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  • Fearing Chaos, National Democrats Plunge Into Midterm Primary Fights

    04/21/2018 3:56:17 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | April 21, 2018 | Alexander Burns
    FULLERTON, Calif. — The Democrats’ message to Mai Khanh Tran was polite but unsparing. With half a dozen Democrats running for Congress in her Orange County district, they showed her a discouraging poll and argued that she could not win — and risked fracturing the party in the June primary election.Ms. Tran pointedly replied that she was “the only qualified woman, the only immigrant and the only physician in the race.”“I said to them, frankly, let the voters decide,” recalled Ms. Tran, a pediatrician.The national Democratic Party was not chastened: On Wednesday, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee took sides in...
  • Fabio: Why California is falling apart

    04/07/2018 11:21:14 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 72 replies
    The Tucker Carlson Show ^ | 29 March 2018 | Tucker Carlson
    The Golden State is losing its glitter, rapidly. California has the nation's highest poverty rate. homelessness is rampant. State officials are focused on protecting illegal immigrants from deportation rather than reversing the flight of the state's middle class. Actor and model Fabio, an immigrant, weighs in on California's decline.
  • California Republican Rep. Ed Royce won't seek reelection

    01/08/2018 3:41:36 PM PST · by socal_parrot · 25 replies
    LA Times ^ | 1/8/18 | Christine Mai-Duc and Sarah D. Wire
    House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce will not run for reelection, he announced Monday. Royce, a Republican from Fullerton who was first elected to Congress in 1992, is chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and is known as a hawk and a free trade advocate. He is the first California Republican to announce a retirement in what’s expected to be a tough year for the GOP at the ballot box. “In this final year of my Foreign Affairs Committee chairmanship, I want to focus fully on the urgent threats facing our nation, including: the brutal, corrupt and dangerous...
  • California: Catholic school removes statues to avoid offending Muslim students

    08/29/2017 10:23:27 AM PDT · by Oatka · 27 replies
    Marin Independent Journall via Pamela Geller ^ | Aug 24, 2017 | Richard Halstead
    “The students attending San Domenico come from a variety of religious backgrounds besides Christianity: Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism and Islam.” If there are any Jews attending this school, you can be sure that they didn’t complain about the statues. Buddhists and Hindus in the U.S. have never complained about Christian symbols being displayed in Christian institutions, either. There is only one group that this is all about, the religion of the perpetually enraged and aggrieved. “San Anselmo’s San Domenico School creates stir by removing Catholic statues,” by Richard Halstead, Marin Independent Journal, August 24, 2017: Removal of a number of statues...
  • Protest Turns Violent at Donald Trump Rally in Costa Mesa, Calif.

    04/29/2016 4:34:57 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 73 replies
    The New York Times ^ | APRIL 29, 2016 | STEVE KENNY
    A protest outside a campaign rally for Donald J. Trump in Costa Mesa, Calif., turned violent late Thursday night, as the crowd smashed a police car, the authorities closed nearby streets and officers arrested about 20 people. The unrest erupted outside an amphitheater where Mr. Trump, the favorite in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, was addressing several thousand supporters, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. There were no major injuries, and the Sheriff’s Department reported on Twitter that the protest was over and that the crowds had dispersed around 11 p.m., after officers on horseback pushed people...
  • Protests break out as Trump speaks in Southern California

    04/29/2016 3:49:04 AM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    MSN News ^ | APRIL 29, 2016 | GILLIAN FLACCUS and AMY TAXIN,
    Raucous crowds of protesters took to the streets in California as Donald Trump brought his Republican presidential campaign to conservative Orange County after sweeping the Northeast GOP primaries. Dozens of protesters were mostly peaceful Thursday as Trump gave his speech inside the Pacific Amphitheater. After the event, however, the demonstration grew rowdy late in the evening and spilled into the streets. At least four people were arrested and one Trump supporter had his face bloodied in a scuffle as he tried to drive out of the arena. One man jumped on a police car, leaving its front and rear windows...
  • Ferguson Riots Spark O.C. Police to Consider Military Enforcement Tactics

    08/16/2014 3:04:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Breitbart's California ^ | August 16, 2014 | Robert Wilde
    Orange County police authorities, reacting to the fuming riots in Ferguson Missouri, concluded that a militarized law enforcement response is valid in heated situations, but needs to be initiated on a case-by-case basis. The Orange County Register reported that Irvine Police Cmdr. Julia Engen claimed that “Every set of circumstances is different. I don’t think you will see anyone paint themselves into a corner with policy.” Irvine, Anaheim, and Huntington Beach police departments, and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, all have armored vehicles which can be used to suppress riots as well as retrieve injured officers during chaotic insurgencies. The...
  • OC Gun Show To Boost Security For Expected Record Turnout

