Friday, July 22, 2016

Lo-Cal Shocker: Is Joe Mosca Making A Run For An Encinitas City Council Seat?

Joe learning the secret hand sign.
We have been monitoring the situation in Encinitas for a while now, and it appears that some news about our twice used carpetbag's latest political ambitions is starting to leak out.

Encinitas Undercover, which functions as a kind of Tattler for that now at-risk city (their opinion might differ), yesterday listed Joe Mosca as one of the potential City Council candidates there. Yes, it really does seem like it is deja vu all over again down suburban San Diego way, as we shall soon explain.

So where and when did this story first begin? It was first revealed as part of an article published last year in a weekly newspaper there called the Encinitas Advocate (link), and we were fortunate enough to pick up on it fairly quickly. Here is how they first announced the emergence of Joe Mosca on the Encinitas political scene back in September of 2015.

Former Sierra Madre mayor appointed to Parks and Rec CommissionThe Encinitas City Council on Sept. 9 appointed Joe Mosca, the former mayor of Sierra Madre in Los Angeles County, to the Parks and Recreation Commission.

“I know how to get things done, and I know how to get things done with limited city funding,” said Mosca, an Olivenhain resident, in explaining his qualifications to the council. He also cited his experience on various regional boards.

As a commissioner, Mosca said he’d like to focus on maintaining and highlighting city hiking trails.

Of course. Hiking trails.

Those who are familiar with Joe's political activities in Sierra Madre immediately picked up on an obvious pattern (link). The carpetbagger who almost immediately jumped into local politics shortly after arriving, in a traditional small California city in severe risk of falling prey to predatory and destructive development, all while claiming to be a staunch defender of community traditions he did not even know existed a year earlier.

Did I get it all?

As we saw in this town, the Joe Mosca who ran for a City Council seat as a slow growth preservationist quickly became the willing attack dog for developers once he was elected to office. So is he now going to try that one all over again? Why? Is it now a career choice?

Here is how Encinitas Undercover broke the news yesterday (link).


We'll keep an eye out to see if this one goes anywhere. Hopefully it was all just speculation.

Bill Maher compares Donald Trump to Mussolini

 
Mod: I know it isn't a very flattering comparison. Then again, why anyone in Sierra Madre would want to make a developer president is beyond me.

Bill Maher on Trump’s Scary RNC Speech: ‘He Looked a Lot Like Mussolini’ - The host of ‘Real Time’ railed against the Republican presidential nominee’s speech at the Republican National Convention: ‘It was just really about death.’

“He looked a lot like Mussolini tonight,” said Bill Maher. “Did you see that? He would say something and then [shake his finger].”

The outspoken political satirist had, like many Americans, just witnessed the Republican National Convention’s closing speech delivered by their nominee, Donald J. Trump. And boy, was it a grim affair.

Terrorism. Immigrants. Joblessness. More terrorism. In Trump’s mind, America is a country on the brink of total and utter collapse, where people are drinking their own urine, knifing each other for bread and water, and making themselves shiny and chrome before hurling their emaciated bodies at oncoming traffic.

“He convinced a lot of people that he could look like a president—for the Hair Club for Men,” joked Maher. “If you were watching this speech, this was pretty remarkable how bleak this speech was. It was just really about death. Crime is going to kill you, immigrants are going to kill you, terrorists are going to kill you. He has a new hat: ‘Make America Goth Again.’ It was so depressing, Melania started plagiarizing a suicide note.”

“And of course the people in the hall loved it,” Maher added. “They were like, ‘Finally! A candidate who can bring this country apart!’”

Mod: I would have included selling out NATO for the benefit of Vlad "The Impaler" Putin, but maybe that is just me. Free Estonia. For the rest click here.

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63 comments:

  1. I'm sorry, but you've apparently mistaken me for someone who gives a damn what Bill Maher thinks.

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    1. Roger Ailes was unavailable.

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    2. Protect yo' crèche!

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    3. We need to build a wall around it to keep the Satanists out.

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  2. Hiking trails? Is that similar to Gene Goss' desire to repair all the sidewalks in town?

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    1. Whose dog has he borrowed for the photo ops?
      Oh, wait, that's right - he's got kids to use now.

