Thursday, July 5, 2012

Mayor Josh Moran Receives A Surprise 4th of July Parade Measure V Message from The Tattler

(Mod: For optimum viewing, click on each picture and it will enlarge.)

Photo 1: Sierra Madre Mayor Josh Moran, who is widely believed to be engaged in skullduggery designed to steal the Measure V vote from the residents of this town, is about to drive into a carefully planned trap.

Photo #2: Oblivious to the danger awaiting him, Mayor Josh Moran's "Deliverance Mobile" drives into the prepared "bummer box." How sad that their 4th of July Parade joy is about to be harshed!

Photo #3: Voices call from the sidewalk. Josh, along with Jimi Hendrix (who apparently was along for the ride), turn to see who these well-wishers might be. Bill Coburn scampers over to the Mayor to bring the unfortunate news.


Photo #4: "Oh God, it's the Tattlers!" winces Josh. "Why wasn't I warned about this in advance? Where in the bloody blue blazes is Chief Giannone?" Jimi Hendrix tries a little "Purple Haze" on them, but no luck. They're '70s people, and therefore immune.

Photo #5: Oh well, there's always the dunk tank.

One more thing, can anyone identify what it is they're sitting on? Anyone missing a dog?


81 comments:

  1. Does Mayor Moran do anything without his mommy beside him?

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    1. That is why Josh is trying to kill Measure V. That way mommy can make lots of money selling condos. Real Estate Uber Alles.

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  2. A sheep - someone might be missing a sheep.
    Could be mistaken, but that looks like a sheepskin cover used for the elderly and the infirm, to pad the surfaces they sit and lie on.

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    1. The Mayor was sitting on dead animal skins? Where's PETA?

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    2. I hope it wasn't Mary's Little Lamb. Her fleece as white as snow.

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  3. I don't understand - was Moran trying to be the "stoner Mayor", or was it unintentional?

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    1. Maybe it was Josh just being Josh.

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  4. Looks fresh from the Appalachias.

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    1. I missed the parade, did Nancy (I'll take you out) Walsh do a tap dance?

      Funniest video around is the Tap Chicks with I'll take you out Nancy out of step! LOL

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    2. There's no need to insult the Appalachians!

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  5. Looks like a sparsely attended event. Was it poorly organized or have people finally lost faith in the fairy tales they've been taught about their government?

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    1. Folks who attended reported attendance down - only about two deep. Estimates are less than a 1,000 along the entire route, that pencils out to about $15.00 per person if the reported budget of $15,000 is accurate.

      It's a shame but more likely due to a mid-week parade rather than poor organization.

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    2. It's the same old parade every year. Hasn't been the same since the Penthouse Playmate was in it.....

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    3. If it's a 'hometown' parade, why is there any cost at all?
      Why don't neighbors just close the street off, walk past each other and cheer?
      For free?

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    4. The Fourth of July Parade never cost Sierra Madre tax payers a cent until Matt Bosse (Joe Mosca's "partner") took over. Now it's nothing more than a pathetic display of incompetence and apathy.

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  6. Looks like 3 people not 70

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    1. Yes, but we have no idea what music was like in the 3's.

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  7. Just returned from hill country not too far from Appalachia... a nice, hard working bunch of folks I had the pleasure of waiting with in long lines for gas after the windstorm. They might get a hoot out of the Moran truck but would scratch their collective heads as to why a 'man' who is the 'mayor' would hoke it up on the Nation's Birthday.

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  8. You know what might improve 4th of July parade attendance all across this great nation?
    No politicians allowed.

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  9. If Antonovich is in the mix, that means the County is behind all the development push, including taking out Measure V. That's why the water pipes were such a big deal, the MWD is part of it, too. Need the water for development and MWD profits. And the victims pay for all of it!

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    1. Josh says ..."Its' ok, you dont have to call 'em water pipes anymore...Oh those water pipes.

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  10. That dude is FAT. Maybe he should lay off the beer and the bongs.

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    1. Josh's head is almost as wide as his shoulders.

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    2. Hey, he's not alone. This is America and we've got plenty of fat to go around.

