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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…

DPOC: Republican Lawsuit is “Brazen Hypocrisy”

DPOC Calls GOP Leadership Hypocritical for Filing Lawsuit Challenging Huntington Beach Mayor’s Ballot Designation as “Mayor” While Ignoring Similar Ballot Designations for GOP Candidates SANTA ANA, California, March 19, 2008 – The Democratic Party of Orange County (DPOC) today charged the leadership of the Republican Party with hypocrisy for a legal challenge to Huntington Beach…

Cutting Education But Requiring the Pledge

Here’s a cute post from the Flash Report; its a summary of bad bills and good ones (hint: all the bad ones are from Democrats and the good ones from Republicans, in case you were wondering). FR statehouse writer Meredith Turney penned this ditty: “These bills are just the tip of the iceberg, but I…

County Union on Street: The other shoe has dropped!

Nick Berardino, GM of the Orange County Employees Association, has sent a letter to OC Board of Supes Chair John Moorlach weighing in on County Treasurer Chriss Street’s “Risky Investments.” Bottom line, he is again asking that the board remove Street’s power to manage the County Investment pool. I forget which board member wondered aloud…

We Have Nobody To Blame But Ourselves

For the next four years the residents of Orange County’s First Supervisorial District will have to suffer through being represented by either Janet Nguyen or Dina Niguyen, both of whom are Republicans.  The lone Democrat in the race, Hoa Van Tran, has little chance of victory and is likely nothing more than a DINO, Democrat…