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U.S. Armed Forces

  • Film

    June 20, 2013
  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    The Amazing Race Apologizes for Pissing Off Vietnam Veterans and a Token Fox News Liberal

    My colleague R. Scott Moxley recently wrote of the shitstorm kicked up after The Amazing Race had contestants visiting Vietnam watch a pro-communist musical show, recite a pro-communist poem and then gather at an anti-American military site in Hanoi. If there was increased interest (and ratings?) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2012

    University Synagogue's Jewish Film Festival Rolls on with Jewish Soldiers in Blue and Grey

    The expansive Jewish Film Festival continues tonight at University Synagogue of Irvine--and, yes, that's continues as your humble servant was slow on the uptake to promote the full schedule of movies that started rolling in October and continue through April at the synagogue, Regal's Westpark 8 in I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2012

    Children of Immigrants Have No Rights ... in Mexico

    The law aimed at allowing grown children to enter colleges and the U.S. military even though they were brought into this country quite young--and illegally--is famously called the DREAM Act. Perhaps someone should draft the NIGHTMARE Act, as a nightmare is what young U.S. citizens face as they are d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2012

    Dana Rohrabacher Again Uses Twitter To Lie About His Terrorism Stances

    Leave it to Dana Rohrabacher--Orange County's senior career politician--to wreck an enjoyable Mother's Day with smelly political garbage.Late on Sunday night, Rohrabacher used his notorious, often inadvertently hilarious Twitter account to once again spew a self-serving lie about himself.This time, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    Dana Rohrabacher Slams Republican Presidential Candidates On Iraq

    Rohrabacher: Mr. Inconsistency​Congressman Dana Rohrabacher swears that he traded pot for booze in recent years, but still is able to conjure up doozy Twitter posts.For example, the Costa Mesa Republican wrote to one critic on Oct. 4, "Mirror, mirror on the floor. You're all cracked up."Yet, not a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    Loretta Sanchez: Hamid Karzai Comments Backing Pakistan Over U.S. Warrant Afghan Withdrawal

    ​In a Pakistan television interview over the weekend, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said, "If fighting starts between Pakistan and the U.S., we are beside Pakistan. . . . If Pakistan is attacked and the people of Pakistan need Afghanistan's help, Afghanistan will be there with you."The comments ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    ACLU Accuses Feds of Retaliatory Deportation of Whistleblower Who Sued Fullerton Company

    ​The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is "deeply concerned" over federal immigration agents detaining and initiating deportation proceedings against an immigrant worker who filed a federal class action lawsuit against a Fullerton-based firm in August for labor and civil rights violations. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    Was Dana Rohrabacher Playing Kingmaker in Central America?

    Rohrabacher: exporting his nutty ideas​Orange County Congressman Dana Rohrabacher likes to fancy himself as this country's real secretary of state regardless of who is put in the position by a president. It's a comical stance for a man who who skipped Vietnam War duty, champions U.S. tax ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2010

    Has Loretta Sanchez Created a "Big Bugaboo" in Vietnam?

    Protected worker?​A highly successful American businessman who lives in Hanoi says that Orange County Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez and Iowa Senator Tom Harkin have "overblown" the need for worker rights in Communist-run Vietnam, according to a July 13 Voice of American (VOA) article."From my ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    Orly Taitz Appeals $20,000 Fine to Supreme Court

    Trevor Keen / OC Weekly​It seems like ancient history now, but it was only in September that a federal judge in Georgia threatened to fine Laguna Niguel's Orly Taitz with $10,000 for filing a frivolous lawsuit--and then doubled the amount of the fine when Taitz continued to accuse him of treason.A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    Patriot Fame: 10 Captain America Moments That Make Us Proud to be Americans

    Marvel/Marco Djurdjevic​Captain America has had a tough past five years. He led the losing side of a civil war, was murdered (well, not really, but everyone thought he was dead), and when he finally returned, he found out that Chris Evans is set to portray him in a movie next year.But that's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    Passings: Shirley Muckenthaler, Harriet Wieder

    TheMuck.orgShirley Zoeter Muckenthaler​Two women strongly tied to Orange County history have passed away.Shirley Zoeter Muckenthaler, whose husband's family built the Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton and who was involved in charitable work in her own right, died at her home Jan. 3 after a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2009

    Big Week For Birthers and Their Crusade to Unseat Obama the Usurper!

