Dan Chmielewski

Beth Krom outraises John Campbell in Q1 CD-48 Race

Irvine city council member Beth Krom took only three weeks from the launch of her run for Congress in California’s CD-48 against Republican Congressman John Campbell to outraise the incumbant in the first quarter 2009 filings.  The Hill.com rounds up the fundraising saying Krom beat Campbell $60K to $50K. Here is Krom’s report.  And here…

A Love Note from a TeaBagging Republican

Marty Wisckoll from the Register was kind enough to quote me in his story about the Tax Party in Santa Ana; here’s a link to Marty’s story. My quote prompted one right wing teabagger to write me at my business email.  I’ve left his name out.  But I do love fan mail. “But the situation…

Pelosi on Tax Relief for Middle Class

Pelosi on Tax Day: Millions of Americans Will See Tax Cuts This Year Thanks to Economic Plan of Congress and Obama Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on Tax Day. “Millions of Americans will see their taxes cut this year thanks to the economic plan of the New Direction Congress and President…

Taxation without Representation in CD-48

I recieved this in an email from Irvine Councilwoman and candidate for Congress Beth Krom. Dear Dan, Today, hundreds of thousands of hard-working people in the 48th Congressional District are filing their tax returns, sending hundreds of millions of dollars to fill the federal coffers in Washington. While everyone hates paying taxes, the fact is…

Two Titles to this Post: 1) Bill O’Reilly’s Head Just Exploded or 2) Al Franken wins the US Senate Seat in Minnesota

A three judge panel in Minnesota today declared,”…”Franken received the highest number of lawfully cast ballots in the Nov. 4, 2008 general election.” They also ruled that Franken is entitled to receive the certificate of election.  That means the former SNL star and AirAmerica host is the newest United States Senator from Minnesota. But wait,…

A TV Spot against Gay Marriage: Their Freedoms are at Risk. Huh?

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AzLrn5JVIo[/youtube] I always think its important to know what the other side puts out as talking points; it makes you a better debater. But I’m at a loss over this TV spot by an anti-Gay marriage crowd.  Please, can someone explain to mew how giving everyone the right to marry the person they love is…