The Jan Marx-Kathy Smith-Patty Andreen connection

December 11, 2010

Local activist Kevin P. Rice, who has applied for the open San Luis Obispo City Council seat, is claiming a conflict-of-interest between two sitting council members and another candidate for the vacancy.

Rice obtained documents from the County Clerk-Recorder’s Office that indicates that Patty Andreen, also a candidate for the council vacancy, donated a combined $900 to the Marx mayoral and the Smith council campaigns in last month’s election.

Andreen, who lost the race for District III county supervisor to Jerry Lenthall in 2004, also hosted a “Meet Jan Marx” fundraiser on Oct. 3.

“Should a personal friend be appointed to the city council?” Rice asked in an email sent to council members.

Rice, Andreen, and Dan Carpenter are the three candidates for the open council seat, scheduled to be filled at the Dec. 21 council meeting.


123 Comments

  1. Crusader says:

    This says it all:

    http://www.newtimesslo.com/shredder/5389/stacking-the-odds/

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  2. Crusader says:

    Apparently Carpenter, Rice and Andreen were the only three who applied to be considered for the appointment.

    My choice is Carpenter. He is well known locally, he has real roots in the community with a great track record and most of all he had the guts to actually run. My second choice would be Rice. Clearly a smart guy who is reform minded — someone who won’t get mired down in the mututal back-scratching. My last choice (by far) would be Andreen. If she is appointed it would cast a horrible pall over the entire SLO CIty Council. In essence it would say: “no need to run for office. Just help someone who is vacating a safe seat and they’ll take care of you by appointing you to fill their former seat.” It would mean that machine politics in the form of the Democratic Central Committee was running SLO. A very sad and sobering thought indeed…

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  3. Moderator says:

    A number of accusatory, prosecutorial and just plain ugly personal comments have been removed. if you have questions Email me
    as of 3;30 December 14 pm all deleted opinions have been restored…………. have at it I am done with this thread
    moderate your selves on this one. thank you

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    • ThomasPaine says:

      Bowing to intimidation, thuggery, and foolishness while abdicating ones responsibility to reasonable moderating duties is one in a long list of the many problems with this web site.

      It could have been so much more.

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  4. Crusader says:

    I suspect several months ago when Marx, Andreen and the rest of their Democratic Central Committee accomplices hatched the plan to quietly sleaze Andreen into Marx’s old council seat that they didn’t factor in a few things such as:

    1. Marx did not win by anything close to a mandate. She barely squeaked by Paul Brown. She doesn’t have the political gravitas to make her arrogant actions tolerable.

    2. They didn’t expect the transparency brought about by news sources like CCN. No longer does the local newspaper control the flow of information.

    3. They didn’t expect the third place finisher, Dan Carpenter to hang in there and advocate on behalf of the 5,000+ who voted for him.

    4. They didn’t realize that one quitter (Kathy Smith) was enough when they chose a second quitter in Andreen

    5. They didn’t expect someone like Kevin Rice to pursue them — and get the better of them, in the public arena.

    6. They didn’t expect their DCC political machine to be exposed.

    7. They didn’t expect members of the electorate to care. After all it’s close to Christmas and they figured everyone would have lost interest by now.

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  5. slojo says:

    While I admire your passion Kevin, I think you are starting to scare some people.

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    • Crusader says:

      While I don’t know Kevin personally, I don’t think he’s scaring anyone — he’s certainly not scaring me. What he is doing is antagonizing supporters of Marx and Andreen who somehow feel they have license to operate a mini West Coast version of Tammany Hall here in SLO.

      Mr. Rice is two steps ahead of his critics and that’s getting to some of them as evidenced by their personal attacks and wild accusations…

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    • ThomasPaine says:

      Bullies aren’t to be feared, just pitied.

      On the other hand his passion is great and when he ever gets around to merging his passion with a level head he could be a force to be dealt with.

      I’ll leave this now because I have no desire to watch a man implode and self destruct. This wasn’t about making him look bad or feel bad or be mean to him. Just to get him to stop being such a bully. I think it just made him worse. Sorry about that.

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      • Crusader says:

        Read this entire thread — you’re the guy making all the unsubstantiated disparaging remarks, not Rice. You seem to be throwing out one accusation after another in the hopes that one will stick to the wall.

