Boot Hot Air Adler and his growth machine!
On Election Night, IndyAustin folks will be traveling around the city visiting with campaigns and candidates in the city election.
To join us, email us at contact@IndyAustin.org or text us at 512.535.0989.
Click on Groucho to watch our “Hot Air Adler” video for why we say Boot Adler, Yes vote YES on Prop J and visit our candidate scorecard here.
Are you part of the Austin that wants to “fight on?”
We deeply appreciate this comment from a local artist in response to our most recent email to you entitled, “The Growth Machine Cometh.”
“So glad to see that you’re still fighting despite the attempt to make you go away, humiliate and shut you up! When the govt lacks an effective, fact-based defense, other techniques must be employed. The success of these techniques depends heavily upon a cooperative, compliant press and a mere token opposition party:
Suppressing the Truth: wax indignant, aka “how dare you”? call the skeptics names, i.e. nuts, conspiracy theorists, crackpot, hater, anti-progressive, etc.; inpugn motives; change the subject – this technique includes creating and/or publicizing distractions; their job is to pre-empt real opponents; don’t the authorities have enough power in championing their causes in all the newspapers, magazines, radio and TV?
Here’s how you can fight on, dear Austin!
Fight on by sharing this Hot Air Adler video
►Have you seen our “Hot Air Adler” video? Watch it, like it and share it! (Several versions have been seen by thousands through Facebook feeds. It’s a big hit!)
WE ALSO NEED FUNDS TO CONTINUE SHOWING IT TO THOUSANDS
MORE BEFORE POLLS CLOSE ON TUESDAY at 7 PM.
►We have several thousands of these cards left for you to share with other voters. (Reply to this message or call us and we’ll get some to you.)
►Volunteer for any of the candidates who scored well on our questionnaire.
As for Tuesday night, we’ll have a “Boot Adler Caravan” going around to visit with the candidates who scored well on our questionnaire.
Want to join us or have us come visit? Let us hear from you.
Watch the Fox7 story, posted Tuesday, October 30th.
The following letter was sent to and posted on Tuesday, October 30th:
Dear Mayor Adler,
I want apologize to you directly for IndyAustin’s error in using the Pepe the Frog image on an ad opposing your election. I do understand how this can be interpreted and ask you to accept that this was not at all intended to malign you or any group of people. We do not condone hate speech in any form.
You may have read that we found the clip on the internet that seemed to fit our “shell game” ad opposing your Soccer Stadium proposal, and did not realize the offense that would be taken to that image. The Anti-Defamation League also states that not all uses of “Pepe the Frog” are racist, but we do understand your concern, especially at this moment, which is why we pulled the ad.
We rightfully oppose your re-election, but there is nothing in the hearts and minds of the people of IndyAustin that promotes, condones, or believes in bigotry in any form. We hate it as much as you do.
Again, please accept our apologies.
This fair-minded KXAN Report was just after we issued our apology.
The following was posted on Monday, October 29th:
It was just brought to our attention this morning that an image in our recent 1-minute video “Steve Adler’s Shell Game”, Pepe the Frog, was expropriated by the Alt-Right.
Unfortunately, Pepe, originated in a comic by Matt Furie called “Boys Club,” had no say in the matter and this was our error.
Here is additional information from Wikipedia about Pepe and its listing by the Anti-Defamation League and Pepe’s creator:
The Anti-Defamation League added certain incarnations of Pepe the Frog to their database of hate symbols in 2016, adding that not all Pepe memes are racist. Since then, Pepe’s creator has publicly expressed his dismay at Pepe being used as a hate symbol.
We at IndyAustin have no use for hate speech.
We honestly thought it was a cartoon of a pea smoking a cigar — taken from an video online — not ours.
We have changed the video without this image.
Watch Mayor Steve Adler’s city hall hide $100s of millions in property tax exemptions for a rushed soccer “sucker” stadium.
Again, our apologies!
Our main number is 512.535.0989 or email us at email@example.com.
Independently yours, Austin!
Are you clear yet on Steve Adler’s Shell Game?
The shell game, according to Wikipedia, is “almost always a confidence trick used to perpetrate fraud.”
Is the Mayor losing confidence so badly he has to run a full page ad in the Chronicle fabricating attacks on IndyAustin?
Is he really claiming with a straight face that IndyAustin is doing “dark money”? But wait, then Adler actually tells you just where $55,000 out-of-state donations to IndyAustin came from. Might you then ask how he knows this information if we didn’t disclose it? That’s the definition of dark money, folks.
Are you laughing yet?
Then, share away, dear Austin!
Also, be sure to sign the petition for your right to stop the Sucker Stadium subsidies. Look for our petitioners at the early polls OR print the petition or order one mailed to you. Obviously, part of our ask is also to give Adler the Boot!
Early polls are open through a week from today, November 2.
Not sure how else to vote in this city election? Mayoral candidates, progressive Laura Morrison aced our questionnaire, and conservative Todd Phelps did well. Visit our scorecards here. Be sure to click through to our page at Informed.vote. IndyAustin participated in Informed Vote’s new platform. It really is informative on the city races.
Don’t forget to vote Yes on Prop J to Prevent Another CodeNEXT
Thanks to Adler’s shell game now Prop K becomes imperative too.
That the Mayor is playing such games on dark money, you really should vote Yes on Prop K for a city audit. Though it’s true that the the Prop K campaign didn’t report their donors for their petition drive, they are now. And, even the City Auditor said a second set of eyes on the City Budget is a good idea. We think so too.
Here’s the Steve Adler Attack Ad on IndyAustin. We’re happy to answer any and all claims made by the Mayor. We also hope he didn’t pay his consultant much for this.
Feel free to dialogue with us on our Facebook page here or website comments for this blog. Just keep it clean and not mean.
Don’t forget to take a look at our copiously documented claim about Steve Adler’s Land Empire here.
IndyAustin issued this news release this morning about Adler’s Special Interest Flood, days before early voting begins. Be careful of the floods, and the flood of real estate lobby influence that swamps City Hall.
Question: What was Adler’s biggest broken promise? It’s in the release linked above.
Was Dale Watson right? Adler and his majority are trying all they can to make it so.
►Watch our new Yes Vote YES on Prop J and remember what Dale said, “Austin Sold Itself.”
►Join us tomorrow, Saturday, October 20, 4-6 pm at The Local Post! Come get materials to help mobilize voters to get Austin back! Details here.
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