davidl on May 6th, 2010

Hmnn, Naureen S. Malik, Wall Street Journal: A small oil refinery just southeast of downtown San Antonio is on fire following an explosion, leading to a one-mile evacuation, a local fire department spokeswoman said. […] An 18-wheeler that was refueling at the 13,500-barrel-a-day plant owned by AGE Refining Inc. exploded at around 11:30 a.m. local […]

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davidl on February 17th, 2010

Mary Mitchell, Sun-Times(Chicago) That is why I find the billboard campaign that targets black women with a frightening anti-abortion message disturbing. The ad, which has gone up across Atlanta, features a beautiful black baby and the words: Black Children Are An Endangered Species. Honestly, black women can’t catch a break. Sadly neither can their children.  […]

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davidl on August 6th, 2009

Bumper Snicker of the Day: TEA’D Off (Taxed Enough Already) As seen my my Mk II’s. Bumber Snicker II, American Power: MY TEA IS BREWED WITH 100% HOMEGROWN, BLUE-JEANED, RIGHTEOUS, INDIGNATION!! Cold Cash Convicted, from Paul Courson ALEXANDRIA, Virginia (CNN) — Former U.S. Rep. William Jefferson of Louisiana was convicted Wednesday on 11 of the […]

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Eric Florack on June 24th, 2009

I haven’t felt this worth commenting on, but…   The State newspaper in South Carolina is reporting that Gov. Mark Sanford, R-S.C., has been located as of Wednesday morning — in the Atlanta airport. That’s after his whereabouts were unknown since last Thursday. And it turns out he was in Argentina for the past seven […]

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Eric Florack on June 2nd, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere…;The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the BitsBlog Bay Edition Enable Comments? One of the things about having guest bloggers, as Reynolds is about to find out, is that occasionally, they’ll do some things you hadn’t expected. Usually, that’s good. Sometimes, not […]

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Eric Florack on March 31st, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the “Boy are we LOST” edition. Deconstructing the double standard: I’ve got a fair enough idea of why Obama’s been taking a different tack on the Automakers than he has been the banks… The Unions.  […]

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Eric Florack on December 9th, 2008

LA Times: Dennis Yost, 65, the lead singer of the 1960s soft rock group the Classics IV, died Sunday at Fort Hamilton Hospital in Hamilton, Ohio, of respiratory failure, according to a hospital spokeswoman. he Classic IV had a series of hits, including “Spooky,” “Traces of Love” and “Stormy.” Yost, a native of Detroit, played […]

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davidl on December 2nd, 2008

Curses, foiled again.   Republican Saxby Chambliss defends his Senate seat in Georgia, Associated Press: ATLANTA – Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss won re-election Tuesday in a runoff, dashing Democrats’ hopes of capturing enough seats in the U.S. Senate to thwart Republican filibusters. Chambliss’ election to a second term gives the GOP a firewall against Democrats eager […]

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Eric Florack on September 2nd, 2008

Rumor has it that Amy Winehouse is dain bramaged after a 36 hours pot marathon. Of course that was the rumor BEFORE that, too. And look, I know, OK, so don’t start with me. But when someone is that determined to screw themselves up, so she can be the next Janis Joplin,  there’s only so […]

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Eric Florack on August 2nd, 2008

Michael D is miffed at Obama for suggesting that the solution for oil supply problems is to find more. Apparently to him, that’s not painful enough for us. Look, I know that there are people who are suffering because of high gas prices. I’m one of them, although I know that, like many of you, […]

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Eric Florack on May 20th, 2008

Paul Krugman (Idiot, first order) travels to Berlin and notes that there are some differences between Berlin and Atlanta: To see what I’m talking about, consider where I am at the moment: in a pleasant, middle-class neighborhood consisting mainly of four- or five-story apartment buildings, with easy access to public transit and plenty of local […]

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davidl on May 12th, 2008

Tim Eberly of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution really needs to learn some journalism basics: A 24-year-old man shot and killed a teenage intruder Friday after the youth and some other juveniles tried to break into the his northwest Atlanta home, police said. The shooting occurred around 1:15 p.m. at 1426 Hawkins St., off Chappell Road, police said. The […]

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