Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Must Be Nice

Doug Long has said at the last two candidate forums that Leucadian taxpayers should "volunteer" to build the sidewalks on coast highway Leucadia. Interesting that his plumbing business on Second street has not one but two gleaming sidewalks.

Can you imagine a city council candidate saying that any other community in Encinitas should build their own sidewalks? This is typical red headed stepchild treatment for Leucadia.

Leucadians should avoid voting for Doug Long, he doesn't respect your tax contributions.

Long also seems to think that the state coastal commission is impending our sidewalk process, Citing the council's recent approval of $300,000 to $400,000 to build sidewalks in Leucadia, Long said, "This is something as a volunteer I would have taken on myself. I'd say put the sidewalks in and blow the (state) Coastal Commission off."

The Coastal Commission does not have regulatory oversight of the Leucadia sidewalk plan, nor has it registered formal opposition to the proposal.

Too many bong hits for Long?


  1. Buttcrack dont know his head from his ARSS. He just want to Slingblades's lap dog, like Slingblade was Christy's lap dog.

  2. He sure keeps his grass green.

  3. Now JP is whining too. Blaming everyone but the people who really bear the blame -- like the constant complainers on this blog. The real problem is that half the loadies in Leucadia have fought against sidewalks for years and the other half have been to loaded to care. Leucadia neglects itself and JP needs to wake-up.

    I used to think he was reasonable, but now he's just become part of the problem -- not the solution.

    -Not a Whiner

  4. JP is now officially outed as a shill for BARTH.
    Shit dude, what a drag. I thought this was a commnity space, but it's now clear that we've beenused so you can pimp for your favorite future political whore.

  5. anonymous,

    Had enough of your crap. You wrote,

    "The real problem is that half the loadies in Leucadia have fought against sidewalks for years and the other half have been to loaded to care. Leucadia neglects itself and JP needs to wake-up."

    Name some loadies. Give some dates. Who and when did leucadians oppose sidewalks on 101?

  6. Leucadian for equal TLCOctober 26, 2006 6:43 AM

    rename this blog,

    Stop being a whiner. This and most blogs are fueled by commentary. JP has always spoke his mind and been very open about it and he even puts his identity out there. Why don't you post your name and email address like JP? Who is the real shill? Why are you blogging?

    He did more than post a sign in his yard, he has explained why he supports Barth and Brown. If you can't tell that he is the real deal I can understand why you might vote for Dalager.

  7. when should you speak out?October 26, 2006 6:52 AM

    Not a whiner sure does whine a lot.

    NAW should read

  8. The truth really hurts about this sad little blog. What are there really 20 or 30 of you guys doing 80-90% of the blogging?

  9. Hey some real news that won't get reported here, the Queen Whiner (Maggie) and her prime subject whiners (Bonde and Westbrook) have egg on their faces this morning. The City actually made a healthy profit on their support of Operation Homecoming. The NCT ate crow on this one, I doubt you guys will -- give it a try -- you might feel good about it. This is advice even the whining Dr. Lori might agree with.
    Operation Homecoming donations total $33K

    By: ADAM KAYE - Staff Writer

    ENCINITAS ---- The city received $33,000 in donations to offset $18,000 it paid to produce the Operation Homecoming at Encinitas book-reading event last month, Finance Director Jennifer Smith told the City Council on Wednesday.

    The excess donations ---- $15,000 ---- will be given to the San Diego Nice Guys Victory Fund, a charity that supports deployed and wounded troops and their families, Smith said.

    On Sept. 22, an estimated 850 people attended the event at the Encinitas Community and Senior Center, where troops read passages from their submissions to "Operation Homecoming: Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Home Front in the Words of U.S. Troops and Their Families."

    After Smith's brief report, some council members tore into the watchdogs and one of their colleagues who had questioned the expenditures.

    Councilman Dan Dalager, who is credited with conceiving the national reading tour to accompany the recently published anthology of war stories, saved his sharpest words for the North County Times.

    On Saturday, the newspaper reported nearly $20,000 in expenditures discovered on city warrants lists by taxpayer advocates Bob Bonde and Donna Westbrook.

    "That is some of the most irresponsible reporting I've ever seen," Dalager said Wednesday. Later, he added, "We've got a press that's simply looking to do what's not right, what's not a story."

    Dalager ---- with support from the Downtown Encinitas MainStreet Association, Encinitas Chamber of Commerce and the 101 Artists Colony ---- spent nearly a year preparing a proposal and pressuring the National Endowment for Arts to make Encinitas one of its first stops on the tour.

    In the weeks leading up to the highly publicized event, Dalager said the city would spend "maybe $5" to bring it to Encinitas, but would earn much more than that in publicity and prestige.

    In Saturday's newspaper story, Councilwoman Maggie Houlihan said she had understood the event would come at no cost to the city.

    "I think your comments (in the story) were very irresponsible," Mayor Christy Guerin told Houlihan at Wednesday's meeting."If the paper's irresponsible, and it's their job to find something and explain something, no comment is appropriate."

    Houlihan said she did not know a fund existed to cover the city's payments to vendors.

    "A little bit of communication would have gone a long way," Houlihan said. "There wasn't information given to me in advance that I saw about the paying arrangement."

