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Ideology Trumps Good Policy, Again.

From our Faith-based Government file we have news that negotiations between the Orange County Health Care Agency and Planned Parenthood have broken down related to a request for funding of a Breast Cancer Health care program. Not surprising when you consider the faith-based policy decision the Board of Supervisors made a few months ago in…

ChuckBucks – Latest Gimmick for DeVore Fundraising

I jaunted over to Senate candidate Chuck DeVore’s website to chart his progress on his July fundraising ($8K short of the goal with les than 48 hours to go…consider this a plug Chuck) and tweets about Chuck’s new fundraising idea are getting some play. Call it ChuckBucks.  Wonder what the people at Chuck Levin’s Washington…

Tan Nguyen Trial Delayed?

Okay, this is just taking way too long. Martin Wisckol has this over on Total Buzz Blog: Former candidate Tan Nguyen’s trial delayed Republican – and former Democrat – Tan Nguyen was to go to trial next Tuesday on federal charges related to a voter intimidation investigations. That trial has been postponed until Jan. 12,…

Colbert vs. Womb Raiders

Stephen Colbert takes on those crazy birthers who choose to believe that a certified Birth Certificate from the state of Hawaii is a forgery. They refuse to accept the repeated assertions by the State of Hawaii that President Barack Obama was born in Hawaii. When these same people start crowing that there are more important…

Gavello Discovers Tustin Investment Policies Were Politically Motivated.

In the YouTube below (h/t OCProgressive), Tustin Councilwoman Deborah Gavello asks questions regarding the city investment decision making process and discovers that the decision to withdraw Tustin investments from the County investment pool prior to the 2008 election was politically motivated. The boys on the Council (all Republican) just cannot stand it when they have…

Hutchens Gets It! She Chops staff from the Top Down.

Well, it looks like we finally have a major department head, Sheriff-Coroner Sandra Hutchens, who understands what it means to Chop at the Top. In addressing the $28 million in department budget reductions Sheriff Sandra Hutchens has made the CHOICE to cut top management positions rather than investigators. In her status report to the Board…