OPPOSITION RESEARCH: “Take Cover, Hired Mudslinger Rides Into Town”
The self appointed Commisar/Fuehrer of the California Peace & Freedom Party, Kevin Douglas Akin, fancies himself to be a brilliant researcher and freelance writer. Now and then, he makes me the target of his outstanding skills and comes up with stuff that my other enemies have never accused me of before; e.g., that supposedly I’m not Jewish, was not brought up as a Jew, and my family had no known connection to Judaism. See for my refutation of that bizarre canard amongst other things: http://janbtucker.com/blog/2012/10/30/konversations-with-kevin-7/
Kevin’s latest attack on me isn’t really worthy of analysis. It’s just too weird:
On Tuesday, June 3, 2014 9:18 AM, Kevin Akin <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
I am very sorry to bother the majority of you, whom I believe had no desire to receive the original e-mail from Jan Tucker that was sent to this list, but I think it necessary to inform you that his charges are entirely baseless.
I have not in fact telephoned anyone at all on the list of those people Jan claims as his endorsers. I did send an e-mail (a polite and friendly one, that led to some hours of friendly discussion by e-mail during the day) to one of the people he listed, whom I know. And another Peace and Freedom Party official sent an e-mail to another of his supposed “endorsers” who was an old friend.
I certainly have not threatened anyone with anything.
Jan, I have learned, totally misrepresented the situation to those from whom he sought endorsements. He claimed that he was the only Peace and Freedom Party registrant running for Board of Equalization in the Third District. And he presented an endorsement of his campaign as a way to show solidarity with the Peace and Freedom Party.
In fact, Jan Tucker is not supported or endorsed by the Peace and Freedom Party at any level. The Los Angeles County Central Committee and the State Officers (acting by prior authorization of the State Central Committee) have endorsed Eric Moren of Ventura as our candidate for Board of Equalization, and are pushing hard for write-in votes for Eric. He is the only candidate with a chance of displacing a particularly nasty race-baiting Republican, G. Rich Marshall, as the second vote-getter in the “top two” primary today.
Since 1998, two years after private detective Jan Tucker got just one vote at the California State Convention for the Peace and Freedom Party nomination for president, he has conducted a fairly incompetent but still vigorous effort to damage or destroy the PFP. I will not bore you with a long list of his outrageous trickery and lies, but I will just mention that after I was elected State Chair for this two-year term in August of 2012, Tucker sent red-baiting letters to the employers of two of my adult children, urging them to fire my children because their father is a notorious socialist activist. (Shocking, I know, but I have retained copies of these communications in case anyone doubts me.) (Jan’s red-baiting did not work, and my kids kept their jobs.)
As you should all recognize, Jan Tucker would not have a chance at a Peace and Freedom Party endorsement for any office at all, even should hell freeze over and pigs fly. His campaign is just another effort at disruption and confusion.
If any of you live in the Third District (Ventura and most of the population of Los Angeles Counties), and have not voted yet, I urge you (and the Peace and Freedom Party urges you) to write in Eric Moren for that office.
Again, I apologize for bothering you once more. The election is today, and I don’t think anyone will find this interesting after the election. With my apologies, Kevin Akin
Here are a couple of the responses of the people who received Akin’s tirade:
Jan… I just noticed this weird response in my inbox. I thought maybe you would want to have a copy of this if this person didn’t send you a copy. He doesn’t say very nice things about you, I thought perhaps you would like to respond to him personally.
Greetings all on this list:
I find it most disturbing how a person like Kevin Akin, the Party sitting State Chair can make demands of other party members to vote his way! Voting is very private matter, and while we can try to influence another person’s voting preference persuasively, we must not cross the line of intimidation.
This seems to be just what the P&FP State Chair Keven Akin has recently done with the former party Presidential Candidate Roseanne Barr! Demanding she withdraws her support for her selected pick for 3rd District Board of Equalization, which happens to be Jan Tucker. Well, I also support Jan Tucker’s Candidacy!
So does Mr. Akin feel he can force others to vote his way? This is just unconscionable for sure and does not serve the party well. No one has the right to force anyone to vote or not to vote!
This is just reminiscent of slavery times, when slaves had no rights, but once able to vote have faced tremendous intimidation to date through all kinds of machinations!
A couple of months ago, I prepared a document, which I have sent out via email and distribute at events, etc. This is how I try to influence others without demands.
