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What we get when we elect Used Car Salesmen to Congress

Saw this story by Dena Bunis over at the OC Register about our resident Used Car Salesman (former), Congressman John Campbell. Consumer groups blast Rep. Campbell’s car dealer exemption With Rep. John Campbell’s amendment to exempt car dealers from the proposed Consumer Financial Protection Agency due to be voted on in committee this morning, consumer…

Retaliation Alleged Over “Rent” Flap at CDM High

Well, that didn’t take too long now did it? The Orange County Register on Wednesday published a follow-up report on the aftermath of the failed attempt earlier this year to cancel at the last minute the production of the play “Rent” at Corona del Mar High School. Instructor claims retaliation after ‘Rent’ lawsuit settlement NEWPORT BEACH – A…

Norby: Are bike helmets making kids fat?

This headline from the Orange County Register caught my eye this morning. O.C. supervisor: Are bike helmets making kids fat? That brings us to the bike-helmet question (the video is here, about 1 hour, 12 minutes in). Norby, a Republican who’s seeking the state Assembly seat formerly held by Mike Duvall, brought it up as part of his larger point: that…

Debbie Cook urges support for Beth Krom in CD-48

Dear Friend, Last year, at nearly this exact moment, we had Dana Rohrabacher on the ropes. Although my opponent eventually won, we opened the door to future wins for progressive candidates in Orange County. Although I have decided not to throw my hat into the ring again, I want to tell you about another great…

Encourageing Gay Bashers, That’s our OC Board of Education

OC Register Columnist Yvette Cabrera wrote in her column on Monday about the flap over comments made by Orange County Board of Education President Alexandra Coronado over the establishment of Harvey Milk Day in California and the vote of the Board to urge the Governor to veto the legislation, which he signed earlier this month.…

Pelosi at 15th Truman Dinner Shows OC Blue Power

Santa Ana, CA — As we reported on Friday, the Democratic Party of Orange County (DPOC) has confirmed the Honorable Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, as the keynote speaker for the 15th Annual Harry S Truman Awards dinner. The DPOC also announced that State Assemblyman Jose Solorio (D-Santa Ana) is the 2009 Truman…