davidl on June 26th, 2011

Algore, from Walter Russell Mead American Interest: It must be as perplexing to his many admirers as it is frustrating to himself that a man of Vice President Gore’s many talents, great skills and strong beliefs is one of the most consistent losers in American politics. Algore suppoter, no.  Perplexded, no.   About what one would […]

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davidl on May 11th, 2010

“Accepting Kagan just because people like Obama is wrong. That’s appropriate for American Idol, not the Supreme Court. Nobody knows what she stands for but him. It’s just a cult of personality with Obama. This is the Supreme Court.” Jane Hamsher, via Politico.

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davidl on February 17th, 2010

Mary Mitchell, Sun-Times(Chicago) That is why I find the billboard campaign that targets black women with a frightening anti-abortion message disturbing. The ad, which has gone up across Atlanta, features a beautiful black baby and the words: Black Children Are An Endangered Species. Honestly, black women can’t catch a break. Sadly neither can their children.  […]

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davidl on October 2nd, 2009

Nobody does it better. Hat tip photo:  Telegraph(UK) The Gunny, b/k/a R. Lee Ermey, is doing a show on edged weapons tonight.   Somehow I think the Gunny will miss ths one,  from an clearly impressed Boingboing: A quick-thinking farmer’s daughter disarmed a man who broke into her home in the disputed territory of Jammu and […]

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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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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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Eric Florack on July 12th, 2009

Dahlia Lithwick at Slate seems among the first to pile onto Ricci, doing some local newspaper investigation. According to local newspapers, Ricci filed his first lawsuit against the city of New Haven in 1995, at the ripe old age of 20, for failing to hire him as a firefighter. That January, the Hartford Chronicle reported […]

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davidl on July 2nd, 2009

Chavez, Ortega, Castro and Obama; Charles Krauthammer nails the one, via Gatway Pundit: “Two weeks ago he refuses to meddle in a country where peaceful demonstrators are getting shot be a theocratic dictatorship. He doesn’t want to choose sides. And, now he’s eager to meddle on behalf of a president in Honduras who’s a Chavez […]

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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 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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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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Eric Florack on May 5th, 2009

I am disturbed, but not surprised by some of the comments made by Barrack Obama as regards the role of a Justice of the Supreme Court and thereby, what we will get in the replacement for Justice David Souter, who is retiring, next month. Those comments give us a frightening view of what we have […]

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davidl on May 1st, 2009

The Honorable Eric H. Holder, Jr. Attorney General of the United States United States Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C.  20530-0001 Dear Attorney General Holder: This letter is respectfully submitted to inform you that I must decline the invitation to participate in the May 4 roundtable meeting the President’s Task Force on […]

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davidl on January 18th, 2009

I admit that I have not been following the Minnesota Senate contest between Norm Coleman and Al Franken too closely.  After all the thought of  joker like Franken in the Senate is just too depressing.   However of late, there been some hopeful commentary about Coleman’s chances, not the least of which is the fact that […]

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Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere… BitsBlog’s Nightly Ramble… …where we pound out a few rhythms every weeknight for your dining and dancing pleasure. Let’s get it… With all the Democrats in the Senate headed for an Obama White House, that means John Kerry gets to chair the […]

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