Tim Carpenter, the recently deceased national progressive activist who has been feted on the East Coast, is now getting a hometown memorial.
Tim Carpenter, a former Orange County educator and progressive activist who left California for Massachusetts after a Dennis Kucinich presidential campaign to found the Progressive Democrats of America, died Monday of complications from melanoma. He was 55.
Remember when Newport Beach's then-Assemblyman (and then-living) Gil Ferguson called his colleague on the Democratic side of the aisle Tom Hayden of Santa Monica a traitor? Good times ... Go ahead, ask Hayden about it when he makes an appearance behind the fabled Orange Curtain next week.
Cal State Fullerton graduate Tim Carpenter--a longtime, popular liberal activist in Orange County before moving to Massachusetts--is calling on Democrats to resist Republican attempts to shortchange middle class and low income Americans in advance of the federal government's so-called looming "fisca ... More >>
UPDATE, APRIL 30, 10:01 A.M.: About 100 people marched to the gate of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station Sunday to demand the facility be shut down.They were led by Irvine Mayor Larry Agran, who said nuclear power is an unsafe option for communities surrounding such plants. Video from the ral ... More >>
UPDATE, APRIL 25, 10:53 A.M.: As expected, the Irvine City Council Tuesday night called for the shutdown of the nuclear power plant 22 miles away, the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS).Among the more than 200 people who turned out for the agenda item was Arnie Gundersen, a former nuclear ... More >>
House members are being criticized for leaving Washington, D.C., without a federal budget vote to campaign in their districts before the November election. Some Orange County Congress people, like their brethren around the country, can escape the scorn by sharing a brown bag lunch at their distri ... More >>
Happy Quinceañera to us! A look back at 15 years of telling the other side (that is, the real side) of OC's story
Quick, how many Orange County progressives can you fit in a phone booth? OK, that's a totally unfair question. There are no such thing as phone booths anymore.But there are, apparently, people identifying themselves as those Glenn Beck bogeymen. And, these progressives managed to scrape up enough ... More >>
Tim Carpenter hammers away at the war.Former Orange County progressive activist Tim Carpenter, who now does his agitating for the Michigan-based Progressive Democrats of America, is inviting tea partiers to protests at congressional district offices nationwide Wednesday aimed at reducing "unjusti ... More >>
TheRagBlog.blogspot.comThe PDA's chairwoman, actress Mimi Kennedy, and national director, Tim Carpenter.If out-of-town Republicans can sweep into Newport Beach every campaign cycle to scoop up cash for their causes and candidates, why can't Democrats?
Tim Carpenter of PDA.Tim Carpenter, the longtime Orange County progressive activist who moved back east several years ago and is now national director of Progressive Democrats of America, is in a party mood. That's because his organization, which is at the center of the single-payer healthcare de ... More >>
Progressive Democrats of AmericaTim Carpenter makes his single-payer pitch.Tim Carpenter had been the longtime face of progressive politics in Orange County before leaving in 2002 to become a top organizer for Dennis Kucinich's presidential bid followed by his current post: national director of the ... More >>
“I haven't seen you since 1988,” Tim Carpenter says with astonishment as he finally recognizes the progressive activist whose hand he's been shaking during a brief break between a press conference and rally for Democratic candidates at the Teamsters Local 952 union hall in Orange last Friday. B ... More >>
Above the “Teamsters Local 952 Orange County and Vicinity” logo on the wall behind the speaker’s podium at the Orange union hall on Marks Way is the image of two horse heads. Instead of suggesting that represents the calling card of some syndicates that have been known to associate with labor ... More >>
Bye, Tim Carpenter
And its one, two, threewhat are we dining for?
National Missile Defense rankles OC peaceniks
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Carpenter honored for cobbling together OCs peace and justice movement
Bob Dornan brings out the worst in me
Scowling, butt-grinding guy is on the loose