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Back from Vacation


Hello Readers; we’re back from a week off in New York City and except for approving a few comments here and there, it was a blog free week. Details to come.  New posts shortly…    

OC GOP Chair still doesn’t get Healthcare Reform


This is another one of those stories I just couldn’t get to before my early August business trip, but Register reporter Martin Wisckol contacted me for a comment on the Koch Brothers’ Freedom Partners recent event in Dana Point that was designed to show how the private sector could help the poor.  Yes, they could start by…

Bizarro Greg Diamond

Bizarro Greg Diamond

  Readers of this blog know the high Holy Days with my kids every Summer is the journey to San Diego for Comic-Con International; it’s the world’s largest and most fun pop culture event and one I’d like to see in Anaheim someday after the expansion of the Convention Center (something supported by OC’s Julio…

Bao Nguyen Makes it Official for a Congressional Run


Garden Grove Mayor Bao Nguyen has filed papers to run for Congress in what will be Loretta Sanchez’s seat in CD-46 according to stories in the OC Register and Anaheim Blog; Nguyen doesn’t live in the district and has been Garden Grove Mayor for about nine months.  Nguyen hasn’t made a formal announcement, but has…

DemOC PAC Welcomes Gavin Newsom to OC on 8/19


Join the DemOC PAC next week for a special visit to Orange County by Gavin Newsom, Lieutenant Governor of California, a candidate for Governor, who will share his thoughts and concerns about the state’s future, the economy and water. Details for attending are below: Admission $40 Free to DemOC PAC members Waived if you join the PAC  ( OR make…

The Cancer in the DPOC – Stage 2

Greg Diamond with his mouth open

It’s not often you get to read the political equivalent of a suicide note, but I was astonished to read this comment from serial Democratic candidate and OJ blogger Greg Diamond in a post on the Orange Juice blog from last week.  The comment was left on July 31, and my business trip really didn’t…