davidl on November 30th, 2011

Brian Tashman, Right Wing Watch: On Monday, Massachusetts congressman Barney Frank announced that he will not seek reelection next year, and American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer decided to celebrate Frank’s retirement by attacking the congressman for being gay. On Focal Point yesterday, Fischer claimed that Frank may have used his prominent position to “influence” […]

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davidl on May 19th, 2010

President Irony demands your papers, via Michelle: The White House appears to be laying the groundwork for President Barack Obama to shake the hand of each senior at Kalamazoo Central High School’s commencement ceremony next month. Seniors are being asked to provide their birthdates, Social Security numbers and citizen status to the Secret Service so […]

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This is what many prominent left-kook environazis think about you… “Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn’t it our responsibility to bring that about?” -Maurice Strong, Head of the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro “Given the total, absolute, and final disappearance of Homo Sapiens, then , not […]

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Eric Florack on June 12th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere: The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the First Dept Edition From our Dept of Intemperate Thoughts: So, now that Whalen has (wrongly, I think) apologized for ‘outting’ that Publius moron, when might we expect an apology for “outingouting” Jeff Gannon?  About the time that the […]

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Better late than never. aFter a quarter of century, the World Health Organization has quit promoting the hoax of hetersexual AIDS, Jeremy Laurance, Independent (UK): A quarter of a century after the outbreak of Aids, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has accepted that the threat of a global heterosexual pandemic has disappeared.  In the first […]

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Eric Florack on March 30th, 2008

MSNBC is saying: BAGHDAD – Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr on Sunday ordered his fighters off the streets nationwide and called on the government to stop raids against his followers and free them from prison. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki issued a statement calling the order “a step in the right direction” towards resolving six days of […]

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Rich Lowry notes something that’s been unsettling to me the last several days: When an unimpeachably liberal former vice-presidential candidate of the Democratic party is likened to David Duke by a liberal media hero, the political apocalypse — or at least a grievance-politics cataclysm — is upon us. In one of his sputtering-mad “special comments” […]

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davidl on February 14th, 2008

After action report, Rochester, NY:  WHEC-TV “An extraordinary situation” and “something we’ve never seen before” – those just some of the comments from first responders to Sunday’s deadly 36-car pile-up on 390 near the airport.   Ladies and gentlemen:  well done. Local hero:  The person whis actions prevented an even worse acccident has been identied.   […]

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davidl on February 5th, 2008

Local plug, wasn’t a bad weekend for Upstate New York.  Syracuse grad, Art Monk got elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame.  Well deserved.  Waterloo native, Syracuse grad coach, and Rochester Institute of Technology head coach Tom Coughlin won the Super Bowl and Syracuse grad David Tyree caught a touchdown poss and had the catch […]

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Eric Florack on January 20th, 2008

Jon Adler at The Corner, earlier today: Last week Michael Gerson wrote a remarkably unserious column in which he suggested Fred Thompson lacked “moral seriousness” because he failed to embrace President Bush’s global AIDS initiative with sufficient vigor.  Looking at what Thompson actually said, and the context in which he said it, it is clear […]

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Eric Florack on December 23rd, 2007

[sticky till 12/26] Editor’s Note: This is a time of year when I don’t envy the position of members of the cloth. Such men and women find themselves in the position of having to write a sermon on essentially the same message every year while making that message sound fresh. It’s not an easy thing […]

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Drudge confirms something I’ve suspected for a while, now: **Exclusive** Democrat party officials are avoiding any and all criticism of Republican presidential contender Mike Huckabee, insiders reveal. The Democratic National Committee has told staffers to hold all fire, until he secures the party’s nomination. The directive has come down from the highest levels within the […]


davidl on December 8th, 2007

Andrew DeMillo, Associcated Press,  ironically  notes Mike Huckabee march to the rear with respect to AIDS In 1992, Huckabee was right that the federal goverment was treating AID not as disease bit as some sort of civil right: “It is difficult to understand the public policy towards AIDS. It is the first time in the history […]

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Eric Florack on November 29th, 2007

WASHINGTON —FOX- Former Illinois Republican Rep. Henry Hyde, a strong foreign policy and anti-abortion voice in Congress and a leader of House impeachment proceedings in 1998, died Thursday. He was 83. Hyde served in the House of Representatives for 32 years and was a key foreign relations leader there, chairing the House International Relations Committee […]

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Eric Florack on November 27th, 2007

McQ gets into a fairly well detailed examination of our energy policy woes: We hear (and have heard) political promises to make the US “energy independent” by x number of years coming from all the current presidential candidates. And they’re also concerned with breaking the hold of foreign oil dependence. Two worthy goals – if […]

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