Before President Barack Obama just announced 23 executive orders he will issue and a $500 million package and changes in law he will seek from Congress in the wake of the mass shooting in
Connecticut that killed 20 elementary schoolchildren, the Laguna Woods-based California Tea Party called for hi ... More >>
Any reasonable person who saw Dana Rohrabacher's Jan. 27 performance on HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher appreciated that the right-wing Orange County Republican congressman set a new low for political discourse.Hilariously acting as if he's a seasoned, elder statesman, Rohrabacher--the self-descr ... More >>
Is the ultimate arbiter of art and culture in the city of Santa Ana the federal Department of Homeland Security?Seems to be so based on a recent letter Vicky Baxter, executive director of Downtown Incorporated of Santa Ana,
sent to Reverend Al Ridenour of Cacophony Los Angeles, a scheduled parti ... More >>
Orange County's very own Adam Gadahn, the weird kid who grew up on a Riverside goat farm before converting to Islam and joining Al Qaeda after being kicked out of a Garden Grove mosque, is apparently still alive. The terrorist group's so-called "American" face is featured in a brand new video in ... More >>
Debbie Lee and Danny Gonzalez of Cypress are the spokespeople for Sacramento-based pro-troops organization Move America Forward. To reach Lee, a Gold Star mother who tours the country on behalf of the group, you go through Gonzalez.Late last night, the mother of Marc A. Lee, a Navy SEAL who was k ... More >>
Hussam Ayloush, CAIR-LA executive directorThe Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Greater Los Angeles area office in Anaheim issued a statement today welcoming the news that Osama bin Laden, "a
threat to America and the world," has been "eliminated."
The statement came on the heels of ... More >>
Between the time the reporting was done on this week's cover story and that issue hit the streets, more ideas for attractions at the future Ronald Reagan Great Park have been floated like a large orange balloon.Indeed, the brilliant stroke of naming Irvine's massive public-works project after "Th ... More >>
Starting at 6:30 p.m. PST tonight, come back to Navel Gazing (fresh post will be at the top also!) to find where we will be live streaming from Colorado the Tancredo vs. Arellano debate on immigration.Tancredo is a former Colorado congressman known for his, uh, extreme stance on immigration refo ... More >>
Remember Craig Monteilh? The convicted con artist and OC Weekly cover story subject who claims he helped the FBI foil an OC terrorist cell operating inside local mosques only to be abandoned by the agency after they stopped believing his stories? The guy who claimed he was a hero for helping the ... More >>
Rohrabacher: Ignore my flip flopsIn a county with a history of sending buffoons to congress, Dana Rohrabacher is fast earning his way to the top of the embarrassing heap.Rohrabacher, the politician who avoided Vietnam War era military service, continues to pretend he's an expert on the war in Afg ... More >>
Here are The World Almanac and Book of Facts Top Ten News Topics of 2009:1. Obama Presidency Begins. With the U.S. at war in Iraq and Afghanistan, and facing its worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, Barack Obama swearing in as the nation's 44th president Jan. 20 in Washington, DC.her ... More >>
A front for Al-Qaeda?California Coalition for Immigration Reform head Barbara Coe has said a lot of lunatic pendejadas over the years--in fact, someone should gather them all and release them as a booklet ala "Shut Up, Fag!" (feel free to browse our Coe archives, future author). But what she sent ... More >>
Carreon once called Osama bin Laden the "Pancho Villa of Islam.' What a pendejo!Ahmadullah Sais Niazi is currently out on bail while the United States government determines whether to prosecute the Tustin resident for previously lying about his ties to Al Qaeda, of which this week's cover boy, Craig ... More >>
Dana Rohrabacher, our Twitter-loving, immigrant-bashing, surfer-dude congressman published an op-ed yesterday in the Washington Times. It's about, of course, his favorite subject: Afghanistan -- specifically, the extent to which he knows more about Afghanistan than anyone else. To be sure, Rohrabach ... More >>
No one ever criticizes Congressman Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) for the things he says because no one has ever heard him speak. But he apparently sends out emails that have caught the attention of a cross-denominational group of clergy folk who today sent Royce a letter asking him to stop using the phras ... More >>
*Note: This was once a much-longer post but was lost because my PC is goofy...here's what I remember:
My prediction: few groups will unleash the anti-gay hounds more viciously in the battle over same-sex marriage in California than the Calvary Chapel fellowship. Founder Chuck Smith is already out t ... More >>
The House Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight held a hearing on detainee treatment at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba yesterday. The meeting focused on a recent FBI report documenting abusive interrogation tactics toward prisoners at the facility.
Present at the hearing w ... More >>
So Barack Obama and Mike Huckabee won Iowa. As of 10:30 pm Eastern time and according to CNN projections, Obama picked up 38% of the Democratic vote while Clinton and Edwards each got about 29%. Meanwhile, Huckabee apparently cleaned up with 34% (although Hugh Hewitt's biographical buddy Mitt Romney ... More >>
You'd better sit down.
Today Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist suggested that the best way to deal with the increasing Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan ... is to reintegrate the group into the Afghani government.
From the AP via the International Herald-Tribune:
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill F ... More >>