Dan Chmielewski

Boxer isn’t taking anything for granted

I attended a fundraiser for Senator Barbara Boxer Saturday night in Los Angeles.  She gave a short speech to those in attendance and took some questions.  I’m struck by what she told the crowd her stated positions were and how these positions have been misrepresented in postings on Red County and Blog DeVore. Let’s take…

Goodbye Larry Elder

And don’t let the door hit you in the butt on the way out.  Larry Elder’s last show airs on KABC today and see the announcement about it here. Larry Elder is one of President Bush’s strongest advocates and a proud member of the 28 percent club.  There’s never a criticism of the president who…

The Last Undecided Senate Seat

It was 12 degrees this morning in St. Paul, but the Al Frankn/Norm Coleman senate race remains hotly contested. The Republicans denounced this YouTube video released by the Franken campaign.  Take a peak. [youtube]YBOad11LueE[/youtube]

Newsweek Makes the Religious Case for Gay Marriage

Newsweek Magazine’s cover story this week makes the religious case for gay marriage. And its a fascinating read that frankly should have come out before election day. Some excerpts below: Let’s try for a minute to take the religious conservatives at their word and define marriage as the Bible does. Shall we look to Abraham,…

Choi cleans house

As they prepare for tonight’s swearing in ceremonies, the grapevine has tipped us off that Irvine council member Steven Choi has replaced all his city commission appointees and has parted ways with pollster Adam Probolsky. The skinny has to do with the OC GOP’s decision to protect Choi’s candidacy by running a hit piece on…

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: