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October 28, 2016

You must love me

Filed under: Alameda — Lauren Do @ 6:08 am

Back in 2006 when Tony Daysog was toying around with whether or not to run for Mayor, he eventually decided to not. Even back then Tony Daysog was still attempting to receive validation from the old guard of Alameda.

For those of you newish to Alameda the grandfather of all Alameda hyper local blogs was Don Roberts of the Alameda Daily News.  The white font on black background with yellow title was a hallmark of the site.  Anyway, this was Tony Daysog’s letter to the editor about why he was choosing to stay out of the Beverly Johnson vs. Doug deHaan mayoral battle royale.


The relevant part:

There are two fundamental questions that voters must ask in the upcoming election, and, accordingly, for this election to be a true referendum on these two questions, there must be only two mayoral candidates.  For this reason, I will not be a candidate for the Office of the Mayor.

These are the two fundamental questions: do Alamedans want to preserve our unique heritage and small town quality that our diverse residents enjoy, and which among the candidates displays the fortitude and courage to fight for this heritage and small town character?  Or, are residents willing to sacrifice bits of their history and small town charm here and there in order to reap the benefits of so-called progress, and do they want leaders who are willing to accommodate this kind of change?

FYI, Doug deHaan represented the “fortitude and courage to fight” and Beverly Johnson represented the “benefits of so-called progress” part.  In this referendum Beverly Johnson won.  Handily.

Today, Tony Daysog is still attempting to win over and be accepted by the same group of people who have chosen Jennifer Roloff as their anointed one and still leaving Tony Daysog behind.   He has taken an ad out in the paper, as mentioned in this tweet, to support Jennifer Roloff:

This is the ad:


I mean at some point this bald faced kissing up has got to allow him entrance into the cool kids club right?

This comment from 2006 is as relevant today as it was back then, Tony Daysog really hasn’t changed one bit:

Tony is a nice person, but I think you have nailed him on his erroneous suppositions about what is at stake here, and his lame attempt at over simplifying things.
For ten years Tony has made rambling speeches, always being careful to point out that “On the other hand, there is the other hand”, while nitting his eyebrowns and pressing his palms together as if he is deep in thought and plumbing the depths of his intellect for the wisdom of Solomon. I’m ready to move on.


  1. Is anyone else sick of seeing Maria Vella’s photo all over their newsfeed? That has to cost the Firefighters Union a lot of money.

    Comment by Captain Obvious — October 28, 2016 @ 6:14 am

    • No. I find the reminder of the potential Malia Vella victory refreshing.

      Comment by TK — October 28, 2016 @ 6:25 am

      • I’m with you T.K., tired of seeing Tony in his tee shirt though.

        Comment by John P. — October 28, 2016 @ 11:22 am

  2. one run walks in. taking all the way

    Comment by MP — October 28, 2016 @ 7:49 am

    • As you’re a frequent poster here and other partisan sites, why is Lauren’s perspective the only one you need to mock and try to dismiss? I don’t see you pointing out that Robert sullwold only attacks Vella and Ezzy Ashcraft and winds his hands over some “special interest” money, but not others.

      Are you just bring partisan? Are you concerned that Lauren is having an impact? This is obsession of yours takes away from your reasoned responses to a lot of issues that you write about.

      Comment by jkw — October 28, 2016 @ 8:31 am

      • I think Dean Vernon Wormer best discribes you as related to your gpa on such matters jkw. “Friends” / foes know you are a jerk and much of your comments are reckless and undesirable. Conduct unbecoming of what should be a responsible person.

        Comment by FranklinB — October 28, 2016 @ 10:18 am

      • “Obsession”, jkw, I think, is a bit of an exaggeration. I’d call it a small running joke with a baseball theme, this being October. Lauren, of course, deserves applause for this site for a lot reasons, including for the materials she compiles, for the time she spends, that she maintains a wide-open debate and discussion and because she’ll defend her positions. Those are valuable things that I appreciate and hope continue (and past posts preserved) for a long time.

        You might call some part of what Lauren writes (and some of the recent campaign mailers she has republished) “mocking” in tone, and perhaps so was my joke. I’d bet on her being able to handle it. But you are right that one can undermine the very points one tries to make.

        Not that it really matters, but I put in a good word for Marilyn Ashcraft last week (whenever it was that Lauren listed her City Council picks) on this site. I don’t think the claim that Sullwold “only attacks Vella and Ezzy Ashcraft” really stands up over time. I didn’t entirely understand the rest of that point.

        Comment by MP — October 28, 2016 @ 10:54 am

        • It’s okay, MP. This anti-Daysog voter found the running gag mildly entertaining.

          Comment by BMac — October 28, 2016 @ 4:59 pm

      • Lauren HAS an impact…

        Comment by Gabrielle "Gaby" Dolphin — October 31, 2016 @ 12:03 pm

  3. Boy, this brings back memories. Is Don Roberts still in town? I used to read his site (and watch his public access TV show!) when I first moved to Alameda about nine years ago.

    Comment by trow125 — October 28, 2016 @ 9:42 am

  4. I miss the Alameda Daily Noose. I think someone tipped me off to it and I began reading it before I even moved to town.


    I guess with the Alameda Daily News gone there is no reason to keep up the parody, but it made me laugh.

    Comment by brock — October 28, 2016 @ 11:03 am

  5. I wish this was still around. “NO ISSUE TOO SMALL!”

    Comment by brock — October 28, 2016 @ 11:04 am

  6. Trump

    TRD…has a certain ring to it.

    Comment by jack — October 28, 2016 @ 5:19 pm

  7. Wow. Over $400,000 of local contributions for the 2016 election cycle. And that does not include the $150,000 spent by the CA Apartment Association.

    Comment by Mike McMahon — October 29, 2016 @ 10:42 am

  8. Those poor landlords, I don’t know how they can get by on only $189,203.00 total raised between L1 committee, and Calif. apart. owners assoc. against that huge renters coalition, at $22,181.00. Talk about outside money.

    Comment by John Piziali — October 29, 2016 @ 12:37 pm

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