Eric Florack on January 20th, 2012

Ulster, NY- Been a hell of a long week. Tomorrow’s the last day I’ll leave here and run to Newburgh, then to Northern NJ to grab some pasta… and head to Rochester with it Huntsman: Huntsman joins the list of those who dropped out….( alongwith Perry, who is a seriously classy act, but shoulda dropped […]

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Dumbo’s Economics, more on yesterday’s Scramble theme of Barack Obama’s economic ignorance.  First up, from Robert R. Baker, American Thinker: [President Franklin] Roosevelt responded to the recession he inherited with a combination of massive spending on new government programs and sweeping controls over private industry, (sound familiar?).  His thinking was that government spending would get […]

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Eric Florack on June 14th, 2011

Brooklyn, NY– I’m at a store, waiting for an offload. I often forget how crowded it gets down here. All it takes is five minutes worth of driving here to remind me.   Obama: The latest example of how socialism doesn’t work no matter who’s in front: I note with interest, David’s Scamble, this morning, […]

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davidl on November 29th, 2010

Good Intentions, by Jay Ambrose, Orange County Register: Good intentions will get you if you don’t watch out. That’s true of the invasion of the body scanners, of minimum-wage laws, of some welfare programs and – please don’t forget it – a supposedly altruistic push by federal agencies and politicians to put low-income families in […]

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davidl on November 8th, 2010

Not only no, but Hell no, George Pataki is hinting at running for President, from Rick Klein, ABC News: “When you look back at the past two years, it’s been very disappointing, not only — not just for Republicans, but for the American people,” Pataki told us. “And I think it shows the importance of […]

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Eric Florack on October 17th, 2010

Unfortunately, watching the gubernatorial race here in New York, is I think indicative of what’s going to be happening in the whole of the country. As of this writing Cuomo is something like twenty points ahead in the polls.  Of course, the polling data seems to focus on New York City , who could run […]

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davidl on September 16th, 2010

Disarmament is fool’s gold, Thomas Sowell, RCP: But the only country we can disarm is our own. The only countries we might be able to persuade to disarm are countries that intend no harm in the first place. Those countries that do intend to harm others– and we know all too well that they exist– […]

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on April 17th, 2010

Jones To The Grindstone.com Adding stress to an already stressful situation is not a good idea, especially when dealing with the U.S. Army. While deployed in the desert, around a dozen men found out their wives back on the post were being investigated for a crime. What in the hell? All fun and games until… […]

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Eric Florack on March 22nd, 2010

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere : The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble the THE OBAMACARE VOTE:I really don’t have a whole bunch to add to what I said earlier this morning. In reading commentary around the sphere I don’t see any persuasive arguments that this thing is going […]

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Eric Florack on March 12th, 2010

Still in Dallas while the truck goes through some repairs. Some added comments on the world around us today, in Ramble format:: CUT IT OUT: How can any honest assessment of the founding of these United States, leave out Thomas Jefferson? POT TO KETTLE: Howell Rains should perhaps recall just why it is that he […]

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Eric Florack on February 9th, 2010

Welcome to one and all to this most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble ANOTHER 20 INCHES: Another 20 inches of snow for the DC area, we are told. Too bad. It’s holding up the Global Warming Legislation. SPEAKING WELL OF THE DEAD…. WHO DON’T DESERVE IT… There’s been a […]

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on February 2nd, 2010

JonesToTheGrindstone.com Who created “napkin art” anyway? As I walked up the carpeted flight of stairs and choked the white enameled handrails, I wondered what in the hell I was putting myself through. Once I was at the top of the stairs, I fiddled with my rings, turning them round and round. There I was at […]

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davidl on January 16th, 2010

At least Martha is amusing, video: From Robert Coata National Review: Here’s the transcript (via the Brown campaign): Dan Rea: Umm Would Barack Obama be in if this thing was not this close? Martha Coakley: Umm it’s hard to know, I think that he uh is welcome in Massachusetts and I’m sure everybody is happy […]

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