Dan Chmielewski

The Silly Season of Politics

What ever happened to a discussion about issues in the presidential campaign?  Do we have to wait for the debates? The McCain camp has said this election is not about issues?  Well, what’s it about really?  BusinessWeek just came out and reported that Barack Obama’s tax plan provides more money in the pocket of the…

Troopergate Scandal: Judge Warned Pallin

Newsweek is reporting that a judge warned Sarah Pallin and her family not to disparage her sister’s soon-to-be-ex-husband in the divorce and child custoday case.  Court records obtained by NEWSWEEK show that during the course of divorce hearings three years ago, Judge John Suddock heard testimony from an official of the Alaska State Troopers’ union…

Do you support the Troops? Vote Democratic

Let’s not forget McCain’s record on the war in Iraq and his votes in the Senate that impact our men and woman in uniform.  See the votes he made in the Senate below; if you support the troops, then Barack Obama is your clear choice. McCain voted against the Webb amendment calling for adequate troop…

Shea’s Republican Support Ends at the Checkbook

I tooled over to Christina Shea’s “Shea for Mayor” website (which still has a reference to “Keep Irvine Great” isn’t that cool she’s still using the slogan of the opposition slate, but what’s a little plagiarism among friends, right?). I wanted to see who was endorsing her run for Mayor this time around.   Her…

Today’s Lesson in Republican Spin: Compare and Contrast

HT to Lita Robinow for forwarding this funny little test. If you’re a minority and you’re selected for a job over more qualified candidates you’re a “token hire.”   If you’re a conservative and you’re selected for a  job over more qualified  candidates you’re a “game changer.” Black teen pregnancies? A “crisis” in black  America. White…

Is the Register Going Tabloid?

After Frank Mickadeit’s hit piece on Larry Agran today, this news doesn’t surprise me. Editor & Publisher reports: NEW YORK The Orange County Register is studying a change to tabloid format after an internal task force review of money-saving options proposed the move along with several other changes. Terry Horne, president and publisher of the…