Dan Chmielewski


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Irvine Tattler pulls a muscle to stay on message

On Christina Shea’s unofficial campaign web site, the Irvine Tattler, publisher Stephen Smith addressed the subject of Irvine lawyer Todd Gallinger’s public comments at last week’s City Council meeting in an oh-so-nuanced fashion.  Gallinger’s letter, which we published here last week, added the word Lobbyist in reference to a memo Shea wrote in November 2005.…

Fight the Smear

Senator Barack Obama has proven he’s not to be swiftboated with a new site on his campaign web page.  Fight The Smear is already generating a lot of traffic. I heard the rumor yesterday that there is supposed to be a videotape of Michelle Obama at Trinty United Church Pulpit using the phrase “whitey.”  The Obama…

Gitmo Detainees win a round in the US Supreme Court

While I have no doubt that some of the detainees being held in at the US military facility in Guantanamo Bay deserve to be there, I also believe that holding anyone prisoner for six years without charges and without trial is something our Founding Fathers would recoil at learning. The US Supreme Court, on a…

Inspirational Quote of the Day

Another gem from “What Liberals Believe” edited by William Martin. “America needs to lead by example, rather than by force.” — Bob Burnett, “A Liberal Foreign Policy: Ten Maxims,” Huffington Post March 1, 2007

The Willie Horton-ing of Barack Obama

Floyd Brown is the creator of the infamous Willie Horton ad than sunk the candidacy of Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis in 1988.  The ad portrayed Dukakis as soft on crime even though crime rates plunged in the late 80s as part of the Duke’s Massachusetts Miracle. Floyd Brown is at it again.  This time against…