Dan Chmielewski

You’ll Be Seeing Less of Me

I do enjoy a fun play on words as much as the next person.  No, dear reader, this isn’t a resignation letter or a blog jihad or any thing quite like that.  But the the past several months, my friends and neighbors have been seeing less of me. It’s not that I’m not around or…

Comic Book Artists love Barack Obama

ComicCon in San Diego are akin to the high holy days at my home.  It’s the one time a year I embrace my scifi passions with my son and some like minded friends.  We have good routines for covering the show (long sold out by now) and we spend considerable time mapping out plans to…

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…