Dan Chmielewski

Be True to Your School

The principals in the case of the autistic child at Canyon View Elementary came out to press this week with their respective sides of the story. For those not tracking this story, the parents of a severely autistic 7-year old boy was about to file a lawsuit against the district because they felt the need…

Romantic Irvine

It was just a few years after I moved to the OC that then-Irvine Mayor Christina Shea had launched this initiative to make Irvine a more romantic city.  She started a task force to come up with recommendations on ways Irvine could be more romantic.  Here’s an Irvine World News story about the group’s progress…

Dinosaur Farts?

I’m back from a very successful trip to San Francisco with a smattering of musings: 1. Voters in San Francisco don’t care about the Mayor’s affair; the only question that no one seemed to have an answer about was whether it was a one time event on an on-going thing; I haven’t read the coverage…

That’s *Senator* Al Franken to You

OK, so it’s not OC, but this is great news.  Before you dismiss Al Franken, the man knows his issues and has context behind a number of incidents that have happened over the past six years.  His wit will cut Norm Coleman like a surgeon.  And unlike Sen. Coleman, Franken has made frequent trips to…

Adam Problesky’s Confession

GOP consultant Adam Problesky confessed publicly to something I’m sure Republicans do all the time. Adam confessed in this post on the Flash Report. He admits to going to the OC Democratic Party website to cast a vote for Rep. Dennis Kucinich, thinking he’d be one of a few votes at most.  Then Adam is…

Greenhut on Senator Webb’s Response to the SOTU

Stephen Greenhut’s blogged about Senator Jim Webb’s response to the State of the Union; and is doing so proves that even facts can’t get in the way of his own conservative (please don’t call it libertarian) conviction. Here’s Steve’s post.   Greenhut objected to this statement from Senator Webb: When one looks at the health…