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Santa Cruz Weekly just published an oh-so-amusing article on city council candidate Tim Goncharoff and his army of supermodel supporters.

http://www.santacruz.com/news/2014/03/04/tim_...

The darling of the dying-political-machine-former ly-known-as-SCAN - this is the best they can do? The man who brought us 10 cent paper bags brought a bevy of beauties to applaud his acts of saving Mother Earth? This is la creme de la creme (or soy milk, if you prefer) of the Santa Cruz leftie political scene?

Is he also the writer of erotica known as Finch that his sockpuppets adore? http://www.short-fiction.co.uk/newstories/lis...

His sockpuppets sure like those Finch stories.
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Xanthippe wrote:
Santa Cruz Weekly just published an oh-so-amusing article on city council candidate Tim Goncharoff and his army of supermodel supporters.
http://www.santacruz.com/news/2014/03/04/tim_...
The darling of the dying-political-machine-former ly-known-as-SCAN - this is the best they can do? The man who brought us 10 cent paper bags brought a bevy of beauties to applaud his acts of saving Mother Earth? This is la creme de la creme (or soy milk, if you prefer) of the Santa Cruz leftie political scene?
Is he also the writer of erotica known as Finch that his sockpuppets adore? http://www.short-fiction.co.uk/newstories/lis...
His sockpuppets sure like those Finch stories.
Haha I read that article while sipping my morning coffee at the local coffee shop. The whole time I was thinking, "this sounds exactly like that mental midgit on Topix!" The term "sockpuppet" made me think, "oh here we GO! what is this about!" bahahah
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Obviously a setup, duh. They have been using these sockpuppet trolls since 2009, probably sensed that Tim would one day run for office and wanted to preempt that as soon as possible. It's amazing that TBSC would have had this on their agenda since not long after they started up!
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mutt nutt wrote:
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Haha I read that article while sipping my morning coffee at the local coffee shop. The whole time I was thinking, "this sounds exactly like that mental midgit on Topix!" The term "sockpuppet" made me think, "oh here we GO! what is this about!" bahahah
You are so smart, everything wrong with santa cruz is one group's fault. They're so horrible, might as well bash em huh. Stay in Oregon dumb duck.
The Truth

Aptos, CA

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It looks like Tim was just a "maybe" at "Save the Tatas"

https://www.facebook.com/events/2054051929215...

Hosted by "Hana Hanaloa" (one of his sockpuppets).

https://www.facebook.com/hana.hanaloa

and look, the "Solana Gregory" sockpuppet is going!

https://www.facebook.com/solana.gregory

and look, the Elisa Verde sockpuppet will be there!

https://www.facebook.com/elisa.verde.75

and look, the "Jasmine Guadeloupe" sockpuppet is going!

https://www.facebook.com/jasmine.guadeloupe

and look, the "Jennifer Mondragon" sockpuppet is going!

https://www.facebook.com/jennifer.mondragon.3...
ANON

Milpitas, CA

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Follow up article:

http://www.santacruz.com/2014/03/06/new-links...
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The Truth wrote:
It looks like Tim was just a "maybe" at "Save the Tatas"
https://www.facebook.com/events/2054051929215...
Hosted by "Hana Hanaloa" (one of his sockpuppets).
https://www.facebook.com/hana.hanaloa
and look, the "Solana Gregory" sockpuppet is going!
https://www.facebook.com/solana.gregory
and look, the Elisa Verde sockpuppet will be there!
https://www.facebook.com/elisa.verde.75
and look, the "Jasmine Guadeloupe" sockpuppet is going!
https://www.facebook.com/jasmine.guadeloupe
and look, the "Jennifer Mondragon" sockpuppet is going!
https://www.facebook.com/jennifer.mondragon.3...
Best part of the whole amusing thing: Timmy forgot the password to his 4year old sock-book profiles so no he can NEVER delete then. Beautiful.

Since: May 08

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Tim is the only non-sockpuppet in these conversations. But he doesn't know them. Isn't friends with them - but he must have been when he made these comments.

https://www.facebook.com/santacruzweekly/post...

He didn't exactly deny that these are his puppets in his carefully worded comment to the Weekly.

His fans are certainly incurious people, given that any of them can go look at these Facebook accounts themselves and investigate.

Any of them who are "Facebook friends" with these "women" could put this to bed by simply identifying who these women are. But strangely, nobody knows them - not even their Facebook friends. In their defense, most of their Facebook friends are people who would friend anyone.
Conan

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I congratulate Tim on his selection of John Colby-Cohen as his campaign's social media consultant. Through the use of your virtual constituency you are likely to succeed in your attempts to attain a seat on the City Council. The Colby virtual army is a powerful force in local politics...or was it media...or was it in John's mind? I never remember.

Since: May 08

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The update has an update - same link but new story http://www.santacruz.com/2014/03/06/new-links...

From the article:

“Sometimes when something terrible happens, we feel such an urge to DO SOMETHING that we rush into ill-advised measures,” wrote one avatar, named Jasmine Guadeloupe.

The same language was used by Goncharoff himself this February, in a video interview filmed at the Zami cooperative house and currently available on YouTube.

“If you go to things like city council meetings something you hear a lot is,‘We have to do something.’ And if somebody says,‘Well you know, this proposal you’re making isn’t really going to help the problem you’re trying to address,’ they say,‘Well, we have to do something,’” Goncharoff says in the interview.

