Monthly Archives: December 2013

Happy New Year

So who said non-election years aren’t exciting.  We’re not looking back at 2013 but looking ahead to so much more. The mid-term elections that will bring about one new Congressional rep from OC and hopefully a new Democratic majority in the House.  John Campbell steps down and maybe someone can finally beat Dana Rohrabacher who…

Conservatives Losing it over a Gay Wedding at Rose Parade

The Rose Parade is an American tradition and one watched all over the nation.  The conservative American Family Association has issued a warning that the Parade may not be suitable for children to watch because a same sex marriage ceremony will be conducted on one of the floats during the parade. From the AFA website:…

DPOC lists priorities for 2014

Hot off the press from the Democratic Party of Orange County’s chairman Henry Vandermeir on the party’s priorities for 2014.  He’s spot on. Since being elected Chair of the Democratic Party of Orange County nearly a year ago we have made great strides in moving our Party forward. From building our volunteer base to recruiting…

Fleischman in the middle of FPPC Complaint alleging illegal contributions

A 600 page complaint filed by former Democratic Party of Orange County Chairman Frank Barbaro alleges illegal contributions that helped lead to the Republican take-over of the reigns of Irvine city government. A total of $186,000 was poured into the Irvine mayoral and City Council races by Irvine resident and Republican consultant Jon Fleischman through California Term Limits PAC, which was formed three months before the election.

Gay Pride in Irvine, But Wrong Flag Used

Generally speaking, Irvine is a pretty tolerant city and home to OC’s most diverse population.  When it comes to LGBT issues, we still have a ways to go. The DailyKos jumped on a story from OC Weekly a neighbor flying a multi-colored flag in the city’s Orangetree neighborhood; neighbors complained to the homeowner’s association about…

Christmas Message from President and Mrs. Obama

In this week’s address, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama wished everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. They also thanked our brave troops and their families for their service and sacrifice, and reminded everyone to visit JoiningForces.gov to find ways to give back to our military families this year.

A Christmas Truce

Our political divisions should not be allowed to get so out of control that we find ourselves attacking first—thinking second—causing needless harm and pain just to make a political point. We just need to stop and learn from the history of the Christmas Eve truce of 1914 during World War I.