    Operation Homecoming expenses appearing on the Sept. 27, Oct. 18 and Wednesday's warrants lists total $19,633. Smith's report, however, shows $18,062 in costs. The difference between the amounts reported remained unclear Wednesday, but city officials have said the event will cost the city little if anything.

    The report shows corporate and private donations from: Cox Communications Inc. ($2,500); EDCO Recycling & Waste Collection Services ($3,000); Barratt American Inc. ($5,000); San Diego Gas & Electric Co. ($5,000); Gerald and Robin Parsky ($3,000); anonymous ($11,000); Borders Inc. book sales ($617); National Endowment for the Arts reimbursements ($1,318); staff donations ($2); Victory Fund offering ($1,624).

    Councilman Jerome Stocks praised Dalager and said he would have been proud to direct public funds toward the event.

    Councilman James Bond said he, too, wanted a clarification of expenditures, and added, "It would be nice if the folks who were concerned about that to say they apologize."

    -- Contact staff writer Adam Kaye at (760) 943-2312 or

  10. On this blog I said nice and mean things about every council member. Whenever I say nice things about Stocks, Guerin, Bond and Dalager I get more than a few attacks. Whatever, I can deal with it.

    I'm not a shill for Barth. Use some logic, she really is the best candidate. I think the ETA is the best resource in this town and the ETA supports Barth.

    You are right, the old school Leucadians may have accidently held Leucadia back out of fear. I am in my 30's, I represent the movement. I want a walkable Leucadia with cool places to shop and dine.

    Houses cost just as much in Leucadia as they do anywhere else in this town. Your property taxes are the same. It's time for the Encinitas city council to stop their whining and share the wealth. The downtown streetscape program was not done by "volunteers".

    I stand by my decision to vote for Barth. Go ahead, vote for "Pablo" if you want.

  11. "The truth really hurts about this sad little blog. What are there really 20 or 30 of you guys doing 80-90% of the blogging?"

    It's hard to say. I think there are about a dozen regulars. Only 1% of the audience calls in to am talk radio.

    This blog is averaging 2500 hits a week which is pretty good for a town of 60,000. I never thought it would get more than 100 hits a week.

  12. I agree with JP. Leucadia needs to be a walkable community. Time to spend some well paid taxes on Leucadia infrastructure!

  13. If you truly want Leucadia to be a walkable community, pay attention to the projects that are proposed along the 101 corridor.

    A large one on the NW corner of 101 and Encinitas Blvd. is in the works. It is important to understand how these projects relate to the street.

  14. Wow, the Council must really be worried. They discussed the Operation Homecoming expenses when the item wasn't on the Council agenda.

  15. Da grass is plastic

  16. Plastic grass sucks!

    ever smoked plastic grass?

    Please, Please, no plastic grass in Leucadia.

  17. If this is a sad little blog, why does NAW bother posting his whining?

  18. blog rocks,

    JP is honest in his assesment. I really think more like 30 post to the blog and thousands read it.

    Jump in everyone! the waters warm.

    The blog is insightful,
    not funny
    and most importantly...
    and a good chance to catch up on all that is Encinitas --errr-- Leucadia!

  19. and Cardiff, Olivenhein.

    Good people are in all the parts of us.

    I love this blog, & JP for giving us a forum to discuss.

    No one's holding a gun to your head, whiny Not a Whiner, or is she?

    ha ha.

    Are you a Dalager person? That's one of Dan's favorite phrases, all things "whine," along with "hot chicks," and "Devil's in the details."

    Boy, you said it.

  20. dullblade and buttcrackOctober 26, 2006 4:32 PM

    Don't bogart that joint man.

  21. Sligblade's sharp!
    Highest vote getter in my opinion

    Teresa # 2 aways back but on the council that is the important thing.

    I'll take my "wine" shiraz style please.

  22. Bong users for Long!
    Tokers for Dan!
    Saints for Teresa!
    Booyah's semper fi for Tom
    Funky lovers for Borat/Martens

    And they say the NFL has parody!

    Encinitas is El Especial Norte!

    the rest of the ciies? ZZZZZZZZZZZ

    Post Script,

    No action on the school board races, Waht's up?
    Do we care?

    I hear they want to use Pacific View as the location for their TIP school.

    Good or bad?

    overthrow the bums or re-elect the same?

  23. Is this "MO", the Encinitas fire chief's wife, Muir? Big problems, big time if she is elected. Word on the street is that she is in favor of charter schools. Charter schools take your tax money away from the schools. Charter schools follow their own rules. Hey, Mo, why don't you talk about charter schools? No on "Mo" Maureen Muir.

    Jim Bond and Jerome Stocks support Mo Muir.

  24. spit on your graveOctober 26, 2006 10:46 PM

    Paul Ecke III is vice president of Leucadia101. Is he a "loadie"?

  25. Duuuude, everyone knowws heeee's a compleeete loaie......... Duuuuuude

  26. P3 smokes the cronic.

  27. Doug Long has two gleaming sidewalks but what he really needs is a facade grant to fix up his building.....isn't he a Board Member on DEMA....Shame, shame.
    Maybe he can use some of the leftover election donations he got from his real estate and developer friends for a little paint and a few plants....just an idea.

  28. True. His plumbing shack is looking a little "funky", maybe even blighted.

  29. plastic grass is not funky!

    god I hate that stuff!

    Looks like his building is listing a little to the left.


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