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Jan Vandersloot OC Environmentalist Leader Dies at 64

I just saw this story in the LATimes. Jan was a true leader in the cause of protecting our coastal waters. I had the opportunity to meet Jan during his efforts with the Ocean Outfall Group when I was a member of the Garden Grove Sanitary District Advisory Commission. While we did not always agree, his…

Chris Norby: Opportunist or Revolutionary?

We are a week away from the November 17th Special Election Primary to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of disgraced Republican Assemblyman Mike Duvall. It seems to be a forgone conclusion among Orange County’s political pundits that Chris Norby is the front runner in this race. Whether or not he garners the 50%…

Separated at Birthers: Art Pedroza and Orly Taitz

It takes a special sort of person that, when confronted with evidence, can say with a straight face, “I don’t believe it” and continue with their original presumption of a certain point of view. With that, our favorite clownshoe in the OC blogsphere, Art Pedroza, is starting to look a lot like (in words and…

Lawsuit Abuse Report Misses Easy Target

Today the OCRegister Watchdog reports on the release of a study from Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse regarding the impact of frivolous litigation on the taxpayers. The group complains that people see cities and counties as deep pockets the can be sued and that costs taxpayers millions of dollars every year that cold be used to…

GOP Minority Leader Doesn’t Know the Difference Between the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8s1eoVrjshE[/youtube] Keith Olberman’s Countdown segment last night has it on video.  But here’s what Rep. John Boehner said: This is my copy — this is my copy of the Constitution. And I’m going to stand here with our founding fathers who wrote in the preamble, “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are…