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Two OC Asst. Sheriff’s swept out the door

Yesterday, OC Assistant Sheriff Steve Bishop abruptly resigned. Later in the day, Assistant Sheriff Jo Ann Galisky was fired. An OCRegister report today explains that the departure of these two members of the command staff is related to the Grand Jury probe “that questioned the department’s actions following the beating death of jail inmate John…

Dems making progress with Vietnamese voters

The LATimes had an interesting article yesterday regarding the advances that the Democratic Party of Orange County has been achieving in the OC Vietnamese community. This isn’t really a new phenomenon. Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez has built a strong relationship with the Vietnamese community in her district over the years. State Senator Lou Correa, has also…

Stop the Hate! Join the Fight for Equality!

Here’s a message I got from the Democratic Party of OC: Right now, a group of well funded “Rovian” strategists are attempting to put a discriminatory marriage initiative on the ballot in November. This coalition of conservative groups hired 200 paid signature gatherers to spread out around California and have begun gathering signatures at shopping…

McCain’s Guantanamo Problem

The New York Times had an interesting story yesterday that question’s Senator John McCain’s eligibility to even be a candidate for president. McCain was not born in this country. He was born on a military base in the Panama Canal zone to an American military father and mother. And there’s considerable legal grounding that military…

News Flash: Crap Costs Money

Some guy from another blog got all “Juiced” up last night whining that we missed the story about the increase in OC sewer rates. No, we didn’t miss it, we simply covered other crap. The blogs have been all in a tizzy over the increase in sewer fees, so I figured I should check out…

Has the Register Lost its Sense of Humor?

I get four newspapers in my driveway every morning; The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the LA Times and the Register. I read every one of them with that morning cup of joe. The Register has a number of columnists, but they just cut loose my favorite one; Mayrav Saar. Mayrav had a…