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Two Watchdog Agencies Give Former Durkee Victims Some Wiggle Room

The LA Daily News reported today that victimized former clients of political treasurer Kindee Durkee are getting some leeway as they resolve their accounts. According to the paper, the California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) and the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission issued advice letters Thursday granting additional time for those candidates who lost money…

Parodies Pop Up to Poke Perry

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwV9HDmEuOQ&feature=related[/youtube][youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rF7KCjg_vBM[/youtube][youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wawQUQZtn28&feature=related[/youtube][youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=P6o5kM2ToV0&feature=endscreen[/youtube][youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsZ0Q6dJ_FQ&feature=related[/youtube][youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-tjWoRPaI0[/youtube] It’s Friday and the creative types have found new material in the form of Governor Rick Perry’s “Strong” ad considered amazingly homophobic. Simply type in “Rick Perry Parody” into YouTube and watch. Be careful as some videos are not safe for work. Perry’s main ad has more than 2 million views and the “likes”…

Gov. Rick Perry: Confession of a Homophobe

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PAJNntoRgA[/youtube] I’ve always said if you can’t write, a blank sheet of paper is a signed confession.  Yesterday, a new ad from GOP presidential hopeful Governor Rick Perry debuted to the ire of YouTube.  Let’s change the title of Rick Perry from GOP Presidential hopeful to GOP Presidential homophobe.  As of 2:15 PM today, the…

Bloggers or Journalists?

  Chris and I were talking about this topic earlier this week.  And having met several people at Senator Corerra’s holiday open house, the subject came up again.  Is TheLiberalOC a political news blog or are we an opinion blog, and are we bloggers, opinion writers or journalists?  I think we could answer “yes” to…

Tustin names Nielsen Mayor

The city of Tustin has a new mayor and it’s not because of a recall.  Council member John Nielson takes over the gavel from Boss Tweed Jerry Amante and Republican council member Al Murray is the new Mayor Pro Tem.  Of course, all three voted to place an item on next November’s ballot to allow…

Catholic League Hates Gustavo

Bill Donohue heads up the Catholic League and you’ve probably seen him on CNN and Fox News usually arguing against Gay Marriage and complaining about coverage of priests who sexually abuse kids and the higher ups who cover for them.  Donohue is now taking aim at Village Voice Media, who publishes the OC Weekly, for…