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Who is the FIRST Vietnamese-American member of Congress? (CNN) — The Louisiana man who Saturday became the first Vietnamese-American elected to the House says he hopes his win will push more young people to become politically active. “I am very honored and at this point, somewhat speechless to be the first Vietnamese-American congressman,” Anh “Joseph”…

DeVore’s US Senate announcement: the Liberal Translation

You know, there’s plain old English and then there’s Republican-speak, a twisted and bending way of saying something you truly believe is true even though reality is warped when words are compared to facts. As a Liberal public service, we’ve translated State Rep. Chuck DeVore’s announcement for his run for Senate against Barbara Boxer.  Our…

Good Luck at Red County, Thomas Gordon

In reviewing the local blogs this morning, I noted that Thomas Anthony Gordon is now covering Santa Ana city issues for Red County.  It’s a smart pick up by Matt Cunningham, and while personally I think Thomas is wrong about everything politically, in my numerous phone conversations with him, Thomas is a reasonable person who…

Support the Disney Workers & Their Kids for the Holidays

Here’s a very important announcement from OC Young Democrats. They’re giving all of us a chance to spread some holiday cheer to families who may not have much otherwise. Oh yes, and this is a chance for us to stand in solidarity with the Disney hotel workers who are still being stiffed by “The Mouse”.…

What Dragging Out The Inevitable Looks Like

I got another update from Wayne Quint over at the Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs (AOCDS) about the pension lawsuit. It further clarifys the way things are being delayed by the County or their attorneys. I’m really not sure who exactly is behind the delay but my money is on Chicken Little Moorlach. December 3, 2008…

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…