Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Party Over: Hippies Arrested

I have to give credit to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa this morning. He finally acted like he was the Mayor of Los Angeles. It only took him two months to do it, too.

My mind was spinning over the new, stunning hypocrisy from Villaraigosa. Thirty years ago, he would have been one of the troublemakers. Now, he was the one ordering them arrested.

LAPD moved in with massive force. Over 1,400 officers in riot gear swept the City Hall lawn and removed all the dirty hippies. There was a firestorm on social media, as Facebook and Twitter lit up with millions of users here in Los Angeles who were interested in the event.

Somebody mentioned to me that the Conservatives I know were being a little mean-spirited about it. I told this person that these dirty hippies had wasted millions of taxpayer dollars to no useful purpose. Their assembly was illegal because that City Hall park is closed from 10 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. for reasons of safety and sanitation.

Their pathetic excuses about "free speech" were all bullshit. This was a Socialist/Communist beehive of activity and no other viewpoints were allowed to participate! Community activist Zuma Dogg went down there and tried to sing the Bee Gees hit song "You Should Be Dancing" and he had people physically attacking him within 60 seconds because he was not in charge of the mob and did not have their permission to speak freely to the crowd.

The facts are evident. This rally had nothing to do with freedom or the First Amendment.

If these hippies really wanted to change the direction of society, maybe a few of them should have shown up for the 2009 Mayoral election. If they had acted in great numbers, they could have elected their fellow Socialist agitator Carlos Alvarez as Mayor.

He would have let them camp out there forever.

Hell, he would have let them run the City.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Villaraigosa 2011 = Carter 1979

With news today that the British Embassy has been stormed and burned by radical students in Tehran, I found myself noticing the similarities between our incompetent Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and our incompetent President Jimmy Carter in 1979.

Both elected leaders were confronted by the confusing actions of a leaderless, and lawless mob. Both situations dragged on for an unbearable and unreasonable length of time. Both Villaraigosa and Carter acted by showing their weakness instead of their strength. Both of them will continue to be seen as bumbling fools for the rest of their lives.

Both Villaraigosa and Carter failed to act in a decisive manner, which eventually jeopardized not only their futures as political leaders, but their inaction also continued to jeopardize law and order in general.

The Jennerjahn Solutions

What Jimmy Carter should have done is what I would have done. I would have let the Iranians know through diplomatic channels that they had three days to release the American hostages, and if they would not comply, I would address the American people on television and let them know I was going to the Congress and asking for a Declaration of War against Iran starting on the fourth day.

My televised address would have included the phrase, "The attack and kidnapping of our Embassy staff is not only an Act of War against America, it is also an Act of War against the civilized tradition of diplomacy itself."

If Iran did not comply, the missles and bombs would have been flying by the end of the week.

Would Iran risk the destruction of its cities? Difficult to say.
But this situation would never happen again... I guarantee you that.

Villaraigosa needed to have gone to the media early and declared the Occupiers to be breaking the law. He should have warned them to leave, and then used force. But he should not have given them a specific hour. Just tell them to be gone by the end of the week or something.

Then, if they didn't leave... tear gas and fire hoses.

Their protests are violating the rights of others, and continue to be a safety and sanitation issue. And Villaraigosas incompetence in handling this issue shows that he should not be elected to another political office for the rest of his life.

Villaraigosa can't be trusted to handle the looters and lawbreakers in our society...because when it comes right down to it... he's one of them.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Villaraigosa: Loser!!

I hope people who voted for him are ashamed of themselves. (I don't have that problem)

I knew this eviction was going to be a problem when they announced it ahead of time. It should have been a sudden sweep in the middle of the night. This "scheduling" of the eviction gave protesters time to build their forces.

I was down at City Hall just a few hours before the midnight deadline. I was stunned to see about 1,000 hippies on the steps of the south side of City Hall. They would need hundreds of police to move them all.

So, of course, the pansy that Villaraigosa's not going to happen.
At least not tonight.

By the way...who wears a scarf... on a day when it was 82 degrees in Los Angeles?

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Our Pathetic Mayor to finally evict Dirty Hippies at Midnight

This should be good.

After months of allowing protesters to blatantly violate the law, Mayor Villaraigosa has finally come to his senses. Seeing that other Mayors have had the courage to evict protesters from public property in various cities has finally made Villaraigosa realize that he is the most pathetic, and weakest Mayor in America.

Sensing jeopardy to his future political ambitions, the Mayor was forced to make a decision to evict the Occupy LA crowd from the front lawn of City Hall.

The fact that the Occupy LA crowd could never clearly explain why they were protesting didn't help their cause. Their cause was always kind of vague. Something about the world being "unfair".

I have stated before that if I had been elected Mayor in 2009, these protesters would have been gone long ago. Tear gas, fire hoses... whatever it takes. Villaraigosa allowing this to go on for two months is just pure anarchy. But that is no surprise coming from this ethically-challenged Mayor who cheated in the 2009 elections.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Goodbye Texas

Something happened yesterday that maybe only people in the Southwest are concerned about, but it bothered me.

The University of Texas Longhorns played what might be their last game ever against the Texas A&M Aggies. The two teams played last night for the 118th time. It was a legendary matchup that had spanned generations. Now, it will be over as Texas A&M moves to switch conferences and will leave the Big 12 and play in the Southeastern Conference with Alabama, Auburn, LSU and the others starting next year.

Texas A&M is running away at high speed from the situation in the Big 12. They are not the only ones. Nebraska left last year to go to the Big Ten Conference, and Colorado left to go to the Pac-12. Missouri is leaving to go to the SEC next year, also.

Oklahoma-Nebraska was another legendary matchup that won't happen anymore.
Missouri had played Kansas for 119 years. Their rivalry was so intense it was called the "Border War", based on historical feelings about confrontations that happened between those states during the Civil War. That rivalry disappears as Missouri leaves for the SEC next year.

I like history, and I think this long term history disappearing over money is a terrible thing for our culture.

The blame can be laid directly at the feet of the University of Texas.

Successful, competitive football conferences use the NFL model and equally share revenues, guaranteeing all teams a chance to be competitive. Texas, because of its size and importance, didn't like to play by those rules. The weak little sisters of the Big 12 like Iowa State and Baylor had to take their lumps on the field... and a smaller share of revenue. It guaranteed that top teams like Texas and Oklahoma would always be on top.

Eventually, a few teams got smart and decided to leave. In 2010 and in 2011, there was a crisis as the Big 12 almost caved in, with multiple schools looking for another conference home.

Eventually, the conference may have been saved as Texas eventually gave in to equal revenue sharing... but it may be too late. The conference was badly wounded by the departure of four quality schools.

I wish this whole can of worms had never opened up. Many fans across the nation will miss these historic rivalries, which will probably never return.

I think college sports is worse off for all of this.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Can Jose Huizar really be this dumb?

And this is not a rhetorical question!

City Councilman Jose Huizar has been involved with the supervising and licensing of various marijuana dispensaries across the City of Los Angeles for several years now.

He and his fellow Totalitarian Democrats on the Council have conspired to try and legislate their way into everyones lives, non-stop, for multiple years now. Included in their devious schemes was the lottery system to decide who could and could not open and operate a marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles. But this is all coming to an end because the City of Long Beach recently lost a lawsuit filed by a dispensary owner that said they had no right to control or license the dispensaries because marijuana is still a Federally prohibited substance. This sets a legal precedent that the City of Los Angeles would lose a similar lawsuit and have no control over the dispensary business. And that is completely unacceptable to the Council.

In a snit of anger, petulant crybaby Jose Huizar will go to the Council tomorrow and suggest a total ban on medical marijuana dispensaries.

To quote the regal Huizar "I hereby ban thee!"

Jose Huizar went to Princeton and UCLA Law School. With that educational background, how is it possible that he could be this dumb?

First of all, I have said here before on The Jennerjahn Report that I don't agree with the Federal Government trying to dictate which naturally occurring plants are legal and which are illegal. It is like the famous quote about trying to control the speed of light with a bullwhip. It violates Natural Law and just cannot be done in a free society.

