Stories You May Have Missed This Weekend at OJB (Jan 3-5)!


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Lily Tomlin & Jane Wagner

We’re evidently supposed to share this, and I personally wish the couple the best, despite the pain of finally ending my childhood dreams of becoming Mr. Lily Tomlin.

While you were out cavorting this post-New Year’s weekend, perhaps still hung over from your New Year’s Eve revelries at the marriage (after 42 years together of Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner), you may have missed the following stories:

4th Supe District: Nobody Can Beat Shawn Nelson (If Nobody Runs Against Shawn Nelson)

An analysis of the 4th District Supervisorial Race, which doesn’t yet look like a race — but could become one!

Weekend Open Thread: In Case You Missed It, OJB’s Top Sorties (or Stories) of 2013!

A reprint of our Top 27 or so stories of 2013, which may take some time for you to read.

Religion Making a Comeback in America – Agree? and Government and Symbolism Don’t Mix!

A pair of think pieces on religious and political correctness.

Fullerton Fails to Block DA’s Access to Police Records in Murder Trial

A Fullerton Rag story on maneuvering in the Kelly Thomas Murder trial.

Viet Bigotry Melts to Manageable Size, LGBT to March in Tet Parade!

Our celebratory coverage of the weekend’s big political victory.  (We almost broke this — damn you, Weekly’s Charles Lam!)

Talkin’ GMOs with an Educated Cynic and Talkin’ Cynicism with Educated GMO critics

In the wake of the Cheerios announcement, a middle position on GMOs: essentially, “don’t be a jerk.”


About Greg Diamond

Prolix worker's rights and government accountability attorney and General Counsel of CATER. His anti-corruption work in Anaheim infuriated the Building Trades and Teamsters in spring 2014, leading them to work with the Democratic Party of Orange County Chair and other co-conspirators (who had long detested the internal oversight his presence provided) to remove him from the position of DPOC North Vice Chair of in violation of party rules and any semblance of due process. He also runs for office sometimes. Unless otherwise specifically stated, none of his writings prior to that lawless putsch ever spoke for the Democratic Party at the local, county, state, national, or galactic level. He tries to either suppress or openly acknowledge his partisan, issue, ideological, and "good government" biases in most of his writing here. If you have a question about any particular writing, just ask him about it and (unless you are an pseudonymous troll) he will probably answer you at painful length. He lives in Beautiful Bountiful Brea, but while he may brag about it he generally doesn't blog about it. A family member works as a campaign treasurer for candidates including Wendy Gabriella in AD-73; he doesn't directly profit from that relatively small compensation and it doesn't affect his coverage. He does advise some campaigns informally and (except where noted) without compensation.