Saturday, May 5, 2018

More Nutty Arcadians Who Think City Hall Has The Power To Silence A Free Press

Some recent arrivals to this country seem absolutely stunned by the news that reporters can freely speak their minds in America. And if these journalistic thought criminals should ever say something offensive about any of the local government officials they happen to esteem, they can't just complain to the authorities of the local regime and have them send in the police, shut down the newspapers, and arrest the offenders.

Unfortunately for them that proverbial bullet to the back of a journalist's head, preferably administered in a dark basement somewhere, just doesn't happen here much. Imagine their confusion and sadness. They seem stunned and endlessly offended by the freedom the press enjoys in the US, and in their disbelief just can't seem to stop talking about it.

As an obvious example, such is with the news surrounding their favorite government official these days, Mayor Pro Tem Sho Tay. Here is a politician who is currently under investigation by the FPPC for two full counts of campaign malfeasance. Yet somehow no news organization or writer is supposed to say anything about that because - get this - it might get in the way of his becoming Mayor.

Wild, right? Like the truth shouldn't play any role in judging the ethics and morals of the person a city selects to be its highest ranking executive. Rather those reporting this need to be silenced by the government, and their newspapers banned.

Here is the latest in a long series of letters that have been sent to Arcadia City Hall. A locale some delusional individuals believe is a palace of secrets, when in reality it is a place where hiding such things from the public is deemed criminal behavior by the State of California.

Trust me, the quickest way to get your letter printed here is to send it to City Hall.


You see, and according to this confused individual at least, reporting that Sho Tay is under investigation by Sacramento for violating state campaign laws is not appropriate news for public dissemination. Instead any accounts of his alleged corruption is part of a conspiracy to keep him from being Mayor, and the newspaper that reported this needs to be shut down by the government for saying hurtful things.

I am sorry, but such extraordinary ignorance regarding how things actually work in the world's oldest functioning democracy has to be given the notice it deserves.

But wait, there's more!

Where there are fools a really stupid social media site cannot be far behind. And these sensitive souls who want the government to ban a free press in Arcadia because it hurts their feelings do have a place to go and air out their peevish whining. And that is the Voice of Arcadia's Facebook page. 

Trust me, the VOA folks get very upset when they don't get their way. Here is yet another example of their ongoing war against a reality too cruel for them to deal with truthfully.


Just some of the craziest nonsense you'll read anywhere. Allow me to count the ways.

1) The City of Arcadia sent the evidence of voter fraud to the Los Angeles County authorities because that is who handles these cases. It is how such things are done. As City Attorney Deitsch clearly spelled out at the last City Council meeting, cities don't handle voter fraud investigations. That is for the highly trained and officially designated professionals who deal with such stuff. It is all they do. And in this instance they accepted the material, declared that it was more than enough to justify a full and thorough investigation, and have been digging into the matter ever since.

2) The first City Council member to denounce voter fraud two meetings ago was actually Sho Tay. It was he who helped agendize the topic for council discussion, and fully supported sending the evidence, first published here on The Tattler, to the County for investigation.

3) The claim that the FPPC has dismissed Sho Tay's alleged campaign violations is laughable nonsense. There were three separate charges of political malfeasance filed with the FPPC. While one was rejected, the other two were declared to have enough merit to justify an investigation. Those are now being carefully examined, and will be for at least several more weeks. After which judgements will be issued.

4) The inference that this is all the result of some vast conspiracy involving the entire city government of Arcadia, its City Council, the FPPC, the County of Los Angeles Registrar's office, the District Attorney's office, several news outlets, plus hundreds of concerned residents of all nationalities and political persuasions, is paranoia at a very disturbing level.

These Voice of Arcadia people just might be full on nuts.

So you know, next week The Tattler will be revealing some shocking new information about these investigations. Many people will like what we publish, and some won't. These reports will be posted should you care to review them, but nobody has to read anything we put here.

We're just going to let the chips fall where they may. That's the way it goes on this blog. If you don't like that, go and read something else. Or don't read anything. I don't care.

But believe me, it was never our intention to hurt anyone's feelings.

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70 comments:

  1. Again with the photo of a Starbucks coffee drinker.
    Freedom of speech, unless you are a conservative on a college/university campus, then you are shouted down by the PC hypocrisy crowds.
    Everything in perspective, depends on who's point of view!
    only in AMERICA.

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    1. Starbucks gives the overly sensitive the energy they need to whine.

