davidl on August 15th, 2011

I’ve got Pawlenty of Nothing, Tim Pawlenty makes it official, from Neil Munro, Daily Caller: Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty withdrew from the presidential race Sunday following his third-place finish in Saturday’s Ames Straw Poll. “We needed to get some lift to continue on and have a pathway forward,” Pawlenty said on ABC’s “This Week.” […]

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Eric Florack on January 18th, 2010

HaitiFrom the Palm 700P….

Hey Glenn:

London Times: Haiti earthquake: a few more rescues, but aid still slow.“Nobody can go anywhere without security in the city. No aid workers can go anywhere without taking risks with security. That adds to the difficulty of delivering the aid because you not only have to have transport – which is rare – you also have to have some sort of security with you, or you are taking a risk. People are getting angry, people are getting hungry and thirsty.” This is sounding kind of familiar.

As I mentioned before, disaster relief isn\’t like ordering a pizza. It\’s hard to get aid into a place where the infrastructure has been wrecked and ordinary social order broken down. I\’m seeing some people start to go after Obama on this in an obvious echo of the Katrina-based criticism of Bush. I understand the appeal of payback, but I don\’t see any evidence that Obama has blown it here; this stuff is just hard. Of course, the press won\’t go after him the way they went after Bush, but that\’s a given.

Thing is, that\’s exactly the point. I said to David in […]

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Eric Florack on January 17th, 2010

From the Palm 700P…. Hey Glenn: London Times: Haiti earthquake: a few more rescues, but aid still slow. “Nobody can go anywhere without security in the city. No aid workers can go anywhere without taking risks with security. That adds to the difficulty of delivering the aid because you not only have to have transport […]

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Eric Florack on October 2nd, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere..The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble UNEMPLOYMENT AT 9.8%: That’s far worse than was estimated… about double, in fact. And if you count those who have simply giving up trying to locate a job, it goes to 17%. Hope and change. WHERE’S YOUR HEAD, […]

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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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Welcome dear reader, to the most intense nightly read on the ‘sphere… Bitsblog’s Nightly Ramble. Second place for the boss at OTB’s caption contest. Market went up another 300 points this morning. Lost most of that in the afternon, then got it back again. Another wild ride, and this is apparently becoming the norm.  Guess […]

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Eric Florack on August 2nd, 2008

Little Green Footballs is on the ball, here, having noticed about half of blogdom is missing… if, that is you’re using IE7… saying about 7pm EDT: I’ve confirmed that there’s some kind of problem on the Internet, that only seems to affect users of the Internet Explorer 7 web browser. Attempting to browse to many […]

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Eric Florack on June 10th, 2008

I’ve posted this before, but I think it bears revisiting… here’s how to raise fuel prices should you want to do it… * Create shortages in the oil markets by ensuring domestic oil supplies can never be used. This will force us to get oil from the least stable spots in the world, thus forcing […]

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Eric Florack on June 9th, 2008

Interesting questions from Victor Davis Hanson, this morning… Why is the U.N. holding conferences about rising food prices, but not spiraling oil prices that in various ways account for them? Somehow in the globalist mindset the agricultural producing world is more culpable than the non-productive OPEC world. But we should remember that it requires skill, […]

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