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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Nuch Trutanich speaks at Gay & Lesbian Center

Tonight City Attorney Carmen Trutanich was the featured speaker at the Gay and Lesbian Center in Hollywood. Nuch gave an impressive performance. His speech covered a wide variety of subjects.

Some of the interesting information from tonight:

Nuch talked about his tough life growing up. He admitted his first job was sweeping floors and he said the job taught him the value of money. He talked about how he was a great lawyer in San Pedro, but two years ago if you had asked anyone north of the bridge who Carmen Trutanich was..."They would have said ..I don't know her."

Nuch talked about how the pride was back in the City Attorneys Office...that they were fighting battles...and winning them. He discussed the slam piece on him by the LA Times that accused him of high fiving and celebrating a controversial court case in which Nuch and the City Attorneys office defended the LAPD because "they did nothing wrong". He admitted it was tragic that a 2 yr. old girl died in the case, but stated that it was the man who started the gunfight and fired 41 shots at LAPD officers who was at fault.

One of the more devastating facts of the evening came when Nuch talked about the high rate of recidivism in the California Prison system. 78% of convicts who are released end up back in prison. The State is about to release 9000 convicts due to budgetary constraints. 60% of them are headed to Los Angeles. Nuch made a powerful point. "There are about to be 4,300 new victims in this City," he said.

(I guess we can thank budget-destroying Socialist Paul Krekorian for his leadership on this. When it came time to cast this crucial vote in the State Assembly, Krekorian made the politically expedient move... and decided not to vote!!)

One of the other surprising things about tonight was Nuch's pro-gay stances. Nuch clearly stated that he supported the concept of Gay Marriage. He also said he supports Gays serving in the military. I am a big supporter of Nuch, but we clearly have some ideological differences on these subjects.

A man in the audience who asked a question identified himself as one of the writers of Prop 215 - the Medical Marijuana initiative. He mentioned how the law was never intended to create the "Wild Wild West" situation we have here now in Los Angeles. Nuch actually applauded the man. "You get it," he said.

There were a few activists who seemed to be disputing Nuchs claim that much of the illegally sold Marijuana is coming from Mexico - based on the levels of pesticides in the pot. Nuch stood behind his assertion. "We have many samples," he said.

Nuch didn't thrill some of the marijuana fans when he said almost all the marijuana dispensaries were illegal.

A few irritated audience members did what I always hate at these forums...they started asking questions which were actually "mini-speeches". Most of these statements never actually ended in a question.

Overall, it was a good night for Nuch and he did well in a forum where I felt he wouldn't be positively received.


Anonymous Anonymous said:

Nuch endorsed Essel. Epic Fail.

November 10, 2009 11:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Phil endorsed Essel. Epic Fail that noone cared about.

November 10, 2009 11:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

#@%& Jennderdoodle

*&%# Nuch The Essel endorsing whore.

November 10, 2009 11:32 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Jennerjahn: Essel flunky.

November 10, 2009 11:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You probably can't even explain what a socialist is.

November 10, 2009 11:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Nuch is bat shit crazy.

November 10, 2009 11:38 PM  

Anonymous Phil's Boyfriend said:

A Socialist is someone who is a "Freedom Hater" and likes to "Bust Budgets". That is all you need to know.

November 10, 2009 11:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Nuch: Serbian for Al Sharpton.

November 10, 2009 11:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Nuch clapped and said, "You get it." Oh, isn't Nuch so self-actualized? Isn't Nuch so great. He gets it and is willing to congratulate a rare fellow "gets it" club member amongst all of us ignorant people without a clue. Hey Nuch, come re-election you will see that YOU are the one who doesn't get it. You don't get the voter. Adios, Nuch. Save your money on running for a second term. You will not be re-elected.

November 11, 2009 3:06 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hating so much is bad for the health.

You guys need to slow down and pick your spots.

Nuch is a good man, finding his way in a Byzantine city. He will make a few missteps, but by and large, he is way, way better a choice than the fellow he beat.

Some of you have forgotten how badly you wanted Jack to lose.

Well, he did. Now you have the novice learning the ropes and you are complaining. Be patient; he will get to the right place 95% of the time.

November 11, 2009 4:45 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Nice writeup, Phil. Thanks!

November 11, 2009 6:21 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Nuch is as enlightened as he is independent.

The Krekorian crybabies can't deny a couple of indisputable facts:

1. Paul Krekorian endorsed and campaigned for Jack Weiss AGAINST Nuch.

2. Tamar Galatzan endorsed and campaigned for Jack Weiss AGAINST Nuch.

3. Paul Krekorian wants to be City Attorney.

4. Chris Essel supported Nuch.

5. Chris Essel has no political ambition beyond the Council. A solid and steady representative like Nuch who will never put personal political ambition over the needs of her constituents.

