Thursday, September 30, 2010
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HOW ABOUT COSTA MESA CRIME MAPPING?
Link to LA TIMES article about crime mapping in LA.
For several months now, the CM PRESS has been trying to get a crime map of Costa Mesa from City Hall.
So far we haven't been able to get one. We're not even looking for anything very fancy, just an electronic and static version of a recent crime history pin map would probably do the trick.
The reason we want this is so we can show the City Council and citizens that most of Costa Mesa's crime comes from just a few discrete areas.
Once that is established, the Council may want to concentrate a little money and resources in improving those areas in meaningful ways.
We think the whole city will then see the benefits of such concentrated action.
We'll persevere and let you know if and when we ever do get such a map.
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CHUTZPAH AWARD--MEXICAN MAYORS BLAME U.S. FOR THEIR CRIME
They say we shouldn't send their criminals back to Mexico, because they're causing a spike in crime in that country.
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NOMINATION FOR MAYOR'S AWARD FROM THE CM PRESS
On Thursday, September 16, during rush hour, thousands of motorists passed through a potentially dangerous and misplaced DUI checkpoint that was backing heavy traffic on to a 405 off ramp at Harbor Blvd.
Of all the thousands of people who witnessed this dangerous situation, only Mr. Righeimer got involved to question the safety and wisdom of such a checkpoint at that time and place.
Mr. Righeimer's courageous action may not only have prevented serious, life-threatening automobile collisions at that time and place, but also, by getting involved and bringing this to the attention of top officials in the CMPD as well as to the public, Mr. Righeimer may have helped the CMPD reevaluate its internal procedures for the placing of such check points in the future.
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JIM RIGHEIMER SHOULD GET THE MAYOR'S AWARD
Thousands of people passed through the CMPD's DUI checkpoint that was dangerously backing traffic up on a Harbor/405 offramp, but only one person out of all of them got involved.
This reminds us of the many stories we read about a person being killed--such as Kitty Genovese--while everyone just watched.
In psychology this is called the bystander effect or diffusion of responsibility effect.
Unlike all those thousands of people who saw the same thing that Righeimer saw, Righeimer actually got out of his car to try to help solve a problem.
We need many more people like Jim Righeimer in Costa Mesa, and we think Righeimer should be given the Mayor's Award for his service to the community.
Here again is the link to the sound recording of Righeimer politely asking the police about the checkpoint (LINK).
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Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Link to DAILY PILOT
**UPDATE** The Pilot now has the actual audio at the above link. We listened to it, and Righeimer doesn't sound like the monster that some have tried to portray him as. In fact, he sounds downright calm given the nature of the traffic and safety problems. You can hear the traffic in the background.
In the above link, the Pilot has a transcript of the short audio. See what you think. From what the CM PRESS sees there, Jim Righeimer seems polite and not out of control as some anonymous commenters have written. He tells one cop it's not the cop's fault that the checkpoint is in the wrong place at the wrong time and he even says "Thank you," to the cop.
Now, what about the four cops who spoke to the press, presumably violating department policy? Is there such a policy? And, what are their names? We'll apparently have to wait to see what the City releases next, if anything.
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MEG WHITMAN AND THE ILLEGAL ALIEN MAID
Did Whitman hire her? Yup. Did she know she was an illegal alien? Apparently not.
If nothing else, the above linked OC REGISTER story shows that Whitman has a good rapid damage control apparatus that was able to quickly get actual documents out to the public and thus give the story short legs.
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RECORD HEAT IN CALIFORNIA THIS WEEK--RIGHEIMER TO BLAME
We're waiting for the lefties to claim something like the above.
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COMPANY HEADS TO NEVADA WHERE BUSINESS CLIMATE IS BETTER
The above linked article from the OC REGISTER gives a quick read on how and why California is going wrong.
California needs to be a lot more business friendly if the state is to ever pull out of the red ink.
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LIB WHINES THAT HE'S STUNNED---THERE ARE TOO MANY WHITE PEOPLE IN THE PHOTOS IN THE GOP'S PLEDGE TO AMERICA PRESENTATION MATERIAL.
Oh horrors, White people. Run and hide.
Why, the GOP must want to turn the clock back. Say, all those White people must be hiding hoods behind their backs.
Doesn't the GOP know that you can't have photos of a group of White people unless there are the proper percentages of Blacks, Browns, Yellows and a few Reds all smiling and having a great kumbaya time?
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COUNCILMEMBER BEVER DOESN'T WANT THE CITY'S EMPLOYEE UNIONS TO INTIMIDATE THE CITY COUNCIL INTO VOTING AGAINST THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE CITIZENS OF COSTA MESA
As we've previously reported, most of the city employees who belong to the police union and the fire fighter union don't choose to live in Costa Mesa.
Since they don't choose to live in this city that pays them so well, they also can't vote here. Yet, election after election, they pay thousands of dollars to endorse candidates who they believe will favor their interests over the interests of citizens.
Councilmember Bever wants to see the present negotiations with the unions over salaries and benefits held off until after the November election. This is unlikely to happen, but Bever's principled stand shines additional light on a long simmering problem.
As we recently wrote, we're hearing a buzz in the community from folks who wonder if Costa Mesa might be better off using the sheriff's department to do our policing and the county to do our fire fighting. This is done by many cities.
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Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Soon, the bigots and haters will have to find targets to attack other than the polygamous Mormons.
Bigots and haters never change. They just change their targets.
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Another Article on the Persecution of the Polygamist Mormons
They're trying to get this guy for bigamy. However, he's only legally married to one of the women. He calls the others "sister wives" but they have no legal standing. Maybe he should just call them mistresses. Then, the haters and bigots will slap their foreheads and exclaim: "Oh...well that's okay. Why, many of us have mistresses and girlfriends."
