davidl on December 6th, 2011

Frédéric Bastiat in his 1850 essay Ce qu’on voit et ce qu’on ne voit pas: Have you ever witnessed the anger of the good shopkeeper, James Goodfellow, when his careless son happened to break a pane of glass? If you have been present at such a scene, you will most assuredly bear witness to the […]

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Eric Florack on October 26th, 2011

Ridgefield, NJ– I’m at the Vince Lombardi rest area for a rest break. I’ll be going into the city shortly after midnight. But what are they, really? and what are they fighting for?: OK, like a lot of you, I too am getting to the point where I have a little “occupy” boredom. I’m bored […]

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Eric Florack on August 1st, 2011

College Point, NY— I’m across the water from Manhattan, with Laguardia between myself and there. It’s a pretty sight in the early evening, at least from this distance. I’ll be back here tomorrow morning,  with another load of drinks. Apparently the hot weather is good for someone’s business, anyway. I have an older truck today,  […]

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Eric Florack on July 22nd, 2011

College Point, NYC,NY— I’m here dropping off a load of iced tea, and such. Just amazingly hot here, and across the region. We had an earthquake of about 3.0 up around Belleville, Ontario,Canada last night, and I can’t help but wonder if it isn’t heat related. Before we look at the political stuff today, I […]

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davidl on April 1st, 2011

Dumbo dropping, from Ross Douthat, NY Times: The President’s Credibility Gap Addressing the nation Monday evening, President Obama suggested that the United States was in the process of reducing its military footprint in Libya, even as he explicitly rejected the idea of pursuing regime change in Tripoli by force of arms. Both statements seemed calculated […]

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davidl on January 11th, 2011

Slapping down the left, the leftosphere since the murder of Cristina Green and others have been trying to push the idea that hate some exclusive province of the right.  There have been several notable rebuttals.  However the tour de force is from Michelle: The Tucson massacre ghouls who are now trying to criminalize conservatism have […]

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Eric Florack on August 26th, 2010

Some accumulated notes The more I drive the more I’m firmly convinced most people shouldn’t. The first point includes, I’m afraid, the police.  I have observed on several occasions now, a cop winding up their full sized car to 30  and 40 mph over the limit. Sometimes, they’re actually in pursuit of someone driving 10mph […]

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davidl on June 12th, 2010

Year of the Woman? By Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Slimes: GOP primary voters, a deeply conservative bunch, don’t appear to have much of a problem with strong women in public life anymore. Not only that: The GOP is consciously trying to turn gender into a selling point.  This isn’t just the march of equality; it’s […]

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Eric Florack on May 17th, 2010

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the web: The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble YEP, IT’S OBAMA’S KATRINA, ALL RIGHT: Not that there was EVER any doubt at all. We now have a month between now and the time this mess got started. And the Obama White House has yet to […]

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davidl on April 16th, 2010

I am not in the mood to listen to the Obami sanctimonious calls for civility in general, and simply will not abide former president, and still reprobate, B.J. Clinton’s galling hypocricy, from Fox News: Former President Bill Clinton warned Friday that the anger some members of the Tea Party movement express about higher taxes and […]

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davidl on April 7th, 2010

Obami play with political poison, Thomas Sowell, RCP: Few combinations are more poisonous than race and politics. That combination has torn whole nations apart and led to the slaughters of millions in countries around the world. You might think we would have learned a lesson from that and stay away from injecting race into political […]

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davidl on February 8th, 2010

Hey Chuckles, how do you feel about sand bagging Norm Coleman now, from Ed Morrrissey, Hot Air [David] Axelrod took the brunt of anger from the caucus, especially Al Franken, not exactly known for his sunny disposition.  However, Franken was not alone in complaining about the lack of leadership from the White House I Won’s […]

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davidl on January 19th, 2010

From Glen Johnson and Liz Sidoti: BOSTON (AP) – In an epic upset in liberal Massachusetts, Republican Scott Brown rode a wave of voter anger to defeat Democrat Martha Coakley in a U.S. Senate election Tuesday that left President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul in doubt and marred the end of his first year in […]

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Eric Florack on November 12th, 2009

There’s a  number of people last night heaping praise on Obama’s speech at Ft Hood yesterday.  Predictably,  Marc Armbinder is one of them: Today, at Ft. Hood. I guarantee: they’ll be teaching this one in rhetoric classes. It was that good. My gloss won’t do it justice. Yes, I’m having a Chris Matthews-chill-running-up-my-leg moment, but […]

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Eric Florack on November 10th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere…The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble SCOZZAFAVA AND THE LEFT: I guess it should not be surprising at all, to see leftists still trying to control the GOP by means of mislabeling such as Dede Scozzafava as a ‘moderate’.  Certainly, from their point of […]

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