As much as the Krekorian people have lied and spun Essel into a Villaraigosa crony, the reality is that the opposite is true.

Krekorian's campaign operatives and chief strategists have been on Villaraigosa's payroll. That's indisputable and on the Ethics Commission Finance Reports.

Essel's team, on the other hand, ran Nuch's campaign AGAINST the Villaraigosa/Weiss machine.

That's just a fact. And here's the kicker:

Galatzan and Krekorian, with the help of the LA County Democratic Party who spent $250,000 in a blistering negative campaign against Nuch, have cut a backroom deal that allows Paul to run against Nuch in 2013 and Galatzan to inherit the CD2 seat. Hence, her endorsement of Krekorian.

This might have remained a secret if Galatzan didn't tell all of her supporters and campaign contributors to "keep their powder dry" because she'll be back after Paul becomes CA.

Some Krekorian supporters have predictably feigned shock and disbelief over the Nuch endorsement. When,in reality, Essel was the only candidate to take the time to meet with all of Nuch's most trusted advisors, including Jane Usher, and she worked hard to earn his support.

It's consistent and it makes sense when you consider the real facts... and not a bunch of political spinmeisters protecting their turf.

November 11, 2009 6:21 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How many Jack Weiss and Antonio for Governor press conferences would we be seeing right now if Weiss had beaten Nuch?

Weiss would have turned the City Attorney's office into the campaign office for Villaraigosa for Governor. With Newsom dropping out, don't believe for a moment that wouldn't have happened.

You can complain all you want about Nuch. He doesn't give one shit about his reelection or anyone's campaign unless it moves the ball forward in cleaning up City Hall. Period.

If you thought Rocky was a political grandstander, imagine what Weiss would be doing. At least Rocky was somewhat likable. Weiss's arrogance combined with his lust for power and pleasing his campaign contributors would have led the City into an even deeper moral sinkhole than we already are in.

I don't agree with everything Nuch is doing all of the time and never expected I would when I voted for him. But Nuch's head and heart are in the right place and that's a hell of a lot better than the alternative.

November 11, 2009 6:30 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Brendan Huffman was bragging to a lobbyist downtown that they ought to make nicey nice with Tamar and help her retire her debt because she'll be on the Council when Paul beats Nuch.

November 11, 2009 6:33 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Krekorkian better think again. We'll run him out of town like we did Weisshole so start calling him Krekhole now.

November 11, 2009 6:36 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Paul Krekorian for City Attorney and another Special election for CD2 and wasted $2million election?

Come on!!! Can someone stay in this job for 5 minutes without thinking about running for another office?

I can't take another one of these elections.

Can't we force candidates to sign a contract or something? Any lawyers out there?

November 11, 2009 6:40 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I won't waste my vote on another candidate who will bail out on us. Wachs left midterm, Greuel left midterm, now Krekorian?

That's bullshit.

November 11, 2009 6:43 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Eric Bauman took so much crap for spending that money for Weiss from the Demo Party. This might be a make good.

November 11, 2009 6:45 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Anon 11:06PM - 11:44PM - you need to come up with more than insults. Or even some good insults. Problem is Trutanich is winning over so many of the people who actually care about politics in LA, and had strong support in CD2, so his endorsement of Essel is huge. The rest of the CD2 votes that will decide the election are the postals who will be swayed by the mailers about to arrive.
Why is Trutanich supporting Essel? We need another independent thinker in City Hall, not another termed out Sacramento career politician.
Krekorian had my vote until he refused to sign a pledge to serve 2 terms in CD2. He's just using CD2 as a stepping stone for his career, and we need someone like Trutanich who just wants to do the job, and who doesn't flip-flop on campaign promises when the wind of popularity changes.
Trutanich has already shown that he's 'tru' to his word; Greuel is currently auditing his office, he's taken control of the billboard disaster left behind by Delgadillo, he's cut the waste of tax-payer money on outside counsel and is trying and winning cases that Delgadillo used to write checks for, he's produced an Ordinance and a strategy to control the medical marijuana 'dispensaries' (aka pot shops) and unlike Delgadillo, who had a press conference every day of things noone cared about, Trutanich hasn't had one. Yet he's been in the news more in four months than Delgadillo was in 8 years. Why? 'Cause he's doing the job even if doing the right thing isn't always popular.
We need more like Trutanich in City Hall, and Essel's more likely to be like him than Paul who just wants to slide in and carry on doing nothing but advance his career at our expense.

November 11, 2009 6:48 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Nuch may not win the battle on medical marijuana. I want it legalized. But, that said, I understand where he's coming from. He's right about the law and there are way too many of these dispensaries on every block. I support legalizing prostitution, but that doesn't mean I want brothels next to every Jamba Juice, Starbucks and Coffee Bean.

