Tag Archive for Political Industry

Sign Up for a Class in Irvine? Shea Has Your Email

In spite of the City’s established Privacy Policy on protecting your email address from unauthorized use, Council Member Christina Shea trumped the City’s Privacy Policy to use a California Public Records request to go around the city’s rules.  Now she has your email address “for a newsletter.” Ten bucks says the database is going to…

The Real Republicans of Orange County… And Why We Should Defeat Them

“Typically in Republican primaries and typically in Orange County, the candidates are going to be pretty close together philosophically, so it makes it more challenging to indicate differences between the candidates that can convince voters they should vote for you and not the other guy.” – Dick Ackerman, Soon-to-be-termed-out State Senate Minority Leader (R-Irvine) I…

Grindle Files Complaint Against Assemblyman Tran

Peggy Lowe over at The OCRegister’s Total Buzz is reporting: Grindle files complaint against Van Tran OC’s campaign finance watchdog Shirley Grindle has filed a formal complaint with the DA and the state attorney general’s office claiming that Assemblyman Van Tran’s campaign donation to Dina Nguyen was, in fact, an in-kind contribution and not an…

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…

You’ve Now Been Warned…

So you can’t blame us if you get duped into going to a Young America’s Foundation event featuring none other than… Ann Coulter. Yes, that’s right. She’ll be at UCI tomorrow to reassure all the right-wing young’uns that they really are “smarter than those stupid lib’ruls”. ‘Cuz ya know, all of us lib’ruls really are…

Guess This Quote…

Really. I dare you to guess it… “It’s good theater… I can’t remember a local legislative race that went this negative, this early.” I bet you can’t guess the right answer before following the linky. Believe it or not, the Republicans are getting themselves into a big mess all over the county. Sometimes, we need…