Dan Chmielewski

Leading Conservative Blog Parts with the Extreme Right Wing

My favorite definition of a conservative is “a liberal who hasn’t figured out how to think for themselves.” And while I’m not fan of the blog Little Green Footballs, but the blog’s main writer, Charles Johnson, has had a change of heart. Mind you, he’s not liberal, but is willing to engage in debates on policy. As a nation, we need to move beyond the politics of personal destruction and hate to a battle of ideas.

Loretta’s Christmas Card Pokes Fun at “The Hammer”

Congresswomen Loretta Sanchez posts an elegant Christmas Card this year which pokes fun at disgraced former Congressman Tom DeLay’s injury-shortened run on Dancing With The Stars this past season. Of course, the only show I want to see Tom deLay on is the Walk of Shame when he’s finally convicted and sentenced to some country club jail. But I think it’s safe to say, this card is no “Pet the Cat.”

Irvine’s Budget Outlook for 2010; Reserves are Healthy

Irvine Mayor Sukhee Kang, fresh of his listing as one of OC Metro’s “Orange County’s 25 Hottest People,” issued a report on the City of Irvine’s budget outlook for 2010. While revenues are down, strict cost cutting and smaller government have resulted in a healthly rainy day fund — all without cuts to services city residents have come to expect.

The Mayor’s report is listed below. At a time when so many Orange County cities are hurting financially and cutting back, it’s nice to see Irvine’s progressive leadership continues demonstrate quality government with all the compassion that lacks from conservative proposals to cut services to those who need help the most.

Chelsea Clinton is engaged!

The former first daughter is set to tie the knot with a New York investment banker who’s the son of two former Congressional representatives. Read about it here. Miss Clinton is engaged to be married to investment banker Marc Mezvinsky, the son of a former congressman from Iowa and congresswoman from Pennsylvania. The two were friends as teenagers and studied together at Stanford University. They live in New York.

The Governor Owes Back Taxes

Well, well well. Owing back taxes is no longer than exclusive domain of Obama administration appointees.

California Governor Arnold Scwarzenegger appears to owe tens of thousands of dollars in back taxes according to documents filed in LA Superior Court. In all, the Governator owes nearly $80,000. See the court filings here.

A Thanksgiving Message from President Barack Obama

Tomorrow, Thanksgiving Day, Americans across the country will sit down together, count our blessings, and give thanks for our families and our loved ones. American families reflect the diversity of this great nation. No two are exactly alike, but there is a common thread they each share. Our families are bound together through times of…