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    Taco Hell - Activists call off Taco Bell boycott following terrorist attack

    Photo by Jack GouldIn a televised speech from the Oval Office on Sept. 11, President George W. Bush idealistically described the moment as "a day when all Americans from every walk of life unite in our resolve for justice and peace." That night, t...

    by DAVE WIELENGA on September 27, 2001
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    Their Masters Image - Nixon Librarys Tribute to the Heroic Rescue Workers

    Photo by Joel BeersIt was sometimes hard to figure out who was being remembered at the Sept. 14 Richard M. Nixon Library & Birthplace's "Tribute to the Heroic Rescue Workers": the approximately 500 fallen rescue workers, or our former president, who...

    by Joel Beers on September 27, 2001
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    Under Suspicion - For Tawfiq Deek, it runs in the family

    Like most Arab-Americans, Tawfiq Deek is shocked and feeling vulnerable in the wake of last week's terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C. Unlike most Arab-Americans, though, Deek got a personal visit from two FBI agents within hours of t...

    by Nick Schou on September 27, 2001
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    So Long, OCN - Were again the bastard stepchild to LA

    Photo by Jack GouldA decade ago, cable-industry experts touted the Orange County Newschannel (OCN) as a model for future local-news programming. Sadly, they were wrong. On Sept. 7, the station went dark after its owners--Philadelphia-based Adelphia ...

    by R. Scott Moxley on September 27, 2001
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    NMD-Day - Bushs multibillion-dollar baby should have died Sept. 11

    Photo by Myles RobinsonFor anyone with eyeballs and a lick of reason, last Tuesday's horrific airliner attacks on New York and Washington, D.C., ought to have killed George W. Bush's pet project--his multibillion-dollar scheme to provide the U.S. wi...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on September 27, 2001
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    No Gay Blood, Please - Crisis or not, only straights can donate to the Red Cross

    In the aftermath of last week's terrorist attacks, Americans were asked to light candles, say prayers, give money and donate blood. But where blood donations are concerned, only straights need apply. The ban on blood donations from gay men has bee...

    by Rich Kane on September 27, 2001
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    Demographic Doom Averted! - Orange County 2001: Younger, darker and safer than ever

    Illustration by Matt AdamsThe 1990s were the Decade of Doom, or (if you'll pardon the alliteration) the Decade of Demographic Doom, the 10-year-long collective scream of reporters, cops, experts and special-interest groups warning us of the perils o...

    by MIKE MALES on September 27, 2001
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    I Cannot Take This Again - Arab-American fears the worst

    Farah Khaled is an Orange County resident of Arab descent. She has not left her home since Sept. 11. But it's not because she has been glued to her television like everyone else. "When they declared war in Desert Storm, I was threatened and beaten...

    by FRANK SEDDIGH on September 27, 2001
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    It Slices, It Dices, It Hijacks

    A faithful reader sent us an advertisement on Sept. 13 that appears to have been clipped from Popular Militia Manmagazine. San Diego-based "self-defense/fitness/concealment" company Magills hawks the "CIA Plastic Knife," which is touted as being "un...

    by Matt Coker on September 27, 2001
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    Steve Lowerys Weekly Investor

    The Dow Jones Industrial suffered a 7 percent loss Monday as panicked investors, nervous about the U.S. economy, sold off in bunches. While some see this as a sign of hard times ahead, we believe the market has rarely looked better for bargain hunte...

    by Steve Lowery on September 27, 2001
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    What Would Jesus Do? - Its what George dont

    Illustration by Bob AulRemember when candidate George W. Bush was put on the spot by a reporter asking who his favorite philosopher was? Bush named Jesus, possibly out of utter sincerity or possibly because he couldn't remember those confusing forei...

    by JIM WASHBURN on September 27, 2001
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    Sitting Shiva for Us All - First the terrorists hit the U.S., then Riviera hits OC

    I managed to make it out of the house Saturday to attend my 10-year high school reunion. People were bafflingly kind and without attitude--with the exception of the girl who in fifth grade was the not-as-attractive best friend of the prettiest girl ...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on September 27, 2001
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    Gas Bag

    Illustration by Bob AulYour ignorance was astounding. The entire nation was still in shock without a specific group or person to finger for the attack. I had finished fueling up the tow truck I drive for a living. As I went inside to sign the receip...

    by ANONYMOUS on September 20, 2001
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    Patient: Hardball Profile: Hateful, hateful, hateful movie about degenerate gambler who turns a ragtag bunch of African-American kids into a championship baseball team. Ostensibly about the courage of inner-city children but actually about how lam...

    by Steve Lowery on September 20, 2001
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    Nuts drive nuts nuts! - "In these Last Days," Orange County goes to war

    Photo by Todd Rengel/Animusrex.comAs I watched, I heard an eagle that was flying in midair call out in a loud voice: "Woe! Woe! Woe to the inhabitants of the Earth because of the trumpet blasts about to be sounded by the other three angels!" --Rev...

    on September 20, 2001
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    on September 20, 2001
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    Anaheim Spooks - Report shows police spied on activists who complained about cops

    Photo by Coral WilsonFollowing a well-publicized audit that gave the Anaheim Police Department's Internal Affairs Division a rave review for its investigations into its own officers, a new report proves what Latino activists have said all along: Ana...

    by Nick Schou on September 20, 2001
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    Fair Deal - Will the OC Fair finally stop blowing corn-dog chunks?

    Photo by Keith MayI've made nearly an annual payday from writing about how uninspired the OC Fair is compared with Seattle's annual Labor Day fair, Bumbershoot. Bumbershoots past have featured the likes of Tony Bennett, P-Funk, Nirvana, the Seattle ...

    by JIM WASHBURN on September 20, 2001
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    Feminazis vs. Regular Old Nazis

    UC Irvine announced on Sept. 6 that it's again tied for 10th place among the nation's best public universities in U.S. News & World Report's annual ranking of America's leading institutions of higher learning. However, UCI was mute on the school ear...

    by Matt Coker on September 20, 2001
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    Champagne Wishes - And lesbian dreams!

    Commie Mom and I were once having a sun-drenched, sea-breezed, General Foods International Coffees' Cafe Vienna, morning-patio, Massengill moment, when I asked her, "Mom, do you think I'm a lesbian?" It was the only reason I could think of to explai...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on September 20, 2001
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