Here is another roundup of some of the most thought-provoking reader comments of the week. Comments are selected by our editors and subject to editing for grammar, spelling, clarity and length.
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The Register’s Anaheim Connection
“Instead, another division of Freedom Communications would attempt to drum up coverage from media outlets other than the Register, Kushner said.”
So Freedom Communications is setting up a PR firm too. So much for that firewall between editorial and the business side.
Its going to be very hard for a Register reporter being pitched by corporate to say “no” to a story when pitched by people who have the ability to have a say on his/her employment.
More Scandal From San Diego
Talk about smut media. This is something I would expect to read in a 50-cent tabloid entitled “Which San Diego politician is the biggest sex freak?”
VOC has way too much class for this garbage. Don’t turn the publication into a cheap thrill.
If Hueso saw DeMaio masturbating in the men’s restroom, why didn’t he report him to the police? As a man who is familiar with the law, he must know that masturbating in public is a criminal offense.
If this was routine public behavior on the part of DeMaio that many people were familiar with, why weren’t the police contacted and DeMaio arrested? I call it hogwash.
Sounds to me like a Democrat [Mayor Bob Filner] got run out of city government on a rail for lewd behavior, and now we have some sour grapes. So the hand-wringers are going on the offensive to take the attention away from Filner.
Disgusting. All of you, grow up.
Dual Language Education
I have heard good things about the dual immersion programs.
After hosting exchange students from abroad, I can see that our educational system has room for improvement compared to other countries’. There are other countries which successfully start at a young age to teach students multiple languages.
Our education has been embarrassingly dumbed down. I think of the self-esteem movement, which focused on making students feel good about themselves regardless of how little effort they put into learning or developing positive character traits.
As many American students don’t even know how to speak proper English, there was an attempt to make “Ebonics” an accepted language. We wouldn’t want to hurt any students’ feelings by correcting their grammar.
Meanwhile, the rest of the world is passing us by, and we are graduating students who barely qualify for minimum-wage jobs.
Nowhere to Play
No contradictions here. I never claimed that homeless people do not ever disturb the peace. They very often do.
I never claimed that all music and music bands disturb the peace. They don’t always do that. I am simply trying to make it clear why we have laws and ordinances that attempt to regulate these things.
There are venues that will open their doors for you if you are willing to show a little more patience and diplomacy. When they do eventually open their doors, you will be able to enter with a broader smile and be able to pat yourself on the back for achieving a successful relationship.
Then again, if you actually want to engage in real civil disobedience via rock protest, give us a call. Voice of OC knows where to find us.
— Got your back
Costa Mesa’s Anniversary Party
Definitely seems that Costa Mesa is paving the way to a corrupted political system. It’s just red flag after red flag that there is some type of behind-the-back handshaking going on here. He [county Republican Party Chairman Scott Baugh] is not even able to defend himself with any paperwork or numbers.
At least have restaurants and venues from the city of Costa Mesa; it’s the Costa Mesa affair, right? It would only make sense for a city event to bring revenue and publicity to businesses within the city itself and cycle the the cash flow within the city.
I guess it only makes sense if you’re not crooked and funding oneself.
A no-bid contract going to a political ally? Sadly that hardly counts as news these days.
— UN EZ N OC
Discrimination Against Reservists
That is wrong on all levels. These men and women are protecting our freedom, and they want to deny them fair opportunity? Just another example of the rarified air in the higher offices affecting the common sense of so called “leaders.”
Service to the country shows leadership, something that this county desperately needs. Should they be promised a spot they didn’t earn? No. But if they earned it, then they should not be denied it just because it is inconvenient to the officials.
I bet it is pretty inconvenient to uproot your life to serve, but they do that. Fair is fair.
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