Secondly, the City is just buying themselves a bunch of expensive lawsuits from dispensary owners. The City of Los Angeles can't have it both ways. If you license and permit the dispensaries, you cannot turn around and ban them. This is the problem the ignorant and shortsighted Council members failed to understand when they got into meddling in this area in the first place. Licensing the dispensaries gave them legitimacy. They are most likely here to stay.

The hypocrisy, stupidity, and arrogance involved in trying to shut them down now is mind-bending. But not unexpected.

These clowns on the LA City Council have no love for freedom. They only desire more power and control over others. It's a sickness with them. Jan Perry (The Hamburglar) wants to control the diets of her fat, dumb, and lazy voters by controlling which fast food joints can and cannot open new stores in South Central. Paul Koretz (The Cat Whisperer) wants to control every interaction between pet owners and their little kitties....especially banning the practice of declawing cats. Paul Krekorian (The Dark Lord) has visions of dominion and control over others that are so sinister and all-encompassing that I will not list them here on this blog.

Medical marijuana activists have told me that they much more admired the stand of former Councilman Greig Smith, who hated the idea and let them know it from the start. They saved time and effort by never stopping by his office to chat about it.

Smith took a moral stand, and stuck with it.

They are puzzled and stunned by the sudden betrayal by Huizar.

He is the Marcus Junius Brutus to the dispensary owners.

And today, he will try to inflict a mortal wound.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

More lunacy from our idiot Mayor

The headlines today in the Daily News are difficult to understand.

Our idiot Mayor, Antonio Villaraigosa has not only refused to remove the "Occupy LA" crowd from city property, but now he is actively trying to "cut a deal" with these people to pick up and move to a different location.

As part of the bribe, the article says that land and buildings are being offered. A spokesman for the Mayor says they can't comment on these "negotiations".

Horror. Pure horror.

The occupiers have succeeded in showing that lawlessness will be tolerated by this City Administration. Other cities have shut down the occupy movement with arrests and pepper spray. But not here. Not L.A.

If I had been elected Mayor in March 2009, this protest would have been over in just a few days. I would have ordered police to remove these people using force. Any other reaction to this situation invites future chaos, disorder, and anarchy.

Todays news makes my defeat in the 2009 Mayoral election all the more unsettling.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Why the "Occupy Wall Street" protesters are wrong

Several incidents in the last few days have received media attention as "Occupy" protesters have been doused with pepper spray and evicted from tenement encampments at government locations.

Certainly, no sane person would argue that these people don't have the right to assemble and to protest peacefully. The problem here is that once you start camping out on City Halls doorstep, you are interfering with the rights of others to use public property. Also, these protesters have very twisted ideas about free speech. Like most demented liberals, you are free to speak, only if you agree with their political views/opinions. Local community activist Zuma Dogg found that out the hard way when he went down to Los Angeles City Hall and set up his microphone and tried to do some "free speech." He ended up getting attacked by an angry mob within one minute of starting his speech. Very interesting ideas about free speech they have down there.

The problem with these protesters is that they are all idiots.
It is not surprising that they don't understand basic economics, because most of them don't have a job.

They are actually protesting for more government interference in their lives. They want government to seize assets of the rich. They want government to dictate to corporations and take their money from them by force. They basically want the government to be the "Robin Hood" of the world. To steal from the rich and give to the poor.

The problem with this is...doing this will not achieve anything of positive value. Communist governments ran countries around the world for the last few decades. They dictated who would earn what, what products would be produced or sold, and at what price. In every case, they destroyed the economy and peoples ability to earn a living because they interfered in voluntary economic transactions between free people.

The OWS protesters could destroy all these corporations tomorrow. These corporations only exist because you willingly give them your money. Repeatedly. They give you a product you want at a price that you are willing to pay for it. They take your money in a voluntary transaction. The transaction happens because it is beneficial to both parties.

