Dan Chmielewski

It Must Be An Obsession

Mike Shelton’s cartoon in today’s OC Register can be viewed here. My first thought was, Mike left out a few items from the suitcase. ;)  But what is it with this right wing obsession with sex?  Why must all strong women be viewed as a dominatrix?  Couple this with today’s Register editorial against Pelosi and…

State of Denial

Spent some time reading Jon Fleischman’s Flash Report commentary on the 2006 midterm elections; allow me to summarize for you.  The Republicans beat themselves, the Democrats didn’t beat them.  Malkin says the same thing.  So does Hannity, Coulter, Greenhut et al.  Sorry guys, America has gone back to the middle and its a shade of…

Observations on the Irvine Race

I haven’t been particularly happy with our school board since they screwed John Burger over in 2004.  So a polite congratulations to Sharon Wallin and Gavin Huntlely-Fenner on their victories and a reminder that John Burger still got more votes than either of the winners on election day. I’m thrilled with Beth Krom’s overwhelming re-election. …

House and Senate Predictions

This site: http://www.electoral-vote.com/ offers excellent summaries of the House and Senate races.  It predicts a 50-49 edge to the Dems with one tie in Virigina where Jim Webb seems to be ecking out a narrow lead over incumbant Senator George Allen (Macaca Goldstein). I think Webb takes the race to give the Dems a 51-49 edge…

Political Discourse

A hat tip to Matt Cunningham at OCBlog.  If you spend any amount of time reading the comments of popular posts over there, there are a number of lefties chiming in al the time. This is a positive thing for our democracy.  It’s an exchange of ideas.  And there are times, I can honestly say…