Friday, July 30, 2010

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer - Patriot

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has decided to fight back against the oppressive behavior of the Federal Government. Hooray for Governor Brewer! She is rapidly becoming a star in Conservative circles.

Here is her Facebook post announcing her opposition to Washington.

Governor Jan Brewer America is not going to sit back and allow the ongoing federal failures to continue. Today I filed an expedited appeal with the Ninth Circuit asking the court to lift the injunction put in place by Judge Bolton yesterday against certain provisions of SB 1070 and to allow those provisions to go into effect pending a decision on the merits of this case. We are a nation of laws and we believe they need to be enforced. If the federal government wants to be in charge of illegal immigration and they want no help from states, it then needs to do its job. Arizona would not be faced with this problem if the federal government honored its responsibilities.
PHOENIX – “Today I filed an expedited appeal with the Ninth Circuit asking the court to lift the injunction put in place by Judge Bolton yesterday against certain provisions of SB 1070 and to allow those provisions to go into effect pending a decision on the merits of this case.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Jose Aguilar fights corruption with John & Ken

Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council President Jose Aguilar decided to hook up with KFI (640 AM) Radio show hosts John and Ken as they exposed the corruption in the City of Bell.

"These people hit the jackpot, man. They were making themselves millionaires!", said Aguilar. He also added that "It is always the Hispanic communities that get targeted.....that get cheated."

Aguilar is launching "Project Basta" to recall the City Council Members in Bell for allowing these corrupt practices to continue unabated.

If you haven't heard about it, the corrupt members of the City leadership in the City of Bell -- a small city with only about 40,000 residents -- got together and looted the City Treasury.

The City Manager of one of the poorest cities in Los Angeles County was paying himself $800,000/year.
That is twice what President Obama gets paid.
Bell Police Chief Randy Adams was getting paid $475,000/year.
That is more than what the LAPD pays their Chief of Police-- and L.A. has over 3 million residents in comparison.

Now more trouble as it becomes clear that some Bell Police officers were recruited to doctor mail-in ballots to keep two Council Members on the City Council. The Council jobs paid $100,000/year and were part time... two days a week of work.

The City Manager, the Assistant City Manager, and the Police Chief are already gone, resigning as public opinion boiled over against them.

Other residents are calling for Federal investigations into the fraud.

Sowell: How Smart Are We?

Thomas Sowell talks about liberal elites thinking they can plan everything and run everyone's lives for them.
It's a bad idea and it never works. People are individuals and they can make their own choices.
It's called freedom, and if this country is to survive, we have to respect it and honor it.

By Thomas Sowell

Many of the wonderful-sounding ideas that have been tried as government policies have failed disastrously. Because so few people bother to study history, often the same ideas and policies have been tried again, either in another country or in the same country at a later time-- and with the same disastrous results.

One of the ideas that has proved to be almost impervious to evidence is the idea that wise and far-sighted people need to take control and plan economic and social policies so that there will be a rational and just order, rather than chaos resulting from things being allowed to take their own course. It sounds so logical and plausible that demanding hard evidence would seem almost like nit-picking.

In one form or another, this idea goes back at least as far as the French Revolution in the 18th century. As J.A. Schumpeter later wrote of that era, "general well-being ought to have been the consequence," but "instead we find misery, shame and, at the end of it all, a stream of blood."

The same could be said of the Bolshevik Revolution and other revolutions of the 20th century.

The idea that the wise and knowledgeable few need to take control of the less wise and less knowledgeable many has taken milder forms-- and repeatedly with bad results as well.

One of the most easily documented examples has been economic central planning, which was tried in countries around the world at various times during the 20th century, among people of differing races and cultures, and under government ranging from democracies to dictatorships.

The people who ran central planning agencies usually had more advanced education than the population at large, and probably higher IQs as well.

The central planners also had far more statistics and other facts at their disposal than the average person had. Moreover, there were usually specialized experts such as economists and statisticians on the staffs of the central planners, and outside consultants were available when needed. Finally, the central planners had the power of government behind them, to enforce the plans they created.

It is hardly surprising that conservatives, such as Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in Britain and President Ronald Reagan in the United States, opposed this approach. What is remarkable is that, after a few decades of experience with central planning in some countries, or a few generations in others, even communists and socialists began to repudiate this approach.

As they replaced central planning with more reliance on markets, their countries' economic growth rate almost invariably increased, often dramatically. In the largest and most recent examples-- China and India-- people by the millions have risen above these countries' official poverty rates, after they freed their economies from many of their suffocating government controls.

China, where famines have repeatedly ravaged the country, now has a problem of obesity-- not a good thing in itself, but a big improvement over famines.

This has implications far beyond economics. Think about it: How was it even possible that transferring decisions from elites with more education, intellect, data and power to ordinary people could lead consistently to demonstrably better results?

One implication is that no one is smart enough to carry out social engineering, whether in the economy or in other areas where the results may not always be so easily quantifiable. We learn, not from our initial brilliance, but from trial and error adjustments to events as they unfold.

