Eric Florack on November 27th, 2008

A happy Birthday to Billy Beck. Have a good one today, man… and talk to Priss about the present we got you…

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davidl on November 26th, 2008

The one on the vision thing: “Understand where the vision for change comes from, first and foremost,” he told reporters at his third press conference in as many days. “It comes from me. That’s my job, is to provide a vision in terms of where we are going, and to make sure, then, that my team is […]

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Eric Florack on November 26th, 2008

: Welcome dear reader tot he pre-Thanksgiving version of the Nightly Ramble… the most intense nightly read on the sphere. First, some disturbing news about Barbara Bush, who is in the hospital. Prayers and good thoughts her way. We’re being told that for the first time, there is actually a decline in retail spending online.  […]

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on November 26th, 2008

We are thinking heavily here about how to present a systematic approach to understanding what we call “Conservatism”.  Just this week, a fellow Iowa blogger Albert Bregar penned his thoughts. Albert provides an excellent start with a view to how many of us think about defining the way conservatives see the world today (okay, such […]

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Eric Florack on November 26th, 2008

I’ve said for years tickets are not about making safe the public, they’re about making money for the state. There’s never been more solid proof than what is going on in NYC just now… per WCBS: You may have begun to notice more traffic tickets being written. And you may have guessed — correctly — […]

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Eric Florack on November 25th, 2008

Decided to share some photography my older boy put together. He’s becoming rather good at this kind of thing. As usual, drill the pic twice to get full size. This pic is taken at one of our favorite railfanning spots, just following a rainstorm. We’re at Sanford Road, Chruchville, at sunset. If you look close, […]

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Men are you up to Reverend Ed Young’s challenge, John Kelso, Statesman: All I’ve got to say is praise Jesus. The Rev. Ed Young of the Fellowship Church in the Dallas suburb of Grapevine says he’ll challenge the married members of his flock to have sex seven days in a row . He plans to […]

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Eric Florack on November 25th, 2008

Welcome dear reader to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere BitsBlog’s Nightly Ramble. Only one more shopping day until Black Friday. Good gosh, it’s November, already? I must be getting old; this stuff is going faster than it used to. Congrats to fellow BitsBlogger YetAnotherJohn for his first place finish at this […]

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davidl on November 25th, 2008

Go tell the Spartans Marines,  Cpl. James M. Mercure, Marine Corps News:  FARAH PROVINCE, Afghanistan — In the city of Shewan, approximately 250 insurgents ambushed 30 Marines and paid a heavy price for it. The Few, the Proud, the Marines, the badass.   Fifty plus insurgents dead.   No Marine seriously hurt.  Good job. Hat tip:  Ace.

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Eric Florack on November 25th, 2008

One of the updates I did last night, should have been simple enough… the Widget Cache code got updated by it’s author. Apparently, that update caused some strange interactions with the database. I’ve disabled it until I figure out what’s going on. Blog seems to be working, now. Slap on the back to DavidL who […]

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davidl on November 25th, 2008

Is Barack Obaam(BO) planning an economic stimulus package or just of pay-off to campaign donors?   From Julie Hirschfield Davis, Associated Press: WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats and President-elect Barack Obama are laying the groundwork for quick enactment in January of a giant, two-year economic rescue package that will total about a half-trillion dollars. […] Some senior […]

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Eric Florack on November 25th, 2008

Over at OTB, James points to an AP feed which reports they’ve banned ‘Happy Hour” in the UK. Obviously, the stated concerns are health-related. It must, however, be asked if Government isn’t overstepping it’s bounds here?  More correctly, perhaps is it possible for government to overstep it’s bounds?  Can government get too intrusive? Steve Verdon […]

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Eric Florack on November 24th, 2008

I’ve done some housecleaning. First, Bye Bye Memeorandum. Nice little widget you have there. It’s been a bloody YEAR since you last linked me. You link the blog on a regular basis, I’ll run your ad again. Not until. Second I’ve cleaned up some code in the right sidebars to speed page reslution up somewhat. […]

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davidl on November 24th, 2008

Raymond Hernandez, New York Times, is reporting yet more tax fraud on the part of Represnetative Charlie Rangel: WASHINGTON – Representative Charles B. Rangel’s legal team is reviewing his tax records to determine whether the congressman received a homestead exemption on a house he owned in Washington while living in several rent-stabilized apartments in New […]

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davidl on November 24th, 2008

Brian Maloney, Radio Equalizer, is reporting that Alam Colmes is leaving the Hannity & Colmes show: After a remarkable twelve year run, Alan Colmes is set to leave FOX News Channel’s top-rated Hannity & Colmes at the end of the year, according to key sources. Though the decision was said to have been made by […]

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