Eric Florack on December 11th, 2010

Core code updated to 3.03. Three plugins updated, backups run. Server dump to local systems at Casa de Bit completed. All is well.

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Eric Florack on December 4th, 2010

Core code upgraded to 3.02. Seems to work OK. Upgraded a few plugins. The cache routines I installed a few weeks back are running well; average page load time is down to about 2.5 seconds. Backups ran on automatic. Upgraded Scribefire. Noted Karen Jones posted again. Nice to have her back with us. My thanks […]

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davidl on May 1st, 2010

More violence from illegal immigrants in Arizona, from Arizona Republic: A Pinal County Sheriff’s deputy was shot in the stomach Friday by an undocumented immigrant off Interstate 8, according sheriff’s officials. Lt. Tami Villar told 12 News that the search and rescue deputy was investigating a load of marijuana in the desert and was confronted […]

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davidl on March 31st, 2010

So who is the Tea Bagger? I won tries to muddle the message, from USA Today: President Obama said many Tea Party followers have “mainstream legitimate concerns,” but their movement is built around a “core group” of opponents who call him a socialist and question his citizenship. Is the Dim One calling the Reverend Al […]

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Eric Florack on January 23rd, 2010

Dodd Harris over at OTB makes the excellent point that: At the core, corporations are just human constructs. We invented them to further our own purposes. They exist as concepts rather than physical objects, but have no more or less moral agency than any other human invention. Just as a gun or a piece of […]

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Eric Florack on October 30th, 2009

Welcome one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere; The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble THE OBAMACARE FALLOUT: The Politico’s David Rodgers scored an interview with Queen Nancy yesterday. It’s posted here. Says Rodgers: Even before her bill reaches the House floor, health care reform has been a lesson in the limits […]

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Eric Florack on September 27th, 2009

An interesting “Mia Culpa” from the New York Times this morning, in the form of an article from Clark Hoyt, The Times “Public Editor” ON Sept. 12, an Associated Press article inside The Times reported that the Census Bureau had severed its ties to Acorn, the community organizing group. Robert Groves, the census director, was […]

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Eric Florack on July 13th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense Nightly Read on the Sphere… The Ever Truckin’ BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the “Just Passin’ Through” Edition. First, some Housekeeping: We’ve upgraded the WordPress Core software over the weekend to version 2.8.1.  The result of the upgrade seems to be that the loading on the PHP […]

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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 June 4th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the “Need Some Gas?” Edition Charges against Countrywide?  As we go to press, word is coming off the wires that Freind of Chris Dodd Angele Mozilo and other Countrywide officials are to be charged with […]

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Eric Florack on May 28th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read on the ‘sphere…The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble. This is the The “ChooChoo, Daddy!” Edition. The Honeymoon is officially over:  Jennifer Rubin: The jig is up. The stimulus is a bust. That has some serious political ramifications for Democrats who will be on the ballot in 2010. […]

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Eric Florack on May 12th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the Travel Trailer Edition Flailing About: You know, watching this Pelosi thing is rather like watching someone who is drowning, desperate to find something that will keep them afloat. Let’s not lose sight, though, of […]

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Eric Florack on May 7th, 2009

Arthur Brooks, at  The Wall Street Journal suggests that there’s a bit of a culture war going on about the future of capitalism.  The headline suggests that “The Real Culture War Is Over Capitalism “ There is a major cultural schism developing in America. But it’s not over abortion, same-sex marriage or home schooling, as […]

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Eric Florack on March 12th, 2009

Somehow, I ended up on the mailing list of the New York GOP.  Found this in my mail last night: “Since its founding, the Republican Party has stood for the time honored values and ideals of opportunity, personal responsibility, accountability and hope,” said Chairman Mondello. “Our nation has become the greatest society in history, because […]

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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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