Gadflies

Ending Insults from the Oracle of Obscenities

The decorum statement read before public comments begin at meetings of the Anaheim City Council serves only as an ineffective speed bump for the spiels of William Fitzpatrick, the perennial gadfly on the rump of Council members. It is important for the Council to maintain a commitment to freedom of speech, but it is as wrong to yell fire in ...

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Anaheim Gadflies Join Liberal Litigator Cory Briggs’ Legal Fight Against San Diego Convention Center Expansion

When it comes to the relationship between Anaheim gadfly group CATER and liberal litigator Cory Briggs Inland Oversight Group, it seems that one hand washes the other. Briggs’ IOC is CATER’s co-plaintiff in the lawsuit to stop the council-approved expansion of the Anaheim Convention Center. As it turns out, CATER has joined Brigg’s legal battle against the expansion of San ...

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Ward’s Double Standard; Tait Targets Colleagues for Defeat

Anaheim Insider here. I recently criticized agitator Cynthia Ward’s FPPC complaint against Kris Murray as nonsense. Ward claims Murray violated the FPPC’s mass mailing rule because she’s featured in an Anaheim Chamber of Commerce mailer. I’ll let her faulty reasoning speak for itself: The complaint is nearly done formatting, let’s see, do I have it all? Chamber accepts public funds. ...

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Media Watch: David Nazar Twists the Truth

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jdmEtiSy9c&w=420&h=315] So I’m watching this PBS SoCal program in which Rick Reiff is interviewing producer/reporter David Nazar about the William Fitzgerald anti-Semitic/homophobic rant incident, and I’m startled when Nazar’s narrative really twists the truth as if it were a pretzel:

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Self-Styled Taxpayer Champion Suing County for a Pile of Taxpayer Money

David Zenger has lately become a fixture at Anaheim City Council meetings, where he thunders during public comments against what he considers the council majority poor stewards on behalf of the taxpayers. The Voice of OC yesterday reported on what has been common knowledge among county insiders for several weeks: Zenger is suing the County of Orange because Supervisor Shawn ...

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