Dan Chmielewski

Thanks Beth!

Beth Krom wrapped up her final council meeting two weeks ago and tonight, she’ll turn over the mayor’s gavel to Sukhee Kang at a reception at Irvine City Hall. Beth is wrapping up one of the more successful tenures as mayor of Irvine.  The city has grown in positive ways.  BusinessWeek calls it one of…

Bill Ayers, in his own words

Saturday’s New York Times carried a fascinating Op-Ed by William Ayers, who wisely waited until after the election to speak out, less anything he say be taken completely out of context by McCain/Palin and Fox News. Here’s the column. There two passages are particularly interesting:

DeVore’s US Senate announcement: the Liberal Translation

You know, there’s plain old English and then there’s Republican-speak, a twisted and bending way of saying something you truly believe is true even though reality is warped when words are compared to facts. As a Liberal public service, we’ve translated State Rep. Chuck DeVore’s announcement for his run for Senate against Barbara Boxer.  Our…

Chuck DeVore’s First Ad

Geez Louise; the last election is less than a month ago, and Chuck DeVore has launched his first TV ad in his US senate race against Senator Barbara Boxer.  [youtube]WrFJRNRDL0M[/youtube] The ad is classic Chuck.  Not a single word on why voters should vote for him and he tries to tie Boxer with the financial…

Good Luck at Red County, Thomas Gordon

In reviewing the local blogs this morning, I noted that Thomas Anthony Gordon is now covering Santa Ana city issues for Red County.  It’s a smart pick up by Matt Cunningham, and while personally I think Thomas is wrong about everything politically, in my numerous phone conversations with him, Thomas is a reasonable person who…