Dan Chmielewski

Defining Themselves

I’m told Irvine City Council member and State Assembly candidate Steven Choi was at the launch party Saturday for the Great Park Balloon.  He was passing out contribution envelopes for his race for Tod Spitzer’s soon to be vacated seat and is probably a longshot for the race based on the funds raised by some of…

Great Park Balloon Launch for Saturday

I got a peek of the Big Orange balloon this afternoon and it looks spectacular. I reminds me of the first time I saw the Goodyear Blimp parked off the 405. I welcome the sight of the balloon as it means we are another step closer to a park and not an international airport. My…

House Passes Responsible Redeployment from Iraq Act with No Help from OC GOP Delegration

“Nay” votes on this from Royce, Rohrabacker, Calvert, Campbell and Issa.  Just one question guys: why? On July 12th the House passed HR 2956, the Responsible Redeployment from Iraq Act, by a vote 223-201. The legislation, sponsored by Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton, would begin the responsible redeployment of U.S. troops within 120 days…

NAACP Hosts GOP Debate: And it’s a singular sensation

Snagged this photo off CrooksandLiars.com for the NAACP GOP Presidential Debate.  Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Colorado) was the only candidate to attend. I can remember how so many Republicans were upset with Kayne West’s comments about President Bush after Hurrican Katrina.  But the fact that the leading GOP candidates couldn’t be bothered to participate in this organization’s…

Save Camp James

My wife and I are working parents, so when school’s out, finding excellent summertime camps that are educational and fun can be a challenge.  Since it looks like Wild Rivers is being sent to Davy Jones Locker, there’s another very worthy operation that may also have seen its final days.  It’s Camp James.  Located next…

A Lowe Poll we’d like to see

Over at TotalBuzz, Peggy Lowe has been running polls.  Simple questions really.  If the First District election was held today, who would you support: Janet or Trung?  And if the election were today, would you vote for Mike Carona or not? Heck I voted in the First District poll and I don’t live in the…