Eric Florack on October 14th, 2011

Jessup,MD– I’m here getting ready to grab a load bound for Syracuse, and then head home. I’ll be there by morning. Raining off and on across the northeast today. My poor truck doesn’t look quite so flashy with the much from the wet streets all over it again. That’s OK, I’ll wash it again once […]

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Eric Florack on May 12th, 2011

Syracuse,NY– Been a long day. Been a long week, in fact.  I’m here at the Pilot in Syracuse, waiting for an offload scheduled for 9am tomorrow The truck continues to impress me, and other than short miles this week…. which I pretty much expected, given the late start on Monday.  I hope I can get […]

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Eric Florack on May 10th, 2011

Fairfield, CT– I’m parked for the night along I95 with a load bound for Windsor Locks,CT. From there, I’ll be headed to Albany, and then to Syracuse and home tomorrow. Just a quick Ramble since I do need to sleep… I’m up at 4am to make all this happen.   Border Fence: Obama’s “Mission Completed”? […]

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davidl on December 28th, 2010

When the Fat Lady Sings, Fred Hiatt wonders how obesity became a partisan issue, from Washington Post: That’s why obesity is not a Democratic or Republican issue. Obama has merely extended and amplified a campaign that began under President George W. Bush; Bush’s last acting surgeon general, Steven K. Galson, made obesity a signature issue, […]

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Eric Florack on July 28th, 2009

Welcome, everyone (Even you Democrats) to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the Sphere…The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the ” Tax Protest” Edition Webmater’s notes: This thing went out several hours early due to an error in programming. Sorry. GLOBAL WARMING? No… Coldest summer in Chicago in 66 years.  At some point, they’re […]

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Eric Florack on March 13th, 2009

Welcome to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere… The BigsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the “Mirror Image” edition.  I got to thinking; What would happen if I started applying the website CSS to other objects? This is the first result. And yeah, I’ve used it before. But I’m working on another one, […]

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davidl on December 17th, 2008

In an open insult to hcckey mom everwhere, Pinch Sulzbergher, d/b/a New York Times, has compared Mrs. Schlossberg’ to Sarah: SYRACUSE – In a carefully controlled strategy reminiscent of the vice-presidential hopeful Sarah Palin, aides to Caroline Kennedy interrupted her on Wednesday and whisked her away when she was asked what her qualifications are to […]

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I wasn’t exactly goig through withdrawal symptoms over the weekend, while the site servers got moved physically… but damned near that. At least a dozen times I saw something that screamed out to be written up for the blog, and opened an editor only to remember that the blog wasn’t up, and I couldn’t post it anyway.Aside […]

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davidl on February 5th, 2008

Local plug, wasn’t a bad weekend for Upstate New York.  Syracuse grad, Art Monk got elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame.  Well deserved.  Waterloo native, Syracuse grad coach, and Rochester Institute of Technology head coach Tom Coughlin won the Super Bowl and Syracuse grad David Tyree caught a touchdown poss and had the catch […]

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davidl on February 2nd, 2008

A legislator with too much time and not enough brains, by William Kates, Associated Press:  SYRACUSE, N.Y. – A New York City lawmaker’s plan to regulate antique firearms like other weapons could have severe economic repercussions for museums and historical societies around the state and prevent hundreds of living history events and re-enactments staged every […]

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Eric Florack on November 24th, 2007

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out of your door,” he used to say. “You step into the Road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there is no knowing where you might be swept off to. –J.R.R. Tolkien No, I’m not shopping, today.  Nor did I yesterday.   I did happen by one of the […]

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