Saturday, May 5, 2012

Look Who's Back In Town

There seems to be a regathering of the tribe these last few weeks. The recent election, which must have been such a terrible disappointment to those aligned with the wayward refugee pictured here, seems now to have galvanized them in their resolve to defeat the hopes and dreams of the people of Sierra Madre. And then there is also that thing they have about the Kensington and Measure V as well.

And I am not the only one who senses an attempt at restoration by the ragged remnants of the once dominant clan. This from yesterday's comments:

Just like the OK Corral... the gunfighters are slipping back into town. Torres and Joffe at the Re-Org. Doyle sliding out from under his rock. Mosca appears after a suspicious absence. Buchanan is chairing the CRA Oversight Committee. Yep... there's going to be a shootout... featuring our money...

At least Nancy looks comfy. But what is that furry emanation just to her right? Does it speak in tongues and beg for kibble? We dare wish not to know. And who is it that has been drinking the Starbucks venti? Is that why Joe's knees are together? If only he could force himself to break away from that conversation long enough to seek his badly needed relief.

Then again, instead of the cowboy imagery left by that generous poster from yesterday, I would go with a more recent movie metaphor. Such as the time when Lord Voldebart called in from the 4 corners of this world his equally troubling and occult colleagues, done in hopes of ridding the planet once and for all of the only true threat to their flickering half-lives, Harry Potter.

These dark forces have picked up the fallen banner and are gathering. Their cowled and muttering attorneys? Also on the march. But they can only win if you don't show up next Thursday to the Planning Commission public hearing on the Kensington and Measure V.

Bring truth.

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52 comments:

  1. Please tell me it's not true that Joe is back. Is he going to be named to the Green Commission along with Buchanan and Joffe.

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  2. Maybe he is back to retrive his lap top, last seen in the Great White North!

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  3. Eye see troubleMay 5, 2012 at 6:37 AM

    Oh no, not that liar. This guy is probably the biggest liar that ever hit this town. He's the Fire The Liar guy who when he first started as councilman people were starting a recall campaign. If he's back in town you know he's doing something against the little bit of peace and quite that we still have. He looks a little ragged in the picture, has he lost some weight, maybe England doesn't agree with him. Lets just hope he is here to sign the papers for the sale of his house. Wonder if he is here to see his old buddy Matherson. This is all too much to imagine, this is a bad dream all over again, where's the tar and feathers? This is all mean stuff but who can forget the smiling liar he had become know as. Book title would be Nit Wit and Liar Conspire.

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  4. We can be sure that Dancin' Nancy will report that she had coffee with Mosca at the next Council meeting.

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  5. We can only hope it is a short visit and we will not be seeing him ever again. The worst thing to ever happen to this town was when he showed up and immediately started lying to us.

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  6. The Worm is there; the Worm is here. Proof of the existence of Wormholes.

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  7. Nice of Joe to pop in. The word is this is a solo flight, and that he only dropped in to say hi to his friends. Of course, like anything involving the only City Council member to resign in 60 years, the truth is likely to be something quite different.

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  8. "I met him when I travelled around the world. A foolish young man I was then, full of ridiculous ideas about good and evil. My master showed me how wrong I was. There is no good and evil... there is only power, and those too weak to understand it... Since then, I serve him faithfully, although I have let him down many times."
    —Quirinus Quirrell on Lord Voldemort

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  9. I wonder where they will all be meeting. I suspect that the location of Joe's last campaign kickoff party is probably off limits right now.

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  10. Um Tattler - suggestion here. Maybe you look into a way to set up your blogs so that a reader can "like" or "dislike" a post with a reply to that post. You can even have it set up so that one can be "notified" on a comment of ones post. Just a thought but I think it would add to the "joy" of your blog.

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    1. Um no. If you want Facebook, go to Facebook. Here we use real words, not little pictures.

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    2. This isn't Reddit.

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  11. dear Moderator - I did not question if you used "real" words and did not request for little pictures either. Re-read my suggestion.

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    1. Please scroll to the bottom of the page 8:51 am and click on the "X" to find out how to set up your own blog. You maybe even will want to announce your blog whereby posters can "like" or "dislike" and be "notified". Yeah, be sure and let us know. Now go away.

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    2. Perhaps 8:51 would like to set up his own blog?

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    3. Maybe when this person sets up their own blog she can have a wood blocks and smiley face function as well. That way her friends can participate at a level they're capable of comprehending.

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    4. Does facebook still use the 4 letter alphabet?

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  12. Mr. Mosca is a 'youthful' liar - he's like a little kid who thinks that denying he ate the cookies, with cookie crumbles all over his shirt, will fool people - given his chronological age, it's a rather astonishing characteristic.
    Nonetheless, there are people in this town who will rabidly decry that he has not lied.

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  13. I wonder if Joe will show up at public comment at the two meetings next week? Hopefully he'll abide by the 3 minute rule he enforced when mayor with the cutoff button.

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  14. Gathering of the tribe? It's more like a who's who of the most destructive representatives Sierra Madre has had.
    Good Lord, just add up the millions of dollars they've caused Sierra Madre to waste:
    Hillside development law suits ($$$?) DSP (quarter of a million? half a million?) Goldberg Park (half a million), bond debt......
    It's a veritable den of thieves of the taxpayers dollars.

