davidl on March 18th, 2010

White House flood of misinformation, Ramesh Ponnuru, National Review: Talking Points Memo, living up to its name, is providing the White House’s talking points on health care. Obamacare is to be voted on amid a final orgy of misinformation. Are the Obami sane? Israel announces plans to build new housing in her capital.  The Obama […]

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davidl on March 10th, 2010

Fred Phelps and Phree Speech, ok Fred Phelps and his Westboro Baptist Church are loud vulgar, but political, bunch.   But if the First Amendment does not protect loud and vulgar political speech, what good is it.   From, Chris Weigant, Puffington Post: As for the hate-filled speech Phelps offers up, unless the courts decide that it […]

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Eric Florack on January 26th, 2010

Welcome dear reader to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble SPENDING FREEZE: So Obama’s response to the anger he’s generated, is that he claims he wants a spending freeze on “many” domestic programs, says the New York Times: WASHINGTON — President Obama will call for a three-year freeze […]

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Eric Florack on January 24th, 2010

From SPOOK86 at In From The Cold: President Obama’s poll numbers are in free-fall, but he still has at least one “citizen” who ardently defends him, in the letters section of your local paper. We refer to one Ellie Light, who has published the same letting supporting Obama in at least 42 newspapers in 18 […]

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Eric Florack on November 12th, 2009

There’s a  number of people last night heaping praise on Obama’s speech at Ft Hood yesterday.  Predictably,  Marc Armbinder is one of them: Today, at Ft. Hood. I guarantee: they’ll be teaching this one in rhetoric classes. It was that good. My gloss won’t do it justice. Yes, I’m having a Chris Matthews-chill-running-up-my-leg moment, but […]

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Eric Florack on November 8th, 2009

I actually like the headline James Joyner puts up at a bit better: House Trades Freedom for Health Coverage, Senate’s Move The House passed a trillion dollar bill that will force Americans to buy health insurance, force even small businesses to provide health coverage, and require insurance companies to cover pre-existing conditions.  (The last, as […]

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Eric Florack on October 14th, 2009

Welcome to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere…The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble THE FIRST THING NEEDED IS AN ENEMY: … a scapegoat. The left has long held Limbaugh in that position.  Mark Steyn this morning comments: For some reason, Rush Limbaugh’s mooted purchase of a sports franchise has prompted CNN and others to […]

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Eric Florack on September 27th, 2009

An interesting “Mia Culpa” from the New York Times this morning, in the form of an article from Clark Hoyt, The Times “Public Editor” ON Sept. 12, an Associated Press article inside The Times reported that the Census Bureau had severed its ties to Acorn, the community organizing group. Robert Groves, the census director, was […]

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davidl on July 2nd, 2009

Chavez, Ortega, Castro and Obama; Charles Krauthammer nails the one, via Gatway Pundit: “Two weeks ago he refuses to meddle in a country where peaceful demonstrators are getting shot be a theocratic dictatorship. He doesn’t want to choose sides. And, now he’s eager to meddle on behalf of a president in Honduras who’s a Chavez […]

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davidl on July 1st, 2009

To note the seating of the junior senator from Minnesota, I am holding a contest to suggest the most appropriate term of address of our newed senator and the most appropriate photo. To  be blunt, I see no reason to change my opinion of Franken merely becauses of the fact that he now has the […]

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