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DPOC Calls for inclusion of LGBT Group in Tet Parade

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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…

Why Hasn’t Cardinal Mahony Been Arrested?

Each morning, the LA Times team covering the ongoing child sexual abuse scandal by priests in the Los Angeles archdiocese brings new revelations more shocking than the previous days story.  Over the weekend, Cardinal Roger Mahony was essentially stripped of any public duties by Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez while, somehow, remaining a priest in good…

Agran and Krom Offer OC Register Op-Eds on Great Park Facts

While Irvine Republicans have been fast to use the costs of developing the Great Park and complain about the slow pace of park development, the OC Register has opened up their editorial pages for some rare equal time when it comes to progressive elected officials, Larry Agran and Beth Krom has columns that tackle different…

OC State Assembly Members want to Put a Gun in the Hands of Your Kid’s Teacher, Principal and Janitor

In Orange County, our Republican-dominated state assembly representatives continue to demonstrate complete ineptness when it comes to getting fair funding for Orange County’s school districts.  Countless trips to Sacramento by parents groups and students, in addition to meetings with the legislators at their local officers, pleading for funding that elevates OC’s schools to “state average”…