Eric Florack on September 19th, 2011

Queens, NY– I’m at College Point again, unloading as this is written. I’m writing ths on m Palm Pre’ so it’ll be a ittle shorter than usual, perhaps.  A nice weekend, but a bit short. It’s cooler around here this week and the leaves in the upper elevations along I80 and I81 are already starting […]

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davidl on October 12th, 2010

Dogs Know Obama: Have you ever heard that a dog ‘knows’ when an earthquake is about to hit? Have you ever heard that a dog can ‘sense’ when a tornado is stirring up, even 20 miles away? Do you remember hearing that before the December tsunami struck Southeast Asia, dogs started running frantically away from […]

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davidl on November 12th, 2009

The purpose of an Army has been described as kill people and break things.   As such people who excel at leading units dedicated to such tasks, killing people and breaking things, are not noted for nuance.   Case in point,  William T. Sherman:  [W]ar is Hell.  Ralph Peter, Lt.  Colonel, United States Army (retired) was […]

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Eric Florack on June 11th, 2009

Welcome one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere: The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the “Bit’sBar” edition. Lots going on tonight. Pour yourself a cold one, and let’s get to it. A tale of two murders: LaShawn Barber  over at Pajamas Media does her usual fabulous job of getting […]

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davidl on March 31st, 2009

“You don’t want a messianic apocalyptic cult controlling atomic bombs. When the wide-eyed believer gets hold of the reins of power and the weapons of mass death, then the entire world should start worrying, and that is what is happening in Iran.” Benjamin Netanyahu, incoming Prime Minister of Israel., courtesy, Jeffery Goldberg, Atlantic. This one […]

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