Pledge of Allegiance

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2014

    Dirty Ex-Cop Jay Cicinelli Has a New Job: Little League Baseball Coach!

    Former Fullerton cop Manuel Ramos was outed last week as a PONY League coach in the city, but apparently he's not alone. Jay Cicinelli, Ramos' fellow FPD-er who, in his own words, took the face of Kelly Thomas one July night in 2011 and "just smashed it to hell," is also coaching youth baseball--in ... More >>

  • Film

    March 8, 2012

    Who Needs 'Friends With Kids'?

    This formulaic romantic comedy is no 'Bridesmaids'

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    [UPDATED with Event Coverage:] Crime Victims and Survivors Honored at DA's Rally

    ‚ÄčUPDATE, APRIL 15, 8:45 A.M.: The colors teal, yellow and black were worn by both the young and old in honor of the 2011 National Crime Victims' Rights Week theme, "reshaping the future, and honoring the past" at Thursday morning's third annual Orange County Victims' Rights March and Rally. Hund ... More >>

  • Features

    April 10, 2008
  • Blogs

    December 4, 2006

    Think for Yourselves, Young Folks, so Long as You Think Like Me

    You know what's funny? We ask our young adults to throw themselves into the youth versions of established adult institutions—your governmental bodies, your newspapers, etc.—but when the kids dare express dissent or themselves in a way that rubs the ruling class the wrong way, the adult o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2006

    Buttress: Not a Female Butt

    Today at Blotter HQ, buried deep beneath the Catalina Channel, we received a press release via email from the office of Senator Tom Harman (R-Huntington Beach). Harman was perturbed by the decision of the Orange Coast College student trustees to ban the Pledge of Allegiance from their meetings, as w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2006

    OCC Excommunicates the Pledge

    In a meeting on Wednesday night, Orange Coast College student trustees voted to ban the Pledge of Allegiance from their meetings, citing an incompatibility between nationwide submission to God and justice for all. Student trustee Jason Bell explained his position to Reuters: "That [under God] part ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2006

    The Party's Over

    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 >>

  • Features

    March 6, 2003

    War College

    67 things you might want to know before the bombs drop