Young Noam with Mom and Dad I considered titling this week's review "Conservatism for Dummies" but that seemed unnecessarily cruel. As someone raised with your basic anti-social, self-hating, ahistorical so-called "conservative" values, I enjoy reminding myself and others of both my shame as ... More >>
Rohrabacher: Channeling Miss Cleo againYou know a presidential campaign is desperate when it hails the endorsement of a loony, laughable and little known congressman from Orange County.On Monday, Representative Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) officially endorsed Mitt Romney and instead of prudent ... More >>
Rohrabacher: I can pick 'em!Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, Orange County's unabashed career politician, has affectionately coddled many slimy characters over the years.There was Sheriff Mike Carona, now a convicted felon.There was Huntington Beach Mayor Dave Garofalo, now a convicted felon.There was chea ... More >>
Update, Jan. 10, 3:07 p.m.: Former House majority leader Tom DeLay was sentenced today to three years in prison for illegally plotting to funnel corporate contributions to Texas Legislative candidates in 2002, the Washington Post reports.
Throughout his political and legal ordeal, DeLay was vehem ... More >>
As Tom DeLay moseys into a possible life prison sentence after being convicted today of federal money laundering charges, let us turn to his pal and Huntington Beach's Surfin' Congresstool, Dana Rohrabacher.We'll begin with something spit out of the Mouth That Rohrabachered, followed by a slimy c ... More >>
Monday must have been an exceptionally slow day over at The Hill, a publication that covers politics in the nation's capital. Reporter Christina Wilkie wrote a sweet little post ("Rohrabacher's Triplets Get a Sweet Surprise") based on a Twitter entry made a day earlier by Dana Rohrabacher.Ac ... More >>
Dana: If I only had a heart, a brain, some courage..."Our government is taking the word of terrorists . . . "--Orange County Congressman Dana Rohrabacher--who cowardly evaded military service during the Vietnam War and absurdly lobbied on behalf of the Osama bin Laden terrorist loving Taliban dur ... More >>
Dana wears many hats"The running debate between
faith and science, which has increased steadily in intensity this year, has two
detours just as harsh but considerably less visible that demand more attention:
That would be scientists against other scientists, and pseudoscientists who
presume exp ... More >>
Worm Attack in Dana Point? TMZ reports that Orange County police are investigating former Los Angeles Laker/Chicago Bull Dennis Rodman for allegedly committing a “crime” inside the Hennessy's Tavern near PCH in Dana Point. The celebrity website says Rodman was accused of slapping a female custo ... More >>
Fishy Rohrabacher? The Huntington Beach Independent features a visit by Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-Skipped Vietnam Combat Duty) to Coatings Resource Corp., a local company owned by Edward Laird. Michael Alexander's story says that the Chinese had nabbed Laird's paint contract with Mattel Toys. ... More >>
Just like breaking a leg can take your mind off a toothache, the major traumas the Bush administration has inflicted on the body politic make it easy to forget the lesser damage it's doing. Or, as Ruth Marcus puts in her column in today's Washington Post, "The tornado of disastrous headlines - ... More >>
The Los Angeles Daily News reported yesterday that the "newly empowered California House Democrats are extending an olive branch to a group that has shunned them for years: California Republicans."
A meeting is scheduled for this afternoon when, in the basement of the U.S. Capitol, members of the tw ... More >>
Our R. Scott Moxley reports that, by the end of the night at the Hyatt Regency Irvine, the older Republicans in the room showed on their faces exactly what they felt: worry, frustration, indignation. But the Young Republican types in their 20s and 30s were not missing a beat--or a drop of hooch--as ... More >>
In light of San Diego area rightwing hawk Rep. Duncan Hunter's quixotic bid for the U.S. presidency, MadCow Morning News compiles the Top Ten Reasons to Go Dunkin' With Duncan. (Thanks to the eagle-eyed pal who spotted this and passed it along). Included are comparisons of Hunter to OC's Favorite Di ... More >>
Well, it was quite a weekend in Washington D.C. In a previous post, Alex did a fine job of spelling out the facts in the case of ex-Rep. Mark Foley (R-Predator). The only thing that can be added is that Foley has now headed down a familiar path-- as Josh Marshall puts it: "Ahhh, once again, the l ... More >>
Writing at Counterpunch.org, the online version of Alexander Cockburn's political newsletter, Robert Boston compiles a list of the Top 10 Power Brokers of the Religious Right. Boston used "publicly available financial data and political prominence" to rank his collection of polyester Savonarolas (S ... More >>
Over at Talking Points Memo, Josh Marshall catches the ex-CIA bigwig at the center of one of Washington's more intriguing ongoing scandals (the one with the hookers), Dusty Foggo, trying to pass off as his own a memorable bit of nonsense first used by everyone's favorite Surfin' Congressman, D. Rohr ... More >>
Got the latest newsletter from my surfin' Congressman, Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach). We only recall receiving these in the years ol' Dana's running for reelection (again and again and again -- and he's for term limits!). But this one is titled the Spring Newsletter, so maybe we've just toss ... More >>
Another Oscar Night has come and gone, and once again, Dana Rohrabacher has to settle for a being just another congressman from Orange County, instead of a famous screenwriter. It's not like he hasn't tried to break into showbiz. Sam Rosen of The American Prospect Online once catalogued Rohrabacher' ... More >>
We're re-posting this Oct. 10, 2005, post because:
a) A reader wondered why the Weekly had never connected slime-ball GOP lobbyist Jack Abramoff to our smurfin' Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach). As the post shows, Clockwork had (and Moxley will mention it in Thursday's edition).
2) ... More >>
Hats off to the LA "By God" Times' politico reporter Jean Pasco. Finally, a daily newspaper that circulates in Orange County has drawn a connection between criminally tainted GOP superlobbyist Jack Abramoff and wack-packin' Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach).
Way to go, Jean-o!
Of c ... More >>