Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Righeimer Faces Recall!

UH-OH!
Just when you thought it might turn out to be a nice, quiet little Costa Mesa City Council meeting, up pops a major story so quickly you can scarcely believe your eyes and ears.


RIGHEIMER NOTIFIED OF RECALL PLAN
At the meeting Tuesday night about half-way through the Public Comments section near the beginning of the meeting, former City Council candidate Chris McEvoy stepped to the speaker's podium, asked that a document be handed to Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer.  Once he was sure Righeimer had the single sheet of paper in his hands McEvoy - a high school math teacher - read his copy of it.  The title of the document is "Notice of Intention To Circulate Recall Petition" and with the delivery to Righeimer he is officially notified that McEvoy intends to gather signatures on petitions to recall him for his role in approving the now-withdrawn agreement with the proposed developers of Banning Ranch.  Although all four men on the council voted to approve the agreement, only Righeimer is eligible to be recalled.  McEvoy has not yet responded to my note requesting clarification of his action.


LEECE AND RIGHEIMER GOING AT IT
I kind of knew this might be an unusual meeting when Righeimer and councilwoman Wendy Leece got into a heated exchange as they left the dais for the closed session meeting that preceded the regular meeting.  We later found out what that was all about.
 

CAMPAIGN SIGNS
Several speakers addressed the destruction and/or theft of campaign signs - a serious problem this time around.  All decried the actions and called for everyone to stop this vandalism.  That prompted council members Mensinger and Monahan to also complain about the expense of sign theft and damage. 


MENSINGER WHINES
During council member comments Mensinger, in addition to complaining about sign damage and theft - he said it has to stop because it's a freedom of speech issue. He complained about speakers before the council characterizing members of the council as corrupt - an act he described as "demented".  He complained that his teenage sons might hear it and basically made what amounted to a campaign speech.  He described the campaign as "A battle between the reasonable and the unreasonable.


I-405
Mayor Eric Bever told us he's continuing the fight for Alternative #2 on the proposed I-405 widening that will be considered on October 22nd by the full Orange County Transportation Authority Board.  He also complained about campaign mail and requested CEO Tom Hatch to look into a problem about a patriotic banner rejected at the Senior Center.  During a mini-rant about criticism of the council he actually used the phrase, "neener, neener, neener".  Ever the infant...
 

BEVER VACILLATES
He then told us that he didn't want the soup kitchen to be closed - a lie, because that's exactly what he said at the last meeting - but that he wanted CEO Hatch to investigate it and SOS as nuisance businesses under that definition in the municipal code.  He complained that their presence adversely affected their neighbors.  He referred to his bible, which apparently doesn't say  "it's OK to do a good deed and screw-over your neighbors."  Ever the class act.


RIGHEIMER'S TURN
Righeimer began by raving about the Feet To The Fire Forum the previous night, then launched off into a dissertation on campaign mailers.  He produced several items that he said were produced by "outside" entities - unions and other groups from outside the city.  He decried the influence of outside entities, but conveniently forgot to mention the role his pals at the OC GOP have in this campaign.  For example, they produced this hit piece on Sandra Genis that ended up in my mailbox this week that violates Ronald Reagan's  so-called 11th commandment - "
"Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican."
(click to enlarge)

SELECTIVE MEMORY
It was during this segment that he said, "Remember when the Orange County Fire Authority came and tried to take over our fire department."  Of course, that's a lie.  The OCFA was invited in by our firefighters association to provide an assessment of the organization as a way to find ways to improve operations and save money.  The council had to approve that move because it involved an agreement of shared cost for the investigation.  That's just another example of Righeimer's selective memory.


RIGHEIMER ATTEMPTS TO EMBARRASS LEECE
Then the stuff really hit the fan as Righeimer began to discuss a "letter" that Leece had "sent" that "accused some council members of corruption".  It turns out that this was what caused the heated discussion earlier in the evening between those two.  Leece argued that it was inappropriate conversation, particularly since nobody had a copy of the letter.  Bever rebuffed her complaint and then permitted Righeimer to read the entire message - the word "corruption" was never mentioned.  When he finished the audience applauded at the content.
 

FREE SPEECH
Righeimer, Bever and Leece got into a discussion of her allegation of Brown Act violations and they went round and round, with Bever complaining that she shouldn't say things she couldn't prove - improprieties by the "two-man committees" that came up with the outsourcing scheme.  Eventually, stand-in City Attorney Christian Bettenhausen said she could say anything she wanted because it was protected as free speech.


