Tag Archive for Bigotry

Choi’s Shameful Smear

The Irvine Chamber of Commerce hosted a breakfast last Friday for the candidates for Mayor and City Council.  Council member Steven Choi, running for re-election despite already having a committee to raise funds for a run at Chuck DeVore assembly seat in 2010, by luck of the draw, was selected to be the final speaker.…

Todd Gallinger responds to Irvine Tattler over Smear Attempt

The Irvine Tattler, a pro-Shea/Choi website that doesn’t allow readers to comment directly to correct obvious mistakes or disagree with a story, ran a private email from local lawyer Todd Gallinger, the treasurer for the “Yes on Measure H” organization in Irvine.  Gallinger wrote to Tattler editor Stephen Smith in a attempt to correct the record…

Sexism… What Sexism?

Seriously, why can’t our own press report about the realities of our politics? Why must I resort to the foreign press to find the truth? Well, at least the New Statesman of Scotland is willing to say what hardly anyone on our side of the pond is willing to admit. Gloating, unshackled sexism of the…

Janet “Santa Ana’s Choice”? More Like “Minuteman’s Voice”

Two days ago Republican Santa Ana City Councilman Carlos Bustamante sent out a mailer on behalf of the candidacy of Supervisor Janet Nguyen and touted her as “Santa Ana’s choice” in the upcoming election.  I doubt very seriously that Janet is the “choice” of most residents that know anything about her and I doubt many more would…

Janet’s Free Pass From The Local Dems

During last years special election to fill the First District Supervisoral seat Janet Nguyen and Trung Nguyen slugged it out in a crowded field to see who would replace Lou Correa. The campaign had a rather nasty tone to it and Janet and Trung placed the Latino community at the center of their battle. Each…

April 3 Matters, Too

Many people remember April 4 as the day The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, jr. was shot and killed. Most all of us have heard the “I Have a Dream” speech often enough to recite parts of it. On Sunday, I visited the Skirball Museum to see the Bob Dylan exhibit as an interlude before…