Tag Archive for Unions

Time to Cage Street

Despite the Treasurer’s blithe dismissal of the allegations and their impact upon his office, it is imperative that the Board of Supervisors take immediate and decisive action in the matter, if it is to minimize the charges that the Board “fiddled while Rome burned.”  Orange County Employees Association General Manager Nick Berardino in a letter…

13th Annual Truman Awards Dinner

This came in today from Frank Barbaro, Chairman of the Democratic Party of Orange County.  The Reps had Rudy, the Dems have John.  I think we got the better speaker. Dear Democrats, The Democratic Party of Orange County’s thirteenth annual Harry S Truman Awards Dinner will take place on Friday, October 19th at the Disneyland…

Greenhut Gas: 8-16-2007

  I’m running late so I’m only sticking to my favorite contribution to global warming by Jabbering Jabba (Steven Greenhut). Steven has been taking issue with former Supervisor Assemblyman Todd Spitzer over his vote in support of the increase in Deputy Sheriff pension rates.  While he targets the retroactive portion, my guess is he would…

Dana Parsons on Deputy Sheriff Pensions

Dana Parsons dives into the debate on Deputy Sheriff pensions in his column today. I find his discussion to be far more balanced than the biased reports and commentaries in the OCRegister. But, I figure there may be some differing opinions out there. I wish I were more resolute for one side or the other.…

Greenhut Gas

Over here at TheLiberalOC.com we really do enjoy the dialogue with Steven Greenhut over at the OCRegister, even if I can’t convince our spam filter that Steven’s comments aren’t really spam.   Yes folks, he really does believe the stuff he writes, particularly over on the Orange Punch blog. With that in mind, and in recognition of the Orange Punch coverage of…

O.C Treasurer Should Resign

At least that is what Orange County Employees Association General Manager Nick Berardino has to say about Chriss Street’s legal and ethics troubles. Today Berardino also called on Supervisor Moorlach to join him in urging his hand picked successor to resign. Peggy Lowe has the scoop over at

Oops, Jabba was right, sort of.

On Wednesday I fired off a post claiming that Jabbering Jabba the Greenhut was wrong about the amount of Sheriff Carona’s pension benefit.  Jabba had claimed in a post on th Regiister’s Orange Punch Blog that day that Sheriff Carona received the 3% @ 50 Pension benefit, I said it was 2.7 @ 55. Well,…