Eric Florack on December 24th, 2012

Edtor’s note: Once again as in years past, I’ve found my inbox filled with messages from longtime readers who wonder if I’m going to be re-posting “A Bithead’s Christmas”, and begging me to do so. As I believe I’ve told you in previous years, I get more email about this one single post, these 2900 […]

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davidl on March 22nd, 2012

Dear reader, if you are incapable of understanding the difference between justification and provocation, stop reading this post now. Now if you still with he,  I do not claim to understand what SSgt Robert Bales, USA did, or did not, do in Afghanistan.    However I do have some awareness of what was happening in theater.   […]

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Eric Florack on December 23rd, 2011

There is no moral imperative driving this message, tonight — no calls for a life of self sacrifice, no direct calls for intensive reflection this night, not even a real punch line of the story.  I will let you decide if these thoughts call for that. Tonight, I’m thinking back…. decades gone by, in fact. […]

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davidl on December 19th, 2011

There appears to be more real men, albeit in better a world they would be in skirts,  in Egypt than is State College, PA.    If this be the Arab Spring, I hate to see what wrath winter brings.

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davidl on December 4th, 2011

Clarice Feldman quits her day job to write a new adult drama, from American Thinker: The story’s about Buffy, a tanning studio worker who loses her position as a result of the administration tax on tanning operations. She’s kind of a klutz so the only other jobs she can find when the soap opera begins […]

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davidl on November 14th, 2011

Cripes  Suzette links this story: Chelsea Clinton to Report for NBC The appointment is immediate. Ms. Clinton will show up at the news division offices on Monday morning, said Steve Capus, president of NBC News, and will begin work on stories that NBC expects to use as part of its “Making a Difference” series, which […]

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davidl on November 8th, 2011

How bad is the lame stream media?   The lame streamers think the President’s opinion of on our closest allies and the the only democracy in the Middle East is somehow private, from Ynetnews: According to a Monday report in the French website “Arret sur Images,” after facing reporters for a G20 press conference on Thursday, […]

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Eric Florack on November 1st, 2011

Roterdam,NY– I’m here dropping off a load of walnuts, that I brought up from Jersey. Nothing overly special to report… except that it’s been a bust few days so far. I may have something special to talk about tonight, however. Now the Slur Machine gets warmed up against Cain: Over at OTB, they’re playing the […]

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Eric Florack on October 14th, 2011

Jessup,MD– I’m here getting ready to grab a load bound for Syracuse, and then head home. I’ll be there by morning. Raining off and on across the northeast today. My poor truck doesn’t look quite so flashy with the much from the wet streets all over it again. That’s OK, I’ll wash it again once […]

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davidl on October 1st, 2011

Immigration enforcement works BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (AP) – Hispanic students have started vanishing from Alabama public schools in the wake of a court ruling that upheld the state’s tough new law cracking down on illegal immigration. Education officials say scores of immigrant families have withdrawn their children from classes or kept them home this week, afraid […]

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Eric Florack on September 13th, 2011

 Marcy, NY– I’m at the Wal-Mart Regional Distribution center, dropping off some Oatmeal and such. The roads around here are still a bit messed up from the flooding last week, but in better shape than they were then, at least. I-81 still has a serious washout north of Binghamton, for example.  Cooler, this week around […]

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Eric Florack on September 11th, 2011

Reposted from 9/13/01 It is recorded in our history books that when he looked down at the ship full of smiling, victorious faces… faces of his flyers, just having returned from Pearl Harbor, Japanese fleet Admiral Yamamoto was quiet, pensive, even apprehensive. He later wrote in his private diary, “I fear all I have done […]

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davidl on August 29th, 2011

Much ado, from Toby Harnden,Telegraph(UK): The surf may have told a story but so too did the sight behind the reporter of people chatting and ambling along the sea front and just goofing around. There was a man in a t-shirt, a woman waving her arms and then walking backwards. Then someone on a bicycle […]

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So we see Ann Althouse was assaulted just recently.The story is here.  Here’s her comment on it. Does anyone not understand that this is part and parcel of the riots we see around the world in response to the setbacks the left’s been seeing? The social welfare state is coming unglued the world over, and […]

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davidl on August 5th, 2011

Dirty Harry Reid calls ‘pubs hostage takers, from John,  Verum Serum: Over at the Daily Caller, C.J. Ciaramella has a story about a testy press conference held yesterday by senior Democrats. The ostensible issue for the presser was the FAA shutdown, but during the 30 minute appearance, which included Sen. Reid, Sen. Schumer, Rep. Hoyer, […]

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