Dan Chmielewski

Why No Protest of Senator Brownback?

Members of Saddleback church are upset with Pastor Rick Warren for inviting Senator Barrack Obama (D-IL) to speak at the church’s 2nd annual AIDS Awareness Conference.  The criticism is largely due to Senator Obama’s Pro-Choice position. But I wonder what Jesus would do here, as Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS) is also speaking and he’s a staunch…

Eminent Domain Protection Passes in Irvine

The Irvine City Council took steps to protect private property owners from having their property seized. The ordinance, which was proposed before the election in a special council meeting NOT attended by Christina Shea or Steve Choi when the council voted to oppose Prop. 90, was approved by the council Tuesday night.  It prohibits the city…

Irvine City Council ceremonies set for Dec. 12

  Got this in the email today; I will likely attend with my kids if I can free myself and there’s not too much homework that night.   Come to the Official Swearing In Ceremony For Mayor Beth Krom and Councimember Sukhee Kang Tuesday, December 12, 2006 Irvine Civic Center Forand(corner of Harvard and Alton) Reception…

Shelton Out to Pasture?

Subscribers of the Orange County Business Journal might have missed a small tidbit in Rick Reiff’s column, but Reiff is reporting on a rumor that Register editorial cartoonist Mike Shelton is taking the buyout and will freelance for the paper.  Which means, Democrats will still bear the brint of Shelton’s conservative values once in awhile but he…

Krom Talks to OC Metro

http://www.ocmetro.com/NEW_SITE/current_issue/executive_wing.php Nice interview with Irvine’s re-elected Mayor.    I had a fun email exchange with Frank Mickadeit on this race; that his column on John Duong scared away other candidates.

The Flash Retort

I was a little surprised by the length and breadth of Norberto Santana’s story of the County’s investigation of fellow LiberalOC blogger Chris Prevatt.  The memo was served up to Prevatt in late October, so my first question is just how freakin’ long does it take to figure out the guy didn’t post an entry…