The first Libertarian Party of Orange County (LPOC) Monthly Meetup of the New Year is set for Tuesday, January 10, 2012, 7:00 PM, at Karl Strauss Brewery, located at 901 South Coast Drive, Costa Mesa, CA (map). (714) 546-BREW.
O.C. Supervisor Janet Nguyen has done it again. A few years ago she voted against letter grade health ratings for Orange County restaurants. I outed the fact that her husband, Tom Bonikowski, and her then Chief of Staff, Andrew Do, co-owned a Lee’s Sandwiches franchise in Stanton that had received a multitude of health code violations, then I found out that she had accepted over $25,000 in campaign donations from owners of other restaurants with health code violations. She of course mentioned NONE of that when she voted against the letter grade health ratings.
Bonikowski later sold his part of the franchise to Do. Bonikowski ended up getting appointed to the Garden Grove Planning Commission. Do ended up resigning from his position with Nguyen, and from the Garden Grove City Council. The ultimate bag man was left holding the bag.
This time we are finding out that Nguyen got thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from Todd Theodora, the CalOptima lawyer who issued a secret report blasting CalOptima. His wife also contributed to Nguyen. Continue reading
Nick Anas, the 26-year old Chairman of the Orange County Young Democrats has apparently been hired by the Democratic Party of Orange County to serve as their new Executive Director. Anas, who refers to himself on Facebook as a “Lefty Fascist Socialist Commu-Nazi,” should fit right in at the dysfunctional DPOC.
Anas previously worked for Melahat Rafiei at Progressive Solutions Consulting – and they worked together on the very failed Beth Krom for Congress Campaign, according to Anas’ Facebook page. Continue reading
I have a lot of good friends who are Democrats – but let’s face it, most O.C. Democrats, at least the bloggers and politicians, are ridiculously liberal. They are wasting their time in Orange County, but that never stops them.
Now you can vote for the most ridiculous O.C. Democrats, in the poll below. There are a lot of choices, from liberal bloggers to a Long Beach liberal who works at the County of Orange, to limo liberals from Irvine. Have fun voting and remember that you can vote for up to three choices: Continue reading
There is only one female U.S. Representative in Orange County – Loretta Sanchez, and we have only two female state legislators in Orange County – State Senator Mimi Walters and Assemblywoman Diane Harkey. But we also have a lot of women involved in locally elected positions, as well as two women on the Orange County Board of Supervisors.
Not all of these women, unfortunately, are committed to the principles of freedom and limited government, but some of them are and others are at least known for the causes they represent and their overall body of work. My personal favorite is Laguna Hills Councilwoman Barbara Kogerman, who last year was named “Best Gadfly” in Orange County, by the OC Weekly, for her work that uncovered “lavish pay, benefits and pensions throughout local governments in the county. Her investigative work was later validated by the grand jury, The Orange County Register and government watchdog groups that have lavished her with awards.”
Now you can vote for your top three “Women in O.C. Politics,” in the poll below. Let me know if I overlooked anyone worthy of being included in our poll, via our comments feature. Here is the poll: Continue reading
Assemblyman Jose Solorio is a nice guy but he has been a disaster as a state legislator. This year was worse than usual. His failed Assembly Bill 350, which thankfully was vetoed by Governor Jerry Brown, would have forced companies that provide building security, maintenance, window cleaning or food services to retain the employees of the previous service contractor for 90 days and then offer those employees continued employment unless their performance is unsatisfactory, according to CalWatchdog.
Solorio terms out this year and he is not going to run for any other office. Some say he intends to run for State Senator Lou Correa’s seat when it comes available in 2014, but by then Solorio will be a dim memory. But some may remember that Solorio may have doomed Orange County to yet another bankruptcy. A vote he cast last year has now cost the County of Orange $48 million in revenue – and we aren’t getting that back, according to the New Santa Ana blog. Continue reading