Dan Chmielewski

Who Got Accelerated Training for a Badge and a Gun?

In reading Total Buzz over the weekend the the LA Times piece on Don Haidl this morning, it appears that an accelerated training course for political supporters of Sheriff Carona was design to get them a badge and a gun without the rigors of the regular training program. This from the Register’s Rachanee Srisavasdi: “The…

Will State or OC GOP Require a Loyalty Oath Like Virginia Does?

Found this story off of the Associated Press.  If you’re a Republican and you plan to vote in Virginia’s primary, you must pledge an oath of loyalty to the Republican Party. It’s catching on elsewhere…..could it happen here? RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — If you’re planning to vote in Virginia’s February Republican presidential primary, be prepared…

County’s Dems on the Rise

HT to Total Buzz on this, but the number of registered Democrats in OC is growing and so are the number of decline-to-staters; Republican registration is down.  We’re still way back in second place, but give it time; we may have a Blue County yet. From Total Buzz: In 1999, GOP registration in the county…

Note to the Governor: The Flash Report Officially Demands You Do Something

Hillary Clinton called it a “vast right-wing conspiracy.” Conservatives call it “message discipline.” Others call it the “right-wing noise machine.” Here at TheLiberalOC.com we call it “crap.” And from time to time, we will bring their swill to you in our forum called…   I read the Flash Report so you don’t have to.  Today’s…

Rudy’s Earmarks

We keep hearing about how Republican politicians are leading the way to expose earmark spending.  Rep. John Campbell (R-Irvine) has emerged as a champion of this effort despite his own well-documented record of voting for all sorts of earmarks when the Republicans controlled Congress. GOP frontrunner Rudy Giuliani is campaigning against Congressional earmarks, unless of…

Who are they really afraid of?

Since his very public break with the GOP earlier this year, I think Steven Greenhut has been on a tear.  Still no friend of Liberals or Democrats, Steve has shown no favoritism to those on the Right either.  What’s the old expression, “The enemy of my enemy is my….” Well, you get the picture. Steve’s…

Congressional Quarterly: Democrats to Gain More Seats in 2008

It would be nice to double or triple the Blue representation in OC by 2008. CQ WEEKLY – COVER STORY Nov. 25, 2007 – 4:39 p.m. It’s Looking Like Blue Skies All Over Again By Bob Benenson and Jonathan Allen, CQ Staff Just over a year ago, Democrats seized control of Congress because of the…