Dan Chmielewski

“…And may their first child, be a manly child.”

Vice President Dick Cheney has announced that his daughter Mary Cheney wll give birth to a boy.  I am happy for Mary and her partner Heather Poe, a couple who have been together for about 15 years.  I’m sure they will be fantastic, loving parents. The vice president is delighted about the arrival of his…

Mitt Romney Channels Richard Nixon

GOP Presidential hopeful and hall of fame flip-flopper Mitt Romney has a secret plan to end the War in Iraq.  How Nixonian……. Those old time OCers will remember Nixon’s “secret plan” to end the Vietnam war when he ran for the 1968 presidential election.  Hugh Hewitt, the OC man with ties to both Nixon and…

Dr. No’s Platform

 I have been dissecting Irvine Councilman Steven Choi’s press release and positioning statement for his candidacy for state assembly.  This jumped out at me:  I am running for the Assembly so I can introduce a fresh perspectives to Sacramento, help control State spending, represent local interests and stimulate international trade, particularly with Pacific Rim countries…

Choi Declares for Assembly

HT to the Total Buzz blog, but Irvine Councilman Stephan Choi (Dr. No) has declared for the assembly seat in AD-71. I wish the good Dr. well because it gets him off the Irvine City Council where he has consistently placed party politics ahead of city interests.  Case in point, the Chinese sister city issue…

Is this supporting the troops?

I was accused of not supported the troops on Matt Cunningham’s site last week since I defended the new Iraqi spending bill passed by the House and Senate that faces an almost certain presidential veto.  I covered the 10th Mountain Division from Fort Drum in my last full time news job with an upstate NY…

Thin Skins

[ev type="youtube" data="ByLqJD36F7E"][/ev]We had a streak earlier this week with a lot of accusations flying over whether or not a certain conservative blogger/party official/aspiring TV star had a thin skin.  Of course, I don’t know, but it does seem that a lot of conservatives do, and oddly enough it seems like the ones who sling…