Dan Chmielewski

Be a Summer Intern for Senator Larry Craig

HT: Wonkette and my friend Paula B who emailed it to me before I saw it there. I kid you not. See the news release about the opportunity here. http://craig.senate.gov/internships.cfm Might want to add “must have a wide stance” under qualifications.  Notice his patriotric Flag lapel pin in his booking photo.

Polls in Ohio and Texas

With a week to go, Senator Hillary Clinton holds leads of 5 to 9 points over Senator Barack Obama in Ohio; she holds a small lead in Texas at 50-48 percent making the race in the Lone Star State a statisical dead heat. Despite Senator Obama’s impressive string of victories, he has only a small…

Irvine Tattler

The other blogs are posting articles about the Irvine Tattler set up by self-proclaimed “Former Friend of Larry” Steve Smith, a former Agran staffer.  The stories are re-treds of previously reported stuff; Earl Zucht was a stleath candidate which is why Beth Krom won in 2004 (but no explanation for her landslide win in 2006);…

Taxi to the Dark Side

I’m sure that a lot of right wingers cheered when Michael Moore’s “Sicko” didn’t win the Oscar for Best Documentary.  What they might not have realized is that the winner, “Taxi to the Dark Side,” might be more damaging to their pro-torture arguments. Here’s the trailer:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WX0MPcN08Zc  

On Being Called a Hater

If any liberal ever speaks out against the Bush regime, the right wingers out there almost immediately call them a hater.  That’s what Scott Graves at Red County referred to me in a response to a comment I posted awhile back. I was reviewing a story at the California Progress Report this evening about the…

Obama’s Legislative Record

Hardball’s Chris Matthew’s did a great job of beating up a Texas state legislator the night of the Wisconsin/Hawaii primaries, asking the question, “What are Senator Obama’s legislative achievements?” Actually Chris, I think its your job to know that instead of being a shill for Republican candidate after Republican candidate (thank goodness for Keith Olbermann).…