Monday, March 28, 2016

Dearest Amy: I Found Your Nose. It Was In My Business

Mod: I get comments from time to time that suggest I somehow do not have the right to do this blog. These criticisms are often personal. I think that is because some don't actually understand the issues we discuss here. I received the following from someone named Amy, and here is how our moment went.

Amy: I'm so glad that you've moved out of our wonderful little city. Since you've moved out, why do you think you can contribute to this conversation.

Tattler: Because I completely enjoy doing it, Amy. I lived in Sierra Madre for 15 years and still have a lot of friends here. As I do in Arcadia, Pasadena and the other SGV towns this blog covers. When I moved out a lot of people asked me if I would keep writing, and I said that I would. Besides, 3 to 4 thousand people a day read The Tattler. So now I am supposed to stop writing it because you don't like what I have to say? It seems obvious to me that you are far more concerned with silencing people you don't agree with than anything else. Especially those folks who are politically and personally empowered by this blog.

What makes you believe you have the right to tell people what they can or cannot do, read, contribute or say? Certainly that sense of entitlement can't come from anything you know, or have accomplished. Personally I think your pique stems from a small town animus to anybody who isn't exactly like you. Anyone who doesn't belong to your small circle of identically thinking pals, or is not content to live in an information vacuum. If you don't like this blog, then go read something else. Trust me, I won't lose a moment of sleep over it.

Mod: This next one appeared on the No On UUT Facebook page. Apparently Scarlett, who lives in Pasadena, thinks I own that page. I do not. I suspect Scarlett's problem with The Tattler stems from the fact that her husband is a retired government employee, and receives an immense yearly CalPERS haul. Yes, it is always about the money. Scarlett's message also has a whiff of madness to it. Particularly her stated support for the right to a free exchange of ideas, but only so long as everyone understands that not agreeing with her is an evil incarnate.

Scarlet: I hardly ever voice my opinion politically, but I feel that I have to finally speak up. This is one the ugliest most hateful sites I have ever seen!! This site brings out the worst and ugliest in America. I had the most horribly enlightening opportunity to listen to one of these hate mongers attack everyone at the last council meeting. Please everyone!! Go by what you know and love in your heart. Not by people that are trying to destroy all that we value in our wonderful town and lives!!

After this speaker who went way over the allotted 3 minute non-agenda items (she'd probably still be talking!), my daughter gave a wonderful speech that got a standing ovation and clapping. Even if we disagree on many issues, that is our right and gift as Americans. But we need to continue to respect our differences without hate and war mongering and work together for our common good!!

Mod: Like I said, the agitated Miss Scarlett's Facebook page identifies her as being a Pasadena resident. Which pretty much explains her belief that voicing opposition to an unfair tax hike in Sierra Madre is tantamount to "hateful war mongering." 

The Lightly Visited "Yes On Measure UUT" Facebook Page Finally Allows Barry Gold To Defend Himself

Mod: In keeping with their belief that anyone who disagrees with them is a warmonger, the "Yes On Measure UUT" Facebook zoo launched a series of smear attacks on Barry Gold. They then refused to allow him to post anything there in his defense. However, so loud was the outcry over this ugly censorship, even from some of the people supporting Measure UUT, that Eddie Garcia and the other dotty dictators running the site caved in. Here is Barry's account.


Mod: Barry also made this rather profound observation.


Mod: Pretty much nails it. The Yes On Measure UUT people seem to believe that they have the right to demonize and attack any neighbor who opposes a tax hike in this town. It really is very strange behavior, and you have to wonder what it is they base that on.

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69 comments:

  1. Obviously Scarlet has been enjoying a little too much Napoleon Cheesecake.

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    1. she speaketh with a forked tongue

      sort of hypocritical cause what her family benefits from is a obnoxious taxpayer funded lifestyle of leisure at our expense

      more so than the editor of this blog, she should really look backwards because what she is benefiting from personally affects the rest of us

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  2. Thanks for the article, Mod. I just love all the " tolerant" fascists that insist we vote to give 66% per cent more of our hard earned cash to the city so they can keep their nostalgic police dept.

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    1. The nostalgic police dept. that only works 12 hours a day when the sun is out? And subcontracts the scary nights to LA Sheriff's Dept.? Seems legit.

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    2. same police that had an officer completely freak out, pull out his weapon, opened fire on a man, shooting him in the back, a unarmed man, one who was sleeping in his SUV

      and that officer gets subsequently promoted...

      not my kind of nostalgic memories

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  3. I have tried on several occasions to post on the Yes On Measure UUT Facebook page, and have been censored. I think that maybe it is Mussolini Cheesecake that is running it, not Napoleon.

