Dan Chmielewski

Fanning the Flames in San Francisco

The Olympic flame is scheduled to make its way from San Francisco Wednesday afternoon and the city is bracing for what no one knows to really expect. Protesters will be out in force to speak out against China’s human rights abuses and its oppression in Tibet. San Francisco is home to the oldest and largest…

Register Commentary: Schroeder is Off His Game

I’m in San Francisco on business this week, so blogging time is very limited. But I do want to call attention to Steve Greenhut’s column in today’s Commentary section. Click here to read the commentary and tell Steve what you thought: http://www.ocregister.com/articles/cook-mayor-court-2012502-political-schroeder. What I particularly like in both Steve’s commentary and in Marty Wisckol’s Total…

Charleton Heston is Dead

The great actor who played Moses, Ben Hur, and Taylor the Astronaut from Planet of the Apes has died. Heston became the face and voice of the NRA in later years. I wonder if someone was able to pry that rifle from his hand…. Prayers to his family.

Obama’s on the Phone

Being a liberal in the OC means my many Republican friends like to fill my email box with fun little jokes and photos that poke fun of Democrats. I received this photo of Senator Obama on the phone from one of my most conservative pals, who moved to Silicon Valley last summer. We all had…

McCain’s Pastor Problem

For my conservative friends who still want to make a federal case about Senator Obama’s pastor, I found this video of Pastor John Hagee and excerpts of McCain announcing that he’s pleased to accept Hagee’s endorsement. Worth watching? [youtube]4qNi7tPanUA[/youtube]

More Republican Scandals — The Video

Via an email from Steve Young, Democratic candidate for Congress in CD-48: To see details and contribute now please go to http://actblue.com/page/scandal/recipient/84034 I wanted a tool to show the District, and the Country, just how many scandals we’ve lived through. Click the link, let me know what you think. Then send it to your friends,…

Yoo’s Torture Memo: Executive Authority is Absolute

A while back, we were able to get State Rep. Chuck DeVore to admit he saw nothing wrong with the US using waterboarding as a form of interrogation even though this country prosecuted Japanese officers for waterboarding American POWs. Last night’s Keith Olbermann program examined a torture memo written by Justice Department lawyer John Yoo.…