Dan Chmielewski

Governor Passes the Buck on Iraq

The Governor’s action means there won’t be a measure on the February ballot to let Californian’s have a say on what we should do in Iraq.  And that’s too bad.  Here’s his letter to the Legislature:    To the Members of the California State Senate: I am returning Senate Bill 924 without my signature. All Californians want…

An Excerpt from Susan Faludi’s New Book, “The Terror Dream”

Author Susan Faludi examines what 9/11 did to our nation’s psyche.  Here’s a powerful excerpt: Throughout the fall of 2001, the media attempted to position the assault on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon as a reprise of Pearl Harbor, a new “day of infamy” that would reinvigorate our World War II ethic of…

Thanks Ms. South Carolina, Teen USA

My son is a sophomore at Northwood High in Irvine.  Today, his social studies class had a quiz on the 50 states and their capitals.  This is all due to the great geography answer given by Miss South Carolina in the Miss Teen USA paegant.  Yep, she’s pretty but was obviolusly left behind.  I want…

The New Republican Holiday

I remember one of Ronald Reagan’s speeches, where he said “We (Republicans) see every day as if it’s the Fourth of July.  Democrats see every day as April 15th.”  Just one more reason why I never cared for Ronaldn Reagan as president even though I admire his sense of optimism about this country.  This optimism…

GOP Convention: You Can’t Say Republicans Weren’t Warned

Facing declined influence in the state and nationally, Republicans attending the GOP Convention in Indian Wells remain convinced that staying true to their core principles is more important than embracing change.  Jon Flechman, finally, at least admits he doesn’t understand the Governor or his motivations: Unfortunately, if you read media accounts of the convention, it’s hard…

Governor Chides GOP to Change: Flash Report will have none of it

The myth is elephants never forget; perhaps we can add and they don’t change their stripes easily either. The Governor addressed the GOP convention at Indian Wells last night and equated the Calfornia GOP to a box office flop; people (voters) leaving the theater and loads of empty seats.  What a surprise.  Here’s the story…