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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Irvine Status Quo Election

Nothing is going to change in Irvine as far as the makeup of the new incoming City Council. There are still a few votes left to count, but I doubt it will affect the races from here on out. Sukhee Kang edged out Christina Shea for Mayor. Beth Krom, Steven Choi, and Larry Agran were all re-elected. Krom and Choi grabbed the two full four year seats and poor Larry Agran got stuck with the two year seat. Knowing Larry, this must have really pissed him off that Steven Choi finished ahead of him. He's not crying to much though. He will still have control of the Council for another two years, but he has been wounded. Hopefully the Team Irvine slate can get their act together for 2010 and finally put Larry into early retirement. The planning has to start today guys. Find some candidates, raise the money, and then get out the vote. 2010 will also most likely be a kinder environment for Republicans to run in.

I do want to publicly thank Pat Rodgers, Eric Johnson, and Margie Wakeham. You guys were again way out spent by the corrupt Agran Machine, but managed to make it close. It's not easy running for public office knowing you are going to be slimed with thousands of dollars by Larry Agran.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Neil Cavuto Interviews Ron Paul On The Horrible Economy

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Where Do The Republican Go From Here?

Anyone in my party who did not see what was coming this past Tuesday should get out a piece a paper and start taking some notes. The first thing that has to change is for Republicans to reacquaint themselves with the US Constitution. You know, it's that rulebook that must be followed when you're elected to office. Once again the perceived peace candidate, Obama won the election. I don't think our foreign policy will actually change, but the perception that it will really helped Obama. BTW, Bush W won in 2000 because he was the peace candidate that wanted us to have a more humble foreign policy after the all misadventures by the Clinton Administration in Bosnia & Somalia and Nixon won in 1968 because he was going to get us out of Vietnam. You get the point. We have to get back to a non-interventionist foreign policy. Our party has to start understanding that you can't just give lip service to personal liberties and a humble foreign policy. Our message became very stale. We have to start rebuilding credibility with people otherwise it's gonna be a long trip through the wilderness.

A Bit To High Expectations For Obama???

I think this You Tube is so sad. It has gone viral and has been seen by over a million people. I'm posting it to show people who haven't seen it yet. It's sad because this poor woman actually thinks Obama is going to send her a check to pay for her mortgage and her gas bills. This mentality scares the hell out of me. I don't think it ever occured to this woman that someone else had to produce the income to be taxed and then ultimately redistributed to her through the heavy hand of government.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

John McCain Post Mortem Re: Illegal Immigration

It was pointed out to me by a friend this morning that John McCain is only getting about 13% of the hispanic vote according to the latest polling. What does that say about McCain's & George Bush's vaunted strategy of going all out for amnesty? Boy that is really paying some big dividends there. A whole 13% of the vote. Those pro amnesty hispanic voters have decided to eat steak[voting for Obama] rather than eat hamburger[vote for McCain]. Hope it was all worth it. Thanks for nothing.
PHOENIX (Reuters) – In the final stretch to the presidential election, more than three quarters of likely Hispanic voters say they support Democrat Barack Obama over Republican John McCain, a study found.The Univision/Reuters/Zogby poll released on Tuesday said that 78 percent of a sample of 1,016 Latino likely voters favored Sen. Obama, with 13 percent supporting McCain, an Arizona senator.The poll, which was conducted between October 30 and November 2, found that 54 percent of respondents said the economy and jobs were the most important issue in deciding who to vote for, followed by health care and immigration, with 12 percent and 11 percent respectively

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Motion to Strike "The Little Sheriff!"

OMG! I've just laughed myself to tears reading Scott Moxely's OC Weekly wrapup of the first week of the Mike Carona Trial. The best quote from the article actually came from Federal Judge Andrew Guilford. After testimony about "The Little Sheriff" birthday cards, the judge inadvertently deadpanned to the defense...
“I didn’t hear a motion to strike the little sheriff!’”
LOL! I'm not making that up. He really said it and it's really funny. You knew there was gonna be some good material from this trial, we just didn't know it would present itself so soon. There's still two more fabulous months of this trial. Thank you Mike for standing your ground and not copping a plea.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Quote Of The Day

"It’s like, you know, all this
shit surrounds n****r money. I mean it’s literally, it’s n****r money"
Former OC Sheriff Mike Carona describing inconsequential amounts of cash to Don Haidl during a wire tapped conversation. Haidl was giving Carona this cash on a monthly basis.