There are clear choices on June 3rd 2014 CA Primaries for your consideration
It is critical to vote outside of the 2 electoral political party Dictatorship (Dems/Reps) Black box, instead choose Socialist Candidates at every cost. Because you may or not know that since 2010, two earlier propositions were pushed/passed by Democrats and Republicans to undermine/eliminate all Third (2nd) registered Candidates in California!
Socialist Candidates can be registered with Electoral Partys like the Peace and Freedom, be Independent, or Decline to State. Their challenge is greater to raise necessary funds to compete with the Top 2!!
**Read more here: “In statewide debut, top-two primary blocks third parties from June ballot” and Small Parties Sue to Block Prop. 14 And at: http://peaceandfreedom.org/home/articles/general/966-small-parties-sue-to-block-prop-14
This means that if Socialist Candidates are not elected in this June 3rd Primary cycle with enough vote support, they are then eliminated from the November wide Elections!!! They can only participate in the Primaries!!!
***Here are some Socialist candidates for your strong support, you will see on your Ballot, depending on your CA region:
Ø Cindy Sheehan for CA Governor, http://www.cindy2014.org/
Ø Howard Johnson for U.S. Representative 34th District,
Ø Mohammad Arif for 16th State Senate district, http://www.senate16mohammadarif.com/
Ø Marianne Williamson for CA 33rd Congressional District.
Ø Amos Johnson for CA Lieutenant Governor, mailto:email@example.com
Ø Emido”Mimi” Soltisik for 62nd Assembly District, http://mimiforstateassembly.wordpress.com/
Ø Nathalie Hrizi for State Insurance Commissioner, http://www.ourcampaigns.com/CandidateDetail.html?CandidateID=189595
Ø Write In – Alanso Warren for 59th Assembly District,
Ø Write In – Jan B. Tucker for 3rd District Board of Equalization.
Ø Notice: Only one candidate qualified for the ballot for the June 3 primary election for 3rd District B. of E. http://janbtucker.com/blog/2014/05/06/how-to-write-in-jan-b-tucker-for-board-of-equalization/
I’m just curious as to why he said “Hopefully your district”? By being a write in candidate for Dist 3, the same as Jan’s makes this even more weirder. The current democratic incumbent is who Eric takes issue with? When he’s also running against Jan? But what hey, what do I know?
Dina was referring to Eric Moren’s response to my request that he put a stop to Kevin Akin’s campaign tactics on his behalf. This is that exchange:
On Sun, Jun 1, 2014 at 5:01 PM, Jan Tucker <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Attn: Eric Moren
It was brought to my attention that Kevin Akin, purporting to act on behalf of your campaign, has been telephoning people who have endorsed me and has used threats of political retaliation in demanding that the revoke their endorsements.
If you have been aware that he intended to do this, then so be it. If not and if you disapprove of such degenerate and despicable behavior, then I demand that you put a stop to these tactics and run your campaign in a clean and transparent manner.
ERIC MOREN’S RESPONSE:
To all you friends of Jan Tucker-
I have nothing against Jan, I’ve never met him or her, and frankly, very suprised to see this email.
I am a Write-In Candidate for THE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION- District 3, (Hopefully your District!)
I have a B.A. in Economics, years of experience in Business, Marketing, Sales, Communications and am now pursuing a career as a Business Consultant here in my new town of Ventura, CA.
I am sincerely running in opposition to the On–going Incumbent Mr. Jerome Horton, who, as a Democrat and ‘life-long politician’, has helped to Unravel and Unwind the Good Work being done by ALL Californian Businesses and Workers….that is- taking us Californians to the #5th World Economy, to about the 25th in LESS THAN 10 YEARS!!
Mr. Horton, started his long-running career with the “BOE” at age 18! And has since served several ‘2 terms’ along the many years he has been with this ‘Branch of Government’. We are BLESSED to have our country’s ONLY Board of Equalization- Tax Fees and Licenses, (think Sales License, Gas ‘spills’ Licenses, ‘Waste’ Licenses’), and Mr. Horton DIRECTLY has been Instrumental in making California WORSE w. His policies and ‘oversight’.
He is whom I challenge. HE is the one I take issue with…
Let’s Get him OUT OF THERE!!!
Peace and Freedom & “Power to the People!”
Okay, that’s the background; now here’s the back story.
Moren writes in pertinent part:
“I have a B.A. in Economics, years of experience in Business, Marketing, Sales, Communications and am now pursuing a career as a Business Consultant here in my new town of Ventura, CA.”
