Sunday, June 28, 2009

Concerts Saved, Plus A Brace Of Buffoons

Here we are, in the starting blocks for a short week as we head for the July 4th Independence Day holiday next weekend, so I thought I'd give you a little summary of some things that made the local blogs over this past weekend.


First, Bill Lobdell over at the Daily Voice, first told us of Katrina Foley's announcement that she's managed to find some funding for the Concert in
the Park series. You can read his entry and Foley's comments HERE. It's nice to know that not all of our council members approve of deleting all the family-oriented activities in our city. Let's hope the remainder see the light and vote to restore the concerts at the July 7th council meeting. Congrats to Foley and those organizations who stepped up to save the concerts.


Then, over at the highly successful Orange Juice Blog, blogger Art Pedroza gave us his take on the announced candidacy of our young jailer (is he?)/mayor for Van Tran's 68th State Assembly seat. You can read that entry HERE. I think you'll find a couple of the comments appended to it to be especially interesting. Has anyone figured out whether Mansoor will have to abandon his job as jailer if he's elected to the Assembly? Wonder if his
pension is vested...?


Finally, we just can't begin this week without a comment on The Mouth From Mesa North... the poor deluded fellow just can't seem to get over the fact that the Costa Mesa Parks and Recreation Commission took up the issue of the Aztec Basketball League again, and passed it. I guess, upon reflection, the members decided that his rant at the previous meeting which seemed to polarize four of them, was just so much hot air - a commodity The Mouth has plenty of and which he spouts all too frequently. So, this weekend, he launched into yet another tirade on the subject - this time chiding the editors of the Daily Pilot for their stand on the


I'm afraid The Mouth is rapidly becoming irrelevant in our city. Perhaps we should see if Paul Salata, the creator of Irrelevant Week, to see if he can find a place for The Mouth in his event. The Mouth has decided to turn his previously locally-focused cesspool of a blog into an aggregator, folding in links to a bizarre collection of articles from around the world - most of which have absolutely nothing at all to do with life in Costa Mesa. Many do have relevance to his anti-anything-but-white position, however. I'm sure his Costa Mesa neighbors can hardly wait to read that tripe.

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Anonymous Eric Christensen said...

Gee I sure hope you are getting this Aztec basketball thing right. It seems this is just the kind of thing that will boost the Mouth to new heights. On the other hand, regular folks won't get any mileage out of it at all.

6/29/2009 09:30:00 AM  
Blogger Humberto said...

Geoff, I just went to the Mouth's blog to read his latest entry. He's so pissed off over the Aztecs issue; It's easy to notice his pain, and I love it. I also noticed that someone made a comment. I'm sure, even though this issue is killing him, he must've had a few friends in his rotten cave to have a few drinks to celebrate the first ever response. Unless, like it often happens, he's written that message.

6/29/2009 09:39:00 AM  
Blogger The Pot Stirrer said...

Eric, me, too. It seems pretty straight forward. The Aztec Basketball League has operated without difficulty for 9 years, mainly in Santa Ana. By permitting them to operate at the Downtown Recreation Center we maximize the use of the facility and make some money at a time when we need it. If it turns out to be a bad decision they can be turned away at any time. Their history is one of being a good tenant, paying their bills on time and causing no trouble. The Mouth makes a big deal of this arrangement dispossessing "Costa Mesa" residents, although we don't know for sure just how many of the 22 or so people who would drop in and play basketball and volleyball are actually residents of the city.

The way this is set up now, we are not tied to Aztec Basketball for any particular time. If they happen to be the successful bidder then there will be a specific contract period. In the meantime, they will play some of their games at our facility and we get a chance to see what kind of an impact they make. Sounds like a good deal for both sides. As I've said before, The Mouth would not have gotten up off his couch and sprinted to the Council Chambers if this had been the Celtic Basketball league, or the Nordic Basketball League - or the Aryan Brotherhood Basketball League.

Humberto, I saw the comment, too. Since he recently was begging for comments, I suspect that he's just taken the path of least resistance and writes the comments himself... I know for certain that he doesn't publish every comment contributed - I've heard that from a few reliable sources. He's such a hypocrite. What a sad and unfulfilled life he leads... pathetic.

6/29/2009 10:05:00 AM  

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