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Ayala for School Board District 7 has 60 likes on Facebook. I know, I know. The Sierra Madre Tattler doesn’t use any social media, but I certainly do. I’ve used many, and I continue to utilize Facebook and Twitter. I like the medium. It’s funny. So, poking around on FB, Mary Brandenburg located the Luis Luis ICEman Carlos (click here) Ayala page and started to drop in a couple of questions about Ayala’s work for ICE (click here). The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is the investigative unit of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). I mean, that’s kind of a cool job, right? I mean, something that a person should be proud of, I would think.
Well, yeah, it is, if your job is securing the borders to protect the citizens of both countries from the invasion of hostile forces. For someone like me, maybe not so much, because I think fluidity between countries is a good thing, and exchanging ideas is a good thing. I mean, it goes without saying that you can’t stop crazy, no matter how hard you might try.
In any event, if you are a person who reads the kind of history books that I do (click here) you have a differing opinion anyway, and you aren’t really trapped by any ideologues in the first place. Unlike Screwy ICEman Luis Luis, some of us see value in both books and the computer (click here), and don’t believe that one is better than the other.
I wonder if Ayala got with the 21st century before he turned into Mr. Ed Honowitz, Jr. (click here). You know, say nothing until the person you are avoiding talking to isn’t around, and then talk trash about them. Luis Luis ICEman (click here) Carlos and Mr. Ed Househusband Honowitz no doubt have a great deal in common and could have a whopper of a shindig (click here).
What the Hell is UP with the Kindergarten Sprechen?
One of the most offensive things this guy does is to speak to audiences as if they are stupid, or too stupid to keep up with his big three syllable words. He speaks very s-l-o-w-l-y and takes time to e-n-u-n-c-i-a-t-e every word so that his important m-e-s-s-a-g-e doesn’t slip by our peanut brains. I swear to God, I almost hope this f-o-o-l gets elected so that I can watch him talk to the rest of the Board of Education like they are a bunch of i-d-i-o-t-s. ICEman, let me assure you that I am not as stupid as I look, and you can speak to me like a big boy.
ICEman speaks s-l-o-w-l-y so that we proles will u-n-d-e-r-s-t-a-n-d the important gobbledygook he is feeding us. We g-e-t it, ICEman. You speak s-l-o-w-l-y so that your L-I-E-S seem more credible. I don’t need to be reminded that you are an a-t-t-o-r-n-e-y every thirteen m-i-n-u-t-e-s because my A-D-H-D is not a license to assume I lack c-o-m-p-r-e-h-e-n-s-i-o-n.
Away, the ICEman Runneth
So anyway, what if you are campaigning for a political office, and you want to downplay your role in an agency like ICE because, after all, one of the roles of ICE is to deport foreign nationals? Along the southern border, which I am pretty sure is about two hours from here, that means primarily nationals from Mexico. You might not want to chat people up on that. I mean, get it, because......regardless of what your actual role is, you aren’t going to want to step into to something like that because......... if you do, some of it might get on your shiny black FBI shoes (click here). You may be mistaken for being too cozy with The Man. People might believe that your role is to deport and not support. It would certainly make a person who is simply a resident here uncomfortable if they needed to come to ICEman for supporting their kid’s education.
How would you explain it? Well, one way is to dodge it altogether. Don’t mention the stuff that is over here from 2005 which clearly states Luis Luis Carlos (click here) Ayala ICE/CBP/CIS Los Angeles District Liaison. Be sure to also dodge the stuff over here from 2006 letterhead which clearly states Luis Carlos Ayala EOIR and ICE Trial Attorney Co-Chair along with Nicky Jacobson. Look, I don’t care either way, but like lots of things, things are sheltered, denied, and glossed over. The immigration attorney thing has been common knowledge forever (click here) but the ICE part, not so much. If it ain’t so, just say, “It ain’t so.”
Mary posed this question on Ayala’s campaigning page on Facebook. Mr. Ayala, you say you will support all parents. Why are you censoring my question re: your working for ICE? Why have you not disclosed this?
