Like the proverbial broken clock that is right twice a day, U.S. Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) is occasionally doing things that aren't completely crazy, like defending the Taliban or accusing the Obama Administration of intentionally lying to the American public about the Islami ... More >>
Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove) and actor/director/producer/Jimmy Kimmel fuck buddy Ben Affleck (D-Massachusetts) reportedly had a little tussle at a House Armed Services Committee hearing this week.The heart of the matter that split the pair was not the proper use of undocumented fol ... More >>
It was gay rights icon Harvey Milk who described Orange County best, in response to California State Senator John Briggs describing San Francisco as "the moral garbage dump of homosexuality in this country." "Nobody likes garbage 'cause it smells," Milk told reporters. "Yet eight million tourists vi ... More >>
It's not necessary to have an opinion about everything, but it sure is fun to try. And by "opinion" I mean analysis, critique, an arguable and defensible position and not that thing everybody's got one of and, boy, do they all smell bad. And, while I am at it, no, it's not a small world after all, f ... More >>
R.I.P., JohnHere is the week that was and what we learned from it . . . JAN. 13: John Berry is stabbed to death behind a Carl's Jr. in Anaheim and, thanks to a passersby, police quickly capture not only the alleged murderer of the 64-year-old homeless man but the accused serial killer of three ot ... More >>
No one except Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-Friend of the Taliban) in Orange County history has consistently proven to be scarier over a longer period of time than California Coalition for Immigration Reform head Barbara Coe--and even Dana has had flashes of sanity in his Bedlam brain. Shit, ev ... 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 >>
The kindest thing that can be said about pedophile-protecting, Taliban-loving, race-war-wanting Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-Chicken Hawk) is that he loves science fiction.At least that's how Dave Maass from San Diego CityBeat sees it. He's also a contributor to the SyFy Channel's blog and rec ... More >>
Glassy-eyed DanaDana Rohrabacher, a man whose notoriously poor judgment caused him to associate with a long list of people who became convicted felons, wants to become chairman of the Science Committee in the House of Representatives.According to a Nov. 30 profile in Politico, the Costa Mesa cong ... More >>
Dana blew kisses to WGiven trillions of dollars, Pentagon brass like to think that no military mission is too difficult.So it's rare when a congressman--especially a conservative Republican politician--will openly tell the Pentagon that it's impotent: that no matter how many soldiers its sends or ... More >>
And Republicans claim they'd forgone pork...Delores Barr over at OC180News.com reports that Dana Rohrabacher twice called President Barack Obama a "Marxist" Thursday at the Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce breakfast. The line must have come after Rohrabacher fed himself. If you've seen the Huntingt ... More >>
Dana: If I only had a heart, a brain, some courage..."Our government is taking the word of terrorists . . . "--Orange County Congressman Dana Rohrabacher--who cowardly evaded military service during the Vietnam War and absurdly lobbied on behalf of the Osama bin Laden terrorist loving Taliban dur ... More >>
Dana's broken ballDana Rohrabacher's unhappily guaranteed that Hilary Clinton would be president now. The Orange County Republican congressman has said that the American press corps would be embarrassed for portraying the Osama bin Laden-aiding Taliban in Afghanistan as evil. He's claimed that th ... More >>
Henry W. Head, founding father of OC, longtime Santa Ana doctor...I was speaking with a local GOP operative recently when he said something that shocked me. The topic was my recent cover story on the Candy-Ass Gang, the trio of pendejos and one pendeja who prosecutors say
drove into Huntington Be ... More >>
Broken clock is right more often than Dana"Sending 30,000 more combat troops to Afghanistan will not
make us any safer. Focusing a strategy around the
central government in Kabul will not work, especially with a government as
corrupt as the Karzai regime. Sending more American combat troop ... More >>
Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-Wacko Heights) hasn't spoken to the Weekly since--take your pick--Moxley exposed him as a Taliban sympathizer or we published a photo of him in mujahideen garb (or was it the one where he wore an Uncle Sam hat and glassy, besotted eyes?). So can someone out there ask ... More >>
You would, of course, expect an Orange County Register story on local Muslim reaction to President Obama's Cairo speech to elicit online comments like these . . .
NewportBob: President Obama is way over his head getting involved in this big picture "let's get along folks now" presentation.
Super IQ ... More >>
Orange County Business Journal has some enlightening items in this week's issue, although you have to hunt for most of them. That, of course, is not the case with "OC Insider," the weekly column by executive editor Rick Reiff, a seasoned pro who knows to start off with his most newsworthy stuff: T ... More >>
Our beloved local conservative loudmouth Hugh Hewitt has spent the last half-year ranting about how Republican presidential candidate (and subject of his most-recent book) Mitt Romney is the next coming of Ronald Reagan to the point of nausea and idiocy.
"Romney has reassembled the Reagan coalitio ... More >>
In case you were wondering, air travel still sucks. Flights are more crowded and dirtier than ever (I could swear that stain on my courtesy pillow was blood), and even though transatlantic flights now have video on demand, the equipment for it takes up precious milimeters of legroom, already a scarc ... More >>
Congressman Dana Rohrabacher had his ass handed to him yesterday in not one but two debates with opponent Jim Brandt. At least, I think he did. It's kinda hard to find out. Why is that?
It's because the only mention of Rohrabacher in the past day's press is as Tan Nguyen's former opponent. Damn it. ... More >>
Tan Nguyen is an unfortunate, foolish, racist man who did and continues to do unfortunate, foolish, racist things. But who cares? Don't get me wrong, the issue deserves coverage, especially from OC's homegrown authority on all things Mexican. But Tan is drawing all eyes to him - journalists and blog ... More >>
There's nothing illegal about paying your spouse to work on your congressional campaign. Richard Pombo did it. So did Tom DeLay. Even local boy Dana Rohrabacher does it.
The Sunlight Foundation is busily compiling information on all sorts of representatives, but for the moment they're focusing on me ... More >>
Over at Rising Hegemon, Attaturk notices a slight variation in the covers on this week's Newsweek. See if you can spot the difference.
Yep. That's right. The editors of the international editions of Newsweek simply don't understand the tremendous importance of Annie Leibovitz reminiscing about he ... More >>