Dan Chmielewski

Obama’s on the Phone

Being a liberal in the OC means my many Republican friends like to fill my email box with fun little jokes and photos that poke fun of Democrats. I received this photo of Senator Obama on the phone from one of my most conservative pals, who moved to Silicon Valley last summer. We all had…

McCain’s Pastor Problem

For my conservative friends who still want to make a federal case about Senator Obama’s pastor, I found this video of Pastor John Hagee and excerpts of McCain announcing that he’s pleased to accept Hagee’s endorsement. Worth watching? [youtube]4qNi7tPanUA[/youtube]

More Republican Scandals — The Video

Via an email from Steve Young, Democratic candidate for Congress in CD-48: To see details and contribute now please go to http://actblue.com/page/scandal/recipient/84034 I wanted a tool to show the District, and the Country, just how many scandals we’ve lived through. Click the link, let me know what you think. Then send it to your friends,…

Yoo’s Torture Memo: Executive Authority is Absolute

A while back, we were able to get State Rep. Chuck DeVore to admit he saw nothing wrong with the US using waterboarding as a form of interrogation even though this country prosecuted Japanese officers for waterboarding American POWs. Last night’s Keith Olbermann program examined a torture memo written by Justice Department lawyer John Yoo.…

Historians Rate W the Worst President Ever

In a survey of professional historians, President George W. Bush’s presidency was considered a massive failure with 98 percent of the historians saying it’s a failure and a full 61 percent calling W “the worst president ever.” The survey was conducted by Professor Robert McElvaine of Millsaps College for the History News Netork and is…

A Letter to IUSD School Board, Schools Chief

Got this via email: April 3, 2008 Trustees of the Irvine Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Gwen Gross Irvine Unified School District 5050 Barranca Parkway Irvine, CA 92604 Dear Trustees and Dr. Gwen Gross: As concerned parents as well as members of the Executive Board of the Irvine Council PTA, we the undersigned respectfully request…