Or, just substitute "gay" in the article when they talk about polygamy and you'll see how chilling it sounds.
And, what if a gay man or a gay woman has multiple spouses and calls them "sister wives," or "brother husbands," or whatever? Hmmmm?
It's tangled web time when the state tries to legislate and enforce the morality of those in power against ordinary people who may have different views of such things.
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IS RUSH LIMBAUGH'S WIFE PREGNANT?
Our crystal ball says she is. Expect a little Rush or Rushette in late May or early June. You read it here first.
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WHITMAN NOT ABLE TO BRING MANY LATINOS TO THE GOP
We've seen Whitman posters and billboards in Spanish in which she says she'll bring more jobs if she's elected governor. It's apparently not working. Latinos still prefer Dems and Brown.
Maybe Whitman's ad people swallowed the "they just come here to work" line and figure that if that's the case, a promise of more work should bring in votes for Whitman.
Our view: If Whitman wants to crack the Latino voter market, she needs to get some endorsements from some high profile, respected Latinos.
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SCHOOL HOLDS MEETING BUT ONLY FOR BLACK STUDENTS
Whites kept from attending because their school scores are higher.
The spin on this story is one of outrage from know nothings decrying the segregation of this meeting. We have a different view.
The fact is that we're seeing this type of story more and more in the press.
The current orthodox thinking that posits the dehumanizing and anti-nature notion that all people are the same under different paint jobs--as though humans are identical automobiles coming off an assembly line and then, almost as an afterthought, some are painted this color and some these other colors--just doesn't seem to hold up in the real world.
Educators around the country who are being pressed to raise Black student scores, are now trying to do right by their Black students by trying things that they believe might help Black students raise their scores and get better educations. The school in this story, was just trying to do that.
For their trouble, the educators in this story are being slammed by those who are still locked into the false ideas of the 60's regarding such things.
A simple study of nature should tell even the most kumbayaistic among us that, just as with all organisms, people are different and have different abilities, strengths and weaknesses and that, statistically, different groups of like individuals will differ from other groups of like individuals.
Some forward thinking educators (like the ones in this story) are toying with the idea that Blacks might just do better in school if they aren't forced into a classroom with Whites, and that they might benefit from all Black classes, meetings and lectures that are presented in ways that are meaningful for these students, but which may not be meaningful for White students.
And, why are they toying with this idea? Because after almost 50 years of full-on integration, Black student scores still lag behind White student scores.
Humans just don't come as one size fits all.
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KILLER COP WANTS WORKERS' COMP.
Don't police departments do psychological tests on prospective cops?
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NEW BLACK PANTHER PARTY VIDEO THAT YOU WON'T SEE ON LIBERAL TV
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VENICE INDUSTRIAL BUILDING CONVERTED INTO TWO LOFTS--ONE ON SALE FOR MORE THAN TWO MILLION DOLLARS
Lots of photos. This is the type of thing that some improvers had/have in mind for some of the industrial areas of the Westside.
The idea of many of the improvers is not to turn the Westside, and especially the Westside bluffs, into a new Irvine, but to start incorporating eclectic living spaces into the area, along with small retail stores to service the needs of the residents.
Because of the residential overlay over much of the bluffs area, a developer has a greased and easy path to improving the bluffs. Now, we just have to have the economy turn around.
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TIME TO END MEXICAN HYPROCISY ON IMMIGRATION
Link to A3P Article
Mexico has tough laws concerning immigration to Mexico, but wants the U.S. to have open borders so it can send its excess population north.
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POLICE INVESTIGATE TLC POLYGAMOUS FAMILY FOR BIGAMY
[Stock photo of polygamous family--not the TLC family]
Gay marriage is unnatural, it can be argued. Among other things, it violates nature's command to go forth and multiply. But it is increasingly acceptable in the U.S.
Polygamous marriage, on the other hand, which is natural since it does obey nature's command, isn't acceptable?
That's the kind of twisted moral logic and double standard that happens when governments try to be trendy and tolerant of some groups, and their mores, but not others.
Nations such as the U.S., which claim to be diverse, pluralistic and multicultural societies, should butt out of the affairs of citizens regarding marriage and other moral choices of individuals when these moral choices do not harm others.
The U.S. has always had various do-your-own-thing subcultures within the country, but these have largely been in the closet as the majority has put its public face on the society as a whole and has mostly left these various subcultures alone as long as they stayed in the closet.
Don't ask, don't tell isn't a new concept. It has always existed to one degree or another and at various times and places and for more than gay individuals.
Today, however, many of these subcultures are coming out of the closet and demanding that the majority leave them alone to openly pursue happiness as they see fit. That's what we're seeing with gays and now with polygamists.
The quandary faced by some haters and bigots is how to accept gay marriage--since it's now increasingly acceptable--but not accept polygamous marriage.
In the end, the haters and bigots are going to lose on this issue. This is a hair that can't be split.
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Monday, September 27, 2010
Hopefully, Mr. Righeimer will let the public know what went on in the meeting.
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I THINK, THEREFORE I'M GUILTY
Easy read from Britain about PC attacks on free thinking and free speech in our present nutty world.
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GO FORTH AND MULTIPLY
TLC program on polygamy.
Peel away the layers of some human actions and you'll often find the DNA code working to expand itself by making more life.
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LAST GASP OF LEFTIES--THEY PLAN MARCH IN D.C. THIS WEEKEND
Pathetic, cartoonish lefties who don't realize the pendulum has swung away from them will try to upstage the recent Tea Party/Glenn Beck rally in D.C.
