Eric Florack on August 31st, 2008

Decided to make a run to Dansville, NY… about an hour’s drive south of Rochester, to catch the annual Balloon Festival. This is usually a two day event. Actually, we’d planned to camp down there for the weekend, but (Shrug) We’re going next weekend, so it’s just as well. Anyway, I thought I’d share a […]

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davidl on August 31st, 2008

In 1984 Dave Thomas took a bit out of McDonald’s by asking, “Where is the beef?”   Well today yet another Dave takes yet a bit out of another icon, to wit Barack Obama.   While BO was asleep at the wheel John McCain has stolen Obama’s mantra of change.   David S. Broder, Washington Post: No one […]

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I’ll state this up front; I have no idea who Rogers Cadenhead is, nor do I much care, frankly.  But knowing something of the history of Alan Colmes, I can’t say I’m much surprised to find him in agreement with Candenhead when he says: One bit of weirdness associated with Palin concerns the birth of […]

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Eric Florack on August 31st, 2008

At this point, I realize I’m belaboring the point. “Sarah Palin is an awful choice for a running mate,” I can hear you saying, “We get it.” No, Benen, that’s us, for the 20th time and more, tagging you as an a manafestly unserious Obama cheerleader, and on this occasion we see you as, your […]

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Eric Florack on August 30th, 2008

This has to be seen to be believed. Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Don Fowler, on an airplane back to South Carolina, is caught laughing that Hurricane Gustav is going to hit New Orleans at the start of the GOP Convention and therefore God must be with the Democrats. “Everything is cool,” he tells Congressman […]

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Eric Florack on August 30th, 2008

Reynolds: For me, of course, most of the fun of the past 24 hours has come from watching Democrats get caught up in the whole identity-politics tangle. And you know, Glenn’s hit this one. That’s really what this has been all about, the last 24 hours. The Democrats, as quoted by McQ,  in the previous […]

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Eric Florack on August 30th, 2008

I see, by way of McQ, a set of trascripts on National Review  from Larry Kudlow, of interviews with Sarah Palin, Here and here I’ll include a few excepts, here. Kudlow: Here’s the bad news. The Congress is going to take their summer recess without a vote — not even a vote — on rolling […]

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Eric Florack on August 29th, 2008

OK, I admit I don’t have an Iphone. I gather some of you with them were having problems with it and this blog, though, (Totally unreadable, I hear)  and of course I want to help. I’ve added some code to clean up the Iphone display somewhat. Can one of you check it out and let […]

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davidl on August 29th, 2008

Jake Tapper has the tale of two takes, ABC News:  “Today, John McCain put the former mayor of a town of 9,000 with zero foreign policy experience a heartbeat away from the presidency,” said Obama spox Bill Burton. “Gov. Palin shares John McCain’s commitment to overturning Roe v. Wade, the agenda of Big Oil, and […]

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Eric Florack on August 29th, 2008

BBCT to Michelle’s readers… Reader Brian wrote: My secretary was just listening to channel 7 news on the thedenverchannel.com online. The news guys had the audio on and did not know it. They commented that they think McCain and Palin must be sleeping together. They commented about Sara(h) Palin’s nice ass. They said a lot […]

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Eric Florack on August 29th, 2008

I’m going to take the unusual step of sending the news release out untouched from The Source, since with all the political goings on, there’s no way you’re going to hear much of it otherwise. You certainly won’t see it in the New York Times, or the paper serving Johnstown PA…. Get the hint?  (BBCT: […]

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Eric Florack on August 29th, 2008

Bruce McQuain at Q&O: Oliver Willis asks on Twitter: “How many qualified and tested Republican women did McCain pass over for Sarah Palin? “ About as many as the Democrats passed over to pick Barack Obama, Oliver.  Why? LOL… sometimes these things write themselves, don’t they Bruce? It’s true, though; Palin has more executive experience […]

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Holiday weekend, so this will be a short one… essentially a nod to the Ramble Tradition. As to the holiday itself, let me say this clearly: Labor unions have outlived their usefulness, and have evolved to the point where they are now not the solution. Rather, they are the problem. Why on earth do we […]

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Eric Florack on August 29th, 2008

I’ve cleaned up the front page a bit, as well as the footers on individual posts. The object is to lighten the load a bit on the Database server, and get the page looking a bit cleaner. Individual posts still contain the “Related Post” fields  and other moderately useful stuff. Problems?  Feedback’s the place.

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davidl on August 29th, 2008

The official Democrat Party Veep Hit list:  Bobby Jindal Mitt Romney John Thune Tom Ridge Tim Pawlenty Carly Fiorina Charlie Crist Fred Smith Eric Cantor Blind-sided baby! Sarah Palin gives the McCain-Palin campaign some leverage to attack Obama a several fronts.    Obama supports infanticide.   Palin is pro-life in both word and deed.   BO talks about […]

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