Saturday, February 27, 2010

CPAC - Day 1

I have already briefly described part of my first day at CPAC. Early in the morning I met Stephen Baldwin at XPAC and then listened to Marco Rubios speech to start the day.

The day started off great, and things only got better and better as the day went on.

One of the loudest, most raucous reactions I have ever heard in my life is when the moderator announced " a surprise appearance." As the moderator announced we would next be hearing from "The NEW Senator from Massa..." the rest got obliterated by noise as the crowd went totally insane.

Senator Scott Brown from Massachusetts!
The man who stopped Obamacare!
Conservatives at CPAC loved him.

Brown was low-key, self-deprecating, and very down-to-earth. He was great.
He spoke for about five minutes then introduced Mitt Romney.
He made sure that it was clear to everyone in the room that Mitt had supported him early on in his campaign and had helped with money and connections to donors.
He didn't say it outright, but he was implying that he might not have won the election without Romneys initial support -- and that he, and the whole country, are in Romneys debt for getting him across the finish line in Massachusetts.

Scott Browns unspoken message was heard and clearly understood by the crowd.

Romney gave a very smooth and polished speech.
Very professional. Very Presidential.
Here is a clip that I recorded myself.

He might be the Republican nominee in 2012.
I'm not the biggest fan of his, but I understand his appeal to others.
He is a businessman who specializes in turning around failed and troubled projects.
He might be the perfect guy to follow an Obama Presidency.

I'm just a little leery of some of his previously liberal stances.

During the Romney speech I made a good friendship with a guy named John Clark from Florida, who is working for Colonel Allen West as part of his Congressional campaign. John was crucial in introducing me to the Colonel later on at CPAC. (I want to thank John for that.)

After Mitt Romney spoke it was time for Congressman Thaddeus McCotter to speak.

Unfortunately for McCotter, Brown and Romney had been such powerful, emotional, and motivational speakers that much of the audience got up to leave or to take a break after they had heard them speak.

I caught up to Congressman McCotter in a hallway outside the ballroom where he was addressing some students after his speech.
Congressman McCotter was exceedingly nice and polite and attentive to the students.
When he had a free minute I introduced myself and talked about my campaign.
I thanked him for being such a great voice for Conservatism.
I know some of you might not know much about Congressman McCotter, but you should.

To me, personally, he's a lot more important than some of the other bigger figures in the Republican Party.

I left the conference for a few hours to go look around town and grab a few photos.
I wasn't sure how much time I would have left when the conference was over, and I didn't want to leave empty handed. These photos were taken on day 1 of CPAC.

After a few hours around D.C., I hurried back to the Marriott to make sure that I didn't miss some of the evening events. When I entered the lobby, I saw people swarming around someone on the lower level like they were following a rock star. It turned out that it was Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty. People seemed like they couldn't get enough of him.

I shot this grainy video of him giving an impromptu speech outside the ballroom.

A little after his speech, I stopped down at XPAC again and was lucky to get to introduce myself to Conservative commentator Andrea Tantaros, who often appears as a "talking head' on political discussions on news programs. She is well known and well liked in Conservative circles.

After a brief visit at XPAC, I headed back upstairs for a speech held by the Campaign for Liberty folks.
An evening with Ron Paul.


Early on during the first day of CPAC, I noticed an overabundance of Ron Pauls "Campaign for Liberty" supporters swarming all over the Marriott Wardman Park Center handing out flyers and promoting their cause. I was very surprised to see my friend Nick Hankoff, from Los Angeles, at the convention organizing the Campaign for Liberty supporters.

CPAC always draws a wide variety of Conservative and right-wing causes and supporters, and Ron Pauls supporters were a normal part of the crowd. However, they seemed to be a little too present. They were at every escalator and around every corner. If you didn't get hit up by them with a flier 20 times a day it would have been unusual. Supporters of Ron Paul have been known for their fervent support of the Congressman, and for sometimes being a little over the top about it. They have been given the derisive nickname "Paulistas" by some in Conservative circles.

