The Year of Unkindness – This Week’s Spotlight

Year of Kindness logo backgroundAs Anaheim’s official Year of Kindness wears on, it’s time for another spotlight on individual contributions to the unofficial Year of Unkindness that is running concurrently. And this week it falls on — who else? — Cynthia Ward. Here’s Cynthia doing her smashmouth thing the other day on Orange Juice, the unofficial blog of the unofficial year of Unkindness:

“I may be naïve but I am no whore, heading home with anyone willing to pay me.”

Cynthia reserved that lovely appellation for yours truly, because she seems to think that being a consultant – being hired to provide expertise and services – makes one  a “whore.” That is, if one is a consultant who disagrees with Ms. Ward’s political stance du jour. cynthia ward grrrrrIt’s sort of like how she recently described (on the Anaheim Canyon Community Council Facebook page), an Anaheim civic activist who also doesn’t subscribe to Ward’s current orthodoxy (I’ve removed the activist’s name):

“[So-and-so] is a bitch to the nth degree, no question, but she is ferocious in advancing what she truly believes is the best interest of Anaheim! She hates us because she has been brainwashed into believing that we are just “haters” who want to bring it all down for our own selfish agendas.”

Nice language! Maybe she should change her name to Cynthia Fitzgerald.

Here she is very recently commenting on Charles Black, the consultant hired by the city to negotiate with the Angels:

They keep saying “nothing is final, nothing is done” but Charles Black (the arrogant jerk seen arguing AGAINST Mayor Tom Tait during the post Labor Day meeting… 

During last week’s city council meeting, a young man named Connor Traut spoke about the lack of decorum that has developed at Anaheim council meetings since early 2012. Ms. Ward’s response? call him names:

However, Connor Traut, I don’t know who the little pipsqueak thinks he is, but he has some learning to do. What an arrogant brat.    

How dare he claim there’s a hostile climate at council meetings? Who does that little jerk think he is!

To recap, disagreeing with the mercurial opinions of Ms. Ward means one has no convictions or is a brainwashed b—h or an impudent twerp. It couldn’t possibly be the result of reasoning to a different conclusion, or, heaven for-fend, that Cynthia Ward might be wrong.


  1. How can anyone take a person like that seriously?

  2. Pot….kettle. She is the hired gun and an agent on Tom Tait. Please…does anyone believe her crap. Oh wait, sorry…I will be “kind.” Does anyone believe her junk?

  3. I would comment but Greg Diamond might beat me up!

  4. So if she is accusing Matt of being a whore, what does she think of Tom Tait taking cash from both the City of GardenGrove and the developer for that $60M giveaway down the street from Anaheim’s resort area? BTW, would be curious to know if that $60M is in current day dollars and what the out year estimate would be – so we can have an apples to apples comparison to Anaheim. Does that $60M subsidy also incude the estimate for the free land they got? If Garden Grove gets hotels that would otherwise go to Anaheim how much does Tait actually take out of the pockets of Anaheim residents? OCWeekly is the only one reporting on Tait’s financial benefits off of TOT giveaways. I don’t support any of these programs anywhere – but how can my city compete if our neighbors have these programs and we don’t – would be easier for Anaheim not to offer them if they were not available down the street. Cannot believe Tait is profiting from the Garden Grove giveaway and slamming our city for trying to compete.

    Check out OCWeeky report at

    OCWeekly reports just the city cash payment to Tait – how much is he making off of the developer? These are fair questions.

  5. Mr. Reade, you are the last person who should be chiming in on hate speech and the “Year of Unkindness.” You ought to apologize for some of the things you’ve said in chambers.

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