Vanderbilt: Anaheim’s District 2’s True Carpetbagger

The above image was sent to me by a reader; the Orange Juice Blog, which their own publisher says makes less than $60 a month in Google ads, has printed and paid for these signs opposing the DPOC endorsed candidate for Anaheim District 2, Jordan Brandman.  True, Brandman moved into District 2 to run for city council while respecting the re-election efforts of Dr. Jose Moreno in District 3, and received the DPOC endorsement as the only Democrat in the race. But Vanderbilt is a carpetbagger!

But it’s worth noting that sitting city council member James Vanderbilt moved into the district first when the city moved towards district elections.  So, per the OJ blog, the over/under on how long you need to live in a district and not be a carpetbagger is about 18 months.

The bigger question — who is funding these signs, which generally run about $5 a pop, when the publisher/editor-in-chief and the managing editor are barely employed.  Has the OJ blog gone through the City of Anaheim to properly register as a political entity with the FPPC to put up these signs?  Diamond is a Central Committee member; Nelson is the vice president of the Anaheim Democratic Club — a DPOC chartered organization.  Diamond’s excuse will be “It’s Vern’s blog.” But what’s Nelson’s excuse?  It appears by-laws are being violated.  It’s my understanding that party-chartered club has to back the party’s endorsed candidate — so has Nelson placed his Vice President’s role of the Anaheim Democratic club in jeopardy?

How is it a blog run by guys who are barely employed who make little money can afford to print lawn signs that cost on average about $5 each?  There’s a rumor the Unions are funding the efforts and attempts to reach them have been unsuccessful.

  25 comments for “Vanderbilt: Anaheim’s District 2’s True Carpetbagger

  1. 4th District Resident
    October 9, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    I saw one on the corner of Brookhurst and Lincoln today. It looked very nice. Disney Carpetbagger. That’s about a low as you can get.

    Oh, and yeah, he respected Moreno alright. Chicken Little didn’t want to lose to him twice in a row. And when he loses to Vanderbilt, Chicken Little will be right back in his adorable little 3rd District hen house.

    • Dan Chmielewski
      October 9, 2018 at 4:17 pm

      If a mid-term election; Moreno’s base doesn’t vote in the numbers they do during a presidential year.

      • 4th District Resident
        October 9, 2018 at 5:02 pm

        Thanks for that.

        In other words he’s an even bigger chicken than I thought. Refused to defend his own turf!

        Buck, buck, buck…

        • Dan Chmielewski
          October 9, 2018 at 7:03 pm

          Listen, you’re the coward here. Let’s see your name on a ballot

          • 4th District Resident
            October 10, 2018 at 12:10 am

            You already have, dummy.

  2. TRUMPTASTROPHE for the GOP in November ️‍♂️
    October 10, 2018 at 2:22 am

    Speaking of cowards, Donald Traitor Trump had another Redneck Nuremberg Rally in Council Bluffs, Iowa last night, and I believe this may have literally been the fattest Traitor Trump cheering section yet, outside of the Deep South of course.

    No wonder Trump Cult members are so miserable and angry at the world! You’d be pissed and irrationally hostile too if you weighed 500+ lbs.

  3. Gabriel San Roman
    October 10, 2018 at 7:26 am

    Yes, must be union dough even though the signs look like every other “carpetbagger” ones Bushala’s ever put out before!

    • Dan Chmielewski
      October 10, 2018 at 8:50 am

      That’s the rumor, but it’s not true. Someone funded it because the people who run this blog really don’t have the extra cash to do this.

  4. TRUMPTASTROPHE for the GOP in November
    October 10, 2018 at 9:36 am

    Speaking of weighing 500+ lbs., Trump the Plump Orange Chump looks like his fugly fat ass is going to explode from all of those Big Macs! Remember drug pusher freakazoid Dr. Ronnie falsely claiming Titanic Trump (whose racist Republitarded Russian-backed regime is going down in flames) only weighed 239 lbs? 239 lbs?!! Please! Disgusting Donald’s fat greasy orange gut weighs a minimum of 239 lbs. by itself. Not to mention his HUUUUGGGGEEEE orange fat ass! Believe me. Believe me! That I can tell you.

