Dan Chmielewski

Where Does the Anger Come From?

With the flap over the Obama/Pastor comments and his historic speech, I’m reminded of my old friend and neighbor Yvette, an African-American woman from New Orleans.  She and her husband Ernest left Irvine last July because of a job change and they are back in Louisiana; before Irvine, they lived in Alaska.  The family was…

Cutting Education But Requiring the Pledge

Here’s a cute post from the Flash Report; its a summary of bad bills and good ones (hint: all the bad ones are from Democrats and the good ones from Republicans, in case you were wondering). FR statehouse writer Meredith Turney penned this ditty: “These bills are just the tip of the iceberg, but I…

Too Much Time on His Hands

HT to Red County on this one.  With those Trung Nguyen appeals winding down, the Voldemort of the OC Conservative Right Mike Schroeder has a new target; he’s suing Huntington Beach Mayor Debbie Cook, a Democratic challenger to Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, on the grounds that Cook used her title as “Mayor” in her Candidate ballot…

The Name Game

The Register’s Sunday Opinion section actually had a little balance this week; two “Reader Rebuttals” from the center-left and a liberal viewpoint on the 5-year aniversary of the Iraq War.  Plus a George McGovern reprint of his Wall Street Journal column that Republicans hailed (ever notice that liberals are always kooks until they might take…

The War in Iraq, Five Years Later

Today is the fith anniversary of the Iraq War.  Saddam Hussein and his sons are dead. No WMDs were found. [youtube]YENbElb5-xY[/youtube] 3,979 US Soldiers Killed, 29,320 Seriously Wounded $600 billion of US taxpayers’ funds spent and President Bush has requested another $200 billion for 2008; by the tiem all costs of the war are factored in,…

Friday Night Humor: Lil Bush

For all those who saw the Sarah Silverman/Jimmy Kimmel videos about “effing” Matt Damon and “effing” Ben Affleck is this gem from the animated series “Lil Bush.” Rated R. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tG1NcpcJOkg