comment last week. You've gained a little weight my dear...and lose the hat.

November 24, 2009 9:47 PM  

Anonymous Chris Essel said:

Phil, you're effen-up my campaign again! Please stop posting about me, calling me, standing in my driveway,
and following me wherever I go.
Go Away!

November 24, 2009 9:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Thumps up to Jennerjahn.

The only man who can see the Hacopian smoke screens.

November 24, 2009 9:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

S-T Voters for Paul


November 24, 2009 10:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What a team.

Willy Wonka, Tweegy and Turd blossom.

November 24, 2009 10:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Where was Dale Trash? And Wendy's side kick Chubby Cheker?

November 24, 2009 10:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Some voters in CD 2 prefer a residency-averse, state-bankrupting, job-abandoning, opportunity-chasing, career-climbing, tantrum-throwing, profanity-using, hypocrisy-displaying, prisoner-releasing, budget-destroying Socialist."

Jennderdoodle: I will not have you speaking about Wendy using language like this.

November 24, 2009 10:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

MS, this nonsense from Phil is dragging this blog down. Please
send this clown to the cornfield.

November 24, 2009 10:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Actually Sheftel is a sell-out to his marijuana patient community because Essel - as she said at the last SOHA debate - supports Cooley and Trutanich in wanting to shut down ALL shops, says ALL sales are illegal even when they're nonprofit, that ANY money changing hands even to buy fertilizer or seeds let alone pay rent and utilities is illegal. So Sheftel clearly has been promised something for being a sell-out.

The council today decided to limit the number of shops anywhere between 70-200, but agrees with cities like Oakland and West Hollywood that it's not illegal in principle to ban anyplace money changes hands. Cooley wants to bust and arrest all shops in West Hollywood, even though there are only 4 in that town and no one is complaining about them.

So Wendy and E$$el the D'Arcy Girls have one sell-out Shifty Sheftel, 3 votes for sure.

November 24, 2009 10:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Phil, as you continue to call everyone you don't like a "socialist," a person can only wonder what you'd say if you really did meet a socialist.

As I remember, you wrote that members of the Nazi party were socialists because the word "socialist" appears in the name of their party. Of course that's as absurd as saying that the leaders of the People's Republic of China are Republicans.

And let's not even bring up Saddam Hussein's Iraqi Republican Guard.

November 24, 2009 10:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

10:25pm - are you nuts? It was that fat fuck Koretz who led the charge today to legalize marijuana sales in LA, and couldn't grasp the idea that it was against the law to sell dope to kids. CD5 thought they had it bad with Weiss, now they have this Mr. Potato Head lookalike who doesn't give a crap about his constituents and wants LA to become the pot capitol of the nation. He's the idiot who proudly calls himself the king of pot.
When will the recall campaign start? When Koretz was waddling his fat ass around the homeowners associations, he assured them he would do something about pot shops. They thought he meant stop them, in fact he seemed pleased that his Council District has more pot shops than any of the other 14. That's his great achievement. What a waste of space.

November 24, 2009 10:54 PM  

Anonymous Paul Hatfield said:

Everyone is so quick to write off Essel's chances.

I am not endorsing either candidate, but let me say money does talk.

Now Zine and Smith have endorsed her.

This is going to be close.


November 24, 2009 11:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey, how come Jan Perry isn't getting a blast on MS for her manipulation of the medical marijuana debate today?

The AEG paid-for spokesperson was frustrated when the City failed to deliver her on her demand for an ordinance based on West Hollywood's liberal "drug sales or OK" ordinance, and proceeded to sulk and glare at anyone who disagreed with her.

Is AEG getting into the pot-shop business? Why else would Perry be throwing her weight around today?

Perry has tried to manipulate the sales of hamburgers, now it's pot. What next? Billboards? Opps, too late, she's already messed that up (at AEG's request) so maybe Perry thinks she's going to launch her Mayoral campaign on a bed of Kush Cash from her favorite pot shops. Why not? Nobody cares.

November 24, 2009 11:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Phil, don't try to reason with the people with facts about people's voting record or positions. This election is about other "Mayberry" kind of stuff.

November 24, 2009 11:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I stand with Richard Alarcon in endorsing Paul Krekorian. Thank you to all the neighborhood council participants who join Richard Alarcon in support for Krekorian.