It’s intuitively obvious that anybody with “years of experience” as he claims would have some presence on the internet but the fact is, prior to the Peace & Freedom Party’s putting out biographical information about Moren in this campaign, using Google, Yahoo, or Bing to find anything about him on the web would have proven fruitless. I tried. I failed to find anything about him using the usual methods that ordinary voters would use to find out about somebody they’re considering voting for….or against.
So, being a Private Investigator and having been dubbed by the Los Angeles Times in a 1984 column headlined “Take Cover: Hired Mudslinger Rides Into Town,” about my expertise in “Opposition Research,” I have a few tricks of the trade up my sleeve. I was also particularly intrigued by the fact that when Akin, Marsha Feinland, Cindy Henderson-Gordon and Gary Gordon first started touting Moren’s candidacy that his name was being circulated amongst PFP circles as “Ephren” or “Efren” Moren, not Eric Moren. Only after he was “endorsed” by the State PFP leadership cabal—and I have been led to understand that even at that point they verbally called him “Ephren” or “Efren” rather than his real name—did they finally start calling him Eric.
That raised big a RED FLAG in my suspicious mind. I started a more extensive “Opposition Research” project designed as we say in the industry, to look up Eric’s A-hole with a microscope.
So, I find that in Eric Moren’s background there’s a huge gap in his residential history in a data base normally used by private investigators to track this sort of thing. He’s living in San Francisco in 1994-1995. Then, he disappears off the grid until 2006 when he resurfaces in Woodland Hills in the San Fernando Valley!
Welly, welly, welly my dear droogies! Are there any other Eric Morens out there? Lo and behold, there’s another Eric Moren, aka “Eric Michael,” who also has lived in San Francisco. As an aside, the use of two usual first names, in this case “Eric” and “Michael,” always raises red flags with experienced background investigators. Yeah, some people do happen to have surnames that are also given names, but frequently when people adopt aliases for some reason they tend to use two first names. This Eric Moren:
1. Has used a social security number that apparently really belongs to a woman by the name of Danelle who lives in Ohio. The social security number was issued between 1992-1994, coincidentally, just before Eric Moren dropped off the map and has only been used twice on credit header records….literally just two times, once by Danelle and once by somebody using the name Eric Moren in San Francisco.
2. Is the registered owner of the internet domain, http://www.twinkyclean.com, which any reasonable person would read and suspect was a website front for underage male prostitution and human trafficking involving New York and San Francisco.
Twinky Clean’s website is associated with http://www.maleverse.com which in turn is registered through Whoisguard, Inc., a highly secretive Panamanian registered service operating out of a Panama City post office box.
Maleverse, Inc. is a suspended California Corporation which traces back to the Eric Moren associated with Twinky Clean at the San Francisco address at which he made his one and only use of the Ohio issued Social Security number also used only once by Danelle.
Inquiring minds might think that there’s something fishy with all this. For starters, in spite of Kevin Akin’s having in the past called me an incompetent and a “private defective,” were Kevin et al concerned that I might actually be able to dig all this stuff up and put together the connections? Is that the reason that the PFP leaders bandied about his purported first name as “Ephren” rather than as Eric?
Maybe it’s all very simple. Maybe, just maybe, there are two Eric Morens who just have both happened to live in San Francisco (it’s a very, very, rare name to begin with). Maybe Kevin and his cohorts were afraid that his Eric Moren would get confused with the other Eric Moren who appears on the surface to be running an underage male prostitution ring on an interstate basis, potentially in violation of the Federal Mann Act. Maybe that’s why they used an alias to get him endorsed by the PFP executive leadership.
On the other hand, maybe not.
At least two of the current PFP leaders had the sense to distance themselves from this debacle. Cindy Sheehan listed other PFP write-in candidates but conspicuously NOT Eric Moren on her slate card circulated on the internet. Perhaps Cindy was pissed at all the obsessive energy being spent by Feinland and Akin to defeat my candidacy which at the very least complicated the campaign for Sheehan and other serious candidates like Amos Johnson and Nathalie Hrizi. I also hear that C.T. Weber was wise enough to abstain on the endorsement vote for Moren….maybe he suspected something was up since the information his supporters presented was so sketchy.
Following are two photos, juxtaposed of both of the Eric Morens. Are they two different people or are they the same person, one at a younger age and the other at his current age? You be the judge, because I don’t happen to have access to one of those sophisticated facial recognition programs that predicts what somebody looked like at different stages of their life; the kind of software used to catch Nazi war criminals as an example.