Dan Chmielewski

Kang vs Shea: the Safe Seat Election

HT to the Register and Thursday Irvine World News who broke the news that former Mayor and current Irvine council member Christina Shea will challenge current council member Sukhee Kang for Mayor in 2008. Two comments:  Its June 2007; you are both a year early.  Secondly, the loser keeps their council seat, so there is…

Stop GOP Effort to Steal the State

California Democratic Party Chairman Art Torres to Announce Statewide Efforts to Stop Republican Effort to “Steal The State” As signature gathering begins, CDP “Fraud Busters” will be mobilized to educate voters about latest Republican electoral scheme SACRAMENTO — Senator Art Torres (Ret.), Chairman of the California Democratic Party, will announce the CDP’s new statewide effort…

Who is More Republican?

Here’s a column from Dan Weintraub of the Sacramento Bee that ran in this morning’s Register.  Weintraub is a former Register columnist.  The column itself is exceptional when constrasted with columns posted on the Flash Report over the weekend and one posted by Matt Cunningham on OCBlog.net/Red County last night.  Weintraub’s piece is a bit…

Governor Passes the Buck on Iraq

The Governor’s action means there won’t be a measure on the February ballot to let Californian’s have a say on what we should do in Iraq.  And that’s too bad.  Here’s his letter to the Legislature:    To the Members of the California State Senate: I am returning Senate Bill 924 without my signature. All Californians want…

An Excerpt from Susan Faludi’s New Book, “The Terror Dream”

Author Susan Faludi examines what 9/11 did to our nation’s psyche.  Here’s a powerful excerpt: Throughout the fall of 2001, the media attempted to position the assault on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon as a reprise of Pearl Harbor, a new “day of infamy” that would reinvigorate our World War II ethic of…

Thanks Ms. South Carolina, Teen USA

My son is a sophomore at Northwood High in Irvine.  Today, his social studies class had a quiz on the 50 states and their capitals.  This is all due to the great geography answer given by Miss South Carolina in the Miss Teen USA paegant.  Yep, she’s pretty but was obviolusly left behind.  I want…

The New Republican Holiday

I remember one of Ronald Reagan’s speeches, where he said “We (Republicans) see every day as if it’s the Fourth of July.  Democrats see every day as April 15th.”  Just one more reason why I never cared for Ronaldn Reagan as president even though I admire his sense of optimism about this country.  This optimism…