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Sunday, September 26, 2010
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HEY, YOU LONG TIME CITIZENS OF COSTA MESA, IF YOU DON'T LIKE THE HIGH SALARIES AND BENEFIT PACKAGES OF OUT OF TOWN CITY EMPLOYEES, YOU SHOULD JUST SHUT UP AND MOVE
The above arrogant sentiment, with slightly different wording, has appeared in a couple of comments we've seen concerning the trumped up non-event about a citizen daring to ask the police about a checkpoint that was backing traffic up on a freeway off ramp.
Can you believe the arrogance of someone who would suggest this? It completely reverses the proper role of citizens and their employees and makes the citizens the servants of the employees.
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Canadian Government Issues Official Warning for Its Citizens to Stay Away From the Violence Plagued American/Mexican Border
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Saturday, September 25, 2010
ANOTHER TOP DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE LAWYER COMES FORWARD AND TESTIFIES UNDER OATH ABOUT THE ANTI-WHITE BIAS OF THE DOJ
Many Whites are now waking up to the double standard and hatred being aimed their way by the Obama administration. Of course, there are still millions of low consciousness, low I.Q. Whites who haven't shaken off the conditioning yet. Some may never shake it off.
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COSTA MESA FOOTBALL...
Costa Mesa 30, Ocean View 6!
Oh, you read HERE that the score was Ocean View 36, Costa Mesa 16, right? Well, that was indeed the score...for the varsity team.
But worry not, Costa Mesa. On the day before the Costa Mesa varsity loss to Ocean View, the Costa Mesa Freshman Team routed the Ocean View Freshman team 30 to 6.
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LOCATION AND TIME OF DUI CHECKPOINTS--WHO DECIDES?
You may have seen some comments from the usual know-nothings in response to Jim Righeimer's column (HERE) about the Great DUI Checkpoint War (at least that's what the know-nothings want to make it out as, because they have no other way to try to stop Righeimer from being elected).
And, you may have seen some specific comments knocking Righeimer because he's going to meet with the City Manager and the Chief of Police (we hope our traffic/street expert Peter Naghavi is also in that meeting) about the proper time and place for DUI checkpoints.
The implication in some of the negative comments is that the police, alone, should choose the time and place for such checkpoints and that such decisions are pure and just and have nothing to do with politics.
Well, we're here to tell you that as far as we know this has never been the case.
For example, one of the most successful checkpoints run by the CMPD was one held on a Saturday morning on Fairview Road north of Baker Street. "Successful," because more unlicensed drivers, vehicles without registration, etc. were discovered in that checkpoint than in any other we can think of (and we track these stats) and more drivers were warned about our laws.
So why haven't the cops held another one there? We're told it was political pressure in favor of illegal aliens that stopped them from holding another one at that location.
Don't get it? Here's the deal. Every Saturday and Sunday morning, Fairview Road is jam packed with cars coming from Santa Ana to the OCC Swapmeet. Then, every Saturday and Sunday late afternoon, the same cars head the other way. Comprende?
Oh, and let me proleptically tell you that you do get drunks out early on Saturday and Sunday mornings. The CM PRESSMOBILE was rear ended by a falling down drunk, suspected illegal alien, about 7 AM one Saturday morning.
So, while we're on this subject, maybe all those "anonymous" commenters who mouth off about things they know nothing about will see if we can have another checkpoint on Fairview on a Saturday morning.
We won't hold our breath. You see, most of these know-nothings are lefties who support illegal aliens and wouldn't want them to be stopped or inconvenienced.
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RIGHEIMER HITS A NERVE
Last night, in CM PRESS # 266, we posted the link to Jim Righeimer's column about the DUI checkpoint that was backing traffic up on the freeway, but here it is again. (LINK) Be sure to read the comments following the article.
From some of those comments, does it sound like Mr, Righeimer may have hit a nerve when he discusses the pay and benefits of police and fire fighters?
Well, hold on to your hats. We have a feeling that someone may soon release all the data. Then, you'll get a good idea why Costa Mesa is running a massive deficit.
Some in the community are now suggesting that maybe Costa Mesa should investigate having the county do our policing and firefighting. Whether this idea has any legs or not, we don't know, but just hearing people suggesting it is interesting.
Also, when you read the comments, note the ones from the usual know-nothings who show phony indignation and say that now they're not going to vote for Righeimer. Folks, most of these people are lefties. They weren't going to vote for him anyway.
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Friday, September 24, 2010
Be sure to read to the end of Righeimer's column. He gets into a few eye opening details about the salaries and benefits that are bankrupting Costa Mesa and which we guess most citizens of Costa Mesa don't know about but which they may now wish they could also get.
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COSTA MESA CITIZEN WANTS CITY SALARY INFO POSTED
[Here's an email the CM PRESS received today]
I encourage all of you to contact the Costa Mesa City Manager's office and demand that they post the salary information (WITH BENEFITS) on the Costa Mesa website. This information was promised months ago but it's not been forthcoming.
Given the tenor of Tuesday's City Council meeting and the recent accusations by our Police Union, it's time the residents of Costa Mesa got the FACTS about what our public safety folks really make. I'm concerned that in light of the current happenings with the Union, the City will drag its feet further on providing this information.
[Name Withheld by CM PRESS]
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VOTING RIGHTS OFFICIAL CALLS DISMISSAL OF BLACK PANTHER CASE A 'TRAVESTY OF JUSTICE'
More racial pecking order double standards as Justice Department ignores civil rights cases that involve White victims.
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LET'S RESTORE TRUST AND CONFIDENCE IN THE CMPD BY GETTING THE DEPARTMENT OUT OF OUR LOCAL POLITICS
CMPD=COSTA MESA POLITICAL DEPARTMENT ?
