Eric Florack on May 30th, 2011

Single issue Ramble this time. I want to speak briefly about Memorial day which is today and I’d like you to really think about what I’m going to say to you. It’s always been a special day for me, because honoring our vets has always held special meaning for me; it’s a lesson my parents […]

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Eric Florack on May 31st, 2010

Single issue Ramble today. I want to speak briefly about Memorial day which is today. It’s always been a special day for me, because honoring our vets has always held special meaning for me; it’s a lesson my parents instilled very well, indeed. It was brought home to me, as I was recently looking at […]

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Eric Florack on November 11th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere…The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble The the the the YET MORE FT HOOD: Let’s have a look at the comments of Steve Hayes from last Night’s Brett Baier thing: STEVE HAYES, SENIOR WRITER, THE WEEKLY STANDARD: Well, I think what we’ve learned over […]

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Eric Florack on June 12th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere: The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the First Dept Edition From our Dept of Intemperate Thoughts: So, now that Whalen has (wrongly, I think) apologized for ‘outting’ that Publius moron, when might we expect an apology for “outingouting” Jeff Gannon?  About the time that the […]

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Eric Florack on May 16th, 2009

According to a story posted yesterday at the Denver Post, the Democrats are in trouble on yet another front; WASHINGTON —Denver Post- Rick Strandlof, executive director of the Colorado Veterans Alliance and the man most colleagues knew as Rick Duncan, was front and center during the 2008 political campaigns in Colorado. He spoke at a […]

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davidl on March 18th, 2009

President Obama is mulling declaring war on wounded veterans, David Goldstein, McClatchy Newspapers: WASHINGTON-The Obama administration is considering making veterans use private insurance to pay for treatment of combat and service-related injuries. The plan would be an about-face on what veterans believe is a long-standing pledge to pay for health care costs that result from […]

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Eric Florack on November 11th, 2008

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere… Biitsblog’s Nightly Ramble… Did you thank a vet today? It’s vets day, and it’s also my wedding anneversary, so a light day, today. I see where theMars Lander Pheonix has finally given up. It’s not talking to controllers, anymore. Apparently, it’s […]

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Eric Florack on July 25th, 2008

Captain Ed: NBC’s Jim Miklaszewski and Courtney Kube get the skinny on the abrupt cancellation of Barack Obama’s visit to Landstuhl and Ramstein yesterday.  The campaign tried to excuse it by claiming that it wouldn’t be appropriate to visit while on a campaign-funded portion of his trip, but that wasn’t the real problem.  When Obama […]

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Eric Florack on May 22nd, 2008

Single issue Ramble tonight. I want to speak briefly about Memorial day which comes up this weekend. It’s always been a special day for me, because honoring our vets has always held special meaning for me; it’s a lesson my parents instilled very well, indeed. It was brought home to me, as I was recently […]

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John Hawkins points out MSNBC‘s David Shuster isn’t alone. We all know by now about the controversy surrounding MSNBC’s David Shuster and his allegation that Chelsea Clinton was being “pimped” by her family in order to drum up support for her mother. He’s apologized twice, been suspended, and along with that rec’d a strong rebuke […]

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Noted in passing: The “Vets as Murderers” meme as pushed by the NYT being reacted to by Phil Carter:  So, basically, the reporters went trolling on Lexis-Nexis and other databases to find “murder” within the same paragraph as “veteran” or “soldier,” and built a front-page story around that research. They compared the pre-war numbers to […]

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Fellow Swamp Stomper Sister Toldjah, guesting over at Right Wing News: One of their favorite retired Generals, Major General John Batiste, who appeared in an ad for the anti-war Vote Vets website, and who had an op/ed published on the liberal anti-war website Think Progress in August in which he called for the US to […]

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Eric Florack on November 11th, 2007

In looking at this offering from Little Green Footballs, as regards the Gathering Of Eagles stumbling across the Fred Phelps Nutballs, I’m reminded of something I thought of a couple of months ago, and for some reason didn’t write down at the time.  I want to capture the thought now… A great deal of the […]

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Eric Florack on November 11th, 2007

Bit notes: Its veterans day.  Today is a day that we set aside to honor those who have served as true.  To honor those who have proudly worn the uniform and have helped keep this nation in pursuit of its ideals of freedom. Sometimes, this pursuit has cost them their lives.  Such is the nature […]

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