Dan Chmielewski

Obama Gaining Catholic Votes

This column by Tim Rutten in today’s LA Times is heartening and shows American Catholics are voting for a candidate based on his overall positions on issues instead of one a single and divisive issue. From the column: In fact, nearly one-third of all Pennsylvanians are Catholics, and in recent weeks, McCain’s candidacy has received…

TeamIrvine’s Sour Grapes on Fundraising

When you freqent the right wing blogs as much as I do, a persistent theme emerges on Independent Expenditure committees — or IEs — that they exist to provide a avenue for political free speech.  Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle is a political beneficiary of an IE backed by Disney.  State Rep. Chuck DeVore helps an…

Alaska’s Ted Stevens is Guilty

A convicted felon is running for re-election in Alaska.  Senator Ted Stevens was convicted today.  Here’s the AP story: WASHINGTON (AP)  — Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens has been convicted of lying about free home renovations and other gifts he received from a wealthy oil contractor. The Senate’s longest-serving Republican, Stevens was found guilty on all seven…

This I pledge…..

I know we still have 10 days to go and we’re not letting up, but once Senator Barack Obama becomes President Barack Obama, I pledge the following things: To leave my Obama/Biden bumper sticker on my car until 2011. To blame any terrorist attack in Obama’s first term on President Bush To constantly refer to…

Kang and Council Slate Earn Key Public Saftey Endorsement in Irvine City Hall Race

The KeepIrvineGreat in ’08 Slate of Sukhee Kang for Mayor, and Larry Agran, Beth Krom and Todd Gallinger has received key public safety endorsements for the November 4 election. The ticket was endorsed by the Orange County Professional Firefighters Association and the Irvine Police Association endorsed all the council incumbents. A mailer announced the endorsements showed…