Eric Florack on March 9th, 2009

Welcome one and all to the most intense nightly read on the sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the ‘Fool for the City’ edition. A nod to Foghat, who I happened to be listening to when I wrote this, and, yes, that is a photo from inside a Circuit City, which closed it’s doors after […]

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Eric Florack on February 25th, 2009

OK, I know that by now a lot of you either saw or read though this speech of Obama’s, and so it’s old news. But I’ve seen nobody rip through this thing point by point. I can understand why… with my work and family schedule it took me most of a day to get this […]

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Eric Florack on January 30th, 2009

From the mailbag: How can 2 million blacks get into Washington DC in sub-zero temps in 1 day when 200,000 couldn’t get out of New Orleans at 85 degrees with four days notice?

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Eric Florack on August 4th, 2008

These Nightly Rambles are all things I’ve found during the day. I input them all day long and auto-post whatever I’ve collected at around 4 to 430 eastern. I put things in here that catch my eye but that perhaps do not rate a full post on their own. Interesting…. and forgive me for a […]

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The Times Online, yesterday, puts some fresh light on plastic bags and those who want them banned:  Scientists and environmentalists have attacked a global campaign to ban plastic bags which they say is based on flawed science and exaggerated claims. The widely stated accusation that the bags kill 100,000 animals and a million seabirds every […]

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James Joyner notes the passage of another milestone… 24 million. He’s up to a million hits per month, now. I suppose this to be a good bench test for WordPress. Congrats from here, James. With the new job, my posting is going to be a little off for a few days, until I find a […]

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davidl on January 25th, 2008

Byran, Hot Air, points out that Mike Huckabee had an interesting point about rebuilding I-95 rather than sending out individual rebate checks: Mike Huckabee makes some sense on the economic stimulus. He says, essentially, if we’re going to borrow $150 billion from China to finance the stimulus package, why not use it to do something useful instead of […]

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Eric Florack on January 24th, 2008

I see that Louisiana Senator, Mary Landrieu (D), is presently asking the Congress for $250 BILLION to rebuild New Orleans. Let’s break out the spreadsheet. NOLA has 484,674 residents. Broken down by person, that means each one gets paid $516,528.00 from the federal government. NOLA supposedly has 188,251 homes. Each will get $1,329,787.00. Or, we […]

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Three honorable mentions in the OTB Caption Contest. A little unusual, to have three in one contest. Still, I suppose it’s a natural result of hitting Rodney with a handful of one liners every week. I see Ted Kennedy telling Bubba to shut up. I wonder about this. Of the two, Teddy is the one […]

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Eric Florack on December 10th, 2007

We’ve had a bit of Email discussion, more or less centered on my most recent post about Mitt Romney. Specifically, the topic ends up being whether not there is a religious test for high office. As a basis for the ongoing discussion, let me quote one paragraph from the previous post: We dig further into […]

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Malibu-(LA Times)-The most destructive fire in Malibu in nearly 15 years raced through parched canyons Saturday, consuming 49 homes and forcing the evacuation of thousands of residents.The so-called Corral fire burned 4,700 acres before the fierce Santa Ana winds died down, allowing firefighters to make a stand. By evening, the blaze, which investigators said was […]

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Eric Florack on November 22nd, 2007

Just some thoughts on this Thanksgiving day. Perhaps some of you are unaware of the origins of this day being set aside as a national day of Thanksgiving. Also, you may not know that Ol’ Ben Franklin wanted to make the Turkey the national bird, thinking the Eagle a bird of Bad moral character, a […]

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davidl on November 16th, 2007

Who is asking to to shut down CNN, a.k.a. the Ciinton News Network? Can We Just Close Down CNN? Josh Marshall, Talking Points Memo.. Wolf Blltzer, and fellow CNN accomplishs, have enraged the leftosphere by staging a phony debate.  Marc Ambinder, Atlantic: Maria Luisa, the UNLV student who asked Hillary Clinton whether she preferred “diamonds […]

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Eric Florack on November 14th, 2007

David Hill… who has really got to consider a non de plume, if he’s going to continue working at The Hill, says: While Texan Ron Paul’s stock is soaring nationally, there is trouble on the home front. In September, Paul finished third in a straw poll of 1,300 Texas Republican activists who had been delegates […]

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Eric Florack on October 30th, 2007

Mike Goldfarb at the Weekly Standard: The Wall Street Journal reports on the stunning success of Representative John Murtha in channeling taxpayer dollars to pork-barrel projects in his district, including awards for companies under FBI investigation and others which show no results, as well as many for projects the Pentagon did not request. Johnstown’s good […]

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