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What Do YOU Think About John McCain Coming to OC?

So have you heard the big news? John McCain is coming to town tomorrow. To be a little more specific, he’ll be at The Island Hotel in Newport for a big bucks fundraiser. But wait, will McCain have a chance to get beyond the big bucks GOP donors to hear about what working people here…

The Dana-Debbie Lawsuit Garners National Blog Attention

The frivolous lawsuit against Debbie Cook goes to the next level with Mike Schroeder deposing Debbie tomorrow in a lawsuit that has no business in an Orange County court.  I believe Schroeder may float a number of questions at Debbie that have nothing to do with the title on her ballot designation, a la Ken…

A Steve Young Update

I would have loved to have met former Massachusetts Governor and 1988 nominee Michael Dukakis at Steve Young’s most recent funraiser last week.  Dukakis successfullt transformed the Massachusetts economy from an old manufacturing base to a high tech mecca caled the Massachusetts Miracle.  It was quite a time.  If you weren’t happy with your job,…

Sunday Read: What Do YOU Think About the State of the OC Economy?

Just down the street from [Hector] Haget’s [sandwich] shop, a mortgage company just closed. “There’s no question,” he says, “the economy’s tough.” In case you haven’t done so yet, now’s a good time to check out Jonathan Lansner’s article in today’s Register about the state of the local economy. OK, OK, it may not be…

Janet’s Bridge To Re-Election???

First we had Senator Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) “Bridge to Nowhere” and now we have Supervisor Janet Nguyen’s (R-Little Saigon) “Bridge to Re-Election”.  What is it with Republicans and wasting millions of tax dollars on bridges?  So much for being the party of fiscal responsibility. In what is clearly her latest effort to pander for votes in the…

When did Pregnancy become a Disablity?

Chuck DeVore wants to give special parking passes to pregnant women during their last three months of pregnancy and two months after giving birth. Now, I’ve been pregnant, not a walk in the park but most certainly not disabling either. It’s patronizing to say that pregnant women need special parking; I’m tired of our society…

A Special Message from the DNC on What’s Happening in CA

Wow! I just got this important message from someone special at the Democratic National Committee about something happening right now in California. While we’re focusing a lot of our attention on the Presidential race and on high-profile Congressional races all over the nation, we’re forgetting about something potentially dangerous happening in our own backyard. Dear…