LEECE'S TURN
When it came time for Leece to speak she covered a wide range of issues, including an acknowledgment of the passing of Bobbi Hedrick, long time volunteer at the CMPD.  When she discussed the letter Righeimer had read she said she wasn't talking about corruption, she was concerned about the integrity of some council members.  At that point Bever lost it and interrupted her presentation, shut her off and told her to "Rein it in, will ya?"  Another quote for the Bever archives of boneheaded statements.
 

CHARTER FOLLY
During the Consent Calendar retired city employee Perry Valantine pulled one of the Warrants to discuss payments to various employee organizations as a tool to demonstrate the inadvisability of one segment of Jim Righeimer's Charter - the one that prohibited the city from deducting funds from employees to be used for political purposes.  He demonstrated the folly of such a rule.
 

CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS
Leece pulled the item about hiring two more code enforcement officers and got a lengthy explanation from staff  It was during this lengthy discussion that Bever, again, lost control of himself and demanded that Leece stop "beating up Lobdell".  Leece had used him as an example of poor hiring timing.  When Leece attempted to explain Bever said, "I don't want to have a discussion," and just shut her off again!  Ever the class act.  The council approved the item.
 

 NO MEETINGS UNTIL NOVEMBER 20TH
Because the council had earlier decided to abandon the meeting scheduled for November 6th - election day - the next meeting will be held on November 20th.  That will likely be the meeting when we know, for sure, the results of the elections and have certified results from the Registrar of Voters.  The following meeting, on December 6th, will be the final one of the year - when the winners in the council race are seated.  So, we have a month off.


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54 Comments:

Anonymous Themistocles said...

Thanks for posting the Genis hit piece with the laughable "career politician" attack that ruins the credibility of any of the rest of the mailer. Sandy was on the City Council for eight years, but has not held office for the last 16 years. I guess that is technically "on and off for nearly 25 years", but it is nonsense to anyone with a glimmer of common sense.

10/17/2012 03:38:00 AM  
Blogger just wondering... said...

One question...where can we sign the recall petition?

10/17/2012 04:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Mike McNutt said...

Stay Classy, Beve...

And where can I sign that petition?

10/17/2012 07:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Nuts at Council said...

McEvoy is a nut. Amazing that he and Joel Flores teach our children.

McEvoy loses the election fair and square. Then takes one issue and does a recall against the #1 vote getter? Now Righeimer has to go hire a lawyer and decend himself.

It is Wendy Leece who should be recalled. Sbe is not fit to serve.

Wendy's letter, yes i signed it, no I didn't, is a joke to have a sitting council member sign a letter alleging corruprion, etc. Really Wendy? No you are aligning herself with Marshall Krupp?

This election is really dividing our city.

10/17/2012 07:21:00 AM  
Anonymous realR's don't court unions said...

for the record: Genis is not a fellow Republican. we have not seen her at R events for years. She is allowed to register as an R of course but that is just mislabeling the lady. She is an anti growth, anti water, anti R, anti people, anti youth LIBERAL!
We just call her Auntie G.

10/17/2012 07:34:00 AM  
Blogger The Pot Stirrer said...

realR's...
Let me get this right. In your view, anyone who does not attend "R events" is unworthy of being called a "Republican"? Why does it come as NO surprise to me that those of you that apparently form the power elite in MY Republican party have such an attitude. So much for that "big tent".... And you wonder why the Republican party is losing ground in this state. Amazing!

10/17/2012 07:54:00 AM  
Anonymous The Time Has Come said...

A lot of people think McEvoy's "non-campaign" was a blunder that helped put Napoleon Righeimer into office.

The recall is an excellent way for McEvoy to set things right.

To Do List 10/17/12:

1) Contact McEvoy, offer money and help;
2) Start organizing boycott of Valerie's agency because of Fisler's support of Riggy and company.

10/17/2012 08:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Name Calling said...

Extremist attacking Genis for not being "Republican enough":

"We just call her Auntie G."

We just call her competent and loyal to Costa Mesa.

10/17/2012 08:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Teachers Needed said...

Whacko whining about Napoleon:

"Righeimer has to go hire a lawyer and decend himself."

Could a punk like this "decend" any further?

Maybe you oughta go beg McEvoy, Flores, or Ms. Goldmann to teach you how to write..

10/17/2012 08:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Mary Ann O'Connell said...

