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Don’t Let Facts Get in the Way of Changing Your Mind

“I glanced through the stuff you gave me. While I did not fact check it…or even finish it, I do not believe that it contains all of the governmental fees, taxes on corporations, import, export, excise, permitting…etc, etc, etc…that all gets passed along to us. You may be right about state and federal income tax rates, but the statistics that I have seen indicate that 50% of the GDP goes to government ultimately in one form or another.

Fullerton Police Chief to Take Medical Leave

Fullerton Police Chief Michael Sellers

The LiberalOC has learned that Fullerton Police Chief Michael Sellers is stepping down for a medical leave due to an unspecified illness.  Sources say the leave could be 30 days to a year long.  Two Fullerton city council members, Sharon Quirk-Silva and Bruce Whitaker, have already called on Sellers to resign due to his inaction…

The FFFF’s Finest Hour

It’s no secret there is little love between this blog and the Friends for Fullerton’s Future blog, but we tip our hat to Tony Bushala, Travis Kiger and Chris Thompson for their coverage of the Kelly Thomas case.  The July 5th incident got little initial coverage and, frankly, wasn’t a political story until days of…

Yes, You Are Paying Lower Taxes

Folks are always surprised to learn that I have a coordial relationship with Chris Thompson, who blogs for the Friends for Fullerton’s Future web site and is a school board member in Fullerton.  We don’t agree on a lot, but we have coordial conversations that are issues-based without the venom that so often personalizes and…

Grassroots vs Astroturf in Tustin

Our friends at Red County are starting to take a page from the Orange Juice and FFFF blogs, notably, bloggers who hide behind a pseudonym to make a point.  And “City Watcher” has penned a post on the Recall Amante effort to kick Mayor Jerry Amante to the curb before his term expires late next…

James Rainey on Civil Discourse by Commenters

Chip Hanlon’s Red County post about censorship by the Fullerton School District in blocking the Friends for Fullerton’s Future was an excellent post not only for the topic, but for the comments it generated.  One commenter had a comment blocked for violating Red County’s terms of service prompting a discussion of censorship (that term only…

Santa Ana Library Lifts Ban on The Liberal OC

I just got off the phone with Claudio Gallegos who reports users of the Internet terminals at the Santa Ana Library can now view TheLiberalOC blog which the Voice of OC reported last week was blocked.  There is no statement from Library officials or from anyone at the City of Santa Ana. The Orange Juice…