Saturday, March 31, 2012

CM PRESS # 813

HERE'S the OC REGISTER article on the failure to deliver the charter papers to the Registrar in time


We, you and I, pay the City Clerk $ 163,230.46 per year in total compensation.

Is it too much to ask that a person earning this much pay attention and deliver the charter papers to the Registrar of Voters on time?

It's not as though it was a secret when the papers were to be delivered, and given the fact that the charter issue has been the BIG issue in Costa Mesa for months, it's hard to believe that someone wouldn't pay extra attention to getting the papers in on time.

Many folks think we could have had a minimum wage worker get the papers in on time and that this worker would be thankful for the job and might also provide other services such as sweeping the lobby or mowing the lawn at City Hall.

We think this situation is somewhat similar to someone who was going to take the BAR exam or some similar exam and they studied for it for months; it was the most important thing that they had in mind. Then, on the day of the exam, they didn't even show up.
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PALMDALE: SEVEN BLACKS ARRESTED AND MAY FACE HATE CRIME CHARGES IN BEATING OF HISPANIC TEEN

Even though the Blacks used racial hate terms, the cops don't sound sure that they'll file hate crime charges.

Imagine if it had been seven Whites beating a Black.  There would be no question about filing hate crime charges.

Are you catching on to the double standard yet?
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TRYING TO EXCUSE THE INEXCUSABLE

Over at the Daily Pilot, at least one dim wit is actually trying to blame Jim Righeimer because the City Clerk failed to timely file the charter paperwork with the Registrar of Voters.  We kid you not.

Let's be very clear about a few points:

--The City Clerk is not a file clerk or a clerk as the term is usually used.  She is a highly paid executive who is supposed to, at the very least, file papers on time.

--Those who are saying that this was "just a mistake," seem to think all "mistakes" are of the same gravity, as though failing to file the charter paperwork on time was the equivalent of  ordering more paper clips for her office. It wasn't.  A lot of money and time went into this charter matter. It was not a trifle, but a very important issue.

Articles and comments about the charter were in the newspapers almost every day since the subject came up. Furthermore, people have been talking about it at every City Council meeting--the City Clerk is always there and hears the talk. She was also reminded of the deadline by at least three emails. It's not something that just could easily get lost in the shuffle.

We don't know where this will go from here.  There may be lawsuits necessary to get people into depositions to find out exactly how this failure to file the paperwork  happened.  Time will tell.
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Friday, March 30, 2012

CM PRESS # 812

SAG (my union) and AFTRA MERGED TODAY
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THE GOOD COUNCILMEMBERS WANT TO START IMPROVING OUR CITY AND ONCE AGAIN, WENDY LEECE IS THE IMPROVEMENT OBSTRUCTIONIST

Leece has been horrible for the city and its residents.  She's left many of us wondering how we could have been so wrong about her when we worked to get her elected in the first place.  Her obstructionism seems almost sociopathic.
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DAILY PILOT BEATS CM PRESS TO GET CITY CLERK'S EMAILS

And, what they show isn't pretty.  The City Clerk received several reminders to get the paperwork in on time and she still didn't do so.

Because of the speed with which the Daily Pilot got those emails--that seem to only be the ones to and from the Registrar--we assume the paper must also have requested all other emails, telephone records, visitor records, etc. during the deadline week and  the week or two before that week to see if anything else is newsworthy.

If the Daily Pilot didn't do this, we may do it, and we'll let you know what we see.

In fact, had we not been having computer down time while we change systems, we would already have made the proper requests.

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ANOTHER MARINE EXPEDITIONARY UNIT HEADS TO PERSIAN GULF

It's starting to look as though  if there is an attack on Iran, it won't be surgical, but may be a full invasion to completely change the nation.  Could Obama be planning such an invasion to help his election chances?
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UPDATE ON LHC: Yup, it looks like they're going to collide the beams at 4000 GeV.
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UPDATING OUR COMPUTERS--Back Channel email may not be working for about a week. Comment function on CM PRESS should be working.
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CONSPIRACY: An agreement between two or more persons to engage jointly in an unlawful or criminal act, or an act that is innocent in itself but becomes unlawful when done by the combination of actors.
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WHITE MAN SHOT BY BLACK IN PARKING STRUCTURE IN FULLERTON THIS MORNING

Maybe if the press reported all such Black on White attacks this victim might have been more wary and might even have done some profiling to stay safe.

"Profiling?"  It just means using your brain to avoid danger.
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PAT BUCHANAN ON THE TRAYVON MARTIN MATTER

Check out the statistics in Pat's column.

Violent crime is not an equal opportunity employer.  If you don't profile, you're a fool and a potential victim.
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Thursday, March 29, 2012

CM PRESS # 811

TWO WHITE STUDENTS MURDERED BY 17-YEAR-0LD BLACK IN FLORIDA


Obama silent.  The White students were the wrong color.  They didn't look like Obama.

The reality of violent crime and racial hate crime in America is that Blacks are overwhelmingly the perpetrators and Whites are often their easy targets.

Whites have been conditioned to not trust their eyes or use their common sense or even to believe statistics about the attacks on Whites by Blacks for fear that they'll be "racist," for doing so.
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INCREASING THE POWER AT THE LHC

We just took a peek at what the folks at the LHC are doing HERE. It looks as though they're starting to gradually increase the power in the machine.  Last year, they ran it at 3500 GeV all year long.  Right now, they're ramping up to 4000 GeV.  As you probably know, 3500 GeV is about half power for the machine, but even at that, it's many times more powerful than any other atom smasher on the planet.
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SC: COPS ARREST SIX BLACK MEN WHO BEAT A WHITE MAN

Police "think" the attack may have been racially motivated.

Read, it was racially motivated, but the cops, as usual, are trying to downplay the anti-White hate that is causing the serious injuries and deaths of many innocent White people, who failing to be alerted to these anti-White attacks, are naively walking into danger.
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WESTMINSTER TO LAY OFF 36 EMPLOYEES

Union goons and their running dog local boot lickers confused--none of the Costa Mesa City Council members serve on the Westminster City Council, so who can they demonize in Westminster for the necessary lay offs?
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NEWPORT TO SUE OVER 19TH STREET BRIDGE

Why?  It's all about traffic.  Newport wants the traffic pushed into Costa Mesa.
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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

CM PRESS # 810.1

CITY CLERK PUT ON LEAVE

The low I.Q. bigots and haters have already started their stupid comments about Ms. Folcik being put on leave because of the missed charter/ballot deadline.

And, as expected, many of these dimwits are blaming the good Councilmembers.

As we see it, the good Councilmembers actually tried to save Ms. Folcik by going to court to have the charter put on the ballot. 

