I’ve held off on commenting in the minutiae surrounding the Michael Jackson affair, and trial, mostly because it simply didn’t interest me.  I have kept a loose eye on it, however, enough to understand that they had his doctor on trial for the death. He’s now been convicted. The verdict here seems to me a […]

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Eric Florack on October 19th, 2011

Ayer, MA— I’m what, about 60 miles off the New Hampshire Border, just off I-495. I’m here taking a break having driven up from the house yesterday. Raining here, pretty hard, and has been since last night. They’re getting some minor flooding around here as a result. This has to be a quick one, as […]

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davidl on April 18th, 2011

It snowed yesterday, and none dared call it global warming. Dumbo’s Plan, from Doug MacEachern, Arizona Republic: I thought about that on Wednesday as President Barack Obama delivered his speech about the country’s precarious finances. […] And after each declaration of grave concern, including his speech last week, Obama just sort of went ahead with […]

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davidl on March 30th, 2011

Trump Card, Donald Trump continues to play the role of useful idiot,from Newsmax: Potential 2012 GOP presidential contender Donald Trump is doubling down on his call for President Barack Obama to produce a birth certificate, saying “facts are emerging” that have raised a “real question” as to whether Obama is constitutionally eligible to serve as […]

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davidl on March 17th, 2011

In Cold Blood, the sad thing about this story is that I don’t find it shocking. from Claire Berlinski: Writing in Cold Blood About Itamar We went yesterday to Itamar, the West Bank settlement where Udi and Ruth Fogel, and their children–Yoav, age 11, Elad, age 4, and Hadas, their 3-month-old daughter–were murdered. A detail […]

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davidl on February 25th, 2011

Dumbo’s Priorities, from Rush Limbaugh: The price of oil around the world is skyrocketing.  The Saudis are talking about ramping up their production.  How about the crisis in the Middle East?  I mean, for heaven’s sake, “a crisis is a terrible thing to waste,” right?  We have a crisis in the Middle East, we have […]

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Eric Florack on September 19th, 2010

HEY BILLY: You’ve nailed this one. I am going to die laughing at one of the most spectacular dumbells of my time on this planet. Andrew Sullivan, you are just darling, you adorable little fireball, you. You’re “radicalized”! Is that what it is, Andy, when you finally come to the bankruptcy of your under-writing those […]

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DJ Durant on February 4th, 2010

bored-tv-watchingPresident Obama has a huge problem: jobs.  As in, lack of them.  As in, not creating any.  He promised them on the campaign trail, and he promised them as part of the $1.2 trillion stimulus package he signed a year ago.

After one year in office, with a huge majority in Congress, he has accomplished remarkably little, which is a relief to a Conservative.  He has spent an inordinate amout of time, resources and energy wrangling over socialized medicine and cap and trade, and the unemployment remains stubbornly high.

Tomorrow, employment data will be released for January.  Weekly initial jobless claims for unemployment insurance has been running about 470,000, and this week the number hit 480,000.  The employment sector will not grow until initial jobless claims fall below 400,000.  We’re still a long way off.

There are two factors in play.  The President has been jawboning big business for the last three years, while on the campaign trail and since his inauguration.  Business will not hire workers without some stable signs of an increase in aggregate demand, and as long as this administration sends a […]

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davidl on February 3rd, 2010

Question of the Day: The charge against O’Keefe is entering federal property under false pretenses for the purpose of committing a felony. What felony does the government say they intended to commit? From Ann Althouse. Fork tongued liar, video: Hat tip: Nice Deb. More forked tongue, video: Hat tip: Fausta. Everything is stupid in Kansas […]

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davidl on December 8th, 2009

Man bite dog, and I link to Barbara Walter    Jenny Sanford on her husband chronic infidelity, from Brad Larosa and Lauren Sher, ABC News: “It’s been a crazy year. … Certainly his actions hurt me, and they caused consequences for me, but they don’t in any way take away my own self-esteem. They reflect poorly […]

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Eric Florack on October 22nd, 2009

Welcome, everyone, to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble SITYS #7216:Fox News, yesterday: Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Wednesday that the Bush administration had developed a new strategy on the war in Afghanistan before leaving office — a strategy that he said “bears a striking resemblance” to […]

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Eric Florack on October 3rd, 2009

An interesting post at Q & O this morning. David Warren, writing in the Ottawa Ciitzen, takes a look at some of the “Gorbachev/Obama” comparisons that some are doing and finds them wanting.  But, he does find one thing the two men seem to share in common.  Something he calls a characteristic of the post-modern […]

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Eric Florack on September 24th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere…. The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the “Burgers and Fries and Cherry Pies” Edition. Ah, Charley Pride. NEW WORLD ORDER: Does anyone remember when that phrase used to send the left into spastics? Not anymore. Yet another of the many double […]

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Eric Florack on July 30th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere….The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is The “Stop Look and Listen” Edition KRUGMAN GETS A DOSE OF REALITY ON HEALTHCARE:  I wonder if it’ll take. (Vid) REMOVING ALL DOUBT: Over at The Corner, Andy McCarthy looks at a piece by Deb Burlingame. […]

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Eric Florack on June 26th, 2009

Welcome, every one of you to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the “Delivery Truck” Edition. Jackson: If you’re looking for a glowing obit, singing the unalloyed praises of the 50 year old kid who died yesterday, look elsewhere, This ain’t it. I won’t insult you by […]

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