davidl on September 5th, 2011

Dumbo, a one trick donkey, from William A. Jacobson, Legal Insurrection: Whenever Obama’s in political trouble, he gives a speech. Whenever he’s in a lot of trouble, he gives a major speech. When he’s on the verge of a political meltdown, he gives a historic speech. Has Obama ever given a memorable speech? I think […]

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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 March 2nd, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most INTENSE nightly read on the sphere… Bitsblog’s Nightly Ramble This is the Roadside Cafe edition. Death Wish 17: Is it just me, or does the name of Charles Bronson sound odd in this context? Great speech: If you missed Rush’s speech at CPAC  on Saturday, you’ll want to […]

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Eric Florack on September 2nd, 2008

Don LaFontaine, whose name you likey don’t know, but whose voice you can’t help but recognize, has died, says Wired: Don LaFontaine, the man whose resonant voice read the trailers of thousands of movies over the past three decades, died Monday in Los Angeles. He was 68. LaFontaine, who did voiceover work in more than […]

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davidl on December 27th, 2007

Keith B. Richburg, Washington Post, fights to keep his Rolodex relevant, and explores the issue of the Reverend Al Sharpton’s relevance: Sharpton has “been eclipsed, because Obama puts guys like Sharpton in the shadow,” said Fred Siegel, a historian of New York City at the Cooper Union college in Manhattan. “Suppose Obama is elected president. […]

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Eric Florack on December 27th, 2007

Nice to hear from the Conservative Reader (The Iowa Swamp Stomper). Apparently 1040/WHO is going to be running an Immigration Reform talk show, today. C. R.  has the links.

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Eric Florack on December 26th, 2007

Last week, we mentioned a number of TV stations in the Scranton PA area that were knocked off the air by the ice storm that blanketed that area.  Scott Fybush over at the Northeast Radio Watch advises us that things are getting back to normal down there. Apparently, the one station whose analouge transmitter was […]

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davidl on December 23rd, 2007

Acting on a hot tip from a fellow Swamp Stomper,  I found this after action report on Ron Paul’s foray on to Meet the Press.   Jeff Freeland, National Ledger: [Ron Paul] was on the defensive from the start of the interview and never rebounded.  As I feared, Paul was unprepared and looked foolish as Russert peppered […]

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davidl on December 19th, 2007

Two tidbits from National Review: First, Lisa Schiffren: Klo — That very silly feminist blog you linked to this morning — where everyone sleeps with their current boyfriend in the first week of dating— (in later threads some claimed to wait till the second week) — raises a question. What would a conservative feminist do? […]

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davidl on December 18th, 2007

Good news and good news from the TV Food Network, more Rachel Ray and less Emeril Lagasse: NEW YORK (AP) – The Food Network has ordered extra helpings of Rachael Ray. A new prime-time series, “Rachael’s Vacation,” will premiere Jan. 12, the network announced Monday. Viewers will follow Ray as she discovers cities, countries, foods […]

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Eric Florack on December 18th, 2007

Word from Scott Fybush that the weather system that brought us all the snow David spoke of yesterday, brought down a bunch of TV and radio stations in the Scranton area. Just before 7:00 Sunday morning, the 823-foot tower of ABC affiliate WNEP-TV (Channel 16) atop Penobscot Mountain, east of Wilkes-Barre, collapsed under the weight […]

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Eric Florack on December 7th, 2007

The fallout continues from Bernie Ward’s arrest on child porn charges.  San Jose Mercury News: Ward’s lawyer told KGO the alleged pornography involves research Ward did more than four years ago for a book. “He was doing research,” said Jeanette Boudreau, Ward’s business lawyer. “For him to be charged this way for what probably amounts […]

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Eric Florack on November 23rd, 2007

Scott Fybush is reporting the death of Hy Lit, one of the very first Rock and Roll DJ’s in the country. Hy Lit died Saturday, almost two weeks after undergoing what was supposed to have been routine knee surgery for an injury he suffered when he fell Nov. 4, followed by what his son Sam […]

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Eric Florack on November 5th, 2007

I was interested to see Blue Crab Blvd commenting on the possibility of Rosie O’Donnel showing up at MS-NBC: The Melted Steely Knoll Troll and the Mouth That Roared Lies together at last. Obviously, MSNBC is trying to corner the moonbat market. Yeah, well, thing is, they’re certainly not going to do much ratings damage […]

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Eric Florack on October 23rd, 2007

From the radio world, comes news that 1600/KOKE has dropped Err America. Ratings apparently were the biggest factor… in the last book, they couldn’t even pull 1% in a town known for being liberal, despite having 5000 watts daytimes/(700 night) Interestingly, they spun to a Mexican music format. The choice on the music format may […]

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