Orange County – Local

Local Orange Couty, California

Changes at OC Weekly

Out with the old and in with the Mexican.  A Naval Gazing post today announced the resignation of OC Weekly’s editor Ted Kissell and his replacement, as of Friday, Gustavo Arellano.  Kissel is pursuing other opportunities and there were no announced plans for him in the blog post, his email to staff or the news…

Rep. Barney Frank to Retire

Rep. Barney Frank at 2010 Harry S Truman Award Dinner

Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank announced today that he will retire from Congress and not seek re-election.  Frank’s seat, in a liberal stronghold of the Western Boston suburbs is not at risk to going Republican, but his decision is a loss for Democrats because of his strong opinions, debate skills and his intellect.  Barney has a…

Time to Change Occupy?

OccupyOC-Irvine Demonstrator

This post started as one designed to help OccupyOC-Irvine raise money for things the leaderless organization might need.  And as the reporting progressed, it’s turned into something … different. I placed an inquiry to Vern Nelson and Greg Diamond, both of whom have prominent roles within the leaderless movement that is OccupyOC-Irvine. I had noticed…

Tom Friedman’s Thanksgiving Gift to Obama

Tom Friedman is a columnist for the New York Times. And I find his work inconsistent. Sometimes I love what he writes and other times, I think he had too much to drink when he wrote it.  But today’s column is a gem and one Obama detractors ought to read. From the column: I voted…

Supercommittee Fails

US Capitol Building - Dark Clouds

Reaction to the Supercommittee’s failure to reach agreement on spending cuts and revenue generation are hitting the mainstream media and the political blogs.  From the New York Times: Speaking an hour after the talks failed, President Obama promised to veto any legislation that seeks to avoid the automatic cuts that negotiators agreed would go into…