Thursday, October 14, 2010

Mary's Opinion

mary said...
The other comment that Gaspar made that I found very amusing was when the subject of the Streetscape workshops were addressed, she had to admit she hadn't attended any of them. Her excuse? "I was having a baby".

I've never had a kid, but doesn't it take less than two months to pop one out?

I hope whomever reads these posts realizes most of us are not picking on Gaspar with malicious intent. Hell, I don't know WHO she is, but actions speak louder than words, and her stage act is transparent,(if you'll pardon the expression). She just doesn't have the "delivery" to convince me she has what it takes to be an effective leader who cares about our community, and by that I mean she doesn't come across as SINCERE.

She comes across as a CAREERIST.

Now I realize that some people find theise traits admirable and even a little sexy, and as the late Jack Orr said, "Elections are war". He's right, unfortunately, and many people who get elected are well versed in The Art of Winning at Any Co$t.

You remember these kind of people in high school, don't you? You didn't like them very much. You should like them even less now that you are grown up. But like the Student Body Elections, they didn't interest because they didn't mean anything to you.

Well, these elections mean a great deal, and there's still gold in them thar Encinitas hills, and there are those who want to make maximum dollar on it, and the rest of us be dammned. Look at the Nantucket blight on Andrew Street, if you don't believe me.

send us your opposing opinions

33 comments:

  1. Mary's always the best reporter. Way better than any AP crap.

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  2. a good point in winning at any cost.

    i should hope that people see through meg whitman in the same way come november. she has already spent 120 million of her own money to, in effect (if she wins), buy the governorship of california. with 120 million she could have given 120 one million dollar business loans if she really wanted to help california's economy.
    this is not an endorsement of jerry brown... it's a condemnation of meg whitman.

    back to 'cin city... it's very apparent from her tactics so far that gasper (yeah, gasper) is intent on winning even it means alienating the community she wants to serve. that's not the kind of person i want running my city. i should hope that the residents care enough and are smart enough to see through her.
    but since she seems to have the backing of old white men... maybe she's a shoe-in.

    ps. the ASB president of my HS is now in prison for white collar crimes! ha!
    pss. she's REALLY not that hot.

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  3. Kristin's not a bad person, has done her share of volunteer work, however she's young and has a healthy ego. Not hard to see how Stocks and the good ol' Rotary Club boys convinced her to run. "You'll be a fresh new face."

    If she's elected she'll find out what an unglamorous job it is...sitting through a multitude of mind numbing meetings on water board issues, etc. I doubt she'll have the patience to last long. Does anyone know what the mandatory number of meetings a council member is required to attend? And what are the consequences of not meeting the requirement?

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  4. Gaspar is our lil' Palin!

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  5. Mary I so glad you didn't Procreate! This world doesn't need any more stupid people.

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  6. The dictionary defines a Careerist as one who devotes themselves to a career often at the expense of one's personal life or ethics. I would have to agree with Mary. The slimy mailer Gaspar sent out that she refused to take responsibility for lying about Teresa Barth's positions and ignoring Tony Kranz's candidacy altogether indicates a deficit of ethics, so she is paired well with Dalager who is starting to sound a lot like Blago in Chicago. Are the thinking residents of our coastal town ready to accept this kind of heavily funded chicanery








    I agree with Mary. Gaspar unfortunately fits the definition of Careerist, one who is devoted to a career at the expense of one's personal life or ethics. That slimy mailer where Barth's positions on issues were completely untrue and Tony Kranz's candidacy totally omitted strongly indicates a deficiency of ethics. As a communication major she could not plead ignorance. She is paired well with Dalager who's looking a lot like Blago. I truly hope our citizens don't buy this heavily funded and glossed over chicanery.

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  7. It's dispicable what Maggie is doing to Danny.

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  8. It was even more despicable what was done to Maggie. Maggie didn't deserve it. Dan does.

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  9. The Taliban are not bad people either.

    But when you harm my community and my children's future you are my enemy.

    Dalager and Gaspar are Encinita's Taliban.

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  10. Gaspar has tossed out doubt about whether or not her club work was part of a plan to run for office. She does not live the service above self motto except when convenient or public.

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  11. Life imitates art!

