Dan Chmielewski

USC Recruits a 13 Year Old Quarterback

And you thought Matt Barkeley was a green freshman behind center for the Trojans last fall.  Yes, I know this is a political blog but some stories just scream for commentary.  [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUb8F8Ltru0&feature=player_embedded#[/youtube] Like this story, which reports that a 13-year old phenom quarterback has already committed to USC for the Fall 2015 season. From the story:…

IPSF Launches Major Fundraiser

It’s widely known that Irvine Unified is one of the best public school districts in the county if not the state. Because the state still classifies Irvine as a “rural” district, the amount of funding per student is well below state average and equaliziation efforts by our elected officials in the State Assembly and State…

Happy Birthday Larry Agran

The man those on the right love to hate is celebrating a birthday today.  Democrats who support him are sometimes accused of “blind loyalty” but it’s hardly the case.  I met Larry Agran in 1998 when he was touting the Millenium Plan and a commercial airport at El Toro was still a very real possibility.…

Will John Campbell revoke his support of James O’Keefe?

Back when James O’Keefe was the darling of the conservati, Rep. John Cambell (R-Irvine) was one of 31 Republican congressional representatives who signed on to a House Resolution praising the conservative activist for his “journalism” in a series of videos that took aim at ACORN.  House Resolution 809 is about “Honoring the fact-finding reporting done…

Galloway will report raising $150K for BoS race

I spoke with a representative of Lorri Galloway’s campaign last night and they will report having raised about $150,000 in the just completed filing period for her 4th district Board of Supervisor’s race. Again, this is sourced from within the campaign, and we don’t have access to the full reports yet.  But I’m curious to…

IOKIYAR (It’s OK if You’re a Republican): the John Campbell edition

Rep. John Campbell, the Congres-man from Irvine (yes editors, spelled deliberately that way because that’s the way Campbell’s people spell “Congress”) gives a new gift to us for the category of “It’s OK if You’re a Republican.”  First up, the Congres-man admonishes President Obama’s handling of the Christmas Day underwear bomber on Jon Fleischman’s FlashReport. …