Dan Chmielewski


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Oliver Stone’s “W” Movie Trailer Debuts

I can’t say I’m a huge fan of Oliver Stone films; both “JFK” and “Nixon” have their moments and I have no plans to plunk down $10 to watch a movie on the life of our current White House occupant.  The trailer for the movie is now online.  Elizabeth Banks as Laura Bush is brilliant…

Dog Abuse in Santa Ana

Scott Moxley of the OC Weekly recorded this shocking footage of someone in Santa Ana abusing a little dog. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVxn4G–3tk[/youtube] Scott called Animal Control but let’s just say they weren’t helpful.  The link takes you to more details at the Navel Gazing blog.

Red vs Blue

When I worked in Commercial Radio back in New York State, it didn’t really matter when the Arbitron Ratings Book came out, because whatever station you worked for was destined to be #1.  Number one in adults 18-49, #1 in adults 34 and up, #1 country, #1 in news and talk, #1 FM rocker….it didn’t…

ComicCon 2008

Very little in the way of politics at ComicCon 2008 in San Diego last week; the best item, an Alex Ross designed T-shirt of Barack Obama doing his best Clark Kent turns into Superman bit.  The only Orange County connection: a stick that read, “I never thought I’d miss Nixon” These are what I can…

A Tale of Two Brain Tumors

Conservative columnist Bob Novak has been diagnosed with a brain tumor (which might explain his erratic driving and decision to date Ann Coulter). Over at The Flash Report, our friend Jon Fleischman writes: 7-28-2008 11:32 am Long time conservative columnist Bob Novak, whose columns we have featured a lot on this site, has been rushed…

A Bias Against Liberal Bias?

This story in yesterday’s LA Times provided a fascinating relevation on the media coverage being received by both major party presidential candidates. According to the study, the mainstream media has been much harder on Barack Obama.

OC Democrats are Connected

Nice picture of Melahat Raflei, executive director of the DPOC, with President-elect Barack Obama.  The Illinois senator may have earned as much as $2 million from the OC as a result of recent fundraisers.