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Monday, November 23, 2009

Morning Briefs and Outtakes on the High-Maintenance Candidate for City Council and other News

"The Million Dollar (in Special Interest money) Candidate for City Council"

"Are Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's ACORN friends, street walking for Chris Essel?"

Who said that CD 2 City Council Candidate Chris Essel was out-sourcing "entertainment jobs"?
Consider this comment posted on the Andrew Breitbart post yesterday.
Anonymous said...
ACORN is working for Chris Essel in CD2. They are apparently being paid by the Painters Union according to one of their walkers.
November 22, 2009 8:32 PM
Now, while this comment is only speculation, it would not surprise me if this were to be verified, considering this from the Ethics Commission.
International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Washington, DC 20006 (Independent Expenditure) Support Christine Essel City Council Member - District 02 Chris Essel for City Council 2009 - General (1321633)[Election: 12/08/09] 11/19/09 11/18/09
GOTV Activities to include phone banks and ** door-to-door mobilization
TELSC-1 $58,078.00
Door to door mobilization? Hmmm, it seems that the fine citizens in CD 2 are going to be treated to the possible spectacle of IBEW stooges and ACORN junkies, walking the streets together in search of "ballots" (** these two groups working together in search of absentee ballots is scary) for Chris Essel. This should provide entertaining blog posts in abundance, leading up to, and possibly after election day.
As for Chris Essel, her campaign when you add up Contributions ($475,150.13), Public Matching Funds ($166,760.00) and Independent Expenditures ($556,106.58), the tote tallies a whopping $1,031,256.71 in Special Interest cash, not counting matching funds. That fact alone should remind CD 2 voters of the potential future costs in maintenance and diligent attention to the whims and policy needs of her contributors, if Chris Essel is elected to the City Council.
The thought of Special Interest groups like IBEW, AEG, Ari Swiller and possibly ACORN, working together to buy Chris Essel a seat within the Horseshoe at City Hall, has prompted this blogger to announce his endorsement of Paul Krekorian for City Council.
I have been straight forward in my misgivings about Krekorian's policy decisions as an Assemblyman. My first choice for CD 2 was Mary Benson, who's grasps of policy issues, was unmatched by any of the home-grown candidates in the primary. That said, Krekorian's outreach and the fact that he has the vast majority of grass-roots activists in CD 2, supporting his campaign, says enough about who would best represent the unique concerns of this council district. Plus, Krekorian is in a sense, on probation until 2011, in "backing his talk, with the walk" at City Hall.
** BTW, one can Google "International Union of Painters and Allied Trades and ACORN" and find numerous examples of collaborations between the two organizations.
** Link here to read Ron Kaye's take on "Lettergate".
Afternoon thought on CD 2 Runoff:
Chelsea Cody at ourla.com reports that today is the last day to register to vote in the CD 2 Runoff. One might want to note the additional number of register voters that a well-finance "door to door mobilization" might produce for the candidate of choice, especially if ACORN was involved. In addition, link here to read Sunland-Tujunga Nina Royal's reasoning for supporting Paul Krekorian.
This should be a busy news day at 200 Spring Street, as the City Council attempts to break their tired act of vacillating on policy issues.
** The City Council's Public Safety Committee take up the issue of the cost of the non-permitted AEG/ Michael Jackson Memorial. One can bet that AEG's "Boss Lieweke" will have "eyes and ears" nearby.
** The City Council reconvenes its multi-year dialog on Pot, courtesy of the inaction of one, Councilman Ed "density" Reyes. CD 14 Councilman Jose Huizar has been the rational thinker in proposing solutions to this mess. One consideration in today's discussion, is the support of Attorney General Jerry Brown......., for the legal stance taken by District Attorney Steve Cooley and City Attorney Carmen Trutanich.
** LA Times David Zahniser drops another bomb on "Pensiongate 09".
The former top executive of one of Los Angeles' public employee pension systems rented an apartment from a company that at the same time was securing millions of dollars in public funds from his agency.
Robert Aguallo, who served as general manager of the City Employees' Retirement System until last year, was a tenant in a CIM Group apartment building in 2007, when his agency's board voted to invest $15 million in CIM's Fund III.
Your thoughts........................

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

Red Spot 1 Jennderdoodle 0

November 23, 2009 11:18 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

ACORN is canvassing for Essel.

They are targeting Latino voters in the Van Nuys area.

November 23, 2009 11:20 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


I think your wrong, it is the UFW that is canvassing for Essel.

They both wear red shirts.

Bringing in ACORN to CD2 would be very stupid.

November 23, 2009 11:26 AM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

"The Million Dollar Candidate". Love it!

