Dan Chmielewski

Bill Clinton plays to a full house in Newport

  Former President Bill Clinton came to Newport Coast yesterday to speak at a fundraiser for his wife Hillary’s campaign.  The speech was a combination “what America needs to do to right the ship” and “why Hillary is the best candidate to be president.”  The crowd was very enthusiastic and the questions from the audience…

Visa Problems for Calif. GOP COO Prompt Lawsuit

In the midst of Republicans patting themselves on the back for hiring an immigrant from Australian as their new COO (as Jay Leno would say “for a job AMERICANS won’t do) comes this story from the SF Chronicle. Turns out, Michael Kamburowski, was ordered deported in 2001.  See the story below if you want want…

What Alexa says

www.alexa.com is an Internet traffic tool site that tracks how popular certain websites are. While there have been a lot of blog rankings published lately, I decided to go to Alexa to see how we’re doing against our OC competition.  Enter the URL and click on traffic rankings. Total Buzz is the champ coming in…

The Edwards Family is Coming to Irvine

An Update: Elizabeth Edwards is breaking new ground. She will be a featured speaker at a Gay Pride event in San Francisco Sunday. This marks the first time a major presidential campaign has participated in a high level Gay Pride event. Got an email from Irvine Mayor Beth Krom about the appearance of Senator John…

The Right Wing War on Janet Nguyen

I don’t feel like getting into an argument with Matt Cunningham at OC Blog on the nuances of Republican, Republican Establishment, Official Party Leaders are what not, but we did discuss the attacks on Sup. Janet Nguyen the other day.  And I did maintain that she bucked the GOP establishment without naming names. The Register’s…

Another One Bites the Dust; Bloomberg Leaves GOP

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has left the Republican Party.  Here’s the story. He is now a registered independent.  He governs decidedly to the left. “I have filed papers with the New York City Board of Elections to change my status as a voter and register as unaffiliated with any political party. Although my plans…