Wake Up And Suck The Orange 1.24.08

Good morning children. On this day in history in 1848, James Sutter first found gold at Sutter's Mill, starting the California Gold Rush. In 1935, the first cans of beer were sold in the US. And in 2003 the Department of Homeland Security began operation. Hooray beer, boo Homeland Security.

Read this while the coffee takes hold:

STATE PRISON RECEIVER CANNED: LA Times - Out goes Robert Kelso after only two years. Why? Assemblyman Todd Spitzer (R-Orange), a local boy who chairs a committee on prisons, said Sillen had "alienated every single party that was necessary to solve the crisis." And maybe it had something to do with all the sex offender deaths.

UCI COP INTO WATERSPORTS: OC Register - UCI Police Dispatcher Scott Cornelius is on paid administrative leave while the university investigates why Cornelius's photo site has the photo credits for shots of OC high school water polo players which appeared on gay-themed websites. One shot of a lad adjusting his trunks has received thousands of page views, it seems. Hey, good thing the guy's getting paid, right? Otherwise he couldn't afford to take pictures of youngish boys in swimwear.

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MORE DEVORE: Daily Pilot - Assemblyman Chuck Devore, master of the 70th District, announced his plans to run for re-election and not for Senate. Maybe now he can finally make it legal to grow industrial hemp in California. Keep it green, Chuck.

WATCH OC DEPUTIES BEAT A PRISONER: KABC - What better way to start the day than watch a horde of Sheriff's deputies taze and beat seven circles of hell out of Matthew Fleuret? Now Mr. Fleuret is suing the department for $47 Million. See the video for yourself and soak in R. Scott Moxley's commentary. Where do you think you'd have less of a chance of survival - the OC jail or the California prison system?

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