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Well, here are a few interesting tidbits floating around town. The 2008 election may be months (years?) away, but even locally, candidates are gearing up.

Apparently up in District 1, Harry Ovitt is making noises about wanting to seek an unprecedented fifth term on the Board of Supervisors, telling friends this would be his last hurrah. However, there have been other candidates waiting in the wings for years, itching for a chance to move on and move up. Notably, Frank Meachan, the popular Paso mayor, is mulling over an outright challenge to Ovitt should he seek a fifth term.

Meanwhile, Atascadero city councilman and Wal Mart pal Tom O’Malley is laying the groundwork to challenge Jim Patterson in District 5, obviously forgetting that many of the district voters live in anti Wal Mart San Luis Obispo. Here’s the funny part: O’Malley is telling fellow Republicans that he used to be a moderate, but now he’s gone to the right. Why? “Because of two people: George Luna and Dave Congalton.” Oh my! I can’t wait for that race.

Finally, even Jerry Lenthall is starting to draw some challengers. No firm names yet, though speculation continues to center around Allen Settle. At least one other candidate is expected to come forward this summer.

Bottom line: supes races might be especially interesting in ’08. None of the incumbents may have a free pass.

Stay tuned.

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  1. Sacramento
    February 25, 2007 at 1:27 am

    No Settling allowed.

    A hack is a hack is a crook is crook.

    Name anyone else in this county who has had a $6000 ethics fine slapped on him?

    Name anyone who actually likes voting for the ‘windsock?’

    The “rumor” is one that he started, and only he supports. He has no base. Because he has no spine.

  2. Anonymous
    February 25, 2007 at 2:23 am

    I like Harry Ovitt, but if Meacham runs, he has my vote.

    Settle would never win. I don’t know how he keeps getting re-elected to city council down there. Confirms my suspicions about San Louie.

  3. Anonymous
    February 25, 2007 at 2:55 am

    Does that mean O’Malley will have to hang up his hat on the Council too just after getting elected for another 4 years term?

    Hopefully Clay will not run too and Atascadero can start cleaning out the rest of the Good Ol’ Boys club that has been devestating the town for their own good.

  4. Anonymous
    February 25, 2007 at 4:39 am

    Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s handlers have been talking with Rep Lois Capps about becoming a new member of the House Armed Services Committee.

  5. Meg from Pismo
    February 25, 2007 at 6:35 pm

    Between Lenthall and Settle, who owns more property? Who has cashed in on more sweetheart deals?

    Both have been on state or local payrolls and have done quite a lot of work to benefit themselves.

    Everyone knows about Lenthall Construction? And somehow the guy spent 30 years in the SLOPD without ever getting above Seargent?

    And Settle? A college professor who owns his own plane and 8 houses?

    We’d be blessed to be free of both these good old boys.

    As for Tom “Secret Wal-Mart Dealing” O’Malley, it’ll be fun to watch him lose to Patterson. Think he’ll appear on your show, Dave? Highly unlikely since you drove him to the dark side!

    LOL! 🙂

  6. democracy defender
    February 25, 2007 at 7:57 pm

    Predictions: Jerry “living-in-the-pockets-of-big-developers” Lenthall is going to be a one termer. His phony citizen committees and disregard for the county’s environment are becoming legendary.

    Tom O’Malley for District 5? Wow. I hope he has a better reason for running than the fact that he doesen’t like George Luna and Dave Congalton. Hey Dave, you must have more power and influence than you think. And George Luna is widely considered a far better mayor and councilman than Tom O ever was. Check where Tom gets his campaign money if you want to know why he might run.

    If Frank Meacham runs, he’ll easily beat Harry Ovitt. Meacham actually thinks about the issues. Ovitt is a pure idealogue.

    Maybe the outcomes will all be up to you, Dave. What do you think?

  7. Jim Targron
    February 25, 2007 at 10:25 pm

    Just to show what a true windsock Dr. Settle is: he endorsed Patty Andreen, but his wife endorsed and gave money to Jerry Lenthall.

    Who would she endorse this time?

    There’s a lot of under the radar buzz around who will take on and beat, yes, beat Lenthall, and it ain’t gonna be Settle.

