Tag Archive for Bigotry

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…

Taliban Dana, the Party Chairman and the Child Rapist

As you have no doubt read here on the Liberal OC and elsewhere Jeffrey Neilsen, the son of former Fountain Valley Mayor Ben Neilsen and a former aide to Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, was sentenced to three years in prison yesterday for being a child rapist.  This story is not news to anyone that reads the OC Weekly,…

Pedroza Helped People “Out” Anonymous Bloggers In 2004

As we have been reading here on the Liberal OC and elsewhere in the blogosphere there is a debate raging the outting of anonymous bloggers. My fellow blogger Chris Prevatt and this blog have come under attack from folks angry over Chris revealing that homophobic slurs posted on this blog originated from a computer at…

Faux Outrage, The Constitution, Privacy and The Blogosphere

Chris Prevatt’s post regarding Mike Tardif’s homophobic remarks has garnered quite a bit of attention here on the Liberal OC and amongst others within the blogosphere.  That post has received over 90+ comments since it was first posted on Friday and it even spawned another post from Chris earlier today and that has caught fire as well. …

In case you’re wondering why I called out local homophobia

Last Friday I posted about homophobic rhetoric posted on TheLiberalOC.com coming from a business based in Santa Ana Tardif Sheet Metal, owned by Michael Tardif. Turns out the comments actually came from him.  There has been some criticism about my decision to disclose that information. In case anyone has any question why I found it…

Homophobic Remarks Tied To Measure D Opponent

According to Webster’s Online Dictionary homophobia is defined as “prejudice against (fear or dislike of) homosexual people and homosexuality”.  Yesterday here on the Liberal OC we were all exposed to homophobia in its purest form.  In a post written by Andrew Davey entitled “Help Equality for All Stop Legalized Discrimination This Weekend!” someone using the pseudonym…