davidl on May 17th, 2011

Obami give birth to the deathers, Andrew Malcolm professes to be confused why so much of the public refuses to accept the Obama administration’s claim of the death of Usama bin Laden at face value, from the Los Angeles Times: Here we go again. It’s been only two weeks since President Obama reported on national […]

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Eric Florack on May 1st, 2011

Usama BinLaden is reportedly dead tonight, and apparently the US has his body. He was killed in action against a mansion outside Islamabad, according to reports. Good news, certainly, but we need to consider this carefully. First, a man who dies in a mansion isn’t a martyr.  Sorry,  he’s just not. There’s another point to […]

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davidl on February 24th, 2011

Thugocrats, from James Taranto, Wall Street Journal: The rhetoric around Wisconsin’s government labor dispute is getting more violent. NHJournal.com reports that Rep. Michael Capuano, a Massachusetts Democrat, said this yesterday at a Boston “solidarity” rally: “I’m proud to be here with people who understand that it’s more than just sending an email to get you […]

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Eric Florack on November 21st, 2010

Doug Mataconis over at OTB, is commenting on the Anti-Palin backlash going on, and seems to me quite willing to be part of that backlash. I’ve already made note since the elections of reports of growing concern about Palin inside the GOP, as well as comments by the likes of Karl Rove that Palin is […]

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davidl on September 25th, 2010

Why do we call it the Lame Stream Media? From the totally irony challenged Chicago Tribune: [Bill] Ayers co-founded the Weather Underground, an anti-war group held responsible for a series of bombings during the Vietnam War era, including nonfatal explosions at the Pentagon and U.S. Capitol. Bombing military targets is an act of war.   The  […]

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Eric Florack on September 29th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere: The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble. THINK THIS WILL HELP SALES? I do. So does Don Surber. And that’s telling in itself, I think; a measurement of how unpopular Obama really is.  And you know, for all the screaming about the Dixie Chicks, […]

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Eric Florack on March 9th, 2009

Welcome one and all to the most intense nightly read on the sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the ‘Fool for the City’ edition. A nod to Foghat, who I happened to be listening to when I wrote this, and, yes, that is a photo from inside a Circuit City, which closed it’s doors after […]

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Eric Florack on February 25th, 2009

OK, I know that by now a lot of you either saw or read though this speech of Obama’s, and so it’s old news. But I’ve seen nobody rip through this thing point by point. I can understand why… with my work and family schedule it took me most of a day to get this […]

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Eric Florack on January 22nd, 2009

Welcome one and all, to the most intense nightly read on the ‘sphere… Bitsblog’s Nightly Ramble An absolutely amazing day yesterday.  As you will be aware, my newest Pajamas Media Piece went up during the overnight hours.  The comments section when absolutely crazy almost immediately, with comments coming hot and heavy from both sides, with […]

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Welcome one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere… Bitblog’s Nightly Ramble. Friday, and lots of fresh snow up the ground in Bitsville, today. A lot of it coming from the Obama people, and congressional Democrats. The forecast is for a cold winter, on both fronts. We have a lot […]

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davidl on August 5th, 2008

Paris Hilton has responded to John McCain’s campaign video by issuing her own campaign video and announcing her own energy plan.   Ben Smith, Politcio, has the both the story and video. Short McCain campaign reponse: [D]rilling. Paris Hilton might not be as big a celebrity as Barack Obama, but she obviously has a better energy […]

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Eric Florack on August 4th, 2008

These Nightly Rambles are all things I’ve found during the day. I input them all day long and auto-post whatever I’ve collected at around 4 to 430 eastern. I put things in here that catch my eye but that perhaps do not rate a full post on their own. Interesting…. and forgive me for a […]

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It’s August, already? Where the hell did July go?   2/3rds of the summer is gone and I’m just getting started on the stuff I wanted to do this year. Honorable Mention at OTB’s caption Contest. I gotta admit, that one was easy. I’m sure a man of his stature will not notice this, but I […]

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I note with interest, Brian Mahoney over at Radio Equalizer, pretty much echoing my thoughts of  as regards the Knoxville Shooter and the attempt tp attach him to all things right-wing. As Brian says: Our lefty friends need to decide how far they really want to push this argument, because soon enough, future news events […]

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Eric Florack on April 26th, 2008

The Strib: Al Franken’s career as an entertainer made him famous and rich and positioned him to run for the U.S. Senate. But now, just as he appears on the verge of securing the DFL endorsement to take on Republican Sen. Norm Coleman, Franken could be tripped up by missteps in the way his show […]

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