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CA Mayor Charged for Drunken Fit Over Milkshake, Report Says (Mayor Says ...'Shake Cost Too Much')
CBS News ^ | February 8, 2013 | Crimesider Staff

Posted on 02/08/2013 7:37:46 PM PST by DogByte6RER

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Calif. mayor charged for drunken fit over milkshake, report says

(CBS) ATWATER, Calif. - Craig Mooneyham, who was filling in as mayor of Atwater, Calif., is accused of throwing a drunken fit over a $7 milkshake, CBS Sacramento reports.

According to the station, witnesses say the mayor was so mad about having to pay $7 for a banana milkshake, he started cursing and nearly got into a fight.

"He was just throwing the f-bombs and pretty much everything else," Liliana Gracian, an employee of Fosters Freeze, a fast-food chain, told the station.

Mooneyham reportedly swore he was overcharged for extra toppings and flavors.

"...He was really angry, and was like 'you're stealing from me,'" Gracian said.

The station reports Gracian said she could smell alcohol on him.

The Sacramento Bee reports the "milkshake melee" happened Jan. 26.

When other witnesses tried to calm him down, Mooneyham reportedly challenged them to a fight.

Mooneyham drove off before police arrived, but they caught up with him at his home later.

According to the police report, he came to the door wearing a t-shirt and boxers, asked police what was going on, and then asked if he could go inside and get some pants.

The station reports cops say he came back out fully-dressed and then said he had to take a phone call, went inside and locked the door, refusing to come back out.

Mooneyham, who filed papers to run for district supervisor next year, told a local paper he believes the allegations are politically motivated.

The mayor Pro Tem is charged with disturbing the peace, a misdemeanor. Police say he refused to submit to a field sobriety test when they confronted him at his home, the station reports.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: atwater; biggovernment; california; consequences; craigmooneyham; democratsinaction; drunkandstupid; fatso; fostersfreeze; gluttony; icecream; jackass; milkshake; mooneyham; redtape; socialism; spiltmilk
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It's too bad that our idiot California politicians cannot figure out that their high taxes, increased regulation and red tape result in $7.00 milkshakes in the late great state of California.

1 posted on 02/08/2013 7:38:00 PM PST by DogByte6RER
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To: DogByte6RER

Shakenfreud?


2 posted on 02/08/2013 7:41:55 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: DogByte6RER
Could be this guy...

3 posted on 02/08/2013 7:42:13 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: DogByte6RER

THE RENT’S TOO DAMNED HIGH! AND SO ARE THE SHAKES!


4 posted on 02/08/2013 7:48:41 PM PST by Terry Mross (Who long before America is no more?)
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To: DogByte6RER

5 posted on 02/08/2013 7:48:59 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: DogByte6RER

A politician who gets drunk, wants to fight a girl, hides from the cops? He’s got some Kennedy in him.


6 posted on 02/08/2013 7:50:39 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: DogByte6RER

7 posted on 02/08/2013 7:52:15 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: DogByte6RER; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows
Dude was just all shook up!
And that's where the heartaches begin!


8 posted on 02/08/2013 7:53:12 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: DogByte6RER

Trickle down Lieberal taxeconomics shakes up more than just the milk. Now pay your unfair share Mr Mayor and dont cry over spilled milkshakes.


9 posted on 02/08/2013 7:53:12 PM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: DogByte6RER

He’s right, tho. $7 is a ripoff (and Atwater’s no swank tourist town, either. it is in an area of very high unemployment)


10 posted on 02/08/2013 8:01:54 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: martin_fierro

11 posted on 02/08/2013 8:02:37 PM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: DogByte6RER

I grew up around Foster’s Freeze (a California tradition, started in La Brea).

http://www.fostersfreeze.com/soft-serve_shakes.html

It’s one of the very few fast-food places where you can get a malted milkshake (Carl’s Jr. is the other one).

A $7 milkshake is a bit steep. Must have ordered a large one.


12 posted on 02/08/2013 8:03:25 PM PST by thecodont
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To: DogByte6RER; All
The Shake...

... it's too damn high.

13 posted on 02/08/2013 8:04:17 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: DogByte6RER
Tomorrow's headlines today:

Mooneham Milkshake Melee


14 posted on 02/08/2013 8:06:17 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: thecodont
A $7 milkshake is a bit steep. Must have ordered a large one.

In Pulp Fiction, Vincent Vega (the resurrection of John Travolta's acting career) was astonished that his date who wasn't a date, Mia (played by a super young and hot Uma Thurman) had ordered a $5.00 milk shake.

Now $5.00 milk shakes are pretty much routine, you can get them just about anywhere except McDonald's.

15 posted on 02/08/2013 8:07:47 PM PST by Bryan
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To: tumblindice

Yeah. That's it. The $5.00 milk shake.

16 posted on 02/08/2013 8:09:27 PM PST by Bryan
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To: Revolting cat!
"Your honor, uh, bless my soul--ah was itchin' like a man up a fuzzy tree."" "Uh huh. That shake. Yeah! Yes sir. Thank you, thank you very much!"
17 posted on 02/08/2013 8:20:08 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Did the drunken fool not see the price of the shake on the menu board? Or were his eyes too blurred from the booze?

A couple things: First, dairy really isn’t too good to consume if you’re drunk because the alcohol curdles the milk. Second, I thought Foster’s Freeze was one of those places where you order and pay before you get your food. So did he freak out before he even got the shake? Or did he pay for the shake and then freak out about the cost afterward? Either way, the guy’s a jackass and the cops were stupid to let him go back inside not once, but twice before he locked them out.


