Well, as Chris posted earlier, the drama in Costa Mesa is getting even more dramatic following the alleged brick throwing incident, and the alleged vandalism of Steve Mensinger’s home. With both of these incidents no suspects have been identified, and in Mensinger’s case we can’t be sure that it even occurred. I have serious doubts about their stories given all the holes. Worst of all, in the most recent incidents they seem to be investigated not by the police, but by council members crying out to the press and Facebook. Facebook? What are you Mensinger, and jilted high school kid?
Neither Mensinger nor Monahan had any evidence to lend credence to their accusations that the union is behind the vandalism. Frankly, even if any of these events did happen as described and weren’t committed by the council members themselves, it seems conveniently self serving on their part to lay blame on the union and union supporters for their woes. Given the large percentage of citizens in this city who dislike them and their actions, the list of suspects would probably be very, very, very long.
I saw Greg Ridge Sunday evening when he kindly dropped by my home to drop off a few “Cancel the Lay Offs” signs. We chatted about our shared passion, stopping the out sourcing and destruction of the quality of life in our city, and discussed the latest council meeting. Imagine both our surprise when Mensigner’s accusations hit FB! He actually names Greg and 2 others whose names I am not going to mention, because I am refuse to perpetuate so much as a speculation that any of these guys took part in this. I know 2 of them, Greg being one, and they are not those kinds of men, period. I also don’t believe if these alleged incidents happened, it was with the knowledge or support by the union.
So as if I am not freaked out enough by the fact that The Four Horseman of the Apocalypse can take the well being of the city and it’s employees into their hands and destroy them, there is also our kilt donning mayor laughing the night away after the pink slips started flying and a young man jumped to his death from the roof of city hall. Then there is the ho-hum response of the council members when, one after another, citizens call for them to rescind the lay offs, and Steve Mensinger actually physically bullying a citizen.
I woke up this morning and as I walked by my living room window, I saw a Costa Mesa City car sitting right in front of my house. The driver seemed to be looking at the sign in my yard (insert creepy horror movie music here), and he had some sort of paperwork on a clip board writing and glancing up several times at my house. Maybe I am worried about nothing, but I can’t think of any other reason for a city car to be outside my home. The driver looked at me standing in the window, put down his clip board and drove away. Is the city council taking a census of what homes have the signs in their yards? That doesn’t seem that far fetched to me. Either way, the sign in my yard stays.