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Bizarro Greg Diamond


Bizarro Greg Diamond

Bizarro Greg Diamond

Readers of this blog know the high Holy Days with my kids every Summer is the journey to San Diego for Comic-Con International; it’s the world’s largest and most fun pop culture event and one I’d like to see in Anaheim someday after the expansion of the Convention Center (something supported by OC’s Julio Perez) is completed. I’m more than convinced Anaheim can handle it with the new hotels in the resort district and the superior parking compared with downtown San Diego more than make up for a short walk to food trucks, restaurants and bars in the GardenWalk or Downtown Disney for convention goers.  Parking this year in San Diego, $40 a pop!

So what does that have to do with the image above?  Hang in there.

I read this comment from Greg Diamond, a DPOC Central Committee member and Orange Juice Blogger, that literally slobbers all over conversative Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait and I have to wonder why Diamond still considers himself a Democrat.  Here’s the comment:

I support what the Mayor is doing on The city Council because he is opposing what, in my opinion, amounts to a criminal cabal. (Obviously our District Attorney would never bring charges, and if he did he would certainly fumble the trial, so that will just have to remain solely “my opinion” for now.)

Standing up against the ravishing of Anaheim’s resources for personal and corporate gain is one of the gutsiest things that I have seen in local politics ever, anywhere.

And he has repeatedly been right on the substance of his concerns, while the Council repeatedly presses ahead with blinding speed to get yet another dirty deal done before people know what his hit them.

And he has repeatedly, in the tradition of both parties at their best, been looking out for the little guy, The residence of decades a generation and more in the future, and the needy.

Of course I stand with him when he does that, even while I would disagree with him on a number of state and national and maybe international issues.

Of course the sold-out and the sociopathic (you can divide yourselves into the appropriate categories at your leisure) won’t agree, but that doesn’t matter: the numbers and the documents don’t lie – however much the verbal statements do.

Tait regularly has to recuse himself from city business due to conflicts with his business on county issues — including the homeless shelter (how’s that for looking out for the needy?).  Tait votes regularly against negotiated union contracts.  Tait’s never been appreciative of city staff with the exception of his executive assistant, and the frequency in which the city changes City Managers is evidence of that.  Tait frequently loses control of Council meetings.  F-bombs anyone?  I have to wonder why Diamond loves this guy so much.

And it’s all become clear to me.  Diamond is a “Bizarro” Democrat.

For those familiar with the world of Superman, Bizarro is the Man of Steel’s doppelgänger. “Bizarro and the Bizarro World” are well known in pop culture with the term “Bizarro” is used as to describe anything that uses “twisted logic or that is the opposite of something else.”  Good is bad.  Down is up.  Happy is sad.  Simple is complex.  Right is wrong.  Black is white.  Hot is cold…you get it.

That’s Diamond.  And to that, we offer this:

In a Bizarro World, Greg Diamond is a well-respected lawyer who is valued for his advice by more clients than he can handle.

In a Bizarro World, Greg Diamond works well with other Democrats in the DPOC being public with his praise of good ideas and private with any criticism to try and resolve disagreements.

In a Bizarro World, Greg Diamond supports Democratic candidates and has respect for all Democrats from the moderate business-Demcoratic side of the party to socially-progressive liberal wings.

In a Bizarro World, Greg Diamond has a thriving law practice and is able to support his family in a manner that a man of his education and experience can attain while still making significant financial contributions to all sorts of charities and worthy causes — a $5,000 check to the Democratic Party in Ferguson, MO for example.

In a Bizarro World, Greg Diamond listens more than speaks.

In a Bizarro World, Greg Diamond’s blog posts are short and to the point.

In a Bizarro World, Greg Diamond never seeks to draw attention to himself.

In a Bizarro World, Greg has respectful disagreements with those whom he does not agree, never debasing himself with insults or defamation while defaming others.

In a Bizarro World, Greg Diamond wouldn’t obsess about anonymous commenters on other blogs while allowing them to go unidentified on the one he writes for, because that would be hypocritical.

In a Bizarro World, Greg Diamond would seek to build good relationships with as many members of the Democratic Party in OC as possible to build a strong network.

In a Bizarro World, Greg Diamond never bullies anyone to get his way.

And finally, in a Bizarro World, Greg Diamond would never wear sandals when shoes are required to cover those tootsies (see the photo in BreaMatters blog to see what I mean). And before anyone souts “defamation,” I will point out parody is protected speech even if the subject of said parody doesn’t get it.


  98 comments for “Bizarro Greg Diamond

  1. August 13, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    I am proud of my colleague Greg Diamond for, among other things, not being a Comic-Con freak.

