Eric Florack on September 15th, 2011

Dorrence,PA– I’m on my way to Saratoga, NY after, running last night from Florence NJ to Carlisle, PA. Some rain around here, some of it fairly intense. Word was they had a number of houses burned from Lightning strikes in the York, PA area. The Lessons of NY9:I mentioned this race and it’s outcome in […]

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Eric Florack on September 8th, 2011

Liberty, PA– I’m along Interstate 80, as I write this.  I started down from Rochester, last night, bound fpr Monroe Township, NJ.  I never made it.  As I got to the PA border, I started getting word that just about everything south and east was closed. I came down US15, which was the only road […]

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davidl on January 12th, 2011

Lurch Left, John Kerry lurchs to the left, from Pete Kasperowicz, Hill: Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) warned incoming Republicans Tuesday morning against cutting back the size of government so much that it cannot contribute to U.S. productivity. “Do they want a government too limited to have invented the Internet, now a vital part of our […]

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davidl on May 8th, 2010

How’s that “reset” button working for ya, Mrs. Clinton? From Luke Harding, Guardian(UK): Vladimir Putin has snubbed both the Prince of Wales and the US vice-president, Joe Biden, by refusing to allow them to attend a parade in Red Square marking the 65th anniversary of the end of the second world war, the Guardian has […]

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davidl on April 16th, 2010

I am not in the mood to listen to the Obami sanctimonious calls for civility in general, and simply will not abide former president, and still reprobate, B.J. Clinton’s galling hypocricy, from Fox News: Former President Bill Clinton warned Friday that the anger some members of the Tea Party movement express about higher taxes and […]

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Eric Florack on January 31st, 2010

BitsBlog Authors: Sorry for the last minute thing, but I’ve made some changes to the “dashboard” and “new Post” layouts, in an attempt to minimize the size of the resulting pages, so my Palm Pilot can deal with it, thus allowing me to post from the Road. Let me know if there’s a problem, and […]

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on December 23rd, 2009

healthcare-reformWe are going to try and keep it simple on this one.

The bill stinks.

Put aside the fact that it expands Medicare.

Put aside the fact that it establishes coverage mandates (you will be forced to buy health insurance somehow).

Put aside the fact that it is a colossal power grab for an industry that has been well managed by the states for a long time.

Put aside the fact that it will increase taxes.

Put aside the fact that it will dramatically increase the cost of insurance for everyone (and they sold this to us originally as being needed to stop the soaring cost of insurance!).

Put aside the fact that it will wreak havoc on the tax code, balloon the size of the IRS and increase the size of corporate tax management teams (which will increase consumer costs in all industries).

Put aside the fact that this bill is overloaded with earmarks… in a bill that was intended to bring equality in health care.

Put aside all of those issues and focus on the one true deception that will be broadcast throughout the weekend and coming weeks: that the Congressional Budget Office has determined that the bill will have a reducing impact the deficit.

The lie here is that although the Federal deficit will […]

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