Letters From OC Weekly Readers

DA KLAN
Great article [Gustavo Arellano's "Klanbuster," Jan. 13]. Please keep showing us more of the history they never taught us in school.

Jerry, via ocweekly.com

Excellent article. Two points: 1) Maybe Alexander P. Nelson's grave could be found if someone cared enough to go look; I've found old family members this way. 2) "Some of these members perhaps joined the [Ku Klux] Klan without realizing what its activities would be." Where have we heard this one before? [Whistling]

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20ftJesus, via ocweekly.com

What a great piece that documents our county's lamentable past. Thanks, Gustavo, for the extensive research and sharing details that took place right here on our soil.

Despite what onetime Fullerton city attorney Albert Launer thinks about Nelson, what the then-DA accomplished was not just incredible, but also brave and courageous. To rail against the regressive 1920s mentality and risk the expected terrorist-Klan response speaks volumes about Nelson. I sincerely hope your writing will garner enough attention to officially recognize his efforts.

Culichi1967, via ocweekly.com

Thank you for a well-written article about such a little-known local hero. I wish we still had people in politics who have that dynamic combination of intelligence, ethics and BALLS!

Michelle Terrill, via ocweekly.com

NEXT: ¡ASK A USED-SPORTS-EQUIPMENT SALESMAN!
Of course, only fresas would participate in the Winter Olympics [Gustavo Arellano's ¡Ask a Mexican! Jan. 13]. Equipment for winter sports is not cheap, people! Some people in Mexico barely have money for frijoles, let alone equipment for winter sports.

Gabbyglez, via ocweekly.com

NO, NO, NANETTE
So the defense is arguing that a woman with a rich, much-older boyfriend who put her in his will and who only cared about money would have no motive to kill the old guy [R. Scott Moxley's "Is Nanette Packard Ready for Her Close-Up?" Jan. 13]? She could get his money and not have to sleep with the geezer anymore! Good luck with that argument.

katahdin, via ocweekly.com

While she might be a nice-looking "black widow," I feel sorry for her family. Imagine waking up one day and discovering your mother is actually a Jekyll/Hyde personality. Hopefully, the jury will do their duty and send her to be with her boyfriend from the past.

Ltpar, via ocweekly.com

BAND OF BROTHERS
The fact that Bobby Martinez spoke out does show he cares [Tibby Rothman's "Bobby Martinez's Rebel Cry," Jan. 6]. Surfing was his life and livelihood. [Even though] the ASP has confessed so many changes, it ought to show the corporate world how surfing-industry corporations are different. At the core, [surfers are] still a band of brothers from the beach. One way it could do this is by putting Bobby on its board of advisers.

Alex, via ocweekly.com

SAVING PENNIES, BUT STILL A LOSER
Today, my ass-muffin neighbor plugged his electric hedge trimmer into the outlet on my house [Hey, You! "O Come, All Ye Ass Muffins," Jan. 6]. He was too lazy to walk an extra 50 feet to use his outlet, and he probably wanted to save some pennies. He does this all the time. He also clears his throat and spits huge loogies into my garden. He is a huge bully who is not worth fighting with because he will never let up. He would be the type of person to walk onto someone else's lawn for a family photo. And then he'd probably take a piss. Maybe if we are all lucky, he'll get a nice electrical shock.

KC, via ocweekly.com

WANNA WORK WITH THE WEEKLY?
Yes, Virginia: We're hiring, even in this godforsaken economy, because we believe in great local journalism. We're looking for a web editor who can get us a kajillion blog hits every day and be equally versed in hard news, culture and food without compromising his or her journalistic integrity. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, résumé and clips to Gustavo Arellano at garellano@ocweekly.com, or via snail mail at OC Weekly, 2975 Red Hill, Ste. 150, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. No phone calls unless you're using Baba Booey clips, por favor.

 
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