Eric Florack on December 24th, 2012

Edtor’s note: Once again as in years past, I’ve found my inbox filled with messages from longtime readers who wonder if I’m going to be re-posting “A Bithead’s Christmas”, and begging me to do so. As I believe I’ve told you in previous years, I get more email about this one single post, these 2900 […]

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davidl on December 28th, 2011

The worst attorney general in American history, the  reprobate Eric Holder, continues  to try to divert attention from Fast and Furious, from Tim Mak, Politico: The number of officers killed in the line of duty jumped 13 percent in 2011 compared with the year before — and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder condemned the increase […]

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davidl on October 31st, 2011

The nice thing about classic economics, is the rules do not change between markets.   It the same law of supply and demand that applies to widget, automobiles and college educations. So speaking of  cars, aside from OWS morons, nobody would argue that all cars are the have the same uses, and should carry the same […]

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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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Eric Florack on September 11th, 2011

Reposted from 9/13/01 It is recorded in our history books that when he looked down at the ship full of smiling, victorious faces… faces of his flyers, just having returned from Pearl Harbor, Japanese fleet Admiral Yamamoto was quiet, pensive, even apprehensive. He later wrote in his private diary, “I fear all I have done […]

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davidl on August 4th, 2011

Obama has lost that loving feeling, from Dr. Milton R. Wolf, Washington Times: Is President Obama really a different man today than he was before he entered the Oval Office? The same Illinois legislator who voted “present” 129 times is now the debt-crisis-AWOL president who refused to present a specific plan of his own. The […]

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Lessons for life, Don’t step on Superman’s cape and don’t piss in the girls’ room, unless you are really a girl. Great quotes in non-history: I will find the real killer or killers, if have to look on every golf course in America. O.J. Simpson. I will find the real cause of high energy prices, […]

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davidl on April 18th, 2011

It snowed yesterday, and none dared call it global warming. Dumbo’s Plan, from Doug MacEachern, Arizona Republic: I thought about that on Wednesday as President Barack Obama delivered his speech about the country’s precarious finances. […] And after each declaration of grave concern, including his speech last week, Obama just sort of went ahead with […]

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davidl on April 8th, 2011

Obama to screw the troops, by a simple stroke of the pen, President Barack Obama could assure that our soldiers get paid, even if the government would shut down.  That is Obama could, but he won’t from Jeff Poor, Daily Caller: With a government shutdown looming, one major concern has been whether armed service personnel […]

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Eric Florack on February 6th, 2011

In an effort to be more involved with Bitsblog, I now have an app that allows me to post directly to the blog fom the phone. No laptop required.  Of course, I still need the time to post, but that should be less of a concern, now. I have been taking a number of pics […]

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davidl on December 28th, 2010

When the Fat Lady Sings, Fred Hiatt wonders how obesity became a partisan issue, from Washington Post: That’s why obesity is not a Democratic or Republican issue. Obama has merely extended and amplified a campaign that began under President George W. Bush; Bush’s last acting surgeon general, Steven K. Galson, made obesity a signature issue, […]

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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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Eric Florack on November 21st, 2010

Doug Mataconis over at OTB, is commenting on the Anti-Palin backlash going on, and seems to me quite willing to be part of that backlash. I’ve already made note since the elections of reports of growing concern about Palin inside the GOP, as well as comments by the likes of Karl Rove that Palin is […]

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davidl on November 8th, 2010

Dumbo’s Delusion I, refuses to admit, or can not see, is the American people do not like his polices, from Toby Harnden,Telegraph (UK): The one thing Obama was not prepared to admit was that his policies, which have led to a massive expansion of government power and the national debt, could in any way be […]

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Eric Florack on August 22nd, 2010

Bruce McQuain beats me to the punch this morning: In the middle of a recession, with joblessness hovering around the 10% mark, the Obama administration made a deliberate decision to impose a drilling moratorium knowing it would cost at least 23,000 jobs. Why? Senior Obama administration officials concluded the federal moratorium on deepwater oil drilling […]

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