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Blogger Fined $60,000 For Telling Truth

  A blogger using the Nom de Plum “Johnny Northside” was found liable for $60,000 regarding allegations he made about University of Minnesota employee and community leader Jerry Moore.  In the blog Mr. Moore was linked to a mortgage fraud at a time when he had been hired by the University of Minnesota to study…
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Tragically Premature Death of South County Athlete

  No one should ever have to bury their child. When that kid is a 21 year incredibly bright student, football and lacrosse player the lost potential tremendously magnifies that loss. I have been around awhile and accordingly have lost a number of friends and family – but the passing of this friend of my…
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Wisconsin Democrats Throw Tantrum

  Having five teenage kids myself I know exactly what it looks like when a scolded child throws a tantrum when they don’t get away with trying to pull a fast one.  For the past three weeks, ELECTED Wisconsin Democrat Senators fled the state hiding out in hotels eating room service rather than allow the…
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An Intimate Lunch With the Impressive John Thune

What is probably most impressive about South Dakota Senator John Thune is that his down to earth regular guy persona is actually the real thing.   I had the rare opportunity to sit down to lunch with Senator Thune and about 40 other lucky souls for a little more than an hour today in Santa Ana…
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Wisnonsin’s Unions Feeling Backlash From Their Overreach

I have watched and listened in stunned silence as the reports flow out of the events surrounding the Wisconsin Legislature’s attempts to bring its state budget deficit under control.  For those of you living on Mars, Wisconsin’s new Governor ran on a platform that promised to balance the budget without raising taxes and he was…
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Capo’s Alpay Threatens District For More Pay

CUSD Trustee John Alpay Threatens District Trying to More than Double His Own Pay Even though we live in a time where polticians’ thirst for money at the taxpayer trough seems endless, CUSD Trustee John Alpay has taken greed to a new level.  As a lawyer admitted to practice in California, Mr. Alpay has sent…
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Santa Ana City Council Action May Violate Constitution

Santa Ana Dumps More Money Down the Drain In an action that may well violate the California Constitution, the City Council of the City of Santa Ana gave former City Attorney Joseph Fletcher more than $330,000 from the city when he stepped down last week, even though they were under no apparent contractual obligation to…
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Big Brother Alive and Well In Mission Viejo

Tonight’s Mission Viejo City Council agenda features a proposal to mandate hugely expensive fire sprinkler systems for private residents wanting to remodel their homes under many circumstances.  This is just another unneeded incursion into our private lives as “big government” tries to tell us what is best in an area that should be left to…
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Ping Pong Gate Strikes Mission Viejo

Ping Pong is Big Time Politics In Mission Viejo “Two ping-pong players at the Murray Community Center have filed medical claims totalling $58,000 for injuries in two separate incidents. Del Weisz filed a $36,000 medical claim against the City for a concussion and subdural hematoma suffered while he was playing table tennis at the Center….
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