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Comments made by mjs_78

Boy From The Barrio: David Alvarez And The Race To Be San Diego Mayor

It seems to me that Alvarez is like many other political candidates - he stretches the truth and warps it in a way to make it enticing to audiences. Yes, being a poor little Latino boy from Barrio Logan makes for a good story, but he felt he didn't cover all the bases and had to make sure he threw in "homeless" as well. Let me tell you about truly being homeless - I have kids who have lived in shelters for years, or who have slept in cars far longer than Alvarez has been in politics. David, please don't abuse the term "homeless" for the sake of votes. It's disrespectful to those who have truly suffered that plight.

Lastly, as for that statue at Christ the King, the original statue that it's based off of is in France. That is that statue whose hands were broken off after WWII. They were never replaced, and the plaque was added. I'm sure it would be so much more interesting to Alvarez had the story actually taken place in a Barrio Logan, but it took place in France. The BL statue is a replica of the original. But Alvarez is just a young man striving to be a career politician, so why would I expect him to do his homework or tell honest stories?

October 31, 2013 at 9:20 a.m. ( | suggest removal )