Eric Florack on August 31st, 2009

Welcome one and all to the most intense nightly read on the ‘sphere The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble. READ OBAMA”S LIPS: It seems Barry may have to break his “No New Taxes” pledge. Now, I wonder what his supporters would do if a Republican tried to do that. Oh, wait… it’s already been done. We’ve got […]

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Eric Florack on August 31st, 2009

Long time readers to this blog will know that I often spend afternoons and evenings trackside, awaiting a train to photograph.  But while I’m waiting, I often shoot the surroundings, weather, sky, birds, animals, even cars, if they’re interesting. I suppose it’s a tribute to the 10,000 monkeys theory that such random and impulsive shots […]

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Eric Florack on August 31st, 2009

Right Wing News polled 74 conservative bloggers on the health care bills winding their way through Congress. You can see the results here. Here are a couple of sample Q&A’s from the poll: 2) If the health care bills moving through Congress are passed, do you believe it would lead to Americans being denied potentially […]

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I will be a guest on “The Beanwalker Live!” this Tuesday at 3:00 PM Central Time.  This is an internet only radio station, which you can find at If you miss it, there will be a podcast of it available afterward.

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davidl on August 29th, 2009

How much to you want to bet that this what Eric really wants to be driving?  From Ben Dobbin, the Associated Press: AVON, N.Y. — After an hour of shunting rail cars aside, a 1964-vintage locomotive operated by Tim “Brown Dog” Carney nudges six hopper-loads down an embankment into a pasta factory. It’s a routine […]

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davidl on August 29th, 2009

Question, if an man has his dick chopped off, starts wearing dresses and gives himself a girl’s name, what sex is he?   From the Associated Press: WEST LINN, Ore. — For 20 years, Nicholas Kintz has taught math at West Linn High School. When students return to the classroom this fall, the longtime teacher says […]

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Eric Florack on August 28th, 2009

Welcome one and all to the most intense nightly read on the ‘sphere The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble. This is the “Remember that white stuff” edition OBAMA SUPPORTER BILL RICHARDSON GETS A PASS: Perhaps more correctly, a “get out of jail free” card. Anyone who thinks this isn’t a political choice,  raise your hand. 25,000 TEXT […]

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Eric Florack on August 28th, 2009

The use of the death of Ted Kennedy in support of the Democrats and their socialist-style takeover of our healthcare system has been widely noted and decried. It’s crass, at least. Cynical, as well. But it shows us just how desperate the Democrats are to push this monster through and onto the financial shoulders of […]

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The chickdom reaction to the passing off Senator Oldsmobile has not been all Nina Burleigh.  First, Eric rambled on the reax of Virginia Postrel: HE WASN”T AS WELL THOUGHT OF BECAUSE HE SURVIVED: That’s Virginia Postrel, talking about Ted Kennedy. It’s an interesting insight. What might have been is always an easier sell than reality.  […]

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Eric Florack on August 27th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the mist intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble Obama: Last of the Kennedy Brothers? Well, let’s hope so. On the other hand, maybe not Consider the words of Limbaugh on the point yesterday: RUSH:Some people did not believe me when I said Chris Matthews said […]

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Eric Florack on August 27th, 2009

These are from a couple years ago. They’re taken at Ashtabula, OH. on a chilly day. Long time readers will know I’ve always been a bit of a railfan, and that’s a trait I’ve passed on to my boys. (What boy isn’t fascinated with trains?) We made a trip over to northeastern OH for a […]

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Eric Florack on August 26th, 2009

NO TED KENNEDY HEALTHCARE MEMORIAL: There is perhaps no better measurement of Ted Kennedy’s legacy than the lack of a government healthcare takeover. James Pethokoukis suggests: The pleas for politicos and pundits to refrain from politicizing the passing of Sen. Edward Kennedy are actually quite charming in their naivete. The so-called Last Lion of the […]

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davidl on August 26th, 2009

The fat drunk who killed Mary Jo Kopechne has died.  Unconfirmed report indicate that Bay State bars will be flying their flags at halt staff and scotch futures have tumbled, from NBC News: BOSTON – Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, the liberal lion of the Senate and haunted bearer of the Camelot torch after two of […]

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Eric Florack on August 26th, 2009

Molly’s found a comfy spot in the sun

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davidl on August 25th, 2009

Does anybody, at all, believe this latest line of male bovine scat from the Scare Monger in Chief: Aug. 25 (Bloomberg) — Swine flu may hospitalize 1.8 million patients in the U.S. this year, filling intensive care units to capacity and causing “severe disruptions” during a fall resurgence, scientific advisers to the White House warned. […]

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