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    2. Uh oh, Milo’s mistress is still upset he got out shouted

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    3. Starbucks is a waste of money. Overpriced drinks and a fast-track to obesity, diabetes, and the afterlife. No thanks.

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    4. Coffee gives you diabetes?

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    5. If I drink to much it gives me the jitters.

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    6. At 10:51: I'm going to guess that many people who buy Starbucks don't buy merely coffee. Example of sugar content for popular "grande" [16 oz] drinks: Caramel Frappuccino at 64 oz of sugar; Java Chip Frappuccino at 66 oz of sugar; Green Tea Crème Frappuccino at 65 oz of sugar; Vanilla Latte at 35 oz of sugar; Caramel Macchiato at 32 oz of sugar; Chai Tea Latte at 42 oz of sugar.

      https://www.popsugar.com/fitness/Sugar-Starbucks-Drinks-40253291

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    7. Nowadays, Starbucks that I frequent in Pasadena on Foothill seems not to be as crowded. But for some reason, it is always packed with cops. All of them seem like they could stand to lose a few pounds.....

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    8. 10:57: Well when cops are commonly pulling $200,000 per year (~$16,000 per month), then the blue isis cops can have Starbucks three times a day and it would barely scratch their personal budgets. Not to mention, those cops often get discounts and freebies at Starbucks.

      In the current economy and politics, if the trend continues, in a few years maybe 50 percent of Starbucks revenue will be blue isis taking their taxpayer-funded coffee "breaks." Everyone else, baristas and other lowly paid employees and freelancers from the "gig economy," will be taxed to the max... funding those same cop salaries, pensions, and Starbucks breaks.

      Fun fun fun...

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  2. If the Arcadia Weekly is banned from "Arcadia public places," how will it be distributed? From behind liquor store counters like Hustler Magazine?

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    1. You will need a special permission slip from the City Attorney to read it. There will be a special room at the library for that purpose. But be aware that any offensive articles will have been scissored out.

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    2. Ew, you read Hustler?

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    3. No. But it is behind the glass case where they have the machine for checking lottery numbers.

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    4. Disclaimers are required before it is placed in the "public" you speak of, because Arcadia Weekly is not news, but rather a paper/blog that includes information that is proven to be inaccurate.

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    5. Can you cite any examples for your claim?

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    6. As a debater, I would gather tons of evidence, however, in situations like this we do not need evidence, and I will cite this claim as common knowledge of the everyday people that false advertising/misinformation is not acceptable, and if you had done some research, you would know that this is illegal and punishable under the law.

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    7. Translation: "I am talking out of my arse."

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    8. It looks like you really don't know the facts and you have been so frustrated looking for facts for years. I am so sorry that I didn't understand you earlier. No worries, please. Here is one of the examples for you,

      On May 1st city council meeting agenda, it documented,

      "At the April 25, 2018, Special City Council Meeting, Mayor Pro Tem Sho Tay requested that an item be placed on the agenda for the May 1, 2018, City Council Meeting for the
      City Council to provide direction to the City Attorney regarding an investigation into allegations of potential voter fraud during the April 2018, City Council elections. The request was concurred by Mayor Amundson and Council Member Verlato."

      Here is an example to you for an accurate report, from https://www.sgvtribune.com/2018/05/05/arcadia-divided-amid-accusations-of-racism-and-voter-fraud-by-city-leaders/?from=singlemessage

      "The city, which asked the D.A. to investigate, recently mailed in materials for the office to review, City Attorney Stephen Deitsch reported to the council last week. He didn’t have an estimate of how long it would take.

      Tay expects the investigation results will vindicate him, Tay said.

      While the dais is as divided as the citizenry, Tay said he believes that in the end, everyone will be able to work together again.

      “I want the community to get along,” Tay said. “A harmonious community makes things go great — it can even make the crime rate go down when neighbors get to know each other.

      “I still want everyone to work together.”

      End of quote from SGVT.

      By this time, I believe you could tell the differences between these two publications with your dedication and efforts.

      Regarding to this matter, Arcadia Weekly had zero facts, vs. San Gabriel Valley Tribune reported accurate information.

      As I said early, donot worry about it.

      Whenever you feel you get lost, only thing that you actually need remember is, God love all of his Children, and we love each other.

      I wish you have a great morning.

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  3. This is all a tactic designed to silence the opponents of big development in Arcadia. I cannot see it succeeding.

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    1. It might have succeeded if the people running it weren't such idiots.