November 11, 2009 6:52 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

We have already legalized prostitution: its called campaign contributions to politicians.

November 11, 2009 7:12 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Essel makes me very uncomfortable because of her work with Carol Schatz and the pathetic Downtown Association creeps. Those people would pave over their mother's burial crypt.

And even though I worked hard for Nuch, his endorsement may simply be the result of Paul K. working for Jackass Weiss. I wish Nuch had stayed out of the race.

If Essel wants the support of community based folks she needs to focus on preservation of the City's neighborhoods. Crap like "elegant density", waiving parking requirements for developers based upon the fantasy that people will abandon their cars to ride a local bus line near the new dense building, and handing variances out without THINKING: those are actions of the current Council members that tear down the quality of life in Los Angeles.

The leadership of Los Angeles have behaved very badly and we need new blood. Essel from all outward appearances is status quo, elegant density, have another variance bullshit.

November 11, 2009 7:21 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


R. Spot.

November 11, 2009 7:27 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I am hardly surprised by Nuch's endorsement of gay marriage. It's such a no-brainer. Something a fundamental as love should not be denied -- it is a basic human right. And the fact that Phil Jennerjohn "disagrees" with Nuch on this issue illustrates for me that Phil is like so many Americans who get their news from Fox Network. Rid this blog of such ignorant hatred. I have less of a reason to reach Phil's posts if he cannot get his head out of his ass on such an obvious civil rights issue.

November 11, 2009 7:28 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:





November 11, 2009 7:30 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Jack Weiss defended giving the money to Dog Food Man. That alone justified kicking his ASS to the curb. I for one welcome the new hope and change in the City Attorney Office.

November 11, 2009 7:43 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Actually I wish Nuch would run for Mayor, but he won't for exactly the reasons why he'd be a good mayor. He'll do what's right and not what's popular.

Most of the people attacking Essel probably haven't met her. I met her at SOHA and I have to admit she is a nice lady and respectful. I little quieter than I expected. She's not arrogant like Weiss. She's not ambitious like Greuel. I give her props for not endorsing Jack Weiss. That probably was more difficult than we might imagine given how hard Jack and the Mayor pushed and threatened people.

I'm not really that surprised by Nuch's endorsement. And, as a woman who supported Tamar in the Primary, I can tell you a strong woman is going to get our vote.

November 11, 2009 8:02 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

For a cigar smoking, motorcycle riding macho man, Nuch's support of gay marriage and a woman in a race against a man is pleasantly surprising.

Not predictable. Maybe he's metrosexual afterall.

November 11, 2009 8:40 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Give those bastards downtown hell, Nuch!

November 11, 2009 8:53 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I think Trutanich's endorsement of Essel was shrewd. He eliminates competition for his job and secures support from a new councilmember who's not running for mayor.

The rest of the Clowncil are running for mayor so they will never support anything Trutanich does that upsets the flow of campaign cash.

November 11, 2009 8:56 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I didn't think it was possible, but Phil Jennerjahn has actually become a self-parody at this point.

November 11, 2009 9:23 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Nuch cannot be easily defined. I think that's a good thing.

November 11, 2009 9:49 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Trutanich is clearly a thinking man and doesn't take positions because they line up with one political ideology or another.

How refreshing.

Hope this city can one day get more elected's like him.

November 11, 2009 10:53 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"He talked about how he was a great lawyer in San Pedro..." BARF. AND HE WAS NOT A GREAT OR ANY LAWYER IN SAN PEDRO - BUT IN LONG BEACH. HE ONLY CARPETBAGGED INTO SAN PEDRO TO RUN, AND EVEN THEN INTO HIS SON'S APT. UNTIL HE RENTED A PLACE. Now he's trying to buy a house that's in escrow, but trying to break the deal by siccing the FBI AND OTHER GOV'T OFFICIALS ON THE POOR GUY. Typical thug.

Then he whines about the high-five piece. It was not a tough piece at all, the thug is just used to having had the Slimes act as his PR agent and sell his lies for him.

Don't worry Phil, he doesn't really give a shit about gays and doesn't really support them. He "says and does anything to get support," remember Chick's words?

Sure he showed at the Gay Rights Parade in West Hollywood with Zine, had Perry on the bag of his motorcycle - just before he dumped her too like dead weight. He'd promised to support her positions then threatened to jail her.

So he endorsed that other Shallman creation Edsel, as did you - we're so impressed.

November 11, 2009 11:12 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This is almost as valuable as Phil's interview with McClueless 2 days ago, who's going to give his rundown of the candidates AFTER the election and I can hardly wait.