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  15. From The Boys Are Back In Town:

    I was drawn away, now I'm back to stay
    I was wrong to think, there was a better way
    Now I see with my own eyes, 'bout time I realize
    I hope in time you will forgive, I'll never leave your side.

    See? Mosca's sad song has been written before. Let's hope it's not prophetic.

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  16. Looks like the Tattler is under siege today from the likes of a certain realtor and her cohorts. Anyone notice the glitter on some of the posts?

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  17. The "I love Joe" claque is fervid.

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    1. Maybe they'll hold a golf cart rally.

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  18. Joe is probably in town doing what, in certain circles, would be termed "building trust" with "intense eye contact". He was busy contacting his peops during the election, but may have felt the need to shore up their devotion in person.

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    1. Given the emotional and intellectual depth of Joe's core supporters, I'd venture they forgot about him 3 days after he left.

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  19. Joe is probably in town to say to everyone "Cant we all just get along" (weeping)

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    1. No, that role was taken by one of the candidates who lost. Don't think they'll try that one again soon.

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    2. You can't be a friend to all when you are lying to some.

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  20. Um Hi, Nancy, um it's Joe, um, I um I'm back in town, um. Can you um meet me for um coffee, Starbucks, ok? um, (ah front and center where everyone can see ME with the MAYOR PRO-TEM, goody, goody, goody).

    In the photo, Nancy leans forward, slump shoulders, hangs on every word, leans in slight tilt to right. Joe, knees pinched, rounded forward, arm folded tight, my turn to talk, still my turn, ok, your...nope still my turn. Where are the other adoring folks? Not another chair pulled up to the table, even if empty.

    Exit stage right (or left) for flight to London.

    Directors note to Nancy: do not reveal that you are being used, as were dozens of people Joe called to meet him at Kirsting Court so he could be seen with Sierra Madre's "elite."

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  21. I am just imagining all the folk who walked on by this little scene who knew from nothing and will never know.

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    1. Joe's "coffee" with Nancy was very calculated in that his back was to the wall so that anyone walking by would immediately notice him - and know that he was in town. There's somehing foul afoot!

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  22. The vapidity of a conversation between Mosca and Walsh defies the imagination.

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    1. That made me laugh. Thank you.

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  23. Sierra Madre reminds me of high school with the "elite" cliques and people who think" they are running he place. Mosca has absolutely no policy making power any longer here. I remember when Stockley or Lambdin and Hayes were in office they would hang out in Kersting court. Now that they're no longer in office you never really see them. It must have been a publicity stunt or a addiction to being adorn. Joe's come back to get his "adornment" fix.

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  24. The table is in the middle of the sidewalk so actually the adoring public can view Joe from all sides!

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  25. Joe is losing his looks. For someone with so little else going for him that could be a problem.

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  26. To quote Mma Ramotswe: "A certain amount of acceptance--which was not the same thing as cowardace, or indifference--was necessary or you would spend your life burning up with annoyance and rage."

    Cowardace--The Tattlers: Never!
    Indifference--The Tattlers: Not likely!
    ...and just enough annoyance and rage to stay in perspective, so as not to burn too hot, just hot enough.

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  27. Myabe haggard from jet lag, 'tis a long flight old boy. Big bucks for business class where you can really stretch our and rest on the flight and arrive fresh. What business, to write off on the taxes?

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  28. Just got back from a pleasure jaunt downtown. John Buchanan and Joe Mosca are currently seated at the same table. Just talking to each other, no one else. The rest of the world wanders by unaware that they are in the presence of so much wonderfulness.

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    1. Turds of a feather . . .

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  29. They do a lot of this cafe sitting in Europe... staking out tables, sipping coffee or tea... JK Rowling wrote a book and became the richest woman in GB by sitting in cafes. Maybe Joe is writing his memoirs...

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  30. No one is as Narcissistic as the people who connect themselves with Joe & Co.

    They are the perfect antagonists of every story ever told of Sierra Madre history and will always find someone else to blame.

    They enjoy their own crisis' they invent.

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    1. The special people are usually offended when others do not recognize just how special they are. Or when people think that they should be held accountable for their actions.

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  31. Is Pete Siberell part of the DIRT group? I saw he supported Mosca and then Moran in their elections.

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    1. Yes he is. Amung other things a DIRT.

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  32. Who was talking when Joe and John were together? Nancy passes off listening well when the real story is she has not much to say. Neither Joe nor John listened well. Their palaver always came across as if they were just waiting to speak but nothing said related to that which came before.

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    1. As far as I could see they were haw-hawing a lot. Neither one really wants to hear what anyone else has to say, so anything else would have been awkward.

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  33. "A group of scientists claim to have discovered the world's tiniest fish. The little creature was found recently in a London swamp.
    For now, the fish is known as Paedocypris progenetica. It has a transparent, or see-through, body. Its head doesn't have a skeleton, leaving its brain vulnerable to its surroundings."
    In a city of 7.8 million, the fly's ego demanded he return to the smaller pond of Sierra Madre. Shame on Sierra Madre for ever being taken in by this bozo. He's the kind you can see coming a mile away.

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  34. Thanks David. Good post.

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  35. It is going to take years to undo the damage Joe Mosca has done to this community.

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