davidl on January 2nd, 2009

Those who believe the so-called Anthropogenic Global Warming are insane.    This suggestion is that as pollution in the form of carbon dioxide is warming the world, we must pollute the World in order to save it,  Independent(UK): The plan would involve highly controversial proposals to lower global temperatures artificially through daringly ambitious schemes that either […]

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Eric Florack on January 2nd, 2009

Welcome one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere: Bit’sBlog’s Nightly Ramble. Still rather a slow news day, but let’s see what we can drum up, here. I see YetAnotherJohn has gotten himself an honorable mention at OTB’s Caption Contest. Speaking of OTB, James has his new daughter home.  These […]

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davidl on January 2nd, 2009

It would be an embarrassment for the Democratic party, which suddenly seems to know nothing but since November 4. But for Republicans, the possibility of Franken, Caroline, and Burris all making it into the Senate is like hitting the trifecta — incompetence, nepotism, and corruption, respectively, will be the buzzwords for our new Democratic Senate […]

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Eric Florack on January 2nd, 2009

And yes, if the sole purpose of your site is to sell something, (not limited to various prescription drugs at fabulously low prices, or car insurance or website hosting, or the latest brand of condoms, or the latest African bank failure to make me millions, whatever) and not to provide actual content, this means you… […]

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davidl on January 2nd, 2009

You don’t have to have actual eyesight to see that Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg is woefully unfit to serve as a United States Senator, but apparently working eyes help.  We all know that New York governor David Paterson is legally blind.  Now it appears that he about to confirm my suspicion that is legally stupid as well: NEW […]

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Eric Florack on January 2nd, 2009

Apparently due to some weird filtering I had going on in my inbox, there’s been an awful lot of traffic coming in from John Hawkins over at Right Wing News, that I’ve been missing. Mostly, what I’ve been missing is invitations to one poll or another.  I must say, I’m a little annoyed by having […]

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Eric Florack on January 2nd, 2009

This one has been making the rounds, and I can’t let it pass without opening the editor.BBCT: Q&O and the Jawas The picture strikes me as a demonstration of willful ignorance, for one thing. I mean, isn’t that the usual charge when we misspell or mispronounce the unpronounceable Arab and Persian names that cross our […]

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Eric Florack on January 2nd, 2009

I’ve added a line at the end of each post: Bookmark on del.icio.us This link will only work if you have the del.icio.us plugin running on your browser… and if you’ve already got that, you’ll know what to do with the link. Please do.

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Eric Florack on January 2nd, 2009

I’ve been saying it for years now, and this case and that Michelle speaks of today, is just one more example.; Via RMN: A one-time resident of this city who had been bitter over its transformation into a playground for the rich left four gift-wrapped bombs downtown in a bank-robbery attempt, turning New Year’s Eve […]

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davidl on January 2nd, 2009

For Hamas, the only thing more prized than dead Jews are dead Palestinians. Charles Krauthammer, Washington Post.

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davidl on January 2nd, 2009

Fifty years Castro’s Cuba, Damien Cave, New York Times: Here in South Florida, where roughly 850,000 Cubans have settled over the years, repeated waves of painful exile and family separation define the Castro era. The revolution never met their hopeful expectations, the island they love has slipped into decay, and for many, this week’s golden […]

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