Dan Chmielewski

A Surprise Cameo in “The Dark Knight”

I had the opportunity to view a screening of the blockbuster film, “The Dark Knight” on the Warner Brothers studio lot in Burbank last night.  It’s easily the best flick of the summer (including “Iron Man” and Wall-E”), and if your a parent with a Batman fan under the age of 9, do not send…

Email from Right Wingers

I am on a couple of email lists from rabid right wingers. I delighted the faux outrage against Obama from this email, but please see the article below making the rounds among convservatives today. Monday, July 21, 2008

VotoLatino Event at DNC

Actress Rosario Dawson will be hosting an event on behalf of VotoLatino at the Democratic National Committee in Denver next month. Voto Latino, is a leading non-profit/non-partisan voter registration organization that aims to engage and empower the 7 million Latinos between 18-29.

Shawn Steel Laments the Obama Money Machine

Its not often that a post on the Flash Report can make me smile, but Republican apologist Shawn Steel has this post about Senator Barack Obama’s huge fundraising machine and how the Democrats are awash in money this year. In reading the post, its a classic case of denial for a conservative like Steel.  Why…

“The Express” Debuts in October

Most everyone knows of the quiet dignity and grace of Pasadena’s Jackie Robinson and they way he spoke with his bat, glove and spikes as the first African-American to play Major League Baseball.  But a decade after Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier, Syracuse’s Ernie Davis became the first African American to win the Heisman Trophy…

Obama and McCain to Share Stage at Saddleback

The New York Times is reporting that Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren has pulled off a political coup; major party presidential nominees Senator Barack Obama and Senator John McCain will attend an August 16 event at the Lake Forest-based megachurch. Obama attended an AIDs conference at Saddleback a year ago with Kansas Senator Sam Brownback. Pastor…