Dan Chmielewski

Political Discourse

A hat tip to Matt Cunningham at OCBlog.  If you spend any amount of time reading the comments of popular posts over there, there are a number of lefties chiming in al the time. This is a positive thing for our democracy.  It’s an exchange of ideas.  And there are times, I can honestly say…

Shea’s Flier is Fact-Checked

In case you were wondering, the big gaudy yellow signs for Team Irvine likely exceed the city’s laws for lawn signs. Why am I not surprised. The Hometown Voter’s Guide has fact-checked Christina Shea’s “Let’s Talk Irvine” mailer.

Is Ann Coulter Priming for a Trip to the Big House?

I’m posting this for the benefit of Matt Cunningham who must undoubtably be busy with just days left in the election cycle.  Matt’s done a great job on covering the Rudat candidacy/residence issue in the Orange City Council race.  Here’s a story from AP; I think Coulter should be publicly asked about this every time…

Krom Fights Back

With all the bitching and whining from the Republicans about the Hometown Voter’s Guide and the lawsuits filed and the investigations called for, I’m always amused when a Republican slate mailer shows up in my mailbox and everyone on the Right plays this game of “I didn’t fart; wasn’t me.” So we have this unbelievable,…

Hold Them to the “Contract With America”

In 1994, Republicans swept into Congress from its famous “Contract with America.” Here’s an excerp:  “….after four decades of one-party control, to bring to the House a new majority that will transform the way Congress works. That historic change would be the end of government that is too big, too intrusive, and too easy with…

Political Endorsements by the OC Register

You’ll read it time and again in the Orange County Register.  They don’t endorse specific candidates for specific office.  And while that’s true, it’s not accurate. The Register’s editorial writers and a number of columnists and certainly their local editorial cartoonist routinely fall back to old line positions and prejudices on liberals, progressives and Democrats. …

The Letter

I found this letter on Time’s website and it’s amazing in its clarity about what’s going on in Iraq by a solider stationed there. I hate this war, but I’m proud of the men and women serving it. I don’t have permission to reprint in whole or in part, but here’s the link. Read it,…