davidl on June 19th, 2011

Dumbo asks for, then ignores legal advice, from Tiger Hawk: Long-standing fans of the back-and-forth will remember the enormous grief that the Bush administration got for following the opinions of the Office of Legal Counsel, particularly on the question of enhanced interrogation (or, if you are a liberal, “torture”). The accusation was, more or less, […]

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davidl on June 11th, 2011

Chrissy Matthews bitten by the Weiner, from back to back posts at McCain.  First Chrissy discusses values: This is, to me, the stakes here. If [Anthony Weiner] stays, [Democrats] never get the leadership back. They never get the Speakership back because the people in the rural areas of this country who are Christian conservative culturally […]

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davidl on June 7th, 2011

Weiner Roasted, from Robert Stacy McCain, Other McCain: Smoke, fire.  Kettle, black. Weiner, roasted. Career, toasted. Comment by Dandapant, McCain reader. Literally, from New York Daily News: Anthony’s weiner never tasted so good. A Brooklyn sausage joint is serving up a special entree skewering scandal-scarred Rep. Anthony Weiner. Dubbed Anthony’s Weiners, the dish by Der […]

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davidl on December 30th, 2010

Ain’t no free lunch, from Thomas Sowell, RCP: Once you buy the idea that the government should be a sort of year-around Santa Claus, you have bought the kinds of consequences that follow. The results are not pretty, as we can see on TV, in pictures of rioters in the streets, smashing and burning the […]

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Eric Florack on October 24th, 2010

David Scrambled: NPR can either go partisan or public, Michael Meyers, New York Daily News, is lost in the weeds with respect to National Public Radio: Juan Williams is right; NPR was way off base firing him for having expressed himself on a TV show. But some are going too far in Williams’ name; they […]

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davidl on October 24th, 2010

NPR can either go partisan or public, Michael Meyers, New York Daily News, is lost in the weeds with respect to National Public Radio: Juan Williams is right; NPR was way off base firing him for having expressed himself on a TV show. But some are going too far in Williams’ name; they vindictively want […]

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davidl on October 5th, 2010

Dumbo’s Delusions, Michael Goodwin, New York Post: Barack Obama has gone from a failing president to flailing at ghosts. Even allowing for desperate times, his desperate measures are a national embarrassment. Emancipation? Give us a break. With each passing day, his denunciations of dissent and inflated claims of economic progress turn off the independent voters […]

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davidl on September 26th, 2010

Client Number Nine disses Junior.  Disgraced ex-governor Eliot Spitzer calls Andrew Coumo dirty and nasty, from New York Daily News: ALBANY – Disgraced ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer isn’t buying Andrew Cuomo’s kinder, gentler image. “Behind the scenes he is the dirtiest, nastiest political player out there, and that is his reputation from years in Washington,” Spitzer […]

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Michael Sheridan. New York Daily News, reports on a political boxing match between Bobby Gibbs and Sarah Palin.   The big punches, at least as reported, for Gibbs: “My suggestion to Sarah Palin would be to get slightly more informed as to what’s going on in and around oil drilling in this country,” Press Secretary Robert […]

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davidl on April 28th, 2010

WTF – Over, on what planet does the Reverend Al Sharpton reside? From the New York Daily News: New York activists, including the Rev. Al Sharpton, compared Arizona‘s new immigration law to apartheid, Nazi Germany and the Jim Crow South – and vowed to shut it down with mass protests Mass protests in  Nazi Germany?    […]

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davidl on March 20th, 2010

Eric Holder’s double standard, Leftist Propaganda Machine: “Those who reaffirm our nation’s most essential and enduring values do not deserve to have their own values questioned,” Holder told a group of lawyers who offer “pro bono,” or voluntary, legal services. “Let me be clear about this: Lawyers who provide counsel for the unpopular are, and […]

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davidl on March 2nd, 2010

The First Rule of Holes is to stop digging.   That is something else New York State Lieutenant Governor, David “Blind Man” Paterson forgot, from Elizabeth Benjamin,   New York Daily News: The Times has dropped another bomb on Gov. David Paterson, reporting that he directed two state employees to contact the woman who accused his top […]

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Eric Florack on January 29th, 2010

Welcome, one and all, to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the web; the BitsBlog Nightly Ramble. A CHANGE OF JOBS: The last one? Yeah, for a while… maybe a month, we don’t know.  I’m changing jobs, in case you don’t know.  After more or less  20 years as an IT generalist, mostly in […]

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davidl on December 13th, 2009

From, Todd Venezia, James Faeelly and Holly Sanders, New York Post: A year away from golf would cost Tiger Woods $180 million in lost endorsements, tournament winnings and appearance fees — about $15 million per floozy, industry analysts estimate. In an announcement that stunned the golf world, Woods said on Friday he was withdrawing indefinitely […]

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Eric Florack on September 20th, 2009

The New York Daily News is reporting as of about 10 minutes ago: ALBANY – In a stunning request, the Obama administration has made it clear to poll-challenged Gov. Paterson that the White House would prefer he not seek election to a full four-year term next year. The Obama administration sent the message through White […]

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