Mike Lawson

Is Measure M measuring up?

This morning’s OC Register has a letter to the editor printed in it from Anaheim resident Robert R. Daoust. Daoust says that Measure M was a great idea that got lost in the bueracracy. My favorite line is “Has anyone forgotten about the $65 million spent just talking about the light rail.” The truth hurts!…

OC Weekly helps the Dems find their spines

Earlier this week Jim Washburn from the OC Weekly posted a web article titled Dem Bones. We need to pay attention, speak up and make sure our representatives represent us. And I apologize to my Green pals, but that means investing some effort into the Democratic Party. Good friends think I’m deluded to not see…

The textbook battle: SB1437

State Senator Sheila Kuehl, D-Santa Monica, wrote a bill that passed the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday that would require California schools to purchase textbooks that reflect the historical and sociological contributions of gay people. This bill, which is strongly opposed by the Anaheim-based Traditional Values Coalition, is only about replacing negative and stereotyped images…

¿Dónde Está el Alcalde?

Many Santa Ana residents were asking “Where’s the Mayor?” on Monday during the demonstrations that were happening in downtown. Mayor Miguel Pulido, an immigrant from Mexico, refused to be interviewed, but he released a press statement: “Throughout the day, I was in constant communication with our city manager and with our police chief to ensure…

Let’s call it what it is.

They are racists. I’m angry that nobody in the media is talking about the racist undertone that clearly accompanies the anti-immigration argument. They talk about building walls, deportation, taking the law into their own hands. And in their argument they expose their ignorance by assuming that all Mexican immigrants are unskilled, uneducated, burdens that came…