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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-14-09 11:05 PM
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Chairman of the Orange County CA Board of Ed: Homosexuality 'not a civil right'
The chairman of the Orange County (California) Board of Education says she is "appalled" that Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is asking schools to set aside a day to honor a controversial homosexual activist.

~snip~

Last month, the Orange County Board of Education voted unanimously (5-0) to oppose the creation of Harvey Milk Day. Dr. Alexandria Coronado, chairman of that board, says she is "absolutely furious" that the homosexual community is claiming that passage of the Harvey Milk bill is a civil rights victory.

"I think it just absolutely denigrates the entire civil rights movement. Homosexuality is not a civil right," Coronado emphasizes.

"I don't remember the last time that a homosexual person was forced to move out of their seat on a public bus, like Rosa Parks. And I don't remember the last time that a homosexual person or student...was forced to go to a segregated school, as in the case of Mendez v. Westminster, which took place right here in Orange County, California."

~snip~
http://www.onenewsnow.com/Education/Default.aspx?id=721...
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NavyDavy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-14-09 11:07 PM
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1. surprise surprise this took place in the OC....idiots
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kenny blankenship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-14-09 11:28 PM
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8. What is it about Jaundiced County that makes it so *nasty*?
Any Californians out there got a clue for this easterner ?
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Neecy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-14-09 11:32 PM
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9. I grew up in Irvine
They tend to be country-club Republicans and don't want their tax dollars to go to the poor in Los Angeles county. Plus there's a conservative religious strain that was brought in by the many transplants from Oklahoma and so forth who used to pick oranges a la Grapes of Wrath.
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a la izquierda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-15-09 10:41 AM
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25. Oklahoma...
was a socialist stronghold in the early decades of the 20th century. By your logic, if they brought evangelical Christian tenets, others should have brought socialist beliefs too.
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imdjh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-14-09 11:38 PM
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11.  pretentiousness?
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rufus dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-15-09 12:09 AM
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12. as a resident of the OC for 25 years I'll take a shot
The OC isn't nearly as conservative as it was twenty five years ago. Back then it was a lot of Defense Contractor workers who moved down from LA, to get away from the "riff raff." That all changed in the 90s and the County became a bit more diverse. A lot of Asian and mid east immigrants mixing with the locals and Hispanics. For a county of 3,000,000 there really isn't a dominant government. There are 35 cities, I guess the most dominant one would be Irvine based upon the concentration of businesses in Irvine. There is a County board of supervisors, usually pretty far right, but they don't have much authority. Irvine actually went for Obama, as did many of the cities in North OC. The South OC can be a bit different. There are some planned communities like Cota de Caza that are just batshit crazy. Middle aged woman who a stuck at 18 and men who are still frat boys, very superficial, and probably 90% republican.

Most of the crazies don't get too far, hell I had no idea who was on the BofE. Once they make a name for themselves they usually can't get to the next step. As for Reps, we tend to get some whackos. B1 Bob was replaced by Sanchez, and we had Chris Cox. My concern would be the first group of locals coming out of the large (sheltered) planned communities.
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krabigirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-15-09 01:10 AM
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16. Not everyone here is like that. Many new people have moved here, and it's becoming more blue. ro
However, the old guard is still here in full force and they are so messed up and small-minded. Can't stand it. And the school boards are rife with the worst kinds of fundies.
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QC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-14-09 11:08 PM
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2. A lot of people here agree. n/t
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Toasterlad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-15-09 09:30 AM
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23. So Sadly True.
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Neecy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-14-09 11:08 PM
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3. A photo of the bigot

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bullwinkle428 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-14-09 11:09 PM
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4. Wow, she looks more plastic than Orly Taitz!
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krabigirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-15-09 01:12 AM
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18. Ewwwwwwwww
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AnotherDreamWeaver Donating Member (917 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-15-09 02:28 AM
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21. Maybe someone can ask Mz Pearls if Mathew Sheppard liked being forced to
Hang on a fence.....
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-14-09 11:10 PM
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5. Bigotry isn't either
Edited on Wed Oct-14-09 11:10 PM by havocmom
they miss the point that people don't need a right to be what they are, they need rights to be able to do what others are allowed to do.

Grew up in OC, and I managed to remain a civil rights lovin liberal. The bigots and wingers there can keep trying, they will keep failing to convince everyone they are the final word. They were jokes then and they are jokes now. We will keep fighting for and winning civil rights for Americans.
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Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-14-09 11:19 PM
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6. Hate is.
So is stupid pandering to hate, unfortunately.
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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-14-09 11:20 PM
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7. I would have a discussion about this with a dog turd in my back yard before I'd ever...
...waste my breath on the likes of someone that achingly stupid.
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-14-09 11:34 PM
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10. Fuck the OC's BoE
Edited on Wed Oct-14-09 11:34 PM by sakabatou
:mad:
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-15-09 12:27 AM
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13. Well I guess being a human being isn't a civil right either unless
you can afford what they can afford. I don't think the brown people, who work for those movers and shakers, rank too high either. I remember when Orange County was full of orange groves ( why it has the name). Now it seems to be full of right wing lemons.
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maglatinavi Donating Member (614 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-15-09 12:47 AM
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14. civil rights
Does the frigging woman believes it is ok to kill, batter, discriminate homosexuals??? Isn't that a violation of civil rights... deprived of life, liberty, peace??? She should be feathered and tared out oh the county... :kick: :kick: :kick:
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-15-09 12:51 AM
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15. CA may be a blue state but we elect a lot of freeper fuckwads in my county.
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krabigirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-15-09 01:12 AM
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17. Yep, and idiocy here is rampant. It makes me sick.
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johnnypneumatic Donating Member (461 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-15-09 01:53 AM
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19. Do you remember the last time a "homosexual person" was murdered in school?
Do you remember the last time a "homosexual person" was murdered in school in california for being a "homosexual person"?
Do you remember 15 yo Larry King murdered last year in school in California for being gay?
And it's "gay", not homosexual, you homophobic anti-american ignorant and stupid "person"
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-15-09 02:03 AM
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20. What is that quote from "Field of Dreams" that ends, "You Nazi cow"?


"Who's for Eva Braun here?"
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-15-09 08:43 AM
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22. I don't know why anyone would listen to Orange County Republicans, like Alexandria Coronado
Orange County, of course, is chock full of rightwing nuts: this is, after all, the Republican-controlled county that Republican ideologues drove into bankruptcy few years ago; and it's the home of "family value" hypocrites like Michael Duvall, whose political career ended last month after he was caught bragging about his adultery

But Alexandria is orbiting even further from earth than most of them: she was the only candidate in the whole state of California rightwing enough to get an endorsement from Phyllis Schlafly's Eagle Forum in 2004: http://www.eagleforum.org/election/endorse-2004.html

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Toasterlad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-15-09 09:31 AM
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24. Can't Type Anything That Won't Get My Post Deleted
I'll just say that I wish horrible, horrible things would happen to this woman.
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Mari333 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-15-09 10:43 AM
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26. ditto
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