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  11. The Downtown Dirt and the Investment Club members put on airs of making Sierra Madre a fashionable place.
    The Moran display has punctured that illusion thoroughly.

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  12. Parade SpectatorJuly 4, 2012 at 10:33 PM

    Did anyone else see how long it took Nancy to read the sign's message? Someone was in the slow reading group in school.

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  13. That's a pretty cool truck, no need to dis it because of the load it's carrying...

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  14. Who are the people holding up the banner?

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    1. Measure V supporters, bless 'em.

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  15. Hilarious ...It speaks volumes!!!

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  17. I think the people holding up the banner are some very concerned local tax payers. I would have trouble doing that for fear of reprisals. I thank those people for doing what all of us should be doing, getting involved with what is happening right here in River City "Sierra Madre".

    THANK YOU TO ALL WHO GET INVOLVED IN PRESERVING OUR CITY....

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  18. In terms of image, Josh Moran is to Sierra Madre as Robert Rizzo is to the city of Bell. Not too much is said, until the fit hits the shan, and then everyone wonders how little trolls like that were ever taken seriously by anyone.

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  19. What a perfect day for an exercise of free speech in support of a democratically established measure.

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  20. A damn fool little puppet dancing at the end of somebody's string.

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  21. Harsh toke, dude.

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  22. As Mayor of Sierra Madre, Josh Moran is our representative, our "face" for the community. Is this really the image we want to project for Sierra Madre?

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    1. Being a politician, Josh probably thought this was a winning image. That is what he thinks the people of Sierra Madre are like, and would like.

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    2. Yeah, I've always wanted a party mayor.

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    3. Actually, after viewing the parade photos on Patch, I can safely say that Josh Moran honestly represented the parade watchers in costume and silliness. Let's not take ourselves too seriously. This is supposed to be a hometown parade with "more people parading than watching." Save the seriousness for the defense of Measure V! Be dead serious about showing up at the City Council meetings and the Planning Commission. There is a place for silly; sometimes it's okay.

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    4. I would agree, but the drunkenness? Nah. A person in a leadership position ought to be able to stay sober for one ceremonial day.

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  23. With Moran in the catbird seat, he will feel no need to listen to anyone. For now he thinks he owns this town, and will do whatever it takes to enrich himself and his friends.
    I don't think he realizes, that after the "Moran Show" is over, he still has to live off of what he can get out of Sierra Madre, with his realty buddies.
    He will always be remembered with the reputation of having been the twurp who facilitated trampling on the peoples' rights.
    His little show at the parade reminds me of another ex-mayor doing the same thing.

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    1. "the twurp who facilitated trampling on the peoples' rights."
      Nope.
      the twurp who tried to facilitate trampling on the peoples' rights.

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  24. My goodness, I never saw a hippilabilly wagon truck before. A whole family of hippy billys!

    It looks like he fixated in a time before he was born. Tie dye, wearing the stars and stripes as pants, short hair and a bandanna. Good Lord....

    What was in that cooler Wistaria Moonshine? Was he smoking Wistaria herbage? Poor guy ambushed by measure V'ists..guess his piece sign melted.

    Tatts rock..

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  25. Twerp, the spelling is twerp...

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  26. I saw Josh Moron at an after parade party along east Sierra Madre Bl. He was drunk. Must have seen him re-fill at least 2 or 3 "red" cups full. dont know how much he had before and after. He let out a loud belch and laughed. Yup thats our mayor our public face representing our town.

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  27. What's with the truck? I thought Sierra Madre was "walkable." This twerp is as enviromentally "friendly" as DDT.

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    1. John Capoccia rode a bike and the Koerbers walked.

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    2. Yes, I noticed that those "right wing ideologues" Koerber and Capoccia were participating in an eco-friendly way: they walked and rode bicycles in the parade while our three "green" councilmembers rode in style in huge old cadillacs and some kind of flat bed "Joads goin' to California" truck.
      Actions speak volumes

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    3. In Sierra Madre green means condos.

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  28. maybe no one wanted to stand next to you.... the parade was packed, the nigght before was one of the largest crowds in recent years. you people are quite negative

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    1. Stealing the vote is just fine for you I guess.