Here's the mailer that was sent out by the police union in a recent election. We wrote about this in CM PRESS # 265.
Right below the photos of the two candidates--who voters later rejected--is this line (which is hard to read on this small image of the mailer):
"Paid for by the Costa Mesa Police Officers PAC, ID #1244504, 99 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
As you may know, 99 Fair Drive is the Costa Mesa Police station. It is owned by all the citizens of Costa Mesa. It is not owned by the police. It is not owned by any political party.
Did you authorize the use of your property so the Costa Mesa Political Department could try to elect two people to the City Council that you may not have approved of? We know we didn't authorize it and we resent the fact that our taxes are being used by those with a liberal agenda that we don't agree with.
When you mix politics with policing, you end up with a situation like we're seeing now in Costa Mesa, where a concerned citizen, Jim Righeimer, who is also running for city council this year, and who questioned the political police about the wisdom of holding a DUI checkpoint where it was backing up traffic on the 405 Freeway during rush hour, is being attacked by the political police in the press and even at the last city council meeting.
How dare a citizen speak out! Haruuummmph! How dare a citizen question the political police! How dare a citizen actually try to avoid traffic problems and accidents! How dare a citizen be proactive! Doesn't that citizen know that he must shut up and let the political police (most of whom don't live in Costa Mesa) do something that may be questionable?
And, what about the attempt by the political police to intimidate the City Council by showing up from their far flung homes to fill the City Council chambers while all wearing the same white T-Shirts?
The next time you get a traffic ticket from a member of the Costa Mesa Political Department, will you wonder if the cop was just profiling you because of his or her politics...or yours?
Maybe you had a political sign on your lawn for a candidate that the political cops don't like? Is that why you got a ticket? Maybe you've spoken out about government abuse and the high salaries and benefits that are bankrupting Costa Mesa. Is that why you got the ticket?
In addition to your political views, maybe the cops don't like your religious, philosophical or social views? Is that why you got a ticket?
When the police get involved in local politics up to their eyebrows, as some are in Costa Mesa, it has a corrosive effect on citizen trust in the whole department; not just on the few cops who are pushing a narrow political/social agenda.
Below is a comment that is now appearing in the DAILY PILOT (LINK) from a person calling himself "bigdawg." He implies that he's a CMPD officer. Let's assume that bigdawg really is with the CMPD and let's take a quick look at his comment. The CM PRESS's comments are in red with brackets .
bigdawg at 10:03 PM September 22, 2010
I'd like to give some insight into the concerns CMPD officers have with Righeimer beyond this incident. CMPD has always been a very proactive department beyond DUI enforcement. Something like 450 parolees live in the city at any given time and the numbers of probationers easily double or triple that. [In logic, this is called the fallacy of an appeal to fear and it's also a red herring. It has nothing to do with the present situation, but, okay, let's just say he's setting the stage for his further comments.]
Around 2003, word came down from the then Chief that "quality of life" issues were to take precedence. Issues such as shopping carts, loud music, vendor trucks and carts, etc.
[Actually, we don't think the Chief at that time (Chief Hensley) said they were to take "precedence." If a bank were being robbed, no one would expect the cops to prioritize quality of life calls over the bank robbery call.
But, the reason the Chief told the cops to start being more proactive was because citizens--and some city council members--were complaining that the police weren't doing anything to enforce laws against some lawbreakers who were ruining the quality of life of citizens. Citizens would call the police and ask that they do something about laws being broken in their neighborhoods and the cops would ignore them. These little laws just aren't as sexy as bank robberies. As a result, Costa Mesa was starting to look and feel like one large Third World slum and the crime was also increasing. Why? It's the broken windows syndrome. Turn a blind eye to the "little" quality of life issues and the criminal element quickly takes over a neighborhood because they see it as a safe zone.]
Officers were forced to cut back on proactive enforcement of gang issues, drug sales and use issues, stolen vehicles, etc. [Nonsense. Crime has been going down ever since citizens started demanding that Costa Mesa be treated like a First World city. Check the crime stats. Funny thing is that the police take all the credit when the crime rate drops, but this guy, bigdawg, says the cops can't be proactive. Which is it? Is crime down or not? Here's the answer: It is, and this has happened, at least in part, because proactive citizens started complaining about the cops ignoring citizen calls. Proactive citizens are the ones who get involved and help a community improve for all citizens, even for the ones who are too lazy, too stupid, too timid or just not interested in getting involved.]
One Sergeant went so far as to prepare a matrix of quality of life issues that officers were to deal with each day. [Good, he was doing what he was supposed to be doing--following department policy, which is set by the Chief--which is apparently unlike what the four cops who talked to the press about the Righeimer incident seemed to be doing. And, also apparently unlike the Costa Mesa cop who used a GPS device to stalk a woman (see the next story below). By the way, who let this guy use a CMPD GPS device in this manner? Are the political police a law unto themselves and do they just do whatever they want with no supervision? Are political cops also using CMPD GPS devices to put on the cars of their political opponents? Are political cops using other CMPD resources for their political agendas? Are they using department computers to post comments and for other purposes?
What was the source? Mansoor moved to town and did not like what he saw. [If bigdawg actually lived in Costa Mesa instead of commuting in to pick up his pay check from the citizens of Costa Mesa, and then punching the time clock to go home to his own city to spend our money there, he might realize that Mansoor didn't "move to town," he's been here almost all his life and even went to Estancia High School. Furthermore, if memory serves, Mansoor got involved in local politics because he and his neighbors at that time couldn't get the CMPD to stop the lawbreakers who were ruining the neighborhood in which he was then living.]
