Gustavo's Latest KCRW "OC Line": On Disneyland's 60th Anniversary Present from Anaheim: Progressive Politics

From my 2010 cover story on UNITE HERE
Illustration by Trevor Keen

In 1988, Disneyland held a huge celebration for Mickey Mouse's 60th anniversary. To commemorate it, they let all Anaheim students attend for free, and gave us T-shirts of Mickey Mouse looking like a rodent version of Huey Lewis down to the fuzzy suit and sneakers.

Oh, those were the good ol' days of Disneyland-Anaheim goodwill, back before Anaheim constructed an I-5 off-ramp to go directly into the Resort and Mexicans began to assert their political influence in the city. Now, for Disneyland's 60th anniversary, they're faced with the unhappy prospect of having to deal with a bunch of Aztlanistas on the City Council at the end of next year.

That was the subject of my KCRW-FM 89.9 "Orange County Line" yesterday. Wonder if any of the people who flocked to the Happiest Place on Earth for their 24-hour party know anything about it? Probably, but Disnerds defend the Mouse more blindly than Chuckbots defend Calvary Chapel's founder...HA!

As usual, you'll have to click on this link to hear my badinage. Enjoy!

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