Tag Archive for Progressives

Occupy Protests Cost Irvine Taxpayers $30,000

The Orange County Register is reporting that the Occupy OC protests from last fall and early winter cost the city about $30,000 — about half in legal fees.  That’s really a drop in the bucket for Irvine which has a healthly budget reserve and money well spent to support freedom of speech that was approved…

The Register’s First Step to the Left

  Our first great April Fool’s gag was an announcement that TheLiberalOC had been acquired by OCBlog (now the heart fo the RedCounty blog).  The tag line on the new “Blue Minority” blog template was “even liberals should get the chance to speak.” The story was so convincing, that a Register political reporter — who…

Crashing the “Drinking Conservatively” Party

Since Drinking Liberally usually features a few conservatives every Thursday that we can carry on an intelligent conversation with over our favorite beverage, I decided to crash the inaugural “Drinking Conservatively” event in Costa Mesa last night. And my thanks to Red County publisher Chip Hanlon for the warm welcome. I had a great conversation…

Shea’s Sugar Daddy for 2010 Election in Irvine?

Word around Irvine is that termed out Christina Shea wants one more chance to hang on to her council seat by running for Mayor in 2010, which would set up a rematch against current Mayor Suhkee Kang.  Using history as a guide, Shea, who has stated in comments on this blog that she “is not…