Monday, April 23, 2018

Sho's Woes: Sho Tay Supporters Demand the City Shut Down the Free Press in Arcadia for Reporting the News

Mod: As readers of this blog are aware, Arcadia Mayor Pro Tem Sho Tay is currently under investigation for possible California campaign law violations by the FPPC, and likely by the City Attorney as well for a rather broad Brown Act violation at last Tuesday evening's City Council meeting. This while Mr. Tay will also presumably face a vote tomorrow night by his elected colleagues on the council regarding his fitness to serve as Mayor. There have been a number of letters sent to City Hall by his supporters, three of which were forwarded to me. However, rather than discussing any of the reporting here or at the Arcadia Weekly on Sho's woes, the demand seems to be that the city shut down the local press for reporting news they didn't want to see.

Dear Councilman, Councilwoman, and City Manager,

I am writing to show discontent with current print of "Arcadia Weekly" story on "Councilman Tay".  This newspaper has continuously attacked the only Asian councilman on Arcadia council, providing info to mislead readers that Sho Tay is unqualified but never disclosed the contribution and work Councilman Tay brought to Arcadia Asian community. They have done it in the past and they kept doing it in every election. It's a strongly biased and discriminatory newspaper. Please disclose how much is City of Arcadia sponsoring this local newspaper to publishing biased newspaper. I, as a taxpayer, felt that we should not continuing sponsor such newspaper.

Best Regards, Andrew Lin

Mod: Here is the next missive.

Dear City Managers,

I have noticed that Arcadia Weekly is not posting articles in a neutral manner. I don't understand why the city did not stop or warn this newspaper.

It has came to a point that makes me as a resident feeling sick and disappointed to see such a long time newspaper which represent Arcadia has made such unprofessional comments. Whoever is in charge of this newspaper should be warned and stopped immediately and apologize to wrongly accused victims.

Sho Tay did not divide the city, in fact he has pulled Arcadians together. It is Arcadia Weekly and Sierra Madre Tattler have divided the city. I strongly urged the city to take further action to these newspapers.

Sammie Fong
District 4

Mod: This third letter is far longer. Here is a four part screen shot.


Mod: I can't speak for the Arcadia Weekly, but this blog will continue to post news as we see fit. The notion that certain Sho Tay supporters actually believe the City of Arcadia could send their police to a reporter's house and drag him off in handcuffs in order to, in Angie's words, "incorporate civility and foster a welcoming interactions environment," seems very Orwellian to me. Hopefully Angie has finally read the article that caused her to write so long a letter, and now understands the possible legal woes Sho Tay is facing. Also why these problems could make him an unsuitable choice for Mayor of Arcadia. There will be more news on the Arcadia situation tomorrow. 

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121 comments:

  1. Sho Tay and his army are hard at work trying to get certain city council member(s) intimidated enough to vote Tay as Mayor tomorrow.

    It would be a shame to have him as Arcadia's Mayor.

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    1. He is not even fit for being a city council member. A special election might be necessary in the future to replace him.

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    2. They've been organized to send emails to Mayor Peter Amundson requesting his support of Sho Tay being the next Mayor.

      Peter, please do not feel pressured or fancy their support in your next election! Those are people from (or misinformed by) a very small special-interest group. We urge you to distance yourself from Sho Tay!

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    3. If you continue to print the truth, I am going to take my Amber and go home.

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    4. Amber mines are backed by Gem Coins.

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  2. I’m offended by your continued use of unflattering pictures of peacocks. You should present peacocks in a neutral, unbiased manner.

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    1. Beat cover pic in a while.

      I laughed out loud

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  3. Those birds scare me when driving along with the window open. Once I thought it was a kid screaming in pain.

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    1. "Insurers have had to step in after a particularly plucky peacock caused over $6000 dollars’ worth of damage to cars by attacking his own reflection. Percy the peacock has been causing havoc at a countryside visitor attraction in the UK by getting a little too riled up during breeding season and the attraction’s insurers have had to get involved."

      http://www.pic.co.nz/angry-bird-causes-thousands-of-dollars-in-damage/

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  4. I agree 6:27am. Peacocks deserve to be photographed and represented in all their splendor head shots just won't do.

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    1. Where's the police? Aren't there laws against Peacockphilia?

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    2. As a responsible US citizen, I just reported this 7:19 post to the folks at the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

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  5. I thought your Peacock picture was a perfect picture that depicted the situation.

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    1. Yes, I agree. The letter writers are bird brains.

