Life and Times of Gregory Salcido

Sourced from wikipedia (infogalactic is surprisingly limited today):

1999: entered politics in Pico Rivera City Council

2002: Mayor of Pico Rivera

2003: Weak run for Congress

2010: Mayor of Pico Rivera

February 2010: Salcido had a Bible removed from the City Council Dais for violating the U.S. Constitution’s establishment clause.

July 2010: Salcido was reprimanded and placed on administrative leave after a parent complained about his conduct in the classroom. A parent alleged that his 16 year old daughter had been threatened by Salcido and had made inappropriate insulting comments about race and other students and their parents. One student complained that Salcido had said, “shut up Kelly before I kill you.”

This link is definitely worth reading: http://www.sbsun.com/2010/07/23/salcido-repimanded-but-will-return-to-teach-in-the-fall/

2011: Salcido was fined by the California Fair Political Practices Commission for campaign finance violations in accord with California law and was fined $2,500.

May 2012: Salcido was placed on administrative leave after the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department received a complaint that he had struck a student. Salcido admitted he had struck the student because the student had been disruptive by sleeping in class. The child, named David, also alleged that Salcido bullied and teased him by making fun of his weight and appearance calling him “Chaz Bono”.

2015: Mayor of Pico Rivera

January 2018: A video made by a student of Gregory Salcido lecturing about the military after seeing a student with a U.S. Marines shirt goes viral. In the video, Salcido stated, “We’ve got a bunch of dumbshits over there. Think about the people who you know who are over there — your freaking stupid uncle Louis or whatever, they’re dumbshits. They’re not, like, high-level thinkers, they’re not academic people, they’re not intellectual people, they’re the freaking lowest of our low. Not morally, I’m not saying they make bad moral decisions, they’re not talented people”.

Quote from the pico-rivera.org website: “Councilman Salcido credits his students for being a constant reminder that keeping a positive and optimistic disposition is necessary for a productive future.” Hah, he didn’t know how right he was. Well done, student!

 

3 thoughts on “Life and Times of Gregory Salcido

  1. Q – I wonder if you could get your own column in a local paper. Are any unconverged publications still available in CA?

    Salcido as archetype is well known and always has been.

    For it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an` Chuck him out, the brute! ”
    But it’s ” Saviour of ‘is country ” when the guns begin to shoot;

    http://www.kiplingsociety.co.uk/poems_tommy.htm

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  2. “Are any unconverged publications still available in CA?”

    That would be a good post topic. But alas. It was a fun mental image, me shopping a column exposing the wickedness of established Leftists to mainstream editors already frightened about the next round of layoffs. None of their likely responses would make me a rich man.

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  3. Epilogue:
    http://www.mercurynews.com/2018/02/11/student-who-took-viral-video-of-teacher-rant-recognized-by-grateful-veterans-in-san-pedro/

    A crowd of supporters turned out Saturday to pay tribute to Victor Quinonez, the 17-year-old senior at El Rancho High School in Pico Rivera who captured his teacher’s profanity-laced classroom rant against the military on a secretly recorded video that went viral.

    American Legion Post 61 presented a certificate of recognition in a sunset ceremony on board the Battleship Iowa in San Pedro.

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