Friday, November 30, 2012

CM PRESS # 57

REP. HANK JOHNSON (D. Ga) WANTS TO CHANGE THE CONSTITUTION TO LIMIT FREEDOM OF SPEECH

This is the same guy who thought the island of Guam would tip over if there were too many people on one side of the island.
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SUPREME COURT TO DECIDE IF HUMAN GENES CAN BE PATENTED

It's a little more complicated than it may sound as you'll see if you read the above linked article.
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PAT BUCHANAN: "People gravitate toward their own kind."

Yup. That's the way nature works.  And, for good reason.
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BLACK IMMIGRANTS NOT WELCOME IN ISRAEL

Catch 'em and boot 'em policy.
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STUPID REPUBLICANS--ROMNEY COULD HAVE WON IF THEY HAD BEEN SMARTER

If you have any political wonkism about you, you've probably been hearing and reading all the reasons being put forth as to why Romney didn't win the election.

We think the answer is simple: The Democrats promised a chicken in every pot and the Republicans didn't.

We wrote the same thing before the election.

You may have heard Rush Limbaugh and his followers recently railing against the welfare state and similar things in this post election season and you have probably  heard other Republicans saying we have to reach out to minorities.

We say both camps are wrong. Both groups are out of touch.  Both don't understand human psychology.

The Republicans need to learn that most people believe that a government that they support with their taxes, should return the favor. At the CM PRESS we see nothing wrong with this.

After all, why even have a government if it doesn't help the people of the country who pay for that government?

So you Republicans want to do away with Obamacare?  Okay, come up with a plan that promises to help people in need who get sick.  Don't just say you'll do away with it.

You want to help people financially?  Don't just give them high sounding phrases; offer concrete solutions.

You want to reach minorities?  Well, don't pander to them. Treat them as human beings who want the best for themselves and their families and get rid of your stiff ways and mannerisms and be human.

Too many Republicans lack people skills.  They seem cold and distant and bloodless.

If the GOP wants to win again, they're going to have to put away those expensive suits and country club manners and, ah, get down with the little people.

Ronald Reagan was a success because he was in touch with the little people.
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With Peter Naghavi retiring, we're losing one of the very best public employees in this city. Maybe the best.

Naghavi is the guy who knows where all the light switches are in City Hall and every other switch, lever or way to get a job of any kind done in any part of the City.

The CM PRESS was rooting for Naghavi to become the Assistant CEO, and we believe if that had happened, Naghavi wouldn't now be retiring.  But, that's just our opinion and Peter has never said anything like that to us.

You know how it is in a business of just about any size where there is always someone who just quietly makes sure everything is greased and working right and that there's toilet paper in the restrooms and light bulbs are replaced and everything just works right--even though this isn't really that person's responsibility-- but no one ever really thinks about who is making everything work right?   But then when that person, is on vacation or has retired,  lots of little and big things just start going wrong and no one knows why.

Naghavi is that guy in Costa Mesa, but on a higher executive level.
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Thursday, November 29, 2012

CM PRESS # 56

STATE SUPREME COURT PUTS THE KIBOSH ON COSTA MESA'S OUTSOURCING PLAN

Time for Plan B.

The goal was never outsourcing per se, but, rather, to find a way to save money, right size local government and still provide necessary services to the taxpayers while still improving Costa Mesa.

The goal can be reached through a freeze on new hires, attrition and moving employees to other departments that are downsized while negotiating with employee associations for better contracts.

And, there is always the possibility of outsourcing to other government entities such as the Sheriff's Department or by cooperating with Newport Beach and Huntington Beach on services that can be
combined.
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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

CM PRESS # 55

LOOKS LIKE THIS IS THE FINAL TALLY ON THE CM COUNCIL ELECTION 

CITY OF COSTA MESA Member, City Council
Number To Vote For: 3
Completed Precincts: 71 of 71
Vote CountPercentage
SANDRA L. "SANDY" GENIS15,98217.9%
STEVE MENSINGER14,19915.9%
GARY MONAHAN13,94515.6%
JOHN STEPHENS13,79015.5%
COLIN MCCARTHY13,45015.1%
HAROLD WEITZBERG11,69713.1%
AL MELONE3,6584.1%
JAMES RADER2,4492.7%
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WHERE WENDY LEECE AND OTHER IMPROVEMENT OBSTRUCTIONISTS AND IMPROVERS DISAGREE

IMPROVERS: Want to spend a higher percentage of City revenues on fixing the physical aspects of our city so that it is a better physical place that will attract and hold upwardly mobile citizens.

IMPROVEMENT OBSTRUCTIONISTS: Want to spend a higher percentage of our City Revenues in hiring more City employees and in helping charities prosper.

IMPROVERS:  Know that people matter and they take a dynamic view of our city and know that people are free to move in and out of Costa Mesa any time they choose.  Thus, they try to attract highly educated, upwardly mobile people to the City by providing the physical things that attract such people.

IMPROVEMENT OBSTRUCTIONISTS: They don't seem to realize that we can improve our city to attract the type of people who will be contributing citizens, and they act as though we have no control over our fate and that what will be, will be.

They have a hard time understanding genuine cause and effect and often posit false causes for effects.  If there is higher crime, they don't correctly see this as a result of Costa Mesa attracting and holding people prone to crime, partly due to the slums.  They mistakenly see it as a matter of having too few police officers.

If the students in the schools score low on standardized tests, they wrongly blame the teachers or the school district and don't realize the problem is the demographics of the City, which, of course, feeds students to the schools.

If there are hungry and homeless  people any place in the region, they wrongly believe Costa Mesa should feed them, medicate them and take care of them, and if any long time citizens of the City complain, well these citizens are just cold hearted.
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

CM PRESS # 54

WATCH THIS VIDEO AND SEE IF YOU THINK THIS WOMAN SEEMS LIKE SOME OF THOSE YOU'VE SEEN AT CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS AND WHO COMMENT OFTEN IN THE DAILY PILOT

Watch her face.  Listen to how she articulates. Observe her intensity but confused state and inappropriate comments.  Notice how she's dressed.
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WHOSE COUNTRY IS IT?

