Monday, December 03, 2012

"The Real Orange" on Costa Mesa

For those of you in the viewing audience who missed it - my guess is 99.9% of local television viewers - at the bottom of this entry you'll find a little five minute video clip from "The Real Orange" on November 29th that deals with Costa Mesa's failed charter and outsourcing.

Considering the fact that both issues may be addressed at the Costa Mesa City Council meeting Tuesday night, I thought this might be timely for you.

In this clip you'll find some of your favorite people - Jim Righeimer, Steve Mensinger and Nick Berardino.  And, to add a light touch, poor host Ed Arnold demonstrates why it's probably a good idea to have at least a passing knowledge of the subjects on the script when he refers to the failed charter as "Measure Five".  Hey, give him some credit... not many folks speak in Old Roman these days.

Here's a viewing hint for you.  Because this clip is in a wide format, slide over to the right and scroll down until you see the title of this entry under "Previous Posts", then click on that.  You'll be taken to the separate page for this entry and should get rid of some of that clutter along the right border that may interfere with your viewing.  Enjoy.

Watch Costa Mesa Measure V on PBS. See more from KOCE.

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Anonymous A. Nony Mouse said...

The walls always have ears. Waterproof compartments leak.

You want to know why so few comments? Part of a plan.
They think they are pretty clever, but they already outsmarted themselves once and aren’t learning well from mistakes. Righeimer is not ready to be kinder, gentler, so don’t be fooled. The KOCE interview is all you need to know. Is Jim telling his core constituents don’t worry, nothing changed? Is he still talking about giving the FF’s that “haircut” in 2014? He’s telling different people different things. Jim is walking on eggshells and it doesn’t suit him, Don’t be taken in by ol’ buddy Byron either. Think Jim Fitzpatrick with a brain. Byron still works for the developers not so much the “GOP” although some of us think he works for us now and some would like to groom him as the new golden boy, that’s why the Koolaid version of a charter. He was just writing the talking points to start feeding people again, he knew, he didn’t do any primary research, so he slipped on some of the legal points. Good call Geoff. They’ve been doing this since day one, lie, lie again, lie some more and eventually people will believe it’s all true. It didn’t work completely in the election, but examine what you believ to be true that you didn’t 2 years ago. How many of their words have you and the press adopted? Think about it. I watched Steve cross that line too. I’ve never been a big fan of his because of what I see as basic dysfunction, but he believed what he was saying most of the time, I’ll give him that. Now he doesn’t need to because the ends justify the means. If the cause is righteous, you don’t have to be honest if lying better serves the end result. Their playbook is scarier than Lackie Dammeier’s.

12/04/2012 03:45:00 PM  
Anonymous I know Byron said...

You clearly don't know Byron. The idea he's being groomed to be anyone's boy - golden or otherwise - is laughable. Watch the tapes of when he was on the Parks Commission. He marches to nobody's drum...

12/04/2012 09:27:00 PM  
Blogger just wondering... said...

Yeah, the leopard couldn't change its spots. Riggy showed tonight that he has no intention of turning over a new leaf. It was all just a bunch of crap. I'm betting this will be a stellar year for lawsuits...against the council.

12/04/2012 10:43:00 PM  
Blogger just wondering... said...

And for that matter, Eric Bever was seen BY ME, taking signs and replacing them with his own. Also not reported as we knew he wouldn't win anyway. But the council has a lot of nerve prosecuting an employee for the very same acts they committed.

12/06/2012 08:45:00 AM  

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