davidl on August 11th, 2011

Dumbo  b/k/a Barack Obama gets WaPoed  from the left and the right, from the left Dana Milbank, Washington Post: It’s not exactly fair to blame Obama for the rout: Almost certainly, the markets ignored him. And that’s the problem: The most powerful man in the world seems strangely powerless, and irresolute, as larger forces bring […]

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Gross Domestic Product, unemployment, consumer confidence, bond ratings — the state of a nation can be measured using a series of black and white numbers, and while these tell a large part of the story they leave out a great deal.  Every country has in a sense its own unique collective personality built from the attitudes of its people and their shared traditions and history.  The journey that this country has taken from its inception to its current greatness has been made possible not by good economic indicators, but by the traits we have carried with us along the way.  Through both high points and hard times we have been bolstered by a certain toughness, resolve and indeed a stubbornness that is uniquely American.  Regardless of generational ideological shifts it is the retaining of these traits that is paramount in securing our future.  Increasingly it is becoming less true that “tough times make for tough people” and more accurately put “tough times make for weak and dependent people.” The Left wing in this country is on the verge of answering The Greatest Generation with the creation of The Glass Jaw Generation, unable to take a punch and become stronger for it.  If this is allowed to occur, the final blow to the empire will have been dealt.  So as Paul McCartney wrote and Ringo Starr once sang, “Lend me your ears and I\’ll sing you a song, and I\’ll try not to sing out of key”.

While the following will not be out of key, it will certainly be at times ugly and displeasing.  Just as the fields of Philosophy and Psychology have as a main tenant self-introspection, any useful political theory must be crafted only after a look in the mirror.  Even the most […]

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Eric Florack on March 12th, 2010

(Irving TX)– We’re in the shop for some minor repairs, andI ran into another driver who was nice enough to allow me to use his laptop. A few casual observations of the world around me: Eric Massa:Yeah, I said to Donna the moment his resignation started breaking  that there was some hint of scandal going on […]

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Eric Florack on June 16th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read on the sphere, anywhere…. The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the “Have one on Me” Edition. Tea Parties, Iranian Style: Somewhere in my travels last night, I stumbled across a small blogger somehwere…(Small in terms of following, I mean to say)  that suggested a comparison […]

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Eric Florack on May 25th, 2009

From the Palm Treo: I’m sitting in the back yard, watching over some steaks and a little corn on the cob. I have a question that I dare say will make some of you rather uncomfortable. To set this up, I’ll take you back to last evening. I noticed a good deal of traffic coming […]

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Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere… Bitsblog’s Nightly Ramble. Another cold week in front of us, (The plains states are below Zero as of this morning’s check) but thing are already heating up on the political front. there’s a lot of questions popping up about Obama. Let’s […]

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Eric Florack on January 21st, 2009

I have another piece up over at Pajamas Media, this morning. Here’s a taste: You see, while the numbers suggest that there has been no president since Richard Nixon or — depending on how you judge these things — Harry Truman who has left office with a lower approval rating, I dare to suggest  that […]

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Welcome dear reader, to the most intense nightly read on the ‘sphere… BitsBlog’s Nightly Ramble. Yeah, yeah, yeah… I know, Colin Powell. All the rage over the weekend. I don’t think there’s much argument against the idea that there’s a decided attempt on the part of some to keep General Powell in the headlines. Liberals, […]

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Eric Florack on August 5th, 2008

These Nightly Rambles are all things I’ve found during the day. I input them all day long and auto-post whatever I’ve collected at around 4 to 430 eastern. I put things in here that catch my eye but that perhaps do not rate a full post on their own. Edouard is visiting Texas. About what […]

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Eric Florack on April 27th, 2008

Yes, I noticed the interview, though admittedly I didn’t watch it. Rather, I read the transcript. Suffice to say, I’m not impressed. He came over to Fox, making a lot of noises he must ahve figured would be popular among the right wing knuckle-draggers he thinks watch the place, regularly, but even there, it was […]

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