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Tom Bordonaro interview now on Wednesday

I heard from Tom this morning and he’s feeling better, so he’ll appear on Hometown Radio Wednesday from 4:30 to 6:00 to explain this new Central Coast Taxpayers Association and his relationship with it. Check out the article in today’s Tribune for more background info, but this all stems from Mike Breenler’s initial segment on my show the week before last.

I think many Atascadero residents want to know what’s up with CCTA and what their ties are to a public relations firm hired by Wal Mart. Let’s hear from Tom tomorrow.

Also, I am thrilled to announce that former LA Times columnist and war critic Robert Scheer has agreed to be my special guest on Thursday, September 7th at 5:05. Robert will be in town that next Saturday for the Central Coast Book & Author Fesitval and has a new book out, “Playing President.”

  1. Anonymous
    August 15, 2006 at 7:41 pm

    I think you give Brennler and yourself too much credit but regardless I look forward to see what Mr. Bordonaro has to say.

  2. Rich from Paso
    August 15, 2006 at 7:50 pm

    I list the works of Robert Sheer up ther with JRR Tolkien in the catagory of “great fantasy stories of our time”. I love how those like Sheer in the press can say anything they want, like “Bush is plotting to bomb Iran” that Dave posted a couple of months ago, and they get away without any scrutany. Who said that? Where is his source located? No questions asked because he says what the kook left wants to hear. Last question: Every liberal reporter book on Bush lately has disclosed some secret program. Which secret program is Mr Sheer going to disclose under the auspices of the 1st Amendment?

    All in all, good get there Dave.

  3. Dave Congalton
    August 16, 2006 at 4:14 am


    Excuse me, but Mike Brennler WAS the first person to connect the dots between Tom and CCTA and he did it on my show and we took a lot of shit from Tom’s friends who thought we were making it up, but now that it’s in The Trib, well, you know . . .


    Nice try, pal. 3400 Iraqi civilians killed in July. Another record broken. Seems to me like we should be listening to Robert Scheer MORE.

  4. The New Tone of San Luis Obispo
    August 16, 2006 at 5:24 am


    I will kindly ask you to clean up your language, as we are in the presence of ladies and others with very tender ears.

    Why do I have to police you on your own blog. You otta be ashamed of yourself! You have to set a good example Dave! Didn’t sound too broadcastorial. I realize that you guys took fire BIG TIME as Dick Cheney would say, but you talk like W on this here blog.

  5. Bob from San Luis
    August 16, 2006 at 7:39 am

    New Tone: Dave never asserted that we need to “keep it clean” here on his blog; that was me, suggesting that since this is a local blog, perhaps we could try to be more civil to each other here. I’m sorry if I gave anyone the impression that I had any authority to speak for Dave; I most certainly do not. I still would like to see this blog remain civil, but I am not in charge, so we’ll see.

  6. Anonymous
    August 16, 2006 at 7:02 pm

    Mike connected the dots? The information was posted on the Taxpayers Assn’s own website. Next time I’ll look at a website and go on your show and break some news for you. The fact is Brennler did not do enough research of his own to figure out that the CCTA had a website one of your callers had to tell you guys about it. Like I said you give each other too much credit.

  7. Anonymous
    August 16, 2006 at 9:38 pm



    Doing a quick Google search brings up nothing! The site was only put together and registered on July 30th. The flier they printed had no contact info. For all the money they’ve spent, maybe they could be a bit better organized – they certainly don’t want to be found.

  8. Dave Congalton
    August 17, 2006 at 5:27 am

    Nice try, Anonymous, but once again, you’re wrong. Mike Brennler deserves full credit for being the first person to publicly link Tom B. to CCTA.

    It was impossible to find the web site for Central Coast Taxpayers Association, because their web site is actually Central Coast TaxFIGHTERS Association. Care to explain that?

    Mike and David Broadwater have raised legitimate questions about why an incumbent county assessor is getting involved with paid PR flacks for Wal Mart. You should be thanking them instead of downplaying their efforts.

  9. Adam Hill
    August 17, 2006 at 5:42 pm

    The issue that Bordonaro ducked, but that I think is essential, and is what Brennler & Broadwater have called to our attention (kudos to them), has to do with transparency.

    Our office holders need to conduct all of their business with utmost transparency. That’s essential to public trust. For instance when Lenthall decided to form his little task force to bail out Ernie Dalidio but failed to publicize it, he got hell in the press for it and was forced to bring it all out in the ‘sunshine’ where it belongs.

    If office holders want the public to trust them, they will not allow even the perception that they are hiding something or misleading us.

    Bordonaro came off yesterday like a guy trying to change the subject and not really getting it as to why people are angry at him.

  10. Anonymous
    August 17, 2006 at 5:49 pm

    I agree with Adam Hill. What is Tom hiding?

  11. JerryDinAZ
    August 17, 2006 at 8:18 pm


  12. CJ
    August 17, 2006 at 9:52 pm

    Unfortunately I could not listen to the whole show….

    But what I wanted to know is why the county tax accessor is pushing for a walmart in atascadero?? He even said that he had nothing personal to gain from the walmart being there…so I ask the question why is he the president of CCTA and putting out the walmart flyer?? I can’t see someone who has “nothing to gain” from an atascadero walmart being so involved in getting it approved. On the most simple level…that just doesn’t make any sense.

    Most of the people that are “for walmart” are looking at it as a personal gain. either by gaining a store that they will shop at or gaining financially off of the deal.

    So, Tom does not live in Atascadero, so I doubt that he wants the store approved so he can shop there. So I believe that leaves the other reason…$$$

    Gotta love Atascadero and the “good old boys” mentality when it comes to getting things done. makes me disgusted!

  13. Anonymous
    September 1, 2006 at 7:45 pm

    Tom Bordonaro is bought & paid for. So much for American values- he’s just another politician with a price tag…. Guess he’s lost another voter.

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