Dan Chmielewski

Is the Flash Report Threatening the Terminator?

“Beware the Ides of March, as it appears to be the day that the Governor indicates that he is not a team player… “ – Jon Fleischman, Flash Report, 3/15/2007 Et Tu Fleischman?! I love when Republicans eat their own.  Jon Fleischman’s FlashReport column on the Governor’s approval of moving up the date of the…

R.I.P. Richard Jeni

Comedy isn’t pretty.  Comedian Richard Jeni died last weekend of a self-inflicted gunshot due to mental illness.  For someone so talented and so funny, its a real tragedy.  My wife reminded me of other comedians with other problems from depression to alcoholism, so she wasn’t surprised. Here’s a YouTube clip of Jeni’s last HBO Special,…

Campbell Blames Democrats for Fiscal Mess Made by GOP

In a laughable column in today’s (March 14) OC Register, Congressman John Campbell touts the GOP’s “American Taxpayer Bill of Rights,” which he claimed co-authorship of as a member of the Republican Study Committee chair on the Budget and Spending Taskforce. I am reminded of the big spender at a fancy restaurant who left his…

Putting the Debate Shoe on the Other Foot

For all my conservative friends out there who railed against the idea that Democrats we’re tough enough to endure a debate in Nevada hosted by Fox News, this open invitation from Mark Green, the new president of AirAmerica Radio, offering to host Republican debates on his network. Let’s see if the Republicans go for it.…

Hugh Hewitt Blames Liberals for Mitt Romney’s Flip Flops

“The Cowardly Lion,” Hugh Hewitt was on Hannity & Colmes last night promoting his new book “A Mormon in the White House” where he blames liberals for all of Romney’s flip-flops.  You can see the clip here.  Hugh says Mitt says “incandescent intelligence.” And he is going to blame liberals for anything.  Its pretty pathetic.  Love how…

Watching the Fire and Wondering….

I’m watching the fire rage in Anaheim Hills and measuring how far it is from my Irvine home.  I am amazed by the performance of the firefighters and the police who have done a remarkable job getting residents evacuated.  Thank you for your great work. And a small part of me wonders if Steven Greenhut…

Democrats Cancel Nevada Debate on Fox News

I have to admit, I get major jollies when the on-air talent at Fox News says that they are “fair and balanced.”  About two weeks ago, Sean Hannity had the audacity to say “60 Minutes” was biased for airing a “hit piece” on troops against the Iraq War.  He actually said “They (60 minutes) have…