Dan Chmielewski

Editing Jon Fleischman

FlashReport publisher Jon Fleischman has moments when he reminds me of a school yard bully.  The kind of person who watches a kid trip, spill his backpack and then steps all over his homework to make his buddies laugh rather than help the kid up.  Fleischman has a post on the FlashReport going after Gray…

Time Magazine: GOP is an endangered species

Looks like Register publisher Terry Horne may have to drop his subscription to Time Magazine after all. This week’s cover story is a must read, and certainly one to be refutted by the right wingers here in OC.  Here’s a quick taste: Polls suggest that only one-fourth of the electorate considers itself Republican, that independents…

The Meet The Publisher Meeting at Grand Ave

Earlier today, I (and several stealthyliberal pals) made our way to the Register’s offices at Grand Ave. for a “Meet the Publisher” lunch with Register publisher Terry Horne.  I estimate the crowd at about 150 people, mostly older Orange Countians feasting on a vareity of box lunches and cold water.  My purpose for going was to…

Is $17 Billion a Lot of Money? More GOP Doublespeak

  The late Senator Everett Dirksen once said wryly about spending public money, “A billion here, a billion there, sooner or later it adds up to real money.” Red County’s Matt Cunningham is positively shameless when it comes to being critical of anything President Obama does that might be viewed as a positive for the…

Colin Powell: “GOP needs to move to the Center”

A set up to this post.  Matt Cunningham has this post at Red County where he urges state assembly Republicans not to vote for Sam Blakeslee as the new assembly GOP leader because he’s the most liberal member of the GOP assembly. Matt writes: “The bad news is Assembly Republicans are apparently poised to replace…