Dan Chmielewski

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…

Jobs Leaving the State? Not Really says New Study

Republicans constantly rail against job killing bills out of the Democratic-controlled legislature.  A new study shows that these claims aren’t holding water. See this story from ABC7: Oct. 26 – There’s interesting new information out about California’s economy. We’ve heard a lot the last few years about how businesses are fleeing our state for less…

Santiago Canyon: “Recall Bill Campbell”

I have family visiting from out of state and their neighbors wanted photos of the damage caused by the recent wildfire in Santiago Canyon.  So, we hopped down to Santiago Canyon to see it for ourselves.  I didn’t have my camera with me, but some residents there are none too pleased with Supervisor Bill Campbell. …

Highlights of Pelosi’s Bipartisan bill on Military Readiness

The bipartisan Department of Defense Appropriations bill strengthens America’s military by: Investing in equipment, training and cutting-edge weaponry, including body armor and vehicles proven to save lives in Iraq; Restoring depleted equipment for the National Guard and Reserves; Funding a larger pay raise (3.5 percent) for our troops than the President requested; and Strengthening health…

Irvine Great Park CEO has a Criminal Record

Before anyone starts complaining that we don’t call it as we see it, I’m posting this story from today’s LA Times.  If I have to point fingers here, it has to lie with city staff and the city manager’s office for not vetting Marty Bryant adequately.   I’m certain this will be fully investigated with new procedures…

Peace Officer Code of Ethics

This is the all time best post I have ever read from Steven Greenhut on Orange Punch. It ran yesterday and I missed it.  So I’m glad I scrolled down and found it. I wonder if this oath applies to all of Carona’s friends who also carry a badge, because if it does and others…