Orange County, A Conservative Bastion, Turns Blue For The First Time In Decades

In 2016, the conservative bastion of Orange County, California, voted for a Democratic presidential candidate for the first time since the Great Depression. Two years later, Democrats succeeded in capturing all of seven of its congressional seats ― a stunning feat in what has traditionally been a seat of Republican power that catapulted both Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan to ...
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Gil Cisneros Wins House Seat, Capping Democratic Rout In California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democrat Gil Cisneros captured a Republican-held U.S. House seat in Southern California on Saturday, capping a Democratic rout in which the party picked up six congressional seats in the state. In what had been the last undecided House contest in California, Cisneros beat Republican Young Kim for the state’s 39th District seat. The Cisneros victory cements ...
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Bill Maher Trashes Fans Mourning Stan Lee And Adults Who Read Comics

Comedian Bill Maher is getting the ire of the comic book world this weekend after making disparaging remarks about fans who mourned the passing of Marvel icon Stan Lee. In a blog post Maher wrote Saturday, the late night host trashed the impact that Stan Lee had on generations of comic book readers. “The guy who created Spider-Man and the ...
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Cab Drivers Refuse To Pick Up Racists After Philly Rally With Proud Boys

Racists in Philadelphia were apparently denied a quick escape Saturday after cab drivers refused them service following a far-right rally that met with emphatic opposition from anti-racist protesters. Roughly two dozen people showed up to attend the “We the People Rally,” which aimed to gather what organizers called the “silent majority” to take a stand against the left. The event ...
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Andrew Gillum Concedes Florida Governor Race To Ron DeSantis

Andrew Gillum, the Democratic mayor of Tallahassee running for governor of Florida, on Saturday conceded the contentious race to his Republican opponent Ron DeSantis.  Gillum appeared in a Facebook video with his wife, R. Jai Gillum, to acknowledge his loss ― by a margin of just 0.41 percentage points. “We said that we would fight until the last vote is ...
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That Viral Story About Raccoons ‘Drunk’ On Crab Apples Just Took A Very Sad Turn

Police in Milton, West Virginia, have delivered some upsetting news about two oddly-behaving raccoons that were originally thought to be drunk on fermented crab apples. At least one of the raccoons actually appears to have had distemper, a highly contagious illness, and had to be euthanized. The Milton Police Department explained what had happened in a detailed Facebook post on Thursday ...
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Someone Shot And Killed A Dolphin Off The Coast Of California

A marine wildlife rescue group is hoping to obtain information that will lead them to whoever shot a dolphin found dead in Manhattan Beach, California. “There is NO excuse for such brutality against these beautiful animals,” Marine Animal Rescue wrote in a Facebook post on Friday. The El Segundo-based organization said that an examination had revealed the dolphin died from a ...
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Survivors of Camp fire face homelessness, norovirus and loss

CHICO, Calif. ― Last Thursday morning, Corey Gonzales woke to a pounding at his door. When he opened the door, his neighbor was there, insisting he evacuate. Behind him, the sky was unfamiliar — black, yellow and orange. End-of-days stuff. “We might be back, it won’t be that big a deal,” Gonzales, 28, told his fiancee as they packed a ...
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College Humor Imagines What It’s Like To Be Kanye West’s Social Media Manager

For anyone trying to manage the star or his social media accounts, it must be a nearly impossible job.The good folks at College Humor wrote a funny sketch (see above) in which one man plays West’s social media manager trying desperately to keep the self-proclaimed genius in check. But as West himself has said, “I can’t be managed.”I no longer ...
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Trump Calls Saudi Arabia A ‘Spectacular Ally’ Despite CIA’s Khashoggi Findings

President Donald Trump is still praising Saudi Arabia as a “truly spectacular ally,” despite the CIA reportedly pinning blame for journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder on the Saudi royal family. On Saturday, before leaving to review the wildfire damage in California, Trump addressed a Washington Post report that, according to CIA officials, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman personally ordered the killing of Khashoggi, who ...
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