Eric Florack on July 28th, 2009

Welcome, everyone (Even you Democrats) to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the Sphere…The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the ” Tax Protest” Edition Webmater’s notes: This thing went out several hours early due to an error in programming. Sorry. GLOBAL WARMING? No… Coldest summer in Chicago in 66 years.  At some point, they’re […]

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Eric Florack on July 6th, 2009

A great piece from Mary Grabar at Pajamas Media today. Here’s a bit of it: But those streets, once havens for displaced persons, soon were destroyed by the utopian plans of collectivists and their agitators who urged the mobs to violence. The neighbors of my working-class neighborhood in Rochester, New York, complained from their front […]

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Eric Florack on June 26th, 2009

Welcome, every one of you to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the “Delivery Truck” Edition. Jackson: If you’re looking for a glowing obit, singing the unalloyed praises of the 50 year old kid who died yesterday, look elsewhere, This ain’t it. I won’t insult you by […]

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Eric Florack on May 20th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble. This is the “Yet Another Truck Stop” Edition That’s two Truck Stops in as many weeks, I know. I’m not sure what it is about old truck stops I find so appealing.  I certainly like to travel, […]

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In a staged pseudo-news event, the White House arranged their network record to cover Barack Obama and Joe Biden trip to local burger joint.    That MSNBC sees fit take orders for the White House and what cover and tries to foist off a burger run as if it were news is bad enough. However in […]

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Eric Florack on January 23rd, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere..Bitsblog’s Nightly Ramble No matter what, we keep on truckin’. Gonna get cold up where again this weekend, though it’s nearly 40 at the moment, , in Ontario, NY which is east of Rochester by some 30 miles. James Joyner at OTB […]

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davidl on December 18th, 2008

B D Sharp writes in the Rochester, NY, Democrat and Chronicle: In her first visit to Rochester, U.S. Senate hopeful Caroline Kennedy met Wednesday with Mayor Robert Duffy and Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-Fairport, asking questions about upstate but not asking for an endorsement [emphsis added] Hang dang it all Bit, Mrs. Schlossberg, and if I […]

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davidl on December 6th, 2008

The Puffster, a/k/a Tom Daschle, is claiming, albeit without evidence, that somehow Obamacare would be a boom to our economy, Laura Meckler, Wall Street Journal: WASHINGTON — Former Sen. Tom Daschle, who is slated to oversee health-care policy in the Obama administration, is kicking off the effort to pass a comprehensive health-care plan. In a […]

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I have to wonder if the mostly manufactured response over Gramm’s comments as I mentioned this morning, isn’t an effort to squelch the noise over Jessie Jackson’s call to castrate Obama. Ya know, speaking of Jackson… I had a passing thought last night about him, while reading this. No, really. And the line of thought […]

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davidl on June 8th, 2008

The paper callled for a high the low 90’s today, but it only reached a mere 87,   Hiked several miles on the Erie Canal Towpath, a/k/a  the Canal.   I was struck of distinct lack of dogs, too hot for Fido.   Saw an assortment of hikers and bicylists.   However nobody, myself included, seemed in a hurry.   Just […]

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Eric Florack on May 15th, 2008

Me at Outside the Beltway, yesterday: For most of my adult life, I’ve worked in the Downtown area of Rochester, at one job or another. For the first year or so, and on and off after that, I tried using the bus. After getting mugged twice, having bums hassle me for change, (Which I never […]

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davidl on March 31st, 2008

Matthew Daneman, writing the the Rochester, NY Democrat and Chronicle: More than 60 years after cultural icon Rosie the Riveter symbolized women’s emergence in the workplace, the state’s corporate boardrooms and corner offices remain largely a boys-only club. A study released this month by Cornell University’s Institute for Women and Work found that women hold […]

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davidl on March 22nd, 2008

— and the whore you rode in on, WHEC-TV: I-Team 10 has learned a Rochester woman plans to sue Monroe County after last month’s chain-reaction pile-up on Interstate 390. The woman suffered a broken hip, fractured knee and other injuries after the car she was riding in was hit by several other cars. Thirty-six cars […]

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davidl on March 17th, 2008

The Luck of the Irish, Democrat and Chronicle: Some attendees at Saturday’s St. Patrick’s Day parade have come for years; for others, it was a first experience. But all said braving the cold and wind to see leprechauns, Irish dancing and bagpipe performances was worth it. It seem, as for a parades go, it usually better […]

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davidl on March 14th, 2008

National Pi Day, Miami County Weekend: It looks cool, grown-up, amazing and sophisticated. Unless you don’t like math. But if you love it, ? seems like one of the greatest developments of its time. What could be better than the ultimate irra-tional number, a true rebel? A mathematical constant, pi is roughly estimated to be […]

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