Dan Chmielewski

Who is Backing The Shea/Choi Yes on Measure H Campaign?

The Irvine Citizens for Ethics in Government has an interesting loist of backers. Rep. Chuck DeVore has taken $5K out of his “DeVore in 08” campaign coffers to back a measure that both Shea and Choi opposed two years ago.  And Councilor Steven Choi has decided to spend $3K from his ill-fated Steven Choi for…

Gay Marriage Constitutional Amendment Qualifies for Ballot in November

2008 The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — California’s Secretary of State says an initiative that would again outlaw gay marriage in the state has qualified for the November ballot. Debra Bowen says a random check of signatures submitted by the measure’s sponsors showed that they had gathered enough for it to be put to voters.…

Recount on HBO

[youtube]oH8gm9I0eM4[/youtube] If you get HBO, spent some time raising your blood pressure over the outstanding film, “Recount” about the Bush-Gore contested election in Florida. I love how Republicans always push for state rights except when it hurts their cause.  Yes, I’m still bitter about this stolen election and the lousy job done by the person…

What Does Shea Want Irvine Residents’ Email Addresses For?

At last week’s Irvine City Council meeting, the LiberalOC has learned that mayoral candidate and city councilor Christina Shea asked for and received tens of thousands of email addresses the City has acquired from Irvine citizens.  Shea used a public records act to get access to these email addresses from Irvine residents who signed up…

In Defense of Jane Fonda

Mike Spence at RedCounty and the Flash Report had his panties in a bunch last week over Gov. Schwarzenegger’s decision to induct actress Jane Fonda into the California Hall of Fame. Mike wrote soem choice words about Ms. Fonda and he got most of his facts wrong.

Todd Gallinger responds to Irvine Tattler over Smear Attempt

The Irvine Tattler, a pro-Shea/Choi website that doesn’t allow readers to comment directly to correct obvious mistakes or disagree with a story, ran a private email from local lawyer Todd Gallinger, the treasurer for the “Yes on Measure H” organization in Irvine.  Gallinger wrote to Tattler editor Stephen Smith in a attempt to correct the record…

Mayor Ackerman in Irvine?

We got a tip Wednesday morning and a second tip Wednesday afternoon alerting us that State Senator Dick Ackerman had decided to run for Mayor in Irvine once his term in the State Senate is complete.  I called the Senator’s Tustin office Thursday morning, and the person answering the phone said, “It’s the first I’ve…