Dan Chmielewski

Are we getting our money’s worth?

I believe the answer is…..No.  Imagine the healthcare, education and economic development programs that money could be used for.  The boost in troop levels in Iraq has increased the cost of war there and in Afghanistan to $12 billion a month, and the total for Iraq alone is nearing a half-trillion dollars, congressional analysts say.…

In Praise of the Fairness Doctrine

I know I’m about a week late on this one, but on the 4th of July, the OC Regsiter ran an editorial saying there is “nothing fair about the Fairness Doctrine.”  In 1987, deregulation of the broadcast industry effectively did away with the Fairness Doctrine which was this requirement that opposing viewpoints be carried in news,…

“The State of the Great Park” address this Thursday

Please join us for a special “State of the Great Park” presented by Larry Agran, Chair of the Orange County Great Park Corporation Board Thursday, July 12 2007 Reception 12:00 Presentation 1:00 At the Irvine Civic Center (corner Jeffrey and Alton) Two years ago, 1347 acres of public land was dedicated to build the Orange…

Plame was Covert

The debate over the commutation of I. Lewis Libby continues to be a heated topic with my Irvine neighbors.  The central point being that “Plame wasn’t a covert operative.”  This was a position Matt Cunningham took in the comments section of OC Blog the day of the commutation’s announcement (followed of course by a rip…

The Man of Steel or Steal?

Fomer California Party Chair Shawn Steel has an interesting post on Flash Report today defending embattled Republican Congressman Jerry Lewis.Democrats will do anything to get and maintain power. After all, Lenin wasn’t too good a revolutionary.  His specialty, once he took power, was to create a ruthless system for permanent power at any cost. Democrats hope to…

Who Knew a Prius Could Do 100 MPH?

In case you haven’t heard, Al Gore III was arrested in Orange County early Wednesday morning doing 100 MPH in a Prius.  Law enforcement got a whiff of the illegal version of Chuck DeVore’s favorite plant, and discovered a small amount of marijuana and a variety of prescription drugs without a prescription attached.  Gore was…