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The Tea Party is Over: A Tale of Allen and Alan in Florida

In 2010, The Tea Party was the big winner in the mid-term elections forcing sometimes reasonable Republicans to embrace the crazy far right fringe and insisting taxes were too high in spite of evidence from the Congressional Budget Office that Americans actually pay a lower percentage of taxes as part of their income today than…

Pulido Loses While Winning; Benavides Wins by Losing

Mayor Miguel Pulido won a decisive victory over his opponents in Tuesday’s election but will take the oath of office next month considerably weakened.  He was elected with less than 50 percent of the vote, he’s lost his closest allies on the council, there’s an unknown councilmember that might swing his way but at best…

OCTA Responds to Yorba Linda Water District post

We got a call from the OCTA on our lawsuit post from this morning.  Spokeman Joel Zlotnik gave us this statement: “OCTA offered to pay half the cost of moving the waterline and Yorba Linda Water District declined. In an effort to avoid litigation and keep the project moving forward, OCTA offered to pay the…

Libertarians Give No Love to Atlas Shrugged Part II

Atlas Shrugged Part II, the film based on the fictional novel by Ayn Rand, sought to capitalize on Rand fan Paul Ryan’s candidacy for the GOP VP, but the sequel appears to be doing worse than the original in spite of a stronger cast and a more polished marketing operation.  Where the original Atlas Shrugged…

OCTA Sues Yorba Linda Water District

Now that the election is over, we’re back to something more meaningful and the actual actions of government agencies.  After months of futile negotiations, the OCTA has decided to sue the Yorba Linda Water District for $1 million because a pipeline that’s been in place for decades needs to be moved to accommodate the OCTA’s…

Brandman pulls out a convincing win in Anaheim

No candidate for city council in Orange County caught more flack than Jordan Brandman.  But when the voting was over in Anaheim, residents elected Brandman to the city council along with Lucille Kring.  Republican John Leos, who was backed by the OCEA for his second run for the city council, was a distant third. Rumors…