davidl on November 9th, 2011

Like the Roman Catholic Church, Penn State is an arrogant institution hiding behind its mystique. And sports, as my former fellow sports columnist at The Washington Star, David Israel, says, is “an insular world that protects its own, and operates outside of societal norms as long as victories and cash continue to flow bountifully.” Penn […]

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Eric Florack on September 15th, 2011

Dorrence,PA– I’m on my way to Saratoga, NY after, running last night from Florence NJ to Carlisle, PA. Some rain around here, some of it fairly intense. Word was they had a number of houses burned from Lightning strikes in the York, PA area. The Lessons of NY9:I mentioned this race and it’s outcome in […]

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davidl on February 26th, 2011

Obami stand mute, from Dana Milbank, RCP: WASHINGTON — There have been worse times to start a new job in Washington. When Abraham Lincoln arrived in the capital 150 years ago this week, for example, the South had already seceded. Jay Carney, the new White House press secretary, didn’t have anything quite so dire on […]

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davidl on December 6th, 2010

Dumbo on Wiki: Grab a mop, the Obama administration is leaking information like a thatch rook, in a gale.  So do the Obami shut down the leakers?  No the Obami order low-level government workers not to read the leaked documents.  Evidently, the Obami don’;t object to the leaking of our state secrets,just as long as […]

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davidl on June 20th, 2010

Obama’s vision problem, Victor Davis Hanson, RCP: Not being George W. Bush while apologizing for America’s purported sins is not a foreign policy […] But what exactly does Barack Obama wish to accomplish abroad? In interviews and speeches, Obama emphasizes his nontraditional background and his father’s Islamic heritage. Apparently, he hopes that by reminding the […]

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davidl on April 8th, 2010

Obama ponders destruction of the State of Israel, David Ignatius, RCP: WASHINGTON — President Obama is “seriously considering” proposing an American peace plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, according to two top administration officials. “Everyone knows the basic outlines of a peace deal,” said one of the senior officials, citing the agreement that was nearly […]

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davidl on March 9th, 2010

Health care is Obama’s Stalingrad, William A. Jacobson, Legal Insurrection: Waterloo was a short but decisive battle. The health care fight has turned out to be more like the battle of Stalingrad. The battle of Stalingrad was a bloody, grinding battle over several months during World War II in which superior forces were ground down […]

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Eric Florack on October 5th, 2009

Welcome one and all to the most intense night read anywhere on the sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble POLANSKI: Glenn Reynolds says in a Washington Examiner column over the weekend: “Technologically and market-wise, Hollywood is in the weakest position it’s ever been, and yet it is also more arrogant than it was in its Golden […]

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Eric Florack on November 13th, 2008

Welcome one and all to the most intense nightly read on the ‘shere… Bitsblog’s Nightly Ramble. I shouldn’t have to tell you the amount of heat I’m taking for my stand on Unions. Boortz, today touches on this, too… Yesterday we talked at length about the auto industry and how it is completely drowning because […]

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Eric Florack on October 24th, 2008

From Investors’ Business Dailty: IBD/TIPP Tracking Poll: Day Eleven Posted: Thursday, October 23, 2008 McCain has cut into Obama’s lead for a second day and is now just 1.1 points behind. The spread was 3.7 Wednesday and 6.0 Tuesday. The Republican is making headway with middle- and working- class voters, and has surged 10 points […]

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Eric Florack on August 3rd, 2008

Back along about the end of 2006, during a  Christmas break, I wrote an extended piece about Islam and some of the problems in the world with relation to it. I’ll post it here, because I think it’;s ideas are still of import, and particularly because it is important to the extended discussion I’m about […]

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From Boortz, a vid of Obama telling us how he wants to disarm America. Apparently, he hasn’t leaned the lessons of Viginia Tech. Disamring people is only going to make situations like that worse… and there’s a lot of nutjobs waiting in the wings. Seems to me this suggests a backward approach to foriegn policy, as […]

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Eric Florack on May 30th, 2008

Yeah, posting’s been light, today. Been rather busy at work. Another Honorable Mention at OTB’s caption contest Sister says Bob Dole unloaded on Scott McClellan, excoriating the former White House spokesman as a “miserable creature” who greedily betrayed his former patron for a fast buck… thus showing Sis is on top of things… and so […]

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I wasn’t exactly goig through withdrawal symptoms over the weekend, while the site servers got moved physically… but damned near that. At least a dozen times I saw something that screamed out to be written up for the blog, and opened an editor only to remember that the blog wasn’t up, and I couldn’t post it anyway.Aside […]

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davidl on March 17th, 2008

The Luck of the Irish, Democrat and Chronicle: Some attendees at Saturday’s St. Patrick’s Day parade have come for years; for others, it was a first experience. But all said braving the cold and wind to see leprechauns, Irish dancing and bagpipe performances was worth it. It seem, as for a parades go, it usually better […]

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