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 February 2nd, 2011

Coherence from Cohen, some sobering questions from Richard Cohen no Egypt, from the Washington Post: Egypt’s problems are immense. It has a population it cannot support, a standard of living that is stagnant and a self-image as leader of the (Sunni) Arab world that does not, really, correspond to reality. It also lacks the civic […]

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davidl on January 8th, 2011

‘Pubs to Holder: It is the jobs stupid, from Byron York, Washington Examiner: There are many areas in which Republicans and [Attorney General Eric] Holder are likely to disagree, but the most contentious could be immigration, starting with the enforcement of federal laws to prevent the employment of illegal immigrants. Ask Smith what he’ll be […]

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Eric Florack on August 26th, 2010

Some accumulated notes The more I drive the more I’m firmly convinced most people shouldn’t. The first point includes, I’m afraid, the police.  I have observed on several occasions now, a cop winding up their full sized car to 30  and 40 mph over the limit. Sometimes, they’re actually in pursuit of someone driving 10mph […]

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Brian Nygaard on April 12th, 2010

Space ClusterIn a recent conversation with a friend of mine, his comment was something like, “Those people on the far left must be from a different solar system.” Another friend said, “We are living in Alternative Reality B” (referencing the line from the movie Back to the Future) where we momentarily leave the time-space continuum.  My personal take is that the far left is simply the result of a nasty turn taken on the path of evolutionary biology.  While we may still appear to be part of the same human species, liberals and conservatives will ultimately be seen as fundamentally different members of the mammilia branch.  And while I jest (but just a little), the question of what separates the “thinking” of liberals and the principles of conservatives is befuddling for many of us.

Most adults in America today (other than the most senior amongst us) have never had to directly face the ideology of the N. Pelosi\’s, C. Schumer\’s, J. Wright\’s and E. Holder\’s of the world.  Even the 1960\’s form of “progressivism” was set against the backdrop of the known evil of an outwardly racist system, and an equally controversial war in Vietnam.  Today is different.  What we face today is an unforced and radical progressivism without any of the supporting historical props.  The problem with the interpretive thinking of conservatives today is that we are attempting to see the logic in the ideology of the left (or at least some form of semi-coherent palliative) that will allow us to understand the apparent vacuity.  But herein we are seeking to see that which simply does not exist.

When we look at the notion […]

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davidl on February 4th, 2010

Until Fearless Leader resumes his Nightly Ramble, settle for a late supper. Is Chuckles vulnerable: Can we start treating Chuckie Schumer (D-NY) as vulnerable NOW? (H/T: Instapundit) He’s dropped another four points in two weeks. 51% in mid-January; 47% now. That’s the lowest it’s been since 2001. Admittedly, he’s currently up more or less two-to-one […]

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davidl on April 28th, 2009

The Obama adminisation has its collettive head stuck up in Obamaland.   So what Obamaland data, video: September Tenth of course. Call New York’s senior senator, annd demand that Schumer get an apology from BO. More:  Allah Pundit, Hot Air.

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Eric Florack on April 1st, 2009

James Joyner at OTB, this morning brings news abot the latest action of Eric Holder’s Justice Dept: Attorney General Eric Holder has dropped the case against Ted Stevens, NPR’s Nina Totenberg reports. A jury convicted Stevens last fall of seven counts of lying on his Senate disclosure form in order to conceal $250,000 in gifts […]

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Eric Florack on March 18th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere: The BigsBlog Nightly Ramble. This is the Black Sign Edition. Mostly because I’m running out of names.   Memo to Chuckles the Clown Schumer: Article 1 Section 9 No Bill of Attainder or ex post facto Law shall be passed. Article […]

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davidl on March 17th, 2009

I am neither a lawyer, play one on television, nor give press conferences pretending to me one.    In other words, I am not Barack Obama,  Helene Cooper, New York Times: WASHINGTON – President Obama vowed to try to stop the faltering insurance giant American International Group from paying out hundreds of millions of dollars in bonuses […]

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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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Eric Florack on January 9th, 2009

Here’s David Freddoso at The Corner, upon hearing Kit Bond (R) Missouri is retiring at the end of his term: That will open up a tough seat for Republicans to defend. They have had a bad streak in Missouri statewide races, beginning with Sen. Jim Talent’s loss in 2006 and Rep. Kenny Hulshof’s (R.) disastrous […]

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davidl on December 22nd, 2008

Jennifer Ruben seens concerned about the missing in action New York Senator Chuckles Schumer, Panjamas Media: It is odd indeed that the usual camera-craven Schumer has not been out calling for a full investigation and explanation for how Madoff got away with his scheme for so long. Why isn’t he popping up on the Sunday […]

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Welcome one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere… BitsBlog’s Nightly Ramble. A fairly quiet couple of day around these parts…. not unexpected, given the post election lull. Still, that doesn’t mean that all is quiet. So, now we see Ayers saying Obama… welll… let’s let the Chicago Tribune say […]

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Welcome dear reader, to the most intense nightly read on the ‘sphere… BitsBlog’s Nightly Ramble. Yeah, yeah, yeah… I know, Colin Powell. All the rage over the weekend. I don’t think there’s much argument against the idea that there’s a decided attempt on the part of some to keep General Powell in the headlines. Liberals, […]

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