Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The Public Comment That Blew Poor Joe Mosca's Mind

Now that Joe Mosca's carpetbagger candidacy for an Encinitas City Council seat by appointment has become such a burning issue in that troubled seaside town, it is time to go back to the video tape. Nobody is required to believe what I have written on this blog about these tender issues because in the end it is my version of events versus that of the Mosca campaign. I'm fine with that. I stand by what I say here, but the choice is yours.

However, the footage found on the Neuroblast site is pretty hard to refute. Here is a video of the public comment that blew poor Joe's mind, followed by his meltdown.

View here.

Mod: Having been thoroughly nailed by Shirley Moore with some very hard to refute facts, poor Joe completely lost it. He could have wisely kept his mouth shut as Mayor MacGillivray suggested, but instead threw this truly remarkable tantrum.

Link here.

This was, of course, hardly a unique occurrence. Joe's struggle with his anger issues was not an uncommon sight at Sierra Madre City Council meetings. What follows below is a videotape of Joe's reaction to losing his COG and SCAG assignments, done because he rarely bothered to show up at any of their meetings.

Video here.

And then there was that famous moment when Joe told a senior couple who had supported his first campaign, and held events for him at their home, to "Get A Life."

Video here.

Joe never quite forgave Sierra Madre for not giving him the love he always believed he deserved, which might explain why he walked away only a year into his second City Council term. And according to a blog comment yesterday (link), most likely posted (and perhaps even written) by Joe himself in his campaign for appointment to that open Encinitas City Council seat, if you are amongst those Sierra Madreans unhappy about his flip-flops on just about every promise he ever made, you are a "mentally unstable homophobic fanatic."

I hope you will take the time to read this about Joe Mosca as I know he is being considered for service on your council. I lived in Sierra Madre before and during the six years that Joe Mosca served as our city council member and Mayor. It was quite an active time as we were tackling key issues of development, water, financial constraints, and public safety. Joe came into Sierra Madre a relative unknown but I know I speak for the silent majority when I say, we couldn’t be more proud and lucky to have had Joe serve. There will always be detractors as you can’t please everyone, but Joe served our city with intelligence, calm, and needed leadership. During his time on city council, he balanced our budgets, opened the FIRST new park/open space in our city over 20 years, had the foresight to get our water system in order prior to the drought, and brought paramedic services to our city. He did it with patience, thoughtfulness, and in the face of some mentally unstable homophobic fanatics. Also, Joe was in the majority for 4 out of 6 years he was on council and NOT ONE PIECE OF OVERDEVELOPMENT was ever put forth or even considered. This line of attack on Joe is completely false. Is Joe perfect? No. Does he talk too much? Maybe. But in Joe, you have someone who is thoughtful, intelligent, and knows how to get things done.

(I would just like to remind the people of Encinitas that you now have a few crazy people from Sierra Madre infiltrating your blogs with complete nonsense: the Sierra Madre blog is run by John Crawford, a man who was caught going through Joe’s garbage, and even ran against Joe for city council but came in LAST PLACE because of the hatred and vitriol that he spews and is trying to bring to you.)

But at the end of the day, it’s not about blogs or the few lunatics in Sierra Madre. This is about your seemingly beautiful city and the choices you have before you. If I’m being honest, we are envious that you have Joe. I would encourage you to at least listen to him and talk to him. He won both of his Sierra Madre elections in landslides, not because he conned anyone or pulled the wool over or any other such nonsense. Rather, he won because he walked door to door of the ENTIRE city and listened and governed for the people. He won because he is a good man, with a good family, a good heart and a good mind. I wish Encinitas and the city council a great 2017 and best of luck.

"If I'm being honest," indeed. So many Pinocchio-isms it is hard to know where to start. Let's take a few of them, one at a time.

1) I am not sure anyone can claim to have won "a landslide" in elections where only around a third of the registered residents even bothered to go to the polls.

2) Nobody is taking much credit for Goldberg Park these days, a place where hardly anyone ever goes. Besides dogs seeking relief, that is. An incestuous insider boondoggle if there ever was one, and perhaps the worst use of half a million dollars in precious taxpayer money ever.

3) The Paramedics issue was on the ballot in 2005 in the form of Measure F (link), Joe was first elected in 2006. He is taking credit here for something that was in the works long before he took office. It was improperly funded from the start, and later contributed to three ballot attempts to raise utility taxes. The first two failed.

4) The big downtown development project Joe supported never happened because residents put Measure V on the ballot and stopped it cold. The Downtown Specific Plan didn't get built because Joe Mosca and his pals were beaten at the polls. Not because he was opposed to it.

5) That bit about the garbage is just a complete and utter lie. It first emerged in the Mountain Views News in a Susan Henderson column during my long shot effort to get elected to the City Council in 2010. Typical of the tactics employed in a Joe Mosca campaign. She claimed this had been reported to the police, but when questioned by a lawyer about it the SMPD said they'd never heard any such thing. The only reason I never sued is because Susan doesn't have a pot to piss in.

But that's our Joe. Still pitching his crazy fits, still waving the same old dirty laundry. I wonder what the people of Encinitas make of it.

It must seem very strange.

