Dan Chmielewski

House Passes Responsible Redeployment from Iraq Act with No Help from OC GOP Delegration

“Nay” votes on this from Royce, Rohrabacker, Calvert, Campbell and Issa.  Just one question guys: why? On July 12th the House passed HR 2956, the Responsible Redeployment from Iraq Act, by a vote 223-201. The legislation, sponsored by Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton, would begin the responsible redeployment of U.S. troops within 120 days…

NAACP Hosts GOP Debate: And it’s a singular sensation

Snagged this photo off CrooksandLiars.com for the NAACP GOP Presidential Debate.  Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Colorado) was the only candidate to attend. I can remember how so many Republicans were upset with Kayne West’s comments about President Bush after Hurrican Katrina.  But the fact that the leading GOP candidates couldn’t be bothered to participate in this organization’s…

Save Camp James

My wife and I are working parents, so when school’s out, finding excellent summertime camps that are educational and fun can be a challenge.  Since it looks like Wild Rivers is being sent to Davy Jones Locker, there’s another very worthy operation that may also have seen its final days.  It’s Camp James.  Located next…

A Lowe Poll we’d like to see

Over at TotalBuzz, Peggy Lowe has been running polls.  Simple questions really.  If the First District election was held today, who would you support: Janet or Trung?  And if the election were today, would you vote for Mike Carona or not? Heck I voted in the First District poll and I don’t live in the…

Hypocritical Post of the Day

I almost fell out of my chair. This sentence led a post by Jon Flesichman on the Flash Report What is it with those in power, that have them totally unwilling to pass the baton so that others may have their opportunity to participate in the process? For the record, I think we already have…

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.…