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    1. I hear MC Pasadena is going to run Kim Jong Un for Sierra Madre City Council in 2018.

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    2. "Demonize and attack any neighbor who opposes a tax."

      Mussolini Cheesecake. Napolean Cheesecake.

      "It really is strange behavior and you wonder what it is they base that on."

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    3. It is ok to make jokes at the expense of fools. I understand your being sensitive about this.

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  4. Spoiler Alert; Yes People have a mind set of 'We are RIGHT and you are wrong' attitude and nothing will stop them nor reverse their activities towards winning? Just what do they win? a feather in their pointy head cap or a special word of phrase from their masters and handlers? Could be, I would guess they are seeing red and really don't know the facts either just chanting or parroting mindless words and phrases.

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    1. We jest hate them pointy haided no good smarty pants types that don't care how speshul we ar.

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  5. Perhaps you should google "First Amendment" and "Freedom of Speech". You might learn something.

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  6. I question how I'll be treated by SMPD if I put a No on UTT sign in my yard, ditto for other services. Would also upset the neighbors.

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    1. I think you'll be safe if you put your No On UUT sign out at night. The SMPD is afraid of the dark.

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    2. Reasonable fear of exercising Freedom of Speech is a marker for the success the "YES" people have in destroying American values.

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    3. Don't let intimidation by Yes people and SMPD take away your voice!

      Besides, if SMPD does something it'll have to be in broad daylight - they don't work nights in Sierra Madre. That's a job for LA County Sheriff's Dept.

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    4. this same PD was once parked outside Starbucks and handing petitions to residents to support them get paid more and more benefits and how did that turn out?

      I signed it because it felt intimidating or a guaranteed ticket in the near future

      glad to see them go and their pensions - go rip off another city

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  7. The Authoritarian Personality
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Authoritarian_Personality

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  8. "My daughter gave a wonderful speech that got a standing ovation and clapping."

    Has there ever been a standing ovation without clapping?

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    1. Sometimes they put their thumbs in their mouths and make popping noises.

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  9. Mr. Mod -I suggest you invite the "YES" people to present a brief rebuttal to the case made by the "NO" group.
    I suggest this because I have never seen an honest, factual case made for "Yes". They have certainly posted slurs and insults but surely someone among them could engage in an adult discussion?
    The issue is too important to be decided by who can land the most insults -we've got a City to save.

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    1. where you been? this entire UUT started with a lie, the city spun us twice on this vote yet published misinformation and deflected any questioning with delays or "studies".

      the fact is that the city will not speak to what the UUT is for because it says this and that and that and this, about city services rah rah rah

      but the biggest debt is the pension debt and the city management (who benefits from it) will not state that they need money to cover the pension debt so they will cut city services

      turns out the those getting the big paychecks and pensions are more important than the 11,000 residents

      so this post wont' get deleted for obscenities, fudge that and their entire bull methane posturing

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    2. That would be like inviting a non white person to a Trump rally.

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    3. Or a Yes UUT voter to a spelling bee.

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  10. Well the signs for the no on UUT position are kinda ugly. I won't put one in my yard,they need something more fun and sexy than block letters.

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    1. They were designed to be easily read from cars as they pass by. Unlike the YES signs that ironically, and just like that campaign, contain a lot of fine print.

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    2. Ah yes, the "fun and sexy" approach to important political decisions.

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    3. Nothing could be wilder and more suggestive than raising utility taxes. Hubba Hubba!

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    4. voting Yes is uglier

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    5. I have an idea for a "No on UUT sign ... go to the Buccaneer and put cut out's of our city council and city managers faces over the pirate paintings,take a picture,go home and play with Photo Shop .
      Imagine Cappocia's face applied to Captain Morgan throwing out Cappocia Coins to his minions or how about our city manger as a pirate hotty attached to Captain Morgan ?

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  11. "If you would like to volunteer call Chairman Ed at 626-355-0414. Join your Sierra Madre neighbors in the campaign to Keep Sierra Madre Great!"

    That line about making things great. Did they steal that from Donald Trump?

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    1. Have you ever seen Edward T Garcia and Donald a Trump together? They may be the same person.

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    2. I really see no humor in posting someone's home phone number and inviting harassing calls. beware it's also illegal..........

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    3. That is how it reads on the "Yes On Measure UUT" Facebook page.

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  12. Let's make America great again starting with Sierra Madre. Vote No ... No More Taxes, cut the fat, cut the pensions

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  13. America is already great!!!

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  14. Something is going on in town. City hall has made another bad decission thats going to cost the taxpayers miions! Does anyone know what's going on?

