The day the freedom died in Indiana, from NWI Times: INDIANAPOLIS | Overturning a common law dating back to the English Magna Carta of 1215, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Hoosiers have no right to resist unlawful police entry into their homes. In a 3-2 decision, Justice Steven David writing for the court […]

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on March 5th, 2010

Trait: The competency to raise your family alone, without extended family nearby. JonesToTheGrindstone.com I have a running list of “how to tell you’ve met a military mom.” At the top, is the tell-tale sign of finding out that every one her children was born in different states or countries. For example, my daughter was born […]

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davidl on March 5th, 2010

The deranged gunman in Thursday’s Pentagon shooting was a Truther, from NBC News: The shooter, identified as John Patrick Bedell, 36, of Hollister, Calif., died hours after being admitted to a hospital in critical condition. […] In an Internet posting, a user by the name JPatrickBedell wrote that he was “determined to see that justice […]

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Eric Florack on November 15th, 2009

From Lori Montgomery at the Washintgton Post: A plan to slash more than $500 billion from future Medicare spending — one of the biggest sources of funding for President Obama’s proposed overhaul of the nation’s health-care system — would sharply reduce benefits for some senior citizens and could jeopardize access to care for millions of […]

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Eric Florack on November 9th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere….The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble RECOVERY? WHAT RECOVERY? Surber takes a look. And ummm Gang? Remember, now; the 10.2% quoted by the government doesn’t include those who were fored into part time work or who have simply given up trying to find work. […]

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Eric Florack on November 6th, 2009

There are lots of conflicting reports on the number of victims of  Nidal Malik Hasan and his bloody ramage at Ft Hood yesterday.  the most reliable reports that I’ve found suggest that there’s 13 dead as of this morning and some 30 others are hospitalized. As usual, I didn’t bother trying to keep up with […]

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Even Howard Dean called this “reform” plan crazy! “Reform” is in quotes because calling this reform is a lie.This is not reform it’s a complete socialist take over health care with rationing of care for the old and undesirable. If there was tort reform (anathema to the greedy trial lawyers like John Edwards, who coincidentally […]

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Eric Florack on May 20th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble. This is the “Yet Another Truck Stop” Edition That’s two Truck Stops in as many weeks, I know. I’m not sure what it is about old truck stops I find so appealing.  I certainly like to travel, […]

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Eric Florack on August 9th, 2008

Bernie Mac has died in Chicago, at age 50.  The Chicago Tribune reports: Comedian and Chicago native Bernie Mac died early Saturday morning from complications due to pneumonia, his publicist confirmed. Mac, 50, had been hospitalized for about a week at Northwestern Hospital, according to his spokeswoman. A few years ago, Mac disclosed that he […]

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davidl on August 6th, 2008

B.J’s fall from gtace, Los Angelos Times: ‘I am not a racist,’ ex-President Bill Clinton asserts Former presidents get a whole lot of leeway in what they say in public. But former President Bill Clinton just violated one of the prime rules of political communications: Never say what you are not. Then this the same […]

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Eric Florack on June 3rd, 2008

Apparently Robert Byrd has been hospitalized: U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd was admitted to a hospital Monday evening because of a high temperature, his spokesman said. “He came into the office today, and he was a little sluggish,” said Jesse Jacobs. After a vote at 5:30 p.m., Byrd went home, where his caregiver took his […]

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