New Year’s Resolutions Thread (for yourself and for others)


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[Ed. Note: Just a reminder that anonymous attacks on other people will be deleted (although it may be sort of eventually.)  Your chances of not having something deleted — and maybe even added to the text of this very post! — will be better if you are either heartfelt (if you’re so inclined) or really, really funny.  And we mean “really funny” by OUR standards, not yours.]

Sub-resolution: I will not spend all day on Jan 1 looking at high-resolution photos of Ultima Thune. Maybe.

This is set to appear at 2018-12-31 at 23:45 with 15 minutes left in the year. If you are still online at that moment, then … well, nothing, actually. Just have a good New Year’s Day and New Year!


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.)