    01/25/2013 12:44:24 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 3 replies ^ | January 25, 2013 9:30 AM | Pete Demetriou
    COSTA MESA ( — A popular Orange County gun show may shatter attendance records this weekend. KNX 1070′s Pete Demetriou reports The Crossroads of the West gun show is expected to draw massive crowds as lawmakers in Washington consider a proposed federal ban on assault weapons. The event drew an estimated 18,000 attendees during its stop in Ontario earlier this month, marking the first local event since a shooting rampage that claimed the lives of 20 children and six adults in Newtown, Connecticut. But organizers are expecting attendance at the two-day event at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa...
  • Police: OC Gang Member Tried To Grab Boy Going To Soccer Practice

    10/05/2012 5:54:56 PM PDT · by verum ago · 24 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | 5 October 2012 | --
    <p>SANTA ANA ( — A Santa Ana man on Friday faced false imprisonment and other charges for allegedly trying to kidnap a 10-year-old boy.</p> <p>KNX 1070′s Mike Landa reports police responded to a call shortly before 7:30 p.m. on Thursday from Delhi Park at 505 E. Central stating that a soccer coach was unsuccessfully attempting to detain 55-year-old suspect Victor Joseph Espinoza.</p>
  • Strange Lights Over Orange County (CA) Airport

    05/20/2012 12:28:24 AM PDT · by piytar · 36 replies
    vanity | May 19, 2012 | piytar
    Anyone else see them at around 10:30pm. About a dozen, moved in FAST from the northwest, hovered about 5 minutes, then faded out.
  • Catholic Word of the Day: BEGUINES01-31-12

    01/31/2012 8:52:46 AM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies ^ | 01-31-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):BEGUINES Communities of lay women founded in the Netherlands in the twelfth century. Devoting themselves to the care of the disabled and poor, they lived a semi-monastic life, free to own property and return to the world at their pleasure. Each residence of two or three persons was called a béguinage, a self-supporting unit with a chapel in the enclosure for general use. Without a common rule or superiors, some adopted the regulations of the third order of St. Francis. They greatly influenced the lives of the people for good, especially in educational and charitable works,...
  • O.C. Islamic Educational Center a target of anti-Muslim acts

    01/02/2010 9:02:03 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 31 replies · 859+ views
    LA Times ^ | 1-03-10 | By Kim Christensen
    Costa Mesa police step up patrols after incidents at the center, including the burning of two copies of the Koran. The Muslim part of an interfaith display in Mission Viejo was defaced, a group says. ---snip--- It was the second time in a month that a desecrated Koran had been found there, according to a statement on the Costa Mesa mosque's website. "This deplorable incident is a form of anti-Islamic assault, hate crime and terror campaign against American Muslims," it read. "Even more, it is a great offense against 1.2 billion Muslim followers worldwide because it defiles their holiest and...
  • Iowa at Disney encouraging gays to move to Hawkeye State

    10/04/2009 12:39:50 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies · 2,270+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | October 2, 2009 | Eric Carpenter
    Iowa at Disney encouraging gays to move to Hawkeye State October 2nd, 2009 by Eric Carpenter Figuring that plenty of gay couples in California are frustrated by the inability to get legally married here, representatives from Iowa have set up a booth at Gay Days at the Disneyland Resort encouraging them to consider moving to the Hawkeye State. Iowa is one of four states nationwide that allow gay marriages. That state’s Supreme Court made the decision earlier this year. Two representatives for three regional visitors bureaus flew out for the three-day Gay Days, when 30,000 partipants roll into town to...
  • DREAM Act Poll Vote NOW

    06/17/2009 1:48:27 PM PDT · by OCAngel · 9 replies · 639+ views
    OCRegister ^ | 6-17-09 | OCResister
    DREAM Act Do you think college students who are in the country illegally should be given a path to residency, protected from deportation and eligible for student loans and federal work study programs?
  • Open Carry Celebration, June 27th 2009

