It’s been a tough couple of months for OJ blogger Greg Diamond. The Democratic Party of Orange County ousts him from his vice chair’s role by a margin of 70 percent. County voters beat that margin with more than 73 percent of the county’s voters selecting Tony Rackauckas over Diamond in the June primary and with the margin of victory so huge, there won’t be a rematch in November. Diamond’s multiple blog posts that are usually most praiseworthy of Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait (which is very likely one of the reason’s he’s a former leader of the DPOC) makes Diamond a regular speaker at Anaheim City Council meetings; but it’s Diamond’s recent Tait photoshoot that’s the subject of this story, courtesy of the MotherColony Yahoo Group.
TheLiberalOC was sent the below account of Diamond’s encounter with a solid brass historical market from last week’s Anaheim Library and Anaheim Historical Society celebration of adding two homes on the National Register of Historic Places.
From the post:
Thanks to the good folks at the Anaheim Library and the Anaheim Historical Society for a fun event on Saturday celebrating the Woelke-Stoeffel House and Mother Colony House being placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
As always there was plenty of entertainment, some planned, some not. On the planned side was the chance to get a tintype photo made. Well done to the person who arranged for that because it was very cool. Folks from a company called F/395 were on hand with old bellows cameras and were doing tintypes for people. For free! They even brought a variety of hats you could borrow for the picture. The one of Richard Crawford honestly looked like it was 100+ years old.
****On the unplanned side we all got to hear what a National Register plaque sounds like when it is knocked off an easel onto a cement sidewalk. How it happened added to the fun, as it appeared that this tool, a non-Anaheim resident who is part of a lawsuit against the city, a “political blogger” (that about sums it up), and an all too frequent participant in the circus that has become the public hearing portion of our city council meetings, was so busy taking non-stop photos of the mayor that he bumped into the easel and sent the plaque crashing to the sidewalk. On the plus side it did propel “Anaheim…You Can’t Make This Shit Up” into the lead position in the never ending quest for an official slogan for the city of Anaheim.****
We’re told the city is inspecting the bronze plaque for damage. A witness said Diamond was taking photos of Tait with his iPhone (buy a real camera Greg) and backed right into the easel holding the plaque with his backside.
Now I’m not sure if the plaque-bumping is a metaphor for something or not, but now that Diamond no longer holds his vice chair’s position with the DPOC, is he going to endorse Tait for mayor or will he back Democratic candidate Lorri Galloway? Once he decides, I’m sure he’ll explain himself with a 5,000 word piece on the OJ blog about how he arrived at his decision. Perhaps he can let the DPOC know at next weekend’s fundraiser at Angels Stadium when the Angels take on the Rangers.
Until then, we congratulate the city of Anaheim, the Anaheim Library and Anaheim Historical Society on placing two treasures on the National Register of Historic Places…no ifs, ands or butts about it.