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Barack Obama

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2009

    Whacktacular Orly Taitz Gets ze Last Laugh

    ​With apologies to Don Michael Corleone, fellow fictional character/dentist/real estate agent/Birther attorney/crooked eyeliner model Dr. Orly Taitz, Esq. might be tempted to utter--in her thick Zsa Zsa accent--"Every time zhey zhink I'm out, I pull me back zin."The Laguna Niguel resident's latest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2009

    BTW Guys, Orly Taitz Caused the Afghanistan Surge

    ​Presented without comment, a copy-paste from a letter posted on Orly Taitz's blog:Nothing happens by coincidence. Take, for example, Obama's announced Afghanistan policy tonight. Had it not been for the pressure of your Barnett lawsuit, and your brilliant motion for reconsideration, Dr. Orly, Oba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2009

    Anti-Warriors Respectfully Wait to Crap On Obama's Afghan Surge

    ​Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) was criticized in some quarters today for crapping on President Barack Obama's Afghanistan surge announcement before the speech was even delivered tonight.So credit the anti-war movement for at least waiting until Obama was waving goodbye from the West Point podium ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2009

    Birther Update: Wiley Relents, Orly Cops Palin and Reagan's Corpse Sells Stickers

    Star Foreman / OC WeeklyOur Orly Taitz costume is on discount for Black Friday.​Yesterday, I gave thanks to birthers, who have provided the Weekly with so much fun material in 2009. So let's check in on them. What's new in the wonderful world of people who don't believe that Barack Obama is an Ame ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2009

    Register Report on State Dinner for India Leader Is Bombayboozled

    Rep. Ed Royce loves Indiana food.​Not that yours truly would want to get into a pissing match with the Orange County Register over typos, but Washington Bureau chief Dena Bunis' "Total Buzz" blog post on Congressman Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) attending President Barack Obama's first State Dinner--in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2009

    Orly Taitz Motion Says Local Judge Wants to Lynch Her

    John Gilhooley, OC Weekly​Maybe we will get another date with Orly Taitz in Santa Ana's Ronald Reagan Federal Building and Courthouse after all. Less than two weeks after Judge David O. Carter dismissed the Laguna Niguel's Barnett v. Obama lawsuit seeking to throw the President out of office, Tait ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2009

    Racist Obama Imagery at St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton

    ​From a source...As I opened the door of the examination room after an appointment with my St. Jude physician, I came face to face with a political Photoshop disaster of President Obama's face superimposed on a feathered witch doctor complete with bone in nose. The title below the image said, "Oba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2009

    Feds Finally Lighten Up on Those Who Light Up

    Flickr user theskywatcher​In a move that will likely increase President Obama's favorable rating even here in conservative Orange County, Attorney General Eric Holder ordered federal drug agents to stop prosecuting cases involving medical marijuana users and providers who obey state laws legalizin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2009

    The Idiots' Guide To Not Being Schooled By Orly Taitz Like Joy Behar Was

    Oh, television. Last night, comedian and budding political pundit Joy Behar had Orange County's own Orly Taitz on her new HLN show. Whereas past cable news appearances for Taitz have seen our "eligibility" activist in panic mode from the mere few seconds of air time she was given and the decibel lev ... More >>

  • Columns

    October 1, 2009
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    September 23, 2009

    Al Qaeda's Goat Boy: Back from the Dead and as Annoying as Ever

    Goat Boy: I'm Ba-a-a-a-a-a-ack!​ Apparently, your teabagging grandma isn't the only person who thinks the election of Barack Obama spells doom for America. In celebration of the eighth anniversary of 9/11, Al Qaeda has just released a video called "The West and the Dark Tunnel." In the video, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2009

    Orly Taitz's Day In Court

    John Gilhooley / OC Weekly​Today, Dr. Orly Taitz Esq., the Laguna Niguel dentist, lawyer and real estate agent who is attempting to sue Barack Obama out of office, appeared before Judge David O. Carter in Santa Ana's Ronald Reagan Federal Courthouse. The occasion: a hearing in her lawsuit, Barnett ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2009

    Obama Squares Off Against Gays and Birthers in Carter Country

    Photo by Pete SouzaThe Chosen One​U.S. District Judge David O. Carter is working his magic in his Santa Ana courtroom in two cases involving President Barack Obama.One pits The Chosen One against his gay supporters, the other against his nuttiest foes.Carter on Monday dismissed the first of severa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2009

    Crank Trifecta: A Birther-Tea Bagger-Town Hall Crier Rolled Into One

    Media Matters gets the scoop on this morning's Fox & Friends bringing together the living embodiment of the "grass-roots" Birther, Tea Party and Healthcare Town Hall movements--without acknowledging it, of course, because that would be embarrassing even to Fox News.

