on January 4th, 2012

[Art Smith is an occasional contributor to BitsBlog.  Art publishes The Conservative Reader, a conservative commentary and news site.  Art lives in the Central Iowa area and spent two years as the Communications Director for the Polk County Republican Party of Iowa.] On the whole, politically involved Iowans take their First-In-The-Nation moniker seriously.  But even […]

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davidl on March 4th, 2011

Krugman destroyed, David Burge destroys Nobel Prize winner Paul Krugman, from Iowahawk: The point being, I suppose, is that unionized teachers stand as a thin chalk-stained line keeping Wisconsin from descending into the dystopian non-union educational hellscape of Texas. Interesting, if it wasn’t complete bullshit. As a son of Iowa, I’m no stranger to bragging […]

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Eric Florack on March 18th, 2010

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble. NO MODERATION HERE: Jennifer Rubin of Commentary opines: David Brooks says he’s out on the ledge, morose, and about to have a “Howard Beale” moment. Just last week he was telling us that Obama was a misunderstood […]

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Eric Florack on January 24th, 2010

From SPOOK86 at In From The Cold: President Obama’s poll numbers are in free-fall, but he still has at least one “citizen” who ardently defends him, in the letters section of your local paper. We refer to one Ellie Light, who has published the same letting supporting Obama in at least 42 newspapers in 18 […]

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Eric Florack on January 6th, 2010

Welcome one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere… the BitsBlog Nightly Ramble INTERESTING PASSAGE: The guy who shot up the Holocaust Museum a few months ago, has died in prison. NIGERIA LAUGHER: Nigeria is now screaming that the new air rules are going to cause problems for our ‘bilateral […]

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Eric Florack on January 5th, 2010

Welcome one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble KENNEDY SENATE SEAT TO A REPUBLICAN?  MAYBE….Scott Rasmussen and his people are reporting that State Attorney General Martha Coakley is holding  a mere nine-point lead over her Republican rival, state Senator Scott Brown, in Massachusetts’ special U.S. […]

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Eric Florack on January 4th, 2010

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere…. The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble JOHN HAWKINS IS AT IT AGAIN: This time, it’s in the form of the 40 most obnoxious quotes of 2009. A few free samples: 29) I write a lot of songs that could be interpreted as big […]

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on December 22nd, 2009

KimLehmanOn The Conservative Reader Report today we will have Kim Lehman, President of Iowa Right To Life and Iowa’s Republican Committee Woman to the RNC, on our show along with Shane Vander Hart, conservative uber-blogger from Caffeinated Thoughts and guest blogger on The Des Moines Register’s political web page.  Our focus today will be all about the Health Care Reform Massacre about to be perpetrated by the United States Senate.  The show starts at 3:00 Central on Des Moines Local Live Internet Radio.

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Today will be the third (and final) week sitting in for Tim Albrecht at The Bean Walker Live on Des Moines Local Live/Mac’s World Live.  I have a number of interesting topics to share today, including the news about the possible Democratic opponent to Chuck Grassley, the Iowa Attorney General’s plans for staff cuts, oddities, and of course we’ll talk about Health Care Reform.

I’m hoping to have a local heart surgeon join us to discuss some of the costs embedded in the current system, and talk about ways we can address those costs.

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on October 12th, 2009

This week, once again, I will be hosting the internet rafio show The Bean Walker Live at Des Moines Local Live! The show airs Tuesday from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM.  During the first hour we will be talking about the Iowa Gubernatorial Candidate Forum this past weekend, the situation with the Iowa state budget, and Friday’s CBO report on the benefits of Tort Reform.  During the second hour, we will have Pastors Quintin Stieff and Dan Wentworth from Valley Church in West Des Moines to talk about a new program at Valley Church called “Love You Des Moines!”.

Join us!

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MicrophoneUpdate! Link to podcast of today’s show!

Last Tuesday (September 29), I hosted the second half of Tim Albrecht’s program “The Bean Walker Live!” on Des Moines Local Live, and today begins 3 weeks of hosting the program in full while Tim concentrates on getting married!

On today’s show, during the first hour I will have Shane Vander Hart from Serve Our Youth Network to share about the volunteer opportunities they have and how they cooperate with local government to impact the lives of high-risk kids in the Des Moines Metro area.

During the second hour […]

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Eric Florack on July 16th, 2009

Welcome, children of all ages, to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the “We’re at the Hermann” Edition  A Wide Latina:  Joyner notes a typo at  the house of Matt Yglesias. I’ll not comment except to say that all humor has a some grain of truth […]

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Eric Florack on April 3rd, 2009

Lots of chatter, just now as regards their state supreme court’s ruling on marriage. (PDF) DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The Iowa Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling Friday finding that the state’s same-sex marriage ban violates the constitutional rights of gay and lesbian couples, making Iowa the third state where marriage is legal.   […]

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Eric Florack on February 20th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intnse nightly read on the sphere: This is Bitsblog’s Nightly Ramble.  This is the firehouse edition, for no reason other than I can. Destroying the mobile middle class: I’ve said it before; Our ability to be mobile is part of the foundation of our empowerment. Meanwhile the government […]

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Eric Florack on February 20th, 2009

As I said earlier this morning:  I can’t help but wonder if we aren’t at or beyond a tipping point  against Obama and the Democrats… even from people who supported their election. The amazing part is,  whereas it took Bill Clinton quite literally years to get to this point,   we’re only 30 days into […]

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