Is beating an unknown, penniless liberal who was disowned by his own party organization really something to brag about? Greg Diamond and his CATER group did recently stick one in the eye of the Anaheim City Council — far more than can be said about Rackauckas’ own prosecution at the Kelly Thomas trial which he lost as badly as the British at Dunkirk. Continue reading
A jury found Buena Park Mayor Sangjin Miller Oh guilty Friday of five counts of perjury for falsifying Department of Motor Vehicles documents to avoid making child-support payments. The conviction effectively ends his four-year run on the City Council…Oh, 50, faces a maximum of six years, four months in state prison when he is sentenced Aug. 22. Continue reading
Who in the world are Sherry Walker and Adam Nick? They are Orange County political candidates with minute social media profiles. Nick was elected to the Lake Forest City Council in 2012. He is pictured with his wife Sherry on his Facebook page. But Sherry is running for the 69th Assembly District, which includes parts of Santa Ana and Anaheim, while Nick is running for the 46th Congressional District, which includes the same areas. These are carpetbaggers – the question is who are they and what are the up to?
My sources tell me that Walker and Nick are Iranians who changed their names. Nick owns a gas station and actually sued his own city in a fit because the city granted an alcohol license to a 7-11 but Nick wanted to monopolize alcohol sales in his area. What sort of Councilman sues his own city – forcing taxpayers to waste money in the legal defense process? Continue reading
Few can argue that four-term Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas put it on the line last year in his prosecution of two bad ex-Fullerton cops in the Kelly Thomas murder case. The LA Times had this take on it: Tony Rackauckas put reputation on the line in Kelly Thomas case (outside paywall here). Should he have been the lead prosecutor? Since he lost a slam dunk case, we can argue NO. Continue reading
As I mentioned in an earlier post, Democrat Anila Ali has no chance whatsoever of winning in the June Open Primary Election for the 74th Assembly District. But I decided to take a closer look at her campaign to see if she had anything at all to say that might appeal to any voters outside of her party.
When you think about the top issues in California several come to mind, such as: the public employee pension crisis (that is bankrupting cities and counties and is a major threat to all of us); the drought (and the stupidity of saving the Delta Smelt while damning our agricultural industry); the ridiculous waste of money that is the doomed California High Speed Rail; the release from prison of dangerous rapists and murderers by Ali’s fellow Democrat, Governor Jerry Brown; and the fact that California’s residents are the highest taxed voters in the nation.
But Ali does not mention any of these issues on her campaign website. Instead she talks about being “business friendly” but then the rest of her platform is a plea to create more government union jobs, in education and in public works and parks. And she posted a screed about “equal protection under the law” but failed to mention how much it sucks that Obama’s administration is spying on us and on our global allies. Nor does she mention our nation’s failed drug war. Continue reading
If you know anything about politics then you should know that the Tea Party is not affiliated with either the Republican Party or the Democratic Party. Sure, most Tea Party members are Republicans but I know of two local Orange County Democrats who are running for the State Assembly that have been affiliated with the Tea Party. They are Karina Onofre, who is running for the 74th Assembly District, and Albert Ayala, who is running in the 72nd Assembly District.
Ayala ran before, in 2012, and lost. This is Onofre’s first legislative campaign. Scott Martindale, an OC Register reporter, has ignored Ayala but he wrote an article that did Onofre, who recently quit the GOP and returned to the Democratic Party, no favors. Here are a few excerpts from Martindale’s article: Continue reading