  5. October 10, 2018 at 11:06 am

    Hi Dan. I know you have me blocked from this blog, but it really looks like you need a little help here.

    First and most importantly, you have to stop using that cliché “over/under.” It does not mean what you think it means. It is a gambling term. You could look it up.

    It’s easy to fall into believing your own BS and that of your circle of friends, when it’s repeated enough. In this case I’m referring to the belief that I make very little money and live in my mother’s basement or something. Actually I’ve had a lot of musical work lately, I perform nearly every day, and I just recently made $2000 for writing one short song (for Taormina’s “Life Rebuilding Center.” So it wasn’t so hard for me to come up with $788, to make some signs I really believe in.

    It’s true that I have been talked into leading the Anaheim Democratic Club (yes, leading – Chairwoman Jeanette will be moving in a couple months.) But when I accepted the post I most definitely did not give up my freedom of speech 24-7. You may have noticed the signs do NOT read, at the bottom, “Paid for by the Anaheim Democratic Club.”

    When Jordan managed to get the DPOC endorsement, by making a list of promises to Jeff and Greg, I was pretty skeptical, but resolved to give him a chance. But every time I would ask him a perfectly reasonable question (I think, “What do you think Disney is really up to?”) he would just grin and repeat “It’s SO GOOD TO SEE YOU, VERN!” And I tried to get him to speak at council, in public, “so we can see what you really believe,” and he refused, saying he prefers to “speak to voters one on one.” On top of that he told everybody Disney is not supporting him now, and we’ve just discovered nearly $200K coming to him, from Disney, thru SOAR – his line now is “*I* can’t control what Disney does with their money!” So no, I don’t trust him.

    He tried to tell me last night that my signs are illegal, that I need to file with the FPPC. He probably knew that wasn’t true. As I spent well under $1000, I don’t have to do that. So then he changed his tune to “You’re a bad Democrat, Vern, I’m the endorsed candidate!” (Said the guy who endorses Republicans for breakfast.)

    It’s hilarious that you think the UNIONS (that must be UNITE HERE – Local 11) paid me for these signs. At least Gabriel’s a little closer to the truth. I purposely designed them, WITH Bushala, in Bushala’s trademark style, which has been 100% successful so far, and got a ride with Bushala to Bushala’s printer. He’s laughing his head off that you think the unions did that.

    If Jordan OR Harry OR Mitch wins, our town is in a world of S**T. I am doing my best here to protect our people’s majority from the greedy special interests. R vs D has nothing to do with Anaheim, and I could use some thanks for all the work I’m doing.

    “Vanderbilt is the real carpetbagger,” decrees the King of Whataboutism. You would never in a million years understand the sacrifice Vanderbilt made moving to district 2, and announcing it from the dais, on the day that Jordan was trying to undermine the People’s Map and delay district elections indefinitely … on the PRETEXT that James, living in district 3, was a LATINO (because his mom’s Chilean or something) and so the Latino District 3 already has a latino rep, and so district 3 doesn’t need to go till 2018. James turned all that upside down by moving (to a family place in district 2.) He HAD no other reason to move. Anaheim owes James big time for doing that. But somehow Jordan, who actually DID carpetbag, and did it at the last minute, is LESS of a carpetbagger than James because … Dan says so.

    I hope I helped clear up a few things here. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got to run – I’m on KNX right now, explaining how Disney is once again funneling hundreds of thousands (eventually over a million) through front groups like SOAR and the Chamber to candidates like Jordan and to defeating the Living Wage. I’m sure you probably have something real important to do too. Bye now.

    Vern Nelson, Anaheim Voters Against Kleptocracy.

    • Richard Cosenza
      October 10, 2018 at 1:32 pm

      Nelson could establish a bit of credability if instead, he donated $700 to MADD or a BATTERED WOMENS SHELTER!

      Vern is it true that because of your DUI, you are banned from Disney property.

    • Dan Chmielewski
      October 10, 2018 at 3:07 pm

      Hi Vern — I ran your comment as soon as I could get to the blog. Busy morning with meetings you know.

