Dan Chmielewski

Assembly Candidate Jerry Amante Touts an Endorsement from “Open” Mike Duvall

In another chapter of “Conservative Republican candidates with Attention to Detail Deficit Disorder (ADDD),” conservative candidate for AD-70 Jerry Amante has a new brochure out touting his candidacy with a list of prominent endorsements.  And guess who’s on the list?  None other than disgraced and resigned former AD-72 assembly “Open” Mike Duvall (aka “Drippy”). Here’s…

Ted Olson in Newsweek: The Conservative Case FOR Gay Marriage

Former solicitor general under President George W. Bush, Ted Olson is the principal lawyer for those seeking to overturn Prop 8 in the highly publicized trial taking place in San Francisco. He pens a thoughtful piece in this week’s edition of Newsweek making the conservative case for gay marriage.  It is all about, in a word…

Mark McGwire ponies up to using steroids

Former St. Louis Cardinals slugger and (former?) Irvine resident Mark McGwire came clean about his use of steroids during the fabulous 1998 season that saw him chase baseball’s single season home run mark with Sammy Sosa of the Chicago Cubs.  McGwire hit 70 dingers that year in a season that helped baseball recover from the 1994…

“Toll Road Jerry” Amate Named OCTA Chairman

With Jerry Amante running for the Assembly, this OCTA board vote seems to be giving the keys of the kingdom to someone likely to be an absent chairman.  But Toll Road Jerry Amante was named chairman of the OCTA today. Read the press release below: Amante Selected As New OCTA Board Chairman  Tustin mayor will…

Maybe Jerry (Amante) Can Host a Telethon for Tustin

One of my biggest complaints about conservative Republicans running for office in Orange County is that they seldom have a record that matches their rhetoric.  Rep. John Campbell decries government spending when proposed by President Obama but votes for the bailout of banks and the automobile industry when the ideas are proposed by the Bush…