Dan Chmielewski

Has the Register Lost its Sense of Humor?

I get four newspapers in my driveway every morning; The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the LA Times and the Register. I read every one of them with that morning cup of joe. The Register has a number of columnists, but they just cut loose my favorite one; Mayrav Saar. Mayrav had a…

National Republican Congressional Committee in Trouble

The New Republic is reporting on a Politico.com post that the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) has an accounting scandal on their hands. The accounting scandal now haunting the National Republican Congressional Committee was preceded by a series of decisions over the past decade to relax internal financial controls at the committee, according to numerous…

Be a Summer Intern for Senator Larry Craig

HT: Wonkette and my friend Paula B who emailed it to me before I saw it there. I kid you not. See the news release about the opportunity here. http://craig.senate.gov/internships.cfm Might want to add “must have a wide stance” under qualifications.  Notice his patriotric Flag lapel pin in his booking photo.

Polls in Ohio and Texas

With a week to go, Senator Hillary Clinton holds leads of 5 to 9 points over Senator Barack Obama in Ohio; she holds a small lead in Texas at 50-48 percent making the race in the Lone Star State a statisical dead heat. Despite Senator Obama’s impressive string of victories, he has only a small…

Irvine Tattler

The other blogs are posting articles about the Irvine Tattler set up by self-proclaimed “Former Friend of Larry” Steve Smith, a former Agran staffer.  The stories are re-treds of previously reported stuff; Earl Zucht was a stleath candidate which is why Beth Krom won in 2004 (but no explanation for her landslide win in 2006);…

Taxi to the Dark Side

I’m sure that a lot of right wingers cheered when Michael Moore’s “Sicko” didn’t win the Oscar for Best Documentary.  What they might not have realized is that the winner, “Taxi to the Dark Side,” might be more damaging to their pro-torture arguments. Here’s the trailer:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WX0MPcN08Zc