Eric Florack on January 3rd, 2012

There is perhaps no better comparison to what happens with governmental largess, than the seagull.  Rats with wings, they have been called… and for at least this purpose the comparison is fairly accurate. Consider the similarities between the seagull and the benefactor of monies forcibly removed from taxpayers: Seagulls have a tendency to stick around […]

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davidl on December 19th, 2011

There appears to be more real men, albeit in better a world they would be in skirts,  in Egypt than is State College, PA.    If this be the Arab Spring, I hate to see what wrath winter brings.

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davidl on November 27th, 2011

Robert Reich continues to demonstrate that his blood never quite reaches his brain, from San Francisco Chronicle: A funny thing happened to the First Amendment on its way to the public forum: It was hijacked. According to the Supreme Court, money is now speech, and corporations are now people. Yet when real people without money […]

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Eric Florack on May 30th, 2010

From the REELZ website: Acclaimed actor and director Dennis Hopper died Saturday at 74 after a long struggle with prostrate cancer. Having starred in more than 100 movies, Hopper is perhaps best known for his roles in Apocalypse Now, Blue Velvet, and Hoosiers, along with the iconic Easy Rider, which he also co-wrote and directed. […]

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davidl on April 22nd, 2010

Where’s the civility, I ask you? Was it not just this weekend that former President Bill Clinton warned that words have power, and that in voicing dissent, we should be careful not to get out of hand? And yet, here we have a group of protesters registering their discontent with the government within close physical […]

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Eric Florack on April 20th, 2010

Hello and welcome to yet another edition of the most intense nightly read anywhere on the World Wide Web; the BitsBlog Nightly Ramble. THE CLIMATEGATE WHITEWASH CONTINUES: Myron Ebell explains. Today’s must read. FOX CAVES? It certainly appears so.  Any rumors you may have heard about Fox being some bastion of conservatism, are certainly dispelled […]

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davidl on April 19th, 2010

B.J. Clinton in the New York Stimes: Criticism is part of the lifeblood of democracy. No one is right all the time. But we should remember that there is a big difference between criticizing a policy or a politician and demonizing the government that guarantees our freedoms and the public servants who enforce our laws. […]

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Eric Florack on April 11th, 2010

Dixie Cater, perhaps best know for her role in the TV Sitcom, “Designing Women” has died. LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Actress Dixie Carter, who played an outspoken liberal on the sitcom “Designing Women” and received an Emmy nomination for a guest role on “Desperate Housewives,” has died, according to TV gossip show “Entertainment Tonight.” She […]

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Eric Florack on March 25th, 2010

Welcome back, my friends to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble 55% WANT HEALTHCARE REPEALED: I’ve already suggested earlier that an outright repeal of the healthcare monster isn’t likely and enumerated the reasons for that. I note today, Rick Moran has been talking about that also, and he […]

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Eric Florack on March 19th, 2010

Fess Parker has died. He was more than a bit of an American Icon, who started a whole wave of coonskin caps and buckskin outfits with his mid-50’s TV portrayal of Davy Crockett, and later, Daniel Boone. Parker’s been living in Santa Barbara where he was apparently a decent winemaker and real-estate developer. No cause […]

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Eric Florack on March 18th, 2010

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble. NO MODERATION HERE: Jennifer Rubin of Commentary opines: David Brooks says he’s out on the ledge, morose, and about to have a “Howard Beale” moment. Just last week he was telling us that Obama was a misunderstood […]

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Eric Florack on February 13th, 2010

Just after the Superbowl, I posted one of the ads from that TV program, here… this one in fact: Now, if you will recall, I called it prophetic. So today, along comes Cold Fury, who links a Fox News article: Going green will not be optional in Cambridge, Mass., if the Cambridge Climate Congress has […]

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davidl on January 30th, 2010

There may be many names for what Barack Obama is dong thiese days, from Paul Kane and Shailagh Murray, Washington Post: A day after President Obama called on them to renew efforts to pass his ambitious agenda, congressional Democrats remained in disarray Thursday about how to move forward, with at least some pointing at the […]

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davidl on January 29th, 2010

From Ann Althouse: Obama chose to call out the only 9 guys in the room that did their homework in law school. And the rest who ended up settling for politics stood and and cheer it. Dennis Miller.

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davidl on January 25th, 2010

Comment by Jammie Wearing Fool: Obama Reflects On His Favorite Subject Barack Obama is trying to sell his favorite subject, to wit himself, Glenn Thrush, Politico: Rep. Marion Berry’s parting shot, published in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette [no link, subscription only] offers a warning to moderate Democrats and border state moderates — warning of a midterm […]

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