Yesterday, we reported on the efforts of Fullerton Councilmember Shawn Nelson to get rid of the historic murals on the Lemon Street overpass just south of Valencia Drive. Today, we came across a YouTube video with footage of the murals and--more crucially--Nelson's unexpurgated remarks. All we can say is--Nelson, you're turning out to be the stupidest city councilmember in Orange County since Dick Nichols.
First Nelson error: Misrepresenting the Thee Midniters classic "The Town I Live In" as "The City I Live In," not once, but TWICE. Second one: he said of the murals--which have been up since 1979, back when Nelson was some snotnose--"we need to get rid of that crap, like, right now." Like, you think the Virgin of Guadalupe is crap, Shawn? Like, no way! Third: dismissing the murals as gang signifiers and therefore worthy of eradication. Gangs also identify with cities, Silly Shawn: should we get rid of them as well?
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Folks: the murals are in danger. Spread the word and speak in favor of the murals at Fullerton's next council meeting in a couple of weeks. In the meanwhile, tell Silly Shawn at email@example.com what an ignorant pendejo he is and to concentrate on REAL issues--like, say, the eradication of, like, the word "like" from, like, your vocabulary.
Below is the YouTube clip with Silly Shawn's words: