A New "Honor" For Lobdell, And More
Here's a little chuckle for you for the weekend. Those of you that harbor ill will for my friend, Bill Lobdell, because he's the messenger of some news you don't particularly want to hear will get a kick out of this.
The OC Weekly, in it's "OC's Scariest People 2011" edition yesterday, HERE, included Bill in their roster. Included in the roster are Scott Evans DeKraai, the accused mass murderer at the Seal Beach salon and the entire Fullerton Police Department and three members of the Fullerton City Council for the Kelly Thomas beating death. Bill is snuggled between "Those Prosecuting the 'Irvine 11' and Octomom, Nadya Suleman.
Now, I don't agree with some of the stuff Lobdell generated from his City Hall office, but this designation seems just a little bit harsh. However, he's taking it well - he sent it to me! Here's what they had to say about Bill:
Lobdell was a legend with the Los Angeles Times as its religion writer and wrote a critically acclaimed book about his experience. But when Lobdell couldn't adjust to the realities of the new digital age, he went to the other side: not just as a public-relations hack, but as the $3,000-per-week bagman for the city of Costa Mesa, whose City Council is pleading poverty while attempting to outsource hundreds of city jobs. The mind that once antagonized everyone from Robert Schuller to Diocese of Orange Bishop Tod D. Brown is now writing hosannas about the city's proposed belt-tightening and unleashing the same chihuahua-esque snarls against reporters that Catholic Church officials released on him not too long ago. Mitigating Factor: He was the man who confirmed long-whispered rumors that Trinity Broadcasting Network head Paul Crouch paid off a man who claimed the two of them had a homosexual tryst.
If nothing else, this should make you smile just a little bit for the weekend.
Don't forget - tonight is the movie premiere of Patrol Base Jaker at Triangle Square for our adopted Marine group.
Tomorrow, Saturday, there's the C3 basketball tournament at the Downtown Recreation Center and also, from 11:00 to 5:00 there's the Fall Festival, including chili cook off, at the Halecrest Community Center. There's plenty to do this weekend.