Richard Nixon

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2014

    Marco Rubio, Guest of Koch Brothers at Dana Point Super PAC Launch, Shares "The Immigrant Experience"

    Two days after President Barack Obama attended a breakfast fundraiser in Laguna Beach, a politician who could succeed him was being feted by the Koch Brothers nearby. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) was among the power hitters who attended Monday's kick-off of the Kochs' Freedom Partners Action F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2013

    Our Nixon Documentary Uses Super 8 Footage Shot by White House Aides and Seized by FBI

    Just when you thought the Frost/Nixon feature film, the David Frost Interviews Richard Nixon documentary, All the President's Men, Oliver Stone's Nixon, years of documentaries, television news shows and other moving images of the actual Trickster had provided every possible glimpse into the Richard ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2013

    Indians Honor Chief Forked Tongue Dick Nixon

    Richard Nixon may have been a pale face who spoke with one heap big forked tongue--sorry, just got back from that Johnny Depp movie--but a northern New Mexico American Indian tribe is scheduled to honor the Trickster Friday for what would have been his 100th birthday. The Taos Pueblo obviously is us ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2013

    12 Richard Nixon Pro Football Moments as Ol' No. 12's Boosters Hawk Kurt Warner Pigskins

    Richard Nixon rode the pine for the junior varsity team at Fullerton Union High School and the second team for Whittier College in the early 1930s. The photo of No. 12 at right is identified online as being from Whittier College, but there is another shot of him in a better No. 23 uniform that is al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2013

    11 Richard Nixon College Football Moments

    The previous post revealed some of Richard Nixon's ties to professional football. Even though Ronald Reagan has forever been associated with college football because of his sportcasting and Gipper role in 1940's Knute Rockne All American, you can make the case that Trickie Dick was even more closely ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2012

    Richard Nixon Reacts to Obamacare Ruling

    When something big breaks in the news--take an eagerly awaited U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare, puhleeeez--it's not unusual for newspapers to be bombarded with emails reacting to the same, from all sides.Since it says "newspaper" on the business license, OC Weekly is not immune to folks fishi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2012

    Richard Nixon: Our First Native American President

    Bill Clinton may have been the first African American president (sorry, Barry), but Richard Nixon is being hailed as the first Native American president. Of course, it's the Nixon Foundation that's doing the hailing for Orange County's favorite disgraced son.

  • Culture

    May 17, 2012

    'Frost/Nixon' Depicts Two Tricky Dicks

    Maverick Theater's version of Peter Morgan's play captures the tense, historic interview perfectly

  • Calendar

    April 19, 2012


    Maverick Theater

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    Chapman Forecast That's Only Been Wrong Once Since 1944 Has GOP Presidential Win

    ​A Chapman University presidential forecast equation calls for a Republican presidential win in the November 2012 election.The Anderson Center for Economic Research data does not identify specific candidates, only the incumbent from each party. And before you label this the fantasy of a GOP-leanin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Tim Naftali Won't Be Kicked Around Anymore at Nixon Presidential Library

    Burglar in Chief​Six years ago--to the abject horror of Orange County's blue hair right wingers, historian/author Tim Naftali became the first legitimate director of Richard Nixon's presidential library in Yorba Linda.A version of the library had been run by Nixon apologists whose brazenly absurd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    Timothy Naftali, Nixon Library Chief, is Leaving

    "One lie I corrected was this big."​Timothy Naftali, the George H.W. Bush biographer and respected historian the National Archives chose to run the Richard Nixon Library and Museum in Yorba Linda after the disgraced 37th president's loyalists from a private foundation first built and operated the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2010

    Tricky Dick Nixon Quote of the Week!

    Sweaty Dick​"Think about it. I am not a Nixon loyalist. I am not even a Republican. I am gay. I am from Canada. I was 12 years old when Richard Nixon resigned."--Timonty Naftali, director of Orange County's Richard M. Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, in a recent New York Times story about a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    Celebrate Nixon Library's 20th Anniversary, But Remember His Pal George Steinbrenner, Too

    ​A weekend of events to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Richard Nixon's library--or "The Dick," as the hepcats call it--kicked off this morning with the laying of wreaths at the graves of the 37th president and his wife Pat.However, before we get to the other fun-filled festivities that are in s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Liz Cheney and Richard Nixon's Corpse, Together at Last

    ​Right about now, Gary Sinise, Dr. Laura, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Dennis Miller, Victoria Jackson, "Coach K" Mike Krzyzewski, Liz Cheney, Laura Ingraham, Chuck DeVore and many more participate in an event hosted at the Richard Nixon Library in Yorba Linda that's hosted by Andrew Breitbart a ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 25, 2010

    Nixon in China

    Terrace Theater

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    Lincoln, Washington and Teddy Roosevelt Walk Into the Nixon Library ...

