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 June 29th, 2011

How dumb is Dumbo, from Monty Pelerin, American Thinker: Two hypotheses are often cited to explain why things have gotten so much worse: Obama is incompetent. Obama knows what he is doing and is deliberately destroying the country. These hypotheses are not mutually exclusive.  Evidence is consistent with either or a combination of both.  The […]

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davidl on March 3rd, 2011

Firing Squad perhaps? From Jim Miklaszewski and Courtney Kube, NBC News: WASHINGTON — The Army on Wednesday filed 22 new charges against Pfc. Bradley Manning, accused of illegally downloading tens of thousands of classified U.S. military and State Department documents that were then publicly released by WikiLeaks, military officials told NBC News. The most serious […]

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davidl on January 2nd, 2011

Mario IV, some states just never learn.  Mario Cuomo sworn in for fourth term as governor, from Nick Reisman, Politics on the Hudson: But Gov. Andrew Cuomo did take some time to enjoy being back in an old family house. “This was a whole great, explore the mansion thing,” Cuomo said. “You know, it’s amazing, […]

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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 May 1st, 2009

The Honorable Eric H. Holder, Jr. Attorney General of the United States United States Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C.  20530-0001 Dear Attorney General Holder: This letter is respectfully submitted to inform you that I must decline the invitation to participate in the May 4 roundtable meeting the President’s Task Force on […]

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Eric Florack on March 10th, 2009

I note by way of  Ben Smith at Politico, another arranged wrestling match on our horizon… Newt v Rush. There’s nothing like the spectacle of conservatives having a disagreement while the Soros Dominated Dinosaur media stands on the sidelines yelling “Fight!! Fight!! Fight!! Fight!!” Rush clearly knows where this is being arranged, and what is driving […]

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Eric Florack on April 22nd, 2008

Quick, name me a terrorist who isn’t Islamic You can’t. Nor can I. But check Hume, last night: A coalition of American Muslim groups is demanding that presumptive Republican nominee John McCain stop using the word “Islamic” to describe terrorists. The Washington Times reports Islamic Society of North America’s secretary general wants McCain to use […]

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Eric Florack on March 23rd, 2008

Paul Berman in today’s New York Times admits he’s under-estimated Radical Islam… which of course is as we’ve pointed out here before, not quite the case. …each new calamity for Iraq has, like manure, lent new fertility to the various extremist organizations. The entire sequence of events may suggest that America is uniquely destined to […]

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They’re waking up, sorta. Drum, today: VITRIOL….Atrios: The campaigns and candidates themselves may not get nasty, but I get the sense that supporters of the various candidates are getting angrier at the other camp. Sure a lot of this is just relatively harmless virtual world internet flaming, but it has real world manifestations too. This […]

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Eric Florack on February 6th, 2008

The McCain animus apparently transcends ideology. He has admitted his mistakes on immigration, and would not raise taxes, while his ACU ratings are good, and his ADA/ACLU scores are lousy – nearly the exact opposite of those of Obama and Clinton. That’s Victor Davis Hanson, this morning, making the usual, and fruitless arguments in support […]

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Eric Florack on January 22nd, 2008

Mark Steyn:(PDF)  As we know from 9/11, the Wahabbis in Saudi Arabia use their oil wealth to spread their destructive ideology to every corner of the world. And so do the Canadians. Consider that in the last 40 years, fundamental American ideas have made no headway whatsoever in Canada, whereas fundamental Canadian ideas have made […]

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Eric Florack on December 5th, 2007

Jason says today: NRO symposium on the Teddy-bear Intifada has some modest proposals but they don’t go far enough. In response to the alleged insult, we should deliberately and emphatically insult Islam: it is a vicious supremacist ideology that has brought 14 centuries of oppression. As I once explained, what we need and what is […]

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Eric Florack on November 20th, 2007

Jonah Goldberg in today’s LA TIMES: As the hopeless but energetic presidential campaign of Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) builds momentum in name recognition, fundraising and cross-ideology appeal, media conservatives are beginning to attack Paul in earnest You’re usually more on top of things than this, Jonah, so I’m not quite sure what to make of […]

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Eric Florack on November 10th, 2007

Major Garrett At Fox News: IOUX CITY, Iowa —Fox- Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton’s campaign admitted Friday that it planted a global warming question in Newton, Iowa, Tuesday during a town hall meeting to discuss clean energy. Clinton campaign spokesman Mo Elliethee admitted that the campaign had planted the question and said it would not […]

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