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New Jersey Legislature Passes Gay Marriage Law; Veto Expected

The New Jersey State Legislature has passed a new law legalizing Gay Marriage in the Garden State.  Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who is beloved by conservatives, is expected to veto the law preferring to put the question on a statewide ballot.  All this proves again is Republicans do not understand that rights cannot and should…

“Evenly Split” Crowd Greets Obama in Newport Beach

      Update: Media reports suggest Obama raised $1.4 million in Orange County today.  The event amount of Obama supporters to Obama protestors is a victory for OC Democrats. Hat tip to OC Weekly for this story about the “evenly split” crowd of 500 protesting the President’s visit to Newport Beach this morning and…

Campaign Watchdog Grindle Questions Martinez Contribution

Hat tip to the Voice of OC, as campaign finance watchdog Shirley Grindle has called into question a campaign donation made to Santa Ana Council member Michele Martinez’s Assembly campaign.  The contribution, from a vendor awarded a contract by the city of Santa Ana, came after Martinez voted to award the vendor a city contract. …

Tyranny of the Majority in Costa Mesa

Councilman Jim Righeimer - Costa Mesa, Photo: Chris Prevatt

On Monday night, Costa Mesa Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer and his merry band of thieves robbed the citizens of Costa Mesa of their right to be considered in what could be one of the most important political actions taken by city leaders since incorporation in 1953.