Dan Chmielewski

Art Pedroza Appointed to County Commission

LiberalOC drinking partner and Orange Juice blogger Art Pedroza is being appointed to a County Commission position by Supervisor Janet Nguyen. HT to Matt Cunningham at OC Blog for the tip. To say Art is a lightning rod to the OC blogsphere is an understatement. I met Art at the Drinking Liberally event.  We have…

Doing a Job That Americans Won’t Do: State GOP Hires Non-Americans to Run the Show in California

What?  Not enough qualified Americans to do this job?  What?  You mean Matt Cunningham wasn’t interested?  What about Adam Problesky or Jon Fleischman or Jim Bieber?  Trung?  I can see the argument; “these are legal immigrants.”   Doing jobs that Americans won’t or can’t do.  Ovder on Flash Report, this story is way down in the page…

Gay Marriage Survives Legislative Test in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Legislature killed a measure for a proposed constitutional ban on Gay Marriage today; the measure had support from less than 50 legislators meaning the next time this issue could come up for a vote is 2012. While it was the courts that effectively granted gays and lesbians the right to marry in Massachusetts, this…

Reagan, Reagan…Reagan, Reagan

In an effort at bi-partisan humor, I am posting two short video links (not on YouTube yet, sorry) of the recent GOP and Democratic debates.  The GOP debate is first.  Enjoy.  http://www.current.tv/pods/supernews/PD06197 http://www.current.tv/pods/supernews/PD06121

The Myth of Conservative America

Just finished off this fab report on why Progressive (dare I say it, “Liberal”) policies are best for America. And please note, fear isn’t used to drive any of these points home. Some highlights: On Health Care: 69 percent of Americans think it is the responsibility of the federal government to make sure all Americans…

Michael Moore; War Profiteer?

As you know, I read the Flash Report daily so you don’t have to, but this post by Fresno Lincoln Club co-founder and chairman Michael Der Manouel, is so over the top that it has to be an embarrassment to the site’s publisher.  And if it isn’t, it should be. Der Manouel has declared filmmaker and…

“Freedom to Marry” Celebrates 40th Anniversary of “Loving Case” That Lifted Ban on Interracial Marriage

Here is a group I wish Rep. Chuck DeVore would invest some time in learning more about.  But I fear Chuck has already made up his mind on this issue.  Today marks the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s “Loving” decision that lifted the ban on Interracial Marriage nationally.  The rationale behind banning interracial marriage was that…