Dan Chmielewski

Blogging Hissyfit? Physician, Heal Thyself

While a number of bloggers and MSM reporters are gnashing teeth and tapping keyboards in response to the appointment of acting sheriff Jack Anderson, the lone wolf in defense of the appointment is Red County’s Matt Cunningham with a two–parter on the collective “hissyfit” of other media outlet’s reaction to the appointment. Criticism of Anderson’s…

Carona Case Quotes of Note

“Why not ask him if he intends to resign?” –October 30, 2007, Jon Flieschman to reporters interviewing indicted ex-OC sheriff Mike Carona. (that one kind of backfired, didn’t it?) “…I have no knowledge whatsoever of the Sheriff doing anything illegal. I say this knowing him for fifteen years, and working as Deputy Director for Media…

Arnold comes out FOR Prop 93

I’m not a big an of term limits, because we have something called “elections” to get rid of ineffective or crooked politicians. That said, the Governor has come out for Prop 93, the revised term limits bill on the Ballot next Month. Here’s the editorial from the LA Times: From the op-ed: “It takes time…

Carona Resignation Barely Registers at Flash

So much for “Caifornia’s Most Significant Political News.” The Carona resignation story from the Flash Report is a hotlink to a story from the Register. Still waiting for Carona to get the Doolitte treatment from Fleischman/Probolsky et al. (i.e. “I know Mike Carona and he’s agood man….) Marty Wisckol’s column in today’s paper listed US…

The Non-Endorsement Endorsement

Ever notice how Republican initiatives mean the oppositive of what they really are? For example, Leave No Child Behind actually leaves quite a few kids behind.  The Clear Skies Initiative is a gift to pollutors.  And on the Flash Report, the non-endorsement “character reference” endorsement by Jon Flieschman of a Republican candidate for “retiring” Rep.…

Great Park Board Members Fire Back at Shea and Choi

Both the LA Times and the OC Register had stories about yesterday’s Great Park Board meeting yesterday, but neither story does the tone of the meeting much justice.  So here’s a link for you with video: http://irvine.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=19&clip_id=1365.  Just skip ahead to the discussion on the search for the Great Park CEO for Director Bill Kogerman’s 9…

DEMOCPAC to kick off Jan 27

DEMOCPAC, a new political action committee designed to bring Democrats of Orange County together to “raise our voices locally and nationally” will hold its inaugral meeting Sunday Janauary 28 at Lucca Cafe in Irvine. The event at the Quail Hill eatery goes from 3-5PM and features renowned sports agent Leigh Steinberg as a guest speaker. …