Scrooge Alive In Costa Mesa
I was just listening to the Bill Carroll Show on KFI 640 AM where new Mayor Jim Righeimer has become the darling of Carroll's show and that of John and Ken later in the afternoon.
HOW HE REALLY FEELS...
Today, near the end of the segment just before 2:30, Righeimer was lamenting the "unsustainable pensions" and saying that he's held out an olive branch to the employees and hopes to negotiate a solution without layoffs. As he talked about how employees could retire at "90% or 98%" for the rest of their lives, he said, "You almost hope there's not some new medical breakthrough that lets people live another 10 years because your gonna go bankrupt. It's kinda scary, but that's what happened here." Carroll picked up on it and, in a rush to end the segment, told Righeimer that he had the perfect headline for this story - "The new mayor of Costa Mesa is hoping retired employees die young". Righeimer laughed nervously and tried to back-peddle out of that quicksand, but it was too late.
NO HOPE FOR PEACE, ONLY MORE COMBAT
I want those two studs there to lead me into war. I'd go with them into the trenches." Well, coach, strap on that helmet - the game is afoot.