davidl on October 2nd, 2011

President Barack Obama, a/k/a Dumbo,  continues to so what he does best, flat out lie,from Jennifer Epstein, Politico: “We believe in a big America, a tolerant America, a just America, an equal America,” Obama told the Human Rights Campaign’s annual dinner in Washington, where he advocated a society where people are respected, regardless of their […]

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Eric Florack on May 1st, 2011

Usama BinLaden is reportedly dead tonight, and apparently the US has his body. He was killed in action against a mansion outside Islamabad, according to reports. Good news, certainly, but we need to consider this carefully. First, a man who dies in a mansion isn’t a martyr.  Sorry,  he’s just not. There’s another point to […]

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davidl on March 19th, 2011

Andrew J. McCarthy, National Review: {F]or President Obama to seek a congressional declaration of war, or at least an authorization for the use of military force, as the Bush administration understood was required before commencing combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. In this case, complying with the Constitution is almost certain to result in a […]

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Eric Florack on September 5th, 2010

Via “Young Americans for Liberty”: I suggest Obama and the left are to blame. We saw nothing of the sort before the left swept into power and the new attitudes about our soldiers and their job in Iraq. Given the lessons taught in Vietnam, I think the connection undeniable. It is clear to the soldiers […]

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Eric Florack on July 3rd, 2010

I’ve been watching the nonsense over GOP Chair Steele’s comments on Afghanistan, with a somewhat jaundiced eye. Look, the DNC may like to claim that Steele is “betting against our troops and rooting for failure in Afghanistan”, but  what’s really happening here is that Steele is demonstrating the ability to see reality… something Democrats almost […]

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Eric Florack on April 18th, 2010

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Robert M.  Gates has warned in a secret three-page memorandum to top White House officials that the United States does not have an effective long-range policy for dealing with Iran‘s steady progress toward nuclear capability, according to government officials familiar with the document. So says the New York Times. Well, heck, […]

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Eric Florack on March 31st, 2010

Welcome, one and all, to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the Internet The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble. HEY… CSEA…. Glenn Reynolds suggests that public-sector unions should be illegal.  I think he’s right. Danny Donahue, are you listening? NOT SOCIALIST? FAIL….. Sorry, Mickey.  I’ve got a lot a love for you, man, but you missed […]

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on February 22nd, 2010

WWW.JonesToTheGrindstone.COM Part 1 of a multi-part series Having the experience of being an Air Force Officer’s wife for fifteen plus years has revealed to me some traits that would create the perfect military wife. If these qualities could be rolled-up into one woman and then some secret military lab could clone that woman repeatedly—the government […]

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davidl on February 15th, 2010

Some in the left are upset with Ann Coulter’s latest drive by punditry at the expense of the Strutting Delaware Blue Hen, b/k/a Vice President Joe Biden, from Marc Schenker, Associated Content: Coulter referred to Biden as a drunken Irishman in back-to-back segments on Geraldo Rivera’s show, considerately making sure that those who missed her […]

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Eric Florack on February 9th, 2010

Welcome to one and all to this most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble ANOTHER 20 INCHES: Another 20 inches of snow for the DC area, we are told. Too bad. It’s holding up the Global Warming Legislation. SPEAKING WELL OF THE DEAD…. WHO DON’T DESERVE IT… There’s been a […]

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davidl on February 8th, 2010

The reprobate and former Marine, John Murtha,  has assumed room temperature, Associated Press: Murtha’s criticism of the Iraq war intensified in 2006, when he accused Marines of murdering Iraqi civilians “in cold blood” at Haditha, Iraq, after one Marine died and two were wounded by a roadside bomb. Say hello to Senator Oldsmobile.

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Eric Florack on January 28th, 2010

Welcome, one and all, to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the web; the BitsBlog Nightly Ramble. STATE OF THE ONE: If you’re interested in reading the speech, it’s here. Frankly, I had thought to do a running commentary on the speech, as I have done in previous years.  However, I got about a […]

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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 21st, 2009

By JonesToTheGrindstone.com Living where loud explosions pepper my day is routine. In Warner Robins, Ga., sonic booms are the norm. According to Dictionary.com, sonic booms are “explosive sounds caused by the shock wave preceding an aircraft traveling at or above the speed of sound.” Even after living here for a while, they still scare the […]

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on November 25th, 2009

One of the chief reasons that Obama has sought Biden’s advice on a range of pressing foreign-policy questions — most notably, in recent months, on policy in Afghanistan — is that Biden has a deep knowledge of, and an intuitive feel for, people and places still new to the president. He appears to have judged […]

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