Anaheim community activist Duane Roberts–the Green Party nominee for the U.S. Senate seat that only Barbara Boxer, Carly Fiorina, Edward C. Noonan (American Independent), Gail K. Lightfoot (Libertarian), Marsha Feinland (Peace and Freedom) or a write-in candidate can prevent him taking in the November election–celebrated his unopposed party nomination today by proposing a resolution that Orange be declared a “Ruled By Clowns” city.
As we mentioned here, the Orange City Council voted 4-0 last night on meaningless resolutions to declare itself a “Rule of Law” city and to support Arizona's SB 1070 while at the same time telling cities that oppose the controversial immigration law to go pound sand.
Some Orange County cities have become or considered becoming “Rule of Law” cities, and some have backed the 'Zoner law, but Orange is the first in OC to officially go for the two-fer.
And that prompted Roberts, a sometimes contributor to Art Pedroza's Orange Juice political blog, to bang out today's post where the activist proposes his own city of Orange “Ruled By Clowns” resolution.
“[I]t suddenly dawned on me: since many
of the so-called 'Rule of Law' cities are run by clowns, perhaps we
should give them the recognition they truly deserve?” Roberts reasons. “So why not proclaim a city council that
wastes time and energy passing these kinds of ridiculous resolutions to
be officially designated as a 'Ruled by Clowns' city?”
But Roberts goes further than just throwing out an idea and letting staffers do the actual heavy lifting (or resolutin'). He explains he ” hurriedly typed up a draft resolution that
could hypothetically be submitted to the next meeting of the Orange City
What a peach!
The proposed resolution follows:
DRAFT RESOLUTION OFFICIALLY
DESIGNATING THE CITY OF ORANGE AS A “RULED BY CLOWNS” CITY
WHEREAS, in this election
year, members of the City Council of Orange seek to divert
public attention away from their own ineptitude at handling
the municipality's budget deficit by passing silly resolutions blaming
gardeners, nannies, and maids for all the city's financial woes.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED,
that the City of Orange, through actions committed by members of the
City Council at the Tuesday, June 8, 2010 meeting, is to become the
first municipality in the State of California to be officially
designated as a “Ruled by Clowns” city.
Adopted this 22nd Day of June 2010 at
Now, Roberts admits that is simply a draft resolution, and he offers anyone to email him suggestions here.