Oh, Yeah, Two More Things: YES ON K and Steve Lodge Prefers It When Homeless People Crap in Bushes

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Murdock -- like most responsible Breans -- supports the carefully negotiated Measure K. School Bond. Royce opposes it. Selfish big downtown landlord and parking structure subsidy recipient Dwight Manley is dumping a bunch of money into killing it.

Murdock — like most responsible Breans — supports the carefully negotiated Measure K. School Bond. Royce opposes it. Selfish big downtown landlord and parking structure subsidy recipient Dwight Manley is dumping a bunch of money into killing it.

The “Recent Posts” list is so top-heavy right now that I hesitate to add anything else to it.  (And fellow OJB contributors, if you have something short we can add it to the Open Thread.)  But there are two things that I had really wanted to write, so I’ll combine them into one post.

(1) Yes on Measure K, No on L, and Re-elect the School Board

First. Brea hasn’t had a school bond in quite some time; the last one failed by a little over 200 votes.  After that one failed, the leading people on both sides got together and hammered out an agreement on what an acceptable bond would look like.  That became Measure K — with support across the political spectrum.

But one rich asshole has been lavishly funding a vicious campaign against it, as well as against the School Board members (Hobby, Lyons, and Todd) who supported it, because he is a rich landholding asshole — owning much of the property in Brea’s Downtown, and he doesn’t want to pay more property taxes on it.  His name is Dwight Manley — and there’s NO possible bond that would be acceptable to him because he just doesn’t want to pay property taxes.

Some of you are inclined to agree with him on principle, because you think that taxes should be low, government should be small, etc.  Well let me remind you that Dwight Manley is the guy who gave the money to elect a new City Council majority in 2014 which in return gave him a free $13 million parking structure that will primarily serve his property because he didn’t want to pay for THAT either.

Yes on K.  For the Kids!  And because Dwight Manley deserves a publicly administered kick in the ass.  If he doesn’t like property taxes, he can sell his property and move to Nevada, where they don’t have property taxes — or high quality Orange County level public schools.  Vote for Hobby, Lyons, and Todd as well, because Manley opposes them.  And vote No on L, which cuts down the size of the school board, because Manley supports it and he can’t be trusted.

(2) “Subsidy Steve” “Chavez” Lodge Hates Homeless People, Despite Literature Saying Otherwise

One pitch in the Conservative Women’s Leadership Association pitch for Steve Lodge in District 1 is that he is loves and is so nice to homeless people.  This is arrant bullshit and I happen to have proof.

After the new homeless shelter was opened in the Santa Ana Bus shelter, Supervisor Andrew Do (whom I neither support nor especially fear) posted an announcement about it on Facebook.  I posted a comment saying that, while I wasn’t a supporter, I did believe in credit where it is due, and thanked him for pushing through the project.

Well, Steve Lodge came by and trashed Do and the homeless shelter, using particularly stupid arguments, like “we can’t give the homeless any facilities because they they won’t go away!”  This is the Disney Corporation-endorsed candidate here, folks!

I responded to him, pointing out the flaws in his complaining about homeless people having a place to use showers and restrooms and noting that Civic Center employees who have been complaining about odors and health hazards from the use of informal latrines were probably VERY happy about this.  Lodge replied — and then it was suddenly over, because Do or his media person reached in and trashed all four of the comments by me and Lodge, and I can’t hardly blame him.

It used to be that when someone did this, you’d still have access to your own comments, but that has recently changed.  So I don’t still have exactly what I wrote, and I don’t have Lodge’s first comment … but I DO have Lodge’s second comment because the hot-headed testicle-pulling idiot put my name in it, triggering an email to me, which I kept.

Lordy, I've just been called stupid by Steve Lodge! This is like being called a drunk by Lushille Kring!

Lordy, I’ve just been called stupid by Steve Lodge! This is like being called a drunk by Lushille Kring!

It “changes nothing,” Steve Lodge?  Because it’s 100 yards away?  YOU KNOW WHAT IT CHANGES, STEVE?  IN THAT BUILDING 100 YARDS AWAY, THERE ARE TOILETS AND SHOWERS, SO THEY NO LONGER HAVE TO CRAP IN THE BUSHES IN THE CIVIC CENTER AND STINK FROM THAT AND FROM DAYS WITHOUT SHOWERS.  THAT IS WHAT HAS “CHANGED,” YOU IMBECILE, AND IT’S NOT “NOTHING”!

If he and the two sitting Councilpersons are all elected, Lodge will suddenly become THE worst person on the City Council — and THAT is no easy feat.  Thanks, Disney!


About Greg Diamond

Somewhat verbose attorney, semi-retired due to disability, residing in northwest Brea. Occasionally runs for office against bad people who would otherwise go unopposed. Got 45% of the vote against Bob Huff for State Senate in 2012; Josh Newman then won the seat in 2016. In 2014 became the first attorney to challenge OCDA Tony Rackauckas since 2002; Todd Spitzer then won that seat in 2018. Every time he's run against some rotten incumbent, the *next* person to challenge them wins! He's OK with that. Corrupt party hacks hate him. He's OK with that too. He does advise some local campaigns informally and (so far) without compensation. (If that last bit changes, he will declare the interest.)