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The Emperor, the Jester, and the Snake Oil Salesman

Just a quick follow up on the Tom Flanigan appointment to the Orange County Employee’s Retirement System (OCERS) Board by Emperor John Moorlach. It seems the District Attorney has received and is reviewing a complaint regarding a confidential meeting that Moorlach, his Jester Mainero, had with Tom Flanigan and Sean McShea, President of Ryan Labs Inc. held…

Orange County Democrats: A Half Million Strong

Conbine us with DTS voters, and the Red County isn’t as Red as it used to be.  Congratulations to Frank and Melhat and Lindsay for surpassing voter registration goals of 500,000. Democrats in Orange County Surpass Registration Goal! Santa Ana, CA – October 20, 2008 2008 seems to be the year for things once thought…

CA-46: In Costa Mesa

Ah, what a weekend! There’s really nothing like a good, old fashioned neighborhood walk to soothe one’s soul! Whenever I get nervous about the election, I schedule some time to walk and I feel so much better afterwards. And you know what else? I also helped two very special people in their efforts to get…

Moorlach! Stop playing politics with my pension

It’s no secret that I really do not care much for OC Board of Supervisor’s Chair John Moorlach.  I even have a special name for him, Emperor Chicken Little. But this guy is just starting to piss me off. If you are not one of the approximately 27,299 active and deferred members or 10,122 retired…

Ruiz loses one opponent

One of the two challengers to Coast Community College 3rd District Trustee Armando Ruiz dropped out of the race this weekend, leaving Lorraine Prinsky as the only active challenger. H/T to Frank Mickadeit at the Orange County Register who broke this story in his column for Monday’s print edition and is already up online. I wrote…

Trung’s Signs and others on Temple Grounds

I’ve written previously about Trung Nguyen and his failure to understand that campaign signs don’t belong on temple grounds. Seems he still doesn’t get it. Maybe it’s blind ambition or just arrogance that allows him to use these temples and risk their tax status for his political gain. But it also looks like it’s not…

Art Pedroza’s Lowest Blows

Santa Ana Ward 3 council candidate Art Pedroza is perhaps best known for his Orange Juice blog, and while I’m loathe to send him any traffic, this post should tell Santa Ana voters all they need to know of the charatcer of a man seeking to represent them in higher office. In short, he’s not…