Dan Chmielewski

Sign the Petition from NukeFree.org

Petition to Stop the Nuclear Bailout To: The 110th United States Congress We ask that all members of Congress join us in working to remove from the pending Energy Bill massively expensive loan guarantees—potentially a virtual blank check from taxpayers— for the building of many more nuclear power plants. We strongly support those parts of…

The Blame Game

I’m back from a quick business trip and wanted to chime in on the fire coverage a bit.  News gathering resources, always stretched to the limit on emergencies like this, are even thinner when the website you’re looking to lead coverage on keeps going down because of too much traffic. Note to our friends at…

The Fire Near Me

I live just south of Portola Parkway; the intersection of Culver and Portola is closed and the firefighters have beaten back a bed of flame that threatened homes at the 261 and Portola Parkway.  All about 2 miles from my driveway.  With several more hours of daylight available today and Santa Ana winds being forecast…

Rep. Pete Stark Speaks Truth to Power

In comments on the House Floor before the SCHIP override failed, California Congressman Pete Stark spoke truth to power and sent Republicans into a frenzy of mock outrage.  Here’s what Pete had to say: First of all, I’m just amazed they can’t figure out, the Republicans are worried we can’t pay for insuring an additional…

SCHIP Override Vote Falls 16 Short in the House

The House vote to override the president’s veto of the SCHIP Program was 273 to 156; 16 votes short of an override.  This is a problem that has supportof 72 percent of Americans. Please contact Rep. Calvert, Campbell, Issa, Royce and Rohrabacher and ask them why they hate poor sick kids so much. The cost…