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Wed Aug 1, 2012, 05:21 PM

Anaheim Mayor demonstrates Republican mindset of privatizing a response to a shooting

Watch the interview.

http://www.myfoxla.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=7564461

He had a meeting with all the rich corporations to get them to "take a leadership role" in responding to the crisis in Anaheim.

Now I ask you, WTF are the rich bastards going to do about out of control cops?

He also says he is also going to the neighborhood where it happened. That's all the locals need is to have the same out of control cops do a total lockdown on them in the name of this idiot's security.

Here's how it went down:

http://www.myfoxla.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=7567217

He was described as "dazed" and it was "eye opening". It's like, "You mean I'm supposed to do stuff?" Then he dodged the press.

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Reply Anaheim Mayor demonstrates Republican mindset of privatizing a response to a shooting (Original post)
Spitfire of ATJ Aug 2012 OP
msongs Aug 2012 #1
Scootaloo Aug 2012 #2
KansDem Aug 2012 #4
Spitfire of ATJ Aug 2012 #6
Scootaloo Aug 2012 #12
coalition_unwilling Aug 2012 #3
Spitfire of ATJ Aug 2012 #5
coalition_unwilling Aug 2012 #7
Spitfire of ATJ Aug 2012 #10
coalition_unwilling Aug 2012 #11
Fire Walk With Me Aug 2012 #8
Spitfire of ATJ Aug 2012 #9
Fire Walk With Me Aug 2012 #13

Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 05:23 PM

1. can you spell DISNEYLAND? that's who runs Anaheim nt

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 05:29 PM

2. Orange County...

Mecca for Californian wingbats.

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 05:59 PM

4. I grew up in L.A. county...

Disneyland was always the place to go for birthdays and special events.

I remember seeing a card in a store (not at Disneyland) that read:

"Greetings from Southern California:
Home of the largest amusement park"

You opened the card and it read:

"Orange County"

I remember thinking it was referring to Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, the Japanese Deer Garden, the alligator farm, Movieland Wax Museum, and so on. I thought it meant that there were so many amusement parks in Orange County that it could be thought of as one big "amusement park."

But, as I grew up and became more politically aware, I begin to see the "other meaning."

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 06:34 PM

6. Anaheim is a fine example of the 1% vs the 99%

The best thing to demonstrate this is to do street view in Google Earth.

Take a look at the typical neighborhoods just outside of Disneyland and then compare that with the drive into Disneyland.

The exit from the freeway into Disneyland isolates park patrons from the surrounding area. Going past the parking area to the hotel district takes you through an area that looks like it could be in Beverly Hills.

Two miles in any direction are tract homes and apartments that haven't changed much in 40-50 years. All the focus by the political class was on Anaheim Hills, a million dollar plus per home tract way out of town in the mountain pass. The sucking up to the rich has resulted in the dismissal of the issues of everyone else. The entire attitude is the older areas are slums that need to be subjected to "urban pacification" and the recent events are seen by the wealthy as "those people" are rising up and need to be put back in their place.

I've seen a case up the street that got the kind of response one would expect of a holed up bank robber. When neighbors saw all the activity the cops saw people standing around and acted like ALL of them were the enemy so it ended up with a dozen cars and overhead chopper floodlighting the area. After all of that someone HAD to be arrested,...right?

I heard later it was from a couple arguing over lost car keys.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 12:51 AM

12. Been there, and actually done a bit of research

...orange county is the setting of an RPG game I was running for a while...

^geek

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 05:34 PM

3. Got a really bad connection today - choppy video and audio. Can you

 

paraphrase the contents of the two vids for us?

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 06:02 PM

5. When asked what he's been doing about it...

...he said, "Well, it's been,...uh,...We've been reacting". (Which consisted of running away from the public and letting the cops deal with them as they wished) Then he quickly said he met with business leaders as if everyone was supposed to be impressed by that. He named dropped them by their titles like, "Oh, look at me! I rub elbows with the big boys." and he asked THEM to "Take a leadership role".

It's embarrassing to see a mayor so unaware of his duty.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 06:44 PM

7. The Russian revolutionary Kropotkin made comments that have some bearing, I think:

 

"The spirit of revolt spreads in the masses. The most insignificant circumstance becomes the cause of an outbreak. This has always been the case on the eve of revolutions. A childish game becomes a disturbance, leading to bloodshed; an interference of the police, an armed conflict; meetings become riots, and strikes lead to civil war." (The Spirit of Revolt, 1880)

Thank you for the transcriptions.

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 07:14 PM

10. The Mayor acted like he was visiting a Third World country.

I bet his rich white supporters are in awe of his "courage".




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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #10)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:53 PM

11. Yeah, this is a dream come true for sociologists and cultural anthropologists, as

 

the Mayor and City Council all hail from the white and affluent Anaheim Hills area, whereas the police violence and resistance\insurrection are occurring in predominantly poor and working class West Anaheim.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 06:52 PM

8. There is a petition for the state attorney general to start an investigation.

 

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Reply #8)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 07:06 PM

9. The FBI is on the case too.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #9)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 02:09 AM

13. Very interesting, considering they themselves are busy entrapping Occupiers into "terrorism".

 

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