Eric Florack on November 24th, 2007

You might be interested in learning that I’ve done some very significant work in the area of speeding up performance on site. Mostly, it has to do with optimization of the database that drives the site.  The database is now approximately 25% smaller than it was in terms of total content… (None of what I […]

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Eric Florack on November 24th, 2007

Billy notes: Rich Nikoley is barely hinting at the depth of my contempt for anyone entertaining the least infatuation with Barak Obama. I actually have more respect for Rodham’s troops. At the very least: they’re committed ideologues and they’re not all dreamy-eyed over paper-thin bromides about “change” and “bringing the country together”. I mean; at […]

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Eric Florack on November 24th, 2007

The San Francisco Chronicle has recently activated a devious system by which it deceives commenters on its website, Here’s how it works:If you make a comment on an article posted at SFGate, and if the site moderators then subsequently delete your comment for whatever reason, it will only appear as deleted to the other […]

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Eric Florack on November 24th, 2007

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has lost his lead eight days before a referendum on ending his term limit, an independent pollster said on Saturday, in a swing in voter sentiment against the Cuba ally. Forty-nine percent of likely voters oppose Chavez’s proposed raft of constitutional changes to expand his powers, compared with 39 […]

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Eric Florack on November 24th, 2007

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out of your door,” he used to say. “You step into the Road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there is no knowing where you might be swept off to. –J.R.R. Tolkien No, I’m not shopping, today.  Nor did I yesterday.   I did happen by one of the […]

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Eric Florack on November 24th, 2007

I note this morning by way of Memeorandum, that Australia has condemned itself to a labor government.  I suspect that by the time they figure out how badly they succeeded and damaging themselves will be too late.  The Belmont Club gives us a rather ominous sign:  The mood among the Labor supporters pretty much resembles […]

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davidl on November 24th, 2007

From Investors Business Daily: Leaders: Time was, a French leader who dared to defy that nation’s all-powerful unions could end up without a political future. Well, Nicolas Sarkozy stared down the mighty transport workers — and the union blinked. Brooks Boliek, Hollywood Reporter: Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., and former North […]

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