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“Occupy” Needs to Solidify its Message

On Friday, we posted some advice for OccupyWallStreet from Rolling Stone political writer Matt Taibbi and it’s great advice.  One of the downsides of a “leaderless” movement is that “message” is all over the place. Is there corporate greed?  Absolutely.  Are all corporations greedy?  No.  Is there corporate money in elections?  Yes there is.  And…

Scenes from Occupy Irvine

I went down to Irvine’s Civic Center Plaza to catch “Occupy Irvine” for myself.  There were between 200 and 250 protesters there and everyone assured me the movement would only grow as the day progressed.  But I only had an hour.  There was no mistaking the energy of the 99 percent — those lining the…

Matt Taibbi’s Advice for OccupyWallStreet

Rolling Stone Magazine political writer Matt Taibi is a brilliant progressive journalist.  His latest book, Griftopia, is next on my reading list.  He appeared on “Countdown with Keith Olberman” and has this advice for the OccupyWallStreet crowd — a crowd accused of having no message by the right wingers who promoted the Tea Party two…

Mickadeit Gets Irvine Wrong Again

In the Thursday edition of the OC Register, columnist Frank Mickadeit’s column makes it sound like the sky is falling because Mayor Sukhee Kang cast two votes in a different direction from council member Larry Agran.  I really hate to break it to Frank, as he perpetuates this notion that Kang and Krom are Agran…

IPSF Gala is Sold Out

The second annual Irvine Public Schools Foundation (IPSF) Gala is official sold out.  The IPSF Gala is fast becoming THE event in Irvine to see and be seen and it all benefits the kids at Irvine’s outstanding public schools.  The Gala honors graduates of note from IUSD schools and this year’s line up is impressive.…