Earlier in the day, I had seen swarms of his supporters surrounding the understaffed people running the CPAC Straw Poll. They seemed to be overjoyed to be filling out their forms and voting for Ron Paul. The CPAC Straw Poll usually generates national attention with its results, as it is often seen as an indicator as to who is the favorite candidate for the next Presidential election. On the second floor outside the exits to the main Marriott Ballroom, I saw more Paul supporters surrounding another Straw Poll voting table. The sight of this made me uneasy. I mentioned my apprehensions to several other people. Regardless of the behavior of his supporters, I don't attribute any of this strange activity to Ron Paul himself. "It's a free country", I thought, "let them vote for who they want..."

I respect Ron Paul. I admire his service in the Air Force and as a Congressman from Texas. But I am not a "Paulista". I bought his book "The Revolution", and read it. I agree with many things in his book, but I don't agree with Ron Paul on foreign policy. I think he is dangerously isolationist and underestimates the evil intentions of our enemies. I don't think Ron Paul is even a Conservative. I view him as a Libertarian.

However, Nick had invited me to the event, so I went.

Ron Paul was introduced by Judge Andrew Napolitano.
Napolitano went a little off the rails, in my opinion.
He fired up the Campaign for Liberty people with some harsh rhetoric. I didn't care for some of the things he had to say and refused to applaud or to stand up for many of his comments. I felt he took some unnecessary cheap shots at other Conservatives, which is not a smart thing to do at at Conservative political conference.
I particularly didn't care for some of his cheap shots at Vice President Dick Cheney.
Cheney may not be perfect, but I refuse to assign him the negative intentions that some of the Campaign for Liberty supporters do. Napolitano offended me and I wish he would stop making these attacks that he does in these public speeches.

Ron Paul spoke and generally covered a lot of ground that he has covered before. Some of his comments were almost direct quotes from his book. Nothing new to report here.
It had been a long day - so I went to bed early in order to get up early for Day 2 at CPAC.

Stay tuned for more CPAC coverage at The Jennerjahn Report.

I Believe In Freedom

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Back from DC. Updates coming.

I'm back from Washington D.C. I stayed an extra two days after CPAC to look around the city and get some things done for my Congressional campaign.

I'll be giving a full report of CPAC later today or tomorrow...actually it will probably take me three days to write about it.

Early in the morning on the first day I went downstairs to check out XPAC as they were just setting up.

I ran into organizer Stephen Baldwin and took a photo with him.

Then I went upstairs and listened to a fantastic speech by Marco Rubio, who is poised to become a U.S. Senator if he pulls off the expected upset of Charlie Crist in the primary.

I'll be writing a full report later. Stayed tuned for more details.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Heading to CPAC in Washington

I have to leave my Los Angeles political concerns behind for a few days.
I am headed to Washington D.C. to participate in CPAC.
I'll also be going to some XPAC events, a new organization.

In just a few days I'll be hanging out with Ann Coulter and Glenn Beck and Michele Bachmann.

I'll post some photos on my Facebook page while I'm there.
I'll try to capture some good video during the events, also.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

The Destroyer Arrives for CA 33

I have recently found out that not only will Congresswoman Diane Watson be retiring, but the new entrant in the race for this Congressional seat is a budget-destroying Socialist named Karen Bass, who has been Speaker of the Assembly of the State Legislature up in Sacramento.

There are many reasons why I am not impressed with Karen Bass.
Her voting record and her political ideologies are horrific.
She is a destroyer.
A destroyer of freedoms, a destroyer of human life, and a destroyer of budgets.

Karen Bass is a big hero to the pro-abortion crowd.
Destroying human life is perfectly fine with her.

2008 Assembly Member Bass supported the interests of the Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California 100percent in 2008.

2007 Based on a point system, with points assigned for actions in support of or in opposition to Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California's position, Assembly Member Bass received a rating of 100.

Karen Bass is no friend to the hardworking taxpayers of California.
She will destroy economic growth and jobs with her high-tax policies.

2008 Assembly Member Bass supported the interests of the California Taxpayers' Association 10 percent in 2008.

2008 Assembly Member Bass supported the interests of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association 9.7 percent in 2008.

Karen Bass isn't even the tiniest bit Conservative.

