From NJ.COM: TRENTON — Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell is dismissing Gov. Chris Christie as a non-factor in the presidential race because of the controversial closing of lanes to the George Washington Bridge. He named Jeb Bush as his favorite GOP contender. “Not only can Chris Christie not win, I think he may have trouble […]

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Eric Florack on March 22nd, 2010

Some comments on the events of last night, in no particular order: The costs of this thing will be its undoing.  And ours, I suspect.  The move towards governmental power will invariably accelerate. Exponentially so, when given such a boost as we saw last night.  What nobody has mentioned thus far is the costs have […]

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davidl on March 2nd, 2010

There even feed up with public employee unions in New Jersey, from the Star-Ledger, Peoples Republic of New Jersey: So it’s time to go nuclear. It’s time to rewrite the rules. It’s time for the showdown with [public employee] unions that has been brewing for years. Private sector unions were created to meet a valid […]

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davidl on February 21st, 2010

Will the Senator accept the terms and limitations of Obamacare, WNYC: NEW YORK, NY February 19, 2010 —New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg, 86, has been diagnosed with stomach cancer. Lautenberg will undergo six to eight chemotherapy treatments, in three-week intervals, and is expected to make a full recovery, according to a statement released by his […]

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davidl on February 12th, 2010

As Eric rambled: SPEAKING OF THE HUFF AND PUFF: What’s up with Airanna Huffington being on the “Human Garbage” list? It is increasingly apparent to me that my original observation was correct, 30 plus years ago… that leftists are walking vials of hatred, looking for an outlet. It doesn’t need to make sense to generate […]

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Eric Florack on January 20th, 2010

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble. THE FINGER-POINTING AND THE DAMAGE DONE: Well, by now you will have known already that there was an earthquake in Massachusetts last night.  Josh Marshall perhaps one of the better examples of progressives trying to minimize the […]

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on January 3rd, 2010

JonesToTheGrindstone.com It’s Friday night, already past 10, and the line to get in is forming. Everybody has got their best face forward–carefully selected images. No ugly faces. Everyone has their most put out there and their words carefully chosen. You can reel-in anything you conveyed before you send it out into the public: start to […]

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davidl on November 4th, 2009

Barack Obama vintage 2006, as attributed by Jeff Zeleny, New York Stimes: “My goal is every candidate I campaign for, I want to win — every single candidate,” said Mr. Obama, who at the time was a freshman senator and had just finished traveling coast-to-coast on behalf of Democrats. With a smile, he looked directly […]

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Eric Florack on November 4th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble EXPANDING ON NY23: Yes, I put up an extended commentary on the NY23 lessons this morning.  Michelle Malkin, today,  expands on this. Conservatives owe NY-23 candidate Doug Hoffman immeasurable gratitude. He overcame impossible odds (single digits just […]

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Eric Florack on August 19th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble. This is The “What the Truck” Edition WE HAVE THE ENERGY WE NEED…. BUT.… Can we get it? That’s the question that Investor’s Business daily examines, today. Why are Democrats so very reluctant to develop energy reources… […]

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Eric Florack on February 10th, 2009

Time to let your voice be heard… loudly and repeatedly. Here’s where.

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Welcome dear reader, to the most intense nightly read on the ‘sphere… BitsBlog’s Nightly Ramble. It’s Halloween. Around here that means a bunch of kids wearing their new costumes, which you’d never notice unless they took their coats off It’s a bit warmer than usual tonight, so maybe this year will be different. . Only […]

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Eric Florack on July 8th, 2008

From the North Jersey Record: Congress must not allow drilling for oil and gas off the New Jersey coast, Governor Corzine and federal legislators said today in Belmar.  “Our world-renowned coastline is the lifeblood of our economy and a fragile environmental treasure,” Corzine said. “We will fight any attempt to jeopardize it.” Corzine was joined […]

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Eric Florack on July 4th, 2008

From Rush H. Limbaugh, Jr. (Father of notable EIB radio host, Rush.) “…our lives, our fortunes, our sacred honor…” It was a glorious morning. The sun was shining and the wind was from the southeast. Up especially early, a tall, bony, redheaded young Virginian found time to buy a new thermometer, for which he paid […]

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Eric Florack on June 19th, 2008

Found this while digging around in my archive tapes for something else, dated 2001. Source at the moment is unknown.  I only managed to get part if the file back off the tape. -0- Fact 1 -The Coastal Plain of ANWR is America’s best bet for the discovery of another giant “Prudhoe Bay-sized” oil and […]

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