Saturday’s World Cup is… the official CA-39 match!


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Kogi’s Mexican-Korean fusion cuisine is a nice gloss to put on all of this.

At 8:00 on Saturday morning, September 23, Mexico and South Korea will face off in the second game for each within Group F.  (Germany and Sweden were the favorites in the group; they will match off at 11:00.)  A Los Angeles Public Radio station was reveling in how very interesting this was, given that Latinos and Koreans are two of the biggest minority groups in LA.

Well, LA, we have you beat.

In the 39th Congressional District, the plurality of which is in OC, we have a Mexican candidate facing off against a South Korean one!

Gil Cisneros and Young Kim should have bet something on the outcome of the match, like two Mayors in the World Series.  OJB regrets not having put such a stunt together, but we suspect that our influence as a broker may have been limited anyway.

Anyway, we’ll all be out looking for victory for El Tri tomorrow, even though maintaining our wonderful polyethnic corner of the world is a more important long-term goooooooooooooooooool!

(Yes, you may use this as an open thread to talk World Cup all weekend — and maybe beyond.)


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.)