davidl on June 17th, 2011

Dumbo isn’t all there, from Victor Davis Hanson, National Review: In the world of Barack Obama, inflating tires and “tuning up” modern car engines precludes off-shore drilling. Four-dollar-a-gallon gas prices can be ameliorated by having the average consumer trade in his 8-mpg clunker. Medical bills soar because doctors unnecessarily rip out tonsils and lop off […]

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Eric Florack on June 3rd, 2011

(Elmwood Park,NJ)– I’m at a paper company here picking up a load for Rochester, which will bring me home.  I was at Middle Village, NYC again this monring. Here’s a pic taken while I wanted for a dock to open up. I’m really happy about how this thing drives. The new parts in the transmission […]

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Quite frankly I don’t CAIR, from Paul Walsh, Star-Tribune (MN): A national Muslim civil rights group is asking the head of Homeland Security to investigate the use of stereotypes after a man who appeared to be of Middle East descent was used in a recent security drill at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. The Council […]

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Eric Florack on January 16th, 2011

I have very few conclusions to draw about this entire sordid Loughner affair, but there are a number of things that should be commented on. There should be no doubt in anyone’s mind that Jared Lougner is a nut case.   Of course, that should go as the first point in any attack such as the […]

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davidl on January 10th, 2011

Christina-Taylor Green, from Stephanie Innes, Arizona Daily Star: Aspiring politician Christina-Taylor Green was born in the midst of tragedy on Sept. 11, 2001, and died Saturday morning while trying to meet Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. The strong-willed 9-year-old third-grader had gone to meet Giffords with a neighbor when she was shot. She died later at University […]

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davidl on September 15th, 2010

Liberal reads Constitution, can’t find First Amendment, from Lucy Madison, CBS News: During an appearance on ABC’s Good Morning America this morning, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer addressed the recent controversy over a Florida Pastor’s plan to hold a Quran-burning rally on the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, saying he wasn’t convinced the […]

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Eric Florack on September 5th, 2010

Via “Young Americans for Liberty”: I suggest Obama and the left are to blame. We saw nothing of the sort before the left swept into power and the new attitudes about our soldiers and their job in Iraq. Given the lessons taught in Vietnam, I think the connection undeniable. It is clear to the soldiers […]

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davidl on April 1st, 2010

Henry Waxman is the new Ken Lay.  It has  been said the an honest man has nothing to fear.  The demorats are sweating bullets.   The Obami fear, honest accounting, from the Washington Examiner Dems fear honest Obamacare accounting Remember the Enron scandal in 2001, which drove a bipartisan majority in Congress to demand far-reaching reforms […]

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Eric Florack on March 17th, 2010

After being gone for a month, from around here, I find that I am terribly behind in my reading, and even further behind in my commentary on that reading. Almost instantaneously on dropping the clutch on this backlog comes Ithaca NY native,  and friendly voice, Billy Beck: “If people in Ithaca seem inured to suicide, […]

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davidl on March 2nd, 2010

A tip of the cap to the Brits who continue to cover the news the lame street media is afraid to report, from Gerald Couzens,  Mail(UK) A seven-month-old baby girl survived three days alone with a bullet in her chest beside the bodies of her parents and toddler brother. Argentines Francisco Lotero, 56, and Miriam […]

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Eric Florack on January 7th, 2010

Welcome, one and all, to the most intensely cold read anywhere on the web; The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble. The picture to the right is of the sign outside the Nightly Ramble Regional HQ in Athern, Wisconsin. The locals are complaining how warm it is. JACK MURTHA CORRUPT? WHO THE HECK DIDN’T KNOW? Dan Riehl passes […]

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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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Eric Florack on October 21st, 2009

Hello and welcome one and all tot he most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere; The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble They say you’re supposed to have 5 service of veggies every day. Well, here’s one heapin helpin’, just now; CONTAINMENT: Politico’s Mike Allen and Josh Gerstien that The White House is attacking Fox News as […]

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Eric Florack on June 4th, 2009

David Carradine has died: (Fox News)- “Kung Fu” and “Kill Bill” actor David Carradine was found dead Thursday in a Bangkok hotel room, his manager told FOX News. According to police, the 72-year-old actor appeared to have hanged himself. The officer responsible for investigating the death, Teerapop Luanseng, said Carradine was staying at a suite […]

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Eric Florack on April 22nd, 2009

VIENNA, Va. -(WTOP)- David Kellermann, acting chief financial officer of Freddie Mac, committed suicide in his Hunter Mill Estates home Wednesday morning. He hanged himself. Fairfax County Police spokeswoman Mary Anne Jennings tells WTOP police responded to the Kellermann home after family members called police at 4:48 a.m. “We were called from inside the house […]

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