Instead of an answer, this is the message Mary got from Darla Dyson (click here) who is currently running interference .....uh.... I mean …... the campaign manager who answered nicely enough: Mary - I'm afraid you've been misinformed. Mr. Ayala has never worked for ICE, though he did consider doing so at one time. Thank you for asking. So many wild rumors pop up when one runs for office - but then soon after blocked first Mary’s, and then my ability to post live questions on an open political forum.
Darla Dyson later informed us that the page is intended for information to engage supporters in volunteering for phone banking and walking the precinct. I won’t be able to volunteer, and neither can my friend from Amsterdam, but on a positive note, Petey Herr Dreier and Steve Cole, both of “the non-partisan” grass root group Invest in Pasadena Kids (IiPK) can still access the page and volunteer to their hearts’ content. Luis the ICEman (click here) would probably be better off with those guys anyway. They don’t knock and run away like I do.
Look, I know the head Tattler doesn’t like social media. Me, like I said, I love it. It keeps me in touch with people I never see, and as a musician, it gives fans an opportunity to interact with my band and I. It requires everyone to either be brutally honest, or an absolute phony, and best of all, it’s out there live, 24/7. Recently more and more politicians are figuring out what everyone else already knew - you can get the word out quickly and effectively. Like, if Luis Luis ICEman Carlos (click here) wants you to know that the Los Angeles County Democratic Party endorses him, he’ll make sure you know about it. The down side is, of course, you also might have people like Mary and I writing and calling horse slop on the lies.
Dahling I Love you, but Give Me Park Avenue
Just like Petey “Apartments are Cool for You, Not Me” Dreier has figured out how to live in the suburban shade of a detached home in Pasadena while grooving on the pack and stack Urban Housing for Pasadena plan, so has Luis Luis ICEman Carlos (click here) Ayala figured out how to groove in the upscale housing district of Pasadena to the tune of a cool million dollars (click here) for his crib back in 2004, right about the time his name showed up on those ICE docs. That’s some pretty promising cash flow for an..... um..... immigration attorney, and that’s hardly the housing my favorite communist, I mean, columnist Petey Dreier thinks we all should be dwelling in - but just the same, maybe the ICEman is one of the special ones, too. I wish I was special (click here). Outside of the ACT endorsement though, the ICEman doesn’t quite fit on the chassis of the machine too well.
Up until recently I thought Luis Luis ICEman Carlos (click here) Ayala was handling his campaign out of his own pocket, which, I have to admit, was something I admired. Alas, it wasn’t to be so. Luis Luis ICEman Carlos (click here) has his campaign contributions up (click here) at the Pasadena City Clerk page, and he got a hundred each from attorneys Dale Gronemeier, and Phyllis Colman. No surprises there, after all, Luis always proclaims he’s a lawyer (click here). There was also $242.25 from a non-lawyer, Measure A commandant and SCE side door buddy Kenny Chawkins. The ICEman also got $1,000 each from Peter Knell and Mrs. Knell, investment manager at KCB Management (click here), and another $1,000 from Edmund Sutro, PHD, an Arcadia Unified Teacher (and former PUSD teacher) who also appears to be a part-time investor (click here) and likes to kick in money now and again (click here) around election time.
Luis Luis ICEman Carlos (click here) Ayala doesn’t want to talk about ICE, and he doesn’t want to explain to myself or to Mrs. Brandenburg why his children deserve to go to private school, and why ours aren’t good enough. Really? An immigration attorney who sends his kids to private school is going to make administrative decisions for my three kids? He is so out of touch with American public education that he thinks that discussing that he learned three languages studying abroad is going to somehow resonate with people who grew up sleeping in a garage and a trailer like I did, or trying to carve a public education out of a boulder in Pasadena, or learning to do algebra from a tent on a wrecking yard like the kids in Sierra Madre do.
See, not everyone is privileged enough to go to private school. All that talk about Linda Vista being closed is hogwash. Our boy Luis is like house-husband Honowitz in more ways than one, it seems. Word is that it is the Mrs. who has put the ixnay on the ublic-pay ool-schay idea. She was overheard saying she would never send her preciousssss ones to PUSD schools. Oh, hell no. Mrs. Ayala doesn’t want her special ones taught in the squirrel cage with our special ones.
