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The Toxic Right Wing Media

I get more magazines to my house than I’d care to admit, but one of my favorites is the Columbia Journalism Review.  The most recent issue contain this exceptional essay on the Toxic and Rabid right wing media.  Given how lefities were browbeat with charges of being unpatriotic by not supporting George W. Bush’s illegal…

Progressive Econ 101: Tax Theories

To say we are in an economic funk is being charitable.  Unfortunately, the debate is breaking more along party lines than is really good for the country.  Let’s take a quick look at some of the ideas about taxes (and therefore government!) that are out there. The Classic Idea – Taxes are a Deadweight Loss…

As Economy Crashes, We’re Killing Our Pets

As Americans are being forced to choose between buying food for their children or keeping their pets, or between paying for pet food or for their utilities bills, the economic crisis means death for thousands — perhaps millions — of abandoned dogs and cats.

OC Board of Supes – Just losing it!

At yesterday’s Board of Supes meeting the Board was all bunched up over the text messages some of the Sheriff’s staff had sent to each other during the January 13th Board of Supervisors Meeting. In addition Supervisor’s Nguyen and Norby are ready to explode over the sheriff’s decision to not provide the Board with all…

The Mauk-aganda Continues

County workers have been subjected to a steady stream of propaganda from CEO tom Mauk, Board Chair Pat Bates, and Department executive managers. These memos, while cleverly disguised as informative, are little more than Maukaganda forced down the throats of county workers. The workers are getting so disgusted over this crap that they are resorting…

Ann Coulter’s Coming to the Nixon Library Thursday

And the new Queen of Mean is promoting her new book, “Guilty,” which should be about the crimes committed by members of the Bush Administration, but is instead another rehash of Ann’s hate speech against those who are not conservative. The event is sold out at the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, which means conservatives…

OC Probation Chief AWOL

Colleene Preciado, Orange County’s Chief Probation Officer, fired off an email to her staff on Friday evening in another demonstration of the misinformation campaign being launched by County executive managers regarding the current budget crisis. Hu·bris: Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance. Her message (full text here) begins with an eloquent demonstration of her own hubris.…