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Alvarez: No Personal Apology to Chases.

Santa Ana Mayor Pro Tem Claudia Alvarez made the rounds in various local media and was featured on a number of Los Angeles TV stations yesterday.  In an interview with the OC Register’s Andrew Galvin, who’s dubbed the days after Wednesday’s council meeting “The Alvarez Apology Tour,” one thing that Alvarez won’t be doing is…

New Facebook Group Calls for Alvarez to Resign

A new Facebook page as emerged and is serving as an online voice to call for the resignation of Santa Ana Mayor Pro Tem Claudia Alvarez,  You can view the page here and join it and like it per Facebook lingo. The nice thing about Facebook is that unlike anonymous comments left on Blogs, most…

LULAC Condemns Alvarez Comments; Demands Public Apology

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We received the letter below from Santa Ana LULAC, the League of United Latin American Citizens, and they are demanding Santa Ana Mayor Pro Tem Claudia Alvarez make a public apology for her bigoted and anti-semitic comments directed at Irv and Ryan Chase. Alvarez made apologetic statements to the LA Times, the Voice of OC…

The DPOC’s Deborah Pauly Moment

When Villa Park Council member Deborah Pauly used venomous words and threats against Muslims at a Yorba Linda rally in February, the Democratic Party of Orange County issued a statement condemning the comments and even suggested that the comments went beyond rhetoric and were designed to “inflame and incite.” The DPOC also suggested that Pauly might…

Alvarez Apologizes, Kind of….

Santa Ana Mayor Pro Tem Claudia Alvarez apologized last night for her poor choice of words in linking Santa Ana developers Irv and Ryan Chase to Nazi leader Adolpf Hitler and inappropriately using the term “ethnic cleansing.” The statements first appeared on Art Pedroza’s New Santa Ana blog and came in shortly before 11PM.  Pedroza…

RIP: The Fairness Doctrine

The FCC yesteday effectively killed the Fairness Doctrine, which had been effectively deregulated since the Reagan Administration, along with about 80 other rules affecting broadcast communication that the Obama Administration considers “out of date.” I believe this is a mistake. Mass media have evolved into multiple sources of media from a host of new satellite…

Psychology Today: Liberals are Smarter

We can’t say we’re surprised but according to an article in the journal Psychology Today, Liberals are smarter than Conservatives (no separate testing was done for Tea Party members). Now I’m certain this article is going to raise the hackles of those on the right, but read the story to conclusion and then make a…