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Saddlebacking is the New Santorum

Columnist Dan Savage, who pens the very funny “Savage Love” column that can be read locally in the OC Weekly, is more than a sex advice columnist.  He’s a political activist and frequents Bill Mahers “Real Time” program on a regular basis. A few years ago, in response to former PA-senator Rick Santorum’s comments about…

Have we forgotten our TWO undeclared wars?

As we finish the last few days of the Bush presidency, our nation faces many problems. We are facing a global economic crisis. But I’ve noticed that it’s been quite a while since I’ve seen any coverage of our undeclared wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in the media. So I thought it was time to…

Bigotry We Won’t Believe In

If you haven’t seen it yet, check out this doozy of a Rec List diary at Daily Kos. Apparently, there’s plenty that Rick Warren hasn’t been honest about. His AIDS programs in Africa have forsaken the effective measures taken to actually reduce transmissions of the virus, and instead have resulted in more infections. His support…

Drinking Liberally Tonight: Last Call for George!

After 8 years of Bush & Cheney, of Ashcroft-to-Gonzales-to-Mukasey, of Rummy & Rove & Heckuva-Job-Brownie, of Iraq, Katrina & cronies & incompetence, after this week, we won’t have George Walker Bush to kick around anymore. Through 8 State-of-DisUnion Addresses, 2 UnAugurals, Presidential debates & the RNC, we’ve had to raise a glass together, because it…

REMINDER: Saddleback Church Protest This Sunday!

Hey, everyone. I just wanted to remind you that our protest at Saddleback Church is this Sunday. We’ll start at 10:00 AM, and everyone will be going directly to the church. Fortunately, President-Elect Obama has been somewhat responsive to the outcry over Rick Warren giving the opening prayer at his inauguration. Unfortunately, Warren will still…

WDYT: 44th CD Planning Thread

Our series on winning OC’s Congressional Districts continues today as we head down south (or is that east?) to the 44th District. Of all the OC districts, none shocked the pundits or challenged “conventional wisdom” more than this one. And if we Democrats are as smart as we say we are, we should be able…

WDYT: 42nd CD Planning Thread

I’m sorry I’ve been so late in continuing our series on winning OC’s Congressional Districts! But now that I finally have some time on my hands to delve into this, it’s time for me to get back in the game. So today, let’s talk about the 42nd Congressional District. Fortunately, we’ve made some progress in…