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Bush Administration DID LIE us into Iraq

The Red County/OC Blog feed headline “Bush Never Lied To Us About Iraq” caught my eye this afternoon. I had to click through to see what drug Jubal/Matt Cunningham was on.  Prominent Democrats and their apologists have claimed ad nauseum that they — and by extension the nation — were deliberately mislead into war by the…

Register to Outsource Copy Editing from India

Call me Old-Fashioned, but I’d like to think no one knows Orange County better than the folks who cover it – the OC news media at the Register, the LA Times, the Daily Pilot, OC Weekly and a host of excellent weekly newspapers.  So I am disheartened to learn from MediaBistro and the OC Weekly’s…

Dear Tom: About that whole Carlos thing…

I mentioned on Wednesday that I had heard back from the CEO Media Relations office regarding comments attributed to OC Public Works Director of Administration, and Santa Ana City Councilman, Carlos Bustamante regarding the appointment of Orange County’s new Sheriff Sandra Hutchens. “The County Executive Office is unable to comment on personnel matters.” Please forgive…

What to do about Carlos?

Orange County CEO Tom Mauk has a problem. The problem is Carlos “Bubba BustyGump” Bustamante. The Director of OC Public Works Administration cannot seem to figure out when to keep his unfunny sexist jokes to himself. He also forgot rule #1, Never tell an off color joke to, or in earshot of a reporter. UPDATE: just got…

When AP Attacks!!!

I’m reading an article in the E-Commerce Times about a bit of a dust up between the Associated Press and bloggers over the blog practice of printing a few words or even paragraphs of a story and then linking to it. It seems that this national story has a local spin on it. In the…

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…

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…