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Sold Out by the Red and Blue

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JSBhI_0at0[/youtube] I’m already becoming conflicted with President-Elect Obama’s handling of the economic crisis. Now don’t get me wrong, I understand that he has very limited capability right now, for example, he is, for all intents and purposes, powerless within the executive branch of government at the moment. However, what is the deal with his continued…

No Respect for Flash

Why is it that the best posts on Naval Gazing, the OC Weekly’s blog, happen on late Friday afternoons? But R. Scott Moxley’s post from last week may not have had the impact it should have had.  Listening to the transcription of the Carona/Haidl tapes (that would be the indicted, on-trial-for corruption, disgraced, hypocritical and…

The Second Amendment and CCW Permits

There has been a bit of whining on the part of some right-wingers  about Sheriff Sandra Hutchens policy regarding the issuance of Concealed Carry Weapons (CCW) permits. To clarify for those who seem to believe that the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution somehow guarantees their right to carry a concealed firearm in California,…

Outside the Gates of the Temple

One of the largest financial backers of Prop 8, the initiative to take away fundamental rights & set the stage for an entire rollback of equal rights for all, was the leadership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (aka Mormons, LDS). That’s why civil rights activists took to the streets again…

On Joining the Impact in OC

It wasn’t just queer people. It wasn’t just straight people. It wasn’t just white people or black people or brown people. It wasn’t just Christian people or Jewish people or atheist people or people of other faiths. It was people. Period. It was about people coming together to support equal rights for all. It was…

Orange Juice Blog Implosion. Karma?

This is one of those moments where you pinch yourself to see if you are awake. I did, and I am. I saw this headline in the OrangeJuiceBlog feed and I couldn’t resist taking a look. Welcome to the world’s first blog coup.   

Fires burning in Orange County

Orange County Wildfires It’s hot, dry, and very windy here in Orange County this weekend. Fires in Montecito and Sylmar north of us. Palos Verdes west of us. And now Brea and Corona/Yorba Linda in North Orange County. Here are the details as best as I know them. Brea fire – northeast of the city…