davidl on December 31st, 2010

It is that time of year again – time for the Bitsblog Snark of the Year: Worst press conference — ever I don’t mean just for Obama. I mean any president. Or head of state. When I wrote this morning that he doesn’t do well in defeat, you didn’t know how right I was, huh? […]

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davidl on December 31st, 2010

Atheists crisis of faith, frmo Amanda Knief, Secular: Atheists Excluded from Mayor-Elect Gray’s Inauguration Humanist Celebrant Denied Equal Time at Ecumenical Prayer Service Atheists, agnostics, humanists, and other nontheistic Washington, D.C. residents will have no representation at Mayor-Elect Vincent Gray’s first official inaugural event—an ecumenical prayer service entitled “One City … Praying Together” at 8 […]

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Eric Florack on December 30th, 2010

Does anyone remember Valarie Plame? Of course you do. You will recall the left was having kittens over the mere suggestion that someone might have leaked her name to the press.  There were calls for life imprisonment, etc., from the usual suspects. Yet these same people treat Julian Assange, who leaked thousands of such names […]

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davidl on December 30th, 2010

Ain’t no free lunch, from Thomas Sowell, RCP: Once you buy the idea that the government should be a sort of year-around Santa Claus, you have bought the kinds of consequences that follow. The results are not pretty, as we can see on TV, in pictures of rioters in the streets, smashing and burning the […]

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davidl on December 29th, 2010

Why the War on Barbour? From Alex Pareene, Slate: Corpulent unreconstructed good ol’ boy Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour apparently has a “state plane” that he uses to fly to football games with corporate executives, Politco reports today. Barbour, a former tobacco lobbyist and deluded would-be presidential candidate, has taken the plane “to at least one […]

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davidl on December 28th, 2010

When the Fat Lady Sings, Fred Hiatt wonders how obesity became a partisan issue, from Washington Post: That’s why obesity is not a Democratic or Republican issue. Obama has merely extended and amplified a campaign that began under President George W. Bush; Bush’s last acting surgeon general, Steven K. Galson, made obesity a signature issue, […]

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davidl on December 27th, 2010

Sharp Tack pricks Juan, Clarice Feldman destroys Juan Williams, first Williams, from Aaron Blake,Washington Post: Juan Williams: Palin not on same ‘intellectual stage’ as Obama Fox News contributor Juan Williams said Sunday that Sarah Palin “can’t stand on the intellectual stage” with President Obama. Williams, in his role as an analyst on Fox News Sunday, […]

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davidl on December 26th, 2010

Brither from Honolulu:, Neil Abercrombie is a birther but with a twist.  Instead of merely asking for the  release of  Dumbo’s, b/k/a Barack Obama, birth certificate,  Abercrombie has characterized failure to release the records as an insult to Dumbo’s mother and father from Sheryl Gay Stolberg, New York Times: HONOLULU — Gov. Neil Abercrombie of […]

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Eric Florack on December 24th, 2010

Editor’s note: We’ve been reposting this at BitsBlog for over a decade, now, each Christmas.  It’s among the most popular and requested posts we’ve ever had. It’s become a site tradition. A Bithead’s Christmas I find myself wanting to take more seriously, the challenge of writing to the subject of Christmas, today, than I have […]

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davidl on December 24th, 2010

As Time Goes By, a promise is just Dumbo’s mere words, from Investor Business Daily: War On Terror: The Obama White House has absurdly called closing the Guantanamo Bay terrorist prison “a national security imperative.” The administration’s own analysis shows the opposite to be the case. [...] Less than a year ago, Obama declared: “Make […]

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davidl on December 23rd, 2010

Merry Christmas Virginia, from Jamie Katz, Chicago Tribune: It’s all right to say Merry Christmas. In fact, it’s lovely. I happen to be Jewish. And I’ve lived most of my life in New York City, where, on the whole, contrary to rumor, people of every faith, language and hue do a pretty good job of […]

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davidl on December 22nd, 2010

Don’t let the door hit you on the way out Arlen! Specter gives final Senate floor speech, from Shira Toeplitz, Politico: Ever the prosecutor, Sen. Arlen Specter delivered a critical attack of partisan politics in his self-described “closing argument” Tuesday morning on the Senate floor. The speech capped Specter’s 30-year career as the longest-serving senator […]

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davidl on December 21st, 2010

Leftard food fight, Julian Assange has the left beside itself, from Melaine Phillips, Guardian(UK): Never mind that, for the Left, this liberal nirvana is normally the country which can do no wrong. This inconvenient contradiction troubled neither The Guardian nor its comrades, who dismissed the case against Assange as a ‘witch-hunt’. The fact that Sweden […]

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davidl on December 20th, 2010

DADT is dead, long live DADT,from David Woods, Politics Daily: For the next few months and possibly for as long as a year, gays and lesbians in uniform will still be subject to investigation and discharge if they acknowledge their sexual orientation, Pentagon officials said. Despite action in Congress to repeal it, the controversial policy […]

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