Dan Chmielewski

Abstinence Education Targeted for a Budget Cut?

The Rev. James Dobson has issued a clarion call to this faithful that “Liberals Want Federal Abstinence Education Cut.”  Read it here.  The president has asked for $204 million for this sort of sex education.  Dodson points to a recent study by the CDC that one of every four teenage girls has an STD. But just…

Just Run for Governor Already

When I lived in Boston in the heyday of the Massachusetts Miracle, WRKO Radio featured an afternoon talk show featuring Jerry Williams, a radio personality who led a fight to repeal the Bay State’s seatbelt law; Howie Carr, a columnist for the Murdoch-owned Boston Herald; and Barbara Anderson from the group Citizens for Limited Taxation. …

Irvine Edition: IOKIYAR (It’s OK If You’re a Republican)

Earlier this year, the Right Wing Punditocracy in Orange County had a conipition fit over activist Shirley Grindle’s proposal to make changes in TINCUP regulations for campaign financie reform.  The Republicans argued repeatedly that limitations on campaign contributions amounted to restrictions on free speech and its a great argument for them because Republicans in OC…

The Dana-Debbie Lawsuit Garners National Blog Attention

The frivolous lawsuit against Debbie Cook goes to the next level with Mike Schroeder deposing Debbie tomorrow in a lawsuit that has no business in an Orange County court.  I believe Schroeder may float a number of questions at Debbie that have nothing to do with the title on her ballot designation, a la Ken…

A Steve Young Update

I would have loved to have met former Massachusetts Governor and 1988 nominee Michael Dukakis at Steve Young’s most recent funraiser last week.  Dukakis successfullt transformed the Massachusetts economy from an old manufacturing base to a high tech mecca caled the Massachusetts Miracle.  It was quite a time.  If you weren’t happy with your job,…

And they make fun of Al Gore claiming to have invented the Internet…

In a mouth-dropping response to this Orange Punch post about State Rep. Chuck DeVore’s bill to provide preferential parking for pregnant women in their third trimester, Chuck makes a startling claim. Orange Punch blogger accused DeVore’s bill of being that of the “Nanny State” variety DeVore so often rails against, and points out that  obstetricians oppose the…