Dan Chmielewski

Quach Pleads Guilty to All Counts

Westminster city council member Andy Quach has pleaded guilty to all counts associated with his drunk driving arrest. HT to Bolsavik for the news. Councilman “Smiley”was sentenced to 10 days Caltrans work, three years of informal probation, fines and fees of about $2,000, and a 9-month alcohol awareness program Quatch did not appear in court…

Senator Ted Kennedy Dies

Senator Edward M. Kennedy, the lion of the senate, has died.  The Boston Globe has an amazing obit of Senator Kennedy here. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9JTYnMpRyg[/youtube].   He passed away Tuesday night with a statement released in the early morning hours of Wednesday morning EDT. more after the jump:

CyberBullying Bill needs some work

Rep. Linda Sanchez, sister of this blog’s favorite member of Congress, is a sponsor behind HR 1966, otherwise known as the CyberBullying Bill.  The idea behind the bill is solid — make it a crime to have someone use new technologies like email, social media, text and SMS messaging to harrass or bully someone.  The…

Greenhut’s Sunday Column Had to Hurt

Register columnist Steven Greenhut wrote a column Sunday that amounted to a sort of compliment to the progressive city council majority in regards to the council’s handling of the contract dispute with the Irvine Police Association.  It was sort of like a husband at a marriage counseling session being asked by the counselor to give…

Paul Krugman: Reagan’s Zombie Economic Policies

Sunday’s New York Times features this terrific column by Nobel-prize winning economist and Princeton professor Paul Krugman who speculates on why Reaganism’s economic promise is a documented failure but still lives on in Conservative strongholds in Congress and State Legislatures. From the column: First of all, even before the current crisis Reaganomics had failed to…

Anaheim Taxpayers Bailing Out Anaheim Chamber?

Any city big enough to support major theme parks, have a large enough convention center to host shows like BlizzardWorld and the Anime Expo, and two professional sports franchises should have a strong Chamber of Commerce, right?  But this isn’t the case in Anaheim where taxpayers are about to provide a stimulus package to the…