We saw a bunch of comments after a recent newspaper story about a suspected illegal alien who committed a crime.

The comments made after the story were typical and you'll find similar ones in every newspaper in the country.

Some of the commenters with European names said the illegal alien should be booted out of our country.

Then, other commenters with Latino names said that the European-named commenters should be sent back to Europe because "unless you're an Indian, this isn't your country." [Yes, we know, you goodies and swells want to call them Native Americans, but in this column, as you will divine, that term would be confusing.]

Sigh.

Look folks, there is no land on Earth that "belongs," in a moral sense, to any particular organisms--including any particular type of humans--just because they were the first in or because they were there before some other organisms that came later or because they're there now. There are no "natives,"  in the long view of history.

America did not belong to the Indians. Just because they were here before the Europeans did not make them owners of the land.  In fact, the Indians, as we know them today, displaced earlier peoples and the earlier peoples displaced earlier organisms.  And, this has been going on since the Earth existed and will continue to go on.  Why?  Because we do not live in a static universe.  Everything moves; everything changes.

Any organisms--any plants or animals--that can take over a land because they have adaptations that give them a survival advantage there under the then present conditions and who multiply their kind and prosper, will eventually force out competing life types that don't have those adaptations.

Fairview Park as an example

Back when the City Council was voting on putting millions of dollars into "restoring" Fairview Park to its "original" "state with "native" plants, the CM PRESS asked the Council when exactly in past time was that original state?  Was it a hundred years ago? A thousand?  A million?

You see, the Council had to pick some arbitrary time in the past and claim that was the original state of Fairview Park.

And, the Council did pick a time (without saying it) that is several hundred years ago. Then, the Council took our tax money and paid to have the plants that now grow naturally in Fairview Park, and prosper there under present conditions, and which do so without any City help, ripped out and replaced with plants from the past that can no longer compete under present conditions without intensive care from humans who will be paid by citizens to water, fertilize and make sure the "native" plants can grow where they are no longer native.

There are lessons in nature that we'd do well to learn.  And, by nature, we don't just mean the woods and fields of Earth, but, rather, the way things work in all of existence. Cosmic evolution is a reality and its processes are constantly working both in entire galaxies and  in tide pools on Earth.

And this, of course, leads us to discuss the foolish attempts to try to maintain green grass lawns in our semi-arid area, as though we live in more rainy climes, instead of simply putting in plants that will grow here naturally and prosper.  Ah, forget it.
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Wendy Leece's Westside Bluffs
gated neighborhood.
SAN BERNARDINO CUTS BUDGET MORE THAN $26 MILLION

Good move for a city on the ropes.

One San Bernardino Councilmember said the City should try to attract businesses and middle class residents.  Of course, he's right, but San Bernardino has very little going for it that would make it attractive to businesses and middle class residents.

Compare San Bernardino to Costa Mesa.  

Costa Mesa should also cut our budget, but given our location right next to Newport Beach and the ocean we, unlike San Bernardino, have much going for us, and if we can get our priorities straight and focus on improving the Westside, we'll become a magnet for new, well-funded, successful businesses, and upwardly mobile young families and professionals.

The Westside can be the bestside

Go West, young man--the Westside is an unpolished diamond for Costa Mesa and much of the land in that part of our city has not yet seen its highest and best uses.

Machine shops on view land

How many drill press operators in machine shops on the Westside bluffs appreciate a beautiful sunset while hard at work?  Very few.  But, replace that machine shop with single family homes (maybe like the ones in Wendy Leece's gated Westside community) and you'll have upwardly mobile citizens flocking to live there who will pay top dollar just for that view and whose very presence in the area will help the Westside evolve higher.

Nice neighborhoods like Wendy Leece's gated neighborhood are safe neighborhoods

We don't have the statistics, but we'll bet if someone put together the crime statistics for Wendy Leece's exclusive, gated community, that those statistics would show that Wendy's neighborhood has less crime than almost any other neighborhood in Costa Mesa.

Then, we'd like to see those statistics compared to some other neighborhoods on the Westside.

Planet Wendy

We'll bet that the differences will be so great that Wendy's neighborhood, compared to many other Westside neighborhoods will seem as though they're on different planets.





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19TH STREET BRIDGE DIES--FINALLY

In a win for the Westside, the 19th Street bridge has finally been removed as a possibility.

In the early days of the Improvement movement, some of us looked at the possibility of a 19th Street bridge as a way to possibly bring upscale traffic to W. 19th Street which might help transform the area and have major supermarket chains consider opening a supermarket near 19th and Placentia.

We quickly realized, however, that all we would get would be freeway speed traffic blasting down W. 19th Street to get to the  freeway, and that W. 19th Street would then become another mini-freeway cut through street that would only increase the feeling that Costa Mesa is just a traffic island between Huntington Beach, Newport Beach and Irvine.

In addition, because the 19th Street bridge has now been removed from the Master Plan of Arterial Highways, it can no longer be pointed to by developers as though it actually exists and is mitigating traffic; which then allows them to increase the density in their projects even though there was never a bridge.

Regional vs. Local

Be wary of those who speak, in the same breath, of Costa Mesa and regional traffic mitigation and regional help with homeless problems and other issues in which you are told that Costa Mesa needs to help the whole region.

What they usually mean is that everything that isn't wanted in Newport Beach, Huntington Beach or Irvine can be dumped in Costa Mesa.

Costa Mesans need to work for our own best interests.  This is our city.  This is our quality of life. It's time that other cities and their residents do their fair part with regional issues and not treat Costa Mesa as the dump for all their problems.
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Monday, November 26, 2012

CM PRESS # 53

UPDATE ON WESTSIDE STABBING:  The CMPD says the two Hispanic victims are  brothers. The 18-year-old brother was taken to a hospital in Santa Ana with life threatening injuries, but is now listed in stable condition after an operation.  The 24-year-old brother was treated at Hoag for non-life threatening injuries and released.

The victims, who the CMPD says are not gang members, were approached by two Hispanic gang members and were attacked after being asked where they were from.

