Dan Chmielewski

Republicans Continue to Delay Budget

Another day goes by and 15 rich white guys hold up the budget and place millions of people who rely on the state for jobs and services at risk.  Loved this quote from Saturday’s LA Times in particular: With the GOP rebels unbending to pressure from the governor and emboldened by support among activists, there are…

Earmark the Spot

This post on the Flash Report covers Rep. John Campbell’s fight against an earmark for Rep. Charlie Rangel of New York. Mr. Flieschman opines: We’re all very proud of Campbell who in his short time on Capitol Hill has garnered a reputation for being one of the most dogmatic fiscal watchdogs in Congress. Fiscal watchfdog? …

What is Your Definition of Liberty and Equality? Or, How Progressive Thought is Aligned with Facists, Nazis

My assemblyman Chuck DeVore was awarded “Young Republication Federation of California (YRFC) Legislator of the Year” award recently, and being his own best press agent, he posted notice about it on Red County. When I comment on other sites, I tend to leave it there, but this one screamed for reaction from the readers of…

And Ackerman fires back…

July 25, 2007 The Honorable Don Perata Senate President pro Tempore State Capitol, Room 205 Sacramento, CA 95814 Dear Senator Perata: I just received your letter regarding tomorrow’s budget vote. To be clear, there was no agreement as to how we were going to proceed regarding the proposed budget. Your written letter does not follow…

Put Up or Shut Up Time in the Senate

Here’s a copy of a letter sent by Senate majority leader Perata to Senator Dick Ackerman.  Perata knows the cuts proposed by the GOP minority are not as deep as Senator Tom McClintock would like; since McClintock hasn’t voted for a budget since he was an assemblyman, I have no idea how Ackerman can make…

Flash: Pot calls Kettle Black

Last week, Jon Fleischman had no trouble calling assembly and senate Democrats “whores.”  Flattering visual, isn’t it? Today, he posts a story from Republican Senator Dave Cox, over Nunez aide Steve Maviglio’s comments to the San Francisco Chron that “we (Democrats) don’t negotiate with terrorists.” Cox is upset by the remark.