Norberto Santana wrote a truly ridiculous p0st today over at the Voice of OC, which is primarily funded by O.C. Labor. He pontificated that the race for the 69th Assembly District is going to be settled by the unions – and of course he praised labor’s handpicked candidate – the unknown, and socialist, Julio Perez. But when was the last time OC Labor won anything?
We broke the news on our New Santa Blog last November that Supervisor Bill Campbell, who thankfully is terming out after this year, has hired a new Chief of Staff – Laura Cunningham. But did you know she is still listed as a Principal at a lobbying firm she co-owns with her husband, Matt Cunningham?
That’s right. They own Pacific Strategies, a public relations and public affairs company that, supposedly taps “years of government and political experience to assist you in building support for initiatives and projects, creating positive awareness of your organization or project and guiding clients through the governmental process. We’re experienced with effective strategies for favorably influencing elected leaders, government officials, and community and opinion leaders—building coalitions and mobilizing opinion in support of your goals, and neutralizing critics. Our clients are the beneficiaries of relationships we’ve nurtured during the course of nearly two decades.” Yep, lobbyists! Continue reading
Did you know that neither the Democratic Party of Orange County nor the Republican Party of Orange County offer their websites in Spanish or Vietnamese? It doesn’t cost anything to include a Google Translate widget on your website. I offer that feature on all of my blogs. Yet neither the red nor the blue parties in Orange County appear to give a damn about minority voters who may not be all that fluent in English.
When you run for office in Orange County, your ballot statement gets translated into several languages. That has actually been a factor in some races. So why don’t our red and blue parties at the very least install the free Google Translate widget on their website? It just goes to show you that neither of these parties really cares about anything other than getting their boys elected. Continue reading
One of the few Republican bloggers left at the Orange Juice, Geoff Willis, quit the OJ blog on January 12. The last post he wrote at the OJ blog has since been taken down, but you can read it in Google Cache mode here. I am not sure why the OJ blog’s editor, Vern Nelson, took down the post. But according to comment’s left on Willis’ Facebook page, the comments got out of hand.
Willis wrote 106 posts and got 100,000 hits – and Nelson is going to have a heck of a time replacing him. Why did Willis quit? It all came down to Nelson’s newest blogger, DPOC hack Greg Diamond. Here is what Willis wrote on the way out, “When Greg Diamond joined the editorial board of the Juice I feel that things took a swan dive both in terms of quality of post as well as in quality of comment. His self promoting pieces on the occupy “movement” were his biggest contribution of the year and his poor writing resulted in NONE of his stories placing in the top 40 stories of the year. I find dealing with him simply tiring.”
The Libertarian National Committee endorsed the California ballot initiative “Regulate Marijuana as Wine” in December, by a vote of 14-0 (with 2 abstentions), according to Mark Hinkle, Chair, Libertarian National Committee. While most Libertarians would rather have no regulation on marijuana, they believe that this is an incremental step in the right direction. Click here to see this measure’s Facebook page.
REGULATE WINE LIKE MARIJUANA
The new year is in motion, and Libertarians are set for huge advances toward liberty at every turn. The opportunities are there. We just have to reach out and grab them! Continue reading
Julio Perez, the ultra-left labor consultant Democrat, and Anaheim resident, who is running for the 69th Assembly District, has only raised just over $22,000, according to the California Secretary of State. Click here to see his campaign finance report in Microsoft Excel.
That is a pretty dismally low figure. The other three Democrats running have not filed their campaign finance forms yet. Here are a few fun facts from Perez’ report: Continue reading