        You are a hypocrite.

        The big difference between you and Rice it would appear is that he has the courage to put his name and number out there for everyone to see. Well, that and he caught you in a big lie…

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      • SLORider says:

        I do pity you, T.P. Any man/woman who has to send anonymous threat emails is very sick. You should be ashamed of yourself, but I doubt you have that capacity.

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      • Crusader says:

        Is that how it works? You level shot after shot and Rice and then announce you are leaving this thread by leveling one final shot?

        What a jerk…

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      • SLORider says:

        I pity you ThomasPaine:

        You emailed me saying “eatsh*t” and “You are one sick and twisted f*ck”

        That says it all. You are a coward, bully and a liar–and a hypocrite.

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        • zaphod says:

          What does that have to do with the coup d’etat the stench of ins-erection and insider manipulation of city hall Council seat who gives a rats ass about KEVINRICE EMAIL major derail Id say.

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  6. Crusader says:

    I suspect several months ago when Marx, Andreen and the rest of their Democratic Central Committee accomplices hatched the plan to quietly sleaze Andreen into Marx’s old council seat that they didn’t factor in a few things such as:

    1. Marx did not win by anything close to a mandate. She barely squeaked by Paul Brown. She doesn’t have the political gravitas to make her arrogant actions tolerable.

    2. They didn’t expect the transparency brought about by news sources like CCN. No longer does the local newspaper control the flow of information.

    3. They didn’t expect the third place finisher, Dan Carpenter to hang in there and advocate on behalf of the 5,000+ who voted for him.

    4. They didn’t expect someone like Kevin Rice to pursue them — and get the better of them, in the public arena.

    5. They didn’t expect their DCC political machine to be exposed.

    6. They didn’t expect members of the electorate to care. After all it’s close to Christmas and they figured everyone would have lost interest by now.

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  7. ThomasPaine says:

    This set up is so bizarre. If Marx votes her one vote for Andrean she is corrupt even though her one vote would be legal. If she votes for someone else it is because of the actions of the few and loud. You people paint her in a corner that whatever she does she loses.

    This is becoming hysterical.

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    • SLORider says:

      No, T.P., Marx painted herself into a corner by (1) abandoning her 4-year term early; (2) not resigning her council seat, setting up the known potential outcome; (3) disfavoring an election of the People.

      Marx and the Council have the opportunity on the 21st to correct these things.

      Marx and the Council also have the opportunity on the 21st to appoint their insider friend and campaign donor.

      Your contortion of the circumstances are a fallacious Hail Mary attempt to blame the present circumstances on those that had no control over Marx’ choices. Only Marx could , have, and did, create this situation where the odor of a coup de e’tat eminates. If you want to be sore because some people don’t want to let that slide under the carpet, then that is your own partisan bias showing.

      You still didn’t even examine the documents at SLOVoice(dot)org, did you? Open your eyes.

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      • ThomasPaine says:

        I’ll keep trying but I can’t seem to get access to your site.

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        • SLORider says:

          You can’t access my site? Yeah, really? All 17 attempts you’ve made? Even though you’ve tried both Internet Explorer 8 and Firefox 3.6.12? Maybe it’s Windows Vista? Or, Google Desktop? No, maybe it’s your puny 1,024 x 768 screen resolution? Or, maybe it’s the 314 times you’ve hit my web site over the last months with the Internet stalking you’ve been up to Googling my name and researching dirt on me instead of addressing the issue?

          OR— Maybe it was that anonymous coward email you sent Saturday that read:

          Received: from ([97.93.16.85]) Sat, 11 Dec 2010 22:45:47 -0800
          From: “NOYDM”
          To: “Kevin Rice”
          Date: 11 Dec 2010 22:45:47 -0800

          You are one sick and twisted f*ck

          Whereupon your IP address [97.93.16.85] on Charter Cable in Paso Robles is now blocked. I have hundreds of hits from you over the last months trying to dig up dirt and researching my name all over the Internet. One thing I hate is anonymous pansies like you who don’t have the guts to post their own name but throw out all sorts of accusations and dirt while pretending to be high-minded and all about the issues.You’re a coward empowered by hiding in the dark of the Internet, but too weak to sign your name to your lies.