In October of 2012,“Jasmine Guadeloupe” leapt out of the digital realm entirely, writing a letter to the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors in support of the green business program. The address listed as Guadeloupe’s home is a Chevron gas station in Watsonville.

Since: May 08

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It's too bad that Tim made his Facebook page private. It was fun to see all the interactions that he forgot to delete before running for office (if he even has).

Let this be a lesson, kids. If you're going to make sockpuppets, don't choose stock photos and/or actors and models as your avatars. But most important - remember those passwords so you can delete the accounts before running for office.

Is it true that Gonchy is claiming he was hacked? That would be one mean feat, to hack someone's Facebook page over a few years to occasionally insert comments without the person knowing about it.

But hey, he's the sex-positive, digital pioneer candidate, according to "Tim for Council 2014" commenting on the story. Who isn't for sex-positive digital pioneers who get their Facebook accounts "hacked"? Maybe all those sockpuppets can also vote for Tim.

One thing's for sure, neither Jasmine Guadeloupe, Solana Gregory, Hana Hanaloa, Elisa Verde, nor Jennifer Mondragon will be showing up at the Darling House this weekend for Tim's big kickoff party.
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I think they should show up. Complete with internet garb and nametags. That would be priceless.
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Feb 28 Tim Goncharoff for Santa Cruz City Council posted "We're all in this together!"

Mar 13 Tim Goncharoff for Santa Cruz City Council posted "Campaign Event to be Rescheduled"

Mar 14 "Tim Goncharoff Cancels Campaign Kickoff"
http://www.santacruz.com/2014/03/14/tim-gonch...

From the Weekly article:

“I want to say clearly that I did not create these accounts and I do not know who did. I would be pleased if anyone who can shed light on this would come forward,” Goncharoff said.“Strange things happen in the online world.”

Indeed. And in the real world, too. On the flier for his campaign kickoff event, State Assembly Member Mark Stone was listed as a “special guest,” but when reached for comment earlier in the week, Stone said he was not planning on going to the event and had not endorsed anyone for city council. County Treasurer Fred Keeley had also been listed as a guest of honor for the party. Keeley could not be reached for comment about whether or not he is still supporting Goncharoff’s campaign.

Despite rescheduling the event, Goncharoff says he is still running for council.“Beginning the campaign so early presents some challenges, but it also provides some advantages. One of these is that we still have plenty of time, and we can take a break to work on our strategy moving ahead without too much concern,” he wrote on his Facebook page Thursday.

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Maybe it's just me, but if he was serious about getting to the bottom of this, wouldn't he spare no expense in hiring whichever expert he could to clear his name?

The local pols, when queried about supporting Goncharoff, responded "who?".

The Finch "erotica" stories (featuring waxing, lingerie. incest, and gang-rape), have disappeared. Coincidentally.

The cherry on top: John Colby endorses Tim Goncharoff as the very best candidate ever!

(Proving that sockpuppets of a feather flock together.)
Conan

Santa Rosa, CA

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The internet is a funny thing:

https://web.archive.org/web/20130115113744/ht...
John John the Great Moron

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Mar 17, 2014
 
Conan wrote:
The internet is a funny thing:
https://web.archive.org/web/20130115113744/ht...
and those links still work to the stories themselves!
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Mar 17, 2014
 
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Feb 28 Tim Goncharoff for Santa Cruz City Council posted "We're all in this together!"
Mar 13 Tim Goncharoff for Santa Cruz City Council posted "Campaign Event to be Rescheduled"
Mar 14 "Tim Goncharoff Cancels Campaign Kickoff"
http://www.santacruz.com/2014/03/14/tim-gonch...
From the Weekly article:
“I want to say clearly that I did not create these accounts and I do not know who did. I would be pleased if anyone who can shed light on this would come forward,” Goncharoff said.“Strange things happen in the online world.....
Despite rescheduling the event, Goncharoff says he is still running for council.........
The local pols, when queried about supporting Goncharoff, responded "who?"..........
The cherry on top: John Colby endorses Tim Goncharoff as the very best candidate ever!
(Proving that sockpuppets of a feather flock together.)
His campaign is DOA. Anyone the toxic John Colby would endorse would come in last! I find myself wondering if Colby helped Goncharoff his colon puppets?
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Friskies wrote:
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His campaign is DOA. Anyone the toxic John Colby would endorse would come in last! I find myself wondering if Colby helped Goncharoff his colon puppets?
It may have been Lewis Roubal of the Hall of Shame and Take Back Santa Cruz who made up the sockpuppets.

For a long time Lewis Roubal had on his Facebook account that he was married to a supermodel, "she" has her own facebook page and her profile photo was a stock modeling photo like the Goncharoff sockpuppets.

So there could be evidence that Roubal or TBSC was involved in setting up Goncharoff, though since the Weekly article was published Roubal changed his relationship status and his super model "wife" no longer appears on his facebook page.
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Mar 17, 2014
 
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It may have been Lewis Roubal of the Hall of Shame and Take Back Santa Cruz who made up the sockpuppets.
For a long time Lewis Roubal had on his Facebook account that he was married to a supermodel, "she" has her own facebook page and her profile photo was a stock modeling photo like the Goncharoff sockpuppets.
So there could be evidence that Roubal or TBSC was involved in setting up Goncharoff, though since the Weekly article was published Roubal changed his relationship status and his super model "wife" no longer appears on his facebook page.
Why don't you quit stalking and get a job Pussyboy! You won't need payday loans and will not be such a needy bitch.

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