davidl on September 7th, 2011

Going green means going nowhere, from David Brooks, New York Times: New clean-energy sources could address environmental, economic and national security problems all at once. In his 2008 convention speech, Barack Obama promised to create five million green economy jobs. The U.S. Conference of Mayors estimated in April 2009 that green jobs could account for […]

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davidl on January 12th, 2011

Lurch Left, John Kerry lurchs to the left, from Pete Kasperowicz, Hill: Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) warned incoming Republicans Tuesday morning against cutting back the size of government so much that it cannot contribute to U.S. productivity. “Do they want a government too limited to have invented the Internet, now a vital part of our […]

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Eric Florack on March 31st, 2010

Welcome, one and all, to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the Internet The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble. HEY… CSEA…. Glenn Reynolds suggests that public-sector unions should be illegal.  I think he’s right. Danny Donahue, are you listening? NOT SOCIALIST? FAIL….. Sorry, Mickey.  I’ve got a lot a love for you, man, but you missed […]

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Eric Florack on March 18th, 2010

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble. NO MODERATION HERE: Jennifer Rubin of Commentary opines: David Brooks says he’s out on the ledge, morose, and about to have a “Howard Beale” moment. Just last week he was telling us that Obama was a misunderstood […]

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Eric Florack on January 18th, 2010

HaitiFrom the Palm 700P….

Hey Glenn:

London Times: Haiti earthquake: a few more rescues, but aid still slow.“Nobody can go anywhere without security in the city. No aid workers can go anywhere without taking risks with security. That adds to the difficulty of delivering the aid because you not only have to have transport – which is rare – you also have to have some sort of security with you, or you are taking a risk. People are getting angry, people are getting hungry and thirsty.” This is sounding kind of familiar.

As I mentioned before, disaster relief isn\’t like ordering a pizza. It\’s hard to get aid into a place where the infrastructure has been wrecked and ordinary social order broken down. I\’m seeing some people start to go after Obama on this in an obvious echo of the Katrina-based criticism of Bush. I understand the appeal of payback, but I don\’t see any evidence that Obama has blown it here; this stuff is just hard. Of course, the press won\’t go after him the way they went after Bush, but that\’s a given.

Thing is, that\’s exactly the point. I said to David in […]

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Eric Florack on January 17th, 2010

From the Palm 700P…. Hey Glenn: London Times: Haiti earthquake: a few more rescues, but aid still slow. “Nobody can go anywhere without security in the city. No aid workers can go anywhere without taking risks with security. That adds to the difficulty of delivering the aid because you not only have to have transport […]

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davidl on January 16th, 2010

Fausta: I have been reading on the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti, and of course, soon enough one finds stupidity strewn along the path. First Danny Glover, who believes the earthquake was caused by global warming and climate change: Video: Hat tip: Tim Blair, Daily Telegraph(UK). If Glover has half the brains of a […]

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Eric Florack on November 11th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere…The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble The the the the YET MORE FT HOOD: Let’s have a look at the comments of Steve Hayes from last Night’s Brett Baier thing: STEVE HAYES, SENIOR WRITER, THE WEEKLY STANDARD: Well, I think what we’ve learned over […]

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Eric Florack on October 2nd, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere..The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble UNEMPLOYMENT AT 9.8%: That’s far worse than was estimated… about double, in fact. And if you count those who have simply giving up trying to locate a job, it goes to 17%. Hope and change. WHERE’S YOUR HEAD, […]

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Eric Florack on March 20th, 2009

Back on the 11th of this month, I posted a quick note from my Palm Treo, asking about those DVD’s Obama gave Gordon Brown. Were they even playable, I wondered, given the technology changes between the states and the UK.   Wrong region, and wrong encoding scheme.  Person giving the gift being clueless. By way […]

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davidl on January 14th, 2009

Obama attends conservative dinner party. Really? Funny ting is no ‘conservatives’ were actually there. David Brooks of the NYT? Spare me. George Will? Bill Kristol (one of those oxymoronic ‘Big Government Conservatives’). If he were to have a ‘conservative’ dinner, tell me who should have been there Tammy Bruce.

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The Telegraph(UK) spent the week doling out their supposed list of the top fifty American political pundits.  The Telegraph‘s list is hardly worth mocking and definitely not worth linking.   Here is the take from JammieWearingFool Take it with a grain of salt. They have Chris Matthews at Number 2, and nobody pays any attention to […]

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Eric Florack on January 29th, 2008

Why is it David Brooks considers Regan’s legacy needlessly narrow, and a myth, while Kennedy has a ‘mystique’?

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davidl on December 30th, 2007

Recently the Puffington Post published this item: The Huffington Post has learned that, in a move bound to create controversy, the New York Times is set to announce that Bill Kristol will become a weekly columnist in 2008. Kristol, a prominent neo-conservative who recently departed Time magazine in what was reported as a “mutual” decision, […]

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Eric Florack on November 11th, 2007

Poor Paul Krugman… So there’s a campaign on to exonerate Ronald Reagan from the charge that he deliberately made use of Nixon’s Southern strategy. When he went to Philadelphia, Mississippi, in 1980, the town where the civil rights workers had been murdered, and declared that “I believe in states’ rights,” he didn’t mean to signal […]

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