Our guess is that there may have been a chance that the judge would have ruled that the charter could go on the June ballot, but the side arguing against this may have been more persuasive.

Could it be that if the good Councilmembers had been able to prevail in court that they could have saved Ms. Folcik from being put on leave?

Yes, people can make mistakes.  But, in this case, the charter was the talk of the town for several months and all was a big "go" for June, except that Ms. Folcik filed the papers late. 

Ms. Folcick is a highly paid employee in a very important position. Much is given to the City Clerk--Ms. Folcik makes $163,230.46 per year in total compensation--and much is expected; such as watching deadlines.

To those who say that the good Councilmembers should have been checking on Ms. Folcik, we can only say that the Councilmembers are not supposed to do that.  Their contact with employees--other than the usual pleasant greetings and small talk--is all supposed to be through the City CEO.

Because the good Councilmembers didn't prevail in court, they were unable to rectify Ms. Folcik's mistake.
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THE "NON-POLITICAL" EMPLOYEE UNIONS ASSOCIATIONS 

 [Click on images to see full documents.  These are just two of the documents that we published before the last election in which you can see the money spent by the "non-political" employee associations, representing many employees who don't live in Costa Mesa, and who thus can't vote here, to try to elect or defeat people to the City Council.]

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CM PRESS # 810

 We wonder...

If some people hadn't argued against the court letting the charter go on the June ballot, would the judge have let it go on the ballot then?

And, since the judge has now ruled against it going on the June ballot, will heads roll, and will those people who jumped in to argue against it going forward, take responsibility for any heads that may roll?
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FARRAKHAN says White people are "potential humans who have not fully evolved."

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SABOTAGE!?


You just have to know that some folks are wondering if there are some City employees who are trying to sabotage the good Councilmembers' attempts to improve Costa Mesa.

And, you just have to know that some believe some City employees are leaking information to some bloggers and others who have political agendas.

Is there anything to these suspicions?

Got us, but some things involving our municipal government do seem to be less efficient than they should be and there are anonymous posts still showing up that seem to have inside information.

Could some of the seeming inside information be coming from uniformed personnel who 'casually' pass it on to non-uniformed personnel that they may work closely with?

Could it be coming from someone getting access to City computers?

If there is sabotage going on, how can it be stopped? How can we get a workforce that our elected officials and citizens can trust if, in fact (we're just conjecturing here), there are employees suspected of working against our elected officials and citizens who can't be laid off or fired?
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NOTE: The CM PRESS is making some technical changes, so our usual editing on the fly may lag.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

JUDGE HAS RULED--NO CHARTER ON JUNE BALLOT

CM PRESS # 809

This just in...

CMPD LOOKING FOR HISPANIC WHO BRANDISHED A MACHETE AND ROBBED TWO PEOPLE IN COSTA MESA THIS MORNING

Here's the CMPD Press Release as written...

1st Incident:


Just after midnight on March 27th, Costa Mesa Police responded to a reported street robbery that occurred in the 200 block of Avocado Street. Two male victims, both in their 20’s, reported they were walking from their apartment to their vehicle when they were approached by an unknown male. As they were getting into their car, one victim asked the suspect what he wanted. The suspect briefly engaged them in conversation before suddenly pulling what was described as a machete from beneath his jacket. The suspect held the machete in a threatening manner and demanded money. The victim’s gave the suspect what little cash they had with them, (about $20), at which point the suspect fled on foot. No one was injured in this incident. The victim’s described the suspect as a Hispanic male in his 20’s, approximately 5’-6”, 160 lbs, wearing a black jacket and dark pants.
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2nd Incident:

At approximately 2:10 a.m., officers responded to a second reported street robbery that occurred near the intersection of Adams Avenue and Albatross Road. The victim, an 18-year-old male, reported he was riding his skateboard on Adams when a male subject rode up from behind him on a bicycle. The suspect displayed what was described by the victim as a machete, which he held in a threatening manner while demanding money. Fearing for his safety, the victim handed over what little he was carrying with him. The suspect then concealed the machete in his pants and road away westbound on Adams Avenue, towards Huntington Beach, on his bicycle. The victim described the bicycle as being dark in color, possibly a beach cruiser or similar style. The victim was not injured in this incident. The suspect was described as a Hispanic male, approximately 20-30 years old, 5’-9” and 180 lbs.

If you have any tips call the CMPD at (714) 754-5252 (You can remain anonymous)
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NEW FORMAT IN BOXING MAY CATCH ON

This new format calls for one 12 minute round with no breaks and the fight takes place in a small ring that keeps fighters from making cute by getting on their bicycles.
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YOU HAVE TO LOVE SUPREME COURT

Most things that go on in courts are boring and almost ritualistic as common sense often takes a back seat to legalese.

However, when you get to the U.S. Supreme Court, where issues of public policy are more important than some arcane legal rule, things are often different.  Suddenly, common sense is the order of the day, and the justices often ask the types of questions that you or we might ask to get to the important points. And, the justices often do it the way you or we might have a conversation in a bar, by interuppting and jumping in from all angles with questions and comments.

In the above linked column you'll read how one justice asked the government lawyer, who was arguing in support of Obamacare, if the government might next  be able to force people to buy broccoli.
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THE LATEST ANTI-CHARTER ARGUMENT

Lately, we've been seeing comments from some of the anti-charter folks who rhetorically ask: Since Costa Mesa has been a non-charter city all these years, why change?

To us, this question sounds a little like someone saying: We've had slavery all these years, so why change?

The answer in both cases is that freedom is better than not having freedom. 

Sure, someone can say that the slaves may be better off having someone watching over them and taking care of them, and the anti-charter people can say that having Sacramento watching over us and telling us how to run our internal affairs is better for Costa Mesans.  We don't buy those arguments.

We believe in freedom and local control.  And, this flows from our belief in individualism--the ability, the right and the responsibility of each individual to take care of himself or herself and to, when advantageous, join together with other individuals, who also put individuals first, and who take care of themselves; when such a joining is mutually beneficial.

We would like to see Costa Mesans have the freedom to run our own internal affairs instead of having politicians in Sacramento who may never have heard of Costa Mesa tell us what is right for us based on their own personal biases and life experiences that they've accumulated as they have grown up and lived in places often far removed from Costa Mesa.  California is a big state with lots of differences in climate and everything else.  One size does not fit all. 

Let the local communities decide what is best for themselves, just as the individual can decide where to set the thermostat in his or individual home or how hot to have the shower water or what time to go to bed or what to eat and when.

Generally speaking, localism is best.

