davidl on February 24th, 2011

Thugocrats, from James Taranto, Wall Street Journal: The rhetoric around Wisconsin’s government labor dispute is getting more violent. NHJournal.com reports that Rep. Michael Capuano, a Massachusetts Democrat, said this yesterday at a Boston “solidarity” rally: “I’m proud to be here with people who understand that it’s more than just sending an email to get you […]

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Eric Florack on August 1st, 2010

Noted today an article in the McClatchy News wire… a service that I seldom scan anymore. Today, they offer up something fairly useful. The first paras: BAGHDAD — Shiite Iraqi militants have trained in Iran in preparation for attacks against U.S. military bases as American combat forces prepare to withdraw by September, the top U.S. […]

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Eric Florack on August 10th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere…The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the Vacation Edition Not that I actually have one this year, (Thanks, Barry!) but I can dream, right? IT’S THE CULTURE, STUPID: I’ve said for years, it’s not racism, it’s cultural clash.  Mike Shelton at Pajamas […]

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Eric Florack on May 15th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the “Future Camper” Edition I have the POWER…. So now Arlen Specter is willing to compromise on “Card Check”?  I keep telling you, and perhaps now you’ll understand me when I say it again: It’s always […]

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davidl on April 14th, 2009

Memo to The One: Pretty words alone will not do.  Video: Hat tip: Gateway Pundit Meanwhile away from Obamaland, back in the real world, MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) – Undeterred by U.S. and French hostage rescues that killed five bandits, Somali pirates brazenly hijacked four more ships in the Gulf of Aden, the waterway at the center […]

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Eric Florack on April 8th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the Free Internet edition Suicide by Billing Rates: Let’s call this what it is; the Associated Press is busily committing suicide. The fact of the matter is they need all the good vibes they can […]

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Eric Florack on November 10th, 2008

So, we hear this morning, from The Age: OSAMA bin Laden is planning an attack against the United States that will “outdo by far” September 11, an Arab newspaper in London has reported. And according to a former senior Yemeni al-Qaeda operative, the terrorist organisation has entered a “positive phase”, reinforcing specific training camps around […]

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In the mail, just now: FW: Axis of Idiots “The Axis of Idiots” Jimmy Carter, you are the father of the Islamic Nazi movement.  You threw the Shah under the bus, welcomed the Ayatollah home, and then lacked the spine to confront the terrorists when they took our embassy and our people hostage.  You’re the […]

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davidl on May 2nd, 2008

You can do it.  We can not help: May 1 (Bloomberg) — Home Depot Inc., the world’s biggest home-improvement retailer, will eliminate 1,300 jobs, close 15 stores and scrap plans for 50 more as the U.S. housing slump cripples sales.  Sixty-four more virgins needed: MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — U.S. missiles destroyed the house of the […]

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Eric Florack on April 6th, 2008

Well, yeah, there are a number of news sources wh0 call them “Pirates”. I’ll get to that.  Meanwhile, a report on the site of my hometown’s Channel 10: (AP) PARIS – France’s military is keeping close tabs on a French luxury yacht seized by pirates off Somalia’s coast, and officials hope to avoid using force […]

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Eric Florack on March 15th, 2008

Barrack Obama, and a lot of the leftards like to lay the claim that “There was no such thing as al-Qaida in Iraq until George Bush and John McCain decided to invade Iraq. … They took their eye off the people who were responsible for 9/11 and that would be al-Qaida in Afghanistan, that is […]

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Eric Florack on February 25th, 2008

 I note with some amusement, our fellow SwampStomper, Gaius over at Blue Crab: I have not bothered to comment on that picture of Barack Obama wearing the garb of a Somali elder that was circulated over the weekend. I’m glad I didn’t since Drudge is now reporting that the picture was circulated by Clinton staffers […]

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davidl on February 20th, 2008

Mrs. Clinton’s last stand, via Byron York, National Review: On a conference call, top strategist Mark Penn just told reporters that in the next two weeks Hillary Clinton will go after Barack Obama on the issue of who is better qualified to be commander-in-chief – and Penn suggested that Clinton would be a better commander of […]

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