Dan Chmielewski

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).…

McCain in Bed with Lobbyist?

The New York Times is reporting that presumptive GOP nominee Senator John McCain, may have been a little too close to a much younger attractive female lobbyist.  McCain denies it.  The 32 year difference in their age prompts the same ick factor I got when Victoria Reggie married Ted Kennedy about 13 years ago. On…

Shut Up, Don’t Sing

When conservative pundits try music or comedy, the results are almost never good. Our friend Matt Cunnigham made a funny on Red County yesterday.  Matt wrote:  Fidel Castro has resigned as dictator of Cuba. Which means he’s available as a compromise candidate should the Democratic convention deadlock between Hillary and Obama. After all, the old…