Dan Chmielewski

Hugh Hewitt, Rush Limbaugh Call for a Boycott of GM

Orange County’s Hugh Hewitt continues to embarass himself with a call to boycott General Motors because the trouble automotive company accepted a government bailout. “Every dollar spent with GM is a dollar spent against free enterprise,” conservative talker Hugh Hewitt wrote online last week. Never mind that countless families and small businesses depend on GM,…

Noah Krom’s Memorial Service set for Thursday

The Krom family appreciates the outpouring of love and all the thoughtful expressions of sympathy you have extended in this time of their most intense grief. The are trying hard to make sense of this tragedy. Their hearts are broken and they know that only time and the support of their family and friends over…

“Our Son Noah”

 An Update: We’re receiving emails from a number of people who knew Noah and know the Krom family asking for details about a public memorial service.  As soon as we have information, we’ll post it.  In the meantime, if you wish to send a message to the Krom family, please post it in the comments…

Beth Krom’s Son Noah Passes Away

“It is with great sadness that we inform you of the death of our son Noah in Santa Barbara on Friday night.  He was a senior at UC Santa Barbara.  We appreciate the kind thoughts, prayers and messages we have received from our friends, the community, and our colleagues, as well as messages from those…

Opinion First, Research Second for Red County Blogger and Possible Irvine Council Candidate

Jeff Lalloway, a new blogger for Red County, posted this rant recently.  Lalloway’s first Red County post is dedicated to attacking Larry Agran over the Great Park.  Agran has his share of critics, but Lalloway’s post is remarkably devoid of attribution. Or facts. PowderBlue Blogger Allan Bartlett identified Lalloway as a possible 2010 city council candidate. …

The High Cost of Healthcare

I got into it a bit with Register editorial writer Alan Bock last March at the Obama Town Hall in Costa Mesa, the one with an emphasis on healthcare, about healthcare reform.  I’m in favor of a single player healthcare system that makes insurance accessible and affordable for all Americans; this wouldn’t replace private insurance…