davidl on January 16th, 2012

The grounding of the Costa Concordia shows that like  Captain Francesco Schettino our culture is headed in the wrong dirction, from Daily Mail (UK) via Jill, Pundit & Pundette: Men refused to prioritise women, expectant mothers and children as they pushed themselves forward to escape. Crew ignored their passengers – leaving ‘chefs and waiters’ to […]

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davidl on September 16th, 2011

Paul Krugman growls, from New York Times: Back in 1980, just as America was making its political turn to the right, Milton Friedman lent his voice to the change with the famous TV series “Free to Choose.” In episode after episode, the genial economist identified laissez-faire economics with personal choice and empowerment, an upbeat vision […]

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davidl on August 16th, 2011

Eric rambled on Rick Perry, link: Let the mudslinging begin! I’ve said nothing about Rick Perry yet, in terms of his record, because frankly I’ve not had much chance to investigate his record. But based on recent speeches and the reax, as well as what I do know of the man’s record, he does seem […]

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davidl on May 18th, 2011

Man bites Dog, Talking Point Memo attacks Dirty Harry Reid: Republicans may have a point that Democrats are playing politics with oil subsidies. To understand why, look no further than the fact that the bill Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will bring to the floor for a vote Tuesday evening doesn’t pass basic constitutional muster […]

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Me at OTB just now: Consider the scenario of capturing UBL alive. The administration is faced with a choice; They can either… a) Go through the process of a civilian trial because that was what they wanted to employ for all terror suspects, giving, as I’ve en saying all along, a platform for alQueida to […]

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davidl on April 23rd, 2011

Taking Mr. Krugman to school Paul Krugman, New York Times: Earlier this week, The Times reported on Congressional backlash against the Independent Payment Advisory Board, a key part of efforts to rein in health care costs. This backlash was predictable; it is also profoundly irresponsible, as I’ll explain in a minute. But something else struck […]

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davidl on April 13th, 2011

Reich come up short,  from Robert Reich, Puffington Post: I hope the president decides he has to take a stand, and the sooner the better. Last December he caved in to Republican demands that the Bush tax cut be extended to wealthier Americans for two more years, at a cost of more than $60 billion. […]

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davidl on February 6th, 2011

Who we Paleface? From Gail Collins, New York Times: As if we didn’t have enough wars, the House of Representatives has declared one against Planned Parenthood. Maybe it’s all part of a grand theme. Last month, they voted to repeal the health care law. This month, they’re going after an organization that provides millions of […]

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davidl on November 25th, 2010

Jimmy Carter has the Norks all wrong, former and disgraced President Jimmy Carter wants to appease North Korea for their recent temper tantrum, from the Washington Post: No one can completely understand the motivations of the North Koreans, but it is entirely possible that their recent revelation of their uranium enrichment centrifuges and Pyongyang’s shelling […]

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davidl on September 22nd, 2010

Professor Thomas Sowell – 1, Dumbo – 0, Obamcare meets Basic Economics, loses, Patteico’s Pontifications: So what do you think might happen if you sought to make health insurance more widely available for children — by simply mandating that companies with child-only policies make those policies available to children with pre-existing conditions? So were the […]

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Eric Florack on June 6th, 2010

Several notes. Well, first of all, we have had some site issues this morning, apparently relate to an issue with a plugin update. For some reason, the webserver cache isn’t responding as it should.  I’ve disabled it to allow business as usual to go on here at BitsBlog. I’m investigating it …. (As are the […]

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davidl on May 17th, 2010

Libtards against choice I, Boston Globe: No surprise, then, that ADL takes a hard line against school-choice voucher programs, which give parents the wherewithal to rescue their children from failing public schools and enroll them in private schools instead. Since those private schools are often church-affiliated, ADL contended in an amicus brief the last time […]

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davidl on April 7th, 2010

Obami play with political poison, Thomas Sowell, RCP: Few combinations are more poisonous than race and politics. That combination has torn whole nations apart and led to the slaughters of millions in countries around the world. You might think we would have learned a lesson from that and stay away from injecting race into political […]

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davidl on April 1st, 2010

I am saved*. Memo to the residents of Ltthona and Tucker, Georgia, your congressman is a moron.  Vote him out of officer or suffer the embrassment.   The choice is yours am saved.   Hank Johnson (GA-4) is a moron,  video: Hat tip: Michelle. For the record, I reject the premises that there any possibility that […]

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davidl on April 1st, 2010

Henry Waxman is the new Ken Lay.  It has  been said the an honest man has nothing to fear.  The demorats are sweating bullets.   The Obami fear, honest accounting, from the Washington Examiner Dems fear honest Obamacare accounting Remember the Enron scandal in 2001, which drove a bipartisan majority in Congress to demand far-reaching reforms […]

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