davidl on December 18th, 2011

Some folks at the New York Times seem to think this is a  reason for celebration, via Doug Mataconis, Otside the Beltway: BAGHDAD — The last convoy of American troops to leave Iraq drove into Kuwait on Sunday morning, marking the end of the nearly nine-year war. The convoy’s departure, which included about 110 vehicles […]

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davidl on July 15th, 2011

Making Dumbo and the ‘rats pay the price for throwing Granny under the bus, from Mark Tapscott,Washington Examiner: So when Obama threatens not to pay Social Security checks on time, the proper response of congressional Republicans should be to pass emergency legislation directing the Secretary of the Treasury to pay interest on the national debt, […]

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Eric Florack on July 4th, 2011

(Rochester, NY)– I’m home as this is written, and will be heading for York,PA in a coup0le hours, then to Schenectady New York. about 500 miles worth of driving, but a fairly easy lope, all considered.  Thoughts on July 4th: Jeff Jacoby, who I all too rarely link, here, has some excellent thoughts for this […]

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davidl on May 16th, 2011

Noted in passing, I see that the Dope from Hope. b/k/a Mike Huckabee is not running for President.  If Mr Huckabee wants to be President, he should run as what he is, a democrat.  Good riddens Meanwhile, Dumbo, b/k/a Barack Obama is pretending to support increased domestic production of oil and immigration reform.    I got […]

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davidl on May 4th, 2011

Question Mr. President, from Ann Althouse: So… was bin Laden shot because he resisted — the official story — or because a live, captured bin Laden would have torn the Obama administration apart? More over, did the White House send the noted liar John Brennan to lie about the details of bin Laden death to […]

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davidl on April 10th, 2011

Oh Boy, after shocks in Egypt: CAIRO (AP) — Demonstrators burned cars and barricaded themselves with barbed wire inside a central Cairo square demanding the resignation of the military’s head after troops violently dispersed an overnight protest killing one and injuring 71 What’s his face must go. Reax, Bruce McQuain, Questions and Observations: For those […]

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davidl on March 26th, 2011

Dumbo Lost, Barack Obama clueless, from Peggy Noonan, Wall Street Journal: It all seems rather mad, doesn’t it? The decision to become involved militarily in the Libyan civil war couldn’t take place within a less hospitable context. The U.S. is reeling from spending and deficits, we’re already in two wars, our military has been stretched […]

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davidl on February 4th, 2011

Egyptian democracy still born, Robert Springborg, Foreign Policy: The Obama administration, having already thrown its weight behind the military, if not Mubarak personally, thereby facilitating the outcome just described, can be expected to redouble its already bad gamble. Fearing once again that the regime might be toppled, it will lean on the Europeans, the Saudis, […]

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davidl on January 31st, 2011

An armed society is a polite society, armed citizens protect their lives and their property: CAIRO (AP) – When Egypt’s police melted from the streets of Cairo this weekend, the people stepped in. Civilians armed with knives, axes, golf clubs, firebombs, metal bars and makeshift spears watched over many neighborhoods in the sprawling capital of […]

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davidl on December 11th, 2010

Don’t Ask, Don’t Think, the New York Slmes goes stupid: The Senate Stands for Injustice On one of the most shameful days in the modern history of the Senate, the Republican minority on Thursday prevented a vote to allow gay and lesbian soldiers to serve openly in the military of the United States. They chose […]

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davidl on September 24th, 2010

One dumb idea, Shikha Dalmia, Forbes: Don’t Ask, however, will eventually go given the growing and overwhelming public opposition to it – even in the military’s own ranks. That is not the case with the Dream Act on which Republicans have inflamed public opinion almost to a point of no return. They called the Dream […]

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Eric Florack on June 29th, 2010

Good evening Mr. And Mrs. America and to all the ships at sea, and welcome to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the web; The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble THE ULTIMATE INSULT? Apparently those who don’t like the tea party movement are getting desperate.  They’re breaking out the ultimate insult; calling it a Christian movement. […]

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Eric Florack on January 19th, 2010

Welcome, one and all, to the most intense to nightly read anywhere on the web; the BitsBlog Nightly Ramble. BROWN/COAKLEY: The polls won’t close until 8:00 eastern time tonight, and my guess is we will see several days of recounts , but if the polling data we’ve been getting for the last few days,particularly this […]

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Eric Florack on November 12th, 2009

Welcome, everybody, to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the web; The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble OBAMA’S POLITICAL IDEALISM OVER REALITY: WASHINGTON -AP- President Barack Obama does not plan to accept any of the Afghanistan war options presented by his national security team, pushing instead for revisions to clarify how and when U.S. troops would […]

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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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