Eric Florack on November 7th, 2007

A classic move by the Jawa Report… This is fabulous stuff BBCT: Fellow Swamp Stomper The Dread Pundit Bluto I’ve had people hotlinking from here in the past. I solved the problem, but I kinda wish I’d thought of this trick, back then. What I’d like to know is why they don’t simply post a […]

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Eric Florack on November 7th, 2007

I knew I liked Sarkozy… Don Surber, by way of Memeorandum : Sarkozy said it here, but meant it for the French to hear Wow. I just finished reading Nicolas Sarkozy’s speech to Congress. He waved the American flag in a way that would embarrass George M. Cohan. Seldom has an American politician as unabashedly […]

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Eric Florack on November 7th, 2007

Gotta love Glenn’s comment about Pat Robertson and Rudy Giuliani, today. “Evangelical Christian leader Pat Robertson on Wednesday endorsed former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani.” Well, it’s only fair — Hillary has to deal with the Mondale endorsement . . . . I spoke on this, earlier today. Thing is, it’s the combination of that […]

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Eric Florack on November 7th, 2007


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Eric Florack on November 7th, 2007

Ya gotta see this one. In the past two weeks, THREAT LEVEL reporters have managed to draw the wrath of two different cultural tribes renown for their resolve and certitude: Apple fanatics, and Ron Paul enthusiasts. Apple fans pummeled Kim for her story on the iPhone’s controversial security model, while Ron Paul boosters went after […]

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Eric Florack on November 7th, 2007

I’ve done some server tweaks, which I think will increase the display performance, several fold.  Mostly the cache values got moved around a bit.  The actual dataload from the front page is a bit higher than I like to see it, but with high speed connection, it’s not an issue. Let me know if you […]

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Until about an hour ago, I had been concentrating on who won and who lost, and trying to make some political “Will of the people” sense about it all.  But no really clear picture came through until such time as I focused on the referendums in each locality, and in each state. At that point, […]

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Eric Florack on November 7th, 2007

I’m pleased to announce that Sister Toldjah has become a Swamp Stomper, effective today. We and she have been firing stuff back and forth over the wall for several months, now. She is without a doubt one of the more unique voices on the right side of the ‘sphere…  and one we’re proud to have […]

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davidl on November 7th, 2007

For all the talk abou the Bush Dynasty,  both of Dubya’s campaigns were almost totally devoid of involvement by Bush Senior. In stark contrast,  whenever Mrs. Clinton snubs her little toe,  Mr. Clinton comes to rescue.   Confront Mrs. Clinton and face the wrath of Mr. Clinton. Patrick Healy, New York Times: Bill Clinton‘s suggestion that […]

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Eric Florack on November 7th, 2007

Some of the trends noted in my reading of last night’s election returns, so far: So much for the left’s myth that a pro-life stance was the kiss of death for pols: New Jersey voters had not killed a statewide ballot measure since 1990. The rejection was a defeat for Democratic Gov. Jon S. Corzine, […]

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Eric Florack on November 7th, 2007

My reaction? Yeah, right, whatever. WASHINGTON —Fox- Evangelical Christian leader Pat Robertson on Wednesday endorsed former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who has struggled to bridge with conservatives some of his socially moderate policy positions on abortion and gay rights. The endorsement is a coup for the Giuliani campaign, especially after opponent Mitt Romney recently […]

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Eric Florack on November 7th, 2007

The only News paper in Washington, Washintgton Times Voters oppose driver’s licenses for illegal aliens by a nearly five-to-one margin, a new Fox 5/Washington Times/Rasmussen Reports poll finds. As immigration politics explode into the presidential race, polls show Americans are taking a hard line on benefits for illegal aliens, including opposing driver’s licenses and such […]

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Fersboo on November 7th, 2007

It would seem that BitsBlog is included in Right Wing News‘ John Hawkins favorite bloggers of 2007 list. BitsBlog ranked 32nd of the 40 listed. As Bit and David do most of the heavy lifting, I feel that they deserve the praise. Keep up the good work. Update I: (Bit) Wow… I was running a […]

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Eric Florack on November 7th, 2007

Alan Dershowitz, guesting at the WSJ today: Consider, for example, the contentious and emotionally laden issue of the use of torture in securing preventive intelligence information about imminent acts of terrorism–the so-called “ticking bomb” scenario. I am not now talking about the routine use of torture in interrogation of suspects or the humiliating misuse of […]

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Eric Florack on November 7th, 2007

Yes, to answer the question of a couple overnight e-mails… I voted, yesterday. A local election, for the most part. The initial tallies seem interesting… Democrats making gains in the metros, Republicans walking way with the prize everywhere else. Polarized, would be the word, I suppose. Such results are not unusual here in the people’s […]

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