Tim Carpenter, the recently deceased national progressive activist who has been feted on the East Coast, is now getting a hometown memorial.
2008: A Moxley Confidential column reports on Orange County Superior Court Judge Derek G. Johnson opining that if a victim's vagina hadn't been "shredded" during a sexual assault then the woman gave at least partial consent to her attacker. 2012: R. Scott Moxley's scoop results in the California C ... More >>
Orange County Republicans brought Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) in town for their 2013 party fundraiser, but local Democrats think they're getting the better deal by scheduling Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) to their big soiree in October. Castro, who represents a large portion of San Antonio in Congress, isn' ... More >>
When it comes to mainstream American politics, usually it's the Libertarian Party that one would associate with a pro-marijuana (medical or otherwise) agenda, but now you can add the Democratic Party to that very brief list. To wit: in Riverside, the very town whose fight over a local ban on marij ... More >>
Bill Clinton is reportedly returning to Orange County Monday, when he won't be stumping for a candidate but organizers of a nonprofit summit aimed at seeking ways to increase patient safety and decrease costs. Bubba last darkened our collective doorstep in October, when he appeared at a packed UC I ... More >>
The legendary LGBT activist hopes to become chairman of the Democratic Party of Orange County
Cal State Fullerton graduate Tim Carpenter--a longtime, popular liberal activist in Orange County before moving to Massachusetts--is calling on Democrats to resist Republican attempts to shortchange middle class and low income Americans in advance of the federal government's so-called looming "fisca ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post with more details on Bill Clinton's visit to Irvine.ORIGINAL POST, OCT. 19, 2:46 P.M.: Bill Clinton is reportedly coming back to Orange County.The 42nd president of these United States is said to be attending a post-(final, thank God)-debate rally somewhere on ... More >>
Just four years ago, Loretta Sanchez--the veteran, Democrat congresswoman from Anaheim--repeatedly won significant national network TV attention on the arm of Hilary Clinton in the Democratic Party presidential primaries. Part of that focus happened when Sanchez continued to stridently advocate for ... More >>
A rare, mostly harmonious gathering commenced on Saturday afternoon as Orange County liberals and conservatives voluntarily came together for a hot dog roastin', frisbee-throwin' picnic at Mason Park in Irvine. The unlikely gathering, dubbed Sounds of Truth, was hosted by OC-based politica ... More >>
You know, I've been so wrapped up in promoting my Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America, that I lost track of who was going to face off against Janet Nguyen in her reelection bid for the First Supervisorial District seat. I knew Rocco was going to face off against her, but what Democrat would ... More >>
At one point in modern Orange County history Anaheim's Tom Daly was considered the biggest rising star in the local Democratic Party.That sentiment ended in 1996 with the stunning emergence of Loretta Sanchez, then an unknown character who toppled legendary, Republican Congressman Robert K. Dorna ... More >>
UPDATE, SEPT. 13, 11:05 A.M.: U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein is the latest Democrat claiming to have been hornswoggled by campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee. Feinstein first revealed her accounts had been totally cleaned out, but her spokesman later corrected that to say the amount of missing funds is c ... More >>
HightowerUPDATE: A wonderful time was had by all, according to Felicity Figueroa, a longtime activist and one of the volunteers at the event. It turns out that there are more than 36 progressives in OC--yay!"It was great!" she told us via email. "We had about 300 people total, 46 exhibitor booths ... More >>
Kudos to former OC GOP head Tom Fuentes for cracking jokes about his terminal cancer last night during the local Reeps' annual Flag Day dinner last night in Irvine. Of course, for him--who supported more pedophiles, corrupt politicians, and plain old scum than the entirety of Law and Order: SVU h ... More >>
Dana finally finds an issue he can't botchOkay, sure. Perennially goofy Orange County Congressman Dana Rohrabacher occasionally makes a good point.This week in Washington, Rohrabacher and other Republican politicians questioned planned U.S. aid to China.What does the Obama administration want to ... More >>
Bill O'Reilly, Mike Huckabee and other Fox News blowhards yammer on and on about the "War on Christmas" waged by progressives who choke baby Jeebus in the cradle with their "happy holidays" chatter. Some dare call this fear mongering or lefty smearing, but those patriots are right: There is a War ... More >>
Although we might come across as a left-of-left lefties, people who actually read the entirety of the Weekly know that we harbor a special animus toward local Democrats, who can boast of supporting corrupt politicians (SanTana Mayor-for-Life Don Papi Pulido, Irvine boss Larry Agran, convicted fel ... More >>
You can find me reporting from this bar starting 'round 6 p.m, after I partake of Burger Night...For most Election Night parties, the local Democrats and Republicans tend to rent hotel ballrooms to watch the night unfold--the Donkeys, usually at the Disneyland Hotel or in one of the hotels 'round ... More >>
South of the Border, Oliver Stone's documentary about the leftist revolution in several South American countries, wasn't exactly embraced by critics when it hit theaters in June. Entertainment Weekly summed it up as "rose-colored agitprop."
The California campaign for Prop 19 this November is searching couch cushions for loose change, but that has not stopped chatter to get marijuana-legalization initiatives on more state ballots to drive Democrats to the polls in 2012.
