on January 4th, 2012

[Art Smith is an occasional contributor to BitsBlog.  Art publishes The Conservative Reader, a conservative commentary and news site.  Art lives in the Central Iowa area and spent two years as the Communications Director for the Polk County Republican Party of Iowa.] On the whole, politically involved Iowans take their First-In-The-Nation moniker seriously.  But even […]

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Eric Florack on July 14th, 2011

Piscataway, NJ– Grabbing a load for May’s Landing. From here back up to NY state. Still hot, but a clear and beautiful looking day. REPEATING HISTORY: FDR’s policies prolonged Depression by 7 years, UCLA economists calculate. Any more questions about why we’re still in a fiscal problem, folks? BARRY PICKS UP HIS MARBLES AND GOES […]

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Eric Florack on May 2nd, 2011

Harford,PA Today I’m at the Flying J truck stop in Harford, along I-81. I ran from Rochester, down to Carlisle PA and am currently running up toward Albany. I got the antennas fixed on the truck last week, and so was able to take the emergency spare, that I’d put up, down.  It turns out, […]

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Eric Florack on April 28th, 2011

Westbury Long Island, NY– David points out in this morning’s Scramble: …three years after Mrs. Clinton raised the issues and after months of the media claiming that it was legally impossible, Barack Obama finally  releases his long form certificate of live birth, from William Jacobson, Legal Insurrection: So much for our media, which has been […]

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davidl on March 22nd, 2011

The Very Model of the Modern Liberal War, from Bruce McQuain, Questions and Observations: [T]here is no – none, zip, nada – connection, not even a tenuous one, to American national security and the war on Libya. Baby Where’s my Viagra Award, from Newsbusters: Susan Rice did a remarkable job at the UN. No one […]

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davidl on March 15th, 2011

Dumbing Down for Dumbo I, Barack Obama’s Department of [In]Justice forces Dayton to dumb down her police force and fire departments, from: Lucas Sullivan,  Dayton Daily News: DAYTON — The city’s Civil Service Board and the U.S. Department of Justice have agreed on a lower passing score for the police recruit exam after it was […]

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davidl on January 17th, 2011

No Loughning matter, from Kim Strassel,Wall Street Journal: One of the tragedies of tragedies is that some politicians just can’t resist the urge to use them for political gain. The Tucson shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords first inspired liberals to score points against the tea party and is now inspiring a new round of political […]

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Eric Florack on January 16th, 2011

I have very few conclusions to draw about this entire sordid Loughner affair, but there are a number of things that should be commented on. There should be no doubt in anyone’s mind that Jared Lougner is a nut case.   Of course, that should go as the first point in any attack such as the […]

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davidl on October 16th, 2010

Dumbo, a/k/a Barack Obama on the market economy: “The basic idea is that if we put our blind faith in the market and we let corporations do whatever they want and we leave everybody else to fend for themselves, then America somehow automatically is going to grow and prosper.” Thirty-three miner in Chili might disagree.   […]

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Eric Florack on January 12th, 2010

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble. THROWING MARTHA COAKLEY A LIFE PRESERVER: At the Washington Examiner, Byron York looks at reports from Massachusetts and says: Frantic over the possibility that a Democrat might lose the race to replace Sen. Ted Kennedy in Massachusetts, […]

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