Dan Chmielewski

Insulting Your Audience

I tuned in to Cameron Jackson’s KUCI radio program this morning to catch his reaction to Tuesday’s election (doing so, I likely doubled his audience).  Having done commercial radio in New York state about 25 years ago, one of the best pieces of advice I ever got was “don’t insult your audience when the mic…

Obama by the Numbers

63.7 million people voted for Barack Obama — nearly 5 million more than voted for John Kerry and surpassing George W. Bush’s 62 million in 2004. Obama wins traditionally red stated Nevada, North Carolina, Indiana, Ohio, Colorado and New Mexico; he swept New England, the Rustbelt, the Mid-Atlantic states and the West Coast with the…

The Surprise in Santa Ana

One of the other elections we watched closely was the race for Santa Ana city council, in particularly Ward 3 where none of the choices were good ones. Its notable that in spite of “unofficial” and “unscientific” polls showing otherwise, Art Pedroza lost to Carlos Bustamante by a significant chunk of votes.  What made it…

Two Quick Notes

The Register’s links to election results was delivering a 404 Error message as of 10 PM PST.  And as of 10PM PST, this was the result of the Ward 3 Santa Ana City Council race: Carlos Busamante, 6280 votes Steve Rocco, 2,620 votes Art Pedroza, 2,377 votes Ana Valencia-Verdin, 1,874 votes Yep, Steve Rocco was…

All The GOP Has Left to Sell is Fear

    I voted mid-morning today, letting the morning rush go by but beating the lunch rush.  I stiull had to wait 30 minutes to stroll through the polling place at Northwood High.  On the way there, I tuned in Rush Limbaugh and one the way out, Laura Ingraham.  There’s high comedy in their shows…