Science tells us that the human brain reaches its maximum potential in early adulthood. Why then are young adults so seldom capable of doing what people with more years of experience can do?

Because experience trumps brilliance.

Elites may have more brilliance, but those who make decisions for society as a whole cannot possibly have as much experience as the millions of people whose decisions they pre-empt. The education and intellects of the elites may lead them to have more sweeping presumptions, but that just makes them more dangerous to the freedom, as well as the well-being, of the people as a whole.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Karen Bass: Economy-Killing Kleptocrat

A recent story by The Sacramento Bee reveals that Karen Bass, like the true corrupt bureacrat she is, continues to use perks that she is not eligible for.

No problem for Bass, an economy-destroying Socialist who never met an Ethics rule she wouldn't break.

It is mind boggling that the voters in her District allow her to remain in power.
The voters there are unable to produce a candidate of ethics and integrity to replace her.

Good luck to James Andion, the Republican candidate running against her.

For some reason, after losing his Congressional run in 2006, he used his astute power of decision making to run in a district that is even more heavily Democrat than the one he lost in 2006.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Solving the pensions issue

I have a brilliant strategy for solving the pensions issue.

1) Someone needs to form a large organization called.. I don't know.... The American Taxpayers Alliance.. or maybe .. Taxpayers for Financial Freedom....something like that.

2) This group needs to become large in membership and well funded because....

3) They are going to start suing the Labor Unions and individuals who abuse the system.

You may have read that the Top 100 Pension Earners in the State of Illinois are set to cost the State $1 Billion in expenses over their retirement. An average of about $10 million per person. This is insanity!

(The State of California and The City of Los Angeles are in similar situations very soon)

Over 90% of these pensioners in Illinois are educators. They taught at the University of Illinois or something similar. They have an unreasonable expectation that they can draw a $300,000 pension for thirty years.
They want to be paid more for not working than they were paid for working.
Only a Labor Union could dream up this insanity.

My solution is that Taxpayers start suing the hell out of them. Going after their personal assets and saying that their "tort" against taxpayers is stealing a massive amount of money that was never approved by taxpayers.

Basically, it's our money, and we want it back.

Pensioners will claim, "oh it was approved by the union blah, blah, blah..."

Well, this is why Public Employee Unions should be illegal.
They work in fields where no competition is allowed... making everything they do ineffective and inefficient from the word go.
They do not negotiate with taxpayers for raises.
The Unions bribe corrupt politicians to vote for higher and higher salaries.
It is an orgy at the public trough and it has to end.
Mathematics and financial reality makes it impossible to continue this scam.

When faced with a jury of reasonable taxpaying citizens, these pension gluttons might suddenly realize they could lose everything and be willing to settle for a 50% cut in pension or something like that.

I think this is one way to stop them.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Zuma Dogg is BACK!

Zuma Dogg is BACK! And he's fighting corruption in LA City Hall.
I guess he just needed to recharge his batteries for a while.

Welcome Back ZD.

Friday, July 23, 2010

The reclusive Zuma Dogg

City Activist Zuma Dogg has been fairly reclusive since moving to Venice Beach several months ago.

He rarely leaves the area now, and he no longer arrives at Los Angeles City Hall to launch into his trademark high volume tirades against the "fraud, waste, and abuse" that he fought so hard to stop for several years.

While many rival bloggers and activists choose to ridicule Zuma Dogg and denigrate his efforts, it cannot be denied that his presence is missed by many in City Hall.

There is no one else like him. His absence creates a vacuum.

Let's all hope he decides to return to doing what he does best.

Los Angeles politics is less interesting without him.

Stopping Tom La Bonge

I already have my meme for Tom La Bonge. "The Al Bundy of Los Angeles politics".

Because he never stops talking about his glory days of High School football at Marshall.

I also have a great quote for voters in CD 4 concerning Tom's giveaway of a free calendar every year.

"How long are you going to let Tom La Bonge bribe you with your own money?"

Working on more....

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Glenn Beck is distraught

I know how he feels. He thinks the Obama Administration is the one that could finally destroy America.

He's right about Chris Dodd and Barney Frank. They helped create the housing crisis and the economic collapse with their nonsensical voting to support Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. They should not be involved in correcting a problem they created. Dodd and Frank should be jailed.

The government had no business whatsoever interfering in the real estate and mortgage industry.

The government went too far.

We need leaders with courage who will stop them.

My gift for Zuma Dogg

My gift for Zuma Dogg arrived in the mail today. I bought it on Ebay.
Fast ship. Only one day and it was here. It was in Diamond Bar.

Get ready for some new explosive blogging content from the one and only ZD.

In my opinion, he's like Batman. Fighting crime and corruption in the City.

The world needs people like Zuma Dogg.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

CD4 Update: Box denies links to Scientology

The Jennerjahn Report is receiving information from local activists that City Council Candidate Stephen Box is denying involvement with the Church of Scientology. He claims to not be a member of the religion based on the writings of Science Fiction/Fantasy author L. Ron Hubbard.

