Liveblog from Bernie’s Anaheim Convention Center Rally

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At Bernie's Early Rally: The line in Anaheim Convention Center Hall D; waiting for the doors to Hall C to open at 7:00.

At Bernie’s Early Rally: The line in Anaheim Convention Center Hall D; waiting for the doors to Hall C to open at 7:00.

OJ Blog is represented at the Bernie rally in Anaheim and will be live blogging until its phone’s pitiful battery gives out.  Others here and on the wi-fi, check in!  At 6:50, the line is starting to move.

And, at about 8:30, we got into the room.  Locals seen of note: Progressive Democrats of America OC leader Dr. Bill Honigman, Bernie delegate Carol Levers, Occupy figure Kate Nikolenko, OCLF’s Julio Perez, Anaheim High School Board member Al Jabbar, Muslim community leaders Rashad al-Dabbagh and Raad Ghantous, and SoCal Bernie organizer Iyad Afalqa.

Bernie will supposedly speak at 10:00; here are some photos while we wait.

About Greg Diamond

Somewhat verbose attorney, semi-retired due to disability, residing in northwest Brea. Occasionally runs for office against bad people who would otherwise go unopposed. Got 45% of the vote against Bob Huff for State Senate in 2012; Josh Newman then won the seat in 2016. In 2014 became the first attorney to challenge OCDA Tony Rackauckas since 2002; Todd Spitzer then won that seat in 2018. Every time he's run against some rotten incumbent, the *next* person to challenge them wins! He's OK with that. Deposed as Northern Vice Chair of DPOC in April 2014 (in violation of Roberts Rules) 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. Expelled from DPOC in October 2018 (in violation of Roberts Rules) for having endorsed Spitzer over Rackauckas -- which needed to be done. 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. One of his daughters 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.)