Eric Florack on December 31st, 2008

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davidl on December 31st, 2008

The Jerusalem Post, reports on the Israeli Air Force attacks the Gaza Strip: The air force struck Wednesday at more than 25 targets throughout the Strip, including a Gaza City mosque that the army said was being used to hide Kassam rockets. The IAF reported several secondary explosions following the strike. [emphasis added] Hamas has […]

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Eric Florack on December 31st, 2008

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere… BitsBlog’s Nightly Ramble. Last day of the year and all of that. We may or may not go out tonight to capture some photographs of fireworks and whatnot. We’re currently under a storm warning, after which it’s supposed to be in […]

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Eric Florack on December 31st, 2008

A great, great writeup in the Wall Street Journal, today, by Holman Jenkins. Like all regulatory schemes, Congress’s hallowed Corporate Average Fuel Economy rules froze in place a conception of the auto industry as it appeared to the simple minds of Congress in the early 1970s, when three manufacturers dominated the U.S. market, making full […]

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Eric Florack on December 31st, 2008

Been doing a lot of stuff in the background today. Updated a few plugins, tape backups, added some functionality, did some database cleaning. Out of all of that, about the only thing you’ll see… you may not even have noticed… the Bitsblog Icon on the URL line has changed to more correctly match the theme.  […]

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davidl on December 31st, 2008

Roland Burris is more qualified to be undemocratically appointed to the Senate than Caroline Kennedy is. Jonah Goldberg, National Review. Nice way to end the year, tying together two recent blog theme.    Good snarks  run in the Goldberg  family.

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Eric Florack on December 31st, 2008

OTB’s James Joyner says he’s got a new daughter. He’s got pics up, too. Many congrats, James. Now at the very least, you’ve got another reason to party tonight.

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davidl on December 31st, 2008

What in your fabulous five weapons, Catherine Donaldson-Evans and Paul Wagenseil, Fox News: The five deadliest conventional weapons in the world are all part of the U.S. Armed Forces’ arsenal. The linked rating do not necessarily represent the views of this blogger.    Your preferences may vary.

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davidl on December 30th, 2008

Gee, I wonder why she didn’t rush into Israel with medical aid when Hamas was launching their 10,000 rockets. Weird. Tammy Bruce, On Cynthia McKinney,

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Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere… Bit’sBlog’s Nightlty Ramble. Nearly the last one of the year. A slower day than some, so tonight’s ramble through the headlines will be a shorter one than some. Speaking of the new year; Are you making new year’s resolutions?  This time of […]

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Eric Florack on December 30th, 2008

Well, the question I asked a while ago, about who would want to be named to the Senate by Blago while he’s under criminal investigation, would seem to have been answered… The answer is: ,former Illinois Atty General Roland Burris. So now, Harry Reid has an interesting quandry, doubtless designed so by Blago… he can […]

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Eric Florack on December 30th, 2008

Jules Crittenden, today, in a great and extended article: Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak wants “war to the bitter end.” Hamas is on the run, its terrorist infrastructure and personnel being blown to bits as we speak. All good, but at the end of the day, all that gets you is a pile of rubble and […]

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davidl on December 30th, 2008

James Taranto, Best of the Web,  goes the quote route: “I’m really coming into this as somebody who isn’t, you know, part of the system, who obviously, you know, stands for the values of, you know, the Democratic Party. I know how important it is to, you know, to be my own person. And, you […]

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Eric Florack on December 29th, 2008

Word on the wire is that Freddie Hubbard has passed on. The LA Times blog has it this way: Freddie Hubbard died today at Sherman Oaks Hospital as a result of a heart attack suffered in late November. His name might not blow up the same marquee lights as that of the late Eartha Kitt, […]

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davidl on December 29th, 2008

I am given to understnad that one sexual predator in particular and leftards in general  are upset that one  Chip Saltsman included the Paul Shanklin classic “Barack the Magic Negro”  in his Christmas greetings, Peter Yarrow, Puffington Post: The sending of a Christmas greeting by Chip Saltsman to the members of the Republican National Committee that […]

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