Friday, June 29, 2012

Candidate Krupp "Openly Discloses" Himself

Apparently under the assumption that ANY publicity is good publicity, Costa Mesa City Council candidate Marshall Krupp,, continued his flurry of public pronouncements, letters to the editor and press releases with yet another long, long media communication today.  This one, however, may not have the effect he anticipated.

In a four-page press release today Krupp attempts to explain what he perceives to be criticism of his participation in the ManKind Project (read about it HERE).  He uses most of the press release to define the project,  apparently to help voters understand why he conducted events in which he led men, blindfolded and naked, traipsing through the woods, subsequently sitting in a circle - still naked - using a wooden phallic symbol as a "microphone" to express themselves. 
For those of you who are not aware of this issue, a piece from the internet, HERE, may be helpful to you.
One of his comments on this issue is stated thus:
 "Should a man feel he needs to disrobe and run around in a room, or even in the woods, to tap into an inner primal energy he possesses, a safe, confidential, private setting is created by the staff to do such a process. So yes, there are sometimes when nudity is an optional part of the integrated processes. Ultimately, each man decides what he needs to do to get what he came to get from the weekend experience. It is his choice."

He invites readers to search the internet for different perspectives and views of this "training".  Uh, oh!

Finally, in the press release he quotes himself as saying, "However, I hope that since I have openly disclosed myself, Costa Mesan’s and particularly the candidates and those who are challenging and questioning my morals and ethics, will now focus on the issues facing the City and the character and values that each of us bring, so that the Community can make decisions from a place of truth."

Since he announced his candidacy Krupp has been omnipresent at municipal meetings - challenging the current city council's policies and practices - has showered local media outlets with press releases and letters to the editor and has pointed out the misuse of student cheerleaders in political campaigns by his opponents.  To say that Krupp is conducting an aggressive campaign would be a serious understatement.

I suspect this most recent press release was an attempt to get out in front of an issue that would surely haunt him during his campaign.  However, he's about a month late.  It has already become the cowbell around his neck and will remain there until the completion of his campaign and, probably, beyond.

This is going to be a VERY interesting campaign season.  It has the potential to be the most contentious in recent memory.  Based on observations of his early campaigning, Krupp's presence will be an integral part of that contentiousness. We'll see.

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Anonymous Biff Mensinger said...

Was Krupp that kid in high school we used to tie to the goal posts on the football field late at night?

6/29/2012 12:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Barry said...

What a whacko! This guy wants to represent us??

Why are we giving him attention. He's just a perv.

6/29/2012 02:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Predictions said...

It will be interesting to see who gets behind Krupp, pun intended. No endorsements yet. Doubt he can pull any meaningful support that will influence voters

His message will be antagonistic, at best.

Unlikely to pull any funding. Unions will support pot head Harry.

Katrina Foley will whine, a lot.

West will be angry, Haters will hate.

2 of 3 M's at least will win. Majority carries. If only 2, meetings will be longer as Wendy + 1 will quote poems and songs. We have red fire trucks, Valejo has yellow. I agree with Wendy says Harry with a dubbie behind his ear, we do have red fire trucks. It reminds me of a poem

Will be entertaining, can't take to seriously

6/29/2012 03:41:00 PM  
Anonymous CM Whine Press said...

What's more "perverted"- strange seminars or someone obsessed with race or ethnicity? "Barry??"

6/29/2012 04:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Rigged City said...

I have to agree!!!!! What a perv! If this is the best opposition running against the rigged crew, then the rigged crew may prevail after all!

6/29/2012 05:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Lesser of two evils said...

Biff Mensinger said, “Was Krupp that kid in high school we used to tie to the goal posts on the football field late at night?”

Biff, are you proud of yourself? Bullying and tormenting helpless nerds is far worse than odd, even weird behavior by consenting adults.

Biff, I don’t know if you’re Steve, his son, or one of those impostors who tries to make the other side look bad, but you seem to relish a memory of tying a classmate to the goal posts late at night. Even adolescent football players should be raised with enough humanity to not only avoid such an action, but also to prevent their teammates from carrying it out.