    The Ledger-Enquirer of Columbus, Georgia, reports today that Orly Taitz, the Orange County attorney who reigns as queen bee to the Obama "birther" movement, is representing a "conscientious objector" who refuses to deploy to Iraq*, not because he's a pacifist or because George Bush authorized the in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2009

    Rohrabacher Goes Against Own Party on Behalf of Uyghurs

    Photo by Jack GouldDo the best hopes for imprisoned Uyghurs rest with this man?Unless it involves legalizing medical marijuana, banning U.S. weapons sales to dictators or erecting a memorial statue for Doobie Brothers guitarist Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) usually ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2009

    7 Newport Beach Film Festival Bottom Feeders

    To gear up local filmgoers for the 10th annual Newport Beach Film Festival, which opens Thursday, April 23, and continues through April 30, the Weekly compiled "10 for the Tenth," brief reviews of some of the best festival features, documentaries and shorts we pre-screened for your consumption. We a ... More >>

  • Culture

    September 18, 2008
  • Film

    July 5, 2007

    Rock Em, Sock Em

    Giant robot fights look better than ever in Transformers

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2007

    Conservative Bush pal calls for launch of WW4 with Iran bombing

    Dan Chmielewski at TheLiberalOC.com first noted this editorial in yesterday's Wall Street Journal: The Case for Bombing Iran I hope and pray that President Bush will do it. By Norman Podhoretz According to Podhoretz, President George W. Bush is "a man who knows evil when he sees it." In this case, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2007

    21 Young OC Men Killed

    Thirty nine years ago this month, 21 young Orange County residents died in Southeast Asia. They'd answered our government's call to join the U.S. military, travel to the other side of the planet and defend South Vietnam from Communist North Vietnam. We can debate the merits of the war, but not the h ... More >>

  • Film

    December 21, 2006

    New Reviews

    Black Christmas; Kabul Express; Night at the Museum; We Are Marshall

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2006

    Fresh Perspective

    "Fresh perspective" and "new eyes" have been Bush administration buzzwords since the nomination of Robert Gates to be Secretary of Defense was announced. Whether the eyes of Mr. Gates-- which saw no evil when he was the Number 2 man at the CIA while the Reagan administration was busy undermining th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2006

    Staying the Course

    At his press conference this morning, President Bush promised yet again that when it comes to Iraq, we'll continue to push on even though we're waist deep in the Big Muddy. Elsewhere in this morning's news we find some milestones of the course on which we are staying. From the Washington Post: A te ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2006

    Numbers (Five Years Later)

    From a list compiled by the UK newspaper, The Independent: 2,973 Total number of people killed (excluding the 19 hijackers) in the September 11, 2001 attacks 72,000 Estimated number of civilians killed worldwide since September 11, 2001 as a result of the war on terror 2 Number of years since US ... More >>

  • News

    July 13, 2006

    Only Pawns in Their Game

    Orange County lawyer seeks justice for families of slain U.S. security contractors in Iraq

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2006

    A Third Anniversary Gift for Iraq

    Who knew that our political and military leaders were such a bunch of ol' sentimental softies? As a gift for the Iraqi people to mark the third invasion of their country, our leaders got them a miniature version of the invasion, Operation Swarmer. The mini-invasion has all feature that made that ful ... More >>

  • Film

    August 26, 2004

    Back to the No Future

    The War of the Worlds and the evolution of doomsday

  • News

    July 8, 2004

    Spinning Out of Control

    How Mark LeVine survived The OReilly Factor

  • News

    June 24, 2004

    An Army of One

    Whatever happened to the Brea Peace Vigil?

  • News

    January 8, 2004

    Exit Strategy

    The peace movement failed to stop Bushs war, so now what?

  • Columns

    November 6, 2003
  • News

    May 15, 2003
  • Culture

    April 3, 2003

    Casualties of War

    Cal State Fullertons A Piece of My Heart

  • News

    April 3, 2003
  • Columns

    April 3, 2003
  • News

    November 7, 2002

    An Immodest Proposal

    Pacifist professor: Lets bomb Baghdad

  • News

    September 12, 2002
  • News

    July 4, 2002
  • News

    March 14, 2002

    Learn or Burn

    Said stresses multiculti dialogue

  • News

    January 24, 2002

    Keep Your Trap Shut

    Traveling through the new Vietnam

  • Columns

    November 29, 2001
  • News

    November 1, 2001

    Patriot Games

    How a Newport Beach businessman used granny, apple pie and the flag to bilk patriotic investors

  • News

    September 27, 2001

    I Cannot Take This Again

    Arab-American fears the worst

  • Film

    September 27, 2001

    Not a Movie

    Watching the unwatchable

  • Columns

    September 27, 2001
  • News

    July 15, 1999

    The Phantom Menace

    Are American POWs still being held in Southeast Asia?

  • Music

    June 17, 1999

    Peace Punks NOT Dead!

    Flying the Anti-Flag

  • News

    March 11, 1999

    Scars and Stripes

    What's behind those yellow flags in Little Saigon?

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