Dan Chmielewski

The Late Great Molly Ivins

I have just polished off Molly Ivins last work, “The Bill of Wrongs” written with longtime collaboration partner Lou DeBose.  The work is stunning; case studies on how the Bush Administration officials have subverted the civil rights of ordinary Americans and rendered a Canadian citizen to be tortured.  I dare OC conservatives to read it…

My Favorite OC Register Letter to the Editor

Posted on Xmas eve.  And to answer Al’s question, Yes, it would be too much to ask to lay off the President.  The words “decent” and “Christian” are not ones I would use to describe the president.  Lay off Bush Would it be too much to ask of the inveterate, pathological Bush haters to lay…

Help Steve Young

Hot off the email trail….. I am Steve Young, the Democrat challenging John Campbell [R, CA-48] the sixth richest member of congress. My challenge is truly a David vs. Goliath battle — and we know how that one turned out. I am writing to ask for your help. Two reasons make the House race in…

Obstructionist Republicans

The Holidays are a wonderful time to catch up with neighbors; we had 18 people over for Christmas Eve and I got an earful on the low approval rating for Congress. But we need to remember, Democrats don’t have a veto-proof majority.  And Republicans are part of Congress too.  The 110th Congress set a dubious…

Wishing Probolsky some Ethics This Christmas

We jump on Matt Cunningham of Red County here all the time, but ethically speaking, Matt always discloses if he has a business interest in stories he is posting about.  Virtually every post on the Disney-SunCl-Anaheim story, Matt disclosed he is/was a consultant for SunCal.  Its this sort of disclosure, plus allowing us lefties to…

Where There’s Smoke…

I had jury duty yesterday and didn’t get a chance to post this, but there was a fire in the Old Executive Office building in DC.  And the fire was very close to Dick Cheney’s office.  Rumor has it that Cheney forgot to close his open portal to Hell.