on January 15th, 2010

Editor’s note: It’s with pleasure that I introduce to you an old friend of mine… and a new author here at BitsBlog… Maribeth Achim. Maribeth has always been a creative sort, and so when I told her about this website and explained it’s thrust… that I consider that our politics should be reflective of our […]

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Eric Florack on October 8th, 2009

Most people will remember, I think… at least those not ‘educated’ at government schools… that Hiroshima was hit by a bomb at the end of world war two… and we’ve all seen some of the destruction wrought by that attack. Just as a reminder, here’s a few pics of the aftermath. Remember in all cases […]

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Eric Florack on July 8th, 2009

Great piece at NRO this morning, from David Kahane: If you had any sense, you would start using our tactics against us. After all, you have a few lawyers on your side. Sue us. File frivolous ethics complaints against all our elected officials until, like Sarah, they go broke from defending themselves. (David Paterson would […]

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Eric Florack on June 26th, 2009

Billy Beck: Ed Rasimus minutes: “But, my point…(drum roll, please)…’devolution.’ I don’t equate it as Smith does with societal reversion or decline. The classic definition in political science of devolution is one of a reversal of the 20th century dismantling of the Constitutional federal system. It is a rediscovery of the 9th and 10th amendments […]

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Eric Florack on April 17th, 2009

You just knew someone would do this eventually. Washington Times: Liberal actress and political activist Janeane Garofalo, in all seriousness, said activists who attended tea parties are racists with dysfunctional brains in a recent prime-time television appearance. “Let’s be very honest about what this is about. This is not about bashing Democrats. It’s not about […]

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Eric Florack on March 31st, 2009

I’d like you to look closely at S277. What we have here, is a bill mandating that you ‘volunteer’. First off, the idea of mandatory national service is a direct violation of the 13th amendment. I find it interesting that so many of the leftie loons who were against the military draft on the idea that it […]

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Eric Florack on March 25th, 2009

Ann Althouse says it well: “If you read his opinion [in Lawrence v. Texas], he thinks it’s a good idea for two consenting adults who happen to be gay to be locked up because he is so disapproving of gay people.” (Barney Frank) Well, Barney, I have read that opinionmany times, and I know that […]

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Eric Florack on March 10th, 2009

The New York Post, last night, put up some interesting analysis as regards what is behind this business between the President and the British. In it, Arthur Herman does some serious analysis on what is driving this animosity toward the British. In Herman’s view, what amounts to is resentment for our shared history and values. […]

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Eric Florack on March 4th, 2009

Me to John Hawkins, just now:   -=-=- Magnus Anderson makes an excellent point. Maybe we are challenged both by a general trend of “modern” relativistic thinking, which we havn’t been anaware as we should as well as a slippery slope of larger government which benefits from eroded “old” values — thus modern way of […]

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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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Eric Florack on February 13th, 2009

Something I found while scouring the Buffalo News sources for info on the plane crash of last evening… found in The Buffalo News: Orchard Park police are investigating a particularly gruesome killing, the beheading of a woman, after her husband — an influential member of the local Muslim community — reported her death to police […]

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Eric Florack on January 11th, 2009

A funny post happened over at the Opinion Forum: Imagine reading this headline: “German People Vote Adolf Hitler Third Most Popular German Historical Figure.” Can you really imagine that? The international condemnation against such an act would be immediate, forceful, and united. It would be a major news story in newspapers, on TV, and the […]

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Eric Florack on January 2nd, 2009

This one has been making the rounds, and I can’t let it pass without opening the editor.BBCT: Q&O and the Jawas The picture strikes me as a demonstration of willful ignorance, for one thing. I mean, isn’t that the usual charge when we misspell or mispronounce the unpronounceable Arab and Persian names that cross our […]

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davidl on December 25th, 2008

Michael C. Moynihan, Reason Online,  suggests that Kwanzaa is virtually dead: In the days leading up the Christmas, one couldn’t help but notice that references to Kwanzaa, the decades-old African-American holiday that captured so many dull minds during the Great Culture Wars of the 1990s, were almost nonexistent. Kwanzaa, an Afrocentric celebration of black self-reliance […]

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Eric Florack on December 7th, 2008

It was 67 years ago, today. I wonder at how much we as a people have forgotten. The battleship in this picture, at the time of the attack, had something on the order of a million gallons of heavy fuel oil. It ended up on the bottom of the harbor…  Along with about half her […]

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