Geoff you give realR's and his cronies too much credit labeling the exclusionary hate mongers as "power elite." Those post name says it all - he's a real arse.

Now, where can I sign that petition?

10/17/2012 08:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Yanky said...

SANDY GENIS: FUN KILLER

Why does Sandy hate clowns, playing video games, and Disneyland? I heard she also doesn't like to play with kittens. Someone needs to ask these tough questions.

10/17/2012 08:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Daniel said...

Geoff, you nailed it with the "power elite" comment. As evidence of the elitist attitude, look no further than Riggy's comment on Monday night. "Irvine is safer because they have more residents with college degrees." What a pompous, elitist comment.

It just goes to the mindset of these guys. They're smarter than the rest of us, so we should all just sit quietly and become their subjects.

I suppose that blue collar, skilled labor types are going to be criminals in Riggy's world.

10/17/2012 08:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Typical council meeting. said...

Mensinger has got to be kidding! Words and actions have consequences.

Maybe Mensinger should take a look in the mirror.

And this whole BS about council is just defending itself is laughable and should be an alert to these people and their characters.

They broke the rules and then got sued. The employees didn't just sue them for nothing. These council members have integrity or honor.

Just wait until developers are promised contracts, variances or whatnots because of the campaign donations and other promises then get broken and developers start suing the city.

Do some of us think you are corrupt Mr. Mensinger?Indeed we do.

Things lIke trying to strong arm the Harbor Soaring Society into asking for a paved launch area so you can get parking in Fairview Park for Pop Warner is small compared to what some think you will do.

It didn't work but Harbor Soaring felt the pain of payback when you guys only approved them for a year because of it.

Do I think you are corrupt? Absolutely. You want to bring your family into it? Sadly, I feel sorry for them because of who you are.

10/17/2012 08:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Non koolaid drinker said...

I sure hope the OCGOP doesn't become like white racist groups. They are already in this election dividing our party.

If you aren't with us on everything you are against us.
Seems to be the comments from certain republicans and council supporters these days.

Personally those types of comments don't represent this republican.

Besides local elections shouldn't even be about party, they should be about community.

10/17/2012 08:52:00 AM  
Blogger just wondering... said...

Did you catch the stupid remark by Mensinger on tv the other night? Attacking the movie people for filming on the freeway and inconveniencing people? Then said, but if they want to open a studio here, we'd be glad to accommodate them. So its okay if they have a business here. Its just about money to him. What a hypocrit.

10/17/2012 08:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Sign your name on the dotted line said...

It will be interesting to see how many sign that recall petition, especially since King Riggy thought he was untouchable during this election year. Line up and sign the petition people, show Riggy how much we love him.

10/17/2012 09:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Better Question said...

Why was West occupying Millard's seat last night?

10/17/2012 09:50:00 AM  
Blogger The Pot Stirrer said...

Because JimmyFitzy was in mine! Just like junior high school!

10/17/2012 10:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anti G said...

If Sandy wants to call herself a Republican that is fine. She seems out of step with the party platform though. But with so many Republican voters here it is a smart move. And she is not a career politician. She wanted to be but lost her last two elections so technically is not. If we are going to recall Riggy I bet they put Wendy in the same recall election so let's be careful. And Weichan realtors is also backing Colin so we need to boycott more than just Val's business, use Redfin. Just hope you don't want to sell your home and lose thousands by your boycott. Those two realtors do immense good for the city with all their activities but they must be shunned do to being Republican orentated as most businesses are.

10/17/2012 10:16:00 AM  
Blogger kwahlf said...

Geoff- LOL! Fitzy, Mensy, Riggy and Bever, forever the class acts. Small wonder I was slimed with lies from the CMTA rep. yesterday. That's who they are.
Next CC meeting I hope someone tells Bever to STHU when yells at Wendy. Who does that jackass think he is, Napolean?

Now, where can I sign that recall petition?

10/17/2012 10:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Tolerant said...

Better Question:
"Why was West occupying Millard's seat last night?"

Pot Stirrer:
"Because JimmyFitzy was in mine!"

Very odd. First he appears on your block in a golfcart and then takes your seat at chambers. Millard takes your photo at every opportunity and talks about it. He apparently has a collection.

Why are Fitzy and the Neanderthal so obsessed? I'm all for gay rights and even gay marriage if that's the case, but everyone knows Geoff is hetero.

10/17/2012 10:42:00 AM  
Blogger The Pot Stirrer said...

