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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…

Yes on 8 Press Conference Video

On Friday the Yes on 8 campaign held a press conference in Santa Ana at the Double Tree Hotel to decry what they term hate crimes against supporters of Proposition 8. Organizers cited acts of vandalism, harassment, and economic boycotts by No on 8 sympathizers directed towards Yes on 8 supporters as evidence of “hypocritical…

Ballot Count Update: No Significant Change

In the latest from OC Registrar of Voters Neal Kelley, we have Valerie Amezcua holding on to her slim lead over Roman Reyna by 20 votes in the Santa Ana Unified School District. In the Westminster Cituy Council race, Penny Loomer holds her lead over Truong Diep by 52 votes. In the Garden Grove City…

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton?

Rumors are circulating every major news network that Sen. Hillary Clinton has been offered the post of Secretary of State. The rumors started when Hillary Clinton was asked to visit the President elect in Chicago. I predict that if she was offered the job, she will accept it. I can’t think of a single person…