Dan Chmielewski

AP’s Top News Stories of 2009

I would have thought the confirmation of Justice Sotomayor would have warranted inclusion, but per the editors of the Associated Press, here are the top news stories of 2009. Here are 2009’s top 10 stories as voted by the U.S. editors and news directors:  -1. THE ECONOMY: Despite a $787 billion federal stimulus package, much…

Rush Limbaugh is in the Hospital

Conservative talk show host and comedian Rush Limbaugh is reportedly in the hospital after being stricken while on vacation in Hawaii.  I’m sure he’ll get the best possible healthcare while he’s there.  Rush may have suffered a heart attack and the Huffington Post is reporting he is in serious condition.  Perhaps he overexterted himself while…

Melissa Fox Gears Up for 2010 Assembly Race

This blog loves Melissa Fox.  She’s smart.  She’s capable.  And she’s one of the best Democratic candidates for the Assembly seat now held by State Rep. Chuck DeVore in years.  Her Republican opponents – Steven Choi, Don Wagner and Jerry Amante – look more and more like theThree Stooges as they try and out-conservative each…

Best Wingnut of 2009? It’s Orly Taitz

The 2009 Stinque Awards presents OC-birther/lawyer/dentist/realtor Orly Taitz with its 2009 Wingnut of the Year award.  All of the 2009 Stinque Awards are worth a read so check out the blog here.  But the best part of the Orly award is the comment left by “ManchuCandidate” with the lyrics to a song about Orly sung…

Yes Virginia, There IS a Santa Claus

My baby is a confident 10 year old girl who loves Christmas.  Last season, around New Year’s, we had a honest discussion about the season and, as her Dad, there’s a certain amount of grieving over another passage of childhood.  I can’t read the final pages of The Polar Express to her without my voice breaking and tears…