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The Gift of Equality

On Saturday night, I went out to the historic Orange Circle to join some friends in asking for a special gift for the holidays. We weren’t asking for anything expensive or extravagant. All we really want is equality.

Join a Candlelight Vigil to Repeal H8 Tomorrow Night

I just spotted this at the always great DFA-OC Weekly Progressive Calendar, and I wanted to share it with all of you. We have a great opportunity now to keep up the momentum of the last two weeks in peacefully protesting the “legal?” discrimination that is Prop H8. The state supreme court is hearing the…

Garden Grove’s Term Limit Initiative Only 35 Votes Shy of Passage

Three Close Races in Central Orange County Still Undecided For voters in Garden Grove, the election is apparently not quite over yet. Initiative Q, which would reduce the amount of time which a termed-out council person would have to wait before they could run for city office again to two years. Currently, a termed-out mayor…

Abe the Miracle Cat of the Freeway Complex Fire

I am cross-posting this from Heather Pritchard’s diary over on Daily Kos. If you can, drop by over here and recommend the diary for posting on the main page.  Abe: The Miracle Cat survived the Wildfires but his Parents Lost Everything by Ellinorianne Thu Nov 20, 2008 at 08:16:02 AM PST The fires in California…

John Zieglar Thinks We’re Stupid

The former KFI radio host has a new website, www.howobamagotelected.com, where his premise is Obama voters were stupid to have elected him and that the news media didn’t do their jobs.  And since KFI’s signals boomed well into the OC, I’m sure readers will remember Zieglar’s “work.” The Orange County Register might agree with his…

Misplaced Outrage Over Hutchens’ CCW Policy

After listening to a good portion of the public comment and Supervisor’s discussion regarding Sheriff Sandra Hutchens CCW policy, I’m left wondering if this whole cluster f#&k could have been avoided. If the Board members so outraged over her policy had asked her specifically about her position on the issuance of CCW permits, Hutchens probably…