Dan Chmielewski

The Budget Wrap Up

The three things you can count on by reading the Flash Report on the budget: 1. The Republicans won 2. The namecalling begins 3. Arnold come home. Let’s address each after the flip. 

The Next Evil We Must Fight

There’s a old joke, I love, BTW, because its a fill in the blank.  “Did you hear that Laboratory Scientists have replaced Laboratory Rats with BLANK (let’s insert the word “Republicans” here)? Why? “Because there are some things that even Rats won’t do.”  And Republican Lawyers, the masters of ballot measure titles that mean the…

The Surge from a Soldier’s View

This ran in Sunday’s New York Times.  August 19, 2007 Op-Ed Contributors The War as We Saw It By BUDDHIKA JAYAMAHA, WESLEY D. SMITH, JEREMY ROEBUCK, OMAR MORA, EDWARD SANDMEIER, YANCE T. GRAY and JEREMY A. MURPHY Baghdad  VIEWED from Iraq at the tail end of a 15-month deployment, the political debate in Washington is…

The Fourth Branch

Saw this as part of my morning read. It’s from The Hill.com: White House lets Leahy’s deadline pass By Elana Schor August 20, 2007 Vice President Dick Cheney’s office on Monday responded separately from the White House to a Senate subpoena for documents on warrantless wiretapping and resurrected the controversial contention that Cheney is not…

It’s a Nice Day for a White (House) Wedding

Jenna Bush is engaged!  So we could have the first White House wedding since the Nixon administration. WASHINGTON (CNN) — President and Laura Bush’s daughter, Jenna, is engaged to be married, the White House announced Thursday. Jenna Bush, 25, is marrying Henry Hager, 28, a former White House aide who used to work with Karl…

Hillary is Top Choice of California Democrats

I still think Hillary is not only the most electable candidate out there but the one with the skill set to clean up the mess left by the Bush Administration.  This poll agrees with me.  Clinton top pick of state Dems LEAD OVER OBAMA GROWS, POLL SHOWS Article Launched: 08/17/2007 06:08:05 AM PDT Sen. Hillary…