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Want to Overturn H8? Find Out How This Saturday!

Last month, civil rights advocates all over California, and the nation, were horrified & depressed by the passage of Proposition 8, the marriage equality ban. However, there has been some good news since Election Day. The California Supreme Court has agreed to the legal challenge of Prop 8, due to the legally questionable way it…

Garden Grove Loses Medical Marijuana Appeal

Yet one more example of elected officials challenging laws they don’t like with taxpayer money. While the costs to the taxpayers of Garden Grove are small compared to the fortune that the OC Board of Supes is spending to challenge the lawful contract agreement with Sheriff deputies regarding thier pension benefits, it still amounts to…

Waste and ineffiency, Go figure.

Press release today from the Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriff’s. Looks like news Moorlach just wouldn’t bother to mention on his own. COUNTY OF ORANGE LEGAL BILLS NOW TOTAL OVER $1.1 MILLION FOR SUP. MOORLACH’S EFFORT TO CUT DEPUTY SHERIFF PENSIONS Records Show Legal Bills Total $1,137,894.37 Through September 2008, At Time County Is Looking…

Bush Gets A Medal! For Peace?

  The President doesn’t read newspapers, why should you? Only nerdy intellectuals waste their time with facts and news stories. Curt is a very curt fellow. He sums up all of the political news that is going on in Orange County in just one word. Yesterday, December 1, 2008 was the Twentieth World AIDS Day. On…

WDYT: How Can We Win CA-44 in 2010?

Wow. James L at Swing State Project is taking notice. Our own 44th Congressional District shocked not just the OC politicos, but the entire national punditry. Bill Hedrick nearly unseated 16 year entrenched GOP incumbent Ken Calvert. So what do we do now? We are so tantalizingly close to winning here. What can we do…

Quid Pro Quo Tattler?

To build his credentials with the local political press, Irvine Tattler publisher Stephen Smith made a big deal of his political independence.  In introducing his website, Stephen wrote these two gems: “Stephen currently holds no city office and will not work on any candidate’s 2008 campaign. His opinions are his own.” “If enough of us…