Dan Chmielewski


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Obama’s Statement on Iraq Withdrawl Timetable

It looks increasingly likely that the US Government and Iraq have reached an agreement on a timetable for withdrawl of US forces.  For those looking at this agreement as proof the surge worked, the surge was supposed to have been atthis stage about a year ago (Gen. Petrayus testified before Congress on 9/11 remember?). Here’s…

Please Raise my Taxes

I’m going through the thoughtful packet of school information for my son who’s entering his junior year of high school in Irvine (my daughter’s fourth grade packet will arrive the first week of school).  Filling out conrtact forms, signing permission slips, and checking off the fees and charges for things he’ll need this year.  It’s…

Newsweek’s Jonathan Alter: McCain’s Smear Gap

It’s nice to see that some mainstream media sources are not afraid to report on the facts in John McCain’s smear campaign against Barack Obama.  Jonathan Alter of Newsweek pens this column. He writes: For about a month, McCain’s campaign has been resorting to charges that are patently false. When Obama traveled abroad in July,…

Is Rush Limbaugh a Racist?

On his radio program yesterday, comedian Rush Limbaugh said this about Senator Barack Obama: He’s — it’s — to me, it is striking how unqualified Obama is and how this whole thing came about with, within the Democrat Party. I think it really goes back to the fact that nobody had the guts to stand…

Remember the Bear DNA Study McCain Brought Up at Saddleback…

  From the fourm at Saddleback on Saturday, Senator McCain gave this thoughtful response about spending: And my friend, it was not taxes that mattered in America in the last several years.  It was spending.  Spending got completely out of control.  We spent money in a way that mortgaged our kids’ futures.  My friends, we…

Another Stark Difference Between Republicans and Democrats

The Saddleback Church event certainly showed contrasting styles between Barack Obama’s thoughful and nuanced answered to questions in a conversation with Paster Rick Warren, compared to John McCain’s terse and direct responses so he could get his stump speech in.  Democrats seemed hapy with Obama’s performance as Republicans seems pleased with McCain’s. Over at Red…