Readers may recall how the CMPD, just a few years ago, tried to pretend there were no gangs in Costa Mesa and then after they were forced to admit that there are gangs--seven gangs, in fact-- the department then tried to hide the fact that all seven gangs are Hispanic.

It actually seemed to upset some officials that there are no White supremacist gangs in Costa Mesa; but that didn't stop them from discussing White supremacist gangs in a report made to the then City Council and not even mentioning that the seven gangs that are here are Hispanic.  Think we're kidding?  Get a copy of the
"Gang Status and Gang Initiative" report presented at a City Council Study Session on March 13, 2007 (the date of the report was February 22, 2007) and read it for yourself.
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PRAVDA SAYS OBAMA IS A COMMIE AND PUTIN IS LIKE RONALD REAGAN

Sounds about right to us.
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TWO BROTHERS STABBED ON WESTSIDE

One in critical condition.

Will Costa Mesa now become Stabba Mesa?

No word on legal status.  Yes, dear readers, they were stabbed in one of the areas--edge of the Shalimar slum-- that needs to be thinned out and improved so it will attract upwardly mobile people.

Of course, this wasn't on Wendy Leece's "Westside" which has a fence/wall and gate all around it, so Wendy probably isn't too concerned about such incidents outside of her bubble.

What will Wendy probably do if she sees the above report?  Why, she'll more than likely call for hiring more police officers (who couldn't have stopped this) instead of trying to improve the Westside to remove slums that attract people who are inclined to such violence.

Folks, you can't hire enough cops to stop crime if you have slums.  You could hire a cop to stand on every slum street corner and the violent crimes would still happen.

The solution is to remove the slums.  They are habitats for a criminal element.  Remove their habitats and they'll voluntarily move to some more accommodating city where people don't care what happens in their city.

And, to those who whine that if we do that, we're just pushing the problem someplace else, we have to say, yes, that's right.  Its up to people in cities that attract criminals to act in their own best interests to avoid being magnets for them.  Costa Mesans can't take care of the whole world.  We need to take care of ourselves and we expect others to take care of themselves.
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WHITE BRIT HACKED TO DEATH IN SOUTH AFRICA BY BLACKS

The war to wipe Whites off the planet continues.
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WILL SANDY GENIS BE A BIG SURPRISE?

Genis was backed by the unions and the lefties in the just past election, but  some staunch conservatives in Costa Mesa contacted us during the election when we were poking fun at Genis and insisted that she's really a conservative.

If Genis is really a conservative, why did the unions and the lefties back her?

Well, they may have assumed that she's a liberal because she takes strong environmental stands.

If you think about it, you'll realize that her opposition to what the majority on the Council was doing seemed to be mostly about environmental things, such as the proposed sale of the Fairgrounds, and less about their fiscal views.

Of course the labels liberal and conservative have lots of fuzzy edges, so one can be a so-called liberal on some issues and a so-called conservative on others.

It may also be that Genis is something of a small "l" libertarian as well.

One thing we're certain about is that Genis really wants an improved Costa Mesa--now, we'll just have to wait and see how she defines improvement.  Our guess is that she'll be against major developments that eat up our green space (if so, we agree with that position), but she may be on board for fixing our infrastructure.

Here's another clue about  Genis. When she was on the City Council years ago, she voted against Triangle Square when it was first proposed.  And, had the CM PRESS been on the Council, we would have voted the same way.  At least we would have voted against the way Triangle Square is designed, and we would have had surface parking  or an above ground parking structure, and a smaller building footprint.

Another thing about Genis is that she usually keeps her cards close to her chest, so we'll have to wait to see what cards she plays once she's on the dais to know if she'll be good for the physical improvement of the Westside and the City as a whole or whether she'll be an improvement obstructionist.

Improvement is about priorities and a vision for our City.  Wendy Leece and her pals see improvement as a matter of putting more money into hiring additional City employees and helping the charities prosper, while most Improvers see improvement as a matter of making our City a better physical place to attract and hold upwardly mobile citizens.

Where will Genis come down on these two different priorities and visions?
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Sunday, November 25, 2012

CM PRESS # 52

OUT OF CONTROL COPS: HAWTHORNE MAN JAILED FOR FOUR DAYS FOR RECORDING COPS

This guy got an earlier settlement from Hawthorne for similar abuses of authority.

Every city needs to get rid of bad cops who think they can run the city and do anything they want.
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PRESIDENT MORSI TRIES TO RID GOVERNMENT OF THOSE WHO WILL SABOTAGE HIS ATTEMPTS TO REFORM EGYPT

No government can afford to leave former regime loyalists and obstructionists inside government where they can muck up the works in small and big ways.

This includes city governments.

BTW, we believe the charter would have passed in Costa Mesa had it been on the June ballot as planned.
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SOME PEOPLE STILL DON'T UNDERSTAND

The CM PRESS had a brief conversation with a local politican recently who told us that we should be pleased because the City was now going to do something about the Fillmore slum that is a cancer in Mesa North.

We waited for the rest of the explanation as to what the City was going to do.

Well, according to the politician, the City is going to fix one of the alleys behind one of the line of slum buildings and is going to help do something with daycare at nearby Paularino School (this last part was garbled, so the politician might have meant NMUSD or a private charity is going to do something about daycare).

That's it?  That's the big deal that is supposed to please us? Fix an alley and do something about childcare?!

Sigh.

Look folks, the problem with the Fillmore slum as well as many other slums in Costa Mesa is that the buildings and the tract plans are functionally obsolete.

The buildings are slab sided rectangles with no personality.  They are just boxes.  Cheaply built boxes to hold people. Too many people.  They are lined up along the streets like military barracks.  There isn't enough parking. There are no modern amenities in the tracts that might attract upwardly mobile families or young professionals. They are now slum buildings and they will never be anything else.

Our suggestion is that the City should buy up some of the buildings on a onesie-twosie basis on the open market and then raze them and put in parking or mini-parks.  This will be money well spent and might lead to rolling improvement where needed in the city. As the tracts are thinned out, crime will also go down.

