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My day at the Courthouse…

They came from all parts to the brick and sandstone courthouse surrounded by lush green lawn on a full city block. The morning fog cleared just in time to see the ancient cannons out front before the doors were unlocked. It was a brilliant warm June day, strangely familiar, but it would prove to be…

The Liberal Christina Shea

Our friend Matt Cunningham has a post over at the Red County/OC Blog on how Irvine City Council member Christina Shea seems to have abandoned her conservative principles to embrace campaign finance reform and the new anti-lobbying portion of the Irvine Ethics ordinance. Matt quotes Shea’s newsletter, the one she started by getting the email…

John Cusack’s McCain-Bush Challenge

Not long ago, I chastised State Rep. Chuck DeVore for his involvement in funding (partially?) an anti-Obama/anti-Clinton TV ad produced by smearmaster Floyd Brown. The ad, which ran in North Carolina before the primary there, used opinion pieces and cherry picked quotations for its claims, which, in comments, Chuck challenged me to dispute the facts.  And…

A Liberal OC Quote of the Day and a Contest

In honor of today being the first day Gay Marriage is legal in California, I leave you this inspirational quote of the day from the book, What Liberals Believe,” edited by William Martin.  It’s not a quote per se, but an exchange between conservative stalwart Bill Bennett and the Daily Show’s Jon Stewart. Bill Bennet:…

The Face of Gay Marriage

Photo Credit/LA Times Doug Irving over at the Orange County Register has an updated web story with a great photo slideshow to the right of the article. We will have additional LiberalOC coverage of the days events later this evening. Our Conservative opponents against Gay Marriage never bring actual people into the equation.  The photo…

Still waiting to hear back from CEO Mauk

Yesterday afternoon I submitted the following inquiry to the Orange County CEO Tom Mauk through the County Media/Community Relations department. I would like to know if there is any addtional comment from CEO Mauk regarding the matter of Mr. Bustamante’s “joke” on Tuesday. It is clear the Mr. Bustamante was NOT at the Hall of…