Monthly Archives: December 2008

Celebrating Change! Happy New Year 2009

2008 brought an unprecedented number of visitors to TheLiberalOC. We are glad that you our readers hve responded by continuing to come back. Whether we were talking about the Presidential Primary, the First District Supervisor’s election, the County pension lawsuit, the Board of Supervisor’s remodel of their lobby, or the unprecedented voter turnout in Orange…

Cheer for a Day Helps Bring Woe for a Year

The OCR has reported that Anaheim has paid for its Rose parade float with Convention Center funds meant to promote tourism to the tune of $150,000*. Is this really responsible stewardship when your city is facing a budget loss of millions? As a former candidate, I must say that it’s pretty irresponsible for such a…

Updated: Ron Shepston throws his hat into the ring for AD-71 District Delegate

Facebook is a wonderful thing.  Ron Shepston announced on Facebook yesterday that he’s a candidate for  District Delegate in AD-71 which is now represented by Jeff Miller. (Hint — Ron, would be a great candidate to oppose Jeff who won the primary and faced no general election challenger). With a primary campaign under his belt, Ron…

Unnecessary Censorship

(h/t Bamboo Nation) Jimmy Kimmel hits one out of the park. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbvBpZkWCiE[/youtube]

Time for Jon Fleischman to Make a Statement on Mike Carona

While so many of us thought Jon Flieschman of the Flash Report and formerly a flack for the Sheriff’s Office would be called to testify as a defense witness in the Mike Carona trial (excuse me, the indicted for corruption, the resigned and disgraced former sheriff who routinely wore his Christian faith on his sleeve…

Blago names an Obama Senate Seat Successor; will Reid seat him?

Embattled Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich has named a successor to Barack Obama’s Illinois Senate seat.  Blago’s choice is former Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris,, calling Burris a “wise and distinguished senior statesman” with “unquestioned integrity.”   And someone who raised a lot of money for the Governor. The US Senate can choose if it will seat Burris;…

$326,000 to unlock a couple doors?

We were curious what the violation was that the Santa Ana Fire Department cited the county for in January 2007 that required spending $326,000 to fix. To get to the bottom of things we asked for a copy of the letter the Fire Department sent to the county regarding their January 22, 2007 inspection of the Hall…