davidl on January 15th, 2011

Rush is Right, as usual, from Keach Hagey, Politico: Glenn Beck and his colleagues on Fox News may have been complimentary of President Obama’s speech last night, but Rush Limbaugh sure wasn’t. He criticized the timing of the memorial service on Wednesday, four days after the Tucson shootings, saying it should have happened sooner. “The […]

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davidl on February 15th, 2010

A local legend, Anthony Pontillo, as in Pontillo’s Pizza, has passed, from the Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, NY): When Anthony Pontillo and two of his brothers started the first of the family’s pizzerias in Batavia in 1947, few locals knew much about pizza. “People used to call and say ‘I want one of those pizzas,’” […]

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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 March 20th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere…;The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the “More Pizza” edition. I feel like Pizza for some reason, tonight. Sping, perhaps. What is rich?  Megan says: …that the definition of “very rich” seems increasingly to be set at “just above the level a […]

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Eric Florack on March 13th, 2009

Welcome to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere… The BigsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the “Mirror Image” edition.  I got to thinking; What would happen if I started applying the website CSS to other objects? This is the first result. And yeah, I’ve used it before. But I’m working on another one, […]

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Welcome dear reader, to the most intense nightly read on the ‘sphere… BitsBlog’s Nightly Ramble. I mentioned last night about polling data… and they’ve been having a bit of a row over it on many of the blogs I’ve visted today including OTB. and Q&O. But this one hasn’t gotten into that discussion yet. As if […]

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davidl on April 20th, 2008

The democrat race boils down to the this.  Mrs Clinton is a habitual liar, and Barack Obama(BO) is a lie.  You have to wonder what some of the voters are smoking in Pennsylvania, David Lightman, McClatchy Newspapers: NANTICOKE, Pa. – This old mining town, like much of the rest of Pennsylvania, has two kinds of […]

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davidl on April 13th, 2008

My googling shows 642 bar & grills near Ann Arbor, Michigan.   So I find the amount of research required by E.M. to make this statement, staggering: We noticed, quite casually, that the only place around us that actually uses Absolut to make its mixed drinks is Applebee’s, which means, of course, that for most people, […]

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davidl on April 2nd, 2008

So just when does the decision from where to order pizza delivery become a moral question?   When the decision is between a Pizza Hut and pizza business which does not have corporate policy of indifference to the delivery person’s life.    Those who delivery pizza are known to carry cash, and travel alone.  In short, they are […]

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I wasn’t exactly goig through withdrawal symptoms over the weekend, while the site servers got moved physically… but damned near that. At least a dozen times I saw something that screamed out to be written up for the blog, and opened an editor only to remember that the blog wasn’t up, and I couldn’t post it anyway.Aside […]

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davidl on February 5th, 2008

The nanny state nazis never stop trying to run other peoples’ lives.  Now a study sure to frost Mrs. Clinton’s boxers.   Smoking and being obese saves money.   Fat obese smokers require less medical care and are simply cheaper to treat.   So after HillaryCare II, it will be your patriotic duty to have extra cheese on the […]

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Eric Florack on October 25th, 2007

Captain Ed says: Those darn Puritans in New York just can’t let anyone have fun, even middle-school students. Can you imagine that people might have considered having strippers as volunteers at a Halloween celebration for Middle School 51 inappropriate? Why, they even volunteered for a task for which they have extensive experience: The head of […]

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