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Friday, April 30, 2010

Open Thread for Friday

From the Glendale News Press:

Democrat Chahe Keuroghelian could face thousands of dollars in fines for failing to report media advertising expenses while campaigning for election in the 43rd Assembly District, officials said.

His failure to comply with campaign disclosure requirements could leave doubt about the nature of his backing and his spending, said Bob Smith, president of the Center for Governmental Studies.

Or anything else. Blog away dum dums.

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

I wonder how much of his money came from Gatto people.

April 30, 2010 9:20 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Please ask Phil today, and every day, how many signatures and volunteers he has in-hand as of right now.

Advise him that his continuing to stonewall the question will only come back to bite him on his campaign's ass.

Wisconsin is calling your name, Phil. You can be a lying jackass anywhere you go, and we've had about enough of you here in L.A.

April 30, 2010 9:26 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Chahe Keuroghelian: Paid for and authorized by Mike Gatto for Assembly

April 30, 2010 9:52 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Questionable backing? Chahe is bought and paid for by Gatto's people. These are typical dario tactics.

April 30, 2010 10:08 AM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Waiting for the "Gatto Truthers" to spin this.

April 30, 2010 10:15 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

That sleaze ball Frankie Quintero has been friends with Chahe for a long time. This guy was bought and paid for.

April 30, 2010 10:28 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How much is the May 1 march costing the legal residents and tax payers of this city? Why isn't any politician saying or media reporting. We are going bankrupct

April 30, 2010 10:48 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Arizona has changed their law to make it illegal to stop people based on race but this will do nothing to stop the criticism, because most of the critics like Joe B, Ham Perry and Tony Villar believe:

(1) If you're poor, you should be able to come to the US.

(2) If you're against illegal immigration at all, you're a racist.

(3) This land belongs to Mexico anyway, and they have a right to take it back.

(4) The US should never have been formed in the first place because they took land from others.

April 30, 2010 12:01 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Some salient observations 12:01

April 30, 2010 12:20 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

Who is Ham Perry?

RedSpot - be nice to Joe B

April 30, 2010 1:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Bitter commenters 1-10, don't let the truth get in your way!

1. Chahe Keuroghelian announced his candidate for the Assembly ONE FULL MONTH before Nayiri Nahabedian.

2. Chahe Keuroghelian is STILL in the race. If he was recruited, why spend the time, stress, and money to remain in?

3. Chahe Keuroghelian is working with the DA to address allegations that Nahabedian's supporters tried to get him OUT of the race. These are not the actions of someone with anything to hide.

April 30, 2010 2:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Dario again.

April 30, 2010 3:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Then how come Chahe has stopped campaigning?

He was paid and recruited to run by Gatto and friend. You have to be an idiot to believe otherwise.

April 30, 2010 3:52 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

"Gatto Truther" in the house!

April 30, 2010 3:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mike Gatto and friends what a bunch of charlatans.

April 30, 2010 4:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Federal agents say they have arrested 596 immigrants with criminal records during a three-day immigration enforcement sweep across the Southeast.

And people have the nerve to ask why Arizona is so tough on illegals with a 40% crime committed by illegals in their state.

April 30, 2010 4:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Republican operatives in the house! Wait until we see Chahe's reports. These anti-Gatto idiots will have egg on their face. And perhaps more.

My bet is Keuroghelian's report shows almost exclusively Glendale anti-ANC Armenian money. Nothing more.

You know, Republican conspiracy theorists: all communities are not monolithic. This might come as a shock, but Armenians (or Hispanics or Jews) don't always vote as a bloc. And they don't always field just one candidate.

But then again, maybe Gatto was hired by Obama to recruit Chris Dodd and Joe Biden to split the Anglo vote against Hillary.

And, he was firing from the Grassy Knoll.

Blog away dum dums!

April 30, 2010 5:03 PM  

Anonymous vicamember said:

Let's see, a group chooses a candidate whose stump speech is "vote for me because I am a woman" and of a certain ethnic group. She actually told my club that.

She shows up to forums and doesn't know what AB32 is, doesn't know a key water bond is even on the ballot, and doesn't know what many kind of (very common) tax credits even are.

Then you have two guys, Sunder Ramani and Mike Gotto. Both nice, sensible, responsible guys.

They bust their asses to learn about the issues. They don't take anything or anyone for granted. They propose real ideas for altering Sacramento.

I guess what I am trying to say is, you live by an ethnic bloc vote, you die by an ethnic bloc vote.

I think that's good. I'd rather have substance than "vote for me because I am a (blank)" any day.

April 30, 2010 5:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Brian Livingston, president of the Arizona Police Association, which represents 9,000 rank-and-file officers and agents in the state, supports SB1070 without reserve. "What we've seen is inaction, a lot of discussion," he said. "We have officers getting killed, getting severely injured by illegal aliens." He told the story of officer Marc Atkinson, a young Phoenix cop whom Livingston had personally recruited to the force. Atkinson was killed by an illegal alien during a drug bust, said Livingston.

April 30, 2010 5:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

These conspiracy theorists are whiny, classless turds.

The fact is: Gotto and Ramani both appeal to responsible, sensible, populist voters upset with the status quo.