    Remember Lawnmower Man, the 80's movie about an affable moron who becomes a power-mad tyrant?

    Eerie.

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  12. I loved Lawnmower Man.

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  13. 11:42
    The word is procreate, not Procreate (capital P). For you (and others), does any word with 'create' in it deserve a capital letter?

    Need any additional help with polysyllabic words? Like 'asshole'?

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  14. I heartily agree that our Ms. Gaspar is a careerist of the same template as Stocks (Whitman and Fiorina.) She might continue to run whether she loses this time or not. Let's get through this election and watch her like hawks. Whether she is elected or not, it is important to make her irrelevant.

    Another goal - Stocks irrelevant or removed prior to 2012 . . . starting now.

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  15. 11:42 looks like I pushed your buttons.

    Good.

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  16. 11:42
    thank you for proving a point about "your side"
    you have nothing to add but slimy personal attacks?

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  17. 11:42 is part of the Encinitas Taliban. Friends of Dalager and Gaspar.

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  18. The way I see it Mary is spot on. While Kristin has the broadcaster role down her answers were weak, I for one want a council member who is an independent thinker as well one that does their own research and clearly she hasn't.

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  19. The large land owners in town do not want an independent thinker. That's the last thing they want. They want their land re-zoned to many units per acre so they can sell out.

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  20. Gaspar and Dalager are the willing droids to do the bidding of the developers and land barrons of Encinitas. Dalager is an embarrassment, who now denies his quid pro qou votes for favors are conflicts of interest. Gaspar is hoping that vague generalities and cutesy one-liners substitute for substance and preparation, the both of which she has none. The power clique only needs one win from the doubled headed clone - then they are back in business for 4 more years. Recall, anyone??

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  21. Does the city charter have provisions for recalls?

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  22. recall stocks and Dalager.

    Adopt term limits. They are our true savor.

    Dr. Lorri any progress?

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  23. A recall can be done. The tough part is gathering signatures and conducting the campaign. It has to be a city wide effort. There is no point in doing it unless there is broad suport and a chance of victory. I think it could be successfully done, but with a lot of work and money.

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  24. While were at it, let's recall Houlihan.

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  25. sounds good to me. Recall Stocks, Dalager and Houlihan.

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  26. I love the idea of having our own lil Palin. Can Gasper see Russia from her house?

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  27. "does any word with 'create' in it deserve a capital letter?"

    Only Creator.

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  28. 8:09

    No, but she can still see a Redevlopment district from her house.

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  29. Progress on term limits? I have not figured out if enough people want them, so I have been lagging on doing too much. At one of the candidate forums, when all of the candidates were asked what they thought of them, I don't believe any of them wanted them. Therefore, we would have to do all the work ourselves. In other words, it would have to be a ballot measure, as the Council does not seem interested in putting it on the agenda. When I have a little time, I will write up the pros and cons and perhaps JP and/or Kevin will post it on the blog. Perhaps others can post their thinking as well. Also, if the attorney who contacted me before would be so kind as to contact me again at: lgreene98@aol.com, I would love to speak to her. Lost your phone #. After the elections, if enough people seem interested, we can go for it. Thoughts anyone? After this election season, now, more than ever, I think it is a good idea.

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  30. Term limits - yes, a great idea. No one is so indispensible as to have be around for more than 2 terms. Can you believe that Dalager is going for a 3rd term??? This guy is so unaware of the issues or his own transgressions that he can barely get a complete sentence out at a forum. A deer in the headlights would be able to put on a better front than has "his disHonor". Just how naive are the voters of this city?? We'll soon see...

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  31. Bought and payed offOctober 16, 2010 5:15 PM

    Big money backing Danny Dalager and it appears the only thing we need to worry about is building the park never mind the elderly walking in the street instead of sidewalks on 101. Never mind the bumpy roads and drainage problems it's all about the park to hell with the pension problems who cares if Leucadia looks like third world countries we need a park that will cost $500,000 a year to maintain. Looks like all the money saved on his kitchen has been spent on a mailer bigger then that crook Bilbray. If he wins there won't be a parcel in town without a structure on it he has to pay for his campaign

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  32. 9:00
    Gag me with a spoon

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  33. Thanks, Mary. I appreciate your opinion,and that you can respond authentically and intelligently.

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