  2. August 13, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    he couldn’t afford it; neither could you.

    • August 13, 2015 at 6:40 pm

      1. Of course we could.

      2. You mean you actually spend MONEY on this juvenile sh*t?

      Whatever. Knock yourself out.

      • Dan Chmielewski
        August 13, 2015 at 7:18 pm

        The average attendee spends $1500. You can’t afford it.

  3. junior
    August 13, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    I could like and respect Bizzaro Greg Diamond.

  4. Greg Diamond
    August 13, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    Well I certainly feel wounded by this incisive criticism.

    If even ONE MEMBER of the DPOC Central Committee wants to write in and discuss any of this, I’ll be glad to have as civil of a discussion with them as they will allow. Until that happens, I’m just going to try not to image what our host would look like in that costume. (Oh, damn — why did I write that thought down? Sorry, folks.)

    P.S. You have me (well, “other me”) wearing a CAPE! I know what Lucille Kring said about them in The Incredibles, you dolt! Then again, maybe it didn’t get released in that world.

    Let me know if any of the numerous readers you surely have from the DPOC-CC want to defend your, uh, “literary achievement,” Chairface.

    • August 14, 2015 at 10:33 am

      Nice try; I never dress up for ComicCon..interferes with carrying stuff I buy there. “Chairface?” I’d like to see any DPOPC members defend you…other than your brother-in-law who has to…..

      • Greg Diamond
        August 14, 2015 at 3:38 pm

        You don’t know who “Chairface” is? Too cool for you, I guess.

        You just posted an illustration of me in a too-tight superhero costume. You have forfeited your right to complain how I respond. (Besides which, I’m pulling my punches with you here.)

        • August 14, 2015 at 7:22 pm

          TV show the Tick; lame…couldn’t you find a villain from “Earthworm Jim?” You’re telling me what I’m allowed to do on this blog and saying you’re pulling punches. I think you’d probably hit like a 5 year old and go stick it.

          You should be flattered about that art; done by a prominent comic book artist for a major label who’s a friend of mine.

          • Greg Diamond
            August 14, 2015 at 7:59 pm

            Took you a while to look that up.

            No surprise that you wouldn’t like “The Tick.”

            • Dan Chmielewski
              August 14, 2015 at 8:46 pm

              You’re so dense. I watched it with my son regularly when he was little. Naming the character with a question mark means you really don’t know what you’re talking about. Perhaps you’d like a list of Power Ranger bad guys too?

              As for being non-responsive this afternoon, I was at Disneyland with a client who’s visiting from Europe. Had a great time noting all of the families who are the 99%. The ones you want to tax.

              Oh yeah, I bought stuff you can’t afford.

              • Greg Diamond
                August 15, 2015 at 10:43 pm

                Go back and look up whether I used a question mark. (Hint: I didn’t.)

                You “had a great time noting how many families were part of the 99%”? That’s sad. Did you ask to see their tax returns? Did you ask any of them if an additional $10 tax on what was for many a $1000+ trip would have kept them from going?

                And are you under the impression that Democrats are fighting hard for the wealth of the top 10% to 1.1%? Look, I don’t know that you’re even in the top 10% of earners, nor do I much care. Money can’t buy empathy; you’re impoverished either way.

                We’re fighting for the health and dignity of the poor and working class, and for the existence of the middle class, which stops WAY BEFORE you get to 99%. (And when I say “we,” I apparently exclude “you.” SUCH a sucky, James Cox-style, Democrat you are.) I am simply not worried about whether someone whom makes $250,000/year has to pay an additional $3 to go to Disney. And neither does Disney, because they raise their tickets by that much on average every year. Yet THAT is for whom your heart apparently bleeds.

                • Dan Chmielewski
                  August 16, 2015 at 3:41 pm

                  You just don’t get it. The 1% doesn’t go to Disneyland. It’s the middle class. All you’re doing to perpetuating the notio all Democrats want to do is increase taxes. I think that average family would rather spend that extra $10 on ice cream instead of paying a tax. Universal Studios doesn’t have a gate tax.

                  When was the last time you set foot inside the park?

                • Greg Diamond
                  August 17, 2015 at 8:25 am

                  “The 1% doesn’t go to Disneyland”? How do you know that?

                  And you imply that “the top 10% excluding the 1% are middle class”?

                  And the City can’t tax people $10 on their $1500 vacation because they’d rather have i e cream”?

                  Just stop pretending to be a Democrat. It’s embarrassing to all concerned.

          • Gustavo Arellano
            August 17, 2015 at 9:08 am

            Dan claims the lame drawing of the Bloviator is by a famous comic-book artist who he won’t name. Are they the same Fullerton activists offended by our “Where the Black People At?” cover, or the friend whom Dan said had an issue with our advertising department yet wouldn’t name him? Dan has more imaginary friends than Walter Mitty.

