Letter: Seeking Blake’s Medical Expertise


I heard Councilman Peter Blake’s diagnosis at a recent City Council meeting of Councilwoman Toni Iseman’s mental incapacity. Peter must be a miracle doctor to diagnose that disease without even examining the patient. My son has a fungus on his left foot and I’m wondering if Peter can diagnose his problem the same way, as I have little time to take him for an examination.

Cesar Ferrer, Laguna Beach

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  1. Cesar, I didn’t diagnose Toni, I simply expressed my concerns that she may be dealing with Cognitive Impairment. The definition is:

    Cognitive impairment is when a person has trouble remembering, learning new things, concentrating, or making decisions that affect their everyday life. Cognitive impairment ranges from mild to severe.

    It is my fiduciary responsibility as a Councilman to protect 23,000 residents. I expressed my concerns from that responsibility. I have spent the last year and half working closely with Toni and have known her for 20 years. It doesn’t take a “miracle doctor” to assess someone who may be dealing with an issue like Cognitive Impairment.

    As far as your son is concerned, I’m disappointed for him that he has a father that would not take the time to have his son diagnosed with an illness. Luckily for him toenail fungus is self-diagnosable and can be treated without a medical professional. The problem is mostly cosmetic. I consulted an elder and she recommended Vicks Vapo Rub.

    I hope that helps!

  2. Cesar Ferrer,

    Earlier this year, at a contentious council meeting, Toni Iseman diagnosed half this town as “the dark underbelly of Laguna Beach.”

    That is very a very offensive segment from a councilmember, and when Toni was called out to explain her comments by a now deceased resident, she was all crickets.

    Very disturbing to say the least, and maybe she just might have a “cognitive impairment.”

    Maybe time that she takes a free trolley ride home to her utility pole undergrounded, taxpayer funded, ocean view home for good.

  3. You have a responsibility to be civil to your fellow council members. That I do not see in you and you have disappointed me and many of your previous supporters with your behavior. You have many good ideas but no one can see them for your boorish behavior. It is only losing you support, not gaining it.

  4. Cesar, I know I have a responsibility to be civil and have maintained civility with all but one of my colleagues, Toni Iseman. Toni has shown unbridled incivility towards me. She’s accused me of alleged Brown Act violations which she knew never happened, she’s accused me of not telling the truth and has called me a bully on the Dais when I’ve stood up to her. I get along great with Bob, Steve, and Sue. We vote in unison more often than not. I have an excellent relationship with the City Manager and the entire City Staff. Cesar, my supporters know what I’m up against and are understanding. They voted me in for change and that’s what they’re getting. They’re not wavering and my support base has grown exponentially despite my opponents’ attacks on me. I’m fighting hardened activists who’ve been in power for decades. My incivility is a byproduct of the ruthless nature of these activists. I have no choice but to stand up and fight. I will succeed in delivering on my promises to my constituents who voted for me!

    I’m sorry to have disappointed you!

  5. “I know I have a responsibility to be civil and have maintained civility with all but one of my colleagues, Toni Iseman.” – Peter Blake

    Mr. Blake, please tell that to Michele Monda (“Michelle, you dress like you rolled off the set of a Go-Go’s video”), MJ Abraham (a liberal extremist, political operative, hippie, trash, Riverside trash, house-smock wearing polyester Betty, a left-wing activist, dirty politician, full of s***, with cognitive problems) and Lorene Laguna, whom you’ve telephoned and left a phone recording that called her an f-ing bitch.

    I’m sure they’ll all be thrilled to know they’re no longer on your hit list. Probably about as thrilled as all those residents you called liars at city council meetings.

    Get a grip, sir, and practice some civility and decorum.

  6. Am I mistaken but it appears many of the posted comments made to this letter are now gone including mine and Roger Butow to mention a few.
    Is the Indy censoring comments by removing posted comments made to it’s Letter to the Editor (i.e. Letter: Seeking Blake’s Medical Expertise)?
    Please advise.
    Thank you.

  7. Re: Blake’s uncanny diagnosing ability.

    Signs and symptoms of narcissistic personality disorder:
    Grandiose sense of self-importance. …
    Lives in a fantasy world that supports their delusions of grandeur. …
    Needs constant praise and admiration. …
    Sense of entitlement. …
    Exploits others without guilt or shame. …
    Frequently demeans, intimidates, bullies, or belittles others.

    Let me say I am not qualified to make any kind of diagnosis but since councilman Blake may have hurt his sense of self by comments made by some citizens I am posting these traits in order to help him reestablish his well deserved confidence. With his extreme self awareness as he examines each of these symptoms he should surely realize that those who have put forth their obviously unqualified and erroneous hypothesis are totally off base. This should reinforce (should it need reinforcing) his self worth as well as his right to to demean those whom he calls idiots, fashion bunglers, liars and other names since they are all inferior to his vast intellect. Another benefit is that all those citizens that have made disparaging remarks as to his fitness to represent us will now cease to wonder.


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