This is in contrast to other previous information from contacts and sources who have stated that Box is a practicing Scientologist.

However, other contacts are saying that Box has, indeed, denied involvement with the Church of Scientology.

A recent interview with a local blogger at The Griffith Park Wayist revealed that Box says he is "probably still a registered Nazarene"... a somewhat vague answer that neither confirms nor denies anything. Later in the interview, Box is described as being "a devotee of no organized religion". (I wonder if the voters of the 4th Council District will find this kind of candidate appealing?)

So... to set the record straight.

Stephen Box : Not a Scientologist, by his own definition.

But The Jennerjahn Report will continue to investigate allegations to the contrary.

Recall Effort will be forced to re-file

Recall City Hall.Org currently does not have enough signatures and has not raised enough money to successfully put Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on a Recall Ballot for the November elections. Apologies to all of those who supported the effort. The effort is not finished, and we may use some of the remaining funds to re-file in the future. But the August 18 deadline is approaching and as of now we are short of our goals. It is unlikely that this situation will change.

Economic times are very tough here in Los Angeles. At a recent political event, some candidates running for US Congress couldn't even get supporters to write checks to them for $40. It was this type of economic devastation that hampered our effort.

We raised some money, but not enough.
If we had raised at least $250,000 we could have bulk-mailed Recall petitions to most registered voters in Los Angeles. Now, for the lack of this minor amount of political capital, the City will be forced to endure the reign of corrupt Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa for a while longer.

Recall City Hall . Org remains quite confident that the Mayor will face another Recall action before 2013.

Recall City Hall . Org also supports the efforts of other activists to remove City Council Members from power in the 2011 City Elections.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Box evasive when asked about religion

In a recent interview with the local blog Griffith Park Wayist, City Council candidate Stephen Box was unusually evasive when discussing religious ideology.

Box stated in the interview that he was "probably a registered Nazarene".

Probably? Probably?! HA!

This is nonsense from Box.
Nobody can fail to identify what religion they are, unless they just don't practice one at all.
You either are or you aren't.
There is no "probably" when it comes to religious identity.

This is double talk from someone who doesn't want to talk about the subject.
A softball thrown by a friendly blogger. And a sideways avoidance.

Box has yet to refute or deny rumors that he is a Scientologist.

I continue to believe my sources that say that Box is a practicing Scientologist.

I will continue to believe this, because Box offers no logical explanations to the contrary.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Operation: CLEAN SWEEP

L.A. Clean Sweep Kick Off, a big hit! from Michael N. Cohen on Vimeo.

I am happy to share this video of the kick off party for the CLEAN SWEEP project headed by former Daily News Editor Ron Kaye. Ron does some great blogging about civic issues at Ron KayeLA.

I am happy to help spread the word on CLEAN SWEEP, even though I think that in the long run, these people (whom I consider friends) will not support me in return. When I declare for Council District 4, I think the Clean Sweepers will be too in love with either suspected Scientologist Stephen Box or businessman and long time City activist Jack Humphreville. I predict this and expect their rejection of my candidacy, but I do not wish them ill in return. I still support their goals of changing the atmosphere of corruption in City Hall.

I was also happy to see KRLA radio host Kevin James getting involved, along with Daily News columnist Doug McIntyre. They have been good friends to Conservatives and I think they should consider running for office themselves. I think Kevin James would be a great City Council Member. He just needs to "pull a Krekorian" and rent some crappy apartment in some city district he wants to run in.

I was glad to see Walter Moore doing his thing. Walter took a bashing over on the Mayor Sam Blog by all-pro hater Joe Barrett. He also took cheap shots from local politcal operative Mike Trujillo, who went on to basically say that Walter is a racist.

For the record, Trujillo and Barrett are both talking out of their asses. Walter Moore may not like illegal immigration, but neither do hundreds of thousands of other City residents. It doesn't automatically make you a racist. It's repulsive to see them play the race card in an election that has nothing to do with race.

I was excited to see Austin Dragon as a candidate! We need more candidates to take down the corrupt city officials. I will support Michael McCue 100 times over rather than that Socialist Paul Krekorian.

The key is to get multiple candidates for each office and keep the incumbents under 50%. Then in the runoffs, all opponents can combine to take out the incumbents.

July 1980 - Reagan accepts Nomination

(courtesy of Gregory Hilton)

It was 30 years ago tonight that Ronald Reagan accepted the GOP presidential nomination. The nation was in a crisis. Interest rates would hit 21%, inflation was 13.5%, and unemployment was 7%. The so-called “Misery Index,” which Jimmy Carter used effectively in his 1976 campaign, was then an unprecedented 20.5%.
Reagan told the delegates how Carter's policies had resulted in low economic growth and national decline. America also had to cope with gas lines, an energy crises, and hostages were held in Iran. As the situation became bleaker, Carter sharply boosted government spending.
When that did not work, he blamed both the American people and his cabinet. Carter fired half of his cabinet the previous summer, and his "malaise speech" indicated the President saw the nation as heading downward.
President Carter said: “I think it’s inevitable that there will be a lower standard of living than what everybody had always anticipated. The only trend is downward. But it’s impossible to get people to face up to this.”
Ronald Reagan would go on to win 489 electoral votes compared to Carter's 49. Republicans would win control of the U.S. Senate for the first time in 28 years.
In his convention speech, Reagan called for an American global leadership role, peace through strength, and outlines what would become his freedom agenda.
It is the exact opposite of Ron Paul's isolationism and massive defense cuts. Ronald Reagan totally rejected the foreign policy and national security agenda advocated by liberal Democrats and libertarian Republicans. Excerpts from the foreign policy section of Reagan's speech appear below:

