Chris Prevatt

Misplaced Faith

Okay, this story is a year old but it is still important to remember this mess when there are members of the Orange County Board of Supervisors (all of them) who think that contractng out is the best way to deliver county services.  This story, and the more recent example of problems that OCTA has…

Jubilant Crowd Recreates Selma March

  By BOB JOHNSON Associated Press Writer SELMA, Ala. (AP) — More than a thousand people gathered Sunday to commemorate the 1965 “Bloody Sunday” voting rights march – and remarked how the original protest paved the way for modern-day candidates to break political barriers. With a marching band leading the way, participants retraced the steps…

Barack Obama Remembers “Bloody Sunday”

Here is a clip of Senator Barack Obama’s comments marking the anniversary of “Bloody Sunday” in Selma, Alabama.  Senator Obama spoke at the Brown Chapel AME Church where the march began on March 7, 1965. “I’m here because you all sacrificed for me. I stand on the shoulders of giants.” View Video

JFK insider Schlesinger dies at 89

NEW YORK (AP) — Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and “court philosopher” of the Kennedy administration who remained a proud liberal even as others dared not use the word, has died. He was 89. Schlesinger was dining with family members in Manhattan on Wednesday when he suffered a heart attack, his son…

How to pick the Nguyener. Pillow Fight?

I think I’ve found a fun way to decide the 1st District Supervisor Election contest. At first I was thinking of something along the lines of “Celebrity Death Match” but that seemed too harsh. Why don’t we put the two Ngyuens in a ring, each with a feather pillow and let them fight it out.…

Trung Nguyen and the Power of Positive Thinking

Can Nguyen vs. Janet Nguyen No I’m not making this up. Reminds me a bit of Will B. King who pulled papers for this election. Can Nguyen is the name of the front person for Trung Nguyen’s election challenge lawsuit. The Power of Positive Thinking, wasn’t that the name of a philosophy book written taught…

Supervisors looking at building a Great Pyramid in Irvine

No, I’m not joking. On todays Board Agenda, the Board had a rather innocuous Consent Item which they pulled for discussion. The matter related to the disposition of some leftover County property from the former El Toro Marine Base. During the discussion Supervisor Moorlach suggested that the staff be directed to look into the possibility…