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Shea Wants to Cut I-CHIP Program; But Wastes Taxpayer Money on Feasibility Studies That Go Nowhere

One of the better political features in the OC Register is Teri Sforza’s Watchdog column that tracks government waste.  Each week, the Watchdog team asks an elected official to comment on something they believe is an example of government waste and this week, it was Christina Shea’s turn to answer the question.  The Watchdog disclaimer:…

Rush Limbaugh: Obama is Arab, Not African-Amrican

Our friends at Media Matters had this post  that just has to confirm Rush Limabugh is dipping into an alternate reality.  On his program, Rush claimed Barack Obama isn’t African-American, he’s an Arab-American. From the piece: On the September 22 broadcast of his syndicated radio show, Rush Limbaugh baselessly claimed that Sen. Barack Obama is…

Gavin Newsom to Keynote ECCO’s 25th Awards Gala

The 25th Anniversary ECCO Awards Gala will be held Saturday, October 4, 2008. San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom will be the Keynote Speaker and receive the Joe Dunn Political Leadership Award. Shannon Minter will receive a Community Service Award for his work as NCLR (National Center for Lesbian Rights) Lead Counsel in the California Marriage…

Linh Ho gets DPOC Endorsement for Garden Grove Council

Nominations were opened for the second endorsement slot for Garden Grove City Council. Paul Lucas nominated Linh Ho.  After a very brief discussion about whether to use paper ballots, it was decided to go ahead with a raising of hands. There was no count of the hands. It was overwhelming. There were two hands in…

Note to Rosie Avila

A week ago, one of your representatives (volunteer or staff? I don’t know, she didn’t say and I didn’t ask.) came canvassing at my home. I was not able to receive visitors so I didn’t engage her in conversation even though she was appropriately enthusiastic about your candidacy. In truth, I regret still that I…

Robin Marcario’s Announcement

The following email was just sent out to Democratic Party of Orange County Central Committee members by Garden Grove City Council candidate Robin Marcario. Dear Central Committee Members, I would like to thank you for your support in my candidacy for Garden Grove City Council. I am working hard walking precincts every day, attending every…

Robin Marcario Bows Out of DPOC Endorsement Process

At tonight’s Democratic Party of Orange County’s Central Committee meeting, Robin Marcario will announce that she is bowing out of the scheduled vote to endorse a second Garden Grove City Council candidate. She sent a short announcement to The Liberal OC and is expected to expand upon her comments below this evening. “I am the first one to fight to preserve our neighborhoods, to…