Dan Chmielewski

See you at the Truman Dinner!

The Liberal OC will be well-represented at tonight’s Truman dinner which features House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.  Chris Prevatt and I will be there as well as Claudio Gallegos and Bill Spaulding. We’ll have a limited supply of our cool LiberalOC oval stickers on hand.  Please drop by our table and ask for one.  The LiberalOC…

Eli Home needs your Christmas Wishes

We received this from Lorri Galloway, Anaheim city council member and candidate for 4th district BoS seat, regarding helping kids at Eli Home. Go the the Eli Home website for details on how to make a contribution.

Each year The Eli Home hosts a Christmas party for children and their mothers who are part of Eli’s programs. We ask them to each fill out a list with their wishes for Christmas. This year we have over 300 wish lists waiting to be filled. This year has been exceptionally difficult because of the economy. Please consider adopting a wish list or as many as you or your company or organization can handle. Each wish list has 3 wishes. You can fulfill as many of the wishes as you can. The party will be held on Sunday, December 20th from noon to 3pm and the deadline for returning the gifts is December 13th. Thanks in advance for your kind consideration.

Melissa Fox gets key endorsement in Assembly race

We received this update from Melissa Fox this morning:

“I’m very proud and grateful to be able to share with you that California List has officially endorsed by candidacy for the California Assembly for the 70th Assembly District.

California List works to help Democratic women incumbents facing tough re-elections, recruits strong candidates to run for promising open or viable seats, and connects candidates and donors throughout California.

A Personal Response to a Personal Attack

Sean Mill and I are friends. I know that sentence makes some of my co-bloggers here uneasy at best and angry at worst. I’ve never had a problem with Sean and I don’t think he’s had one with me. And even after we get through this post, I expect we’ll still be on speaking terms. And if we’re not, c’est la vie. But his post on the OJBlog yesterday warrants a response. The post is a “criticism” on Claudio W. Gallegos’ post about Ceci Iglesias’ campaign for Congress in CD-47 where it appears she’s being placed to draw votes from Rep. Loretta Sanchez.

Leading Conservative Blog Parts with the Extreme Right Wing

My favorite definition of a conservative is “a liberal who hasn’t figured out how to think for themselves.” And while I’m not fan of the blog Little Green Footballs, but the blog’s main writer, Charles Johnson, has had a change of heart. Mind you, he’s not liberal, but is willing to engage in debates on policy. As a nation, we need to move beyond the politics of personal destruction and hate to a battle of ideas.

Loretta’s Christmas Card Pokes Fun at “The Hammer”

Congresswomen Loretta Sanchez posts an elegant Christmas Card this year which pokes fun at disgraced former Congressman Tom DeLay’s injury-shortened run on Dancing With The Stars this past season. Of course, the only show I want to see Tom deLay on is the Walk of Shame when he’s finally convicted and sentenced to some country club jail. But I think it’s safe to say, this card is no “Pet the Cat.”