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  • Blogs

    September 13, 2013

    [UPDATE: Not Yet...] Should California's "Medical" Marijuana Be Regulated Like Alcohol?

    *See end of post for an update on the state of Ammiano's proposed legislation. Original Post, Sept. 12, 11:29 a.m.: Last week, the Obama Administration announced it had no right to interfere in states with well-regulated medical or recreational pot industries, leaving the door open for Colorado and ... More >>

  • News

    August 8, 2013
  • Blogs

    March 22, 2013

    Petition Drive Tries to Keep LA Times Out of Hands of Right Wingers Like the Koch Brothers

    An online petition is seeking signatures from people who do not want to see the Los Angeles Times fall into the hands of right-wing lunatics. That might not be the exact language of the CourageCampaign.org pitch, but it's pretty dang close as chatter has emerged the Koch Brothers of oil money and el ... More >>

  • News

    October 4, 2012

    Greg Diamond: In the Rough

    [Moxley Confidential] The Brea resident prefers digging into another man's marriage rather than focusing on his California senate race

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    Christian Legal Eagles Vow to Fight Enacting of State Law Ending "Pray the Gay Away" Therapy

    Governor Jerry Brown over the weekend signed a bill championed by the LGBT community that make California the first state to outlaw therapy to "pray the gay away." "We're grateful to Governor Brown for standing with California's children," reads a statement from Chad Griffin, president of the Human ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    Testament Guitarist Endorses Obama After Dave Mustaine Picks Santorum

    ​Last week, metalheads across the country shook their heads in disgust when they found out that Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine endorsed Rick Santorum in the Republican presidential race. In Music Radar, Mustaine said, "I think Santorum has some presidential qualities, and I'm hoping that if it ... More >>

  • Columns

    January 19, 2012

    Is Mitt Romney Really Part-Mexican?

    [¡Ask a Mexican!] And how popular is Mormonism among Mexicans?

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    California Dream Act Repeal: EPIC FAIL!

    ​Supporters of a state initiative to repeal the California Dream Act Governor Jerry Brown signed into law last year announced today they failed to obtain the 500,000 signatures required to get a proposition on the ballot. See what happens when you have your Mexican gardener's wife distribute petit ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 1, 2011
  • Columns

    September 8, 2011

    My Daughter, the 13-Year-Old Terrorist

    [Hey, You!] What OC bank told the feds their teen customer was evil?

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    "The Don" Wagner Sopranos Crack Leads to Rumble on the Assembly Floor

    ​On Aug. 31, 1990, state Assemblymen Gil Ferguson (R-Newport Beach) and Steve Peace (D-Rancho San Diego) famously got into a shouting match that got physical in a Capitol corridor in Sacramento, where some witnesses claim not-so-peaceful Peace slapped the retired Marine.Must be something about the ... More >>

  • News

    June 2, 2011

    In Fred Karger's Presidential Run, GOP Stands for Gay Old Party

    The OC resident and onetime Republican hatchet man hopes his quixotic campaign can push his party to become more gay-friendly

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    KFI Gets Marilyn Davenport On President Obama-Ape Email

    (c) Photo by R. Scott Moxley / OC WeeklyDavenport set to go on KFI​Marilyn Davenport, the Fullerton grandmother and Republican official who gained national notoriety on April 15 after distributing a racist email image of President Barack Obama as a chimpanzee, has agreed to appear live Wednesday o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    Todd Spitzer Versus Chuck DeVore for OC Supervisor?

    DeVore​This is not a trick question: If almost all of our county's supervisors have been conservative Republicans dating back to the Paleozoic Era, what difference does it make which conservative Republican fills any one of the five board slots?I'm asking you, Chuck DeVore and Todd Spitzer. B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    OC Legislators Seek Pension Reform, Attack Collective Bargaining in California

    ​With union-backed Democrats holding the governor's office and both houses of the California Legislature, it's unlikely collective bargaining for public employees will be torpedoed or pension-ending reform will be enacted.But, God bless 'em, three Orange County Republicans are going to try to acco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2011

    Lou Correa Lets Online Poker Bill Ride

    ​State Senator Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana) has introduced a bill that would help cut into California's budget deficit by installing an online poker system that aims to generate $1 billion in state revenues and 1,100 new jobs over the next 10 years.Vegas gives it 3-5 odds to pass--or at least Vegas d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    Gov. Brown's Proposed Budget Cuts Will Affect State Parks, Including Those in OC

