Dan Chmielewski

Paul Krugman on Conservatives

From Today’s NY Times.  Mr. Krugman does a great job exposing empathy of conservative Republicans. Conservatives Are Such Jokers  By PAUL KRUGMAN In 1960, John F. Kennedy, who had been shocked by the hunger he saw in West Virginia, made the fight against hunger a theme of his presidential campaign. After his election he created…

Western C-PAC Guest List Announced: What? No Coulter!?

Jim Lacy has a short post at Flash Report on the guest list for Western C-PAC (Conservative Political Action Committee) meeting taking place next week in Newport Beach. Jim says:  Presidential candidate Congressman Duncan Hunter has confirmed he will be a speaker at the upcoming Western Conservative Political Action Conference in Newport Beach on October…

Bush Vetos Health Insurance for Children

and drives more nails in the GOP coffin for 2008.  HT the New York Times and AP: Bush Vetoes Child Health Plan By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: October 3, 2007 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Bush cast a quiet veto Wednesday against a politically attractive expansion of children’s health insurance, triggering a struggle with the Democratic-controlled…

The Meanest Flash Report Post of the Day

  “There are only two kinds of politics.  They are not radical and reactionary or conservative and liberal or even Democratic and Republican.  There are only the politics of fear and the politics of trust.  One says you are encircled by monstrous dangers.  Give us power over your freedom so we may protect you.  The other says…

Wall Street Journal: GOP Losing Business Base

GOP Is Losing Grip On Core Business Vote Deficit Hawks Defect As Social Issues Prevail; ‘The Party Left Me’ By JACKIE CALMES October 2, 2007; Page A1 WASHINGTON — The Republican Party, known since the late 19th century as the party of business, is losing its lock on that title. New evidence suggests a potentially historic shift…

Is there a Progressive Catholic Church in OC?

I’ve ben reading some of the coverage on the Msgr Urell case in the Register and OC Weekly, including this post by Gustavo today.  I have found that the Catholic Churches in OC are just too conservative for my taste.  Too much fire and brimstone and not enough about the hopeful message of the faith.…