    O’Malley loses to Patterson.
    Ovitt loses to Meacham.
    Lenthall gets beat.
    The county gets saved.
    Everyone will be happy.
    Even Congalton.

  8. SLO Voice
    February 26, 2007 at 12:24 am

    Lenthall is definitely vulnerable. He hangs too much with developers. He belongs up in North County.

  9. The New Tone of San Luis Obispo
    February 26, 2007 at 4:37 am

    Some of you people are idiots. To spend 30 years as a Sergeant in a department like SLO is not a bad thing at all. How shallow you must be to think that the only important thing is to increase your rank and pay. Many officers choose to stay as sergeants because it is the best of both worlds of pay and being active. As a sergeant in SLOPD, you have a lot on your shoulders for the actions of your men and women that are representing you on duty. Yet as a sergeant, you still work different shifts and stay ACTIVE in police work. Being a Lieutenant and Captain is great, if you like doing paperwork 8 hours a day. If you enjoy being a police officer, a sergeant is as far as many are willing to go. Also note that the people promoted to higher rank are not necessarily the best police officers, they may just be the most ambitious or best suited to be safe and sound in an office.

  10. Anonymous
    February 26, 2007 at 4:45 am

    Really sound argument there, New Toner.

    Lenthall stayed a Seargent because he hates paperwork, and ” Also note that the people promoted to higher rank are not necessarily the best police officers, they may just be the most ambitious or best suited to be safe and sound in an office.”

    So he became a County Supervisor because he hates paperwork, lacks ambition, and didn’t want to be in an office!

    And you call others idiots!

    Everyone knows about Sgt. Jerry’s “activities.”

    Even you do.

  11. The New Tone of San Luis Obispo
    February 26, 2007 at 4:58 am

    Hey Mr. Anonymous,

    I was not defending Lenthall in particular, I took offense to the person who said that he was not that great of an officer because he remained a sergeant and never went higher. You shouldn’t look down on a person based on how high they rank when they retire, in reference to police, military, or fire services. It may be they want to do the actual work and not be an administrator.

    As for Lenthall, I have heard from my contractor buddies that he is not all that fair as a contractor. He once told a homeowner to not worry about putting sand under the concrete of his sidewalks and driveways, and when they cracked, Lenthall and the homeowner took the concrete people to court. It was the direct request of Lenthall and the homeowner, yet when it became a problem they lacked spine and went after the concrete company. Are there other instances of his dishonesty? Probably so. Share them if you know them.

  12. Martin from Avila
    February 26, 2007 at 5:32 am

    I’m not a Lenthall fan, but there is no frigging way I’d vote for Allen Settle. There would need to be another candidate to emerge as an alternative to these jokers.

    Hey, Dave , why don’t you run? : )

  13. Marilyn
    February 26, 2007 at 7:29 am

    Dave,

    I, too, think you should run. I am being serious. I did not want to say it before, but I think others are thinking it too.

    You may have a sense of fairness that we do not see in the current crew or other contenders.

    The job requires the ability to think of what is best for the whole community in a long-term manner. It should also advocate for those less fortunate. I think you qualify.

    Think about it.

  14. Anonymous
    February 26, 2007 at 2:17 pm

    Go ahead and run Dave, the loss might ground you again.

  15. Anonymous
    February 26, 2007 at 2:18 pm

    Go ahead and run Dave, the loss might ground you again.

  16. Anonymous
    February 26, 2007 at 2:24 pm

    sometimes cops don’t get promoted because they accept gratutities from people with last names like madonna and dalidio. and sometimes they don’t get promoted because they accept low money entry property deals. and sometimes they don’t get promoted because while on the job (and in uniform) they make a habit of carrying on their contracting business. and they don’t get promoted when its widely known they are dishonest as both cop and contractor.

  17. Anonymous
    February 26, 2007 at 5:27 pm

    sometimes cops don’t get promoted because a under qualified woman is bumped ahead for poltically correct reasons

  18. Dave Congalton
    February 26, 2007 at 8:47 pm

    News flash for you, folks. I have no interest in EVER seeking public office — nor would you want me in that position.

