Dan Chmielewski

Observations on the Irvine Race

I haven’t been particularly happy with our school board since they screwed John Burger over in 2004.  So a polite congratulations to Sharon Wallin and Gavin Huntlely-Fenner on their victories and a reminder that John Burger still got more votes than either of the winners on election day. I’m thrilled with Beth Krom’s overwhelming re-election. …

House and Senate Predictions

This site: http://www.electoral-vote.com/ offers excellent summaries of the House and Senate races.  It predicts a 50-49 edge to the Dems with one tie in Virigina where Jim Webb seems to be ecking out a narrow lead over incumbant Senator George Allen (Macaca Goldstein). I think Webb takes the race to give the Dems a 51-49 edge…

Political Discourse

A hat tip to Matt Cunningham at OCBlog.  If you spend any amount of time reading the comments of popular posts over there, there are a number of lefties chiming in al the time. This is a positive thing for our democracy.  It’s an exchange of ideas.  And there are times, I can honestly say…

Shea’s Flier is Fact-Checked

In case you were wondering, the big gaudy yellow signs for Team Irvine likely exceed the city’s laws for lawn signs. Why am I not surprised. The Hometown Voter’s Guide has fact-checked Christina Shea’s “Let’s Talk Irvine” mailer.

Is Ann Coulter Priming for a Trip to the Big House?

I’m posting this for the benefit of Matt Cunningham who must undoubtably be busy with just days left in the election cycle.  Matt’s done a great job on covering the Rudat candidacy/residence issue in the Orange City Council race.  Here’s a story from AP; I think Coulter should be publicly asked about this every time…