Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble
38 degrees here this morning. Dark and dreary. The only reason it was even that warm is it was raining. There are times I wish my office didn’t have a window. This is one such. I still have the task of winterizing my camper in front of me. It’s a task I’ve been holding out on, hoping we could have one more go with it. But the weather around here today gives me pause on that one. Not that cold bothers me much for camping, we’ve camped often enough in the 30’s… it’s why the trailer has an HVAC system. But rain? Kinda hard to keep a campfire lit, that way. Harder still to keep a spirit lit and happy this way.
- POLANKSI SAGA CONTINUES: The French government has apparently dropped its public support for the release of sex offender Roman Polanski  saying that Polanski is neither above norm beneath the law. All this is, I suppose, is a demonstration of how the French are not of a single mind about this. Not much of a surprise, given that they’re never of a single mind about much of anything. The amazing part about this is that there is any controversy about it all.
- BY THEIR WORDS, YE SHALL KNOW THEM: Forgive me, but the arguments coming from the Democrats about how opponents to the government takeover of health care are engaged in pure demagoguery, tend to lose some of their bite, when we see nonsense like this. The fact is, they’ve lost the argument and they know it, when they start engaging arguments like this, and particularly when they start doubling down on the silliness. 
- SPEAKING OF DOUBLING DOWN ON LOSING ARGUMENTS: Did you notice where Obama has issued an executive order to the EPA to regulate so-called greenhouse gasses , despite any congressional mandate? Astute Bloggers screams… and correctly: 
THIS IS FASCISM…FASCISM IN THE SERVICE OF A HOAX – AND MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT, FOLKS: AGW IS A TOTAL EFFIN’ HOAX; IN FACT, THE HOCKEY STICK HAS BEEN PROVEN TO BE A TOTAL FRAUD.PERHAPS THIS IS WHY OBAMA AND THE ECO-LEFT IS ACTING SO SWIFTLY – AND UNDEMOCRATICALLY:
THEY WANT TO PUT IN PLACE THEI LEFTIST REGULATIONS – REGS WHICH WILL HAMPER CAPITALISM – IN TIME TO TAKE CREDIT FOR THE IMPENDING COOLING PERIOD.
WE MUST NOT LET OBAMA GET AWAY WITH THIS.
Make no mistakle about what this monster is going to do to our economy. It will kill it, as intended.
- RICHARD NIXON CALL YOUR OFFICE: So, Countrywide destroyed tapes of conversations  with various members of Congress to whom they were giving sweetheart deals. I think we finally discovered whatever happened to Rosemary Woods. Darryl Issa’s chasing this one, and thank God for him. Frankly, though, I doubt he’s going to get very far with it. With the Democrats in charge, the environment simply isn’t there for a serious investigation of , well, the Democrats.
- IRAN, THE BOMB and WHITE HOUSE NON_REACTION: “If you choose not to decide you still have made a choice.” thus go the writings of one Neal Peart of Rush… likely one of the best drummers in the world. I do find his politics abominable, but the writing in this case is true enough. Lack of a choice has made the choice for the WHite House. Word this morning from the white house is that they have decided not to issue any further sanctions against Iran, in response to word that they have yet another secret nuclear installation that we didn’t know about. I don’t see the lack of response from the White House to be so much a conscious choice, as one of lack of inertia. Rick Moran, this morning, examines whether not we’ve already accepted the fact of an Iranian bomb. I’d say offhand, that the White House certainly has. This, dear reader, is what happens when we engage with people who were not operating in good faith. That lack of good faith has been demonstrated for decades, now. Yet, this white house, in the kids idiocy, kept trying. Part of this, of course, is the recognition that to negotiate properly, you must have something the other side wants to trade for. Clearly, Iranian mullahs don’t give a tinkers damn for anything but wiping out the non Muslim world. The president has given Iran exactly what they want in that regard. As you may imagine I am nonplused. But more, I’m frightened. What more damaging prospect to wprld peace can there possibly be than Muslim extremists with nuclear weaponry? And what other damage can Obama do to us?
- IN CASE YOU THOUGHT THE BEATINGS WOULDN’T CONTINUE: You were wrong. Yet another young boy having the snot beat out of him, in Chicago, sets the stage for some rather interesting discussion about the Olympics.
- WHAT ABOUT THE KIDS, BARRY? And while our Dear Leader is busy trying to secure the Olympics for the battleground that is Chicago, the good war, the war in Afghanistan, the one Mr. Obama told us that we must win, goes on being ignored by the White House.  The request for additional troops has yet to be answered. Do you know, 43 soldiers have died since that request was made?  Can you imagine the reaction of the press if a Republican were currently occupying the white house, under these conditions? I will guarantee you, that there would be far more interest in photographing the casckets being unloaded at Andrews. 
- BUMPER STICKER OF THE DAY:  It comes to us from Gary Howell via Facebook. If you have a bumper sticker you’d like to see here, send it along to me. 
- BANK OF AMERICA PAYING ACORN? Tristan Yates looks at this one . It’s getting thick out there, folks.
- PLEASED: I must say I’m very pleased with the stuff my two co-writers are posting… Mel and David are both doing a spectacular job… and the traffic their stuff is bringing in is testament to that.