• Blogs

    February 22, 2013

    Boy Scouts' Tax-Exempt Status Challenged Via Petition by Straight, Former-Scout Californian

    This week's Hey, You!--which surely you read before landing on this drivel--brings up an interesting take on buying goodies from the Girl Scouts as opposed to the Boy Scouts.The hits keep coming: there's now a campaign to end tax-exempt status in California for youth groups that discriminated based ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2012

    Michael Theodore Pines, Disgraced Foreclosure Attorney or "Banksters" Foe and Occupy Hero?

    Remember Michael Theodore Pines, the Carlsbad attorney who advised an old coot to break into his foreclosed Newport Coast home in front of cops and the news media because, the legal eagle asserted, foreclosures are illegal? For getting himself and his client arrested that October 2010 day, as well a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    What We Learned, 1/13-1/20/2012

    R.I.P., John​Here is the week that was and what we learned from it . . . JAN. 13: John Berry is stabbed to death behind a Carl's Jr. in Anaheim and, thanks to a passersby, police quickly capture not only the alleged murderer of the 64-year-old homeless man but the accused serial killer of three ot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2012

    Occupy to Hold Vigil in Honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

    ​The camp may be dismantled and the lawn vacant of tents, but a little activism will be returning to the Irvine Civic Center tonight. Members of Occupy Orange County, Americans Organized for Change and MoveOn will hold a candlelight vigil in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday. In the wake ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Scott Walker to Visit Scott Baugh, Occupy to Attend

    UPDATE DEC. 29, 7:30 P.M.: For those of you hoping Occupy activists at tonight's protest would have stormed the glass-encased offices of  Scott Baugh, kicked in the doors and found Wisconsin governor Scott Walker on his knees fellating the Orange County GOP Chairman while dollar bills rained fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    [UPDATE: With Irvine Protest] Occupy Santa Ana March Sees Large Turnout; Protest In Front of John Wayne Airport Tonight

    Brandon Ferguson​UPDATE NOVEMBER 17, 2011 8:30 P.M.: The most amusing part about this evening's Occupy protest in front of John Wayne Airport was the bewildered faces of cranky business travelers as they wheeled their suitcases through chanting crowds on the way back to their cars. But widesp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2011

    Occupy Orange County Thursday

    ​Despite law enforcement sweeps at Occupy camps from San Diego to Oakland to New York City, Occupy Orange County remains determined to keep the movement alive. With Thursday being billed as an International Day of Direct Action, local Occupiers plan on marching and protesting at multiple locations ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Drop By Rep. Loretta Sanchez's Office At Noon To Tell Her How You Feel About The Debt-Ceiling Debate

    ​As the debt-ceiling debate trudges on in Washington, a liberal political action committee is taking to every nook and cranny of the country--including Garden Grove. In emails sent to their members, urges "every patriotic American" to show up outside Democratic congressional ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011 Comes to the Rescue of Taxes Today

    ​Taxes must be suffering from battered women's syndrome about now. We're all like, "Aw come on, baby. You know I loves ya," Then--BAM!--corporations and rich people rap taxes upside the head, saying they ain't returning to Clinton-era levels. Then we get all lovey-dovey again and--WHAM!--House Rep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    Rohrabacher, Royce, Campbell and Other Doves vs. Pelosi, Waxman and Other Hawks

    ​Before shock and awe, there was just give peace a chance. The call for a surge in Iraq drew a push-back from MoveOn.orgers. Doves bristle at endless warfare.Ah, the good old days. Now, down is up, Simon Cowell is Jennifer Lopez, and hawks who once warned "You-break-it, you-fix-it" are talking pul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    Brownbaggers and Teabaggers to Meet Goldman Sachs Attackers at Rep. John Campbell's Office

    ​As mentioned here, the Progressive Democrats of America and their fellow "Brownbaggers" have invited tea party activists to join them at Afghanistan war spending protests at noon today in front of congressional district offices around the country, including that of Rep. John Campbell (R-Newport B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    Spend Halloween Fighting for Obama's Spoooky Healthcare Plan

    Violentz / Flickr / Creative CommonsGrandma after death panel​Objectively, health-care reform is "scary." As in, it scares people. Some people. And even if many of those people also think that FOX News will soon be made illegal and the swing flu vaccine comes with a mind-control chip, well... they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2009

    But Who'll Save the Wee Hugh Hewitt?

    While the FCC CSI tries to determine whether Gustavo actually heard right-wing radio pundit and morality cop Hugh Hewitt of Irvine say "tit" on the air, Washington Times columnist Andrew Breitbart is warning that "uninvited Democratic activists" have waged a "digital war" on ol' Hughcifer.Hugh Hew ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2006

    Less than an hour until the polls close...

    ... and I'm soooooo confused. I was out of town last Thursday through Sunday, and when I returned there were 17 messages on my phone from the likes of Pete Wilson, Dick Ackerman, Hillary Clinton, someone yammering about Jessica's Law, the Nguyen running for an OC school board seat and his partner in ... More >>

  • News

    September 7, 2006

    We Forget

    Five years after 9/11, Cornel Bonca finds your memory wandering around Vegas

  • News

    June 8, 2006

    Brave New Filmmaker

    Jim Gilliam of Uncovered, Outfoxed and Wal-Mart fame designs new distribution and fund-raising mod

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2006

    Provisional, Proschmivisional

    Bitching and moaning about having to cast a provisional ballot is one thing. Ladera Ranch resident Marcy Allen just ringy-dingy'd the Weekly to complain that she could not vote AT ALL! Like a good little citizen, Allen arrived at her polling place right when it opened so, like a good little employee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2006

    Over Their Heads

    I was at Fascist Island for this morning's MoveOn.organized protest against John Campbell (R-Irvine Company), and I noticed a sign hanging high above the Atrium Court's lower parking lot. DE SIGN AIN'T WITHIN REACH I giggled all morning. Anyone else know ridiculous signage in and around Orange C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2006

    MoveOn vs. Rohrabacher

    This just in, from Rep. Rohrabacher Accepts $40,785.00 From Drug Companies; Puts Drug Company Profits Ahead of Seniors Huntington Beach MoveOn Members Urge Rep. Dana Rohrabacher to Cancel May 15th Medicare Sign-Up Deadline Constituents will hold "Caught Red-Handed Check Deliveries" out ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 23, 2006

    The French Really Like Us

    American Vertigo expands upon Tocquevilles territory

  • Music

    July 15, 2004
  • Film

    May 20, 2004


    Moviehouses reflect the summer of our discontent

  • Columns

    December 25, 2003

    Santas Mailbag

    Pour an Eggnog and Read Along

  • News

    January 21, 1999

    It's a Market!

    Eyes are on Aliso Viejo company