Heather Irene Justus

My blogging here is not an endorsement of any other opinion but my own. I'm no longer new to blogging, I've been writing locally and nationally since 2007 starting here at the Liberal OC. I was born in New York and grew up in Huntington Beach, CA and currently live in Aliso Viejo. I graduated from Smith College with a B.A. in English and Film and eventually may go back to school, but I'm still figuring out what I want to be when I grow up. Until then, I work and write and try to do something useful here in the OC by using the word to point out the things that make me frustrated. It's a daily struggle. Issues that peak my interest the most are environmental (yes, I don't just 'believe" in climate change, I listen to all those whacky scientists), gender and body issues (women deserve equal pay, I'm a feminist too, crazy) to the continuing widening economic gap we are not enjoying here in the US (which ties to education, stagnant wages and debt). So many issues, but those are the top three right now. I am an unabashed corgi lover, nerd and all around strange girl. I am lucky enough to be raising a wonderful daughter as well and enjoying being unmarried.

How many words for this picture?

Yes, caption this, I know, it’s tired but it amuses me to no end.  Now even though I highly doubt I will post anything as salacious or offensive as they do over at DListed, there is always a neverending source of cute or ironic political photos.  I’d file this one under “cute”.  (Hopefully no one…

Good News, The Economy not Hurting Everyone

The Yacht Owners of Orange County get the benefit of a loophole where they don’t have to pay State taxes on the purchase of a new boat and when Republicans blocked the passage of a bill that would close this loophole this is how they defended their decision. Republican Senator Dick Ackerman started off opposition…

Air America lets Randi Rhodes go her own way…

I wasn’t shocked when Air America made the wise decision to suspend Randi Rhodes made some angry and inexcusable remarks regarding Senator Clinton and Geraldine Ferraro but it seems that they won’t be bringing her back at all or it could be that Randi has no desire to return to the Station, the details are…