davidl on August 31st, 2011

Dumbo’s school of economics, from Michael Bargo Jr.American Thinker: President Obama’s historic expansion of government at a time of great recession is attributed to his socialist agenda of “income redistribution.” While Barack Obama did use these words in his campaign exchange with Joe the Plumber, in reality Obama’s behavior is better explained as an expression […]

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davidl on August 20th, 2011

Rumblings from the ‘Rats plantation, from Fareed Zakaria, Chicago Tribune: Democrats are finally up for a fight — with President Barack Obama. Having despaired that Obama gave in to the tea party on the debt deal, they now criticize him as too cautious in his proposals to boost American jobs. They’re right that Obama should […]

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davidl on June 6th, 2011

Somewhere the Sun is shining, from Scott Wong, Politico: And Palin turned to an extended ship metaphor to make her point that the country needs to “shift gears and change course” from Obama’s economic policies of bigger government, over-regulation and federal mandates. “It’s very noble of President Obama to want to stay at the helm […]

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davidl on December 23rd, 2010

Merry Christmas Virginia, from Jamie Katz, Chicago Tribune: It’s all right to say Merry Christmas. In fact, it’s lovely. I happen to be Jewish. And I’ve lived most of my life in New York City, where, on the whole, contrary to rumor, people of every faith, language and hue do a pretty good job of […]

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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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davidl on April 24th, 2010

Chicago Way is a two way street, from John Kass, Chicago Tribune: It’s no secret that some in journalism get offended when anyone dares mention that the president was involved in Chicago politics. But the filing is not only a legal document, it’s a political message from Blagojevich to Obama. So allow me to translate […]

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davidl on March 11th, 2010

Go for it Liz, from Alex Spillius, Telegraph(UK): Ms Cheney is now reportedly contemplating a run for office herself either in Virginia, where she was raised, or in Wyoming, her parents’ home state. Don’t be too quick to rule out the Empire State.  There are several potential openings. The Backasswards Mrs.Pelosi,  David Freddoso, Washington Examiner, […]

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Even Howard Dean called this “reform” plan crazy! “Reform” is in quotes because calling this reform is a lie.This is not reform it’s a complete socialist take over health care with rationing of care for the old and undesirable. If there was tort reform (anathema to the greedy trial lawyers like John Edwards, who coincidentally […]

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Eric Florack on June 12th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere: The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the First Dept Edition From our Dept of Intemperate Thoughts: So, now that Whalen has (wrongly, I think) apologized for ‘outting’ that Publius moron, when might we expect an apology for “outingouting” Jeff Gannon?  About the time that the […]

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Eric Florack on March 15th, 2009

An interesting article from Ronald D. Rotunda in the Chicago Tribune, this morning. Because some governors might not accept the money, Congress added a unique provision, in subsection 1607(b): “If funds provided to any State in any division of this Act are not accepted for use by the Governor, then acceptance by the State legislature, […]

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davidl on January 4th, 2009

Been there, done that.   Danica Patrick pulled over for speeding, Seatttle Times: Patrick, 26, was pulled over by Scottsdale police Dec. 9 in her hometown while driving a 2007 Mercedes. A year ago, she was ticketed for driving 57 mph in a 40 mph zone in Scottsdale and was ordered to attend traffic school. I’ve […]

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davidl on January 1st, 2009

Roland Burris is a disagreeable mediocrity as a politician. Voters have rightly rejected him numerous times in his bids for higher office—governor, U.S. senator, mayor of Chicago—because he’s at least six parts ego to one part performance, a charmless, presumptuous irritant on the stump and at the debate lectern. Eric Zorn, Chicago Tribune

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Welcome one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere… BitsBlog’s Nightly Ramble. A fairly quiet couple of day around these parts…. not unexpected, given the post election lull. Still, that doesn’t mean that all is quiet. So, now we see Ayers saying Obama… welll… let’s let the Chicago Tribune say […]

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Eric Florack on August 9th, 2008

Bernie Mac has died in Chicago, at age 50.  The Chicago Tribune reports: Comedian and Chicago native Bernie Mac died early Saturday morning from complications due to pneumonia, his publicist confirmed. Mac, 50, had been hospitalized for about a week at Northwestern Hospital, according to his spokeswoman. A few years ago, Mac disclosed that he […]

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Eric Florack on July 28th, 2008

The Chicago Tribune: BOSTON – Syndicated columnist and former “Crossfire” host Robert Novak has been diagnosed with a brain tumor and is suspending his journalistic work. The story doesn’t say if there’s a malignancy, there. I hate to say this but the tumor may have affected his judgement with that pedestrian thing last week. Indeed, […]

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