davidl on March 6th, 2010

What is the value of a diploma?   It is not what the issuing institution, nor the recipient feel it is worth.  Rather a diploma is worth as much as a prospective employer perceives it to be worth.   So how much is any diploma from the Detroit Public Schools worth?   From the Hinterland Gazette: Otis Mathis, […]

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Eric Florack on October 8th, 2009

Most people will remember, I think… at least those not ‘educated’ at government schools… that Hiroshima was hit by a bomb at the end of world war two… and we’ve all seen some of the destruction wrought by that attack. Just as a reminder, here’s a few pics of the aftermath. Remember in all cases […]

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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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Eric Florack on September 24th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere…. The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the “Burgers and Fries and Cherry Pies” Edition. Ah, Charley Pride. NEW WORLD ORDER: Does anyone remember when that phrase used to send the left into spastics? Not anymore. Yet another of the many double […]

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Eric Florack on May 15th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the “Future Camper” Edition I have the POWER…. So now Arlen Specter is willing to compromise on “Card Check”?  I keep telling you, and perhaps now you’ll understand me when I say it again: It’s always […]

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davidl on May 9th, 2009

After pigging out on hamburgers, Barack Obama tries a new diet, crow;  Micheal Goldfarb, Weekly Standard: Obama Accepts False Choice of Military Commissions Passed to a friendly reporter at the Washington Post late on a Friday afternoon is news that President Obama will continue the system of military commissions he railed against as a candidate. […]

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davidl on April 29th, 2009

Bush adminstration prepared for pandemics, Tevi Troy, Wall Street Journal: Swine flu has presented the Obama administration with its first major public-health crisis. Fortunately for the Obama team, the Bush administration developed new tools that will prove critical in meeting this challenge. Under President Bush, the federal government worked with manufacturers to accelerate vaccine development, […]

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Eric Florack on February 25th, 2009

OK, I know that by now a lot of you either saw or read though this speech of Obama’s, and so it’s old news. But I’ve seen nobody rip through this thing point by point. I can understand why… with my work and family schedule it took me most of a day to get this […]

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Eric Florack on January 26th, 2009

DALLAS -(AP)- The coach of a Texas high school basketball team that beat another team 100-0 was fired Sunday, the same day he sent an e-mail to a newspaper saying he will not apologize “for a wide-margin victory when my girls played with honor and integrity.” Kyle Queal, the headmaster for Covenant School, said in […]

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Eric Florack on April 27th, 2008

Yes, I noticed the interview, though admittedly I didn’t watch it. Rather, I read the transcript. Suffice to say, I’m not impressed. He came over to Fox, making a lot of noises he must ahve figured would be popular among the right wing knuckle-draggers he thinks watch the place, regularly, but even there, it was […]

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Is there life in Ipse Dixit? It’s moving for the first time in recent memory, and was noticed by a feed I apparently didn’t remember to turn off, years ago. Ah, yes, the typical ploy… if you can’t convince them with logic, you can always Re-educate them. I see Robert Mugabe demanding a recount in […]

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I can’t let this touching post of McQ’s slide off into oblivion in Google somewhere, without commenting on it. The guys involved with this project would modestly tell you it’s all part of being a soldier. They’d be right in that, of course, but it makes what they did no less special.I’ve seen people… and […]

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davidl on April 6th, 2008

Ann Althouse notes liberal discomfort with the John McCain biography tour: Bill Scher perceives irony in McCain’s ad — which depicts his life story, including his service in Vietnam — because it is “very much about ‘I.’” Scher thinks the ad says: “Look at the heroic life that I have had. You can trust me […]

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On both sides of the pond, concerned parents complain about books targeting school children which promote willful homosexual behavior, as if it were  normal.   The parents complain and  the school boards ignore.  Now good news, Mike Pechar, Jawa Report, has found a way for concerned parents to get the filth of their children’s school libraries: (Bristol, England) […]

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davidl on March 25th, 2008

I forced to wonder just how stupid one has to be, to be a journalist.   For some strange reason NBC11, San  Jose, runs the below story under the headline, “Oregon Man Says He’s Pregnant:” BEND, Ore. — An Oregon man is five months pregnant, according to a national magazine. Thomas Beatie, who used to be a […]

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