Dan Chmielewski

“Phony Soldiers” or 12 Who Don’t Get Military Ethos?

As State Rep. Chuck DeVore reminds me, I’ve never served in the military and I just don’t get military ethos. Yet as I review vast titles of newspapers and magazines daily, I keep coming across columns like this one in today’s Washington Post.  No doubt, Rush Limbaugh would call these writers “phony soldiers” and Chuck…

SCHIP Debate: The Right Attacks Children

I watched a segment on MSNBC last night where 12-year-old Graeme Frost’s parents were interviewed by Keith Olbermann.  Frost, an accident victim and CHIP beneficiary, gave the Democratic response to the president’s weekly radio address.  His appearance launched a massive attack by right wing bloggers with some smears traced back to Senator Mitch McConnell’s office.

Thought-Provoking Documentary on Gays and the Church Now Showing in Irvine

While conservatives own talk radio, liberals own documentaries and in Irvine, we’re fortunate to have theater owners recognize there is an audience for this medium.   For the tolerance crowd, Irvine has some wonderful options for seeing thought provoking documentaries.   IN Woodbridge, the Edwards Westpark 8 has joined the University Cinema in showing documentaries, independent films and…

Al Gore and the Mouth Breathers at Western CPAC

A little preview that our own Andrew Davey attended the Western CPAC event in Newport Beach and will calm down enough to give us some detail on the events.  Just beware of foot-taping in the men’s room stalls.  I did read State Rep Chuck DeVore’s account of State Senator Tom McClintock’s (R-No Heart Whatsoever) speech…

Dear Abby: An advocate for Gay Marriage

  Dear Abby writer Jeanne Phillips has come down in favor of gay marriage.  “Dear Abby” recently publicly declared her support for gay rights and received the first-ever “Straight for Equality” award from Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays; an award that State Rep Chuck DeVore has no prayer of ever winning.  Here’s the AP…