2008 In 2008 California Republican Assembly gave Assembly Member Bass a rating of 0 percent.

2007 Based on a point system, with points assigned for actions in support of or in opposition to California Republican Assembly's position, Assembly Member Bass received a rating of 0.

Here are some results of a survey completed by Karen Bass.
She never met a tax she didn't like.

Greatly Increasea) Alcohol taxes
Greatly Increaseb) Capital gains taxes
Greatly Increasec) Cigarette taxes
Slightly Increased) Corporate taxes
Slightly Increasee) Gasoline taxes
Maintain Statusf) Income taxes (incomes below $75,000)
Slightly Increaseg) Income taxes (incomes above $75,000)
Slightly Increaseh) Inheritance taxes
Maintain Statusi) Property taxes
Maintain Statusj) Sales taxes
Maintain Statusk) Vehicle taxes
Greatly Increasel) Other or expanded categories
oil severance fees
Yesm) Should Internet sales be taxed?

Here's another disturbing fact about Karen Bass.

Assembly Member Karen Bass repeatedly refused to provide any responses to citizens on the issues through the 2008 Political Courage Test when asked to do so by national leaders of the political parties, prominent members of the media, Project Vote Smart President Richard Kimball, and Project Vote Smart staff.

Karen Bass is an anti-growth, anti-business, far-left tree hugger.

2007 Based on a point system, with points assigned for actions in support of or in opposition to California League of Conservation Voters's position, Assembly Member Bass received a rating of 100.

2007 Based on a point system, with points assigned for actions in support of or in opposition to Sierra Club California's position, Assembly Member Bass received a rating of 100.

Karen Bass is a dangerous enemy of the Second Amendment rights and freedoms of every citizen.

2008 Based on lifetime voting records on gun issues and the results of a questionnaire sent to all candidates in 2008, the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund assigned Assembly Member Bass a grade of F (with grades ranging from a high of A+ to a low of F).

2006 In 2006 Gun Owners of California gave Assembly Member Bass a grade of F.

2006 Based on lifetime voting records on gun issues and the results of a questionnaire sent to all state legislative candidates in 2006, the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund assigned Assembly Member Bass a grade of F (with grades ranging from a high of A+ to a low of F).

Karen Bass has no independent voice. She is a puppet for Big Unions and Big Labor.

2008 Assembly Member Bass supported the interests of the California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO 95 percent in 2008.

And Karen Bass thinks she can get a free ride to Congress with this kind of voting record??

Not on my watch.

I will do everything I can to defeat her and stop her Socialist, Big-Government agenda.

Friday, February 12, 2010

My email to Paul Krekorian

It was ignored. About what I figured.

Date: January 18, 2010 7:34:52 PM PST


Dear Councilmember Krekorian,

Mayor Sam blogger Michael Higby recently decided to end his blog.

It had become a focal point of Los Angeles politics.

His rather one-sided support of your candidacy in the 2nd District may have helped drive hundreds of people to support your election.

I am asking you to honor him with a City Appreciation Certificate and five minutes of praise at a future Council Meeting.

Thank You

Phil Jennerjahn

Update: 27 days later, no response.

Zuma Dogg is the only good thing at City Council lately

Zuma Dogg and his hilarious rant about Janice Hahn was the funniest thing happening this week at City Council, which otherwise was pretty dreadful. I love the fact that he ate his Medical Marijuana cookie and proceeded to blast Janice Hahn with his mouth full. The Council deserved this one.

Grieg Smith got into the fine minutiae of street sweeping and leaf cleaning. God help us.

Tom La Bonge had some type of bizarro flashback and started screaming "Touchdown!!"
(That's a joke...I don't know what the hell he was doing here....)

I swear I saw Paul Krekorian giving me the middle finger. Or maybe I was imagining things.
Then again, maybe I wasn't?

What the hell is Richard Alarcon doing at City Council? Isn't he supposed to be in jail?
The guy has no dignity and no shame.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Watson to call it quits this morning

Fantastic news for all freedom-loving Americans today as Socialist Congresswoman Diane Watson calls it a career and hangs up her title. One of the worst Congressional members in history, Watson received a rating of 4 out of a possible 100 from the ACU. Watson was also featured prominently in national news recently for her fawning praise of Communist dictator Fidel Castro.

