Dan Chmielewski

Chuck DeVore and Tom Harman Support Higher Taxes*

*If you are a part of a gay/lesbian couple…. And Heather Pritchard inspired this post ;)  Today is Tax Day, and if you just happen to be part of a Gay/Lesbian couple, you’re paying more taxes than your straight/married counterparts.  Why?  Gays and Lesbians cannot take advantage of the marriage deduction and routinely pay more in taxes…

Supporting Public Schools

Parents of public school children are being asked to contact their state legislators in Sacramento on cuts to public school funding.  Here’s some helpful data to get you through your call.  But fair warning.  If your state rep or state senator is a Republican, you might as well be talking to a stone wall.  They…

Is the Governor doing a flip-flop-flip on Gay Marriage?

While proponents of yet another anti-Gay marriage initiative work for your signature while you try to enter Target to pick up some socks, the folks over at the Flash Report are having a coniption fit over Governor Schwarzenegger’s possible flip-flop-flip on gay marriage. As a private citizen, Arnold the actor basically had no position on…

Vote for Me

I haven’t run for office since I was elected student council president at my high school in Upstate New York. I was a homeowner’s association president for eight years, but there was hardly any sort of campaigning in mind. I’m running again. I am a candidate to be a delegate representing Senator Hillary Clinton for…

Fanning the Flames in San Francisco

The Olympic flame is scheduled to make its way from San Francisco Wednesday afternoon and the city is bracing for what no one knows to really expect. Protesters will be out in force to speak out against China’s human rights abuses and its oppression in Tibet. San Francisco is home to the oldest and largest…

Register Commentary: Schroeder is Off His Game

I’m in San Francisco on business this week, so blogging time is very limited. But I do want to call attention to Steve Greenhut’s column in today’s Commentary section. Click here to read the commentary and tell Steve what you thought: http://www.ocregister.com/articles/cook-mayor-court-2012502-political-schroeder. What I particularly like in both Steve’s commentary and in Marty Wisckol’s Total…

Charleton Heston is Dead

The great actor who played Moses, Ben Hur, and Taylor the Astronaut from Planet of the Apes has died. Heston became the face and voice of the NRA in later years. I wonder if someone was able to pry that rifle from his hand…. Prayers to his family.