Dan Chmielewski

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…

Privatization and Underfunded Budgets Hurt Walter Reed

The Register’s editorial this morning tried to minimize the argument that privatization of services at Walter Reed amounted to small change and that once a contractor wins the business, there is still no incentive to offer better service.  VIPs at Walter Reed always got great care.  Wounded soldiers in building 18, not so much.  So…

Captain America is dead

The team at Marvel Comics has killed off an American Legend.  Steve Rodgers, aka, Captain America, was killed by a sniper’s bullet (guess he wasn’t wearing his shield). If you have been following the current “Civil War” storyline in Marvel, Captain America is/was leading the team of superheroes not interested in submitting themselves to a…

Presidential Pardon

There is a lot of discussion that Scooter Libby will be given a presidential pardon from his four convictions. The right wing blasted Bill Clinton for his pardon of Mark Rich.  Any guess who the lawyer was who negotiated the Mark Rich Pardon? Answer: Scooter Libby.

A New Day for Air America

Got this on my email a few minutes ago. KTLK chnages the lineup around as well Monday and I miss Ed Schultz’s show at noon hour. AIR AMERICA 2.0 BEGINS TODAY Mark Green Today my family formally purchased and took over Air America Radio. Why? Because if progressive values were a stock, now is the…