Brian Blair states his support

Recently while on the internet I saw Chris Ingram of “The Irreverent View” Blog’s name come up in other places here in Cyberspace. I am happy to say that I know Chris personally via face to face lunches, group political lunches that Chris often has at Datz Deli (excellent food) as well as Political Commentary on Bay News 9. As all of you know, I am often at the top of the charts when it comes to getting “half the story press”.

Former Hills. County Commissioner Brian Blair e-mailed the following message to his supporters earlier today:

Chris Ingram Stars in War of the Bloggers

We all have a lot on our plates lately — whether it’s jobs, the economy, health, business, family, friends and  – like you, I could go on and on; so I enjoy what little personal time I get on the computer.
 
Recently while on the internet I saw Chris Ingram of “The Irreverent View” Blog’s name come up in other places here in Cyberspace. I am happy to say that I know Chris personally via face to face lunches, group political lunches that Chris often has at Datz Deli (excellent food) as well as Political Commentary on Bay News 9. As all of you know, I am often at the top of the charts when it comes to Continue reading “Brian Blair states his support”

La Gaceta calls Squirrel Poop’s message “meanest” of the season

La Gaceta wrote in part: “Michael Ciftci sent out the meanest press release so far this season. It was referencing the surprise entrance of Chris Hart to the race.” The column then directly quoted Squirrel Poop’s press release attacking Mr. Hart and ended with a line reading, “Our campaign will not be affected by Mr. Heart’s half-hearted late arrival…” La Gaceta concluded by saying, “Mr. Ciftci obviously is affected or he wouldn’t have sent the press release.

(Editor’s note: the mis-adventures of Squirrel Poop will continue through March 1st)

By Chris Ingram

La Gaceta chimes in on Squirrel Poop’s tactics

In a front page story, Tampa’s tri-lingual newspaper La Gaceta has chimed in on the campaign tactics of Tampa City Council district 3 candidate Michael Shifty (he’ll appear as Michael Ciftci on the ballot but is more accurately referred to here as Squirrel Poop).

La Gaceta wrote in part: “Michael Ciftci sent out the meanest press release so far this season. It was referencing the surprise entrance of Chris Hart to the race.”  The column then directly quoted Continue reading “La Gaceta calls Squirrel Poop’s message “meanest” of the season”

Meet the acorn that gave us Squirrel Poop

Okay, I can’t resist just one comment. Peter is fond of calling and e-mailing me and making threats and making insuations about my clients and would-be clients, and questioning who my clients are. Okay Peter, you win. But I’ll take my meager client record over your criminal record ANY day.

Without any editorial commentary, meet Peter Schorsch, Squirrel Poop’s consultant…

Okay, I can’t resist just one comment. Peter is fond of calling and e-mailing me and posting to my blog making threats and making insuations about my clients and would-be clients, and questioning who my clients are. Okay Peter, you win. But I’ll take my meager client record over your criminal record ANY day.

Now go crawl back under your rock.

Chris Ingram

Meet Peter (news headlines, article briefs, and links to full article):

Trying to rebuild his reputation

SEPTEMBER 09, 2007

Off probation for grand theft, Peter Schorsch, 31, of St. Petersburg, has a new company called Rogue Political Consulting, and he hopes candidates throughout Pinellas will hire him to run their campaigns, Continue reading “Meet the acorn that gave us Squirrel Poop”

Squirrel Poop’s legal problem

My attorney attempted to confirm receipt of this letter yesterday, however Squirrel Poop appears to be playing games. We’ve extended the deadline to reply until 12:00 noon today. However, Squirrel Poop appears to be taking legal advice from his campaign consultant — never a good idea.

Chris Ingram

January 20, 2011

Via Electronic Mail
michael@michaelfortampa.com                                                             
Mr. Michael Ciftci
Post Office Box 21751
Tampa, FL 33622

Re:         Cease and Desist & Request for Retraction

Dear Mr. Ciftci:

This law firm represents Mr. Chris Ingram and 411 Communications (collectively “Ingram”).  This letter constitutes a demand for an immediate retraction in writing of false statements that were allegedly made by you against Ingram. 

Your statement made on January 18, 2011, for publication, to The Daily Loaf, a blog by reporter Mr. Mitch Perry of Creative Loafing, was false and libelous concerning Ingram. You stated: Continue reading “Squirrel Poop’s legal problem”

Squirrel Poop’s reporting mismanagement, Victor Crist, and more!

The droppings never stop…

By Chris Ingram

Alliance for Florida fine

While skilled at back-slapping and carrying other people’s bags, apparently our little friend Michael Shifty, sorry, that’s Ciftci (aka: Squirrel Poop) has difficulty following instructions.

It seems to me Squirrel Poop was way out of his league when he was appointed to serve as Treasurer of the Alliance for Florida. He had some difficulty filing Continue reading “Squirrel Poop’s reporting mismanagement, Victor Crist, and more!”

Squirrel Poop’s economic plan

Michael Shifty, I mean, Ciftci (aka: Squirrel Poop) the Tampa City Council candidate wants you to know he has a plan! In fact, it’s not just a plan, it’s his own “Economic and Development Plan” and boy does he have the great ideas to put Tampa back to work.

(Editor’s note: the mis-adventures of Squirrel Poop will continue through March 1st)

Shifty has a plan to save Tampa. Would you like cream and sugar with that?

By Chris Ingram

Michael Shifty, I mean Ciftci (aka: Squirrel Poop) the Tampa City Council candidate wants you to know he has a plan! In fact, it’s not just a plan, it’s his own “Economic and Development Plan” and boy does he have the great ideas to put Tampa back to work.

This could be your next councilman...

Now if you’re like me, you’re probably asking yourself, what could Squirrel Poop possibly know about economic development? I mean, the guy is like twenty-something and he’s not exactly a business-savvy heavyweight.

His employment background appears to be limited to three primary things. Continue reading “Squirrel Poop’s economic plan”

Ciftci’s message “resonating” — if you like squirrel poop

Michael Ciftci (aka: Squirrel Poop), the twenty-something done-nothing candidate for Tampa City Council district 3 recently boasted on his website “Our message is resonating, and we have achieved an inspiring start.”

Given Squirrel Poop’s proclivity to lie and stretch the truth, I thought I’d look into that claim by reviewing his campaign finance report.

Those who know Michael Ciftci (aka: Squirrel Poop) the best, support him the least

By Chris Ingram

Michael Ciftci (aka: Squirrel Poop), the twenty-something done-nothing candidate for Tampa City Council district 3 recently boasted on his website “Our message is resonating, and we have achieved an inspiring start.”

Given Squirrel Poop’s proclivity to lie and stretch the truth, I thought I’d look into that claim by reviewing his campaign finance report.

As I guessed, Squirrel Poop has been a very misleading little boy. Because you see, the devil is in the details, and those details show the message isn’t actually resonating at all.

Consider this: Continue reading “Ciftci’s message “resonating” — if you like squirrel poop”