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  4. Looks like Sukie is a tad bit confused. How these fools function in life is a miracle. Do they have jobs, interact with humans, make money, pay bills? Ya gotta wonder after reading their mindless emails and listening to them blab at Arcadia CC meetings. Good thing our well-being doesn’t rely on them !

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    1. A lot of the people who speak at public comment in support of Sho tay seem almost cultish. They appear to believe in things that are deeply at odds with reality.

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    2. Yes 7:24, they seem unitted in their ramblings, akin to Patricia Krenwinkel. Tex Watson, Leslie Van Houten of the Manson family.
      Time goes by but the planet still contains nutheads.

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    3. 7:24 AM: a lot of white spoke against Sho acted very racist. They are not only against Sho, they were against Asian in all!

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  5. Freedom of the Press is one of the most treasured rights of the US. It’s what protects us from dictatorships and autocracies. It’s what allows VOA to have a Facebook page and publish utter nonsense. Without Freedom of the Press no one would know how ridiculous VOA is and how grounded in fact the Tattler truly is.

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    1. 7:16am, yes but in CA, freedom of speech don't really apply to racist, anti gay/lesbian, hate speech....

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  6. For those of you on Facebook, Like and Follow “Save The Highlands” page. They repost the Tattler blog and they find and post lots of articles on over-development, voter fraud, the FPPC and other related topics. It’s like a library of all of your favorite things!

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  7. This sounds like fun! The Tattler will need to go underground. We will all get code names and wear fatigues! We’ll definitely need a secret coded language to publish the Tattler so they don’t know what we’re talking about. And we can smuggle in contraband like the Arcadia Weekly and hide it in between the groceries in our bags! But don’t get caught or you will be severely punished by those in power!

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    1. We already have code names: ‘anonymous’

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    2. Going to needs some gang signs. Like the 'T' for Tattler. Or 'V' for Verlato.

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  8. 'T''V' or idiots box, wait, i watch all day long, only taking time to blog anonymous on the Tattler.
    Signing off, gang.

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  9. Concerned about freedom of the press, dirty elections, HPO ( Historic Preservation Ordinance) and prematurely
    installing Chandler & Tay....before investigation results ? FIRST : Write CC members (Beck, Verlato,Amundson) to
    halt Sho as Mayor. If he is found guilty of charges, he must leave the CC. SECOND: On June 5 -come to the
    CC Meeting. 3) Phone Registrar of Voters & BEG for Expediting election fraud results before June 5 Meeting.
    4) Inform your neighbors & invite them to come on June 5. 5) Support Arcadia Weekly & the Tattler

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  10. Happy Cinco De Mayo, good day to chill.

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    1. Whats the big deal with cinco di mayo? It’s not a big deal in mexico.

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    2. It's a promotion to sell booze.

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    3. It sure is in parts of mexico

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    4. Getting stinko for cinco.

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  11. Admins on the Voice Of Arcadia site include Bob Harbicht and Sho Tay. All that hate speech is on them.

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    1. Nice. What a pair of sweethearts.

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    2. Whatever happened to Bulldozer Harbicht, or Bobby as some of Tays Cultmembers called him? Lost last two elections, guess he’ll find something new to do in life, Thanks again, Beck supporters.

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    3. Arcadia should pass an ordinance requiring an IQ test before letting candidates run for CC. We wouldn’t be in this current mess. I’m sure that ordinance would be legal, right? 😉

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    4. Bobby is apparently hanging around a Facebook page anonymously attacking those he thinks of as enemies.

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    5. I guess we can add this to the growing list of reasons why Sho Tay should not be Mayor.

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  12. I just looked at the Arcadia Weekly, to see what the fuss was about, and couldn't even find the politics. It's all fluff, high school athletes, coffee shops in town, nothing of any real matter. Absurd to protest fluff as biased. Meaningless, yes; biased, no.

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    1. The development tactic is to get the two races s at each other's throats so they can shove through their mansionization agenda. This is what evil looks like.

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  13. 8:52am sounds like you should run for a council seat.

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  14. https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2018/05/05/arcadia-divided-amid-accusations-of-racism-and-voter-fraud-by-city-leaders/

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    1. About time!!!

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    2. In the Star News article Sho says he doesn't think the Mayor seat struggle has anything to do with racism. Yet on the Voice of Arcadia Facebook page he runs, that is all they talk about. Seems like a contradiction.

