Dan Chmielewski

Shelton Out to Pasture?

Subscribers of the Orange County Business Journal might have missed a small tidbit in Rick Reiff’s column, but Reiff is reporting on a rumor that Register editorial cartoonist Mike Shelton is taking the buyout and will freelance for the paper.  Which means, Democrats will still bear the brint of Shelton’s conservative values once in awhile but he…

Krom Talks to OC Metro

http://www.ocmetro.com/NEW_SITE/current_issue/executive_wing.php Nice interview with Irvine’s re-elected Mayor.    I had a fun email exchange with Frank Mickadeit on this race; that his column on John Duong scared away other candidates.

The Flash Retort

I was a little surprised by the length and breadth of Norberto Santana’s story of the County’s investigation of fellow LiberalOC blogger Chris Prevatt.  The memo was served up to Prevatt in late October, so my first question is just how freakin’ long does it take to figure out the guy didn’t post an entry…

The Return of B-1 Bob?

I was driving up to LA this morning and listening to Al Franken’s AirAmerica program on KTLK.  First off, the rumors that Franken’s last show on AirAmerica is December 8 is only partially true; he’s off to Kuwait, Afghanistan and Iraq for USO shows for our troops (what, no Coulter, no Hannity?). Plus, if Franken…

from Today’s LA Times, a word from Michael Moore

This is too good not to post in its entirety. It is available on the web here. Michael Moore’s pledge The liberal filmmaker extends an olive branch to disheartened conservatives. By Michael Moore MICHAEL MOORE directed the Oscar-winning documentary “Bowling for Columbine” and “Fahrenheit 9/11.” His next film, “Sicko,” will be released this summer. November…

Have a Fun Party Tonight IRC

The Irvine Republican Council is holding their volunteer appreciation party tonight at the Irvine Ranch Water District offices off Sand Canyon. Should be a pretty sedate affair with only a few victories to celebrate. So what are they going to blame their City Election losses on?   1.  No Earl Zucht, it’s Agran’s fault. 2. …

Supporting the Troops

Not to long ago, I got into it on oCBlog.net with State Ass. Chuck DeVore who made a big fuss over Senator John Kerry’s botched joke about the intelligence of the president.  Kerry left out a word and it sounded like he was calling our troops dumb which proves politicians should leave comedy to the…