Such bullying activities as one of our councilmen has been accused of, such as intimidating tenants, an airline clerk, and city employees, trash talking, and chest-bumping much smaller people are clear signs that a person is not suited to be on city council.

I don’t think much of cavorting through the woods naked at night with a bunch of other guys either, but a choice between a guy with such a strange personal hobby and one who governs by intimidation is an easy one.

6/29/2012 05:40:00 PM  
Anonymous ydragi said...

Krupp sounds no more perverted than GOP heavyweights such as GWB and Cheney frolicking around in Boehemian Grove.

6/29/2012 07:00:00 PM  
Anonymous No scoop? said...

Geoff, you should also write about when Krupp bought a Harley, then gets a court ordered restraining order against him. Preventing him from going into the dealership.

He would be perfect for Costa Mesa.

6/29/2012 08:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Biff Mensinger said...

@lesser of two evils:

Satire. The name "Biff Mensinger" is a joke based on Geoff's depiction of the appointed councilmember as the bully Biff Tannen from "Back to the Future."
Steve Mensinger is clearly a bully and his buddies are already startng in on Krupp.

Krupp probably isn't that weird- his seminars reportedly have one wooden phallis whereas our city council currently has four.

6/29/2012 10:42:00 PM  
Anonymous I'll bring the bleach said...

Well, I'm not sure if this guy's extra curricular activities are any worse than the circle j**k the boys on the council have been putting the city through. I guess the real question is whether he has a successful life/career/business, where he is not being sued for defaulting on student loans or for not paying the contractors/attorney firms he hired?

If he is successful and is capable of clearly looking at all the options, patiently listening to citizens' concerns and rationally putting together a plan to bring our city back from destruction, then he has my vote. If he is this type of person and it stems from what he has learned from these retreats, then I think the current boys on council should sign up for the next trip! Steve and Jim, I think it is in Vegas. I'm ok with you spending some of my tax money on the trip. Just remember to speak loudly into the talking stick!

6/29/2012 11:19:00 PM  
Anonymous More than willing to overlook said...

To all the Council lovers making comments on this post:

Thank you so much for the insight you so generously provided into Marshall Krupp’s life, his behavior and personal choices. I’m sure you are hoping these revelations will discourage us from voting for him. However, your rude attempts to humiliate and degrade him only make me want to support him MORE! As we have learned, anything you guys say or do, usually the opposite is the best way to go.

Friends, our current City Council, Jim Fitzpatrick et al. are liars, idiots, and lowlifes. That much we know for sure. They continue to prove it every time they open their mouths. At least Marshall is honest about himself. I say let’s give him a shot! He can’t possibly screw us over more than the current regime already has.

6/30/2012 07:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Disappointed said...

"Murderer", "perv", "midget", "liars", "idiots" and "lowlifes"? What's happened to the Bubbling Cauldron? Used to be a place for civil discussion. Now it's just the bubbling commode...

6/30/2012 10:59:00 AM  
Anonymous isayyesusayno said...

well, there is one idiot who wants to vote MORE just out of blind raging hate. bet he doesn't make it to the polls though. More on Krupp to come but you can only vote once. But if you like that type of guy, you will LOVE him soon!

6/30/2012 12:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Commode Season said...

Well it is close to commode season er I mean election season.

The cheerleaders thing is interesting. It seems some think its OK to break rules as long as we get the kids involved into politics, the process or the community.

Does anyone think Hitler used that same line? Hey at least we are getting our kids involved in the process so it's OK.

Now before people get their pom poms all up in arms, I am not comparing anyone to Hitler. I am saying getting kids involved is very good however it should not be used as an excuse to circumvent the rules.

Yes... I also know this is a district rule but the candidates have culpability in this too and should know better. I also don't care who else did it. It was wrong and they knew it but they overlooked it because it was an advantage to them.

