Dan Chmielewski

Register to Outsource Copy Editing from India

Call me Old-Fashioned, but I’d like to think no one knows Orange County better than the folks who cover it – the OC news media at the Register, the LA Times, the Daily Pilot, OC Weekly and a host of excellent weekly newspapers.  So I am disheartened to learn from MediaBistro and the OC Weekly’s…

The 2008 Presidential Electoral College Map

I advise fellow LiberalOC.com readers to check out an excellent website, www.FiveThirtyEight.com. The 538 signifying the total number of electoral college votes for president. Editor’s Note: The data from fivethirtyeight.com came from http://3bluedudes.com/ProjectDatabase.htm which has an election projection database that combines projections from multiple sources. Since our friends at Red County have twice used the phrase…

Our Inspirational Quote of the Day

Again, from the book, “What Liberals Believe” comes this gem from fromer US Senator Gary Hart: “I think the religious right is making Jesus into some kind of Old Testament wrathful prophet who is judgmental, divisive and opposed to any notion of liberalism, whereas the teachings of Jesus tell quite a different story.  He was…

A Note from The “Keeping Irvine Great” Ticket

Sukhee Kang for Mayor •  Beth Krom for Irvine City Council • Larry Agran for Irvine City Council Hello Everyone! This is Mayor Beth Krom. I am writing to let you know that Campaign 2008 is underway and we want you to be a part of it! If you are receiving this e-mail, you have…

The Liberal Christina Shea

Our friend Matt Cunningham has a post over at the Red County/OC Blog on how Irvine City Council member Christina Shea seems to have abandoned her conservative principles to embrace campaign finance reform and the new anti-lobbying portion of the Irvine Ethics ordinance. Matt quotes Shea’s newsletter, the one she started by getting the email…

John Cusack’s McCain-Bush Challenge

[youtube]NQgJl9d5KCQ[/youtube] Not long ago, I chastised State Rep. Chuck DeVore for his involvement in funding (partially?) an anti-Obama/anti-Clinton TV ad produced by smearmaster Floyd Brown. The ad, which ran in North Carolina before the primary there, used opinion pieces and cherry picked quotations for its claims, which, in comments, Chuck challenged me to dispute the facts. …

A Liberal OC Quote of the Day and a Contest

In honor of today being the first day Gay Marriage is legal in California, I leave you this inspirational quote of the day from the book, What Liberals Believe,” edited by William Martin.  It’s not a quote per se, but an exchange between conservative stalwart Bill Bennett and the Daily Show’s Jon Stewart. Bill Bennet:…