At this point, someone is bound to bring up Bell and the problems there.  What those who bring this up fail to say is that Bell is a largely "immigrant" city with many people who can't vote.  They were easy pickings for the crooks.  Costa Mesa is not Bell.  
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IF CHARTER ISSUE CAN'T GO ON JUNE BALLOT MOVE ON TO PLAN B

We don't know what the Council will do, but if we were on the Council, our Plan B would be to come up with a citizen committee to go over the present draft charter and make changes if necessary and then put it on the November ballot. 

And, if we were on the Council we'd try to make sure that many of the critics of the present draft charter are on the committee. But, we'd also make sure that they're not there just to play politics and slowly kill the charter idea.

The committee should be charged with the responsibility of coming up with a draft charter to be submitted to the City Council for further discussion and possible changes or fine tuning before being released to the  public for further comments and additional possible changes. The committee should know that their job is not to decide between having a charter or not to have a charter, but to come up with a charter.

The committee should probably have 15 members who should work by consensus. There should also be several alternate members who should attend every meeting and be prepared to replace any of the original 15 who miss a certain number of meetings.  The committee should be headed by a citizen not in government, and probably by a critic of the present charter.

We need a citizen buy-in on this, and many other issues, and citizens need to see transparency and fairness that no one can doubt.

[And, out in smoke-free rooms where CM FROG probably meets, the Robins, apparently never having heard of the royal "we," are probably saying "Hey CM PRESSES, just who is the "we," you keep talking about?  Hmmmm?"]
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WU WHO?

Some nice letters and comments about Jack Wu's outrageous column HERE.

Wu seems to want to position himself as a conservative, but he sure sounds liberal to many people.
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Monday, March 26, 2012

CM PRESS # 808

WHITE COLLEGE KID SHOT TO DEATH BY THREE BLACKS DIDN'T LOOK LIKE OBAMA OR HOLDER SO DON'T EXPECT THE FEDS TO GET INVOLVED
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FORMER NAACP LEADER GETS IT RIGHT ABOUT THE RACE HUSTLERS

Correctly points out that there isn't an epidemic of Whites killing Blacks--there is an epidemic of Blacks killing Blacks [and also, but he didn't say this, of Blacks killing Whites].
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SECOND UPDATE ON MS STUDENT KILLINGS: First student shot and killed was White. The second student shot and killed was Black.  Suspects in shooting of the White student are described as three Black males.  No suspect description(s) are available for the shooting of the Black student. LINK
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UPDATE ON MS STUDENT KILLING: War against Whites? Blogs are reporting that the student shot at MS State was White and his killers Black. 

There was also another killing of another student a few hours later at another MS university.  Blogs are also reporting (but we haven't confirmed this) that this student was also White and his killers Black.  Officials and the media appear to be trying to keep the lid on what may be anti-White racial attacks.  Most news stories are not describing either the killers or the victims, and are trying to localize the stories. This is typical when Whites are killed by Blacks. LINK
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PHONY EGALITARIAN 'CONSERVATIVE' GOP WRITER FOR DAILY PILOT DOESN'T WANT NEWPORTERS TO BE ABLE TO CONTROL THEIR OWN NEIGHBORHOODS

Jack Wu figures those sneaky Newporters [read mostly White people] want to remove fire rings from Newport's beaches for racist reasons.  

Wu doesn't come right out and say that, and he uses code language about "elitists" as he calls on the Coastal Commission to overturn the Newport Beach City Council's decision to remove the fire rings.

However, Wu's code language breaks down when Wu gets near the end of his column and he gives us a comment from a reader from the Corona del Mar Today Website: "The inland gangs now control the once serene CdM beaches."

"Inland gangs"? Wu knows what that means, by golly. Mexicans. Yup. Wu then rants about a comment from a former Newport Councilman who once complained about Mexicans taking over all the grass near the beaches.

Wu, we see you.

The historical reality of Newport  Beach is that many homes were built close to the beaches and many of the streets are narrow and the parking is minimal.  What happens on the beaches doesn't stay on the beaches in Newport but directly impacts private property and those who live nearby.

Maybe, if we were going to design Newport Beach today, starting with bare land, we'd design it differently and put the homes far back from the beaches and make the roads wider.  But Newport grew organically and it is as it is. 

Many of the people who live in Newport want to be able to maintain a quality of life that they worked hard to be able to afford.  They want to be able to park in front of their own homes.  They want to be able to enjoy the beaches. They don't want to have smoke from the fire rings wafting into their homes.  They don't want to have kids burned on hot coals that many irresponsible people leave burning.

Hey Wu, put the fire rings or their equivalent in your own neighborhood and see how you like it before you start preaching to the folks in Newport Beach who have to put up with the problems relating to them in their neighborhoods.
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Those are our opinions.  Thanks for reading them.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

CM PRESS # 807

MS: THREE BLACK MALES WANTED IN THE SHOOTING DEATH OF 21-YEAR-OLD COLLEGE STUDENT IN DORM--NO RACIAL DESCRIPTION GIVEN OF VICTIM
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WHITE WOMEN CAN JUMP
Video and article above on Russian Women's Basketball team.
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Saturday, March 24, 2012

CM PRESS # 806

Jim Fitzpatrick

The CM PRESS applauds Jim Fitzpatrick for trying to shine some light on the Costa Mesa Sanitary District.

The CM PRESS has been writing about the District for years.  Just type in "Costa Mesa Sanitary District" in the search window on this blog for many of our columns about the District.

HERE'S just one of those columns we wrote.  This is from CM PRESS # 167 of June 30, 2007.

If you click on the column headline above you'll see the latest news about this in the Daily Pilot, and if you scroll down to comments you'll read a negative comment from  someone who calls himself/herself GOP Nutcase. 

GOP Nutcase (apt name for this person) is a coward who likes to call names while hiding his/her identity. He/she is one of the dimwits who opposes just about everything that the people trying to improve Costa Mesa are doing.  Our guess is that he/she is a member of the small crowd of malcontents who show up at City Council meetings all the time demanding that Costa Mesa citizens pay our workers $ 300,000 to hold a hose.  GOP Nutcase may even be a union worker and  a Costa Mesa employee.
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Friday, March 23, 2012

CM PRESS # 805

Karin Ahlf

UPDATE:  Well, there is no update. 

We're still waiting for Karin Ahlf to tell us how she knows that "The majority of the residents in our city requested that the charter be placed on the November ballot."

You see, we know that CM PRESS readers have probably figured out that Ms. Ahlf--a constant critic of the good Councilmembers and just about anything they do--may be the real brains behind the antis---since she knows what the majority of residents want. Thus, what she has to say is important. 

So, Ms. Ahlf, please let us know how you were able to figure out what the majority of the residents of our city want.  As we wrote before, if you convince us that you have it right, we can then request that the election be called off and we'll all save time and money.
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HOMELESS BLACK SEX OFFENDER RELEASED ON THE STREETS OF NEWPORT-MESA

Photo at above Daily Pilot link.

