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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…

Sharon Quirk-Silva is the New Mayor of Fullerton

On a 5-0 vote at tonight’s Fullerton City Council meeting, Sharon Quirk-Silva is the new mayor of Fullerton, breaking a long standing tradition of Republican city council majorities in finding ways to stiff elected Democratic Council members from holding what is largely a ceremonial title.  The 5-0 vote reflects Quirk-Silva’s leadership in demanding answers from…

Santa Ana Neighbors Launch Online Petition to Complete Santiago Creek Bike Trail

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4hH6Y3UjBU[/youtube]   Neighbors in Santa Ana’s Santiago Park who support the completion of a bike trial have launched an online petition to apply pressure for Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido and the Santa Ana city council to finish the bike path.  Bruce Bauer, a Santa Ana resident and a member of the Santiago Greenway Alliance, and…