Tag Archive for Hypocrisy

Frank Mickadeit Finally Catches Up

Nice to see the Register’s Frank Mickadeit finally catch up to the blogs on the Dick Ackerman running for Mayor of Irvine rumor we first reported on, with no confirmation or denial from Ackerman’s staff, and which Matt Cunnnigham quashed a few days later on Red County (apparently Ackerman can only return calls to conservative…

Irvine Tattler pulls a muscle to stay on message

On Christina Shea’s unofficial campaign web site, the Irvine Tattler, publisher Stephen Smith addressed the subject of Irvine lawyer Todd Gallinger’s public comments at last week’s City Council meeting in an oh-so-nuanced fashion.  Gallinger’s letter, which we published here last week, added the word Lobbyist in reference to a memo Shea wrote in November 2005.…

Mr. Mauk, what will you do about Carlos?

Last Tuesday, OC Public Works Director of Administration, Carlos Bustamante made what some in the Red blogosphere call a “funny and on point joke.” Christian and I were discussing the vote. At that point, Carlos walked into the building. he and I shook hands and commiserated about the vote. I told Carlos that I was…

Red County Shills

I have been accused by a number of identified and anonymous bloggers of being a “shill” for First District Supervisor Janet Nguyen. Dictionary.com defines shill as a person who publicizes or praises something or someone for reasons of self-interest, personal profit, or friendship or loyalty. To make things as perfectly clear as possible, I believe…

The Other Casualty at DPOC Last Night

Last night’s DPOC meeting was not a death knell for the party and nor was it a shining moment of leadership. The party’s decision to allow Hoa Van Tran to retain the party’s endorsement is not quite a victory for the campaign, but more of a stay of execution when the voters have their say…

Sexism… What Sexism?

Seriously, why can’t our own press report about the realities of our politics? Why must I resort to the foreign press to find the truth? Well, at least the New Statesman of Scotland is willing to say what hardly anyone on our side of the pond is willing to admit. Gloating, unshackled sexism of the…