Tag Archive for Hate

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…

Why Do We Hold The Right To A Higher Standard?

When likely Republican presidential nominee John McCain accepted the endorsement of pastor John Hagee, a religious-right bigot, folks on the left wasted no time in condemning McCain as well they should. The Liberal OC’s own Dan Chmielewski even wrote a post about it. We on the left routinely blast those on the right who embrace…

“Stroud”ing The Issues

Glen Stroud, patriarch of Santa Ana’s angry couple, has sent a letter to Mayor Miguel Pulido and members of the Santa Ana City Council demanding my removal from the city’s Planning Commission. The centerpiece of Stroud’s demand is my January 16th post here on the Liberal OC in regards to the $1.5 million gentrification plan…

Bustamante Keeps $1.5 Million Gentrification Plan Alive

Santa Ana City Councilman Carlos Bustamante continues to push for the city of Santa Ana to purchase a property in the French Park neighborhood at a cost to the taxpayers of $1,500,000 in an effort to appease one of his supporters.  Bustamante, who was recently appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to the California Fair Employment and…

Costa Mesa Leaves It To Bever

The Costa Mesa City Council elected Mayor Pro Tem Eric Bever Mayor with a 4-0 vote Wednesday evening, Councilwoman Katrina Foley was absent.  Bever, a close political ally of his predecessor Allan Mansoor, is sure to continue with the immigrant bashing policies Mansoor championed.  Bever is part of a 3 member majority, along with Mansoor…