davidl on April 30th, 2010

Do they really all look alike? The Washington Post’s Macaca moment. Aliens who are  not welcome, from Fausta: If outsiders do not enhance the country’s “economic or national interests” or are “not found to be physically or mentally healthy,” they are not welcome. Neither are those who show “contempt against national sovereignty or security.” They […]

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Eric Florack on October 27th, 2009

Over at Reason this morning,  Peter Suderman suggests something …(Link repaired….Editor) … that I”ve been slowly coming around to, myself. He looks at the on again / off again agreement between the White House and the Democrats in Congress, on what is or is not supportable in a government run ‘option’. (We both know in […]

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Eric Florack on October 10th, 2009

I’m afraid I have to take a chunk out of the backside of Rick Moran: The Baucus bill hasn’t a chance of surviving a conference committee between the House and Senate. But it might have if the GOP worked to improve it rather than be terrified of their wild eyed base who sees any cooperation […]

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Eric Florack on June 15th, 2009

Welcome, one and all, to the  most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the White Board Edition   Iran: I’ve not commented much on Iranian election, mostly because the thing was breaking so fast it was pretty much useless for me to comment on it.  Now that things […]

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I don’t exactly consider Mrs. Pelosi to the sharpest knife in the drawer, but on the other hand, at least she can count votes. Consider these facts:  The Obama economy is cratering.    The $trillion or so Porkulus package utterly failed to stimulate the economy(how could it?).   Mrs.  Pelosi got exactly zero Republican votes for Porkulus. The Obama economy is […]

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Eric Florack on August 1st, 2008

A report in this morning’s Wall Street Journal points out: Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is mobilizing its store managers and department supervisors around the country to warn that if Democrats win power in November, they’ll likely change federal law to make it easier for workers to unionize companies — including Wal-Mart. … According to about a […]

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I managed to catch a first place this week at OTB’s Caption Contest. for the last week or so, we’ve brought up John Edwards and his scandal. Kaus has been watching this for a while too, all credit to him. He says the LA TIMES is burying the story. Gee, why would they do THAT, do […]

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davidl on April 12th, 2008

Is Obama really trying to sell me that bullshit? That when he seemed to be denigrating small-town Americans as shoeless simpletons waving their guns and crosses in the air, as well as their “Mexicans, and Irish, Go Home!” placards, he was really praising them for doing so, for falling back on the wholesome religion, and […]

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I can’t let this touching post of McQ’s slide off into oblivion in Google somewhere, without commenting on it. The guys involved with this project would modestly tell you it’s all part of being a soldier. They’d be right in that, of course, but it makes what they did no less special.I’ve seen people… and […]

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Eric Florack on March 30th, 2008

MSNBC is saying: BAGHDAD – Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr on Sunday ordered his fighters off the streets nationwide and called on the government to stop raids against his followers and free them from prison. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki issued a statement calling the order “a step in the right direction” towards resolving six days of […]

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Eric Florack on March 13th, 2008

 The racist card and the sexist card. Is Geraldine Ferraro a racist? Eh, likely not. But it is of note that the charge is coming fast and furious against her from Obama’s supporters, isn’t it?I mean, look…You knew the race card was gonna get played, and you knew who by. But is Ferraro’s comment off […]

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Well, over the weekend we got up to two feet of snow in places, mostly west of here. There’s a foot and a half in my front yard, and in my driveway.  We shovel it out, but since the yard is west of the drive, and the prevailing wind is form the west, the drive […]

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Eric Florack on February 14th, 2008

Are you in love with a staffer on Capitol Hill, someone who works at a think tank, or just a plain, old political wonk? Well, then today’s your lucky day because you can show them that you really do understand their weird obsession with monetary policy, parliamentary rules, and the Laffer Curve by giving them […]

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Three honorable mentions in the OTB Caption Contest. A little unusual, to have three in one contest. Still, I suppose it’s a natural result of hitting Rodney with a handful of one liners every week. I see Ted Kennedy telling Bubba to shut up. I wonder about this. Of the two, Teddy is the one […]

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Fersboo on January 14th, 2008

Jeff Quinton over at Inside Charm City: A former MVA worker from Beltsville was sentenced to 40 months today for selling identification to illegals. From the DoJ press release: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT AUSA VICKIE E. LEDUC or MARCIA MURPHY at 410-209-4885 JANUARY 7, 2008 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/md FORMER MVA EMPLOYEE SENTENCED FOR UNLAWFULLY […]

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