Monthly Archives: November 2010

Red County Wingnuts attribute Wikileaks to Private Manning’s Homosexuality

Whatever your opinions on the Wikileaks release of thousands of documents, Rich Swier’s (Editor of Red County) accusation that homosexuality is somehow linked to the release is absurd. “Once PVT Manning embraced the gay lifestyle he became deeply disturbed. His acceptance of the gay lifestyle and the friends he made both in and outside the military led him to what he is today – a traitor to his country.”

President Obama: “Getting This Deficit Under Control is Going to Require Broad Sacrifice”

Today I’m proposing a two-year pay freeze for all civilian federal workers. This would save $2 billion over the rest of this fiscal year and $28 billion in cumulative savings over the next five years. And I want to be clear: This freeze does not apply to the men and women of our Armed Forces, who along with their families continue to bear enormous burdens with our nation at war.

Shea: Gone from the Dais but Not from the Sphere of Influence

  Irvine councilwoman and former Mayor Christina Shea was fetted with praise and farewells from her seat on the dais in Irvine City Hall where she’s winding down her second term of her second tenure on the Irvine City Council.  She’s termed out and hasn’t ruled out another run for the city council in 2012. …

Beth Krom Thanks Her Supporters

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0j8JY6IisXY&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] A post Thanksgiving party at Hidden Valley in Irvine was the scene of a thank you party for supporters of Beth Krom’s candidacy for CD-48. The party was very well attended and had the air of a campaign event.  Many of those in attendance believe in Beth Krom and her record as a public…

Speaker John A. Pérez: It Absolutely Gets Better

Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) released a Youtube video as part of the It Gets Better series created in the wake of national headlines of LGBT kids committing suicide after anti-gay bullying and harassment by their peers. The series was created by columnist Dan Savage, and in it participants are asked to convey to LGBT kids that it gets better by sharing their stories of coming out, their experiences as LGBT youth and adults and the ultimate message that it gets better.

Fear, anger drive Latinos away from Republicans

From the Sacramento Bee: A couple of years ago, I conducted 24 focus groups among Latino immigrants across the country…. After about five or six of the groups, I began asking this question; “If people in America are so against immigrants, why do you think they hire you?” In every group, the answer was the same:…

Voices From Street Corners (Vol 12)

Thanksgiving day is a wonderful day. This Thanksgiving day in Orange County was a particularly gorgeous and wonderful one. I saw not cloud in the sky as I walked the trail at Aliso Wood Canyon Trail enjoying that wonderful majestic view that we are so blessed it and being reflective. I decided to focus this…