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Seiler’s Silence and Hypocrisy

I used to read John Seiler’s work when he wrote for the Register’s editorial pages and would read his blog after he left the paper.  But it’s time to call Seiler to task for selective hypocrisy.  It started months ago with John’s objection to a Red County diary post questioning whether or not Art Pedroza…

Students Support Torrico’s Fair Share for Fair Tuition Bill

In this video two Orange County student activists Ethan Matsuda and Jackie Rodarte advocate for the passage of AB 656, Alberto Torrico’s Fair Share for Fair Tuition bill. AB 656 will help reverse the skyrocketing fees and tuition at our UC, CSU and community college campuses. While California is struggling with record deficits and education funding is being gutted, big oil is enjoying historic profits. But California is the only major oil producing state in the country that doesn’t charge big oil their fair share.

Fundraising Fail: Choi doesn’t capitalize on Pelosi smear

When Rep. Joe Wilson famously shouted “You Lie!” at President Obama’s joint address to Congress on healthcare reform, the South Carolina Republican was able to parlay that classless utterance into hundreds of thousands of dollars for his re-election (his opponent was also able to raise tons of cash).  Last December, Irvine Council member Steven Choi…

Bill Maher on Teabaggers

[youtube][/youtube] HBO’s Real Time is back for another season and Bill Maher was in rare form with his “New Rules” segment on Teabaggers.  I watched this and wondered “what would Meagan Barth think?” An excerpt of his commentary: Now here’s an amazing statistic. In a recent poll almost ninety percent of Tea Baggers said that…

Daly drops 4th Supes Bid

Orange County Clerk-Recorder Tom Daly announced today that he has decided to not run for the Fourth District Board of Supervisor’s seat vacated by Chris Norby last month to take his seat in the State Assembly. The possible replacement of Norby by a democrat was placed into question when Anaheim City Council member Lorri Galloway and La Habra Council member Rose Espinoza announced their desire to run for the seat.