Mike Lawson

Win This Book

I just got back from a mini vacation in Arizona visiting with my parents, sister, and nephew. The first of 2 books that I read when I was away was “Founders v. Bush” which is a comparison in quotations of the policies and politics of the founding fathers and George W. Bush. In 1776 George…

Obama ’08 Volunteer Orientation

I just got an email from Henry Vandermeir, the team coordinator for the Obama ’08 campaign in the 44th Congressional District. He wanted to let everyone know about the following event this coming up Sunday: The Orange County portion of the 44th Congressional District will be having a volunteer orientation meeting on Sunday, August 5,…

Wondering why Harald Martin was reappointed?

The blogs are buzzing about the appointment of Harald Martin to Anaheim Union High School District. Read the buzz here, here, or here. And tonight The OC Weekly’s Gustavo Arellano posted on their Navel Gazing blog a good narrative/conspiracy theory/explanation. From his post: “… And for the political conspiracists wondering why a Latino like AUHSD…

Soaring 300 feet above Irvine

I went out to the old El Toro Marine Corps Air Station this morning to test-ride the new Great Park Balloon and to check out the new visitors’ center. The big orange balloon is the first attraction of the Orange County Great Park, and it gives riders the opportunity to soar up to 500 feet…

Orange County Young Democrats Website

I just happened to click over to the Orange County Young Democrats website and I saw that they have done a total overhaul. The new site is much more user-friendly and the color scheme is much more appealing (Democrat Blue should be a Crayola color). Their new site includes an inspiring message from the chair,…

Where’s my Schoenkopf?

Many of us here in OC have had trouble finding witty political gossip, smutty nightlife yarns, and stories about heavy menstrual cycles since Commie Girl left the OC Weekly. I’ve got your Commie-fix; Rebecca Schoenkopf (a.k.a. Commie Girl) is writing again, this time at FourStory.org, which she calls a‚ “non-boring site on smart development and…

In God They Trust

Last week the Westminster City Council unanimously voted to use taxpayer’s money to buy a banner and hang it in the council chambers that says “In God We Trust.” No one from the public commented on the issue—probably because nobody really knew about it (Westminster residents aren’t known for their civic involvement). The council talked…