November 23, 2009 11:34 AM  

Blogger Phil Jennerjahn said:

Red Spot! I'm very disappointed in you as a Conservative!

HOW is Krekorian the choice here?
He has never even finished any elected term before jumping to another job. He has a 99% rating by the ACLU!

Essel is not perfect, but Krekorian is 100% pure Socialist. Pure Statist.

Put on your red shirt and go join Joe B in Sunland-Tujunga. You can get together and chant



November 23, 2009 11:35 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This is the same BS they bulled on Obama!! Are you kidding me. This is getting ridiculous!!!

November 23, 2009 11:37 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Chris is toast! Phil has egg all over his frumpy face.

November 23, 2009 11:41 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Phil, how can YOU call yourself a republican if you're supporting a Democrat of ANY shade?

November 23, 2009 11:41 AM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

UFW and ACORN, one in the same.

November 23, 2009 11:42 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Essel needs $1MM to win over 8 of the 15 people voting in this election?

November 23, 2009 11:43 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who was it that said a while back Essel could not be bought? Oh that's right... ESSEL SAID THAT!

November 23, 2009 11:47 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Phil the flaw in your position is you're just looking at the candidates and ignoring everything else. There's a reason Higby and Rod Splot support Krekorian. Look who's paying for Essel's campaign! Unions, Developers, Antonio's scumbag associates??? Now ACORN is involved and you're busting Rod Splot's chops??? Good God Phil get a hold of yourself! Those "Independent Expenditures" don't come free. She owes all of those bastards something in return for buying her Council seat.

November 23, 2009 11:55 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It's Latino guys in red shirts canvassing for Essel. So if it is not ACORN, then who is it?

November 23, 2009 12:01 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:


Consider this today from the "WWG"

"A sure sign the CD2 runoff election is getting near: Krekorian, a Democrat, accuses Essel of being too close to Democrats, and Essel files a police report alleging theft of an innocuous letter and raising the specter of, yes, Watergate".

Seems that it is you who is convorting with the Democratic/ RINO establishment.

Maybe the new theme song on the Essel Campaign should be the old tired civil rights song "We Shall Overcome", that is overcoming the vast majority of CD 2 activists who look beyond the "D" and "R" of the candidates and want the best choice that Special Interest money can't buy.

November 23, 2009 12:02 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

BTW, "on" should be "of".

November 23, 2009 12:04 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

It should noted that former creator of "80 FAKE NEIGHBORHOOD WATCHES", Antonio Villaraigosa, with created help from Parke and Ace, bused in many UFW and ACORN supporters during his run for City Council in 2003.

Its 2009 and the tactics are the same.

November 23, 2009 12:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

When did Ari Swiller become a special interest?

You people will grasp at anything.

Thanks for the comedy.

November 23, 2009 12:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This makes sense given all the talk about the AV endorsement of Essel that will be announced this week.

They are going to go for a massive Latino turn out to win the election on December 8th.

You have ACORN using the mayor endorsement to turn out Latino' for Essel.

It all adds up.

November 23, 2009 12:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If the people of CD2 are asleep at the switch enough to be taken by this Essel/Villaraigosa electoral swindle, they deserve what they get. This will end up being the most money ever spent in the history of the nation on a City Council seat... after Tony V pushed that envelope when he ran for Council. Let's hope that it is money that goes right down the drain to failure and defeat.

November 23, 2009 12:47 PM  

Anonymous Herb said:

According to the LA Weekly, the Public Safety Committee this AM postponed its decision on the Michael Jackson memorial costs. Jan Perry is now saying she's going to try to get AEG to cover the city's $3.2 million tab.

So now Jan Perry is a bully too? Or just an opportunist?

November 23, 2009 1:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

We want to know what were Phil and Frank promised and when were they promised?

November 23, 2009 1:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I would never, EVER go with anything that Tom LaBonge endorses, including candidates for office.

LaBonge must be borderline retarded, and then some. He cannot focus, he makes an absolute FOOL of himself in city council that even his colleagues regularly tell him to stop getting carried away.

If Tom LaBonge says go left, I go right. If Tom LaBonge says white, I say black. If Tom LaBonge says Chris E$$el, the choice is obvious: vote for Paul Kerkorian.

November 23, 2009 2:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Phil Jennerdoodle is clearly a fucking mental feeb who thinks that because he HAS an opinion he knows what he's talking about. I can't remember the last time he said something insightful.

November 23, 2009 2:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Ron Kaye says that Chris Essel has filed a police report againt Krekorian for "stealing" that letter from Villaraigosa to her that proves their long-standing ties.

