Eric Florack on February 25th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read on the sphere: Bitsblog’s Nightly Ramble OK, Yeah, I know. the state of the Union address. As you read this, I’m straining my fingers to get that promised point by point SOTU breakout to you. Sometime tonight, I promise. As of this morning, my editor […]

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Eric Florack on February 25th, 2009

I’ll have a point by point rebuttal on the State of the Union speech posted sometime tonight. I’m working on it just now, and will likely end up finishing it sometime after dinner, eastern time. I’ve never seen a point by point breakout of these things done previously, and given I’ve already been at it […]

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davidl on February 25th, 2009

Clayton Cramer, Idaho Statesman: Remember back in February 2008 when President Obama came to Boise and spoke at a big rally? He made a big point of saying, “I won’t take away your guns,” because those nasty, dishonest Republicans were saying that Obama was going to do that. It sure didn’t take long for Obama […]

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Eric Florack on February 24th, 2009

Giving up, falling asleep. I’ll break out the text of the speeches tomorrow

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Eric Florack on February 24th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere: Bitsblog’s Nightly Ramble Lost in space…. errr… ocean: This one’s  rather simple, Bruce… If it had made it to space, and it’s data ever made it to someone who wasn’t the acolyte of Gore, it would have ended the argument about […]

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Eric Florack on February 24th, 2009

Today’s BitsBlog SNARK OF THE DAY award goes to an un-named reader of Mark Steyn. Re my item below on the Illinois Senate’s proposed legislation on the planetary status of Pluto, a reader says: I think it’s brilliant. But in order to write the best possible bill, I would encourage all Illinois lawmakers to take […]

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davidl on February 24th, 2009

Ed Morrisssey, Hot Air, writes: When discussing war crimes during World War II, two events usually get thrown out as indictments of the Allies: dropping atomic weapons on the Japanese and the raid of Dresden, in which 25,000 people died mostly of the raging fire that swept the German city. Critics accuse the Allies of […]

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davidl on February 24th, 2009

The San Francisco Chronicle reports on an attempted mugging gone terribly awry: (02-20) 11:29 PST OAKLAND — A 23-year-old visitor from the East Coast had just gotten money from an ATM when he told his friend on a cell phone that he had a bad feeling about two men approaching him at the Fruitvale BART […]

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davidl on February 23rd, 2009

Bertha Lewis, ACORN: Housing is a right. See the video: Read the transcript, via Steve Gilbert, Sweetness & Light. No Ms Lewis, housing is not a right.  Housing is a commodity, to wit a product of human endeavor.  You can not give a commodity, say housing, to one person, unless your first take it from […]

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Eric Florack on February 23rd, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere; Bitsblog’s Nightly Ramble It’s the Corner Store edition. Just a few quick items. In, and out. Obama to be upstatged: As you likely already know, Barack Obama will adress Congress for the first time as Presidient, Tuesday night.  The Republicans already […]

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Eric Florack on February 23rd, 2009

Christopher Buckley writes today: It’s tricky, trying to channel your father’s ghost. Hamlet tried it. I think I won’t. But I miss WFB’s takes on—everything that’s going on. Often, I’d find myself flailing aimlessly or circularly about some issue, trying to sort it out in my own head. Then I’d ring him and he’d nail it […]

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davidl on February 23rd, 2009

ABC 2 News, Baltimore, MD: Some community activists could face criminal charges after breaking into a home in Southeast Baltimore. […) After snapping a lock with bolt cutters, ACORN member Louis Beverly told supporters “this is our house now  ACORN is wrong.  The house on Ellwood Avenue belongs to William Lane.  The story could use […]

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davidl on February 23rd, 2009

Alan Reynolds, New York Post, writes of the Foreclosure Five states: When President Obama discusses his $275 billion mortgage bailout, he talks as if it was a national problem, caused by a national decline in home prices. “We must stem the spread of foreclosures and falling home values for all Americans,” he says. But there […]

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davidl on February 23rd, 2009

Michelle is calling it a Tea Party.   William A. Jacobson, Legal Insurrection, offers another analogy: This movement can succeed if it does not stop at protest and includes changes in economic behavior. Obama’s redistributive plans require higher taxation, but higher tax plans (to be announced this week by Obama) are based on the fallacy that […]

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Eric Florack on February 22nd, 2009

The loyalists to the communist ideal, the ones who have never given up hope about it being the salvation of Mankind,  have forever tried to convince the rest of us that Communism would work if we’d just done it right.  Of course, the fact that every time it’s been tried, it’s failed, hasn’t dissuaded them […]

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