Dan Chmielewski

Rep. Campbell Backs House Resolution Honoring Tea Baggers

Congressman John Campbell has lent his name to another important piece of legislation that has no impact on our daily lives or solves any of the big problems America faces, but does play to his conservative base fo teabaggers. Campbell is one of the sponsors of House Resolution HR870 which is a non-binding resolution: “Expressing gratitude…

Requiescat in pace Joel Pasco

With sadness, we note the passing of Joel Pasco, the husband of former LA Times political reporter Jean Pasco, from inoperable cancer.  The Register did this story on Joel back in March.  Our prayers are with Jean and her family.

Shea’s Sugar Daddy for 2010 Election in Irvine?

Word around Irvine is that termed out Christina Shea wants one more chance to hang on to her council seat by running for Mayor in 2010, which would set up a rematch against current Mayor Suhkee Kang.  Using history as a guide, Shea, who has stated in comments on this blog that she “is not…

Media Matters on the Rise of Conservative Media

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQnmxW-UyKo&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] I love referring my friends to Eric Alterman’s excellent book, “What Liberal Media?” which is a well-documented report on how the mainstream media actually has a more conservative bias than a liberal one.  But please review this excellent video from Media Matters to whet your appetite.

OC Register Website gets a Facelift

The oft-criticized web page of the OC Register (criticism for design) is getting a facelift but the content will likely stay pretty much the same.  Check out the new site here. Here’s the news in an email blast we received this morning. The new OCRegister.com site has been designed and tested during the past several…

It’s a simple question

Beginning mid-August, I left a number of messages for Assemblyman Van Tran’s staff in his Sacramento office and Orange County office.  I asked two simple questons: has the Assemblyman EVER represented Councilman Andy Quach as his lawyer? And if so, in what sort of legal proceeding? After we published the YouTube file with the audio transcript of…