In the past year, we have used Photoshop to poke fun at local politicians and political issues. HereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a quick recap of some of my favorites from 2006 (in no particular order):
Rosie AvilaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ã¢â‚¬ËœThe Fuck Stops HereÃ¢â‚¬Â campaign sign
Perhaps this one is a bit crude, but occasionally youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve got to offend a couple of folks for a really good joke. What else rhymes with Ã¢â‚¬Å“buckÃ¢â‚¬Â so well, and fits into this joke?!?
This image accompanied a post regarding the teen pregnancy rate in Santa Ana, and Rosie AvilaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s adamancy toward abstinence only teaching in Santa Ana schools. [Link]
Carlos Ã¢â‚¬Å“Bubba GumpÃ¢â‚¬Â Bustamante
Back in July, months before Lynn Daucher lost to Lou Correa in the State Senate race, Carlos Bustamante was out there trying to raise cash for his run for CorreaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Board of SupervisorÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s seat.
During a fundraising event, Bustamante made a speech where he chose to compare himself to Forest Gump. Yes, out of all of the possible fictional characters to choose from, Bustamante chose a simple man with an IQ of 75. HmmmmmmÃ¢â‚¬Â¦.. [Link]
County worker and TheLiberalOC.com blogger Chris Prevatt edited County Supervisor Chris NorbyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s head onto this Star Wars character to accompany a post that would cause more of a stir than I believe Prevatt had imagined.
Because of this post, which criticized County Supervisor Chris Norby for his opposition to government-funded ethnic outreach programs, the county accused Prevatt of blogging during work hours. After a lengthy investigation, it was found that Prevatt had never blogged from work. [Link]
Steve Greenhut in a swimsuit
In November the Register was interviewing for an editorial writer, and we made the joke that Orange County Register editorial writer Steve Greenhut takes casual Fridays to a whole new level.
I received three emails regarding this photo. One said that I was too generous when picking out a body for Greenhut, and the other two were upset because Greenhut partially nude was an image they never wanted to see. [Link
Chicken Little Moorlach
Just after MoorlachÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s victory in June, there was an editorial in the Orange County Register written by Nick Berardino. BerardinoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s main point was that Moorlach has based his political career on taking credit for solving imagined crises. [Link]
Daucher defeats Correa
The 34th State Senate race was a very close one. Before the count was completed there were a few people that were quick to call it a Daucher win. According to rumor, even Daucher herself claimed victory at the Measure M party on election night.
So after Correa became the undisputed winner in this race, we threw together this image. [Link]