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Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Los Angeles Politics Hotsheet for Tuesday

 Essel: A Sign of Things to Come | Photo by MayorSam

Rick Orlov takes a look at the race in CD2 and reports nothing new.  In addition to reminding everyone that Chris (now going by Christine) Essel has spent over a million dollars on a job that pays a fifth of that Orlov types a bold prediction by Clowncilman Greig "Sleepy" Smith that someday all elections might be decided by mail-in ballots.

Because some local and little read bloggers seem to think it was a fabrication, feel free to peruse the police report of the stalking incident at Paul Krekorian's home.  The report features statements given by eyewitnesses (names redacted for their safety) who saw an Anglo man in his 40s snooping around Krekorian's home and snapping photos.  Photos of the home have reportedly shown up in Chris Essel mailers.

If you live in CD2 most likely you can't afford to spend $500 to attend a political event.  That's okay CD2 candidate Chris Essel's latest event really isn't for CD2 residents nor is it even located in CD2.  Wealthy friends of Essel will be holding a birthday party/fundraiser for Essel Thursday in Beverly Hills adjacent Doheny Estates.

Back in CD2, Essel may have some more trouble in Sunland-Tujunga

The City Clowncil sure loves events.  What's the latest? Spending time and resources when we can least afford it to bring the World Cup to Los Angeles in 2018. Maybe they can send Oprah and Obama to help pitch it.

The City Clowncil sure loves events # 2.  Sparse crowds in attendance at the Hollywood Santa Parade, formerly the Hollywood Christmas Parade.  The event, once run by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce featured stars such as Bob Hope and Frank Sinatra.  Dumped by the Chamber as a money loser following severly declining television ratings, Clowncilman Tom LeBong has spent millions of your tax dollars via a closely allied associate of his to produce an event which features big name stars such as Lee Majors and former "American Idol" contestant Ace Young.

The Latino Politics Blog is always on top of (so to speak) of what Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez is up to.  Tuesday the Orange County representative will make an annoucement about her holiday card for 2009.  In past years Sanchez has sent out designs with the Congresswoman spread eagle on a motorcycle and in a wet suit expose her bare legs.  It's anyone's guess what's next.

And finally a very important news item for the hoi polloi, Chris Essel supporters and those who don't believe in carrying cash. Uber-hip LA eataries Osteria and Pizzeria Mozza will now take credit cards for valet parking fees.  Like they say "Only in LA!"

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

Now we know why and how D`Arcy takes care of his girls, Greuel and her clone Essel. According to a confindential report by the CAO, the agreement approved by the City Council will cause the utility`s yearly pension contribution to increase by more than 150% by 2014! That`s money paid by the ratepayers.

December 01, 2009 4:06 AM  

Blogger Dickhead Jennerdoodle said:

Mayor Sam,

Phil Jennerdoodle is a creation of YOUR doing. If he is now a runaway lunatic, it's because you gave him free reign on this blog despite many months of complaints.

It's good that you fired him, as with previous lunatics. But I think you need to pay more attention to complaints from the readers the next time something like this comes up. I have complained many times about the bully-tactics of Joe B., but you never reign him in either. If comments don't go his way, he will either edit or refuse to post them. He's only slightly better than the people you've fired.

If you ever allow Phil to post comments on this blog, it means that he wins, and the rest of us, and the blog, lose. If you ban someone, then BAN them. Stop with the conditional firing. Gone is gone.

December 01, 2009 7:02 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Tom LeBonge is a fucking jackass and jerkoff. Bridget LeBonge should leave him. Not for philandering, but because he is an attention deficit disorder IDIOT!

Someone wrote a great comment here last week about how LeBonge always asks people where they went to school because that was the peak of his life, and how sad it is when someone peaks at 18. LeBonge is ruining this city as much as anyone. It's just that he doesn't realize it because he is a fucking retard.

December 01, 2009 8:18 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Bernard Parks, who's the one trying to still bring the Rams back to the Colliseum, is behind trying to bring the World Cup to L A in a decade or more. Along with Tom LeBong whose Santa Parade in Hollywood is a pain in the ass to motorists and people who live in the hills north of that stretch of Hollywood Blvd., while noone but some Mexican families even showed up to wave at the Who Cares Celebrities and Pols on their Photo Op. With the budget crisis, THIS is what they spend money on?

Is Huizar still insisting on his "Huizar's Winter Wonderland?" At least LeBong didn't put his name on the thing. (Although in a Santa Suit he'd make a good Santa, fat, cheery and always repeating the same simple few words: What do you want for Christmas? becomes, "Where did you play football?"

December 01, 2009 8:39 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If Phil is really doing that, he is a candy-assed pussy.

December 01, 2009 8:47 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"In a wet suit expose her bare legs?" about Sanchez, what does THAT mean? A bathing suit? A wet business suit? What kind of "spread eagle on a motorcycle?" A crotch shot is what that literally means but with Wet Spot nothing is literal - or intelligible. So what?

