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Happy New Year


So who said non-election years aren’t exciting.  We’re not looking back at 2013 but looking ahead to so much more. The mid-term elections that will bring about one new Congressional rep from OC and hopefully a new Democratic majority in the House.  John Campbell steps down and maybe someone can finally beat Dana Rohrabacher who…

Conservatives Losing it over a Gay Wedding at Rose Parade


The Rose Parade is an American tradition and one watched all over the nation.  The conservative American Family Association has issued a warning that the Parade may not be suitable for children to watch because a same sex marriage ceremony will be conducted on one of the floats during the parade. From the AFA website:…

DPOC lists priorities for 2014


Hot off the press from the Democratic Party of Orange County’s chairman Henry Vandermeir on the party’s priorities for 2014.  He’s spot on. Since being elected Chair of the Democratic Party of Orange County nearly a year ago we have made great strides in moving our Party forward. From building our volunteer base to recruiting…

Gay Pride in Irvine, But Wrong Flag Used


Generally speaking, Irvine is a pretty tolerant city and home to OC’s most diverse population.  When it comes to LGBT issues, we still have a ways to go. The DailyKos jumped on a story from OC Weekly a neighbor flying a multi-colored flag in the city’s Orangetree neighborhood; neighbors complained to the homeowner’s association about…

Christmas Message from President and Mrs. Obama


In this week’s address, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama wished everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. They also thanked our brave troops and their families for their service and sacrifice, and reminded everyone to visit to find ways to give back to our military families this year.

Wasteful IUSD Special Election Looks Certain


Sources tell TheLiberalOC that petitions with nearly 2,600 signatures were turned into the Orange County Registrar of Voters meaning a special election will be held for the school board.  While the signatures need to be verified, the number far exceeds the necessary numbers needed to qualify. This means a special election that will cost in…

The Year of Unkindness in Anahem; Tait Fails to Lead

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With much fanfare last February, Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait spelled out his vision for the city of Anaheim in front of a sold out Chamber of Commerce function.  The year 2013 was to be “a Year of Kindness.”  It has been anything but.  Disneyland is in Anaheim and may be the Happiest Place on Earth,…