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Monday, November 30, 2009

Happy Birthday Christine Essel

IBEW Independent Expenditure: $650K and growing
Doheny Estates home (not in CD2): $1.5 million and up
Having rich neighbors who can throw you a birthday fundraiser: Priceless

There are some things money can't buy for everything else there's doing end runs around ethics rules.

You are invited to celebrate the birthday and candidacy of

Christine Essel

At the home of

Dan Clivner & Steve Cochran

9220 Robin Drive, Los Angeles, CA
December 3rd, 2009

6 - 8 pm
Requested contribution:
$500 - sponsor
$250 - ticket

Please RSVP to Niko Consulting 213-346-0413 - loubna@nikoconsulting.com



Anonymous Anonymous said:

This is just disgusting.

November 30, 2009 9:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

No, what is disgusting is Mike Higby selling his belief system for lord know's what.

What's disgusting is Mike Higby bottlecapping the last post.

What's disgusting is the way you guys make fun of Essel for being a successful woman. So she raises money for public office? So what? That's the name of the game.

November 30, 2009 9:55 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

Essel spinner in the house!

November 30, 2009 10:02 PM  

Anonymous reporthacopian said:

While we are on CD2: Does anyone besides me think that it is Hacopian who posts, pitifully, 95% of the posts here with Hacopian's name in it?

Like the "Hacopian must be stopped."

Or the "Hacopian is better than Shallman."

Or the "Hacopian is cheaper than Shallman."


He's so transparent. You just know he wants to steal Paul Krekorian's success and make this race about him and take the credit for the victory.

You know he wants to make himself out to be this master strategist that everyone wants to "stop."

You know that he likes himself being talked about in the league of guys like Shallman.

You know that he thinks he will get business out of this.

But the rumors are that he sits around discussing this blog with his buds at Krekorian HQ. He probably pretends to be amused by it, when in reality, he feeds it.

And the fact is, Hacopian can only win a race with an ethnic candidate when he creates ethnic-based muck for the other side. It's really disgusting. It's a slash and burn tactic that is rapidly becoming his calling card.

November 30, 2009 10:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Anyone else go to the debate tonight? The fire alarms kept going off!!!

November 30, 2009 10:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

So how did the debate go?

November 30, 2009 10:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Look, Chris got a new apron for her


November 30, 2009 10:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

To Same Old Michael Higby at 10:02,

I guess anyone who doesn't drink the Krekorian Kool Aid is an Essel spinner in the house. How dare any of us disagree with your choice.

November 30, 2009 10:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Krekorian said the city is “facing too many crises right now to have the captain of the ship running off to run for another office.”

Isn't the State as bad off as the city, and isn't Paul Krekorian doing exactly what he just criticized?


November 30, 2009 10:32 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

Essel doesn't really organically gain supporters. Most of them are either paid or are getting something out of it. One example of this is Essel has like 300 Facebook friends yet Krekorian has over 3000. I even have more Facebook friends than Essel and I'm just a stupid blogger.

November 30, 2009 10:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Isn't the birthday party on the same street as Essel's home? I've seen that Robin address before somewhere .

November 30, 2009 10:56 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

The Villaraigosa letter was sent to 9245 Robin Drive. That would be across the street and a few doors down from this address.

November 30, 2009 11:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

wow....I knew I saw it somewhere. Thanks for the confirmation. This is all so rude and non-representation for CD2. So so rude. There is nothing "community" about Ms. Essel. She's never had to meet a payroll on her own. She'll just be a puppet (as she already has been). It amazes me how easily fooled people can be. Amazing.

November 30, 2009 11:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

November 30, 2009 11:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The good news for Chris is that she can get smashed at the fundraiser and she only has to walk across the street to get home!

November 30, 2009 11:39 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

One of you guys used the B word. (no it doesn't matter if you replace the i with an asterisk) I've been schooled that not's okay. So I deleted it. Repost your comment without that word and it will be fine. It was funny otherwise.

November 30, 2009 11:42 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

"that not's okay"

time to go to sleep.