Loretta Sanchez's campaign announced this morning that the Democratic congresswoman has agreed to debate her Republican challenger Van Tran on KOCE.The announcement contained no date because Sanchez is waiting to see if Tran accepts, according to Caroline Hogan, a campaign spokeswoman.
News highlights include:Meg Whitman's cash is buying her second placeCathleen Decker of the LA Times reports that new polling shows Jerry Brown gaining a "slight edge" over Meg Whitman and that Barbara Boxer has "opened a wider margin over GOP nominee Carly Fiorina in the race for U.S. Senate. ... More >>
[Moxley Confidential] Does she really need his help?
Following OC Weekly's Saturday night blog post coverage of protesters at the Orange County Democratic Party event featuring Barney Frank as keynote speaker someone left a death threat comment against the Massachusetts Democratic congressman."BF will be shot and dead next time he shows his fa ... More >>
Frank speakingLate this afternoon more than 40 protesters greeted the arrival of Congressman Barney Frank in Orange County, but the sentiments weren't welcoming in the place once hailed as "Reagan Country." "No more [Sen. Barbara] Boxer!" the protesters shouted repeatedly in unison as a ... More >>
What, me worry?Ann Marie Habershaw, chief operating officer of the Democratic National Committee, sent out one of those mass emails claiming her party has a plan to do well in the mid-term elections--if the person receiving the message sends back five bucks by tonight. Little did H ... More >>
Quick, how many Orange County progressives can you fit in a phone booth? OK, that's a totally unfair question. There are no such thing as phone booths anymore.But there are, apparently, people identifying themselves as those Glenn Beck bogeymen. And, these progressives managed to scrape up enough ... More >>
Compassionate use conservatismThe California Republican Party has made it official: no on legalization of the devil's weed.
Loretta: How will she vote?**UPDATE: Bill passes, Loretta says aye. Reeps are furious, but methinks she just secured her election with this one, contrary to what the Red County crowd may think...As Congress gets ready to vote on one of the most sweeping changes to the nation's health-care system ... More >>
Cal State Fullerton
Millionaire Richard J. O'Neill died, reportedly of natural causes, on April 6, but not before the government took its last piece of flesh from Orange County's monumental Democrat. The 85-year-old real estate developer who headed the California Democratic Party 30 years ago and was a major contribut ... More >>
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee sent out a press release yesterday pointing out that South County U.S. representative John Campbell, by opposing the federal stimulus bill, opposed funding for local transportation projects:Representative Campbell Votes Against Major Road Improvements ... More >>
When local Democratic Party activists showed up at their west county office in Huntington Beach this morning, they found evidence of some last-minute desperation among local McCain supporters: a plywood sign calling Obama a "racist" and equating the "liberal media" with un-Americanism. One of our f ... More >>
Gregorio Luke presents Che Guevara
Early in his political career, Dana Rohrabacher hailed himself as a term-limits champion for federal politicians and spoke passionately about the inherent evils of one person staying in power for an extended period of time. Fast-forward 20 years: Rohrabacher, the conservative Republican seeking an ... More >>
A few of you might have heard that Senator Barack Obama, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, arrived in Orange County on Sunday, held an exclusive fundraiser for wealthy contributors at the Republican-dominated Balboa Bay Club in Newport Beach, and left. Some local Democrats gloated a ... More >>
From our good friends at Rock & Rap Confidential: "Jesse Helms died yesterday, the Fourth of July. The LA Times front page described Helms as 'the former U.S. Senator from North Carolina who for half a century infuriated liberals with his race-baiting campaign tactics.' President Bush described Hel ... More >>
Now that Obama has sewn up the Democratic nomination for Presidential candidate, he will begin to face the problem that all principled politicians have faced at one point or another. Stick to the idealistic viewpoints and policies in which they truly believe, though they may alienate a large portion ... More >>
No, not really. But one avid Weekly reader decided to help us out this morning with a little something we like to call a "scoop" in the news business. Apparently our crack team of investigators dropped the ball again, failing to connect the dots because of our liberal agenda. This intrepid reader ... More >>
While the rest of Orange County hit the beach today or watched the San Diego Chargers upset the Colts (Yes!), Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez showed one reason why she keeps winning elections and annoying the local Republican Party. A clipboard-toting Sanchez--and three accompanying aides--registered ... More >>
The very first article I ever did--and I mean ever; I spent my college years trying to become a Latino Kubrick--dealt with how the Democratic Party used the spectre of former California Governor Pete "Proposition 187" Wilson to scare Latinos into voting Democrat. We haven't heard much from Pete sinc ... More >>
Orange County's most prominent talk-show host (take a seat, Joe Escalante) frequently proclaims himself independent of the Republican Party, but everyone knows that's a damn lie. Hugh Hewitt's latest example, however, is particularly egregious not only because he spins for the GOP, but he also skewe ... More >>
On On Politics, the San Jose Mercury News' political news blog, Kate Folmar reports: An internal poll conducted by Democratic pollster Mark Mellman of The Mellman Group out of Washington, D.C. recently found that the governor's race was a dead heat, I'm told. Forty-three percent of respondents favor ... More >>
After a corrupt Congressional electoral committee declared Republican Rutherford B. Hayes the winner of the 1876 presidential election, Samuel Tilden, the Democratic candidate and the actual winner of the election, left politics and, as Gore Vidal delicately put it, "retired to private life and to t ... More >>