davidl on January 13th, 2012

Who knew piss was offensive?  The hyperbolic over reaction to the Marine0s’ short arm salute has me well pissed, from, Wikipedia: Piss Christ is a 1987 photograph by artist and photographerAndres Serrano. It depicts a small plastic crucifix submerged in a glass of the artist’s urine. The piece was a winner of the Southeastern Center […]

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davidl on January 12th, 2012

A video shows four purported Marine rendering due respect to purported dead Taliban fighters, from Useless Toady: WASHINGTON (AP) – Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Thursday condemned as “utterly deplorable” a video that purports to depict four U.S. Marines urinating on the corpses of Taliban fighters. He said such behavior is “entirely inappropriate for members […]

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davidl on May 13th, 2010

Rush is right, the Obami proves it, from New York Post: When President Obama was asked if he would play a round of golf with his talk-radio nemesis Rush Limbaugh, the response, relayed by a top Democrat, was: “Limbaugh can play with himself.” This is according to Zev Chafets in his new book, “Rush Limbaugh: […]

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Eric Florack on May 10th, 2010

Welcome one and all to the most intense nightly read on the web….  The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble. IDIOT SHEEP? Yes, I think Roger Simon’s got this one down… Identity Politics is for idiot sheep and the LA Unified School District. Idiot sheep, huh? Yeah that accounts for the vast majority of the Democrat voter base. […]

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davidl on May 10th, 2010

“One off” theory somewhat off, from Jake Tapper, ABC News: In his first Sunday morning interview, Attorney General Eric Holder revealed that the Pakistani Taliban was behind Faisal Shahzad’s attempted bombing of Times Square last week. “We’ve now developed evidence that shows that the Pakistani Taliban was behind the attack,” Holder said on “This Week.” […]

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davidl on May 3rd, 2010

Matthew Yglesias gets it: I’ve been feeling like I should say something about the failed terrorist attack this weekend in New York but can’t come up with much beyond the observation that I don’t quite get why this is prompting so much less freaking-out than the Christmas underpants bomber did. Both seem on a par […]

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Eric Florack on February 10th, 2010

Welcome one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on sphere… the BitsBlog Nightly Ramble Sorry for the delay in posting this. A bit of a family emergency. On with the show…. BLIND LEADING THE BLIND:  Well, no, that’s insulting to blind people… but seeing Paul Krugman calling anyone clueless, just melts my […]

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on January 27th, 2010
Tonight
Art will be a featured guest at the Des Moines Register’s web site tonight during the President’s speech in an online chat.  You can join us at this link starting at 7:45 PM.

Well, friends, tonight could well be one of the most anticipated State Of The Union Addresses in many years.  In a period of disappointment following the grand illusion of hope put forth by the President and Congressional Democrats, tonight’s speech may well a pivotal driver to the 2010 Congressional Elections.

Health Care

Look for President Obama to sound confident and yet cautious on this topic.  He may well fire barbs at the Republicans in Congress, but the fact is that House and Senate Democrats had the ability to make this happen months ago if they had the intestinal fortitude to put personal pride, personal gain and “pet ideas” aside and come to a consensus on what most of us would agree is a critical issue in America.  But the President won’t point any of that out.

The Economy

There will be more demands to poor money into the hands of businesses and citizens… unfortunately it will likely be more of the same non-stimulating “stimulus” money, feeding […]

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Eric Florack on January 12th, 2010

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble. THROWING MARTHA COAKLEY A LIFE PRESERVER: At the Washington Examiner, Byron York looks at reports from Massachusetts and says: Frantic over the possibility that a Democrat might lose the race to replace Sen. Ted Kennedy in Massachusetts, […]

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Eric Florack on September 28th, 2009

Max Boot in this morning’s LA TIMES: During last year’s campaign, Barack Obama stressed that while he wanted to withdraw from Iraq, he was no pacifist. “As president,” he said on July 15, 2008, “I will make the fight against Al Qaeda and the Taliban the top priority that it should be. This is a […]

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davidl on June 8th, 2009

To boldly go where no ssanel male blogger dare go, from the Vagina Monologues, a play by Eve Ensler: “If it was rape, it was good rape”. From Brussels Journal: In November 2008 a Dutch journalist, Joanie de Rijke, was abducted by Taliban fighters in Afghanistan. She was held captive, raped repeatedly, and released after […]

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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 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 April 24th, 2009

The same twit, Mrs. Clnton, who deems former Vice President Richard Cheney not to a reliable source, continues to preach out reach to her so-called moderate Taliban, Daily Times Monitaor(PK): Haneef Mehsud was a normal teenager who spent most of his time hanging out with friends and playing cricket before he was recruited by the […]

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davidl on April 15th, 2009

Mrs. Cinton wants to reach out to the moderate Taliban, Asssociated Press: KABUL – Taliban gunmen executed a young couple in southern Afghanistan for trying to elope, shooting them with rifles in front of a crowd in a lawless, militant-controlled region, officials said Tuesday. The woman, 19, and the man, 21, were accused by the […]

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