Quality of life issues have their place, but not at the expense of proactive law enforcement and putting crooks in jail. [Again, the crime rate is down. Also again, the broken window syndrome is a reality. Let a neighborhood go to pot and it starts a downward spiral that continues on and on. And, please, look up "proactive." Acting on the "little" crimes is proactive, by definition.]
This is what concerns line officers. If Righeimer is already throwing his weight around, what will he do if elected? What pet projects will he impose on the department? [ A citizen asking questions about what appeared to be an ill advised and dangerous checkpoint is throwing his weight around? No. It's just a concerned citizen being proactive (and there's the correct use of that word). Our guess is that most citizens want people on the City Council who will be proactive (there it is again) and who will work to improve Costa Mesa. Jim Righeimer seems to be a proactive (again) type of guy. He also seems to be someone who wants to be proactive and control the spending of our local government instead of letting the red ink get even worse--and it is this last proactive stance of Righeimer that seems to be what has the political police upset the most.]
The CM PRESS believes that some cops are hurting the relationship between citizens of Costa Mesa and the police department by getting too involved in local politics and by trying to influence voters in our elections.
And, these local elections in Costa Mesa are ones in which the vast majority of Costa Mesa police officers can't even vote because they don't choose to live here, but, instead, apparently choose to live with their spouses and children in safer cities; maybe in cities with police officers who don't see themselves and citizens in an us versus them light.
The City Council and the police brass should try to restore trust and confidence in the CMPD by asking officers to stay out of politics if they don't live in Costa Mesa. If they want to get involved in politics, then they should try to influence politics in the cities in which they actually live and where they can vote.
Let's support our local police and help them get out of local politics so they can do the professional jobs they were hired to do.
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COSTA MESA POLICE OFFICER ACCUSED OF HIDING A CMPD OWNED GPS DEVICE IN WOMAN'S CAR
This is a story from April that we referenced in the previous article above.
Given the political nature of some (not all) cops in the CMPD, and some over-the-top hateful comments from some anonymous commenters, who sound as though they may be cops--including one commenter who called Jim Righeimer "a pig," one has to wonder if some of these political police are doing something similar or if they're using their positions of authority in other ways to try to affect our local elections.
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Those are our opinions. What are yours?
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Is it time for City Hall to ask CMPD officers to stay out of Costa Mesa politics if they don't live in Costa Mesa?
The last time we checked, more than 75% of CMPD officers don't choose to live in Costa Mesa. Many choose to live in safer, more expensive cities.
They don't choose to raise their families in Costa Mesa. They don't choose to have their kids in Costa Mesa schools. They don't choose to shop in Costa Mesa markets. Their families aren't in danger from Costa Mesa crime. Their families aren't affected by Costa Mesa slums. Their families aren't affected by soft on crime decisions by political hacks chosen by out of towners solely because these political hacks will give the police raises and more benefits.
Yet, some of these out of towners want to choose who should sit on the City Council in OUR city, where these out of towners can't even vote. They want you to vote for candidates who will serve their interests, not your interests.
Are you so naive as to think that these out of towners want to elect people to the City Council who will be best for the actual CITIZENS of Costa Mesa, or do you realize that they primarily want people elected who they believe (rightly or wrongly) might give them pay raises and more benefits?
Here's what appeared on a mailer sent to homes in Costa Mesa in a recent election:
"Paid for by the Costa Mesa Police Officers PAC, ID #1244504, 99 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626" *
99 Fair Drive is the Costa Mesa Police Station which is owned by the citizens of Costa Mesa, including many who don't want it to be the political headquarters for some out of town liberals who try to defeat City Council candidates who will serve the CITIZENS of Costa Mesa.
Why should citizens pay for a political headquarters for many out of towners who are working against the wishes of some of the citizens of this city?
The mountain being made out of a mole hill, by some who don't even live in Costa Mesa, because a concerned Costa Mesa citizen, Jim Righeimer--who is also a Costa Mesa planning commissioner and a candidate for the Costa Mesa City Council this year--got involved in a problem in HIS city seems to be politically motivated.
And to repeat, Jim Righeimer is a citizen of Costa Mesa. He pays taxes in Costa Mesa. He is raising his kids in Costa Mesa. He doesn't punch a time clock and leave Costa Mesa after his shift is over. He worries about the quality of life and safety of people in Costa Mesa, because the quality of life and safety of other citizens of Costa Mesa also affects him and his family. He has a dog in the fight.
Our view is that city employees--including cops--should not get involved in local politics unless they actually live in Costa Mesa.
Our guess is that many cops would support and vote for tough on crime candidates such as Mansoor, Bever and, this year, Righeimer, instead of soft on crime types who do the bidding of the unions, if their families might be in danger from criminals in this city.
We believe that some who are trying to make political hay out of this incident and who keep trying to influence our elections are doing a disservice to the many fine professional police officers we have in the CMPD and to the citizens of this city. We think being so overtly political causes citizens to lose respect for the police.
And, as we've written before, the natural supporters of law enforcement in Costa Mesa are some of the very citizens that some of the political police seem to be fighting against. That's not good PR for the CMPD, and it's not good for the city.
An effective police force has the respect of the citizens it serves. If it starts being seen as a self-interested, politically partisan group putting its own interests ahead of the people paying for its services, then it loses the respect of the citizens.
*Fact check: The mailer endorsed Bruce Garlich and Mike Scheafer (both lost). The large headline was: "Endorsed by the Costa Mesa Police Association to Keep Our Children, Schools and Community Safe and Secure."
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Those are our opinions. Think we got it wrong? Let us know.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
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PHILADELPHIA--PACK OF BLACKS SERIOUSLY BEAT TWO ASIAN STUDENTS AND OFFICIALS SAY IT WASN'T RACIAL
Asian American spokesperson disagrees and says it was racial and points to the fact that no one else was beaten.
