Dan Chmielewski

Fact Checking the Stimulus from GOP Spin

MediaMatters.org, an excellent site that bends over backwards to factcheck Republican talking points, has this list of GOP falsehoods and outright zombie lies about the recently passed Stimulus bill. Read the whole bill here. I listened to Rush Limbaugh spout on this for about 40 minutes this morning; he’s also blaming all the jobs lost…

Super Bowl ads

UPDATE: Watch the 2009 Ads HERE, and vote for the best. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vocNAGaNGME[/youtube] Sometimes, the commercials are better than the game itself.  This ad, for Holiday Inn, ran only once.  Its my alltime favorite Super Bowl ad.  Chime in with yours.

A Permanent Democratic Majority

A few years ago, Hugh Hewitt wrote a book, “Painting the Map Red: The Fight to Create a Permanent Republican Majority” featuring an elephant with a paintbrush turning the lower 48 states into a solid red map.  Its for sale in the remainders rack at Barnes and Noble for about five bucks. So the folks over…

The NY Times on the Stimulus Bill

For House Republicans, none of which supported the Stimulus Bill, the thought must be “none of us voted for it so none of us will take the blame when it fails.” Might I suggest a double-edge sword.  If the Stimulus Bill does reinvigorate the economy, then none of the House Republicans can take credit for…

Is Michelle Obama Pregnant?

Don’t get too excited. Like another rumor-mongering blogger we know, Perez Hilton is reporting a rumor on his website that First Lady Michelle Obama is expecting. There’s no comment from the White House, no sources cited and no visible baby bump.  In August 2008, comedian and racist Rush Limbaugh opined on his radio program that Michelle…