Dan Chmielewski

MinuteMan Cuts and Runs

Here is a transcript of a Radio Interview from Democracy Now featuring Jim Gilchrist of the MinuteMan Project. He was in Irvine for the call and the interview dealt with the lecture Gilchrist didn’t give at Columbia University (which he called a gutter school but I’m sure legions of OC families would offer body parts…

Lots of money, Little suport

I trotted down to Irvine city hall and plunked over $23.80 for the full financial disclosures of all the candidates for Irvine City Hall next month. The Register did me a favor (and saved me a ton of time) by breaking down how much money each candidate snagged and what percentage of it came from…

Money Talks in Irvine Race; Duong blows a deadline

Please check out this post in the OC Register’s Buzz Blog on the money raised by candidates for Irvine Mayor and City Council. The story coincides with a mailer than arrived to my home on Mr. Duong, only a three year resident of Irvine; his tagline is honesty and integrity. Yet he neglected to turn…

Hugh Hewitt blames the pages

I was driving back from a client meeting in San Diego today and wound up catching OC’s own Hugh Hewitt’s radio program from KCBQ in San Diego. His guest was Ken Melhman, GOP chairman. They were in lock step that there was no GOP conspiracy to cover up Foley-gate (or Foley-Erect) and that it was…

A Letter from Stan Tkaczyk

For any of us who has a spouse that is professionally successful, and especially for those of us who provided support for that spouse every step of the way, it is an especially tough day for Stan Tkaczyk, Barbara Venezia’s husband. I’m pleased to share with readers of our blog his letter about his wife’s…

Venezia drops bid for Newport Beach City Council

Breaking news: Please credit TheLiberalOC.com This is a crying shame; Barbara is a fiscal conservative and social progressive with heart. She’s a successful businesswoman in her own right and has been unfairly dragged into a debate on a possible conflcit of interest concerning her husband’s former business (from people with their own conflict of interest…

God Spoke, the film

Please check out this website for the film, God Spoke, about Al Franken. The trailer is a riot. But if you want to see it, you’ll have to truck out to LA, Pasadena or Palm Desert/Palm Springs. The Republicans might own talk radio, but the progressives own documentaries.