December 01, 2009 8:51 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

An example of the obnoxious posting on Jennerjahn does on his own blog. Notice how he uses a John Wayne photo, where the Duke wears a childish cowboy hat, like Phil often does:

True Grit said...
Phil, it is a pity that Higby has resorted to censoring posts to favor Paul Krekorian. It's a desperate move and the fact that he fired you, and blocks the majority of anti-Krekorian or pro-Essel posts, shows that there is considerable support for Chris Essel for CD2.

It does appear that many regular posters have abansoned MS as it has simply become the unofficial campaign for Paul Krekorian and as important as the CD2 race is, there is plenty going on in Los Angeles that should be reported.
I hope you will allow comments from all points of view, as long as they are sensible and relevant.

December 01, 2009 8:51 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Interesting. In your first paragraph of this omnibus post, you cite Orlov's article. I read it and noticed two paragraphs as follows:


"In fact, Greuel says the race reminds her very much of her first one in 2001 for the City Council when she defeated then-Assemblyman Tony Cardenas."

"They tried to paint me as the ultimate City Hall insider," Greuel said. "But, it's hard to make that argument when you are in elective office."


So Greuel says that Cardenas tried to paint her as the ultimate City Hall insider. Well, DUH, Greuel is now the ultimate City insider. Comments or am I wrong?

December 01, 2009 9:13 AM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

There is some kind of bug with commenting. I assume blogger is taking care of it.

December 01, 2009 9:28 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I agree with "Dickhead Jennerdoodle." Phil is a monster who Mayor Sam created.

December 01, 2009 9:41 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why does Loretta Sanchez think she is attractive? Both she and her sister look like overfed donkeys.

December 01, 2009 10:06 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:

10:40 You forgot the biggest celebrity of all who will be in attendance. . . The Venetian Sidewalk Dweller A.K.A. "Nostrildamus", Predictor of World Markets. (But only if Essel provides free food.)

December 01, 2009 12:14 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

the guy who played the phoneman on Alice


December 01, 2009 12:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Jennerdick says he is going to run against Tom LeBong! Another carpetbagger!

December 01, 2009 12:33 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

One can envision CHIPS actor Erick Estrada, being the "official celebrity host" of Chris Essel's developer friends "future infomertials" on development opportunities in CD 2.

December 01, 2009 12:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Nostrildamus, luvit.

With support like that and from Phil Jennerdoodle, and Sheftel the Sellout to his pot community riding on the Essel-Trutanich-Cooley ticket, she doesn't NEED Tony V to flop!

December 01, 2009 12:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who is "One" and what the hell are "infomertials"?

December 01, 2009 12:53 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

One is you who fall for my spolling versions, of words like "imfomercial".

December 01, 2009 1:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What the hell is an "imfomercial"?

December 01, 2009 1:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Red Spot don't let 12:53 & 1:30 get you discouraged. You can do it little buddy! One more try!

December 01, 2009 1:45 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Consider this an teachable moment.

From "Wikopedia".

"I-n-f-o-m-e-r-c-i-a-l-s" (plural form) are short-format television commercials, typically five minutes or longer.[1][2][3] Infomercials are also known as paid programming (or teleshopping in Europe). This phenomenon started in the United States where infomercials were typically shown overnight (usually 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.)--outside of peak hours. Some television stations chose to air infomercials as an alternative to the former practice of sign-off. By 2009, most US infomercial spending is during early morning, daytime, and evening hours. Stations in most countries around the world have instituted similar media structures.

The term "infomercial" is sometimes misapplied and used to refer to direct response television advertisements (DRTV) of 60 to 120 seconds in length.[4] However, the term describes program length advertisements which, in the US, are typically 28 minutes and 30 seconds in length (see above references). In the US, DRTV advertisements of 30 seconds to 2 minutes in length are typically called "short form" or "DRTV spots" and are not included in the advertising industry's use of the term "infomercial". Note that in the US market, a small amount of media can be purchased for 5 minute length advertisements, although this time is quite limited. Outside of the US market, lengths depend on the lengths allowed by television stations and government regulators.

While the term "infomercial" was originally applied only to television advertising, it is now sometimes used to refer to any presentation (often on video) which presents a significant amount of information in an actual, or perceived, attempt to persuade to a point of view. When used this way, the term may be meant to carry an implication that the party making the communication is exaggerating truths or hiding important facts. Often, it is unclear whether the actual presentation fits this definition because the term is used in an attempt to dis-credit the presentation. In this way, political speeches may be derogatorily referred to as "infomercials" for a specific point of view.

December 01, 2009 1:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who ever heard of a teachable moment where the teacher spells it wrong twice and then pastes Wikipedia where it is spelled correctly and doesn't notice the difference??? Lol.

December 01, 2009 2:05 PM  

Anonymous matt dowd said:

the fact is that the winner of CD2 may become 'incumbent' there for 14 years with Prop R . so its really a potential $2.8m paycheck that they're spending money over.
its always easier to defend it once you're in. non?

December 01, 2009 2:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If there really was a mailer by Essel with a photograph of Krekorian's apartment you would have posted it front and center.

Admit the bullshit.

December 01, 2009 4:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Shallman must be stopped.

December 01, 2009 4:13 PM  

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