Dan Chmielewski

Santa Ana Council Member Michele Martinez Elected NALEO President

Michele Martinez

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) elected Santa Ana Councilmember Michele Martinez as its new President following the 32nd NALEO Annual Conference which took place this past weekend in Las Vegas. NALEO is the non-partisan leadership organization of the nation’s more than 6,000 Latino elected and appointed officials. Elected to serve…

Shea Sings the Censorship Blues Again

Christina Shea

Irvine Council member Christina Shea really needs a lesson in how the First Amendment works.  Publications that are critical of your work as a council member are not necessarily political hit pieces.  Her ongoing target is the Irvine Community News and Views, which is published regularly, has researched news stories that carry actual bylines, and…

State Rep Harper equates Charleston Shooting with Car Accident

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State Representative Matt Harper (R-Huntington Beach) equated the shooting deaths of eight black churchgoers gunned down in Charleston, SC with a car accident. It all happened on Facebook when San Diego Democrat Ryan Trabuco posted an image of a newspaper headline on the murders of eight African American churchgoers at a Bible Study which featured…

Gun Violence is a Conservative Problem, Not a Liberal One

Sarah Palin with Assault Rifle

I meant to get to this post much sooner.  Two Saturday’s ago, the Register’s relocate Libertarian/Christian columnist Mark Landsbaum went after progressives/liberals/leftists in a big way with this column.  Here’s a taste: “Fortunately, after bullying, lying and otherwise contriving themselves into power, self-anointed progressive benefactors’ claims of a better day ahead often are recognized for…

Tait aids Garden Grove at Anaheim’s Expense

Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait (Photo: Chris Prevatt)

Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait came out against an agreement to incentivize four-star (or four-diamond) hotel development at this week’s meeting of the Anaheim City Council even thought it was supported by a number of business leaders and labor unions, including Labor Fed leader Julio Perez.  Even Jonathan Barda, the president of the Orange County Young Democrats, came…