I still remember where I was when we first started bombing Baghdad in 2003--at some concert with some chilanga at the late, great Key Club in Los Angeles, still just a freelancer for this infernal rag. Everyone at the Weekly opposed the Iraq War, because we knew it was unjust, would accomplish nothi ... More >>
How an award-winning documentary about a boy in an Afghan mountain village wound up with a screening date in a Santa Ana art gallery Tuesday evening sounds worthy of a film itself. The movie is The Boy Mir: Ten Years in Afghanistan, and it's screening as part of an Afghan New Year celebration and fu ... More >>
In the 1990s, Congressman Dana Rohrabacher lobbied in Washington, D.C. on behalf of the Taliban at the exact time it harbored international criminal Osama bin Laden before the 9-11 terrorist attacks.Rohrabacher felt comfortable asserting in public that the American news media had unfairly smeared ... More >>
Rohrabacher "forgets" he lobbied for Taliban while it protected Osama bin LadenFor Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, the week proved to be yet another political mess.First, the Weekly exposed that Orange County's senior career politician paid his wife 50 percent of the federal campaign contributions ... More >>
Last month, OC Weekly's Justin Shady created a list of the Top Five Worst Black Rappers and Top Five Worst White Rappers. The following is a list of five Asian-American rappers or rap groups who have found moderate to great success in crossing the color line of hip-hop. Like the two previous lists, ... More >>
Before shock and awe, there was just give peace a chance. The call for a surge in Iraq drew a push-back from MoveOn.orgers. Doves bristle at endless warfare.Ah, the good old days. Now, down is up, Simon Cowell is Jennifer Lopez, and hawks who once warned "You-break-it, you-fix-it" are talking pul ... More >>
Uncle Slammed: Be very afraidOrange County's self-proclaimed surfin' congressman who doesn't surf but plops his substantial stomach on a boogie board to ride non-threatening waves has found a new boogeyman for America.Yes, Dana Rohrabacher, the man who once assertively lobbied on behalf of the Ta ... More >>
Rohrabacher: Ignore my flip flopsIn a county with a history of sending buffoons to congress, Dana Rohrabacher is fast earning his way to the top of the embarrassing heap.Rohrabacher, the politician who avoided Vietnam War era military service, continues to pretend he's an expert on the war in Afg ... More >>
We try to keep up with the tweets of our elected officials in Orange County, but sometimes we get distracted by Facebook. That's the only plausible explanation for how we missed the above gem from Dana "Mr. Taliban" Rohrabacher (R - Leviticus).This blunder--overlooking prime tweets from OC mover/ ... More >>
Check out this amusing footage of Afghan soldiers--who appear to be fighting alongside British advisors--smoking the Buddha during their lunchtime break. After hearing about the latest idea from Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Taliban), you might think he was next in the hookah line.
God, what a nightmare Afghanistan is--gracias for nothing, Dubya! And Obama doesn't get any free pass, either--if he had any sense, he'd do whatever possible to promote people like Malalai Joya instead of corrupt cabrones like the Karzai brothers. Joya, a former legislator in the Afghan parliament b ... More >>
Pat Boone. American.The ACLU says the California Court of Appeals decision today to uphold the Los Angeles Police Department's use of Special Order 40--a decades old policy prohibiting officers from using immigration status to initiate investigations--"strikes a balance between immigrants' rights to ... More >>
Orange County Register: Octo-Mom took spawn from her oldest litters to Knott's Berry Farm on Saturday and Disneyland the day before, and all she got were crummy t-shirts reading: "More kids have passed through my log fume than Knott's" and "Your Kaiser co-pays help ... More >>
Dana Rohrabacher, our Twitter-loving, immigrant-bashing, surfer-dude congressman published an op-ed yesterday in the Washington Times. It's about, of course, his favorite subject: Afghanistan -- specifically, the extent to which he knows more about Afghanistan than anyone else. To be sure, Rohrabach ... More >>
Ya wanna know why the California Coalition for Immigration Reform are evil, decrepit hypocrites? Because they're hosting Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-Taliban) this Wednesday at their monthly Klavern at the Garden Grove Woman's Club on the corner of Gilbert and Garden Grove Blvd (starts at 7:30 pm ... More >>
You'd better sit down.
Today Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist suggested that the best way to deal with the increasing Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan ... is to reintegrate the group into the Afghani government.
From the AP via the International Herald-Tribune:
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill F ... More >>
If you're not doing anything today, drive down to San Diego, where Fullerton Republican Congressman Ed Royce will chair hearings on the illegal-alien menace. Scheduled to appear, according to the Orange County Register, will be our Anti-Immigrant All-Stars, the folks (of all ethnicities, as they lov ... More >>
How brave is our boy Hugh Hewitt, the talk radio blatherer/lawyer/pundit/Nixon fetishist/blogger/moralizer/George W. Bush worshiper/professional Vermont boycotter? Brave enough to take the GWOT (Global War on Terrorism-- though the Bush administration may have changed the brand name by now) to the t ... More >>