Posted by Mike Zahara on Mar 13, 2011
Let’s start with the has-beens and never-were people:
Vicky Chaltiel, like all French-born children, was slapped on the ass and given a cigarette and a glass of wine at his birth–is a Charles De Gaulle lookalike and a gasbag politico too; I really mean that because people keep telling me that he farts a lot!
Could be all of those gassy Yiddish dishes?
Victor Chaltiel is an obnoxious man who’s managed to incite a Hebrew Uprising in Las Vegas by pissing off parents whose kids attend a local Hebrew School he’s involved with here. They’ve flooded my mailbox and they all hate his guts. He became a millionaire by exploiting sick people and the nation’s for-profit healthcare system and he has never done a damn thing worthy of note for anyone—even for the local Republicans he now claims to love—other than himself.
His obnoxious ego is Jovian-sized and he’s from the cadre of millionaire/billionaires across the country who believes that they are so magnificent that they can buy political office too.
After he loses badly, you’ll never hear from Victor Chaltiel ever again and that’s a very good thing.
Steve Ross is an OK guy whom I get along with but who has never recovered from his very disturbing ethical lapses because his political people are grossly incompetent and never advised him how to get back on track, so he’s painted himself into such a teeny-tiny box of union-only support that he’s extinguished any possible contention for the new congressional seat… or any other elective office other than the one he sits on today.
He’s completely failed to ever stand on his own on the city council and gets his fair share of hate mail here.
She told me she’s got a severe case of panty meltdown for Steve and that proved to be true because she was wearing none when I met with her and I had to crop this pic for our family values-oriented readers so they wouldn’t see her big, huge ‘love grotto’ ready and very patiently waiting for Ross to come to her door campaigning!
Steve Ross should have been the first to drop out when Giggles Goodman announced, but his ego wouldn’t allow for that and Chris Guinchigliani will get the majority of union voters who bother to come out to vote.
Steve Ross should have fired the big guns–he had the most to gain and lose by doing so–at Carolyn Goodman for her doing absolutely nothing over an entire lifetime other than creating a private school for rich kids instead of helping public schools.
His claim of 50,000 new jobs is as laughable as his campaign is; it really is one of the worst campaigns I have seen in 31 years of political participation and I feel badly for him.
Katie Duncan is a person I like a lot—a former Republican; yes, black people can be GOPers and were 80+% GOP voters before FDR came along!—but her drive and stick-to-it-ivness, while impressive in the hellhole of Ward 5 issues, isn’t yet enough and she’s shooting way too high for a first try public office run here.
He really enjoys burning and then blowing up bridges within his own party, but he does have a strong anti-tax constituency in Clark County, but not nearly enough to win the mayoralty.
I like him because he called Kenny Guinn out as the phony he always was; the devastation Guinn did to this state will take us 25 years to fix and recover from!
The Guaccamole at his Mundo is the very best I’ve ever tasted and though I like Dan a lot, George said one of the funniest political world comments about Dan Burdish once calling him an ‘emotional tampon’!
Sorry Dan, that was hysterical!
I secretly snapped this pic of Giggles Goodman and this is why Carolyn ‘Giggles’ Goodman hates being photographed from behind; she’s had so much work done that the Doc had to give her two asses with all of the leftovers!
Many people have ‘back boobs’; Giggles has a back ass!
Carolyn ‘Giggles’ Goodman is a disgraceful person and an insult to all American women who didn’t suck the dicks of power to get themselves a cushy lifestyle like she did; Giggles Goodman is the antithesis of modern American Feminism and is really quite stupid too.
She insists on being photographed surrounded by books, but no one ever mentions that those are really coloring books and that her world view is so minuscule that she doesn’t have an intelligent opinion or view on anything that isn’t pre-prepared by others and rehearsed and rehearsed by her.
None of her opponents dared mention her getting shit-canned at Meadows; the rich kid school she founded and the local media dared not ask the obvious questions of her about why she would ‘voluntarily leave’ the baby she created with the extorted money of Las Vegas businesses she and Oscar put the muscle on for years ago!
I listened to Alan Stock’s fawning over her on the way home from work one afternoon recently and she used words that don’t even exist in the English language and Giggles Goodman continues to speak with that breathy air-headedness that all mafia wives use to ingratiate themselves with powerful men and she parrots views that she cannot intellectually bring past a bullet-pointed message.