This raises some questions for us all. Do we want to vote these types of people in and how far do they carry their willingness to break the rules? And will you someday find yourself on the other side, where right doesn't matter to them only what they want?

6/30/2012 01:47:00 PM  
Anonymous asphinctersayswhat said...

Disappointed, this started with the new council. A group of people who oppose them and no vision or counter arguments just decided to do it the old fashioned way. Sort of like playing the race card when you have no good arguments. council supporters are also puppets, trolls, clones, double chins, etc. These name callers are made up of people who in regular life are just your everyday neigbor,everyday "joe",council public speaker, union employed, grandmotherly, "former somethings" or furniture refinisher, salt of the earth types, you know,.... the MORONS.

6/30/2012 01:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Won't hold my breath said...

I saw a replay of a council meeting and Jim Righeimer owes the general city employees an apology. The council member claimed the city balanced this budget without any contribution from the unions. This is factually correct but a complete misrepresentation of facts. Why because these groups are all Associations and not Unions. So we can agree none of the unions helped out. However the general city employees and their associtaion stepped up BIG TIME as they always have.

When your general city employees got the bump to 2.5 @ 55 they not only paid for the actuarial estimates of the cost but they started paying part of that one year in advance.

The city employees are not tone deaf. They get it. That is why in 2008 Mayor Bever made the motion to accept the 2.5 @ 55 and Mansoor second the motion. Not only did it pass 5 - 0 Mayor Bever in his comments heavily praised the general city employees for getting the financial aspects by paying for it.

For years when calPers was super funded the city paid the employee share because they didn't have to pay the employer share. When things changed more recently your general city employees and their association agreed to pick up all their share and approved a 2nd tier a very sustainable 2 @ 60.

The picking up of their entire share is now reflected into cost savings for next years budget. So Jim Righeimer is factually correct UNIONS haven't helped with this years budget but every single general city employee stepped up huge and they do not deserve these types of misrepresentations especially from a council member.

6/30/2012 07:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Chest bumping is weak. said...

Regarding Krupp. Not something I would do but it doesn't make him a pervert or anything else. Primal Fear. Indians. There are tribes on other continents that have rituals that actually create men. Men much tougher than our council.

But I will tell you this, from what I am seeing... the man is comfortable with himself. To come forward with this himself and even to run knowing how many would feel about this takes guts. I doubt he has the lack of self confidence that would make one need to chest bump another person. Especially one less stout than himself.

I bet this guy would actually listen to the public compassionately. He appears to have the confidence in himself he doesn't need to chastise the public who may disagree with him in a demeaning manor.

Self confidence is huge and you don't see that in most of the other candidates. Many of the other candidates actually act like elememtary school cheer leaders. Hmmmmm! I apologize to elementary school cheer leaders everywhere for the insult.

6/30/2012 07:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Disappointed said...

Dear asphinctersayswhat: Thanks for proving my point...

6/30/2012 09:45:00 PM  
Anonymous A Tool by any other Name said...

"Daddy Riggy, the bad bad citizens are calling us names! You said we could steal all their money and take over the town and everything would be just fine!"

"Quiet, or me and Uncle Stevie will send the cheerleaders home..."

6/30/2012 09:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Call the Question said...

"Friends, our current City Council, Jim Fitzpatrick et al are liars, idiots, and lowlifes."

"The motion carries 97,324 to 4.."

6/30/2012 09:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Dr. Onan said...

Do Fitzy and Monasham have medical issues? Neither sounds or looks well.

6/30/2012 10:02:00 PM  
Anonymous No Contest said...

Way to go Fitzy. Since you are no longer on the Planning Commission driving the Haters crazy with leadership, you must be getting to them over at the Insanitary District.

Keep it up. No one I know is supporting Perry or Ferryman. Their endorsements will rival those of Krupp in terms of limited numbers and none of influence.

We support you.

Krupp could not win against Fitzy, let alone the M's.

7/01/2012 08:28:00 AM  
Anonymous The Twinkie Defense said...