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    2. Nobody loves Sierra Madre - excuse me - Encinitas as much as Joe Mosca.

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    3. what exactly did Mosca get done in Sierra Madre?

      I'd love to see that list

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    4. good ole Joe. moved into Sierra Madre, pronounced his "love" for the city despite only living here a few short week and when elected his "love" for the city was that it needed to be changed and he pushed for large scale development

      I'm sure he "loves" Encinitas just as much as he "loved" Sierra Madre

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    5. When Mosca gave a State of the City speech he listed many, many accomplishments he "DID" for Sierra Madre. Most of which were either the entire city council votes, or staffs regular duties. He did nothing of note as mayor.

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    6. Not an authentic bone in Joe's entire body. Phony status junkie.

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  3. Trump patterned his campaign after nixon's '68 run.

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  4. The last presidential candidate to side with the Russians as much as Trump was Henry Wallace. But that was when they were Communists.

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    1. Communists make it into the tattler every day

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    2. Ja vohl, mein bruder

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  5. Donald Trump Retweets Post With Quote From Mussolini
    http://www.nytimes.com/politics/first-draft/2016/02/28/donald-trump-retweets-post-likening-him-to-mussolini/?_r=0

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    1. Trump explains tweeting Mussolini quote
      Donald Trump said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that he retweeted a quote from Benito Mussolini, the Italian fascist dictator, because he wants to “be associated with interesting quotes.”

      “Chuck, it's OK to know it's Mussolini. Look, Mussolini was Mussolini. It's OK to — it's a very good quote, it's a very interesting quote, and I know it,” he said Sunday morning. “I saw it. I saw what — and I know who said it. But what difference does it make whether it's Mussolini or somebody else? It's certainly a very interesting quote.”

      http://www.politico.com/story/2016/02/trump-tweets-interesting-mussolini-quote-219932#ixzz4F98vylGD

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    2. There goes the Jewish vote.

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    3. Maybe trump will make the CA Bullet Train run on time.

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  6. Hail to the chief, El Duce.

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    1. Il Duce. El Duce is a lucha libre guy.

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  7. Communist lives matter!

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  8. Republican strategist quits party because of Donald Trump

    Political consultant Jimmy Camp, who has worked on high-profile Republican campaigns up and down California for 30 years, announced Thursday that he was leaving the GOP because of the party’s presidential nominee.

    “Donald Trump is a narcissistic, self-centered, unprincipled, miserable example of a human being,” Camp said in a prepared statement. “I cannot support this man nor can I be a member of a party that would choose him as their nominee.”

    Camp has served as the state GOP’s director of operations and was an appointee in Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s administration.

    He worked on the successful state Senate campaigns of Janet Nguyen, Diane Harkey, Andy Vidak, Bill Campbell and Sam Blakeslee, and on the successful Assembly campaigns of Young Kim, Van Tran, Dick Mountjoy and Chuck DeVore, among others. He’s also worked on numerous statewide campaigns.

    He said he turned down an offer of a position in the Trump campaign in April.

    “I’ve dedicated 30 years of my life to make my party the party of opportunity, of freedom and of individual liberty and responsibility. I have worked within my party to make it one not of ‘tolerance,’ but one of inclusion and opportunity regardless of race, gender, religion, sexuality or nation of origin, and Trump stands for none of these things. I am truly sad to be leaving the party I have worked so hard for, built lasting friendships and dedicated my professional life.”

    http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/government-and-politics/20160721/republican-strategist-quits-party-because-of-donald-trump

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    1. Yes. All the party members know. You are either with Trump, or nothing.

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    2. Hillary Clinton is barely better than Trump

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    3. Vote neither.

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    4. If you vote neither, then you might get Trump...too scary to contemplate!

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    5. Hillary is also too scary to contemplate!

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    6. Hillary is a centrist. You only scared of her because roger ailes programmed you to be

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    7. 10:36, barely better will have to do.
      Trump is clearly mad, and I don't mean angry.

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    8. Hillary is not even barely better, she is barely worse. While I don't like Trump a Clinton presidency scares me to death.

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    9. Hillary is right of center and hawkish. Remember triangulation? That method pushed the right further right creating the far right we have today.

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    10. Il Duce is barely better than Trump.

