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CA-42: While Gary Miller Enjoys His Wealth, We Suffer

How wonderful! Another elitist Republican who doesn’t understand the pain and suffering we working class people are facing. Good on the Ed Chau campaign for getting this out. Congressman Gary Miller (R, CA-42) was “honored” by Roll Call newspaper this week as one of the top 50 wealthiest members of Congress. Ranked number 22 with…

Debbie Cook, Speaking Truth to Power

Randy Udall, an ASPO-USA (Association for the Study of Peak Oil) board member, announced the award at the conference on Tuesday afternoon, citing Cook’s willingness to talk frankly about energy issues. “We honored her for her courage, for speaking honestly about energy realities and for promoting an energy program that makes sense,” said Udall, who…

Garden Grove City Council Bans Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in City

More than a dozen speakers addressed the Garden Grove City Council tonight, urging the council members to allow medical marijuana dispensaries to operate within the city. It was revealed that at least one dispensary has already been operation since April. The council demonstrated it’s lack of maturity in handling controversial issues when the discussion degenerated…

Choi’s Shameful Smear

The Irvine Chamber of Commerce hosted a breakfast last Friday for the candidates for Mayor and City Council.  Council member Steven Choi, running for re-election despite already having a committee to raise funds for a run at Chuck DeVore assembly seat in 2010, by luck of the draw, was selected to be the final speaker.…

Shea Wants to Cut I-CHIP Program; But Wastes Taxpayer Money on Feasibility Studies That Go Nowhere

One of the better political features in the OC Register is Teri Sforza’s Watchdog column that tracks government waste.  Each week, the Watchdog team asks an elected official to comment on something they believe is an example of government waste and this week, it was Christina Shea’s turn to answer the question.  The Watchdog disclaimer:…

Rush Limbaugh: Obama is Arab, Not African-Amrican

Our friends at Media Matters had this post  that just has to confirm Rush Limabugh is dipping into an alternate reality.  On his program, Rush claimed Barack Obama isn’t African-American, he’s an Arab-American. From the piece: On the September 22 broadcast of his syndicated radio show, Rush Limbaugh baselessly claimed that Sen. Barack Obama is…

Gavin Newsom to Keynote ECCO’s 25th Awards Gala

The 25th Anniversary ECCO Awards Gala will be held Saturday, October 4, 2008. San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom will be the Keynote Speaker and receive the Joe Dunn Political Leadership Award. Shannon Minter will receive a Community Service Award for his work as NCLR (National Center for Lesbian Rights) Lead Counsel in the California Marriage…