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Moorlach! Stop playing politics with my pension

It’s no secret that I really do not care much for OC Board of Supervisor’s Chair John Moorlach.  I even have a special name for him, Emperor Chicken Little. But this guy is just starting to piss me off. If you are not one of the approximately 27,299 active and deferred members or 10,122 retired…

Will Shawn Nelson Get Spanked Tonight

The Fullerton City Council has placed on its agenda for tonight’s meeting a discussion of collective bargening and Brown Act rules. The discussion is being held because Councilman Shawn Nelson apparently violated those rules relating to the negotiation of employee contract agreements. The Register has speculated that Nelson will be censured for his conduct. Fullerton…

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…