Dan Chmielewski

DeVore’s definition of “Clintonian”

From the comments section of the OC Blog from Assemblyman Chuck DeVore. “Clintonian,” as in “It’s a Clintonian tactic to boldly lie about the obvious.” – Assemblyman Chuck DeVore. Reminds me of the syllogism method of reasoning. syl·lo·gism Logic. A form of deductive reasoning consisting of a major premise, a minor premise, and a conclusion;…

“You Just Better Watch Out”

One of the perks of blogging for this site are the tips that roll in. A lot of it is fluff and needs to be checked out (good thing I have a degree in journalism). About 75 percent of the stuff that passes my way is crap. And then there are gems like this. When…

Lies, Damn Lies and Campaign Mailers

I’m told by those who make their living in politics that you only go negative when your positives cannot go higher. Looks like Team Irvine has hit its limit. Exhibit A is a Pro-Measure 90 Mailer from the Official Non-Partisan Voter Guide of California (non-partisan= lie #1, it’s partisan Republican). I am always amazed how…

MinuteMan Cuts and Runs

Here is a transcript of a Radio Interview from Democracy Now featuring Jim Gilchrist of the MinuteMan Project. He was in Irvine for the call and the interview dealt with the lecture Gilchrist didn’t give at Columbia University (which he called a gutter school but I’m sure legions of OC families would offer body parts…

Lots of money, Little suport

I trotted down to Irvine city hall and plunked over $23.80 for the full financial disclosures of all the candidates for Irvine City Hall next month. The Register did me a favor (and saved me a ton of time) by breaking down how much money each candidate snagged and what percentage of it came from…