Friday, September 11, 2015

It's Double Your Fun Friday! Joe Mosca Launches His New Political Career In … Encinitas? Plus: The Los Angeles Times Weighs In On John Wuo, GemCoins & The FBI!

Does Joe now pucker up for Encinitas instead?
It is just an embarrassment of riches today. A mighty cornucopia of bloggley delights. First we have Sierra Madre mystery refugee and former Mayor Joe Mosca attempting to relaunch his political career in Encinitas of all places. You know, quaint old style town under assault from so-called smart growth stormtroopers of bad urban design, and the carpetbagger who loves them. Sound familiar? … Plus! The mighty Los Angeles Times is reporting that the FBI is now investigating the GemCoin - Johnny Wuo - Steve Chen scandal in Arcadia.

So what is a blog editor to do? Why run 'em both, of course. Wouldn't you? Sure you would. Right?

First we have the following report from the Encinitas Advocate from down just north of San Diego way (link).


Interesting, especially for longtime Tattler readers. As you know, Joe's political acumen and dedication to The Foothill Village has been celebrated for years. We have spent a lot of time to covering his small town local government career.

So who cares that he mysteriously resigned his seat on the Sierra Madre City Council, left the country, and has now returned to betray our love and devotion by giving his heart to an entirely new city? Well, we do. The tramp.

I mean, what did this town, which Joe once referred to as a "precious jewel so near and dear to our hearts," do to deserve such a heartless and wholesale rejection? Can't we all just form a love train and choo-choo that fickle fink right back here where he belongs?

One of our favorite blogs, Encinitas Undercover, is not quite as vanilla as The Advocate in its appraisal of the return of Joe Mosca to the world of local governance and political ambition. Here is how they announced this story yesterday (link).


Yes, Joe Mosca will certainly align himself with the (oxymoron alert) "Smart Growth" faction of the Encinitas City Council. That is if he does what everyone there seems to think he will do and runs for a CC seat.

Why? Probably for the same reason Joe did just that here. It's where big development and political establishment money is to be found, and he apparently believes that if he sells out his new town the local Democratic Party establishment will reward him with an Assembly seat nod.

Obviously the tiresomely ambitious Joe Mosca has now become that proverbial old dog incapable of learning any new tricks. Plus Joe still can't seem to admit to the fact that as a politico he will never amount to anything except the very smallest of potatoes.

The LA Times announces the arrival of the FBI in Arcadia's GemCoin scandal

We have been on the Johnny GemCoin Scandal for a while now. Which is why the following Los Angeles Times article is particularly gratifying. This story is going mainstream, and the FBI has stepped in. It just gets no better. All that is left now are some City Hall perp walks.


I guess there is nothing like the FBI showing up to make someone think about doing a little late in the game distancing. 

For the rest of this entirely delicious LA Times article click here.

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61 comments:

  1. GemCoin is backed by amber mine.

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  2. Guess John Wuo followed the advice of Monty Python:
    "Run away! Run away!"

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  3. Does this mean John and Steve's business partnership is dissolved as well?

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  4. Wuo better sneak back to China or he will soon be incarcerated in a federal penitentiary.

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    1. 6:45 is a communist

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    2. Really? I thought he was more of an anarcho-syndicalist.

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    1. Just because Wuo can get his BS quoted in a newspaper article does not mean the FBI isn't going to town on his business partnership with GemCoiner Steve Chen. Wuo is toast.

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    2. Wuo's BS will hold no water with the FBI. He is their meat.

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    3. "Council Member Wuo won't be attending tonight's City Council meeting. He's currently detained elsewhere"

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    4. Wuo lent his credibility as an elected official and Arcadia Mayor to the GemCoin operation. It wouldn't have worked as well without him.

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  6. He's a crook. It will be tough to trace the bribe money because it's held in China. He needs to go to jail.

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  7. The Tattler is starting to have an international influence. Maybe the "Sierra Madre" Tattler is too limiting. Maybe time to change the name to the "International Tattler". What do you think? The Tattler has exposed an international conspiracy that should be prosecuted under the Rico statute.

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  8. Tattler should be prepared for computer attacks from the communist Chinese political friends of the disgraced GEMcoin dealer and friends too. We all support the Sierra Madre Tattler and what it stands for.

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  9. Staying local and digging up the hidden bones of these crooks is what the Tattler does best. From there the national/international investigation takes up the scandal/corruption and the Tattler blogmaster and Tattler researchers enjoy watching from the sideline the results of their initial efforts.

