One of these people won an Oscar.She came to Capitol Hill to do the good celebrity thing and talk up a worthy cause: women's rights.He came to Capitol Hill to glower, vote against Joe Wilson and deny the existence of global warming.It's no surprise these two titans of beauty clashed.
It'll only cost ya $150 to see Nancy Pelosi in Orange County. The Democratic Party of OC's 15th annual Harry S. Truman Awards Dinner on Dec. 4 will feature the House Majority Leader as keynote speaker. Santa Ana State Assemblyman Jose Solorio will take home the Truman, while Florice Hoffman ... More >>
Yes, the people popping up everywhere to disrupt explanations of Obamacare by congress people and administration folk seldom get covered these days. A favorite was two days ago on CNN, when the anchorwoman cut to such a town hall where a U.S. senator was detailing the plan. Without ha ... More >>
Don't believe the Red County gang: state assemblymember and Little Saigon don Van Tran had next to no chance to unseat incumbent Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez in next year's 47th District congressional race. All Tran had on his side were mostly Vietnamese voters and all Mexican-haters, while Loretta ... More >>
Former Tustin resident Lt. Dan Choi issued the following statement regarding a military panel in New York recommending he be discharged from the Army:
Dear friend -- I've got some bad news. After 10 years of service to our country--including leading combat patrols, rebuilding schools and transl ... More >>
Courtesy U.S. Capitol"Ladies and gentlemen, the statue of Ronald Reagan," the announcer inside the Capitol Rotunda said last Wednesday before House Speaker Nancy Pelosi helped 87-year-old Nancy Reagan to her feet so she could tug back the
blue drape cloaking Chas Fagan's 7-foot bronze statue of the ... More >>
Say what you will about his e-mails and digestive issues, but you gotta hand it to Rep. John Campbell (R-Newport) for really, really hating federal earmarks. He doesn't request any federal project dollars for his district -- luckily, other members of the Orange County D.C. delegation do that for him ... More >>
Near the end of this Reid Wilson story on TheHill.com, Republicans indicate they will go hard at the congressional seat currently held by Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove) in 2010.
"We are looking to some unconventional districts where we believe we can draft a top-flight candidate to ... More >>
John H. Taylor, who left his longtime gig as the executive director of the Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace Foundation to lead St. John Chrysostom Episcopal
Church and School as the Rancho Santa Margarita church's vicar, describes the events of his last day on the job in Yorba Linda here.It wa ... More >>
California Coalition for Immigration Reform head witch Barbara Coe keeps getting wackier and wackier. This week, she forwarded a press release to her Know Nothing nation about how National Council of La Raza presidents Janet Murguia was scheduled to testify before the House of Representatives Financ ... More >>
Perhaps you remember the flap all over right-wing radio two years back about Disney/ABC's handling of the two-part miniseries, The Path to 9/11, which partly blamed the Clinton Administration for not taking out Osama bin Laden, allowing the terrorist leader to fester and then KABLOOEY! goes the Worl ... More >>
Don't you hate it when solicitors, poll takers and bill collectors phone just as you're sitting down to dinner? But who in their right mind would hang up on their Man in Congress? In this case, Dana Rohrabacher was conducting a telephonic town hall the other night.
The thing that became most clear ... More >>
The Los Angeles Daily News reported yesterday that the "newly empowered California House Democrats are extending an olive branch to a group that has shunned them for years: California Republicans."
A meeting is scheduled for this afternoon when, in the basement of the U.S. Capitol, members of the tw ... 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 >>
Eddie Rose writes:
"In California this year, we have--with one notable exception--the WORST slate of candidates, including a man who can't pronounce the name of the state he claims to serve! Were it not for the importance of several ballot propositions, it probably wouldn't make much sense to go to ... More >>
For some reason, I had forgotten that former OC congressman and current chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission Christopher Cox is married, but married he is, and to a very industrious woman. Like many who belong to the bedrock traditional values strata of the Republican Party, which loud ... More >>
My how times change. The boost that 9/11 gave the oily men in the White House was as short-lived as any post-Seinfeld sitcom starring Jason Alexander. It seems like only yesterday that Dickless Cheney was defending our latest Blood for Oil campaign by suggesting Americans essentially have a God-give ... More >>
Just when I thought I was done writing about the national anthem, an alert reader who was never a contestant in the Miss Teen USA pageant (which is a shame, since given the circumstances, he was probably a shoe-in for the Congeniality award) , tipped me to this story from ABC's Nightline.
Nightline ... More >>
This will come as no surprise, but Aliso Viejo's Jim Gilchrist, founder of the Minutemen (not the immortal patriotic heroes of Lexington and Concord– Jim's are the flabby guys who have figured out how to combine xenophobia and birdwatching by scanning the horizon for Mexicans instead of great ... More >>
Our rootstacular music contributor, Buddy Seigal (who in another life is rootstacular musician extraordinaire Buddy Blue) sent this in to us a couple days ago, at which time we muttered into the curb, "If ever that Clockwork blog is up and ruining again, we'll share this with our vast reader." But w ... More >>