Dan Chmielewski

He’s about a year too early; and other Irvine musings

Sukhee Kang, Irvine City Council member, has been an extraonrdinarly effective public servant since his election to the City Council in 2004.  The Total Buzz is reporting that Kang has filed papers to announce his intention to run for Mayor in 2008.  We are about 10 months off the last election cycle and Beth Krom…

For someone who trashes the MSM so much…..

Jon Fleischman seems thrilled to have a newspaper story written about him…. *FlashReport Profiled in San Jose Paper – Online today, should run in print soon…* San Jose Mercury News – GOP activist’s blog bolsters budget holdouts On Sunday, the Contra Costa Times ran a profile piece on the FR and our publisher, Jon Fleischman.…

Tolerating Dissent; Tolerating Skeptics

Andrew Davey has set a new record for comments generated with his post on Global Warming.  I think we’re all well over 70 now as I write this and its been an extraordinary debate. Our friend Matt Cunningham has stated the those of us on the left who believe man is contributing to the increase…

Purple County?

Encouraging news from pollster Stan Greenburg; his new report shows a promising outcome for Democrats in general in 2008 both in the presidential race and in Congress.  Here is the report. The Key findings here, as published by Political Wire, are: The “opinion elite” in the country — those with a college education and earning…

DA’s Office Clears Great Park Board

Back in January of 2006, when this blog was a sliver of an idea in Mike Lawson’s head, the Orange County Grand Jury investigated the Great Park Board of Directors over possible violations of the Brown Act on open meetings. Scott Moxley wrote about it here in OC Weekly.  The Register had this story.  Again, both…

Blogging Bedfellows

So the Contra Costa newspaper hasdone a story on the Flash Report’s Jon Fleischman who often blogs from bed.  The story gives undue credit to the Flash Report for trumping up the GOP senators who continue to hold the budget hostage.  Flesichman also suggests putting pressure on Sen. Abel Maldonado to change his vote for…

Two Items from the Sunday Papers

The Register carries an AP story about the Governor accusing Senate Republicans of using the budget stalemate to hold up his healthcare reforms. Ackerman, of course, denies this, but since when have Republicans been in favor of any healthcare reform? The second story, from today’s LA Times, provides findings for a report being released tomorrow…