Dan Chmielewski

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.…

Limbaugh’s “Phony Soldier” Comment vs MoveOn’s General Betrayus Ad: It’s OK to Criticize Troops if You’re a Republican

From a House and Senate condemnation of MoveOn.org’s ad to a denouncement of Rush Limbaugh’s “phony soldier” comments.  The difference; MoveOn stood by its ad and back it up with research. Limbaugh scrubbed his transcript and edited the soundbyte. But no condemnation of “entertainer” Rush Limbaugh.  Rush’s program is carried on Armed Forced Radio Network…

Newpaper Editorials Decry Possible SCHIP Veto

HT to Speaker Pelosi’s office: Washington Post Editorial: “Children’s Health Check” October 1, 2007  “President Bush appears determined to veto the $35 billion expansion of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program that the House and Senate approved last week… “The administration’s proposal, to increase spending by less than $5 billion over five years, would fall…

Nuclear Power Equals Clean Water?

Over the weekend, State Rep. Chuck DeVore announced that he’s proposing a plan that would recommission one of the nuclear reactors at San Onofre and tie it to a new desalination plant that would provide a new source of fresh water for a thirsy Southern California economy. About 20 percent of the new reactor would power desalination…

Party with a Purpose

You’re Invited to a Halloween Costume Party to benefit AIDS Services Orange County.Oct. 27th 2007 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM at Newport Beach Winery The Friends of Dorothy Guild of ASF cordially invite you to join in the fun for a great cause. We’ll be having the party in the vineyard and wine cave of…

GOP Effort to Mess with California’s Electoral Votes Hits Snag

HT to LA Times GOP electoral initiative dealt major blows Two key consultants for an effort to change California’s winner-take-all system quit over money and disclosure woes. By Dan Morain Los Angeles Times Staff Writer September 28, 2007 SACRAMENTO — A proposed California initiative campaign that could have helped Republicans hold on to the White…