Dan Chmielewski

Irvine Edition: IOKIYAR (It’s OK If You’re a Republican)

Earlier this year, the Right Wing Punditocracy in Orange County had a conipition fit over activist Shirley Grindle’s proposal to make changes in TINCUP regulations for campaign financie reform.  The Republicans argued repeatedly that limitations on campaign contributions amounted to restrictions on free speech and its a great argument for them because Republicans in OC…

The Dana-Debbie Lawsuit Garners National Blog Attention

The frivolous lawsuit against Debbie Cook goes to the next level with Mike Schroeder deposing Debbie tomorrow in a lawsuit that has no business in an Orange County court.  I believe Schroeder may float a number of questions at Debbie that have nothing to do with the title on her ballot designation, a la Ken…

A Steve Young Update

I would have loved to have met former Massachusetts Governor and 1988 nominee Michael Dukakis at Steve Young’s most recent funraiser last week.  Dukakis successfullt transformed the Massachusetts economy from an old manufacturing base to a high tech mecca caled the Massachusetts Miracle.  It was quite a time.  If you weren’t happy with your job,…

And they make fun of Al Gore claiming to have invented the Internet…

In a mouth-dropping response to this Orange Punch post about State Rep. Chuck DeVore’s bill to provide preferential parking for pregnant women in their third trimester, Chuck makes a startling claim. Orange Punch blogger accused DeVore’s bill of being that of the “Nanny State” variety DeVore so often rails against, and points out that  obstetricians oppose the…

Where Does the Anger Come From?

With the flap over the Obama/Pastor comments and his historic speech, I’m reminded of my old friend and neighbor Yvette, an African-American woman from New Orleans.  She and her husband Ernest left Irvine last July because of a job change and they are back in Louisiana; before Irvine, they lived in Alaska.  The family was…

Cutting Education But Requiring the Pledge

Here’s a cute post from the Flash Report; its a summary of bad bills and good ones (hint: all the bad ones are from Democrats and the good ones from Republicans, in case you were wondering). FR statehouse writer Meredith Turney penned this ditty: “These bills are just the tip of the iceberg, but I…

Too Much Time on His Hands

HT to Red County on this one.  With those Trung Nguyen appeals winding down, the Voldemort of the OC Conservative Right Mike Schroeder has a new target; he’s suing Huntington Beach Mayor Debbie Cook, a Democratic challenger to Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, on the grounds that Cook used her title as “Mayor” in her Candidate ballot…