davidl on July 10th, 2011

Dumbo knee deep in his own poop, Jennifer Rubin explains that it the policies stupid.    That is an lame speech,  the only kind of speech Obama can deliver, can not paper over a failed economic policy, from Washington Post: It is then not so much a lack of “message discipline,”as the punditocracy likes to […]

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davidl on June 29th, 2011

How dumb is Dumbo, from Monty Pelerin, American Thinker: Two hypotheses are often cited to explain why things have gotten so much worse: Obama is incompetent. Obama knows what he is doing and is deliberately destroying the country. These hypotheses are not mutually exclusive.  Evidence is consistent with either or a combination of both.  The […]

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Eric Florack on June 23rd, 2011

Denver, PA– Hot here today. My truck’s info center advises me it’s 90degrees out here in the parking lot. Like I needed that info, thanks very much, Truck. From here to Carlisle, PA, I think. UNEXPECTEDLY? There’s that word again in today’s headlines. In a report, the U.S. Department of Labor said the number of […]

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davidl on March 28th, 2011

Madison on the Thames, community organizers strike in London, from Ian Gallagher and George Arbuthnott, Mail Extremists hijack anti-government cuts demonstration 84 people injured – and at least 31 police officers hurt on day of violence Ritz hotel attacked with paint and smokebombs and 1,000 occupy Fortnum & Mason Protesters surge along Piccadilly, Regent Street […]

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davidl on January 30th, 2011

The coming battle, from Melissa Maynard, Stateline: Public sector unions have escaped a comparable decline in their ranks, with 36.2 percent of state and local employees still in unions. But an increasingly loud chorus of governors and state legislators may change that. Like Solis, their argument is tied to the need for more and better […]

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Eric Florack on April 6th, 2010

Welcome, one and all, to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the web ; The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble. COAL-MINE: We’ve all seen the news coming out of  the area around Montcoal, West Virginia.  As of this writing something like 25 dead and  4 more missing.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families […]

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Eric Florack on March 30th, 2010

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere…. The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble CNN: THE NEW ERR AMERICA: Bill Carter at the New York Times: CNN continued what has become a precipitous decline in ratings for its prime-time programs in the first quarter of 2010, with its main hosts losing […]

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Eric Florack on November 2nd, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere…The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble We’re in November already. The kids around here spent evening before last one drink from door to door demanding candy or what have you.  After spending piles of their parents  cash on a costume to wear for the […]

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DJ Durant on October 27th, 2009

Performance ReportNine months ago, Congress passed and President Obama signed an economic stimulus package totalling $1.8 trillion.  Hastily designed and implemented, the legislation was highly criticized because it was virtually impossible for anyone to have actually read the bill (much less understand it) prior to implementation.  The President himself told us that it was imperative we pass these bills in order to restore economic stability.  Conservatives, especially fiscal conservatives, howled, claiming the bill was inappropriately designed, that the money being spent could not possibly generate economic growth because it would take too long to move through the system, with the added concern of driving up an already astronomical deficit.  The Administration insisted that the spending was necessary to keep unemployment from exceeding 10%.  We were being deceived, and we knew it.

It generally takes about six months for changes in fiscal or monetary policy to be felt throughout the broader economy, so after nine months we should be seeing some signs of economic improvement.  That is, the weekly economic statistics […]

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We know this  story has been out a while, but can’t resist diving in with some recommendations to help the New York Times get back in touch with being a Newspaper again. After all, they got rather badly burned by failing to cover the resignation of Van Jones, the ACORN scandal, and more  the New […]

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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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davidl on June 18th, 2009

The National Bureau of Economic Research  has released a study purporting to show that women’s happiness has declined since the ‘Seventies, or about since when Riic came off the market.  Color me skeptical that happiness is actually a  measurable metric   Oh, I accept that happiness exists, and the purported decline seems probable enough.   I just  don’t […]

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Eric Florack on May 26th, 2009

Welcome, one and all tot he most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble. This is the “All this and a hat, too” Edition More Base!! To start with, today, we see a comment from Glenn Reynolds: FUNNY THAT THEY KEPT HIM SO QUIET FOR EIGHT YEARS, THEN: Poll: The more […]

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Eric Florack on May 21st, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble. This is the “Still in the truck stop” edition  Minority Broadcasters, again: Limbaugh touched on this yesterday:  I lived through the ‘minority broadcasters’ nonsense in the 70’s, and saw the crap being shoveled first hand.  So I […]

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Eric Florack on May 10th, 2009

Melissa Clouthier makes an argument at Pajamas Media that I’ve been making,…. both here and there… for quite some time, now: I’m tired of Mike Huckabee, John McCain, Mitt Romney, Tom Ridge, and the rest of them. I’m tired of the pontificating. I’m tired of the holier-than-thou bearing. I’m tired of the self-important smugness. Most […]

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