      I know what over/under means. But you seem obvilious to the term carpetbagger which certainly applies to conservative Republican James Vanderbilt.

      You’re making money now. Awesome. Perhaps you should have paid down credit cards, put some in a 401K or IRA, maybe put some aside for Xmas; because when you were sentenced for your fifth DUI, you had to go to jail in lieu of paying a fine. Instead, you spent – as you say $788 on signs — without any shred of proof other than your say-so. You want thanks for the work you’re doing? I’ll thank you for not driving while drunk. I will thank you for not hurting or killing anyone.

      Anaheim owes Vanderbilt squat. He’s anti-gay (see his votes on the pride flag) and certainly moved into the district to run for office.

      You were on KNX — how awesome is that? I speak to media from the NY Times, USA Today, CNN, CBS and others every day. But its to put my clients in front of them. And the new accounts that have come into my business in the past 45 days is pretty awesome. I’ve hired two new people to handle the workload.

      Meanwhile, you are an officer with a DPOC Chartered club and you appear to have violated the rules by paying for these signs. If the party doesn’t punish you fro this, I’ll pay for a boatload of Lorri Galloway signs soon.

      • Dan Chmielewski
        October 10, 2018 at 7:13 pm

        Hey Vern, let Greg know that the IP address he’s used is flagged and all his fake names where he references himself in the third person go to moderation

    • 4th District Resident
      October 10, 2018 at 8:46 pm

      Hey, you sound like honest guy. Is it true brandman “moved” in the middle of the night?

      A lot of weird things happen in Anaheim when the lights are out.

      • Dan Chmielewski
        October 11, 2018 at 6:27 am

        I have moved at night when I couldn’t get the day off work. We did it in a snowstorm too. This isn’t a big deal

        • 4th District Resident
          October 11, 2018 at 8:01 am

          Except that Brandman doesn’t work. But apparently a lot to hide.

          Brandman, Galloway, jeez what a couple of scammers. Fortunately neither one has a chance in the world.

          • Dan Chmielewski
            October 11, 2018 at 9:53 am

            He does. She does. You apparently do not. And thanks for sharing that your name was on a ballot. You probably lost. And if you’re district 4, I likely didn’t see it.

            • 4th District Resident
              October 11, 2018 at 11:32 am

              “He does”

              Yeah, really? Doing what, pray tell?

              Galloway does work. Nobody said she doesn’t. She works hard scamming people.

              • Dan Chmielewski
                October 11, 2018 at 2:22 pm

                I appreciate your comments; I do. Because you validate my no censorship rule with asinine comments like this. Of course, what you say would mean more if you attached an actual name to your comments. But you’re a coward. We both know it.

                • 4th District Resident
                  October 14, 2018 at 10:51 am

                  You no censorship rule is there so that your “friends” can libel your personal enemies.

                  And that makes you the biggest coward in Orange County.

                • Dan Chmielewski
                  October 15, 2018 at 6:53 am

                  Sorry for getting to your comment late; please note I approved your comment calling me the biggest coward in Orange County.

  6. Colony Insider
    October 10, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    kleptocracy noun
    klep·toc·ra·cy | \klep-ˈtä-krə-sē
    plural kleptocracies
    Definition of kleptocracy

    : government by those who seek chiefly status and personal gain at the expense of the governed

    Sounds like Tom Tait to me. Especially the “seek chiefly status” part.

  7. Richard Cosenza
    October 10, 2018 at 1:54 pm

    Nelson could establish a bit of credability if instead, he donated $700 to MADD or a BATTERED WOMENS SHELTER!

    Vern is it true that because of your DUI, you are banned from Disney property.

    • TRUMPTASTROPHE for the GOP in November
      October 11, 2018 at 2:23 am

      How about if some Rapepublicans donate some money too? Oh wait, that’s not going to happen, because Rapepublicans HATE women and are probably perpetrators who are responsible for sending women to domestic violence shelters in the first place.


  8. Loper Doper Christie Soper
    October 16, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    Now that the LAA Angels have opted out of their lease at the BIG A, Moreno and Tait can build a new tent city!

    Complete with a needle exchange facilities and a squash court for Greg Diamond, Anaheim’s favorite Brean!

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