Looks Under Rock of "Breaking" Obama Treason Claim and Finds Orly Taitz

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Furballed Queen of the Birfers Orly Taitz, the leading debunker of urban legends, Internet rumors and assorted tall tales of questionable origin, just took on the fantasy that President Barack Obama has been charged in federal court with treason--and discovered that Rancho Santa Margarita's own lawyer/dentist/real estate saleslady/Ivanka lite Orly Taitz is at the center of it.

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Orange County Republican Party's Anti-Labor Union Edict Fails Again--This Time In Irvine

A Republican independent expenditure campaign committee violated a heavily publicized Orange County Republican Party edict against joining forces with public employee unions by aiding the 2014 re-election of Irvine GOP city council candidate Jeff Lalloway.

According to records at the Secretary of State's office, the Orange County Professional Firefighters Association contributed $5,000 to the California Taxpayer Protection Committee on October 22, 2014, the same day the group reported spending $42,914 on independent expenditures for Lalloway.

Emails obtained by the Weekly also show that Lalloway, an appointed Orange County Fire Authority board member, told Jon Fleischman, a prominent Republican activist who managed the political action committee, that the firefighters had endorsed his candidacy.

Fleischman, who has made no secret of his loathing of public employee unions over the years, then contacted Tony Bedolla, a longtime firefighter's union boss, for a contribution and supportive quote to be included in election literature.

He also provided Bedolla the JP Morgan Chase bank account information for his PAC.

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Lawsuit Claims Former LA Sheriff Lee Baca Helped Pal in Investment Scheme

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Ronald Reagan Federal Courthouse in Santa Ana: Where crime autopsies occur
In my world--one overloaded with journalists, politicians, cops, bureaucrats, lawyers and judges--a sales pitch that, say, a $3 million personal investment will swell into $100 million in weeks is a knee-slapping, cry-laughing joke. That's one of numerous reasons why the case of Stanley Toy Jr. stands out. A Los Angeles County medical doctor, veteran investor, political appointee and major Democrat donor with connections to President Barack Obama, Toy claimed con artists asserting secret, high-level banking-world connections and the ability to deliver rapid returns of more than 3,300 percent suckered him.

Sophisticated financial crimes are, of course, an everyday occurrence in Southern California, but Toy's mess is unique. From 2006 to 2007, he counted among his pals then-LA Sheriff Lee Baca and Undersheriff Larry Waldie, who made him a reserve lieutenant sheriff after taking his regular campaign contributions. Orange County experienced a similar unseemly pay-to-play scenario in which, before his FBI arrest and six-year prison trip, Sheriff Mike Carona routinely gave guns and official badges to wealthy businessmen seeking law-enforcement influence.

Toy used his own connections in hopes of buying a hospital that would nab lucrative government contracts for indigent patients, an idea he pitched to Arlene Shih, a senior vice president at Chinatrust Bank. Toy didn't know Shih's job served as front for her real occupation, which a California Court of Appeal later characterized as a serial embezzler with ties to men skillful at luring gullible investors into scams with intricate enticements heavy on mystery and big on promises.

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Judge Rejects Anaheim's Attempt To Force $650,000 Deal With Former City Attorney

City of Anaheim lawyers fighting a discrimination and retaliation lawsuit filed by a former city attorney have lost a tense battle to end the dispute with a $650,000 payment.

U.S. District Court Judge David O. Carter ruled late this month that the city lawyers' actions didn't warrant sanctions but their wrangling to force Cristina Talley into the settlement was legally erroneous.

Talley, who is represented by attorney Edward J. Morales, claims city council members discriminated against her based on age, national origin and gender as well as created a hostile work environment before abruptly forcing her to resign in January 2013.

During so-called "last, best and final" settlement negotiations in April and early May, Talley proposed a $750,000 payment to end the case before it reached a jury.

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Deborah Pauly Can't Even Escape Anti-Muslim Controversy in DUI Arrest

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Madame Hot Mess Assemblywoman Pauly?
Deborah Pauly, who aims to get elected to the state Assembly out of the 68th District in 2016, was recently arrested for allegedly driving under the influence in Anaheim, where police claim she made anti-Muslim remarks while getting popped.

