davidl on November 24th, 2011

Word to the wise, change is not a synonym for improvement, see frying pan, fire, from Kim Sengupta and Solomon Hughes,Independent (UK): Thousands of people, including women and children, are being illegally detained by rebel militias in Libya, according to a report by the Secretary-General of the United Nations. Many of the prisoners are suffering […]

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davidl on April 4th, 2011

Special three idiots edition. Idiot Number One, Charlie Sheen, from James Hibberd, Inside TV: First the U.S. automaker recession, and now this. Charlie Sheen unleashed his Violent Torpedo of Truth Tour on the Motor City on Saturday night before a crowd that greeted the actor with an adoring standing ovation and concluded with booing and […]

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davidl on March 25th, 2011

Geraghty’s Law:  either the Constitution changed between the time that Barack Hussien Obama was a candidate for president and when took the oath of office, or more likely  Geraghty’s Law remains in effect.   Obama Question and Answer by Charlie Savage, Boston Herald. In what circumstances, if any, would the president have constitutional authority to […]

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davidl on February 2nd, 2010

More global warming fraud exposed, Times(UK) A STARTLING report by the United Nations climate watchdog that global warming might wipe out 40% of the Amazon rainforest was based on an unsubstantiated claim by green campaigners who had little scientific expertise. Glenn Reynolds, Instapundit, seems to thinks our MSM yokels should be embarrassed.   Well maybe they […]

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Eric Florack on January 31st, 2010

The Telegraph points up that… The United Nations’ expert panel on climate change based claims about ice disappearing from the world’s mountain tops on a student’s dissertation and an article in a mountaineering magazine. Go and read the whole thing, and if you can, explain to me why it is we’re still taking these morons […]

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davidl on October 5th, 2009

What Barack Obama says about climate change is just not so:, Dr. Tim Ball, Canada Free Press: Amid the rhetoric of President Obama’s speech to the United Nations September 22 conference on climate change in New York he repeated the same few points. They’re identical to those in Al Gore’s movie “An Inconvenient Truth.” Trouble […]

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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 May 9th, 2009

James Joyner: My New Atlanticist essay “Australia Prepares for U.S. Decline” discusses a recent Aussie white paper that is generating much discussion in the foreign policy wonkosphere.  Basically, they see a rapidly rising China and a United States that’s overstretched with other commitments and could therefore reduce our commitments to the Asia-Pacific region.  Hence, they’re […]

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Eric Florack on April 25th, 2009

James at OTB: Manfred Nowak, the U.N.’s special rapporteur on torture, proclaimed yesterday that the United States must prosecute the lawyers who drew up the torture memos and that if we fail to do so it is the duty of other states to step in and bring charges. In my New Atlanticist piece, “UN: United […]

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Eric Florack on April 11th, 2009

Another morning, another paper filled with all talk and no action on the part of the Obama White House. James makes mention of all of this, under a similar heading, and tries to go halfway with it. The pirates decided they were going to take action, just now, for one reason and one reason only; […]

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Eric Florack on March 5th, 2009

Good for the Italians! ROME (AP) — Italy has pulled out of a U.N. conference on racism seen by many Western governments as being hijacked by Muslim attempts to attack Israel and shield Islam from criticism.    Foreign Minister Franco Frattini said Thursday that Italy had withdrawn its delegation from the negotiations ahead of the […]

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Eric Florack on January 15th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the Flash Frozen edition of the most intense nightly read on the ‘Sphere: Bitsblog’s Nightly Ramble The brass monkeys are circling the door with signs in their hands, protesting us, and screaming in their now high pitched voices.  Gotta type to keep from freezing.  It’s about 12 in Hotlanta, tonight […]

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Eric Florack on April 10th, 2008

Hume, last night: The man who is about to become the United Nations’ lead investigator into Israeli conduct is standing by his comments comparing Israeli actions in Gaza to those of the Nazis. Richard Falk will begin his job as special rapporteur for the UN’s Human Rights Council later this year. He said last year […]

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Hume, last night: The United Nations Human Rights Council was supposed to be better than the old Human Rights Commission, which became famous for bias and hypocrisy. Now the same charge is being leveled at the new body The council elected Swiss national Jean Ziegler to its advisory committee. But Ziegler has a history of […]

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Eric Florack on March 16th, 2008

James Joyner: Thomas Ricks reports that Matt Matthews, a historian at the Army’s Combat Studies Institute, has written a new report concluding that “five years of fighting insurgents in Iraq may also have dulled U.S. soldiers’ skills at more conventional combat.” The study, apparently, isn’t a case study of the U.S. military but rather the […]

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