Fuel prices have had a small effect on the amount of travel over the weekend, though not as much as they apparently figured on. The difference amounts to about 1% less than last year.  The problem with judging how that all will be going forward is that eventually, they’re going to break down and wanna […]

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Eric Florack on May 27th, 2008

“If Dan Quayle had seen fallen heroes in an audience Al Franken would have made it the title of a book.”  -Martin McPhillips, in a comment at Q&O   Yeah, that’s the snark of the day, by a longshot.

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Eric Florack on May 27th, 2008

BitsBlog has been having problems with the XML-Sitemap plugin, for the last couple of months. This is a plugin that creates a comlete site listing for Google and other search engines, so they know what’s going on here. saves them the trouble of crawling the place and saves me lots of database time and net […]

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davidl on May 27th, 2008

According to Maria Gavrilovic, CBS News: Obama also spoke about his uncle, who was part of the American brigade that helped to liberate Auschwitz. He said the family legend is that, upon returning from war, his uncle spent six months in an attic. “Now obviously, something had really affected him deeply, but at that time […]

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Eric Florack on May 27th, 2008

PowerLine: Barack Obama must be the most gaffe-prone politician in memory. Today, he delivered a Memorial Day speech in New Mexico. After greeting the local Democratic Party dignitaries, he began: On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes — and I see many of them in the audience here […]

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Eric Florack on May 27th, 2008

That’s the question we’ve been asking here for some time. Simon at Classical Values asks the same questions, and comes up with the same answers we have.

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An article I noted over the weekend in the Toronto Star peaked my interest a bit; There were no pleasantries, there was no small talk. Safa Rigby had expected to hear her husband’s voice when the phone rang one morning. Instead, the caller didn’t even bother to say hello. “You think you know your husband. […]

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Eric Florack on May 27th, 2008

The Pheonix has landed. JPL has pictures. I should think about adding the JPL ffeed to the BitsBlog Newsroom. Maybe I’ll get that going this week.

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Eric Florack on May 27th, 2008

The AP is reporting that director/Actor Syndey Pollack has died of Cancer at age 73. His credits include “Out of Africa”, “Tootsie” “They shoot horses, don’t they?” and “Sabrina”

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Eric Florack on May 27th, 2008

Look, I’ve been saying for months now, that once the people figure out that Obama comes from a long line of South Chicago crooked pols, all but the hardcore Democrat support will wither. But as of yesterday morning, we seem to have some evidence in Michael Isikoff’s investigative piece in Newsweek, even though Newsweek tried […]

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