Eric Florack on March 22nd, 2012

Carlisle, PA— Actually, I’m a little closer to Harrisburg… but whatever. GREAT TO BE BACK– Yes, it took a while, but we’re back. I simply got fed up with the antics at the webhost I was using.  Far too much downtime, usually caused by them.  And always without notice. For a while there, I didn’t […]

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davidl on September 7th, 2011

Going green means going nowhere, from David Brooks, New York Times: New clean-energy sources could address environmental, economic and national security problems all at once. In his 2008 convention speech, Barack Obama promised to create five million green economy jobs. The U.S. Conference of Mayors estimated in April 2009 that green jobs could account for […]

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davidl on August 20th, 2011

Rumblings from the ‘Rats plantation, from Fareed Zakaria, Chicago Tribune: Democrats are finally up for a fight — with President Barack Obama. Having despaired that Obama gave in to the tea party on the debt deal, they now criticize him as too cautious in his proposals to boost American jobs. They’re right that Obama should […]

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davidl on February 26th, 2011

Obami stand mute, from Dana Milbank, RCP: WASHINGTON — There have been worse times to start a new job in Washington. When Abraham Lincoln arrived in the capital 150 years ago this week, for example, the South had already seceded. Jay Carney, the new White House press secretary, didn’t have anything quite so dire on […]

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Eric Florack on February 10th, 2011

Florence, NJ– Eric is a hurting unit, today. I fell off the truck day before yesterday, while doing a roadside repair, and I’m felling all of it, the day after. Other than that, I’m actually doing fairly well, I think.  Like any new job, there are days when I think I’ve got a handle on […]

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Eric Florack on August 22nd, 2010

As regular readers will know, I’ve had a new job for a few months now which has prevented me from doing much blogging. That’s changing, with the addition of an HP/Compaq NC6000 nI picked up used for $100. Everything’s there, everything works, including the wireless networking ability. It runs XP as does every other desktop […]

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Eric Florack on June 28th, 2010

Welcome to one and all to this most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble AS REGARDS DAVE WIEGEL…Does anyone not understand that the reason that the Post hired him in the first place was they knew he’d write exactly the way he did? They knew darned well his antagonistic views […]

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Eric Florack on June 21st, 2010

Yes, I know, it’s been some time since I’ve cracked an editor open on this site.  It’s shameful, but you guys know the situation.  And anyway, and David is been doing a bang up job of keeping this site active and well read The truth is, but a time I get home from my new […]

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Eric Florack on June 6th, 2010

Several notes. Well, first of all, we have had some site issues this morning, apparently relate to an issue with a plugin update. For some reason, the webserver cache isn’t responding as it should.  I’ve disabled it to allow business as usual to go on here at BitsBlog. I’m investigating it …. (As are the […]

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Eric Florack on April 26th, 2010

Welcome back my friends, to the show that was on pause too long… the BitsBlog Nightly Ramble YEAH, I KNOW…. I let these Nightly Forays into political  and social commentary slide for a few nights. I’m still getting used to the new job.  I’ve been coming home each night well after 4pm, so tired so […]

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Eric Florack on April 17th, 2010

I know. it’s been a week or so since you’ve heard from me.  It’s shameful the way I’ve let my writing here slide. I plead guilty with this as an excuse… I managed to locate a new job that looks like it’ll keep my head above water. Another driving job, and a fairly local one […]

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Eric Florack on January 23rd, 2010

I spent this monring hunting around for things related to my new job and in that process, found a wonderful montage called “A Trucker’s View Of America” that I thought I’d share with you. It’s occurred to me that I might do well to try and post pics of what I see out on the […]

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Eric Florack on January 15th, 2010

Welcome one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble YEAH, I KNOW… Where was yesterday’s Ramble? Sorry about that…I had a last minute schedule change. I warned you guys that would happen as I get closer to the new job. BROWN AHEAD IN MASS SENATE RACE: […]

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Eric Florack on December 1st, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere…The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble FIRST, A PERSONAL NOTE: I’d like to take a moment to thank those who wrote me after I made mention of my impending career change. Your comments, your thoughts and your smiles are worth their weight in gold.  […]

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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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