Anti G,
To put Leece on a recall ballot it requires a completely separate effort, separate petitions, etc.

10/17/2012 10:45:00 AM  
Blogger The Pot Stirrer said...

Tolerant,
OMG! Are you saying I'm attracting a Neanderthal racist and a village idiot? Better change my after shave! ;-)

10/17/2012 10:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Rob said...

McEvoy's recall effort is pure political theater. If anyone thinks otherwise, I have some bridges to sell you.

10/17/2012 11:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Those In the Know. said...

What is so funny about the whole Freeway filming incident is that City Staff have been working with Caltrans for months on this. They just didn't bother keeping Council in the loop. Caltrans asked to keep the filming under the radar because the film crew did not want a bunch of looky loos out there during filming. If Council, especially Mensinger and Righeimer want to blame someone, they better start with there own staff who's initials are PN and WL.

10/17/2012 11:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Bridge To My Heart said...

Hey Rob--what kind of bridge is it?What color is it?How much for that bridge? Let me know.

10/17/2012 12:21:00 PM  
Blogger Flo Martin said...

Righeimer's calling Chris McEvoy a "small mind" at last night's council meeting was really "small." Chris is participating in the democratic process by exercising his right as a US citizen guaranteed by the Constitution of the US to file such a recall. Riggy ain't got no class.

10/17/2012 12:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Ana Targ said...

Political theater you say? I've got news for you. The support and money for Chris is all ready flowing.

10/17/2012 12:50:00 PM  
Anonymous boycott! said...

I am all in for boycott of fisler's real estate business. But only after i hit him in the pocketbook by taking the free pumpkins he is handing out. Sweet! What a loser. On smartvoter guide he claims he was a planning commission, parks commissioner , 3r member, director at mesa, commissioner on lafco, and on inverstment oversight committee at city as well as board member of friends of costa mesa libraries. Doubt it. someone should research this claim. if true he should get a life and quit doing all that petty stuff.

10/17/2012 01:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Total Riggy Recall said...

How many votes did Riggy get to be elected on the City Council? Whatever that number is, bet he gets double to recall him. We'll really see how many people "support" him.

10/17/2012 01:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Sign me up! said...

I'm in for the boycott. No listings or deals for that agency until Fisler renounces Righeimer and publicly apologizes to the people of Costa Mesa.

10/17/2012 01:43:00 PM  
Anonymous oooooh, so shiny said...

stop the recall. this is in haste. it is a cut and paste petition. we should form a committee or vote in a commission to study it first. Get input from all the residents and then decide on how to proceed. Don't just rush it to an election. this is ready fire aim by McEvoy. I am not against a recall per se, just this recall, written by one man. Recall maybe, the McEvoy cut and paste recall petition : no. stop donating to it, the monies are being spent at midnight munchies. boycott that place.

10/17/2012 04:37:00 PM  
Blogger just wondering... said...

Yup! Sadly I've decided not to use Valerie's business either. I have in the past, but no longer. Fisler is costing her money.

Have you guys ever noticed that everyone that is against the 3Ms is a union thug? Either a union thug or a union spokesperson. There is no one else in the city, just union thugs and union spokespeople. They have a very warped sense of reality. Have you seen the hate and horrible things Fitzy has posted on the CMTaxpayers site? They are "in camp" with that racist Millard, they are supreme haters. Hate women, hate Dems, hate everyone except their little group.

Does this bunch really think they are garnering votes?

10/17/2012 05:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Perfect Strategy said...

Great job Captain Caveman McEvoy. After Riggy got elected with the most votes, the Unions tried to dirty him up. Then they did polling and realized the numbers were not there. So no recall went any further than a few angry vocal minority council critics and an angry blogger.

Best of luck, love your strategy. Appreciate the effort.

10/17/2012 06:35:00 PM  
Anonymous RECALL RIGHEIMER! said...

I support a recall of Righeimer! Where do I sign and where can i make a donation?

My only regret is that we didn't do that sooner for Bever who totally abdicated his position on the Council by not attending meeting after meeting and while WE the residents paid him a salary! He should never be elected to anything ever again.

10/17/2012 06:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Mike McNutt said...

Witty, Fitzy/Shiny... same thing you said on the Pilot.

10/17/2012 07:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Antonio said...

Mike wrote:
"Witty, Fitzy/Shiny... same thing you said on the Pilot."

Oh no, Mike. Fitzy assured Terry Koken that he never posts here. Do you believe him? I don't. He's an underemployed bootlicker.