November 24, 2009 11:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

With all due respect to Paul Hatfield.

No one gives a shit about Zine or Smith endorsements in CD2.

November 24, 2009 11:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yikes! Zine and Smith endorse Essel!

The wheels are really coming off the Krekorian wagon. Expect an endorsement form Koretz at any moment.

November 24, 2009 11:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Sue Burnside's mastery of field has Hacopian cornered in his bunker.

November 24, 2009 11:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


How is this post helping Essel?

You can do better than this.

November 24, 2009 11:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

11:20pm - Koretz already endorsed Krekorian - they're fellow ex-Sacramento carpet baggers

November 24, 2009 11:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hacopian Resume

1994- Him and Adam Schiff where involved in a scheme to steal an State Senate contest in Burbank.

2003- Under AV orders he worked to destroy the non profit group, Mothers of East LA.

2004- Worked as Rich Caruso's thug in his big Glendale project.

2005- Worked to destroy Nick Pacheco's campaign from the inside.

2006- Caught up in the Richard Murello scandal.

2009- Worked his black opps magic in defeating Gil Cedillo's campaign by running Emanuel Pleitez campaign.

November 24, 2009 11:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Nooch, Zine and Smith, soon to be followed by an IE featuring the Mayor endorsing Essel. It's a done deal CD2.

November 24, 2009 11:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

All the money and clever Shallman mail pieces mean nothing at this point. Turnout is going to be so low that this race all comes down to the field generals: Burnside v. Hacopian.

November 24, 2009 11:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

With all due respect to 1120, I think Krekorian would agree with me. Rest assured, he is not taking anything for granted. He's fighting as if he is the underdog...and maybe he is at this stage.

Zine and Smith take away some of the sting of the Villaraigosa connection as they are not seen as allies of AV. Granted there's still enough to taint Chris somewhat. That and the IBEW connection.

It all comes down to what segment of the voters will show up on the 8th. Don't assume a majority of the voters will be astute.

The fat lady hasn't sung yet.

Paul Hatfield

November 24, 2009 11:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Ben Austin would care to differ.

November 24, 2009 11:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


You are truly an idiot.

Hacopian is recognized by his peers as a border line genius when it comes to field. Above and beyond being an exceptional general consultant.

November 24, 2009 11:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

There are T-Shirts?!?! No one told me!
Oh my God.
This is just like Angelina and Jen!!
How TMZ!
Where do I sign up.
Over Here - Team Paul!
(I'm so excited. I'll wear mine to Thanksgiving Dinner. Thanks Phil!)

November 24, 2009 11:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Phil - It's official you have know driven me batty. It's Tuesday nite before Thanksgiving. I have been complaining about all the Xmas carols so early...Now after reading your post I can only run around my house singing the Chipmunks Xmas song yelling "Holla hoop" at the top of my lungs. I am now officially dumber for reading Mayor Sam.

November 25, 2009 12:17 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


The Hacopian cat has been playing the Shallman mouse for six months and your too dumb to know it.

Essel is done for.

November 25, 2009 12:40 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Thanks Phil for keeping your battle going in hostile territory.

November 25, 2009 12:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Phil is on Team Brian D'Arcy

November 25, 2009 1:05 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Phil does not know what a Socialist is, but he heard Big Fat Airbag Rush Limbaugh use the term recently and therefore it is now in Phil's lexicon. Pathetic. It shows just how little conservative dumb ass brains think.

November 25, 2009 1:52 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Thajks G_d it is almost DEcember 3.

I don't know how much more of this I an stand from BOTH sides.

November 25, 2009 2:55 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Jennernut, you right-wing lunatic crack head. Who the hell cares what you have to say?

November 25, 2009 5:16 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Looks Like Ron Kaye has joined
Team Paul!!!

November 25, 2009 5:42 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Phil, you said you only needed 240,000. When will you let us know?

November 25, 2009 6:50 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The only reason why Higby allows this crap is because he's grown too lazy to work on the blog anymore and Jennerdoodle generates clickety clicks so money goes in Higby's pocket.

The only way to defeat this, is to not respond. After 12/8, Jennerdoodle will go from being irrelevant to a vapor.

