Tuesday, July 14, 2015

"Moron" Is Not Gender-Specific

We learned something new today.  Although I suspect when most of us hear the word "moron" we think of a kind of stupid guy, but the word "moron" is not really gender-specific.  That was demonstrated clearly for us today in a letter posted in the Daily Pilot Mailbag online, HERE.  Dictionary.com provides us with the definition of the word, HERE, and also explains the origins - Greece.  Hmmm, that kind of makes sense, doesn't it?

A person named Jami JoAnne Russell, (shown here) who has graced those pages before with similar bilge, this time attempts to exercise her very limited literary skills to criticize the folks from Costa Mesa First, HERE, for the initiative they hope to place on the November 2016 ballot, HERE,  that would return more control over Costa Mesa development to the voters of the city very much like Newport Beach's Greenlight Initiative did many years ago in that neighboring city.

Some of you may recall that when Ms. Russell published another opinion on the pages of the Daily Pilot and I wrote a comment criticizing her presentation, former Planning Commission Chairman and de-frocked Costa Mesa Sanitary District Board member - and now self-described "Solutioneer" (shill) for Medical Marijuana interests in town - Jim Fitzpatrick leaped to her defense and criticized me for daring to criticize a woman who works at the Mesa Verde library - as if that had anything at all to do with anything!  In retrospect, he may have been doing "research" on his new cause to become what he refers to as a "subject expert".

Ms. Russell posted her intent to submit this letter to the Daily Pilot on the Facebook page, Costa Mesa Public Square - that misnamed repository of group-think that wallows in self-adulation as "the" place to be for all things Costa Mesa, and where the discussions are guided, in part, by this city's most notorious racist - a guy to whom I refer as "The Mouth From Mesa North".

His rants pander to the weak-minded - some of whom participate actively on that site - like the poor, misguided Ms. Russell, who has taken a page right from the knee-jerk reaction to the initiative by Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer, who told the world that it would "destroy our city".

So, as you read Ms. Russell's little screed - the editors wisely did not publish it as presented - I thought you'd like to know a little more about her.  Many of us presume folks who take the time to write letters to the editor are mature, concerned citizens who take the time to study issues and present their views to provide balance in the discussion.  Well, to help you understand the source of THIS diatribe, here's a little YouTube message from charming Ms. Russell - one of many such little presentations from her on that site.  Warning!  This 5:38 YouTube video is guaranteed to offend more than a few of you.

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Anonymous Arthur Nern said...

Why are Rigbots so weird?

7/14/2015 06:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Where's My Coffee? said...

Her(?) original letter spoke of Barnaby, Dark Shadows, Alice in Wonderland, and was thankfully for her, edited before it printed. She's another loon. Never left home, lives with her folks, attempts to sound like a productive asset to the community. Her letter belies that. I think she's with Fitz, sampling some of the inventory and washing it down with Jack. Did you all see the videos she posted? She'll make Marty proud. Good for a laugh.

7/14/2015 06:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Disgusted Republican said...

Good god, that's one unbalanced individual! Scaarrryy!!! The YouTube video proves beyond a shadow of a doubt what a nut job she truly is. If I were part of the CCM or its sycophants, I'd be distancing myself from her in a hurry. They might want to view this YouTube video before they embrace her as one of their own. But then again, when they have vacuous brained, loose canon supporters like Putzpatrick and Miltard....she fits right in!

7/14/2015 08:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Disgusted Republican said...

She's definitely one angry hater (among other things)!!

7/14/2015 09:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Tom Egan said...

I’m of two minds about Ms. Russell.

Her video shows she has a sly humor that I appreciate. I also appreciate her diatribe about toilet seat hygiene. If she could do one of these videos for men’s toilets, the world would be a far better place, as men’s rooms are at least 99 and 44/100 % times dirtier than what she describes. I applaud her for talking straight about a dirty little secret.

But her take on the citizen’s initiative is a disappointment. While her sense of humor peeks through occasionally, her understanding of the issues and motivations is only occasionally present. I react to her as I react to Sarah Palin: she has some admirable qualities, but her grasp of facts is far from firm.

7/14/2015 04:38:00 PM  
Blogger Joe said...

Hustlers like Riggy and Mensy recruit the needy and make them feel important. Then, as campaign money comes in and disappears through channels like contracts for the 60th, legal fees, etc., etc., the boys get all the benefits while their supplicants become "solutioneers" and YouTube reality show stars.

7/14/2015 07:53:00 PM  
Blogger Honeyman said...

Tom, in all due respect, there is really no possible way you should be wavering about this individual. SHE......IS....INSANE!

7/14/2015 08:14:00 PM  
Anonymous CM Resident said...

It is a well-established rule of debate that those who cannot argue an issue resort to personal attacks.

7/15/2015 01:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Lumpy said...

Isn't she Honey Boo Boo's Mom?

7/15/2015 01:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Casual Viewer said...

Here is an argument based on her letter, not her personality. Traffic jams do not have to be a fact of life. Poor planning results in worse traffic. Good planning takes traffic into account and includes mitigation. Miss Russell seems to think that planning is unnecessary because traffic is going to get worse no matter what we do, so we should jet "get used to it." Her letter also assumes that the proponents of the initiative want zero growth. That is not in the language of the document.

In two paragraphs, one about "fleabag motels" and one about recreational activities for youth, her train of thought seems to jump off the tracks. I'm not sure what her point is.

She closes wondering where people will work if growth is restricted. Most of the new projects being approved are residential, so once they are built, they are not providing jobs.

Cities like Irvine, which have higher property values and less crime, have strict plans which are followed. Do you see variances being passed out like candy there or in Newport Beach?

7/15/2015 02:51:00 PM  

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