When we move from domestic affairs and cast our eyes abroad, we see an equally sorry chapter on the record of the present administration.

- As Soviet combat brigade trains in Cuba, just 90 miles from our shores.

- A Soviet army of invasion occupies Afghanistan, further threatening our vital interests in the Middle East.

- America's defense strength is at its lowest ebb in a generation, while the Soviet Union is vastly outspending us in both strategic and conventional arms.

- Our European allies, looking nervously at the growing menace from the East, turn to us for leadership and fail to find it.

- And, incredibly more than 50 of our fellow Americans have been held captive for over eight months by a dictatorial foreign power that holds us up to ridicule before the world.

Adversaries large and small test our will and seek to confound our resolve, but we are given weakness when we need strength; vacillation when the times demand firmness.

The Carter Administration lives in the world of make-believe. Every day, drawing up a response to that day's problems, troubles, regardless of what happened yesterday and what will happen tomorrow.

The rest of us, however, live in the real world. It is here that disasters are overtaking our nation without any real response from Washington.

This is make-believe, self-deceit and -- above all -- transparent hypocrisy.

For example, Mr. Carter says he supports the volunteer army, but he lets military pay and benefits slip so low that many of our enlisted personnel are actually eligible for food stamps. Re-enlistment rates drop and, just recently, after he fought all week against a proposal to increase the pay of our men and women in uniform, he helicoptered to our carrier, the U.S.S. Nimitz, which was returning from long months of duty. He told the crew that he advocated better pay for them and their comrades! Where does he really stand, now that he's back on shore?

I'll tell you where I stand. I do not favor a peacetime draft or registration, but I do favor pay and benefit levels that will attract and keep highly motivated men and women in our volunteer forces and an active reserve trained and ready for an instant call in case of an emergency.

There may be a sailor at the helm of the ship of state, but the ship has no rudder. Critical decisions are made at times almost in comic fashion, but who can laugh? Who was not embarrassed when the administration handed a major propaganda victory in the United Nations to the enemies of Israel, our staunch Middle East ally for three decades, and them claim that the American vote was a "mistake," the result of a "failure of communication" between the president, his secretary of state, and his U.N. ambassador?

Who does not feel a growing sense of unease as our allies, facing repeated instances of an amateurish and confused administration, reluctantly conclude that America is unwilling or unable to fulfill its obligations as the leader of the free world?

Who does not feel rising alarm when the question in any discussion of foreign policy is no longer, "Should we do something?", but "Do we have the capacity to do anything?"

The administration which has brought us to this state is seeking your endorsement for four more years of weakness, indecision, mediocrity and incompetence. No American should vote until he or she has asked, is the United States stronger and more respected now than it was three-and-a-half years ago? Is the world today a safer place in which to live?

It is the responsibility of the president of the United States, in working for peace, to insure that the safety of our people cannot successfully be threatened by a hostile foreign power. As president, fulfilling that responsibility will be my number one priority.

We are not a warlike people. Quite the opposite. We always seek to live in peace. We resort to force infrequently and with great reluctance--and only after we have determined that it is absolutely necessary. We are awed--and rightly so--by the forces of destruction at loose in the world in this nuclear era. But neither can we be naive or foolish.

Four times in my lifetime America has gone to war, bleeding the lives of its young men into the sands of beachheads, the fields of Europe and the jungles and rice paddies of Asia. We know only too well that war comes not when the forces of freedom are strong, but when they are weak. It is then that tyrants are tempted.

We simply cannot learn these lessons the hard way again without risking our destruction.

Of all the objectives we seek, first and foremost is the establishment of lasting world peace. We must always stand ready to negotiate in good faith, ready to pursue any reasonable avenue that holds forth the promise of lessening tensions and furthering the prospects of peace.

But let our friends and those who may wish us ill take note: the United States has an obligation to its citizens and to the people of the world never to let those who would destroy freedom dictate the future course of human life on this planet. I would regard my election as proof that we have renewed our resolve to preserve world peace and freedom. This nation will once again be strong enough to do that.

This evening marks the last step--save one--of a campaign that has taken Nancy and me from one end of this great land to the other, over many months and thousands of miles. There are those who question the way we choose a president; who say that our process imposes difficult and exhausting burdens on those who seek the office. I have not found it so.

