Eric Florack on June 30th, 2009

Welcome, everyone and their brother, to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble. This is the Grocery Store edition. Franken: About an hour ago came word that Al Franken was decalred the winner of the Senate Seat held by Ron Coleman, by the Minn SC. The opinion is here.(PDF) I’ve only […]

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Eric Florack on June 30th, 2009

The President has demanded a raising of CAFE standards by some 30%.  The only way to get to this level is make cars and trucks smaller and lighter. Problem is, it also makes cars and trucks less crashworthy.  Some 2000 deaths annually are caused even by the CAFE standards we had in place before the […]

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davidl on June 30th, 2009

Yet it is still the fact that the overwhelming majority of young women, imagining their futures, do not dream of reaching midlife as barren spinsters. Robert Stacy McCain, Other McCain.    The missus seems to have starched Stacy’s drawers.   But he is taking shots at all sorts of targets, and his aim is not all that bad.

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Eric Florack on June 29th, 2009

How would we have reacted if TMZ had been wrong about Michael Jackson’s death? That’s the question of the moment at the LA TIMES. In answer, it would likely be a lot louder than if the Times had screwed that one up. Ya see, we expect the MSM to screw things up. TMZ would have […]

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Eric Florack on June 29th, 2009

Welcome Weary Travelers, to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the “”With fowa you get Eggwoll” Edition. Let is repair to the table and chair and this fine establishment’s board of fare. Global warming my butt: I’ve been telling you that the junk science behind global […]

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davidl on June 29th, 2009

Eric already blogged on Ricci, but Ace  brings up an amusing point.    While the decision was five to four, along coservative liberal lines, the count was actually nine to zero against the Wise Latina, Sonia Sotomayor, via Ace: Wise Latina Overruled 9-0? [ace]: Ed Whelan at Bench Memos argues the decision is actually 9-zip against […]

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Eric Florack on June 29th, 2009

Bernie Madoff hit the jackpot at sentencing, today… getting the maximum 150 years. The Guardian: The disgraced financier Bernie Madoff has been sentenced to the maximum 150 years in prison for masterminding a $65bn (£38bn) fraud that wrecked the lives of thousands of investors. The US district judge Denny Chin described the fraud as “staggering” […]

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davidl on June 29th, 2009

The democratic portions of the goverment of Honduras have acted to preserve their constitution and oust a wanna be dictatator for life, Mel Zelaya.    So which side does President Barack Obama’s Secretaray of State take?   The same side as Hugo Chavez and Castro.   From the Wall Street Journal: Hugo Chávez’s coalition-building efforts suffered a setback […]

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Eric Florack on June 29th, 2009

The Washington Post website is reporting: WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has ruled that white firefighters in New Haven, Conn., were unfairly denied promotions because of their race, reversing a decision that high court nominee Sonia Sotomayor endorsed as an appeals court judge. New Haven was wrong to scrap a promotion exam because no African-Americans […]

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Eric Florack on June 29th, 2009

I note with sadness, the passing of  Washington Times editorialist Mary Lou Forbes.  I got the news by way of Quin Hillyer, who says: Mary Lou was a legend in the conservative journalism world. Way back in 1959, a full half century ago, she won the Pulitzer Prize. For the past 27 years, she has […]

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… is here. Gee, I can’t imagine why the EPA wouldn’t want you to know that their own internal report shows clearly that AGW is a crock of bull feces,  as was metntioned the other day can you?

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Eric Florack on June 28th, 2009

Television pitchman Billy Mays — who built his fame by appearing on commercials and infomercials promoting household products and gadgets — died Sunday. Mays, 50, was found unresponsive by his wife inside his Tampa, Fla., home at 7:45 a.m. on Sunday, according to the Tampa Police Department. Police said there were no signs of forced […]

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Eric Florack on June 28th, 2009

We’re still working on the issue…. we appear to have something with PHP going. Unclear what. Isn’t this FUN, kids? Twitter links are down for the moment. I’ll be putting them back up tommrow night, I hope. There’s a few other background things I’ve got offline, too, until we get this thing figured out.

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Eric Florack on June 28th, 2009

RT@jaketapper internationla biz times reports mosques have been banned from memorial services for Neda http://is.gd/19eSn # @pinkelephantpun RT It's good. Is he seriously saying that gov't HC can run like the Mayo Clinic? me: But Mayo is soooo fattening.  in reply to pinkelephantpun # Say whtUwil about Sanford& I'll sign it. But does it strike […]

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Eric Florack on June 28th, 2009

RT@jaketapper internationla biz times reports mosques have been banned from memorial services for Neda http://is.gd/19eSn # @pinkelephantpun RT It's good. Is he seriously saying that gov't HC can run like the Mayo Clinic? me: But Mayo is soooo fattening.  in reply to pinkelephantpun # Say whtUwil about Sanford& I'll sign it. But does it strike […]

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