Letters From OC Weekly Readers

“Not Having a Spine Is the M.O. for Current National Democrats, But Pulido Goes Above and Beyond This.”

AY, PAPI . . .
It is clear that Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido and City Councilman Carlos Bustamante crossed the line [R. Scott Moxley’s “Shell Game,” Jan. 29]. Both need to resign now. Why wait for the indictments? I hope that the rest of the Santa Ana City Council will condemn them.

Art Pedroza, Santa Ana, via


Typical Orange County political procedure: Everyone looks the other way as long as their own agenda is served. Look the other way until the OC Weekly reports the names and numbers and they cannot look away any more!

Dweezle, Garden Grove, via


I would donate my left gonad to see this beady-eyed slime of a politician go down once and for all. His dealings have always been suspect, as has his unwillingness to show any spine whatsoever. Not having a spine is the m.o. for current national Democrats, but Pulido goes above and beyond this. He is the Establishment, the status quo, a cacique, an opportunist, a piece of mierda.

Cesar, Orange, via


All signs point to the Mexican mob running this city.

Jose, Santa Ana, via


Somebody has some “ ’splaining” to do, but as usual, it will probably be glossed over and forgotten, and then it will just be business as usual. Happens every time. I can’t see it coming out any differently.

Sweet Pea, Santa Ana, via


This is yellow journalism at its best. I am disappointed that a more-thoughtful piece was not written.

Mike, Santa Ana, via


Bravo, Moxley! It’s obvious that you dug deep and performed another public service.

Roger, Newport Beach, via

Jim Stanaland’s letter of support of our general manager and board of directors is what best sums up the situation at the Sawdust Festival [Nick Schou’s “Sawdust-Up,” Jan. 29]. Jennie Riker and a small minority of the festival artists fail to see the larger picture.

I’m sure they think it would be wonderful if we could go back to the stress-free days of living on the grounds and smoking pot all day. Sorry, but those days were gone long ago. The “founders,” whom the dissatisfied artists speak of so fondly, are the ones who turned the Sawdust Festival into a not-for-profit corporation. We are not a loose band of hippies plying our trade for sale to the like-minded. We are professional artists who sell to the entire community, including families.

Our general manager has a difficult and crucial job of making necessary cuts and adjustments to ensure our financial viability and to see that we are in compliance with the law. The board of directors’ and manager’s silence on the personnel issues should in no way be deemed as covering a conspiracy, but as following the law regarding privacy of personnel records.

If the OC Weekly is interested in reporting the true sentiment of the “family” of Sawdust artists, they could conduct a poll, as I have informally. It will show that the majority of professional artists at the festival are supportive of Tom Klingenmeier and our current board of directors. If this majority is less vocal about our support of the manager and board than the minority is about their dissent, perhaps it is because we are busy with our successful art careers and have less time to spend creating conspiracy theories.

Maggie Spencer, Laguna Beach, via

I live in Huntington Beach, and for the past few years, I have taken a walk on that pier almost every day; I have yet to see this “collection of skinheads and convicted criminals” passing out fliers [Gustavo Arellano’s “Skinheads In Suits,” Jan. 22]. I have not seen a true skinhead down by the pier in years! The only bald heads I see are sported by Hispanics. Is his imagination or persecution complex getting the better of him? I do, on the other hand, see quite a few bald-headed Latinos fishing without licenses.

Max, Huntington Beach, via e-mail


I can’t believe ANYBODY—white, brown, black or Asian—cares that much about being the majority or minority. We’re all Americans, human beings, and it shouldn’t matter which group is on top because that should not dictate our behavior toward one another. Since whites are (or will be very soon) the minority in California, do we get special minority protections and treatments? I think it’s safe to say that pure numbers isn’t the right way to judge whether we have equality.

Anthony, Los Angeles, via


Wow, this article seemed like a hatchet job. If you look at Kevin MacDonald’s work, it is actually pretty cool. It is cutting-edge academic research, so you can accept it or debate it, but there is no need for smear jobs. Try having an open mind, guys; just a suggestion.

Tom, Houston, Texas, via


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