The House passed Porkulus, the Pelosi/Reid/Obama Debt Plan, New York Times: Stimulus Bill Passes in the House With No G.O.P. Support WASHINGTON – The House approved a $787 billion economic stimulus package Friday afternoon, with Democrats successfully promoting it as a boost for middle-class Americans and Republicans countering in vain that it will only stimulate […]

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Eric Florack on February 13th, 2009

Welcome one and all to the most intense nightly read on the ‘sphere; Bitsblog’s Nightly Ramble The ‘Politics is Theatre’ edition. As you might imagine, a lot of my attention has been focused on the plane crash just west of here. But that has been other stuff happening today, that’s worth a mention at least, […]

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Eric Florack on February 13th, 2009

Something I found while scouring the Buffalo News sources for info on the plane crash of last evening… found in The Buffalo News: Orchard Park police are investigating a particularly gruesome killing, the beheading of a woman, after her husband — an influential member of the local Muslim community — reported her death to police […]

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Eric Florack on February 13th, 2009

I’ve got a new post up at Pajamas Media, this morning, encompassing Obama, the Herd Mentality, and offering some serious reccomendations to Republicans for the future: Ronald Reagan, for all that he was and did for this country, could not possibly have gotten himself elected to the presidency were it not for the towering failure […]

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Eric Florack on February 13th, 2009

Word from just west of Casa de Bit: Clarence, NY (WBEN) — 49 people died late Thursday in the crash of a Continental plane in Clarence Center. WBEN Reporters Barbara Burns and Tom Puckett were both on scene as they learned 44 passengers, four crew and one individual on the ground are among the dead. […]

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davidl on February 13th, 2009

Guy Bensen, National Review, on Juan Williams: I have great admiration for Juan Williams. Although we rarely agree on issues, his arguments almost always strike me as thoughtful, measured, and ideologically unpredictable. Having had the pleasure of meeting Juan a few times, I can also attest that he’s a heck of a nice guy. He […]

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