Unfortunately, the R-J polling was off and the numbers I have seen from far more reputable firms are even higher—in the low 40’s—and she’s on rapid ascent just a few days before Early Voting begins, so she may take it all in the primary.
Even if she doesn’t win a majority in the primary, there is absolutely no doubt that Carolyn ‘Giggles’ Goodman is already our next mayor of Las Vegas.
Chris Guinchilgliani thought she had an opening when she failed to be elected chair of the Clark County Board of Commissioners, but was publicly slapped down again with Goodman’s entrance into the mayoral race.
Chris does have union support and her husband/consultant is the best in the state at creating political illusion that has no basis in reality.
Chris is sort of the local female Bill Clinton in that she is so weather-vaned a political person that today she is spouting a ‘getting government out of the way’ campaign theme mimicking Phyllis Schlafly more than her friend and long rumored former lover, Dina Titus!
Whatever it takes, Chris G is sure to say it!
Her first web ad was all Dem activists and I don’t think Chris processes how much she is truly hated by so many different sectors in Clark County. She knows how to write and read a law and a code, but she is not viewed as a team player by anyone never having held a job in the private sector and though she very often says the right things, her actions are what scare the livin’ shit out of people in the business world.
Chris also completely fails in the most fundamental aspect of what are all council and commissioners’ first responsibilities are: Local Housekeeping. Her district is without question the county’s filthiest; littered with trash and debris from end-to-end and she doesn’t ever take absentee strip mall and apartment owners to task for fear of offending them and not getting their donations.
One disabled power-scooter reader of mine has complained to me for years about the storm drains on Sahara always being plugged up with garbage and her getting soaked by passing cars from the enormous puddles. Chris G’s response: Absolutely nothing done.
Chris also has the county’s largest number of smut boxes and for-profit publications squatting on the public byways; she has no less than 44 sets of smut boxes illegally bolted to the sidewalk and Chris G’s response: Absolutely nothing done.
Chris G knows she’s not going to win this and has stopped spending major money but may still hit TV and radio to try to get up to 2nd place in the primary.
I think her eye is really on Congress someday with the new seat divvying things up more, but her failure to champion a new Hispanic seat on the CCBC drawn partially from her district will make that all the harder for her to be anything more than she is today.
I don’t think he and I have ever really talked and we’ve maybe said ‘hello’ to each other a dozen times over the years, but I’ve always been impressed with his smarts and how he’s handled himself on the city council and on the county board.
I’ve observed him on both scores of times and have never written about anything he’s done because he’s one of the good guys here! Larry is the textbook example of a fundamentally good person who entered public life for all of the right reasons and has managed to remain largely unstained by corruption and scandal giving cynics and critics nothing to complain about.
He has a near encyclopedic knowledge of county codes and other minutia and treats he everyone fairly and with respect and dignity, but he is firm even within his own district when he has to turn them down on something they’ve requested of the board.
Larry Brown is the antithesis of the dumb-jock stereotype and he could have turned out like a jerk after his pro career was over, but he settled down and settled in and became a leader widely respected across the political spectrum here; little old ladies and CEO’s are equal in their praise of him.
Larry Brown is a fiscally conservative Dem—yes there is such a thing as I am one too—and he is one of the goofiest looking guys that I’ve ever met with the biggest ears on a human being I have ever seen too!
He also bears the terrible burden of being a former senator and general douchebag Alan Simpson lookalike!
His TV is really good, but his print and graphic design work are consultant Jim Ferrence’s very worst work of his entire career; it’s pedestrian and uninspired—it’s just crap really—and Ferrence took a bland boring guy in Brown and managed to make him even more bland and even more boring!
I wrote of my surprise that Brown didn’t take the CCBC chair that was surely his, and perhaps he’s seeing now what I saw long ago. He’ll go back to the board losing nothing for trying for mayor, but I’m not sure he’ll have done himself any good…or any harm for trying either.
Commissioner Larry Brown is the serious and experienced candidate for the grown-ups here and that persons wishing a steady hand on the ship of the city should and will vote for; unfortunately, the bubble-headed, bobble-headed dipshit mafia wife of the current mayor is already measuring the drapes and picking out furnishing for her new and very first public office…and real job in almost five decades!
…and Las Vegas will be a much worse place to live in, to work in, and to invest in because we’re not going to elect Larry Brown as the next mayor of Las Vegas instead of Carolyn ‘Giggles’ Goodman.