Thursday, March 9, 2017

Election Results



























3rd Place in a 5 way race! 
Not Bad. Last time I came in 5th in a 4 way race...

I want to thank all those friends, jesters, anarchists, artists, and punk rockers who made this campaign/fever dream a reality! 
I owe you a drink!!! 
ericjamescoleman@gmail.com
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YOU HAVE TO BE A LITTLE PARANOID TO SELL INSURANCE: The Political Obituary Of Steve Aspel

There’s a look that every good friend of yours knows you by. A look that you’ve never actually seen yourself, except for on rare occasion when a window reflection catches you off guard while walking home in the middle of the night. This is the face caricaturists strive for. The face that reveals a person’s true character. Something as subtle as Mona Lisa’s smirk or as arresting as Edvard Munch’s The Scream. For Steve Aspel, this is that face.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words but in Aspel’s case the picture is worth roughly a thousand votes. Here is Steve Aspel slouching in his trademark Hawaiian shirt, with the stoic grimace of a Captain on a sinking ship, clutching at his White Russian as if it were a life preserver. The first wave of results trickled in at 8:15pm and showed the incumbent trailing by only 2.8%, well within the margin of error. There was nothing for a long anxious while. Then, at one minute to midnight, his worst fears were confirmed in a pounding Mayoral defeat and torpedoing of thePublic-Private Partner Ship.  No runoff election. No Pier-Mall project. No second term.  No staying any later at the Grand Gala. The electorate had spoken and Steve Aspel was to be given a Lyft home in a political pumpkin.

This wasn’t the way it was supposed to happen. The Police and Fire Unions were in his pocket, or he was in theirs. Steve was well-liked. To his friends, of which he had many, Steve will in some way always be ‘the Mayor’ but not in any official capacity, not anymore. He pushed too hard for a mall and the people pushed back. He got on the wrong side of this Pier-Mall thing. The background in this picture speaks of a Victorian Era. A time when political machines ran the country. A time long forgotten. And too, the Mayor won’t be remembered for all his hard work addressing the pressing concerns of Redondo’s residents. Everything from clearing felled trees to filling pot holes. The ex-Insurance Salesman will be remembered for one thing; a disastrous deal with Centercal to build a giant mall, the size of five Wal-Marts, on the Redondo Beach Pier. It was to be his legacy. In some strange inverted Nixon talk, critics of the Centercal project were called ‘the vocal minority’. This assumption would prove wrong. Rumors has it he took out a twenty-thousand dollar loan for his campaign. Word on the street is he owes money to the IRS. Cornered animals will do just about anything.


On occasions I had seen Steve at a political mixer and, coming in from behind, would bump into him rather forcefully. He would spin around with feigned shock and I would say something like, ‘Oh, hey! Steve! Didn’t see you there!’ Moreover, I toilet papered his house when I was like fifteen years old. He was a good sport. A rough and tumbler who always had a good comeback. I like Steve Aspel. City Council meetings won’t be the same without his towering presence. I shall remember Steve Aspel, and no, he was not a crook. Just a bit misguided. Then again, so was Nixon.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

PIER AID - 3/6/2017




http://www.easyreadernews.com/148265/pier-aid-local-punk-rockers-bring-awareness-waterfront-win-videophotos/



A Message From Seamus O'Blivion, Campaign Manager:

Greetings Pier Aid People!

Trying to catch my breath after last night. 

Believe it or not, after an incredible show from the BEST OG South Bay folks and those that traveled from Far Away Places to support us and save our Pier from getting Mauled, [with] our host and only hope for mayor, candidate Eric J. Coleman- certified anarchist antagonist, pain in the ass madman.

I want to thank him, Ken Thun, Jake and Chelsea Todesco and The Boogie first for making this fever dream a reality. Two months in the planning, without you, it wouldn't have happened.

I also must thank fellow mayoral candidate Michael Ian Sachs, his amazing band Jak Frost, Culo, Carpit, Supersession, Public Nuisance for coming all the way from Santa Clarita, Neckbreaker, the always explosive STD'S and Black Lagoon for top shelf MUSIC THAT MATTERS...

You blessed our beloved pier with your music, love, frustration and dedication and I will
never be able to thank you enough.

Must also thank the local Classic Rock Pier Rats that showed up to support OUR FUCKING PIER.

Today, it all comes down to the polls.

Every vote might count.

Elections are suspect devices.

But we came together, multiple tribes, united to save ourselves from the Devil that is Centercal.


I thank you all again from the bottom of my blackened heart for the collective battle cry...

THERE WILL BE PIER! 

