Eric Florack on November 27th, 2007

I tend to use a lot of older equipment around here.  The fastest server at Casa de Bit is a PII/400 that I’ve cracked up to around 700 or so with some added cooling. The other two are PII/400’s. I’ve got a “toaster” called “Gopher” that’s a Pentium/166… an old IBM model 300XL. Yes, a […]

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Eric Florack on November 27th, 2007

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Forget politics, the concern of Chris Dodd’s 6-year-old daughter is that Santa Claus won’t find her in Iowa. Hmmm. That’s OK, kid… the voters out there can’t find your dad, either. It evens out. Just as well, too. Can you imagine explaining How Santa’s going to make it past the […]

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davidl on November 27th, 2007

Writing in the Christian Science Monitor, one Mansoor Ijaz, attempts to skewer Mitt Romney for his answer to a question that Ijaz provides no evidence was ever asked: I asked Mr. Romney whether he would consider including qualified Americans of the Islamic faith in his cabinet as advisers on national security matters, given his position […]

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Eric Florack on November 27th, 2007

Confederate Yankee reminds us that Franklin Foer and the staff at TNR still has yet to pay the price…. It All Comes Down to This. Does The New Republic have the solid factual evidence to support these stories? Did the editors of The New Republic act unethically by burying collected testimony, deceiving their readers, misleading […]

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Eric Florack on November 27th, 2007

IRAQI SECURITY FORCES, U.S. SPECIAL FORCES DETAIN 3, UNCOVER 18 IEDS IN SEPARATE OPERATIONS Posted: 26 Nov 2007 06:28 AM CST IRAQI SECURITY FORCES, U.S. SPECIAL FORCES DETAIN 3, UNCOVER 18 IEDS IN SEPARATE OPERATIONS COALITION FORCES CAPTURE CRIMINAL ELEMENT LEADER, TWO OTHERS DETAINED Posted: 25 Nov 2007 10:25 AM CST COALITION FORCES CAPTURE CRIMINAL […]

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Eric Florack on November 27th, 2007

Fifty-one years ago, November 27 was also a Tuesday. I’ve been told that it was a gray and rainy afternoon in Little Rock, Arkansas, but I don’t recall on my own observations, because I was a bit busy being born. It must have been a good day. That’s Billy Beck, lighting the candles on that […]

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Eric Florack on November 27th, 2007

Robert Bindinotto: The Muslim world is not fooled by our talk about spreading democracy and values. The evidence is too overwhelming that we do not hesitate to support dictators and install puppet governments when it serves our interests. When democratic elections result in the elevation of a leader or party not to our liking, we […]

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davidl on November 27th, 2007

The Associated Press. MIAMI – Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor died early Tuesday, a day after the Pro Bowl player was shot at home by what police say was an intruder. He was 24. Guns don’t kill,  Intruders do.  

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davidl on November 27th, 2007

I find it interesting that a rumor of Trent Lott having an homosexual; affair is treated as news, albeit for a short time.  Whereas a rumor of Mrs. William Clinton having a homosexual affair is only reported as an ugly rumor.  Why are republican trysts treated a news but democrat one only as ugly rumors? […]

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Eric Florack on November 27th, 2007

Boortz, this morning: Here is the text of an email that was sent to every student at the University of Florida by the vice president for student affairs. Note, please, the hyphenated name. I don’t know about you … but that hyphen tells me a lot. Indeed…. here goes…. November 26, 2007 To: All University […]

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Eric Florack on November 27th, 2007

The “Rightosphere Temperature Check For November: Special GOP Primary Edition” is now up at RWN. John Hawkins says in mail this morning:  In this poll, right-of-center bloggers ranked the top 5 GOP contenders on everything from electability to fiscal conservatism to foreign policy issues. PS: A few things that caught my eye include… * How […]

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Eric Florack on November 27th, 2007

McQ gets into a fairly well detailed examination of our energy policy woes: We hear (and have heard) political promises to make the US “energy independent” by x number of years coming from all the current presidential candidates. And they’re also concerned with breaking the hold of foreign oil dependence. Two worthy goals – if […]

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Eric Florack on November 27th, 2007

The echo hadn’t died on Trent Lott‘s resignation announcement, when the left started pushing this “Trent Lott is Gay” rumor.  A little strange that such a rumor should be quashed by HuffPo of all places. Not very strange and all however, that the place where the rumor started has a history of dropping this kind […]

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Eric Florack on November 27th, 2007

Glenn Greenwald… Joe Klein has just posted yet again about his FISA confusion, and it has now moved well beyond farce into an almost pity-inducing realm. If Time has any dignity at all, someone there will intervene and put a stop to this. It’s actually difficult to watch. We’ve been saying the same thing about […]

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