Michael Sheridan. New York Daily News, reports on a political boxing match between Bobby Gibbs and Sarah Palin.   The big punches, at least as reported, for Gibbs: “My suggestion to Sarah Palin would be to get slightly more informed as to what’s going on in and around oil drilling in this country,” Press Secretary Robert […]

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davidl on May 24th, 2010

Obama’s one trick pony, Carol E. Lee, Politico: President Barack Obama is trying to ride the wave of anti-incumbency by taking on an unpopular politician steeped in the partisan ways of Washington. It doesn’t matter that George W. Bush left office 16 months ago. The White House’s mid-term election strategy is becoming clear – pit […]

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davidl on May 24th, 2010

“Right now, the Obama administration’s national security apparatus is broken, dysfunctional and in disarray,” Hoekstra said.  “Dennis Blair was the one person you could count on for rationality among Holder, Napolitano and Brennan—and he’s the one the president let go.” Pete Hoekstra, via A.J. Strata, Strata-Sphere.

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Eric Florack on May 23rd, 2010

I’m starting a new category of posts here at BitsBlog, which I hope will be of at least passing interest to you.  I’m going to call the category “The Truck Collection”. It’ll be pics of trucks that really catch my eye. . I admire folks who do this with cars, for the massive time and […]

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Eric Florack on May 23rd, 2010

I won’t even bother to link this nonsense, but we’ve all seen in the last several days the issue surrounding Rand Paul and his comments regarding the 1964 civil rights act. You remember, the bill that the Republicans rammed through and Democrats fought against back in the day? Yeah that one. Well, anyway, let me […]

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davidl on May 23rd, 2010

THE WASHINGTON POST FRETS ABOUT the “controversial social studies standards” just adopted by the Texas state board of education, but it fails to quote or even to link to the text of those standards.  Everything is paraphrased… appallingly inaccurately. Ann Althouse, posting at Instapundit. Ms Althouse does way too much social trivia and photoblogging for […]

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http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-20005458-38.html Millions of Americans arrested for but not convicted of crimes will likely have their DNA forcibly extracted and added to a national database, according to a bill approved by the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday. By a 357 to 32 vote, the House approved legislation that will pay state governments to require DNA […]

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http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-20005458-38.html Millions of Americans arrested for but not convicted of crimes will likely have their DNA forcibly extracted and added to a national database, according to a bill approved by the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday. By a 357 to 32 vote, the House approved legislation that will pay state governments to require DNA […]

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davidl on May 23rd, 2010

Dumbo sets sights on big trucks, what could go wrong?   From Erica Werner and Ken Thomas, Associated Press: WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is setting the nation’s sights on vehicles that run on half the fuel they now use and give off half the pollution. Obama on Friday directed the government to set the first-ever […]

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davidl on May 22nd, 2010

More of Mrs. Clinton’s smart diplomacy, via Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit: Weakening US-Japan Relationships May Impair Crucial Social Networks Multilateral relations with emerging economies, the Japanese government’s bumbling over Futenma air base, and corporate breakups are reducing opportunities to build personal ties and networks that may be vital for Japan’s future Killing the golden goose,  […]

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Eric Florack on May 21st, 2010

Welcome one and alter the most intense nightly read anywhere on the web ; the BitsBlog Nightly Ramble. DON”T FORGET THE OTHER MILLIONS, ANN: Ann Althouse, writing at Instapundit, says: “STILL I AM A MARXIST,” says the Dalai Lama, conceding that capitalism has done China some good: “Millions of people’s living standards improved.”  Marxism remains […]

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Eric Florack on May 21st, 2010

Ed snarks: Maybe Raul and Fidel Castro didn’t want to wait for the Obama administration to apologize first for Arizona’s new immigration enforcement law, as they did to China earlier this week.  Instead, they got a jump start on the bandwagon by having their puppet parliament pass a resolution calling the bill “racist and xenophobic,” […]

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I was going make this part of the Scramble, but just got too long.    Eric rambled on border security, or lack thereof.   I offer three takes on illegal immigration, first the cool, video: . The warm, video: Hat tip: Ace. The hot, link. So go with Sarah’s take, go with Rush’s,  or go […]

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davidl on May 21st, 2010

“What is south of our shared border is sovereign Mexico.  What is north of the border is negotiable”. Mexican President Felipe Calderone, in so many words.

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