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Bill Maher’s Real Time Mocks Republicans (from Irvine)

[youtube][/youtube] Okay, so it wasn’t an actual Irvine Republican but an actor playing one on TV, but considering people in town like Allan Bartlett, Steven Choi, Christina Shea, Pat Rodgers, Lynn Schott, Jeff Lalloway and many others, it wasn’t exactly a stretch of the imagination.  HBO’s Real Time host Bill Maher and Current TV’s Keith…

City of Santa Ana: Not Investigating Bustamante

The City of Santa Ana is not investigating Carlos Bustamante as the Ward 3 Councilman remains on paid administrative leave from his job with the Orange County Public Works Department.  According to Jose Gonzalez, the city’s PIO, the city is not discussing a possible investigation, is not considering an investigation and is not engaged in…

Does Perez Have the Early Edge in AD-69?

Julio Perez

Labor leader Julio Perez and Santa Ana council member Michele Martinez are the only announced candidates for AD-69 (many political watchers expect OC Clerk-Recorder and former Anaheim Mayor Tom Daly to enter the race as well).  Perez held a fundraiser last week in Santa Ana at trendy and oh-so-gentrified Bistro 400 and Martinez has her…

Michelle Bachman Brings the Tea Party to Costa Mesa Friday


Congresswoman Michelle Bachman is coming to Orange County and will hold court for the Tea Parth faithful at the Orange County Fairgrounds. The Register’s Total Buzz blog reports RSVPs are required (I’m sure as she relieves you of your money) but parking is $5 a car. Bring the coffee and get there’s a 9AM show.

Sarmiento Backs Martinez for AD-69

Santa Ana Councilman Vince Sarmiento has endorsed Santa Ana council colleage Michelle Martinez in an email to his supporters today, leaving no doubt on where he stands in what’s believed to be a three candidate rance for the Assembly seat of termed out member Rep. Jose Solorio. In an email, Sarmiento wrote: “I urge you…