davidl on October 29th, 2010

Paving with elephant dung, Shelby Steele, Wall Street Journal: How is it that Barack Obama could step into the presidency with an air of inevitability and then, in less than two years, find himself unwelcome at the campaign rallies of many of his fellow Democrats? The first answer is well-known: His policymaking has been grandiose, […]

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davidl on June 2nd, 2010

Miranda redux, Associated Press: In a narrowly split decision, the Supreme Court’s conservative majority expanded its limits on the famous Miranda rights for criminal suspects on Tuesday — over the dissent of new Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who said the ruling turned Americans’ rights of protection from police abuse “upside down.” Justice Anthony Kennedy, who wrote […]

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Eric Florack on September 14th, 2009

Dan Collins rates a bit higher this morning on my yardstick for his recognition of the obvious: Charles Johnson’s gone completely off his rocker.  I wondered, when I started writing at my own site, where all the commenters were coming from accusing Stacy McCain of being a neo-Nazi crypto-racist, and now I’m pretty sure I […]

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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 July 29th, 2009

Welcome one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the Green Beans Edition RECESSION? WHAT RECESSION? Surber says Durable goods orders are still off. It would appear that wishful thinking doesn’t work in terms of ending a recession.  You can’t simply declare it over, […]

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davidl on July 15th, 2009

If Sonia Sotomayor were a horse, thny would shoot her.    Ok, Sotomayor was never going to convince Rush Limbaugh to support her, but her weak and unconvincing testimony hoa lost support from Eva Rodriquez,  Washington Post: I’m surprised and disturbed by how many times today Sonia Sotomayor has backed off of or provided less-than-convincing explanations for […]

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davidl on July 9th, 2009

The news is not all Wacko Jacko, all the time, from Karen Araize, NBC Philadelphia: More than 60 campers from Northeast Philadelphia were turned away from a private swim club and left to wonder if their race was the reason. I heard this lady, she was like, ‘Uh, what are all these black kids doing […]

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davidl on June 29th, 2009

Eric already blogged on Ricci, but Ace  brings up an amusing point.    While the decision was five to four, along coservative liberal lines, the count was actually nine to zero against the Wise Latina, Sonia Sotomayor, via Ace: Wise Latina Overruled 9-0? [ace]: Ed Whelan at Bench Memos argues the decision is actually 9-zip against […]

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Eric Florack on June 29th, 2009

The Washington Post website is reporting: WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has ruled that white firefighters in New Haven, Conn., were unfairly denied promotions because of their race, reversing a decision that high court nominee Sonia Sotomayor endorsed as an appeals court judge. New Haven was wrong to scrap a promotion exam because no African-Americans […]

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Eric Florack on June 9th, 2009

Welcome to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble Disgusted: I see Ed Whalen has apologized. It’s my considered opinion he was not in the wrong and had nothing to apologize for, and indeed treated “Publius” far too gently, if anything.  But he’s now given the left what they […]

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Eric Florack on June 5th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere: The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the JAF Edition. (Just Another Friday) Unemployment is up: To the shock of nobody, unemployment is up. This morning’s commerce Dept figures show unemployment at 9.4%. That’s the highest it’s been in over 25 years. Hope […]

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Eric Florack on June 4th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the “Need Some Gas?” Edition Charges against Countrywide?  As we go to press, word is coming off the wires that Freind of Chris Dodd Angele Mozilo and other Countrywide officials are to be charged with […]

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davidl on May 31st, 2009

Diversity is not a synonym for affirmative action.   Rather diversity is code speak for bigotry.   Affirmative action is a narrowly tailored remedy for past proven discrimination.   Whereas diversity does away with the requirement to establish past discrimination,    It is  flat out racism, the dubious proposition that merit some attach’s simply by the trait of not being white.    […]

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Eric Florack on May 29th, 2009

First, Doctor Krauthammer: Heller [the Supreme Court ruling that the Second Amendment guarantees gun ownership for individuals] is hardly settled law. It is law in its infancy. It’s a couple years old. And if she is on the court, she might be inclined to revisit it, either overturn it or reinterpret it in a way […]

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Sonia Sotomayor, is a racist and bigot, via Stuart Taylor, Jr, National Journal: “I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion [as a judge] than a white male who hasn’t lived that life” Sotomayor echos what David Duke might say: […]

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