November 30, 2009 11:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This is why they are called the "Axis of Evil Dummies" (Sheftel, Hernandez,and Jennerjahn ).
They actually support this candidate!

November 30, 2009 11:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How much more money does Essel need?

Why does she need another fundraiser?

December 01, 2009 12:12 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"You know that he likes himself being talked about in the league of guys like Shallman."

And what league would that be?

December 01, 2009 12:12 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wait til the Essel Home Depot photos come out!!!!

December 01, 2009 12:14 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Nice post Higby.

She is shameless.

December 01, 2009 12:24 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Is this a gated community or can anyone crash this party?

December 01, 2009 12:29 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Only a 2 hour party? Gotta see pictures ! Will the paparrazi be there ?

December 01, 2009 1:02 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'm sure that the party will go much longer than 2 hours. That is just to get people there early. And Chris lives across the street so the action can always move once the moneybags leave.

December 01, 2009 1:09 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Is Phil J going? Or will he be the entertainment, intentionally or otherwise?

December 01, 2009 1:12 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Eli Broad and Barbara Streisand?

December 01, 2009 1:14 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Phil will be one of the Valets.
Please lock your glove compartment
before you leave your vehicle.

December 01, 2009 1:17 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What other celebrities will be there?

December 01, 2009 1:47 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Address: 9220 W ROBIN DR CA

Elected Officials
City Council District 5 Paul Koretz
County Supervisor District 3 ZEV YAROSLAVSKY
State Senate District 23 Fran Pavley
State Assembly District 42 Mike Feuer
US Congress District 30 Henry A. Waxman
Regional Services
Video TV Service Time Warner - Sherman Oaks
Trash Collection THURSDAY
Transportation District Office Western
Parking Enforcement Area Offices Hollywood-Wilshire

December 01, 2009 9:31 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

As I just posted, the address for Ms. Beuty Pagent's birthday party is in CD 5.


December 01, 2009 9:33 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Celebrities attending Chris Essel's birthday

Frank Sheftel
Phil Jennerjahn
David Hernandez
Rip Taylor
the guy who played the phoneman on Alice
Uncle Jesse from Dukes of Hazzard
Mayor Tony
Lee Majors
the guy from BJ and the Bear/My Two Dads
Al Bundy
Gloria Allred
General Hershey Bar
the corpse of Gypsy Boots
Julie from the Love Boat
Horshack from Welcome Back Kotter
Craig X Rubin via jail phone
Mary Cummins
the guy that played Sam the Butcher on Brady Bunch
Bob Ronka
Willy Wonka
Ted McGinley
Hobo Kelley
the entire cast of Blanksy's Beauties except Nancy Walker who is dead
George Jefferson
DB Cooper
Screech from Saved by the Bell
Danny Bonaduce
The Balloon Boy and his mom
Lou Dobbs
Betty Pleasant
Melrose Larry Green
Punky Brewster and her breasts
Tom LaBonge and his breasts
Paul Moyer
Lou Grant
Bud Bundy
the cast of Thirtysomething now in their 50s
Robin Leach

December 01, 2009 10:40 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I don't even care that Essel's raising money from outside "her" district or from special interests - with contests and consultants costing what they do, they need to raise money wherever they can get it though of course, we can choose to hold WHO is buying them against them.

But what turns me off is that she is inarticulate and unconvincing, both on details and on why she's running. Like the previous Shallman client she's an opportunist who wants to hobnob with the rich and famous and needs that sense of power more than the money.

And don't believe that she'd never consider running for higher office - as Rosendahl says, he got into politics at age 60 and while he SAID as recently as last year "I'm just a (gay) guy in my 60's who wants to make the world a better place," he's now eyeing Diane Feinstein's job in the Senate. (As is Tony V, allegedly.) And the Nooch is same age as Essel, and was always groomed by Cooley to take HIS job as DA in 3 1/2 years, though some are LOL talking Mayor for him. (I hear they're already printing "Nooch for Governor" banners, faster than the pot people are preparing Recall petitions.) Once these people get a "taste" all their promises that "I just want to make the city a better place" go out the window.

December 01, 2009 1:04 PM  

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