Newport Beach City Councilman Rush Hill Catches Shit for Saying Shit

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Rush Hill, shit talker
Newport Beach City Councilman Rush Hill caught shit last week for saying shit at a City Council meeting.

The word that network television doesn't even bleep anymore reportedly left audience members "gasping" and "booing" and "leaving"--as if Hill had introduced a resolution to make it easier for Latinos to fish off the pier or snag Little Corona beach picnic spots.

The Orange County Register sets up the controversy: folks from a group called Stop the Dock Tax crowded into the chambers Tuesday night to hurumph about city fees to dock a boat changing from a flat $100 fee to 52.5 cents a square foot.

Hill, who supports the increase, found it incorrect of foes to call the increase "exorbitant" if their fees increased from, say, $100 to $300. "That's just playing the game of wordsmanship to try to derail the activity," Hill is reported to have said.

His "bombshell" is said to have dropped after a protester yelled out, "What if you have to pay thousands?"

"We're here in a large part," Hill responded, "because previous councils did not want to take the kind of shit you're giving out."

He later apologized for his language but not his "attitude," explaining he will not tolerate Stop the Dock Tax antics against city staff and council members.

Meanwhile, go ahead and add dock fee increases to the long list of shit old people don't want to pay for.

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Dweezle
Dweezle

I wonder how many years the affluent seafarers have gone without a tax hike? Perhaps they believe the County or State should pay their way? I think I could understand (somewhat) their complaints if the Docks were attached to their Homes and already taxed, but as I understand the docks are City domain it costs money to take care of the bay, and if they are the main users, raise their rent, I am sure many of them are landlords themselves, and they would have no problems raising rents on their tenants...

custard
custard

Rich is right, most NB councilpersons just don't want to experience the avalanche of bullshit from these whiney Thurston Howell the 3rds.  They can bear to part with another 200 bucks to park their 10 million dollar boats. We need MORE Rush Hills.

Cooper Quillian
Cooper Quillian

what the hell is the problome im poltics it,s commen to curse we all do this it,s a part of life move on we got more imporand things to worry about

GregDiamond
GregDiamond

That is the kind of crap up with which I shall not put.

Aimee Monahan
Aimee Monahan

Oh, poor yachtsmen have to pay a little more to dock their playthings. And bless their tender sensibilities over a word that is just a more colorful version of the excrement they are full of.

Charlene Keeler
Charlene Keeler

It's a good thing he didn't say "fuck." They would have run out of the room screaming that he might be secretly black or Latino.

rrl1965
rrl1965

So some of the fine folk of Newport Beach are not only absurdly affluent, they are virgin-eared Puritans as well? Nice.

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