Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere….The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble
- RECOVERY? WHAT RECOVERY? Surber takes a look.  And ummm Gang? Remember, now; the 10.2% quoted by the government doesn’t include those who were fored into part time work or who have simply given up trying to find work. When you include those folks, the figure jumps to a staggering 17%. Hope and Change.
- MEANWHILE, THE MARKETS SPEAK: Gold goes higher, and dollar goes lower . Gee. Might it have anything to do with the Democrats and their lunge to the left, I wonder?
- MORE SEIU THUGGERY: From CBS/13 in Sacramento: 
A state worker is recovering after a bloody brawl at a union hall. He says members of the local SEIU 1000 beat him up and sent him to the hospital all because he wanted to expose allegedl corruption within the union.Ken Hamidi is a state worker at the California Franchise Tax Board. Last night he walked into a union hall in Sacramento for an SEIU local 1000 meeting.
“We had every right to be here, very simple; it wasn’t anything private or anything exclusive,” said Hamidi.
“Three, four people jumped at me, wrestled with me, then did all that,” said Hamidi. “I was covered in blood and then over to the emergency room.”
Ah, yes… Hope and Change.
- HOMEGROWN TERROR? Joe Lieberman has gotten himself in a lot of trouble with the Democrats again. This time it’s over a point he made over the weekend. Brody Mullins at the Wall Street Journal explains: 
Sen. Joe Lieberman, an independent from Connecticut who heads the Senate’s Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, said initial evidence suggested that the alleged shooter, Army Major Nidal Hasan, was a “self-radicalized, home-grown terrorist” who had turned to Islamic extremism while under personal stress.Mr. Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, had opened fire Thursday at a soldier processing center at Fort Hood, Tex., killing 13 and wounding 29 in the worst mass shooting on a military facility in the U.S.
Mr. Lieberman, appearing on “Fox News Sunday,” cautioned that it remained too early to draw any definitive conclusions. He said his comments were based on “reports that we are receiving” about Mr. Hasan’s actions and comments.
Thing is, I think Liberman is correct, here. Speaking of which… there’s a connection here that explains a lot of this;
- IT’S ALL LINKED: I guess this should shock nobody… 
NEW YORK â€” The family of the alleged Fort Hood shooter held his mother’s funeral at the same Virginia mosque that two Sept. 11 hijackers attended in 2001, at a time when a radical imam preached there.Whether the Fort Hood shooter associated with the hijackers is something the FBI will probably look into, according to a law enforcement official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing.
Well, now… A few points, here.
First, I should have expected someone to look into this at some point before the mass media found out about it. (Granted, CNN and MSNBC wouldn’t make mention of this story, but there it is…)
Secondly, why are we not seeing criminal charges placed against those preaching this kind of violent hate? How many other figurative time bombs are set to go off, one wonders, set by this kind of radical theology?
Third, if the link between Nidal Malik Hasan and the 9/11 hijackers through the same mosque is enough to set off alarm bells, on the idea that they were all affected by what is taught there, what shall we say about Barack Obama sitting in the pew of an avowed liberation theologist, which, in it’s turn, has it’s roots in Marxism? If we can make as we seem to have dne, a positive link between this mosque and the kind of violent hate we saw on 9/11 and at Ft Hood more recently, why would we not make a connection between the Marxism preached by Jerry Wright and his minions, and apparently put into motion in our own government by a product of that church who now inhabits the White House?
- I DON’T CARE WHY…. I really don’t give a rat’s rumble seat why Cao voted with the Democrats . He needs to be gone. Right now. Period.
- MORE ON ROBERT REICH: This time from Kaus, who says in part:
Robert Reich sure seems to be saying that Obama should have focused on the economy and put off health care reform. . . . You could say it’s a bad sign for Obama if Reich has ejected from the health care express. On the other hand, if there were a theatrical, left-cultivating, personal-branding semi-economist who was going to get attention for himself by jumping ship, it would be Robert Reich. He’s sort of a canary in the coal mine in this respect.
While that’s true, Mickey, I have to say he’s not the first, simply the most vocal to date. even with that minor objection, I think you may be onto something here. It’s no accident that Reich was part of the Clinton administration, yet not a part of the Obama administration. Like it or not, Clinton is far more a pragmatist wereas Obama is far more the far left idealist. Reich seems to me far more attuned to his old boss, than to Obama and wouldn’t have fit in, in the current administration. Like his boss, Reich is not reacting because of any great love for freedom. He simply recognizes Obama’s radical idealism as the political and fiscal impracticality that it is.
- BITSBLOG BUMPER STICKER OF THE DAY: Seen on a Harley:
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