And the other "Jimmy F," Fisler, shouldn't get any listings or deals because he supports those who would ruin our city. We're already sending to ReMax.


10/17/2012 09:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Can Prop 30 Save Bever? said...

Bever's mad at the world because a recent survey said Honey Boo Boo's mom has a higher IQ and lots more class than Mayor 909.

10/17/2012 09:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Karma said...

@ Jim Fitzpatrick: you have hit an all time low. You defame and maliciously distort and malign others with no regard for the truth. It's one thing to aggressively disagree and debate; it's another to flat out lie, threaten, cheat. Clearly you've lost any shred of integrity you may have ever had. You are a sad, pathetic, "little" man.

Do you think your false and nasty comments about others (Wendy Leece, Chris McEvoy, your neighbors, City Staff, Katrina Foley, Geoff West, and many residents with integrity who disagree with you and your actions) have no repurcusions? Your words/lies/actions are going to haunt you.

10/17/2012 10:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Gabe Kotter said...

@ Rob

If you have a bridge to sale then you should jump off of it.

A recall of Righeimer is the best thing to ever happen to Costa Mesa. Too bad if it costs Riggyan ulcer and money. He stated on Monday, at the Feet To The Fire forum, that if his charter is not approved then he will try again. This means more money will be spent placing it on the ballot and staff time. Riggy is determined to burn it all down just to get his way. Righeimer has his own agenda and not the city of Costa Mesa's. Recalls do succeed. Just ask the three Fullerton council members that were recalled in the June election. I suspect that a great amount of money will be donated to recalling Riggy.

Also, I am all for boycotting any business that employs Jim Fisler.

10/17/2012 11:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Mike McNutt said...

Things have changed quite a bit since Riggy first got elected. He's lost some support, but how much of that has been countered by new supporters? Have they changed enough for a successful recall? Who knows, but it will be much clearer after Nov. 6. Should the 3Ms not perform up to their own expectations and lose Riggy's majority, that might be a pretty clear indication that it's more than a stunt and could very well succeed. Should be interesting. Timing isn't great in many ways, but from a publicity standpoint it's spectacular when you stop to think about it.

It's got this small person/small mind's vote, though, that's for sure.

10/18/2012 06:24:00 AM  
Anonymous They make up stuff. said...

They have the tools to solve the pension situation that was really caused by the economy. Our city employees have shown over and over they are reasonable. CMCEA was early in the game over many other municipalities to adopt a 2nd tier and offer to pay their full share of their part of their pension.

All of that was done without their contracts being up making Righeimer a lair saying nothing can be done with employees contracts.

Fire just approved huge reforms. Yes folks without their contracts being up too.

These people just lie about everything for votes.

Newport and HB have to follow state law regarding prevailing wage. It's on applications for their RFP,s, it's stated on their websites even the ABC, pro charter out of town entity, claims Newport and HB have to follow state law regarding prevailing wage. Yet Riggy and his followers lie and say we need to be more like Newport and HB which don't pay prevailing wage.

They lie about charter committees or commissions. They say we don't need a commission or committee because that is not how it's done anymore.

Yet the other night at the forum Righeimer himself finally admitted they had been lying and Newport and HB used either a commission or a committee.

They all have used committees just for amending their charters.

It's too important of a document for our city and should be vetted carefully by a committee or commission of the incredibly talented pool of people we have in our city.

10/18/2012 08:00:00 AM  
Anonymous great customer service said...

as a long time progressive and environmentalist and liberal democrat I am amazed to see the boycott calls for the realtor I used to sell my house and purchase another one. While on opposite sides politically, Fisler and I had many good and respectful (and amusing)conversations about local politics. I could care less about who he supports, it is his right. What I wanted was a good negotiator, good marketer, and detail orientated realtor. To read comments saying we should do things to harm or even destroy his life because he doesn't think exactly like you is not only sad, it is chilling. To this day we still argue politics (with calm demeanors and respect) but every birthday and holiday I get a card and my child gets a birthday present delivered from this man. I highly recommend him. That's my 2 cents on this. The politics of personal destruction should disappear.

10/18/2012 08:30:00 AM  
Blogger just wondering... said...

I think its great that there is a recall effort, HOWEVER, its almost impossible, time consuming, and expensive.

It really would be easier to concentrate our efforts into getting the majority on the council with Genis, Stephens & Weitzberg, and making Righeimer the silent majority. He'll be made to sit in the corner quietly.