Castro now has one fewer fan working in Washington D.C.

Watson seems to be steering her job towards California Assembly Speaker Karen Bass.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

"I am personally liable" admits Villaraigosa

At least he got one thing right. He is liable for doing such a terrible job as Mayor.
The 11% Mayor who got 9% of the registered voters to re-elect him.

If the recall hits the target signatures needed, he will be gone in November.

And can someone please tell Matt Szabo to get lost!?
He's not Tom Hagen.
His input is not required.

Worst. Mayor. Ever.

It is really difficult to watch this BS from a totally incompetent elected official.

"Instead of making progress, we're headed in the wrong direction. That ends today"

Oh really? Why didn't it end a year ago, or two years ago?
Who has been in charge for five years now? Antonio Villaraigosa.
Clueless captain of the sinking ship. Unreal.

1,000 jobs being lost? What happened to the Green Jobs program?
Didn't Antonio just get back from Denmark , talking to world leaders about saving the planet?

His "instant retirement" ideas are pure lunacy. Financial suicide that could only be dreamed up by the lunatics on the left. It gives the City minimal breathing room now, crushing debt later.

I am going to repeat a statement that I made on the Ron Kaye blog recently:

If I am elected Mayor of Los Angeles in 2013,
Antonio Villaraigosa is going to jail.
My first act as Mayor will be to have him arrested and charged with theft, fraud and embezzlement.

Hopefully, we won't have to wait that long.

If the recall efforts I have launched are successful, the Mayor will not survive the recall election.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Recall City Hall .Org Progress Report

The RECALL CITY HALL action movement is in full swing. We are actively setting up our network of signature gatherers and filing various paperwork.

There should be about one month of set-up, networking, and fundraising before we file the official documents that start the clock rolling on the recall.

Then, it will be full time signature gathering for several months.

Nothing happens overnight, but I will keep TJR readers updated as we move forward.
A project this ambitious has never been tried before.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Super Bowl Sunday - Geaux Saints!!

It's early on Super Bowl Sunday. I will start out my day and soon be out getting signatures for my petition for running for Congress. Super Bowl Sunday should be a great time to catch people at home.... just a few hours before game time. It's not easy getting Republican signatures in my district.... some precincts on my voter registration data sheets didn't have any! But I'm getting close to the finish line and hopefully I will be able to finish up today and turn them in at Norwalk this week.

As far as the game goes, I'll be rooting for the Saints. New Orleans is one of my favorite cities.
Its unusual mix of European and Cajun-Creole culture makes it unique in America.
I've been there multiple times, but haven't been back in over a decade.
The Hurricane Katrina images were tough to take because I personally knew some people living there.

The fans in New Orleans have wanted this for over 40 years now. They are one of the last few remaining teams to have never made it to the Super Bowl... (and I don't see the Lions or Browns getting close anytime soon.)

40 years of bad teams. The Saints fans deserve this and it would be the ultimate feel-good story of the year.
I hope one of my all-time favorite players, Reggie Bush of USC, has a big game today.

In other news, Zuma Doggs blog has reached number one on the Blog News ranker.
Congrats to him.
His Zuma Cam concept of non-stop video footage is revolutionary for a blogger.
I give him a lot of credit and respect.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Happy Birthday to President Ronald Reagan!!

Today would have been President Ronald Reagans 99th birthday.

I salute him for all he accomplished to keep our country great.
When I was in the military, he was my Commander-In-Chief.
His pride in our military always increased morale.

He helped end Communism in the Soviet Union and in Eastern Europe.
Hundreds of millions of people are free today because of him.

He is a tough act to follow.

Friday, February 5, 2010

My comments at Griffith Park Wayist

Joseph Mailander runs a pretty far-left blog at Griffith Park Wayist.
Some of the far-left liberals from Mayor Sam have taken up residence there lately.
They chose to call me out on my recall efforts.

This was my response.