Once again, we see the racial pecking order at work.
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SANTA ANA POLICE DENY INVOLVEMENT IN KILLING OF 14-YEAR-OLD BOY WHO WAS SUING THEM
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POLICE UNION HEAD WANTS CITY TO INVESTIGATE DUI CHECKPOINT INCIDENT
Link to DAILY PILOT article.
Link to OC REGISTER article (read this one for a complete picture).
At last night's city council meeting, officer Allen Rieckhof, president of the police association, asked the council to investigate what happened at last Thursday's DUI checkpoint.
Some believe politics is involved in this request for an investigation of what seems to have been a minor incident in which Jim Righeimer, a concerned citizen who is also a planning commissioner and who is a candidate for city council, questioned why a checkpoint was being held during rush hour at the end of a freeway off ramp.
Many in the community believe that the police association would like to see Righeimer defeated in the upcoming election since he has spoken out concerning pay levels and retirement benefits for public employees, which he believes are partly responsible for Costa Mesa's $12 million dollar deficit.
It is also common knowledge that the police association usually gets involved in Costa Mesa politics even though most of the association's members don't live in Costa Mesa and can't vote here.
Since some want to make this minor incident a major one, the city should do a full investigation, including a look at whose idea it was to hold the checkpoint at that time and location, and which officers spoke to the press about this incident even though this appears to be against department policy.
We'd also like to see a report from Peter Naghavi--the city's expert on traffic and streets--about whether, in his opinion, this was an appropriate time and place for such a checkpoint and whether or not the checkpoint presented a danger of collisions as some commenters have said in the DAILY PILOT. CALTRANS might also be asked for an opinion.
Could it be that Jim Righeimer had valid and legitimate safety concerns? Maybe he should be given a Mayor's Award for taking time from his schedule and going out of his way to help ensure the safety of Costa Mesa citizens coming off the freeway and driving on Harbor Blvd.
We'll try to keep an eye on the investigation and we'll report what we learn.
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Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Libs would rather kill Chip than Tyrone.
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GENOCIDE WIPED OUT NATIVE AMERICAN POPULATION
One group of Indians wiped out another group in the 800's.
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CHAIR OF BLACK CAUCUS SAYS WHITES TO BLAME FOR BLACK FAILURES
Do any Whites with three digit I.Q.'s even buy this crap anymore?
Say, let's ask the White Caucus what they think. Oh, right, there is no White Caucus because Whites can't join together for their mutual benefit like Black's, Latinos and Asians because when Whites do it that would be racist. Ho hum.
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DAVID A. KEENE ON THE TEA PARTY AND THE GOP
Keene has been a respected conservative for many years. The GOP elites would do well to listen to him.
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MAKES YOU WONDER WHO SOME OF THESE ANONYMOUS COMMENTERS ARE, DOESN'T IT?
Be sure to read the latest posts following the above linked article about Jim Righeimer and the DUI checkpoint.
Doesn't it seem that those commenters who agree that a citizen has the right to get involved, as did Jim Righeimer, and ask city employees about something that seems unsafe, or which may be a problem, are mostly polite in their comments?
And doesn't it seem that some of those who think citizens have no business asking questions, are often hostile, arrogant and hateful?
Here's one post that illustrates the latter type:
"orangecountyandrew at 12:53 AM September 21, 2010
Jim Righeimer is an arrogant self-absorbed pig who believes police and fire should have their benefits and retirement cut. He wants to build homes only millionaires could afford, in effect, contributing to homelessness. Plus Righeimer has no ties to Costa Mesa. He is a carpetbagger shopping for which city to run for City Council. I urge all Costa Mesans to vote for anybody BUT Jim Righeimer!
"Do you know who I am?" Yeah Jim, I know who you are, but I'm sure you wouldn't want me to say it. It would not be appropriate for a family newspaper."
So, anonymous 'orangecountyandrew' calls Mr. Righeimer a "pig" and defends police and fire benefits and retirement payments. Hmmm. Makes you wonder, doesn't it?
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Dem Operative Involved in Dropping New Black Panther's Voter Intimidation Charges
Link with video of the New Black Panthers in front of a polling place.
If a White person looks sideways at a Black it's called racial intimidation.
But when a Black person carries a police style baton, stands in front of a polling place and uses anti-White hate speech, the Obama administration doesn't see any problem.
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ACTOR JON VOIGHT SUPPORTS ARIZONA'S ANTI-ILLEGAL STANCE
Trivia Alert: Voight got his big break in Midnight Cowboy.
I was one of many actors in NYC who went to the cattle call (as we say in the biz) when that movie was being cast. Somehow, my Boston accent didn't work for any of the available parts. Now, it's years later and Boston actors Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are making Boston accents popular in films; and I've been living so long in California that, well, er, hey Dude, no one believes I'm from Boston.
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Disaster in Detroit
Read the above Wall Street Journal story about the Detroit Symphony being in dire straits and read about how Detroit used to have 2 million people living there but now only has 800,000 and how forty square miles of the city are now just abandoned homes. As you read, ask yourself what the writer has left out with his dancing to avoid saying the plain truth.
Here it is: Whites have fled and continue to flee Detroit. That's why the Detroit Symphony is falling on hard times, that's why Detroit is now a Third World city.
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ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER DUI CHECKPOINT
The Costa Mesa Police Department conducted a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on Monday, September 20, 2010 on Victoria Street east of American Avenue.
2083 Vehicles went through the checkpoint
517 Drivers were screened
5 DUI investigations
1 DUI suspect arrested
1 DUI warrant suspect arrested
30 Driver’s license investigations
15 Citations issued
6 Vehicles towed
Note the high number of "30 Driver's license investigations." On the Westside? Who would have guessed that there would be so many people on the Westside without driver's licenses or with phony driver's licenses? Right. Most of us would have guessed that.
