Chuck DeVore

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    UK's The Guardian Publishes Worst Story on Santa Ana's Political and Demographic Transformation EVER

    I make it a point to read any articles about Orange County written by the national and international press, mostly for the shits and giggles that happen when they're woefully uninformed. So you can imagine the gut-laugh fest I had this morning when reading a piece about SanTana by the usually excell ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    Todd Spitzer and Asian Massage Parlors Have What in Common?

    When you hear of a "grand opening" you might think of an Asian massage parlor ad, but once and future Orange County Supervisor Todd Spitzer is taking back the phrase if only for one day.Spitzer will celebrate the "grand opening" of his new campaign headquarters tomorrow afternoon.And how do we know ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2012

    Todd Spitzer Prosecutes DA Chief of Staff Susan Kang Schroeder in Titlegate!

    Detective Spitzer​It turns out that even though he's no longer an assistant district attorney, Todd Spitzer still has insatiable prosecutorial instincts, and his current suspect is none other than an old, bitter nemesis from the Orange County district attorney's office: Susan Kang Schroeder.In an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2011

    Hugh Hewitt: Conservative Radio King Prefers Barack Obama Over Ron Paul

    ​Poor Ron Paul.The veteran Texas congressman running for the Republican presidential nomination by arguing for dramatic changes to the federal government can't get love from Orange County-related political figures.This week, conservative radio host/lawyer/author Hugh Hewitt--a former, post-preside ... More >>

  • News

    December 29, 2011

    What We Learned

    The Year on Navel Gazing and Beyond!

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2011

    8 Reasons October Was 2011's Worst Month

    ​There was a lot to hate about 2011 as a whole.And, there are still nine days left for December to make a case for changing my mind about which was the worst month in Orange County this year.But, from my perch on this ivory tower I call "couch," I'm ready to proclaim October 2011 as the nastiest m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    Mark Bucher to Replace Chuck DeVore in Todd Spitzer Race

    Mark Bucher ​In addition to Chuck DeVore dropping out of the race for Orange County supervisor, the Weekly has learned conservative activist Mark Bucher will challenge fellow Republican Todd Spitzer for the 2012 open seat.Bucher is a successful businessman, a prominent--even outspoken--Christian c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    Todd Spitzer is a Psychological Test Away From Joining Sheriff's Department

    Christopher Victorio / OC WeeklyDeputy Spitzer?​Given we know Todd Spitzer is a prolific multitask enthusiast, it's not surprising that the prominent but office-less politician couldn't just focus on his pending 2012 race for Third District supervisor.Even while he's actively campaigning against f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    [UPDATED with Register Tongue Bath:] Rick Perry, Texas Governor and GOP Presidential Possible, Shakes the Newport Beach Money Tree

    ​UPDATE, JULY 1, 8:11 P.M.: The Orange County Register Editorial Board loves them some Texas Gov. Rick Perry.After the Republican met in Newport Beach's Pacific Club with big GOP donors and the likes of Orange County GOP Chairman Scott Baugh, Flash Report publisher Jon Fleischman, OC GOP Chairman ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2011

    Todd Spitzer Dinged By Republican Blog

    The past haunts Spitzer​Orange County supervisor candidate Todd Spitzer--who apparently returns the phone calls of reporters who'll toss him softballs--got more evidence today that he won't easily sail to victory.The folks at the Friends For Fullerton's Future blog slammed Spitzer for his past ser ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    Meg Whitman, Chuck DeVore's Choice for Governor, is Now a "Self-Funded Dilettante"

    ​Chuck DeVore, who is leaving his Irvine-based state Assembly seat for private life after losing the U.S. Senate GOP primary to eventual general election loser Carly Fiorina, posted this on his Facebook page Oct. 4:"If we are to win and provide an opportunity to enact our ideas, we need to vote fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    OC GOP is the "Marijuana Party": Duane Roberts, Green Party's U.S. Senate Candidate

    ​That wascally Duane Roberts is at it again.Last time we checked in on the Green Party nominee for the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Barbara Boxer and coveted by Republican Carly Fiorina, Roberts was labeling Boxer's party "anti-immigrant."Now, the Anaheim resident is saying the Republican Par ... More >>

  • News

    October 7, 2010

    Scott Baugh's Big, No-Bid County Lobbying Deal

    [Moxley Confidential] More than $1,000 per day? What?

