Dan Chmielewski

Inspirational Quote of the Day

I was given a wonderful new book recently: “What Liberals Believe,” a collection of quotes put together by William Martin.  I will try and post some particularly good ones in the days ahead. “Progressives cannot continue to play defense in the battle of ideas…The stakes are too high.” — Senator Edward M. Kennedy, March 10,…

Senator Boxer on The Great Park

Dear Friend:  I recently visited the Orange County Great Park and was pleased to be able to view this development at its beginning stages.  The Great Park is being created from the former El Toro Marine Corps Air Station.  The planning process for Great Park had a few delays and detours just after the base…

Sign Up for a Class in Irvine? Shea Has Your Email

In spite of the City’s established Privacy Policy on protecting your email address from unauthorized use, Council Member Christina Shea trumped the City’s Privacy Policy to use a California Public Records request to go around the city’s rules.  Now she has your email address “for a newsletter.” Ten bucks says the database is going to…

Ronald Reagan on Gay Rights

With the coming debate over the proposed amendment to the California Constitution defining marriage as between one man and one woman, I give you a California Icon in the battle for equal rights for Gays and Lesbians — Ronald Wilson Reagan. Photo of Rep. David Dreier with President Reagan from the Village Voice The Gipper was…

The Army We Have…

Two sobering investigative reports in the nation’s leading newsweeklies this week.  Time Magazine reports our soldiers in Iraq have turned to anti-depressents to help their cope with this war without end. Newsweek reports soliders faced with the prospect of returning to Iraq are instead suffering from self-inflicted wounds.

Thank you readers

TheLiberalOC.com has just recorded its 5th week in a row in the top slot of the BNN Influence ratings and we’ve been number 1 for seven of the past eight weeks.  We’re grateful to our loyal readers on both sides of the aisle.  Whether you agree with us or not, thanks for engaging in thoughtful…

Panties for Dana

Congressman Dana Rohrabacher is obviously obsessed with panties.  How many times did he use the word while discussinig torture this week? 30? 40? 75?  As a public service, it’s time we round up as many pairs of panties as possible and present them to the good Congressman so he might work out his panties/torture fetish…