davidl on May 12th, 2010

Liberal is synonym for stupid.   Dim witted Senators want to wreck economy to solve imaginary problem: WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A new Senate bill aimed at battling global warming would impose new limits on carbon dioxide pollution from factories, utilities and vehicles, while expanding heavy-polluting domestic oil production and nuclear power generation. The legislation, which is […]

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davidl on March 22nd, 2010

Israel attacked, from Haaretz: A Qassam rocket fired from the Gaza Strip struck an open field in a kibbutz near Ashkelon on Sunday, just three days after a foreign worker was killed by a rocket in the northern Negev. There were no casualties or damages reported in the attack on Sunday No reason to expect […]

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davidl on March 13th, 2010

Bitsblog reminder: Spring ahead, lose an hour of sleep, NASDAQ: The U.S. and much of Canada will move to daylight-saving?time from standard time on Sunday, when clocks will be moved forward by one hour. Regular items transmitted from these countries will appear one hour earlier in terms of Greenwich?Mean?Time (GMT). Not to worry, you’ll get […]

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Eric Florack on January 22nd, 2010

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble IDIOCY SQUARED: I mentioned in last night’s Ramble that the Democrats are busy avoiding the real issue… and used that blithering moron Krugman as the example target. : But even Krugman can’t bring himself to admit the […]

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on December 23rd, 2009

healthcare-reformWe are going to try and keep it simple on this one.

The bill stinks.

Put aside the fact that it expands Medicare.

Put aside the fact that it establishes coverage mandates (you will be forced to buy health insurance somehow).

Put aside the fact that it is a colossal power grab for an industry that has been well managed by the states for a long time.

Put aside the fact that it will increase taxes.

Put aside the fact that it will dramatically increase the cost of insurance for everyone (and they sold this to us originally as being needed to stop the soaring cost of insurance!).

Put aside the fact that it will wreak havoc on the tax code, balloon the size of the IRS and increase the size of corporate tax management teams (which will increase consumer costs in all industries).

Put aside the fact that this bill is overloaded with earmarks… in a bill that was intended to bring equality in health care.

Put aside all of those issues and focus on the one true deception that will be broadcast throughout the weekend and coming weeks: that the Congressional Budget Office has determined that the bill will have a reducing impact the deficit.

The lie here is that although the Federal deficit will […]

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