Author Archives: Matthew Cunningham

Cynthia Ward Forms Political Campaign Committee

Last week, Anaheim gadfly Cynthia Ward formed a political action committee, calling it the “Anaheim  Taxpayers Association.” Its stated purpose: “To support or oppose candidates for all offices, and to support or oppose initiatives which affect Anaheim.” The treasurer is Helen Myers, a friend of hers who is also treasurer for rich Fullerton gadfly Tony Bushala’s campaign undertakings. Cynthia regularly and vociferously ...

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An Ordered Liberty Reminder From A Conservative Icon

OC Hispanic Bar Association President-elect Diana Lopez’s invoking the spectre of riots as a response to the invited exit of City Attorney Cristina Talley reminded me of a pertinent passage from Barry Goldwater‎’s acceptance speech at the 1964 Republican Party convention. Keep in mind that Goldwater is held in high esteem by the libertarian elements of the GOP who constitute ...

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“Perhaps Another Riot Will Get Their Attention.”

Quiz time! Who said the following last night during public comments at the Anaheim City Council: “Perhaps another riot will get their attention.” A) a young firebrand from the Revolutionary Communist Party, or B) the president-elect of the Orange County Hispanic Bar Association. If you guessed A)…we’ll you should be right, but, crazily, you aren’t. That literally incendiary statement was made ...

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“Two Anaheims,” My Foot

If there were a way to bet on media headline predictions, I could have wagered my savings and retired on how Voice of OC would headline its coverage of the Anaheim State of the City speech: “Mayor Tells A Tale of Two Anaheims” I realize that OCCORD, Los Amigos, Take Back Anaheim, the OCEA and the rest of the coalition of the ...

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Echoes of Anaheim

Cynthia Ward posted this over at Orange Juice Blog. It is an excerpt from a new book, “Echoes of Anaheim,” published by a friend of hers on the subject of growing in post-war Anaheim. I really enjoyed reading the excerpt. It strikes me as much closer to reality than the Orange-County-is-a-racist-dystopia theme that dominates the writings of Gustavo Arellano (whose self-appointed mission, aside from relentless ...

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Text Of Mayor Tait’s 2013 State of the City Speech

Here’s the text of Mayor Tom Tait’s 2013 State of the City speech, courtesy of the city website: Welcome to Anaheim. What a City! INTRODUCTIONS –Family, Tait & Associates I would also like to thank my colleagues on the Anaheim City Council for joining us here today: Mayor Pro Tem Gail Eastman and Council Members Kris Murray, Jordan Brandman and Lucille ...

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Recap of Anaheim State of the City 2013

I went to the Anaheim State of the City event today, and it was much like the past few. I sat next to a very nice young guy named Zachary King, who is partners in the video and film company that produced the films that bracketed Mayor Tom Tait’s speech. The quality and production of the videos were top-notch. Here’s ...

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Voice of OC Downgrades E-mail from “Politically Explosive” To Merely “Questionable”

On Friday, the Voice of OC published an article about an e-mail the reporter had not even seen, breathlessly describing it as “politically explosive.” Last night the Voice published a follow-up story — this time after actually reading the e-mail (or as it turns out, e-mails) in question and being educated on the actual context and meaning. The description of the ...

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Talley Firing Reveals Left’s Obsession With Race

Vern Nelson posted this 90-proof left-wing exhortation regarding the termination of Anaheim City Attorney Cristina Talley over at the perfervid Orange Juice Blog. [Anaheim Blog is not fearful of linking to blogs with diverging opinions, unlike Vern and some of his cohorts like Ricardo Toro, who refuse to link to this blog. very confident in their arguments, they must be!] Reading Vern’s screed ...

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Al Jabbar Appointed to Fill Vacancy On Anaheim Union

TheLiberalOC.com reports that Al Jabbar has been appointed to the Anaheim Union High School District Board of Trustees, filling a vacancy created by the election of Jordan Brandman to the Anaheim City Council. Jabbar works for the county Health Care Agency. In November of last year, Jabbar ran for a seat on the Anaheim City School District Board of Trustees, an effort in which he ...

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