Karl Rove

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2014

    Garden Grove Mayor Bruce Broadwater Attacks Opponent Bao Nguyen With Most Laughable Mailer Ever

    Pandering to the Vietnamese voter base has been way simple for a long time. In danger of losing your election? Just say your opponents loves the commies. Or you hate the commies more! Throw in some grainy photos, and don't forget to slap a a commie star on the commie...'cause commie star! Even Karl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2013

    Film Week with Mr. Bib: Going to the Movies with George W. Bush

    Taping my show with the terrific film reviewer Peter Rainer of the Christian Science Monitor and KPCC's "Film Week" - and author of a new collection helpfully titled Rainer on Film: Thirty Years of Film Writing in a Turbulent and Transformative Time - I was happily affirmed in my sense that good wr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2012

    Pat Oliphant Exhibit at the Fullerton Museum Through This Sunday!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    Valerie Plame Comes Out of the Cold to UCI Law

    ​Valerie Plame, whose career as an undercover for the CIA ended when the Bush White House blew her cover in 2003, comes to the UC Irvine School of Law Feb. 17 to give a free talk about her experiences.Now going by Valerie Elise Plame Wilson, to reflect her marriage to former Ambassador Joseph C. W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2011

    Karl Rove Comes to Nixon Library; Will the Glitteratti Follow?

    ​Those attending tonight's Karl Rove blab-a-thon at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda may detect twinkles in the eye or from the teeth of the guest of honor. But the source may not be his happy demeanor or extra-white choppers. It could be leftover residue from Rove ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2010

    Karl Rove Joins OC District Attorney's Office?

    Rackauckas' brain too?​"Think of it this way: The [senior assistant DA's] are the vice presidents and I am Karl Rove."--Susan Kang Schroeder, Orange County District Attorney's office public affairs counsel, on the late Friday afternoon press announcement that her new title is now chief of sta ... More >>

  • Film

    March 11, 2010

    'Green Zone': Mission Finally Accomplished

    Paul Greengrass and Matt Damon's WMD of a movie confirms the big lie

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2009

    Video: Birther Nutjob Orly Taitz Suffers MSNBC Meltdown

    Just in time for Barack Obama's birthday--it's today--the queen of the so-called "birther" movement, Orly Taitz, appeared yesterday on MSNBC to talk up her latest "evidence" that Obama is not an American citizen. That "evidence" is an obviously forged "Republic of Kenya birth Certificate" that was ... More >>

  • News

    November 6, 2008
  • Blogs

    May 1, 2008

    NBFF: Snow Jobs and Sausages

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2007

    Wednesday's Headlines

    Rove's Tricked-Out Ride: Some folks at the White House apparently have a sense of humor. Karl Rove made the mistake of leaving his Jaguar on the private driveway next to the West Wing when he took off for Texas with le President. Now his car's covered in plastic wrap, post-it notes, stuffed animals ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2007

    Friday's Headlines & Surprises: Excessive Force?

    Shoot 15 times, ask softball questions later: The parents of Ashley MacDonald, the 18-year-old Huntington Beach girl killed by two police officers, filed an excessive force lawsuit yesterday in U.S. District Court, according to Christine Hanley at the Times. According to their suit, Kenneth MacDona ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2007

    Foxes, Henhouses, and the Fashion Police

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2007

    Signs and Portents and E. Howard Hunt

    I'm not much of one for sign and portents, the stars aligning, etc., but I was struck by a certain confluence of events yesterday. First came the news of Watergate felon E. Howard Hunt's death. Then came the opening statements in Scooter Libby's trial. Hunt was always irked by the fact that he was ... More >>

  • Columns

    November 2, 2006

    Diary of a Mad County

    Oct. 25 - Oct. 31

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2006

    Odds and Ends

    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 >>

  • News

    August 31, 2006

    Bohemian Grove Exposes Itself!

    OC insider reveals dark secrets of California club plotting world domination

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2006

    Rev. Lou makes the Top 10

    Writing at, 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 >>

  • Film

    April 20, 2006

    Tube Boobs

    American Dreamz nation of idiots lands a little close to home

  • Columns

    January 19, 2006

    First Person

    Truth and Fiction in John Wayne's America
    James Frey and Me

  • Columns

    November 3, 2005

    Bullet Dodged!

    I do not think that means what you think it means . . .

  • Unknown

    October 27, 2005

    Halloween 2015

    Everyone's a star! So here's your script!

  • News

    October 20, 2005

    Punchin' Judy

    NY Times First Amendment 'martyr' Miller comes to town

  • Columns

    September 15, 2005

    Wash, Rinse, and Repeat, Repeat, Repeat!

    Helping the folks who need it: the GOP

  • Culture

    September 15, 2005
  • Columns

    August 4, 2005
  • Columns

    July 28, 2005

    Mama Told Me Not to Come

    Opening Day at Del Mar is a beautiful fiasco

  • News

    July 21, 2005

    From Bad to Worse

    A Karl Rove timeline

  • Columns

    July 21, 2005

    The Spy Who Loved Me

    Why does George W. Bush want the terrorists to win?

  • Unknown

    July 7, 2005

    Supreme Food Court

    Jim Washburn fits Triangle Square into a conservative black hole

  • Features

    June 2, 2005

    Capitol Punishment

    How Arnold Schwarzenegger stopped worrying and learned to love selling out to special interests

  • Food

    January 6, 2005

    Good Portents, Portions

    Appreciating the gifts of Newport Beach at Rodmans

  • News

    November 4, 2004

    Dem Hopes

    The profound enjoyment of punching ourselves in the face

  • Columns

    October 14, 2004
  • Features

    October 7, 2004

    Burning Bush: The Issue

    A year in Dubya-dumping by his conservative critics . . . and Howard Stern

  • Features

    October 7, 2004

    59 Reasons Why Bush Sucks

    Why youd have to be a freaking idiot to vote for this guy

  • News

    September 16, 2004
  • News

    September 9, 2004

    Swift Bloat

    Vets for Truth change tactics

  • News

    September 2, 2004
  • News

    August 26, 2004

    Burning Bush

    The Presidents Conservative Critics

  • Columns

    June 17, 2004

    Poor Pitiful Pearl

    And the boy who felt me up at the Canyon Inn!

  • Film

    May 20, 2004


    Moviehouses reflect the summer of our discontent

  • Music

    April 8, 2004

    George W. Bush: Youve Been Punkd

    Fat Mikes Punkvoter tour rocks the prez

  • Music

    March 25, 2004


    Our annual South By Southwest report

  • Columns

    February 5, 2004

    Of Mice and Menstruation

    Or Venus in Fur, with Convenient Slits

  • Columns

    December 4, 2003
  • Film

    September 11, 2003

    Thats Our Bush!

    The presidents re-election campaign kicks off with a shameless 9-11 docudrama

  • Columns

    August 28, 2003

    Say it with Puppets

    Dont say anything with jazz

  • News

    August 21, 2003

    The Fringe on Top

    Extremists Help the GOP muscle in on the Golden State

  • News

    April 24, 2003

    Get Your Iraqs Off

    This time, its sexual

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