  • Food

    September 23, 2010

    Albatros Is the Best Mexican Restaurant In South County

    [Hole In the Wall] This Lake Forest Cal-Mex eatery is worth waiting in line for

  • Columns

    July 8, 2010
  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Liz Cheney and Richard Nixon's Corpse, Together at Last

    ​Right about now, Gary Sinise, Dr. Laura, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Dennis Miller, Victoria Jackson, "Coach K" Mike Krzyzewski, Liz Cheney, Laura Ingraham, Chuck DeVore and many more participate in an event hosted at the Richard Nixon Library in Yorba Linda that's hosted by Andrew Breitbart a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    [UPDATED] Primary Election 2010: Media Forces Unite, and the GOP Senate Parties

    The blurry end.​12:56 Downstairs, in the lobby bar, there is still a decent sized crowd of very well dressed people clutching cold drinks. The general idea is that government as business is back, and it's riding on the backs of women. Though I don't hear much political banter and as far as I can t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    Of Course Orly Didn't Win (UPDATE: Of Course She's Claiming Voter Fraud)

    Christopher Victorio​Updated 1:41 p.m. with Taitz's reaction at end of post. In the 24 hours before polls opened yesterday, national media outlets went abuzz with what they thought to be a scoop: Laguna Niguel birther leader Orly Taitz might win in her race to be the Republican nominee for Ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    OC Democrat Asks Republicans To Drop 'No New Tax' Pledge

    Photo by Christopher VictorioDemocratic Assembly candidate Melissa Fox has a taxing idea.​According to Melissa Fox, a Democratic Party candidate for Orange County's 70th Assembly District, the problem with California government isn't high taxes, a bloated bureaucracy or the massive $20 billion bud ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    Chuck DeVore's Latest Endorsement: Barbara Coe?

    Coe, in center, between two of her other pet candidates, Joe Arpayaso and sheriff's candidate Bill Hunt​Now that Irvine state Assemblyman Chuck DeVore is fully behind Arizona's anti-illegals SB 1070, the extremists are coming out of their muck to support his quixotic campaign for Senate. Take the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2010

    Erik Brown, GOP Fall Guy?

    ​Is Erik Brown--a pillar of his church and the Orange County Young Republicans political director--the hypocrite who spent nearly $2,000 in Republican National Committee funds at the bondage-themed club Voyeur in West Hollywood?

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2010

    No Nukes is Good Nukes ... For Now

    ​The Orange County Register's Teri Sforza has a fascinating post today that answers the question "Will California be frozen out of Obama's nuclear future?" this way: definitely yes in the short term, possibly no in the long term.

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    Carly, Tommy, Chuckie and the Demon Sheep

    ​The Interwebs are all a-Twitter over the new campaign ad by California Republican U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina featuring--DUNT-DUNT DUNNNNN!!!--demon sheep.Actually, for the rest of this post to make any sense at all, you should first check out the spot, which cannot be embedded here only ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2010

    As Snow Falls, Legislation Rises

    ​Three to 6 inches of new snow are expected in the next few hours to start falling in the local mountains--including Big Bear, where 5 feet of white stuff dumped during the last round of storms. Mammoth Mountain got 7 inches of fresh snow in the last 24 to add to its 8- to 12-feet base of packed p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2010

    Say Goodnight, Chuck?

    The third man​A new Field Poll shows former congressman Tom Campbell (R-San Mateo) beating fellow Republicans Cary Fiorina and termed-out Assemblyman Chuck DeVore (R-Irvine) for the party bid to face Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer in the fall. The poll breaks down like this: Campbell: 30 percentFio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2009

    DeVore and Fiorina Still Milking Barbara Boxer "Ma'am" Comment

    Don't call her ma'am, ma'am!​Associated Press reports termed-out Assemblyman Chuck DeVore (R-Irvine) and former Hewlett-Packard chief executive Carly Fiorina, who are vying for the Republican nomination to face U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer in November, are still mining fund-raising gold from a video of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2009

    The Week in Underwhelming OC Polititweeters

    Alright, we may have to rethink this thing a bit. After a week of watching them on our newfangled list, we're discovering that Orange County politicians/political celebrities, by and large, are pretty bad at Twitter. I mean, look at this missive from Huntington Beach congressman Dana Rohrabacher:​ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2009

    3 OC Schools Escape No Child Left Behind Sanctions, CTA Crows

    Just another day of learning at Kinoshita Elementary School.​California Teachers Association (CTA) is taking credit for three elementary schools in Orange County improving enough academically to escape vulnerability to sanctions or forced conversion to charter schools under the federal No Child Le ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2009

    What Are Birthers Doing Hanging With Top Repubs In Newport?

