Dissent-the-blog’s Bauer files FPPC Complaint against Tom Fuentes


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Tom Fuentes,
heretofore Teflon

Kudos to good Orange Juice friend, Professor Roy Bauer of “Dissent the Blog,” for …

Wait, first let me ask:  Aren’t you tired of all these corrupt greedy bastards who run this County, always just getting away with whatever they want, and acting like rules and laws don’t apply to them because they’re more special than you and me?  (And our DA is “as good as no DA”?)

Well see then, this is a good thing:  Long-time OC GOP power-broker and South Orange County Community College District (SOCCCD) trustee Tom Fuentes has neglected for years to mention on his annual disclosure forms his connection with auction firm LFC (detailed here) and claims a big “Why should I?” – and now Dr. Bauer has filed an official complaint to the Fair Political Practices Commission (below) that could hopefully result in tens of thousands of dollars in fines for Fuentes.

For those of you who haven’t been following OC politics that long, a quick WHO IS TOM FUENTES?

Dr. Bauer, a philosophy professor at Irvine Valley College and master of “Dissent The Blog,” is something like the Jacques-Yves Cousteau of this sick ecosystem, and his latest story takes us through an underwater journey among what he professorially calls the “Dire Dingleberries of Hinkitude” gurgling up from the SOCCCD:  the ascension of wingnut Don Wagner to the Assembly this year;  the endlessly breathtaking  scandals of Public Administrator John S. Williams;   the firing of Todd Spitzer by as-good-as-no-DA Tony Rackauckas, and more!

So what are you waiting for?  Go over there and imbibe some DISSENT!  (After you glance at Roy’s complaint below.)

update:  While I was busy screwing around this weekend, Roy wrote an even better piece.


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