davidl on May 4th, 2010

Obama dithered while the Gulf burned, a time line from Doug Ross: Perhaps if the oil breached the Louisiana levees, then caught on fire, and then turned New Orleans into a Dresden-like inferno, the President would stop campaigning for a couple of days and actually pay attention to his own, personal Katrina.  Even The New […]

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Eric Florack on April 17th, 2010

I know. it’s been a week or so since you’ve heard from me.  It’s shameful the way I’ve let my writing here slide. I plead guilty with this as an excuse… I managed to locate a new job that looks like it’ll keep my head above water. Another driving job, and a fairly local one […]

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davidl on March 29th, 2010

Obama Care is a polling disaster, from the Washington Post: Overall, 46 percent of those polled said they support the changes in the new law; 50 percent oppose them. That is virtually identical to the pre-vote split on the proposals and similar to the divide that has existed since last summer, when the country became […]

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davidl on March 6th, 2010

What is the value of a diploma?   It is not what the issuing institution, nor the recipient feel it is worth.  Rather a diploma is worth as much as a prospective employer perceives it to be worth.   So how much is any diploma from the Detroit Public Schools worth?   From the Hinterland Gazette: Otis Mathis, […]

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davidl on March 2nd, 2010

Drunk passes on run for Congress, Susan Milligan, Boston Globe: WASHINGTON — Joseph P. Kennedy III will not run for Congress this year, the assistant district attorney said in an interview today, ending speculation that he would seek the 10th District seat if Representative William Delahunt retires. Kennedy, the son of former US Representative Joseph […]

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davidl on February 3rd, 2010

Is Secretary of Transportation acting as representative of the People,  and making  a good faith effort to protect the safety of the public; or is LaHood acting as a shill for General Government Motors, and trying to drive down the value of a competitor?    Read the  story: (CNN) — Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood caused a […]

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on January 27th, 2010
Tonight
Art will be a featured guest at the Des Moines Register’s web site tonight during the President’s speech in an online chat.  You can join us at this link starting at 7:45 PM.

Well, friends, tonight could well be one of the most anticipated State Of The Union Addresses in many years.  In a period of disappointment following the grand illusion of hope put forth by the President and Congressional Democrats, tonight’s speech may well a pivotal driver to the 2010 Congressional Elections.

Health Care

Look for President Obama to sound confident and yet cautious on this topic.  He may well fire barbs at the Republicans in Congress, but the fact is that House and Senate Democrats had the ability to make this happen months ago if they had the intestinal fortitude to put personal pride, personal gain and “pet ideas” aside and come to a consensus on what most of us would agree is a critical issue in America.  But the President won’t point any of that out.

The Economy

There will be more demands to poor money into the hands of businesses and citizens… unfortunately it will likely be more of the same non-stimulating “stimulus” money, feeding […]

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Eric Florack on January 6th, 2010

Welcome one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere… the BitsBlog Nightly Ramble INTERESTING PASSAGE: The guy who shot up the Holocaust Museum a few months ago, has died in prison. NIGERIA LAUGHER: Nigeria is now screaming that the new air rules are going to cause problems for our ‘bilateral […]

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davidl on January 3rd, 2010

Barack Obama is making history.   He has achieved the greatest presidential communication failure since Jimmy Carter’s malaise speech. Video: Charles Krauthammer,  Washington Post: Any government can through laxity let someone slip through the cracks. But a government that refuses to admit that we are at war, indeed, refuses even to name the enemy — jihadist […]

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Eric Florack on January 3rd, 2010

Steve Benen, who can always be depended upon to leap to the defense of anything Barack Obama does,(So long as it bows to the whackjob left) … does it yet again: OUR STUNTED DISCOURSE…. For over a week now, the right has been working aggressively to go after President Obama over national security policy. But […]

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Even Howard Dean called this “reform” plan crazy! “Reform” is in quotes because calling this reform is a lie.This is not reform it’s a complete socialist take over health care with rationing of care for the old and undesirable. If there was tort reform (anathema to the greedy trial lawyers like John Edwards, who coincidentally […]

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Eric Florack on October 8th, 2009

Most people will remember, I think… at least those not ‘educated’ at government schools… that Hiroshima was hit by a bomb at the end of world war two… and we’ve all seen some of the destruction wrought by that attack. Just as a reminder, here’s a few pics of the aftermath. Remember in all cases […]

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Eric Florack on July 5th, 2009

Word from Channel 4 (NBC)  in the DC area D.C. councilman and former mayor Marion Barry was arrested Saturday night and charged with stalking a woman, police said. The United States Park Police said Barry was arrested in Washington after a woman flagged down an officer and complained that Barry was stalking her. Barry was charged with […]

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Eric Florack on June 8th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere…The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the “Proposal” Edition Spin City: You can be reasonably assured of the Republicans pointing up the failure of the so-called ‘stimulus’ to help the American worker, while the Democrats are going to be spinning like tops, […]

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Eric Florack on April 8th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the Free Internet edition Suicide by Billing Rates: Let’s call this what it is; the Associated Press is busily committing suicide. The fact of the matter is they need all the good vibes they can […]

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