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




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 attorney, semi-disabled and semi-retired, residing in northwest Brea. Occasionally ran for office against jerks who otherwise would have gonr 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.) His daughter is a professional campaign treasurer. He doesn't usually know whom she and her firm represent. Whether they do so never influences his endorsements or coverage. (He does have his own strong opinions.) But when he does check campaign finance forms, he is often happily surprised to learn that good candidates he respects often DO hire her firm. (Maybe bad ones are scared off by his relationship with her, but they needn't be.)