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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Eric Florack on December 29th, 2008

Welcome one and all to the most intense nightly read on the ‘sphere, BitsBlog’s Nightly Ramble. I ended up having to go into work today and tomorrow, and so we will see a Nightly Ramble for both those days. We’ll see about the rest of the week when that gets here. Victor Davis Hanson notes: […]

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Eric Florack on December 29th, 2008

By way of  Glenn Reynolds I note an interesting article in the DC Examiner, today: It appears that among the many celebrity victims of Wall Street fraudster Bernie Madoff is former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer. Spitzer resigned earlier this year following revelations that he was using laundered funds to pay for his multiple socks-on […]

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Eric Florack on December 29th, 2008

There is a scene in Fred Zinnemann’s great film, “High Noon” (1952), in which Will Kane (Gary Cooper) loses his head in a bar room. Desperate for help against the bad guys, he slugs some dink who is standing around jeering at him. Off the floor, the downed dink nonetheless looks up at him from […]

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Eric Florack on December 29th, 2008

Last night, we had a database server outage. Early this morning, we had not one, but two web server failures. I’m unclear on how much downtime each of these failures caused, frankly. On both occasions, the IX folks were responsive. But I’m now getting to the point where I’m thinking I’m going to need to […]

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