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Worst Legislator in California, Part II: Charles Calderon Lets...

There are 488 comments on the LA Weekly story from Jun 1, 2011, titled Worst Legislator in California, Part II: Charles Calderon Lets.... In it, LA Weekly reports that:

State Sen. Ron Calderon and his brother Assembly Majority Leader Charles Calderon, carry on a family tradition every Thanksgiving.

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trash talk

Rosemead, CA

#523 Apr 25, 2014
Steinberg nd Perez are still there...

SACRAMENTO (AP)– State senators were scheduled to receive a refresher course in ethics on Wednesday, the fallout from a series of legal cases involving Democratic lawmakers this year.

Two were charged with corruption and bribery, while a third was convicted for perjury and voter fraud

La Habra, CA

#524 Apr 26, 2014
If you like your corruption you can keep your corruption, and you do your voting habit tells us so. You have to vote for them to find out about them (we have to pass the bill to find out what is in it). lets pass gun laws to save the state, but while I'm doing this I will buy and sell military grade weapons from Islamic radicals and communist street gangs and send them overseas so they can be used to kill and wound the innocent and our military personnel. Since I am a liberal progressive democrat it is ok nothing to see here put on your sports jerseys and go riot for your winning/losing team. And while you destroy what is this great country and this great society all in the name of fairness lets release prisoners into the ghettos and allow pedaphiles to teach our kids and allow them to hang around playgrounds cause they have feelings too? we will spend this state into an oblivious and all the while hand out freebies so the uninformed sheeple will keep us in power so we can do the job of the state, And while we are at it I will push for a minimum wage hike cause it sounds good even though I know jobs will be lost, be we got food stamps and freebies waiting. One more family to put into our dependency grip and one more who will pull the voting lever for us, your kids will graduate with a poor education but its alright we got freebies for him/her too. we will pass affirmative action rules because your child will not be able to get into college on their own, we made them stupid and by passing affirmative action we save them, they will pull the lever for us too. It goes on and on but you will never change cause you are addicted and or brainwashed.....pull the lever
Truth squad

Rosemead, CA

#525 Apr 26, 2014
Indicted Sen. Yee promises in voter guide to 'prevent corruption'
-- State Sen. Leland Yee, who was indicted recently for accepting payments for favors, promises in an official ballot guide arriving at voters' homes this week to “expose special interests, and prevent corruption.”
Don't read their lying lips watch what they do.
Steinberg sells out.
And forces his party followers to toe the line
Perez is no better
Concerned Bystander

Whittier, CA

#537 May 14, 2014
trash talk wrote:
Candidates for state Sen. Ron Calderon’s seat discuss ways to prevent corruption
By Mike Sprague, Whittier Daily News
Montebello has a chance to break the chain of corruption that stretches from the Calderon family through the Gang of Three that approved the Athens giveaway and appears to be raising its ugly head in the Minasian matter.

How can councilmembers not recuse themselves from voting on a matter where they are financially and politically closely allied with the petitioner? The Calderons thought they had the right answer, too.
Wonder why

Downey, CA

#544 Jun 7, 2014
I've heard that Charles Calderon was soundly defeated in his race to be elected a Superior Court Judge. He had been endorsed by the Democratic Party and the L.A. Times. How they could ignore his chronic support in Sacramento of his brothers' "pay to play" games is beyond me. Thankfully the voters showed greater common sense. Maybe Southeast L.A. County is finally waking up.
Concerned Bystander

Alhambra, CA

#545 Jun 8, 2014
Wonder why wrote:
I've heard that Charles Calderon was soundly defeated in his race to be elected a Superior Court Judge. He had been endorsed by the Democratic Party and the L.A. Times. How they could ignore his chronic support in Sacramento of his brothers' "pay to play" games is beyond me. Thankfully the voters showed greater common sense. Maybe Southeast L.A. County is finally waking up.
With 66% voting for the other lady, and 34% voting for Calderon, one wonders what the 34% are thinking.
Concerned Bystander

Alhambra, CA

#547 Jun 9, 2014
trash talk wrote:
Rita Topalian Dominates Ian Calderon in Primary Vote for 57th Assembly Seat
The Calderon family was rocked this past number of months when members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Attorney’s Office filed dozens of felony charges against Ian Calderon’s two uncles including State Senator Ronald and former Assemblyman Thomas Calderon.
“His dad Chuck did very poorly. I think the voters have finally seen through the Calderon’s,” Topalian said.
She also pointed to the solid defeat of Charles Calderon, who is the father of Ian Calderon who was seeking a judgeship in Los Angeles County but was soundly beaten by criminal prosecutor Carol Rose.
Ian is behind by only 688 votes in a precinct with 233,000 registered voters. Have all the absentee and problem votes been counted?
Wonder Why

United States

#549 Jun 11, 2014
The voters seem to have finally tired of the self-dealing antics of the Calderon clan. However, re: Ian Calderon's re-election bid, expect lots of Calderon political money to enter that race near election date. Topalian's good showing may cause state Republican Party officials to put more resources into helping her.

Is Tom Calderon's son Cameron Calderon still on the L.A. County Democratic Party Central Committee? Maybe there's still some local Dem housecleaning to be done.

I wonder if the Montebello political family, the Chacons, are learning any lessons in caution from the sad example of the Calderons. According to a deposition by the former manager of Central Basin Water District (CBWD),(deposition taken in the CBWD vs. Pacifica case), Tom Calderon and Art Chacon wanted pressure placed on CBWD contractors to make certain political contributions in return for getting the contracts. This info was given to the authorities.
I wonder if there will be. any follow up, or will it be another example of selective UNprosecution

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