“The Year of Liking Dangerously”: Costa Mesa Charterites Outsource Astroturfing to Indonesia


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“Ya, we like the Costa Mesa charter a whole lot — for 3.7 American cents per like!”

This is incredible.  From (with some reformatting) a Facebook post Costa Mesa’s valiant anti-Charter fighter Greg Ridge:

I wonder if these people from outside Costa Mesa know they are being exploited like this?

From another post at the Yes on Measure V FB page.  Look at all these 109 “LIKES”!!!!

Jeff Taylor
Togay Saputra
Panjul van Ress
Bersamamu Sllaluu
DKI Jakarta
Eggye Putra Persada
Moehammad Akbaer, Works at UNIVERSITAS LAST CHILD
Muhammad Luky Rizki Ramadhan
Fuadrafik
M Tasyrifa Hidayat
Egrai Nax Kansas
Ricky Lazuardi
Endah Kangen Dia
Myname’s Kkeviinn Poetra Bbangsawann
Boecah Ngesoet
Miftakhul Alim Alim
Jhuriie Ajhe Dh
Boogy Inqiienmenjadiie Annaqbaiiq
Sherly Tri Oktaviani
Elis Anastasya Tarihoran
Unika Atma Jaya
Rangga Sekarang, Works at Akademi Kepolisian
Sukron Ma’mun
Mahiya Zannat Popy
Trisna Jamika
Ir’Amir Scramolovetodeat Killimazstreetz Generationdangeroursrebelz
Feryza Indra Zulfi
Alex Sander
Hamzah Akmal Maulana, Jakarta, Indonesia
Chintia Putriie
Belajar Adab Adab Sunnah Rasulullah saw
Ryan Eljoe Fabiano Deltra, Florida International University
Dalih Stand’bocx No’Loading
Rahman Rastafara II
Reztu Orenz Jakarta
Ridwäŋ Kusumä
Arie Dolkong
Nenk Imah Chayankk Othee, Works at B.net
Luky Evolution, Works at PD Sinar Harapan Pratama
Erwin Gunawan, Works at PT. Artha Telekomindo
Tomi Cruse, Works at Binus University
Abdoel Aziiz
Hery Ughie Mulyono, Field Staff at PT.NUSANTARA SURYA SAKTI
Lutfi Ajeh
Setia Sampe Mati at Hanya Kamu Di Hati
Agung Jendrall Perampampam Sittzz
Kholidrastafara Uyy
Ir Roberto X-Shoot
Nanang She Thoean Moeda
Lesi Naxjakmania
Andri Cllow Clallu, Jamaica Estates
Give Up Give Up
Kebon Jeruk, Jawa Barat, Indonesia
Rizky Anaks Portal Tosiga X, Jakarta, Indonesia
Achmad Delvy
Pendidikan Tanpa Batas
Yanto Lingau
FEKON UNTAN
John Janssen
Andra Ableh Backboner, Manager at PT CIMOL
Hery Qs
Kalideres 2, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
Buung Siva Serjanah Mudaa
Arvind Goojar, VNSIT
Alamsyah Nabiella
Bhewen Q Waluyo Sukmoasih
Raynaldo Ichsan Purba
Steven Menyayangi Mamah, Master’s Degree
Thuan Moeda Ilham
Asep Rastafara
Panji Setiawan
Universitas Muhammadiyah Prof. DR. HAMKA
Ajie
Uwix Boyo

ASC at PT.BAKS
Rcky Rambut Anarki
Yoga Bayu Saputra
Ayyu Setiawati Eryanz
Drs Tyo Jonathan
Dwi Antypeeweegaskinstoramslowaje
Xmv poetnex 22
Jono Lono, Universita Sex
Anna Cynk Dia
Gery Cipta Irawan
Stella Yora Septiianii
Sandy Prakoso
Kikyadriyano Adriyano
SMP at TERNIK JARINGAN
Leonardo Ipoel Onadio, Jakarta, Indonesia
Reind Brutal Alibi
Tuanmudha Firlyslowly
Imam Csfi
205+15 tanggrang
YHully CroosBonezz
Azriel DhiniAbbee Sevenfold
Riyo Oks Ingin Menyendri, Texas State University-San Marcos
Oman Rastafara
Sukma Nur Muhammad
Anna Reagan, Costa Mesa, California
Berojol S’lalu Destination
Oky Vera Wati
Cengkareng, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
Iidiingsiiebrandall Mallamygmencariiciinta Tanppasebbab
Sutrysno Putra Wiralodra
Iwan Nugroho, Universitas Mercu Buana Jakarta
Mover KratonRush
Khairul Fikri
Fahri Revblik Manteman
Dhy Kha Coffeebayfreshdutafullhouse, at PT.COPA(cowok panggilan)
Iman Kopi Hitam, Works at Citra mandiri decoration
Dent’bruno Idiiot’z Crew, Engineering Administration at Pt.Sumber Makmur Karyatama
Andris Lumban Raja, Jakarta, Indonesia
Syaiful Anwar
Widya patria 2
Dhani Band Otong Koil
Sma harapan jaya
Emmy Bebeh
Hery Nhesta Marlley
Agay Churut
Karyawan at Rumah sakit
Hallymahadhawinarta Nurullum
Inyongwong Gombong
Fuzhie Chwx T-b
Sri Mega Yanti
Tuan Muda Lathif

