Richard Nixon rode the pine for the junior varsity team at Fullerton Union High School and the second team for Whittier College in the early 1930s. The photo of No. 12 at right is identified online as being from Whittier College, but there is another shot of him in a better No. 23 uniform that is al ... More >>
Perhaps one of Orange County's most incongruous moments happened the evening of Aug. 26, 2009, when George McGovern and the now-late Gore Vidal entertained a packed house at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda--yes, that Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum ... More >>
Bill Clinton may have been the first African American president (sorry, Barry), but Richard Nixon is being hailed as the first Native American president. Of course, it's the Nixon Foundation that's doing the hailing for Orange County's favorite disgraced son.
What do Walt Disney and Ronald Reagan have in common?They both threw actors they felt to be communist sympathizers under the FBI's red-baiting bus!But Disney and Reagan have something else in common, too: starting in July, both men will have many of their personal items on display for all ... More >>
UPDATE, OCT. 26, 2:20 P.M.: The Jefferson Library Collection at Monticello, which is the world's leading authority on things written and said by Thomas Jefferson, is disavowing the quote the Orange County atheist group Backyard Skeptics attributes to the third U.S. president on a billboard unveil ... More >>
The only president that matters today...So today is Cinco de Mayo blah blah blah blah. But instead of offering you places to drinko, your humble scribe likes learnin' people stuff, you know, the more arcane the better. So what more-random topic than a quick overview of American presidents and the ... More >>
It's always the kids who didn't listen when their parents said not to play with their food who make the most creative videos as adults. Food Fight by Stefan Nadelman is a stop-action video of American history from World War II to the present day, using food in place of countries: Pearl Harbor as sus ... More >>
The Richard Nixon Presidential Museum and Library in Yorba Linda is gay, gay, gay.That's what New Yorkers must believe after recent pieces in their most venerable publications, The New Yorker and the New York Times.
A weekend of events to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Richard Nixon's library--or "The Dick," as the hepcats call it--kicked off this morning with the laying of wreaths at the graves of the 37th president and his wife Pat.However, before we get to the other fun-filled festivities that are in s ... More >>
Photo by Christopher Victorio
George McGovern (left) listens to Gore Vidal's introduction at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda.Legends of liberalism Gore Vidal and George McGovern were the honored guests at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Y ... More >>
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Former Nixon White House counsel John Dean, whose June appearance drew 300 people to the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum and the wrath of the private Richard Nixon Library & Birth ... More >>
In honor of the wearing of the green, one of my all-time favorite ¡Ask a Mexican! back-and-forths, one so scandalous it got a man suspended from work:Dear Mexican: Why do spics and micks get along so well? Is it because both races are drunk, fornicating, degenerate Catholics?Don MulletinoDear Mick: ... More >>
It was mused here previously that, based on their respective (low) popularity ratings, George W. Bush was more despised upon leaving the presidency than Orange County's favorite disgraced son Richard Nixon, which prompted our tip of the press hat to the Richard Nixon ... More >>
Variety columnist Bashirah Muttalib has a fascinating piece about the Herculean task the Frost/Nixon location manager had in trying to film key Orange County locations depicted in the film, which is set in the late 1970s.The Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace in Yorba Linda opened its doors for lo ... More >>
Since 2002, September 11 has been celebrated as Patriot Day to honor the memory of the nearly 3,000 who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Patriot Day is a catchier title than what the day was originally called, the National Day of Prayer and Remembrance for the Victims of the Terrorist Attacks o ... More >>
The Los Angeles Times ran an obituary today on Earl Butz, the Secretary of Agriculture under Yorba Linda boy Richard Nixon. Per the obit, "He was forced to resign his Cabinet post in October 1976 after telling an obscene joke that was derogatory to blacks." The Times, in its ever-genteel ways, didn' ... More >>
Last night in a C-SPAN televised speech, Dana Rohrabacher called Chinese government officials “gangsters,” slammed both Bush presidential administrations for failing to challenge China’s human rights abuses and complained that the U.S. Government isn’t working to spur a democratic revolution ... More >>