After we talked this up several years ago, the City did buy one slum building--in the Shalimar slum--tore it down and put in a pocket park.  Unfortunately, the City stopped with that one building.

Perhaps the City should start a Real Estate Department to move forward with such major projects as we suggest.
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Saturday, November 24, 2012

CM PRESS # 51

Not Jack Wu
"VOTERS HAVE SPOKEN. TIRED OF DIVISIVENESS OF THE COUNCIL"

That's what Jack Wu wrote in his latest column in the Daily Pilot [HERE].

And, it's just nonsense.

Geez, if these GOP suits want to win elections, they need to be able to correctly assess what election results really show.

Okay, big mouth, smarty pants CM PRESS what do you think the election demonstrated?

Not much new, really.  It was a typical 2/3-1/3 election.

The only real lesson is one that we all already know.  If you spend many thousands of dollars, as the big unions did, you can convince many voters to vote a certain way.
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RARE WHOOPING CRANES ONCE DOWN TO JUST 15 INDIVIDUALS NOW NUMBER 500 AS THEY COME BACK FROM THE BRINK OF EXTINCTION

The real story isn't the surface one about researchers helping them survive.

The real story is a simple truth of nature. If you want to survive and not go extinct, you need to make more like yourself.  If you are childless, you will go extinct as an individual as your DNA code will not be in the next generation.  And, if enough of your kind are childless, all of you may eventually go extinct.

Nature screams out--Go forth and make more like yourself!
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KOOKS CRAZIER THAN EVER

Have you seen the comments from the usual kooks bragging that they killed off the charter?  What an absurdity.

These hapless running dogs of the big unions were nothing but pawns to give local faces to the big unions' massive campaign to stop the charter.

Had the big unions not pumped thousands and thousands of dollars into the effort to kill the charter via their  own independent expenditure campaigns, we believe the charter would have passed.
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Friday, November 23, 2012

CM PRESS # 50


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OC REGISTER ARTICLE "PENSION ENVY"

Worth a read.
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Thursday, November 22, 2012

CM PRESS # 49


White guy was just walking home and minding his own business when he was attacked and almost killed by a group of Blacks for no reason other than the color of his skin.

As usual, the main stream press is trying to hide the race of the attackers, but other sources identify them as Black.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

CM PRESS # 48



WENDY'S EMPTY WHINE

Wendy and a couple of her supporters are whining about the CM PRESS talking about where Wendy lives and showing photos of her neighborhood.

Well, this information is relevant.

Here's why.  Wendy always brags that she lives on the Westside but she always seems to stiff the Westside as she tried to do again last night.  So, why would someone, such as Wendy, who lives in the worst part of town keep stiffing her own part of town? If you don't know where she actually lives, it makes no sense.

This is Wendy's "Westside."  Does it look like your
Westside?  Probably not.
But, Wendy's disconnect from the Westside makes sense if you know that although Wendy's neighborhood is technically on the Westside, it is a newer neighborhood right on the bluffs and it is completely walled/fenced in from the rest of the Westside, and the rest of Costa Mesa. We call it the Beverly Hills of Costa Mesa, but maybe it should be called the Riviera of Costa Mesa.

In other words, Wendy has no real physical or emotional connection to the ordinary citizens of the Westside.

Their problems--crime, lower property values, streets that need to be repaired, gangs, slums, charities, homeless people, illegal aliens--are not Wendy's problems.  She lives in a sanitized bubble that makes Irvine seem disordered. That's  why she has done nothing to improve the area and has, instead, done things to divert money from improving the Westside to other things.

Many of us put in many long hours to come up with Westside Plans to help improve the Westside, and many of us are not happy to see the improvement obstructionism of Wendy and a few others.
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BREAKING:  TODAY'S VOTE COUNT IS IN.  MONAHAN NOW LEADS STEPHENS BY 155 VOTES.  YESTERDAY, MONAHAN LED BY 153 VOTES.
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THINK WHITE GUYS CAN'T JUMP, SHOOT HOOPS, OR PLAY BASKETBALL?

Check out this video of  5'10" Jack Taylor who just set an NCAA record of 138 points for
Grinnell.
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A WHITE NATIONALIST MEMO TO WHITE MALE REPUBLICANS (It's really to all Whites)  [Link fixed]

A somewhat long but easy read by a White (horrors!) guy who has awakened and who now understands what many White Republicans (both male and female) still don't get, or who may get, but who are too afraid to say it lest they be called names and who instead prefer to wear rose colored glasses and pretend reality isn't reality.
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Leece--No friend of  improving
the Westside.
GRINCH WENDY LEECE TRIES TO TAKE MONEY FROM WESTSIDE TO SUPER SIZE GOVERNMENT!

At last night's City Council meeting, Leece was the lone vote against spending money to have a landscape architect come up with very specific plans to improve the streetscapes on both W. 17th Street and W. 19th Street.

Leece wanted the money to hire more employees.
Gated  neighborhood where Leece lives.

As Mayor Bever correctly pointed out, this has been the way it has been going  for years on the Westside.

Every time a proposal comes forth to improve the area, someone like Leece pops up who will try to divert that money for other uses.
Sign on the gate of Leece's
neighborhood to keep the
hoi polloi out.


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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

CM PRESS # 47

SICKENING VIDEO OF BLACK THUG SUCKER PUNCHING A 16-YEAR-OLD WHITE GIRL FROM BEHIND


Think there isn't a world wide war on White people?  Attacks on Whites are happening in many countries, and these attacks are usually covered up by the press in one way or another.

In the video and article linked to above, you'll note that the race of the victim isn't given.   This is the standard M.O. when the race of the attacker is given.  See, you're not supposed to see these crimes as being racially motivated.  You're just supposed to think this thug attacked this girl for no motive.

Want a motive?  She's White and he's Black.  It's a hate crime based on race.  Now, isn't that simple enough to understand?
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AN OMEN?  A NEW SYMBOL FOR THE WESTSIDE?

A Westsider heard a noise outside, so he grabbed a camera and took this photo.

Notice that the turkey vulture is grasping the "W" as in Westside.










