Wednesday, April 16, 2014
  • I still love my country….Some people forget why we served……

  • “Distorting one’s view to take a warped look at the situation, then imagining . . . That doesn’t require a grasp of reality — or any honesty of thought.”

  • "It may be hard to criticize the Mayor when he continues to improve the infrastructure and help the city."

  • “Whenever an article is written they don’t agree with, they can’t leave it alone . . . their comment usually is a personal attack (with) themes of excrement . . . bootlicking . . .”

  • “The less a man knows, the more likely he is to assume he’s right.”

  • Is it nature or nurture that determines character?

Essays and Opinions

If it didn’t work before . . .

cat mad

Mar 26 Why do what doesn’t work “If valid, peer-reviewed studies indicate one approach works, and experience in Costa Mesa, Oakland, and throughout the U.S. suggests that another doesn’t, why insist on using the approach that hasn’t worked?” * This is from a post about police staffing, and it certainly still holds true; if community involvement, planned and focused police ... Read More »

This week in CM Government meetings

cat II

Mar 23 A potentially docile and muted week A community meeting on March 25th will feature staff reviewing  the street/gutter projects that will be impeding traffic for a while to make Costa Mesa better and better. The work in North and West Costa Mesa should begin in April and last through October. Funding for this project was provided by gas tax, ... Read More »

Planning Prevents Slums

Broken window-panes

Mar 17 Don’t build slums When we consider responses to homeless people and permanent-motel-resident families in Costa Mesa we need to plan so that our responses are effective. We can debate the relative contributions of the public and private sectors. We can advocate for more or less services. We can even argue whether “homes for the homeless” should be in ... Read More »