Dan Chmielewski

A Cold Hearted Objection

Pollster Adam Probolsky is an Irvine Planning Commissioner and he’s on record as opposing a fee future Great Park homeowners will pay into Lennar Corp’s non-profit Lennar Charitable Housing Foundation.  This foundation funnels money to programs that benefit the homeless.  In fact, the charity has raised nearly $6 million to provide funds to 40 organizations…

Have the Wheels Fallen Off the Bus for Republicans?

The trifecta of Immigration reform in Washington (with the president’s support) and two columns in today’s Register tell me there’s trouble in RedCountyLand. The Register headline on the column is in itself extraordinary: Are Republicans the Party of Torture?  The evidence of rendition is well documented even without the photos from Abu Ghrahib. Click the…

Pelosi: Time for Immigration Reform is Now

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi met today with Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to reiterate House Democrat’s commitment to comprehensive immigration reform.  Below are her remarks as prepared: “Today I join my colleagues of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to reiterate House Democrats’ commitment to comprehensive immigration reform.  The time to pass comprehensive immigration…

Denial is not a river in Egypt; it’s found in posts on the Flash Report

“…will close by echoing the first observation in Tom Del Becarro’s column today — our candidates are ALL so much better than the Democrats. That is FOR SURE.” Jon Fleischman, May 16, 2007 “By in large, the field of 10 presents a better alternative than the Democrats – that’s the easy observation.” — Tom Del…

Imperial Hubris and the GOP Debate

The posturing by the right wing in the wake of last night’s Republican presidential debate made for better entertainment than last night’s Ducks playoff game. On the Flash Report, Duane Dichiara had this to say about Republican congressman Ron Paul, one of a handful of Republicans who didn’t vote with the Party to authorize the…

Royce:Washington is still in a 9/10 mode on Immigration

And to prove it, votes No on 9/11 Commission Recommendations  I must admit, I have been thinking about Republican congressman Ed Royce’s column in Red County/OCBlog last week about tying Immigration Policy to 9/11.  The congressman says most of Washington is living in a 9/10 world when it come sto Immigration.  Royce is the ranking…

Loretta on Real Time this Friday

Rep. Loretta Sanchez will be a guest of Bill Maher on this Friday’s “Real Time” on HBO. You can also download a free podcast of the show on iTunes.Wonder how many “Pet the Cat” jokes Bill will make.