Letters From OC Weekly Readers
ANSWERING THE CHALLENGE
I’ve been going to Pepe’s Mexican Food for decades [Gustavo Arellano’s Hole In the Wall, “The California Challenge,” June 18]—the one in Downey and the Alhambra original—but I’ve never gotten past the taquitos. Who knew?
Jonathan Gold, Culver City, via ocweekly.com
Pepe’s California burritos rule! Just discovered them a month ago—a wonderful burrito to share. Makes for an ultra-cheap meal that way, too.
Philly Girl, via ocweekly.com
THE TIPPING POINT
Question: You deliver the food to an establishment [Hey, You! “Not-So-Special Delivery,” June 11], right? Why do you think you deserve a tip? I’m not being mean or sarcastic; I just want to know why you deserve a tip for doing what you are paid to do. I don’t tip UPS or FedEx when they show up. Did you do something that warrants a tip? If you say, “Because my employer doesn’t pay me enough,” I will laugh. Enlighten Willie, will ya!
Willie, Fontana, via ocweekly.com
Willie, he deserves at least the gas money you didn’t spend on the company gas card to fill your pie-hole. Do you really think drivers (UPS, FedEx, food delivery, etc.) don’t tell other drivers about your mean, sarcastic attitude toward “the help”? By the way, enjoy that salty, gelatinous taste in your future delivery food. If you can’t figure out where that funny taste came from, think DNA.
RPjnSA, via ocweekly.com
WHAT ARE YOU, FROM THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT?
Feet and food [Megan Brescini and John Gilhooley’s “Kitchen Ink,” June 4], seriously? That is so gross—yuck. Very unsanitary, to say the least.
Disgusting, Lake Forest, via ocweekly.com
Why is the FBI wasting our tax dollars to pursue animal-rights activists as terrorists [Megan Brescini’s “Chalk and Awe,” June 18]? The cost of the prosecution must be enormous. What a waste in the middle of an economic crisis.
Why, Irvine, via ocweekly.com
Of course, if these folks were anti-abortion protesters, Republicans would be outraged at their arrests and they would be deemed heroes. If these guys are terrorists, then so are Operation Rescue and their fellow travelers. By the way, I don’t like these protests at the homes of people. I think that’s completely counterproductive and only makes enemies for the movement among the neighbors of the targeted individual.
RobE, via ocweekly.com
This article is a bit biased, don’t you think? You’re talking about putting people who drew with chalk on the sidewalk with scary masks on the same level as Osama bin Laden. Really? These vivisectors addict imprisoned monkeys to drugs, cut them open and kill them. They have no right to talk about terror—especially acting like masks are enough reason to convict people of such a thing. They must really have to wash the crap out of their pants on Halloween. This is about money and stopping those who seek to change this oppressive system. These vivisectors are frauds, torturers and killers paid with our taxes in places we aren’t even allowed to see inside of because the stuff inside is so upsetting. I think we all have the “right” to stand outside, write with chalk and wear masks all we want.
Corvus, via ocweekly.com
The right to lawfully protest, with a permit, is one thing. The right to assault someone is a crime. Hang ’em high.
Sweetpea, via ocweekly.com
In Megan Brescini’s June 18 article “Chalk and Awe,” the name of the judge in the case against the anti-animal-research activists was incorrect. The judge is Ronald Whyte. The Weekly regrets the error.
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