Lawsuits and police reports. Nixon/Chicago politics at its best! With the loser patrol of Phil, Sheftel, Howdy Doody and the rest on her team Essel is proving she is the not ready for prime time candidate.

November 23, 2009 2:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

1:33 pm- According to news reports, the meeting was postponed because they are "close to a settlement" on the item, according to CM Perry.

This does not mean the same thing as:

"Jan Perry is now saying she's going to try to get AEG to cover the city's $3.2 million tab."

If this thing is ended by negotiations, you can expect way below a dollar-for-dollar recovery.

The "event" was reported by the City sources (always suspect) to have brought in tons of money to the district. How much does that matter? How much stayed in the AEG circle? How much trickled to the city as taxes or fees for anything?

Maybe lots of money was exchanged but how much would that amount have to be to make the $3 million-plus city expense "worth it?" Lots of money is exchanged in medical marijuana sales daily but I don't see that it makes the city in any form a better place for it.

November 23, 2009 3:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What's really embarassing is how Paul has tried to "transform" himself into a community advocate. Thsi is another washed up politician looking for his next job at the people's expense. Timed his attempted exit to the big pay cut they are about to take.

November 23, 2009 3:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Le Bonge wants E$$el to greenlight the Universal City expansion and the buildout of Victory Blvd. so that he can stay in the background - he hates to take the heat for decisions that the community hates, like Bill FlipFloppenThal. He likes to be "liked" by avoiding tough decisions.

Since Essel wouldn't get elected to anything else ever again no matter how hard she tried, she's got this one shot to do whatever the developers tell her, and then retire - going into this with NO elected experience or reputation she's got nothing to lose.

And like that other Tool Trutanich she's bought and paid for by the PPL, IBEW, the rightwing Republican "downtown interests" headed by Riordan who tell the LASlimes how high to jump.

November 23, 2009 3:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Look at the police report !!!!

Under occupation Essel has "City Council Member" This is classy, so she has been promised the job so much that she puts city council member 2 weeks before the election.


Is there something not illegal about filing a fake police report? and providing fake information?

So lets see it is a 9 year old letter, and she clams she kept it? was it framed next to the pic of you and AV? She would have moved it from her house that she still has lots of furniture and things in to her single studio Apartment? dont you need all the space you can in a studio Apartment? So why would she move a 9 year old letter? Essel needs to go to Jail for filing a fake police report!!!!!

So either:

A letter from AV meant so much to someone that has been a Government relations Rep for 100 years, that she moves a 9 year old letter with her


she filed a fake police report!!!

November 23, 2009 4:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The bidding for buying Essel`s soul has reached over $1 million. Remember. "I`m not for sale" b.s. Hmm. What is her sale`s price today?

November 23, 2009 4:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Police report? She is taking a page from Wendy`s and Shallman`s playbooks of fraud and deception. What`s new.

November 23, 2009 4:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Does she REALLY call herself "City Council member?" Even for Shallman that's a bit MUCHO.

This is dumb from her camp because it's ONLY become a big issue because she MADE it so. She should have just said it's 9 years old, alliances come and go - but fact she's so upset to be "outed" proves Antonio is her current rainmaker.

November 23, 2009 5:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

They have to be awfully desperate to hire ACORN. There goes her Republican vote.

November 23, 2009 6:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Right on Red Spot:

The Essel ACORN connection that you broke is a huge story.

November 23, 2009 6:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Awesome, Krekorian cant lost now.

It is every one against Essel.

November 23, 2009 6:34 PM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

Good choice Red, welcome aboard!

November 23, 2009 8:04 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:


Reds and Blues can blend together for the common good.

November 23, 2009 8:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Phil must feel quite alone being the only blogger supporting Essel.

When was the last time all these bloggers supported the same candidate?

November 23, 2009 9:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mayor Sam, Joe B, & Red Spot endorse Krekorian. Jennerjahn endorses Essel. Mayor Sam has run the most successful political blog in LA for years, Joe B defeated the 2nd largest retail corporation in the world, Red Spot started on this blog not able to speak or write a word of english, but look how far he has come.

Jennerjahn came in last place in the Mayoral election.

November 23, 2009 10:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Jennerjahn never finished law school, discharged from the Army, works at Magic Mountain and dresses up like Spiderman on Hollywood Blvd.

He will make a great deputy chief of staff under Frank Sheftel for Essel.

November 23, 2009 11:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zahniser's "bomb on Pensiongate" is exactly what, the two people rented from the same building and paid at or even slightly above market rate?

You can tell Zahniser tried and tried to find a smoking gun but couldn't so he has to accuse by sheer innuendo.

November 24, 2009 8:52 PM  

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