OC Deputies Union and Fallen Cops Foundation Raffling Off Semiautomatics Defended: Update

See the update at the end of this post where fallen cop foundation and Orange County deputy union officials agree raffling off semiautomatic weapons is no big whoop.

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AR-15s like this once fell under the federal assault weapons ban.

ORIGINAL POST, AUG. 21, 6:39 A.M.: Cop killers can be people or they can be fictional characters in songs or they can be an AR-15 rifle and Beretta 92FS pistol, which is weird because Orange County sheriff's deputies have been helping raffle those off as prizes (not the people or song characters but the semiautomatic rifle and handgun; please keep up!)

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Irvine is No. 5 Best U.S. City for Soccer Moms and Dads; Which OC Cities Cracked the Top 20?

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Who do I listen to, my coach or my mom?

Irvine has been named the fifth best place in the country for soccer moms (and dads), which shouldn't surprise anyone who has had a kid on a club team from elsewhere in Orange County. Seems like they were always playing games in Irvine or against a team from there. A couple other OC cities cracked the Top 20 in the NerdWallet rankings; can you guess which ones?

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Ferguson Shooting: Top 5 #Dorner Tweets

Chris Dorner and his manifesto: still hot

Christopher Dorner refuses to die, or at the least the idea of the former La Palma resident and rogue ex-LAPD cop won't go away. Witness the sad events taking place in Ferguson, Missouri, where the police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old fellow has led to much unrest--and Twitter call backs to Dorner, who posted a ranting manifesto about racism on social media before murdering his first victims, an Irvine couple.

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Dan and Diane Harkey, Financial and Political Power Couple, Keep OC Courts Humming

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Assemblywoman Diane Harkey appears lost in thought as state Sen. Mimi Walters speaks at the Laguna Niguel City Hall grand opening in October 2011.

If Orange County courts are hurting for operating funds as much as they claim to be, don't blame Dan and Diane Harkey, whose cases alone should help keep the lights on.

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Santa Ana Ranked Ninth Most Vigilant U.S. City

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Nothing to see here, folks; just a couple safely walking through downtown Santa Ana.

Is Santa Ana on a roll this year or what? So far, it has been named among the nation's selfiest, coolest and, for you herbal indulgers, highest cities.

(In the interest of full disclosure, SanTana also wound up on a list of the most boring cities in America this year.)

Now, all you gun lovers, cop groupies and home security shopkeepers in town will be happy to learn Santa Ana has also been named among the most vigilant cities in the U.S.

See also:
Anaheim-Santa Ana Ranked One of the "Selfiest" Places on Earth by Time Magazine
Santa Ana Goes From One of Forbes' Most Boring Cities in the U.S. to One of the Coolest
Santa Ana & Irvine Among Nation's "Highest" Cities?

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Santa Ana Goes From One of Forbes' Most Boring Cities in the U.S. to One of the Coolest

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It's definitely cool when they spray you with tower water.
Either Santa Ana has improved mucho over the past five years or the cultural bean counters at Forbes magazine are under some bipolar spell.

That's because the city that Forbes dubbed one of the top 10 most boring cities in America in 2009 has just been named the 20th Coolest City in the land.

How did Orange County's seat achieve the lofty position?

It's all about the numbers, Count Chocula.

Let's go to the scoreboard:

No. 20: Santa Ana, Calif.
Metro: Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA
Arts & Culture Index: 87%
Recreation Index: 98%
Diversity Index: 75.46%
Local Eats: 74%
Population age 20-34: 28.8%
2010 - 2013 Net Migration: 1.5%

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Kill the Messenger, Film Based on Nick Schou's Book, Has Official Fall Release Per Publicist

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Jeremy Renner as journalist Gary Webb in Kill the Messenger.

As is written in Deuteronomy 35:11, "Do not believe anything until thou see it in a press release." And so, we direct thou to the next paragraph after the jump to prove beyond a shadow of a Doubting Thomas that a movie based on a certain Weekling's book has a release date ...

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Rev. Bud Green of Guest of Wally George Fame Takes Credit for White Flags on Brooklyn Bridge

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The Rev. Bud Green appeared on Hot Seat with Wally George multiple times.

A man who once told Wally George in his Anaheim TV studio that Nancy Reagan smoked pot is now telling a whopper on the East Coast: that he was the one who replaced American flags with bleached white versions of Old Glory.

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Magdi Faiz Girgis Murder Plot Against Wife in 2004 Featured on NBC's Dateline TONIGHT

Ryan Girgis is shown after the then-17-year-old broke out of his ties on Sept. 29, 2004. He'd been bound by killers of his mother who had been hired by his father.

A cold-case murder plotted by a Westminster respiratory therapist who did not want to pay for his divorce from his wife in 2004 gets the NBC Dateline treatment tonight.

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Former Superman vs. Former Superstud: Dean Cain and Matt Leinart Trade Barbs

Dean Cain: from Superman to life on the D list?

Dean Cain, who played Superman on the ABC series Lois & Clark in the 1990s, told TMZ Sports that Johnny Manziel should be careful about running with the Hollywood crowd because he wouldn't want to end up out of the NFL like Matt Leinart. Guess who took the Twitter after that?

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