Tag Archive for Texas

Bring Back Jeff Kramer

That's Jeff Kramer standing next to President Obama; time to bring him back

Head’s up you editorial Gods of Grand Avenue.  If you want to bolster circulation and bring a badly-needed humor infusion to Orange County, because bloggers and OC Weekly just aren’t cutting it, there is only one solution. Bring back Jeff Kramer. Kramer was a long time humor columnist for the OC Register where he did things…

Clueless Cruz

Texas Senator Ted Cruz is the Flag Day speaker for the Orange County GOP this year and when not channeling the late Senator Joe McCarthy, his actions as Texas’ newest Senator only solidify his credentials as a major league hypocrite. Want proof? Cruz voted against an emergency aid bill for Hurricane Sandy victims earlier this…

Is the Solar Decathlon in Trouble?

On Monday, the new Irvine Republican city council majority, in a 3-2 vote, will start charging $10 per adult and $5 a kid for the Great Park Balloon ride and likewise charge for the carousel rides to raise revenue to help pay for the 2013 Solar Decathlon coming to Irvine this fall.  What’s next, we…

Tax dollars on Wellness Save Taxpayers Money

It’s seldom that I have time in my schedule to attend Irvine City Council meetings, but a small debate two weeks ago over a proposal by Mayor Pro Tem Beth Krom to look into a citywide wellness program turned into a small facebook debate with Irvine Councilmember Jeff Lalloway; in short, I’ve always been of…

Voices From Street Corners (Vol.11)

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Today was a beautiful day in Laguna Niguel. With the Sun again being out, I saw the people at the Street Corners yet again trying to call upon the generosity of the community to help them through these very trying times. One of those voices was a single mother of two children.

50 Years Ago Today And Not Much Has Changed

On September 12, 1960 Senator John Kennedy of Massachusetts gave a speech to the Houston Ministerial Association at the Rice Hotel in Houston, Texas. He faced great skepticism at that time for a number of reasons not least among which was his faith. He was a practicing Catholic. All American presidents to that point had…