Eric Florack on December 24th, 2010

Editor’s note: We’ve been reposting this at BitsBlog for over a decade, now, each Christmas.  It’s among the most popular and requested posts we’ve ever had. It’s become a site tradition. A Bithead’s Christmas I find myself wanting to take more seriously, the challenge of writing to the subject of Christmas, today, than I have […]

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davidl on December 17th, 2010

Turds of Wisdom, from Karl Rove, Wall Street Journal: But a scorched-earth policy doesn’t make sense for the Obama White House. Independents voted Republican last month by a 59% to 38% margin not because they thought Mr. Obama too civil, his course too centrist, and his bipartisanship too energetic. In fact, they were sick of […]

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davidl on November 23rd, 2010

TSA stuck on stupid, TSA chief John Pistole, from CNN: Well, I think the Israeli model, which a number of people have talked about, uses intelligence in a different way, profiling. And then if in terms of a pat-down, if they suspect you of something, you receive a very thorough pat-down there. That is top-notch […]

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davidl on September 12th, 2010

Fluck tolerance, as usual Dim Won, b/k/a Barack Obama, is full of a brown smelly liquid, best used for fertilizer, from Erica Werner, Associated Press WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama appealed to an unsettled nation Saturday to honor the memory of the Sept. 11 attacks by hewing to the values of diversity and tolerance. “We […]

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davidl on June 23rd, 2010

Gen. Stanley McChrystal in hot water with Obama after Rolling Stone interview. from Sister Toldjah.    My take, McChrystal can not publicly criticize his commander-in-chief, B. Hussein Obama.   However McChrystal can publicly criticize Obama’s inner circle of idiots like Vice President Joe Biden and national security adviser Jim Jones who are not in McChrystal’s chain of […]

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davidl on May 15th, 2010

For whom the bill tolls, Megan McArdle,  Atlantic: The Health Care Reform Already Costs More Than We Thought It Would There’s been a spate of bad news recently about the health care bill. Henry Waxman canceled his War on Accounting, not because there was a sudden breakout of common sense on Capitol Hill, but because […]

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Brian Nygaard on April 6th, 2010

Brian NygaardToday we introduce our newest writer at The Conservative Reader, Brian Nygaard.  Brian and his wife Mary live in San Rafael, California. – Ed.

As the Healthcare debate in Congress was drawing to a close, Americans were asking themselves “Why can\’t we seem to make any progress on the healthcare issue?” We watch in disbelieving awe as we observe nothing getting done over seemingly very long periods of time.  We covet answers, but our perception is that what we are receiving from Washington is just gridlock and petty partisan politics.  We cannot even agree on such a simple notion as the need for the portability of individual insurance coverage.  Amazing, isn\’t it?  It looks like a mess, and it is.  But it is a mess for reasons completely separated from the issue of healthcare.  The problem with the healthcare issue is that the issue has never been about healthcare, or insurance companies, or patient\’s rights, or universal coverage.

Over the course of our American history, a small number of windows of opportunity have presented themselves to the radical leftists amongst us.  Andrew Jackson, FDR, Lyndon […]

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Eric Florack on April 4th, 2010

I note Mark Steyn, this morning: Hillary Clinton, America’s secretary of state, was in Canada last week. She criticized Ottawa for not inviting aboriginal groups to a meeting on the Arctic, and for not including the facilitation of abortion in the Canadian government’s “maternal health” initiative to developing countries. These might seem curious priorities for […]

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Eric Florack on March 31st, 2010

Jake Tapper says this morning that the White House has given a go ahead to offshore drilling. On Wednesday morning at Joint Base Andrews Naval Air Facility in Washington, DC, President Obama will announce that his administration will allow the lease sale to go forward for oil and gas exploration 50 miles off of the […]

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There’s a hustle and bustle, rattle and hum over by the meat section in the commissary. JonesToTheGrindstone.com Shoppers are milling through all of those shiny, plastic sheeting-wrapped packages of meat. Raw and exposed for inspection. Carefully perused and selected with precision. These packages are hand selected and there is a sense of ownership once they […]

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Eric Florack on March 22nd, 2010

Some comments on the events of last night, in no particular order: The costs of this thing will be its undoing.  And ours, I suspect.  The move towards governmental power will invariably accelerate. Exponentially so, when given such a boost as we saw last night.  What nobody has mentioned thus far is the costs have […]

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davidl on March 5th, 2010

With the lies and the unarguable hypocrisy, I truly must ask whether Obama is stupid. What person with a shred of common sense or decency would do these things? Or is he just playing politics (poorly)? Michael Avitablile, Wizbang

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davidl on February 20th, 2010

International Atomic Energy Agency pulls head out.  There as been a change at at the head of the IAEA.  Wereas the old head, Mohamed ElBaradei, had his head buried whee ithe Sun never shines nad by the way is alos smells bad, the new head Yukiya Amano, has stopped and smell Iran’s nuclear weapons programs. […]

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davidl on February 12th, 2010

As Eric rambled: SPEAKING OF THE HUFF AND PUFF: What’s up with Airanna Huffington being on the “Human Garbage” list? It is increasingly apparent to me that my original observation was correct, 30 plus years ago… that leftists are walking vials of hatred, looking for an outlet. It doesn’t need to make sense to generate […]

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davidl on January 13th, 2010

Roxana Hegeman, writes: WICHITA, Kan. (AP) – A Kansas judge’s decision to allow a confessed killer to argue that he believes the slaying of one of the nation’s few late-term abortion providers was a justified act aimed at saving unborn children has upended what most expected to be an open-and-shut first-degree murder case. […] “This […]

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