davidl on April 7th, 2010

Obami play with political poison, Thomas Sowell, RCP: Few combinations are more poisonous than race and politics. That combination has torn whole nations apart and led to the slaughters of millions in countries around the world. You might think we would have learned a lesson from that and stay away from injecting race into political […]

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Eric Florack on April 5th, 2010

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere… the BitsBlog Nightly Ramble FIRST, THIS SNARK:  From Reynolds: POLL: Tea Party 48, Obama 44. Best headline: Tea Party More Popular Than Obama, Frank Rich Hardest Hit. THE TEA PARTY LOOKS LIKE AMERICA: So where does that polling leave us?  James […]

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davidl on March 21st, 2010

The end of Hope as we know it, Benjamin Domenech, CBS News: Over the past week, in backroom conversations with members of Congress, Obama changed his negotiation tone from demanding to desperate. He told progressives that the outcome of the rest of his term depended on what happened on health care, and a member of […]

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As a business owner, tax payer and elected official, I freely admit that I am VERY skeptical when the government warns me about anything. Government typically causes more problems than they solve, and it’s in their own best interests (power, taxes, etc) to have a crisis du jour and keep people alarmed and afraid. Fearful […]

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Eric Florack on October 15th, 2009

You’d think they’d learn, even in far-leftist Portland OR: KATU: ALBANY, Ore. – At the Oaks Apartments in Albany, the management can fly their own flag advertising one and two bedroom apartments – but residents have been told they can’t fly any flags at all. Jim Clausen flies the American flag from the back of […]

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Eric Florack on May 26th, 2009

Welcome, one and all tot he most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble. This is the “All this and a hat, too” Edition More Base!! To start with, today, we see a comment from Glenn Reynolds: FUNNY THAT THEY KEPT HIM SO QUIET FOR EIGHT YEARS, THEN: Poll: The more […]

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Eric Florack on January 21st, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read on the ‘sphere.. Bitsblog’s Nightly Ramble Gonna be a short one today, I’ve got some personal issues today. In answer to some email, I really wish I could have a positive outlook about our immediate future. I really do. But I tend to be driven […]

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Eric Florack on May 21st, 2008

Mike Goldfarb notes the Obamafest in Oregon, where something like 75000 people showed up, reportedly to see Obama himself. Wrong. Mike Goldfarb: Hugh points to this report from the local paper: Obama was the biggest star at Sunday’s gathering — though a popular Portland band, The Decemberists, provided the warmup act. With blue skies and […]

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Eric Florack on May 7th, 2008

Britt Hume last night: And an artist in Portland, Oregon has stuck a 23-foot needle into the ground by the Willamette River and hopes to plant more. Adam Kuby says it’s a really large version of acupuncture. Kuby says he wants to help the city rejuvenate its “chi” — its vital energy. “It’s a visual […]

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