Moorlach: Let them eat cake!

Moorlach XVIOkay the Gang of Five” a.k.a. the Orange County Board of Supervisors have proven yet again that they have no common sense. Back in 2007 these “fiscal conservatives” remodeled their offices without regard to costs. Today as the county budget collapses in upon itself, and in stunning similarity to the life of pleasure and careless extravagance demonstrated by Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, the Board has embarked on the lavish and unnecessary half million dollar remodeling of their reception area and staff break-room.

Of course, leading this band of thieves is none other than the Emperor “Chicken Little” Moorlach, who now also shares the same reckless ineptitude of Louis XVI.

Norberto Santana has the story County workers get 800 job cuts, supervisors get remodels on OC Watchdog and Total Buzz. Read it, weep, then comment on OC Watchdog, and here if you like.

  7 comments for “Moorlach: Let them eat cake!

  1. Paul
    December 15, 2008 at 10:29 am

    How about the board of sups demonstrate their “leadership” by taking a 3% cut themselves in addition to a week of without pay.

  2. Steve Kim
    December 15, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    Is Halliburton somehow involved?

  3. Jason
    December 15, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    Chris,

    I had a brief discussion with one of those SSA mangers who will be geting the 2009 5% raises(i believe it 2% in march and 3% in June) and this manager has informed me that her respresentative body has yet to pass on any information about losing this raise.

    This tells me that Moolach and co. plan to stick this cut to the frontline workers who make less.

    I say everybody bring an extra shoe to the Board of Supevisors meeting and while talking to the supes show them the sole.

    Show the Supes the Shoe Sole. Throwing is at your own discretion.

  4. cook
    December 16, 2008 at 12:57 am

    A fitting gift for this reception area would be a life size working guitine

  5. December 16, 2008 at 1:19 am

    Norberto Santana reported in a followup story Monday night on Total Buzz the following quote from Board Chairman Chicken Little Moorlach.

    “Since I’ve had my life threatened, there are a lot of people who are concerned about the safety of people on the fifth floor,” he said. “There is not a metal detector at the first floor.”

    Geez. Not only does he act like Louis XVI, I think he actually believes he is Louis XVI. If you cannot face the people, you have no business thinking you can lead the people.

    Read the rest of Norberto’s post here.

  6. duplojohn
    December 16, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    Chris,

    good article but hard to read.

    The constant font/color changes distracts the reader.

  7. Melody Cartwright
    January 15, 2009 at 6:39 am

    Was lucky enough to win two tickets from my congressman’s lottery, however, due to current finances (furlough process in state government), will not be able to attend. DC is no place to be without appropriate money… Sadly, will not be able to walk around naked (code blue, for all the people without jobs in the textile industry) and a table leg through my head (for all my furniture peeps now on the streets.)

    For some sour grapes, and yes I voted for him – what do you guys think about the new Presidential Cadillac?

    And Michelle ready to redecorate the White House? (Does the taxpayer pay for this or the president?)

    Oh, what will Michelle wear to all those fabulous festivities? What will I wear? See above.

    And the Treasury selection is unable to keep up with his own bills? People, can we just stop the madness?!

    Look, I know McCain and his wife would have been a lot more opulent in the conspicuous consumption department, just sayin’ – is this a good time to flaunt it? While millions of Americans are either out of a job and a home, or very fearful of such?

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