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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.…

Introducing Reggie….

Let me start with a story: About a year ago, I was at a party with local elected officials and members of various commissions and boards.  I’m having a good chat with Commissioner NiceGuy when he looks over his shoulder, turns back to me, leans in and whispers “I heard something awful about you.  I…

Groundhog Day 2009

Today February 2nd is Groundhog Day. The official history of Groundhog Day can be found here and starts out like this: Groundhog Day, February 2nd, is a popular tradition in the United States. It is also a legend that traverses centuries, its origins clouded in the mists of time with ethnic cultures and animals awakening on…

Young Democrats Surge In OC

I guess that OC isn’t such a Red County afterall. From the OCRegister on Friday. As changing demographics transform political map, young voters are at center of battle for county’s political future. By JESSICA TERRELL and KEEGAN KYLE The Orange County Register To understand the challenges facing the Republican Party in Orange County, all you…

Four Obama Inspired Lessons for California Democrats

By Michael D. Fox/The Moving Target Contributing Writer The Obama campaign should serve as a master class in winning elections for Democrats.  Unfortunately, not enough California Democrats are playing attention to the Obama campaign’s most important lessons. As the effects of the state’s budget crisis and the nation’s economic meltdown hit more and more California…