Will he be hanging out near the library and Lions Park?
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OK: White couple married 65 years now parted because a Black home invader raped and murdered the 85-year-old wife and put her 90-year-old husband in the hospital

Includes photos of the White victims and the Black attacker.

We'll bet you didn't hear anything about this.  Why?  Because one of the ways the press tries to keep you stupid about all the attacks on Whites by Blacks is to try to keep such stories confined to a local area.

The result of this is that more Whites are naive and become victims of Black attackers.

Know the truth about anti-White race hate and attacks and you and yours will be safer in Third World America.
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IL: WHITE GIRL ATTACKED BY BLACKS WHO TELL HER  "This is our territory, White girl."

As usual, local cops try to play down the racial hate nature of the crime and, in this case, call it a "kid thing," even though one of the attackers appeared to be in her 20's.

Reverse the races and this would be national news.
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Thursday, March 22, 2012

CM PRESS # 804

FREQUENT CRITIC OF THE GOOD COUNCILMEMBERS CLAIMS TO KNOW WHAT THE MAJORITY OF COSTA MESA RESIDENTS WANT

kwahlf

Below is a comment from Ms. Karin Ahlf, who often speaks at City Council meetings.

You can read other comments and the piece in the DAILY PILOT [HERE] that prompted Ms. Ahlf to share her knowledge about what the majority of Costa Mesa residents want.

Perhaps we can just forget about voting in the future to save time and money and we can just have Ms. Ahlf  tell us what most of us want.

But, then again, just before we chuck all future elections, perhaps Ms. Ahlf can tell us a little of her methodology in making her determination.  [Our comments are in red brackets]

Send us your comments Ms. Ahlf. 
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kwahlf at 6:06 PM March 21, 2012


cmsanity-The majority of the residents in our city requested that the charter be placed on the November ballot. [They did?  That'd be about 55,000 +- people. We must have missed them asking for this.]

Putting it on the June ballot will cost the CM taxpayers $30,000.00 more. [Cheap at four times the price to get this city back on the right track.] Does that matter to you? [Rightsizing the local government sure matters to us at the CM PRESS.] The charter is for Righeimer's benefit, not the residents. [How does it benefit Jim Righeimer? How does it not benefit the residents?]

Katrina and Mr. Stephens will be remembered as trying to stop the insanity and waste! [What insanity and what waste?]
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 WE IMAGINE A CONVERSATION ON THE ALTERNATE URTH:
[Psst.  There really isn't an alternate Urth.  This is like, er, a parody or something like that.]

Lets listen in on a member of CM FROGS, the latest astro-turf group of  lefties, who want to keep control of Costa Messy in Sacrament City and who want to pay $300,000 to employees so these employees can live better than the people who actually live in Costa Messy and who pay them.

"I'm against the charter because it doesn't give me a new TV or put a chicken in my pot.

"How do the BOYS on the City Council explain that?  Hmmmm? Where does it say anything about a TV or a chicken in my pot in the charter?  It doesn't!  The BOYS on the City Council are trying to pull a fast one on us.

"The BOYS are trying to shove the charter down our throats instead of letting us discuss it for a couple of years and including things to protect us from them--like TVs and chickens in our pots.  And, they have the nerve to pretend they're transparent.  They need to slow down."

"Remember our rallying cry: 'In Windy We Trust.'"
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This is a story that is being repeated in city after city in the U.S. and even with the press trying to hide the anti-White nature of the attacks, many Whites are still waking up and seeing through the fog of lies to the reality of the attacks and are avoiding areas with large minority populations and taking their money elsewhere.  This is causing the areas that Whites avoid to become even more Third World.
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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

CM PRESS # 803

HEY KIDS, GET IN ON THE LATEST CRAZE--MISINTERPRET WHAT JIM RIGHEIMER HAS SAID AND THEN WRITE TO THE DAILY PILOT OR SPEAK TO ANYONE WHO WILL LISTEN TO YOU AND TELL THEM THAT YOU'RE NOT A UNION MEMBER

If you've been following the local scene and have half a brain, you'll know that Mayor Pro Tem Righeimer has indicated that in his opinion the unions (or as some like to label themselves: associations) are the driving force behind many of the antis.

He has not said that all the pawns showing up at meetings to say the same things over and over are union members, er, association members, or that these pawns are even fully aware of the union, ah, association connections.

Many, but not all, of these people are just being used by the unions  associations. Many of them don't even know what they're supposed to be mad about.  Something about a helicopter, or is it layoffs, no, maybe its about a charter (whatever in the world that is), or maybe the Council hasn't appointed fifteen person committees to decide whether or not to paint a curb. 

The antis want us all to be against rightsizing government and taking some of the power away from Sacramento and giving it to those of us who live in Costa Mesa and they want us to be against getting the best price on labor, goods and services that we can get.

Yes, we should all wave red flags (or pieces of colored paper) in the air and yell: Workers of the World (some of whom make more than $300,000 per year) Unite! Fight the bourgeoisie! Support the proletariat!

Hey, wait a minute.  You mean to tell me that some members of the proletariat make $ 300,000 per year for climbing ladders and holding hoses?  Why, they make more than the bourgeoisie.  And, you mean many of them live in expensive homes in Newport Beach? There's something wrong here.

The workers have become the bosses and push the elected officials around and tell them how many people to hire and what to pay them and what benefits to give them, and the elected officials can do little but obey.

This is screwy.  We didn't vote for City employees--many of whom don't even live here and thus can't vote here--to run this city. 

We voted for our fellow citizens of Costa Mesa to work part time on the City Council on our behalf, and we pay them a very small amount of money for this service and we expect them to hold regular jobs to support themselves and their families.

It's time we restore the natural order and put the elected officials back in charge. They're the ones who have a fiduciary responsibility to the voters.   They're the ones who have to act like adults and not give away our money when some creeps stomp their feet on the floor or call them names to try to intimidate them.
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 BLACK COLLEGE GIRL GOES CRAZY IN CLASS AND THREATENS TO KILL WHITE PEOPLE

Caught on video.
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CM FIREFIGHTERS UNION ASSOCIATION SAYS...

"We didn't become firefighters in order to play politics." 

That was one of the things we saw in a slick brochure put out by the  union association that was in the rear of Council Chambers last night.

