Dan Chmielewski

JFK’s “I am a Liberal” Speech 9/14/1960

I have a number of conservative friends who tell me if JFK were alive today, he’d be a conservative. I disagree. And for many conservatives, “Liberal” is a dirty word. Think of how Sean Hannity says it. Or Rush Limbaugh. Or Jon Fleischman for that matter. Below, you will find the text to John F.…

(Accused) Terrorist Loves the RNC

I had some fun with state assembly rep. Chuch DeVore recently over on OCBlog.net about his proposed legislation to prevent terrorists or those who support terrorist organizations from being state employees.  Basically, I think Chuck is worried about the next smoking gun in California might be a jihadist clerk in the DMV.  I have a…

PAC-man

Marty Wisckol’s column in Monday’s Register outs GOP consultant Adam Problesky and the Lincoln Club as the parties behind the Irvine City, School and Neighborhood Leaders Committee, the group that put out some of the meanest and nastiest fliers in last fall’s city election in Irvine.  Out and out falsehoods, fear and propaganda, or what…

Rudy Guiliani’s Ego Trip Requirements

  Remember the story last year about VP Dick Cheney’s travel requests? (Big Dick wants every TV in the hotel tuned to Fox News of course.)But the Veep is a piker compared to the travel demands of OC Presidential hopeful and thrice-married/twice chated Rudy Guiliani. Check out Hizzonor’s list of demands here.  With all my…

A Reality Check for the Right Wing

I was reading Jon Fleischman’s column over on the Flash Report (I read Jon so you don’t have to), when this sentence, for a column critical of a Democratic appointment, struck me. Given that liberals control the State Senate (you know the type, the ones who believe that if someone is a criminal, it is because…

Be True to Your School

The principals in the case of the autistic child at Canyon View Elementary came out to press this week with their respective sides of the story. For those not tracking this story, the parents of a severely autistic 7-year old boy was about to file a lawsuit against the district because they felt the need…

Romantic Irvine

It was just a few years after I moved to the OC that then-Irvine Mayor Christina Shea had launched this initiative to make Irvine a more romantic city.  She started a task force to come up with recommendations on ways Irvine could be more romantic.  Here’s an Irvine World News story about the group’s progress…