It is impossible to capture in words the splendor of this vast continent which God has granted as our portion of this creation. There are no words to express the extraordinary strength and character of this breed of people we call Americans.

Everywhere we have met thousands of Democrats, Independents, and Republicans from all economic conditions and walks of life bound together in that community of shared values of family, work, neighborhood, peace and freedom. They are concerned, yes, but they are not frightened. They are disturbed, but not dismayed. They are the kind of men and women Tom Paine had in mind when he wrote--during the darkest days of the American Revolution--"We have it in our power to begin the world over again."

Nearly 150 years after Tom Paine wrote those words, an American president told the generation of the Great Depression that it had a "rendezvous with destiny." I believe that this generation of Americans today has a rendezvous with destiny.

Tonight, let us dedicate ourselves to renewing the American compact. I ask you not simply to "Trust me," but to trust your values--our values--and to hold me responsible for living up to them. I ask you to trust that American spirit which knows no ethnic, religious, social, political, regional, or economic boundaries; the spirit that burned with zeal in the hearts of millions of immigrants from every corner of the Earth who came here in search of freedom.

Some say that spirit no longer exists. But I have seen it -- I have felt it -- all across the land; in the big cities, the small towns and in rural America. The American spirit is still there, ready to blaze into life if you and I are willing to do what has to be done; the practical, down-to-earth things that will stimulate our economy, increase productivity and put America back to work. The time is now to resolve that the basis of a firm and principled foreign policy is one that takes the world as it is and seeks to change it by leadership and example; not by harangue, harassment or wishful thinking.

The time is now to say that while we shall seek new friendships and expand and improve others, we shall not do so by breaking our word or casting aside old friends and allies.

And, the time is now to redeem promises once made to the American people by another candidate, in another time and another place. He said, "For three long years I have been going up and down this country preaching that government--federal, state, and local--costs too much. I shall not stop that preaching. As an immediate program of action, we must abolish useless offices. We must eliminate unnecessary functions of government...we must consolidate subdivisions of government and, like the private citizen, give up luxuries which we can no longer afford."

"I propose to you, my friends, and through you that government of all kinds, big and little be made solvent and that the example be set by the president of the United State and his Cabinet."

So said Franklin Delano Roosevelt in his acceptance speech to the Democratic National Convention in July 1932.

The time is now, my fellow Americans, to recapture our destiny, to take it into our own hands. But, to do this will take many of us, working together. I ask you tonight to volunteer your help in this cause so we can carry our message throughout the land.

Yes, isn't now the time that we, the people, carried out these unkempt promises? Let us pledge to each other and to all America on this July day 48 years later, we intend to do just that.

I have thought of something that is not part of my speech and I'm worried over whether I should do it.

Can we doubt that only a Divine Providence placed this land, this island of freedom, here as a refuge for all those people in the world who yearn to breathe freely: Jews and Christians enduring persecution behind the Iron Curtain, the boat people of Southeast Asia, of Cuba and Haiti, the victims of drought and famine in Africa, the freedom fighters of Afghanistan and our own countrymen held in savage captivity.

I'll confess that I've been a little afraid to suggest what I'm going to suggest -- I'm more afraid not to -- that we begin our crusade joined together in a moment of silent prayer. God bless America.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Why does City Council candidate Stephen Box hate Freedom and Progress?

The above photo is an image of a new complex developers want to build in Hollywood around Sunset and Gower. The image is of a planned $850 million dollar mixed use condo/hotel/office development.

As a resident of Hollywood, I can testify to the fact that new buildings and development tend to bring customers, business and jobs to the area. There has been redevelopment around Sunset and Vine which has brought new businesses and jobs to the area. I am already a frequent customer at the Tender Greens restaurant located at Sunset and Vine. It didn't exist a year ago.

However, NIMBY activist and City Council candidate Stephen Box (above) has decided that projects like this, and the jobs they bring, are not suitable to him. Box went to City Hall to complain and ask the City to stop the variance to allow these buildings to be built.

The question remains: Why does Stephen Box hate freedom? The developers who want to build this concept are risking their own money because they believe that they can create success where none exists.

Why does Stephen Box hate progress? He prefers to use a bicycle when most Angelenos need a motor vehicle.
He would prefer to turn roads into bike lanes. Wheeee! We could all be just like the Dutch!

Why does Stephen Box hate Freedom and Progress? It seems very strange to me.
I've heard tales that Stephen rolls with Xenu, but developers? -- I guess they are just not cool enough for him.
Maybe developers are "S.P", or "suppressive persons".
Oh well...

Friday, July 16, 2010

Clean Sweep Tomorrow, ZD update

Ron Kaye gets his Clean Sweep organizational meeting underway tomorrow.

Unfortunately, I have to work and cannot make the meeting.
I am hoping some of my many friends and acquaintances will attend and take notes for me.

I would also like some of my friends there in attendance to mention that I plan to file and run for City Council in CD 4 against Tom La Bonge. I am unafraid of the challenge of taking on a sitting Council Member.

I only need about 5,000 votes to win that election, and that is a number that is doable by any candidate running for City Council.