            And Dan: Your tough-guy talk is laughable. You couldn’t punch out a time card. Stick to the smarmy, know-it-all affectation you do so well…

            • Greg Diamond
              August 18, 2015 at 2:20 pm

              I agree. The nude one that Gustavo commissioned in the fall of 2012, which I presume he thought would shut me up, was much better. My wife still gets a kick out of it. This? Eh. He got the belly wrong — and he seems to have substituted our host’s crotch for mine.

        • August 14, 2015 at 9:14 pm

          Let me explain something to you Greg. When you comment here, you do so as a guest. You don’t go into someone’s home and tell them what to do ( well, maybe you do ). But we’ve banned fewer people in nine years than you have in nine weeks. You’re rude. You’re obnoxious. And you can’t take any criticism with your opinion-thin skin and most Dems I speak with think you’re a wannabe bully. Behave yourself here or leave

          • August 15, 2015 at 12:46 pm

            Well, we saw this sign, it said LIBERAL, and it said OC, so we thought, this seems like the right kind of place for us to visit, but turns out it’s a lot different from what you’d expect from the “liberal” on the masthead.

            Btw, what does “opinion-thin skin” mean?


            • August 15, 2015 at 5:05 pm

              that he has “thin skin” when it comes to those who disagree with his opinion….I needed something different than “onion-skin thin” which is usually reserved for Christina Shea

              • August 15, 2015 at 5:28 pm

                Your spell-check says “Moo. Another spell-check mishap that Dan is trying to talk his way out of.” Real men blog sans check.

                • Dan Chmielewski
                  August 15, 2015 at 8:23 pm

                  Vern, no other way to say this. You’re a dick. The word “opinion” is spelled correctly. I gave you context. And that’s not good enough for you? Don’t you have some hooch to drink and public urination in your immediate future?

          • Greg Diamond
            August 15, 2015 at 10:49 pm

            If my saying “You have forfeited your right to complain how I respond” after you post an unflattering body-shaming drawing of me constitutes “misbehavior” — and I will not even get into the irony of YOUR commissioning such a drawing of anyone — then I can’t object to your banning me. That is SO insane and pathetic that it would actually be the first funny thing you’ve done here. And it would give me a great excuse to write about your lunacy back where people with actual names can read it.

            • Dan Chmielewski
              August 16, 2015 at 3:53 pm

              I forfeit no rights to you whatsoever. I did the same thing to you that you’ve done to me. I turned you into an obscure cartoon. If you’re boxers are in a bunch, it’s clear you’re like every other bully I’ve ever encountered. You call people names, you hurl insults, you try and make yourself as physically imposing as possible, and you whine like a baby if someone returns your volley. The difference between us? The Chumly thing is so obscure, I don’t care and no one but your cabal of underemployed losers does. If I body shamed you at all, it’s in reference to your toenails. For the record, I have always referred to you as “Greg” “Diamond” ” Mr. Diamond” or “counselor.” You seldom reference me by name. I think it’s obvious I don’t respect you, your multi-partisan posturing, or where you seem to place your personal priorities when it comes to your family. The blog is a spare time thing for me. I don’t spend all my time on it so when I don’t get back to you in a timely fashion, it’s because I’m doing something for my business or my family. Perhaps you ought to start mirroring my priorities

              • Greg Diamond
                August 17, 2015 at 8:33 am

                It’s “Chumley,” with an “e.”

                Being called a “bully” by Dan Chmielewski is an indescribable experience. “Bizarro Earth,” indeed.

    • Colony Insider
      August 14, 2015 at 2:47 pm

      “Of course the sold-out and the sociopathic (you can divide yourselves into the appropriate categories at your leisure) won’t agree, but that doesn’t matter: the numbers and the documents don’t lie – however much the verbal statements do.”

      So . . . does this mean that those who disagree with you are either sold-out or sociopathic? That’s a big leap.

      • Greg Diamond
        August 14, 2015 at 8:03 pm

        No, it doesn’t.

  5. Gustavo Arellano
    August 13, 2015 at 10:39 pm

    In a Bizarro World, Dan is clever, funny, an actual progressive, supports good Democrats, and has more readers beyond Larry Agran, Curt Pringle, Matt Cunningham, Jordan Brandman, and Kris Murray.

    • Dan Chmielewski
      August 14, 2015 at 5:59 am

      And in a Bizarro World, there’s a bidding war between media giants vying to outbid themselves for The rights to buy The coveted OC Weekly.

      Thanks for reading Gustavo

    • August 14, 2015 at 10:04 am

      “… more readers beyond Larry Agran, Curt Pringle, Matt Cunningham, Jordan Brandman, and Kris Murray.”

      And people who come here to make fun of him. Don’t forget MOST of us.

