Dan Chmielewski

The Divisive Dr. Choi

Dr. Stephen Choi, Irvine Council member, has an interesting Letter to the Editor in today’s Irvine World News.  The paper has for opinions on a $4.3 million balloon for the Park.  Choi cast the only dissenting vote here whcih is surprising because he and “Dr. No” AKA Christina Shea are almost always in lockstep on…

Irvine: Beth Krom’s State of the City Address

The PDF has Irvine Mayor Beth Krom’s State of the City address. In a nutshell, life is good. Residents overwhelmingly happy with the city, its services and the direction the city is headed. $117 Million budget contains a $6 million budget surplus — so I guess the party of “Borrow and Spend” can’t complain. Note…

When Hillary Came to the OC (October 2005)

In light of Senator Clinton’s announcement that she’s in the 2008 presidential race, I wanted to share with readers some details of her trip to Newport Beach in October 2005. There was a reception at a private residence that was attended by hundreds of people. The Senator came out and spoke to the crowd about…

Intellectual Honesty from the GOP

Fox talker Sean Hannity is always big on asking liberals for their intellectual honesty when he poses a question on their political positions.  So I’d like to put the shoe on the othe foot for our OC and California GOPers out there. Today’s Register carries an opinion column by Tom McClintock that pretty much points…

Democratic House Leadership Completes 100-Hour Agenda in about 42.5 Hours

Nice to see so many Republicans crossing the aisle to support legislation that the American people favor.  This includes: Implementing the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission; cutting subsidies to oil companies; cutting interest rates on student loans; increasing the minimum wage; expanding federal support for stem cell research; and negotiate lower prices for prescription drugs. …