    Chasen Marshall/OC WeeklyIt's technically San Diego County, but OC treats San Onofre like its own​Jerry Brown hasn't held the governor title for long, but he's already worthy of our unsupportive scowl. Reasoning? Part of his current suggestions for budget cuts milk state parks for $11 million thro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    Now Jerry Brown Says Curt Pringle in Conflict Serving on OCTA and Bullet Train Boards

    ​Poor Curt Pringle: Termed out as Anaheim's mayor, no longer in demand as a Howdy Doody impersonator and now this: A second state legal authority has found it is a conflict for him to serve on the boards of the Orange County Transportation Authority AND California High-Speed Rail Authority simulta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2010

    Sylvia Mendez Rightfully Gets Presidential Medal of Honor, Obama Administration Wrongly Names Mendez, et al v. Westminster, et al Case

    ​Congrats goes out to Sylvia Mendez, the daughter of Gonzalo and Felicitas Mendez, the parents who joined four other Mexican parents in Orange County to sue the Westminster, Garden Grove, El Modeno (now part of Orange) and SanTana unified school districts for their Mexican-only schools. Earlier th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    [UPDATED:] Today's Important Unimportant Election, From My TV Screen to Your Computer/Phone Screen

    ​11:15 p.m.: Don't be surprised if KOCE is accused of turning over its election coverage to that rare Orange County bird known as the "Democrat." The "live, election night edition of Real Orange" came from the Artists Village in Santa Ana, OC's version of Havana. Their election expert was the Voic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2010

    Arnold Schwarzenegger's Indian Tribe Tax Idea Slapped Down

    screenrant.comBarbarian Tax Man"We find all of the state's arguments unpersuasive."--From the Ninth Circuit's ruling this week that California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's made strong-arm efforts to force the Rincon San Luiseno Band of Mission Indians to accept an illegal tax on tribal gambling ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    Hot Air, Mad Men and Hog Slopping at the California GOP Convention

    Carly Fiorina--the former Silicon Valley CEO and current U.S. Senate candidate who ruffled the feathers of Irvine assemblyman and fellow Republican nomination seeker Chuck DeVore with her campaign's "demon sheep" ad--apparently scored a big hit at this past weekend's GOP state convention in Santa Cl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2009

    Washington Post Lays GOP Woes at Manicured Feet of Mike Schroeder

    Michael Schroeder​Today's top viewed story on the online edition of the Washington Post essentially blames Corona del Mar attorney and former California Republican Party chairman Michael Schroeder for the fractured state of the GOP."The Republicans' War Within: In California, repercussions of one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2009

    Anti-Warriors Respectfully Wait to Crap On Obama's Afghan Surge

    ​Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) was criticized in some quarters today for crapping on President Barack Obama's Afghanistan surge announcement before the speech was even delivered tonight.So credit the anti-war movement for at least waiting until Obama was waving goodbye from the West Point podium ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2009

    Move Over, OC, Placer County's Now Bastion of Conservatism

    Thomas Shaller of FiveThirtyEight--a website that takes its name from the 535 electoral college votes as it crunches polling data and other numbers--makes a compelling case that Placer County in Northern California is the new Orange County when it comes to bastions of conservatism.While Orange Count ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2009

    Awesome Criminal of the Week, Pt. Douche

    Yoo, Douche.This tale of crime and no punishment has gone back and forth so many times that it's tempting to ignore this latest development, but John Yoo, Orange County's favorite torture enabler, may be back in deep doo-doo over his role in providing the legal justification for the Bush administrat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2009

    Royce, Sanchez Blast North Korea's Harsh Sentencing of Journos

    Two Orange County representatives in the U.S. Congress came out strongly today against North Korea's harsh sentencing of 12 years hard labor for two U.S. journalists charged with "hostile acts." The other four Members of Congress were silent.Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove) emailed the Weekly t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2009

    Royce, Sanchez Blast North Korea's Harsh Sentencing of Journos

    Two Orange County representatives in the U.S. Congress came out strongly today against North Korea's harsh sentencing of 12 years hard labor for two U.S. journalists charged with "hostile acts." The other four Members of Congress were silent.Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove) emailed the Weekly t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2009

    Will Little Saigon Bring Down Loretta Sanchez?