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2009

    Video: Birther Nutjob Orly Taitz Suffers MSNBC Meltdown

    Just in time for Barack Obama's birthday--it's today--the queen of the so-called "birther" movement, Orly Taitz, appeared yesterday on MSNBC to talk up her latest "evidence" that Obama is not an American citizen. That "evidence" is an obviously forged "Republic of Kenya birth Certificate" that was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2009

    CNN's Rick Sanchez, Guests, Viewers vs. Obama Birther Wingnuts

    CNN.com Rick Sanchez: Tonight's top non-story...CNN's Rick Sanchez aired a story around noon Pacific time on what he characterized as a non-story: the growing "birthers" movement that claims President Barack Hussein Obama was not born in the U.S. and is, thus, constitutionally unqualified to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2009

    Big Week For Birthers and Their Crusade to Unseat Obama the Usurper!

    The Ledger-Enquirer of Columbus, Georgia, reports today that Orly Taitz, the Orange County attorney who reigns as queen bee to the Obama "birther" movement, is representing a "conscientious objector" who refuses to deploy to Iraq*, not because he's a pacifist or because George Bush authorized the in ... More >>

  • Columns

    June 25, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 18, 2009

    Super-Fun Cover Story Supplement: More Orly!

    Even if you read every one of the 4,000-n'-something words of this week's cover story about Dr. Orly Taitz, Esq., our local dentist crusading to have Barack Obama removed from office, you still won't have gotten the full Orly story. She's a busy woman with many pots cooking. So here are a few more T ... More >>

  • News

    June 18, 2009
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    June 5, 2009

    Muslims and Christians Talk Jesus at Interfaith Event

    Hot on the heels of President Obama's speech in Cairo, where he quoted from the Bible, the Koran and the Talmud, the Islamic Institute of Orange County hosts an interfaith discussion Sunday about the role and status of Jesus Christ in the Muslim and Christian faiths. "The Path of the Shepherd: Jesus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2009

    Thursday A.M. Shocker!!! Not All Register Readers Are Nutbars!!!

    You would, of course, expect an Orange County Register story on local Muslim reaction to President Obama's Cairo speech to elicit online comments like these . . . NewportBob: President Obama is way over his head getting involved in this big picture "let's get along folks now" presentation. Super IQ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2009

    Tweeters (Twits?) Of The World Unite: We're Now On Board Too!

    Yes, that's right--we're caving in to peer pressure delighted to be bringing our readers even more food news and commentary by joining the likes of Obama, Ashton and that bloke from the Mac ads.Our new account will be regularly updated by Gustavo, Edwin and myself.You can follow us at www.twitter.co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2009

    Barack Obama The Pimp

    Twenty-nine years ago, Lisa Jack was a camera-toting student at Occidental College and Barack Obama was a freshman from Hawaii. He quickly became involved in the college's Anti Apartheid Coalition, and stirred by his desire to change the world, got the heck out of Oxy and transferred to Columbia Uni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2009

    Jilted John Campbell Bellyaches About Obama

    We know that Representative John Campbell has digestion problems. We know that because he told us about them. We also know that Campbell swooned on national television for Barack Obama. We know that because Stephen Colbert pointed it out.In his latest e-mail blast to supporters, though, we find out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2009

    Obama Town Hall Protesters Get Vlogged

    Former Weekly managing editor Rich Kane turns vlogger as he hits the mean streets of Costa Mesa to capture protesters outside President Obama's town hall at the Orange County Fairgrounds on Wednesday.Among the pissed-off masses Rich encounters is Barbara Coe of the Huntington Beach-based California ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2009

    Where Obama Might Chow Down During His OC Visit

    We may have been thwarted in our attempt to get tickets to see Obama speak at the OC Fair & Event Center later today, but that doesn't stop us from trying to guess where he might fill up on his OC jaunt, should hunger strike. Both Barack and Michelle are known for their love of food. They don't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2009

    Obama's Chin and a Little Bit of His Forehead

    by Daffodil Altan and Vickie Chang He came. We saw (kind of). He left. For one hour and 15 minutes, Building 12 of the OC Fairgrounds, which normally houses things like Sugar Plum craft festivals and ShamWow demo booths, turned into the Church of Obama--those lucky enough to get tickets w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2009

    High Security Meets High Fashion

    Slate follows up on word that Barack Obama wore bullet-proof clothing during his inauguration by noting that a Colombian company, Miguel Caballero, makes bullet-resistant leather jackets, polo shirts, windbreakers and ruffled tuxedo shirts, which range from a few hundred dollars to $7,000 in price. ... More >>

  • Columns

    January 22, 2009
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    January 21, 2009

    Amazingly, Hugh Hewitt Only Classy Local Conservative Pundit for Obama Inauguration

    The great tragedy of our local conservative yakmouth-gone-big Hugh Hewitt is that there is intellect in him. Yeah, he always seems to walk lockstep with wackos (see: Nixon, Romney, Palin), but the guy is well-read, fund-raises often for good non-political causes and isn't ultimately noxious. Silly, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    Nation Cheers Obama Inauguration, OC Reg Readers Whine