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35 comments:

  1. What draws individuals like Joe Mosca to enter into public office? Joe showed a great deal of contempt and arrogance for many in town. With his supporters he laughed and spoke ill of them behind their backs to a handful of his friends, and you know how it's difficult to keep immature statements to ones self. Joe did like good gossip.
    This town has had it's share of people "serving" on City Council, only to put forth their own agenda. Joe was front and center.
    It's ashame he is continuing his pursuit to enter into politics by now running for office in the City of Encinitas. I wish that City well.

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    1. What draws? Same as trump- ego, power, ego, influence, ego, networking. If he wanted to help the community he could just volunteer at a charity somewhere

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  2. I have family in Encinitas and have warned them. Joe Mosca represents everything that is wrong with politics today. Of course that is my view of him but the bottom line is the man lies, maybe he is telling the truth at that moment but will change his mind consistently against what he said when talking to you and what you want, then last minute vote the other way. My family liked him and being gay was not an issue, getting someone on council who would protect the city from big development was the only concern. Fact is I still like him and his charming ways with people and the ladies but would not want him an "attorney" representing me or the city I live in. It became evident that he is trying to climb the political ladder to Sacramento. He brought in out-of-towners to walk the streets for him. They were a nice bunch of guys and to reiterate being gay was NEVER an issue. DANGER, DON'T BE CHARMED, let the past guide you in this very important election.

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  3. The comment is vintage Mosca, and there's no doubt he wrote it - lying, denying and blaming. I'm sorry for Encinitas, but so glad he's gone. This is a perfect example of his tactics and the extremist games he plays. He won the elections because he lied to preservationists, and told the truth to pro-over development types.
    Silent majority? He wasn't the majority, because he lost Measure V. The preservationists won.

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    1. Anyone who uses the phrase 'silent majority' is a loser

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  4. I for one don't care what a person does on their personal time so long as they do the job they are getting paid for. In Mr. Mosca's case he is working for you, the voter who puts him in office.

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    1. If Joe's attendance record at COG and SCAG meetings was any indication, he doesn't work quite as hard as he claims.

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    2. 6:43, setting up a sucker punch, huh? Who is that told you anyone cares what Joe, or anybody else, does on their personal time?
      Try for more subtlety.

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  5. Joe always claimed to be the voice of decorum and civility. The fellow lacks a sense of irony.

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    1. Most divisive and bitter person we've ever had on our council.

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  6. Joe isn't really still doing the anti-gay thing, is he?

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    1. One trick pony.

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    2. Victim material can be hard to come by.

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    3. Maybe he needs to hire a victim publicist.

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    4. Actually, victimhood is easy to claim. Trump has been claiming to be victimized by rules and regulations and detractors his whole platinum-spooned trust fund baby life. And now the CIA, FBI, and a dozen other intelligence agencies are victimizing him.

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    5. Joe doesn't handle criticism very well. Which is unfortunate since he attracts so much of it.

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  7. Who Cares? I do! I don't want to see him working in Sacramento, that would not be a good thing.

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  8. Joe was so rude to the senior citizens that would go to the podium to speak.

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  9. "Oh!
    What a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to Deceive"

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  10. My guess is Susan Henderson wrote that comment. With perhaps a grammar assist from Matt Bosse.

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    1. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

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    2. Oh no - it's far too cogent for Harriet Poole Susan Whatever. She couldn't have done it. Poor old girl has no writing skills at all; just an ability to con others into working for her. Want a hard job? Proofread for her.

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  11. You guessed wrong. Even Susan Henderson portrayed herself as a supporter of preserve Sierra Madre. She, like Joe both lied.
    My guess is that you are a Joe Mosca supporter.

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  12. Nobody gives a damn about Joe's sexuality. It's his mendacity that we are talking about.

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  13. Comment posted on the Encinitas Undercover site: "Ok, so characterizing the many residents who felt Joe went against campaign promises as "a few crazy people" simply won't play here. We are all too familiar with this tactic of marginalizing a great number of unhappy residents as "a few" not to recognize a con game.

    Your all-caps screaming protests overmuch and your comments sound way too much like the Joe I heard on the videos I watched (wanted to see with my own eyes) to be believed.

    Concerned folks here are not wary of Joe based on homophobia. We are concerned because of his behavior and words captured on video and by the comments of the many - not few - who posted below articles written about Joe. Both the videos and comments paint a very cautionary tale."

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    1. That is heartening to read - maybe they won't be as badly fooled as we were.

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    2. I don't know. For every informed citizen there are 10 fools.

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  14. There's a lot of strategic planning in that defense of Mosca. It's a sort of laying the groundwork for the straw man arguments to come. Encinitas, you don't deserve that.

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    1. It's the same old crap from the same old people.

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  15. When trump began running around bullying people and then talking about how smart he was and going nuts over SNL.......I began to connect to Mosca. Same selfish, lying, phony creep.

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    1. Make Encinitas Great Again!

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  16. If joe is not attending cog meetings it just means one less crooks are in the room. Seems there is once again a lot of behind the scenes closed door deals happening with the senior members of the cog executive board and select staff coming out smelling like roses.

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  17. Joe obviously wrote the post referred to. He's a very divisive person. He would be a disaster for the people of Encinitas. Hopefully those people are smart enough to see right through him.

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