Stay tuned.
And fucking VOTE!!!!
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A Message From Ken Thun, PIER AID Point Man:

To all the people behind PIER AID: Eric J. Coleman, Seamus O'Blivion, Chelsea Tedesco, Jake Tedesco, Robert Fabio, Mike Fanthorpe and most importantly Antigone Tiggy Swallow. I love you all. I got the bands but you all did the work, thankful to have you in my life!


A Message From Eric J. Coleman, Mayoral Candidate:

Ouch!


EPILOGUE: CENTERCAL, YOU HAVE UNTIL SUNSET TO GET OUT OF TOWN!!!

From The Easy Reader News

Join us in a Measure C Victory celebration - Sunday April 23rd for 
PIER AID II: There Will Be Pier! 
@ The Boogie



Friday, January 27, 2017

The Battle of Redondo: Punk Power in the South Bay

The Rent Coaster 9000 

WIDE ANGLE (same take)
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Redondo's 2nd Mayoral Debate: FULL VERSION



footnote: The Coleman Administration has decided to scrap the Homeless Cannibalization Initiative; instead opting to remedy this homelessness epidemic by offering the mentally deficient jobs in City Hall. They would fit in quite nicely there. 

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Hunter S. Coleman on the Marijuana Moratorium 



City Council Meeting 2/21/2017 . 
Made the papers. The cursing that is... 
What Happened To You Redondo?
Meet me in the parking lot for an attitude adjustment. 
Especially you stodgies
We have a chicken to smoke.
Anyone have a light?
Hunter S. Thompson ran for Sheriff of Aspen in 1969
One of his platforms was to rename Aspen 'Fat Head City'
In an effort to deter land developers.


'The Battle of Aspen' links:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bat...
http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/...
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Next, here are clips from a Candidate Forum held 2/18/2017 at United Methodist Church, put on by the League of Women Voters. The League had plans to video these debates but then came along the bad apples. Four candidates objected to the debates being filmed. OneView InRedondo put it like this, "... makes ya wonder why, doesn’t it? Runnin’ for office and you don’t want a video of your performance? You don’t want folks hearin’ what you have to say ‘specially those who couldn’t make it?" Word on the street is that Doug Rodriguez, John Gran, and Martha Barbee are the toadies responsible for this coup. Evidently, it's also a secret who wanted to keep the meeting secret (real P.A.T.R.I.O.T. A.C.T. crap). If this is true then these despicable wolves masquerading as kindly shepherds have proven their utter contempt for democracy and ought to be banished from Redondo, indefinitely. I'm sure there are plenty of caves on Catalina Island that would make for a lovely home.


Vote No on Pat Aust!


This is a Clip from another forum where the Pro Over-Development Candidates didn't even bother to show up...

There Will Be Pier!!!
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And let us not forget about a Mediterranean Beach for a Truly Round Redondo...


Forget the children for once, what about us?

LETTER FROM A PIER ARTIST :

Dear Eric, 

Here is my drawing of the pier. I would just like to say I really respect what you're doing.  When I heard there were developers trying to renovate or destroy the pier it broke my heart. There's a certain charm and character to the Redondo Pier, and any major mall or development would ruin that.

Best of luck, 

- Stephen Pagan



email: ericjamescoleman@gmail.com

Thursday, December 1, 2016

As Mayor I Will:


Build That Theme Park!


It's time to Re-Activate the Heart of the City...




We need to Make Redondo Great Again. We're hurting folks, and while some talk of a Future-Pier-Super-Mall, I say why stop there?!




Together we will open up a World-Class State-of-the-Art Theme Park on the Redondo Pier. People are going to come from all over. People are going to have so much fun. We'll have huge attractions. The best attractions. Attractions like the Rent-Coaster 9000. Just like Redondo's Big Dipper of a hundred years ago, this  gravity-defying roller-coaster will leave riders in absolute shell shock. The loops, the twists, the turns; all simulate having to scurry, scrimp, and scrounge for rent.  Monthly mandatory ridership is required of all residents. Just like our launch platform, the rents in Redondo are going to reach dizzying heights, especially if something as a hideous as a mall gets built on the Redondo Pier. You people will be so sick of having fun. Seriously. Sick of it.



Next to the roller-coaster we have the Big Splash! Based on the mildly successful Mall Proposal, this Experience Machine lifts guests 200 feet in the air and then plunges them into the icy cold waters of the Redondo Harbor, holding them there for up to half a minute before bringing guests to the surface sopping wet. Stop by the Soaked Suckers Photo Booth to pick up your very own souvenir picture of the whole humiliating experience. 



We got other great attractions too! Look! What's that steamboat out on the water near the rocks? Why, it's the Public-Private Partnership! Little kids can gather around the floor of this glass bottom boat to catch a glimpse of the odd cuttlefish, crab, or flounder. 



