davidl on December 21st, 2011

Nor much of anything else, for that matter. What CBS left on the Sixty Minutes cutting room floor, via Karen, the Lonely Conservative: PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, we’re not done yet. I’ve got five more years of stuff to do. But not only saving this country from a great depression. Not only saving the auto industry. […]

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davidl on November 13th, 2011

Professor Althouse likes Newt Gingrich, link: There’s something I like about Newt Gingrich. He reminds me of a law professor Maybe law professors have their roles, like teaching law, but as bloggers I find the vast majority to be over rated and some akin to useless. However in this case the professor makes a good […]

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davidl on September 16th, 2011

Paul Krugman growls, from New York Times: Back in 1980, just as America was making its political turn to the right, Milton Friedman lent his voice to the change with the famous TV series “Free to Choose.” In episode after episode, the genial economist identified laissez-faire economics with personal choice and empowerment, an upbeat vision […]

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davidl on June 23rd, 2011

Jon Huntsman, stalking horse, Jennifer Rubin explains why the newly launched Jon Huntsman campaign so  hyped by the media, and so dead in the water, from Washington Post: From the mainstream media’s standpoint, he is the McCain 1980. He’s a “good Republican” — not too conservative, not too loyal to his party and infatuated (at […]

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Eric Florack on February 17th, 2011

First, some great news to pass along. I’ve been assigned a new (to me) truck… and boy it’s a beauty. I had the chance to drive it for a day last summer and fell in love.  Never figured I’d get this one for my own assignment, but here it is, in a pic taken last […]

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davidl on February 4th, 2011

Egyptian democracy still born, Robert Springborg, Foreign Policy: The Obama administration, having already thrown its weight behind the military, if not Mubarak personally, thereby facilitating the outcome just described, can be expected to redouble its already bad gamble. Fearing once again that the regime might be toppled, it will lean on the Europeans, the Saudis, […]

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davidl on January 27th, 2011

SOTU reax, Washington Post: PRESIDENT OBAMA entered office promising to be a different kind of politician – one who would speak honestly with the American people about the hard choices they face and would help make those hard calls. Tuesday night’s State of the Union Address would have been the moment to make good on […]

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davidl on November 2nd, 2010

A requiem for a bitch *, the demise of Mrs. Pelosi’s career in national politics, by Hugh Hewitt, Washington Examiner: The epic loss on Tuesday will launch a thousand op-eds and who knows how many dissertations. But the explanation is very simple. Never have two modern American leaders been so utterly bereft of graciousness. Americans […]

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Eric Florack on June 1st, 2010

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble RESPONSIBILITY AND WHAT HAPPENS WHEN GOVERNMENT REMOVES IT: So much for the utopia that then candidate Obama promised us, once he was elected.  According to the Marathon Pundit 21 people were shot in separate incidents in Chicago […]

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davidl on May 3rd, 2010

Confessed child rapist, confesses to being fugitive from justice, by Roman Polanski, (NFL) It is true: 33 years ago I pleaded guilty, and I served time at the prison for common law crimes at Chino, not in a VIP prison.  That period was to have covered the totality of my sentence.  By the time I […]

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Eric Florack on April 18th, 2010

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Robert M.  Gates has warned in a secret three-page memorandum to top White House officials that the United States does not have an effective long-range policy for dealing with Iran‘s steady progress toward nuclear capability, according to government officials familiar with the document. So says the New York Times. Well, heck, […]

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Eric Florack on March 29th, 2010

Welcome, one and all, to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the web… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble IT’S LAW, ALREADY….SO WHY ARE THEY STILL TRYING TO SELL OBAMACARE? That’s a question that a reader asked me in email just recently, noting that advertisements (Paid for with tax dollars?) are still trying to sell us […]

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on November 25th, 2009

One of the chief reasons that Obama has sought Biden’s advice on a range of pressing foreign-policy questions — most notably, in recent months, on policy in Afghanistan — is that Biden has a deep knowledge of, and an intuitive feel for, people and places still new to the president. He appears to have judged […]

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Those of you with memories that last longer than the 30 seconds of the average Obama supporter, will recall this little incident of a few months ago, where he bowed to King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud.  The moment was captured, much to Administrations chagrin by AFP, whose photo this is. Now, at the […]

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Eric Florack on November 3rd, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere….The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the Election Day Edition WHAT IS THE GOAL? EVEN HE DOESN’T KNOW: Byron York today says A lot of observers are having trouble figuring out the philosophical underpinnings of Barack Obama’s foreign policy. Clearly, that’s because […]

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