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Orange County Register's Op-ed Pieces Getting 

Curioser and Curioser

June 04, 2006



The Op-ed piece in the  issue of the OC Register titled Lies, damned lies and campaign mailers asks the question:   “Is it just us, or has this election cycle produced some really outrageous campaign claims?” .  The author then goes on to answer the question and to complain about the lies ……." because statistics can be twisted to make any particular case one wants to make, truthful or otherwise. In this heated election season, we'd like to complain about "lies, damn lies and campaign claims." It takes a trained eye to grasp the many ways that candidates will inflate their own record and distort the record of their opponent.


At this point it is worth noting that Freedom Communications, Inc. founder and longtime Orange County Register publisher R.C. Hoiles, explains his editorial guiding principles by affirming that   “No one can determine right from wrong, without some starting point to reason”.  He also reasons that if one takes the starting point as the Ten Commandments and the Declaration of Independence, then we should not pay taxes!  Whereas  The New York Times revised Code of Conduct is provided to their  reporters and columnists for more specific  guidance.


Which may explain why the OC Register regularly mis-informs community residents, as was the case in the recent Coto de Caza board of director’s elections, and why we have complained to the Freedom Communications’ Board of Directors (to no avail) – What we do no understand is, if the OCR’s guiding principle is that common folk cannot tell right from wrong, unless they are told of a starting point, then turn around and complain about lies, damn lies, but refuse to even acknowledge their own, then perhaps Mark Taiwan was right all along!


We think that people have a built in moral compass and can tell right from wrong, and that education or cognitive skills have little to no impact when it comes to making ethical/moral choices.   In this context, and in response to a separate OCR op-ed piece providing a voting guide, we suggest the following:


NO on propositions 81 and 82:  The California Teacher’s Association are mostly responsible for the poor state of the education in California.  Giving them more money is simply a waste:

Proposition 82 would require the state to provide voluntary public preschool throughout California. It would place the state in the forefront of a growing movement toward standardizing preschool education: |


Proposition 81 would require the state to  borrow $600 million through the sale of general obligation bonds to provide 65 percent of the cost of projects for constructing and renovating local public libraries?


For a 3600 view of the political landscape in California, refer to Jon Fleischman Blog:

Finally, we strongly suggest you visit Focus on the Family prior to voting:



Orange County Register’s Founder: Vox Populi Vox Moronus, Or Plain Folk Cannot Tell Right from Wrong. 
It is only fitting that on this Memorial Day when as Mallard Fillmore says in his political strip “it is the one day the media give our service man and women the respect they deserve every day” the Orange County Register runs an op-ed piece...


The May 19, 2006 issue of CanyonLife reports that "..six candidates are vying for two open seats on the board. Those running are: George Barnes, Brett Muiter, Betty Olson, George Thagard, Xochitl Yocham and Steven Zipperman


Blatant manipulation of 2006 CZ Master Association Elections Continues
When the May 2006 issue of the CA Master Association President's Letter contained erroneous information regarding the number of remaining candidates for the board of directors, we published an errata and called on those responsible for managing the...


The May 2006 issue of the Coto de Caza President’s Letter contains an error that can have a significant impact on the 2006 board of director’s election:  The message reads in part “The newly elected Delegates from the 45 CZ Master...


Breaking News: South Orange County Public Safety Round Up
RSM- During the April 12, 2006, Rancho Santa Margarita City Council meeting, the council adopted an ordinance that will prohibit people from walking on city street medians. Under the ordinance, pedestrians will not be allowed to step, stand, sit or...


Coto de Caza Board of Directors 2006 Elections Scam? Sham? Bam
This is to officially request that partially based on the information provided herein, you 1) invalidate ALL proxy statements for electing district delegates and 2) invalidate the 2006 CZ Master Association Elections and start from scratch:


The April 21 issue of the CanyonLife reports that “Fred Lisanti of Pacific Oak Security, security consultants to the ( Coto de Caza) board, presented a report indicating the official crime...



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