davidl on December 12th, 2011

The jerk o the day, Bill Johnson, from  Al.com: Bill Johnson, a former top state official who made a failed bid for governor in 2010, has been living a secret life in New Zealand as a sperm donor for lesbian couples, a New Zealand newspaper reported today. Johnson, a Republican from Prattville, has spent much […]

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Eric Florack on August 29th, 2011

Queens, NY– Yes, I’m in the city. Some flooding, mostly in Jersey, and a number of trees down, again in Jersey, mostly.  I came in at 1am, so you can imagine that traffic was better than usual. I’m not looking forward to trying to drive out of here, but… at least I got in without […]

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Dumbo’s job plan — SSDD, from Reuters: VINEYARD HAVEN, Massachusetts — President Barack Obama is finalizing a jobs package that could include a program to refurbish school buildings nationwide and tax breaks to encourage firms to hire workers. The package, to be unveiled in early September, is Obama’s chance to convince skeptical voters he can […]

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Eric Florack on August 24th, 2011

Latham, NY– I’m outside Albany, getting a load for Watertown, NY. This week has been a series of hops that saw me running to within about 10 miles of the DC monument district. A little over an hour after I left the area, I was parked at the PA-MD border along I-83 touching up my […]

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davidl on August 23rd, 2011

Dumbo’s record, if the media had spent half much time and energy examining Dumbo’s b/k/a Barack Obama, record,they could not have missed the fact that the man is flat out lazy, from Tony Katz, Pajamas Media: I have been talking for months now that Obama’s problem with being President is that the job involves work. […]

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Eric Florack on July 22nd, 2011

College Point, NYC,NY— I’m here dropping off a load of iced tea, and such. Just amazingly hot here, and across the region. We had an earthquake of about 3.0 up around Belleville, Ontario,Canada last night, and I can’t help but wonder if it isn’t heat related. Before we look at the political stuff today, I […]

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Panic at the White House? From James Pethokoukis, Reuters: Last night in a new report, Democrat-friendly Goldman Sachs dropped an economic bomb on President Obama’s chances for reelection (bold is mine): Following another week of weak economic data, we have cut our estimates for real GDP growth in the second and third quarter of 2011 […]

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davidl on June 11th, 2011

Chrissy Matthews bitten by the Weiner, from back to back posts at McCain.  First Chrissy discusses values: This is, to me, the stakes here. If [Anthony Weiner] stays, [Democrats] never get the leadership back. They never get the Speakership back because the people in the rural areas of this country who are Christian conservative culturally […]

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davidl on October 12th, 2010

Dogs Know Obama: Have you ever heard that a dog ‘knows’ when an earthquake is about to hit? Have you ever heard that a dog can ‘sense’ when a tornado is stirring up, even 20 miles away? Do you remember hearing that before the December tsunami struck Southeast Asia, dogs started running frantically away from […]

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davidl on June 24th, 2010

Close to home, Associated Press: TORONTO — A magnitude-5.0 earthquake struck at the Ontario-Quebec border region of Canada on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, and homes and businesses were shaken from Canada’s capital in Ottawa on south to an arc of U.S. states. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. Morgan Moschetti, […]

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Eric Florack on January 20th, 2010

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble. THE FINGER-POINTING AND THE DAMAGE DONE: Well, by now you will have known already that there was an earthquake in Massachusetts last night.  Josh Marshall perhaps one of the better examples of progressives trying to minimize the […]

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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 January 13th, 2010

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble WHO WANTS CLOAKLEY IN THE SENATE? The Washington Examiner‘s Tim Carney says it’s K street.  Only about a week to go before the special action, and it appears as though the thing is going to be earth […]

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