Right about now the Lincoln Club, along with a host of other right wing organizations such as the David Horowitz Freedom Center and the Newport Harbor Republican Women will be hosting their forum on how to deal with immigration. Considering the people hosting this, I think we all know their solutions.
Unfortunately Chris Prevatt was unable to make it to the Santa Ana City Council meeting to give Claudia Alvarez a hard time. Fortunately I was able to step in and do one of my favorite pasttime activities, piss off Claudia Alvarez. It seems to have worked. To understand the events leading up to this, at the last Council meeting, Claudia Alvarez censored several speakers who tried to say her name claiming that interrupted the “decorum” of the meeting, but allowed two former Councilmembers to mention specific current Councilmembers by name. She clearly abused her power as acting Mayor and Chris Prevatt rightfully pointed it out on several posts here on The Liberal OC.
This is the Arizona state legislature for you. The Republican controlled legislature has approved of making Latinos second class citizens, claims President Obama is not a US Citizen (which I believe should qualify as treason), has said it is ok for husbands to rape their wives and that Martin Luther King Jr. is NOT a national hero. They are just one step away from putting Latinos into concentration camps, I better stop now, that just might give them the idea.
It looks like 2010 is going to be the year the residents of Santa Ana begin to rise up and speak out and demand accountability from their city leaders. I have long wondered when they would have enough, it turns out having six schools to be declared failures, a non-responsive City Council, a lack of places for their children to play and gang violence have finally driven them over the edge.
I have long believed there should be an independent book store in the Artistâ€™s Village. I am glad to see that is finally happening. Libreria Martinez will be a welcome addition to the Artistâ€™s Village and I truly hope to see it do well. The reporter, Theresa Cisneros, who is an old friend from Santa Ana College explained really well some of the new features of the new Libreria Martinez.
A charity softball game between the Jannies and the Usual Suspects was decided on a home run by Thomas Anthony Gordon off of relief pitcher Paul Lucas in the bottom of the 7th inning for a 7 to 6 come from behind win. The game, played on a makeshift diamond at the Santa Ana Lawn Bowling…
Yesterday I attended Bi-Partisan Schmooze Fest 2010 Also known as the kickoff for Jordan Brandmanâ€™s re-election campaign to the Anaheim Union High School District Board of Trustees. From the moment I pulled into the parking lot, it was clear what a diverse crowd it was going to be, as I saw Democratic RSCCD Trustee and my good friend John Hanna walking up and Republican Orange Mayor Caroline Cavecche also arriving. To even give more of a visual at what a diverse crowd it was, GLBT activist Jeff LeTrourneau and Red County aficionado Matt Cunningham were in attendance as well.