      • August 14, 2015 at 10:31 am

        like that’s ever bothered me Vern. Pringle reads my blog? Really? Murray too? I’m surprised.

        • August 15, 2015 at 10:04 am

          Actually that’s true Matt. Why would Pringle or Cunningham or Murray read this blog? There’s nothing here that they wouldn’t have already said themselves.

          • August 15, 2015 at 10:04 am

            (I mean, that’s true Gustavo.)

    • Gentrification Gustavo
      August 18, 2015 at 6:50 am

      Gustavo Snell
      Don’t you have a sex trade and marijuana sales pamphlet and KKK stories to write? Maybe write another shitty book that sells several dozen copies?

      • Gustavo Arellano
        August 18, 2015 at 9:33 am

        Now, to guess who this loser is…why, I dare say it’s a gentrifying gaba from SanTana!

        • Gustavo Arellano
          August 18, 2015 at 9:34 am

          Actually, I change my mine: My money’s on Mike Tardiff, as the comment reeks of his ham-fisted attempt at humor and hatred of the Weekly.

          • Gustavo Arellano
            August 18, 2015 at 9:35 am

            *Mind haha. Damn, Dan: Your atrocious grammar and spelling is rubbing off on your commenters!

          • Mike Tardif
            August 18, 2015 at 10:14 am

            Nope – not me – although I do fully endorse those particular comments.

  6. Cynthia Ward
    August 13, 2015 at 11:48 pm

    OK I am not touching the rest of this post, other than to wonder how someone claiming to have more clients than he has time for has so much time to obsess on someone he claims to be irrelevant.

    What i do want to address is the claim that the Mayor of Anaheim lets meetings get out of hand.

    Fitzgerald and James Robert Reade used to say the same profane disgusting things at Council meetings when Pringle was mayor, and I am pretty sure they were going at it when Daly was in that center seat as well. Tait has spoken up in opposition to the hate speech more times in one year than Pringle did in his ENTIRE two terms.

    I challenge you to describe precisely what it is that Tait is supposed to be doing to keep the riff raff in line.

    Would you have Tom Tait jump up and over the barrier wall and punch the bully in the nose? I’m thinking that MIGHT get him into a touch of trouble, what with cameras running and all…

    Cut the microphone? I asked if he HAS the ability, since all seem to have this idea he controls every microphone in the house from his master switchboard up behind the central desk. He admitted that if he has the capacity to do that nobody ever showed him the switch or button he might use to do so. In fact, I wonder if the City Clerk or City Attorney have the ability to cut the mike at the podium. Anyone know? I suspect that the techies tucked away behind the glass sound booth in the back of Chambers might have the physical kill switch, but I don’t know that. So what would you like Tait to do, when his own City Attorney has repeatedly told him he CANNOT legally act?

    PART B: Why is Dan’s hero Jordan such a weenie about defending himself? Everyone is hot for the Mayor to jump into what is certain to end in litigation, but the Council members being hammered at the dais do not forego their rights as citizens while completing their duties as civic leaders, why are they not exercising their rights? Yes Fitzgerald has the right to say anything he wants about the BUSINESS BEFORE THEM. So when he calls people “whores” there is a generally understood (if unacceptable) political connotation to the word that we all understand. Fitzgerald believes the elected leaders on Council have sold themselves in some immoral fashion. We get it. What he may NOT say without consequence is that they are “sluts” as there is no political meaning to the word. (and I double dog dare any of the Three Amigos to prove beyond a reasonable doubt the term “bitches” is not applicable, because I have some choice sections of Council video for any Judge ruling on that case.) In a nutshell, when Fitz went after Brandman the morning of September 30, 2013, with what was without question the most vile hate speech based on his perception of Brandman’s sexual orientation, The Mayor and Council lacked any legal vehicle for stopping Fitzgerald in THEIR OFFICIAL CAPACITY. However, there was NOTHING to stop Brandman the morning of September 30, or any of those being abused, from acting as private citizens to drag Fitzgerald’s profane ass into court in civil litigation for defamation UNRELATED to their service as Council members. Fitzgerald’s constant references to Lucille Kring’s lack of childbearing, (which has NOTHING to do with her inability to lead us out of a paper bag) would certainly be worthy of introducing in court, as he has ZERO evidence of the string of abortions he claims wrecked her body and prevented childbirth (yes he has said such horrid things, why would she NOT drag him into court?)

    So if you are all hot to get Tait to jump on into the fray, when he lacks any legal mechanism to act, how about poking at those who DO have a legal avenue to smack Fitz around in civil court? Oh no…we wouldn’t want people to take responsibility for defending themselves when we can blame Tait for not doing it, would we?

