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Will the real Duke please stand up? Patch file.
enough! July 13, 2014 at 08:16 pm
@ TJ: Que pasa? That's the English now...
enough! July 13, 2014 at 08:29 pm
@ TJ: Sooo not worth the time exchanging comments with ignorant people...Like you.
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Facebook screen grab of bridge demolition.
Mara July 13, 2014 at 09:45 pm
Ditty for Watertown. Rarely is there anything about this city other than real estate and policeRead More reports. What happened to the local news that Patch was supposed to be all about?
Kathy July 13, 2014 at 10:18 pm
"Here Comes A Polar Vortex" Huh? What? Where is the story?
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What a mink looks like when it's not a coat. (Photo: Wikipedia Commons)
Cynthia Curran July 12, 2014 at 10:06 pm
I use to feel the way you did. Personality, the business class and particularly in Orange County hasRead More hired them for jobs for over 30 years. In fact some of the stats by the US Census while lots of conservatives will not agree with is some of the illegal immigrants left Santa Ana and Anaheim since they couldn't find jobs. The Census shows OC aging and Hispanic immigrants tend to make the county younger but OC is now about 37 years old. Hispanic immigrants tend to have more children and bring the average down. The US Census shows a dropped from 2.8 in 2007 to 2.12 now. Granted, there are still lots of illegal immigrants in the OC but at one time they were over 300,000. As for conservatives Texas has almost as bad a problem since business there hired them to do construction and service jobs like dishwashers and fast food. Also, OC kid population has been dropping which is why I think at least some illegals went home or to other parts of California or out of state. The 5 and under population is now onl 6.1 which is slightly below the US average and the under 18 population is about 23.3 also under the national average.. In fact Hispanics were more foreign born as a percentage of the workforce under George W Bush in 2007 when they represent 56 and are now at 49. The only reason I believe that illegal Hispanics are coming and going particularly from Mexico is the birthrate is dropping they tend to have near the 3.0 figure in the US while native born Hispanics are closer to 2.0.
Cynthia Curran July 12, 2014 at 10:13 pm
The Central American kids crisis is a law passed under George W Bush because of human trafficking itRead More went to far in the direction of protecting them. On the other hand, Mexico we can just return the kids without having a court hearing that the 2008 act made different for the Central American kids. The hypercracy over many Republicans on immigration allowed companies like here in Orange County and Texas to hire them but pushed border control when probably getting rid of the job magnet a long time ago even under George W Bush's first term would have solved the problem. In Orange County that met not hiring every maid, landscaper, car washer, fast food worker, day labor, low skilled assembly worker usually in garment work or sometimes medical devices or aerospace assembly, and prep cooks. These are just some of the jobs that have been done by illegal immigrants in Orange County the passed 30 years. They entered Santa Ana in the late 1970's and started with simple factory work that is now in Mexico because of NAFTA.
Victoria Kohlhepp July 13, 2014 at 08:11 pm
This is so Old!For example when I was pregnant 10 years ago I got reprimanded by UAL for using theRead More Restroom for 13 minutes in a 8 1/2 day really!I even went to the Dr to have note of Pregnancy so I wouldn't be let go!
By Lexi Hart
vicki July 12, 2014 at 06:23 pm
Get off here commenting and parent your kids, if you have them. If not, try being a parent for aRead More day! Yall sound like people from the 70's about rock music! Get over yourself! Good grief. Commenting on comics, a new age.
Hydra July 12, 2014 at 06:30 pm
Vicki turn down that noise!
Cheryl Miller July 13, 2014 at 04:25 pm
I'm pretty sure that most comics aimed at an adult audience are intended to stir up conversation,Read More otherwise why would the Patch (an interactive blog posting type of news site that can only profit if they can show advertisers how many people visit their site and how involved their readers are with the content) post comics at all if they don't expect anyone to have a reaction? The entire premise behind Patch is to create an interactive news experience .... sheesh. It is funny to hear people without children who say that what is wrong with the world today is that we lack the values and parenting style of the older generation but when the parents actually try to take a stand on an issue that they believe is important, they are again criticized for not embracing the changing times and the role of technology. It's b.s. - kids are still kids and they will get a good education regardless of whether they are reading their textbooks on paper or on a tablet computer. They can read off a black board, white board or smart board. The content delivery is not nearly as important as the content itself and the belief that there are real people in their lives who are there to support them along the way. How can you get the feeling of real people supporting you if every person you interact with is communicating to you electronically? It just isn't normal and our entire society is to blame.... But, you can just laugh at the funny pictures, too. I won't criticize you for your choice to miss the point of it.
