Due to the massive interest in this ONE posting...
I would like to remind everyone that Comments should keep on point, and not attacking each other personally.
This bill will be heard on the Senate Floor this afternoon after 2 p.m. I will keep you updated on the results of that important vote.
By Randy Economy
August 23, 2010
Leaders from California's Deaf Community are fighting mad and fighting back against one of their biggest and most outspoken critics... State Assemblyman Tony Mendoza, D-56th. Mendoza is my Assemblyman. He is a former Mayor of Artesia.
Tonight, those opposing the passage of AB 2072 have taken to You Tube by posting a photo of Mendoza dressed in gang attire, standing before a California State Assembly Seal, with a California and United States Flag behind him.
They are demanding that Mendoza be "impeached" from office. The video screams in silence...and makes a dramatic point.
"Gangsters = Zero Tolerance." "LACK OF MORAL CHARACTER." "IMPEACH TONY MENDOZA IMMEDIATELY."
The video does not have any sound. It doesn't need to. We all get the message, loud and clear.
The You Tube Video is entitled "California State Assemblyman Tony Mendoza BUSTED." The clip was posted by someone called "LagunaZurfer" late Monday afternoon
|Shocking Photo of California State Assemblyman dressed in gang attire. Photo was taken by a former Mendoza Assembly Staff Member and has been sent to many media outlets over the past several months.|
What the heck is Mendoza doing parading around his Assembly Office dressed like a gangster?
This photo was taken by one of his former staff members, and has been circulating around for months. This is one of the first times this photo has been seen by the general public. BTW. Mendoza is the current Vice Chairman of the California State Assembly Latino Caucus. Is this the new "dress code" for the Latino Caucus or is this just "par for the course" now a days....
Mendoza is running for reelection in the 56th Assembly District versus Republican Henry Bestwick. Mendoza is already looking past this current campaign....and has already begun raising tens of thousands of dollars for a 2012 State Senate campaign.
Mendoza has caught the ire of many over the past several months over his sponsorship of AB 2072. The proposed law is simple. If enacted if would eliminate the recognition of American Sign Language as a real "language" for children and adults throughout California.
Opponents to the law call Mendoza and his bill an "all out attack" on deaf people and if becomes law it could bring back the dark days of "Eugenics." Here is a quick lesson, class.....
According to WIKIPEDIA, Eugenics is the study and practice of selective breeding applied to humans, with the aim of improving the species. In a historical and broader sense, eugenics can also be a study of "improving human genetic qualities." Eugenics was widely popular in the early decades of the 20th century, but has fallen into disrepute after having become associated with Nazi Germany. Since the postwar period, both the public and the scientific communities have associated eugenics with Nazi abuses, such as enforced racial hygiene, human experimentation, and the extermination of "undesired" population groups. However, developments in genetic, genomic, and reproductive technologies at the end of the 20th century have raised many new questions and concerns about the meaning of eugenics and its ethical and moral status in the modern era.
So, as you can tell, this fight against Mendoza and his proposed law is getting heated....just like the heat wave we have here in our Hood....
The conversation continues...
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Hit my comment section below...BUT KEEP THE COMMENTS FROM BECOMING PERSONAL ATTACKS ON EACH OTHER.
Here is another You Tube Video dedicated against Mr. Mendoza's AB 2072.