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    2. Actually, Sho has created cult-like behavior and thinking on the part of his followers. They are victims. He took advantage of their insecurities using WeChat as a vehicle. He is a divider who will continue his ways. He knows no other way.

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    3. Stop shaming birds. Birds are smart. My parrot can recite the Constitution.

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  6. Here is my question to these letter writers. If you left China because of the lack of freedom, why would you want to enforce that kind of oppression here?

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    1. These same letter writers have also been organized to oppress opposing opinions in any Chinese WeChat groups they can sleek into or create, and they have been quite successful so far. Now they think they can do the same to the English media.

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    2. WeChat is an arm of the oppressive police state regime in Beijing. I am sure they feel very comfortable posting there.

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    3. The move is to implant Beijing Communist rule using Arcadia City Council as a test model.
      1. Establish their restricted WeChat blog, 2. elect a puppet city council member (Sho), 3.continue to report back to China 4. welcome the next targeted wave of obedient immigrants to use for this purpose 4. buy publications with city name & post propaganda, 5 stop English publications they can't control like the Weekly.
      The funding is coming from Communist Beijing funned through cooperative members of Arcadia civic & business associations . Dangerous and Happening Now.

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    4. 8:29 you have correctly identified the agenda. Add to the list that the infiltration of the school system is part of the plan. From that platform they can intimidate parents who oppose the party line by affecting the lives of their children. It is already happening. I had more than one resident tell me that, although they were supporting Tom Beck, they would not put up a sign for fear of retaliation on their child at school.

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    5. Agree with 7:40,7:52,7:56 8:29,9:09.
      I encourage the people to read The Epoch Times. It has a free online and print newspapers.

      https://www.theepochtimes.com/

      Excerpts from their website:
      About us:
      Freedom of the press and humanity are the foundation of Epoch Times; our beginnings hailed from a great need to provide uncensored news to a people immersed in propaganda and censorship in China.

      Having witnessed events like Tiananmen Square and the persecution of the spiritual group Falun Gong, and at a great risk to themselves and their loved ones, a group of Chinese-Americans started publishing Epoch Times in the Chinese language in the U.S. Some reporters in China were jailed, and some suffered severe torture.

      Integrity and truthfulness in reporting, together with the stories that really matter, are cornerstones to Epoch Times.

      The first English edition launched online in 2003 followed by the first print edition in 2004. Our beginnings have instilled in Epoch Times staff an unwavering commitment to objective reporting and socially responsible business practices, as well as respect for human rights and freedom.

      Our Reach:
      We publish in 21 languages in 35 countries across five continents. We are proud to offer print and web editions in Chinese, English, German, French, Spanish, Hebrew, Russian, Japanese, Korean and Indonesian, as well as web versions in Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Romanian, Czech, Slovak, Vietnamese, Swedish, Turkish, Portuguese, Italian, and Persian.

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    6. The Chinese World Journal newspaper is the one that called Jolly Wu a banana. Terrible. If Sho is all about fairness and anti racist why did he not condemn this newspaper? And why are they placed in distribution boxes along public streets? Sho's army touts fairness but not for both sides. Finally, the fact that there are "both sides" can be placed in Sho Tay's corner.

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    7. 8:29 AM: hahahahhaahha..... to the point i think you are closer to dumb... You think Chinese govt have any interest in controlling Arcadia election or council!? my god, you must've be crushed by communist in your earlier life!.

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    8. You don't think the Chinese regime in Beijing is interested in what goes on in the United States? Let me guess, you're in the market for some Gem Coins.

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    9. oh ya, sure. CHinese govt wil make Arcadia another city of CHina! come on!

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  7. What an embarrassment to our city if Sho Tay is voted in as Mayor. Arcadia needs someone who is not controversial, doesn’t have investigations open for campaign issues, and doesn’t violate the Brown Act. Sho Tay sends his people in to talk at city council meetings (heard speakers were paid $50 each 2 years ago during that campaign), and I wonder what their compensation is now? Sho Tay doesn’t know how to unite Arcadia, and it’s evident with the current mess he’s in. He doesn’t represent all of Arcadia, only his interests and certain groups. It’s time for a woman to be mayor of Arcadia!

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    1. Sho has done everything he can to exploit the fissures in Arcadia's population. To say that he brought Arcadia together is a big fat lie.

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    2. Without Sho Tay's support Bob Harbicht would have probably won.

