Dan Chmielewski

Buy a Ticket for a Chance to Win a House

Irvine is one of the lowest funded school districts in the state; I believe we’re still classified as a “rural” district even though the city’s population is about 200,000. Irvine kids are well under the state average when it comes to funding per pupil but among the top when it comes to test scores on…

Trust Issues

Termed out State Rep. Todd Spitzer really needs to evaluate the content of his letters to the editor. In today’s Register, Spitzer challenges Cal Fire Director Ruben Grijalva‘s advocacy of a new 1.25 percent fire fee. Todd writes: As you may recall, Ruben Grijalva was responsible for reporting the facts to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger regarding…

Crazy Dana wants US to Boycott the Beijing Olympics

HT to Dena Bunis at the Register: Rep. Dana Rohrabacher has authored a resolution, HRes610, that would condemn human rights violations in China by encouraging the USOC to boycott the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. This is an off resolution from Congressman DinoFart, who chided the anti-torture crowd last year saying he hoped “its your families killed in the next…

DisneyLand Brings Back House of the Future in May

This story is from AP:  Millions of Disneyland visitors will soon get to retrace the thoughts of others who lined up a half-century ago to see a home packed with mind-blowing gadgets expected in the future. Disneyland’s original “House of the Future,” a pod-shaped, all-plastic dwelling, quickly seemed quaint and closed its doors after a…

A Letter to the President on FISA

From the Speaker’s Office: “…in the remote possibility that a new terrorist organization emerges that we have never previously identified, the NSA could use existing authority under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to monitor those communications…In an emergency, NSA or the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) may begin surveillance immediately, and a FISA Court…

Cowardly Republicans Walk Out

While its being reported that Republicans walked out of Congres during a vote on the FISA Bill, Rep. Wexler of Florida told the Randi Rhodes program that the wlkout actually occured during a vote to hold Harriet Myers and Josh Bolton in comtempt of Congress. Rep. John Campbell says changing FISA laws will make us…