I am, by far, the best candidate who has declared to be running for this position.


I talked on the phone to ZD tonight... he said he is happy to be living the good life in Venice.
He said he is happy to be away from the negativity of City Activism.

He also said he won't go back to Council Meetings because the sound of Janice Hahns voice in the horseshoe chambers is simply too grating on his nerves. "I just can't take it", he said.

Maybe someone from Hahns office can let us know what days she will be missing from chambers?

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Mama Grizzlies

I think this is Sarah Palins first commercial for her run for President in 2012.

She is one of the favorites in the GOP.

She's in my top 5, that's for sure.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Can anyone stop Krekorian?

A comment made by Petra over on the Mayor Sam Blog got me thinking....

Can anyone stop the budget-destroying Socialist Paul Krekorian from winning re-election in CD 2?

The March 2011 election is coming up quickly and few have mentioned their intentions to challenge him.

Christine Essel spent over a million dollars and lost to him. That will certainly discourage many people from running against him. Don't cry for Chris Essel, though. She ended up with a cushy job at the CRA controlling hundreds of millions of dollars of taxpayer money.
Krekorian definitely got the chump end of that deal.

Tamar Galatzan? No, I think she and Paul have some type of Gentleman's Agreement.
Paul probably owes her a future favor for her support last year.
We will probably see Tamar in a future election, but not in 2011.

Mary Benson? Mary is now a Krekorian staff member at City Hall, last I heard. She won't be running.

Zuma Dogg? ZD is living the good life in a rent-free pad down by the beach in Venice.
I doubt he'll come back to the Valley to fight again.

Joe Essavi? Last time I talked to Joe he was planning on running for a Community College Board position, or something like that. I doubt he will run.

Frank Sheftel is dealing with some legal issues between his business and the City. I think he is too busy with that for another run.

Maybe Pete Sanchez. Maybe Michael McCue.

Who knows?

I have come to like and appreciate businessman Augusto Bisani in the last year.
He's a good man. I know he would have the courage to try it again.

If Augusto wants to run against Krekorian -- I'm willing to join "TEAM BISANI".

Governor Rick Perry for President!!

Listen to this interview.

Perry has helped create the best economy in America.

He says the moratorium on offshore oil drilling is wrong. It will kill jobs.

He is the Governor of one of the most important states in America, yet has never received a call from the President.

Perry says that Washington is incompetent.

"We don't want you down here trying to micro-manage our business!"

He supports the 10th Amendment. He understands why it exists.

I am praying he runs for President in 2012.

President Zero and his pinhead boy wonder Ken Salazar

The Nanny State government of President Zero strikes again!!

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has recently decided to do an end-run around the judicial branch and declare a moratorium on all drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.

The financial effects of this would be catastrophic. Even Governors of Gulf States who are struggling with the clean up from the BP spill are begging the federal government not to do this.

If the wells close, thousands lose their jobs. Tens of thousands down the line lose theirs...the refinery workers who process the oil, the truckers who deliver petroleum products to market...businesses who depend on those products for their livelihood, etc...etc...

If the oil platforms pick up and move, like one has already, then those jobs are never coming back.

Shortsighted, ignorant, and fearful is a description of those now in power.

This is why you don't vote for someone who has never had a real job.

They don't understand that there are real world complications to sweeping acts of government decree.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Is City Council Candidate Stephen Box a member of Scientology?

City Activist Stephen Box has recently declared his candidacy for the 4th Council District seat currently held by Tom La Bonge.

While I respect the passion and commitment Box has shown to civic issues, there are some troubling questions about him. And I'm not talking about the fact that he just now became a U.S. citizen. Nope...that doesn't trouble me at all.

(Welcome to America, Stephen. Enjoy the rights and freedoms. Feel free to run for office.)

What is troubling to me is that I have heard rumors and comments that Stephen Box is a member of The Church of Scientology.

I don't know if these rumors are true, but I trust my sources as they have provided me valuable information in the past. These sources have been correct on other things.

Again, I may be wrong, and if I am I will write a retraction. But as of right now, I remain somewhat convinced that my sources are accurate.

Mr. Box is free to worship any faith he chooses, but I am personally not a fan of a religion created by a science fiction writer. (For the record, I am Catholic and attend services at Christ The King in Hancock Park.)

The other troubling concept here is this: Is Scientology paying the costs for the Stephen Box campaign in order to have a puppet installed in CD 4?

It would make a great deal of sense as they have a large amount of valuable property in Hollywood. Controlling the Council Member from CD 4 might prove invaluable to them.

Again, this could all be wrong, but I am hearing it from sources that I trust.

(Disclaimer: I intend to file papers and become a candidate for the 4th Council District in the March 2011 election.)

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Vengeance & Payback at RPLAC. It's not pretty...

Well, thanks to my informed sources, I am able to share an exclusive with readers of The Jennerjahn Report.

Things at the Republican Party of Los Angeles County (RPLAC) continue to go from bad to worse.

