Dan Chmielewski

Dr. No’s Platform

 I have been dissecting Irvine Councilman Steven Choi’s press release and positioning statement for his candidacy for state assembly.  This jumped out at me:  I am running for the Assembly so I can introduce a fresh perspectives to Sacramento, help control State spending, represent local interests and stimulate international trade, particularly with Pacific Rim countries…

Choi Declares for Assembly

HT to the Total Buzz blog, but Irvine Councilman Stephan Choi (Dr. No) has declared for the assembly seat in AD-71. I wish the good Dr. well because it gets him off the Irvine City Council where he has consistently placed party politics ahead of city interests.  Case in point, the Chinese sister city issue…

Is this supporting the troops?

I was accused of not supported the troops on Matt Cunningham’s site last week since I defended the new Iraqi spending bill passed by the House and Senate that faces an almost certain presidential veto.  I covered the 10th Mountain Division from Fort Drum in my last full time news job with an upstate NY…

Thin Skins

[ev type="youtube" data="ByLqJD36F7E"][/ev]We had a streak earlier this week with a lot of accusations flying over whether or not a certain conservative blogger/party official/aspiring TV star had a thin skin.  Of course, I don’t know, but it does seem that a lot of conservatives do, and oddly enough it seems like the ones who sling…

Build The Party

While Orange County Democrats are (tied for) the second largest block of Blue Voters in the state, its time to start organizing, registering new voters and winning elections.  PartyBuilder is a new social network for Democratic voters and it’s easy to join.  Add me to your network (my username is DanC2161). Here’s the note I…

A Deadline and Not a Defeat

The editorial section of the OC Register, LA Times and New York Times are the first things I read each morning.  Usually, the Register’s political cartoon or lead editorials get my blood boiling, but not today. This thoughtful editorial effectively praises the Democrats passage of the new Iraqi war funding measure and tells me that…