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Come & Get Your Democracy This Wednesday!

Now is the time to get active, today is the day to get involved. Well, OK, maybe not today… Try Wednesday, when DFA-Orange County will be meeting in Costa Mesa to find out what we can do to make a difference locally, regionally, and nationally. OK, so what’s happening this month? Well, a very special…

Thomas Gordon: Speaking Truth to Power

And the Santa Ana Banana Republic Junta doesn’t like it. Note to Sal Tinajero: When you ask someone to serve your city on a Commission, let them do the job. Don’t try to remove them for political reasons. The City Council (Junta) of the Banana Republic of Santa Ana will decide tonight on the proposed…

Who Got Accelerated Training for a Badge and a Gun?

In reading Total Buzz over the weekend the the LA Times piece on Don Haidl this morning, it appears that an accelerated training course for political supporters of Sheriff Carona was design to get them a badge and a gun without the rigors of the regular training program. This from the Register’s Rachanee Srisavasdi: “The…

Who’s afraid of Joe Dunn?

The possibility that former Senator Joe Dunn (D-Santa Ana) might run for Orange County First District Supervisor has made many Democrats in Orange County happy; in some cases, me in particular, ecstatic. But that feeling may not to apply to everyone. In addition to Republicans, who are understandably nervous about the prospect of Joe Dunn running, it looks like some high profile…

County’s Dems on the Rise

HT to Total Buzz on this, but the number of registered Democrats in OC is growing and so are the number of decline-to-staters; Republican registration is down.  We’re still way back in second place, but give it time; we may have a Blue County yet. From Total Buzz: In 1999, GOP registration in the county…

The Hypocrisy of Darth Norby

On Tuesday the Orange County Register reported on the comments of Orange County Board of Supervisors Chairman Chris “Darth” Norby about the 6 % raise and 3% bonus given to OCTA CEO Art Leahy. Supervisor Darth Norby said: “The 6 percent raise is fine,” he said, “but to continue to grant these 3 percent bonuses…

Democratic Leadership Training This Saturday

Hey, you! Yeah, you. Are you starting a new Democratic Club? Or are you looking for ways to expand membership of your club? Or are you looking for a way for your club to actually be effective in growing the Democratic Party? Whatever you’re looking to do with your club, you should attend a special…