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BREAKING: In today's vote count, Monahan increased his lead over Stephens by another 3 votes.  Yesterday, Monahan had a 150 vote lead over Stephens and today he has a 153 vote lead.

The Registrar must be pulling votes out from between the cushions at this point, but we'll keep reporting as long as votes change.

Link to Registrar's Website.
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Yes, boys and girls, this is Ms. Wendy's Neighborhood.  You can't go
in because it has a fence/wall all around it and a gate that you can't open.



This is Ms. Wendy's sign telling
you that you're not welcome.


WENDY LEECE LIKES TO PONTIFICATE AND SAY THAT "WE" COSTA MESANS DON'T WANT COSTA MESA TO BE LIKE NEWPORT BEACH

However, Wendy's gated community is the most Newport Beach-like neighborhood in all of Costa Mesa.

In fact, it's even more Newport Beach-like than most neighborhoods in Newport Beach.

Wendy's exclusive neighborhood has a fence and wall all around it--except on the bluff side with the view--along with a gate and No Trespassing sign on the one road into her neighborhood.

Wendy out slumming and emoting.
Wouldn't you like to see more of  the nice homes in Wendy's neighborhood than you can see by peeking over the gate as in the photo at the top?

Well, too bad, you peon!  You're not allowed in.

Of course, if there is a fire or other such need in Wendy's very special neighborhood for very special people such as holier-than-thou Wendy, the Costa Mesa Fire Department--that YOU pay for--will put out the fire.

So, why are the  taxpayers of Costa Mesa paying so that Wendy can live in a private gated community while getting to use public services that we all pay for?  Hmmmmmm?

We need to open up Wendy's neighborhood for a free soup kitchen and other charities that Wendy likes to praise, so the homeless people and illegal aliens can be treated better.  Why confine the homeless people and illegal aliens to a few slums and Lions Park?   Spread Wendy's compassion right into Wendy's gated neighborhood.

Ms. Leece, tear down that wall!
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Be Flexible...
It is important to clearly define one's ultimate goals and to keep one's eye on those goals and not on one path to those goals. He who focuses on one path, becomes enslaved to that path and begins to mistakenly substitute the path for the goals and may thereafter never reach the goals. There are many paths to the goals.  Some paths meander a little to go around obstacles, but they are often the best paths.
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RERUN OF A COLUMN WE WROTE IN CM PRESS # 34, NOVEMBER 7, 2012

GOOD COUNCILMEMBERS RETAIN MAJORITY ON COUNCIL

Genis wins seat and will be as powerless as Leece.

Nothing extraordinary in win by Genis.  We privately told some of the folks months ago that in a three seat election in Costa Mesa, the third seat will usually go to a woman or a lefty.  We also told them how to avoid this, but they didn't listen.

If the good Councilmembers are smart, they'll use the next two years to replace the enemies within with people who want an improved Costa Mesa and who live here. And, perhaps they'll stop putting deadwood on the commissions. Maybe they'll even understand a little about human psychology and how to use that
knowledge to further improvement.


In thinking about the good Councilmembers and their actions since they've been in control, we were reminded of a high school football game we watched not long ago. 

The coach on one side kept running the same play over and over and it just wasn't working.  The other team had their biggest and strongest players right in the middle of the line, and it was obvious to us after one play that no one was going to get through them. However, the coach in question kept having his team try to run the ball down the middle. It was like hitting a wall, yet he kept running this play. Naturally, his team lost.

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Monday, November 19, 2012

CM PRESS # 46

BREAKING: In today's count of votes, Monahan gained one additional vote over Stephens to lead Stephens by 150 votes.  Yesterday, Monahan led Stephens by 149 votes.

Link to Registrar's Website.
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Leece's gated neighborhood.


Closer View.
Ordinary Costa Mesans not welcome.

WENDY LEECE LIVES IN A GATED COMMUNITY...

Or as we like to call it at the CM PRESS, the Beverly Hills
of the Westside.

We need to end the divisiveness
in Costa Mesa and bring us all together as Wendy and her pals often say.

To that end, we think Wendy should use her influence to remove the gates from her community.

And, just who is it that Wendy and her neighbors are trying to keep out of their neighborhood?  Hmmmmm?

Now, most stable homeowners who live on the Westside don't live behind gates. They also don't have No Trespassing signs to keep other citizens out of the neighborhood.   The gates and sign seem very divisive to us. They separate those within from those without.

There are no homeless people near Wendy's home, and criminals would have a hard time getting in to her gated community. In fact, even citizens who might want to see the view from the bluffs on the edge of Wendy's neighborhood can't get in.

When you live behind gates, you can be holier than thou and praise the charities that are acting as magnets to bring ever more people to Costa Mesa who can't afford to live here. Behind gates you live in a secure bubble.

So, we're calling on Wendy to work to get the gates removed from her neighborhood so all the fine folks in Costa Mesa can simply walk in and wander around the streets near Wendy's home just as they can around all the other homes in Costa Mesa.

After all, we're Costa Mesan's, right Wendy?  We're different! We don't want to be like Newport Beach. So, let's end the divide in the community by removing those gates and the fence and walls that keep you, Wendy, from being one with the rest of the community.

What say you Wendy?  You praise the charities and haven't done a thing to improve the Westside in all the years you've been on the City Council, so how about you living in the same conditions that you help create and maintain for the ordinary citizens of  the Westside who don't live behind gates in a safe neighborhood?
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MARINES GET NEW JET--F-35B

The F-35B that will be used by Marines is the version of the new jet that can take off and land vertically and land on short runways. These are capabilities needed for the close support of Marine ground forces that are typical of Marine operations.

The Air Force and Navy will get other versions.
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Wendy emoting while looking down.
CAN IT BE THAT WENDY LEECE AND HER PALS ARE SIMPLY INCAPABLE OF THINKING LONG TERM?

As we think about what a waste Leece has been on the City Council, we are struck by her inability to consider the consequences of things that she promotes.

We are thinking specifically of her constant puffing of the charities.

Is it too difficult to understand that if you offer free food, free medical care, and even free cash, that you will attract and retain people in Costa Mesa who need free food, free medical care and free cash?