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    11. 1:42, I think you are identifying the wrong candidate as the most destructive, but I can tell that you are committed to Trump, with a passionate intensity - so there's no way to have a conversation.

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    12. Il Duce wanted to make the Roman Empire great again.

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    13. Were he running for Pres today, Reagan would be pilloried by the right as a leftist instead of being exalted as a saint.

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    14. Trump's daughter actually said something like "He'll lead us back to the past in the future."

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    15. Her unicorn told her to say that.

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    16. 2:05 - If he was running today Reagan would be scary old.

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  9. Screw Estonia. Free Lithuania!

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    1. None dare call it treason.

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    2. 7:50 I actually grabbed that wonderful tome from the free section behind the library a few years back. Seems someone tired of Stormer's erudition, and as a budding communist me self I decided to jump at the opportunity of a free handout.

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  10. Re: Mosca, yes, you got it all. Enviable brevity and clarity.
    I hope Encinitas figures him out faster than Sierra Madre did.

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  11. Here's how Adam Gopnik put it:
    It is the essence of fascism to have no single fixed form—an attenuated form of nationalism in its basic nature, it naturally takes on the colors and practices of each nation it infects. In Italy, it is bombastic and neoclassical in form; in Spain, Catholic and religious; in Germany, violent and romantic. It took forms still crazier and more feverishly sinister, if one can imagine, in Romania, whereas under Oswald Mosley, in England, its manner was predictably paternalistic and aristocratic. It is no surprise that the American face of fascism would take on the forms of celebrity television and the casino greeter’s come-on, since that is as much our symbolic scene as nostalgic re-creations of Roman splendors once were Italy’s.

    What all forms of fascism have in common is the glorification of the nation, and the exaggeration of its humiliations, with violence promised to its enemies, at home and abroad; the worship of power wherever it appears and whoever holds it; contempt for the rule of law and for reason; unashamed employment of repeated lies as a rhetorical strategy; and a promise of vengeance for those who feel themselves disempowered by history.

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    1. Sounds like Hillary.

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  12. Just in case you're wondering why Mosca is in Encinitas ...

    City to fight residents after settling with developers
    Encinitas Advocate:
    Encinitas will defend itself against a lawsuit launched by residents opposed to a settlement the city approved with the Building Industry Association that paved the way for the recent approval of a density bonus project in Leucadia.

    The City Council emerged from a closed-session meeting July 13 and announced it would defend itself against the suit, which was filed in June by the Encinitas Resident Alliance.

    City officials declined comment, citing closed-session confidentiality.

    The lawsuit challenges the 2015 settlement between the city and BIA, which the citizens group says unconstitutionally tied the city’s hands as it pertains to six density bonus projects, including Hymettus estates, a nine-unit project the council approved amid criticism from neighbors.

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    1. The BIA? Wasn't that Bart Doyle's employer? Maybe the Bartster is moving to Encinitas?

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    2. The BIA helped recruit Joe to come to Sierra Madre. Looks like he has answered the call once again.

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    3. Talk about a hired gun. Maybe Encinitas should hear the story of Goldberg Park? I believe Joe helped with that.

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    4. So, send it to the Encinitas Undercover. Tell them about Measure V, too.

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  13. Egocentric Joe . Encinitas is not a small town you can take advantage of.

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    1. all I know is Joe lied straight to my face about his views and what he'd do with Measure V

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    2. Who does Joe love more? Sierra Madre or Encinitas?

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    3. 10:47 neither - Joe loves Joe more.

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    4. Joe just wants too make a difference. No matter how many cities it takes.

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    5. Let's just hope Joe gets what he wants in Encinitas. Otherwise he might come back here.

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  14. Lucky for Adam G he did not live under Frankie Franco; instead if a pen, he would have been fortunate to be given a tooth brush to scrub Frankie's boots. I am glad that he does recognize Hillery for the worship if power and the contempt of the law.

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  15. This is scary.
    Why The New Child Rape Case Filed Against Donald Trump Should Not Be Ignored
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lisa-bloom/why-the-new-child-rape-ca_b_10619944.html

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  16. Arinna is jealous of the accents the Trump women have.

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  17. Heard. Hillery tweeted her VP today. Who helped her tweet?

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