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Allan R. Mansoor

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2014

    If Cash Is Determinate, Orange County May Get First Woman-Dominated Board Of Supes

    Fifty days remain until the June 3 elections for three seats on the Orange County Board of Supervisors and, as usual, the campaign money race offers hints about the likely frontrunners. Based on contribution activity (and personalities), the four-person race to replace termed-out 2nd District Super ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2013

    OC Republican Assemblyman Punished After Calling For Transparency In State Spending?

    Did California State Assembly Speaker John A. Perez punish an Orange County Republican Assemblyman yesterday for balking at an alleged appalling lack of transparency in state spending proposals? That's a question raised this morning at a "God and Governance" conference in Newport Beach by Allan Man ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    Appeals Court Finds Costa Mesa City Council Law Barring Disruptions Unconstitutional

    Benito Acosta, who as a Latino rights activist goes by Coyotl Tezcatlipoca, won a partial victory from the state's Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Friday.The court upheld previous rulings finding Acosta was legally removed from a 2006 Costa Mesa City Council meeting, but the city's law against "disor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    Will Assemblyman Allan Mansoor Challenge Michelle Steel For OC Supervisor's Seat?

    Will ex-Costa Mesa mayor and current California State Assemblyman Allan Mansoor challenge Michelle Steel--a fellow but less experienced Republican office holder--for a soon-to-be open seat on the Orange County Board of Supervisors? That's the energetic buzz this week in Republican circles, where St ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    Coyotl Tezcatlipoca Loses But So Does City in Ruling Over Costa Mesa Law Targeting Dissent

    The Costa Mesa City Council was legally in the right to twice remove immigrant-rights activist and punk rocker Coyotl Tezcatlipoca (a.k.a. Benito Acosta) from council meetings in 2006 under a municipal ordinance that makes it a misdemeanor for members of the public to engage in "disorderly . . . or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2012

    Orange County Election Results Trickle In But Todd Spitzer is Back on His Path to the White House

    As we approach midnight, our Orange County Registrar of Voters claimed that in four hours he was only able to tabulate 2.7 percent of today's election votes and, because of that incompetence, I'm slightly pissed that I missed most of NBC's "Love in the Wild."Yet, I will go to sleep with a satisfied ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    Did Allan Mansoor Get Assembly Opponent Leslie Daigle to Bite into a Lemon?

    Give state Assemblyman Allan Mansoor credit: his reelection campaign has snagged help from someone with an astute eye for the ugly.Take a look at the Costa Mesa Republican's campaign hit mailers against Leslie Daigle, and you'll wonder what broom the Newport Beach city councilwoman and fellow GOP me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    OC Legislators Seek Pension Reform, Attack Collective Bargaining in California

    ​With union-backed Democrats holding the governor's office and both houses of the California Legislature, it's unlikely collective bargaining for public employees will be torpedoed or pension-ending reform will be enacted.But, God bless 'em, three Orange County Republicans are going to try to acco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    Orange County Saved NFL Great Dick Butkus?

    The Bear's Butkus​You can blame Orange County for many things: Laguna Beach, The Hills, TBN, professional Holocaust deniers, Allan Mansoor, Public Enemy Number One Death Squad, Curt Pringle.But a Chicago newspaper is reporting this morning that OC might have actually made a positive contribut ... More >>

  • News

    September 30, 2010

    The Cannabis Candidate

    Dispensary owner and Costa Mesa City Council aspirant Sue Lester is ready to 'raise my hand and do what I can for what I think is right'

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2010

    Sunday News Notes: New use for Mike Carona's head

    ​Sunday's local news highlights include:Wearing out the delete buttonRon Campbell, a Register investigative reporter who specializes in computer-assisted reporting, launched the first part of his four-part Sunday series on immigration and the California economy. Grab your magnifying glasses, becau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Activist/Rapper Immortal Technique Heads Immigration Panel in Costa Mesa

    ​In a recent Daily Pilot profile of Costa Mesa Mayor Allan Mansoor, the controversial politician claimed that taco trucks blaring "La Cucaracha" motivated him to get active in politics. If that's the case, he'll be slightly relieved that revolutionary underground MC Immortal Technique is coming to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2010

    Will Allan Mansoor and Van Tran Attend Barbara Coe's Barbecue This Saturday?

    Mansoor: The Egyptian cousin of Alfred E. Neuman?​The next coming months will provide much political merriment in local elections, specifically in regards to Van Tran (trying to displace longtime Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez) and Costa Migra Mayor Allan Mansoor, who is facing Democrat Phu Nguyen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2010

    This Week in Food

    flickr user jrwilliams57Raging stereotypes, delectable dishes and more of what you missed this week in Stick a Fork In It after the jump!

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    Allan Mansoor Blames Taco Trucks for His Descent into Anti-Immigrant Politics, but is He Telling the Truth?

