Sloatsburg,NY– I’m here after driving most of the day. A quick run from rochester to Bethlehem Pennsylvania, then over to Quakertown for a loadfew of paper towels. — Voting rights: Over at questions and observations, Bruce McQuain in his usual take no prisoners style … which, frankly I’ve always admired, proceeds to blow up the […]

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davidl on May 15th, 2010

For whom the bill tolls, Megan McArdle,  Atlantic: The Health Care Reform Already Costs More Than We Thought It Would There’s been a spate of bad news recently about the health care bill. Henry Waxman canceled his War on Accounting, not because there was a sudden breakout of common sense on Capitol Hill, but because […]

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davidl on April 13th, 2010

President David J. Skorton if you value freedom and human liberty, tear down this fence.   Cornell is suppose to be an institution of higher learning and not a eastern bloc prison camp. Hat tip photo:  Rochester, NY, Democrat and Chronicle.

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Eric Florack on April 2nd, 2010

Good evening Mr. And Mrs. America and to all the ships at sea, and welcome to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the web; The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble OBAMA ZOMBIES: John Hawkins, over at Right Wing News, has done an interview with ambush interviewer extraordinaire, Jason Mattera: the author of “Obama Zombies: How the Liberal […]

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davidl on April 1st, 2010

The democrats are party of cowards, from John Koziol, Citizen of Loconia: The scheduled appearance of 1st District Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter at a “town hall” meeting at Laconia City Hall on Thursday is shaping up to be an interesting affair with critics of her vote in favor of health care reform blasting her for holding […]

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davidl on March 21st, 2010

The end of Hope as we know it, Benjamin Domenech, CBS News: Over the past week, in backroom conversations with members of Congress, Obama changed his negotiation tone from demanding to desperate. He told progressives that the outcome of the rest of his term depended on what happened on health care, and a member of […]

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Eric Florack on March 17th, 2010

After being gone for a month, from around here, I find that I am terribly behind in my reading, and even further behind in my commentary on that reading. Almost instantaneously on dropping the clutch on this backlog comes Ithaca NY native,  and friendly voice, Billy Beck: “If people in Ithaca seem inured to suicide, […]

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davidl on March 13th, 2010

Bitsblog reminder: Spring ahead, lose an hour of sleep, NASDAQ: The U.S. and much of Canada will move to daylight-saving?time from standard time on Sunday, when clocks will be moved forward by one hour. Regular items transmitted from these countries will appear one hour earlier in terms of Greenwich?Mean?Time (GMT). Not to worry, you’ll get […]

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davidl on March 1st, 2010

Rats Eric, it looks like we will not have Harold Ford, Jr of Tennesee New York to kick around, from Mike Memoli. Real Clear Polics: Former Tennessee Rep. Harold Ford (D) has announced that he will not challenge appointed Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D) this year. The news is a second dose of good news for […]

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davidl on February 19th, 2010

Poor Joe doesn’t even now the current century, Breitbart: “I refuse to accept the notion that the United States of America is not going to lead the world economically throughout the 20th Century.” Hard to believe that Joes doesn’t drink.  So what is his excuse? video: Silly Gilly, vudeo See, I didn’t make any blonde […]

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davidl on February 15th, 2010

A local legend, Anthony Pontillo, as in Pontillo’s Pizza, has passed, from the Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, NY): When Anthony Pontillo and two of his brothers started the first of the family’s pizzerias in Batavia in 1947, few locals knew much about pizza. “People used to call and say ‘I want one of those pizzas,’” […]

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Eric Florack on February 6th, 2010

I have been saying for years now that if the terrorists ever wanted to shut down Washington DC, all they would have to do is make it snow.  2in. or so oughta do it.  The people in and around Washington DC are incapable of dealing with what  mother nature dishes out, or even identify it, […]

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Eric Florack on January 19th, 2010

Welcome, one and all, to the most intense to nightly read anywhere on the web; the BitsBlog Nightly Ramble. BROWN/COAKLEY: The polls won’t close until 8:00 eastern time tonight, and my guess is we will see several days of recounts , but if the polling data we’ve been getting for the last few days,particularly this […]

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Eric Florack on October 27th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere…The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble A SECOND PLACE at OTB’s Caption Contest. Been a while since I’ve done anything with that, so It’s nice to see I still have the touch. NO KIDDING? Slobberin’  Barney Frank (D-MA)  says Democrats are “trying on every […]

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Eric Florack on October 21st, 2009

Hello and welcome one and all tot he most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere; The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble They say you’re supposed to have 5 service of veggies every day. Well, here’s one heapin helpin’, just now; CONTAINMENT: Politico’s Mike Allen and Josh Gerstien that The White House is attacking Fox News as […]

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