    If Barack Obama's move into the White House today is inspiring folks all over the world, here in Orange County the mood, at least as recorded by online comments posted Orange County Register readers, is dour:--"This man has done absolutely nothing, yet is a God. People are so dumb." --"God help us!" ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 15, 2009

    Change Is Now Exhibit

    The Light Gallery

  • Calendar

    January 15, 2009

    Inspired

    Change is NOW

  • Calendar

    January 15, 2009

    King for a Week

    Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2009

    Obama Makes 'Spider-Man' Cover, Good Luck Finding It

    This week's issue of Amazing Spider-Man (#583, if you're counting) is notable for reasons other than featuring the latest thrilling adventures of our favorite webslinger: It features, both on the cover and inside, President-Elect Barack Obama, in a story taking place in Washington D.C. during the in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2009

    Why Isn't Wiley Drake Suing God Over Inauguration?

    We've previously told you about Buena Park pastor Wiley Drake suing to prevent Barack Obama from being inaugurated as president of the United States on Jan. 20 and, if that fails, suing to stop U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts from delivering the oath of office to Obama. For good measur ... More >>

  • Columns

    December 25, 2008
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    December 23, 2008

    Is Rick Warren Outing His Tolerant Self of Just Bluffing?

    UPDATED WITH PASTOR WILEY DRAKE SAYING GOD WILL PUNISH RICK WARREN FOR PARTICIPATING IN OBAMA INAUGURATION (SEE THE VERY END).The choice of Rick Warren as Barack Obama's inaugural invocation giver has apparently so touched the leader of Lake Forest's Saddleback Church that he has become The Most Tol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2008

    This Week in the OC Weekly

    In "Out of Tune" Gustavo Arellano interviews Bob Gunn, the man who helped Mariners Chruch become an evangelical giant. Then the church fired him for being gay, and they've been in and out of court since. News has Matt Coker explaining why Pastor Wiley Drake thinks he still has a unseating Barack Oba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2008

    Why Does Obama Birth Certificate Say What They Say It Does Not?

    Among those commenting to the extended-play interview with Buena Park Pastor Wiley Drake over his legal action contending Barack Obama was not born in this country and should not be sworn in as president is Linda from Mariposa, who writes:The Certificate of live birth is not a birth certificate--per ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2008

    The Purpose Driven Knife in the Back of Obama's Gay Supporters

    Perhaps for not going so hard on Barack Obama in last summer's Saddleback presidential forum, the Lake Forest mega-church's pastor, Rick Warren (right), will deliver the invocation at the president-elect's swearing-in ceremony Jan. 20, reports CNN. Warren did not make a public endorsement in the rac ... More >>

  • Columns

    November 20, 2008
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    November 4, 2008

    Anti-Obama Vandals Target Obama HQ in HB!

    When local Democratic Party activists showed up at their west county office in Huntington Beach this morning, they found evidence of some last-minute desperation among local McCain supporters: a plywood sign calling Obama a "racist" and equating the "liberal media" with un-Americanism. One of our f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2008

    Mackerel Flats' Folks Leaning Toward Obama? Who Knew?

    Around 11 this morning, KPCC 89.3 FM's AirTalk show presented a call-in segment called "I Didn't Know My Neighbor Was Voting For (Fill In The Blank)!" Host Larry Mantle wanted to know whether anyone's neighbors put political signs on their front lawns that surprised the listener. First caller Garr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2008

    What's Bad for Obama is Good for Todd Gallinger?

    Irvine City Council races have a long, rich history of generating critical looks from the county grand jury, tireless political reformer Shirley Grindle, state Assemblyman Chuck Devore (R-Irvine), solidly Democrat UC Irvine political science professor Mark Petracca and, of course, our own R. Scott M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2008

    Will Rappers Cost Obama the Election?

    Please, Plies, come out in support of Sarah Palin Young Jeezy's brief flirtation with John McCain on the set of Saturday Night Live aside, it's clear rappers favor Barack Obama by a wide margin in this election. (Check out this survey, for starters.) Though emcee after emcee has supported Obama wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2008

    Hewitt's Hughpocrisy

    Hugh Hewitt came out west from the Reagan White House to oversee construction of the Richard Nixon Library and, later, represent The Irvine Co. and other coastal developers in court as they sought to build whatever they desired on their land, “environmental extremism” like the Endangered Species ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2008

    Riding Low in the Saddleback

    By Eleanor Carmichael It was hotter than Hell when I arrived at Saddleback Church (my former parish—no, seriously) for the Saddleback Civil Forum on the Presidency. Unfortunately, I couldn’t look forward to sitting in the main worship center near Rick Warren, Barack Obama or John McCain. OC We ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2008

    Hey, Barack Obama: Don't Come Back to Orange County

    A few of you might have heard that Senator Barack Obama, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, arrived in Orange County on Sunday, held an exclusive fundraiser for wealthy contributors at the Republican-dominated Balboa Bay Club in Newport Beach, and left. Some local Democrats gloated a ... More >>

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