    Mansoor: No tacos at El Granjenal for him...​Today's profile in the Daily Pilot on Costa Mesa Mayor Allan Mansoor reads like an Aurora Snow job, one meant to lube up voters in the 68th Assembly District to take him in (where's the bit about Mansoor's gay bashing? His connections to certified hate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    Deal or No Deal: OC Fairgrounds Edition

    ​"Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in."Al Pacino's famous Godfather III line comes to mind when observing the Marx Brothersesque process to sell the state-owned Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa to someone . . . anyone.The only difference is those who seemed to be out are the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    Allan Mansoor Dinged for Hating Himself!

    ​It was tough being Arab American when Sami Bishara Mashney immigrated to the United States at age 23, during the height of the Iran-hostage crisis. He actually had to go Greek for awhile for his own safety. Of course, it's no picnic being Arab American now, which is why Mashney holds so much res ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    Can a Progressive Vietnamese Candidate Win Public Office in OC?

    ​No, not Phu Nguyen, who's trying to pull an upset in a State Assembly District race against the reprehensible Allan Mansoor. The progressive Vietnamese in question is Bao Nguyen, who's running for a spot on the Garden Grove Unified School District Board of Trustees this fall.We at the Weekly reme ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2010

    To the Anonymous Pendejo who Left a "Boycott Mexico" Sticker on an OC Weekly News Rack

    ​Dear Pendejo: Help us out a bit here. We got a call from a favored restaurant of ours that you left a big, fat sticker proclaiming "Boycott Mexico" at the bottom of our news rack. People leave stickers on them all the time--usually bands, sometimes companies but rarely urging to economically hurt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    What's the Big Deal About Costa Mesa's "Rule of Law" Anti-Mexican, Grandstanding Resolution?

    Van Tran, Tom Harman, Allan Mansoor: Dumb, dumber, and dumbest. Is Mansoor the Egyptian version of Alfred E. Neuman?​Okay, okay, okay: I'll bite. After constant requests yesterday by my jefe to, how shall we say, opine on the news that Costa Mesa passed a resolution this week deeming itself a "Rul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2010

    Costa Mesa Declares Itself a "Rule of Law City": Illegal Immigrants, Wayward Bicyclists Not Welcomed

    Leece: Promises and lies​Costa Mesa is in the national news again due to its Know Nothing, hate-group-loving mayor Allan Mansoor and his use of city policies for grandstanding. Last night, he helped push a resolution naming the city a "Rule of Law City," whatever the hell that means. Seriously: Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2010

    OC's Five Least Reprehensible Elected Officials!

    Photo by John GilhooleyDevore: OC's second-least reprehensible GOPer?​I was having lunch over the weekend with a pal, a Republican who will never vote for an OC Reep due to their rank hypocrisy. I, as a lefty nut, shared with him my frustrations with the Democratic Party of Orange County, the grou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2009

    Most Racist City in Orange County--Is it Fullerton??? Our Top Five

    Henry W. Head, founding father of OC, longtime Santa Ana doctor...​I was speaking with a local GOP operative recently when he said something that shocked me. The topic was my recent cover story on the Candy-Ass Gang, the trio of pendejos and one pendeja who prosecutors say drove into Huntington Be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2009

    Tran, Harman and Mansoor: Abuse 'Em and They Won't Sue You

    Van Tran, Tom Harman and Allan Mansoor--together at last.​If state Sen. Tom Harman (R-Huntington Beach), Assemblyman Van Tran (R-Costa Mesa) and Costa Mesa Mayor Allan Mansoor get hit by a reckless driver as they pull into South Coast Plaza later this morning, do not expect them or their insurance ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2009

    Time for Boston To Give Us Their Crown as the Kings of Bigotry

    OC founding father Henry W. Head: Could take on a Bostonian any day​Let the baseball pundits obsess over whether your Angels will finally beat the Boston Red Sox in the playoffs next week--I care about stripping from Beantown what's now rightfully ours: the title of most-racist 'burb in America. ... More >>

  • News

    May 8, 2008
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    December 5, 2007

    Local Extremist Supports Ron Paul

    Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul has some great ideas (anti-imperialism) and some stupid ones (deny amnesty and birthright citizenship to illegal immigrants), and it's this schizophrenic platform that has attracted sane folks (the editors of Reason magazine, Barry Manilow) and unrepentant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2007

    Saturday's Headlines & Surprises: Carona Blame Game!

    Your Tax Dollars Wasted: The Daily Pilot says that Costa Mesa officials admit they’ve spent at least $127,000 in public funds to prosecute Benito Acosta, an Orange Coast College student who had the audacity last year to demand the right to address the city council for the same three-minute period ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2007

    Saturday's Headlines & Surprises: Meteor Showers Tonight!