Well, if you don't want to play politics, then stay the hell out of Costa Mesa politics.  Stop spending thousands of dollars each election year in trying to elect scumbag political puppets who will repay you by giving you more of our money.  Act like professionals and do your job and then go home to your own cities and leave the politics of Costa Mesa alone.
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Stock photo of City Council
REPORT ON LAST NIGHT'S CITY COUNCIL MEETING

**Public Comments will still be near the front of the meeting after Mayor Bever decided to keep them there, so long as the City Council meetings stay orderly.  He reserved the right to trail them to the end of the meeting on a meeting by meeting basis if he wishes.

**Urban Master Plan screening request for five, three story detached homes at 1974 Meyer Place was heard and commented on by the Council and some in the audience including the CM PRESS.  We believe this project is underparked and we suggested that the developer should build one less unit.  Councilmember Mensinger disagreed and said the problem was not underparking but people using their garages for purposes other than parking their cars.   OUR POSITION: Don't approve these projects on the basis that people should park their cars in their garage, but on what really happens. The reality is that neighbors around such projects are going to suffer because of increased parking on the street.

**19th Street Sign project will move forward but not as contemplated in the staff report.  Instead, Mayor Bever will marshal the efforts and will, with the help of citizens, come up with a design and hopefully a local fabricator to make a sign to help re-brand this street and perhaps the whole Westside.
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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

CM PRESS # 802

MEDIA LABELS HISPANIC MAN WHITE IN SHOOTING OF BLACK TEEN IN FLA.

Much more acceptable to blame Whitey than to tell the truth.
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COURT MAY RULE TODAY ON CHARTER ON JUNE BALLOT OR NOT

[UPDATE from woman who channels Lucy's red hair dye HERE.]

One never wants to try to outguess how the court will rule, however, we think there's a high probability that the charter will go on the June ballot.

Here's why. Just from the little we've read about this situation, we think a reasonable argument for the good faith screw-up has been put forward, i.e. a miscommunication between the Registrar of Voters and Costa Mesa's City Clerk in which the latter believed that because a portion of the charter deadline was extended, that the whole deadline was extended.

Had there not been that extension, the City Clerk probably would have filed on time. But, had she not, then the court would more than likely rule that it wouldn't go on the June ballot.

Key words are "extension," "miscommunication," "good faith" and "reasonable."

We'll just have to wait and see how the court actually rules.  We'll let you know how it turns out.
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THE SKY IS FALLING IN COSTA MESA AGAIN!!!!!!!!!

Yawn.

The shrill, neurotic Chicken Littles are at it again.  It seems the City Council may decide to move the Nuts at Night, er, Public Comments section of the City Council meetings to the end of the agenda instead of at the start.

In the above linked Daily Pilot story about this latest apocalyptic move (to hear the Chicken Littles speak of it) by the City Council, you'll see the same half-wits whining about how this is an attack on their First Amendment rights.  Actually, it isn't.  Public Comments at the start, in the middle, at the end, or at any other time during the meeting, preserves First Amendment rights in a reasonable, time, place and manner way.

Now, if the Council put in a rule that these nutcakes who are whining about the change had to go give their comments at three in the morning, while standing on their heads, on the top of a tree in Fairview Park, well that would be a violation. 

Say, given the fact that it's the usual screwball few who waste time by saying the same things over and over at Public Comments, maybe sending them to a tree in Fairview Park early in the morning isn't such a bad idea.
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Monday, March 19, 2012

CM PRESS # 801

RUSSIAN MARINES ENTER SYRIA
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NATURAL INDIVIDUALISM VS. BIG GOVERNMENT CONTROL

It was cold in Costa Mesa yesterday, so we at the CM PRESS put on warm jackets when we left the HQ.

Out on the streets of Costa Mesa, we saw many other individuals all wearing warm jackets.

How did all of us know to wear warm jackets?  Had we received a directive from Sacramento or D.C. to put on warm jackets?  Were we somehow all tied in with each other via mental telepathy? Nope and nope.  We, all of us as individuals, individually decided to put on warm jackets at about the same time. 

Why?  It's because all organisms, including human beings, seek comfort.  We automatically put on warm jackets because they made us more comfortable than we would have been had we not put them on. This was so because our senses (which we have so we can survive) sent signals to our brains letting us know that being warm was a better tactic for survival as individuals than being cold.

So, we who live in Costa Mesa were the ones to decide on what was right for us.

We, each one of us as individuals, took care of ourselves.  We didn't wait for someone else to tell us what to do.  We just did what was best for us personally.  Was that selfish of us?  Of course not.  A basic principle of individualism and survival is that each of us should do what is best for ourselves so long as we don't harm others. 

This principle of individualism then spirals out in ever increasing circles.

First, you must take care of yourself.  Then, you move to your family.  Then, to your neighbors.  Then to your neighborhood.  Then, to your city, your county, your state, your nation, your planet,your solar system.  And, there's no false altruism in any of this, when it is done with reason and understanding, because, generally, as you help others in these ever increasing circles, you're helping your own survival.

The problem comes in if you leap over the smaller circles to help others in the larger, more distant circles while sacrificing those in the smaller circles closer to yourself. 

But, to fully understand, you have to go deeper still.  When you take care of yourself as an individual what are you really taking care of?  The answer is that you are taking care of the particular and unique genetic code that you carry and which made you the person you are.

When you put on that warm jacket, you were protecting your genetic code.  It is that which must survive and which "wants" to survive.  Now, it's not as though your genetic code is some sort of entity sitting inside of you and you are just a robot.  The code is one with you and you are one with it.  You are its means of survival and it is your means of survival.  You and it are indivisible.

It all begins at these deeper levels and spirals up to our fully manifested selves--the person we see in the mirror--but if we understand a little of these deeper things, we begin to see the natural way to live and we begin to see what is important and what is not important in life and we begin to see why it is better to have local control of the conditions that affect us.

If we had waited for a directive from Sacramento or D.C. to put on our coats, many of us would have been uncomfortable and many probably would have come down with colds. This would have put us in danger of not surviving, which means our genetic code might not survive. So, the internal program created by the genetic code, kicked in and "we" decided with our "free will" that  it would be more comfortable if we wore a warm coat.
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Sunday, March 18, 2012

CM PRESS # 800

LEFTY LA TIMES PUFFS BLACK KNOWLEDGE BOWL

Suppose there had been a White Knowledge Bowl; what would you be reading? 

You know. You'd be reading how it promotes White supremacy and hatred and how it shouldn't be allowed.  And, sadly, many of those complaining would be lefty Whites who are so brainwashed and so full of self-loathing, that they'd be in the forefront of those complaining about a White Knowledge Bowl.
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WRONG SIGN, WRONG PRICE, WRONG FABRICATOR

At Tuesday's City Council meeting, the Council will be asked to approve a sign for the W. 19th Street entrance. LINK

You will recall, that it was the CM PRESS that went to the podium a couple of months ago and asked the Council to put a sign at that location.  You will also recall that the Council then asked Staff to proceed with the project.

