Eric Florack on October 16th, 2008

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read on the ‘sphere… Bit’s Blog’s Nightly Ramble Remember Obama’s charge that someone at a McCain rally had yelled “Kill him”? Yeah, Obama’s been mouthing that tale as has the Oobama campaign people, otherwise known as the “Mainstream Media”… but ‘t’ain’t so, MacGee. Glenn notes that […]

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Eric Florack on July 29th, 2008

So, now, it starts. You knew it hadda happen. Once we saw this business in Knoxville, you just knew the left was going to attach itself to the happening like a vampire bat. All the liberal hotbuttons are there for the left’s sick enjoyment; Gun control Anti-Religion fervor Right-side talkradio anti-leftism sexual politics Fox News And all of […]

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Eric Florack on July 6th, 2008

Marie Colvin at The London Times, reports on troop movements and successes in Iraq. Of course nobody in the domestic press has bothered to notice, since apparently success isn’t the picture the domestic mainstream media has decided it wants to paint in this election year. Still; In the past week, as the weapons finds slowed […]

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Eric Florack on July 2nd, 2008

Over at The Politico, this morning, I note with interest a bit from James Kirchick, describing the fable of Republican smear tactics. (As an aside, interestingly, Kirkpatrick’s the New Republic’s assitant editor) The only obstacle between Barack Obama and the presidency is the mountain of smears that will no doubt come his way. That’s the narrative […]

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Did you see this about Pfleger? Michelle Malkin points this up, today: Say it with me: Boo-freaking-hoo. Via the Chicago Sun-Times’ Cathleen Falsani: Pfleger has apologized for “the words that I chose” and for “my dramatization.” Pfleger told me he called the Clinton campaign to apologize directly but had not heard back from Clinton or […]

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James Joyner reads the New York Times, apparently, so that you don’t have to. This morning, he notes: Elizabeth Edwards, who despite no public policy credentials other than having been married to a one-term senator and yet oddly seems to get op-ed space in the major papers whenever she requests it, has a rather strange […]

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davidl on April 26th, 2008

The mainstream media makes the case for John McCain, kind of, sort of.  The case against Barack Obama(BO),  Bob Hebert, New York Times: [T]here can be no denying that an awful lot of Mr. Obama’s troubles have come from his side of the table. The Rev. Wright fiasco undermined the fundamental rationale of the entire Obama […]

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Eric Florack on April 24th, 2008

This has been on my radar screen for a while. But that’s where it has stayed. I’ve been frozen by it and haven’t written a word on it. Apparently that is also where it has stayed, if it got that far, for most bloggers and their underlings in the mainstream media, aka journalists. (Yes, I […]

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Eric Florack on March 4th, 2008

Today’s the day. Hillary Clinton either wins it all, or fails one of the several tests today, and is forced within a week or two to leave the race. THe latter happening, I cannot say I will complain about, though if she wins that means seven weeks of turmoil in the Democrat party, which can’t […]

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Eric Florack on February 24th, 2008

Fran at Eternity Road makes an interesting point: Let us have a look at an AP story from yesterday, Lawmakers Crack Down on Abusive Teachers.  As always, I encourage you to read the whole article for yourself and draw your own conclusions, but it’s fun to select a few passages and add a bit of […]

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James Joyner notes the passage of another milestone… 24 million. He’s up to a million hits per month, now. I suppose this to be a good bench test for WordPress. Congrats from here, James. With the new job, my posting is going to be a little off for a few days, until I find a […]

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Eric Florack on January 29th, 2008

John Hawkins deals with a reader’s question about why the ‘sphere hasn’t been more effective in this campaign: First of all, it is correct to say that the blogosphere’s two favorite candidates have been Duncan Hunter and Fred Thompson, both of whom, obviously, are out of the race. Also, it’s worth noting that on the […]

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McQ, over at Q&O, notes progress in Iraq… progress tha very few in the MSM will ever notice: Another real indication of progress in Iraq: Iraq’s western province of Anbar, hotbed of the Sunni Arab insurgency for the first four years of the war, will be returned to Iraqi control in March, a senior U.S. […]

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Eric Florack on December 20th, 2007

Time Magazine  continues to dig a deeper hole. Hume last night: Putin Up a Fight The naming of Russian President Vladimir Putin as TIME magazine’s “Person of the Year” is drawing some fire from the right. Dean Barnett of the Weekly Standard — for one — says the selection — “clarifies some of the deep-seated […]

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Eric Florack on December 19th, 2007

WASHINGTON -AP- The Democratic-controlled House is expected to give President Bush an end-of-session victory in his yearlong battle with anti-war lawmakers over Iraq by approving $70 billion for U.S. military operations there and in Afghanistan.The vote Wednesday also would represent the final step in sealing a deal between Democrats and Bush over how much money […]

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