davidl on February 7th, 2009

From the New York Slimes: Mr. Obama called Ms. Collins and Mr. Specter, as well as Senator Olympia J. Snowe of Maine, another Republican expected to support the deal, to acknowledge they were acting against pressure from their party and, one official said, to thank them for their patriotism in helping advance the bill at […]

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Eric Florack on December 4th, 2008

Message from Torranto at “Best of the Web”:   “Chambliss’s victory assures the GOP of at least 41 Senate seats. It also lays to rest one of the nastiest McCarthyite smears of recent times: the repeated assertion by Democrats and the media that former senator Max Cleland’s patriotism is in question.” Message TO Torranto at […]

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Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere… BitsBlog’s Nightly Ramble… …where we pound out a few rhythms every weeknight for your dining and dancing pleasure. Let’s get it… With all the Democrats in the Senate headed for an Obama White House, that means John Kerry gets to chair the […]

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Eric Florack on November 5th, 2008

The Wall Street Journal states the bloody obvious: According to recent Gallup polls, the president’s average approval rating is below 30% — down from his 90% approval in the wake of 9/11. Mr. Bush has endured relentless attacks from the left while facing abandonment from the right. This is the price Mr. Bush is paying […]

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davidl on August 31st, 2008

In 1984 Dave Thomas took a bit out of McDonald’s by asking, “Where is the beef?”   Well today yet another Dave takes yet a bit out of another icon, to wit Barack Obama.   While BO was asleep at the wheel John McCain has stolen Obama’s mantra of change.   David S. Broder, Washington Post: No one […]

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Eric Florack on August 27th, 2008

Been thinking about this one most of the day, Billy, and I must say,I can’t say I disagree with any of it. The Dinosaur media is sinking because of one major factor: Their bias. McClatchy is just one more in a series of such. Trust me, I won’t mourn at all. By the way, it […]

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YetAnotherJohn gets a first place, and I get an Honorable Mention at OTB’s Caption Contest. It must be said, John has a nice touch for that kind of thing. I’ve noted a shift in the readership of BitsBlog the last few days… more of you are coming in the front door on your own, and not […]

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davidl on August 26th, 2008

The BO campaign is in panic mode:   Here is a link the American Issue Project ad.   A link to the BO campaign response. Here the text of the core of BO’s response: Obama: I’m Barack Obama, and I approved this message. Announcer: With all our problems, why is John McCain talking about the sixties? Trying […]

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Eric Florack on August 13th, 2008

Lots of comment this morning, centered on the Washington Post Op-Ed of yesterday, which spends it’s time destroying three basic arguments of those against offshore drilling. However, it propagates a couple barrels of snake oil. The most offensive of the lot being that drilling would not affect prices today, and that it would be years […]

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At some point, the rain around here has to stop. Not that we’ve had flooding of any serious amounts, but it’s rained around here about every day this summer, for at least part of the day. Today is another example. Yet another example for us all, of how “The Moderate Voice“, isn’t.  Am I getting […]

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I managed to catch a first place this week at OTB’s Caption Contest. for the last week or so, we’ve brought up John Edwards and his scandal. Kaus has been watching this for a while too, all credit to him. He says the LA TIMES is burying the story. Gee, why would they do THAT, do […]

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davidl on July 1st, 2008

How dare Obama and his minions attack the military record of John McCain. Where and when did Obama serve? What sacrifice has he or his family made on the battlefield? Unlike John Kerry, where are those who served with McCain in combat claiming anything other then his honorable selfless service? Joe Repya, Eagle’s Nest, via, […]

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Eric Florack on June 22nd, 2008

James Joyner at OTB mentions the current reading at Electoral-vote.com and says: If the election were held today, Barack Obama would cruise to victory with 317 Electoral Votes to John McCain’s 194, according to projections tabulated by Electoral-Vote.com. Florida, with its 27 electors, is too close to call.  Again. — Then again, on this day […]

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Billy passes along a list of articles from Investor’s Busienss Daily, thirty in all inclduing a couple I’ve linked previously. It’s a must read, if you really want the unspun facts. Bruce talks here about the Politics of Drilling. It’s nothing I’ve not said here several times, but he says it very well. Kudos. Meanwhile, […]

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Eric Florack on June 12th, 2008

Headlines read: “Two charged with giving Amy Winehouse Drugs” Only two? She must be slipping. Sad to see this report of at least 4 dying at the Boy Scout camp last night, on two fronts; The people who were there, the hurt, the dead, and the unhurt, who will doubtless bear the emotional scars… but […]

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