So, what has Staff come up with after all this time?  The design that you see at the above LINK.

We're not happy about this sign.

Here's why.   It doesn't say Westside to us.  It's too sterile. We don't see artsy, creative, industrial, funky, slightly bohemian Westside so come on over and do some shopping in a more free form area of Costa Mesa.

Instead, we see Irvine.

Also, at $ 15,000, it's too expensive.  We'd really like to see how the sign company justifies that price on a cost of labor/materials + profit basis.  And, it appears that there was no competitive bid.

In addition, the sign isn't being made by a local artist or company.  The sign company is in Anaheim.

And, instead of natural rust, the sign company wants a faux rust finish.  Huh?  We're right near the ocean.  Why not use cheaper materials that will rust naturally and which are used in some of the industrial businesses on the Westside right now?

Lastly, and as far as we know, local artists weren't consulted on the design, the Cultural Arts Committee wasn't consulted, the Planning Commission wasn't consulted, the City Council wasn't consulted--and, remember, Mayor Bever is an artist!  And, the CM PRESS wasn't consulted--remember, we came up with the friggin' idea in the first place!!

Instead of this sign, we'd prefer something designed and fabricated in Costa Mesa and at a reasonable cost.

Now, we're not artists at the CM PRESS but to prime the pump, we offer this suggestion for a sign:

Two metal pipes or I-beams 2" to 4" OD, about 3'to 4' tall with a sign made of 1/4" to 1/2" rough cut metal plate suspended between them with "19 WEST" flame cut through the plate with a unique font.*  The pipes and metal plate would be unfinished so they would rust naturally.

This would be fabricated by a firm on the Westside.

Then, behind the sign on the median, the present plants would be replaced with plants identical or similar to the ones you can see on Superior as you cross the border into Newport Beach.

But, that's just our idea.  You may have many ideas of your own.  If so, let the Council know this Tuesday, before we end up with a sign that costs too much and which doesn't rebrand the Westside as you may think it should be rebranded.

Remember, Costa Mesa isn't one homogenized city.  West 19th Street shouldn't try to be another E. 17th Street or South Coast Metro.  It should have its own artsy identity.

*The choice of the unique font for "19 West" is important as it will then be used to help establish a new identity for the whole area and tie everything together.
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ANOTHER INDIAN TRIBE IN THE NEWS AS IT TRIES TO UNDO MISCEGENATION THAT HAS LED SO MANY OTHER TRIBES ON THE PATH TO THEIR OWN GENOCIDE

Genes make you an Indian or a non-Indian.  It's a simple truth of nature.

Even though there may be profit and other motives involved in this great boot-out, the end result may be the recreation of Indians as they were before their blood got watered down. This may slow down or end the bedroom genocide that they've engaged in for years. Clearly, there is now an incentive for Indians to marry their own and produce children who are also full Indian rather than marrying non-Indians.
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LINK TO IRISH MASSACHUSETTS
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Saturday, March 17, 2012

CM PRESS # 799

OKAY, THE CITY CLERK SCREWED UP AND FILED THE CHARTER MEASURE LATE, NOW WHAT?

It's really no big deal and no matter how the judge rules, the charter proponents will be in a good position.

If the judge rules that it can go on the June ballot, the proponents have a good chance of getting it passed because the June election is going to be GOP heavy.

If the judge rules that it must wait until November, this gives the proponents a chance to retool by forming a citizen committee to draft a charter for November that will have a better chance of passing even with  more libs showing up to vote.  And, if it does have to wait until November, all the blowhards who are  now complaining about "Righeimer's charter,"and saying they're not against charters, just THIS charter, will have little room left to grouse.

Either way, there's a high probability that Costa Mesa will become a charter city and will have more local control over our own destiny.  And, if a charter doesn't pass either in June or in November, no big deal.  Life will go on and most folks won't even know the difference.
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THE REAL HATE GROUP

More and more people are catching on to the SPLC.
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NEW RESEARCH FINDINGS:  THE GOOD COUNCILMEMBERS MAY HAVE SHARPER MINDS THAN WENDY LEECE

You've probably heard Wendy Leece whine that the good Councilmembers seem to not always pay attention to speakers at City Council meetings.  And, you may have seen Wendy staring intently at each speaker.  You may also have noticed that Wendy's face is not exactly a poker face but seems to reflect the concerns of speakers.  If they're mad, Wendy's face looks mad.  If they're concerned, Wendy's face looks concerned.  You get the idea. She'd be great in a silent movie.

Well, new research seems to indicate that people whose minds seem to wander (Wendy's complaint against the good Councilmembers, remember) have sharper minds than those whose minds don't wander.

But, if you've been paying attention, you probably already knew that the good Councilmembers are sharper than Wendy. 

But, Wendy is special.  She's a Costa Mesan.  She supports all things Costa Mesa, ah, so why has she endorsed Leslie Daigle from Newport Beach over Allan Mansoor from Costa Mesa?  You'll have to ask Wendy.  No doubt she has some twisted logic to try to explain that.   We have our own explanation:  Wendy is a phony.
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LINK

Michael Millard b. abt 1797, Ireland

John Gahagan
Mary Cuff
JohnGallagher
Mary Flynn
Thomas Ellis
Bridget Crehan
Patrick Hannon
Mary Manning
Johanna Murphy
Mary Gahagan
Bridget Hannen
Catherine Ellis
Michael Wolfe Millard  b. 1995 USA

The chain you started in Ireland is unbroken and you live on in the genes that have survived your departure. And, so we shall go forward with more links, expanding always, contracting never.  One more wake, but ten more births.
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Friday, March 16, 2012

CM PRESS # 798


Tom Egan in checked shirt
 TOM EGAN HAS ANOTHER STUPID COLUMN IN THE DAILY PILOT

And, his latest stupid column has led to a comment from a reader who wants to deunify the NMUSD.  That is, give Newport Beach a school district separate from Costa Mesa.

Call this what it is:  White flight of a whole city that is tired of being linked to Costa Mesa--which doesn't seem to have the brains or  political will to get rid of its ethnic ghettos and ghetto problems and which seems to revel in having a large population of illegal aliens in the city.

Folks, such a deunification of the district would be terrible for any Costa Mesa citizens who are upwardly mobile, as they would no longer be able to send their kids to  Newport Beach schools and would have to send them to schools in Costa Mesa.  The result:  Massive White flight of young families out of Costa Mesa and the driving down of our city to Santa Ana levels.
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Wendy Leece in a shadow
LEECE SHOWS HER TRUE LIB COLORS AGAIN

In Wendy We Don't Trust

Always confused Wendy Leece has now endorsed Leslie Daigle in Daigle's run to useat Allan Mansoor in the State Assembly. [Scroll way down in the above linked Daily Pilot article to read about Goslow Wendy and her latest backstabbing.]

