Tag Archive for Daily Pilot

Righeimer Uses Fear and Envy to Attack City Workers

Since our favorite crazy Uncle, Jim Righeimer current Mayor of Costa Mesa, had his butt handed to him in 2012 over his city charter scheme we’ve tried to ignore him as much as possible. But his commentary this past weekend in the pages of the Daily Pilot require at least some rebuttal. To ignore his rantings would allow his vile perspective to take root in the unsuspecting minds of his neighbors in Costa Mesa.

Is Being Gay a Choice? Daily Pilot Commetary Suggests It Is

The past couple of Sundays, the commentary and opinion section of the Daily Pilot has had more than one commentary on gay marriage.  First, it was Judge Jim Gray’s column that suggested the government shpould be out of the marriage business — which is Libertarian-speak for let Churches decide who can marry which limits the…

Watchdog Group Says Rohrabacher Personally Benefits from His Office

  The Daily Pilot reports that Huntington Beach Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher is one of the members of Congress who personally benefits — financially — by holding his office beyond his Congressional salary through extended benefits to family members. From the story: “Family Affair,” the report by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, D.C., reviewed…

Washington Post Releases Detailed Report on Congressional Earmarks

The Washington Post’s Tuesday editions carry this comprehensive report on Congressional earmarks and it will report that Congressionla Representatives steered earmarks towards projects within two miles of personal property they own. The report hits both parties hard. Of the 33 members of Congress who were tracked by the Post, 22 were Republicans. From the story:  “Thirty-three…

Signs of Colin McCarthy’s Drama in Costa Mesa

Colin McCarthy (Photo: A Bubbling Cauldron)

Let me say that above all I am appalled by that the fact that some missing signs concerning the layoffs in Costa Mesa resulted in money being spent to hire a private investigator to nail the thieves. In the scale of what is going on in the city, missing signs is the least important issue I can think of. What was the goal? If someone, anyone, told these kids to steal these signs, both the kids and the director of said mischief suffer the wrath of being complete idiots. Isn’t that punishment enough? If anyone is feeling left out, I have two signs in my yard. I’ll give you one.