Now, Back To Business
OK, my arm hurts from patting my self on the back for being named Best Blog for 2008 by the OC Weekly last week, so it's time to get back to business. I've had a tough time trying to get my swollen head through doorways this weekend.
A NEW LOW, EVEN FOR HIM
Your Neighbor, the grumpy old fella who operates the CM Press, seems determined to make illegal immigration a big issue this election season. Apparently he has absolutely no shame, because he has announced with his last couple posts that he intends to provide stories of police officers allegedly murdered by illegal aliens as part of his campaign push to get his chosen three elected.
HE HAS NO SHAME!
He apparently thinks it's just fine to dump gasoline on this fire to enhance the chances of his chosen troika in the election in a couple weeks. Despicable!
I HATE COP KILLERS, TOO...
Now, you need to understand that I, too, think the death of any person is tragic. I'm a pro-cop guy - my best friend was a cop for more than three decades and I have many friends in law enforcement - so I detest any instance of a law enforcement officer losing his or her life, regardless whether the perpetrator is an illegal alien or not.
His guy apparently things every ill in our society can be directly traced to the illegal aliens among us. Or, maybe it's just because he's focusing on the Latino illegal aliens - or aliens in general - that makes his presumed outrage so suspect.
I've watched him in action for nearly a decade now and understand his underlying motivation. He's a racist, pure and simple, and will use any subterfuge to disenfranchise and discomfort the non-white population among us. The list of his "accomplishments" toward that end is too long to write here again.
PAINTED WITH THE SAME BRUSH
I don't think the three men he vociferously supports for City Council this year - Jim Righeimer, Gary Monahan and Eric Bever - are necessarily racists. However, history has demonstrated for us that he supports only those people for seats on the city council that he believes he can influence with his insidious rhetoric. That's a shame, since that shadow hanging over them may make actions they might take in the future suspect.
There are three more City Council Candidate Forums on tap before the election on November 4th. The next one is Wednesday evening, October 15th, at City Hall in the City Council Chambers. This event is hosted by the Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce and runs from 6-9 pm. This will be televised live on CMTV and replayed on tape later.
The next one is next week, on Wednesday, October 22nd at the Halecrest Community Center, 3107 Killybrooke Lane, from 6:30-9 pm. It is jointly hosted by the Halecrest/Hall of Fame Community Association and the Mesa Del Mar Homeowners Association.
The final event will be held on Tuesday, October 28th at 6 pm at the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 2850 Fairview Road between Costa Mesa High School and The Farm Sports Complex.
WHO'S YOUR HOMEY?
By the time these events have been completed every candidate will have had ample opportunity to convince you of their worthiness, or lack thereof, for office. Remember, who you hang out with and who influences you is an important consideration in any election.