Friday, May 8, 2009

CM PRESS # 688

STILL NO DESCRIPTION OR EVEN A MENTION OF THE STRONG ARM ROBBERY IN MESA VERDE ON THE CMPD PRESS RELEASE SITE
But when you go to the site you can read about a "buss" accident.

Maybe we've got it wrong at the CM PRESS, but for some reason we can't get over thinking that a description of outstanding violent criminals might actually help catch them and also keep people safer.

We also can't help thinking that the cops should probably put up press releases whenever there are armed violent criminals on the loose in our neighborhoods.

Well, maybe with a 35.7% jump in violent crime in Costa Mesa from last year, there would just be too many press releases.
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MARINES START FLOWING INTO NEW CAMP LEATHERNECK IN THE AFGHAN DESERT OF DEATH
More that 13,000 Marines on their way to Obama's war.
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MAN ROBBED AT GUNPOINT IN MESA VERDE
From the OC REGISTER. No description of perps. Wonder why?
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AFTER RESTRUCTURING, GM PLANS TO BUILD MORE CARS OUTSIDE U.S.
From the Washington Post

Have we become the Eloi?

The U.S. needs a common sense revival. We're not going to survive as a nation unless we re-industrialize and actually start making things here again.

The false belief that the U.S. can be a nation of paper pushers, middlemen and executives while all the fingernail dirtying jobs will be done in foreign nations, is a very basic error in thinking.

You may remember that in H. G. Wells' book The Time Machine that humanity had evolved into two species.

The Eloi lived on the surface of the earth in park-like settings and were dissolute and frail, while the Morlocks lived underground and did all the work to keep the earth park-like and the Eloi fat and happy.

The Eloi had one purpose in life: to be food for the Morlocks.
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LEVEL OF SERVICE SCAM

One of the cliches that we're hearing about why the City Council can't make necessary cuts to their spending is because they have to "maintain the level of service that residents currently enjoy."

What a bunch of crap.

When we see ten cops standing around doing nothing but talking about their personal lives when a violation is taking place within their plain view and when not one of them will even say anything to those who are in violation and when their boss at the police station refuses to have them do anything and gives wise guy answers to a citizen who has complained about the violation, we know something is wrong.

When we hear that firefighters are "providing a service" by charging apartment owners to "inspect" fire sprinkler heads in their apartment buildings at $4.00 per head, we know something is wrong.

When we see pick and shovel city employees show up to replenish dog poop bags at a park in brand shiny new trucks, we know something is wrong.

When we see that most of our cops (and presumably firefighters as well) get paid so much that they don't have to live in Costa Mesa with all our violent crime and other problems like the residents who are paying them, we know something is wrong.

When we hear a couple of City Council members pontificate about how Washington or Sacramento are taxing citizens too much, but who then refuse to cut taxes, fees and expenses right here in Costa Mesa where they have the power to actually do this, we know something is wrong.

When we see the City Council approve spending millions of dollars on tearing out wind sown plants in our "natural" Fairview Park and replace them with plants that can't live there naturally unless they have constant and intensive care by city employees, we know something is wrong.

When we see that our violent crime rate has jumped more than 35 percent in a year, and we're told that we have a high level of service and that we have to keep paying more and more for this high level of service, we know something is wrong.

The fact is that local government is full of fat cats who refuse to cut expenses and who want to just charge residents more and more to pay the fat cats.

A local government is supposed to serve the citizens of a city; not the other way around.

What's next?
Maybe the fire department will charge residents a water usage fee when they put out fires?

Perhaps they'll put a meter on each fire hose and demand a credit card when they respond to fires?

How about a charge for every foot of fire hose that is unravelled to "provide a service."

Just as work expands to fill the time allotted to it, so too does government expand to consume all the money it can take.

Enough is enough! Stop all the stupid talk City Council and do the job you were hired to do.
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CM PRESS # 895

ANTI-SWAMP PRO-TRUMPISM CANDIDATES STARTING TO STEP UP ACROSS THE COUNTRY #                                                                ...