    Dead presidents​Abraham Lincoln's birthday is today, George Washington's is Feb. 22 and who the hell knows when Teddy Roosevelt was born. Still, all three very dead presidents converge Monday--Presidents' Day--at the presidential library and museum dedicated to another expired commander-in-chief, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2010

    Busy Days Ahead at the Nixon Library

    ​A birthday celebration, the arrival of important records and some good old fashioned revisionism: yep, busy days are ahead at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda. (Which is where you'll also find the creepy bust above.)

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2009

    Incredible Tricky Dicky Official White House Ornament Deal

    ​You can order this year's official White House Christmas Ornament direct for $23.The same ornament is available from the Richard Nixon Foundation for $26.95.The latter is the best deal.

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2009

    Is Obama Our Nixon and Fox News Our New York Times?

    ​Is Barack Obama this generation's disgraced Orange County favorite son Richard Nixon?And does that make Fox News the Dick-era equivalent of the Pentagon Papers-publishing New York Times?Well, Bebe Rebozo, see if you can follow the bouncing twisted-logic ball . . .

  • News

    September 3, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 19, 2009

    Dishney: 1959 Monorail Dedication With Uncle Dick and Uncle Walt

    The more you know: Richard Nixon, being the only Orange Countian ever elected to the office of President of the United States, is--expectantly--also the President with the closest ties to Disneyland. Nixon first visited the park in August 1955, not long after the grand opening of Disneyland, and wa ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 13, 2009

    Man on the Moon

    Nixon Library

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2009

    Richard Nixon in the Library

    I'm sure Clockwork Coker will wax wonderfully about the latest secret recordings of former President Richard Nixon, but I also want to use the occasion of this round of the gift that keeps on giving to draw attention to Nixon's entry in the Library. Don't worry: you can click on the entry ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2009

    Nixon, John Taylor and the Bohemian Grove

    Early 1990s Cave Man campers. Taylor is in red polo at far right, Nixon sits at left and Meese is behind him.In his August 2006 story "Bohemian Grove Exposes Itself!" the Weekly's Nick Schou interviewed an unnamed Orange County resident and former employee of the private, all-male, 2,700-acre forest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2009

    Nixon Library Museum Store is Green With Ennui

    The private Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace Foundation (not to be confused with the public Richard Nixon Library and Museum) has really gotten into the spirit of Earth Day. The foundation is directing shoppers to its cash cow, the museum store, with an email blast that states:Celebrate Earth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2009

    See Dick Wakesurf

    Being cold below ground in Yorba Linda does not stop our favorite disgraced son Richard Nixon from finding himself in the news. The hits just keep coming, don't they? But far more fascinating than Dick being blamed for the Cambodian genocide, joined in the hereafter by Watergate- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2009

    Couple Sees Nixon Everywhere They Go in OC

    Yank Lisa and Brit Andy, who consider themselves the unlikliest people in Northern California to have became ranchers and farmers, headed south for the late winter--and seemingly encountered Dick everywhere they went. In "The Good, the Bad and Richard Nixon" on their Left Coast Cowboys site, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    Nip Tuck

    Dick Tuck is not a new procedure offered by your plastic surgeon but a "legendary political hoaxster" and former frequent tormentor of Orange County Disgraced Favorite Son Richard Nixon, whose visit from Arizona to a friend's home in Colorado drew the ink-stained wretches of the Aspen Daily--and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    Hugh Hewitt and Dennis Prager Rate Obama at Nixon Library

    Awe-inspiring? Vomit-inducing? Noise-abatement requiring? You be the judge as the 12-city national tour of News Talk 870-KRLA's syndicated radio triple threat--Irvine attorney-Chapman U law prof-MSM hater Hugh Hewitt, Zionist-unilateralist-culture war-declarer Dennis Prager and some guy named Michae ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2009

    Nixon, Watchmen, Queerty, Archie Bunker and Tobias Funke

    Frost/Nixon may have gotten skunked at the Oscars, but it did win "Best Picture for Grown-ups" in AARP the Magazine's awards for movies those over 50 enjoy. Otherwise, the media's fixation with Opie's flick is waning, but not with Richard Nixon himself, who is rolled into the plot line of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    Nixon and Disneyland: 2 OC Institutions Together at Last, er, Again

