Thursday last, the OCTA City Selection Committee (comprised of all 34 OC elected and appointed Mayors) was gathered by the UNelected Association of California Cities – Orange County (who’s membership do not include every city in the OC) to rule on the selection of new OCTA Board Directors, one for each Supervisorial District. Continue reading
You have to love the OC Weekly’s annual list of Orange County’s Scariest People. This year’s list includes Anaheim Council Member Kris Murray, GOP blogger Matt Cunningham, OC Supe Todd Spitzerm, State Senator Lou Correa and lame OC Register owner Aaron Kushner. Here are a few excerpts:
A pioneer in OC’s blogging community, Matt Cunningham was shamed into digital hiding a couple of years ago when the longtime Republican operative outed sex-abuse victims in his pathetic campaign to defend his priest, John Urell, a Diocese of Orange bigwig who had long shielded pedophile priests from the law. Cunningham re-emerged last year to start a new blog funded by the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce with the sole purpose of tarring Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait and activists trying to reform the corrupt town. When he’s not trashing attempts at democracy, Cunningham hails the status quo and whines that Republicans aren’t paying attention to Anaheim, which only proves how influential he truly is. Did we mention he outed sex-abuse victims? Mitigating factor: He inspired two of the greatest nicknames in OC blogging history—”Jerbal,” for his Baba Booey-like chompers, and “Fart Boy,” because his ethics are as smelly as a juicy ripper. Continue reading
The Lincoln Club Endorses Robert Ming: The Right Thing Done in the Right Way
By: Lincoln Club member David Bahnsen
Matt Cunningham has posted a bizarre piece over at OCPolitical expressing his dismay at the Lincoln Club’s decision to endorse Robert Ming for the OC Supervisor’s seat in the 5th District. It is bizarre because Matt expresses a long-held admiration for the club, and then says he has never “been more disappointed in one of the club’s actions than its endorsement of Robert Ming”. He later in the article says it is not about Robert Ming, but about the process by which the club gave the endorsement. A few comments are in order. Continue reading
One of Orange County’s biggest hacks, PR flack Matt Cunningham, went bananas today on the OC Political blog – which for all effects and purposes is a rehash of Cunningham’s old Red County blog, which thankfully died a couple years ago. What got Cunningham riled up? Well he says that the Lincoln Club of Orange County endorsed Robert Ming for the 5th Supervisorial District without first meeting with one of his opponents, Mission Viejo Councilman Frank Ury.
Fair enough – the Lincoln Club is a private organization so if they don’t want to talk to Ury, oh well. But Cunningham then proceeds to brag about how conservative he and Ury are, and have been for twenty years. That is when I have to call “B.S.”
Wwhere do we start in summarizing the awful Ury? Here is a rundown of his “highlights:” Continue reading
The Register didn’t go very far out on a limb this morning when its lead editorial came out against the Bullet Train (outside paywall here: This train should not leave the station yet) considering the nearly universal opposition to it that’s growing throughout California. A judge has not quite declared the project illegal due to its inability to be lawfully funded, and we’re still awaiting his decision on the more basic issue — is CAHSR’s current “blended” plan equivalent to what voters expected from Proposition 1A, that is, a non-stop 220mph train between Los Angeles and San Francisco with a 160 minute or less ride for under $100? Continue reading
Have you ever had a look at who is serving on our Orange County Commissions? I would imagine not, but my curiosity was piqued when I worked on a post about the corrupt and powerful people that actually run our County – not the politicians but the special interests, developers and lobbyists who work the back rooms and fund the PACs in order to get people elected who will do their bidding.
What I found as I looked at our County Commissioners blew me away. Folks this is not good news. Take a look at, for example, the Orange County Planning Commission. These are the people who approve new developments in our County. So who is on the Planning Commission? Check this out: Continue reading