When I loaded the page in Google Chrome, it literally offered to translate it for me because it said that the original language was Indonesian.

I know that the pro-Charter Costa Mesa City Council majority is deeply, deeply committed to outsourcing.  What I didn’t know is that it was so committed that, given the choice of whether to do “astroturfing” (a fake grass roots campaign of support for something) in the U.S. or in Indonesia, it would choose the latter — and would not even ask the Indonesians to make up fake accounts using American names.  (They must not have anticipated Greg Ridge’s incredible superpower of … being able to read.)

Do Costa Mesans really want to grant these dorks the sort of unbridled power that destroyed the City of Bell?

Update:  It had missed my attention, but apparently Greg Ridge had previously noted on his Facebook page the presence of the leading edge of what might eventually be a lakh of Indians also liking the the Yes on Measure V page for Righeimer Charter from a safe distance:

Jon Brown
Owner at 24 carrots catering & events

Ravi Sahota Ravi
Khalsa College, Amritsar

Khezu Nuh
Pfutsero, India

Raghav Shuhel Khan
Badmash company

Hari Om
Jyoti prakash

Uttam Dongare
PVP College loni

Faisal Zahan
Fuck FormaLitiES at Hell City

Afjol Khan
Moulvibazar govt college

Kevin Taylor
Costa Mesa, California

Patrick Quinn
Self at Self

Raj Kumawat
GCA

Widya Amelia Nashwa Rizky
CINTA SHOLAWAT

Ad Walid
Works at A.B.S and A.B.A

Aneey Priya

Ochana Akash
at Student

Pardeep Singh
College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering

Wiqar Younis

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Shan Nawaz Lail
Punjab college chiniot

Candace Boone Marteski
Arcadia High School

Sonu Zane
Punjab Group Of Colleges

Adnan Chowdhury
Habigonj High Shchool & College

Tanvir Ahmed Shakkhor
Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology

Anna Reagan
Costa Mesa, California

Charanjeet Singh

Ifan Rasul Syahreza
SMA Negeri 3

Rubel Ahmed Prince Masum
Madan mohan collage

Angel Prayudi
STKIP PERSADA KHATULISTIWA SINTANG

Raghurajsingh Patel
Govt. Polytechnic college,harda

Ali Saim
Science collage

LarasRaz CweygCllu SetiaBeud
Spoterz(jakmania angel) at JAK MANIA + PERSIJA I LOVE YOU……..!!!!!!

James Mehedi
Bangabari high school at Churastar adda

Muteal Med Çalıkıran
Yenidogan, Ankara, Turkey

Vicky Kadian
Khasla school lambra

Karan Mann Nawanshahria
Works at Karan Mann photography

Harpreet Saini
College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering

Rama Krishnan

Sami Khan

Jam Akonfi

Irshad Ahmad
P.I.C. Inter college Partawal Mahrajgang

Shäfáýàt KHâñ Shïhâß

Nirjølå Sunibirå

Fk Maneesh Tinku Suthar
Shri ram schoolllllllllllllllll

Md Samsul Mirza Mirza
Nabiganj, Sylhet, Bangladesh

Gary Hayden
Event & Tradeshow Manager at White Cap


About Greg Diamond

Worker's rights attorney now moving into "good governance" litigation. North Vice Chair of Democratic Party of Orange County and occasional candidate. Proud to be prolix. Unless otherwise specifically stated, his writings never speak for the Democratic Party at the local, county, state, national, or galactic level. He tries to either suppress or openly acknowledge his partisan, issue, ideological, and "good government" biases in most of his writing here. If you have a question about any particular writing, just ask him about it and (unless you are an pseudonymous troll) he will probably answer you at painful length. He lives in Brea but generally doesn't blog about it. A family member works as a campaign treasurer for Wendy Gabriella in AD-73; he doesn't directly profit from that relatively small compensation and it doesn't affect his coverage. He does advise some campaigns informally and without compensation, although in 2014 he may receive some compensation for campaign consulting and fundraising for the campaign of Jorge Lopez for Orange County Assessor.