I chose to stop associating with that group when they decided to kick out two members who had been elected to their positions by the voting public in an actual certified election.

If you are a political figure and you can't abide by the rule of law, then you have no business being in power.

Any organization that holds itself out to be professional and asks for and accepts the money of others needs to be run in a way that is in accordance with and subject to the rules of law and the rules of that organization. If you can't respect the results of an election, then maybe your political organization needs to be de-certified and run strictly as a "club" for friends who pursue it strictly for their own amusement.

Months ago, some disgruntled members of RPLAC chose to have a "sudden election" - a kind of beer hall putsch - where they instantly voted out the previously elected officials and voted in new leaders all in one meeting. I had serious issues with this meeting. One, they didn't give notice to everyone about it in advance, which denied others the freedom to announce their candidacy and ask for votes in this "new" election. Two, as I later found out, this type of action was not covered by the by-laws of the organization. Nowhere in the organizational structure does it say that this is allowed. Officers elected to a two-year term were thrown out after only five months on the job. It doesn't make the group as a whole look professional, organized, or competent when they throw out people that they themselves elected just five months ago. It's practically schizophrenic.

They compounded these wrongful actions by kicking out Central Committee Members who had actually been elected by the voting public in a real election certified by the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder.

I was at that meeting where Jose Aguilar and Robert Vaughn were thrown out of the organization.
It was ugly behavior by people who claim to stand for freedom and individual rights.

The dispute over the power shift deteriorated into a lawsuit that was just recently heard. The new leaders were upheld by the court as being in charge of RPLAC. But the parties that filed the lawsuit may be appealing that decision.

My view on this is that as a Conservative, you have to stand up for the individual rights of others... even those with whom you disagree with or don't particularly like. There is a bigger issue involved.
While Vaughn and Aguilar may have been irritating or behaved in a way that other members didn't appreciate, they were standing up for what they believed was right. I don't have a problem with that.
My opinion is that RPLAC has no business being the "thought police" and targeting individuals simply because they disputed the results of a highly unusual election.

The bad news for RPLAC is that the voters decided to re-elect Vaughn and Aguilar to their Central Committee positions. What will RPLAC do now? Throw them out again!??
(Making the organization look even more petty and unprofessional?)

Now comes word that RPLAC member Allen Wilson (who I consider to be a friend) is going around with a wrong-headed motion about Censuring Robert Vaughn from not only RPLAC but banning him from the State Convention.

I find this incredibly disturbing and again, a bit schizophrenic.

If you look at the video above, you will see State Senate Candidate John Stammreich doing some real grandstanding and talking about "getting Republicans elected in November".

Robert Vaughn is the official Republican Party candidate for Congress in the 38th Congressional District.

Do RPLAC members really think that Censure motions and kicking Vaughn out of the party is a way to help him get elected? Or is it just business as usual in what has become a whimsical organization that seems to be based on personalities - and not on the rule of law.

Vengeance and Payback at RPLAC. It's not pretty....

The Reign in Spain

Congratulations to Spain for winning the World Cup.

My friends there will be ecstatic.

I was rooting for Spain all the way.

It is one of my favorite countries. I enjoyed my time there.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Message to my fellow Republicans

Barack Obama is an American.

Barack Obama is President.

Deal with it.

It makes Republicans look bad to continually harp on this "birth certificate" nonsense.

John McCain, for the record, was born in PANAMA because his family was serving in the military at the time.
You didn't hear any Democrats crying about that, did you?
(Children of Americans that are born abroad are generally granted American citizenship.)
So even if Obama was born in Kenya, (and I don't think he was) his mother is an American and he would be granted American citizenship.

The "birther" crowd needs to take a step back and concentrate on 2012.
Obama is never going to get tossed out of the White House because of a missing birth certificate.

Trust me, I want to see him gone as soon as possible, but the birth certificate thing is dumb.
It needs to go away.
People who continue to dwell on it get viewed as fringe lunatics.
It doesn't help general Republican causes to dwell on that.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

More of "Our Jackass Mayor"

This video clip is just perfect and it comes courtesy of City Activist and former Daily News editor Ron Kaye.
I found it on his YouTube page.

Synopsis: Our phony Mayor goes on a phony TV show to discuss a phony search for phony jobs that will never exist in Los Angeles.

In Villaraigosas twisted sense of right and wrong... he believes this segment is crucial and has something to do with actually performing the job duties of the Mayor of Los Angeles.

Pure synergy.

Or dark comedy...depending on how you look at it.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Mike Gatto fact-checks The Jennerjahn Report

I have had some contact over the last day or so with Mike Gatto, the newly-elected State Assemblyman.

Some of his staffers were disturbed by a blog post I had written, titled "Is Mike Gatto Going After Michael Higby?"

In the blog post, I said that Gatto and his staff members may have been involved in creating a nasty blog about Mayor Sam creator Michael Higby. I didn't accuse them outright, but I did list them as one of several suspects.

Higbys Mayor Sam blog has been a thorn in the side of many local politicians... with many political figures admitting that they read it first thing every morning... to make sure they are not being talked about in a storyline there.