If you don't like what a corporation is doing to you, you can put them out of business tomorrow. Stop buying coffee at Starbucks. Don't ever go into a McDonalds again. Pull all your money out of Bank of America and put it into a local credit union. But let's be honest, the OWS protesters don't have the ability to get that project done. And they never will.

Government, on the other hand, is devoid or reasoning or common sense. Examples of government waste and abuse are legendary. Government interference in the market place only causes misery for all parties.

The protesters do have one legitimate complaint.

When large corporations make huge profits, they keep them. When large corporations have massive losses, they go whining and crying to the government that they need to have these losses have the people pay for them.

This is a very dangerous idea that needs to be eliminated. Socializing failure with financial gain only creates a desire for more of it. People could start bankrupting their companies on purpose if they know there is a government handout waiting around the corner.

If the government had stayed out of private business, the housing market bubble would never have happened. Prices would not have soared astronomically because the artificial demand would not have existed. Now, it will take years for the real estate market to stabilize. The harm in this enormous industry has a ripple effect, as thousands of other housing-related businesses like construction get hammered with low demand.

If the OWS protesters had any brains at all, they would be protesting to get the government out of the free market...instead of trying to get them to control everything that happens in it.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Rick Perry: "I Think Barack Obama Is a Socialist"

This is not news for any Republican voters, but it might be of interest to Independents.

Friday, November 18, 2011

47 days until Iowa, Gingrich "semi-dangerous", Romney the true RINO

For Republican voters, we are only 47 days until the Iowa Caucus and Newt Gingrich is still out there lurking in the weeds, a "semi-dangerous" RINO.

I call him "semi-dangerous" because he had been written off by the media months ago, but his stellar debate performances have elevated him back up to the top tier of candidates.

However, nothing is guaranteed in this world. Three weeks ago Joe Paterno was a coaching legend whose reputation was beyond reproach. To quote Rick Perry .."Oops!"
Things can change quickly, and I'm sure that when the liberal media starts bashing on Gingrichs infidelity and his affection for big-government programs, his numbers will start to sink again.

Herman Cain, in my opinion, is done. He was always a version of the hit 1968 movie "The Producers" to me. He figured he could sell more books and make more money on the lecture circuit if he placed well in a 2012 run for President. And he will. But he won't be POTUS. No chance of that. These sexual harassment charges aren't going away. More and more women seem eager to talk about it. Adios, Hermanator.

No, the true danger Conservatives face is the frightening prospect of a flip-flopping RINO being our candidate in 2012. Romney is wimpier than John McCain, which doesn't bode well for the GOP in 2012. Even Conservative legend Ann Coulter seems to have gone off her rocker and is now throwing in the towel and saying about Romney that "At least he's better than Obama!".

These are disturbing and dangerous times.
But they are never boring.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Did Barack Obama save us from 8 years of Hillary Clinton?

Here's an interesting subject to debate.

As awful as Barack Obama is... did he actually do the GOP a favor by saving us from 8 years of President Hillary Clinton?

For the life of me, I will never understand how the Democrats could have thrown Hillary Clinton under the bus for Barack Obama. Not that I like Hillary (I don't) but she had probably the best resumé and the best chance for a political party to put a woman in the White House since women were given the right to vote in 1920. Clinton had lived in the White House for eight years and knew most of the world leaders on a first name basis. She was arguably one of the three or four most famous women in the world. She had served admirably as a U.S. Senator for eight more years.

Instead, the Democrats proved to the world that for them, sexism was more important and powerful for them than racism.

They chose a "community organizer" from Chicago. A man who organized thugs to terrorize banks and demand things from them that they didn't work for or deserve. A man with a shady past filled with shady, and criminal characters. Tony Rezko, Bill Ayers, Jeremiah Wright....

I've always made my dislike for the President obvious. He is a looter.
He has never worked to build anything of value...only to steal value from those who created it.

He is a perfect Federal Employee, to put it bluntly.

He has exploded our current Federal Debt to $15 Trillion dollars.

But with all the obvious damage he has done to our country, has he actually done the GOP a favor? I believe that his Socialist ideology has made him repulsive to many Americans, and made him very beatable in the 2012 elections.

