Remember Tosh Plumlee? He was the star of my Sept. 2006 cover story, "Cocaine Airways," which detailed his colorful career as a contract pilot for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. In that story, I wrote about how Plumlee, a Texas native, found work for the CIA in the 1950s flying weapons to Cas ... More >>
Remember when Newport Beach's then-Assemblyman (and then-living) Gil Ferguson called his colleague on the Democratic side of the aisle Tom Hayden of Santa Monica a traitor? Good times ... Go ahead, ask Hayden about it when he makes an appearance behind the fabled Orange Curtain next week.
Morton Downey Jr. roars again
Obvious, if totally justified, comparisons to Catch-22 abound in reviews of Ben Fountain's new and completely satisfying novel Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk. Sure, it's funny, surreal, rich in the gallows humor of the absurdity that is war and, to be clear, this war in particular. But to Mr. Bib's ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post about the Twitter war between Jameson and supporters of President Barack Obama.ORIGINAL POST, AUG. 3, 3:23 P.M.: Retired porn star Jenna Jameson took a break from proclaiming her innocence in her recent DUI crash in Westminster and running around her Huntington ... More >>
If you've played a drinking game today, using the word "tax" while watching Fox News, you're probably drunk.In painting President Barack Obama as a tax-raising liberal, the network's anchors quickly spewed the word a thousand times a minute in reporting that conservative Chief Justice John Roberts p ... More >>
The performance artist examined us as individuals. A new doc does the same to her
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About a decade ago, while a student at Chapman University, I organized a debate on the legacy of Columbus and set out to find the craziest people on the Left and Right to argue. On the Left was the fanatical Mexica Movement, who think everything European is inherently evil, and on the right was O ... More >>
Mr. David EllisWith that pesky controversial sale of the Orange County Fairgrounds out of the way (or so we hope), it seems the time for bridge building. Relationship mending. Or pointing out any inaccuracies in any accusations that may have been fired off since the land was put on the auction bl ... More >>
Jared Loughner's high-school-yearbook photoThe media has portrayed alleged Arizona rampage shooter Jared Loughner as holding such politically jumbled views--his top three grievances center on government mind control, returning to the Gold Standard and political correctness--that it is impossibl ... More >>
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South of the Border, Oliver Stone's documentary about the leftist revolution in several South American countries, wasn't exactly embraced by critics when it hit theaters in June. Entertainment Weekly summed it up as "rose-colored agitprop."
Blah, blah, blahAs always, overly confident political mouthpiece Tara Setmayer likes to talk and talk and talk and talk and talk and defend the indefensible . . . and, of course, gets an unquestioning forum on Fox News.That's good for her because she is the Washington, D.C. press secretary f ... More >>
Don't be surprised if Isaac Robert Longo becomes a poster child for the evils of driving while high by forces girding to defeat marijuana legalization in California this November.After all, the 33-year-old Placentia man smoked pot before causing a five-car pileup on the 55 freeway in November 200 ... More >>
Courtesy of Paddle With PurposeLast weekend, co-founder of the SUP Spot and highly respected ambassador of stand-up paddling, Jodie Nelson, set out for an intense 39.8 mile paddle from Catalina Island to Dana Point during the Ohana Ocean Catalina Challenge, becoming the first woman ever to comple ... More >>
The AFL-CIO convention in Pittrburgh voted last night to endorse single-payer, universal healthcare for all Americans, and rU.S. Senator Max Baucus (D-Montana) just trotted out to reporters his bill to provide non-single-payer, non-universal healthcare for not-quite-all Americans. Coincidence? ... More >>
A headache for liberals soon arrives in Sacramento Earlier today, Art Pedroza at OrangeJuiceBlog reported that Steven Greenhut, the longtime senior editorial writer and columnist at The Orange County Register, has accepted a job in Sacramento. Though he didn't have the details, Pedroza was right. ... More >>
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.
In light of all the teabagging going on today, the Weekly's Favorite Lefty Who Leads a Jazz Trio, Ron Kobayashi, wonders why the teabaggers' corporate sponsor, Fox News, "failed to organize any protests when George W. Bush created $500 billion budget deficits by spending more than any president befo ... More >>
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 >>
Most people know Dean Singleton as the owner of the Denver-based MediaNews, Inc., a man who loves to buy newspapers like the L.A. Daily News and Long Beach Press-Telegram so that he can slash salaries, bust unions, earn huge profits, and generally quicken the destruction of print journalism. (His ef ... More >>
The raw vote totals in OC tell the realand really amazingstory of Super Tuesday
Dana Adopts ACLUish Torture Position! At an Oct. 12 rally, Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-Skipped Vietnam Combat Duty) repeatedly blasted solitary prison confinement. “Long periods of solitary confinement are considered torture,” Rohrabacher said to a tiny Huntington Beach crowd that looked st ... More >>
Yesterday, Orange County Register crime reporter Rachanee Srisavasdi interviewed the man who claims Orange diocese Bishop Tod D. Brown abused him decades ago. Scott Hicks of Fresno claims that he suppressed the thoughts of abuse for years and recalled them only after therapy recovered those memories ... More >>
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From the Richard Nixon Library, Birthplace, Deathplace and Untruthiness Center: BILL O'REILLY SET FOR NIXON LIBRARY SEPTEMBER 28 TV, Radio Superstar coming to launch Culture Warrior One of the biggest figures in American media, Fox News's Bill O'Reilly, has selected the Nixon Library for the West C ... More >>
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