    ​Matt Coker already did a nice job previewing the Western Conservative Political Action Conference taking place today and tomorrow at the Radisson in Newport Beach. But the Washington Independent's David Weigel -- who loves Orly Taitz as much as we do -- points out that  this conference isn't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    Weekend Forecast for Newport Beach: Very, Very, Very Conservative

    Andrew Breitbart: From Fox News to Newport Beach​What would you do if you found out conservatives Andrew Breitbart, Jim Lacy, Tom Fuentes, Bruce Herschesohn, Sir Eldon Griffiths, Governor Tim Pawlenty, Meg Whitman, Chuck DeVore, Jeff Miller, Ralph Reed, Da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2009

    Don Wagner Kicks Off Assembly Bid With a Little Help From His Far-Out, Far-Right Friends

    Don Wagner, in charge.​Irvine's Don Wagner, the hard-core conservative president of the South Orange County Community College District Board of Trustees, kicks off his bid for state Assembly this evening with the help from one of the other hard-core conservatives on the college board's dais, "Chai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    Chuck Devore to China: Set Your Prisoners Free!

    In September 2001, Chuck DeVore (R-Irvine) self-published a book called "China Attacks" which envisioned a Chinese sneak attack against Taiwan that precipitates a third world war. Call it a case of bad timing: as the events of 9/11 suggested, China might not be America's worst enemy after all. In 20 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2009

    Why Won't Loretta Sanchez Return a Blogger's Phone Call?

    It's fascinating to see the double standard that Orange County politicians employ with bloggers in these days of a flat media landscape. While blogs such as Red County and The Liberal OC are virtual megaphones for, respectively, conservative and liberal operatives and politicians (some even contribu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    From The Front Lines of the Santa Ana Teabagging

    This guy was introduced as the "creator and administrator of John & Ken's official Facebook group." He's also "head"-ing up the recall-Arnold effort.Yay, rich people!Like bitches and queers have done, the leaders at the Santa Ana Tea Party reclaimed the slurs used against them."According to Home ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2009

    John and Ken Go After Red County Blog (Again)

    *Originally posted on March 13; moved up by Gustavo 'cause the conversation is HOT!The hosts of KFI-AM 640 The John and Ken Show are ripping Orange County's right-tilted Red County blog once again. (You can listen here.) What set off the anti-tax crusaders--whose recent live Tax Revolt 2009 broadcas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    DeVore Scoffs at Budget Data Suggesting Orange County Uses More, Spends Less for State Services

    Assembly Budget Committee chairwoman Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa) released data from the Legislative Analyst's Office (LAO) that suggests cuts under the state budget plan approved Thursday morning could hit Republican areas hardest because they use more government services, while ... 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 >>

  • Features

    October 25, 2007

    OC's Scariest People

    Our Congressional delegation tops this year’s list of 33 villains (31 for October, plus two more to get to the Dia de los Muertos, ese)

  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2007

    Register Readers Choking on Latino-Takeover Predictions

    Brian Joseph, the Register's Sacramento reporter, has an online story detailing predictions that "Hispanics will become Orange County's ethnic majority seven years earlier than previously projected, according to new state figures released Monday." Joseph says Hispanics will become the majority in OC ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2007

    ND Beats CA

    If, as the governor recently asserted, California is both the new Athens and the new Sparta, where the future of America is busily being created, then what the hell is North Dakota? Because in one patch of the future, North Dakota is set to leave California in the dust. The state best known for fro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2006

    Why Is La Opinion Changing the Tan Nguyen Letter?

    La Opinión is the dean of America's Spanish-language dailies, dating back to the 1930s. Its owners, the Lozano family, are tireless advocates of Latinos, and the paper's Pilar Marrero is one of Southern California's best political reporters, damn the language. But their coverage of the Tan N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2006

    DeVore Cries Havoc

    "Look at it burning." -Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, Hezbollah leader, speaking as his group's rockets struck a US-made Israeli warship Well, we're in for it now. Israel, Lebanon and Palestine are at each others' throats. Amr Moussa, General-Secretary of the Arab League, has declared the Middle East pea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2006

    Chuck DeVore on Hemp

    Last week there was a rumor goin' round that Assemblyman Chuck DeVore (R-Irvine), a lieutenant colonel in the National Guard and a Republican, was co-author of a bill to legalize industrial hemp. Not only that, but he was doing so with none other than Assemblyman Mark Leno (D-San Francisco), the ope ... More >>

  • Columns

    June 8, 2006

    Commie Girl

    Hooray for the Evil Queen! Crazy sex, evil, awards top local communists perfect month!

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2006

    Sic Transit...

    It seem there might be a princess– princess in the sense of being the child of a European royal– somewhere in the Inland Empire. Albert Grimaldi, the ruling prince of Monaco (and one of the least inbred of Europe's royal relics, thanks to the genetic material of Grace Kelly), is reported ... More >>

  • Columns

    October 13, 2005
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    August 12, 2004
  • News

    July 29, 2004

    Pussies Galore!

    What local candidates dont want voters to know

  • News

    March 7, 2002

    Slim Pickins

    Hold your nose and vote for these few good candidates

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