Monthly Archives: March 2008

Union Workers Rally for Wage Increases on Cesar Chavez Day

It’s only appropriate isn’t it?  300 Union Janitors demonstrated on this Holiday for Chavez to demand higher wages and expanded benefits as their Union goes to negotiate their contract.  The cost of living in Orange County is high and many would argue that the unskilled janitors should not and do not deserve higher wages, that…

CA-42: Help Ron Shepston Beat Dirty Gary for Good

Want to beat this guy in November? Here’s a message from Ron Shepston for Congress on how to do just that. I’m working hard everyday from 7:00am to 11:00pm and its paying dividends. I have recently been endorsed by Ambassador Joe Wilson and he will be campaigning for me here in the coming weeks. We…

DFA Announce

Hey, people! You should know now what important event is coming up on Wednesday. Oh wait, you don’t? Well, here’s a reminder. DFA-Orange County meets this week, and here’s what’s in store. We’ll have a presentation from the Second Harvest Food Bank on what we can do to end hunger, as well as someone from…

New York Times Magazine: GOP in Trouble

Sometimes, living in the OC, you tend to forget there are other parts of the country where a left or center-left position dominates.  This story in yesterday’s NY Times Magazine was a little eye-opening.

Baseball 2008: Opening Day

This is probably the only compliment I will ever pay President George W. Bush.  He throws strikes when tossing out the first pitch at a baseball game. The president threw out the first pitch for the Washington Nationals in their season opener last night, the first game in their new ballpark.  The crowd gave the…

When you’ve got the $$$ spend it!

From the Los Angeles Times Supervisor’s expenses are questioned In O.C., Norby’s use of campaign funds to pay unexplained charges raises scrutiny. He says he follows the law. By Christian Berthelsen Los Angeles Times Staff Writer Orange County Supervisor Chris Norby, who earlier this month admitted using political contributions to pay for a hotel stay…

From the Floor of the CA Dem Convention

Well, I’m sitting here waiting to see what happens with the Leno/Migden Senate endorsement battle. Yesterday Carole Migden won the caucus endorsement (55%) due to manipulation by Senate President Pro-tempore Don Perata. Don pressured Senate Dems to appoint their assigned convention delegates to people who live in the 3rd Senate District so that they could vote…