Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Mansoor's Hot Air Balloon & Wendy's Blog

Remember when Allan Mansoor was elected to the State Assembly last November? Some of us muttered to ourselves, "Well, at least he'll be out of our hair and what harm can he do up there with a legislature dominated by Democrats?" Silly us..


Since his arrival in Sacramento Mansoor has been more visible in the media than ever before. His most recent adventure, today, was to announce his bill, AB961, which is intended to eliminate collective bargaining for pension benefits by California's public employees. According to some reports the bill contains no specific language, stating merely that it's the Legislature's intent to enact a law "that would reform the public retirement system."

This is very, very typical of Mansoor - toss up a balloon full of hot air with nothing else going for it. This is exactly like his "rule of law city" resolution pa
ssed in Costa Mesa last year.

What it did, though, was get his face and voice plastered all over the media, just like the good old days here in Costa Mesa. For example, he was on John and Ken on KFI radio this afternoon, shilling his vacuous idea, and also appeared on several television news shows. This thing has zero chance of passing the Assembly.


Speaking of politicians, some may know that Wendy Leece has launched a blog recently called the OC Public Square in which she posts her thoughts on issues from time to time. I linked to it a couple weeks ago. Her most recent entry, Do We Value Life In Costa Mesa?, HERE, may be of interest to you all.


Although I don't know for sure, but I suspect this will be a place where we can get some real information from our City Council. The rest of the guys on the dais seem uninterested in
communicating with their constituents, instead they make decisions based on opinions they carry to the dais without the darn interference of public input. In any event, I recommend that you give Wendy's blog a peek now and again.

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Blogger Gericault said...

He's the GOP hand puppet. Now he's doing it in the legislature. Sad thing is everyone knows why he's doing what he's doing. It's not leading , it's cheerleading. He's an obedient lap dog that does whatever he is told. Domo origato Mr. Roboto.
Here's an offer to any Mansoor supporter.....
I'll match any taxdollars that Mansoor brings back to this district, If you match any tax dollars Mansoor votes against bringing back here.
He's a do-nothing marionette on a string, and this district will be ill served for it.

2/23/2011 06:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Pot Belly said...

So, Geri in the cult, what solutions do you have to solve the union strangle hold on the state?

Or do you just like coming to the Jerry Springer blog to blend in with the other guests ...

I too challenge the Assembly Member to bring home some bacon.

As far as a marionette, trust me, the same is said about you, that you are a pawn for the horse folks. Giddee up, and out trots Geri in the cult ... provided he is self medicated the chemical balance

Being anonymous is kind of fun ... once you treat this as a Jerry Springer atmosphere that it is.

2/23/2011 11:28:00 AM  
Anonymous mike said...

I think anybody who reads this blog knows Gericault's real name, so I would hardly accuse him of anonymity - unless your name is, indeed, Pot Belly... Fight the power!

2/23/2011 12:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Barry P. said...

At least Mansoor is trying to do something to fix the problem. Too bad the Democratic legislature is bought and paid for by the unions so change is unlikely. We'll just continue on the road to bankruptcy. Those billions in unfunded pensions will pay for themselves.

As for Leece, I admire her convictions. I'd like to see her offer some solutions other than simply hit the "no" button everytime the other 4 for vote something. It's one thing to oppose something, it's another thing to have your own ideas and solutions. We've been waiting for 4 years and all we've gotten is "In God We Trust." He Wendy, why don't you propose something. We're listening!

2/23/2011 03:45:00 PM  
Anonymous John said...

Does it concern anyone else that Martin Millard is and has been a big Mansoor proponent, that he is now a big Righeimer (and by extentsion Mensinger) proponent, and that the guy is just a flat out racist?

Now, I wouldn't go as far as saying our elected (and semi-elected, you know by his pals)officials are racist, but when you have a guy who spouts the kind of stuff Millard does, you might want to overtly distance yourself from it. I guess by not doing so, is tacit approval of his point of view.

You have Millard embracing their ideas and points of view, because I am sure in his world their concept of the "new and improved Costa Mesa Inc." would include fewer "brown people". That's nearly heaven for Millard. The white folk of Costa Mesa wouldn't have to be exposed to the "slimy brown mess of glop" as Millard puts it.

I wonder what the kids Mensinger and Righeimer are so involved with would think of guys like this singing his praises? Would they feel they are guilty by association?

Here's some good links regarding Millard and his ilk. My question, is the Council of Conservative Citizens backers of Mansoor, Righeimer and Mensinger? I wouldn't doubt it.

1. (http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-report/browse-all-issues/1999/winter/sharks-in-the-mainstream?page=0,1)

2. http://cofcc.org/

2/23/2011 08:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Judy Lindsay said...

What an egotistical ----------! I spent 35 yrs under collective bargaining, and am able to live on my public employee penison. I gave up higher pay, benefits, raises, paid my % insurance and pension plus taxes to state, federal governments, not mention local property taxes. Does he receive a pension from his years with sheriff's dept???? What a his double dipping from being on city council and sheriff's depart/? My taxes paid for both!! Much to my dismay I am still paying for his living expenses as a Calif taxpayer. He does not speak for all constituents he was elected to serve, nor does he speak for all Republicans and certainly not Democrats. What has happened to reason!!!!????

2/23/2011 08:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Ryan said...

What happened to Mansoor's fight against illegal immigration? This guy changes ideals like I change my underwear. The only thing he does consistently is fail to actually do anything. You would have to be a mindless moron to still believe in this bag of hot air. I just want to know if he will refuse to receive his Orange County Sheriff pension.

2/26/2011 12:42:00 AM  

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