davidl on November 28th, 2011

Spittle shield vendors to be hit hardest.   The number one source of spittle on Capital Hill,  Barney Frank, has announced his retirement,  Karen is heartbroken, from Lonely Conservative: Good Riddance! Barney Frank to Retire Now that the damage is done, Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) is retiring. Good riddance to him. Here’s a video report […]

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Eric Florack on April 4th, 2011

Carlisle, PA– I’m at the truck stop in Carlisle as I write this. Getting comfortable in the new truck I’ve been assigned is an effort that has taken weeks… as I suspected it would. There’s still work to be done on it, but I find myself being very productive with it, and suspect this truck […]

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Eric Florack on April 26th, 2010

Welcome back my friends, to the show that was on pause too long… the BitsBlog Nightly Ramble YEAH, I KNOW…. I let these Nightly Forays into political  and social commentary slide for a few nights. I’m still getting used to the new job.  I’ve been coming home each night well after 4pm, so tired so […]

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DJ Durant on March 30th, 2010

Today the headlines read something like:  Government Stands to Reap $7.5 Billion Profit from Sale of Citi Stock.  This was reported in both the Wall Street Journal and our local rag, the Des Moines Register, and while estimates vary as to the extent of this transaction, the range of the government’s take is somewhere between $7 […]

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Eric Florack on August 17th, 2009

Welcome one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the Slippery Edition ANOTHER FAKE:  Billy Beck points to yet another fake from the Democrats. You know.. the ones saying that the movement against Obama and his government takeover of healthcare is all “Astroturfing”. Billy, […]

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Eric Florack on June 16th, 2009

Aaron Task over at Yahoo’s tech Ticker makes a point I’ve made here at BitsBlog several times: Before this discussion goes any further, Jeff Matthews of Ram Partners, wants you (and presumably policymakers) to remember this: “The epicenter of the financial crisis that almost brought the world to its knees was the regulated portion of […]

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Eric Florack on March 23rd, 2009

Welcome to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere… em>The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the “Goin’ Mobile” edition. Yes, that pic is taken outside the Jake in Cleveland, just before a wind gust knocked it over, wiping out the sidewalk Hot Dog cart parked behind it.  It was quickly set back on […]

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Eric Florack on March 4th, 2009

Welcome to the most intense nightly read on the ‘sphere, the ever increasingly popular Bitsblog Nightly Ramble. This is the “Boy are we ever LOST” edition. WARNING: This Bitsblog entry may contain information that is  unsuitable for overly sensitive persons with low self-esteem, no sense of humour or irational political beleiefs. Among these are sufferers of […]

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Eric Florack on October 21st, 2008

Over at OTB, Steve Verdon restates what I’ve been saying here for weeks:   An older article, but relevant. It is important to understand that, as GSEs, Fannie and Freddie were viewed in the capital markets as government-backed buyers (a belief that has now been reduced to fact). Thus they were able to borrow as […]

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Eric Florack on October 3rd, 2008

Welcome, dear reader, to the most intense nightly read in the ‘sphere… The Nightly Ramble…. Another weekend is here, but we’ve got lots to cover before we get there. So, let’s get to it. Personaly, I think Palin won on a number of points, last night. It is as I pointed out after thoe wto […]

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Eric Florack on September 30th, 2008

Nancy Pelosi is a first class idiot, if she thinks this kind of BS is generating a ‘spirit of cooperation’.  And you know, if she wanted to scuttle the bill, I can’t think of a more effective way to do it, than what she did yesterday in the well. Come to think of it, it’s to the Democrats’ advantage to set things up this way, because in a few days, or weeks when she finally gets around to bringing this up for a vote again, she’s going to have congress critters begging to get screwed over, just so we can get the damn thing passed.

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Welcome, dear reader, to the most intense nightly read in the ‘sphere…  The Nightly Ramble…. Lots to cover today, as always and as dictated by events, most of it to do with the bailout which at this point (About 2pm eastern) is looking like it won’t pass.  so let’s get to it. Jerry Pournelle: Golden […]

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Eric Florack on September 18th, 2008

Bruce: As Ed Morrissey points out, 2005 would be the year John McCain made this speech: Mr. President, this week Fannie Mae’s regulator reported that the company’s quarterly reports of profit growth over the past few years were “illusions deliberately and systematically created” by the company’s senior management, which resulted in a $10.6 billion accounting […]

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Eric Florack on September 14th, 2008

It’s a virus — and it’s spreading. Do a Google News search for “since the Great Depression,” and you come up with more than 4,500 examples of the phrase’s use in just the past month. But that doesn’t make any of it true. Things today just aren’t that bad. Sure, there are trouble spots in […]

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