davidl on December 25th, 2011

GoDaddy gets spanked by by the nerds,  from Tom Cheredar, Venture Beat: Hosting and domain registrar company Go Daddy has lost more than 37,000 domains in the past two days due to the company’s wishy-washy stance on the Stop Online Piracy Act. The fleeing domains comes as a result of the intense backlash from customers […]

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davidl on August 20th, 2011

Rumblings from the ‘Rats plantation, from Fareed Zakaria, Chicago Tribune: Democrats are finally up for a fight — with President Barack Obama. Having despaired that Obama gave in to the tea party on the debt deal, they now criticize him as too cautious in his proposals to boost American jobs. They’re right that Obama should […]

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davidl on July 22nd, 2011

Obama is choking business, from an interview with Bernie Marcus, co-founder of Home Depot, from Investor’s Business Daily: IBD: If you could sit down with Obama and talk to him about job creation, what would you say? Marcus: I’m not sure Obama would understand anything that I’d say, because he’s never really worked a day […]

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Eric Florack on June 6th, 2011

(New York City)-– I’m actually not far from where I was the other day, at Middle Village. Just up the Metropolitan Bvd, in fact. A nice drive this morning. Now, it’s about a 5. 1/2 hr drive, though so I had to leave Rochester at around 5am. Not overly happy about that but at least […]

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davidl on June 5th, 2011

Gurkha – 30, Taliban – 0, from Daily Mail (UK): Corporal Dipprasad Pun defeated more than 30 Taliban fighters single-handedly Used the tripod of his machine gun to beat away a militant after running out of ammunition A Gurkha soldier who single-handedly defeated more than 30 Taliban fighters has been awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross […]

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Eric Florack on May 30th, 2011

Single issue Ramble this time. I want to speak briefly about Memorial day which is today and I’d like you to really think about what I’m going to say to you. It’s always been a special day for me, because honoring our vets has always held special meaning for me; it’s a lesson my parents […]

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davidl on May 10th, 2011

Gutsy Call? United States has permission to take Usame bin Laden in Pakistan, from Declan Walsh, Guardian (UK): Osama bin Laden mission agreed in secret 10 years ago by US and PakistanUS forces were given permission to conduct unilateral raid inside Pakistan if they knew where Bin Laden was hiding, officials say The deal was […]

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davidl on May 7th, 2011

Why Dumbo will be a one term President, from Jedediah Bila, Daily Caller: (3) As reported by The Hill this week, “The high gas prices limited gross domestic product growth in the first quarter, and have taken a bite out of jobs . . . The biggest drag on the economy, Zandi [Mark Zandi of […]

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davidl on April 29th, 2011

L. Donald played Dumbo like a cheap fiddle. How is that the Messiah, with the world class intellect and temperament got played like a cheap fiddle at a hoe down?  From Jim Kunhhenn: WASHINGTON (AP) – Confronting doubters who harbor questions about his place of birth, President Barack Obama chose to defy one of his […]

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Eric Florack on March 26th, 2011

Julia Seymour:   As gas prices rose in 2008, network reporters mentioned President Bush in 15 times as many stories than they brought up President Obama in a similar period in 2011. Bush drew gallons of coverage in 2008. Comparing a 20-day span of rising gas prices in 2008 to 24 days of rising prices […]

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davidl on March 1st, 2011

Dumbo’s Daffy Energy Policy, is Dumbo b/k/a Barack Obama hostile to business, from Anchorage Daily News: WASHINGTON — With the unrest in the Middle East as his springboard, Gov. Sean Parnell lashed out at the Obama administration’s stance on domestic oil production, saying the White House approach was having a tangible effect on the country’s […]

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davidl on February 25th, 2011

Dumbo’s Priorities, from Rush Limbaugh: The price of oil around the world is skyrocketing.  The Saudis are talking about ramping up their production.  How about the crisis in the Middle East?  I mean, for heaven’s sake, “a crisis is a terrible thing to waste,” right?  We have a crisis in the Middle East, we have […]

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davidl on January 7th, 2011

Robert Reich comes up short, from Puffington Post: Public servants are convenient scapegoats. Republicans would rather deflect attention from corporate executive pay that continues to rise as corporate profits soar, even as corporations refuse to hire more workers. They don’t want stories about Wall Street bonuses, now higher than before taxpayers bailed out the Street. […]

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Eric Florack on August 22nd, 2010

Bruce McQuain beats me to the punch this morning: In the middle of a recession, with joblessness hovering around the 10% mark, the Obama administration made a deliberate decision to impose a drilling moratorium knowing it would cost at least 23,000 jobs. Why? Senior Obama administration officials concluded the federal moratorium on deepwater oil drilling […]

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Eric Florack on August 21st, 2010

Starting to catch up on my reading. As it has been in the past, James Joyner’s Outside The Beltway is among my first stops: John Hawkins‘ unscientific survey of conservative bloggers on The 25 Worst Figures In American History is revealing. Aside from Richard Nixon and a couple of traitors and assassins, the list is […]

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