davidl on October 1st, 2011

Immigration enforcement works BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (AP) – Hispanic students have started vanishing from Alabama public schools in the wake of a court ruling that upheld the state’s tough new law cracking down on illegal immigration. Education officials say scores of immigrant families have withdrawn their children from classes or kept them home this week, afraid […]

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davidl on June 3rd, 2011

Hope has died, from Ben White, Politico: President Barack Obama is heading into his reelection campaign with a flagging economy that appears incapable of producing the sustained job growth needed to push unemployment below crisis levels. And there appears to be very little he can do about it, at least in the short term. The […]

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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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Eric Florack on June 24th, 2009

Welcome to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere…The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the “Happy Hump Day” Edition” The picture to your right is a railroad hump. It’s how cars are sorted in many rail yards around the country. You push the rail cars up the hill, and disconnect them and let […]

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Eric Florack on March 27th, 2009

Welcome one and all to the most intense nghtly read anywhere on the sphere: The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the ‘Wonderful Wino” edition. Olberman still a loser: Glenn Reynolds notes that Glenn Beck is outdrawing Keith Overbite. Like, this is a surprise? Rove in 2010?: I’ve been watching Karl Rove quite closely the last several […]

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Eric Florack on August 8th, 2008

08-08-08. Not sure it means anything, but it’s interesting. Just about mid-summer. The Telegraph reports what I told you about at about mid-spring would happen at Mid-summer: The great oil Bubble has burst. The market’s conviction that oil prices were set on an unstoppable upswing was underpinned by a set of mantras to be chanted […]

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Eric Florack on June 23rd, 2008

(RTTNews) – Oil production in Saudi Arabia will be raised, although officials in the oil-rich nation are expressing doubts as to its affects on the rising price of crude in the global market. After an oil “summit” Sunday in Jeddah, Saudi Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi said the nation would begin pumping more crude, starting next […]

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Eric Florack on May 22nd, 2008

I’ve been saying this oil bubble we’re in is about to burst. I said just this morning: Did you notice the prediction for $12/gallon gas? That’s usually the first sign of a bubble bursting. Just file it away for now. Apparently, you’re not going to have to file it for long, now. The Telegraph: The […]

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Eric Florack on May 15th, 2008

By way of Henke, I note: …it’s Democrat Sen. Amy Klobuchar who says speculation is behind high oil prices, and actually introduces legislation to “curb” speculation. Our next step should be to stop the speculation that is driving up prices in world energy markets. Oil company executives have testified recently that oil should be trading […]

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