And is it too difficult to understand that whenever you offer such freebies, that you will attract and retain many more people from out of the area?

Folks, it is axiomatic that all organisms will gravitate to where they are comfortable and where life is easy.

The axiom is the same for flat worms in a petri dish who will congregate in the part of the dish that is most comfortable for them as it is for pigeons who will congregate near where they are being fed and also for human beings who will congregate near where they can get various freebies.

Wendy and those who think like her are continuing to make Costa Mesa a very comfortable place for people who can't afford to live here, but who are flocking here to get the freebies.

And, once here, they see that they are supported by all the charities and the fine folks from Newport Beach and by Wendy and her pals. With all the freebies and support from at least one politician, why leave?

Compassion for some that harms the rest of us is misplaced compassion.

Wendy and her friends aren't really offering a safety net for Costa Mesa citizens who have temporarily fallen on hard times, they're acting as magnets to pull in people from all over Orange County and even Los Angeles, and this is not helping make Costa Mesa a nicer place for the real citizens of this city.

As a result of all the people being pulled in, our crime is rising.  So, what is the solution offered by Wendy and her pals?  Why, it is to hire ever more police officers to try to hold down the crime  that these "kind hearted souls" have created here.

And, hiring more police officers is exactly what the employee unions want to see happen.

More crime equals more cops equals more union power.

Yes, dear friends, it is a symbiotic relationship with the public sector unions and the charity bosses supporting politicians who support the public sector unions and the charities because they benefit from what their elected puppet politicians do.

The ones who do not benefit are the stable citizens of Costa Mesa who feel unsafe in their homes and parks and even on our streets.

We live in a cause and effect universe.  For every effect we see in Costa Mesa--homeless people taking over the parks and streets and library, illegal aliens producing gang members, rising crime--there is a cause or causes.

We say that Wendy Leece and those who think like her are one of the causes of the bad effects we are seeing in Costa Mesa.  If you disagree, let us know.


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Sunday, November 18, 2012

CM PRESS # 45


BREAKING: SUNDAY, 11/18, 5:06 PM--The Registrar counted votes today and Monahan now leads Stephens by 149 votes.  Yesterday, Monahan was ahead by 141.
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WILL GENIS BE GOOD FOR IMPROVEMENT OR WILL SHE FALL IN LINE WITH THE IMPROVEMENT OBSTRUCTIONISTS SUCH AS LEECE?

It's hard to tell.  Genis is smart and she has some conservative streaks. We should know soon after she takes her seat on the dais whether she's completely gone lefty ala Leece.

We'll be closely watching and reporting.
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THE COUNT GOES ON EVEN THOUGH STEPHENS HAS CONCEDED

In yesterday's (11/17) count, the Registrar of Voters reports [HERE] that Gary Monahan has increased his lead over Stephens by 141 votes.  On Friday (11/16), Monahan led by 138 votes.
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POOR WENDY LEECE DOESN'T UNDERSTAND THAT SHE'S PART OF THE PROBLEM WITH COSTA MESA AND NOT THE SOLUTION

HERE are some comments that Wendy made on her blog back in June of this year in which she calls for hiring more police officers instead of making our city nicer to attract and retain upwardly mobile people.

Wendy is like a person who is drilling holes in the bottom of a ship while calling for hiring more people to patch the holes that she herself is drilling.  And, sadly, she can drill holes so fast that we'll never be able to hire enough people to fill the holes.

The solution, of course, is to simply stop drilling holes and then you don't need to keep hiring people to patch the holes.

Perhaps the above is too abstruse--and, we're sure it is for Wendy--so let us explain a little, but indulge us, please, as we make larger points about world views before we zero in on the specifics of Costa Mesa.

--First, everything in the dynamic universe and in all of its parts, including right here on Earth, changes. Change is inevitable and is what happens when you have movement; and without movement there would be no existence at all.

--Second, people make a city what it is. A city is not static or frozen in time. It, like the universe itself, is dynamic and constantly changing.

--Third, people are free to move to any city where they want to live, and like all organisms, people try to move to where they are comfortable.

--Fourth, a city can make itself the type of place to attract certain types of residents. This is no different from how a bar attracts a certain type of patron. In the case of a bar, if you have a cowboy theme, you'll attract cowboys.  If you have an Irish theme, you'll attract another crowd. If you have a gay bar, you'll get a different crowd.  

And, so it goes.  Remember, a city is going to automatically change (see the first point above) and automatically attract people even if the city doesn't intentionally try to make itself attractive to this or that type of citizen.  This being the case, why not manage the eternal changes and consciously make your city the place that will attract upwardly mobile people who will fill the schools with their high-performing  children; who will not be criminally inclined; who will take care of themselves and their neighborhood?

If you have such people, you don't need as many cops, because there's not as much crime.  It you don't have such people, you'll have to keep hiring more and more cops and you'll never have enough.

So, how do you fashion your city to attract such contributing citizens?  You start fixing up your city--you remove the broken windows, you work to attract top class businesses and colleges, you make the streets and parks attractive.  You set certain standards for the way the city should look and feel.

Okay, so back to Wendy.  Wendy praises the charities that are acting as magnets that are attracting and retaining downwardly mobile people--people who do need to be on the public dole or they couldn't afford to live here. 

And among these people are many who are mentally ill or who break many laws.  Yes, it's sad, but the world is full of people who need help in one way or another.  Should we let Wendy and her friends bring them all here to Costa Mesa?  We don't think so.

So, as Wendy and her pals attract such people to Costa Mesa, (read drilling holes in the bottom of the ship) the crime goes up, and  then they call for hiring more police (read workers to patch the holes that Wendy and her pals are drilling all the time).

Stop drilling holes in the ship that is Costa Mesa Wendy.  There are many citizens in this ship with you who want a crime free and nicer city and they see that you're part of the problem.  Get your world view straightened out to reflect reality.
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Saturday, November 17, 2012

CM PRESS # 44

SPEAKING OF IMPROVING THE WESTSIDE--WHICH WE DO IN THE COLUMNS BELOW...

