Tag Archive for Unions

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,…

Jabba the Greenhut: Wrong Again!

You know, I just love it when people who should know better jump on their keyboards with an opinion before checking ther facts. I’m scrolling through the Register’s Orange Punch Blog and I find this post by Steven Greenhut titled “Corona Protects His Own Retroactive Pension Spike” Greenhut opens by claiming that Sheriff Corona was…

Lemmings on the march

Yesterday, the Orange County Board of Supervisors took a step towards challenging the decision of the Board of Supervisors in 2001 to grant an additional 1% of salary per year of service to the pension calculation for public safety officers.  The constitutional challenge, proposed by Supervisor Moorlach, affects both Deputy Sheriff’s and District Attorney Investigators…

A Gift of Public Funds… to Rich People with Boats

So Moorlach, why wasn’t this action by you and your colleagues not unconstitutional? Folded into the Orange County Budget Resolution for 2008 was the following as item #5: Authorize Auditor-Controller to pay 2003 through 2006 Possessory Interest Tax for Dana Point Harbor boat slip licensees of approximately $850,000 from Fund 108.  This item is related…

Black Helicopters: Hovering over Red County

Psst… I think Matt Cunningham’s off his meds. Black helicopters are part of a conspiracy theory, especially prevalent among the United States militia movement, that claims that special unmarked black helicopters are used by secret agents of the New World Order, United Nations troops, and/or the Men in Black preparing to take control of the…

Moorlach’s Folly: It Just doesn’t add up.

Over at The Tin Star Blog Sergeant wrote a couple of days ago (Thursday) about Supervisor Moorlach’s invention of a “Pension Spike” for Orange County Deputy Sheriffs.  While he agrees that there was an increase in the overall pension liability he makes a good point that Moorlach’s examples are more hype to promote his plan…