Monday, November 05, 2012

Don't Forget To Vote!

Well, it's almost over.  All the lies, deceit, sign theft and the blizzard of stuff coming from your mailbox is just about over.  Twenty-four hours from now we should have a pretty good idea about how the election in Costa Mesa is going to turn out, although I don't really expect to see the final numbers until the weekend if previous elections are any indication.

I plan to post the preliminary results tomorrow evening.. I'm not sure how many times I'll post - it depends on how interesting the results are.  The results will be certified by the City Clerk sometime over the next couple weeks and the winners of the City Council races will be seated at the council meeting on December 4th.  I've already gone over my choices, but this is a final reminder for you.

Vote for the Top 3 on the ballot - John Stephens, Harold Weitzberg and Sandra Genis
These three solid citizens each brings individual special skills to city government and have run an honest, clean campaigns unlike their 3M opponents, who have used lies and deceit to try to capture votes.  It's time to return honest, mature leadership to our city and to reject the Orange County Republican Party's attempt to turn it into some kind of a petri dish for social experimentation.

Cast a NO vote for Jim Righeimer's Charter scheme - Measure V
This charter is ill-conceived by ONE man - Righeimer - to suit his own, personal political agenda and to curry favor with his OC GOP handlers.  IF Costa Mesa takes the leap as a Charter City, it shouldn't be with THIS charter and it shouldn't be now.  The attempt by Righeimer and his fellows on the council to rush this charter onto the ballot and their unwillingness to even consider improvements to it should make every voter apprehensive about their motives and VOTE NO!

Vote for Fred Bockmiller, Trudy Ohlig-Hall and Jim Fisler
Bockmiller and Hall have provided outstanding, mature, knowledgeable leadership to the MCWD for decades.  Their opponents - termed-out lame duck Mayor Eric Bever and Righeimer protege' Ethan Temianka - are part of a takeover plot to control and then combine both special districts.  They are marching to the tune of the OC GOP and should be soundly rejected.  Fisler should be chosen over Minuteman Dan Worthington.


Vote for Art Perry and Jim Ferryman
Both Perry and Ferryman should be returned to their seats.  They've provided superior leadership to the district for decades.  Their challengers, Jeff R. Mathews and Don Harper, are part of that OC GOP plot to takeover the districts.  Mathews is an OC GOP insider who has bought his way to seats on the Parks and Recreation Commission and, most recently, onto the Planning Commission, replacing Jim Fitzpatrick.  They should be rejected.


Vote for Robert Rush
I covered my reasons for casting my vote for Bob Rush instead of Allan Mansoor and that decision was affirmed today when I saw an invitation from Mansoor to help work the neighborhoods in which he referred to Costa Mesa as "Ground Zero", echoing OC GOP Chairman Scott Baugh and Jim Righeimer for the past couple years.  Lock-step lemming Mansoor lacks the skills to do the job.  Rush, a moderate who recently became a Democrat, on the other hand, has the formal training as a numbers guy and the background as a salesman.  Those skills are necessary to do the job in Sacramento. 

Please vote tomorrow.  If you don't participate you give up your right to complain...

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Anonymous The Fix said...

First, a council majority of normal people who care about Costa Mesa instead of extremist ideology.

Then, the recall or resignation of a discredited Napoleon Righeimer.

There's plenty of revenue to fix infrastructure. Employees, especially public safety, are ready to talk to sane leaders.

We don't need phony sheriff chest-bumping idiots, bar owners who care more about selling another beer over a worker's death, or a baby huey attorney who slouches and smirks at the citizens.

11/06/2012 07:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Mike McNutt said...

I would actually enjoy seeing Righeimer sitting up on the dais without his super majority, and hence, his power. Would be a humbling experience - and that's not the worst thing in the world. Better yet, I'd like to see both him and Mensinger up there without a majority. Would they even stick around? Or would they do what's best for the city and work with the others like adults? Today will tell.

11/06/2012 07:22:00 AM  
Blogger The Pot Stirrer said...

In my perfect world he would be all alone up there on the short end of 4-1 votes, muttering in that peculiar dialect of his and getting a taste of what Wendy Leece has been subjected to for the past two years. ;-)

11/06/2012 07:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Mike McNutt said...