At its next meeting (11/20), the City Council will vote on  a contract with a landscape architect to come up with ideas for improving W. 19th Street [HERE].   Hopefully, the good Council members will approve the contract.

We have our fingers crossed that the landscape architect will come up with some good plans and that the Council will move quickly to fund  those plans and make them a reality.
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THE KEY TO IMPROVING ALL OF COSTA MESA IS THE WESTSIDE

Maybe it's time to once again clearly state why we first started publishing the CM PRESS.

Back in the late 90's, we became aware of gang and crime problems in Costa Mesa, and we also became aware that our Council members at that time were in denial and especially about the gangs.

One Council member even used to try to convince people that there were no gangs in Costa Mesa and that what we were seeing was just youths dressed like gang members and acting like gang members.

Then, we had a gang killing at the Taco Bell on the corner of Harbor and Wilson.  Soon, there were more gang crimes and still the Council at that time was in denial.  Active denial.

So, we began looking into what was really going on in Costa Mesa.

It soon became apparent that most of the crime and gang problems were linked in one way or another to slum apartments and illegal aliens mostly on the Westside.  We also saw links with some of the charities that were concentrated on the Westside.

To help get things fixed, we began publishing the CM PRESS and we started taking time away from our family to attend many City Council meetings and speaking out.

That was essentially the start of the Improvement movement--a very loosely organized group of citizens who wanted to drive down crime and take back Costa Mesa from the criminals and also from the out of towners who were often contributing in one way or another to the downscale conditions.

Eventually, our efforts and those of many others who joined in, led to the Westside Plans (that you can access over on the right of this page) and these efforts also led to the election of several Council members who the Improvers believed would help with Improvement and who we had hoped would implement the Westside Plans.

Wendy Leece was one of those people we helped elect who we thought would help with improvement.  Unfortunately, we were very wrong about Wendy, and her eight years on the Council have really just been a wasted seat for improvement.

The hope of most Improvers right now is that Righeimer, Mensinger and Monahan, will understand the importance of improving the Westside as the key to improving the whole city.  And, so far, these three do seem to be encouraging the improvement of the infrastructure of the Westside as well as in other parts of the city; and it is this improvement of the infrastructure which is critically important to improving the Westside.

But, what do we mean by this?  We simply mean that we need to improve the appearance of  the Westside and especially W. 19th Street so that it will be attractive to upwardly mobile citizens and the businesses that they frequent.  This will cause a general uplifting of home values and other things as well.

Like attracts like.  When you have an area that looks nice, you'll attract people who have pride in the area and who will work to keep it looking nice.  The opposite is also true.  Again, like attracts like.
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Wendy emoting with pursed lips.
WENDY LEECE AGAIN SHOWS HOW OUT OF TOUCH SHE IS AS SHE EMOTES IN THE DAILY PILOT

Be sure to read Wendy's comments following the article about Stephens conceding the election to Monahan HERE.

In her comments, Wendy sounds delusional as she tries to push the idea that the citizens of Costa Mesa have given Wendy and Sandy Genis some sort of mandate because Genis was elected.

Ah, Wendy, if you knew anything about local politics you'd know that in a three seat election, libs and/or a woman will usually get one seat.  It really is a 2/3--1/3 situation that often plays out in such elections.

Also, you will remember that all three of your candidates had the best positions on the ballot.

Stephens was number one, Weitzberg was number two and Genis was number three.  On a vote for 3  ballot, you can count on a lot of  lazy votes going to the top three, and since your top three were linked as an ersatz slate, there is nothing to crow about when two lost.

You will also remember, Wendy, that the employee unions, in trying to put another puppet on the Council to keep giving huge salaries and benefits to these employees, spent thousands of dollars to try to elect your three candidates and defeat Measure V.  So, it wasn't some spontaneous uprising of ordinary citizens who voted in Genis and voted down V.  To think it was, is absurd.

In her comments, Wendy knocks right sizing our local government and she knocks the charter as she gushes that "we" (who's "we") don't want our city to be reinvented.

Wendy has been a big waste of a seat on the Council.  She lives in a gated community on the Westside and is out of touch with the problems of the area.  Instead of trying to help improve the Westside, Wendy has spent her years on the dais praising charities that are helping keep the area downscale and she's never tried to implement the Westside Plans.
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ANOTHER ARTICLE IN THE REGISTER ABOUT COSTA MESA'S HOMELESS PROBLEM

Folks, Costa Mesa doesn't have a homeless problem, it has a pathological altruist problem and a problem with an over concentration of charity businesses that attract and keep homeless people and illegal aliens in the area where they can get the freebies.

As we've written before, the charities have a profitable (for the charity bosses) business model:

Just attract more and more people to Costa Mesa to use the services and you (as a charity boss) get to keep your cushy job.

And, you'll also be lauded in the Daily Pilot for your kind compassion.

Of course, you'll make so much money that you won't have to live near your charity businesses and the unsafe conditions that you are helping create.  And, when citizens who do live near the problems complain, you can have some of your free volunteers from Newport Beach write nasty letters to the Daily Pilot about how heartless these citizens are.
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Friday, November 16, 2012

CM PRESS # 43

BREAKING:  ACCORDING TO THE DAILY PILOT AT 11:00 PM 11/16, STEPHENS HAS CONCEDED TO MONAHAN

And now we offer this quiet little tune from the Dropkick Murphys.
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BREAKING:  MONAHAN PULLS FURTHER AHEAD OF STEPHENS

11/16, 5:08 PM--In the just released latest count, Gary Monahan has 138 more votes than John Stephens.  Yesterday, Monahan was ahead by 132 votes.

As we've written before, Monahan has never once been behind Stephens. Although we don't know how many votes are left to count, we believe there are so few that there is no chance of Stephens catching Monahan.  Still, we'll keep watching and reporting on the latest counts as long as they continue.

Here's the link to the Registrar's website where you can see all the votes.
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FAMOUS CELEBRITY TV CHEF IN GREAT BRITAIN GETS GRIEF FROM WIMPS FOR CALLING A NON-WHITE GHETTO A GHETTO

Instead of groveling and saying "I'm not a racist," the chef said she was "surprised any of the people who might object could read what I wrote as it is written in English."

