davidl on January 18th, 2012

This may be the greatest debate answer in the history of presidential primary debates and the loudest standing ovation ever in any debate,  video via Jill, Pundit & Pundette: Juan Williams, for whom I have some regard and respect, persisted in the most ill-fated attack since what July 3, 1863. Williams suggests that saying that […]

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Eric Florack on January 3rd, 2012

There is perhaps no better comparison to what happens with governmental largess, than the seagull.  Rats with wings, they have been called… and for at least this purpose the comparison is fairly accurate. Consider the similarities between the seagull and the benefactor of monies forcibly removed from taxpayers: Seagulls have a tendency to stick around […]

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So we see Ann Althouse was assaulted just recently.The story is here.  Here’s her comment on it. Does anyone not understand that this is part and parcel of the riots we see around the world in response to the setbacks the left’s been seeing? The social welfare state is coming unglued the world over, and […]

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davidl on February 25th, 2011

Dumbo’s Priorities, from Rush Limbaugh: The price of oil around the world is skyrocketing.  The Saudis are talking about ramping up their production.  How about the crisis in the Middle East?  I mean, for heaven’s sake, “a crisis is a terrible thing to waste,” right?  We have a crisis in the Middle East, we have […]

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davidl on November 29th, 2010

Good Intentions, by Jay Ambrose, Orange County Register: Good intentions will get you if you don’t watch out. That’s true of the invasion of the body scanners, of minimum-wage laws, of some welfare programs and – please don’t forget it – a supposedly altruistic push by federal agencies and politicians to put low-income families in […]

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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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Even Howard Dean called this “reform” plan crazy! “Reform” is in quotes because calling this reform is a lie.This is not reform it’s a complete socialist take over health care with rationing of care for the old and undesirable. If there was tort reform (anathema to the greedy trial lawyers like John Edwards, who coincidentally […]

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Eric Florack on July 7th, 2009

Welcome to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the “When Cows Fly” edition So, the Gloved One is now the Buried One. Someone, and I don’t know who, on Twitter last night, called him a “Shovel Ready Project” . Yeah, that fits.  Someone else called him “America’s version of Princess […]

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Eric Florack on May 19th, 2009

Well, now of course they’ve got the power. They’ve got control, and they’ve taken control of the car companies as well. As yet, however, they can’t force me to buy something, though I don’t doubt that’s coming.  They can by means of pollution standards, force my vehicle off the road eventually.  Now do you begin to understand why this ‘global warming’ nonsense has been so important the last decade or so?

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davidl on March 24th, 2009

First the good news, Jim Mann,Daily Inter Lake reports the death of Algore’s pet theory, anthropogenic global warming: The prevailing conclusion at the New York conference, according to Berry, is that “the global warming hypothesis is dead, scientifically Now the bad news, the Obama administration never got the memo, Juliet Eilperin, Washington Post: The Environmental Protection […]

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davidl on February 20th, 2009

How does a mother of fourteen on welfare afford plastic surgery and in vitro ftertiliation, Celebrity Cafe: The media has already been speculating how Nadya Suleman, the mother of the octuplets and six kids from a previous in vitro, has been able to afford both plastic surgery and in vitro fertilization off of food stamps and […]

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davidl on January 22nd, 2009

Great quotes: Said by many after Nine-Eleven:  We are all Americans. Said by  Dubya and  many Americans after the Soviet invasion of Georgia:   We are all Georgians. What should be said after Charlies Rangel and Robert Reich a/k/a Shorty, write the stimulus package:  We are all niggers now. Well Brother Bit, we are now niggers.  […]

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Eric Florack on April 26th, 2008

Billy makes a great point this morning: I don’t know why people keep referring to what’s going on with energy as a “market” while it’s stepped on by government every mile of the way from the field to your tank, and from the generator to your AC outlets, ad infinitum. And it’s supposed to be […]

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Eric Florack on April 14th, 2008

John Hawkins has put together a great list of quotes that to my mind personifies conservatism. A couple examples: “A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy. While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when once they […]

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Eric Florack on March 23rd, 2008

Bob Lonsberry, today: Like a fool, I went back and forth for most of three minutes, from the apple bin to the scale and to the apple bin again. I had two dollars and I wanted two apples and two pears, for lunch, and if I could find an apple small enough I could just […]

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