Letters From OC Weekly Readers

I admire and bow to Ms. Susan Graf’s determination and loving heart that made her efforts possible [Nick Schou’s “Giving Back?” Feb. 19]. She exemplifies the kind of role modeling needed in these times of corruption faced at all levels of society. I do have a question for the writer: Why was it necessary to head the article as “convicted cheat” . . . blah, blah, blah? What has her private life to do with her humanitarian efforts? Whatever her past is, it has nothing to do with what she has done to help thousands of needy people. This gives us a clear picture of how the media sensationalizes events. Do you really think these nuggets of human kindness would be any less if Ms. Graf were a nun?

Ms. Graf, you have done a fantastic job, and you have the appreciation and thanks of those of us who wish to do fantastic things but come up short at times.

Splat, Long Beach, via ocweekly.com

“Natural born” citizens are those with BOTH parents who are American citizens [Spencer Kornhaber’s “Love and Birth,” Feb. 19]. Barack Obama’s dad was Kenyan.

Torabora, Chico, via ocweekly.com


“Battle Hymn of the Unsinkable Birthers” (sung to the tune of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic”):

Mine eyes have not yet seen Obama’s birth certificate.

It is in the devil’s vault, where only God’s right hand can get.

Obama’s COLB is a lousy counterfeit.

It’s truth we’re marching for!

Orly! Orly! Hallelujah!

Orly! Orly! Hallelujah!

Orly! Orly! Hallelujah!

It’s truth we’re marching for!

We shall fight the masked usurper on the beaches, in the hills.

We shall fight this painted joker on the seas and in the fields.

We shall fight to hell and back and into court and with appeals.

It’s truth we’re marching for!

Orly! Orly! Hallelujah!

Orly! Orly! Hallelujah!

Orly! Orly! Hallelujah!

It’s truth we’re marching for!

Show Me State Citizen, via ocweekly.com


Orly Taitz has definitely proven that she won’t be practicing much longer as a lawyer, as there are some lawyers in California who want her disbarred due to her complete ignorance and stupidity. It will be surprising if Taitz has any patients left with her dentistry business, as she has definitely proven what a moron and idiot she is. Perhaps Taitz can get a job cleaning toilets at McDonald’s—if they would even hire the total nutcase.

Morris Ohman, via ocweekly.com


Ah-ha! Bet if you look deeper, she has some jungle-fever issues. It would somewhat explain her behavior.

Brian, via ocweekly.com

Thanks for reviewing OltreMare [Edwin Goei’s “Triumphs and Tribulations,” Feb. 19]. I live in San Clemente and have eaten there a few times. I find it refreshing that young chefs are trying to bring something new and different to SoCal. We need it! Did you try the bread? Homemade every day and different each day. I am not even a bread person, but I was in heaven with my bread and wine. Everything I have had there has been tasty and served hot (one of my pet peeves: lukewarm food). I am happy to be able try regional cuisine and am not sorry they don’t offer the typical fare you can get at any Italian restaurant, such as eggplant parmigiana. I like the friendly atmosphere and intimacy. This location has a great view of the ocean (and sunsets) and has always been a great space for a restaurant.

MG, San Clemente, via ocweekly.com

How can you call the burgers anywhere good to great, but then say, “You’re better off at In-N-Out”? The ones at the latter are usually only a slight step above the national chains, and the fries are ridiculously tasteless. It’s hard to take the comments about breakfast burritos seriously with that kind of coda [Gustavo Arellano’s Hole in the Wall, “A Mystery Wrapped In an Enigma Wrapped in a Flour Tortilla,” Feb. 19].

S. Britchky, Rancho Mirage, via ocweekly.com

Many employees of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) violated the law in this case [R. Scott Moxley’s Moxley Confidential, “More Empty Testimony,” Feb. 12], not just the two deputies who appeared on the stand. A culture of appointing themselves judge, jury and executioner exists within the OCSD. The only way to stop it is with very large financial penalties paid by the county, such that the top management has an incentive to teach deputies they are there to serve the public, not judge the public. By the way, my son Michael Wesley Baker spent six months in jail waiting for that trial; that’s called unlawful imprisonment. Hey, Sandra, tell the county to get out their checkbook.

William W. Baker, Laguna Niguel, via ocweekly.com

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