Thursday, July 31, 2008

Costa Mesa Council Race Update

Well, our world got just a little more interesting over the past day or so. First, the Daily Pilot reported today that someone named Nicholas Moss has pulled papers to run for the Costa Mesa City Council this fall. To describe Mr. Moss as a newcomer, as the Pilot did, doesn't even come close. Still, that's not bad - new ideas on this cam
paign trail will be welcome.

Then, when I checked with the City Clerk, I found out that two more residents have pulled papers - William Sneen and Lisa Reedy.

I don't know a thing about Mr. Sneen, but will assume he's related to former school board member Linda Sneen.

Lisa Reedy is the president of the Mesa del Mar homeowners association and has been an occasional speaker before the city council on issues that affect that community. She always struck me as being articulate and prepared.

So, we're now up to seven people who have indicated they are serious about a run for city council. These three new people, plus the chance of a few more in the 6 days left to officially file their paperwork, should make for a very interesting campaign season.


I don't think more bodies on the ballot will necessarily mean the best three candidates will be chosen. What it will do is provide a breadth of discussion at candidate forums. That may also dilute the number of tough questions asked.

Of course,
Reedy's presence creates speculation about whether she will take votes from Linda Dixon and Reedy's neighbor, Katrina Foley.

This is going to be fun. Stay tuned.


In the meantime, Mr. U. Know-Who, the Mesa North Blowhard, continues to rave like a lunatic at the author of the CMTRUTH blog - must be because he's struck a nerve. The pathetic loser apparently doesn't really like the spotlight, although he's never shunned it in the past. In fact, he's specifically sought it out at council meetings, where he would wave his books around like some kind of a carnival shill. We assume he's angry because he doesn't know the identity of the author of the blog and, as a result, can't personally attack him.

There's a handy link to the CMTRUTH blog over on the right side of the page, if you care to read his take on the guy known in some circles as "Mensa Marty" - a much too generous term, in my estimation. CMTRUTH continues to put a smile on my face...

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Blogger CMTRUTH said...

should be an interesting race indeed

7/31/2008 07:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is CMTRUTH? I hope it is as smart as you think it is because even though it is entertaining, if it slips up "mensa marty" will turn the tables on it and make us all look bad.

8/01/2008 07:26:00 AM  
Blogger The Pot Stirrer said...


I don't follow your concern. CMTRUTH simply expresses an opinion on the blog backed up by personal experience. The Mesa North Neanderthal doesn't like it because he doesn't know the identity of CMTRUTH, so can't make his attacks more personal. I fail to see how anything CMTRUTH does or doesn't do could "make us all look bad". What did you have in mind with that comment?

8/01/2008 08:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is kind of like that old saying, 'don't get into a mud fight with a pig, all you get is muddy and the pig likes it.' Have you seen the back and forth on their two blogs? Based on what you have written about these two, don't you think most people will assume you and CMTRUTH are on the same side? If CMTRUTH steps in it, it could reflect on everyone who is against you know who. Unless you know him and believe he is unimpeachable, (like his connection to the CMPD) well, I would be careful. Do you know his identity?

8/01/2008 11:13:00 AM  
Blogger The Pot Stirrer said...

Kent, CMTRUTH obviously values anonymity. The views expressed on that blog are those of the author and certainly may coincide with some expressed here from time to time. That doesn't mean that we both will agree all the time. I have no way to validate CMTRUTH's credentials, but the body of work presented so far certainly demonstrates an inordinate proximity to the gang issue. If CMTRUTH chooses to wrestle with a pig - your example - that's fine with me. I'm enjoying the show...

8/01/2008 11:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

make you all look bad? Please, as soon as we post some non facts get back at us mr. morrow.

8/01/2008 11:25:00 AM  

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