Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble


  • POLS AS PROBLEM SOLVERS: You should read Thomas Sowell’s column today. A taste:

    No one will really understand politics until they understand that politicians are not trying to solve our problems. They are trying to solve their own problems– of which getting elected and re-elected are number one and number two. Whatever is number three is far behind.

    Time was, when Republicans understood this relationship better.  They seem to be getting an education on the subject just now, however. With the exposure of the electorate to what the Democrats have done under the guise of “helping us”, the mood of the electorate is decidedly swinging toward the reduction of the role of government in each of our lives.  The Democrats, who despite the evidence in front of all of us still think government is the way to solve our problems, Wilmer understand that mode, nor react properly to it, and therefore will never be able to capitalize on it.  The Republicans, on the other hand, have a somewhat better chance than zero of being swept back into power on the wave that’s coming through here in 2010 and 2012 .  How well they do these two election cycles is, I suggest, precisely commensurate with how well they understand that government is not the friend of the individual, nor, in the end, of the collective.  Then, too, understanding it, and reacting appropriately, are two different things , also.

  • INSANITY? So, I see Nidal Hassan will plead insanity , as regards the charges of murder at Fort Hood.  I suppose, that from our perspective, his actions could very easily be labeled as signs of insanity. To my mind, however, the question that needs to be asked revolves around an awful lot of Islamic terrorists, anymore.  I submit that Hassan is one of these, at least.  And I wonder how many other terrorists will use insanity as a legal defense, once they are brought to the shores to stand trial?
  • IT’S BAAAAAACCCCKKKKK….. once Eliot Spitzer officially became “client number nine” the trooper gates Kendall was pretty much forgotten about.  However these days that scandal is still being investigated.  Now, though  Spitzer himself is busy giving lectures on ethics.  That seems to me rather like Don Imus giving lectures on sobriety.
  • BUSTED AGAIN: The New York Times is known for it’s leftie staff… and Founding Bloggers has one on the hook apparently. I’ll toss the link, but since Founding Bloggers seems to be under attack, I’ll post the whole of the post, at least for now.

    A few minutes ago, we received the following comment attacking Glenn Reynolds for his observation that “every promise has an expiration date” (Emphasis added in red):

    “Regardless, Glenn Reynolds is correct when he says, “every promise has an expiration date.”

    Say what? Didn’t you mean to say, Glenn Reynolds is taking a false cheap shot at Obama, today like every day?

    What kind of idiot didn’t notice that Obama campaigned on escalating the war in Afghanistan?

    Did the same idiots not notice that Obama has already DOUBLED the number of troops in Afghanistan since taking office?

    If you don’t know what in blazes you are talking about, then by all means, STFU, Glenn Reynolds.

    Sometimes when we receive a comment or email that contains a personal attack, or unwarranted vulgarity, we run the IP address of the commenter to see where the comment might be coming from.

    Imagine our surprise when the IP address for the above comment (IP: resolved to the New York Times!
    NetRange: -
    NetName:    NYTCO
    NetHandle:  NET-170-149-0-0-1
    Parent:     NET-170-0-0-0-0
    NetType:    Direct Assignment
    NameServer: NS1T.NYTIMES.COM
    NameServer: NYDNS1.ABOUT.COM
    NameServer: NYDNS2.ABOUT.COM
    RegDate:    1994-05-18
    Updated:    2008-06-03
    RTechHandle: ZT84-ARIN
    RTechName:   The New York Times
    RTechPhone:  +1-212-556-1234
    RTechEmail:  [email protected]
    OrgName:    The New York Times
    OrgID:      NYT-1
    Address:    229 West 43rd Street
    City:       New York
    StateProv:  NY
    PostalCode: 10036
    Country:    US

    Our question… is this an intern or a staff member who is trolling blogs, sticking up for Progressive ideologues and telling Glenn Reynolds to “STFU?”

    At a way to keep it real classy NYT!

    (Shrug) Yeah, well, given the site is nigh on inaccessible now I have to wonder if someone isn’t playing the protector of all things left.

  • MORE ON SPARKMAN: What I didn’t mention about Sparkman yesterday I didn’t know myself… he rigged his death to look like a lynching. Insurance money, being the reason. So far no comment from the leftards… and certainly nothing resembling a retraction.

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