18 posted on 02/08/2013 8:26:16 PM PST by Two Kids' Dad (((( Leftists: Stupid or Evil. Sometimes both. ))))
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To: DogByte6RER

Banana milkshake? Yuck.


19 posted on 02/08/2013 8:28:12 PM PST by peggybac (My boss I respect, my father I revered. Chris Rock, Mr. Obama is NOT my boss or my dad.)
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To: All

I have tried, enjoyed and survived this $6.00+ milkshake ...

Drink ‘like eating 68 bits of bacon” (2,000-CALORIE milkshake dubbed the worst drink in the US)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2521927/posts

Check it out!


20 posted on 02/08/2013 8:30:53 PM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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21 posted on 02/08/2013 8:55:52 PM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: DogByte6RER
It's too bad that our idiot California politicians cannot figure out that their high taxes, increased regulation and red tape result in $7.00 milkshakes...

Agree. The socialist rainbow doesn't grow on trees. When Obamacare fully kicks in it will be a $13.50 milkshake.
22 posted on 02/08/2013 8:58:39 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: DogByte6RER

Craig A Mooneyham Sr
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2507 Fruitland Ave

Atwater, CA 95301-2036

Age: 50-54
Associated: Doyle E Mooneyham, Anne L Mooneyham


23 posted on 02/08/2013 9:00:52 PM PST by Wisconsinlady (The 2nd amendment is NOT about hunting-but protection from a tyrannical govt)
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To: DogByte6RER

If you like a rich milkshake you should try the date milkshake at Shields Date Garden in Indio.

http://www.shieldsdategarden.com/images/shields/cafe_menu_12_1_2012.pdf

Under $5, too!


24 posted on 02/08/2013 9:03:25 PM PST by thecodont
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To: DogByte6RER

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afternoon update

Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013

Atwater City Council selects new mayor pro tem

ATWATER — Councilman Craig Mooneyham picked up some extra responsibilities when he was named mayor pro tem during a meeting this week.

Mooneyham, who’s been on the council since 2010, was unanimously voted into the position. Whoever serves as mayor pro tem performs the tasks of the mayor when she’s absent.

Mooneyham said he’s going to work hard in his additional role.

MARCI STENBERG

Merced Sun-Star - SUN-STAR PHOTO BY MARCI STENBERG Craig Mooneyham

“I’m truly honored to have the confidence of the mayor and the City Council to serve in that capacity,” he said.

Councilman Joe Rivero served as mayor pro tem before Mooneyham was voted in during Monday night’s meeting.

— Mike North

Read more here: http://www.mercedsunstar.com/2013/01/30/2789345/atwater-city-council-selects-new.html#storylink=cpy


25 posted on 02/08/2013 9:06:21 PM PST by Wisconsinlady (The 2nd amendment is NOT about hunting-but protection from a tyrannical govt)
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To: DogByte6RER

The drunken dooood is one of ours —http://www.mercedcountyrepublicans.com/Voting.pdf

A Republican.


26 posted on 02/08/2013 9:10:42 PM PST by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing --- Joe Pine)
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To: DogByte6RER

Why are the police involved and why is this a story?


27 posted on 02/09/2013 1:44:42 AM PST by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: DogByte6RER
Police say he refused to submit to a field sobriety test when they confronted him at his home

Odd. Since when it is it illegal to be drunk in your own home?

28 posted on 02/09/2013 2:20:43 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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He was really angry, and was like ‘you're stealing from me,’” Gracian said.

Little competition got your goat Mayor.

29 posted on 02/09/2013 3:20:15 AM PST by bikerman (Gun control does nothing to stop gun violence. But then, Washington specializes in the art of doing)
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To: DogByte6RER

So not only does his milkshake not bring all the boys to the yard it doesn’t even bring him out of the house for the police.


30 posted on 02/09/2013 3:38:12 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Sherman Logan
Odd. Since when it is it illegal to be drunk in your own home?

"Odd"? Let me explain some basic law. Ordinances differ, but a person who is proven to be intoxicated or under the influence of alcohol or drugs and/or causing a disturbance in a public place - as well as operating a motor vehicle in such a condition can actually be arrested and convicted. Read the story again and you'll figure it all out.

31 posted on 02/09/2013 4:08:47 AM PST by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: DogByte6RER
According to the station, witnesses say the mayor was so mad about having to pay $7 for a banana milkshake, he started cursing and nearly got into a fight.

Was it required by law that he buy the $7 milkshake? Was he being held at gunpoint and forced to pay for it? Then he didn't "have to pay" for it. He was just a drunken idiot who didn't like the price. I wouldn't even be surprised if he tried to claim it should be free because he is the mayor.

32 posted on 02/09/2013 5:53:42 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks DogByte6RER.
Craig Mooneyham, who was filling in as mayor of Atwater, Calif., is accused of throwing a drunken fit over a $7 milkshake... witnesses say the mayor was so mad about having to pay $7... he started cursing and nearly got into a fight... Mooneyham reportedly swore he was overcharged for extra toppings and flavors. "...He was really angry, and was like 'you're stealing from me,'" Gracian said.
Sounds like a Democrat.
When other witnesses tried to calm him down, Mooneyham reportedly challenged them to a fight... drove off before police arrived, but they caught up with him at his home later... came to the door wearing a t-shirt and boxers, asked... what was going on... asked if he could go inside and get some pants... [dressed, then] said he had to take a phone call, went inside and locked the door, refusing to come back out... told a local paper he believes the allegations are politically motivated.
Spoken like a lot of candidates running against Jack Daniels.


33 posted on 02/09/2013 8:30:09 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: rlmorel; DogByte6RER

What rlmorel said.


34 posted on 02/09/2013 8:34:36 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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