Speaking of bottom-feeders; avast ye matey, it's the Lawyers of the Riviera. This Cut-Throat Swashbuckling Pirate Adventure will draw gasps from around town and around the world! You've been served Redondo!





Redondo's New Theme Park is going to be the first in the world to offer Whale Ride Adventures! Saddle up, strap in, and hold on with our certified whale riding instructor Geoff White. Certified by whom you ask? Answer: No one! We're the first in the world to even imagine such hubris! And if the marine mammals should ever act up their oil will be extracted and they shall be eaten by their own light just like our Theme Park's Opponents!!!!!!!!




Of course, some other parts of Redondo will have to be transformed to bring it into alignment with the THEME PARK. For instance, City Hall will be given a spooky mansion look and renamed 'The House of Haunted Decisions'.



 Also, most of North Redondo will have to be bulldozed to make way for a parking lot. 

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Appoint a Special Prosecutor to look into who caused the Great Redondo Beach Pier Fire of '88. Legend has it, the Horseshoe Pier had a broken water main. At the request of Old Tony's the Pier was allowed to remain open over the weekend, despite this fact. Then on May 27th 1988 a short circuit started a fire. When the Fire Department went to hook up a hose they were met with the water pressure of a squirt gun. The Pier burnt down. Pat Aust was the Fire Chief. Now, Former Councilman Aust wants to build a mall on the Pier. Hmmm...






Why did Redondo residents wake up to a million fish clogging the Marina on March 8th 2011? It is said the school of sardines swam radically off course and into the oxygen- derived waters of the Redondo Harbor. What were they being chasing by? We might have a firebug and a shark on our hands here.



Additionally, If time, I'm going to look into the pathetically sad whitewashing of the 9-11 Commission Report, the JFK assassination, and who threw the Haymarket bomb.



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Now you might ask, how could we ever pretend to have the intrepidity, the audacity, the unmitigated gall to ever even dream of pulling off such a bold stunt? A Rollercoaster,  a Carousel, Zip-Lines, Whale-Rides! Fun! Adventure! A Grand Theater of the Absurd! Heart-Pounding Excitement and Non-Stop Thrills on what is now the dinky little quiet sleepy Future-Mall....  Not no more! Want to know how to get Gloriously Wholesome Park built? That's easy folks; the sky is falling, that's what we sell them like an insurance policy. The sky is falling. The Parking Garage is Falling Apart and Chucks of Loose Concrete are Raining Down and Threatening to Crush Us All. Real Henny-Penny crap.

A MORE ROUND REDONDO:

For the last two elections I have championed the return of the Red Cars. But, evidently, since I lost, I reckon the Red Car idea wasn't ambitious enough for such a forward-looking City as Redondo. That's why I propose building a MONORAIL which will run from Riviera Village to the Pier and back; therefore connecting all parts of Redondo.




I understand that changing the name of Artesia Blvd. to Redondo Beach Blvd. is a VERY BIG ISSUE, but why stop there? Why not build a wall between us and the Draconian Surveillance State that is Hermosa Beach? Redondo is the last domino to fall. This is our last chance, folks. Hermosa has very likely been taken over by ISIS and is soon to officially declare itself an Islamic Republic ruled by Sharia Law. We need to be prepared.


Public Safety is still a top priority in my Administration, that's why I am introducing a plan to issue demerits to any resident of Redondo who does anything unsafe. After three demerits the individual is to be encased in a giant Hamster Ball for the remainder of their short sweaty lives.  Furthermore, we are looking into removing all sharp edges in the City. At last, a truly round Redondo.



Borrowing a page from Jello Biafra's playbook; all City Officials will be required to wear clown costumes while on the job.  

Let it be known that I am donating my salary as Mayor to the kids. It's a rock band me and some friends are starting and you're all invited, except for Pat Aust. He's not invited.

Lastly, what Abusement Park would be complete without a Dunk Tank! Step right up to Bruce's Drench Zone, where you and your kids can fling bean bags in an attempt to dunk disgraced Former City Manager Bill Workman or other members of Redondo's largely Criminal City Council. Lock 'em up, we say.

Don't submit to Pier Pressure and fall for the Pieramid scheme.

Vote yes on Redexit!

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Time to Drain the Lagoon! Metaphorically, of course... And physically! 


We'll use that water to flood Redondo, everything east of Prospect Avenue. We're going to have the best island.
Vote Coleman March 7th 2017




























My background? Well it's a couple people sitting in chairs at the moment...















Get Yours Today!



email ericjamescoleman@gmail.com


Biggest Concert Ever!

