davidl on October 25th, 2011

I like Professor Althouse’s blog. However to do make to claims to understand the good professor. While I am not certain, of where the professor stands, I do find this two recent posts of her amusing. Item, gender feminists find that reality does not conform to gender feminist theory: 142 legal secretaries surveyed and not […]

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davidl on July 9th, 2011

Hope goes Plouffe from Ian Swanson, Hill: President Obama’s senior political adviser David Plouffe said Wednesday that people won’t vote in 2012 based on the unemployment rate. Plouffe should probably hope that’s the case, since dismal job figures aren’t expected to get any better for Obama and the economy on Friday. […] The jobs report […]

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The day the freedom died in Indiana, from NWI Times: INDIANAPOLIS | Overturning a common law dating back to the English Magna Carta of 1215, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Hoosiers have no right to resist unlawful police entry into their homes. In a 3-2 decision, Justice Steven David writing for the court […]

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davidl on May 3rd, 2011

Usama bin Laden passes, the speech the President should have given, in total: “Nothing personal, just business.   Bravo Zulu gentlemen.” Bin Laden wasn’t the problem.  His passing will not the solution. Bin Laden round-up, Aaron Worthing, Patterico’s Pontifications. Joy in the City, scenes of unabashed happiness in the streets of New York City, from […]

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Eric Florack on April 20th, 2011

Rice, PA— (Along I-81, near Scranton at a rest area) Foggy here today. Accidents because of the fog, and driving is not fun, really, as a result. Oh, well. Goes with the territory. I’m headed for the Albany, NY area, then who knows? Me at OTB just now: Let’s imagine, as a data point, that […]

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Eric Florack on April 18th, 2011

Altoona,PA– The last several times I’ve come down to this Central PA town,  it was to visit the rail lines running through here. The place is famous for “Horseshoe Curve, and it’s true this is the biggest attraction for railfans in the east. This time, I actually have freight.  Arrived here early this morning. Not […]

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davidl on April 17th, 2010

Mrs Clinton still stuck on stupid, Telegraph(UK): The US Secretary of State urged “bold leadership” from all sides to resolve one of the world’s most intractable disputes. Speaking at a dinner attended by the ambassadors of Israel and several Arab states, Mrs Clinton urged Israel to “refrain from unilateral statements and actions” that could undermine […]

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Eric Florack on March 19th, 2010

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere… The Bitsblog Nightly Ramble DANGEROUS EXPANSION : The WSJ says the House Healthcare bill dangerously expands IRS power. Well, yes. Of course it does.  When we talk about expanding powers for the Federal government, how can we help but talk about […]

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Eric Florack on November 5th, 2009

Weclome one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere…The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble SHELVE THE ANGER? HELL, NO!  I got some feedback last night about how Republicans, particularly the conservatives, need to “shelve their anger”, lest they drive away the center.  It’s an argument I’ve fielded for years. What the folks […]

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Eric Florack on November 2nd, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere…The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble We’re in November already. The kids around here spent evening before last one drink from door to door demanding candy or what have you.  After spending piles of their parents  cash on a costume to wear for the […]

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Even Howard Dean called this “reform” plan crazy! “Reform” is in quotes because calling this reform is a lie.This is not reform it’s a complete socialist take over health care with rationing of care for the old and undesirable. If there was tort reform (anathema to the greedy trial lawyers like John Edwards, who coincidentally […]

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Eric Florack on October 23rd, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble THE WHITE HOUSE AND THE PRESS: Let’s get down to this one, right off. Both David and myself have commented on this already today, but this thing is so grotesque a violation of the trust of the […]

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Eric Florack on October 8th, 2009

Most people will remember, I think… at least those not ‘educated’ at government schools… that Hiroshima was hit by a bomb at the end of world war two… and we’ve all seen some of the destruction wrought by that attack. Just as a reminder, here’s a few pics of the aftermath. Remember in all cases […]

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Eric Florack on October 2nd, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere..The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble UNEMPLOYMENT AT 9.8%: That’s far worse than was estimated… about double, in fact. And if you count those who have simply giving up trying to locate a job, it goes to 17%. Hope and change. WHERE’S YOUR HEAD, […]

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Eric Florack on June 24th, 2009

Welcome to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere…The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the “Happy Hump Day” Edition” The picture to your right is a railroad hump. It’s how cars are sorted in many rail yards around the country. You push the rail cars up the hill, and disconnect them and let […]

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