Weekend Open Thread: Shameless Promotion for Low-Ticket Bowling Fundraiser on May 17!

For this Weekend Open Thread, I’m going to engage in some shameless self-promotion.  I’m having a low-cost fundraiser for my District Attorney campaign — $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and yes we will need your address, occupation, employer, etc. because this is a political contribution — at Anaheim’s Linbrook Bowl on Saturday, May 17, from 1-3 (or, if we feel like it and we have more money, until even later.)  As the package would cost you about $10 anyway, this is a modestly priced event, intended for people from the community (at least those who bowl or are willing to hang around bowlers) to meet each other, meet me if they haven’t yet, and enjoy the afternoon.

For my part, I will start giving a speech about all of the issues in the race promptly at 1:15 and will finish promptly by 2:45.  (No!  No, I will not do that.  Ignore that first sentence.)  But I will be willing to pinch hit for you for a frame or two, if you really really suck at bowling.  No guarantees that I’ll improve on your score.  And if you don’t bowl, come anyway — suggested donation, $1900 or (considerably smaller) best offer — and hang out.  If you eat from the fabled Linbrook snack bar (and wet bar, as I understand it), they will surely appreciate it and may hustle us out of there less rapidly than otherwise.

Here are more of the details.  You can RSVP to DiamondForDA at gmail period com:

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Poster art by the incomparable Onassis Yumul. I asked for a picture of my head superimposed using a radial projection over a bowling ball — and he slowly shook his head and mouthed the word “no.” Exactly what one wants from a graphic artist!

This is your self-serving, in the service of myself serving the people of Orange County, Weekend Open Thread.  Talk about that, or anything else you’d like, within reasonable bounds of decency and decorum.  Bowling jokes are unacceptable unless they are funny — but any references to The Big Lebowski are OK.


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. Corrupt party hacks hate him. He's OK with that too. He does advise some local campaigns informally and (so far) without compensation. (If that last bit changes, he will declare the interest.)