davidl on August 8th, 2007

Let it be known, there is no such thing as a “temporary” goverrment rax. In 1898, Congress passed a levy of one cent per telephone call to help raise money for the Spanish-American War. By 1990, the tax had become three percent (3%) of your overall telephone bill So when a politician talks about a […]

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Eric Florack on August 8th, 2007

Hot around here today. Well, actually not too hot, only around 86°, but with the humidity, it FEELS like more. Joyner is reporting his neck of the woods got to 100, today. No, this isn’t a comment about global warming,(I’ll get to that at the end) I’m simply stating the fact that it is mid […]

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Eric Florack on August 8th, 2007

Goldfarb, over at the Weekly Standard: It appears that today is a watershed day with regard to US policy in Iraq. Democratic leaders now acknowledge that the surge is working. The only catch is, they say it’s no surprise, they’ve known it for a while, and it’s nothing significant. Yeah. Well, what did I say […]

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Eric Florack on August 8th, 2007

I want to mention, here, that I got a nice note back from Rick Moran, regarding the open note I posted last night. I genuinely appreciated his taking the time, and his warm comments for BitsBlog. Apparently, he’s been catching some heat for his comments on the Beauchamp thing. In the largest part, he seems […]

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And, perhaps more specifically, what kind of the fact is that image having on our position, worldwide? Interesting article in the Wall Street Journal, today. It’s from Ion Mihai Pacepa, who says Precisely what I’ve been saying for years, now” Take it from this old KGB hand: The left is abetting America’s enemies with its […]

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davidl on August 8th, 2007

The ‘rats continue to infest Mrs. Pelosi’s swamp.   Congressman  Neil Abercrombie (D-HI 1st) wants to spend eight million dollars of the taxpayer’s money because he is too cheap to buy a membership in a healthclub for himself.  Emily Belz and Alexander Bolton, Hill, report: Abercrombie is touting his efforts to secure funding in the legislative […]

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Eric Florack on August 8th, 2007

I’ve already made mention of this, but a post from McQ and the timing of it as regards other conversations, I think deserves a response: Hit number 756 [Yawn] Says the real home run king: “I would like to offer my congratulations to Barry Bonds on becoming baseball’s career home run leader,” [Hank]Aaron said. “It […]

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Eric Florack on August 8th, 2007

Yep… so says Gallup. We’re seeing some slight hints of positive news for the Bush administration.  For one thing, Bush’s job approval rating has stopped its downward trajectory.  Bush hit bottom with his administration low point of 29% in early July (based on our USA Today/Gallup poll readings).  Now – in the data just about […]

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Eric Florack on August 8th, 2007

Michelle Malkin gets today’s “Snark of the day” award, in her reaction to the Press melting all over Caroline Giuliani. HEADLINE NEWS! A teenager disagrees with her father! Yes, who indeed would have thought it would come to this? Trust me when I tell you, that this is more likely the girl being concerned about […]

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Eric Florack on August 8th, 2007

Billy; Saw your note this morning…. As I stated in my comments we have seen this before.  It’s a typical ploy of Erb and his ilk, once cornered on a factual point to claim “it doesn’t matter. ” Aesop and his fable of the sour grapes seems to roar to mind here. It seems to […]

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