Tag Archive for Chris Prevatt

Jan Vandersloot OC Environmentalist Leader Dies at 64

I just saw this story in the LATimes. Jan was a true leader in the cause of protecting our coastal waters. I had the opportunity to meet Jan during his efforts with the Ocean Outfall Group when I was a member of the Garden Grove Sanitary District Advisory Commission. While we did not always agree, his…

Chris Norby: Opportunist or Revolutionary?

We are a week away from the November 17th Special Election Primary to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of disgraced Republican Assemblyman Mike Duvall. It seems to be a forgone conclusion among Orange County’s political pundits that Chris Norby is the front runner in this race. Whether or not he garners the 50%…

Lawsuit Abuse Report Misses Easy Target

Today the OCRegister Watchdog reports on the release of a study from Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse regarding the impact of frivolous litigation on the taxpayers. The group complains that people see cities and counties as deep pockets the can be sued and that costs taxpayers millions of dollars every year that cold be used to…

DESPAIR: Marriage Equality Fails (again)

With the passage of time, some things may change. Political attitudes may evolve and public support may appear on the rise; but in the end most things remain the same. Today, the election results from Maine’s Question #1 to repeal Marriage Equality for Gay and Lesbian partners appears to have passed, by a similar margin to…

HOPE: Election Day One Year Ago

On Election Day one year ago on November 4, 2008, Barack Obama was elected the 44th President of the United States of America. What seemed to be a long shot bid of a freshman Senator from Illinois launched in February 2007, had turned in to the reality of electing our first African-American President. Speaking on Election night before…

Um, That Stimulus Thing IS Working!

From CNN/Money we have this story about the GDP report out just in time to scare the crap out of the Teabaggers and GOP naysayers for Halloween. Economy finally back in gear Government says GDP grew 3.5% in third quarter, ending a year-long string of declines and coming in better than forecasts. NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com)…

OC Supes Wasting Time – AGAIN!

Yesterday’s Orange County Board of Supervisors meeting proved to be another example of why people who hate the idea of government should not be in a position to run government. The meeting started off with one hell of a laugh. 4th District Supervisor Chris Norby was supposed to lead the Board in the Pledge of…