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?
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.”
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
There are four Democrats vying for the 69th Assembly District in the upcoming open primary. Santa Ana Councilwoman Michele Martinez is leading the pack – and she has had her campaign website up for some time. Labor consultant Julio Perez has never run for anything before, but he has a website up too. Newcomer Francisco J. Barragan has no website, but that is expected as he is not a serious candidate – he is in the race to split the Santa Ana Latino vote, in order to hurt candidate Martinez.
But what is up with Orange County Clerk-Recorder Tom Daly? He does NOT have a campaign website. Why is that? He has raised thousands of dollars, but can’t even put up a simple website? Could it be that he doesn’t want us to know more about him? Or maybe he would rather not admit what his agenda is? Continue reading
Santa Ana resident Francisco J. Barragan is finally getting the chance to avenge his pal Alfredo Amezcua’s brutal loss to Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido in 2010. Barragan announced yesterday at the Orange County Young Democrats meeting that he is “entering the 69th Assembly District race,” according to the Liberal OC blog.
“After seeing the other candidates I think I have something unique to offer,” Barragan told the Liberal OC. “I wanted to have all the pieces of my campaign in place before announcing, but this meeting pushed up my announcement.” Continue reading