Eric Florack on December 13th, 2011

Indianapolis, IN–I’m still at Indy. When I got done writing yesterday’s Ramble, I did my usual pre-trip inspection of my truck and found that I had oil coming from one wheel seal. This is a possibly dangerous situation, with fire or possibly a lack of braking power being the upshot. At the very least it […]

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Eric Florack on November 29th, 2011

Buffalo, NY– I’m at the Erie County Medical Center, dropping off some furniture that I picked up at Elkhart IN. A nice little stretch of the legs. I’ll be back at the yard in a few hours and ready for my next adventure. This trip out west is likely a rare event, but I must […]

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Eric Florack on May 19th, 2010

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere in Blogdom: The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble THERE IS A COST To be paid for the disorganized and totally ineffectual way the White House has been dealing with Iran. IF IT’S LIMITED SPEECH, HOW IS IT FREE? Ed Morrissey over at Hot Air looks at […]

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Eric Florack on November 4th, 2009

Doug Hoffman narrowly lost the vote in NY23 last night, but that is almost inconsequential to the larger issues surrounding this election. First off, let’s make note of the fact that Owens bought his way into the race with 86% of his cash coming from outside NY23. Or is it 95%? That is not a […]

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Eric Florack on November 3rd, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere….The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the Election Day Edition WHAT IS THE GOAL? EVEN HE DOESN’T KNOW: Byron York today says A lot of observers are having trouble figuring out the philosophical underpinnings of Barack Obama’s foreign policy. Clearly, that’s because […]

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davidl on October 31st, 2009

Eric, did you notice that while we were napping a couple of rednecks sneaked  into the state?   And boy does the National Republican Congressional Committee(NRCC) have grits all over their faces. The NRCC spent $900,00 in an attempt to install RINO Dede Scozzafava in Congress.    The opposition  consisted of Tea Party conservatives, and redneck bloggers. […]

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Eric Florack on October 17th, 2009

I noted the other day an article in the Wall Street Journal by Naftali  BenDavid, with the headline: Tea-Party Activists Complicate Republican Comeback Strategy. As you might expect from the title, the piece comes out in the first para to complain: The rise of conservative “tea party” activists around the country has created a dilemma […]

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Eric Florack on October 8th, 2009

The Welcome to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere… This is the BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the Tourist Trap Edition The picture is shamelessly stolen from the REAL “Tourist Trap” on Hwy 7, Musquodoboit Harbour, Nova Scotia (and modified a bit for the purpose. ) Nope, never been there, but did […]

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davidl on September 25th, 2009

Steven Benen,  Washington Monthly, has his knickers in a twist because he believes free citizens should forced by the federal government to cover the costs of a woman’s pregnancy.   Benen blasts  Arizona Senator Jon Kyl for having the audacity to propose that citizens and not the federal government choose their level of health care coverage: […]

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