    Or better yet, Disney could humiliate Fitzgerald RIGHT NOW, by taking out a full page ad with the full disclosure of the materials used in their pyrotechnics displays, and a scientific study of impacts to the human body and/or water and air quality, in relation to NIGHTLY bombardment of heavy metals and black powder on the citizens of their host city. In this one thing Fitzgerald has a point, do the citizens NOT have the right to know that what is raining down on the dog dishes, play equipment, and back yard vegetable gardens of Anaheim is safe? Do we imagine Disney has NOT done studies to ensure that what is in their nightly pyrotechnics shows is OK? WHY NOT MAKE THE INFO PUBLIC? Thanks to SCAQMD they have been exempted from REQUIRED disclosure (brought to you by the same guys shutting down fire rings at the beach) but the SCAQMD did not FORBID Disney from disclosure…there is no down side to releasing the info. And it would make the bully stop picking on their blonde Princess IMMEDIATELY. No we don’t negotiate with terrorists, but in this case the verbal terrorist is demanding something Disney SHOULD be releasing to the public anyway! But nope, we will crucify Tait for failing to shut up someone Disney has the power to silence. Sure, makes sense to me….

    • Rick Clark
      August 14, 2015 at 7:41 am

      And in a Bizarro world Diamond, and those whose writing style mimic’s his, would post brief, concise statements of fact in support of ideas and opinions shared by more than just themselves.

      • Greg Diamond
        August 14, 2015 at 5:03 pm

        A. A. Milne had you pegged:

        “For I am a Brean of very little brain, and long words bother me.”

        Suck it up, Pooh. This is how intelligent people converse about complex things. If you can’t stand the bees, keep your head out of the honey jar.

        • August 14, 2015 at 7:18 pm

          actually Greg, that’s how arrogant people talk; and you’re quite an expert in that field

        • Rick Clark
          August 15, 2015 at 7:39 am

          Per usual, your “crustimony proceedcake” is to diminish others in an effort to make yourself appear larger. If the illustration above is any indication, it seems to be working best around your equator.

          • Greg Diamond
            August 15, 2015 at 10:53 pm

            Um … “crustimony proceedcake”?

            Have you even READ your own writing? You seem to have the self-awareness of an oyster. A fried one.

            • Rick Clark
              August 16, 2015 at 7:28 am

              Numbnutz… “crustimony proceedcake” was Pooh’s confused response to Owl’s comment just prior to the quote you bastardized. Are you referencing from some mid-twentieth century compendium of hackneyed quotes without regard to original context? Did you ever read a book, this book, any book, to a child? I think not.

              • Greg Diamond
                August 16, 2015 at 11:36 am

                No, I am referencing my own memory of the last time that I read the Pooh stories, which was probably four-and-a-half decades ago. I’m impressed that it’s apparently fresh in your mind. (Unless you looked it up yourself, in which event never mind.)

                Hey, I have a fun idea! The Brea Parking Structure Boondoggle is coming up again in two days. Why don’t you try to convince your “liberal” audience here, including your friend and advisor our host, why they should support it? Maybe our host will sign on to the project! That’d be fun!

                • Rick Clark
                  August 16, 2015 at 1:09 pm

                  I doubt you trusted your memory. Undoubtedly you took the easy way out by searching. Not that you deserve an explanation, but I have grandchildren ranging from 2 to 14 and enjoy reading to them… and Pooh ranks high on their list of favorites.

                  The downtown parking structure needs no “support” as you put it. Contrary to the 14,000+ words you devoted to exposing a boondoggle that doesn’t exist simply because you still have a stiffy for a certain developer, the people of Brea understand why it is needed. http://www.breamatters.org/no-friend-of-brea/

                  Final thought, you are “Inebriated with the exuberance of [your] own verbosity, and gifted with an egotistical imagination.” (with apologies to Benjamin Disraeli… whom I looked up and borrowed from.)

                • Dan Chmielewski
                  August 16, 2015 at 3:37 pm

                  I have a fun idea. Please tell me which Anaheim mayoral candidate you would have voted for if you could have voted in Anaheim last November.

                • Greg Diamond
                  August 18, 2015 at 2:22 pm

                  See my comment below.

    • August 15, 2015 at 5:08 pm

      “(and I double dog dare any of the Three Amigos to prove beyond a reasonable doubt the term “bitches” is not applicable, because I have some choice sections of Council video for any Judge ruling on that case.) ”

      This is beneath you Cynthia. I don’t care much for the political stylings of Irvine Council members Shea and Schott. but I’d never call them bitches

  7. Dan Chmielewski
    August 14, 2015 at 6:05 am

    Cynthia, I have people working with me and for me to answer question one. The idea of a large corporation seeking to silence anyone, as you suggest they do, strikes me as odd. Perhaps the person who should most change is Mr. Fitzgerald. If the message is sound, but the method of delivery is not, no one will listen. And based on his actions, no one really does

    • August 14, 2015 at 10:30 am

      “The idea of a large corporation seeking to silence anyone, as you suggest they do, strikes me as odd. ”

      The idea of Disney letting us know what’s in their fireworks (which their friends on SQAMD have exempted them from doing but which a corporation with a conscience would do anyway) – which would have the small SIDE-EFFECT of silencing Fitz on his favorite issue – strikes you as odd?

