Regular readers of Navel Gazing already know that of all the cities that have cracked down on marijuana in Southern California, none have been as lame and hypocritical as Long Beach. First, the city welcomed in pot clubs, offering to provide a chance to obtain a permit to grow and distribute mariju ... More >>
The charmingly obnoxious rejection note I inherited in taking over editorship of Santa Monica Review says it all, if frustratingly for recipients: We hope you will find some consolation in the individuality of editorial tastes and in the assurance that, with persistence, good writing will be recogni ... More >>
The Seinfeld Food Truck made its first stop on its eight-city national tour Wednesday afternoon in Newport Beach.
Design By Brian StaufferAnybody know what the hell is going on with Barack Obama?You know, the guy who admitted before becoming president that he was a college stoner and whose Justice Department initially acted like that it had better things to do than harass medical marijuana dispensaries?Seems ... More >>
The Boston group reflects on their latest release and the Bruins' Stanley Cup Victory
Orange County's very own Adam Gadahn, the weird kid who grew up on a Riverside goat farm before converting to Islam and joining Al Qaeda after being kicked out of a Garden Grove mosque, is apparently still alive. The terrorist group's so-called "American" face is featured in a brand new video in ... More >>
Yes, as odd as it may sound, just two days after Osama bin Laden was killed the Walt Disney Company submitted an application to trademark the term "SEAL Team 6." (Learn more details about the story here.) For what? No one is 100 percent sure, but rumor is that it's for a new It's a Small World ... More >>
What do Dana Rohrabacher, John Campbell, Barbara Lee and Maxine Waters have in common (besides being the dream cast for a white-black, Republican-Democratic S&M video)?All want U.S. troops out of Afghanistan.Pronto!
His Holiness the Dalai Lama will speak to students, community members and orange-robed monks today at UC Irvine's Bren Events Center. Tickets are sold out, but the talk will be streamed live starting at 1:30 p.m.Dalai Lama spoke at USC yesterday and created quite a stir when he, a man who won' ... More >>
Dave, my chica and I were dining at Chapter One: the modern local in downtown SanTana, when the helpful waitress said we were getting free shots. I was about to wave it off, figuring the owners knew Dave and I were in the house and they wanted to butter us up, so asked her the reason."Didn't you ... More >>
In their bitter fight to bring down the Mouse, Disneyland Resort hotel workers have gotten a new loud-mouthed champion: Roseanne Barr. The comedian/national-anthem-destroyer stars in a video produced by labor union UNITE HERE Local 11 that accuses Disney of "stealing from widows and orphans," and ... More >>
Glassy-eyed DanaDana Rohrabacher, a man whose notoriously poor judgment caused him to associate with a long list of people who became convicted felons, wants to become chairman of the Science Committee in the House of Representatives.According to a Nov. 30 profile in Politico, the Costa Mesa cong ... More >>
Alphabet Soup to be Replaced by Quran Broth?Mass-produced items identified as kosher long ago entered the daily lives of non-Jews in this country--in fact, betcha pesos to dollars most people don't even notice the acronym "KSA" put on items approved by the Kosher Supervision of America. But as Mu ... More >>
Uncle Slammed: Be very afraidOrange County's self-proclaimed surfin' congressman who doesn't surf but plops his substantial stomach on a boogie board to ride non-threatening waves has found a new boogeyman for America.Yes, Dana Rohrabacher, the man who once assertively lobbied on behalf of the Ta ... More >>
Dana's broken ballDana Rohrabacher's unhappily guaranteed that Hilary Clinton would be president now. The Orange County Republican congressman has said that the American press corps would be embarrassed for portraying the Osama bin Laden-aiding Taliban in Afghanistan as evil. He's claimed that th ... More >>
Broken clock is right more often than Dana"Sending 30,000 more combat troops to Afghanistan will not make us any safer. Focusing a strategy around the central government in Kabul will not work, especially with a government as corrupt as the Karzai regime. Sending more American combat troop ... More >>
When I moved from a growing inland daily newspaper that was printing 70,000 copies to the shrinking Daily Pilot of Newport Beach/Costa Mesa that was printing 25,000 copies or whatever it was in 1989, the press on the other side of the wall from the newsroom quickly got up to  ... More >>
Perhaps you remember the flap all over right-wing radio two years back about Disney/ABC's handling of the two-part miniseries, The Path to 9/11, which partly blamed the Clinton Administration for not taking out Osama bin Laden, allowing the terrorist leader to fester and then KABLOOEY! goes the Worl ... More >>
In his quest to free slaves around the world, Aaron Cohen thought hed seen it all. Then he went to Myanmar
Saraah Olsons strange trip through the U.S. war on terror
Bobby Brown crawls out of the wreckage and waits for help to arrive
That's not "us" in the post title, that's U.S. As in the U.S. federal government. Because according to a Cnet News story (found via TPMmuckracker.com), while your boss may never find out what you're really doing with your computer when you should be working, the feds just might. Th ... More >>
Oct. 18 - Oct. 24
Conspiracy buffs craft their own online WTC movies
Everyone's a star! So here's your script!
Dornan says Rohrabachers got a weakness for terror suspects
Dan Savages brave struggle to embrace everything thats wrong with happiness
Gods sixth annual Calleys
Evil is stupidity
The Hunger Artists bash, latterday plays
This Weeks Super Bowl Matchup: Baltimore Ravens vs. New York Giants
In which the Girl attempts yet another unfriendly takeover!