Like where your head is at on that one, PS. I feel pretty confident that V is going down in flames based purely on what we hear out there - no scientific polling here. But hard to get a read on the council race. The people shall speak today, though.

11/06/2012 08:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Where'd he go said...

In reality.. if Righeimer finds himself alone, he will not submit to that lack of power. I mean afterall... consider the guy you're talking about here.
He moved from FV to CM for one purpose and that was to subject CM to the OCGOPs "Ground Zero" project. He has no other purpose in being here and he will not stay to work with others for the good of the city because that's simply not what he is here for.
Whether the OCGOP would reward him for the effort or punish him for doing such a lousy job is yet to be seen.
As for Riggy the man, I'll bet the lease on his rented house is set for Dec 1st and if the 3MS loose, he'll be gone as fast as you can say... Where'd he go?

11/06/2012 08:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Terry Koken said...

I wonder if it's really a good idea to get rid of Righeimer. The biggest lack we've seen with the current council is that of 3-2 votes on ANYTHING. While I am a strong proponent of 1-2-3 and No on V, I've promised the 1-2-3 people that I'll be coming to council meetings -- as my physics teacher used to say, I'll put you on your honor and watch you like a hawk.

Diversity, not unanimity, should be the nature of the council.

11/06/2012 09:07:00 AM  
Anonymous safety in numbers vote 123 no on v said...

Top 3 and no on V is the only way to go.
The fire storm that would follow any other out come would be terrible.
Empowering the menace with a vote in his favor. The charter un supervised left in the hands of ego maniacs. It will change the ciy their way or the high way.
When they are done with the GOP bidding it will be a free for all.
Free development,free salary increases, free favortism,

123 and no on v

11/06/2012 09:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Opposite Day said...

Today like most days I am doing the exact opposite of what West thinks. Has worked in the past. I only wish West would give pro football predictions so we could make a little money

11/06/2012 10:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Vote NO on V said...

Today is the day to break the chains of oppression by our council majority. An opportunity to vote for city council members who will listen to the residents and not mock them under their breath, members that will show up at the meetings, members that answer to the residents of Costa Mesa and not the OCRP/Scott Baugh. And to have coumcil members who are not bucking for higher office just as Mansoor and Riggy. This could very well be a great turning point for progress in this city. We've seen how it's been going with goons like Fitzpatrick, Rob Dickson, Mora and Jim Fisler acting as the henchmen for Riggy. They need to disappear into the night just as Paul Bunny did in 2006. Dressed in a freshly pressed suit and new haircut, Bunny stood with jaw dropped as Riggy was appointed to a planning commission seat that Bunny thought was his. It turned out that Bunny was dressed for his funeral as we never saw or heard from him since. Fitzpatrick should do the same. Fitzpatrick has never or ever will be right about anything.

11/06/2012 01:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Poof! said...

Speaking of people like Bunny, where was the big hero Krupp during this campaign? He sure became scarce after not getting a CM4RG endorsement.

11/06/2012 03:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Hilarity! said...

"Today is the day to break the chains of oppression by our council majority"

WHAT A HOOT! The best part of this blog is the the fac t that you clowns actually believe this drivel!

Guess what - the only oppression Costa mesa has suffered under is directly from public employee associations/unions and Sacramento dictates.

With revenues in a free fall and employes losing their jobs, the associations (you know who you are) let contracts be approved which would cost other CM employees their careers.

And you blame Righeimer!


11/06/2012 03:06:00 PM  
Blogger The Pot Stirrer said...

Not surprised. When he dropped out he said he would not be around. Guess when there was no spotlight available he chose to just go back out into the woods with his "speaking aid" with a bunch of naked guys... Too bad, because he seemed to have a lot to offer.

11/06/2012 03:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Bunny said...

I am pleased to report Bunny is doing OK and is still involved in Costa Mesa politics, just in a less conspicuous role.

He tells me that the suit was new and the haircut was specifically timed for the occasion.

The suggestion of jaw dropping and the rumors of his funeral are both very much exaggerated!

11/06/2012 05:20:00 PM  

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