Friday, October 28, 2011

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, inc
luded 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:

ll 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.

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Anonymous Really? said...

Lobdell may be your friend and a nice enough guy, but like a hooker, they are PAID to tell you that you are the best looking, greatest lover....ever!

Admittedly, he's good at his job. He has to sift and spin the crud that comes from 77 Fair Drive and make it palatable for the voters.

Will the voters hold the Council accountable for the wild spending on consultants and THEIR consultants?

$300 an hour for a negotiator? The associations won't open what? $300 an hour for what?

10/29/2011 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Your Choice said...

Really. Why don't you focus on a recall?

I think you will find out what the unions know. That Council has more community support than they will admit.

Or, you could keep coming here and hate with the likes of Geoff West. It appears to be a good outlet for anger.

10/29/2011 10:23:00 AM  
Blogger The Pot Stirrer said...

Your Choice, and sure enough, here you are! In case you haven't noticed, the only "hate" presented here comes from those of you who are lock-step lemmings, supporting the destruction of our city by the council majority.

10/29/2011 10:54:00 AM  
Anonymous West ads angry perspective said...

As long as you keep spewing this angry crap, we will be here to balance your thinking.

I hope I do not get this angry and bitter when I grow old.

What you call destroying we call necessary improvements.

Your thoughts are not reasoned but driven by emotion. Change is so hard for you

10/29/2011 01:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Save it said...

Oh, Pot Stirrer, c'mon... You need a reality check here. I read your blog to supplement other local news and appreciate the reporting, but you've got an unhealthy obsession over Mensinger and Righeimer and it sure reads like hate to me. There's no law against that, but don't try and pass yourself off as some righteous, hate-free, man of honor, yada, yada. It's so bad, you can't even admit you were wrong about the whole Mensinger bankruptcy accusation.

10/29/2011 03:03:00 PM  
Blogger Joe said...

Troll "West ads angry" spewed:

"What you call destroying we call necessary improvements.

Your thoughts are not reasoned but driven by emotion. Change is so hard for you."

A troll from long ago:

"We are determined, as leaders of the nation, to fulfill as a national government the task which has been given to us, swearing fidelity only to God, our conscience, and our Volk... This the national government will regard its first and foremost duty to restore the unity of spirit and purpose of our Volk. It will preserve and defend the foundations upon which the power of our nation rests."
-Adolph Hitler, February 1933


We know what you and your masters are.

10/29/2011 05:22:00 PM  
Anonymous You Go Bill said...

I compliment the Costa Mesa leadership for bringing Lobdell to the good side. I have seen him evolve in so many ways. Good for Bill.

By the way, what has OC Weekly been right on lately?

10/29/2011 06:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Really? said...

@your choice. Why $300 an hour when no one opens contracts? Wait till the bill comes in. What will you get for it?

A "broke" city just keeps paying out the big bucks!

10/29/2011 10:58:00 PM  
Blogger Angry White Man said...

For all those council supporters that post here (though I think it's just one guy with several names) Please inform all of us just exactly what has this corrupt regime accomplished?

10/30/2011 10:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Not Surprised said...

I agree with Angry White Man, council supporters, actually have some facts to back up you claims. I would not hold my breath though. It is funny how they come here all the time. It is like Geoff's blog is a compulsion they can't get away from.

10/30/2011 01:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Gustavo Arellano said...

What have we been right on? Well, Lobdell being scary, for starters...

10/30/2011 11:01:00 PM  
Anonymous With Westvsupporters like this said...

Beautiful. Thanks for making my point.

The angry Mexican and flaming liberal stops by for a shout out.

10/31/2011 09:02:00 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

"You Go Bill" In my opinion, evolving from a Christian to an atheist doesn't seem like poor Bill is moving in the right direction; however it does allow him to get involved in schemes like his last job as well as his current role without any pause. He probably doesn't believe in anything he writes for the Council, but who cares when you admittedly operate on a moral compass you make up as you go along? "Westvsupporters" you are in need of some love, compassion and gratitude to help you overcome the racism and disregard for others I see expressed here. Do those personal attacks you people are making on Geoff make you feel good and powerful? I doubt they bother Geoff much because he doesn't need you to know who he is. Lastly, in a democracy, EVERYONE has a voice; including old folks and liberals :) Listening to the minority voice is an important and valuable concept, but only if one has a measure of humility and a desire for unity. I am grateful for and proud of the citzens who continue to expend their time and efforts on behalf of Costa Mesa.

10/31/2011 01:12:00 PM  
Blogger The Pot Stirrer said...

Thanks for taking the time to comment here. I don't know if you've had a chance to read Bill Lobdell's book or not. In my opinion, regardless how one feels about "religion", this is a fascinating story about one man's travel to and from religion. And, of course, there remains the question, "Does a person need a 'religion' in order to have a moral compass?" If so, which religion provides the "best" moral compass?

I don't discuss religion with anyone - in my opinion, a person's choice of a religion - or lack thereof - as personal and private and a matter of faith. I don't intend to attempt to debate a person's faith. What I do care about is whether they know right from wrong and whether they will take the "right" path when faced with that decision. In the case of city politics, that's choosing what is "right" for the city, not the person's own personal gain.

So, all you rabble-rousers out there, be advised that this thread WILL NOT become a discussion of religion. I've had the last word on that subject here.

10/31/2011 02:23:00 PM  

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