Thought not the type of behavior many want in an elected representative, trashing Islam and an embarrassing DUI incident are not foreign to the former Villa Park city councilwoman. In 2011, she attained national notoriety for telling a rabid crowd that tried unsuccessfully to shut down a Muslim charity event in Yorba Linda, "I know quite a few Marines who would be very happy to help these terrorists to an early meeting in paradise."

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KFI's Jon and Ken Host Rally in Seal Beach at 3 P.M. TODAY to Recall Judge M. Marc Kelly

Can you hear me now?
UPDATE, SEPT. 24, 12:31 P.M.: The hosts of KFI 640AM's afternoon John and Ken Show rally those seeking the recall of Orange County Superior Court Judge M. Marc Kelly at 3 p.m. at Ayres Hotel, 12850 Seal Beach Blvd., Seal Beach. But John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou will not be alone.

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A Resident's Guide to Anaheim's Proposed District Election Map!

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Kinda looks like Cuba, huh
After months of map making, debates and meetings, Anaheim single-member districts are another step closer to reality. Last week, a panel of five retired judges approved a layout carving the city up into six boundaries roughly representing 50,000 residents each. Eligible Latino voters form a majority in one, a plurality in two others. Single-member districts are slated for the November 2016 elections. With voters approving the electoral reform last year (along with expanding the council to 7 members), the "People's Map," as it's been christened by activists, goes next to Anaheim City Council on October 6 for discussion. Will the council majority tamper with it? Will re-drawing the map on Anaheim elections lead to progressive paradise?

Assuming things stay as they are, the Weekly provides an actual resident's guide (as opposed to one bloviated about for months by bloviating bloviators from Brea) to the new districts in Anacrime!

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Author Chris Hedges is Calling All Rebels in Orange County THIS WEEKEND

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Truth Digger
Truth tellers are always shunned at the precise moment when they are needed most. It's no surprise, then, that Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Chris Hedges endured jeers from a crowd and hatred from the media following his anti-war commencement speech at Rockford College in 2003. With the Iraq War raging, it ended his career at The New York Times. Hedges set forth on a new path towards becoming a powerful polemicist. He now pens weekly columns on Truthdig and authors books on an array of subjects ranging from Christian fascism to gutter poverty.

His latest work is Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt. Hedges delivers doom and gloom prophecies where liberalism is politically impotent and ecocatastrophe is imminent. The public intellectual comes to OC with his message steeped in the classics, unafraid of radicalism and with one hope left for humanity: revolt!

The Weekly caught up with Hedges before his featured speech at Santa Ana's Delhi Center on Sunday.

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Time Set for Joe Biden Talk in Anaheim WEDNESDAY

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Biden his time before announcing.
UPDATE, SEPT. 15, 12:05 P.M.: The vice president is scheduled to deliver his remarks at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the 3rd Floor Ballroom of the Anaheim Convention Center, Solar Power International officials announced this morning.

ORIGINAL POST, SEPT. 11, 7:02 A.M.: Time was--what? Late spring?--that an announcement that Vice President Joe Biden was coming to the Anaheim Convention Center to address the Solar Power International Conference would have only been of interest to the Solar Power International Conference attendees who were not sleeping off a night of sniffing coke off Harbor Boulevard hookers' butts.

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Guess Who Out-Donald'ed The Donald In Anaheim? Presidential Hopeful Ben Carson

Carson: Always told what I can't do and then do it
The Sept. 9 afternoon scene outside the Anaheim Convention Center looked like a holiday shopping rush inspired by a one-hour, 60 percent off coupon sale at a J.C. Penny. Herds of overwhelmingly senior Caucasians--many limping from assorted leg, knee, hip and foot ailments--adopted a pace that wasn't quite a jog but nonetheless demonstrated a geriatric urgency to see, yes, a physician. They'd come for Dr. Ben Carson, the underdog, surging Republican presidential candidate, a retired pediatric neurosurgeon from Maryland and an unabashed Christian.

In national television appearances--almost always with Fox News' doting, rah-rah questioners--Carson rarely shows charisma. Compared to the brash Donald Trump or even the syrupy drawl of South Carolina's Lindsey Graham, his answers are Heinz ketchup-slow, low-key, opaque and, ever since he compared gay relationships to bestiality and pedophilia, largely devoid of controversy. So how explain the 63-year-old's rapid rise in the Republican Party primary polls?

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