Will ex-Costa Mesa mayor and current California State Assemblyman Allan Mansoor challenge Michelle Steel--a fellow but less experienced Republican office holder--for a soon-to-be open seat on the Orange County Board of Supervisors? That's the energetic buzz this week in Republican circles, where St ... More >>
So you know how the national GOP leadership has turned Aztlanista all of a sudden in a desperate effort for Latino votes? It's a wonderful thing to see, especially since it's a big chinga tu madre to the decades-long strategy of the Republican Party of Orange County to court Latino voters. Hell, eve ... More >>
The end of our October blog post on University of California at Irvine School of Law students helping Nigerian activists present a case to the U.S. Supreme Court mentioned that the local school has its critics.The blasts to the law school and its founding dean, Erwin Chemerinsky, began in 2009, but ... More >>
One of the great parlour games in Orange County politico circles is trying to figure out which local Republican bigwigs are closeted homosexuals, which ones have a beard, which ones are brave enough to make appearances at the LA/OC Jacks, and which ones were arrested in a Laguna Beach bar raid durin ... More >>
We at the Weekly had enough respect for former GOP chairman Tom Fuentes to not invade his funeral yesterday and cause a scene--but we're beholden to the truth, so damn straight we're going to blast his funeral for the parade of pedophile apologists and protectors that it was.The main attraction, of ... More >>
How ucked fup is the Orange County Republican Central Committee? The committee did nothing when its vice chairwoman and Villa Park City Councilwoman Deborah Pauly called for the death of Islamic men, women and children walking into a February 2011 Yorba Linda charity event. The committee also did no ... More >>
When Republican former assemblyman Chuck DeVore announced Friday he was moving to Texas and not, as previously announced, running against Republican former assemblyman Todd Spitzer for an open Orange County Board of Supervisors seat, the race lost an anti-tax and pro-morality nut. When Mark Buche ... More >>
Mark Bucher In addition to Chuck DeVore dropping out of the race for Orange County supervisor, the Weekly has learned conservative activist Mark Bucher will challenge fellow Republican Todd Spitzer for the 2012 open seat.Bucher is a successful businessman, a prominent--even outspoken--Christian c ... More >>
Scenes from the civic dissolution of America's latest public-employee battleground
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 >>
(c) photo by R. Scott MoxleyMarilyn Davenport Marilyn Davenport may have been able to escape protesters outside of her Fullerton home last Saturday, but the embattled Orange County Republican Party official might have a more difficult time fleeing her past.According to Republican Party source ... More >>
Repeat after me: Racist emails are actually pro-black.UPDATE, APRIL 22, 2:05 P.M.: The executive committee of the OC Republican Party voted today 10-2 to send the Marilyn Davenport matter to the ethics committee, says the FlashReport.com's Jon Fleischman, a prominent local Republican who sup ... More >>
It's been a busy couple weeks when it comes to high-profile apologies from Orange Countians. Newport Coast's Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers first half-heartedly and then full-heartedly apologized for saying "fucking faggot." Next came Fullerton's Marilyn Davenport of the Orange County Repu ... More >>
(c) Photo by R. Scott Moxley / OC WeeklyDavenport set to go on KFIMarilyn Davenport, the Fullerton grandmother and Republican official who gained national notoriety on April 15 after distributing a racist email image of President Barack Obama as a chimpanzee, has agreed to appear live Wednesday o ... More >>
UPDATE, MARCH 17, 12:41 P.M.: The U.S. House of Representatives just voted to defund National Public Radio (NPR). The matter now goes to the Senate.Start buying those tote bags.
Veteran Orange County Register reporter Martin Wisckol has named his "Top 10" political events of 2010.It's a thorough list, except for one thing: it omitted arguably the top local political story of the year.Oops.
Jonathan Ho / OC WeeklyTran: Not time to concede. 1:00 a.m.: Van Tran Remains HopefulInside the converted Garden Grove Blockbuster store, Van Tran continues to hold onto his dream of defeating Loretta Sanchez. Tran is trailing by more than 5,000 votes--and the gap seems to be getting larger. But ... More >>
R. Scott MoxleyNote the lower left corner of the OCGOP websiteEarth to Republican Party of Orange County Chairman Scott Baugh.
[Moxley Confidential] Will Mike Carona's ex-punching bag be Orange County's next sheriff?
The public don't need no documents, understand?Next week, the Orange County Board of Supervisors is set to vote on a new labor agreement with the politically powerful Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs (AOCDS). But while county officials are hailing the deal as a $4-million-plus savings ... More >>
Dean of state Assembly speakers Wille BrownIf Mike Duvall took his marching orders from Willie Brown instead of Scott Baugh, the disgraced Yorba Linda Republican would still be a member of the state Assembly. Baugh, chairman of the Orange County GOP, immediately called on Duvall to resig ... More >>
Singing & Dancing in Prison?At least twice a month, someone asks me: Where is Jeffrey Ray Nielsen, the Orange County conservative activist who worked for years as a Washington, D.C. aide to Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) and is now a convicted serial child molester?Answer: McFarland, ... More >>
Where should a conspicuously anti-family, anti-civil rights, anti-gay marriage political “coalition” go when it's looking for Latinos to sound alarms and corral other Latinos to vote for their anti-gay marriage proposition in November? None other than Orange County, of course, where hatred does ... More >>
The last hints of Republican opposition to pay a Latino man wrongfully imprisoned for a robbery/carjacking he did not commit disappeared this week in the California legislature after Assemblyman Todd Spitzer (R-Orange) called on his colleagues to do the right thing. “As a society we have a respo ... More >>
The raw vote totals in OC tell the realand really amazingstory of Super Tuesday
On a cool evening in the heart of Little Saigon loud firecrackers periodically exploded as Vietnamese Americans celebrated the coming of Tet (Vietnamese New Year) and something that should comfort Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle: the launching of the Year of the Rat. Of course, I'm kidding. According t ... More >>
Doctor No: The public hospital crisis has placed nearly two dozen private hospitals in Los Angeles and Orange counties “in dire financial straits and in danger of bankruptcy or closure,” according to a depressing report in today’s Times. Reporters Daniel Costello and Susannah Rosenblatt found ... More >>
Jeffrey Ray Nielsen, a former Washington, D.C. aide to Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (pictured) and OC GOP boss Scott Baugh, was charged Thursday with 10 additional felonies in a second man-boy sex case, according to court records obtained by the Weekly. Nielsen already faces pedophile-related charg ... More >>
Tan Nguyen channels the spirit of OC's favorite congressman
Told you it wasn't the CCIR who sent out the letter telling Latinos immigrants can't vote. Turns out the California Attorney General's office fingered Tan Nguyen, who seemed like the ideal Republican congressional candidate--minority, immigrant-hating, and carpet-bagging. Jail time is rumored for th ... More >>
Jeff Nielsen says mentored seventh-grade boy sought apology, $100,000
The Year In Suburban Decline
Totally leading the world to a tremendous tomorrow!
How a councilwomans taxpayer-funded multiple childbirth complicated HBs budget crisis
And does anyone pray to the Lord of the Dance?
Blackouts at the Times
You and you and probably you!
Why hasn't the Times picked up its own reporters' stories on HB scandal?
Did a smear campaign force Republican ''caveman'' out of key Assembly race?
And Daily Pilot gives new meaning to press release
Now, how do you make gay-bashing funny?
And GOP boys will be boys
Capizzi Let the Big Boys Off
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