Dan Chmielewski

Fact Checking McCain

The good folks at FactCheck.org, a NON-Partisan site, had this to say about John McCain’s acceptance speech: McCain claimed that Obama’s health care plan would “force small businesses to cut jobs” and would put “a bureaucrat … between you and your doctor.” In fact, the plan exempts small businesses, and those who have insurance now…

Anger Management

Senator John McCain lacks the temperment to become president.  Its well documented.  But whenever he gets all warm and fuzzy talking about his POW experience, its time to remind the people that this man is a loose cannon.  This story was published in many McClatchy Newspapers today. From the article:

The Tyranny of the Heartless Minority

The Republican minority in the state assembly and state senate have issued their own budget proposal and Dan Weintraub’s column today exposes it as a joke. For the party that will protect luxury yacht owners by leaving open a Tax Loophole and allowing themse;ves to be more accountable to the Flash Report than voters, the…

An Email from Wasilla, Alaska

I’m always a little dubious of emails that scream “urban myth” that arrive in my mailbox; this email passes the Snopes.com test.  Here’s the text: This is an email that originally came from a resident of the town where Sarah Palin was mayor. I checked it on snopes and indeed it is from a Anne…

Pallin is Cheney

Vice President Dick Cheney, always in a secure undisclosed locaiton, is a master at hiding things.  Whether its notes from a confidential energy policy briefing with oil company lobbyists to delaying news he shot his friend in the face, Cheney is without a doubt an enemy of transparent and open government. From this column in…

The Football Game Had More Drama

Senator John McCain’s acceptance speech nearly sucked the life out of the Republican convention.  It was easily one of the worst delivered speeches at a political convention in recent history – worse than Bill Clinton’s keynote address at the 1988 DNC in Atlanta.  Even George W. Bush is a more inspiring speaker, if that’s even…

Compare and Constrast: Women’s Rights

I’ve just read two very different and extraordinary pieces on GOP VP nominee Sarah Palin.  Jill Buck’s post in the Flash Report is here and Gloria Steinem’s op-ed in the LA Times is here.  Please read both and chime in about it in the comments section below.  Samples from Jill and Gloria are below. From…