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Forget me not.

I’ve always been a lucky guy. When I started this website over a year ago I was lucky to find such a solid team of progressive writers to help fill this page with content. I was lucky that our commentary was taken so seriously in the local blogosphere and in the local media. And it…

The Ghost of Christmas Past

Thirteen years ago the County of Orange government faced a really bad Christmas. On December 6, 1994 the Orange County Board of Supervisors declared the largest municipal bankruptcy in history, more than $1 billion, in the wake of a risky investment strategy employed by then Treasurer-Tax Collector Robert Citron.  On Tuesday, December 4, 2007 Treasurer-Tax…

Sunday Read: A Blogger Crashes the Gates to The LA Times

  With all the projected red ink, The Times and other newspapers are starting to pay attention to the budget mess. Unfortunately, this newspaper has recently gone out of its way to suggest that the budget crisis is primarily traceable to spending. The role that tax policy plays in the persistent revenue shortfalls receives much…

No Mo’ Toll Road to Trestles? What Do YOU Think?

H/T to our friends down south at San Diego Politico for catching this! The SD Union-Tribune recently reported that Susan Davis’ amendment requiring TCA to comply with California law in extending the 241 Toll Road to Trestles may just end up succeeding. Remember when Susan Davis & Loretta Sanchez attached that amendment to the Defense…

Mike Carona on Full Disclosure Network– “I Don’t Know How I Got To Where I am Today”

HT to Matt at Red County.  See the video here.  Its pretty Pro-Carona, with the host wondering if “jealous local politicians” tipped off the Feds and equates Carona’s case with the Texas Border agents Ramos and Copean.  Carona makes a reference to the Grassy Knoll.  There’s a suggestion of a federal conspiracy against Carona because he’s taken…

The Jihad Against the Register

This site is often a vocal critic of the Orange County Register.  We pick on Steve Greenhut when he calls Liberals “socialists,” we criticize their commentary on global warming and we often dispise Mike Shelton’s biased cartoons.  But for all the talk of how the blogsphere is changing the game, we must recognize that we…

Deputy didn’t wrongfully kill man, jury decides

Despite what some people would like to believe, the vast majority of police related shootings are justified.  We do not have cops running around in “Blackwater” style randomly shooting people without cause.  Public Saftety officers risk their lives on a daily basisi protecting us.  At least in this case, we have had the opportunity for…