Compare this to a possible President Hillary Clinton.

Clinton had the ear of one of the best political strategists on earth, her husband Bill.

There is no way that Clinton would have rammed through Health Care without allowing anyone to read it first. That was a Nancy Pelosi trick. There is no way that President Hillary Clinton would have exploded the budget deficit to $15 Trillion dollars. She may have expanded the debt, but done it gradually in a way that did not attract so much attention.

President Hillary Clinton would not have thrown Israel under the bus, as she knows how much her Jewish Democratic supporters and donors would not have appreciated those actions.

To put it bluntly, even with a struggling economy, a President Hillary Clinton would have taken a much more moderate and compromising path towards governing this country. She would have been much more difficult for the Republicans to defeat in 2012 than Barack Obama... the radical lefty who wants to Socialize America.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Antidote

"The Barackalypse"

The Mayans say that the world will end on December 21, 2012.

The re-election of Barack Obama could occur on November 6, 2012.


Barack Obama and Joe Biden would not be officially re-elected until voted in by the Electoral College voters.

This event occurs on December 17, 2012.

According to the Mayans, the world will end three days later.

Could one election cause the end of the world?

Are we facing "The Barackalypse?"

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Bloomberg finally grows a pair, evicts OWS protesters

I love it.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg finally grew a pair of testicles and evicted the losers of Occupy Wall Street.

Hopefully, other world leaders will follow his lead.

This should have been done long ago, as the protests had long ago exceeded the limits of legal free speech and had became acts of violent anarchy.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Bachmann confronted by protesters

I think it is a bad sign when one of your rallies gets shut down by a group of protesters that make up about 25% of the crowd.

I love Michele Bachmann, but this situation did not help her campaign.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

The Real Newt Gingrich... a Big Government RINO.

An internationalist.

A guy who supported Nelson Rockefeller (the enemy of my hero Barry Goldwater).

Gingrich was also described by Larry McDonald, his fellow Congressman from Georgia, as a man who .... "could not be trusted, was extremely ambitious, and would compromise his principles whenever doing so would advance his own career."

Saturday, November 12, 2011

I don't care how good Newt Gingrich is at debating...

This guy is still a Big-Government RINO and he needs to be eliminated from the list of choices for 2012.

Anybody who is going to pal around with Nancy Pelosi doesn't get the bigger picture.

And that half million bucks spent at Tiffanys shows that he is not Conservative with his own money. Don't expect him to be frugal with taxpayer money.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Awesome Veterans Day Tribute

Tonight the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Michigan State Spartans will play a basketball game on the flight deck of the U.S.S. Vinson. I think it is one of the best ideas ever. A tribute to the Veterans on Veterans Day that makes everyone happy.

The sports channel ESPN has been hyping the game for the last few days. Nothing like this has ever been done before.

I'm eager to watch tonight and see how it all works out.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

It's still Perry for me

Rick Perry is still my choice.

Yes, I know he screwed up at the debate by having a brain-freeze on a relatively simple answer, but that happens to most public speakers.

I don't see the incident as fatal to his campaign, like some others in the media do.

I think Governor Perry needs to have a sense of humor about the incident, and make a few jokes about it, and then move on.

I am, however, worried about Mitt Romneys lead with such a short window of opportunity ahead. Perry needs to get out there and explain to primary voters why a Massachusetts liberal is not the right choice for us.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Penn States "Crimes of Omission"

If you haven't heard about this scandal yet, you will.

Joe Paterno, a legend in college football, is about to be forced out at Penn State.

To explain his importance, Paterno has been the Head Football Coach at Penn State for about 45 years. There is a statue of him outside their stadium.

It has recently come to light that his assistant coach Jerry Sandusky molested several young boys....some of them right there in the Penn State football training facilities.

In 2002, a graduate assistant caught Sandusky sexually assaulting a young boy in the Penn State football shower room. He reported this to Joe Paterno, who reported this to the University President, but no other actions were taken.

No police were involved...and Sandusky went on to molest several other young boys over the years.