November 25, 2009 6:52 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Team Chris:

Fourteen out of 15 Clowncil Members, Mayor Dopey Babosa, Mobster D'Arcy, Nooch, Wendy Blender-Brain, the Intergalactic Association of Developers, AEG, Frank, Phil & He-Who-Sleeps-On-Venetian-Concrete.

Is this choice a no-brainer or what?

November 25, 2009 7:09 AM  

Anonymous Cadillac Chri$tine "Triple Bling" E$$el said:

Phil, you are embarrassing me! Go be in the barn!

November 25, 2009 7:17 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

RON KAY with paul that will bring alot of votes out for him!

November 25, 2009 8:12 AM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

"the Intergalactic Association of Developers"

Good One, I may have to borrow that sometime.

November 25, 2009 8:37 AM  

Anonymous Budget-Restoring Socialist said:

You know what Phil? You are a total d*ck. I put one single day of my positive community service up against anything you have ever done with your entire pathetic, double-digit IQ crybaby life.

I've had enough of seeing you in print anywhere on this planet. Let's go, jackass. Let's take it outside. I win, and Higby silences you for good. Name the time and place, loud mouth.

Prepare to lose your stump and a bunch of your teeth, you insipid mouth-breathing moron.

November 25, 2009 10:30 AM  

Anonymous Budget-Restoring Socialist said:

Damn! That sure was easy!

November 25, 2009 12:38 PM  

Anonymous stbohe said:

It time for the annual Thanksgiving edition of “Winners and Losers.” Council District 2 Edition.

What’s that you say? You can’t have a “Winners and Losers” before the election is over?

Of course you can. The election is pretty much over. Most people have voted by absentee, and this chica for one suspects that Chris Essel’s efforts will be “too much, too late.”

Loser: Eric Hacopian.

Win or lose, Hacopian has shown that he is a one-trick pony. He can only win a race if he works for an Armenian candidate, and inflames ethnic tensions by making an issue of something just to mobilize his base. Chris Essel met with Turkish leaders? So do plenty of other officials, including high-ranking Armenians. You made it an issue Hacopian. Probably just to motivate your base. That sir, is gross.

What’s grosser are the allegations that have appeared on this blog and elsewhere about your absentee tactics. They confirm your one-trick status.

You’ve also lost a lot of your friends, as you struggle to save your machine from its death throes. You worked for Villaraigosa as recently as the Cedillo-Chu campaign, no? Your crapping on him publicly is a *crappy* thing to do to a friend, and I suspect Antonio will not forget it.

And finally, we all know it is you posting probably 25% of the posts bearing your name. You adhere to the old adage that “any publicity is good publicity,” and your style shows through in your posts.

These factors make you a Loser. Next!

Loser: John Shallman

Again, win or lose, John Shallman has shown that he needs immense resources to have a fighting chance in a campaign. Yes, it has been overblown how much Essel outspent Krekorian, because of Krekorian’s other campaign accounts, and the help of people like Felipe Fuentes.

But if you can’t win with heaven and earth moving mountains for you, you have problems. But Shallman has shown that he needs beaucoup bucks just to be competitive. That makes you a Loser. Next!

Loser: Mike Higby

Higby’s open shilling for Krekorian has caused several posters to openly question whether he was somehow paid off. True or not, that’s a huge sign something is wrong. You need to mature as a journo-blogger and peel through the layers of BS.

Even while “endorsing” Krekorian, Ron Kaye described Krekorian as “liberal”:

“It says a lot when a liberal Democratic political machine and union bosses turns its back on a liberal Democrat to support a Hollywood lobbyist.”

It says something too when a Libertarian anti-Villaraigosa guy endorses a guy whose voting record matched, by a factor of 98%, Villaraigosa’s record in the Assembly. A guy who hired all of Villaraigosa’s lackeys for his campaign.

When the world questions how on earth you could support a budget-destroying liberal, you ought to listen. When you endorse a candidate who stands against everything you do, you become a Hypocrite. And that makes you a Loser. Next!

Losers: The voters of CD2.

Is it just me, or am I the only one who is holding my nose in this race? Is this the best we could muster?

Two carpetbaggers who no one really likes?

Two establishment candidates, two candidates close with the Mayor, who are both tripping over themselves to distances themselves from the establishment and the Mayor?

Give me a break, and gag this Valley girl with a spoon! Heads, we lose, tails, we lose. That makes all of us: LOSERS!

November 25, 2009 1:10 PM  

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