Dan Chmielewski

Right Wing Noise Machine on Chavez

Mike Shelton’s over-the-top cartoon on Democrats painting President Bush as the devil or a nazi is the latest gasbag on the right wing’s smear machine to try and tie in the deplorable comments of Chavez at the UN on Wednesday. Serial letter writer John Jaeger of Irvine (Google him sometime) was Johnny-on-the-spot to tie in…

Most Corrupt Members of Congress/Senate

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington recently released its second annual list of the most corrupt people in Congress. While Democrats don’t get off scot-free, this list is dominated by Republicans. Here is the list of U.S. Senators: Conrad Burns (R-MT) Bill Frist (R-TN) Rick Santorum (R-PA) And the list from the House of…

Seldom Compliment a Republican

In Ann Coulter’s book, “How to Talk to a Liberal (If you must)” she has a rule. Never compliment a liberal. Ever. So taking the higher road, I’d like to credit Matt Cunningham (Jubal) over at the OCBlog.net for his work exposing Orange council candidate Carol Rudat’s residency issue. It’s been picked up by the…

Coming in from the Cold

More Republicans are seeing the light. These mostly moderate Republicans see how their party has been hijacked by extreme right wing conservatives. And they are switching parties. Here’s the story. Guess I can’t blame them for wanting to be able to sleep at night.

Well said

Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA): “In light of the rantings that went on for 30 minutes by two colleagues from the other side, I’d like to state for the record that America is not tired of fighting terrorism; America is tired of the wrongheaded and boneheaded leadership of the Republican party that has sent six and…

I wouldn’t get in the IRC

Before I start, I’m compelled to point out that in spite of my journalism degree, I am not a journalist. I am not a columnist(which if they are good, uses elements of reporting when forming opinions). I am a blogger. Bloggers express points of view and comment on issues of the day. I leave the…