Dan Chmielewski

John Zieglar Thinks We’re Stupid

The former KFI radio host has a new website, www.howobamagotelected.com, where his premise is Obama voters were stupid to have elected him and that the news media didn’t do their jobs.  And since KFI’s signals boomed well into the OC, I’m sure readers will remember Zieglar’s “work.” The Orange County Register might agree with his…

No Respect for Flash

Why is it that the best posts on Naval Gazing, the OC Weekly’s blog, happen on late Friday afternoons? But R. Scott Moxley’s post from last week may not have had the impact it should have had.  Listening to the transcription of the Carona/Haidl tapes (that would be the indicted, on-trial-for corruption, disgraced, hypocritical and…

So Show Me Already

Geez Louise, what’s up wiht the state of Missouri? The Show Me State still hasn’t shown us who won.  If Obama wins, his electoral college numbers climb to a crushing 376; if not, they stay at 365. In 2004, when W won with 285 electorial college votes, the conservatives called it a mandate.  A mandate…

Insulting Your Audience

I tuned in to Cameron Jackson’s KUCI radio program this morning to catch his reaction to Tuesday’s election (doing so, I likely doubled his audience).  Having done commercial radio in New York state about 25 years ago, one of the best pieces of advice I ever got was “don’t insult your audience when the mic…

Obama by the Numbers

63.7 million people voted for Barack Obama — nearly 5 million more than voted for John Kerry and surpassing George W. Bush’s 62 million in 2004. Obama wins traditionally red stated Nevada, North Carolina, Indiana, Ohio, Colorado and New Mexico; he swept New England, the Rustbelt, the Mid-Atlantic states and the West Coast with the…

The Surprise in Santa Ana

One of the other elections we watched closely was the race for Santa Ana city council, in particularly Ward 3 where none of the choices were good ones. Its notable that in spite of “unofficial” and “unscientific” polls showing otherwise, Art Pedroza lost to Carlos Bustamante by a significant chunk of votes.  What made it…