davidl on May 4th, 2010

Obama dithered while the Gulf burned, a time line from Doug Ross: Perhaps if the oil breached the Louisiana levees, then caught on fire, and then turned New Orleans into a Dresden-like inferno, the President would stop campaigning for a couple of days and actually pay attention to his own, personal Katrina.  Even The New […]

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davidl on April 16th, 2010

I am not in the mood to listen to the Obami sanctimonious calls for civility in general, and simply will not abide former president, and still reprobate, B.J. Clinton’s galling hypocricy, from Fox News: Former President Bill Clinton warned Friday that the anger some members of the Tea Party movement express about higher taxes and […]

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davidl on April 12th, 2010

It must be open season for the Obami.  Bill Kristol joins Sarah in the newest inside the beltway sport, making sport of the Dim Won, transcript: I think I know, even though I’m not a nuclear expert, that Iran’s getting nuclear weapons is a heck of a lot more important than these paper treaties and […]

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davidl on April 10th, 2010

Liz’s radical idea, Elizabeth Cheney at SPLC, via Andy McCarthy, National Review and Jennifer Rubin, Commentary: In the era of Obama, American allies have their loyalty met with humiliation, arrogance and incompetence. The shabby reception Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu received in Washington a few weeks ago — being treated as an uninvited guest at the […]

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davidl on April 9th, 2010

Dumbo is as dumb about debate as he is about nukes: (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Thursday made clear he was not going to take advice from Republican Sarah Palin when it comes to decisions about the U.S. nuclear arsenal. Barack Obama Palin, the former vice presidential candidate, has not been shy about criticizing […]

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davidl on February 11th, 2010

How is that Hopey Changey thing working, Glenn Reynolds, Iinstapundit: “Despite all the talk of green jobs, the overwhelming majority of stimulus money spent on wind power has gone to foreign companies, according to a new report by the Investigative Reporting Workshop at the American University’s School of Communication in Washington, D.C. . . . […]

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Dan Riehl at Pajamas Media this morning: Conservative activist James O’Keefe has been arrested by the U.S. Marshal’s Service for allegedly attempting to bug the offices of U..S. Senator Mary Landrieu. Also arrested were Robert Flanagan, the son of a federal prosecutor, and two others. O’Keefe and partner Hannah Giles rose to fame for a […]

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Eric Florack on January 19th, 2010

Welcome, one and all, to the most intense to nightly read anywhere on the web; the BitsBlog Nightly Ramble. BROWN/COAKLEY: The polls won’t close until 8:00 eastern time tonight, and my guess is we will see several days of recounts , but if the polling data we’ve been getting for the last few days,particularly this […]

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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 18th, 2010

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble MLK: Yes, today is Martin Luther King’s birthday, or at least when we celebrate it. David’s thoughts from 2007 are still potent today. Read them. David also pointed up last year From Martin Luther King’s “I have […]

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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 January 13th, 2010

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble WHO WANTS CLOAKLEY IN THE SENATE? The Washington Examiner‘s Tim Carney says it’s K street.  Only about a week to go before the special action, and it appears as though the thing is going to be earth […]

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Eric Florack on November 7th, 2009

Here we go again: Associated Press – November 6, 2009 2:24 PM ET NEW ORLEANS (AP) – State investigators are searching the New Orleans offices of the activist group ACORN in connection with embezzlement and tax fraud allegations. Assistant Attorney General David Caldwell said a warrant was obtained to seize computers, hard drives and other […]

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Eric Florack on October 19th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere…The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble MORE ANITA DUNN:  Victor Davis Hanson, on Saturday: I am not a big fan of saying that officials should resign for stupid remarks. But interim White House communications director Anita Dunn’s praise of Mao Zedong as a “political […]

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Eric Florack on July 5th, 2009

Word from Channel 4 (NBC)  in the DC area D.C. councilman and former mayor Marion Barry was arrested Saturday night and charged with stalking a woman, police said. The United States Park Police said Barry was arrested in Washington after a woman flagged down an officer and complained that Barry was stalking her. Barry was charged with […]

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