Dan Chmielewski

A timeline of what the administration said for the War in Iraq

http://www.motherjones.com/bush_war_timeline/ The most comprehensive tiemline of statements of the Bush Administration in rgeards to the War in Iraq; in my chats with my conservative friends, they are steadfast that the administration didn’t lie, but that they had bad intelligence — the same intel thta Clinton had (which is an odd defense considering how much President…

Dorothy Parker is spinning in her grave

From Thomas Sowell’s column in today’s (8/30/06) Orange County Register: Dorothy Parker’s sharp-witted writings used to cut through a lot of nonsense. Ann Coulter is the Dorothy Parker of our time – an industrial-strength Dorothy Parker. What horses&#t. Ann Coulter’s work is a lot of nonsense. There are websites dedicated to fact checking her books…

Pledges vs Payments

Love how this story on campaign contributons is buried in OCBlog.net and not even mentioned on PowderBlue (but kudos to Flash Report for posting it up high where it belongs). I’m simply amazed that the Register has written a balanced story where Republican candidates are placed in a difficult light. Perhaps camapign finance reform in…

Giuliani coming to Anaheim

I was headed up the 57 North to a client meeting today when I saw an electronic billboard at the Honda Pond advertise an upcoming appearance by Rudy Giuliani, a bastion of Republican family values right there with Newt Gingrich (three marriages) and Rush Limbaugh (four marriages), etc, etc. Matt Cunningham/Jubal posted a comment reply…

Compare and Contrast

Read reports on last weekend’s GOP gathering in LA on FlashReport and on PowderBlue Report. Click both and read both. Jon Fleischman’s report makes it seem like all is well among the California GOP where Allen Bartlett paints a little more somber picture. Check it out yourself. Note to both of FR and PowderBlue: Mitt…

Welcome to the OC Post

The newest daily paper debuted today; the OC Post. Since I already get 4 papers a day, not sure a watered down version of the OC Regsiter fits my bill. But at less than $20 a year, I wish it much success.

Partisanship in Irvine politics

Races for City Council and Irvine Mayor are allegedly non-partisan. Meaning, if Larry Agran were Republican, the local GOP would love him. Mickadeit’s column from this morning quotes Mitch Goldstone, a democrat who no longer warms to the Krommunists and Agranistas (Mitch is a terrific businessman and immensely likeable; I consider him a friend), so…