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 September 20th, 2011

Brooklyn, NY– I’m being unloaded… a load I picked up last night at Mountain Top, PA. From here, I run to Monroe Township, NK and to Windsor Locks, CT. Raining around here. A decidedly fall tilt in the air. Along with some rain. Truth Telling is why the farthest right are the most popular pols. […]

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Eric Florack on September 11th, 2011

08:37am— I’d come into work just like any other morning. Where I was working at the time is closed, now, and so is the department that I was working for. But I can see he layout of the place in my mind, and can even taste the coffee I was drinking that morning, from the […]

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Eric Florack on August 22nd, 2011

Middle Village, NY– Middle Village, NYC, NY I’m in  New York City dropping a load of drinks. I came in early this morning,  from outside Scranton, PA, and will leave noonish for who knows where. My truck is  fixed now, so I returned the one I picked up last week. Truck 259, what I was […]

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davidl on April 24th, 2010

Chicago Way is a two way street, from John Kass, Chicago Tribune: It’s no secret that some in journalism get offended when anyone dares mention that the president was involved in Chicago politics. But the filing is not only a legal document, it’s a political message from Blagojevich to Obama. So allow me to translate […]

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davidl on December 1st, 2009

Sullivan’s entire ad hominem conclusion — that my views are animated by nothing but the basest, most corrupt partisan motives — turned out to be a complete invention based on his inability to read dates. Hat tip: Mark Hemmingway, Washington Examiner Miss Sullivan uses words like spittle.   Krauthammer uses  words like a sniper.    Should Doctor […]

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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 November 2nd, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere…The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble We’re in November already. The kids around here spent evening before last one drink from door to door demanding candy or what have you.  After spending piles of their parents  cash on a costume to wear for the […]

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Eric Florack on October 21st, 2009

Hello and welcome one and all tot he most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere; The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble They say you’re supposed to have 5 service of veggies every day. Well, here’s one heapin helpin’, just now; CONTAINMENT: Politico’s Mike Allen and Josh Gerstien that The White House is attacking Fox News as […]

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Eric Florack on October 1st, 2009

That’s the conclusion drawn in a Wall Street Journal report this morning, that you should read.

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Eric Florack on September 27th, 2009

An interesting “Mia Culpa” from the New York Times this morning, in the form of an article from Clark Hoyt, The Times “Public Editor” ON Sept. 12, an Associated Press article inside The Times reported that the Census Bureau had severed its ties to Acorn, the community organizing group. Robert Groves, the census director, was […]

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Eric Florack on September 9th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read on the sphere: The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the “Now you’ve got no excuse” edition LIBERAL FACIST: Jonah takes the theme of his recent book, Liberal Facisn, and runs with it here: Thomas Friedman writes: Watching both the health care and climate/energy debates in […]

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Eric Florack on August 18th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the Unemployment Edition In honor of those who have lost their jobs thanks for Barry the O. DEATH PANEL:  If you’re harbouring any illusions  that the reports of a Death Panel being in this healthcare […]

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Eric Florack on June 24th, 2009

Welcome to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere…The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the “Happy Hump Day” Edition” The picture to your right is a railroad hump. It’s how cars are sorted in many rail yards around the country. You push the rail cars up the hill, and disconnect them and let […]

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davidl on June 18th, 2009

The National Bureau of Economic Research  has released a study purporting to show that women’s happiness has declined since the ‘Seventies, or about since when Riic came off the market.  Color me skeptical that happiness is actually a  measurable metric   Oh, I accept that happiness exists, and the purported decline seems probable enough.   I just  don’t […]

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