Register Picks Up On Daly’s $50K Hall of Shame

UPDATE: ALTHOUGH THIS STORY BY MS. MUIR APPEARED ON-LINE, APPARENTLY IT DID NOT APPEAR IN ANY PRINT EDITION – CAUSING SOME OF OUR FRIENDS TO WONDER WHAT SORT OF THRESHOLD OF PUBLIC MISFEASANCE/MALFEASANCE NEEDS TO BE SURMOUNTED IN ORDER TO ACTUALLY BE PRINTED BY THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER.

THE ANSWER: WE DON’T KNOW. BUT MUST IT MUST BE PRETTY HIGH.

WELL, I’VE GOT MORE GOOD STUFF ON DALY AND WE’LL SEE IF THAT’S OF ANY INTEREST TO THEM.

– Grover Cleveland

Jennifer Muir of the OC Register picked up on the Brett Barbre hall of fame brainstormin’ fiasco that cost the taxpayers $48,000 – courtesy of County Clerk Tom Daly’s reckless largess with our money. Interestingly, Muir cites a County rule that any expenditure more than $50,000 has to be approved by the Board of Supervisors. Hmm.

I am a fiscal conservative. I am a fiscal conservative. I am... aw the hell with it.

The funniest quote in Muir’s piece was Daly claiming that the whole deal was within his purview and that he paid Barbre for ideas, not “long reports.” Of course he got neither.

Worked my synapes to the bone, I tells ya...

Hilariously, Barbre claims to have worked 40 hours a month on the project. That would be an average of 2 hours a day. Every working day. For 18 months. That’s 720 hours – with nothing to show for it. Is there a single person in OC stupid enough to believe any of that?

He seemed to be soliciting sympathy with the big revelation to Muir that a trip he made to Boston was paid for out of his own pocket! What self sacrifice!

Barbre also seemed indignant that somebody (us) might imply a nexus between his windfall and the $1000 he gave to Daly’s supervisorial campaign. His self-exoneration? He didn’t even give Daly the maximum amount of $1700! What a guy.

Additionally, we have received an e-mail that really sheds light onto just how feeble Barbre’s and Daly’s “research” efforts really were. Here it is:

Subject: Orange County Sports Hall of Fame

I am a founder of the Orange County Sports Hall of Fame.  We began in 1980 with a huge banquet at the Anaheim Convention Center.  Over the years, we inducted more than 70 athletes, coaches and contributors from Walter Johnson and Mickey Flynn to Jack Youngblood and Jim Fregosi.  We eventually had a museum at Anaheim Stadium that has since been replaced by Angel offices (our artifacts are in storage).  Nobody contacted me or other founders (including Cal State Fullerton Sports Information Director Mel Franks and long-time OC business and political leader Buck Johns) regarding research into a Hall of Fame — that existed 30 years ago.  If someone was paid nearly $50,000 to do research they did an amazingly  poor job.  Sincerely, Pete Donovan

Thanks for the e-mail, Mr. Donovan. Just as we expected.

Behind Closed Doors Dead heads Orange County Government Setting The Bar Low Tom Daly

22 thoughts on “Register Picks Up On Daly’s $50K Hall of Shame

  1. Jerbal doesn’t seem to want to cover this — or Lewis won’t let him. Or his thumb’s stuck up his ass.

  2. Matt “Jerbal” Cunningham is only bummed out that he didnt have this deal. This kind of pay for nothing deal is what Jerbal has been hoping for.

  3. If it sounds illegal it probably is. The Jerb probably won’t pick it up. He didn’t make much hay on Street either. Is there a connection?

  4. Well, that’s great. Thanks for the nod Jennifer!

    And now my dear, please turn your attention to that $1700 a month “retainer” that Daly set up with that guy from Sacramento.

  5. FFFF, thanks for finally using a contemporary picture of Daly. I got sick of looking at that other one that 10 years old.

    Yep. neither Mauve or Blue County will touch this story – except for Allan Bartlett who is the only guy there with integrity. It’s because Daly means too much to them. Daly’s campaigns are run via Lewis so you can count Jerb out. And of course the new filly in the stable Colonic Dribble just “loves Daly to death” even as she pretends to be some sort of conservative.

    And of course Daly represents everything the FibOC just loves: entrenched bureaucratic, unaccountable authority posturing as moral uplift and probity. Those asshats can’t even bend their pigeon-size brains around a “sports hall of fame.”

  6. Muir is liberal and lunches with Daly’s a gal that use to work at the register: Jean Pasko (sp). so much for her going any further on ANY story about Daly.

  7. Humm. Muir and Pasco are Hutchens fans as well. Starting to make sense as Hutchens was a ten(10) year democrat who has some huge democrat donors.

  8. Thanks to FFFF the peel is coming off of this Orange to expose the seeds of deceit and fraud that has been in place for decades. This Orange County is getting a bit too ripe!

  9. within his purview and that he paid Barbre for ideas, not “long reports.” Of course he got neither.

    Jesus, Is the count chocula, aka Phil Becerra The unemployed planner involved the Tom Daly campaign? How the fuck is it that he can justify paying someone for”Ideas” and “Not Reports”

    If anyone is paying attention, this is the MO of Phil Becerra. Justify his existance and elbow rubbing with electeds (especially Republicans), because he has sooooooooooooo many ideas and experince (bullshit), that he can ju7st jabber and jabber all friggin day and not produce a single deliverable product or action item.

    All tlak and no action. So can anyone tell me of Phil Becerra is working on Tom Dalys campaign? because if he is you can swear Hugh Nguyen intot that office now. Because Phillis is just gonna talk all day and not deliver on shit and Daly is out of office.

  10. Tom Daly is a loser! How can you brainstorm an idea that cost the taxpayers $48,000. Tom Daly admitted this wrong doing.

    John Moorlach should ask Daly to resign immediately like he did with Street.

    We don’t need anymore politician running for office. They are all crooks in my eyes.

  11. The reason why Red County will not cover this is because John Lewis runs the show. Matt works in his office and they plan their propaganda together–what to publish and what to stay away from. Go post something negative about Sidhu or Daly…you will never even see it get posted. Everything is moderated by Matt and Lewis. Such a BS site, just look at their low numbers nowadays.

  12. On Sunday the Register ran a front page story about a baby blue 1978 Lincoln Continental that was painted by high school auto shop students. There was no room for a Daly scandal. Oh well.

  13. I think sometimes the OCR waits to see how many hits they get on line before they go to the deathly thin print edition. Often it takes upward to a week. Not that I am a fan of Muir, Yvette et al as for the most part their writing and analytical skills are on par with most high school seniors. But hey. Credit paid where credit due.

  14. Muir and Pasco are friends and Muir will not ruin that friendship.

    The editor needs to fire Muir and hire someone who will cover the news and not hold back because of the relationship between Muir and Pasco.

    1. You may be onto something. Pasco was waist deep in the Barbre affair. It seems he did a lot of his communication with her.

      Of course her excuse is that she didn’t know what she was doing. After all she’s just a dumb reporter – not a professional archivist or library scientist.

      And say, that’s a great topic for another post – Daly’s hirlings and what hey, what did they do?

  15. They had someone who would write on any subject, but they tried to muzzle him, so he left. Norbeto, is my favorite Cuban. Knives sharpened and ready to use on anyone.

    Greenhut got wise and skipped town for that seedy but target rich outhouse known as Sacramento. Where reporters wake up and trip over stories.

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