      I assume you also oppose labeling of GMO’s. Wait, which blog was this? Red County?

      • August 14, 2015 at 7:19 pm

        do you really think Disney cares what William Fitzgerald thinks?

        • August 15, 2015 at 7:59 am

          O Little Brain:

          Slower, for you. Disney should let us know what’s in their fireworks because it’s the right thing to do.

          We deserve to know, because we’re breathing it. They would be showing that they are a company we can trust and feel good about, rather than one that keeps dangerous secrets, and manages to do that by paying off government officials.

          A SIDE EFFECT

          (note the word side effect)

          A SIDE EFFECT which would be welcome to many, would be robbing Mr. Fitzgerald of one of his pet, and most legitimate, causes.

          (Still not expecting you to grasp this…)

          • Dan Chmielewski
            August 15, 2015 at 10:57 am

            Anyone listening to Fitzgerald’s rants would know the guy comes off as unhinged and irrational.

            BTW, Cynthia, will Mr. Vanderbilt take taking Fitzgerald to court over charges over HIS sexuality?

            Vern, there are a number of avenues to take to go after Disney on fireworks. You lack the imagination to explore them ( sorry, I’m not going to help you here).

            Thought this was an interesting story you might have missed: http://articles.latimes.com/2010/jul/03/local/la-me-anaheim-fireworks-20100704

  8. Kent Bergen
    August 14, 2015 at 10:22 am

    I have wonder how long it will be before his colleagues at the DPOC simply tell him to get lost?

    • August 14, 2015 at 10:31 am

      Oh, that time is coming, Kent. Any day now, any day now, we shall be released … I see the light a-shinin’ …. we shall overcome … she’ll be drivin six white horses when she comes…

    • Greg Diamond
      August 14, 2015 at 4:56 pm

      There’s a procedure they can follow if they want to do it. It’s supposed to be for one if a set of specific causes, which I have not provided.

      Then again, that technicslity didn’t stop them when they decided to remove me from the Vice-Chair position in a kangaroo court action. So who knows what they’ll decide they can do?

      By the way, I don’t recognize your name. Are you involved with DPOC?

        August 14, 2015 at 7:16 pm

        Were you elected to that post or appointed?

      • Dan Chmielewski
        August 15, 2015 at 4:53 pm

        Greg —
        I noticed you ignored my revised question. You’re an Anaheim resident and it’s the November 2014 elections.

        Who are you voting for?

        My guess is Tait for Mayor; Vanderbilt and Dr. Jose Moreno for council. Would I be wrong in any of my choices here? Would I be wrong about your vote for Mayor.

        Please answer the question. I’ll take you passing on answering it as a “yes, you’re right.”

      • Greg Diamond
        August 15, 2015 at 10:59 pm

        Vice-Chair: elected. Twice.

        My DPOC-CC seat: First appointed, then elected to fill a vacancy, then had no need to run after earning a four-year ex officio seat in 2012.

        Do you want to know whether our current chair was elected or appointed to the DPOC-CC? Hint: he did run for a Central Committee position in 2012.

        P.S. Why in God’s Green Earth would you feel the need to hide your name to ask that question? Are you guys *fetishizing* cowardice now?

        • Dan Chmielewski
          August 16, 2015 at 3:34 pm

          Still ignoring my question. It November 2014 and you’re able to cast a vote in Anaheim. Who gets your vote for Mayor? Answer the question

          • Greg Diamond
            August 17, 2015 at 8:14 am

            I’d vote for the candidate who could beat Lucille Kring.

            • Dan Chmielewski
              August 18, 2015 at 7:13 am

              Would you vote for a candidate who was endorsed by your party who was running against Tom Tait?

              • Greg Diamond
                August 18, 2015 at 2:25 pm

                I don’t recall my party having an endorsed candidate who was “running” against Tom Tait. “Standing,” perhaps.

                But I’ll tell you what — I would vote for the Lorri Galloway of 2014 over the Lorri Galloway of 2015 — although I far prefer the Lorri Galloways of 2013 and especially of 2012.

                • August 19, 2015 at 9:38 am

                  You’re a coward for not providing a direct answer

                • Greg Diamond
                  August 19, 2015 at 5:22 pm

                  Or else I find the question completely out of line and am tweaking you. One of those.