Go chef!
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A LITTLE OF OUR WORLD VIEW

We wrote yesterday how there is a plan afoot to poison  millions of  rats on the Galapagos Islands.

We also wrote that this is natural selection via poison.

Let us explain a little more, because we find it ironic that this attempt to kill off rats is taking place on the Galapagos Islands--the very islands that provided Charles Darwin with his major insights that led to his theory of evolution.

One of the key elements of Darwin's theory is natural selection.  Natural selection is the process whereby nature selects out the best organisms for any environmental niche by eliminating those who can't compete and replacing them with others who are better adapted to those environmental niches.

Now, because we live in a dynamic universe where everything moves and everything changes, no organisms, and in this case, those such as certain lizards, birds and tortoises, that seem to be the best adapted to an environmental niche--such as the Galapagos Islands--don't get a free ride forever.

Just because organisms are the first in, doesn't give them any moral high ground or guarantee that this is their area forever.  And, just to be more precise, they are probably not really the first in at all, and simply replaced earlier forms and the earlier forms replaced even earlier ones going back to when the first life appeared on Earth.

Also, even among the so-called native species on the Galapagos Islands--the lizards, birds and tortoises, there has always been a constant competition for the best suited for all of the micro-environments. That's the way it is with all life.

In time, and  in every niche, environmental conditions will change and other organisms will arrive there; such as rats arriving on the Galapagos Islands. A static environment and complete isolation are almost impossible to maintain.

And, these other organisms might have adaptations that give them survival advantages over the earlier inhabitants such that the new arrivals may eliminate the older ones.  That is what is going on today on the Galapagos Islands.  The aggressive, hungry and fast breeding rats are taking over and they're eliminating the other organisms that live there.

So now there is a plan to try to kill off the rats with poison.  What will happen?  Millions of rats will die, but some of them will develop mutations that make them directly immune to the poison or some will be clever enough to avoid the poison or will in some way survive.  Those survivors will breed a new generation of rats that will continue to thrive and they'll continue to take over the Galapagos Islands to the detriment of the older species found there.

Why will this happen? To really understand on a deeper level, you have to know that every organism has a DNA code within it that makes that organism as it is.

Now, think of that DNA code as though it is a computer which has been programmed to expand the particular kind of life it has fashioned to fill all of existence.  To do this, it must overcome all obstacles thrown in its way and it must compete better than other organisms.

Some DNA codes are better at this than others. The DNA code for rats is one of the codes that has proven itself to be better than some others because it is able to adapt quickly to get through, over, around or under most obstacles thrown in its way.

It does this primarily because of  a very high birth rate which allows the DNA code sufficient material and time to bring forth a new ONE, a branching of the older version that may not only not die from the poison, but which may actually relish it, or it may bring forth a new ONE that is simply smarter than others, or a new ONE that has dietary preferences that makes poison bait unattractive to it--there are many possibilities and many of them will be automatically explored via constant mutations.

It is this way with all life, including humans, as nature constantly tinkers with life to bring forth the best form to compete for and occupy every environmental niche.

Whenever there are winners in the struggle for survival, there must also be losers.

Another example that we often use of this evolutionary process is the rise of White people in Europe.

Rickets
We mutated to have white skin to be better adapted to less sunny conditions.

Our white skin allows in more sun than darker skin and this gives us a survival advantage since with more sun in, we can make more Vitamin D.

Without proper levels of Vitamin D, people can develop the soft bone condition rickets.

Rickets shortens the lives of those with the condition. Since they die young, they produce fewer children.  In time, those who produce the most children, who also survive to produce children, take over that environmental niche. That's what happened in Europe. That's another example of natural selection.
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UNIONS KILL TWINKIES--18,000 WORKERS SOON TO BE OUT OF WORK AND ON THE PUBLIC DOLE

Actually, fear not, Twinkies lovers, late night programmers and smokers of Mother Nature's medicinal plants, the Twinkies name (also Ding Dongs et al.)  and  all  products owned by Hostess, are valuable assets.

You needn't stock your pantry with a 30 or 40 year supply of Twinkies--which seem to have a shelf life longer than your average large turtle.

If you read the above article, you'll see that Hostess is going to sell its assets--that includes the Twinkies name and the right to make the product.  The buyer(s) will more than likely set up production in  non-union areas of the country.

It often happens that a company, often an old time company such as Hostess, is more valuable when parted out than as a whole, and with the unions demanding ever more, the suits have apparently decided this is the case.
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DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY

Ann Coulter understands...a little.  But, there's much more. There really is a world wide war against White people going on.

If you haven't noticed, then you need to pay attention and be able to connect logical
dots.

Three cheers for skinny women
with low levels of eumelanin and
big guns.
As we indicated yesterday, Mitt  Romney lost the election because all non-White groups saw White Romney as their common foe and Black Obama as their common friend.  And, the non-Whites were joined by self-loathing lefty Whites who are blind to reality and who voted against their own best interests.

Romney presented the traditional American ideas of self-reliance, trying to do your best, succeeding in all things on merit, not taking welfare or government aid and similar things.  And, as usual, Romney (as well as many other Whites including conservatives) tried to portray these ideas as aracial universal ideas of humanity that would appeal to everyone.

Well, these ideas don't appeal to everyone.  Many distinct peoples see these as White ideas, or Old White Male ideas, or if you want to mince your words, you'll call them Western ideas.

Take that idea of succeeding on merit.  That is considered an Old White Male idea, and Obama summed it up when he said "You didn't build that."

Just today [HERE], we read that a court has struck down Michigan's ban on affirmative action.

 In other words, the court said that merit isn't the criteria for getting into college--your skin color is what is important, and especially if your skin color is anything but White.

Look at the photo of the Black woman protesting against the ban on affirmative action.

Her Orwellian sign reads "Stop the racist attack on affirmative action."  You get that, right? In her dystopian view, it's racist to have people accepted to college on a color blind basis, but it's not racist to accept them according to their skin color.

This is not my America.  Is it yours?
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