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WDYT: How Can We Win CA-44 in 2010?

Wow. James L at Swing State Project is taking notice. Our own 44th Congressional District shocked not just the OC politicos, but the entire national punditry. Bill Hedrick nearly unseated 16 year entrenched GOP incumbent Ken Calvert. So what do we do now? We are so tantalizingly close to winning here. What can we do…

Quid Pro Quo Tattler?

To build his credentials with the local political press, Irvine Tattler publisher Stephen Smith made a big deal of his political independence.  In introducing his website, Stephen wrote these two gems: “Stephen currently holds no city office and will not work on any candidate’s 2008 campaign. His opinions are his own.” “If enough of us…

I’m winning…

Art Pedroza, so desperate for blog hits, has a little contest over at the OrangeJuice blog.  And I’m nominated in a category and actually beating both Matt Cunningham and Chuck DeVore.  Imagine that? The contest closes Monday, so if you’re inclined, go vote for me. Who is Orange County’s most hackish partisan blogger? Liberal OC…

Survivors Have Something to Be Thankful For

Abe the Miracle Cat Survives in the Ashes When I saw on my Facebook that Eric Kenney and his partner James Miller had lost everything in the Freeway Complex fire…except one of their two beautiful cats, miraculously surviving after being trapped in the burnt out shell of their former home for more than a day, I…

Jail Audit Stumps The OC Board of Supervisors

From the Orange County Register Jail Audit report lands with a thud November 25th, 2008, 6:37 pm by NORBERTO SANTANA JR. When Sheriff Sandra Hutchens told county supervisors this summer that she was going to set up a comprehensive jail audit, many started salivating…and having dreams about cheaper correctional officers or maybe even private prisons. But…