  19. Anonymous
    February 26, 2007 at 9:04 pm

    “sometimes cops don’t get promoted because they accept gratutities from people with last names like madonna and dalidio. and sometimes they don’t get promoted because they accept low money entry property deals. and sometimes they don’t get promoted because while on the job (and in uniform) they make a habit of carrying on their contracting business. and they don’t get promoted when its widely known they are dishonest as both cop and contractor.”

    Well I guess the only thing you left out is Lenthall’s daughter he fathered and completely forgot. Oh, I guess he did make his child support payments.

  20. Bob from San Luis
    February 27, 2007 at 4:42 am

    While I am not a fan of Jerry Lenthall and did not vote for him, I would never disparage a police officer’s career, unless he was dishonored officially. I don’t care to speculate about Jerry’s police career; his record as a supervisor is what concerns me. He has not surprised me in the least in his zeal to side with developers; my problem with his record is that he was elected to represent the citizens of San Luis Obispo (and surrounding area of his district), not only the developers and contractors. Unless he can show some means of carrying out the wishes of his constituents who don’t happen be developers or contractors, he definitely should not be reelected.
    Allan Settle should not run for supervisor; he may be a skilled politician and very knowledgeable about laws and zoning, but he comes with too much baggage. I would not vote for him either, like I didn’t vote for him for city council.

  21. Anonymous
    February 27, 2007 at 5:27 pm

    Does anyone know who Codepink endorses for local elections?

  22. slo voice
    February 27, 2007 at 5:46 pm

    Not sure, but I bet good money that Code Pink won’t endorse Lenthall, Ovitt or O’Malley! LOL

  23. Anonymous
    February 27, 2007 at 9:38 pm

    Just so you all know, Politico.com thinks that Pelosi is failing as Speaker of the House. You can read about it here.

  24. Anonymous
    February 28, 2007 at 2:32 am

    Change of subject…BUT what oh WHAT is it about SANTA MARIA BILL that makes me CrAzY??? Perhaps his VILE voice, sarcasm, Oh and of course in short order he is saying “THIS PRESIDENT”…yadda yadda yadda………MORE oh MORE of DAVE’S AGENDA!!!

    What REALLY needs to happen on “the show” is a REAL debate between two STRONG folks from opposite sides….then & only then is the show FAIR. None of this…”but I have opposing sides on often” from Dave. It’s the SANTA MARIA BILL & DAVE AGENDA SHOW…..again…..sigh.

    Dave is FULL OF GLEE again with his VILE sidekick smbill….often thought to be KING HARRIS.

  25. Anonymous
    February 28, 2007 at 3:03 am

    Don’t get CrAzY annonymous….it’s not good for your Baby Boomer…heading towards 60 HEALTH!! RIGHT Dave??? Turn of KVEC….& Luckily…I am off to hear Hannity…whew….a breath of fresh air!!

  26. Dave Congalton
    February 28, 2007 at 4:03 am

    Hey Anonymous I and II —

    So brave, so clever, hiding behinf your Anonymous postings. of course, either one of you could have picked up the phone and called in and challenged SM Bill tonight. But you didn’t. And you won’t.

    In February, we heard from Conservative Bob, Mike Zimmerman, Matt Kokkonen and other Republican voices. I’ll br glad to host a debate with Bill debating ANYONE of your choice.

  27. Marilyn
    February 28, 2007 at 4:55 am

    Hi Dave,

    I just had the opportunity to listen to the podcast on Atascadero State Hospital. Thank you for hosting the two employees and for giving the community a glimpse of what is involved in mental health care in general and the challenges facing both patients and staff in large forensic state institutions.

    Healthcare workers are sometimes unrecognized in their efforts to advocate for the well-being of the the populations they serve, patients and the community.

    I would just like to emphasize that being entrusted with the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being of people who have the cards stacked against them because of their mental illness is a very big responsibility. It carries with it many ethical and legal obligations caregivers have to adhere to far above and beyond what is expected of the average citizen out there, and that kind of vigilance and that degree of responsibility require a certain degree of internal strength that is nurtured with community awareness and respect.

    Hopefully, the employees at ASH will soon be able to spend more time with their families and not have to worry every other day if they are going to be “mandated” or not.

