Oslo, from Steven Erlanger,  New York Slimes: OSLO — The Norwegian police on Saturday charged a man they identified as a right-wing fundamentalist Christian in connection with the bombing of a government building in central Oslo and a shooting attack on a nearby island that together killed at least 92 people. reax, John Hinderaker, Powerline: […]

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davidl on July 19th, 2010

From Jake Tapper, ABC News: Speaking about the Uganda bombings, the president said, “What you’ve seen in some of the statements that have been made by these terrorist organizations is that they do not regard African life as valuable in and of itself.  They see it as a potential place where you can carry out […]

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davidl on April 5th, 2010

Jennifer Rubin on the Dim Won’s fading power of oratory, Commentary: [Barack Obama’s] rhetoric (which to the amazement of many conservatives – who noticed he was largely talking New Age gibberish during the campaign – transfixed a great number of people for a very long time) is now seen for what it is — a […]

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Eric Florack on November 11th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere…The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble The the the the YET MORE FT HOOD: Let’s have a look at the comments of Steve Hayes from last Night’s Brett Baier thing: STEVE HAYES, SENIOR WRITER, THE WEEKLY STANDARD: Well, I think what we’ve learned over […]

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Eric Florack on June 24th, 2009

Welcome to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere…The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the “Happy Hump Day” Edition” The picture to your right is a railroad hump. It’s how cars are sorted in many rail yards around the country. You push the rail cars up the hill, and disconnect them and let […]

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Eric Florack on June 19th, 2009

Doctor Krauthammer today makes a great point about Obama’s response to the Iran situation: …. this incipient revolution is no longer about the election. Obama totally misses the point. The election allowed the political space and provided the spark for the eruption of anti-regime fervor that has been simmering for years and awaiting its moment. […]

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Eric Florack on May 6th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble. This is the BitsBurger edition. Letters, we get letters:  One of the questions I get about every other week, here at CasaDeBit, is where I get all these photographs I run. How is it they all refer […]

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davidl on April 8th, 2009

Stick a thumb in it,  Stink Progress: President Obama’s outreach to the Muslim world has been a welcome development after eight years of President Bush’s “us vs. them” approach. “Let me say this as clearly as I can,” he told the Turkish parliament yesterday. “The United States is not and will never be at war […]

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Scott Fybush over at NERW reports: *Former MASSACHUSETTS governor Mitt Romney guest-hosted the Paul Harvey show on Thursday, the latest in a line of personalities helping out with the show in the absence of the ailing Harvey, who’s now 89. NERW hears that Romney hosted the show from the studios of former Harvey affiliate WBZ […]

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Eric Florack on April 6th, 2008

Well, yeah, there are a number of news sources wh0 call them “Pirates”. I’ll get to that.  Meanwhile, a report on the site of my hometown’s Channel 10: (AP) PARIS – France’s military is keeping close tabs on a French luxury yacht seized by pirates off Somalia’s coast, and officials hope to avoid using force […]

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Eric Florack on March 23rd, 2008

Paul Berman in today’s New York Times admits he’s under-estimated Radical Islam… which of course is as we’ve pointed out here before, not quite the case. …each new calamity for Iraq has, like manure, lent new fertility to the various extremist organizations. The entire sequence of events may suggest that America is uniquely destined to […]

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Eric Florack on March 16th, 2008

James Joyner: Thomas Ricks reports that Matt Matthews, a historian at the Army’s Combat Studies Institute, has written a new report concluding that “five years of fighting insurgents in Iraq may also have dulled U.S. soldiers’ skills at more conventional combat.” The study, apparently, isn’t a case study of the U.S. military but rather the […]

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Well, over the weekend we got up to two feet of snow in places, mostly west of here. There’s a foot and a half in my front yard, and in my driveway.  We shovel it out, but since the yard is west of the drive, and the prevailing wind is form the west, the drive […]

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davidl on March 9th, 2008

A wee historical question for Bacack Obama., which American Presidnet freed the slaves, George B. McClellan or Abraham Lincoln ? Jack Nicholson on freedom: Steven King on radical Islamists, video: Text: “I don’t want to disparage anyone because of their race, their ethnicity, their name – whatever their religion their father might have been,” he […]

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davidl on February 26th, 2008

The Global War of Terror is fifteen years old today.   On February 26, 1993 Islamists attempted to destroy  the World Trade Center.    Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review: On the morning of February 26, 1993, Islamic militants steered a nondescript Ryder van through the winding darkness of the parking garage under the World Trade Center. They […]

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