davidl on March 31st, 2010

And I’ve watched congressional hearings.  There’s no chance that four CEO’s are going to explain the accounting code to the fine folks in Congress; explaining how to boil water would challenge the format. Megan McArdle, via Don Boudreaux, Cafe Hayek. Explaining elementary principles of accounting to a congresscritter as dumb as Henry Waxman is simply […]

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Eric Florack on March 31st, 2010

Welcome, one and all, to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the Internet The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble. HEY… CSEA…. Glenn Reynolds suggests that public-sector unions should be illegal.  I think he’s right. Danny Donahue, are you listening? NOT SOCIALIST? FAIL….. Sorry, Mickey.  I’ve got a lot a love for you, man, but you missed […]

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Eric Florack on March 31st, 2010

Jake Tapper says this morning that the White House has given a go ahead to offshore drilling. On Wednesday morning at Joint Base Andrews Naval Air Facility in Washington, DC, President Obama will announce that his administration will allow the lease sale to go forward for oil and gas exploration 50 miles off of the […]

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davidl on March 31st, 2010

So who is the Tea Bagger? I won tries to muddle the message, from USA Today: President Obama said many Tea Party followers have “mainstream legitimate concerns,” but their movement is built around a “core group” of opponents who call him a socialist and question his citizenship. Is the Dim One calling the Reverend Al […]

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DJ Durant on March 30th, 2010

Today the headlines read something like:  Government Stands to Reap $7.5 Billion Profit from Sale of Citi Stock.  This was reported in both the Wall Street Journal and our local rag, the Des Moines Register, and while estimates vary as to the extent of this transaction, the range of the government’s take is somewhere between $7 [...]

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Eric Florack on March 30th, 2010

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere…. The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble CNN: THE NEW ERR AMERICA: Bill Carter at the New York Times: CNN continued what has become a precipitous decline in ratings for its prime-time programs in the first quarter of 2010, with its main hosts losing […]

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davidl on March 30th, 2010

Geraghty’s Law, the deluxe collectors edition, Jim Geraghty, National Review: BARACK OBAMA A Long Post: The Complete List of Obama Statement Expiration Dates By popular demand, a comprehensive list of expired Obama statements… Holy Cow! MSNBC discovers the Second Amendment, Mike Stuckey, MSNBC: Record numbers now licensed to pack heat Firearms deaths fall as millions […]

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Eric Florack on March 29th, 2010

Welcome, one and all, to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the web… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble IT’S LAW, ALREADY….SO WHY ARE THEY STILL TRYING TO SELL OBAMACARE? That’s a question that a reader asked me in email just recently, noting that advertisements (Paid for with tax dollars?) are still trying to sell us […]

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There’s a hustle and bustle, rattle and hum over by the meat section in the commissary. JonesToTheGrindstone.com Shoppers are milling through all of those shiny, plastic sheeting-wrapped packages of meat. Raw and exposed for inspection. Carefully perused and selected with precision. These packages are hand selected and there is a sense of ownership once they […]

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davidl on March 29th, 2010

Obama Care is a polling disaster, from the Washington Post: Overall, 46 percent of those polled said they support the changes in the new law; 50 percent oppose them. That is virtually identical to the pre-vote split on the proposals and similar to the divide that has existed since last summer, when the country became […]

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davidl on March 28th, 2010

Obama Care breeds the World’s fastest chickens.William A. Jacobson, Legal Insurrection: Obamacare’s Chickens Coming Home To Roost Already Numerous companies already have announced enormous financial write-downs related to Obamacare’s cutback of subsidies for prescription drug benefit programs for retirees. These subsidies, while characterized by Democrats as “loopholes,” actually saved the government money because it cost […]

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davidl on March 27th, 2010

Obamafada, Meryl Yourish: So, the man who proclaimed to AIPAC that he had a “strong commitment” to the “unbreakable bond” between Israel and the United States is leading a full-court press to force Israel to yield to The One’s indomitable will. Let us review: The Cairo speech: The United States does not accept the legitimacy […]

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Eric Florack on March 26th, 2010

Welcome, Mr. and Ms. America and all the ships at sea – to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the web… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble It’s cold here outside Casa de Bit… 20 degress going to about 15 tonight. But I suppose it’s the last cold of the season. GUESS WHO ISN’T COMING TO […]

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Eric Florack on March 26th, 2010

I have a fresh post up over at DodgeBlogium… Andrew Ian Dodge’s place… which sugegsts we’re not going to see a repeal of ObamaCare anytime soon, no matter what kind of screaming you hear from the GOP.

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davidl on March 26th, 2010

Obama administration stuck on stupid, Jackson Diehl, Washington Post: Obama has added more poison to a U.S.-Israeli relationship that already was at its lowest point in two decades. Tuesday night the White House refused to allow non-official photographers record the president’s meeting with Netanyahu; no statement was issued afterward. Netanyahu is being treated as if […]

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