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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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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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