Dan Chmielewski

Shut Up, Don’t Sing

When conservative pundits try music or comedy, the results are almost never good. Our friend Matt Cunnigham made a funny on Red County yesterday.  Matt wrote:  Fidel Castro has resigned as dictator of Cuba. Which means he’s available as a compromise candidate should the Democratic convention deadlock between Hillary and Obama. After all, the old…

President Bush’s Approval Rating is 19 percent

Jimmy Carter’s 21 percent in the late 1970s was the lowest approval rating for a sitting president ever until today.  A new survey by the American Research Group puts President George W. Bush’s approval rating at 19 percent. A full 78 percent of Americans feel the economy is in bad shape and on the economy…

“A Politically Motivated Recall”

OK, it’s not Orange County now except for the Flash Report connection, burt at least TheLiberalOC.com is in no danger of becoming “The Apple Juice,” with all those New York stories on Art’s blog. But Jon Fleischman reports that the Governor has come out against the possible recall of State Senator Jeff Denham. Jon writes…

Break Out the Hankies; Rep. Boehner is Coming to Town

GOP House Minority leader John Boehner is coming to the OC tomorrow (HT to Red County).  He’ll be in Newport Beach with Rep. Ed Royce and the details are here. Boehner is the weepiest politician in DC in recent memory.  The guy cries at the drop of a hat.  And yes, they are crocodile tears.…

Buy a Ticket for a Chance to Win a House

Irvine is one of the lowest funded school districts in the state; I believe we’re still classified as a “rural” district even though the city’s population is about 200,000. Irvine kids are well under the state average when it comes to funding per pupil but among the top when it comes to test scores on…

Trust Issues

Termed out State Rep. Todd Spitzer really needs to evaluate the content of his letters to the editor. In today’s Register, Spitzer challenges Cal Fire Director Ruben Grijalva‘s advocacy of a new 1.25 percent fire fee. Todd writes: As you may recall, Ruben Grijalva was responsible for reporting the facts to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger regarding…