PIER AID
MARCH 5th - 3pm to 8pm 
The Boogey Night Club
Official Pier Aid logo by Jake Tedesco.
Get this amazing illustration on a
Pier Aid T-shirt    only  $10!!!

Pier Aid Line-Up:

Jak Frost
Neckbreaker
STDs
Super Session
Public Nuisance
Carpit
Culo 13
NEWLY ADDED: Black Lagoon



email: ericjamescoleman@gmail.com


Monday, November 28, 2016

the MEDIA just doesn't GET IT!

We've got some bad Huevos in this omelet called Redondo and it's time to Drain the Lagoon in our fair hamlet. It's no wonder the crooked system is against me. Beware! The Press is truly the enemy of the people, and David Mendez is a hatchet man for the World Bank.
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Here's Redondo's Measure C debate:
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Although, The Daily Breeze dropped the ball biggly with the McMartin Preschool fiasco, it seems they are making attempts at redemption...

http://www.dailybreeze.com/government-and-politics/20170225/contrasts-stark-in-contentious-redondo-beach-mayors-race

They are afraid, because this campaign is Taking Off Like A Rocket while the Dishonest Media is oblivious.

video

Special Thanks to Oh (Oscar) Shengjun for the Video. We have the best students at Poly! Truly terrific students.





I am asking all my beautiful supporters to write silly letters about how serious our campaign is to turn Redondo into a World Class Abusement Park. Send letters care of the failing Beach Reporter and flood their facebook comments page.




Who is this Mowatt character?
A real human enigma, it seems.

Dear Newspaper Editor,

I am a member of the Mowatt for Mayor of Redondo circuit, and let me tell you, our rallies are always enlightening. The crowds we draw are electric and never fail to thunder when Mowatt mentions the current polls have him surging to the lead. Easy Reader please shine a light on this bright guy, he is a real live wire. Mowatt has the spark, he is the jump start this electorate has been waiting for!

Yours Truly,

Ignatius J. Reilly
Redondo beach







Received this letter today from a concerned supporter:

Hey Candidate Eric,


I have been doing some research on the current campaign and have uncovered some troubling information. It seems that while your competitors claim to be non-sexist and gender-neutral, they all harbor deeply seated sex and gender biases. For example, each of them typically refer to restrooms as the "men's" and "women's" rooms, rather than the proper designation of "restroom facilities typically used by (males or females)." This lack of strict adherence to codes of political correctness points to major character flaws in your opponents. I believe that this discovery also uncovers a strategic opportunity for you to take the lead on this issue - by making a public announcement that as a display of personal sensitivity to the importance of gender neutrality, you will be eliminating the male suffix contained in your current family name, and re-introducing yourself as Eric "Cole-person." I would advise that you please consider doing this immediately.

Sincerely,

Max(elle) Forrestor
Redondo or Redonda Beach





And a Funny Facebook Exchange...




The Coleman Campaign is now accepting suggestions on what to call the Abusement... Or Amusement Park, rather, that is set to consume Redondo and every hapless chap in it. Winner gets a caricature!

Comments
Geoff White The Redondo Beach Glory Hole.

Eric J. Coleman Redondo Beach Gloriously Wholesome Park or Glory Whole Park for short. Ha

Peter Nerad The Rape of Redondo.

Seamus O'Blivion The FUCKED FACTORY.

Steve Jones The Tragic Kingdom, Phoney Island and/or Slick Flags.

Peter Nerad Redondo Amusement Park. Why build inland when you can screw up a beach.

Peter Nerad Redondo Amusement Park. F**k Mother Nature She won't mind.

Jim Light Steve's Strip Mall by the Sea; Steve's Swamp and Swill; Freddy's Folly; Bruning's Blighted Bazaar; Naja's Nosedive; Christian's Cookie Cutter Corner; Sell Out Square; Chamber Chumphole, Laura's Loserland; Horvath's Hellhole; Emdee's Empty Emporium; Bruning's Budget Boutique; CenterCal Sell Out; Bruning's Bait and Switch; Follies on the Pier...

Seamus O'Blivion  That was breath-taking. Thank you.




John Thomas Cantu The Rupture

Jamie Quinones Koleman's Kalidascope of Krazy..

David McGrath Trumpland. I think it's a smart name

Michael Maginot You should declare it to be a separate country. It could be the Most Serene Peoples Democratic Republic of Redondostan. You could give your self the title of His Imperial Majesty, the Sovereign of the Pacific, Lord Emperor of the West, Grand Pubhah of the Flying Sphegetti Monster, Defender of the Coast, and Snappy Dresser Eric the First.

Eric J. Coleman All winners! Much of this will be used in the debate and credit given. Thanks.