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The Special Election in NY CD-23

Does it snow in Mexico? If you live in Mexico, NY, in the heart of New York’s CD-23, yes it does.  A lot.  Lake effect snow. That cold, wet, heavy heart attack snow than can drop three feet in 24 hours. So why are we writing about Upstate NY and the special election in CD23…

OC’s Scariest Bloggers

It’s time for All Hallow’s Eve and another rendition of OC’s Scariest Bloggers; this is an informal list we talk about at Drinking Liberally and we’re expanding it a bit to include regular commenters. We’ll count it down… #10  Adam Probolsky— A blogger for both Red County and Flash Report and the winner of the…

Rep. Campbell Backs House Resolution Honoring Tea Baggers

Congressman John Campbell has lent his name to another important piece of legislation that has no impact on our daily lives or solves any of the big problems America faces, but does play to his conservative base fo teabaggers. Campbell is one of the sponsors of House Resolution HR870 which is a non-binding resolution: “Expressing gratitude…

Requiescat in pace Joel Pasco

With sadness, we note the passing of Joel Pasco, the husband of former LA Times political reporter Jean Pasco, from inoperable cancer.  The Register did this story on Joel back in March.  Our prayers are with Jean and her family.

It’s Thursday Again!!!

That means it’s time to join the weekly gathering of LIBERALS in Orange County at Memphis at the Santora. Given that it is also our last gathering before Halloween, it is only appropriate that we scare the crap out of our Republican friends with talk of Health Insurance Reform, Hate Crimes laws, and scary truths…

OC Water District Chief gets a 10% raise, and more

Jennifer Muir over at the OC Register’s OC Watchdog blog brings us the hardship story (snark) of the OC Water District General Manager finally getting a raise. Well, at least it was a hardship for him. While his 145 employees had to skip a wage increase, he gets a 10% raise and a $15,000 bonus.…