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BEAMS COLLIDING IN THE LHC
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MORE ABOUT THE RISE OF THE RIGHT IN EUROPE
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EUROPEAN WOMEN WANT MORE BABIES--BUT STILL HAVEN'T SHAKEN MATERIALISTIC CONDITIONING
Nature's eternal command to expand by making more like yourself is starting to crack decades long societal conditioning that has given us anti-life upside down values.
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Monday, September 20, 2010
Europe is moving right, and so is the U.S. as you'll see in November.
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YET ANOTHER CITIZEN COMPLAINS ABOUT THE LOCATION OF THE DUI CHECKPOINT
Many people see problems and don't do anything. They just go along their way and can't be bothered. Jim Righeimer is apparently not like that. If he sees a problem, he gets involved and tries to help solve the problem.
Righeimer is exactly what Costa Mesa needs more of.
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MORE ON JIM RIGHEIMER STEPPING UP TO ASK A FEW QUESTIONS
Here's a paragraph from the above linked DAILY PILOT story that is troubling:
"Four police officers, each of whom asked not to be identified because they're not authorized to speak with the media, claimed Righeimer demanded, as a public official, that officers shut down the checkpoint. They said he threatened to call Police Chief Chris Shawkey."
Okay, so here's what's troubling about the above, assuming the reporter didn't just make this up: Four cops who know they're not supposed to speak to the media, apparently violated department policy by speaking to the media but asked that their names not be used.
So, they get to anonymously smear Jim Righeimer who is running for City Council and who is not supported by the police union.
Who are these four cops? What are their names? Are they officials in the police unions?
Are there any other department policies these four cops break?
Look folks, we all know that being a cop isn't an easy job and we also know that Costa Mesa has a lot of good cops.
As a result, few of us want to complain about cops for minor things. We know they're human and can make mistakes.
But, the fact is that we seem to have a few cops who are way too political (and way too liberal) and we think some may be letting their politics trump their professional judgment and may be exerting peer pressure on other cops to follow in their footsteps.
You may recall all the cops in white T-shirts who showed up at a recent City Council meeting to try to intimidate the Council to go along with what the police unions want. Many citizens considered that to be very unprofessional. Also, don't forget that most of those cops in white T-shirts don't even live in Costa Mesa and can't vote here.
The sad thing about this is that the very citizens who most support the police are the ones who seem to be getting short shrift from the political cops (again, because many of them are liberal) and this is not good public relations for the CMPD.
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LARGEST POLITICAL EVENT IN POLITICAL SEASON IN FLORIDA JUST HELD--AND IT WAS THE TEA PARTY RALLY
Marco Rubio wowed the crowd and spoke against political phonies--including GOP phonies.
News reports say it was a bad day in Florida for Obama and other phonies.
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A3P SUPPORTS ANOTHER CANDIDATE
Small political party continues to grow and expand.
Just as we see adaptation, natural selection and the other processes of evolution in living organisms, so too do we see these processes in human institutions and groups.
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Sunday, September 19, 2010
Planning Commissioner and candidate for the City Council Jim Righeimer apparently wanted to know why the CMPD was holding a DUI checkpoint where it was interfering with Harbor Blvd. traffic. So, as any responsible citizen would do, he asked the cops about it.
Now, we see hate comments following the DAILY PILOT article linked to above from those who hate the thought of Costa Mesa being improved in meaningful ways. Some of these numbnuts tell us that, boy, now they're not going to vote for Righeimer. What a load of crap. We'll bet you dollars to donuts that most of these dimwits were already not going to vote for him.
Go to any upscale city such as Beverly Hills or Newport Beach and you'll find many citizens complaining about things in those cities. It is those who take the time to complain and who demand that their cities be first class that keep them that way.
But there's more to this tempest in a teapot than meets the eye.
The police unions regularly get involved in Costa Mesa politics even though more than 75% of our police officers don't live here and can't vote here.
And, these unions usually support those running for city council who will give them the highest pay and the best benefits. This means they usually support big government lefties such as Katrina Foley.
The police unions and fire fighter unions are not going to support Righeimer this year. Count on it. Why? Because Righeimer wants a smaller government and he wants to hold down costs.
You can expect the unions to endorse Wendy Leece, though. They have no other real choice. Wendy is conservative on some issues, but she's off the reservation on some others and she seems to have been currying favor with the unions (even though she won't need their support this year).
We need more people like Righeimer in Costa Mesa, both in government and in the private sector. That's how we'll improve our city.
If you see something that should be improved, or if you see employees doing something that you wonder about, speak up. After all, you're paying these employees, including some who are getting more than $60,000 per year just in overtime pay.
No one should be offended by some reasonable questions.
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Saturday, September 18, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
Had been removed after some know nothing dopes complained.
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LAST NIGHT'S DUI CHECKPOINT RESULTS
The Costa Mesa Police Department conducted a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on Thursday, September 16, 2010 on Harbor Boulevard south of Gisler Avenue.
3214 Vehicles went through the checkpoint
494 Drivers were screened
2 DUI investigations
2 DUI suspects arrested
22 Driver’s license investigations
17 Citations issued
12 Vehicles towed
Note the '22 Driver's license investigations' figure. This often indicates illegal aliens with no or with phony licenses.
Also note the '12 vehicles towed' figure. This often indicates no registrations and/or no insurance.
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PAT BUCHANAN ON PHONIES IN GOP AND O'DONNELL WIN
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WRITER GIVES GOOD ADVICE TO TEA PARTY
Joseph Farah of World Net Daily echoes what I've written about some so-called "conservatives."
