2020 Elections

Hypocrisy: Moreno Urges Followers To Swarm Colleagues’ Social Media, Keeps His Closed To Critics

Yesterday, Councilman Jose F. Moreon made another appearance on “ITZ Happenin!”, a podcast co-hosted by Joese Gloria Hernandez, a former staffer for the left-wing advocacy group OCCORD and Moreno’s former campaign manager. Appearing with him was former Mayor Tom Tait. Both of them bashed the agreement negotiated with the Angels to keep them in Anaheim while selling the stadium site ...

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UPDATED: OC Democrat Party Leader Who Praised Ho Chi Minh Quits Post Under Pressure

Jeff LeTourneau, a long-time progressive Democrat activist, resigned all leadership posts in the Democratic Party of Orange County tonight after a heated marathon meeting of the DPOC executive committee, over a Facebook post this week in which he praised the late Vietnamese Communist dictator Ho Chi Minh. LeTourneau was the DPOC Vice Chair for North Orange County. Prior to the ...

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OC Democratic Party Leader Praises Ho Chi Minh, Outrages Vietnamese Community

A top-ranking official of the Democratic Party of Orange County with a history of courting controversy has ignited a firestorm over a social media post in which he praised Ho Chi Minh, the Communist founder of North Vietnam, for defeating the “imperial” United States in the Vietnam War: So, in LeTourneau’s telling, Ho Chi Minh overcomes his social awkwardness by ...

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Magcalas And The COVID Exemption For Protests And Politics

J. Paolo Magcalas is running for a second term on the Anaheim Elementary School District Board of Education from Trustee Area 3.  Readers may be familiar with Magcalas as a radical exponent of Ethnic Studies who thinks Thanksgiving is racist, supports gutting Proposition 13 and defunding the police (including school safety officers) and voted to spend nearly $1 million in ...

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OC Democratic Party Deadlocks On Endorsement In District 5 Council Race

A split Democratic Party of Orange County Central Committee was unable to make an endorsement in the District 5 city council race last night, as committee members deadlocked between the two Democrat candidates, Kenneth Batiste and Sabrina Quezada. Councilman Steve Faessel, a lifelong Anaheim resident, businessman and city historian with many years of active civic and community involvement, is running ...

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Progressive Vote-Buying and Cancel Culture In District 5 Race

The District 5 council race is the scene of some questionable vote-buying by the Kenneth Batiste campaign, plus a related bout of left-wing cancel culture. On Facebook this Sunday, Yesenia Rojas, a union member and community activist who has generally sided with the Tait-Moreno side in Anaheim’s civic battles, called out left-wing blogger Vern Nelson for putting Kenneth Batiste campaign ...

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Moreno Telegraphs Rationalizations For Opposing COVID-19 Recovery Plan Tonight

Councilman Jose F. Moreno is already telegraphing his plan to vote against using $4 million in federal CARES Act funding to extend eviction protection, support for local businesses and COVID-19 testing. His vehicle: cynical alternative ideas for the $4 million which he admits aren’t realistic. Item 14 on tonight’s council agenda would expand the Anaheim Community and Economic Recovery Plan ...

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OC Democratic Party Rejects Endorsing Denise Barnes

District 1 Councilmember and life-long Republican Denise Barnes switched parties on June 12 and is running for re-election as a newly-minted Democrat. However, her bid for the Democratic Party of Orange County Central Committee endorsement was rejected last night on a split vote. 30 committee members voted for and 23 members voted against endorsement, with 7 members abstaining, according to ...

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Newly-Minted Democrat Denise Barnes Seeking OC Democrat Party Endorsement

Several short weeks after switching her party affiliation from life-long Republican to Democrat, District 1 Councilwoman Denise Barnes is trying to secure the endorsement of the Democratic Party of Orange County Central Committee, which will vote on it tonight. Whether she gets it is another matter, since a number of Central Committee members object to the party giving consideration to ...

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Councilwoman Barnes’ Policy Aide Derides Federal Agents Battling Antifa Rioters As “Thugs”

Among the items on tonight’s Anaheim City Council agenda are informational presentations on the Office of Independent Review Group report and Police Review Board 2019 Annual Report. Councilman Jose F. Moreno will doubtless use the occasion to press his #defundthepolice agenda (while trying to explain that he doesn’t really mean defund the police). District 1 Councilmember Denise Barnes is Moreno’s ...

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