Monthly Archives: July 2007

Obama ’08 Volunteer Orientation

I just got an email from Henry Vandermeir, the team coordinator for the Obama ’08 campaign in the 44th Congressional District. He wanted to let everyone know about the following event this coming up Sunday: The Orange County portion of the 44th Congressional District will be having a volunteer orientation meeting on Sunday, August 5,…

Where’s the REAL Outrage Here?

This morning, The Register had a story on the Superior Court reversing its original decision to outsource the processing of misdemeanor tickets to a private facility in Nogales, Mexico. The court finally heard the outrage, and they duly responded. But again, I’m left perplexed. I still wonder why this outrage is not being directed toward…

A Gift of Public Funds… to Rich People with Boats

So Moorlach, why wasn’t this action by you and your colleagues not unconstitutional? Folded into the Orange County Budget Resolution for 2008 was the following as item #5: Authorize Auditor-Controller to pay 2003 through 2006 Possessory Interest Tax for Dana Point Harbor boat slip licensees of approximately $850,000 from Fund 108.  This item is related…

What Do YOU Think: Should the Immigration Fee Hikes Be Revoked?

Check this out! The Register is reporting today that Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose) is intoducing legislation to reverse the recent fee increases for immigration services. As of now, fees for most immigration services have been increased with the hikes taking effect together. For instance, the cost of naturalization is increasing by 69 percent to…

Black Helicopters: Hovering over Red County

Psst… I think Matt Cunningham’s off his meds. Black helicopters are part of a conspiracy theory, especially prevalent among the United States militia movement, that claims that special unmarked black helicopters are used by secret agents of the New World Order, United Nations troops, and/or the Men in Black preparing to take control of the…

There IS Democratic money in Orange County

Democratic donors opened their wallets WIDE in Orange County, where the top four contenders for the Presidential nomination raised a combined total of over $840,000 in the first half of 2007. A brief analysis of publicly available data from the Federal Elections Commission – www.fec.gov – shows Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, Barack Obama, and Bill…

Can Barbara Boxer Convince Republicans to Recognize the Climate Crisis?

“I believe that every senator on the trip came away believing that human activity causes warming.”   And Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Absolutely Fabulous) is telling The Register that the trip to Greenland helped her in convincing at least two Republicans that action must be taken NOW to stop the coming climate catastrophe. Although neither Senator…