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  8. I condemn Sho's appointment as Mayor; he has racially divided, not united our city. It will mark the first time a candidate under FPPC & Brown Act investigations ,who ran without an opponent, will be installed as Mayor. Arcadia must resist installing this Mayor who misuses campaign funds, meddles in other districts , smears his opponent, denies responsibility when shown these mailers , uses his wife's as a front to distribute illicit campaign funds & runs the cult-like authoritarian WeChat website which controls what new immigrants think, say & do.
    Redistricting is a disgrace used to bypass the Democratic process & control the council for financial gain of
    special interests. I ask the moderate Chinese to please find the courage to speak out. The WeChat cult robots
    will attend to read scripts for Sho. He has been investigated and fined by the FPPC before but yet retained his seat. He needs to be removed as Mayor. This is NOT a Democratic City government, it is Fascism in motion.


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  9. Thanks God for the First Amendment.

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  10. Dear Sho Tay supporters who wrote the letters,

    Your complaint about Arcadia Weekly's article on Sho Tay is much ado about nothing.

    As you know or maybe you don't know, there are libel and slandering laws in the US. Libel is a written or published defamatory statement, while slander is defamation that is spoken by the defendant. A person who has been defamed can sue the person who did the defaming for damages. Sho Tay is a big boy and a smart man. He can file a civil lawsuit against the Arcadia Weekly if he thinks the newspaper's article about him is untrue and false to defame him and his reputation. BTW, most Asians, including myself, agree that Sho Tay is an embarrassment to our community of all different races.

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  11. As an Asian in the community, I absolutely do not appreciate Sho Tay's supporters constant use of fascistic tactics of intimidation and mob rule behaviors to local elections and politics.

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  12. The real victims are the people who were recruited and manipulated on WeChat though misinformation, fear, and the lies of Sho Tay. To put the abuser in as Mayor is like putting the fox in charge of the hen house. Sho has been the biggest divider in the history of Arcadia. Just read the letters as evidence of how Sho has twisted the minds of our vulnerable immigrants.

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    1. Give me a break! Stop making excuses that Tay's followers are victims. They know what they are doing.

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    2. A lot of what they say shows a deep ignorance of the freedoms citizens of America are guaranteed.

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    3. wrong. i joined wechat group not long ago. i was pissed at how some council members were fake and discriminatory. Sho Tay created these wechat for Chinese residence to talk about HPO and other matters. Him and his volunteers also vividly asked / begged chinese citizenship to vote.. what is wrong with that!?

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  13. After a year of Sho Tay as Mayor there won't be another pro-McMansion pol elected for a decade. Developers needs to realize this fool will be a disaster for their cause. Everything he touches falls to pieces.

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  14. Regarding Angie, who wrote the really long letter to the City Council.

    Listen sweetheart, don't preach to us about civility when Sho Tay, Chandler, Developers collective started the smear campaign on the other candidates. And you are an embarrassment to your gender and race descripting Sho Tay like a god-like heroic leader of the Chinese people. You are showing signs of neurosis, psychosis, or schizophrenia. You need serious emotional therapeutic counseling.

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  15. Hi Angie, your letter is so romantic. Have you considered to be fiction novel writer?

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  16. It will make Arcadia look very foolish and completely without character to elect Sho Tay as mayor. Letting misinformed bullies take over the city? Arcadia you will drown in the sawdust of the developers.

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  17. Are you telling me that certain Chinese people immigrated from Communist China are demanding to shut down the free press in the United State? Serious stuffs here. Don't you think that the US national security is at stake here? What is City Hall going to do about this?

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    1. I won't conclude the message is from people immigrated from communist China. Stay on the issues here.

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    2. I guess we should take your word instead?

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  18. It appears Angie needs take a course in effective communication skills. Effective communication should be short and concise. Does anyone know what she is talking about?

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    1. Politically correct feel good babble mostly. It's how they speak in totalitarian societies.

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    2. And she has no guts to review her last name on the letter.

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    3. Sounds like a romantic letter.

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    4. She's in love.

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    5. Sounds somewhat conspiratory. But it is possible that Sho Tay or the Developers have dirt on her compelling her write this bogus letter. So noir-ish and femme fatale about this whole affair. I don't think it's over. Stay tuned.

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    6. As a Chinese, I found Angie's letter so entertaining, funny and fairy tale-ish.

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    7. The circle over the letter "i" is what won me over.

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    8. Hey, he is a Chinese still learning the English language.

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    9. I think Angie is a girl.