But they have class. Had one of them lost, I doubt they'd be claiming the other was recruited to sap votes.

And don't even get me started on why Andrew Westall really ran.

Sore losers, sour grapes.

April 30, 2010 5:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Funny. The Gottis, I mean Gattos are trying to associate their candidate with Sunder since everyone know he wins.

Newsflash Buckaroo Turdseye, Republicans not Gatto too, not just the Ians.

April 30, 2010 5:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The guy playing old style ethnic politics was none other than Mike Gatto.

He and his supporters recruited (likely paid) Chahe to run for the Assembly.

There was no other way for him to win. To believe otherwise is nothing less than delusional.

April 30, 2010 6:26 PM  

Blogger Arpi said:

This is typical dashnak spin. What peiple forget is that Chahe has a huge following and turned out a ton of people who otherwide would not vote. These people, mostly henchaks, would never vote for nayiri. It's not as if they were available to anyone else. These people voted because chahe was onthe ballot. oh and by tje way, sunder sucks. no armenian would ever vote for sunder.

And mayorsam, sudmer himself says that mayorsam is a "fart in the wind" in the la political scene.

April 30, 2010 8:37 PM  

Blogger Arpi said:

5:30 pm, have another one! the drinks are on me!

April 30, 2010 8:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


So why did Andrew Westhall really ran?

Talk about classless, Gatto finger prints are all over Chahe's candidacy. And your trying to change the subject by shitting on Andrew.

April 30, 2010 8:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Why was Gatto doing mail for Chahe? Why was he spending his own money sending mail for convicted criminal?

Your an idiot if you don't believe Chahe was paid for by the Gatto campaign.

April 30, 2010 8:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Only question that matters. Who paid for Chahe's campaign? He runs a full campaign and never reports a cent to the State.

So Gatto hacksn tell us how does that work, or did your guy pay for his campaign with under the table money?

April 30, 2010 9:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mike Gatto would never associate with some low life like Chahe.

It is nothing short of slander to suggest to suggest otherwise.

April 30, 2010 9:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

No, 8:51 pm, it appeas that YOU are the idiot.

You get that term because you cannot debate without lying.

Chahe Keuroghelian did no mail. He is an Armenian talk-show host. He is a minor celebrity. He was mad on top of cable TV. Much like Anderson in AD 53. It was his strategy.

Mike Gatto did not do mail for Chahe. He sent a comparison piece with the four candidates. It was lauded actually, far and wide, for NOT slamming any candidate and not using a bad picture of the other candidates or any of that nonsense. Gee, it appears that one candidates (Mike) ran on their records.

That comparison piece is it, and if you think it was "too nice" to Chahe, it was also too nice to Nayiri. (What's next, a conspiracy theory that Gatto was supporting her? Or was it Sunder?)

So, let's keep this to the truth. I know you feel like a big man. That your perceived anonymity can make you say things with no regard for the truth. Sadly though for you 8:51 pm, the truth is out there, and it shall set you free if you let it.

Enjoy your Friday night. Don't be such a sore loser. Put the opium pipe down for a moment, and try to debate with facts.

April 30, 2010 9:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Your the liar pal.

The Gatto mailer blasts Nayiri and praises Chahe. Gets your facts straight before you start lying about other peoples posts.

Go get some sleep Mike.

April 30, 2010 9:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

10:48 AM:

word earlier in the week was that the marching illegals event was costing us 1 million.

April 30, 2010 10:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why was LAYAC evicted?
Was the building condemned?
Did they recieve a 5 day notice?

April 30, 2010 11:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

956, Perhaps I should clear the air since I live in the district and my surname is not Hacopian, ahem.

The mailer you describe was a clean hit.

It took on Nahabedian for lying about her record.

It took on Keuroghelian for having no experience other than being a small business owner.

If that is "praising Chahe," your grasp on reality is probably what gave you hope that Nahabedian was electable in the first place.

Now go get some sleep yourself. I'm not sure whether to call you Eric, Nayiri, or Higby, or any of the three other people who voted for Nahabedian.

April 30, 2010 11:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Dude are the nahabedian people really saying that, out of the 60+ mailers sent in the race, she lost because chahe (and all 4 other candidates) appeared on a comparison mailer???? That is pitiful!!!!!!

May 01, 2010 8:10 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

PHOENIX - A veteran sheriff's deputy was shot and wounded Friday after encountering a group of suspected illegal immigrants who apparently had been hauling bales of marijuana along a major smuggling corridor in the Arizona desert- a violent episode that comes amid a heated national debate over immigration

May 01, 2010 8:45 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Arpi at 8:37 PM:

PLease explain.

What is a "dashnak" and what is a "henchak" ?
Have no clue what you are talking about.


May 01, 2010 12:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Gatto ran a disgusting campaign. What a sleaze.

May 01, 2010 12:57 PM  

Anonymous everyone knows who I am said:

I adore Michael Trujillo. If I ever ran for anything (and I never would), I would so want him to run my campaign.

MEAT rocks the political world.

Now, you've got a tough, tough job since that stupid old Gavin got in there. Remember, he didn't even know what the LG did...

Show me your Michael magic and get Janice in there.

May 02, 2010 10:29 PM  

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