It was gay rights icon Harvey Milk who described Orange County best, in response to California State Senator John Briggs describing San Francisco as "the moral garbage dump of homosexuality in this country." "Nobody likes garbage 'cause it smells," Milk told reporters. "Yet eight million tourists vi ... More >>
Next to a picture of Walt Disney and Walter Knott together, one of the most famous OC historical artifacts that may or may not exist is a newspaper clipping detailing something that former OC GOP head Tom Fuentes was involved in during his student years, something that dares not speak its name. That ... More >>
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 >>
Photo by John GilhooleyDevore: OC's second-least reprehensible GOPer?I was having lunch over the weekend with a pal, a Republican who will never vote for an OC Reep due to their rank hypocrisy. I, as a lefty nut, shared with him my frustrations with the Democratic Party of Orange County, the grou ... More >>
Spencer's excellent cover story this on skinhead-happy Old World Village allows me to post on a bit of Orange County history I've been keeping for a while: how this Surf City Alpine fantasy came to host a meeting of the Holocaust-denying Institute for Historical Review back in 1989.Years ago, Cyndie ... More >>
*Update: It appears young Aaron Westbrook (a teacher arrested Monday for allegedly sleeping with one of his students at Capo Valley High; see below) graduated from Vanguard University, the Christian higher learning post in Costa Mesa where his dad, Ed Westbrook, is a professor of business, is head o ... More >>
Let us pause a moment and remember one of those people who made Orange County so very Orange County-ish: John Schmitz (1930-2001). Usually when Schmitz is remembered these days, if he is remembered at all, it is for being the father of Mary Kay Letourneau, who became internationally famous as a de ... More >>
'The War Within: Dissent During Crisis in America'
I've never doubted that Aliso Viejo's Jim Gilchrist, founder of the Minuteman Project, was deluded, but until now I've never suspected he's delusional as well. Gilchrist tells the rightwing news service WorldNetDaily that he's seriously considering running for President of the United States. Gilchri ... More >>
Itching with it
Chapman leaves us lost in translation
Evil spawn of OCs Scariest People
Look, kids! The world according to the Orange County Republican Party!
Was John Schmitz nuts? Or did mobsters run Orange County?
Orange County, California: 2001
The Circle of Life rolls on
Letters to the most powerful Republican in Orange County
Pass the popcorn! Its Mary Kay LeTourneau time!