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The Supes Are Pikers

Recently there’s been a great deal of justifiable sturm and drang about the Board of Supervisors spending $326,000 to remodel their lobby. But really, these guys are pikers — amateurs. The Washington Post reports today that outgoing Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne spent approximately $235,000 to renovate the bathroom in his fifth floor office. Interesting that…

The Imperial Chairmanship of John Moorlach

I have to say, I am looking a bit forward to this year. While I realize that the crap of the economy is dealing out one hell of a beating to everyone including county workers there is a bit, albeit a tiny, of a silver lining. John Moorlach’s term as Chair of the Board of…

Be a Part of Your Democratic Party This Weekend!

This weekend, something special will happen. Democrats from all over California will select their Democratic Party representatives! And this year, more candidates than ever before are running. I should know. I & 16 other people are vying for a position as state party delegate in my Assembly District (69th AD: Santa Ana, parts of Garden…

Moorlach Wanted a Moat and Drawbridge

Yesterday afternoon, The Orange County Register’s Tony Saavedra followed up on the story we broke on Tuesday about the alleged reason for the lobby remodel on the fifth floor of the Board of Supervisors offices. It appeared to be a good excuse — or at least a plausible one: the Orange County Board of Supervisors…

Celebrating Change! Happy New Year 2009

2008 brought an unprecedented number of visitors to TheLiberalOC. We are glad that you our readers hve responded by continuing to come back. Whether we were talking about the Presidential Primary, the First District Supervisor’s election, the County pension lawsuit, the Board of Supervisor’s remodel of their lobby, or the unprecedented voter turnout in Orange…

Cheer for a Day Helps Bring Woe for a Year

The OCR has reported that Anaheim has paid for its Rose parade float with Convention Center funds meant to promote tourism to the tune of $150,000*. Is this really responsible stewardship when your city is facing a budget loss of millions? As a former candidate, I must say that it’s pretty irresponsible for such a…