Dan Chmielewski

Bob Barr announces Libertarian bid for president

Former Georgia congressman Bob Barr has launched a bid for the libertarian party nomination for president.  Barr was the congressman who initiated impeachment proceedings against Bill Clinton despite having his own history of extramartial affairs and requesting that his first wife have an abortion. Details here. With so many conservatives unhappy with the McCain nomination?…

IOKIYAR: The Spousal Tax Return Edition

IOKIYAR means “It’s OK if you’re a Republican” and in today’s edition, we focus on spousal tax returns of presidential candidates.  Of course, Republicans went balistic when the Clinton’s released their tax returns to show they made millions since leaving the White House (like Capitalism is a bad thing).  Not a lot of cackling on the…

Recall Denham Anyway

With State Senate president calling off support the for recall of State Senator Jeff Dunham in the spirit of compromise to ask Republicans to pass a timely budget this year, there’s some chest thumping on the part of some Republicans that this was a sign that the Denham recall effort didn’t really have popular support. …

We called for Gov. Spitzer to Resign…

…so now, we’ll be consistent and call for another resignation. This story in the NY Times about the only Republican congressman from New York City, Rep. Vito Fossella of Staten Island Republican. He was arrested May 1 in Alexandria, Va., and charged with drunken driving. Vito issued a statement admitting to an extramarital affair with…

David Horowitz coming to UCI

One of my favorite right wing blowhards is coming to UCI next week to pimp his new book.  Horowitz will be at UCI’s Rowland Hall, Room 101, May 13, at 7:30pm; In contrast, a much better and more interesting speaker is at UCI Tonight, and that’s Stan Lee of Marvel Comics fame (who would you…