How Desperate Is Gary Monahan?
Just how desperate is Gary Monahan to get re-elected to his council seat next fall? I think that question answered itself today.
HOSTING A POT RALLY
Today, Sunday, January 8, 2012, our Mayor will host a rally from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at his gin mill, Skosh Monahan's, apparently in support of the many medical marijuana dispensaries that infest Costa Mesa these days.
KOCI 101.5 FM TO BROADCAST
Local radio station KOCI 101.5 FM will apparently be broadcasting live beginning at 11 a.m.
FUND RAISER, TOO
This event is apparently a fund raiser for Monahan's campaign, too. Here's an image that was displayed on the door of one of the local pot dispensaries in town, LiveWell Cooperative Caregivers, 440 Fair Drive. In case you're having a hard time reading the text, this is what it says:
Come join us in support of the Mayor of Costa Mesa as he officially joins the campaign to stop the federal government from cracking down on the rights of the medicinal cannabis users in California. he will be holding a rally at Skosh Monahan's, located at 2000 Newport Blvd. #C Costa Mesa, CA 92627 on Sunday January 8, 2012 from 10am - 2pm. KOCI 101.5FM will be broadcasting live, and the Livewell team will be there also. Present any receipt From Skosh's from that day and receive a free house joint. Also, if you make a $20 or more donation to the Mayor's campaign, you will receive a $20 Livewell credit. We need as many people as possible to join in the fight to ensure our rights as Californians to obtain our medicine legally. Hope to see all of our patients attend the event.
LAWS ARE A MESS...
Personally, I'm not a supporter of marijuana sales, medicinal or otherwise, in our city. I know the State and Federal laws on this subject are a muddle these days and I also know there has been uneven enforcement of them in Costa Mesa. Still, I'm appalled that our Mayor has chosen to be a party - pun intended - to this kind of a fund raiser. He had already lost my vote with his despicable behavior last St. Patrick's Day, but if there was even a smidgen of doubt in my mind, this eliminated it for me.
A NEW "SMOKE-FILLED ROOM"
We know he and Jim Righeimer used the friendly confines of Skosh Monahan's to hold their two-person meetings last year when they cobbled together their bogus outsourcing plans, but this event changes the definition of the old phrase, "smoke-filled room".
HOW DO YOU FEEL?
I find myself wondering how you feel about this? Even more important, perhaps Monahan would like to know. You can send him an email at: Gary.Monahan@costamesaca.gov . I'm sure he'll be happy to hear from you.