Eric Florack on September 19th, 2011

Queens, NY– I’m at College Point again, unloading as this is written. I’m writing ths on m Palm Pre’ so it’ll be a ittle shorter than usual, perhaps.  A nice weekend, but a bit short. It’s cooler around here this week and the leaves in the upper elevations along I80 and I81 are already starting […]

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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 6th, 2009

There are lots of conflicting reports on the number of victims of  Nidal Malik Hasan and his bloody ramage at Ft Hood yesterday.  the most reliable reports that I’ve found suggest that there’s 13 dead as of this morning and some 30 others are hospitalized. As usual, I didn’t bother trying to keep up with […]

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Eric Florack on November 5th, 2009

Weclome one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere…The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble SHELVE THE ANGER? HELL, NO!  I got some feedback last night about how Republicans, particularly the conservatives, need to “shelve their anger”, lest they drive away the center.  It’s an argument I’ve fielded for years. What the folks […]

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Even Howard Dean called this “reform” plan crazy! “Reform” is in quotes because calling this reform is a lie.This is not reform it’s a complete socialist take over health care with rationing of care for the old and undesirable. If there was tort reform (anathema to the greedy trial lawyers like John Edwards, who coincidentally […]

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davidl on October 2nd, 2009

Nobody does it better. Hat tip photo:  Telegraph(UK) The Gunny, b/k/a R. Lee Ermey, is doing a show on edged weapons tonight.   Somehow I think the Gunny will miss ths one,  from an clearly impressed Boingboing: A quick-thinking farmer’s daughter disarmed a man who broke into her home in the disputed territory of Jammu and […]

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Eric Florack on September 9th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read on the sphere: The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the “Now you’ve got no excuse” edition LIBERAL FACIST: Jonah takes the theme of his recent book, Liberal Facisn, and runs with it here: Thomas Friedman writes: Watching both the health care and climate/energy debates in […]

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Eric Florack on July 29th, 2009

Welcome one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the Green Beans Edition RECESSION? WHAT RECESSION? Surber says Durable goods orders are still off. It would appear that wishful thinking doesn’t work in terms of ending a recession.  You can’t simply declare it over, […]

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From the Associated Press: BOSTON – Police responding to a call about “two black males” breaking into a home near Harvard University ended up arresting the man who lives there — Henry Louis Gates Jr., the nation’s pre-eminent black scholar. Gates had forced his way through the front door because it was jammed, his lawyer […]

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