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Lies, Bullies, Cussing, And Paint

Every election cycle in Mission Viejo the forces of Schlicht get ugly at this point. The lies fly as thick as a Biblical cloud of locust.

Every election cycle in Mission Viejo the forces of Schlicht get ugly at this point. The lies fly as thick as a Biblical cloud of locust. They start sprouting like weeds in the form of immature, home-made signs that Schlicht’s Campaign Manager, Larry Gilbert, plants all over town. Gilbert drives and his elves get out and put up the signs. This year Larry’s main elf is Joe Tully, or so my sources tell me.

This year's lies are the same as last year's, and the year before and the year before all the way back to when Jesus was in the third grade: huge electronic signs that will span for miles and turn us into Vegas without the showgirls or gaming tables. 80-story projects will litter Casta Del Sol golf course. Lobbyists are buying the locals with unnamed sums of money, and so on. The lies are meant to create an image of hell. They are laughable. Good Lord, look around you. Do you see corruption? Do you see any reason to believe these lies of moral blight? I sure don’t.

Sometime track down the forces of Schlicht when they are on the street corner and watch how they behave. They bully the opposition. They scream obscenities and lies. Then they start pushing. A few nights ago they bullied Wendy Bucknum’s volunteers right off the corner; then they sent out emails claiming to be victims. I’ve watched them do this for years. These are the ugly in our town, and they can’t win by playing fair. When it gets close to election day they stop being barking dogs and become rabid dogs, foaming at the mouth with rage. Desperation isn’t pretty.

The last cheap shot they took at me was over my choice of diction. My diction isn’t any worse than theirs. I don’t condemn anyone for using curse words. You won’t find many people who haven’t used curse words. Sure, there was that woman who lived in Calcutta. And I’m sure there must be a couple more, here and there. Most people blurt them out in anger, which is natural but not particularly effective. I studied writing for a long time so I’m more premeditated with my use of curse words, especially the 11- and 12-letter ones.

Words are paint and one should use them for effect. One should use all the words, except where it wouldn’t be appropriate. Using obscene words in emails to someone you don’t know isn’t appropriate. Using obscene words in a family blog like Patch isn’t appropriate. Using obscene words in a blog that isn’t a family blog is appropriate. It’s really that simple. You can see me use all the words here.

Last week an email went out from Protect Mission Viejo. We received one back from a maryellen2. Her reply was two words, one of them was obscene: “Eat Schlicht!!!” I’ll leave it to you to figure out which letters to remove. It was a strange reaction because the Protect Mission Viejo email was completely truthful. When it comes to Cathy Schlicht, we don’t have to lie. We just simply let her use her own words. She’s bad news.

Hear how bad in her own words at Protect Mission Viejo.

