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How the Council's anti-Recall picket line backfired…Or, who was that Von’s shopper?

Recall signature gatherers received unexpected back-up from a mystery Von’s shopper.  The surprising encounter occurred last Saturday when Council majority Kramer, Taylor, Allevato showed up at Von’s with  signs opposing the recall.  Counting on their numbers and conspicuous show of noteworthiness to discourage would-be  signers the three man Council majority grouped with loved ones around  he main entrance. What happened next startled everyone. 

 

Out of the parking lot mist marched a petite blond shopper ready for action.  Undaunted by the luminosity of the Council majority picketers this unknown woman marched straight into the fray calling out Sam and company for trying to intimidate residents who have every right to object to their costly policies. 

 

According to first hand accounts… this gal not only knew her issues (illegal punitive water rates, $100 million in debt, $24 million in unfunded City worker pensions and banning the Capistrano Common Sense) but she also knew her right to not be harassed by either side….especially by elected officials with access to the public treasury and control over her water rates.  

 

Who ever you are… wise grocery shopper…We salute you.

 

Speaking of intimidation…has anyone noticed the conspicuous disappearance  of Community Common Sense’s major San Juan based advertisers?  Those brave merchants who briefly advertised in a legitimate local watch dog publication until anonymous boycott threats convinced them CCS ads were bad for business. 

 

Most residents may not have noticed the departure of at least 8 CCS local advertisers…Or, surmised that there is an ongoing effort to put the Community Common Sense out of business.  Any guesses who might want the fledgling watchdog newspaper gone (given the move to ban CCS from all city owned property fizzled)?  What we are witnessing is yet another  stealth attack on our 1st Amendment Right to access and consider news reports critical of our local government policies.  

 

(Looking to sign a recall petition?  Try Von’s, Ralphs, True Value and or Marbella Market most weekends.  Or consider rolling up your sleeves and helping with  a 2 hour shift at one of these locations.  It takes a whole village to fix a broken government.  Also, Feb. 8 Picnic noon at Cook’s park.)

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Donna Fleming January 29, 2014 at 11:32 PM
Yes, I did. Bunch of guys trying to be macho. Got in over their head. Then tried to cover up murder, justifiable of course. It is not one of my favorite movies.
Donna Fleming January 29, 2014 at 11:58 PM
Funny.. Peace4SJ just moved into San Juan Capistrano today and started to comment on Patch. And, how well informed you are Peace. I almost think you are someone who has been here all along under another name. Let's see who could you be?
Peace 4 SJC January 31, 2014 at 10:51 PM
Ask Pubes, we've been hanging out for years. He showed me the secret handshake and gave me the hood worn at CCS meetings. BTW your headgear is becoming for person of your stature.
Apple sauce is gross January 31, 2014 at 11:38 PM
Peace 4 SJC played the part of the "catcher" in Deliverance. It was a role he was well suited for.
Peace 4 SJC February 09, 2014 at 12:10 AM
Apple - the director thought you "enjoyed" it for such a brutal scene and didn't bring the right energy to the scene. Thus, he went with Ned who nailed. You were legendary for that shoot!

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