[¡Ask a Mexican!] And how can Mexicans make gabachos care about NAFTA?
A Huntington Beach couple is facing charges in federal court in Los Angeles of sellling the skin of a Sumatran tiger for $8,000 through craigslist. "Tigers are critically endangered throughout the world, with estimates that there are less than 500 Sumatran tigers remaining in the wild," reads a sta ... More >>
There was news that the U.N. suggested that insects are one way to solve world hunger problems (mmm, chapulines!). They're a good source of protein, the U.N. report says, referring to bugs as "minilivestock." Stephen Colbert, in a biting, if only satiric segment on his show last night lambasted them ... More >>
Some critics have declared that Death By China is fueled by warmongering, anti-Chinese sentiment and others call the film/book another important wake up call to a looming disaster.You can make up your own mind Friday night in Anaheim when there will be a special showing of the controversial, 79-minu ... More >>
"Does this look like a behavior of an innocent person? An innocent person would have come to court and showed all the valid documents with the embossed seals, which are verifiable. Instead he is acting like a 5-year-old brat, saying 'I am afraid of Orly, 'I want the secretary of state of GA to a ... More >>
Having screwed the pooch on a billboard with an atheist-friendly misquote from Thomas Jefferson has not stopped Fountain Valley-based Backyard Skeptics from going to the inkwell again. This time, above a Costa Mesa mattress store, it's a 48x14-foot "Treaty of Tripoli" billboard that boldly states ... More >>
Costa Mesa Playhouse
Craving some authentic Mexican tuna ceviche? Well, next time you order it, the fish might actually be from Mexico.Reuters reports that the Geneva-based World Trade Organization (WTO) has made an important decision in a decades-long battle between the U.S. and Mexico over tuna imports. The trade o ... More >>
Mac Miller, an up-and-coming rap artist from Pittsburgh, named the first single off his album Best Day Ever after the floppy-haired business mogul Donald Trump. Naturally, he was disappointed with the Twitter exchange that ensued. On Tuesday, Trump wrote, "@macmiller 'Donald Trump the Song' ... More >>
It's unclear why this wasn't proposed a few weeks ago, but the Irvine City Council tonight will consider proclaiming Feb. 6 "Ronald Reagan Day," in honor of 40th president's birthday.The proclamation is not being foisted on the panel that leans Democratic because Reagan was once a member of the p ... More >>
What would comprehensive immigration reform look like if the Feds got off their duffs?
R. Scott Moxley told you in October about Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) having inserted himself in the violent 2009 coup that toppled the democratically elected president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya. Was Dana Rohrabacher Playing Kingmaker in Central America?To refresh your memory, th ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] Are you a vendido or a Manchurian Mexican?
ClintonNews services are reporting that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pressured Vietnam's leaders to improve its human rights practices during her trip to the Southeast Asian nation, but two Orange County members of Congress view her actions with opposing conclusions.Loretta Sanchez (D-Anahe ... More >>
John Robert Bolton, the neocon's neocon, laps up the hosannas of fellow knuckle-draggers May 28 when he is the special guest of the World Affairs Council of Orange County. The nonprofit, 500-member council--which since its 1967 founding has hosted Prince Andrew, Vicente Fox, Hans Blix and several ot ... More >>
The on-again, off-again hearing on the 241 Foothill South toll road extension by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce is back on, from 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 22, and in an old/new home, O'Brien Hall at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, or the same place the California Coastal Commission met, took testimony ... More >>
In his quest to free slaves around the world, Aaron Cohen thought hed seen it all. Then he went to Myanmar
... a poor basis for a foreign policy. Click here to see. It would be funny-- hell, hilarious-- if people weren't dying.
… and radioactive in the middle. By now you know that North Korea has apparently successfully tested a nuclear weapon. (Experts prefer the term "device", rather than "weapon", but given the fact that this device's sole function is to cause large-scale destruction, I think the word weapon is ... More >>
In a column in yesterday's Los Angeles Times, Ray Lemoine, co-author of Babylon by Bus, recounted his recent brush with the Department of Homeland Security. Lemoine was stopped at JFK airport while returning from Dubai. He'd been red-flagged because of a former job. Lemoine isn't a retired shoe-bomb ... More >>
Looking for something new to do in Vegas? Something that involves breathing in massive amounts of particulate matter blown in from the desert? Something that involves watching yet another bit of idiotic Bush administration defense planning go up in smoke (literally)? Something a little mushroom clou ... More >>
Glenn Stern captures Latin American political graffiti
In UC Irvine speech, Hans Blix denounces Iraq invasion and faith-based intelligence
UC Irvine protesters humiliate torture-memo author
A talk with former UN weapons inspector Scott Ritter
Well meet again. Dont know where, dont know when . . .
67 things you might want to know before the bombs drop
Congressman Dana Rohrabachers absolutely crazy, quite possibly illegal back-channel chats with the villains of Sept. 11
Bushs DEA criminalizes hemp foods
Lets send someone with lots of money and no experience to Spain
Green Party candidate Medea Benjamin brings trade politics to OC
And includes The Sopranos
Legal demonstrators, the Idiot Party and Arthur Carmona
Cox and Packard find a war they can winagainst a nonexistent tax
Welcome to South Orange County, home of uranium 238, illegal immigrants, rare trout, and the most powerful military laser in the world
OC firm still chasing Reagan's (costly) dream
Was an Irvine plant's closing payback for its union's budding internationalism?