Eric Florack on December 9th, 2011

Sloatsbburg, NY–  I’m making the last 500 or so miles today, of a week that’s seen me crossing a dozen or more state lines, and running nearly 3000 miles, from the midwest to New Jersey. A productive week.  I also managed to get my internet connectivity working, finally. The snow has started.  This pic was […]

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davidl on December 11th, 2010

Don’t Ask, Don’t Think, the New York Slmes goes stupid: The Senate Stands for Injustice On one of the most shameful days in the modern history of the Senate, the Republican minority on Thursday prevented a vote to allow gay and lesbian soldiers to serve openly in the military of the United States. They chose […]

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davidl on December 8th, 2010

Elizabeth Edwards, Raleigh News Observer: Elizabeth Anania Edwards, who became a national figure in her fight against cancer and as a partner in her husband John’s political career, died today. She was 61. Ulysses S. Grant, Cold Harbor, Virginia, 1864: “I will fight it on this line if it takes all summer.” Reference. Barack H […]

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davidl on December 7th, 2010

Dumbo throws ‘rate underneath the bus, Barack Obama and congressional repubolicans agree to extend Bush era tax rates, from Shailagh Murray Washington Post: President Obama and congressional Republicans agreed Monday to a tentative deal that would extend for two years all the Bush-era income tax breaks set to expire on Dec. 31, continue unemployment benefits […]

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davidl on December 4th, 2010

‘Rats question Pubs’ Patriotism, then inside the Beltway, respect is a one way street, from John Stanton, Roll Call: Following several hours of floor speeches hammering the GOP, a handful of Democrats including Sens. Bob Menendez (N.J.), Charles Schumer (N.Y.), Debbie Stabenow (Mich.), Claire McCaskill (Mo.), Jack Reed (R.I.) and Jeff Merkley (Ore.) attacked Republicans […]

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Eric Florack on June 30th, 2009

Welcome, everyone and their brother, to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble. This is the Grocery Store edition. Franken: About an hour ago came word that Al Franken was decalred the winner of the Senate Seat held by Ron Coleman, by the Minn SC. The opinion is here.(PDF) I’ve only […]

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Eric Florack on May 29th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere; The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble. This is the Crossing Edition. Yes, we’ll hold you up for a few minutes, but at least you’ll have something interesting to look at. Temp Check: John Hawkins has one of his polls up, this time it’s the Rightosphere […]

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Eric Florack on April 17th, 2009

Wecome, one and all to the most intense nightly read on the sphere… where the typos are always free. The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the Friday Fish Fry Edition. (Chuckle) Insty notes Micheal Graham: MICHAEL GRAHAM: Janet Napolitano was right. There were hatemongers at the Tea Party rallies on Tax Day. They called themselves […]

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Eric Florack on March 27th, 2009

Welcome one and all to the most intense nghtly read anywhere on the sphere: The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the ‘Wonderful Wino” edition. Olberman still a loser: Glenn Reynolds notes that Glenn Beck is outdrawing Keith Overbite. Like, this is a surprise? Rove in 2010?: I’ve been watching Karl Rove quite closely the last several […]

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Eric Florack on March 3rd, 2009

Welcome one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere… to be used only for hand to hand combat…Bitsblog’s Nightly Ramble. This is the “More Snow” edition.  Scientists agree that reading these daily updates… well, nightly updates… can make you a very smart man. Unless you are, in fact, a woman. That’s […]

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Eric Florack on February 26th, 2009

Good evening. I’m Bobby Jindal, governor of Louisiana. Tonight, we witnessed a great moment in the history of our republic. In the very chamber where Congress once voted to abolish slavery, our first African American president stepped forward to address the state of our union. With his speech tonight, the president completed a redemptive journey […]

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Eric Florack on February 9th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read on the sphere… Bitsblog’s Nightly Ramble An interesting weekend, and lots on the horizon to discuss. Let’s get it. PROKULUS: Obama is scheduled to beg and plead for his Porkulus bill tonight. He’ll lay out all kinds of doomsday scenarios, and basically, be playing the […]

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davidl on February 7th, 2009

From the New York Slimes: Mr. Obama called Ms. Collins and Mr. Specter, as well as Senator Olympia J. Snowe of Maine, another Republican expected to support the deal, to acknowledge they were acting against pressure from their party and, one official said, to thank them for their patriotism in helping advance the bill at […]

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The House  republicans set an example  for the jelly spined republicans in the Senate to which to uphold.    The Pelosi-Reid-Obama Debt Plan passed the House nary a single republcan vote.  David Espo, AP: WASHINGTON – In a swift victory for President Barack Obama, the Democratic-controlled House approved a historically huge $819 billion stimulus bill Wednesday […]

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davidl on April 12th, 2008

Barack Obama, speaking to donors in San Francisco: But – so the questions you’re most likely to get about me, ‘Well, what is this guy going to do for me? What’s the concrete thing?’ What they wanna hear is – so, we’ll give you talking points about what we’re proposing – close tax loopholes, roll back, […]

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