davidl on March 26th, 2012

Two conchics but one message. First from the leggy Tina Korbe: Hot Air: This really isn’t a hard or complicated issue to understand. A wide variety of factors contribute to the price of gas. The president doesn’t have control over all of them — but he does have significant control over energy policy in the […]

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Oslo, from Steven Erlanger,  New York Slimes: OSLO — The Norwegian police on Saturday charged a man they identified as a right-wing fundamentalist Christian in connection with the bombing of a government building in central Oslo and a shooting attack on a nearby island that together killed at least 92 people. reax, John Hinderaker, Powerline: […]

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davidl on May 15th, 2011

Questions for Dumbo, here just one from Victor Davis Hanson, Pajamas Media: We are to believe that future additional drilling in the U.S. will not help lower world oil or gas prices, but calling on the Middle East to pump more, or praising Brazil’s proposed commitment to offshore exploration, will? VDH has a raft more […]

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davidl on May 1st, 2011

Obama Can’t, Victor Davis Hanson on the problem with the Obami, from RCP: [A] president who believes that modern cars get eight miles per gallon or need frequent tune-ups, and that proper tire inflation can substitute for drilling oil, has never run a business that hinged on having moderately priced gas to power a truck, […]

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davidl on December 2nd, 2010

Welcome to December, from 13WHAM: Rochester, N.Y.— The first day of the December brought some more holiday-like weather as the Rochester area saw the first major snow accumulation of the winter season. Early Wednesday morning rain caused several car accidents and traffic tie-ups. As of the afternoon, conditions worsened with reports of slushy roads and […]

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Eric Florack on June 6th, 2010

For the first time in recent memory I can quote something coming off Dean Esmay’s site: After an explosion, deaths, and months of oil spewing into the Golf, 12% more people want the health care reform law repealed than are opposed to new offshore drilling. The implication seems fairly clear; the American voter sees Obamacare […]

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Michael Sheridan. New York Daily News, reports on a political boxing match between Bobby Gibbs and Sarah Palin.   The big punches, at least as reported, for Gibbs: “My suggestion to Sarah Palin would be to get slightly more informed as to what’s going on in and around oil drilling in this country,” Press Secretary Robert […]

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Eric Florack on May 6th, 2010

Welcome one and all to the most intense nightly read on the web….  The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble. OIL I wonder if it is occurred to anyone that the oil spill in the gulf is a wonderful incentive for oil drilling on land… SPEAKING OF OIL AND POLITICS… it interests me that BP, now officially the […]

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davidl on April 2nd, 2010

Bravo Zulu, Navy,  Squids – 5, Pirates – 0, from NBC News: NAIROBI, Kenya – U.S. naval forces said Thursday they’ve captured five pirates after exchanging fire with them, sinking their skiff and confiscating a mother ship. Job well done gentlemen.  Now waiting for Eric Holder to screw this up.   Dead pirates are good pirates. […]

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Eric Florack on March 31st, 2010

Jake Tapper says this morning that the White House has given a go ahead to offshore drilling. On Wednesday morning at Joint Base Andrews Naval Air Facility in Washington, DC, President Obama will announce that his administration will allow the lease sale to go forward for oil and gas exploration 50 miles off of the […]

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Eric Florack on October 19th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere…The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble MORE ANITA DUNN:  Victor Davis Hanson, on Saturday: I am not a big fan of saying that officials should resign for stupid remarks. But interim White House communications director Anita Dunn’s praise of Mao Zedong as a “political […]

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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 1st, 2009

As goes Energy, so goes the country. “The worse, the better,” Vladimir Lenin is said to have observed. What Lenin meant was that the worse social conditions became in Russia, the more likely he and the Bolsheviks could foment a communist revolution. President Barrack Obama’s White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel recently updated Lenin’s […]

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Eric Florack on June 11th, 2009

Welcome one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere: The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the “Bit’sBar” edition. Lots going on tonight. Pour yourself a cold one, and let’s get to it. A tale of two murders: LaShawn Barber  over at Pajamas Media does her usual fabulous job of getting […]

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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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