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State of the Union Watch Party Tonight

President Obama delivers his State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol, White House Photo, Pete Souza

Tonight President Barack Obama will deliver the annual State of the Union address to Congress. His address will begin at 6:00 pm Pacific Time. The Democratic Party of Orange County will be hosting a State of the Union watch party at the IBEW Local 441 Union hall in Orange. If yo want to watch the President’s address with other like minded individuals, then this is the place to be.

Young Voters in Montana Skew Blue

The New York Times carried this page one story about how in the very red state of Montana, a state that went from Mitt Romney last year and John McCain in 2008, millennial voters are strong liberals who don’t see government as the bogeyman. If it’s happening in Montana and Democrats made big inroads in…

Rain did fall on Tet Parade but Political Courage Ruled the Day

Jose Solorio standing with supporters of the Partnership of Vietnamese LGBT Organizations who were excluded from the 2013 Tet parade in Westminster. (Photo: Chris Prevatt)

On Sunday morning thousands of people celebrated the Lunar New Year by witnessing the procession of politicians, community leaders, organizations, and businesses participating in the 2013 Tet Parade. There were some notable elected officials absent from the parade this year, many specifically because of the decision to exclude the LGBT group…

DPOC Calls for inclusion of LGBT Group in Tet Parade


This afternoon, the Chairman of the Democratic Party of Orange County, Henry Vandermeir called on the organizers of the 2013 Tet Parade to reverse their decision to exclude the Partnership of Viet LGBT Organizations from participation in this year’s parade. The Democratic Party of Orange County rejects any form of discrimination” Vandermeir said; “and request…

NRA has an Enemies List of Political Cartoonists

Remember President Nixon’s Enemies List?  The National Rifle Association has one too. The NRA’s list features prominent journalists and political editorial cartoonists. From the post: So perhaps it’s linguistically fitting that of the 37 journalists on an NRA-ILA roster of organizations, corporations and public/media figures who have voiced “anti-gun” policies and stances, the list is…

Tea Party Whack Jobs Send Me Mail

I’m on some conservative mailing list.  It’s happened before.  One of my co-workers once registered me for membership in the Republican National Committee as a joke and it was the source of lots of entertainment during the Bush years.  And suddenly, it’s Deja Vu all over again. Check out the contents of an email from…