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Republicans Expanding War on Women via End Around on Roe v. Wade

Years ago, some conservative friends signed me up for a TownHall.com account and the emails I’m sent provide sometimes a chilling view of the national plans Republicans have for fundamentally changing our society.  The latest campaign, promoted by Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, seeks an “end around” the US Supreme Court to legally redfine when “personhood”…

Daly Officially Files for AD-69

OC Clerk Recorder and former Anaheim Mayor Tom Daly formally filed his candidacy papers for AD-69, the assembly seat currently held by State Rep Jose Solorio.  This should put to bed questions on whether or not Daly is committed to the race. Here’s the press release that crossed our desks, sans contact information:    TOM…

AD-69 Dueling Endorsements and Fundraisers..and a Debate!

There’s a whirlwind of activity in the hotley contested AD-69 race and word of the first debate.  AD-69 candidate Francisco Barragan tells us a debate is being organized by Dr. Guadalupe Mata, of Los Amigos in Santa Ana.  The debate will be conducted in Spanish.  There is no date and time for the debate and Barragan…

Shawn Nelson: Does He or Doesn’t He on Endorsements

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Shortly after the signatures for the Fullerton Recall of Dick Jones, Don Bankhead and Pat McKinley was approved, we contacted Supervisor Shawn Nelson’s office (on Valentine’s Day to be exact).  We received a nice email from Nelson’s director of communications, Audra Adams, who promised to get back to us right away.  Then nothing for weeks.  I left…

OC Register: Irvine, Los Alamitos Schools are OC’s Best

The Orange County Register posted this story over the weekend showing that public schools in Irvine and Los Alamitos are the best in Orange County based on a broad range of criteria.  There are 27 districts in OC and 15 high districts. The Register based its rankings are criteria including SAT/ACT scores, academic rankings via…

Commie Girl is the New Wonkette

Rebecca Schoenkopf

Back in the early days of political blogging, 2004 to be exact, a sex scandal in Washington DC over a blog called the “Washingtonienne,” a first person account of a young woman’s .. ahem, multitasking skills, at juggling a number of politically connected boyfriends — including a Republican Congressional staffers — drew a considerable amount of Internet…