Dan Chmielewski

Irvine’s Own Sarah Palin

Two years ago, as this blog was getting its footing on solid ground, I had lunch with someone close to the Orange County political scene who is actually very neutral.  We got on the subject of Irvine politics.  He questioned why there was such a rift between Council members Christina Shea and Larry Agran. noting…

Irvine Council Member Steven Choi wants an apology

The Register’s Sean Emery finally got around to writing a story about the bigoted comments made by Irvine Council member Steven Choi at last week’s Irvine Chamber of Commerce canddiate’s breakfast.  Choi’s comments warned the audience not to vote for a candidate, Todd Gallinger, who works for the Council on American-Islamic Relations – or CAIR – which Choi…

The VP Debate

While the Republicans are doing their best to lower expectations of Sarah Palin’s performance in the next debate, we want to point out that — on issues she knows well — she’s a skilled debater. She knows Alaska politics and does a good job in debates on that as this YouTube video shows. [youtube]y1-B-OyQ-KI[/youtube] So…

Vote to Protect Everyone’s Right to Marry

The “Yes on Prop 8” Crowd is stepping up the debate on marriage equality.  Matt Cunningham has a lengthly post at RedCounty calling on libertarians to join conservatives in banning gay marriage. Well the No on Prop 8 have some powerful videos too. [youtube]NiuMo6RihHw[/youtube] Vote No on Proposition 8.  

Protest Palin in OC on Saturday

This comes in courtesy of the DemOCPac: It’s a protest of Sarah Palin’s visitto SoCal (she’s appearing in Carson at the Home Depot Center). Let’s keep up the momentum, re-group, get our signs, and bring our voices ready to be heard! Saturday, 10/4, 3:30, Town Center Dr. , Costa Mesa We hope to have a…