Saturday, October 17, 2015
As you are aware I am certain (or perhaps you are not aware and I only think you are), we expanded our area of coverage a few months back from Sierra Madre alone to now include Arcadia and Pasadena. And it was mostly a good move. Traffic on this blog has increased a lot, and we got to cover some pretty great stories. The political and legal collapse of Johnny "GemCoins" Wuo topping that list of our newly discovered journalistic joy.
And yes, our reporting was backed by an amber mine.
Of course, the move wasn't completely perfect. Sad to say, there really is nothing more depressing and boring than Pasadena these days. It is just a very politically correct and self-reverential place, and who really wants to read about that? If it wasn't for the misery inflicted upon Sierra Madre by the vastly inept PUSD we probably wouldn't even bother to go there.
But Arcadia? Now that is quite another story. We here at The Tattler just love the place. There really is nothing quite like it. It gets so out there at times.
Now take the above picture. You might think it has something to do with the current land use controversies in Arcadia, and that it is somehow connected to the unfortunate claims of some fat-pantsed developer types that opposition to mansionization is somehow anti-Chinese. Even though many persons of Chinese descent in Arcadia believe McMansions are for parvenu jerks with deep seated self-esteem issues.
As do I. There is just no other way to describe the needs of some fixated people to live in homes with more than five toilets. Paging Dr. Freud.
But if you thought that this was the case with the picture of the truck above, you would be wrong. Here is an article from The Huffington Post that clears this issue up a little.
You may read the rest of this excellent HuffPost article by clicking here.
You can see how this is actually a good thing, right? And a measured attempt by some very conscientious people to promote the rule of law concept that we unfortunately take for granted United States, and apply that very thing to China?
Seems like a pretty good idea to me. Why would anyone be against it? Unless, of course, your name is Steve Chen. Or perhaps former Arcadia Mayor John Wuo.
What's up with the Protect Acadia's Future website?
The other day we ran a post that included a screen shot from the Protect Arcadia's Future website (link). Our concern being there were no names or pictures there for what was termed "our team." Kind of odd since the whole thing was supposed to be about the leadership of this mansionization forward organization.
Here is what it used to look like, bright blue bird head and all:
Perhaps our posted musings were not very well received by these folks because now when you go to the link for this page (link) this is what appears:
Maybe they were paying their bills in GemCoins and Wix.com decided they were no longer backed by an amber mine because of the SEC/FBI raid. You know, so then they yanked the site? Either that or Protect Arcadia's Future got all embarrassed because nobody there had the cahones to attach their name to the organization, so they went and pulled it themselves.
We'll let you know if we hear anything.
Speaking of GemCoins …
I recently received the following graphic from someone who had previously sent me some other very entertaining Arcadia related material.
Good old Gollum. You just can't go wrong with that little dude. Just don't try and take his GemCoin.
Along with that cool graphic our correspondent had some points to make. Here is what he also brought to The Tattler table.
How about a retrospective on just how outraged the Arcadia City Council and City Manager have been over the past 10 months that a ponzi scheme was operating within the Peacock Coop? What outrage you say? Well ...
- Sho Tay pulled ads praising Gemcoin from his websites.
- Sho Tay referred vicitims of the fraud to a private citizen, Mr. Arvizu, not the Arcadia PD.
- Sho Tay, Lazaretto, Chandler, Beck and Kovacic had exactly 0 hearings on the matter.
- Sho Tay, Lazaretto, Chandler, Beck and Kovacic took exactly 0 actions on the matter.
- Sho Tay, Lazaretto, Chandler, Beck and Kovacic expressed exactly 0 emotions or sympathy for the victims who spoke before them at council meetings.
- Sho Tay, Lazaretto, Chandler, Beck and Kovacic have expressed exactly 0 concerns about Steve Chen, Solomon Yang and their multi-year business relationships with Councilman John Wuo spanning several businesses ... Golden Apple, 24 HD ...
All good stuff. The above named people really do have their heads stuck way into the sand on this issue. Not exactly what you're looking for in community political leadership.
Speaking of Sho Tay …
We used to have so much fun translating his musings on the Mandarin language We Chat site. It was amusing because I believe Sho's assumption was that none of us community preservation types would ever be able to figure out what he was saying. Probably because we are stereotypically too lazy or stupid. Or so the assumption goes.
However, and despite our mental challenges, the translations were done, and sadly now Sho Tay no longer shows up on We Chat anymore. Here is a graphic of what we believe was his very last appearance there.
So now that this "too selfish" litigation has been settled, perhaps Mr. Tay will commence with the long delayed zoning code study?
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