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Welcome Drudge Report Readers…

Our Choi/Stalin story was picked up by SFGate.com here and it was linked to and is a featured story on The Drudge Report today; so we’d like to welcome all those readers to TheLiberalOC.com today. I highly recommend clicking the link to the SFGate story about our Monday post; the comments are *priceless.*

County IT Spending Like Drunken Sailors On No Bid Contracts

The practice of contracting out millions of dollars to outside companies and then failing to monitor their progress has been an ongoing problem, particularly with the County IT department. Now it looks like these guys have been monkeying around with the contracts process. I wonder if the Board will actually do anything to curb this behavior.

John A. Pérez To Be Speaker of the California Assembly

Sacramento, CA — John A Pérez was elected Speaker of the California Assembly today. Late Wednesday his main competitor for the spot Kevin DeLeon, conceded the contest to Perez. Perez was honored in January 2009 for his labor leadership by the Democratic Party of Orange County with the Samuel Gompers Award.

Not a Peep from Probolsky about Choi

I’m not sure anyone has complained about Adam Probolsky’s column in the Irvine World News more than I.  More often than not, it’s pretty harmless.  And there are those moments when Adam goes after the progressives in the Irvine council majority or liberals in general, forgetting perhaps that Irvine is far more purple than red.…

Tea Baggers’ Selective Outrage

If these tea baggers were so principled against the bail out like they claim to be, one would think they would go and volunteer endlessly for Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, or even the Republicans who voted against it such as Dana Rohrbacher. Instead there favorite son is a man who bent over for the banks and gave them their bailout. I would like an explanation from Megan Barth, the self proclaimed leader of the tea baggers in Irvine as to this oversight. Why is John Campbell getting a free pass for his vote FOR the bailout, while Loretta Sanchez has not so much gotten one thank you from the tea baggers?

Dirty Water in Tustin

The New York Times reported today that about 20 percent of the nation’s water supply is dirty, and while the story certainly gets to the cleanliness of the water, there’s a different kind of dirty water story in Tustin where the Republican city council majority is in a quandry.  They need the vote of Democratic…