california

Do you live in Shasta County, California? If so, you really need to come and collect your County Board of Supervisors, because they just unanimously voted to explore, in a seemingly unironic fashion, the wide world of chemtrails. Unanimously. As in no one disagreed with this plan of action. We checked to see if Victoria […]

This news seems to have dropped late enough on Wednesday night that our Twitter feed had not yet turned into a seething morass of conservative teeth-gnashing about the rule of law, but we expect that will have changed by the time you read this: a federal judge in the state of California has ruled that […]

Dear Neighbors: Hello. Hi. How are you? I’m fine. Well, actually, that’s a lie. I am not fine. I am enraged. I am livid. I am ready to freak the fuck out. Why? Because we’re in the midst of the worst drought in California history, and you won’t stop watering your fucking lawns. READ MORE […]

Well, it’s just like the horror stories warned: Now that Obamacare has gone into effect, all the worst fears of the critics have come to pass: the government of Iraq is in danger of falling to Islamic radicals, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is blowing up, and terrorist soccer fans are swarming across the border. Oh, and […]

You know when you’re a kid and your name is in the paper because you won 2nd place in the Pinewood Derby, and your mom clips it and puts it in a scrapbook and you tell all your friends? That’s how we feel about Rachel Maddow reading a full paragraph — not just a three-word […]

Turns out Virginia isn’t the only commonwealth thingie that likes to scream about crime and brown babies. The hippie-dippy lovechildren fruits and nuts in California (just kidding, Riverside isn’t really California) would like to scream about crime and brown babies too! But they have added an extra frisson of California Nice, actually blocking the brown […]

So here’s a story that’s just beginning to get some traction: Over the weekend, a California Highway Patrolman and a BLM officer were shot – nonfatally, thank goodness — near a campground in Nevada County, California, in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Details are still coming out, but authorities have identified the shooter, who was also […]

It’s pretty nice to know that in the midst of tragedy, some people cling to what’s really important, like ranting about how Barack Obama has ruined America. Meet an unidentified media hero in Carlsbad, California, who took the opportunity to tell a local reporter what gives him the strength to go on after his house […]

The students at Corona del Mar High School in Newport Beach, California, are about to have their fun tradition ruined by political correctness, looks like, because the school administration is going to shut down an annual “prom draft” that somehow became a thing. It worked sort of like a sportsball draft, “ranking female students and […]

Here’s a bit of a victory for reality in schools: the Rialto Unified School District has decided to make substantial changes to an assignment that would have asked eighth-graders to debate the reality of the Holocaust, as a supplement to the kids’ reading The Diary of Anne Frank. You know, we get what they were […]

Let’s have a nice-time awesomesauce round of applause for U.S. Park Ranger Betty Reid Soskin, who at 92 is our oldest Park Ranger. Why are we writing about her? Some guy tweeted about her. And she was beautiful. Then we read her Wiki page, and said holy shit, awesome park ranger lady! And then we […]

The strange case of Leland Yee, the Democratic California state Senator charged with bribery and corruption and general terribleness Wednesday, lends itself to media analogies. The Escapist decided Yee was a character from Grand Theft Auto, which works nicely with his previous attempt to ban the sale of violent videogames to minors. San Francisco Magazine […]

Can we just get this out of the way: techbro brodude tech guy bros are the worst of the worst. They’re always talking about how they’re going to “disrupt” things when really all they are doing is ordering lunch from Seamless or something. But they are at their very super duper exxxxtreme worst when they […]

Crybaby car-robber firebug Darrell Issa sucks. We could really end this post right now, but you are probably wondering why we are writing again about the sucktastic exploits of the World’s Worst Arsonist-and-Car-Robber-(and Crybaby!)-Turned-Congressman. Well, here is why: House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) blew his chance to hold former IRS official Lois Lerner in […]