Monday, June 26, 2017

Costa Mesa Politics

Facts don’t matter . . . to idiots

Aquatic 270

Sep 27 You are not the idiot whisperer The Washington Times reported Since Illinois started granting concealed carry permits this year, the number of robberies . . . in Chicago has declined 20 percent from last year . . . (and) burglary and motor vehicle theft are down 20 percent and 26 percent, respectively . . . the city’s homicide rate ... Read More »

D-K explains why they seem stupid

FB Pig

Sep 12 They seem stupid but are just showing lack of subject knowledge Ultracrepidarianism is the habit of giving opinions and advice on matters outside of one’s knowledge. “The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in unskilled individuals (who are) suffering from illusory superiority. Illusory superiority causes people to overestimate their positive qualities and abilities and to underestimate their negative qualities, relative to others. ... Read More »

A couple of views of leadership

Wild 178

Sep 19 Leadership then and now A columnist says, A Leader’s Responsibility There is no harm in choosing not to lead, leadership is not for everyone. The harm comes from accepting the challenge of leadership without the commitment to accept the responsibility of a leader as well. Sometimes people actually tell me the person they hired is an idiot. I ... Read More »

Two meetings — very different

Sep 11 Mesa Water honors Safety Services and Military Thursday evening Mesa Water honored our police and fire departments as representatives of those who served at the Twin Towers’ bombing on this date in 2001. They also honored the Freedom Committee as representatives of the soldiers who serve and die so that we may have the freedom and opportunity to ... Read More »

Incompetents don’t understand

Domesticated 181

Sep 12 Those who hold their opinions as gospel are probably stupid Ultracrepidarianism is the habit of giving opinions and advice on matters outside of one’s knowledge. “The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in unskilled individuals (who are) suffering from illusory superiority. Illusory superiority causes people to overestimate their positive qualities and abilities and to underestimate their negative qualities, relative to others. It ... Read More »

Functional choices

Cat around corner

Sep 10  Performance trumps gender and affiliation “You cannot antagonize and influence at the same time.” – John Knox  A Daily Pilot letter writer is highly-critical of appointments made to the City’s Charter Committee. (Letter) * When we make appointments in our businesses we choose those who have shown us their work ethic and ability, and sometimes those we know only ... Read More »

Bits and pieces.

sheep

Sep 5 Wrong side of the fence and other surprises It’s been an interesting week politically. During the Fairview Park Committee meeting a liberal politician espoused a conservative viewpoint, our neighbors learned that their homeless don’t want shelters and a local candidate who promised to run a clean campaign tried to reverse an opponent’s endorsement while applying for both liberal and ... Read More »

“Hypocrisy” spelled with four letters and a number

Aquatic 043

Sep 1 Integrity is not a conditional word. It doesn’t blow in the wind or change with the weather . . . (if you look inside yourself) and see a man who won’t cheat, then you know (the man) never will. John D. MacDonald. We do what our president says We note that our resident gadfly group denied their support ... Read More »

How to be a hypocrite

Bird 203

Aug 17 Tell others how they should live or behave Live behind a wall in a gated community – and oppose the cleanup of the problem motels. After all, “they” can’t ride a stolen bike into your community to grab iPads from cars. Ignore the reality of some Costa Mesa neighborhoods at night while the wall around your abode protects ... Read More »

Stop that candidate — he’ll dilute

gestapo

August 16 Once you accept the premise that so-called experts should decide what’s best for the rest of us, the only question remaining is how to deal with people who don’t comply. (Link) We can’t vote for them The reason we vote is to select the candidate who most represents our views – if a candidate has a strong case ... Read More »