          All your garbage postings are about your personal sickness and obsession with attacking an outspoken opponent. You don’t care one whit about this SLO City issue. You live in Paso Robles. All you care about is throwing mud from your anonymous computer in Paso Robles here and on the Tribune.

          When you find the guts to come out of the dark I’ll unblock you. I’m open to all attacks from non-cowards. Anonymous proxies won’t help; they are detectable and all access is logged.

          Kevin P. Rice
          (805) 602-2616

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        • SLORider says:

          You can’t access my site? Yeah, really? All 17 attempts you’ve made? Even though you’ve tried both Internet Explorer 8 and Firefox 3.6.12? Maybe it’s Windows Vista? Or, Google Desktop? No, maybe it’s your puny 1,024 x 768 screen resolution? Or, maybe it’s the 314 times you’ve hit my web site over the last months with the Internet stalking you’ve been up to Googling my name and researching dirt on me instead of addressing the issue?

          OR— Maybe it was that anonymous coward email you sent Saturday that read:

          Received: from ([97.93.16.*]) Sat, 11 Dec 2010 22:45:47 -0800
          From: “NOYDM”
          To: “Kevin Rice”
          Date: 11 Dec 2010 22:45:47 -0800

          You are one sick and twisted f*ck

          Whereupon your IP address [97.93.16.*] on Charter Cable in Paso Robles is now blocked. I have hundreds of hits from you over the last months trying to dig up dirt and researching my name all over the Internet. One thing I hate is anonymous pansies like you who don’t have the guts to post their own name but throw out all sorts of accusations and dirt while pretending to be high-minded and all about the issues.You’re a coward empowered by hiding in the dark of the Internet, but too weak to sign your name to your lies.

          All your garbage postings are about your personal sickness and obsession with attacking an outspoken opponent. You don’t care one whit about this SLO City issue. You live in Paso Robles. All you care about is throwing mud from your anonymous computer in Paso Robles here and on the Tribune.

          When you find the guts to come out of the dark I’ll unblock you. I’m open to all attacks from non-cowards. Anonymous proxies won’t help; they are detectable and all access is logged.

          Kevin P. Rice
          (805) 602-2616

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          • ThomasPaine says:

            Hundreds of hits, I don’t think so. I don’t think of you at all nd I don’t live in Paso. I have a feeling that I’m not the only one who has problems with your behavior.

            The Annie the dog story is a good example. You started out good and did some good things. Then you and your other names and your attack dogs told people to delete posts by those in opposition to your point of view. Then the name calling and the threats. Your wild and unstable behavior constantly negates the good that you do. Annie the dog, the dunes, SLO City Council, etc. Whenever you start out to do good your behavior gets in the way. That’s all that I’m saying.

            You better be sure the next time you accuse me of something I didn’t do, but making wild accusations is what you do.

            I ent on your web site via Firefox. Nothing I didn’t know before and more wild accusations.

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            • SLORider says:

              314 hits to be exact. I have the server logs to prove it, and I’d be happy to do so if you weren’t too much of a bullying coward to show your face and ask for them.

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          • ThomasPaine says:

            I remember when you revealed the name of two of the people on the trib site and then asked “Are you scared yet.” That is what defines you the best.

            I didn’t have anything to do with the Marx campaign and could have cared less. Just like with the Annie the dog or the dunes. I wasn’t invested in them but I am glad the dog went back home. The point is it wasn’t the issues that brought me to make a comment about you, it was your thuggish behavior. No matter how many times other people keep pointing this out to you …you…just….don’t….get…it.

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            • SLORider says:

              You emailed me to say “eatsh*t” and “You are one sick and twisted f*ck”. And you call me a thug? YOU DON’T GET IT, coward.

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              • zaphod says:

                any body who would repeat that a few times an the same thread is a little twisted to say the least.

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          • mancha says:

            you are scary out there….

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        • SLORider says:

          ThomasPaine wrote at 11:31 am:
          “I’ll keep trying but I can’t seem to get access to your site.”