    Many employees out there are community volunteers also and many more would like to be involved in local activities to promote good citizenship. With long hours of work and exhaustion, these people cannot really fulfill their duties as citizens the way they would like to.

  28. Anonymous
    February 28, 2007 at 5:24 am

    Dave said..”Hey Anonymous I and II —

    “So brave, so clever, hiding behinf your Anonymous postings. of course, either one of you could have picked up the phone and called in and challenged SM Bill tonight. But you didn’t. And you won’t.”

    Oh thanks Dave…why is it so bothersome to you #1 to post as anonymous? When you publicly acknowledge who “Santa Maria Bill” is then maybe…

    WHY does HE not wish to publicly say who HE is???

    Otherwise….I don’t really see how it matters who posts what!!

    See… it matters to HIM!!!

    Now back to the dabate…and Dave says ” I’ll br glad to host a debate with Bill debating ANYONE of your choice.”
    How about Santa Maria Bill vs Sean Hannity?
    Now THAT would be a coup on YOUR part!! And maybe there would finally be a bit of balance on your show with these controversial subjects. Or is it more comfortable to just have everything comfortably YOUR way??

  29. Anonymous
    February 28, 2007 at 6:02 am

    SM Bill = King Harris?!?!?!

    Wow, that actually makes sense. Now that you mention it, they do sound suspiciously similar.

  30. Bob from San Luis
    February 28, 2007 at 6:51 am

    anonymous: You want Sean Hannity to debate Santa Maria Bill? You are aware aren’t you that Sean will only “debate” when he has ultimate control over the entire situation. His studio, his crew and his final word on what is broadcast; how is that a debate? Not to mention, Sean has never heard of Dave Congalton, nor would he care anything about what Dave does here on “Hometown Radio”. I am not trying to put down Dave here; but Sean is a very big fish in a the biggest pool there is within the radio community. I say all of this not because I admire Sean Hannity, but I do acknowledge that he is who he is. I for one cannot stand to listen to him; some of you righties mention how you don’t like Santa Maria Bill; it is exactly the same for me and either Sean or Rush. Now, if a real debate could happen between Sean and SM Bill, with a non-interested referee moderating, I think SM Bill would clean Sean’s clock.

  31. jose
    February 28, 2007 at 3:19 pm

    I’ve missed the last few shows when Santa Maria Anonymous has been on, what’s his newest conspiracy? My favorite one, and in most people’s top 10 is his epic tale that the US attacked itself on 9/11.
    If anyone has a classic of their own from Santa Maria Bill, please post!

  32. The Man in the White Coat
    February 28, 2007 at 3:44 pm

    It should be Atascadero Bill because he belongs in the State Hospital there with all of his crazy, fanatical rantings and conspiracies.

  33. Puncho
    February 28, 2007 at 10:43 pm

    And one wonders why this country is going to hell in a bread basket!

    Figures it would be a Republican, all worried about the size of someone else’s ‘balzac’ as it were
    ……..His bill would prohibit motorists from displaying anything resembling or depicting “anatomically correct” or “less than completely and opaquely covered” human or animal genitals, human buttocks or female breasts. The offense would carry a penalty.

    A hunter could still throw a freshly killed and uncovered deer in the back of his pickup, though, because the deer’s body parts would be real, Myers said……Myers’s fellow lawmakers seemed bemused. “Hmmm. Is this what the framers had in mind?” Del. Tom Hucker (D-Montgomery) asked jokingly.

    The truck ornament industry is not amused. “It’s not a perverted sexual thing at all,” said David Ham, founder of Your Nutz, a San Diego-based business that sells more than 200 kinds of fake testicles. “It’s a sense of humor. This lawmaker is looking out for two or three old women in tennis shoes. He’s got too much time on his hands.”

    Ham said he shipped about 100 orders last year to customers in Maryland and Virginia. He said those who support a ban would do well to recall that 50 years ago, many people in the nation lived on farms. “Did all the little donkeys and sheep walk around with their panties on so children wouldn’t see their bodies?” he asked.