                  You, meanwhile, are a coward for not answering my question about Brandman and Correa. Buk-buk-buk-kaw!

                • August 19, 2015 at 9:18 pm

                  We took Brandman and Correa to task for their endorsement of Anaheim’s Republican slate in our 2014 election recap. I believe the animal sound you should be making is horse flatulance because you’re a horse’s ass.

                  So, would you have voted for Tait or not in 2014? Yes or No. Any answer beyond yes or no indicates cowardice

  9. Randy Roddy
    August 14, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    This is the most infantile post I have ever read. So what are you – eight or nine years old?

    • Dan Chmielewski
      August 14, 2015 at 8:48 pm

      No one forces you to come here Randy

      • Randy Roddy
        August 17, 2015 at 4:24 pm

        And no one forces you to act like a mean little third grade bully. But you do it anyway.

        • August 17, 2015 at 5:36 pm

          “Mean” is too flattering. His impulses are mean, to be sure. But calling him mean suggests that his punches land, and hurt anybody, instead of just making HIM look like a weenie to the rest of the world.

    August 14, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    Hey are still stalking Manley’s ex and kids.

    You are lible to get a pubch in the nose for that one BREAN.

    • Greg Diamond
      August 17, 2015 at 8:16 am

      What are you talking about? Show up with quotes and cites.

  11. August 16, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    I don’t know why Dan keeps asking how Greg woulda voted in 2014 Anaheim, like it’s such a devastating question. I woulda voted Tait, Moreno, Vanderbilt, like so many other Democrats did, probably hundreds of them. Sorry Dan, Lorri was just a bad candidate, and had started to seem untrustworthy over the past year, and Tom had done a great job in his first term and deserved a second.

    If Greg is not answering it’s because it’s none of your business. Would it be damaging to him as a DPOC guy to admit he wouldn’t have voted for Lorri? I don’t know, I don’t see why it would be. But in any case, he would answer you if he thought it was your business.

    • Greg Diamond
      August 18, 2015 at 2:29 pm

      The really weird thing is that he apparently doesn’t care about what Brandman and Correa did to the endorsed candidate of Jose Moreno. And do I remember correctly that Correa refused to endorse the DPOC candidate Bao Nguyen?

      But none of that matters to our host, for whom “ethics” and “rules” are useful only as PR gambits.

      • August 19, 2015 at 5:56 pm

        Wait, you talking about Dan “flipping out” about Greg, or Greg “flipping out” about Jordan and Lou?

        I’m bored….

        • August 19, 2015 at 9:19 pm

          Bored or drunk? So hard to tell with you

          • Greg Diamond
            August 20, 2015 at 4:18 pm

            No, it’s easy: if you’re close enough to him to smell his breath, he’s bored.

            • August 20, 2015 at 8:07 pm

              Whenever I get close enough to him, why I’m thinking is “when did he shower last?”

              • Greg Diamond
                August 20, 2015 at 10:20 pm

                Of course you do. That’s because the question to ask you would be “Nasty or Extra Nasty?”

        • August 21, 2015 at 3:12 pm

          Wait, my “I’m bored” comment was in response to a “pinky” comment that’s gone now. This is really lame, someone deleting comments (and I don’t know why that pinky one had to be deleted) and leaving responses to it up.

    August 20, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    So whats the over/under on how little CATERS fund raiser makes tonight?

    Front row: Vern, Cynthia, Zenger,Cantor and Gregs wife ( who I believe is the only one with a real job. Well Maybe Ryan does…).

    What could be sillier, Greg Diamond debating global warming or his client Yessina Rojas, who can barely stay afloat working four jobs to support her six children in an Anna drive apartment trying to drum up support among the residents of Anna Drive? These people can barely feed their families, they live in a war zone and CATER thinks they are going come to ecological debate.

    All these people who insist Greg is a little off base……well here’s another example.

    • August 20, 2015 at 8:05 pm

      I’d go and pay tonight with my camera for photos. I’ll be generous and say 50

      • Greg Diamond
        August 20, 2015 at 10:34 pm

        We had over 50 guests — and pulled in much more than $50. But what we’re most proud of is that we contributed something serious to the community.

        • STOP GLOBAL WARMING while our kids starve
          August 21, 2015 at 3:05 pm

          Serious….the Gang Mom’s on Anna drive who don’t do anything to keep their Son’s from joining their birth Fathers in the custody of the CDC sure are concerned with global warming.
          The reality is these women are better at hiding a .40 cal Glock then they are at saving the planet. Greg likes to pretend different but he has no connection with these people other than they might make him famous. If he REALLY cared Greg would simply get a job.
          Aw. Who cares. Greg is a self centered nobody, the plight of Yeseina maters as much to this guy as Global warming does to the ALVS.

