Eric Florack on November 12th, 2009

There’s a  number of people last night heaping praise on Obama’s speech at Ft Hood yesterday.  Predictably,  Marc Armbinder is one of them: Today, at Ft. Hood. I guarantee: they’ll be teaching this one in rhetoric classes. It was that good. My gloss won’t do it justice. Yes, I’m having a Chris Matthews-chill-running-up-my-leg moment, but […]

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Eric Florack on November 10th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere…The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble SCOZZAFAVA AND THE LEFT: I guess it should not be surprising at all, to see leftists still trying to control the GOP by means of mislabeling such as Dede Scozzafava as a ‘moderate’.  Certainly, from their point of […]

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on October 16th, 2009

Controversial Dutch MP Geert Wilders has hailed his arrival in the UK as a “victory for freedom of speech”. He told a packed press conference in Westminster he was “proud of the UK asylum and immigration tribunal” for overturning the ban.  And he repeated his criticism of Muslim ideology and his call for the Koran […]

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Eric Florack on August 10th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere…The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the Vacation Edition Not that I actually have one this year, (Thanks, Barry!) but I can dream, right? IT’S THE CULTURE, STUPID: I’ve said for years, it’s not racism, it’s cultural clash.  Mike Shelton at Pajamas […]

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Eric Florack on June 22nd, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense night read anywhere on the sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the Rail car Graffiti Edition. Sorry about the blur, the thing was moving at track speed. (yeah, right) They’ve let us down before, Yvonne: Over in Hartford, Yvonne Davis demonstrates how Bush- type centrism has lost […]

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Eric Florack on June 19th, 2009

Doctor Krauthammer today makes a great point about Obama’s response to the Iran situation: …. this incipient revolution is no longer about the election. Obama totally misses the point. The election allowed the political space and provided the spark for the eruption of anti-regime fervor that has been simmering for years and awaiting its moment. […]

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Eric Florack on June 18th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere… The BitsBlog Nigtly Ramble Children: This observation is so obviously true, that it’s interesting it still has to be made. I guess it’s the same function, though, that I spoke of to him a while ago, when I spoke of teaching and re-teaching the […]

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Eric Florack on June 16th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read on the sphere, anywhere…. The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the “Have one on Me” Edition. Tea Parties, Iranian Style: Somewhere in my travels last night, I stumbled across a small blogger somehwere…(Small in terms of following, I mean to say)  that suggested a comparison […]

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Eric Florack on April 24th, 2009

Dave Schuler at OTB: Germany is concerned about the Taliban fighters nearing Pakistan’s Islamabad capital: BERLIN, April 24 (Reuters) – Germany expressed concern on Friday at the advance of Taliban fighters towards Pakistan’s capital and urged the government in Islamabad to take decisive action to ensure the security situation did not deteriorate. Taliban militants have […]

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Eric Florack on April 10th, 2009

Obama intoned a few days ago, mere hours after the Gargoyle in North Korea launched his rocket in direct violation of at least one UN order: “Rules must be binding. Violations must be punished. Words must mean something. The world must stand together to prevent the spread of these weapons. Now is the time for […]

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Eric Florack on March 12th, 2009

Somehow, I ended up on the mailing list of the New York GOP.  Found this in my mail last night: “Since its founding, the Republican Party has stood for the time honored values and ideals of opportunity, personal responsibility, accountability and hope,” said Chairman Mondello. “Our nation has become the greatest society in history, because […]

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With all the attention being placed on the story out of Buffalo about the beheading of Aasiya Z. Hassan the other day,  I’ve been watching the Buffalo outlets a bit more closely.  This morning, I note this story from yesterday, in the Buffalo News,  of which, I’ll echo a bit: Nazim Mangera felt tears welling […]

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Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere… Bitsblog’s Nightly Ramble. Another cold week in front of us, (The plains states are below Zero as of this morning’s check) but thing are already heating up on the political front. there’s a lot of questions popping up about Obama. Let’s […]

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Eric Florack on August 3rd, 2008

Back along about the end of 2006, during a  Christmas break, I wrote an extended piece about Islam and some of the problems in the world with relation to it. I’ll post it here, because I think it’;s ideas are still of import, and particularly because it is important to the extended discussion I’m about […]

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Eric Florack on July 28th, 2008

I’m going to break my “No AP feed” rule to make a point, here.   SAN FRANCISCO (AP) –A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by conservative radio talk show host Michael Savage against an Islamic civil rights group over its use of a portion of his show in which he called the Quran […]

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