Dan Chmielewski

Shea’s Sugar Daddy for 2010 Election in Irvine?

Word around Irvine is that termed out Christina Shea wants one more chance to hang on to her council seat by running for Mayor in 2010, which would set up a rematch against current Mayor Suhkee Kang.  Using history as a guide, Shea, who has stated in comments on this blog that she “is not…

Media Matters on the Rise of Conservative Media

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQnmxW-UyKo&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] I love referring my friends to Eric Alterman’s excellent book, “What Liberal Media?” which is a well-documented report on how the mainstream media actually has a more conservative bias than a liberal one.  But please review this excellent video from Media Matters to whet your appetite.

OC Register Website gets a Facelift

The oft-criticized web page of the OC Register (criticism for design) is getting a facelift but the content will likely stay pretty much the same.  Check out the new site here. Here’s the news in an email blast we received this morning. The new OCRegister.com site has been designed and tested during the past several…

It’s a simple question

Beginning mid-August, I left a number of messages for Assemblyman Van Tran’s staff in his Sacramento office and Orange County office.  I asked two simple questons: has the Assemblyman EVER represented Councilman Andy Quach as his lawyer? And if so, in what sort of legal proceeding? After we published the YouTube file with the audio transcript of…

Friends and Enemies

Not long along, Michelle Steele, a conservative Board of Equalization member, attended a fundraiser for Irvine Mayor Sukhee Kang.  Steele and Kang have known each other for years and there’s a healthy degree of mutual respect and friendship between the two.  That’s a good thing and a healthy thing. But this appearance launched much teeth…

Jim Gilchrist can’t Paahhk His Caahh in Harhvahd Yahd; Harvard Pulls Minuteman’s Speaking Invitation

In the cradle of the traditional Minuteman, Camrbidge, Mass., the smart folks at Harvard University have uninvited anti-immigration advocate Jim Gilchrist’s invitation to speak at the prestigious Ivy League School.  And the person who led the charge — a migrant workers rights advocate. Kyle de Beausset, an undergraduate student and migrant advocate, told the Globe…

Debbie Cook urges support for Beth Krom in CD-48

Dear Friend, Last year, at nearly this exact moment, we had Dana Rohrabacher on the ropes. Although my opponent eventually won, we opened the door to future wins for progressive candidates in Orange County. Although I have decided not to throw my hat into the ring again, I want to tell you about another great…