Monday, November 27, 2006

"Your Neighbor" Surfaces

Let's see now, the election is less than a month behind us and a fellow who very much resembles my theoretical character "Your Neighbor" has slithered out from under his rock again, which is no surprise to me at all. After staying under cover for the past couple months to avoid being even more of a lightning rod for controversy, he's back with a vengeance.

Your Neighbor finally appeared at a City Council meeting again last Tuesday night after a self-imposed exile during much of the campaign. I fully expect him to, once again, become a fixture before every council and commission meeting, like gnat buzzing around your head. Once again he will provide "direction" to the council majority and berate them when they don't toe the line. Ever since the election he's been crowing on his blog about the "mandate", and reminding the victors that they need to follow his lead or they will suffer the same fate as the chronically inept Chris Steel a few years ago. This guy took credit for getting Steel elected and, when Steel turned his back on him, took credit for getting him un-elected.

Two weeks ago he published an entry on his blog that is straight out of his repertoire from any one of the far right wing web sites for which he writes. This is noteworthy because he's avoided posting anything quite so incendiary on his local blog in recent years. What this tells me is that he's become very emboldened by the recent election of his chosen pair, Allan Mansoor and Wendy Leece. He recognizes that the majority on the council now - the two mentioned above combined with Mayor Pro Tempore Eric Bever - provides him with more than willing tools to move forward with his plans to move Latinos out of Costa Mesa. It looks to me like he has interpreted the "mandate" that Mansoor and Leece came away with following the election as an affirmation of his twisted philosophy. Accordingly, he's jumped right back on his soap box and has begun spewing his hatred again.

I've written about this many times in the past. Much of what I attributed to a "grand plan" for the expulsion of Latinos from Costa Mesa has come true. One major element that was rejected a couple years ago was the attempt by Mansoor and his pals to close the Orange Coast College Swap Meet. This weekend event is a venue of low end commerce and social interaction by many Latinos in our community. I fully expect there to be another attempt to shut the swap meet down using fabricated reasons early in 2007.

At a time when we should be counting our blessings for all the wonderful things we have in our little slice of paradise, Your Neighbor continues to rant and rave his garbage (to use one of Mayor Mansoor's favorite words) about the dilution of the human species, particularly insofar as the United States is concerned, by what he refers to as "blending" - the result of which is "Tan Everyman". It sickens me when I realize that, after a half century of progress in race relations in this country, Costa Mesa has become a bastion of intolerance - a place where a majority of voters were swept into the morass by the lies and deceit told by Mansoor and Leece and have now placed the future of this city in the hands of a few easily-manipulated, misguided souls. Costa Mesa will continue to be known throughout this country and the world as a place where a philosophy of intolerance controls the agenda of those in charge.

To those of you who voted Mansoor and Leece, I suspect you'll be seeing the fruits of your labor very shortly. When that happens, you'll be reminded of that old saying, "Be careful what you ask for!"

In the meantime, I hope you all had a very happy Thanksgiving holiday and that a triptophan stupor allowed you to forget the recent events in our city. It worked for me.


Anonymous watchur6 said...

"lies and deceit" by Mansoor and Leece? Please name some, I cannot find any. How about your claim that people who do not want to tolerate illegal aliens are somehow part of a grand plan to remove all Latinos from CM? (especially the Latinos who want the illegals removed). There is no evidence of this grand plan, only your continuing harping on it. Please help end the divisivness and quit talking about some grand plan. Why scare them when it is not even true? As for the swapmeet, well the student newspaper at OCC has reported stolen cars, pirated DVD's, and dope accessories (don't know how to spell paraphenallia)being sold there. How much sales tax does it generate? Hmmm....?

11/29/2006 09:44:00 AM  
Blogger The Pot Stirrer said...

All one had to do was watch the campaign evolve. Campaign literature distributed by Mansoor and Leece misrepresented the positions of Scheafer and Garlich. During the forums the mayor and his anointed running mate consistently misrepresented the position Garlich and Scheafer took on the 1901 Newport Blvd. project. With every passing day I culled my mailbox for the most recent lie from your pals.

The fact is, Mansoor and Leece frightened more than 10,000 of our voters into casting their ballots in their favor by pandering to their fear of the Latinos among us. Shame on them.

The Grand Plan is just that. Closure of the Job Center, disbanding the Human Relations Committee, etc., etc., etc. I've covered it all at length in the past. I suspect that you might be among those who authored the plan, so our view will be just a little different. Thanks for writing.

11/29/2006 04:10:00 PM  
Anonymous DVS said...

I find this quote from someone who resembles your hypothetical neighbor interesting:

"Folks, it's time that the City Council start buying up individual slum buildings, razing them and putting in the much needed sports fields."

I thought he was against sport fields because they would only encourage grown men who play soccer to show up and try to take out babies with dangerous soccer balls

Just my opinion, thank you for reading!

11/30/2006 10:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Westside said...

I thought a columnist in the Daily Pilot demonstrated with details the so called "Grand Plan" some months ago.

11/30/2006 02:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's jumped right back on his soap box and has begun spewing his hatred again?
Oh dear....that poor sucker needs to get a life.

12/02/2006 03:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Tank said...

Hey watchur6, How about the Minutsoor and Blonde Bobble Head Babe suppoter going around accusing Mike Scheafer of taking a Stupid Pill. The same supporter telling a Mike Scheafer supporter "Do you know that you are supporting a Democrate and explaining to him don't worry about giving up a part of costa mesa golf course for youth fields, that was just a ploy to get attention.I bet all the stolen cars, pirated DVD's and Dope stuff are being committed by illegal aliens. The next time I rent a DVD I'm going to ask the Asian lady, "is this a pirated DVD and by the way, are you here legally?"

12/02/2006 07:16:00 PM  

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