Many are impotent, bloodless little twits who often sound like the Comic Book Guy on the Simpsons. "Yes, but you do know that on January 4, 1964, William F. Buckley did say...."
And, some others are neocons who want to send our kids to die in meaningless wars while their own kids are attending classes at Harvard and Yale so they can be the next generation of high profile neocons to send the next generation of our kids to even more meaningless wars.
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STARBUCKS TEAMS UP WITH NAAWP TO PROMOTE WHITE COMMUNITY
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CONGRESSIONAL WHITE CAUCUS HOLDS ANNUAL LEGISLATION CONFERENCE ON CAPITOL HILL
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Thursday, September 16, 2010
Here's Christine O'Donnell's website if you want to help her out.
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TEA PARTY FORMS IN AUSTRALIA
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ONE IN SEVEN AMERICANS LIVES IN POVERTY
Hey, let's have a War on Poverty. That should solve the problem. We'll make all sorts of high sounding speeches and we'll pretend that nature isn't the way it is.
Oh, wait a minute. We tried that and it didn't work. In fact, we now have more poverty than ever.
Here's the truth: If we ever want to solve human problems, we have to understand nature and its ways and in particular we have to understand humans and not shrink from the reality that genes matter.
The War on Poverty failed because it had the wrong mind set about the nature of reality and the reality of nature. It was all feel good nonsense.
Why is this important now? Because Obama is making the same mistakes as Lyndon Johnson made.
Obama, and seemingly many of those in his administration appear to be locked into false views about the way things work in our universe.
A single false idea about reality can have major negative effects. Don't get it? Here's a really simple example of how a false idea can have bad results. Get the idea into your mind that the gas pedal in your car is the same as your brake pedal and then go out and take a drive.
Let us know how it turns out. The reality is that a gas pedal is a gas pedal and a brake pedal is a brake pedal, and no amount of thinking just the opposite will change them.
It is this way with the affairs of man, but the connections are more difficult to see and especially for those who have been conditioned to believe that all humans are the same. It isn't so, and no amount of hoping is going to change it.
Oh, and just to be clear. You can't do anything you set your mind to and you can't be anything you want to be in life. Sorry, but we're all different and we all have different abilities. Many of the differences and abilities we have are part of us from birth.
Nature just isn't very PC and it doesn't care what we believe and it doesn't change because of silly cliches that come into currency and then get repeated mindlessly.
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WHY ARE COSTA MESA CITIZENS PUTTING MONEY INTO THE POCKETS OF SOME SO-CALLED NON-PROFIT BUSINESS BOSSES?
According to this report (Here), some so-called non-profit (non-city) sports teams (Called Group 1 users) receive free rent to the tune of $816,525 yearly on sports fields in Costa Mesa.
Here's the rub, the organizers of these non-profit teams charge their players to be members of the teams and they also charge for uniforms, etc. So, why can't these organizers (including some who don't live in Costa Mesa) cough up some reasonable rent for the use of our fields?
Why are they just pocketing the money they get? Why are citizens of Costa Mesa, who have no interest in their sports, being forced to subsidize their so-called non-profit businesses? Hmmmmm?
It's a scam, folks and you're paying for it.
When you hear parents of kids say they need the after school ROCKS program for their kids but that the City doesn't have the money to pay for ROCKS, remember that if the city charged these so-called non-profit sports teams a reasonable rent, there would be money for ROCKS and for other uses as well.
As we've written before, the City Council needs to redo the way we let some so-called non-profits use our fields.
And, also as we've written before, the way the present rules are written, Osama Bin Laden could apply for the free use of our fields and the City Council would have no realistic way to stop him!
Guess what? The City's Recreation Division (these are city employees)--and this is no surprise to us--is asking the Parks and Recreation Commission (these are regular citizens appointed by the City Council) to just "receive and file" this report that is linked to above. "Receive and file" means to throw the report in a file cabinet somplace and forget about it.
That's the way it is with the City's Recreation Division. They often seem to be out of control, and we've written about this over the years.
The CM PRESS is calling on the Parks and Recreation Commission to not receive and file this report--as requested by the City's Recreation Division--but to send it to the City Council with a recommendation to take action to change the way Group 1 users are handled. We would like to see the Council take back the right to deny the free use of our fields without explanation, and we'd like to see the Council enact some reasonable fees for the rent of our fields.
Don't be confused about "non-profit." "Non-profit" doesn't mean someone isn't making money. And, those who are organizing these events are making money. Their business plan is to get free rent for their businesses.
So, again, why should they get free rent on our fields?
Also, don't be confused and think we're talking about our regular City and School sports teams-they should get free use of the fields as they do now, and some Group 1 teams may also pass muster for reduced rental use, but all should pay a fair share out of the fees they charge their players.
Remember, we're talking about non-profit businesses.
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THE AMISH UNDERSTAND NATURE'S COMMAND--THEY'RE MAKING MORE LIKE THEMSELVES
Amish population has grown 5% in the last year and they're expanding westward.
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GERMAN BOOK BREAKS DARK AGE TABOOS FORCED ON GERMANY AFTER WWII AND DISCUSSES GENES
Are we beginning to emerge from the new Dark Age and starting to let the chips of science fall where they may?
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SEN. JIM DEMINT ON THE GOP: "I DON'T WANT THE MAJORITY BACK IF WE DON'T BELIEVE ANYTHING."
Demint has it right. There are too many phonies in the GOP (in the Dem party also, but that's for someone else to point out in more detail), who simply want any Republican to win even if the Republican has no core values.
The Tea Party is saying the same thing that Demint and many of us grass roots Republicans have been saying for years. We don't need candidates whose only principle is that they want to win and remain in office no matter what they have to do.
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