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    1. They're doing business as usual?

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    2. yes, you are right, I am fully aware and when exposed by the tattler, heads should spin....and taxpayers will be very upset.....

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    3. I think the Yes On UUT people can feel this thing slipping away from them again.

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  15. I find it interesting that when someone posts a comment favoring the UUT, the following comments are filled with jeers and slurs. I have talked with many no people and they are not interested in having a discussion, only ridicule.All you have to do is read all of the previous comments today to see what I mean.

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    1. Not happy with the service here, eh?

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    2. Subscription Service - Real Low Rates!March 28, 2016 at 11:19 AM

      If you go with the Tattler Subscription Service (TSS) you get much better answers. What you are seeing here is the free service.

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    3. 10:55A You must not stop by here often. Usually, people have answered the "yes" with what they feel are valid arguements. The "yes" people have been a little more snarky. A little anti-semitism, a little nasty and a few that at least tried to be civil. I don't see a whole lot of ridicule today. There are a couple of "yes" remarks. And what, Napoleon Cheesecake? If that bothers you, I feel sorry for you.

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    4. It was during the Measure V fight to save downtown that I first learned a specialty of the Civility Party was reverse mud-slinging.
      The Civil slander, then accuse others of slandering. It's quite a doublethink kind of strategy. Didn't work well enough then, and I hope it won't work now.

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    5. You need a certain level of intellect make such charges credible. I am not sure the "YES" side has much of that right now.

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  16. 10:55, ,,, The no group may just be feed up with the lies and distortion of the facts and can't take it any more, after all, this is the 3rd. time we are experiencing this.

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    1. Correct. This is the THIRD TIME we have been hearing this BS. We voted it down twice, and we will do it again. Then we'll get ready for the 4th, 5th and 6th times.

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  17. Get a spine 10:55. The problem with the YES people is that they are immature and want the "feel good" affect. Well, life doesn't work that way. We have 9MM in unfunded CalPERS debt. We can no longer afford the pensions. It is time for the YES folks to be grownups, and get on board with hiring the sheriff so that we no longer run up pension debt. Then, the "feel good" crowd can go back to getting the Little League field in shape, and volunteering for Huck Finn, etc... Yes on UUT is one of the most destructive measures I have seen in my decades here in Sierra Madre.

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    1. 10:55 would rather be offended than actually discuss what is going on in Sierra Madre. It is an admission on his part that their position is indefensible.

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    2. Exactly.

      “When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.”
      ― Socrates

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    3. You've all proved my point.

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    4. The Yes people need to stop whining. At least this site let's them post. Unlike their censored site.

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  18. Let the Yes people whine.
    But please encourage them to address the issues. Surely they can do better than mere name-calling ? I'm listening....

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    1. I'm not sure they can. After all, if they knew something they wouldn't be voting yes, right?

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    2. (crickets continue to chirp)

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    3. Name calling: How about whiner, liar, nasty, fascists, obnoxious, immature, anti-Semitic, and that is just today.

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    4. If the cap fits ...

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  19. The YES facebook page has almost 400 likes while the No page has barely 100 . Do you really think you will win ? idiots like you think they can destroy our city ,

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    1. The 'Yes' Facebook page got most of its likes the same way the Donald Trump site got theirs. Paid for and from the Phillipines. Get real.

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    2. Actually the YesonUUT page is at www.Facebook.com/YesOnUUT. It's a satire page of the Yes campaign. You can "like" that page, too.

      You see, that highly paid Pasadena "Yes" consultant couldn't even get it together to get the best FB address. That's why its "Yes on Measure UUT".

      Ask Mr. Cheesecake why he didn't get YesOnUUT.com either? Hah.

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    4. 1:53 aka Martin the voters will decide that. Meanwhile, buzz off.

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  20. Off topic, but .... Has anybody heard how Elaine Aguilar's testimony at the Hildreth Vs SM trial went today?

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    1. I asked for a transcript but it was redacted.

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    2. Nope, haven't heard. I would love to know how that case is going and when it will ever be over.

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  21. I am not on Facebook and all those trendy tell all sites. Read the news and look at the facts, that's why I've come to reading the Tattler. Having cross checked the Tat's info and it's most always right on. As much as I would like to stick my head in the sand I won't, this is too important to ignore. 1:53 must have gotten that word idiots from looking the mirror.

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    1. 6:51, where do you get your news? The church of Capoccia, Aguilar, et al?

      Because we know those kind, unbiased lovelies have only our best interests at heart.

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  22. While I was out picking up lunch at Panda today I noticed a young man in a police cadets uniform from Sierra Madre .
    Have we always had cadets or this a new program ?

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