Mike Lawson


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Happy Birthday Drinking Liberally

We had a lot of fun celebrating Drinking Liberally OC’s first birthday and OC Democratic Activist/Volunteer/Blogger/Supa Star Gila’s 30th Birthday last Thursday at Memphis Bar. I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this, but I absolutely love Costco sheet cake. If you’d like to meet other local Democrats, come out to Drinking Liberally any Thursday at…

Sir! No Sir!

Our friends at the Orange County Recruitment Awareness Project and The BASE Collective are hosting a screening of the movie “Sir! No Sir!” tomorrow (Sunday) at 4pm. Here’s the information: Sir! No Sir! 4:00 – 6:00 pm This Sunday, August 19 @ El Centro Cultural de México 310 W 5th Street Santa Ana, CA 92701…

Senator Lou Correa Visits Local Clinics

Last week Senator Lou Correa visited local clinics to see firsthand the impact of the seven-week delay of the California State Budget. Here’s the press release:     SENATOR LOU CORREA VISITS LOCAL CLINICS AS BUDGET IMPASSE BEGINS TO HURT HIS CONSTITUENTS SANTA ANA – State Senator Lou Correa today visited Lestonna Free Clinic in Orange and…

Knocking On the Door of an Empty House

Last week six antiwar activists were arrested for refusing to leave Representative Loretta Sanchez’s office overnight (read Andrew’s post here). The group Military Families Speak Out and Code Pink sought to ask Loretta Sanchez to sign a pledge to stop funding the Iraq Occupation. This blog was buzzing with debate after the arrests—with most commenters…

Streetcar-bus line in Santa Ana Irvine

I came across an article in the Irvine World News yesterday that caught my eye.  It looks like Irvine is going to be spending $280 million on a transit system for the Great Park. If 6 out of 7 Santa Ana Council Members are Democratic, and 1 out of every 10 residents in Santa Ana…

5 (new) Reasons OC Residents Should Turn Veg

Bacon tastes good. I know. Friends remind me of the savory, salty, mouth-watering flavor of the fried pork dish when we get on the topic of vegetarianism. The love-for-bacon argument is worn-out, and I imagine my friends are probably sick of hearing my hackneyed arguments for a vegetarian lifestyle. They probably have my health argument…