Wow! I missed all the excitement by not reading the Wayist for a few days. Been too busy. Here is an exclusive. The recall is going to happen. Momentum is building and progress is starting to snowball. Soon this thing will have achieved a specific gravity of its own. About my apparent "flip-flop"?? Not accurate. If you read my blog, you will find that I am a Goldwater Republican. I am firmly behind the belief that the government has no right to make marijuana illegal. That type of thinking leads to fascism, which is what I am fighting. A government that declares marijuana illegal can declare roses or tomatoes to be illegal also. A chilling thought there. I do think the government has the right to license businesses open to the public for the matter of public safety. I DID say in my blog that Nuch should shut down all the illegal ones if he is going to enforce the law. But I don't agree with the law in this matter. While I do not agree with the marijuana dispensary owners and do not share most of their goals, we do have a common cause.... The elimination of fascism from our government. Paul Koretz deciding that voters here no longer have the right to get their cats declawed. Grieg Smith and Tom LaBonge deciding that restaurant owners who specifically built patios for their smoking customers can no longer allow people to smoke OUTSIDE OF THE RESTAURANT in the areas specifically created for that!! These people are freedom-hating liberals. I will work hard to ensure their defeat and removal from office. If 1000 marijuana activists are willing to join my cause, then so be it.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Villaraigosa to make excuses at 3:45 p.m.

City-destroying Socialist Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is holding a press conference today at 3:45 p.m. where he will predictably launch a new wave of excuses for his poor leadership and the current budget crisis.

Blah, blah, blah....these are tough economic conditions....blah, blah, blah...
Nobody could have foreseen the economic crisis... blah, blah,blah.
Immediate action is needed.....

He is right about one thing. Immediate action is needed. It was actually needed in March 2009 when he ran for re-election.

Jennerjahn Solutions : Cut the pensions

The first item that I would have addressed if I had become Mayor in 2009 would be the City Pensions - a huge albatross around the neck of City finances.

The pensions need to be reduced. Labor Unions cut too many sweetheart deals.
Incompetent politicians stood by and watched. Now the weight of it is dragging everything under.

Tell the Unions they have to accept a 20% pension payment cut.
If they don't like that...there is a second option.
The City declares bankruptcy and the pension people get nothing.

A 20% cut in pensions would help Los Angeles out of the financial hole it is currently in.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

General Complaints Against City Council

I am currently drafting the recall language against every City Council Member.
One thing they have in common is that they voted to TRIPLE the parking meter rates, which is an egregious move that shocks and offends voters who are already paying high taxes and fees.

If you are interested in having any verbage specific to your issue mentioned in the recall petitions, please list them in the comments section here.

I am sure the general public has complaints against the City Council that I am not even aware of.

We have a bare minimum web page up as we go forward with the recall process.
Things are moving quickly on many fronts.

The dispensary owners are not happy about City Hall legislating them out of a job.

They are being very generous in getting us started.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010



Committee of proponents who are registered voters of the City of Los Angeles sponsoring the Recall petition:

Phil Jennerjahn David Hernandez


We, the undersigned voters of the City of Los Angeles do hereby petition The Los Angeles City Clerks Office for redress of our grievances and do hereby request a Recall Election to be held - for cause - against Mayor Antonio Villarigosa.

Despite record income over the last five years, Mayor Villaraigosa has led the City down a path of reckless and irresponsible spending that would have been avoided by a more professional and logical City Official. In the face of a crushing recession, the Mayor actually accelerated spending and hiring to the point that the City may have to declare BANKRUPTCY before the end of 2010. While he is now asking City officials to eliminate 1000 city jobs, the Mayor has selfishly refused to fire a single member of his enormous staff - including 16 Deputy Mayors and 93 personal staff members. In 2009, the Mayor offered a 3.9 BILLION dollar contract to the IBEW (Electricians Union) for the potential construction of solar panels. The no-bid contract, awarded without competition to his political supporters, creates the appearance of corruption and collusion, and would have increased costs for citizens of Los Angeles. Voters rejected the idea (Measure B) at the polls in March 2009. We, the undersigned, believe that his continued status as Mayor of Los Angeles endangers the rights and freedoms of all citizens now living under his legal control. We hereby petition for his removal.

We, the undersigned, do hereby solemnly swear or affirm that the statements made in this document are truthful and factual, to the best of our knowledge.