davidl on July 18th, 2011

“According to Jim Messina, his campaign manager, through the second quarter of 2011, President Obama now has 552,000 contributors to his 2012 re-election campaign. And the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that during the same two quarters, the U.S. economy generated 260,000 jobs. In other words, Obama attracted twice as many campaign donors as his […]

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davidl on March 31st, 2010

So who is the Tea Bagger? I won tries to muddle the message, from USA Today: President Obama said many Tea Party followers have “mainstream legitimate concerns,” but their movement is built around a “core group” of opponents who call him a socialist and question his citizenship. Is the Dim One calling the Reverend Al […]

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Eric Florack on March 30th, 2010

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere…. The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble CNN: THE NEW ERR AMERICA: Bill Carter at the New York Times: CNN continued what has become a precipitous decline in ratings for its prime-time programs in the first quarter of 2010, with its main hosts losing […]

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davidl on March 19th, 2010

Was I Won ever a constitutional law professor? Barack Obama has made the claim and soem the media have accepted it.  However a real law professor, Ann Althouse seem to have her doubts: Yeah. Et cetera, indeed. As if procedure is a frivolous sidetrack that only trivial or devious people care about. Barack Obama was […]

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Eric Florack on March 17th, 2010

Live and on tape, in Full Stereophonic Buzzing, it’s the…. long heralded ummmm. much anticipated (OK, never mind… actually nobody knew about it at all…) …return of the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere…. The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble OK, yes, I’m back for I’m not sure how long this time. The job I […]

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davidl on February 9th, 2010

I hate to bring up the subject of Miss Sullivan for a second time.   Miss Sullivan is two all-beef patties short of quarter-pounder.    As  Eric rambled: BEING CRITICAL OF SULLIVAN It’s easy to do, but Leon Wieseltier does a fair and complete, if somewhat understated  job of it. Sullivan is hunting for motives, not reasons; […]

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Eric Florack on January 28th, 2010

Welcome, one and all, to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the web; the BitsBlog Nightly Ramble. STATE OF THE ONE: If you’re interested in reading the speech, it’s here. Frankly, I had thought to do a running commentary on the speech, as I have done in previous years.  However, I got about a […]

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