Dan Chmielewski

We called for Gov. Spitzer to Resign…

…so now, we’ll be consistent and call for another resignation. This story in the NY Times about the only Republican congressman from New York City, Rep. Vito Fossella of Staten Island Republican. He was arrested May 1 in Alexandria, Va., and charged with drunken driving. Vito issued a statement admitting to an extramarital affair with…

David Horowitz coming to UCI

One of my favorite right wing blowhards is coming to UCI next week to pimp his new book.  Horowitz will be at UCI’s Rowland Hall, Room 101, May 13, at 7:30pm; In contrast, a much better and more interesting speaker is at UCI Tonight, and that’s Stan Lee of Marvel Comics fame (who would you…

You Can’t Cut Your Way to Profitability

It was pretty widely reported that the OC Register cut 5% of its workforce last week.  I get the Register delivered to my door every morning (along with the LA Times, NY Times and Wall Street Journal). Rather than call to complain this morning, I thought I’d post something here.  Today’s Register contained Yesterday’s Local…

Budget Blues at IUSD

Irvine is Blue About the Budget Who:    Parents, Students, Staff and Community Members   What:    A Rally with the Irvine Community  When:   Thursday, May 15, 3:30 p.m. Where: IUSD Administration Center, 5050 Barranca Parkway Why:    To Show Sacramento that Irvine Cares about the Children of California The Irvine Unified PTA and members of the Irvine Coalition…

Newt: Republicans in Trouble

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has issued a warning to Republicans to change their ways on the heels of high profile losses of longtime Republican seats in the House.  This story in today’s New York Times has all the details. My favorote quote: “Either Congressional Republicans are going to chart a bold course of real…

“Commie Girl in the OC”: a Review

I’ve been a reader of OC Weekly since moving here in 1997; outstanding writers, outstanding features and great investigative journalism make it something I’m happy to read whenever I get my hands on it.  Seems like much of the books I’ve been reading these days are from people I actually know (for example, Sid Gardner’s…