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Jeff Miller: CPAC Legislator of the Year?

Found this on Red County Thursday night as we were wrapping up our weekly Drinking Liberally gathering in Santa Ana at Memphis at the Santora. Posted by Red County’s Tomahawk (a.k.a. Truong “Tyler” Diep, Westminster Councilman) the story had us laughing so hard we had to offer a toast to GOP hypocrisy. Here is the story, with…

Public Hearing on Bus Service Reductions Slated For Monday

The public can weigh in on strategies for reducing service in March ORANGE – Residents are invited to a public hearing on Monday, Oct. 26 to provide input on the bus service reduction strategies planned by the Orange County Transportation Authority. OCTA is planning on reducing up to 300,000 hours of service in March in…

Jim Gilchrist can’t Paahhk His Caahh in Harhvahd Yahd; Harvard Pulls Minuteman’s Speaking Invitation

In the cradle of the traditional Minuteman, Camrbidge, Mass., the smart folks at Harvard University have uninvited anti-immigration advocate Jim Gilchrist’s invitation to speak at the prestigious Ivy League School.  And the person who led the charge — a migrant workers rights advocate. Kyle de Beausset, an undergraduate student and migrant advocate, told the Globe…

What we get when we elect Used Car Salesmen to Congress

Saw this story by Dena Bunis over at the OC Register about our resident Used Car Salesman (former), Congressman John Campbell. Consumer groups blast Rep. Campbell’s car dealer exemption With Rep. John Campbell’s amendment to exempt car dealers from the proposed Consumer Financial Protection Agency due to be voted on in committee this morning, consumer…

Retaliation Alleged Over “Rent” Flap at CDM High

Well, that didn’t take too long now did it? The Orange County Register on Wednesday published a follow-up report on the aftermath of the failed attempt earlier this year to cancel at the last minute the production of the play “Rent” at Corona del Mar High School. Instructor claims retaliation after ‘Rent’ lawsuit settlement NEWPORT BEACH – A…

Norby: Are bike helmets making kids fat?

This headline from the Orange County Register caught my eye this morning. O.C. supervisor: Are bike helmets making kids fat? That brings us to the bike-helmet question (the video is here, about 1 hour, 12 minutes in). Norby, a Republican who’s seeking the state Assembly seat formerly held by Mike Duvall, brought it up as part of his larger point: that…