Dan Chmielewski


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Time for Jon Fleischman to Make a Statement on Mike Carona

While so many of us thought Jon Flieschman of the Flash Report and formerly a flack for the Sheriff’s Office would be called to testify as a defense witness in the Mike Carona trial (excuse me, the indicted for corruption, the resigned and disgraced former sheriff who routinely wore his Christian faith on his sleeve…

Blago names an Obama Senate Seat Successor; will Reid seat him?

Embattled Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich has named a successor to Barack Obama’s Illinois Senate seat.  Blago’s choice is former Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris,, calling Burris a “wise and distinguished senior statesman” with “unquestioned integrity.”   And someone who raised a lot of money for the Governor. The US Senate can choose if it will seat Burris;…

Name Bristol Palin’s Baby: AN UPDATE — Baby Tripp is Here

 An Update: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/12/29/bristol-palin-baby-son-tr_n_154081.html The Baby’s name is Tripp; Uncle Track and Uncle Trigg are downright pleased about the name! +++++++++++++++++++++ If the McCain campaign timeline is right, Bristol Palin, daughter of GOP VP candidate and Alaska governor Sarah Palin, should be popping out that kid anytime now. Of course, it’s a happy ocassion for the…

Irvine Benefits from Progressive Leadership

In a recent OC Watchdog column, the City of Irvine is not quite in the financial dire straights that Christina Shea and Steven Choi (or Stephen Smith of the dead-in-the-water Irvine Tattler) would have you believe. Some excerpts: Irvine, unlike the U.S. government, is sitting on a pretty pot of money that promises to allow…

Conservatives Blame Republicans for Woes

Over the weekend in the OC Register’s Letters pages and in today’s Los Angeles Times local/California section are two distinct pieces that try to set a bottom or a baseline for conservative politics in California and nationally. The first is a extraordinarily long Letter to the Editor in the Register by Fritz Mehrtens of Irvine. …