Paterno did what he was supposed to do, but it was a crime of omission. The police should have been notified. The University is basically guilty of covering this situation up...and may have bought itself some expensive lawsuits from the victims.

The whole situation is horrifying.

And it ruins the outstanding reputation that Joe Paterno had carefully built and protected for half a century.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Election Day in CD 15!

In you live in Los Angeles Council District 15, get on out there to the polls and vote for Rudy Svorinich for City Council.

You might already be familiar with Rudy.

He is the qualified professional who has already served two terms on the Los Angeles City Council representing District 15.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Lambeau Bound

I made a decision.

A few days ago I was thinking about the Packers chances to return to the Super Bowl and I decided that they were pretty good.

I bought a flight and I'm going back to Green Bay in January.

I plan to sit out in the cold in Lambeau Field and watch the Packers go back to the Super Bowl.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

San Diego

Not much to report today.

I'm on my way to San Diego to catch the Packers - Chargers game.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Walking with The Bear

A big day today as #1 LSU plays #2 Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

I will always have a life-long affinity for the Crimson Tide.

My father taught at the University of Alabama when I was a kid. As a faculty member, he used to get tickets to the games, so I got to see a lot of classic teams play, including the ones that won the National Championship in 78-79.

I attended elementary school at Verner Elementary, which was located about 300 yards from Bryan Denny stadium. Our school rented out its front yard for parking for the games.

The team practiced a few miles away next to the basketball arena. Coach Bear Bryant had a metal observation tower constructed next to the field, and you could often see him there.

One day I was watching the team practice and I snuck through a gate and got onto the field. As the team headed through a tunnel which led to locker rooms in the basketball arena, I snuck in behind them. Near the locker rooms, there were some giant, wheeled laundry baskets with equipment in them. I was looking at some of the team helmets when I heard a voice behind me.

"You best be careful son! You fall in that basket and we'll take you to Athens with us!"

I turned around and there he was. The legend.

Head Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant.

"Mr. Bryant!" I said. I stuck out my hand.
He shook it. His hand seemed enormous to me, as I was just a kid.
It was thirty years ago, but I remember it like it was yesterday.
Bryant would die just a few short years later, so I'll never have a repeat opportunity.

I have met a lot of famous people in my life, but this meeting stands out more than others.

Bryant is a legendary figure in Alabama, in a way that movie and rock stars can only dream of.

He won six National Championships for Alabama.

There is an enormous statue of him outside the stadium.

And on game day today, thousands of people will be posing for pictures with it.

Friday, November 4, 2011

November 4, 1980

A special treat for Joseph Mailander.

Peyton Manning: 2011 NFL MVP

A brief comment this morning.

I seriously think that NFL sportswriters and TV network analysts should consider Peyton Manning to be voted the NFL MVP this year.

So he didn't play? So what?

The true test of an MVP-caliber player is seeing what his team would be like without him.

Peyton Manning, this year, is living out a nightmarish version of "It's a Wonderful Life".

Two years ago, Manning led his team to a 14-0 record, before they let off the accelerator a little bit and dropped two meaningless games at the very end of the season while resting their starters for the playoffs. Peyton took his team to the Super Bowl that year.

Two years later...his team is 0-8 without him, and looking a very real possibility of an 0-16 season.

From Super Bowl to 0-16 because one player has a neck injury.

Sadly, I really think this is the end for the future Hall of Famer.
I don't think he ever plays again.
But I hope I'm wrong.

Is Peyton Manning really the NFL's Most Valuable Player in 2011?

Damn right he is.

Don't agree with me?

Go ask any of the Colts opponents if they ever want to see him back on the field again.

That should be the only answer you need.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Has Villaraigosa screwed us all?

Despite his extra-marital proclivities, the title of this blog post is not a cheap double entendre.

I was recently talking to an activist friend who says that Villaraigosa may have bought this City an entire years worth of troubles. How, you ask...?

I guess that the State of California has "squatters rights" laws on the books.

If this source is correct, then the squatters, who are using adverse possession to Occupy Los Angeles City Hall, may be obtaining legal grounds to stay.