    Artist, marketing man and blogger extraordinaire Dave Decaro posts on the Disneyland Art Blog, the Jungle Cruise Blog, the Haunted Mansion Blog, the Pirates of the Caribbean Blog and 2719 Hyperion (for the Hollywood address of Walt Disney Studios). "Yes, I spend way too much time at Disneyland," Dec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2009

    Historians: Lots of Presidents Worse Than OC's Favorite Disgraced Son

    It was mused here previously that, based on their respective (low) popularity ratings, George W. Bush was more despised upon leaving the presidency than Orange County's favorite disgraced son Richard Nixon, which prompted our tip of the press hat to the Richard Nixon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2009

    Setting the Record Straight at the Nixon Library

    Hopefully, this item on the looming depature of the Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace Foundation's longtime executive director, John H. Taylor, makes it clear that he fronted a separate entity from the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum. I say hopefully because that distinction was n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    You'd Better Have a Really Good Mortgage Broker

    A new estate has popped up on the grounds of Richard Nixon's former Western White House in San Clemente, and it's for sale. The property that after the Stubbly One's 1969 arrival hosted dignitaries, treaty signings and the Frost-Nixon interviews was subdivided into 16 lots in 1980. The new Sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2009

    The Nixon Makeover Worked!

    Visions of champagne flowing at the Richard Nixon Library and New Image Birthplace in Yorba Linda fill my brain with news of a Gallup poll that finds Americans believe history will judge George W. Bush more harshly than Orange County's Favorite Disgraced Son.WOO-HOO! The long, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2009

    Following the Dick Nixon Paper Trail

    Yesterday, the best investigative reporter in Orange County, R. Scott Moxley, shared something he saw on L.A. Observed that suggested Richard Nixon may have fibbed about his birthplace being the little white framed house that's now a Yorba Linda tourist attraction. That's because Dick's mom to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    Meet The New Dick, Same As The Old Dick

    Because today would have been Richard Milhous Nixon's 94th birthday, I've decided to roll out something I was not prepared to roll out: It's my new website/blog that strives to present all the ways the 37th president of the United States, despite being very dead ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2008

    Deep Throat Dies

    The famed and enigmatic anonymous source credited with grinding Richard Nixon's perfidious presidency to a halt, died yesterday in northern California. A career FBI director, W. Mark Felt Sr. confessed to being "Deep Throat" in 2005, after 30 years of denial. He was the man, he admitted, who walked ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2008

    Not Trickie Dick's Western White House But an Amazing Facsimile

    Variety columnist Bashirah Muttalib has a fascinating piece about the Herculean task the Frost/Nixon location manager had in trying to film key Orange County locations depicted in the film, which is set in the late 1970s.The Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace in Yorba Linda opened its doors for lo ... More >>

  • Film

    December 4, 2008
  • Calendar

    March 13, 2008

    Girl Scout Wookiee Time!

    Star Wars Meets Girl Scouts

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2008

    Do you know Dick? Nixon that is.

    In honor of our 37th president's would-be birthday today we here at the Weekly have decided to create a quiz to test our readers' knowledge of their only locally born president, Richard Nixon. He's from Yorba Linda, donchaknow. 1. What is Dick's middle name? A. Homer B. Bart C. Smithers D. Milhous ... More >>

  • News

    May 3, 2007

    Teaching an Old Dick New Tricks

    Thank God weve still got Dick Nixon to kick around

  • Columns

    January 11, 2007
  • Blogs

    December 18, 2006

    A Very Richard Nixon Xmas

    Mark Giselson, former City Pages blogger and all-around angry Norwegian, reminds us that 34 years ago today saw the beginning of the special contribution to Christmas history made by local boy turned felonious president, Richard M. Nixon (now Yorba Linda's leading roadside attraction). Up until 19 ... More >>

  • Features

    October 19, 2006

    Fun With Dick

    No. 8: Our borderline-deceitful presidential library should be a true landmark

  • News

    September 7, 2006

    Ending War 101

    UCI profs book could be the real roadmap to peace

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2006

    Yogi Unbearable

    The name Richard Nixon is not one you'd normally expect to find in a newspaper story about a yoga guru, but there it was in this morning's Los Angeles Times' story on yoga guru Bikram Choudhury and his problems with the city of L.A. Choudhury's been charged with 10 criminal safety violations at one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2006

    Decoding the Times' cry for help

    As R. Scott Moxley observes at the end of his dissection of Dana Parsons' attempt to slap a coat of whitewash on the lazy and error-filled reporting of the Haidl rape case Parsons has filled his L.A. Times column with, the Times has a new slogan for its Orange County advertising: Now More Than Ever. ... More >>

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