Eric Florack on December 12th, 2011

Indianapolis, Indiana–.. As this is written, I am in Indianapolis for the third week in a row.  They’ve got me picking up new trailers out here and ferrying them back to Rochester… an effort to upgrade the entire fleet of trailers that we have.  These that I’ve been bringing back are pretty good shape and […]

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davidl on November 24th, 2011

Word to the wise, change is not a synonym for improvement, see frying pan, fire, from Kim Sengupta and Solomon Hughes,Independent (UK): Thousands of people, including women and children, are being illegally detained by rebel militias in Libya, according to a report by the Secretary-General of the United Nations. Many of the prisoners are suffering […]

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Eric Florack on May 2nd, 2011

Harford,PA Today I’m at the Flying J truck stop in Harford, along I-81. I ran from Rochester, down to Carlisle PA and am currently running up toward Albany. I got the antennas fixed on the truck last week, and so was able to take the emergency spare, that I’d put up, down.  It turns out, […]

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davidl on April 1st, 2011

Dumbo dropping, from Ross Douthat, NY Times: The President’s Credibility Gap Addressing the nation Monday evening, President Obama suggested that the United States was in the process of reducing its military footprint in Libya, even as he explicitly rejected the idea of pursuing regime change in Tripoli by force of arms. Both statements seemed calculated […]

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davidl on March 27th, 2011

Special:  Better late than never edition. No shit Dumbo, is anybody surprised by these other than maybe Mrs. Clinton, from Telegraph (UK)? Libyan rebel commander admits his fighters have al-Qaeda links Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi, the Libyan rebel leader, has said jihadists who fought against allied troops in Iraq are on the front lines of the battle […]

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davidl on February 4th, 2011

Egyptian democracy still born, Robert Springborg, Foreign Policy: The Obama administration, having already thrown its weight behind the military, if not Mubarak personally, thereby facilitating the outcome just described, can be expected to redouble its already bad gamble. Fearing once again that the regime might be toppled, it will lean on the Europeans, the Saudis, […]

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davidl on January 30th, 2011

The coming battle, from Melissa Maynard, Stateline: Public sector unions have escaped a comparable decline in their ranks, with 36.2 percent of state and local employees still in unions. But an increasingly loud chorus of governors and state legislators may change that. Like Solis, their argument is tied to the need for more and better […]

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davidl on January 29th, 2011

Ok, maybe more like brunch, a very late brunch. WTF Congressman, Jim Moran (Dumb VA –  8) opens mouth and inserts foot, from Fox News: Virginia Democratic Rep. Jim Moran is blaming his party’s losses last November in large part on voters who “don’t want to be governed by an African-American.” Reax, Clayton Cramer: But […]

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davidl on April 30th, 2010

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes.  Here is a hero from Quincy, Illinois, video: Hat tips: video,  Founding Bloggers and commentary Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit. 10 year-old Amy and her mother spoke with me yesterday after the tea party rally in Quincy, Illinois.  The poor child was saddened and confused after the Obama SWAT […]

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davidl on April 12th, 2010

It must be open season for the Obami.  Bill Kristol joins Sarah in the newest inside the beltway sport, making sport of the Dim Won, transcript: I think I know, even though I’m not a nuclear expert, that Iran’s getting nuclear weapons is a heck of a lot more important than these paper treaties and […]

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davidl on April 5th, 2010

Jennifer Rubin on the Dim Won’s fading power of oratory, Commentary: [Barack Obama’s] rhetoric (which to the amazement of many conservatives – who noticed he was largely talking New Age gibberish during the campaign – transfixed a great number of people for a very long time) is now seen for what it is — a […]

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davidl on April 3rd, 2010

Pirates – 11, Navy – 0, Dana Hughes and Kirit Radia from ABC News: A U.S. Navy ship has sunk a pirate “mother ship” in the Indian Ocean and captured 11 pirates, and then promptly let them go. While those five pirates remain in custody, the 11 captured Thursday were allowed to leave in small […]

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Eric Florack on October 2nd, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere..The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble UNEMPLOYMENT AT 9.8%: That’s far worse than was estimated… about double, in fact. And if you count those who have simply giving up trying to locate a job, it goes to 17%. Hope and change. WHERE’S YOUR HEAD, […]

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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 21st, 2009

The polite leftist explanation for Obama’s lack of serious response to the events in Iran has been that such a response would allow Iran’s tyrannical leaders to blame the United States for the revolution currently occurring there.  There’s only one problem with that statement.  They’ve already blamed us. Iranian authorities on Sunday blamed “terrorists” and […]

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