How the OC hotel developer became a conservative Catholic business hero and a Santa Barbara LGBT friend
As part of his effort to expand his party's base, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus is meeting with Hispanic community leaders in Santa Ana this morning. A press announcement for the 10:30 a.m. event calls the affair "a listening session" for Priebus, who is meeting with Hispani ... More >>
[Moxley Confidential] Yet more evidence emerges in the Democrat's Republican-vote-splitting caper
If the image at extreme right makes you laugh, your mental health is better than mine, and perhaps being so darn well-adjusted means you don't need the constant reality check required by Mr. Bib in the form of journalism, essays, memoir, fiction and nonfiction, cartoons and jokes and commentaries, r ... More >>
Federal judge David O. Carter in Santa Ana today dismissed the lawsuit accusing Republican officials and especially Mitt Romney supporters of thwarting Ron Paul's bid for the party's presidential nomination.However, the Clinton appointee did leave the door open for an amended complaint.
See update at end of this post about 40 more national convention delegates seeking to join the 123 who have filed suit and "hundreds more" possibly ready to do the same. ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 13, 12:39 P.M.: The Republican National Committee (RNC) is using violence, intimidation and ballot stuffing t ... More >>
That's Hu on the right.Talk about your young heavy hitters, London International Group's 26-year-old Global Managing Director Jack Hu boasted that his December financial summit in Irvine would include George W. Bush's treasury and Interior secretaries, Henry Paulson and Dirk Kempthorne, then-Repu ... More >>
UPDATE, JULY 1, 8:11 P.M.: The Orange County Register Editorial Board loves them some Texas Gov. Rick Perry.After the Republican met in Newport Beach's Pacific Club with big GOP donors and the likes of Orange County GOP Chairman Scott Baugh, Flash Report publisher Jon Fleischman, OC GOP Chairman ... More >>
Will he or won't he?It's the question close watchers of the Republican Party's presidential prospects want Texas Gov. Rick Perry to answer.Before he can, however, Perry has to come to Newport Beach today to ask the moneymen a question of his own: Should I?
The OC resident and onetime Republican hatchet man hopes his quixotic campaign can push his party to become more gay-friendly
Despite Republicans gaining 63 House seats and six Senate seats in the November elections, its National Committee Chairman Michael Steele, the USA Today says, had a worse year than President Barack Obama, MSNBC and the National Review agree Steele is a baffoon and all indications are he ... More >>
[Moxley Confidential] Republican challenger says he will boot OC's lone Democrat from Congress
Palin visited OC on SaturdayOrange County has an endless supply of ironies.Friday, ex-President Bill Clinton held a pep rally for Democratic Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez in Santa Ana.Yesterday, Sarah Palin--a Fox News contributor and likely 2012 Republican presidential candidate--participated in ... More >>
A day after surviving a swarm of Secret Service agents, central Orange County will withstand an infestation of mama grizzlies.Mox just told you about Bill Clinton attending a campaign rally for Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove) in Santa Ana on Friday, Oct. 15. Sarah Pa ... More >>
A Republican official in Iowa--where gay marriage has been legal since April 3, 2009--has come up with a solution for Californians upset by the overturning of Prop 8:Start a revolution.
[Mental Notes] If you didn't watch a show last week, you missed out
Lilledeshan BoseJames Taylor and Carole KingJuly 20, 2010Honda CenterThere are two reasons to watch classic acts: one, you want to say you saw them before they died, and two, well...they're just great performers. There's something to be said, after all, for more than a gazillion years of experien ... More >>
Is Erik Brown--a pillar of his church and the Orange County Young Republicans political director--the hypocrite who spent nearly $2,000 in Republican National Committee funds at the bondage-themed club Voyeur in West Hollywood?
News item: The Federal Election Commission says Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove) improperly used campaign money to buy new clothes, bringing to mind the flap last year when it was discovered the Republican National Committee spent more than $150,000 on designer clothing and accesso ... More >>
While John McCain was inside the Island Hotel in Newport Beach yesterday rallying funds for his general election war chest, three—count 'em, three!—separate rallies, uh, rallied outside. Let’s start with the obvious: Orange County, presidential candidate who stops short of proposing mass dep ... More >>
We recently heard from a reader in Santa Ana who received a copy of the "Republican Party Census Document," along with an introductory letter from the RNC stating that "your answers will represent the views and opinions of ALL Republican voters living in your voting district...Unless we hear from YO ... More >>
Who are the OC players who contributed to the 2008 presidential candidates?
Public board lavishes OC GOP sugar daddy with $61,000 per month
Oct. 18 - Oct. 24
Kevin Naff raises an interesting observation in his New York Blade editorial "Gay Republicans in the Hot Seat": WITH THE MAINSTREAM media engaged in wall-to-wall Mark Foley scandal coverage for a solid week, attention turned awkwardly (and predictably) to the subject of gay Republicans. Who are the ... More >>
This being Sunday, which most Americans regard as "The Lord's Day" (hence the great number of prayers being uttered over a couple of simple college basketball games), let us extend our best imitation of Christian pity towards the wretched, no matter how repulsive they may be. And the wretched I have ... More >>
Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration P.O. Box 589 Ben Franklin Station Washington, DC 20044-0589 Dear TIGfTA: How goes the number crunching, amigo. Say, just wanted to drop you a line about something I read recently about you folks at the IRS coming down hard on the former Rector Geor ... More >>
Helping the folks who need it: the GOP
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Cox loses China, gains Russia
Jim Toledano is a married father of two. Now the Democratic leader is ready for a new role: Gay activist