Eric Florack on October 19th, 2011

Ayer, MA— I’m what, about 60 miles off the New Hampshire Border, just off I-495. I’m here taking a break having driven up from the house yesterday. Raining here, pretty hard, and has been since last night. They’re getting some minor flooding around here as a result. This has to be a quick one, as […]

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Eric Florack on September 9th, 2011

Liberty Township, PA– Yes, I’m still here. The roads around here opened up last night,  but in all the excitement of the floods and road closings and such I must have kicked up a bit of road junk. I’ve got an issue with a brake slack adjuster in one wheel. I’m waiting to get fixed […]

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Eric Florack on September 5th, 2011

Rochester, NY— I’m home today, but will leave for Allentown PA tonight, for a couple of short hops. Four or five days out., in total. It’ll be a little cooler, and my truck is running well, so it should be a couple of fun days. Today is “Labor Day”. If you’re looking at your paycheck […]

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Eric Florack on April 17th, 2011

I’ve updated the core to WordPress 3.11 I’ve update the plugins that needed it, including an update to QuickCache which seems to have aided the speed. Auto-database backups are still running and doing well.  The database is backed up every few hours and sent to the big file server at Casa de Bit, along with […]

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Eric Florack on March 26th, 2011

Julia Seymour:   As gas prices rose in 2008, network reporters mentioned President Bush in 15 times as many stories than they brought up President Obama in a similar period in 2011. Bush drew gallons of coverage in 2008. Comparing a 20-day span of rising gas prices in 2008 to 24 days of rising prices […]

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davidl on May 9th, 2010

Go green, get screwed, by Jay Fitzgerald. Boston Herald: Cape Wind, which wants to build 130 wind turbines off the coast of Cape Cod, and National Grid announced yesterday that they’ve reached an agreement to start charging customers 20.7 cents per kilowatt hour in 2013 – more than double the current rate of electricity from […]

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Eric Florack on April 9th, 2010

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere; the BitsBlog Nightly Ramble STUPAK RETIRES: To the shock of nobody that was actually watching the thing, a retirement announcement today from MI congresscritter  Bart Stupak… I note the story by way of OTB, where I commented this afternoon: I said […]

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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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davidl on November 12th, 2009

The purpose of an Army has been described as kill people and break things.   As such people who excel at leading units dedicated to such tasks, killing people and breaking things, are not noted for nuance.   Case in point,  William T. Sherman:  [W]ar is Hell.  Ralph Peter, Lt.  Colonel, United States Army (retired) was […]

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Eric Florack on November 12th, 2009

There’s a  number of people last night heaping praise on Obama’s speech at Ft Hood yesterday.  Predictably,  Marc Armbinder is one of them: Today, at Ft. Hood. I guarantee: they’ll be teaching this one in rhetoric classes. It was that good. My gloss won’t do it justice. Yes, I’m having a Chris Matthews-chill-running-up-my-leg moment, but […]

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Eric Florack on November 10th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere…The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble SCOZZAFAVA AND THE LEFT: I guess it should not be surprising at all, to see leftists still trying to control the GOP by means of mislabeling such as Dede Scozzafava as a ‘moderate’.  Certainly, from their point of […]

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Eric Florack on November 9th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere….The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble RECOVERY? WHAT RECOVERY? Surber takes a look. And ummm Gang? Remember, now; the 10.2% quoted by the government doesn’t include those who were fored into part time work or who have simply given up trying to find work. […]

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davidl on November 6th, 2009

Rssty and the Jawa Report crew are calling the Fort Hood murders a terror attack. Neither Clarice Feldman, nor Linda Chavez are impressed by the moron in  chief lame remarks pertaining the Fort Hood murde s, from American Thinker: Our clueless C in C Twelve soldiers were murdered in cold blood at Fort Hood. Thirty […]

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Eric Florack on November 6th, 2009

There are lots of conflicting reports on the number of victims of  Nidal Malik Hasan and his bloody ramage at Ft Hood yesterday.  the most reliable reports that I’ve found suggest that there’s 13 dead as of this morning and some 30 others are hospitalized. As usual, I didn’t bother trying to keep up with […]

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Eric Florack on November 5th, 2009

Weclome one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere…The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble SHELVE THE ANGER? HELL, NO!  I got some feedback last night about how Republicans, particularly the conservatives, need to “shelve their anger”, lest they drive away the center.  It’s an argument I’ve fielded for years. What the folks […]

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