Dan Chmielewski

Art Pedroza on Diversity: “Santa Ana is Not Irvine”

You’re damn right it’s not.  Ward 3 Santa Ana City Council candidate made an interesting statement dissing Irvine while promoting the diversity of Santa Ana.  Watch it on Video here and go to the 27:49 mark.  Art addresses the cultural fairs in Orange and ponders why Santa Ana doesn’t celebrate its diversity. “Santa Ana is…

Irvine’s Own Sarah Palin

Two years ago, as this blog was getting its footing on solid ground, I had lunch with someone close to the Orange County political scene who is actually very neutral.  We got on the subject of Irvine politics.  He questioned why there was such a rift between Council members Christina Shea and Larry Agran. noting…

Irvine Council Member Steven Choi wants an apology

The Register’s Sean Emery finally got around to writing a story about the bigoted comments made by Irvine Council member Steven Choi at last week’s Irvine Chamber of Commerce canddiate’s breakfast.  Choi’s comments warned the audience not to vote for a candidate, Todd Gallinger, who works for the Council on American-Islamic Relations – or CAIR – which Choi…

The VP Debate

While the Republicans are doing their best to lower expectations of Sarah Palin’s performance in the next debate, we want to point out that — on issues she knows well — she’s a skilled debater. She knows Alaska politics and does a good job in debates on that as this YouTube video shows. [youtube]y1-B-OyQ-KI[/youtube] So…

Vote to Protect Everyone’s Right to Marry

The “Yes on Prop 8” Crowd is stepping up the debate on marriage equality.  Matt Cunningham has a lengthly post at RedCounty calling on libertarians to join conservatives in banning gay marriage. Well the No on Prop 8 have some powerful videos too. [youtube]NiuMo6RihHw[/youtube] Vote No on Proposition 8.