Dan Chmielewski

Fourth Supes Race Getting Crowded – but it’s early

The Orange County Fourth District Supervisor race to replace termed out Supervisor Chris Norby has gotten a bit more crowded over the past week. Already in for the past month or so were Orange County Clerk-Recorder Tom Daly, and Fullerton City Councilman Shawn Nelson. Last week, Anaheim Councilwoman Lorri Galloway announced to Red County blogger Matt…

A Tale of Two CEO searches

Steven Greenhut and Frank Mickadeit were giddy with glee to write a Sunday editorial and a Thursday column to take shots at the “arrogant,” “secretive” and “self-interested”  Larry Agran and his “cabal” over a recent appeals judge ruling that awarded legal fees to Irvine City Council members and Great Park Board members Christina Shea and…

Captain America lives again

In the 2-1/2 years since Marvel Comics killed off Captain America (actually Steve Rogers), the replacement Captain America just isn’t cutting it for me (guns and a shield); with ComicCon right around the corner, Steve Rogers rises from the dead to be Captain America reborn.  I expect to see lots of new Captain America stuff…

A Fair and Balanced Armed Forces Radio Network

We have a Democratic president, 60 Democratic senators (ok 58, with 2 independents who side with Dems) and a majority in Congress. So why is windbag Rush Limbaugh the only talk show host on Armed Forces Radio? We don’t need a Fairness Doctrine to do one of two things; dump Rush or add a progressive…

Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Shea/Choi on Great Park CEO Search

An interesting opinion by an appeals court judge, which basically says that two parties who settle a dispute one of those parties is entitled to reimbursement of legal fees.  Huh?  I think the decision should be appealed because it frankly discourages settlements and encourages more costly litigation through the courts. From Sean Emery’s story in…

12 Years Later…

Today, I — very reluctantly – cancelled my subscription to the OC Register.  I love newspapers.  I truly do.  But there’s a mindset on Grand Avenue that refuses to acknowledge the 500,000 registered Democrats in this county, many of them proud liberals, by continuing to use nothing but conservative and liberatian columnists in the editorial/opinion pages.  And…