10/18/2012 08:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Antonio said...

A poster talking about Fisler:
"every birthday and holiday I get a card and my child gets a birthday present delivered from this man."

On 3/17/11 our employees got 200 presents delivered from the people this man nurtures and supports.

It is wholly appropriate to take your business elsewhere if in supporting someone financially you are undermining the city where you live and own. They have the choice then of changing the aspects of their behavior which hurt you or going somewhere else. Economic Democracy.

We use economic sanctions in foreign affairs all the time. It's an excellent tool for local government too.

No listings for Fisler or his agency until he renounces Righeimer and apologizes to the people of Costa Mesa for the harm this crew has done.

10/18/2012 11:10:00 AM  
Anonymous question said...

Geoff is riggy gets recalled what is the law regarding who takes his place? Does this law change if the charter passes?

10/18/2012 11:18:00 AM  
Blogger The Pot Stirrer said...

Cart before the horse...
We're a long way from him getting recalled... It's an uphill battle, requiring at least 9,000 signatures just to get on a ballot. Then the decision of when it goes to the people. Since no regular elections are scheduled next year it would have to be a special election. IF, and it's a HUGE IF, Righeimer were to be recalled the choices are to hold another special election to replace him or for the council to appoint someone - as they did with Mensinger when Foley resigned. Again, we're a long way from that.

10/18/2012 11:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Rob said...

I have several really nice bridges. One is orange-ish, great views of downtown SF, but can be a bit chilly. That one is $48,000,0000. Another one is much closer, and much less expensive. It goes from one part of FAirview Park to the other. That one is $10.00 OBO. I take cash. money orders, wire transfers, or credit cards.

10/18/2012 01:40:00 PM  
Anonymous MSC said...

Geoff, not true- a recall pettitions is a two part question. 1. Shall Councilmember Righeimer be recalled? 2. Who shall replace him? The choices for the second question have to be a qualified candidate as of the last general election, even if they were not a candidate in that election.

10/18/2012 01:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Randall said...

"The support and money for Chris is all ready flowing."

Sure union money...

10/18/2012 02:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Old Neighbor said...

I received a campaign mailer today from"COPS". it asks for votes on various ballot measures including Measure V and asks us to vote for Mensinger and McCarthy as staunch supporter of public safety. WTF????
I think this is the latest ploy by the three "M'S" (Mensinger's Moronic MInnions) to get the gullible populous of Costa Mesa to actually believe they support Public Safety. NOTHING could be further from the truth. Look at the record of the Council Majority towards public safety. Morale has never been lower, and good staff are leaving in droves. We saw what a disgrace Mensinger made to the badge when he used his at the airport before it got taken away from him.
Of course, the big issue now is Pension Reform. Four years ago it was Illegal Immigration and Day Workers. What be the buzz words in another four years after these creeps move on?
I've lived on the west side for 40 years and can never remember the city being so divided. It is like watching TMZ tear apart people for entertainment or cheering for your favorite sports team...blind loyalty no real understanding or concern about the major issues. As long as "your guys" get elected. Truth got lost allong the way because it never really matters to this type of mentality. It is like youth sports to dad's like Mensinger. WIN at any cost.
Sad days.

10/18/2012 03:58:00 PM  
Anonymous sk said...

To Karma,

Mr. Fitzpatrick has no integrity to lose. Glad you all see through his lies and misconceptions.

10/18/2012 08:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Someone in the Know. said...

Chief Tom Gazsi is fully on board with the lies and deceit. He knows what he signed up for. Hey Chief! What ever happened with the Righeimer DUI incident? You were going to do a full investigation. It is not like you don't know who the players are. The public has a right to know what the deal is with this.

10/18/2012 09:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Disgusted Republican said...

After RIGmeister's shameful and embarrassing behavior after the candidate forum on Thursday - attacking the organizers of the forum, and Weitzberg for talking to his daughter ( more like trying to distract her from witnessing her father's juvenile behavior), there will be plenty more people in line to sign his recall petition. I know that his latest outbursts have caused him to lose votes for his Ms and his charter. Ironic that his outbursts were really because his Ms did so poorly in the forum. If they go down, so does he! Between their poor performances and an angry little man's rantings and ravings, they lost a lot of votes Thursday. Hopefully, we won't need to have a recall because when the Ms lose, little boy Jimmy will pick up his marbles and go home screaming ME ME ME all the way!

10/20/2012 12:58:00 PM  

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