Tag Archive for ethics

Shawn Nelson is no hero!

And another Orange County Register Editorial distorts the truth, again. In a Sunday Editorial The Orange County Register tries to paint Fullerton City Councilman Shawn Nelson as a hero for revealing confidential discussions from closed session meetings of the Fullerton City Council regarding contract negotiations with city employees. Not only is Mr. Nelson not a…

Uncle Tom’s Woodshed?

Ever since I found out about Carlos “Busty” Bustmante’s sexist comment regarding the appointment of Sandra Hutchns as Orange County Sheriff I’ve been waiting for “Busty” to be taken to the woodshed for his conduct. I have been calling for the County of Orange Executive Office to do something other than slap “Busty” with an…

Flash Report Blogger Arrested in San Bernadino County

Flash Report blogger and San Bernadino Assistant Assessor Adam Aleman has been arrested in San Bernadino County on three counts of preparing false evidence, a single count each of offering forged or altered documents as evidence, destruction of public records and vandalism in excess of $400. Bail was set at $150,000. Aleman’s photo was removed from teh…

Oversight? Who needs it? We’ve got Keystone Managers/Cops

Just one more example of How Orange County CEO Tom Mauk lets managers off the hook for errors that cost the taxpayers hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars to fix. Be it managing personnel OC CEO Mauk condones Bustamantes’ sexist remarks!, or contracts here, he just keeps getting it wrong. County IT task…

OC CEO Mauk condones Bustamantes’ sexist remarks!

On June 19th I wrote about the response from the Orange County CEO’s PR person regarding Carlos Bustamantes’ now notorious comment to Red County Blogger Matt Cunningham/Jubal and LATimes reporter Christian Berthelsen regarding the appointment of Sandra Hutchens as Sheriff over Santa Ana PD Chief Paul Walters. They responded that they could not comment on…

Have you no decency sir?

Stephen Smith, the publisher of the Irvine Tattler, is fast becoming the master of minutiae.  Point and case, Irvine Mayor Beth Krom made a statement about hearing from Irvine residents who received a website via email.  Smith reported that you can’t email a website, only mail a link to it.  But frankly, any moron who’s…

One Less 527 & Some Thoughts on Campaign Funding

UPDATE: Quite a few people continue to donate. According to Talking Points Memo and others, MoveOn.org is closing its 527 advocacy group in deference to Obama’s call to end such groups. “This is an affirmation that we, like Senator Obama, believe that this election can be won by ordinary Americans giving small donations,” according to…