Luis Luis ICEman Carlos (click here) Ayala is from a privileged class. He doesn’t want us to forget just how special he is. He has repeatedly let the lesser class know about his foreign learning as opposed to our silly old Californian edumacations (click here). Here’s a nice byte of Ayala’s ego and bravado to chew on: I learned peoples' different perspectives of culture and politics by studying in France, Mexico, Portugal, Hong Kong, and Singapore (click here).
Tell me about studying in Portugal, and I’ll tell you about a kid raising his four siblings and then dropping out of high school. Luis Luis ICEman Carlos (click here) Ayala, you have no idea what people who aren’t privileged like you have to go through to get a basic education in this country. Tell me, Screwy Luis, if a parent of a child attending school in America is not a citizen, maybe they’re a resident, or undocumented - will that parent feel confident that they can go to the Luis Luis ICEman Carlos (click here) Ayala, and secure an education for a child without the fear of being deported by a .... uh..... board member?
See, Luis Luis the ICEman Carlos (click here) Ayala maybe you should’ve stayed in America to learn some basic math. You seem to have forgotten how many years you were in private practice vs. how many years you were an ICEman. Last week at Marshall he added 12 years to Scott Phelps’s 8 years as Board member.
Take that Silver Spoon out of your Mouth and Answer the Question
February 11, 2013
Dear Mr. Ayala,
I've been trying to find some information regarding your affiliation with ICE and EIOC, and why you have not disclosed this. I sent a message on your Facebook campaign page weeks ago and received no response. I then tried posting the question on the wall, but was removed and I am now blocked.
My question is one that others in the Latino community will also have, and rather than silencing me, why not just clarify?
When you speak of working as a Board member with all parents, that should also include those that you may not agree with, as well as those that are the disenfranchised, such as us.
Thank you in advance,
You see, there will never be an answer to any of these questions available before the election. Not a chance. Luis Luis ICEman Carlos (click here) “No Worries, I’m an Attorney” Ayala doesn’t seem capable of answering questions through anything other than a very controlled forum that are hosted by ACT or the unions, and doesn’t know how to handle an audience/family member like me. There are people who run over and tell me their rules. They don’t understand that a person has to first recognize the authority of the rule maker to actually follow them. This is my problem with city governments and boards of education who lie. I don’t recognize their authority.
So. How on Earth is he going to provide leadership for our kids? His campaign sounds like a scripted and generated infomercial. He has no platform other than he’s a g-man with a law degree. Big deal, who isn’t these days? He dodges questions, casts stones, shows up late for forums, sends his kids private, went private himself, but, by God the elitist has the solution for public education in Pasadena. We proles are so lucky to have someone so special in our midst.
He’s turned Andre' Coleman down for an interview or two already, well, I assume he just hasn’t responded. Good luck to the Coleman trying to get Ayala to say anything other than “I am an attorney” (click here) if Andre actually gets the pleasure of Ayala’s company. Mary Brandenburg, following Darla Dyson’s suggestion, has written Luis Luis ICEman Carlos (click here) through email. The 21st Century is so cool. She had actually tried earlier in the month as well. It took her two minutes to write it and send it. It would have taken about that long for Luis Luis Carlos to respond. The emails have gone unanswered. Ayala has no problem slamming the other District 7 candidate, Scott Phelps every opportunity he gets, but doesn’t seem willing or able to take two minutes to explain exactly why his name shows up associated with ICE, and his people don’t seem willing to either. Certainly seems that deflection is his only card trick, or maybe the ICEman just can’t count that high.
Until Luis Luis ICEman Carlos (click here) Ayala decides to open up and share with us, the little people, we will just have to wait. We may assume his job is much like this information outlined by ICE co-chair Faith Nouri (click here), who is listed on the same docs as Luis Luis Carlos (click here) since she probably did the same job did the same job that Luis the ICEman (click here) did. Well. At least one of them knows what the job looks like, and isn’t too shy to explain it. Thankfully, there is this single bit of footage of Luis Luis ICEman Carlos that snuck through before the candidate cleaner got ahold of him (click here).
Thank heaven for the candidate Roto-Rooter. Cleans all the bad stuff right out.