Dan Chmielewski

Obstructionist Republicans

The Holidays are a wonderful time to catch up with neighbors; we had 18 people over for Christmas Eve and I got an earful on the low approval rating for Congress. But we need to remember, Democrats don’t have a veto-proof majority.  And Republicans are part of Congress too.  The 110th Congress set a dubious…

Wishing Probolsky some Ethics This Christmas

We jump on Matt Cunningham of Red County here all the time, but ethically speaking, Matt always discloses if he has a business interest in stories he is posting about.  Virtually every post on the Disney-SunCl-Anaheim story, Matt disclosed he is/was a consultant for SunCal.  Its this sort of disclosure, plus allowing us lefties to…

Where There’s Smoke…

I had jury duty yesterday and didn’t get a chance to post this, but there was a fire in the Old Executive Office building in DC.  And the fire was very close to Dick Cheney’s office.  Rumor has it that Cheney forgot to close his open portal to Hell.   

Pelosi on EPA’s Denial of Greenhouse Gas Reduction Waiver Request by California

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement tonight after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a decision to deny California and 14 other states a waiver to reduce greenhouse gases: “After 32 years of inaction, Congress has taken the historic step of increasing fuel efficiency standards to 35 miles per gallon by…

DPOC Gets a New Hire

UCI Graduate Named as Political Director to Democratic Party of Orange County December 18, 2007 – Santa Ana, Calif. – Lindsay Hopkins was selected as the new political director to the Democratic Party of Orange County yesterday. A recent graduate of University of California, Irvine, Hopkins received her bachelor’s degree in political science. She had…

Great Park CEO Search; What the Critics Really Cry About

The two Republican Irvine City Council members on the Great Park Board are upset that they haven’t been allowed to see resumes of candidates for the Great Park CEO job.  There is a committee and a recruiter working together to find a new CEO.  And Christina Shea and Steve Choi are upset that they can’t…