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    10. I think Angie is 40 year old Chinese woman shops at Forever 21-ish stores.

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    11. Probably divorced and lonely.

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    12. Garden-variety propaganda letter template.

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    13. Barely got thru reading the 1st paragraph of Angie's dreamy letter. I rather clean my toilet then reading the rest of it.

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  19. Blah blah blah, Arcadia, time for civility, the next council member up for rotation takes the Mayor's seat.

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    1. In my experience folks who use words like "civility" the most are those with the least amount of it.

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    2. Can't be civil to bullies.

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  20. After Peter's vote on redistricting, I doubt he will do what's right and elect April. Slimy Sho will be a bigger, hotter mess and Arcadia will join the ranks of the City of Bell with sitting mayors under investigation.

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    1. Any city council member who votes Sho mayor needs to be held responsible for all the disasters he'll create. Hold their feet to the fire.

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    2. Many of my Chinese American friends support Peter, I think Peter will do the right thing by electing April.

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  21. 10:22am. Get your eyes checked, Trumps not Asian.

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    1. He's Precambrian.

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    2. His wife might be
      Or is that a bad facelift

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    3. Trump troll so butthurt can’t read properly

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  22. Civic illiteracy is powerful with Sho's letter sending toadies.

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  23. Would you put Sho Tay in as the head of your family? Then don't put him in as our mayor! We deserve better.

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    1. All about the money. In this case development money. Which is now moving with urgency from what I have heard.

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    2. Make sure he's not the treasurer of your church either.

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  24. To Sammie Fong,
    The Tattler is not supposed to be "neutral". The Tattler is supposed to be truthful. If you are not into truth you had better stick with Sho Tay. Haven't noticed that he is neutral either.

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  25. Please Angie, come to the CC meeting tomorrow night and read your letter to us. Arcadians need a good laugh.

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  26. Trump supporters already know this: It's Confederate Memorial Day in Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia.

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    1. And this is relevant why?

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    2. Way down yonder.

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    3. 3:23 If you can't see the relevance of entire states celebrating the treason and military aggression of slaveowners, particularly when a white supremacist occupies the White House, I can't really help you understand it.

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  27. To the majority of the City Council:

    Don't worry over these Chinese threatening tactic letters. It's all talk. Unlike other American minority groups, the Chinese American people don't riot. The middle class Chinese people have too much to lose (financially and loss of face). I'm Chinese so I know my people.

    With that being said, we are asking the majority of the City Council members not to vote for an immoral and corrupt Sho Tay to be the next City Mayor.

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    1. Dear majority City Council members, you have our support.
      LET'S STOP THE BULLIES. DON'T VOTE FOR SHO TAY!

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    2. 2:41 PM and 4:08, why not show your name like the brave ones that wrote to the city!?

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    3. Wake me up when you start making sense.

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    1. I hope he doesn't kiss his mother with that mouth.

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    2. So hard to write something funny and uncontroversial nowadays on a blog.

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    3. Yeah, my Melania facelift joke didn’t make the grade either

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    4. What is going on in Arcadia right now dwarfs mere normal human behavior. It is one of those moments that doesn't come along too often.

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    5. 3:42, can you try giving us part of the Melania joke?

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    6. I love seeing Tays sheep on camera. I watch it at home and it’s cheaper than Netflix and really a great comedy.
      Maybe they’ll again attack the San Gabriel Tattler or Mr Becker?

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    7. Or call upon the Mayor to close down the Arcadia Weekly and send its employees to work camps.

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  29. Hard to imagine how those letter writers make it thru the day.

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  30. Amundsen will wuss out. He needs Tays lies and deceit in 2020 to get re-elected. By then, ol Petey and Shigun will be best buds, just like Shogun and Chandler are now.
    Why does Petey struggle so much when reading? He must make enough to buy glasses, no?

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    1. These letters are aimed at Amundsen. They know he can be intimidated into voting for the crook.

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  31. Have any of you moron Tay sheeps noticed this?
    At every damn CC meeting, all that moron (Sholan) can do is say the motion to pass the minutes from the prior meeting. It’s all he does !!
    It’s comical since Pete turns to him each time asking for his motion. Like a little kid.
    Good God you sheep, don’t you realize what a waste of a seat your Lyin’ Savior is?

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  32. Maybe Bulldozer will show and refer to the speakers tomorrow night in a derogatory manner. Seems to be his specialty.