    LA vs. OC: The Southern California airport wars continue this morning in a Daily Breeze article detailing a Los Angeles official’s demand that Orange County residents pay for increasing the burden on LAX. “Share the burden or cough up the cash,” is how reporter Art Marroquin summarized the opi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2007

    Friday's Headlines & Surprises: Why Did the Mayor Quote Mein Kampf at South Coast Plaza?

    Look! Up in the Sky! It's SuperFascist! Costa Mesa Mayor Allan Mansoor jumped into a phone booth, ripped off his Orange County Sheriff greens and donned something that would make him, at least outwardly, a man of substance: a fine suit, tie and shiny shoes. Yep, yesterday at a ceremony to celebrate ... More >>

  • News

    October 11, 2007

    Smiley Coyotl

    When is a prosecutor not a prosecutor? The answer spared a Santa Ana activist/punk rocker from criminal charges

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2007

    Friday's Headlines & Surprises: Hanging with Henry Segerstom

    Pair of Jacks: To build the impressive Great Park that it has promised, Larry Agran’s Irvine political machine is desperate for new sources of revenue. Congressman John Campbell (R-Nothing Down; Drive Off The Lot) wants to block Agran, a Democrat, from partnering with the Juaneno Mission Indians, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2007

    Saturday's Headlines & Surprises: It worked for the Chinese?

    The Final Solution: Alicia Robinson at the Daily Pilot takes over court duty in the Benito Acosta trial and finds ACLU lawyers continuing to press their point that Acosta’s arrest for speaking at a Costa Mesa city council meeting was “political.” At a 2006 public meeting, Mayor Allan Mansoor a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2007

    Friday's Headlines & Surprises: Who the Hell Does Benito Acosta Think He Is?

    Heil, err, Mansoor! Let’s see . . . Costa Mesa Mayor Allan Mansoor let people with the Minutemen Project stand during a 2006 city council meeting to show their support for his police-immigration plan. Later, at the same public meeting, other people lead by Benito Acosta attempted to stand in the a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2007

    Wednesday's Headlines & Surprises: Police Seek Laguna Retard

    The Fourth Reich: Way before there was “Don’t Taser me, dude!” there was Benito Acosta, arrested by Costa Mesa police after he allegedly spoke too long during a January 2006 city council meeting. Acosta opposed training local police as INS agents, a pet project of Mayor Allan Mansoor. A right- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2007

    Illegal Fact-Stretching in Costa Mesa (Again)

    Last summer, a white out-of-towner murdered Costa Mesa resident Israel Maciel. The killer's identity, however, wasn't known before migra Mayor Allan Mansoor told the Daily Pilot that the incident "shows we still have work to do, but it takes time to remove the welcome mat. When you have job centers, ... More >>

  • Columns

    May 31, 2007
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    May 24, 2007

    Who is David Duke's Favorite Orange Countian?

    *Updated below . . . Why, none other than our favorite non-racist white supremacist, of course! Martin Millard has made a name for himself in extremist circles thanks to rants against the "Tan Everyman," drawn local ire due to his influence over Costa Mesa Mayor Allan Mansoor, and even garnered at ... More >>

  • Features

    December 28, 2006

    Meat You in Heaven

    OCs top five new restaurants and other random observations

  • Columns

    September 7, 2006

    Letters

    'The place is going to be crawling with pretentious OC foodophiles and my nice quiet Wednesday evenings will be no more. Damn you, Matt Coker, DAMN YOU!!!!!'

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2006

    OC GOP Rubber Stamps Racism

    OC Blog has an interesting post on Orange County Republican Central Committee endorsements for various local offices. Even more entertaining are the back-and-forth comments between Weekly pal Jubal and Tim Whitacre--with some chiming in by Art Pedroza and Karen A Finn--about internal bylaws, and mot ... More >>

  • Food

    March 30, 2006

    Hot-hate Special

    Mirna Burciaga takes on the Minutemen with tacos and pupusas at El Chinaco

  • Columns

    March 2, 2006

    !Ask a Mexican!

    'Fair Skin, Blond Hair and Blue Eyes Beat the Shit Out of Mexican Putas Any Day.'

  • Food

    February 16, 2006

    Grub Guide

    This week in supporting Costa Mesa restaurants

  • News

    January 19, 2006

    Razin' La Raza

    Whether posing as protesters or cutting off speeches, OC police clamp down on immigrant-rights activists

  • Columns

    December 29, 2005

    !Ask a Mexican!

    The year in Mexican-bashing

  • Features

    November 6, 2003

    The Thin Boo Line!

    Orange Countys 31 scariest cops!

  • News

    February 20, 2003

    Final Solution

    Jim Silva wants to kill the Human Relations Commission

  • News

    January 16, 2003

    Beer Hall Politics

    Is Costa Mesa being putsched to the right?

  • News

    October 17, 2002

    Mr. Clean

    Deputy bids to white Costa Mesas wrongs

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