        • August 21, 2015 at 8:53 pm

          You participated in a climate change denial event. Climate change isn’t debatable. getting some pressure from home to earn some money?

          • Greg Diamond
            August 21, 2015 at 10:16 pm

            It was not a “climate change denial event” — as my participation and that of two other people agreeing with the scientific consensus attests. Even the person we opposed argues that he’s not a denier, but someone who thinks that the forecasts of doom are overstated. That’s a less extreme position than the one taken by most of the Republican presidential candidates.

            So those of us who attended have a better idea of how one of the cannier opponents of the scientific consensus presents his position and deals with various attacks (of ours.) That’s useful information for people interested in participating in this debate — rather than just declaring the debate over DESPITE the fact that we live in a county that tends to oppose the scientific consensus. In other words — for people interested in more than practicing politics inside of an echo chamber.

            • August 24, 2015 at 8:23 am

              so it’s your opinion that climate change is a debatable subject? The science is in. Your participation in this event has more to do with you being paid for your services as CATER’s counsel than in anything resembling Democratic positions or values.

    • August 20, 2015 at 8:10 pm

      Wait, wait, Greg is going to represent Yessina in her pending court case? Does he have that kind of law experience? Orange is the New Black….

      So to pay Greg for legal services, it’s garage sales and climate change deniers in a lecture….wow. Ever hear of GoFundMe or Kickstarter?

      • Greg Diamond
        August 20, 2015 at 10:40 pm

        My experience with criminal law is with white collar crime (in New York) and at the appellate level. I’m willing to go outside my comfort zone for some people — a community hero like Yesenia being among them.

        Some of your other facts and inferences are wrong. If you want to see how it all turns out, you can find the date and time of her court appointment on the OC Superior Court’s website. It’s next week, in Fullerton.

    • Colony Action
      August 20, 2015 at 9:40 pm

      You should have seen Greg in action last night. Even the radical activists were slapping their foreheads in disbelief at his long and ranting speech. Give it up Greg, no one likes your proposal. Go back to Brea and get a real job.

    • Greg Diamond
      August 20, 2015 at 10:31 pm

      It was a wonderful, and surprisingly substantive and educational, event. If you want to purchase a copy of the video, let us know — and tell us what anonymous post office box we should send it to after we get your anonymous cashier’s check.

      If you’d been there, you’d know that my dissertation was in a relevant area.

      Yesenia — if you want to spell it correctly — did attend tonight, along with some high school students from the area. Why you would think that funny, or why you poke fun at her heroic efforts to raise her family and bolster her community under adverse conditions, is puzzling but ultimately of little interest.

    August 30, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    Did myself a lil’ cyberstalking on my own tonight!

    Between 9:00 PM Saturday night and 8:00 AM Sunday morning. Greg Diamond publshed/commented/participated in 39 internet exchanges. 21 after midnight!
    None of which mentioned CATER.
    Please someone tell me this is healthy behavior. Staying up ALL NIGHT seeking out a platform to be heard.
    I am convinced this guy is some kind of A) Political Plant. B) Totally Spun ie. crazy. C) An attention starved fool.

    I look forward to the forthcoming explaination by Ward,Diamond and company as to why they are above the rules.

    Oh Yeah. How about a BOYCOTT on CATERS only known member Brian Chacua’s Jeep dealership. Placentia is just one exit up the road. They LOVE THE ANGELS!

    • Davd Vasquez
      August 31, 2015 at 9:23 pm

      Anyone who posts that many internet messages in a month, let alone a day is weird.

      Then again this is a guy that promised to “Get Me”.

      I think the term for Greg Diamond is Keyboard Warrior.

      • Rick Clark
        September 1, 2015 at 8:19 am

        “Warrior” would imply fighting for a good cause… hardly the case with Humpty Diamond.

        • Pinky
          September 1, 2015 at 12:30 pm

          Diamond fights for his daughters clients and anyone who gives him the time of day. CATER doesn’t even support his multiple maps

    • September 1, 2015 at 8:10 am

      CATER is in a tough spot these days. They have no 990 forms filed with the IRS (and the IRS said if they had CATERs docs, they’d send them to me). And there’s the Angels MOU lawsuit. I’m pretty sure PRA requests are being field for the districting process and the Disney deal.

  14. A Bully Is A Bully Is A Bully
    September 1, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    So when Big Mouth Bully Greg Diamond and his phony organizationget called out……….He hides like a “Frightened Child” to use one prolix term.

    Seriously though the guy publishes thousands of words. Spends HOURS on end chasing internet ghosts and the instant he gets called out for the same BS he projects on others, he crawls in a hole. Stops posting his drivel and I predict will address the facts by saying “blah blah blah”. He will avoid responsibility at any cost.

    What is Greg afraid of?

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