Dan Chmielewski

Senate is Open All Night

Got this via Dr. Dean at DNC.  Senator Reid is right on this one.  Let them filibuster.  It’s going to be a long night for the U.S. Senate. Senate Republicans are threatening to filibuster a bill by Senators Levin and Reed that would require President Bush to begin troop withdrawal within 120 days, with most…

AB 43 Passes the State Senate

State Rep. Mark Leno’s bill, AB 43, that would effectively permit marriages between two consenting adults, has passed the state Senate and now awaits the governor’s signature. The LA Times had a terrific front page story in Monday’s edition that described a gay couple, one American and one Australian, denied the opportunity to obtain a…

Conservative Quasi-Media Bias

I was reading Jon Fleischman’s Flash Report post on Rep. Doolittle’s clarified comments regardig the Iraq War. You can read them here. Jon’s lead goes like this: Because it is sometimes hard to discern what any Republican says about things when viewed through the filter of the main stream (liberal) media, here is some information…

Defining Themselves

I’m told Irvine City Council member and State Assembly candidate Steven Choi was at the launch party Saturday for the Great Park Balloon.  He was passing out contribution envelopes for his race for Tod Spitzer’s soon to be vacated seat and is probably a longshot for the race based on the funds raised by some of…

Great Park Balloon Launch for Saturday

I got a peek of the Big Orange balloon this afternoon and it looks spectacular. I reminds me of the first time I saw the Goodyear Blimp parked off the 405. I welcome the sight of the balloon as it means we are another step closer to a park and not an international airport. My…

House Passes Responsible Redeployment from Iraq Act with No Help from OC GOP Delegration

“Nay” votes on this from Royce, Rohrabacker, Calvert, Campbell and Issa.  Just one question guys: why? On July 12th the House passed HR 2956, the Responsible Redeployment from Iraq Act, by a vote 223-201. The legislation, sponsored by Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton, would begin the responsible redeployment of U.S. troops within 120 days…

NAACP Hosts GOP Debate: And it’s a singular sensation

Snagged this photo off CrooksandLiars.com for the NAACP GOP Presidential Debate.  Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Colorado) was the only candidate to attend. I can remember how so many Republicans were upset with Kayne West’s comments about President Bush after Hurrican Katrina.  But the fact that the leading GOP candidates couldn’t be bothered to participate in this organization’s…