Leece wouldn't even be on the Costa Mesa City Council had Mansoor not backed her. 

Furthermore,  Wendy is always saying that Costa Mesans are special.  Be true to your school, and all that. Well, Daigle lives in Newport Beach, but Mansoor lives in Costa Mesa.

If you ever shake hands with Leece, be sure to count your fingers afterwards.
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KIDNAPPING AND ARREST IN COSTA MESA THURSDAY NIGHT

Unfortunately, that's all we can tell you.  We got an email from the CMPD about this but the attachment with the details was missing.  We'll fill you in as soon as we get those details.

UPDATE AND SYNOPSIS: Illegal alien ex-husband from Santa Ana was upset that his ex-wife and his two children were living with another man in the 3000 block of Fillmore. The illegal alien ex-husband and a friend went to that residence, beat up the man and then dropped him off in Huntington Beach. The illegal alien ex-husband (probably not the only illegal alien in this tale, but the only one so far identified as such) was subsequently arrested and is in the Costa Mesa jail.

Many police officers and lots of expense involved in this latest illegal alien story from Costa Mesa. 
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

CM PRESS # 797

8:25 PM--3/15/12--REPORT ON CHARTER MEETING

The CM PRESS just came from the charter meeting put on by the anti-charter folks at the Downtown Community Center. The meeting was still going on when we left and it was in the questions from the audience phase. There were about 150 +- people at the meeting--a full house.

The meeting was well organized by Robin Lefler and her comrades and it was respectful of the good Councilmembers (Jim Righeimer and Steve Mensinger were in the audience--Wendy Leece was also there).

There was a minimum of scare talk from the anti-charter people.

All in all, it was a polite meeting--which was in marked contrast to the rude behavior some of these same people have shown at City Council meetings.

One thing, however: We think the antis are mistaken in being opposed to the charter and we think many know this and are just organizing for runs for the City Council this year and are using this charter issue as their stepping stone.

As we've written before, we support the charter. It's not our biggest issue by any means, but we've had a life long belief that the best government is the one closest to the people and that local people should be behind the steering wheel and driving their own community--not politicians in a city far away--such as  those in Sacramento.  We heard nothing tonight that changed our mind.

And, about that large crowd that was there.  Not everyone was there because of the charter. 

We know some were there because of the proposed commercialization of  Tewinkle Park.  The CM PRESS is with these folks on this.  We've listened to the pros and cons of the idea, and we think it was an idea worth considering, but now we think it's an idea that should be rejected. 

We think Tewinkle Park should remain pretty much as it is today with little or no commercialization.

We may have more to write on this meeting in the morning.
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THE WINTER HIATUS IS OVER AND THE LHC IS NOW SMASHING ATOMS AGAIN
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Geoff West and Wendy Leece
yucking it up


"Following a blitzkrieg assault..." So starts Geoff West's latest amateurish attempt to sway public opinion against the charter and Jim Righeimer. [You masochists can punish yourselves by looking at his whole goofy column by clicking on the headline above.]

"Blitzkrieg?" Say, what a coincidence, Righeimer is a German name. You know about those Germans, by golly. Why, we all remember that other German who was a big shot in history, right?  That would be Dwight D. Eisenhower (orig. Eisenhauer).

But, wait a minute, maybe West wasn't trying to evoke Eisenhower. Maybe he was trying to evoke images in a reader's mind of the hundreds of German intellectuals and musical giants who have contributed so much to civilization? 

Probably not.  Maybe West can help us out by telling us what image he was trying to conjur up in a reader's mind when he used the term "blitzkrieg." Yes, exactly what was he trying to have seep into the subconscious minds of readers?

At any rate, let's move on and look a little more at West's column with it's strung together over the top negative emotive terms to see if we can divine what West is trying to tell readers about the charter and Righeimer. 

To save space, and to be kind to readers who may not want to slog through West's column, we'll just list most of the emotive terms that jumped out at us.

These are the ones we saw as we quickly read down the page. These generally all refer to Jim Righeimer, in one way or another: blitzkrieg assault, fit of pique, misguided effort, disembowel, under the guise of, junior high school social studies project, defacto scrapbook, cutting and pasting a snippet, rushed this process, one man's personal political agenda, a propaganda flier, hastily crafted by one man, failed pet projects.

Boy, this Righeimer guy and the charter must be bad news to have all those over the top negative emotive terms used in one column.

But, dear gentle reader, it's not all over the top sour terms in West's lexicon.  Nope. He also uses over the top positive emotive terms when he refers to two individuals who West apparently believes would, or who already do, support a go slow or different approach to the charter that may be more to West's liking.

First, West says of Hank Panian that he is a "revered educator and community leader."  Yup. West actually used the term "revered."  You see, "r" comes before "s," in the thesauraus. If it had been "s" first, we might have read that the gentleman is "saintly."

Then, West refers to Marian Bergeson as a"highly respected" resident [of Newport Beach].

Well there you have it.   A revered educator and community leader and a highly respected resident [of Newport Beach], against a blitzkrieging Jim Righeimer who in a fit of pique over something has disemboweled someone or something as he rushed through his charter because of some failed projects and now the charter looks like a defacto cut and paste scrapbook with snippets from a junior high school social studies project.

Perhaps we should be kind to West.  He doesn't always seem to know what he's talking about or what the words he uses mean. 

For example, in something West wrote about a City Council meeting, he used the term schizophrenic to indicate it was split in two.  Actually, if he had any understanding of words, he would have realized that the correct word is schizoid.  Not at all the same thing.

When we pointed this out to West while he was trying to kiss up to us before a meeting recently, he got red faced and his voice got even more strangulated sounding than usual (possibly a nervous and uncontrollable spasmodic constriction of his larynx when a man with nice hair talks to him) and he squeaked "I write my opinions."   Well, yes, but opinions should be based on something rather than shrill emotionalism and one really shouldn't use words if one doesn't know what they mean.

Indeed, West's opinions do often seem to be based on emotion instead of cool logic, and he seems to go from one the-sky-is-falling-and-life-will-end-as-we-know-it-in-Costa Mesa crisis after another unless,in West's opinion (always opinions with this guy; never facts) Righeimer and the other good Councilmembers stop trying to fix broken Costa Mesa and just sit on their hands like some previous Councilmembers. 

And, West doesn't seem to have much of a sense of the trajectories of events.  Or, as he might write "cents of the trigonometrics of tents."  Hey, it's his opinion.  He can use any words he wants.
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BUY UP OVERCROWDED BUILDINGS AND PUT IN PARKING?

