Eric Florack on October 10th, 2011

Batavia, NY– Today is Columbus day. I submit to you that everything that is wrong with our government can be seen each and every Columbus Day. I’m out here busting my ass while our “servants’ get the day off…. a day off you and I pay for…. supposedly celebrating a man who most of those […]

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Eric Florack on July 1st, 2011

College Point, Queens, NY–  This one is a regular stop for me. Dropping a load off here, heading to MOuntain Top, PA then to Buffalo, NY and then home early Saturday morning. Alex went home after the thrid day. Sad, he missed out on NYC the very next day. Gotta love it: Fred Thompson. Obama: […]

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Eric Florack on May 13th, 2011

SYRACUSE, NY– As this is written I’m being unloaded in Syracuse.  A grey morning, here with a bit of rain.  I may end up going home after this, but I’m hoping not, since it means a shorter check. It’s Friday the 13th, and I’m sitting on dock 13. Hmmm….. EXACTLY WHY I DUMPED BLOGGER:  I […]

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davidl on May 13th, 2011

How dumb is Dumbo I: Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama used an immigration speech Tuesday to take a jab at News Corporation CEO, Rupert Murdoch, who owns Fox News Channel. Obama quoted the CEO, an Australian native, who said “Immigrants have made America great as the world leader in business, science, higher education and […]

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davidl on May 7th, 2011

Why Dumbo will be a one term President, from Jedediah Bila, Daily Caller: (3) As reported by The Hill this week, “The high gas prices limited gross domestic product growth in the first quarter, and have taken a bite out of jobs . . . The biggest drag on the economy, Zandi [Mark Zandi of […]

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davidl on January 27th, 2011

SOTU reax, Washington Post: PRESIDENT OBAMA entered office promising to be a different kind of politician – one who would speak honestly with the American people about the hard choices they face and would help make those hard calls. Tuesday night’s State of the Union Address would have been the moment to make good on […]

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Eric Florack on August 22nd, 2010

Bruce McQuain beats me to the punch this morning: In the middle of a recession, with joblessness hovering around the 10% mark, the Obama administration made a deliberate decision to impose a drilling moratorium knowing it would cost at least 23,000 jobs. Why? Senior Obama administration officials concluded the federal moratorium on deepwater oil drilling […]

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davidl on June 13th, 2010

Harry S. Truman: “The buck stops here.” Barack Hussien Obama: “The buck passes here.” Roger Simon, Politico: President Barack Obama said Friday that some members of Congress are being hypocritical when it comes to blaming the White House for its handling of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. In an interview with POLITICO, […]

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Michael Sheridan. New York Daily News, reports on a political boxing match between Bobby Gibbs and Sarah Palin.   The big punches, at least as reported, for Gibbs: “My suggestion to Sarah Palin would be to get slightly more informed as to what’s going on in and around oil drilling in this country,” Press Secretary Robert […]

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Eric Florack on May 8th, 2009

Welcome one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble. This is the “No Little Fish” edition.  I mean, I like Anchovies, but on pizza? No thanks. Respecting other Cultures: James Joyner: UCSB political scientist Aaron Belkins‘ HuffPo piece “Obama To Fire His First Gay Arabic Linguist” […]

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Eric Florack on August 8th, 2008

The subject of Negative Campaigns came up at OTB yesterday. I tell James: There are some issues one cannot play Pollyanna over. As an example, and at the risk of tossing this thing down a subthread, let’s run a quote from Boortz, this morning: Barack Obama is trying his darndest to link John McCain to […]

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Eric Florack on June 11th, 2008

I think you can pretty much figure in that there is going to be an awful lot of discussion between now and November as regards government run health care and the benefits thereof. I did notice today that there was an awful lot of discussion on Outside the Beltway, yesterday and the day before on […]

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Eric Florack on June 10th, 2008

I complained last night that Memeorandum had been pretty much ignoring BitsBlog. Apparently, someone there is reading, and they reacted. The post complaining about being ignored, got featured status. Gottena  few links through since then, a well. Nice to know they’re reading. I never knew. The timing of the thing is amusing, also… best laugh […]

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Eric Florack on June 7th, 2008

I said yesterday morning: Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) suggested that oil companies may be manipulating energy markets as Enron did in 2001, and that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Federal Trade Commission needed to more aggressively regulate all futures markets Do you understand? Their answer is… more regulation, and more aggressive regulation. Rather […]

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Eric Florack on June 6th, 2008

You didn’t hear about this yesterday, I’m willing to bet. The Senate Commerce Committee met on Tuesday, trying to figure out what to do about the sharp increase in prices on oil. I mentioned the other day that George Soros was one of the people there. I’ve mentioned the reasons here many times…. simply getting […]

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