Weekend Open Thread: The Political Blog Commenter Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name


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Anonymous CommentsHere’s a nice weekend project for all of you out there who are just lolling (or LOL-ing) around.

I had started, back on February 9 or 10, to collect all of the comments on the CunningBlog  (aka “Anaheim Blog”) celebrating Don Wagner and slamming John Moorlach and his supporters such as Tom Tait, Shawn Nelson, and our own Cynthia Ward — but doing so anonymously.

Obviously, I didn’t get very far.  So I’m asking you to go over to AnaheimBlog — if you would like, and you don’t mind Matt having your IP Address, you can use the link near the bottom left of our home page under “California Blogs” that is labeled “Anahamster” — and start maybe back at the beginning of February and see what classic gems like these you can collect.  Put them in comments (so that you get credit for your work) and we’ll copy them up here.  Remember, anonymous comments only!  Do not disobey my instructions!  (Unless you want to, in which event go ahead.)  Let’s try to have a nice rich collection compiled by the time that John Moorlach is sworn in Sunday at 4:00 in Tustin.

This, by the way, is your Weekend Open Thread.  Talk about that, or whatever else you’d like, within reasonable bounds of discretion, decency, and decorum.

Pro-Wagner comments from the CunningBlog:
Mister Mister

It’s sad that Shawn Nelson and Tom Tait are backing a career elected official like Moorlach over a conservative party-builder like Don Wagner. But it’s not surprising because all three of them are all about themselves, not building the party or the cause.

Go Wagner!

One Who Knows Better

The “Wagner’s not a conservative noise” is coming from wingnuts like Deb Pauley (who is conservative when it suits her) and Art Pedroza, who is neither a Republican nor a conservative. Pedroza can’t even help contradicting himself from post to post as he blasts Wagner. They should be ignored.

Wagner has a rock-solid conservative record by any measure. He works to help elect other Republicans. The only person John Moorlach tries to help is himself. Three terms in the Senate from a deep-red district like the 37th would be totally wasted on Moorlach.

 See you at the swearing-in!  (Maybe.)


About Greg Diamond

Somewhat verbose worker's rights and government accountability attorney, residing in northwest Brea. General Counsel of CATER, the Coalition of Anaheim Taxpayers for Economic Responsibility, a non-partisan group of people sick of local corruption. Deposed as Northern Vice Chair of DPOC in April 2014 when his anti-corruption and pro-consumer work in Anaheim infuriated the Building Trades and Teamsters in spring 2014, who then worked with the lawless and power-mad DPOC Chair to eliminate his internal oversight. Occasionally runs for office to challenge some nasty incumbent who would otherwise run unopposed. (Someday he might pick a fight with the intent to win rather than just dent someone. You'll know it when you see it.) He got 45% of the vote against Bob Huff for State Senate in 2012 and in 2014 became the first attorney to challenge OCDA Tony Rackauckas since 2002. None of his pre-putsch writings ever spoke for the Democratic Party at the local, county, state, national, or galactic level, nor do they now. A family member co-owns a business offering campaign treasurer services to Democratic candidates and the odd independent. He is very proud of her. He doesn't directly profit from her work and it doesn't affect his coverage. (He does not always favor her clients, though she might hesitate to take one that he truly hated.) He does advise some local campaigns informally and (so far) without compensation. (If that last bit changes, he will declare the interest.)