Dan Chmielewski

“Commie Girl in the OC”: a Review

I’ve been a reader of OC Weekly since moving here in 1997; outstanding writers, outstanding features and great investigative journalism make it something I’m happy to read whenever I get my hands on it.  Seems like much of the books I’ve been reading these days are from people I actually know (for example, Sid Gardner’s…

Mildred Loving, RIP

Mildred Loving, the African-American wife of Richard Loving, part of the landmark 1967 Loving vs Virginia case that permitted interracial marriage in America, has died. The overwhelming majority of Americans supported bans on Interracial Marriage at the time, so similarities to the current debate on Gay Marriage apply. Without this case and this Supreme Court…

No Big Tent for Log Cabin Republicans

I will say it again; I read the Flash Report so you don’t have to.  And what I read there over the past week or so troubles me.  There are a series of articles and posts about Republican candidates for office rejecting the endorsement of Log Cabin Republicans, a pro-Gay Rights GOP group seeking to…

Krom/Kang Announce Campaign KickOff in Irvine

Received via email:  We hope you got your invitation to the Kick-off Event and Fundraiser for Sukhee Kang for Mayor and Beth Krom for City Council in the mail and are planning to attend. Here are the details: Wednesday, May 7th 6-8 p.m. Four Seasons Restaurant 14120 Culver Drive, Ste. H Heritage Square Shopping Center…

Jury will hear Carona Tapes at Trial

Peggy Lowe at Total Buzz reports that the Jury in the federal corruption trial for indicted/disgraced/resigned former Sheriff Mike Carona will hear the infamous tapes of conversations between the Sherif and Team Forever member Don Haidl. (the tool to add the link is disabled right now, but we’ll link soon Buzz crew!) Given what we’ve heard…

Back from Vegas: Nearly Missed This WSJ Article

I’ve been pretty quiet all week due to a lousy wireless Internet connection at my Hotel in Las Vegas (see the flip for a picture), but I got back last night and found this article in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal. Only 27% of voters have positive views of the Republican Party, according to the latest…

Republican desperation

Today’s Flash Report has a post from Michael Der Manouel which expresses the desire of some (many?) in the GOP and grow a pair this national election cycle. Mike can’t wait to go kick some Democratic booty. He writes: The RNC doesn’t understand that we want a Party that fights Democrats, takes it right to…