Eric Florack on December 2nd, 2008

WordPress v2.7RC1 is up at the WordPress and looking pretty good. If you’re a blogger, and want a peek here’s where to look behind the scenes. It’s quite a change from the interface WP has had for the last few versions, but it looks worth it.  From the user’s perspective it supports threaded comments, which […]

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davidl on December 2nd, 2008

Curses, foiled again.   Republican Saxby Chambliss defends his Senate seat in Georgia, Associated Press: ATLANTA – Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss won re-election Tuesday in a runoff, dashing Democrats’ hopes of capturing enough seats in the U.S. Senate to thwart Republican filibusters. Chambliss’ election to a second term gives the GOP a firewall against Democrats eager […]

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davidl on December 2nd, 2008

Mr. President-elect, reporters we hope are going to ask you a lot of annoying questions over the next four years. Get used to it. Via fellow Swamp Stomper, Sister Toldjah.   BO’s halo becomes a choke collar.

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davidl on December 2nd, 2008

Mike Allen, Politico, is reporting that NBC News is set to name David Gregory as Tim Russert’s replacement as host for Meet the Depressed: NBC News plans to name David Gregory as moderator of “Meet the Press,” infusing one of television’s most prized franchises with a sharp edge leavened by a youthful style and versatility, […]

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Eric Florack on December 2nd, 2008

Greetings, and welcome to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere… BitsBlog’s Nightly Ramble. December the second, already. That means only 22 shopping days left until Christmas. Always assuming the war on Christmas doesn’t succeed. I’ll get to that. I note with interest that by a fluke of the calendar, our gift buying season is […]

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Eric Florack on December 2nd, 2008

Fox’s SPECIAL REPORT last night: Six members of the Congressional Black Caucus may have violated House ethics rules by attending a three-day conference paid for by a number of powerful corporations early last month on the Caribbean island of Saint Martin. The New York Post reports House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charlie Rangel and […]

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Eric Florack on December 2nd, 2008

Finally… There is, occasionally, justice. BAGHDAD -Fox- A special Iraqi court sentenced Saddam Hussein’s notorious cousin, “Chemical Ali” Hassan al-Majid, to death Tuesday after convicting him of crimes against humanity for his part in crushing the 1991 Shiite uprising in southern Iraq. Al-Majid already faces death by hanging after being convicted last year for his […]

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