Dan Chmielewski

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…

Build The Party

While Orange County Democrats are (tied for) the second largest block of Blue Voters in the state, its time to start organizing, registering new voters and winning elections.  PartyBuilder is a new social network for Democratic voters and it’s easy to join.  Add me to your network (my username is DanC2161). Here’s the note I…

A Deadline and Not a Defeat

The editorial section of the OC Register, LA Times and New York Times are the first things I read each morning.  Usually, the Register’s political cartoon or lead editorials get my blood boiling, but not today. This thoughtful editorial effectively praises the Democrats passage of the new Iraqi war funding measure and tells me that…

Campbell’s Pork and Beans….

Rep. John Campbell has termed the new spending resolution passed by the House as Nancy Pelosi’s “Pork and Defeat” bill.  And he’s probably right that it won’t pass the Senate and should it, it will likely get a rare presidential veto from W. Why doesn’t Campbell support the troops?  Here’s a guy who’s voted yes…

Don’t Let the Facts Get in the Way ….

I really have to learn not to read the Flash Report while drinking coffee, least I have to buy a new monitor or keyboard. This post from Mike Der Manoeul Jr., president of the Fresno Lincoln Club, criticizes Speaker Nancy Pelosi as the “dumbest speaker ever” due to her leadership on the new Iraq spending…