Dan Chmielewski

Two SNL Gems from the weekend

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoss98quwfo[/youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2u1xI4hzLXI Saturday Night Live has always been a pretty good barameter for how the country leanbs politically; during the Gulf War, Wayne’s World was all about hyping George H.W. Bush’s leadership in Operation Desert Storm.  They also made lots of fun of Al Gore, John Kerry and Bill Clinton over the years, so SNL…

OC’s Motel Residents

The New York Times has a front page story on the huge numbers of families impacted by the sour Bush economic practices now forced into living in area motels in Cotsa Mesa and Anaheim. Photo, courtesy of NY Times: It’s a heartbreaking read, especially when you get to the part where school children taunt kids…

Nancy Reagan: “Thank you President Obama”

Here’s former First LadyNancy Reagan’s statement on President Obama’s recent actions on federally funding stem cell research: “I’m very grateful that President Obama has lifted the restrictions on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research,” she wrote in a statement released shortly after Obama signed an executive order lifting the Bush-era restrictions. “These new rules…

Beth Krom’s announcement

IRVINE CITY COUNCIL MEMBER BETH KROM DECLARES HER CANDIDACY FOR CONGRESS IN CALIFORNIA’S 48TH DISTRICT IRVINE, California, March 9, 2009 — Irvine City Council member Beth Krom today announced her candidacy for Congress in California’s 48th district covering the Orange County cities of Aliso Viejo, Dana Point, Irvine, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Hills, Laguna Woods, San…

Chuck Gets the Bronze

I’ve been in meetings all day, so this is the first chance I get to gloat over this report in the SacBee (which I’m sorry to say is planning layoffs today or Monday). Twittering Chuck DeVore has tweeted us to a third place finish among Republicans — two of which haven’t even announced yet. BOXER…

Bloggers Behaving Badly

I spent some time reading the local blogs and checking in with my Facebook friends and am noting some interesting comments in posts. Let’s start with our friends at Orange Punch, where Steve Greenhut has a post about how Conservatives will be spending considerable time in the wilderness.  No disagreement there.  But then Stephen wrote…