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Norby, Ackerman Carry On Duvall Tradition of Sleazy Republican Politics in A.D. #72 Special Election

At the torrid rate at which Republicans Chris Norby, Orange County Supervisor, and Linda Ackerman, wife of former Assemblyman/Senator Dick Ackerman, are publicly sliming each other, Democrat John MacMurray stands a solid chance to garner a clear victory in heavily-Republican Assembly District #72’s special election to replace Republican Mike “Family Values” Duvall, who resigned after…

It’s a simple question

Beginning mid-August, I left a number of messages for Assemblyman Van Tran’s staff in his Sacramento office and Orange County office.  I asked two simple questons: has the Assemblyman EVER represented Councilman Andy Quach as his lawyer? And if so, in what sort of legal proceeding? After we published the YouTube file with the audio transcript of…

Friends and Enemies

Not long along, Michelle Steele, a conservative Board of Equalization member, attended a fundraiser for Irvine Mayor Sukhee Kang.  Steele and Kang have known each other for years and there’s a healthy degree of mutual respect and friendship between the two.  That’s a good thing and a healthy thing. But this appearance launched much teeth…

Jeff Miller: CPAC Legislator of the Year?

Found this on Red County Thursday night as we were wrapping up our weekly Drinking Liberally gathering in Santa Ana at Memphis at the Santora. Posted by Red County’s Tomahawk (a.k.a. Truong “Tyler” Diep, Westminster Councilman) the story had us laughing so hard we had to offer a toast to GOP hypocrisy. Here is the story, with…

Public Hearing on Bus Service Reductions Slated For Monday

The public can weigh in on strategies for reducing service in March ORANGE – Residents are invited to a public hearing on Monday, Oct. 26 to provide input on the bus service reduction strategies planned by the Orange County Transportation Authority. OCTA is planning on reducing up to 300,000 hours of service in March in…

Jim Gilchrist can’t Paahhk His Caahh in Harhvahd Yahd; Harvard Pulls Minuteman’s Speaking Invitation

In the cradle of the traditional Minuteman, Camrbidge, Mass., the smart folks at Harvard University have uninvited anti-immigration advocate Jim Gilchrist’s invitation to speak at the prestigious Ivy League School.  And the person who led the charge — a migrant workers rights advocate. Kyle de Beausset, an undergraduate student and migrant advocate, told the Globe…

What we get when we elect Used Car Salesmen to Congress

Saw this story by Dena Bunis over at the OC Register about our resident Used Car Salesman (former), Congressman John Campbell. Consumer groups blast Rep. Campbell’s car dealer exemption With Rep. John Campbell’s amendment to exempt car dealers from the proposed Consumer Financial Protection Agency due to be voted on in committee this morning, consumer…