Eric Florack on September 2nd, 2011

Well, I’m not sure but it appears we are back. Looks like there was an RPC call to Blogrolling.com, a site which has apparently gone down, hidden in my sitecode. I’ve removed it, but have in that process fouled some of the other widgets I was running. I’m on my way home now and will […]

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davidl on June 14th, 2011

Dumbo does not do economics, more evidence that Barack Obama lacks any understanding of economics, from Fox News: It was explained to Obama that the permitting process can delay projects for “months to years … and in many cases even cause projects to be abandoned … I’m sure that when you implemented the Recovery Act […]

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davidl on April 1st, 2011

Dumbo dropping, from Ross Douthat, NY Times: The President’s Credibility Gap Addressing the nation Monday evening, President Obama suggested that the United States was in the process of reducing its military footprint in Libya, even as he explicitly rejected the idea of pursuing regime change in Tripoli by force of arms. Both statements seemed calculated […]

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davidl on February 21st, 2011

Madison on the Nile, question that is the difference between the thugs who protested in the streets of Cairo and the thugs protesting in Madison?  The thugs in Egypt at least pretended to support democracy. Chicago Thug, you take the thug out of Chicago, but a thug is still a thug. Meltdown with Ed Schultz, […]

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davidl on December 24th, 2010

As Time Goes By, a promise is just Dumbo’s mere words, from Investor Business Daily: War On Terror: The Obama White House has absurdly called closing the Guantanamo Bay terrorist prison “a national security imperative.” The administration’s own analysis shows the opposite to be the case. […] Less than a year ago, Obama declared: “Make […]

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Eric Florack on March 17th, 2010

Live and on tape, in Full Stereophonic Buzzing, it’s the…. long heralded ummmm. much anticipated (OK, never mind… actually nobody knew about it at all…) …return of the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere…. The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble OK, yes, I’m back for I’m not sure how long this time. The job I […]

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davidl on March 1st, 2010

Just how dumb is Barack Obama, American Conservative: I realize I’m just your average Joe Schmo, but I do know the difference between liability insurance and collision insurance. I also know that when another driver hits my car from behind, that driver is responsible for the repairs. Now honestly if Obama doesn’t know the difference […]

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Eric Florack on January 23rd, 2010

I spent this monring hunting around for things related to my new job and in that process, found a wonderful montage called “A Trucker’s View Of America” that I thought I’d share with you. It’s occurred to me that I might do well to try and post pics of what I see out on the […]

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davidl on January 22nd, 2010

Ben Claw, Talking Points Memo, sums up Barack Obama year, 2009, on healtcare: Well folks, it’s been one year since President Barack Obama took office. And he spent a lot of that year working on health care reform. Correction Ben,  Obama did not spend a lot time in Aught Nine working on health care, he […]

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on December 28th, 2009

Janet NapolitanoNot in my wildest dreams would I believe that a US official could be so stupid as to say something like this in the face of unrelenting facts.

And intriguing enough is that it happened on CNN, whose reporting tends to be as supportive of the Obama administration as possible.

Of course, this is coming from the leader of the same department that earlier this year targeted “right-wing extremists” as high-risk for recruiting new members and conducting terrorist activities.

About the only spin one could put on this is that “…the system worked, but it’s broke”.  That perspective behind a statement like this is part of the problem.  Saying that everything worked like it’s supposed to but it’s not supposed to work that way just leaves one wondering how much thought is going into the design of the process that is supposed to be protecting our country.

Clearly the system is broke.  To think that someone who has been identified as a terrorist risk like Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab could be allowed onto a passenger jet without careful screening is just insane… and there are 500,000 people on the list he was placed on a month ago!  As I shared in my piece at the Des Moines Register yesterday, the entire focus […]

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