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  33. Mr. Becker won’t be at the Special Meeting tomorrow, but he will call in. Now all you Tay minions, don’t forget to call Mr Becker a racist for not being there in person.
    And in the future, when Mr Becker says the “council needs qualified Asians to run for office”, please take those comments as RACISM.
    In fact, anything that Mr Becker says, you got, it’s racism.

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  34. These letters are deeply disturbing. They clearly show that we have residents who have no understanding of our legal system, history and culture.

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    1. 5:27, not just residents, but city council ‘men’ too

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  35. Governor Moonbeam wil make an appearance. He supports all peafowl.

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  36. Trump knows that personal cell phones can be hacked yet he uses his for the nation's business. https://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/trump-using-cell-phone-more-to-avoid-john-kelly

    What better way to keep Vlad informed. Someone needs to apprise him of the penalties under the Espionage Act.

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  37. 6:17pm. No worries, he is going to follow Hillary's example and smash and bleachbit his phones when he leaves the WH in seven years.

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    1. 6:34 seems to think Hillary is somehow relevant to Trump's ongoing treason. That's some strange thinking there 6:34.

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    2. There was a landslide on the dark side of the moon last night. How come the Democrats aren't talking about THAT?

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  38. Beyonce was terrible in Coachella.

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  39. WE WANT ANGIE TO SPEAK AT THE CC MEETING! WE WANT ANGIE! WE WANT ANGIE! WE WANT ANGIE!

    Everyone chant with us! Now you know how it feels at these totalitarian propaganda rallies.

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  40. I’d put money that Slimy Sho is dying that hair tonight, gotta look good for all his sheep. Likely also going to pull out the Sears suit.

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  41. Sho Tay's followers remind me of that 1970s movie The Stepford Wives. Very frightening.

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  42. It is astounding that in 2018 SGV, we have an Angie Chinese American elevating Sho Tay as the Savior of the Chinese in Arcadia. Is she going to pass out the Sho Tay Cult Posters next?

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  43. It’s it so interesting these folks want to shut down the Freedom of Speech on the Tattler and Arcadia Weekly,
    But when Sho was doing his BASHING of everyone in CHINESE, it was OK.

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    1. Proof to me it was Sho that bashing everyone. he is one of 500 people in wechat group. how can he control what other say? yes it's freedom of speech, but we are not racist.

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    2. Not everyone is comfortable with fascist regimes.

      WeChat's privacy issues mean you should delete China's No. 1 messaging app
      http://www.afr.com/news/world/asia/wechats-privacy-issues-mean-you-should-delete-chinas-no1-messaging-app-20180221-h0wgct#ixzz5DyRsNTua

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  44. Angie is an anomaly, not your standard Arcadia Asian. Most are smart enough to not make complete fools of themselves at cc meetings. Imagine what Tay tells them to get them to come out !!! Or to vote for Chandler.

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    1. Belief me, most Chinese Americans in Arcadia, including yours truly, think Angie is a "nut job" evidenced by her letter.

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  45. Many of us Chinese Americans do not support Sho Tay and we definitely don't want him to be the City Mayor because (1) he colluded with the developers and Chandler by running a dirty campaign, (2) he committed possible fraudulent use of campaign fund, and (3) he divided the Chinese community in Arcadia by playing the race card.

    We totally agree with 2:41's assessment. These are just threatening scare tactics by playing the race card. It’s all talk. The majority of the City Council members should stand up and send a clear message that the City don't tolerate bullies.

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  46. My bet is on Peter folding like a cheap chair and use the excuse of not dividing the community. Where was he when all the negative campaigning started? Bigger question, why didn’t he let April move away from Slimy Sho when she requested? April Verlato called Slimy Sho out for his illegal tactics out and was ignored by Mayer Peter.

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  47. Peter conducted the 4/24 CC Meeting efficiently, fairly, with courtesy towards others. He had the wisdom to
    halt the decision for Mayor for 45 days as a "cooling off" time for both sides. Peter wants District 5 Investigation
    voter fraud to first occur before Mayor is appointed...a voice of reason . FINALLY, City Manager Lazzaretto spoke up in the meeting & said his office would clean up the old voting records. Why didn't Lazzaretto foresee this & clean up the records before the April 10 deadline for the first redistricting vote ? He wanted the residents to take his responsibility upon themselves. Now they've done that. Why should taxpayers pay him now? City Manager should be embarrassed and fired for letting this mess happen in District 5.

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    1. City of Arcadia should pay the Tattler.

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  48. 12, 2018, as part of a Valentine's Day promotion.

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