Dan Chmielewski

The Centrist Governor

While I didn’t vote for Governor Schwartzenegger, I have to say the guy tilts more to the left with each passing day.  There’s a great deal for all Californians to like in the Governor’s second inaugral address.  Especially the part about actually using compromise to get things done. Over on the conservative side of the…

Congressional Republicans give Lip Service to BiPartisanship

Rep. David Dreier (R-San Dimas and close enough to the OC) is a big time hypocrite.    I have a press release from his office expressing distress that the 100 hour agenda by Speaker Nancy Pelosi “pushes Republicans aside.” Dreier must have forgotten how he regularly ignored Congressional Democrats when he chaired the House Rules Committee;…

A Good Move by the Governor

          Gov. to seek insurance for all children Illegal immigrants would be covered in his plan to overhaul the state health-care system. By Jordan Rau Times Staff Writer 9:35 AM PST, January 4, 2007 SACRAMENTO — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will propose that all Californian children, including those in the state illegally, be guaranteed…

RIP, President Ford

With respect for the man and his family, we note the passing of President Gerald R. Ford, the only unelected vice president and president in our nation’s history (Florida 2000 nonwithstanding). There are a number of revisionist histories in the Letters section of the newspaper and in various blogs on Ford’s legacy.  He will always…

President Bush: a Conflicted Poll

This just out, courtesty of AP and AOL News: U.S. President Ranks as Top Villain and Top Hero of 2006 DULLES, Va.–A new poll from The Associated Press and AOL News has discovered that Americans are torn in terms of their perception of President George W. Bush and his performance in 2006. When asked to name…

No More Jubals

Readers of this site and OCBlog.net know I like to spar with Matt Cunnigham, aka Jubal.  We have a great deal in common but disagree on most everything politically. I must admit that since his identity is one of the worst kept secrets in OC, that I winch everytime I catch a reference to it…

Mission Statements

Caught an advertisement for GenerationNext in the debut issue of Red County.  When I read the copy, I had to run it through Bullfighter, a terrific software application that analyzes text to cut through buzzwords and bull to see if what you wrote is clear and easily comprehended by the reader. GenerationNext’s Mission Statement gets…