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Shripathi Kamath November 05, 2012 at 06:31 PM
"huge electronic signs that will span for miles and turn us into Vegas without the showgirls or gaming tables" Wait, no showgirls? What's next? No watered down Monster-drink vodka cocktails while we wait for the sign to be lit at night? [off starting a million man march to city hall to protest this atrocity] "The lies fly as thick as a Biblical cloud of locust." Pestilence, Avery. Pestilence. What's this "cloud of locust?" "Using obscene words in a family blog like Patch isn’t appropriate." If the moderation efforts were at least pretending to be even-handed, yes. Sadly, this has not been my experience over the silly season. By and large the city council has been run fine over the last several years. I hope that whoever gets in there realizes that we are doing well for a city in these times, and maintaining status quo is Not A Bad Thing. But now that you mention it, a bench-clearing brawl at city hall has me intrigued.
Rebecca Goddard November 05, 2012 at 06:56 PM
I'd show up to watch a bench-clearing brawl.
Shripathi Kamath November 05, 2012 at 07:15 PM
Speaking of lies, malicious rumors and other good stuff, we may finally have a case of "crying fire in a crowded showgirl theater*" Take a look at the WSJ law blog article that cites one of my favorite blog's (http://www.volokh.com) eponymous founders: http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2012/11/05/is-lying-on-twitter-a-crime/ and the salacious version: http://www.buzzfeed.com/jackstuef/the-man-behind-comfortablysmug-hurricane-sandys * Sponsored by the monster drink monster electronic sign of Mission Viejo DISCLAIMER: that Tripathi dude in the article is NOT related to me, no matter how the names appear to be homonyms or homophone or homos-- something. They are not even pronounced the same way. Besides, I cannot even maintain a hedge, let alone a hedge fund. If I end up in a FEMA concentration camp or Gitmo, call somebody.
Dan Avery November 05, 2012 at 07:20 PM
The good news is that you already own the wardrobe for a FEMA concentration camp. :)
Rebecca Goddard November 05, 2012 at 10:22 PM
I couldn't make it through a day without a Monster drink.
Drew Timmons November 05, 2012 at 11:15 PM
Avery you continue to spread hate through the community. It must come from the LSD you so readily ingested in your SDS days while trampling on others rights. Just call anyone you are cornered by a Nazi. You specialize in hate! You are a sick persons Danny Boy !
Dan Avery November 06, 2012 at 12:40 AM
LOL And then they crawl out of their own slime to prove my thesis. Thanks, but really didn't need a live exhibit. Most of the city "gets" you guys.
Scout O'Hara November 06, 2012 at 04:48 AM
When insults like those thrust upon us by Drew Timmons start to fly, we might as well call this the Mission Viejo "Dis" Patch.
Dan Avery November 06, 2012 at 05:33 AM
That was an insult? I especially loved "sick persons." Evidently I am more than one person. Would that be akin to being "bigger than life?"
Dan Avery November 06, 2012 at 05:34 AM
I also love how they think they know me. I only dropped acid about three times. I was more into the natural highs. You know, mushrooms and peyote.
Peter Schelden (Editor) November 06, 2012 at 07:39 PM
An important difference, Scout, is that comments aren't deleted on Mission Viejo Patch based on a commenter's political position: http://missionviejo.patch.com/blog_posts/dispatch-blogger-censors-comments-to-serve-his-political-agenda
Desi Kiss November 06, 2012 at 11:22 PM
I must agree w/ the Patch editor. I was always wondering why they "kissed me off" and why they have stolen over 185 of my yard signs ? ( just over the night abt 10 more ) and about those serial liars that trashed me over the last 2 months? The moment of TRUTH is today after 8:00 PM! Election results beginning at 8:00 p.m. can be seen here: http://www.ocvote.com/results Vote 4 Desi J. Kiss!! Thank you. To learn more please visit: http://www.smartvoter.org/2012/11/06/ca/or/vote/kiss_d/
Dan Avery November 07, 2012 at 03:31 AM
Just so you know, one can always omit the "http://www." crap. For example, if you haven't tried this yet just type the following into your browser's address bar: protectmissionviejo.com See how much easier that is?
Dan Avery November 07, 2012 at 03:32 AM
I believe Scout was joking, Pete. :)
Bob Lee November 08, 2012 at 04:31 AM
So Avery....how about the big fat check Bucknum got from the owner of the K-Scope on Nov. 5.... ..?.. dance with that one Boy ,
Dan Avery November 08, 2012 at 04:58 AM
Desi, You don't need to look at Ury and Bucknum for stealing your signs. We don't play that way. Notice how their signs disappeared faster than yours? Now who do you really think that was. The same folks who "kissed you off" that's who. They are quick to toss you under the bus if you step out of line Desi.
Dan Avery November 08, 2012 at 05:35 AM
Bob, no idea what you're talking about. I don't do her books. I'm looking forward to the great big check I'm getting from Douglas Bowen. He hand-delivered a letter to my attorney where he admitted his guilt as far as infringing on my copyright. AND he's foolish enough to think a political site provides a valid reason for copyright infringement. It doesn't. So either he coughs up now or we go to federal court, where he won't find much to smile about.
David L. Rukstalis Jr August 02, 2013 at 05:15 PM
I do not claim to be a Cathy Schlict fan, but, after reviewing all the videos posted here, I conclude that, although I do not agree with all of her positions, it appears that she does raise actual issues, appropriate for discussion. Lets address facts, rather than jump to conclusions and name calling. I am also a little curious as to who funds "Protect Mission Viejo." In my experience, the friendlier a political name or label sounds, the more dangerous it is.
David L. Rukstalis Jr August 02, 2013 at 05:19 PM
One true fact regarding Dan Avery is that he makes the reader think. He is assertive and interesting.

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