Eric Florack on May 18th, 2008

Mark Beech at the end of a longish bit at si.com notes the same thing I did within hours of the death of Eight Belles: And so racing will probably only have three more weeks to admire its newest superstar. And after he is gone, the game will still have to deal with the problems […]

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Eric Florack on December 22nd, 2007

Billy; While I do understand your disconnect here, give Reynolds a little credit… he’s clearly pointing at the hypocrisy of the whole thing.  That’s a valid angle as far as I’m concerned.  It’s certainly a comparison we’ve used often enough here. When what they demand of themselves is so vastly different from what they demand […]

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Eric Florack on December 19th, 2007

Hope it was a good one.

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Eric Florack on December 18th, 2007

Michael van der Galien has some New Digs, over at PoliGazette.com I made note of it when he first went online, but the note never made it to my action list. (Announcement, RSS feeder, etc) Looking impressive, so far. Then again, Michael always was.

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Eric Florack on December 17th, 2007

Another honorable mention at the Outside the Beltway caption contest I still like the Vulcan line better… after cats have pointed ears, and one of these cats is slightly green. Oh, well.

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Eric Florack on December 17th, 2007

Finally, the 6th Annual Right Wing News Conservative Blog Awards are live. Find out which blogs were voted as the best — and worst — by their fellow bloggers. You can see won these once per year awards, which are the oldest and most prestigious in the conservative blogosphere, here. Among those participating: Aaron’s CC, […]

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Eric Florack on December 13th, 2007

….in OTB’s Caption Contest

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Eric Florack on December 12th, 2007

I note Patterico and company taking major bits of backside off Chuckie, again. That’s OK. The guy can afford it.. as he’s amply demonstrated several times, he’s ALL ass. The documentation of that is here on BitsBlog, and in this linked post at Patterico’s place. As is typical with Chuckie, he tries to place the […]

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Eric Florack on December 7th, 2007

If there is a more annoying person in the world of punditry than Arianna Huffington, I certainly don’t know of it. The way that Mike Huckabee has handled the furor caused by the Huffington Post’s coverage of his role in the release of Wayne Dumond, a serial rapist who went on to rape and kill […]

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Eric Florack on December 6th, 2007

Captain Ed, who clearly is getting bored, or something. Early winter doldrums?  How does one address a letter to the dictator-for-life of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Kim Jong-Il? Would it be a “Dear Jong” letter? (Slap!)

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Eric Florack on November 27th, 2007

Fifty-one years ago, November 27 was also a Tuesday. I’ve been told that it was a gray and rainy afternoon in Little Rock, Arkansas, but I don’t recall on my own observations, because I was a bit busy being born. It must have been a good day. That’s Billy Beck, lighting the candles on that […]

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Eric Florack on November 27th, 2007

The “Rightosphere Temperature Check For November: Special GOP Primary Edition” is now up at RWN. John Hawkins says in mail this morning:  In this poll, right-of-center bloggers ranked the top 5 GOP contenders on everything from electability to fiscal conservatism to foreign policy issues. PS: A few things that caught my eye include… * How […]

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Eric Florack on November 26th, 2007

Have I mentioned lately, that I miss reading Cathy’s World? I don’t think I have. Tonight, I stumbled across  an archive I made of her site a few months ago, thinking they might take it down, and started reading. When I looked up again, it was hours later. Been a while since I’ve been that […]

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Eric Florack on November 23rd, 2007

Feedback from an apparently young reader… Why not link The DrudgeReport? Tell you what… get him to link BitsBlog, and I’ll consider it. Let me know how you make out.

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Eric Florack on November 18th, 2007

Times are tough for the Republican Party and its candidates. Earlier this month, according to Gallup, more people strongly disapproved of George W. Bush than any previous president since the advent?of polling—and, really, how could things be any different? Bush can boast of an unwinnable quagmire in Iraq, a decimated housing market, economic instability and […]

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