Eric Florack on October 17th, 2011

Brooklyn, NY– I’m just off the BQE, having dropped off a load here, and taking a rest break. I left Rochester last night, ran to Newburgh NY…(Right across from Orange County Choppers) then to Mountain Top, PA then here. About 550 miles, more or less. A nice day here in the Apple, not a cloud […]

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Eric Florack on September 15th, 2011

Dorrence,PA– I’m on my way to Saratoga, NY after, running last night from Florence NJ to Carlisle, PA. Some rain around here, some of it fairly intense. Word was they had a number of houses burned from Lightning strikes in the York, PA area. The Lessons of NY9:I mentioned this race and it’s outcome in […]

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Eric Florack on August 17th, 2011

Wilton, NY- I’m here at a distribution center.  Actually, I wasn’t at the site for very long; I did what they call a “drop and hook”. Meaning, I dropped the trailer with a load and grabbed an empty trailer that one of the other drivers for my company dropped earlier. The advantage to this is […]

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Eric Florack on August 9th, 2011

Albany, NY– I”m actually just outside the state capitol, within sight of the antenna for WGY, the 50KW flamethrower on 810khz AM… a station that’s heard all over the east coast. Caught some serious thunderstorms in Harrisburg, last night, and the sky is threatening more, here. THOUGHTS ON OUR FINANCIAL SITUATION: I’ve been saying for […]

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davidl on February 26th, 2011

Obami stand mute, from Dana Milbank, RCP: WASHINGTON — There have been worse times to start a new job in Washington. When Abraham Lincoln arrived in the capital 150 years ago this week, for example, the South had already seceded. Jay Carney, the new White House press secretary, didn’t have anything quite so dire on […]

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Eric Florack on February 12th, 2011

This is a truck I caught outside Carlisle, PA. This picture doesn’t really do the truck justice, but you get the idea. The pictures above are all from one day in Southern NY around the Binghamton, NY area last week. Today that area saw temps in the low 60’s. A look at my old office, […]

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davidl on November 11th, 2010

John Boehner republican leader: Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio), the presumptive Speaker-elect of the House, will not use a private jet as Speaker for trips back and forth to his home district, he said Wednesday. “Over the last 20 years, I have flown back and forth to my district on commercial aircraft, and I’m going […]

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davidl on September 29th, 2010

Did you know this was liberal commentary day?  Well neither did I but here it goes anyhow. First up, Peter Daou: With each passing day, I’m beginning to realize that the crux of the problem for Obama is a handful of prominent progressive bloggers, among them Glenn Greenwald, John Aravosis, Digby, Marcy Wheeler and Jane […]

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davidl on June 23rd, 2010

Gen. Stanley McChrystal in hot water with Obama after Rolling Stone interview. from Sister Toldjah.    My take, McChrystal can not publicly criticize his commander-in-chief, B. Hussein Obama.   However McChrystal can publicly criticize Obama’s inner circle of idiots like Vice President Joe Biden and national security adviser Jim Jones who are not in McChrystal’s chain of […]

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Eric Florack on June 1st, 2010

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble RESPONSIBILITY AND WHAT HAPPENS WHEN GOVERNMENT REMOVES IT: So much for the utopia that then candidate Obama promised us, once he was elected.  According to the Marathon Pundit 21 people were shot in separate incidents in Chicago […]

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