    06/04/2009 5:37:37 AM PDT · by SLB · 5 replies · 908+ views
    New Bethel Church ^ | Unk | Jake Starr
    Open Carry Celebration, June 27th 2009 In Celebration of July 4 and our rights as Americans, New Bethel Church will be hosting an OPEN CELEBRATION CHURCH service for all who support 1st and 2nd Amendment rights. It will be held on Saturday June 27th, the weekend before July 4th. It will begin at 5PM and picnic food will be served. We are asking responsible handgun owners to attend this service openly wearing their sidearm. This will be a Cold Range Carry meaning handguns must be unloaded and in a secure holster. Area gun store/firing range owners will be invited to...
  • Captain Robert Craig, Ocean City Beach Patrol, Maryland- "OC Family Grateful"

    05/25/2009 1:07:06 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 2 replies · 624+ views
    The Dispatch (Maryland Coast Dispatch) ^ | May 25, 2009 | The Craig Family
    OC Family Grateful Editor: Saturday, April 25, 2009 was a beautiful day, and it was made even more wonderful by the outpouring of affection expressed toward Captain Robert S. Craig at his Beach Memorial Service. The Craig children and family appreciate all that was done to honor our “Pop,” a man so many in Ocean City have known and loved for so many years. The Beach Memorial was truly memorable and more special than we could have possibly imagined. We have many people to thank for their efforts in making it happen. We learned very quickly that organizing such an...
  • Come demonstrate against the Muslim Student Union's ANTI-ISRAEL rally at UC Irvine!!!

    05/13/2009 10:08:40 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 23 replies · 2,235+ views
    May 13, 2009
    Come counterdemonstrate the racist terrorist-lovers of the Muslim Student Union at UC Irvine tonight. We will be stoning a woman in a burka to show the hypocrisy of these genocidal maniacs accusing our democratic ally Israel of (all things!) genocide!!!!See details on counterdemonstration below: The Jihadi's featured speaker tonight will be none other than Cynthia McKinney: Here is a timeline for tonights counterdemonstration: 5:30pm-6:00pm - Meet at Parking Structure on Campus Drive near East Peltason St. 6:00pm-6:20pm - Speaker Jesse Petrilla, will address the group on Sharia Law and fundamentalist Islam 6:20pm-6:30pm - Distribute press release and flyers (attached) about...
  • Ocean City Bids Farewell to OCBP Capt. Robert Craig

    05/12/2009 5:58:04 AM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 31 replies · 730+ views
    Ocean City Today ^ | May 1, 2009 | (Non Listed)
    (At right) Flanked by friends and family members, a wreath is carried down the beach to be released into the ocean in memory of Craig, "founding father" of the Beach Patrol. Carrying the wreath is the current head of the organization, Capt. Butch Arbin, who is flanked by Craig's son, Robert Craig, and grandson, Christopher Craig. (Above) Sean Williams pushes a surf board, carrying the wreath and the ashes of Capt. Craig, toward a Coast Guard boat, which released the wreath farther from the shore.
  • Memorial Service planned to honor Captain Robert S. Craig

    04/10/2009 4:24:09 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 3 replies · 467+ views
    News Releases: from Public Relations Office, Town of Ocean City, MD. ^ | April 8, 2009 | Donna Abbott, P.R. Director, Town of Ocean City, MD.
    News Release: April 8, 2009 Memorial Service planned to honor Captain Robert S. Craig Ocean City, MD – A memorial service for Captain Robert (Bob) S. Craig will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, April 25 on the beach at North Division Street. Captain Craig passed away on Saturday, March 28 at the age of 90. Captain Craig joined the Ocean City Beach Patrol in 1935 and served as its captain from 1946 until retiring in 1987. Captain Craig is credited with building the Ocean City Beach Patrol into the professional organization it is known as today. When Captain Craig turned...
  • Longtime OCBP Captain, Bob Craig, dies (ROBERT CRAIG: 1918-2009)

    04/07/2009 2:36:23 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 3 replies · 722+ views
    Ocean City Today ^ | April 3, 2009 | NANCY POWELL Associate Editor
    (April 3, 2009) The man who not only epitomized the Ocean City Beach Patrol, but also built it into a serious and professional organization, passed away Saturday. When Capt. Robert (Bob) S. Craig turned 90 last July, a competition, dinner and slide show honored him for his 52 years as a town employee and member of the Beach Patrol. Thousands knew Craig from his years guiding the Beach Patrol and taking it from a small, relatively unskilled group of young men to a large group of highly skilled young men and women. Capt. Butch Arbin, the current head of the...