          Two minutes earlier, the following blocked request was recorded in my web server log:

          2010-12-13 11:29:31 – – – GET / – 80 – 97.93.16.* HTTP/1.1 Mozilla/4.0+(compatible;+MSIE+8.0;+Windows+NT+6.0;+Trident/4.0;+GTB6.6;+SLCC1;+.NET+CLR+2.0.50727;+Media+Center+PC+5.0;+.NET+CLR+3.5.30729;+.NET+CLR+3.0.30618;+.NET4.0C) – – slovoice.org 200 0 0 194 598 234

          ThomasPaine’s admission that he was blocked affirms he is the one and same person whose IP address originated the cowardly, threatening and profane anonymous email on Saturday night.

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        • Crusader says:

          ThomasPaine:

          Yikes. Checkmate, huh?

          C.

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    • Crusader says:

      Marx’s reputation is decaying as we type because it now appears she was involved in some fairly nefarious backroom SLO city council engineering.

      She decided to run for mayor before completing her commitment as a city council member. Nothing wrong with that but she should have done the honorable thing by first vacating her seat on the council. At first I thought she was just being cowardly selfish by not vacating her seat. I suspected down deep that she was afraid of getting beaten by Paul Brown and she simply wanted a fall-back position.

      Now I believe that working in conjunction with the Democratic Central Committee, Marx long planned to bequeath her council seat to her campaign manager Patty Andreen for services rendered on her campaign. In other words, political payback as approved by the DCC. The DCC political machine (barely) got Marx and Kathy Smith elected. Now they want to complete their plan by sleazing Andreen into Marx’s former seat on the council. That’s what I find reprehensible.

      Marx and company might have pulled this off if Marx had won by a mandate. If Dan Carpenter didn’t decide to stand his ground. If Kevin Rice didn’t become active with regard tp the indignation he shares with so many. If perhaps more importantly there was no CCN.

      Marx and her DCC buddies were the ones who made this local race partisan and dirty. How dare they or their supporters now whine at the response of others…

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  8. SLORider says:

    DOCUMENTED CAMPAIGN DONATIONS and INSIDER FRIENDSHIPS is here:

    SLOVoice(dot)org

    MARX and SMITH simply cannot appoint Andreen. The stench of nepotism will last for two years if they do so. Council members should be elected, not selected by best friends and money.

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    • ThomasPaine says:

      “MARX and SMITH simply cannot appoint Andreen.”

      Obviously they can.

      “The stench of nepotism will last for two years if they do so.”

      Perhaps, perhaps not. I would prefer it to the intimidating tactics of you though. “You better do it this way or, or, or…”

      Have they even stated what they would do or want to do?

      Talk about whinners

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      • SLORider says:

        Yes, obviously they can.

        Really, T.P., I think you are being dishonest with yourself. First, if this were not a city council that is agreeable to your ideology I think your partisanship would have you on the other side of the fence. Second, I don’t think with you being a non-SLO resident that this is about the issues to you–it seems to be more about partisanship. You have been a years-long detractor, name caller, and ad hominem extraordinaire regarding many things I have posted on many topics and that is clearly the extent of your position on this. Come back when you are ready to debate the substance of the issue and not personalities.

        You know darn well that insider appointments are not transparent and not democratic. If you wish to overlook that because of partisanship, that’s your own flaw.

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        • ThomasPaine says:

          I am a resident of SLO and have been since before you were born. I only call attention when your bullying and harassment gets in the way. You stop the bullying and acting like a thug and you would not see me complain of you ever again. For you to complain of someone being a “name caller” which I try to avoid, after your infantile and constant steam of abusive profanity on other sites is a riot.

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          • Crusader says:

            Pot/kettle black…

            Stop your disgusting whining already…

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          • SLORider says:

            Liar, you are in Paso Robles, where you emailed from at 22:45:47 on Saturday night and where you have accessed my web sites 314 times since 2010-08-22 19:15:54 (UTC).

            You are the typical bully and thug who stalks and harasses, then accuses the other side of same when you’re caught. Your anonymous email from “eats**t (at) hotmail (dot) com” stating “You are one sick and twisted f**k” makes me out to be the thug name-caller which you try to avoid, eh? My “infantile and constant stream of abusive profanity”, eh? Try putting the shoe on the other foot before you stick it in your mouth.

            YOU’VE BEEN OUTTED.

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