I believe Fitzy is going through withdraws due to the Twinkie shortage that is happening across the U.S., master Riggy tried turning him on to the Snowball, but he refused after learning that kind of Snowball was something more out of Krupps playbook.

7/01/2012 08:45:00 AM  
Anonymous sheen said...

You're the doctor Mr. Onan, you tell us please. Maybe it is the long hours they put in for the City taking a toll, maybe it is medical, maybe this is just the way they look. Please give us a diagnosis asap. Worrying about Sandy's appearance and mental state also, please advise.

7/01/2012 08:45:00 AM  
Anonymous mylittlepretties said...

"Call the question": nice vote total but the votes of your houseflies and cockroaches don't count in a real election. U can still call them friends if u like though.

7/01/2012 09:47:00 AM  
Anonymous History Channel said...

Mensy and his minions are whining up a storm about Krupp's complaint regarding the cheerleaders.

This is the same "man" who scuffled with teacher Flores, allegedly chest-bumped Flores, then turned around and made a complaint to the school district even though the venue had nothing to do with Flores' job.

A bully AND a hypocrite!

7/01/2012 10:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Hope and Change said...

I think it is great that West will get behind Krupp.

I hear West has endorsed Krupp.

Perhaps West can provide some campaign insights in Krupp's run for Council.

Perhaps West can invite other candidates

7/01/2012 12:56:00 PM  
Blogger The Pot Stirrer said...

I've endorsed no candidate - yet. There will be other solid choices for the voters in November. Enjoy our romp in my playroom here.

7/01/2012 05:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Curious said...

How many posts praising Marshall were from Marshall? Just wondering.

7/02/2012 01:30:00 AM  
Anonymous skallab1 said...

I salute the characteristics of the “new macho man” paradigm:

He cleans up after himself.
He cleans up the planet.
He is a role model for young men.
He is rigorously honest and fiercely optimistic.

He holds himself accountable.
He knows what he feels.
He knows how to cry and he lets it go.
He knows how to rage without hurting others.
He knows how to fear and how to keep moving.
He seeks self-mastery.

He's let go of childish shame.
He feels guilty when he's done something wrong.
He is kind to men, kind to women, kind to children.
He teaches others how to be kind.
He says he's sorry.

He stopped blaming women or his parents or men for his pain years ago.
He stopped letting his defenses ruin his relationships.
He stopped letting his penis run his life.
He has enough self respect to tell the truth.
He creates intimacy and trust with his actions.
He has men that he trusts and that he turns to for support.
He knows how to roll with it.
He knows how to make it happen.
He is disciplined when he needs to be.
He is flexible when he needs to be.
He knows how to listen from the core of his being.

He's not afraid to get dirty.
He's ready to confront his own limitations.
He has high expectations for himself and for those he connects with.
He looks for ways to serve others.
He knows he is an individual.
He knows that we are all one.
He knows he is an animal and a part of nature.
He knows his spirit and his connection to something greater.

He knows that the future generations are watching his actions.
He builds communities where people are respected and valued.
He takes responsibility for himself and is also willing to be his brother's keeper.

He knows his higher purpose.
He loves with fierceness.
He laughs with abandon, because he gets the joke.

What can you find fault with here? Everyone should strive to achieve these goals.

And Krupp has to be better than the Riggy crew who are:

Above the law

7/02/2012 09:07:00 PM  
Anonymous ABC's and 123's said...

Woohoo Skallab1!!! Krupp for City Council!!!

Can somebody please read and translate the preceding post to the current City Council boys? The special bus left them behind before they grasped the basic concepts of respect and kindness in elementary school.

7/02/2012 10:22:00 PM  
Anonymous curioser and curioser said...

One post too many, Marshall. You're just another multiple personality poser poster on this blog.

Jim Righeimer claimed the royal we at a city council meeting and told the world "We is me". Mensa Martin can't keep his alter egos contained in his head. You have plenty of company, Krupp.

7/03/2012 12:11:00 AM  

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