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  15. CA GOP finally does something right: Neo-Nazi Patrick Little tossed from convention. Did the GOP toss him because he's a racist, anti-Semite or because he's too vocal?

    Chancellor Dennison must be bigly angry at the CA GOP for messing with his base.

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    1. Must have been the RINOs.

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    2. There are no real republicans

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    3. There used to be. Then they made an unholy alliance with the evangelicals, and it signaled the end of the party's appreciation for intellectual ability.

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    4. The beginning of the end was right around 1980 with the rise of Reagan.

      Nixon shares some of the blame, not just due to the angry wounds the right felt from his downfall, but for the things they dislike about him that stoked their fear, hatred, and xenophobia, such as his foreign policy (China/SALT1/ABM), monetary policy (floating dollar), and perhaps most importantly his "librul" domestic initiatives (EPA/Clean Air Act/Medicaid/OSHA & support for the ERA.

      Today, the right would crucify him for those domestic initiatives alone as an anti-business, anti-family leftist.

      Today, the right would support Trump, Palin, and most of Trump's cabinet over Nixon.

      Today, Nixon's Watergate crimes are not sufficiently "Presidential" for the right.

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  16. Dear Arcadia Residents-
    Many of you are attempting to push your racism claims, but you should understand these facts:.
    1. There is evidence of voter fraud that is being investigated. This could result in Chandler not winning. This will be investigated.
    2. Sho Tay admitted he gave his campaign funds to both Harbicht and Chandlers campaigns. This is illegal and currently being investigated. He’ll likely be fined. He admitted doing it twice now, on camera.
    3. There is numerous evidence that shows Tay was behind smear tactics against Beck, Wu and Platt. Not illegal, but certainly not the type of person to be on a CC.
    So, now that you’ve read these FACTS, please explain how any of this has anything to do with the race of people not wanting Tay as Mayor. I’ll be waiting to see your response. Please try to communicate like an adult.

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    1. Clarification: Tay did not give money to Harbicht and Chandler for their campaigns. Tay received money from 2 real estate agents ($2,500 from one that doesn’t live in Arcadia) and Tay spent the money from his committee on mailers that campaigned for Harbicht and Chandler. The mailers specifically stated that the campaigns of Harbicht and Chandler did not know of Tay’s intent to send the mailers in their support. So why did Tay take money for his campaign committee when he already knew no one was running against him? And why did he directly spend the money on mailers for Harbicht and Chandler? Why didn’t he just give the money to Harbicht and Chandler? Why didn’t the real estate agents just contribute directly to Harbicht and Chandler’s campaigns? Does it sound like someone was trying to deceive the voters and prevent the contributions of real estate agents from being reported directly to Harbicht and Chandler’s campaigns? That’s what the FPPC is investigating.

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    2. Fact #3: Tay owns and claims on his Form 700 (signed under penalty of perjury) to be the editor of Arcadia’s Best which posted 2 unsubstantiated hit pieces on Tom Beck. Tay refused to post a fact piece on Harbicht that included screen shots of documents proving an Arcadia developer spent $26,000 on mailers for Harbicht’s campaign in 2016. Not a crime, but not the way to get Tom Beck to vote for you to be Mayor. When all you want is to be Mayor and you need 3 of only 5 voters to vote for you, don’t blatantly piss one of them off.

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  17. Sukie Ng should check out Ai WeiWei, artist, Chinese dissident & son of a famous Chinese poet.
    Watch him dance, partially in handcuffs, in a UTube parody on wealth called Gangham Style .
    Sukie Ng, you are the parody that Ai WeiWei dances about. Unlike dissident Ai Wei Wei,
    you love totalitarian rule. You are on someone's payroll locally or elsewhere .

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  18. "There were three separate charges of political malfeasance filed with the FPPC. While one was rejected, the other two were declared to have enough merit to justify an investigation. "

    Which one was rejected?

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    1. The one that reported his late filings of his campaign finance disclosure statements.

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    2. So one of the still valid complaints is Tay’s conflict of interest in not disclosing on Form 700 that he owns a gun range.

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  19. That John Wuo household must have been absent when integrity was being handed out.

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    1. Their pockets were already filled with GemCoins.

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  20. Anarcadians.

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  21. so it seems like this is all about Mansions in Arcadia...what a big fuss about them?! you have residents who hated them so much but you also have some residents who don't f* care about them. Some mansion looks prettiers, some mansion looks ugly and too big... it's all designer's fault...blame on developers (most are developers own by White), don't blame on Asian or Chinese buyers!

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