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Stop the Drilling, Save the Coast!

Hey, everyone! Check out this important message from Environment California. Let’s save our coast! Hi TheLiberalOC.com Reader, President Bush announced on Monday that he is lifting the executive order that bans oil and gas drilling on the outer continental shelf — but it’s not too late to protect our coasts. Take action. Call on Congress…

Netroots Nation Update

Here’s the latest word from the street on Netroots Nation, and our great OC Democrats that are attending. Both Steve Young and Debbie Cook are in Austin now, and both seem to be getting a great reception from the crowd. It seems to me that progressive grassroots activists from all over the country are now taking a…

Support Vincent Sarmiento in Santa Ana

Dear Dan, Vincent Sarmiento was appointed to the Santa Ana City Council in January, 2007. Since then he has taken the lead on important issues of economic development, public safety and city finances. A lawyer and businessman, Vince Sarmiento is exactly the kind of leader Santa Ana needs. He’s an intelligent, well educated professional whose…

Change I Can REALLY Believe In!

(Proudly cross-posted at Clintonistas for Obama) You know, we hear the term “change” used so often as little more than a cheap political slogan. That’s why it’s been so refreshing to see Barack Obama give us reason to belive change is more than just a word. That’s why I’m so proud of our Democratic Party…

What’s Happening at Netroots Nation

So are you like the rest of us “unkewl” people? Were you unable to attend Netroots Nation? That’s OK. While we can’t go directly to Austin now, we’ll be updating you here at TheLiberalOC.com throughout the weekend on what’s happening at Netroots Nation. Here’s what’s been happening today. Apparently, there’s a very special guest over…

The New Sheriff, Same as the Old One?

Matt Cunningham has an interesting post over at Red County, about how newly appointed Sherriff Sandra Hutchens is quietly working the room with the GOP power base in Orange County. The week she was appointed, we contacted her press people for an appointment to talk with her once she has settled in.  Since then, we’ve heard…

Bloggers Don’t Change Minds; We Cater to the Base

Chalk this post up to catch up from last week’s downtime.  Without getting into a lot of details, I had a discussion last week with another liberal family member who expressed intimidation at debating a more conservative family member on politics.  It was a case of not being as sure of his facts (which have…