    The bill is now in the House Rules Committee. “I think it’s a terrible bill,” Chairman Hattie N. Harrison (D-Baltimore) said yesterday, but she agreed to defer to her colleagues on whether to let it die a quick death in committee or assign it to another one for a full debate.

  34. Dave Congalton
    February 28, 2007 at 11:28 pm

    In a debate between Santa Maria Bill and Sean Hannity, I’d gladly put my money on Bill. Everyone piles on him, but nobody bothers to point out where he’s wrong.

    Bill would mop the floor with Sean.

  35. Anonymous
    March 1, 2007 at 12:49 am

    Whether you believe, Dave, that sm bill would win or not…at least we’d have an interesting DEBATE for a change. Oh..and maybe YOU could keep quiet during the debate & not interject your agreement with sm bill throughout…like you do when he’s on.

    ANYWAY…Dave said “I’ll br glad to host a debate with Bill debating ANYONE of your choice.”

    That’s my choice…..so make it happen DAVE….now THAT would get you some audience!!

  36. Anonymous
    March 1, 2007 at 12:53 am

    oh…and maybe you could invite king harris to the debate as well…. 😉

  37. Bob from San Luis
    March 1, 2007 at 2:56 am

    second to last anonymous:
    That’s my choice…..so make it happen DAVE….now THAT would get you some audience!!
    umm, are you suggesting that he try to obtain Sean Hannity for a debate? Dave may as well as try to get Rush or Bill O’Reilly; there is no chance that Sean Hannity would respond to Dave, unless Sean could make it part of his own show, which would effectively dilute the exchange from a debate to Sean being in ultimate control of the situation which would not be a debate.
    Dave said: “I’ll be glad to host a debate with Bill debating ANYONE of your choice.” I highlighted the word ‘your’ as a means to help identify what I understand to be Dave’s challenge; you provide the opponent for SM Bill to debate, and Dave will put it on the air. Just like Dave does for Santa Maria Bill, the other person would not have to fully identify him or herself. At least that is how I understand Dave’s intention. My advice, find someone to oppose Santa Maria Bill on air, or stop complaining.

  38. Anonymous
    March 1, 2007 at 4:35 am

    “bob from san luis”…YOU are a piece of work….

    and that is as polite as I can be….

    THIS is DAVE’S gig…HE hosts this show….decides on his guests…uses KVEC to facilitate this….Get’s paid the “BIG BUCKS” to “host” “Hometown Radio”.

    Now Dave says….” I’ll br glad to host a debate with Bill debating ANYONE of your choice.”….

    and now YOU say I have to ARRANGE the whole thing??? Funny….and FURTHER FUNNY that YOU have to defend his honor at not being willing to arrange or even TRY to arrange this debate!!

    IF DAVE is really willing to do what he says….then HE and KVEC should be willing to arrange it….

    Heh…& if KVEC can’t get Sean..then I’ll go with RUSH!!

    (Funny that BOB has to defend dave & king harris’ honor)

  39. Dave Congalton
    March 1, 2007 at 6:59 am

    Anonymous,

    So if you’re so smart and passionate, why don’t YOU come on and debate Bill?

    My challenge is still on the table — go back to the podcast from Tuesday night and show me where Bill is wrong. You attack him. You take cheap shots at him. But you can’t prove him wrong.

    Which is why you love Mr. Hannity, the expert in the personal attack mode.

    Nice try, A.

  40. Anonymous
    March 9, 2007 at 6:01 pm

    Dave, you are such an ideologue you could not see truth even if it was staring at you in the face.

  41. Mark Brady
    March 9, 2007 at 6:11 pm

    To all of you bloggers hiding behind the title, Anonymous or any other screen name,

    I have a suggestion. If you are going to make personal attacks on Jerry Lenthall, (or any one else for that matter) at least have the courage to use your real name. You can disagree with his politics and post your opinions to your heart’s content. It means nothing if you are hiding behind a clever moniker or no name at all.

    It disgusts me to watch these cowards use a public forum such as this, to wage personal attacks on others. If you are going to attempt to tarnish one’s reputation, bring some proof of your allegations and your name. If you don’t have the guts to do so, shut up.

    And we wonder why so few dedicate their lives to public office.

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