Jonathan Frieman July 11, 2014 at 06:09 pm
This mediocre low level of work is all Marc Levine is capable of. Yikes.
History & Reason July 12, 2014 at 12:18 pm
Anybody ever wonder why bars have parking lots? When are the cannabis growers going to have anRead More opportunity to set up a booth at farmer's markets? I would much rather be driven home by a medicated driver than a drunk driver!
robin July 12, 2014 at 02:24 pm
Great...... bad enough dealing with a bunch of drunks at night and at the OC market, now we have toRead More deal with a bunch of drunks at the farmer's market here. BAD idea... terribly bad idea... sunday morning drunk drivers...... once again - bad idea.
Uncle Frenchfrie July 11, 2014 at 12:51 pm
This is being delivered over 26 hours after the story had been posted?
Susan C. Schena July 11, 2014 at 12:57 pm
?? Hi, Uncle Frenchfrie. What do you mean "being delivered"? In your email? Because, yes,Read More this was posted yesterday morning ...
After another baby dies after being left in a hot car, a mother recounts a mistake that might have cost her daughter's life.
porter gladstone III July 13, 2014 at 05:02 pm
So , RDF you think that there should be consequences for actions. Yes , so do I. And I think I canRead More speak for most everyone else arguing similarly to me, that they also believe that there should be consequences. My belief however is that we all make mistakes in life. Some have more severe results as is in this case. My reaction is more about how you feel that it can never happen to you, and how this can only happen to stupid irresponsible people and that it's obvious to you given what occurred. I'll provide one more piece of anecdotal evidence that I dont think will be viewed as unique: I have a friend who had 4 kids. 3 went on to become successful professionals, and one became a heroin addict. My question to you is my friend a good parent or a bad parent? Is he an idiot or something else? For me it's not as easy an equation. But since you are very good at making determinations, I'll listen to your judgment. (and then after that, I hope your kids turn out the way you hope as sometimes , as they say , shit happens.
PO'G July 13, 2014 at 06:27 pm
are you implying that successful professionals can't be assholes?
nascarblue July 14, 2014 at 03:05 am
this makes me so angry, amazing you remember to take your pocketbook with you and leave your baby?Read More what I really want to say I can not on this page, wake up "Parents"????
carole mason July 13, 2014 at 09:25 am
Ok you folks who continue to vote for these idiots here is a quote form the ca.gov website:Read More "California is a net importer of oil. It produces only about 37.2 percent of the petroleum it uses. In 2007, the state spent nearly $50 billion for gasoline and $9.7 billion for diesel. Petroleum-based fuels account for 96 percent of the state's transportation needs. The dependence on a single type of transportation makes Californians vulnerable to petroleum price spikes." so with all of your screaming about petroleum based fossil fuels and green house gasses the people you have elected for 30 years democrats, do nothing about it and the democrat majority in this state do not want to do anything about it. So you can kiss my " I vote for the other guy's" you know what.
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Douglas Quaid July 10, 2014 at 01:08 pm
Glad to see limits (hopefully) being place on high school football. The research shows time andRead More time again the damage being done to the human brain after consistent hits to the head. Minimizing the risk seems like the natural and best thing to do.
JMarsh July 10, 2014 at 02:15 pm
I totally agree with limiting the chance of brain trauma. One thing we need to remember is thatRead More junior high and high school students' brains are still developing.
Giorgio C. July 10, 2014 at 04:39 pm
For those who think it is ok for your kid to get their brain throttled, do you support their use ofRead More drugs, too? Mixed messages.
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