    North Orange County state Assemblyman Van Tran announced thru the Register's Martin Wisckol today that he hopes to be the 2010 Republican challenger to OC's lone Democratic member of congress: Loretta Sanchez. The news is as surprising as a six-hour traffic jam on the 55 or four-year-old, three-foo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2008

    Mile High Sanchezism

    "It's really an important issue to acknowledge that women are important." --Orange County Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Santa Ana) tells the New York Times today what she wants from Barack Obama before she'll switch from backing Hillary Clinton's already defeated campaign. — R. Scott Moxley / OC Week ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2008

    Governor Prefers Native Vegetation to Native People

    As an immigrant to our shores, it's little shock that Governor Schwarzenneger has a hard time understanding the plight of our indigenous peoples. Maybe that's why, in his letter supporting the TCA's 241 Foothill-South toll road extension, he makes his support conditional on the TCA's protection of c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2007

    Hugh Hewitt Announces Most Anticlimactic Announcement Ever

    Over the weekend, Orange County's own nationally syndicated yack-mouth Hugh Hewitt announced what everyone who follows the fool already knew: He'll be voting for Mitt Romney in California's Republican primary. Even crazier, Baby Hughie spouted off this gem: We need another Reagan. I think that is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2007

    The Gov's Budget: Who, What, and How Hard?

    If you're a college student in California, congratulations-- you play a leading role in Governor Schwarzenegger's new budget plan. The governor believes in you. He believes you're the sort of person who can make a sacrifice for the public good. Instead of turning to, say, big businesses, real est ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2007

    Shorter State of the State

    Appropriately enough for a State of the State speech delivered in 2007, Governor Schwarzenegger's plan to "lead California into the future" can be summed up in three very 007-ish sounding words: Bonds. More Bonds.

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2006

    It's not just cats...

    … who always land on their feet. The politically well-connected are equally skilled. Consider the case of Joe Desmond. In May 2005, Governor Schwarzenegger appointed Joe Desmond Chairman of the California Energy Commission (in addition to being chairman, Desmond also filled the seat on the c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2006

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ethnologist

    This morning's Los Angeles Times has a story based on a six minute audio tape, "obtained by The Times, of a meeting with some members of his inner circle last spring. At the time, Schwarzenegger was struggling to persuade Republican lawmakers to embrace his plan to place billions of dollars in borro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2006

    Wanted (sort of)

    Remember President Bush's steely determination to get Osama bin Laden Dead or Alive? Turns out he meant we'll get him, if we happen to bump into him. The New York Times reports this morning that "The Central Intelligence Agency has closed a unit that for a decade had the mission of hunting Osama b ... More >>

  • News

    June 15, 2006

    The Lovable Loser

    Ryan Gene Williams has no chance this Novemberand thats why we like him

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2006

    Tom Fuentes Taking 2000 Florida Vote Nationwide?

    Our buddies at Dissent the Blog are following up on announcement made at the most recent South Orange County Community College District Board of Trustees' meeting that former Orange County Republican Party chairman Tom Fuentes has been appointed to the agency that "certifies" electronic-voting syste ... More >>

  • Columns

    May 4, 2006

    Dem Bones

    Web Exclusive! Let's Help the Democrats Find Their Spines

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2006

    Mostly Grim

    Grim news from beyond our shores. The bombing of the Askariyah shrine in Samarra has pushed Iraq closer to a full blown civil war. Grim news from our shores. Not the Bush administration's secret deal with Dubai Ports, but the public disgust with the Schwarzenegger administration's handling of coa ... More >>

  • News

    May 12, 2005

    Blix-krieg!

    In UC Irvine speech, Hans Blix denounces Iraq invasion and faith-based intelligence

  • Columns

    January 20, 2005
  • News

    August 5, 2004

    Burning Bush

    The presidents conservative critics

  • Unknown

    July 15, 2004
  • News

    October 16, 2003

    Blame the Democrats

    They need to stop acting like drunks at court-ordered AA meetings and sober up

  • Culture

    September 4, 2003

    Wholly Without Merit

    Al Franken makes me mad!

  • Features

    August 17, 2000

    Dear Mr. Fuentes

    Letters to the most powerful Republican in Orange County

  • News

    February 10, 2000

    Gay-Baiting Brown

    Did a smear campaign force Republican ''caveman'' out of key Assembly race?

  • News

    November 12, 1998

    White Trash Disco

    Bob Dornan's shameful final hours

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