Dan Chmielewski

IOKIYAR: Ackerman’s Maui Trip Barely Registers

HT to our friends at Orange Juice for this lead of an article that ran last week in the SacBee. But some commentary first.  The Flash Report continues to practice Ronald Reagan’s 11th commandment which is “Thou shall not speak ill of a fellow Republican (unless they are convicted).”  Hence, two weeks after Sheriff Mike…

Supporting the Troops is More Than Supporting Their Mission

HT to Wired Magazine’s Danger Room blog. This piece from Senator Edward M. Kennedy and former Senator Max Cleland.  I voted for Kennedy twice when I lived in Boston.  I do remember him kicking Mitt Romney to the curb in three debates in 1994. It was fun to watch. Kennedy, Cleland: Stop Messing with Vets’…

Register Editorial: Republicans are the Party of Big Government

Today’s Register editorial reports that our national debt is now $9 trillion dollars and lays the blame squarely at the feet of President Bush and the Republicans who held ppower for that long.  The Register reports that the federal debt has more than doubled under Bush epxanding by about $5.6 trillion dollars.  I have a…

Veteran’s Day Ceremony in Irvine

Dear Friends, I hope you will join me in observing Veterans Day at a special ceremony honoring our veterans hosted by the City of Irvine.  Here are the details: Sunday, November 11, 10 – 11 a.m. Colonel Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park Formal Garden Area (4 Civic Center Plaza) Light refreshments will be served…

Steve Young: John Campbell Wrong on Waterboarding

This is hot off the press from Steve Young, Democratic candidate for Congress.  But a quick commentary.  If John Campbell truly believes what he said about waterboarding, would the good Congressman willfully subject himself to a waterboarding procedure?  Or how would he feel if a member of his family were subjected to waterboarding?   Today…