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Wiley Drake the Worst Person in the World

Monday on Countdown Keith Olbermann named Buena Park Pastor, and OC’s resident wacko, Wiley Drake the “Worst Person in the World” for his prayers for the death of President Obama. Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy

Workers Protest Against Disney Over Contract Dispute

Between 800 and 1,000 people protested the protracted contract dispute between Disney and their hotel employees this evening. The following comes off of the Around Disney blog of the Orange County Register. 800 demonstrators march on Disney over labor dispute Roughly 800 Disney hotel workers, union organizers, outside demonstrators and members of the Episcopal clergy marched…

You’ll Be Seeing Less of Me

I do enjoy a fun play on words as much as the next person.  No, dear reader, this isn’t a resignation letter or a blog jihad or any thing quite like that.  But the the past several months, my friends and neighbors have been seeing less of me. It’s not that I’m not around or…

Mauk Selects New Health Care Agency Director

The following release came in to our email box at about 5:30 pm Monday. (Santa Ana, CA) — County Executive Officer Thomas G. Mauk has appointed David L. Riley to serve as Director of the Orange County Health Care Agency (HCA), effective immediately. “The panel interviewing candidates for Health Care Agency Director unanimously recommended David’s appointment…

Van Tran forms Campaign Committee for Senate in 2012

In the 9 years I have known Van Tran, I have learned to expect the unexpected. I had thought that he had dropped his plan to run for Harman’s 35th district seat in 2012 when he filed to challenge Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez.  So much for assumptions. This was posted this morning on the Little Saigon…

Whitewashing “Greenwashed” Canvas Grocery Bags

I read the Flash Report so you don’t have to. In this post, Jon Fleischman decides to rail against those feel good canvas reuable grocery bags you get at While Foods or Trader Joe’s (I own several).  And Register columnist Mark Lansbaum decides that Fleischman is onto something here. Here’s what Jon had to say:…

Repeal of Prop 8: Prepare to Prevail in 2012

In the wake of the Proposition 8 victory at the polls in November we have witnessed rallies and protest marches calling for the repeal of the ballot measure that stripped the right to marriage equality for same-gender couples in California. This was followed by additional protests, rallies, meetings, and actual movement towards a repeal effort…