November 11, 2009 11:21 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Anonymous @ 10:53am:

You can get more people like Nuch if you just look towards the Neighbrhood Council System. We have many people in the system that are just like Nuch.

November 11, 2009 11:37 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hats off to Nuch for threatening jail. Just because he and Perry started off good doesn't she can get away with breaking the law.

That's what Jack Weiss would've done - look the other way. 11:12, shame on you for suggesting that the City Attorney should look the other way when his buddies break the law. You embody everything wrong with LA! Take your crooks and go find another city to ruin because we taking this one back and throwing you bastards OUT!!!! OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!

November 11, 2009 11:45 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

There are only 3 people still spinning against Nuch on the blogs. Weiss himself, Kool-Aid Trujillo & Mullholland Mailander.

November 11, 2009 11:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yeah, let's not count Doug McIntyre, Laura Chick, writers at LA CityWatch, Daily News, the Times - and THOSE are just the ones who'd fallen for his & Shallman's lies.

The guy is desperate to talk to anyone anyone, keeps promising things he doesn't mean to groups he doesn't give a shit about in reality or disdains like this gay group (notice how few seats are taken, even upfront - and those are mostly older folk who belong to the group that organized or just showed up out of curiosity). Few people bother to say what a lying scumbag he is anymore because it's too obvious to everyone - no one cares.

What's MORE telling is no one but a few old useless SLAPPERS and crude thug-types still embarrass themselves by spinning FOR him.

November 11, 2009 1:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Committee to


"He ran on a platform of lies and now is more trouble than he's worth."

November 11, 2009 1:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

1:15 That would be great! Then all of you ball-less anonymous assholes will have to show your face.

Good luck getting 5 people.

November 11, 2009 1:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

1:15 is full of shit and probably the same moron always asking about Phil's recall signatures. Give it a rest or else Nuch will arrest you for being a dumbass.

November 11, 2009 2:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Let him TRY arresting the recall people. He HAS harassed them already but threats to the committee and email are being collected for forwarding to the feds.

Those who don't want to reveal their names on Facebook or online can email support and sign on funone@hotmail.com

Threatening emails will be collected, so make their day.

And no, they're not the same ones asking about Phil's recall of Antonio - how's THAT going, Phil?

I'll be Antonio won't be harassing and doesn't have crazy fans who pipe up like 2:01 threatening to shut up "or Nuch will throw you in jail."


November 11, 2009 2:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Pipe down. Nuch is on his way over with the paddy wagon.

November 11, 2009 2:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey 2:09

The point is not to "arrest" or threaten Nuch haters. The point is to prove they actually exist and aren't the same old Weiss lovers.


You can't collect signatures anonymously. The only place you can be anonymous is this blog.

So, until you provide lists of names and facebook pages with pages of faces, then I think we can assume you're just another Weiss/Krekorian/Villaraigosa flunky with extra time on your hands.

November 11, 2009 2:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

2:24, TRY READING BEFORE RESPONDING. It helps a lot. The email is here and there are too many names to post.

Besides, you should email the guy yourself so he can have YOUR name for when you and FALSETanich come with the paddy wagon to haul him off to that jail crowded with political dissidents. If he had his way, Pinochet FALSETanich would be worse than Chile of the 80's.

Lots of people are also collecting signatures online on many blogs and at venues. They're a lot more serious and organized than Phil.

November 11, 2009 3:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Shallman ran the campaigns of Greuel, Trutanich and now Essel. Of course they will all endorse each other, that's the way it works! And Trutanich is being groomed to follow Steve Cooley as DA, so don't go throwing stones at those who have political aspirations beyond their current position.

November 11, 2009 5:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

5:44, you're right about the Cooley part especially - Cooley always wanted to hand-pick his successor and train him. He even gave Nooch his own 2 top longtime aids to do the city attorney job for him, try to tame him from killing any chance of being elected to dogcatcher even.

Not working though - they'll be taking him away to the padded room before he gets to take anyone else away in that big paddy wagon. He'll end his days talking about "When I was a great lawyer before they wrote that high-five article! Arrest Reston, let me out, I have to Arrest Reston!"

November 11, 2009 7:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yes, and Jennerdoodle is the Shallman Chronicler. He's done Essel and Trutanich many times. Many times. Too many times. And Shallman got John Thomas to get Kevin James to go easier on her so she'd go on his show - she blew it bigtime though, especially when Paul used it to announce he got Benson's endorsement on top of Tamar's. She was literally gulping to recover.

November 11, 2009 7:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Paul Krikorian is an example of why Americans are fed up with politics. Can't he please stay at a job for the entirety of his term?

November 11, 2009 8:22 PM  

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