At yesterday's City Council study session, Mayor Pro Tem Righeimer asked staff to come back with a plan to ease the dangerous on-street parking on the south side of Baker Street between Harbor and Fairview.  His repeated suggestion to staff was that they should look into how the City can buy one or more of the tri-plexes/four-plexes along that stretch so they can be razed for necessary parking.



These are the same units where a man was killed in a drive-by shooting a couple of years ago.
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REPEAT: SAME STORY WAS RUN IN CM PRESS YESTERDAY ABOUT THE GENETIC BASIS OF FREE-THINKING BRITS AND CONFORMIST CHINESE

We wanted to emphasize the line below that is from the above story.  This line puts the geneticists behind this study in danger of being called racists by the usual dimwits who don't understand nature or the way it works with organisms and who try to convince people that humans are above nature and its basic principles.

"If they are confirmed, the findings made by Chiao and her colleagues would suggest that races may have a number of inherent psychological differences — just as they differ in physical appearances."

And the dimwit chorus composed of our present flat worlders say: "What?  You mean these racist scientists are saying that genes rule over things of  the brain also?  Why, why, haruumph, next they'll be saying that some races are inherently more violent or are dumber or are this or that.  Don't they know that we're all the same except for different paint jobs? Don't they know that there is only one race, the human race?  Haven't they heard and internalized these and other cliches that are really meaningless, but which give us libs happy feelings?"

No, dimwits, the truth of nature is that races (actually, races are subspecies) are to humans what breeds are to dogs and varieties are to roses. There is not a one size fits all human. Nature doesn't work that way.  Nature constantly tinkers with life to help it adapt to different conditions, so life--some life--can survive and thrive in every niche possible.

And, nature doesn't care one whit whether this or this other type of life survives; it just "cares" that some life survives.

Genes are us.
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LET'S BE HONEST ABOUT HOW BEST TO SPEND CITIZEN MONEY IN COSTA MESA

In Costa Mesa, a large charity culture has developed that does NOTHING to improve the City and helps drive it down to skid row levels. 

Here's why: The charities use our money for things that are consumed or which are intangible; such as food and services. The charities do nothing to improve the City so Costa Mesa will attract upwardly mobile people; they just give out freebies that leave no improvement trace once they are used up.

And, while the charities use our money on these consumables and intangibles, the local press helps them tug at your heart strings with gushy, formulaic stories about how this or that individual's life has been improved. 

These stories are often about students. How many stories have you read about little so and so, who came from a broken home and is the first in his family to go to college?  Just substitute names and this is the same story that has been repeated here in Costa Mesa for decades. 

The reality is that the number of charities on the Westside that say they're helping students with school studies are legion. Funny thing though, the schools that these charities feed off of are still the worst in Costa Mesa.  So, if the charities are doing such a great job with our money, why are the schools on the Westside still the worst schools?  How long will citizens be saps and let the charity bosses trick them into giving money to things that don't work?

Well, if our money is not doing anything to improve Costa Mesa by giving it to the charities which are black holes that come back year after year, how should our money be spent to improve the Westside and Costa Mesa? 

The answer is that it should be spent on improving the physical aspects of the city--the infrastructure--and it should be used to modernize the City so that Costa Mesa will become a magnet for people who don't need freebies.

The question is this:  Do we want Costa Mesa to keep sliding to skid row status with charities and freebies, or do we want Costa Mesa to improve to attract upwardly mobile contributing citizens?

If we want the latter, then our money should be spent on making Costa Mesa the place upwardly mobile people want to be instead of the place they want to flee.

We can't kidnap upwardly mobile people and force them to live in Costa Mesa.  We have to convince them that this is a great place to live and raise their families.  And, charities don't do this.

Have no doubt about this, Costa Mesa is competing for top quality businesses and residents with other cities, and unless we improve the way this City looks and unless we start focusing on fixing the city instead of giving freebies out, we're going to lose the competition.
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REPORT FROM YESTERDAY'S CITY COUNCIL STUDY SESSION

Eric Bever named Mayor.  Jim Righeimer remains Mayor Pro Tem.

Bever has been a long time improvement advocate in the City. It was Bever, before he entered politics, who organized the first major Westside Improvement meeting at Victoria School that, in hindsight, was the major turning point in bringing the idea of focused continual improvement to the City and especially to the Westside.

Before that meeting, the then liberal City Council and liberal Planning Commission pretty much dismissed the talk of improvement as coming from one or two people, but at the Victoria School meeting, there was a standing room only and overflow crowd of people who wanted to see improvement.

This led to the formation of the committees to study the Westside and the creation of the Westside Plans that you can see on the City's website.

Allan Mansoor, who was unknown to us at that time, also attended that meeting and then approached a few of us and said he also wanted to see the Westside improved and he wanted to know if we would get behind his campaign if he ran for City Council to help bring in improvement. At that time, we had already elected one guy to the Council and had shown what we were capable of doing at the grassroots level. After several meetings with Allan, the Improvers decided to back him.
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CDBG Funds

The 3R Committee made its report on giving our money to the charities.  This year, the amount that can be given to the charities is approximately $ 157,502.  The City Council is allowed, but doesn't have to, give up to fifteen percent of CDBG funds it receives each year to the charities. The total CDBG funds received this year will be approximately $1,050,105.
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Vision for Harbor Boulevard Improvements

This report by Peter Naghavi to the Council had two parts.  In the first part, Naghavi discussed the things that are planned right now to improve Harbor Blvd.--given budgetary constraints--which mostly involved putting in attractive crosswalks and some street scapes.

The second part was a presentation by OCC students from an Advanced Design class which involved an integrated film of Harbor Blvd. as it is now with a morphing into what the students suggest can be done.  It was a nice vision of Harbor Blvd. with curved sidewalks, more plants, modern lighting, various wall treatments and more that made the street much more aesthetically pleasing and modern than it is now. What impressed the CM PRESS was the fact that the students stayed realistic with their vision and within the realm of reality.

The closest examples we know of that are similar to the students' vision are some of the street scapes in Irvine or even parts of Bristol Street near Mater Dei High School.

We were pleased that both Jim Righeimer and Steve Mensinger told Mr. Naghavi that they wanted to see some ideas for improving W. 19th Street and also Placentia Ave. along with his ideas for Harbor Blvd.

Wendy Leece, who lives in a gated community on the Westside but who seems oblivious to the improvements needed over there, once again tried to switch the conversation from improvement to a talk about how much she loves employees, but Bever quickly got the focus back when he asked her what that has to do with the items on the agenda.  Leece tried to save face by saying that it had to do with how we spend our money (read, Leece apparently wants to spend our money on employees and not on improving the City for residents).
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