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  10. Gem coins on channel 11 exclusive. Way to go Mr. Mod. There is hope for Arcadia. All of us need to stand together against this garbage.

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  11. Mark my words Wuo will be indicted soon enough.

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  12. Has Steve Chen left town yet?

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  13. I'm taking bets. I Wuo serves 5-10 years with time off for good behavior unless he starts some Ponzi scheme in prison in which case he'll have 6 months in the isolation unit.

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  14. How many recent Chinese immigrants to Arcadia bought into the GemCoins scheme? Did the highly visible support of Mayor Wuo convince them to buy these useless things?

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  15. There are billboards in Rowland Heights for GemCoin in Mandarin. Really!

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    1. Can you get pictures?

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    2. I'll try. my Taiwanese friend tells me there is/or was one on foothill and allen or close by. It's a picture of people gambling and Mandarin writing

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    3. There are a couple on Colorado and Rosemead, but I thought they were for casinos....

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    4. I think the Chinese billboard facing east on Colorado and Rosemead is for Forest lawn. But I was wondering why such large billboards were put up in that location that non-Chinese speakers can't read.

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  16. Joe will be working under Kristy McClure. Kristy was the Community Services manager when Joe was on the council.
    Encinitas got one of our best and also a real rotten egg when they got Joe.

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    1. Encinitas probably doesn't know that Joe is in the pocket of a lot of development interests.

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    2. Don't know what Encinitas did to deserve Joe, but I do feel sorry for the people he will hustle into trusting him.

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    3. Kristy went to El Cajon. Close but no cigar.

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    4. Kristy is in Chula Vista and got a BIG promotion shortly after she got there. The best and brightest we've had in Sierra Madre for a long, long time, and Elaine let her go without a whimper. I think Elaine was fearful Kristi might take over her job.

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  17. Send a thank you note to Encinitas for making Joe's departure from Sierra Madre again permanent. Is their house on Sierra Keys (or somewhere up there) sold or still a rental/lease?

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    1. You're right, 8:24! I recall that he told his pasionate devotees, those who believed they were defending the innocent and persecuted, that he would certainly come back to the village we all love. Glad that was another lie!

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    2. Matt and Joe sold their house a long while ago. The Tattler had an article about it. Proof that they were never coming back.

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    3. A further bird flip from Joe Mosca was using a Pasadena realtor to sell his house. But he "loved" Sierra Madre and its residents, right?

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    4. I hear that some of his Realtor friends in Sierra Madre were crushed. They had worked hard for him, too.

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    5. Joe Mosca loved those Sierra Madre realtors, too. Except when he sold his house.

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  18. Did Kristi move from Chula Vista to Encinitas? That is not next door and quite a commute.

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    1. Kristi is going places in Chula Vista, not to be confused to Encinitas. Our son lives in the same community that Joe lives in, I've sent on the Tattler to him.

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    2. Hmm Make sure to tell your son about the latest on Fox news also. I'm sure he will be thrilled to see your staying busy/S........

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    3. Pay no mind to 11:56. Guess s/he just had to get a little venom out.

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    4. post Internet invention guySeptember 11, 2015 at 1:58 PM

      12:29 the /S indicates satire. It's an internet thing :0

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    5. Ah, thanks.
      If only it had been in any way funny, or relevant, I might have figured that out.

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    6. To properly use the humor defense you first have to be funny.

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  19. You got that just right Mod: "tiresomely ambitious"
    Maybe Joe dreams of being the first gay president? After all, it's only fair.

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  20. Now that our esteemed Mod has drunk the wine of International fame and bloggery stardom, I hope he does not "do a Mosca" and move on to greener (blogging) pastures.
    Sierra Madre would be a sad mess without his efforts.

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  21. They need to change the name to GypCoins.

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  22. Gem Coin backed by amber mine.

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  23. The real question is: Will Johnny Gem Coin be at next Tuesday's city council meeting or still be "out of town?"

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    1. He might be overseas for a while.

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    2. More Wou / GemCoin press...
      http://www.foxla.com/news/local-news/18957385-story

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  24. Whoever 9:32 A is, I laugh each time I read your gem coin quip! Keep it up.

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  25. Mosca is a despicable twit.

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    1. Normally I would send Mr. Crawford an email and ask him to think about removing your comment because it's an insult.
      But in Joe's case? Well said.

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    2. Surely 9:20 is quoting Mr. Mosca himself, when he addeessed one of the most devoted of Sierra Madre volunteers in a council meeting.

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  26. Thus is why we love you Crawford

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