With the Supreme Courtâ€™s ruling Thursday, CitiGroup, whose largest individual stockholder is a Saudi Arabian billionaire, can spend unlimited funds against any elected official who tries to regulate their activities. When they get in trouble again, legislators will simply give them another no-strings-attached taxpayer funded bailout, or else.
Congratulations Chip Hanlon and the team at Red County for a hardy-har-har redubbing of a scene from a 2004 German-Austrian drama film, “Downfall,” depicting the final ten days of Adolf Hitler’s life in his Berlin bunker and Nazi Germany in 1945 (thanks reader sfor the correction)Â with dialog between Adolf Hitler and his military leadership lamenting…
On WednesdayJanuary 20th the members of the Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriff’s voted on their new contract. Approximately half of the union membership, 886 members, participated in the ratification vote. The results were overwhelming.
At last night’s Santa Ana City Council meeting, the Council voted to continue the issue of removing Jeff Dickman from the Historic Resources Commission for two weeks in order to request a resignation from him. Myself, Thomas Gordon and Mike Tardif spoke on the issue. I stressed that an explanation should be given and he should have been given the courtesy of being offered to resign. Apparently the Council listened for once.
Everyone’s favorite Teabagger Rep. Michelle Bachman is coming to Orange County to speak at the Lincoln Club of OC at the end of January.Â Details about her visit are posted on the group’s website and this copy made me spit out my morning coffee:Â she is a national security hawk who is speaking out against…
Pensions are not “paid by the taxpayer.” Pensions are paid by the employer, in this case public agencies, and the employees. The only interest the public has is in what compensation, including benefits, an active employee is being paid.
And to think, none of this controversy would have occurred at all if Lan Nguyen had simply followed the Brown Act in the first place. Instead he had to go and try to be sneaky, jumping through hoops in an attempt to skirt the law. All of that, just to set up who would be nominated for the officer positions on the Board.