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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I’ve held off on commenting in the minutiae surrounding the Michael Jackson affair, and trial, mostly because it simply didn’t interest me.  I have kept a loose eye on it, however, enough to understand that they had his doctor on trial for the death. He’s now been convicted. The verdict here seems to me a […]

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Eric Florack on September 26th, 2011

Westbury, Long Island, NY– A frequent stop for me… dropping off some drinks to the thirsty club shoppers. Nearly 80 here… you’d not know it was fall. Today, I’m going to do a one subject Ramble.   Some observations on the GOP races and faces: Romney:Certainly the favorite of the GOP establishment. That alone, given […]

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davidl on September 11th, 2011

Paul Krugman, New York Times, writes,  via William A. Jacobson, Legal Insurrection: Is it just me, or are the 9/11 commemorations oddly subdued? Actually, I don’t think it’s me, and it’s not really that odd. What happened after 9/11 — and I think even people on the right know this, whether they admit it or […]

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Eric Florack on July 9th, 2011

I’d like to offer up a re-post of mine from a tenth of 2009. I post this with an eye toward the argument over the debt ceiling limit. I submit to the reader that had we not been holding the Republicans feet to the fire we wouldn’t have gotten this close to real spending cuts. […]

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davidl on May 19th, 2011

Obama the Sensitive, what a winning combination for a President, a thick skull and thin skin, from Michelle: And now, the Boston Herald has been spanked by the White House for…running a front-page op-ed by Mitt Romney: more reax, Alex Alvarez, Mediaite: A Romney spokesperson weighed in by noting that the “op-ed was about jobs, […]

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Eric Florack on April 22nd, 2011

Albany,NY— I’m at the Pilot Truck stop tonight,  and another week is in the books. Tomorrow, I take my empty to a warehouse near Rochester to  be loaded over the week end, and take my truck back to “The Barn”, and then go home to my wife and kids. I’ll be happy to see them […]

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Eric Florack on March 20th, 2011

I’ve been taking pics of trucks and things that catch my eye, and thought I’d pass them on to you.

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I won’t try to speak for the guy in Florida arranging for the very public burning of the Koran. Nor, by the same token, will I attempt to speak for the  foreign-funded groups attempting to put a Mosque at or near Ground Zero. Nor, in fact will I try to defend either. They stand or […]

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Eric Florack on September 1st, 2010

Billy Beck as usual nails it: “It is time to pop the tea baggers’ favorite balloon (so what if it will be replaced by another?), and with that in mind I hereby offer to negotiate a $100,000 payday to the person who will come forward with a sex tape or phone records or anything else […]

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Eric Florack on July 3rd, 2010

I’ve been watching the nonsense over GOP Chair Steele’s comments on Afghanistan, with a somewhat jaundiced eye. Look, the DNC may like to claim that Steele is “betting against our troops and rooting for failure in Afghanistan”, but  what’s really happening here is that Steele is demonstrating the ability to see reality… something Democrats almost […]

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Eric Florack on May 23rd, 2010

I’m starting a new category of posts here at BitsBlog, which I hope will be of at least passing interest to you.  I’m going to call the category “The Truck Collection”. It’ll be pics of trucks that really catch my eye. . I admire folks who do this with cars, for the massive time and […]

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davidl on January 28th, 2010

Thoughts on J.D. Salinger,  Catcher in the Rye, from Pat Austin, And so it goes in Shreveport: J. D. Salinger was not my favorite author ever, but I’m sorry he has died. I teach Catcher in the Rye to my students each year and they really like it. I used to teach A Separate Peace […]

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