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    2. Ah, the great sin of Sierra Madre - being negative. Bringing up those nasty bits of truth. Harshing the Mayberry of it all.

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    3. Don't worry, be happy, and whatever you do don't dare say a word while they take your town away. Have a beer with Josh instead.

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    4. 10:57 is a good reminder that there are people who believe life is always just like high school.

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  29. No class, no leadership, no common courtesy, no brains.
    What more could we expect from an alcoholic.

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  30. Willful blindness is the biggest problem in Sierra Madre.
    Incompetent leadership, from Doyle introducing a debt that could cripple us for generations, to Stockly's conflict of interest with his employer bank in a relationship with a dishonest hillside developer, to a small group of investors deciding to remake the downtown with an eye on profits for themselves alone - and let's not forget a man caught repeatedly in sheer lies, winning not one election, but two. There is far too much willingness to see the good and ignore the bad.

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  31. we shouldn't expect anything but dishonesty from Moran - after all he did say that he would use his position to first benefit his friends and supporters

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  32. I think the spelling of "twurp" was a linguistic attempt to render the sound to match the NASCAR flames on the truck. Twerp/Twurp, either way, just shows to go ya that this mayor is our all-time low. I do think there was an earlier reference to the Hawaiian shirted Lamdden and who was the pretty boy with the bare chest? At least doughy Doyle knew a little restraint. He was walking (for fitness?liveability?) around town with some regularity in the not too distant past. He IS the one who had the $1,500 fine for a vote while on the city council that benefited him financially. Fined that guy, the state of California did.
    Ha!

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  33. As I just wrote something I looked at the column to the right and saw the quote from Churchill: "The best argument against democrary is a five minute conversation with the average voter." Will someone tell me what he proposed instead?

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    1. You must admit he did have a point. The average voter did give us Josh and Nancy.

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    2. And Joe Mosca.

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    3. Churchill was one of the lions of democracy, but he didn't pretend it was something it isn't.

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    4. Churchill did say “It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.”

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    5. Monarchy, 12:55 pm. Consider his country of origin.

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    6. England is a constitutional monarchy. The monarch is a very meaningful, very expensive decoration, and the parliament is the actual government.

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  34. By Churchill's defination the average voter may also have given us Watts, Zimmerman, MacGillivray, Kris Miller-Fisher, Lee Kline, Jim Hester and a few others I did like way back when who later went away from their principals. But is Churchill's assessment really one of aristocracy? I am remembering the t-shirt slogan I saw at a CalTech lecture one time: "C students rule the World."

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  35. More than expected on the 3rd; and more than expected in the park on the 4th. Little League did a spectacular job of feeding everyone despite the fact they did not prepare for as many and had to run to the store. (one of the food trucks also had to do a market run on the 3rd). If you were in the park(s) any length of time at all you could see that everyone was having a great time. I think the committee this year did a great job, much, much better than it has been done in years. They also didn't nickle and dime the non-profits like previous years. We didn't have to pay for a booth, nor did we have to give them a % of our profits.

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    1. All of that is good and much appreciated. But what the Sierra Madre 4th of July parade needs more than anything else is big honkin' military brass marching band. How can we get one to march in our parade?

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    2. Write to David Drier before he leaves congress and ask him to reserve the Marine Band. He was going to do it for MaryAnn when we were hoping that the VFW men were to be Grand Marshalls. Unfortunately, the Bossy crowd chose someone else. Many years ago the Marine Band came to Sierra Madre to play a concert in the Sierra Madre School Auditorium. It was a grand concert, but few attended.

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    3. David Drier is a right wing idiot tool !!! Good riddance !!!

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    4. Sure. Like Chu is any different. They all feed from the same trough.

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    5. Chu is different, she is a woman.

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    6. How come she didn't come to our parade? Too good for us?

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    8. For 28 years there HAS been a band in the way of the SMCC Marching Turkey Band. All volunteer, local, patriotic and best of all, they haven't cost the taxpayers a cent! You can argue about quality or quantity, but you can't argue commitment to community and country!

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  36. How many people in Sierra Madre even understand what it means to lose the Measure V vote to the realtors and developers that Josh Moran represents? Maybe 10%? Is that figure too high?

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