Friday, October 29, 2010

CM PRESS # 301


HERE'S YOUR CHOICE COSTA MESA

Chris McEvoy (on the left) is single, has no children, doesn't work in the private sector. He doesn't want to improve the Westside to make it a nicer place. Has no real ideas for Costa Mesa. Probably a nice enough guy. But, honestly, he wouldn't even be a serious candidate except for the fact that out of town big unions, left wingers, pro-illegal alien forces, and anti-improvers are using him as a pawn to try to defeat Jim Righeimer and the improvement of the Westside.

Jim Righeimer (on the right) is married, has kids, has solid business experience in the private sector. He wants to improve all of Costa Mesa. He has lots of good ideas.  He stands up to the special interests.  He wants to control government spending.  And, it's this last point--control government spending--that has caused the out of town big unions, left-wingers, pro-illegal alien forces and anti-improvers to try to smear and defeat Righeimer and trick you into voting for a pawn.

Costa Mesa may not be as bad as Bell, but if you look at the salaries, benefits and pensions that we're  paying "our employees," you might come to the conclusion that our city is at least a Baby Bell.

As we've reported before, Costa Mesa pays 80% of its budget to employees and only 20% for everything else.  The average for California cities is 47% of budgets for employees and 53% for everything else. UPDATE: We saw a comment from a Councilmember saying that we actually use a whopping 89% of our budget for employees. If correct, then we only use 11% for everything else. Good grief!

Folks, you really don't have to know much more than what you read in the immediately preceding paragraph to understand why the out of town big unions, left-wingers, pro-illegal alien forces and anti-improvers don't want Righeimer to control spending and why they want a pawn on the council.

In a few days, you'll vote.  Give it some thought.  If you have a family in Costa Mesa or intend to live here for many more years, we suggest you vote for Righeimer.  He'll help keep Costa Mesa on the right track and  will work to keep us from becoming a new Santa Ana.
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HERE'S WHERE CONSERVATIVES, IMPROVERS, TAX FIGHTERS, SMALLER GOVERNMENT PROPONENTS, HONEST GOVERNMENT ADVOCATES STAND TODAY IN THE COSTA MESA CITY COUNCIL ELECTION (according to the many people who have contacted the CM PRESS)

They say:

DO NOT VOTE FOR WENDY LEECE--LET LEECE, MCEVOY, LESTER AND PETSCHL FIGHT IT OUT FOR VOTES.  IF ANY OF THEM BEATS LEECE, IT'LL BE NO BIG DEAL.

VOTE ONLY FOR JIM RIGHEIMER--HE'S OUR ONE HOPE OF FIXING BROKEN COSTA MESA.  THROW AWAY YOUR SECOND VOTE OR VOTE FOR PETSCHL (who has no chance of winning but who sounds more conservative than Leece, McEvoy or Lester).
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GROUP THAT SUPPORTS LOWER TAXES PULLS SUPPORT FOR LEECE (Msg received at CM PRESS)

October  29, 2010

Conservative Friends,

The Atlas PAC, a highly respected local organization devoted to encouraging business interests, lower taxes and free enterprise, has just withdrawn its endorsement of Wendy Leece for Costa Mesa City Council.
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THANK GOD, WE STILL HAVE SOME PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY WHO BELIEVE IN HONOR AND WHO WON'T GO BACK ON THEIR PROMISES AND WHO HAVE SOME BACKBONE

But, such people are thought of as being corny by some local politicians and their running dog lefties. 
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COPS ARRESTED FOR STEALING WEAPONS
Remember when you could trust the police?
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HERE'S THE LINK AGAIN TO THE MUST READ COLUMN BY WILLIAM LOBDELL ABOUT WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR JIM RIGHEIMER

You say you don't believe Mensa Marty (as we were called by a former suit over at the Pilot)? Okay, well take a gander at Lobdell's column.  Maybe you'll believe him.   Righeimer is the right guy at the right time in the right place.
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TAXPAYERS FLEECED BY TWO-FACED LEECE
LINK to Red County website and comments from Scott Baugh about Leece.

It's not just the big shots in the GOP who are disappointed by Wendy Leece.  Many of us ordinary citizens of Costa Mesa are also, and the disappointment that many of us feel isn't rooted in party politics but in the lack of honesty shown by Leece.

This is the woman who sanctimoniously fought to have "In God We Trust" put in City Hall, and someone who many of us thought had strong personal ethics.  Wendy let us down. 

Frankly, we at the CM PRESS have had an uneasy feeling about Leece for some time, but we tried to put it out of our minds.  Now, we know that she is simply not to be trusted.

Oh, and about that uneasy feeling we've had--it had to do with the fact that Leece seemed to be cozying up to some charity bosses who are helping keep the Westside from improving and who are part of the loose group of people who really do want to make the Westside into a new Huntington Park instead of into one of the nicest parts of Costa Mesa.

Leece will probably be reelected, because her lack of ethics has come out just a few days before the election, but we think--if the GOP doesn't mount a recall campaign and remove her--she's going to have a rocky time on the dais if she remains there these next four years. 

And, as far as Gary Monahan goes--he's also lost a lot of friends and credibility in the community because of his lockstep vote with Leece and ultra-Liberal Katrina Foley in sticking it to the taxpayers of Costa Mesa.

This isn't about party politics.  It's about basic decency, honesty and personal ethics.

OUR PERSONAL DISAPPOINTMENT WITH LEECE

Back when Tom Egan defeated Wendy for  Wendy's seat on the NMUSD board, we spoke to some of the Westside Improvers and suggested that Wendy might be good for the City Council and for the improvement of the Westside and Costa Mesa in general.

Our view of Wendy had been informed by the fact that she seemed to take the conservative and most principled positions at school board meetings, and we also knew that she had lived on the Westside for years and seemed to have strong personal ethics based on what we thought were her unshakable religious views.

These weren't religious views shared by all, but most folks believed that someone who was so seemingly steeped in such views would at the very least be a woman of her word.

Now, we feel that Wendy has let us all down.  Many of us feel very sad for Wendy and will never look at her in the same way as we once did.

No matter how much Wendy twists and turns to try to justify her vote, in her heart of hearts she knows that she promised one thing and then did the opposite.  That's called a lie, and a person who lies is called a liar.
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Those are our opinions.  Thanks for reading them.

2 comments :

  1. Have to correct you here CM Press. McEvoy lives at home with his dad in a rental apartment on the Westside. Whereas Jim and his wife own a home in Costa Mesa.

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  2. McEvoy lives alone in an apartment.

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