My source believes that adverse possession of the property for 30 continuous days gives them the legal right to be there for the length of one year.

Can this be right? Calling Walter Moore!!

I only attended law school and am not a bar-certified attorney, but I would imagine someone at City Hall has got to have the common sense to prevent this from happening.

This whole thing is insanity.

Villaraigosa should have turned loose the tear gas and fire hoses a long time ago.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The Dark Lord: Raising the Dead?

One issue that I had declined to blog about in the past was an accusation a while back about the City Council race in District 2. It had been reported to me that certain candidates were cheating. Certain candidates were -- allegedly -- using political party cronies to round up vote-by-mail ballots from the aged, feeble, or infirm at retirement/convalescent hospitals. They were marking them for their candidate and mailing them in. The low-budget candidates in this race did not have the staff or the financial resources to pull off this cunning and devious political power play.

I never got any hard facts from the people reporting this...but the post-election voter data shows too many statistical improbabilities for this to be an urban legend. A source who worked on one of the campaigns remembers looking at the voter data list months later and noticing that certain voters that were over 90 years old... who hadn't voted in multiple years...suddenly getting interested in voting in an obscure City Council race involving two big money spenders like The Dark Lord (Paul Krekorian) and The Beverly Hills Carpetbagger (Christine Essel).

One of the ladies who voted by mail was 103 years old.

Did she really break her multiple-year non-voting pattern to bust out a vote for Zuma Dogg?


Occams razor is the theory that the simplest explanation is most likely the correct one.

It is my theory that The Dark Lord, assisted by his willing minions in the Los Angeles Democratic Party, is the only person who had the money and political connections necessary to pull of this Machiavellian power move.

I would prefer to think that this was the explanation. That Paul Krekorian cheated in the election.

The other possible option? It is nearly unthinkable:

Don't think that I haven't noticed the similarities between Democrats and zombies.

But to honestly think that The Dark Lord had now obtained the mystical power to raise the dead? And to get them to vote Democratic?

Chilling. I shudder to even think of the implications.

He would never lose another election....

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Herman Cain on the hot seat

Breaking news in the last 24 hours: Presidential candidate Herman Cain is spending time backtracking and excusing his way out of factual evidence that he was sued for sexual harassment back in the 1990s.

The two women involved received a small financial settlement and agreed to non-disclosure terms.

Now, there are a few things I want to point out here.

I don't dislike Herman Cain. He seems to have an impressive resumé and his experience in the business world might be something we could use in Washington. He might be very good in the job.

However, he has never been elected to any office -- and jumping into the White House is a mighty big step to take. There is a reason that the United States usually elects Governors or Generals. We like to have a person with government leadership experience at the top.

I have actually always felt that this run at President was just Herman Cain "building his brand" so that he could eventually win a race for U.S. Senate or Governor further down the road.

I don't believe he will win a single primary or caucus.

Things like this sexual harassment lawsuit are a perfect example. When it comes right down to it, most people don't know what Herman Cain was doing 3 years ago, or 5 years ago, or 10 years ago.

This leaves too much room for "gotcha" politics.

What else don't we know about Herman Cain?

We know what Michele Bachmann and Ron Paul have been doing for many years...they have been members of Congress. We know Mitt Romney has been running for President non-stop for about 6 years. We know Rick Perry has been Governor of Texas for the last 10 years straight.

But Herman Cain? He was the CEO of Godfathers Pizza. That is about what the average voter knows about him.

Now they know that he was sued for sexual harassment, and his poll numbers are going to sink like a rock, because the issue goes directly to his integrity. Politician John Edwards got caught cheating on his wife, and his career was ruined. Newt Gingrich could easily be the top candidate, except for the fact that voters don't trust him because he was an adulterer in his personal life.

Herman Cain hasn't helped himself by being less than honest about these facts. And he is starting to get his story mixed-up about what he knew and when he knew it. Again, these issues go straight to trustability and character.

Herman Cain better get his act together quick on this story, or he is going to find himself back in the single digits.