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With time, equality will blossom even in Orange County

In the annals of the modern gay-rights movement, Orange County has a less than stellar role. The stomping ground of the late state senator and antigay initiative sponsor John Briggs, firebrand former Congressman Bob Dornan, and longtime antigay funder Howard Ahmanson and activist Lou Sheldon has gained a reputation for antagonism to gay people that…

Stand Up America PAC Targets “Controversial House Republicans” and John Campbell is on the List

Quick — what do “Mean Jean” Schmidt (R-OH), Michelle Bachman (R-MN), House whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) and Rep. John Campbell (R-Newport Beach) all have in common?  Ok, besides that they’re a little nuts with things like Obama’s Kenyan Birth Certificate. All four made Politico’s list of controversial House Republicans considered vulnerable by a new PAC called…

Loretta Sanchez to Speak to the OC Forum

This came over the wire. Orange County’s best Congressmember and defender of the common person, Loretta Sanchez (D-Santa Ana), will be addressing the Orange County Forum Luncheon this Friday, September 18th. You can find out more information www.ocforum.org. Loretta Sanchez, who bravely stood up against bailing out the haves by voting against TARP just one…

Lorri Galloway Not the Best for Central OC

Dan Chmielewski’s recent post has generated quite a bit of buzz. I would like to expand and give my view on this race. Although I do not live in the 4th District, many areas of this district are quite like Santa Ana and much if it even overlaps with the 47th Congressional and 34th Senate…

The Stimulus is Working

For all those naysayers who said the economic stimulus program wasn’t working, well, Labor Day weekend carried this Wall Street Journal article. From the story: “The U.S. economy is beginning to show signs of improvement, with many economists asserting the worst is past and data pointing to stronger-than-expected growth. On Tuesday, data showed manufacturing grew…

Union calls for Sheriff to save jobs by cutting extra-help retirees

From the Orange County Register: An unlikely voice has joined the pension debate, singling out what he calls “pension abuse” in Orange County.Nick Berardino (left), general manager for the Orange County Employees Association, says the countywide practice of hiring retired county employees to return and perform part time work is wrong. At a time when…