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 >>
Before we get to the shakers, if no one else has yet, may I be the first to blame Southern California's earthquake swarms and Hurricane Isaac on God's wrath for the Republicans nominating Mitt Romney over Rick Santorum?Or, perhaps the King of Kings is an Obama man and he's just pissed at the GOP for ... More >>
Jane DeLeon came to this country from the Philippines two decades ago as the common-law partner of a man.In 2008, when same-sex marriage was still legal in California, she married a woman and had been leading a happy life in America--until the federal government told her she must leave.Now DeLeon is ... More >>
With a college pub as great as the Anthill, you're bound to meet some drunk people every once in awhile. Some of them can be pretty cool. Others cans be super opinionated. Hilariously, people share both similar opinions and favorite drinks.
Dave Mustaine has been making news--and not for Megadeth's latest record. A staunch and outspoken Republican, the metal icon is reigniting the birther dispute. He told a Canadian radio host that he had a lot of questions about President Obama's birthplace.
The exchange went like this:
"[I have] ... More >>
"If Mickey Mouse were running against Obama, I'd be supporting him."-Roger Pechuls, a retired restaurant supply executive from Newport Beach, who contributed $500 to Herman Cain in October, $500 to Newt Gingrich
in November, $1,000 to Rick Santorum in January--and who now supports Mitt Romney fo ... More >>
Yeah, yeah, so Mitt Romney was the big (or not-so-big) winner of Super Tuesday, but Rick Santorum didn't do too bad; he at least made off with an uber-catchy pop jingle written by two home-schooled teenagers, Camille and Haley Harris (aka First Love), called "Game On." By the way they're cheeri ... More >>
Maricopa County, Arizona's controversial Sheriff Joe Arpaio--who has previously energized immigrant basher Barbara Coe--is now getting the hero treatment from another Orange County wingnut, Orly Taitz.All he had to do was hold a press conference today announcing President Barack Obama's birth cer ... More >>
Last week, metalheads across the country shook their heads in disgust when they found out that Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine
endorsed Rick Santorum in the Republican presidential race. In Music Radar, Mustaine said, "I think Santorum has some
presidential qualities, and I'm hoping that if it ... More >>
[UPDATE: Feb. 17: About half a day after making his controversial remarks, Foster Friess did a second MSNBC interview and said he'd been joking. Doubtful most women are laughing.][ORIGINAL POST, 10:42 a.m., Feb. 16:] On MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports this morning, a major backer to Rick Santorum ... More >>
Many California gays (and non-gays) celebrated this week's federal appellate court ruling upholding a district court decision that found Prop. 8 violates the U.S. Constitution.Those waving rainbow-colored flags have another reason to celebrate: a gay man made the presidential ballot in California ... More >>
Last night, Rick Santorum trumpeted his solid GOP presidential
primary defeats of Mitt Romney in Minnesota and Missouri and narrow win over the former
Massachusetts governor in Colorado.This morning, a Santa Ana-based nonprofit boasted that the former Pennsylvania senator was the first--and so ... More >>
Whoa! It looked for a second like Rick Warren had come out of the closet--and brought out Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum with him. He tweeted Sunday: "Mrs #RickSantorum once gave me her ticket to State of the Union.She stayed with kids.So we went as Rick&Rick!" That wack ... More >>
Poor Ron Paul.The veteran Texas congressman running for the Republican presidential nomination by arguing for dramatic changes to the federal government can't get love from Orange County-related political figures.This week, conservative radio host/lawyer/author Hugh Hewitt--a former, post-preside ... More >>
This is FredWith a sparkling blue Pacific Ocean backdrop at his Laguna Beach house before sunset tonight, Republican presidential candidate Fred Karger delighted a politically diverse crowd with his trademark humor and determination to make gay and lesbian equality an acceptable stance within the ... More >>
Either a former senator from Pennsylvania or the frothy mixture of lube and fecal matter that is sometimes the by-product of anal sex has announced his candidacy for president of the United States.One of those Santorums ended speculation on ABC's Good Morning America this morning.
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Goo-goo.Abortion remained safe and legal during his presidency, but for George W. Bush's opposition to embryonic stem cell research, executive order barring federal funds from being used for abortion
related projects abroad, appointment of two pro-life Supreme Cou ... More >>
Photo by Christopher VictorioYoo moves from "teensy joke" to Philly writing gig.Greg Sargent's The Plum Line blog on WhoRunsGov.com, a Washington Post site that runs online biographies of D.C. "players and personalities," has an interesting post on Bush White House torture memo writer John Yoo, the ... More >>
Repeat offender Urban Outfitters has made headlines once again: the leading retailer has taken T-shirts supporting gay marriage off its California shelves this week.
The printed Tees, a staple for the popular chain, simply read "I Support Same Sex Marriage." When questioned, a buyer for Urban Outf ... More >>
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As expected, Ralph Nader and Cynthia McKinney were the overwhelming #1 and #2 choices. Both candidates also appeared on ballots for the Peace & Freedom Party, and came out #1 and #2 there as well. West Virginia actor Jesse Johnson got my vote...and exa ... More >>
When it came to this election, Hugh Hewitt, our favorite unintentional radio comedian, fought a long, hard battle against reality. One expects no less from him. He took extraordinary measures to blind and deafen himself, even engaged in a little body-snatching from the Democratic political graveya ... More >>
The gayest journalist besides Bruno has spent the better part of two years in his "Savage Love" column urging Pennsylvania readers to vote Senator Rick Santorum out of office. Savage went as far as naming the frothy mixture of lube and shit after the man. The results are in, and it appears Santorum ... More >>
With the Democrats taking the House and threatening to take the Senate at this hour, you might expect the Orange County GOP election night party at the Hyatt Regency Irvine to be a mopey affair. After all, a huge banner in the room proclaims this is "America's Most Republican County." But, other tha ... More >>
On the Orange Punch blog yesterday, Alan Bock wrote a terrifying post under the headline "What if it's true?" It seems he read some blog about a bumper-sticker that read, FRODO HAS FAILED – BUSH HAS THE RING
Some intense research revealed that it is in fact true. There is such a bumper-sticker ... More >>
Longtime readers of Dan Savage's sex-advice column in the Weekly and scores of other alternative publications (including the one Dan edits, The Stranger of Seattle) may recall the direct hit he took at Sen. Rick Santorum three years ago after the Pennsylvania Republican publicly equated homosexualit ... More >>
Five days after we pointed you to a Washington Post story on two ethically challenged local congressman, both got a curtain call for being among the 20 Most Corrupt Members of Congress. For their eyebrow-raising, borderline illegal land dealings, Reps. Ken Calvert (R-Riverside, but his district incl ... More >>