davidl on May 19th, 2010

President Irony demands your papers, via Michelle: The White House appears to be laying the groundwork for President Barack Obama to shake the hand of each senior at Kalamazoo Central High School’s commencement ceremony next month. Seniors are being asked to provide their birthdates, Social Security numbers and citizen status to the Secret Service so […]

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davidl on March 11th, 2010

Go for it Liz, from Alex Spillius, Telegraph(UK): Ms Cheney is now reportedly contemplating a run for office herself either in Virginia, where she was raised, or in Wyoming, her parents’ home state. Don’t be too quick to rule out the Empire State.  There are several potential openings. The Backasswards Mrs.Pelosi,  David Freddoso, Washington Examiner, […]

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davidl on January 14th, 2010

The Obama administration has confirmed one of  the most controversial assertions of The Bell Curve.   Richard Herrnstein and Charles Murray published TBC in 1994.   From a summary of TBC, by Brian Beatty et al: Raising Cognitive Ability – If it were possible to significantly, consistently, and affordably raise intelligence, many of the negative consequences of […]

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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 November 14th, 2009

With the ruling, yesterday, from Atty General Eric Holder that Khalid Shaikh Mohammed will be tried in New York City, in a civilian court, Americans should begin to notice a pattern from the Obama administration of running in exactly the opposite direction from Mainstream America. We started Bailout after bailout, with numbers that made the […]

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Eric Florack on August 24th, 2009

Welcome to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the BitsBlog Burger Joint Edition THE IMPLOSION CONTINUES: From ABC NEWS, we learn that: A “profanity-laced screaming match” at the White House involving CIA Director Leon Panetta, and the expected release today of another damning internal investigation, has […]

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davidl on May 1st, 2009

The Honorable Eric H. Holder, Jr. Attorney General of the United States United States Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C.  20530-0001 Dear Attorney General Holder: This letter is respectfully submitted to inform you that I must decline the invitation to participate in the May 4 roundtable meeting the President’s Task Force on […]

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Eric Florack on April 24th, 2009

Clarice Feldman at Pajamas Media nails it cleanly: As the president released the memos, C.I.A. Director Leon Panetta sent a letter to his agents: In releasing these memos, the men and women of the CIA have assurances from both myself, and from Attorney General Holder, that we will protect all who acted reasonably [emphasis supplied] […]

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davidl on March 23rd, 2009

In endorsing Obama last year, the Washington Post described the next president as “a man of supple intelligence, with a nuanced grasp of complex issues and evident skill at conciliation and consensus-building.” This would be a good time to employ those talents. A show of leadership, including a firm pledge to veto any punitive tax […]

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Eric Florack on March 10th, 2009

From Jen Rubin at Commentary: Jake Tapper appears to be one of the few (only?) mainstream reporters keeping current on the Chas Freeman story. You would think it would be hard to ignore the growing tidal wave of protest and controversy. The latest is a letter signed by the Republican members of the Senate Intelligence Committee […]

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Eric Florack on February 12th, 2009

Welcome one and all to the most intense Nightly Read anywhere on the ‘sphere…Bitsblog’s Nightly Ramble This is the “Gone with the Wind” edition. As I was driving into work this morning, I was getting reports from all over Ohio that they’d had lots of win, and power outs, trees and wires down, schools closing […]

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davidl on June 9th, 2008

Barack Obama, 3 June, courtesy of Breitbart: The journey will be difficult. The road will be long. I face this challenge with profound humility, and knowledge of my own limitations. But I also face it with limitless faith in the capacity of the American people. Because if we are willing to work for it, and […]

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Eric Florack on May 13th, 2008

Ed Morrissey: I guess this means it’s on. O’Reilly gets the worst of this exchange for not comprehending that the Geneva Conventions bind nations to standards of conduct regardless of reciprocation and for many different kinds of detainees and refugees; doesn’t the man research the topic before an interview? He also lets McCain off the […]

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