Tag Archive for Bigotry

SJC’s Reeve Displays More Bad Judgment

Derek Reeve, San Juan Capistrano City Council

Conservative San Juan Capistrano council member Derek Reeve has already gotten himself into hot water for naming one of his dogs Mohammed, which Muslims find offensive, and gotten himself removed from the faculty at Concordia University due to several instances of alleged plagiarism for lifting whole passages of conservative text without attribution for a series of blog…

The Ongoing Campaign of Fear and Hate Against Gays Continues

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My business email address gets a considerable amount of SPAM, but Friday’s late afternoon messages were something to behold.  Remember all the misinformation put out by the right wingers when Prop 8 was on the ballot?  Get ready for more of the same hate, fear mongering and ignorance from the folks at SaveCalifornia.com. Now we…

Official “Agent of Change” Town Hall Press Release

  Here’s the official press release from the City of Santa Ana announcing the Community Forum on Cultural Diversity that the community isn’t allowed to come to. I’m having falshbacks to the 1970s TV show “Welcome Back Kotter,” with the Juan Epstein character who was half Latino (Puerto Rican) and half Jewish for the multiple…

Bigotry or Free Speech in San Juan Capistrano?

The case of San Juan Capistrano council member Derek Reeve who named one of his dogs “Muhammad” (the other was named “America”)  has earned him scorn and, oddly praise.  OC Register columnist Frank Mickadeit’s column raises the question if this case is one about bigotry or free speech. And oddly, Frank doesn’t come out on the…

Time for Brotherhood Week in OC?

With all of the rantings and ravings of whether or not Santa Ana Mayor Pro Tem Claudia Alvarez’s statements were or weren’t bigoted or anti-semitic, I’m reminded of a song done by humorist Tom Lehrer years ago entitled “National Brotherhood Week.”  The You Tube is here so you can view, and even though the song…

Alleged Racism versus Real Bigotry

The Van Tran PR machine is really pushing a story that comments made by Rep. Loretta Sanchez were racist in some way against Vietnamese supporters of Van Tran.  It’s clearly time for candidates like Phu Nguyen and Bao Nguyen to step up to the plate and denounce Van Tran’s smear tactics.  And while we’re at…