Dan Chmielewski

Whitewashing “Greenwashed” Canvas Grocery Bags

I read the Flash Report so you don’t have to. In this post, Jon Fleischman decides to rail against those feel good canvas reuable grocery bags you get at While Foods or Trader Joe’s (I own several).  And Register columnist Mark Lansbaum decides that Fleischman is onto something here. Here’s what Jon had to say:…

From the “Watch what you say” Crowd

Remember when Ari Fleischer was press secretary and he admonished any member of the dissenting press and those opposed to the war in Iraq with the words, “what what you say….” and even “warned” a reporter that “his questions were noted in the White House” which was basically a threat to that reporter’s ability to…

County Pension Reform Legislation Moves Out of Committee

Senate Bill SB752 was heard this morning in the Assembly Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security Committee. The legislation will enable a second-tier pension option for new and existing Orange County employees that was negotiated as part of the new contract agreements for county workers represented by the Orange County Employee’s Association. The option is expected…

The Sheriff’s Race and Confusion over Concealed Weapons Permits

Bill Hunt has entered the race for Sheriff against current OC sheriff Sandra Hutchens.  Hunt seems to be making an issue over the politicization of the issuance of concealed weapons permits (CCWs).  The corrupt, disgraced, former sheriff, convicted felon Mike Carona (who’s going to the big house later this month) used to issue CCWs to reward political…

State of the Great Park Address this Thursday

I plan on going!  See you there. 2009 STATE OF THE GREAT PARK ADDRESS When: Thursday, July 9, 2009 10:00 AM Where: Irvine City Hall (corner of Harvard and Alton) Light reception at 10:00 AM, presentation at 11:00 AM. For those who can not attend, the presentation will be telecast on Channel 30 and streaming…