Gatto had taken a severe beating recently by the Mayor Sam blog, which was fairly one-sided in its support for Gatto's opponent in the recent election, Republican businessman Sunder Ramani.

Gatto was obviously not happy about this blog post and the way it portrayed him. He contacted me to state very clearly that he and his staff were not involved in this petty attack on Michael Higby.

His quote:

I wondered why Michael Higby was bashing me so hard, so untruthfully, and so personally. I was like, "what did I ever do to this guy, for him to 'have it out for me' so much?"

So I asked around, and found out that he thinks my team put up a blog calling him a slanderer and other things. As stupid as it is to try to prove a negative, I think it is worth saying that I, my team, my staff, my consultants, my friends, etc. did not put up that blog. In the grand scheme of things, I suppose this matters little, unless of course you value the truth. As someone who had to deal with a lot of very nasty and untrue personal attacks, I would never let anyone associated with me make similar personal attacks, in any format, including a web site.

Gattos explanation seems sincere enough to me, and I tend to believe believe him because as an elected official, it would be beneath him to act in this manner. So there you have it.

Gatto and staff clear the air. Let's see what Mayor Sam will have to say about his.

For the record...I do not support Mike Gatto or his politics. But I am happy to let someone respond if they feel they have been unfairly accused of something.

Thank You, President Bush

In opposition to the wild-eyed lefties at Griffith Park Wayist, who are promoting a survey of fellow lefties that criticizes President George W. Bush... I salute President George W. Bush.
History will look back and recognize that he fully supported American ideology and goals.
He was feared and despised by tyrants all over the world because he was a strong leader.

The stock market hit record highs when George W. Bush was President.
He inspired confidence in free-market capitalism.

You will never be able to say that about the current President.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Barack Obama: The New King George

On this Independence Day, it is interesting to take a look at our current President and see how far he has become removed ideologically from the great men who founded our nation.

Benjamin Franklin said "Neither a borrower nor a lender be."

Barack Obama decides to print up billions of dollars out of thin air, creating a situation which threatens to bankrupt our entire financial system and cause a worldwide economic collapse.

John Adams said "A Constitutional Government, once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever."

Barack Obama and the Democrats voted in a health care law that gives Free Citizens no choice when it comes to purchasing health insurance.

Thomas Jefferson said "But with respect to future debt; would it not be wise and just for that nation to declare in the constitution they are forming that neither the legislature, nor the nation itself can validly contract more debt, than they may pay within their own age, or within the term of 19 years."

Barack Obama and the Democrats exploded the National Debt to a point where it is now mathematically impossible to pay it off -- jeopardizing the futures of all citizens here in America.

Food for thought on this Independence Day....

Friday, July 2, 2010

Recall effort facing daunting obstacles

Well, all the ninnys and NIMBYS of this City just might get the last laugh on me.
My effort to Recall Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is facing some daunting obstacles, and if the situation does not change, this initial Recall attempt will not succeed.

1) With six weeks left, we do not have the required signatures. We do have hundreds and hundreds of returned petitions filled with signatures, but nowhere near the 240,000 we need by August 18th.

2) We started this Recall Campaign with less than $10,000 ... and we still have less than $10,000. Part of the crucial element here is that even though 1,000 City workers are about to lose their jobs, they are for some reason not interested in writing the Recall campaign a check for $20. Businesses who lose hundreds of thousands to excessive and Socialist City tax policies will not write a check for $50 to rid themselves of these accursed politicians.

3) The timeframe is working against us. Even if we had the money to enact our battle plans, there is slim chance we could get everything done by August 18th.

Most likely scenario is that we have to let this Recall expire and start raising money to do a new one.
I have a feeling that some of the newly-laid-off 1,000 City employees might get interested this time around.

We need to raise money to do a direct-mail campaign.
We plan on mailing instructions and petitions to over 200,000 voters.

It will cost over $50,000 to do this.

If those 1,000 about-to-get-laid-off City employees had been willing to write us a check for $50, we might be talking about the November Recall election already. But they didn't do that.

I can't do everything on my own, people.

I ran for Mayor against Villaraigosa and asked people to vote for me... they didn't.
I launched the Recall against Villaraigosa and asked people to help out financially...they didn't.
I can't help a City that won't cooperate.

I am willing to re-file against the Mayor one more time, but if larger organizations and groups won't step to the plate to help out financially, then the voters will be left to pay the price for their poor voting choices.

They will feel the sting of having Villaraigosa in charge until 2013. Yes...that's right..2013!

I think it is time for me to concentrate on talking to voters in CD 4 and hoping that they have smartened up a little bit since voting for Villaraigosa in 2009.

If not, they will have to deal with the pain of having the Al Bundy of L.A. politics as their Council Member...

Tom La Bonge.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Our Jackass Mayor Hangs Out With Other Cartoon Characters

Is there anything this guy won't do?
Reminds me of the joke about lawyers and rats.

There are some things that a rat won't do.....