By Dave BartonThat instantly recognizable signature.
The O an open mouth yawping in protest.
The dot of the I like a projectile being thrown.
The remaining letters leaning forward to attack.
You don't even have to know his work to recognize political cartoonist Pat Oliphant is a confrontational indi ... More >>
What do Robert McNamara, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Robert Gates and Leon Panetta have in common with Orange County Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez?Almost nothing, but just wait.It's highly unlikely that President Barack Obama would ever name Sanchez to be a Secretary of Defense in his administrati ... More >>
My kind editor, The Mexican, offered to reimburse me for purchase of the ex-governor of California's memoirs. I considered reading and reviewing the provocatively titled Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Storybut I felt so uncomfortable at even the thought of walking into a bookstor ... More >>
"You should buy my book and follow me on Twitter!"Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld is bringing his comedy tour to the Richard Nixon Library tonight. Or maybe he's being honored for something. Or maybe it's part of his book tour. Whatever it may be that is bringing him to O.C., we' ... More >>
It remains unclear whether Terry Jones will go through with burning copies of the Koran on Saturday, as the nutty Florida pastor says in one breath his stunt has been canceled and then in another impose a deadline for New York Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf to indicate he will move a proposed mosque near ... More >>
Agent Opie/Cory BarnesIn case anyone hasn't heard, former pro wrestler, navy SEAL and Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura has fallen in love with surfing. He answered Larry King's kooky questions on the issue in May, explaining that surfing, for him, goes way beyond just a new hobby. For Mr. Ventura, I ... More >>
So the big question when John Yoo speaks at Chapman University next week about presidential power is: Will he be shackled? Probably not, seeing as how this is not Spain, but were Orange within the Iberian Peninsula nation and NATO ally, he'd be under criminal indictment for sanctioning torture at Gu ... More >>
Sometimes I wonder about the power of coincidence. Both times I've covered the Newport Beach Film Festival, I have been unable to attend every day because some or other duty at the office ends up taking a lot more of my time than expected. So I was called home on Tuesday, thereby missing both THE RE ... More >>
The Government has gone Plasma TV crazy: Even though they have an entire cable television channel to carry their lame communications, Santa Ana city officials are spending at least $242,000 more to install 10, 42-inch flat screen TVs at 10 public locations. These TVs will have no sound, and will br ... More >>
Bed at 2 a.m. last night. Up at 7 this morning for a breakfast in honor of the upcoming movie Death Sentence, based on a novel by the author of Death Wish, and directed by James Wan (the original Saw).
Unsurprisingly, the movie looks exactly like what you'd expect from the director of Saw doing a D ... More >>
The answer -- alleged steroid abuse -- is apparently in the May 11 issue of the Lariat, the student newspaper of the goosesteppin' South Orange County Community College District's Saddleback College in Mission Viejo and Irvine Valley College (IVC) in Irvine. This free Backward S.I. Sportswatch crude ... More >>
Your favorite TV Time Tracker figured one of those knuckleheads at The Blotter would have already, uh, blottered this, but in case you missed it: Orange County's very own right-wing whackmaster Hugh Hewitt was on The Colbert Report the other night--and he wasn't even being punked like some other rec ... More >>
The year's not over yet, but the funniest thread EVER can be found right now at Democratic Underground. But first we gotta back up--AND BEND OVER, MAGGOT! It seems there is this Internet company run out of a couple's garage in that enlightened burg of Bakersfield, known previously as the place where ... More >>