Eric Florack on July 8th, 2011

Newburgh, NY– As this is posted, I’m new Newburgh, taking a break after having run a load up out of Mountain Top PA to here. As it happens, I’m directly across the street from the Orange County Choppers headquarters…. the new place, not the old one… a rather impressive looking building. As usual, while on […]

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Eric Florack on October 3rd, 2009

An interesting post at Q & O this morning. David Warren, writing in the Ottawa Ciitzen, takes a look at some of the “Gorbachev/Obama” comparisons that some are doing and finds them wanting.  But, he does find one thing the two men seem to share in common.  Something he calls a characteristic of the post-modern […]

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Eric Florack on September 24th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere…. The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the “Burgers and Fries and Cherry Pies” Edition. Ah, Charley Pride. NEW WORLD ORDER: Does anyone remember when that phrase used to send the left into spastics? Not anymore. Yet another of the many double […]

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Eric Florack on August 24th, 2009

Welcome to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the BitsBlog Burger Joint Edition THE IMPLOSION CONTINUES: From ABC NEWS, we learn that: A “profanity-laced screaming match” at the White House involving CIA Director Leon Panetta, and the expected release today of another damning internal investigation, has […]

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Eric Florack on May 21st, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble. This is the “Still in the truck stop” edition  Minority Broadcasters, again: Limbaugh touched on this yesterday:  I lived through the ‘minority broadcasters’ nonsense in the 70’s, and saw the crap being shoveled first hand.  So I […]

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Eric Florack on January 4th, 2009

In doing my morning rounds this morning I notice that there’s an awful lot of traffic on Michelle’s place this morning with regards to Habitat for Humanity.  An example: The battle has been brewing for some time. A quick Google search shows that the New York Times covered the story in June 2007: Seven years […]

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The WSJ, this morning: Top U.S. policy makers emerged from hours of tense negotiations with a clear message just after midnight Sunday morning: A deal to bailout U.S. financial markets has been agreed on and all that remains to be done is to commit the legislation to paper. Well, yeah… and in that translation, it […]

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Eric Florack on August 3rd, 2008

Joyner notes Kevin Drum: It’s a pretty good bet that any law named after a child is a lousy one. He’s referencing “Sarah’s Law” here but he’s right: laws passed in the emotional wake of one very specific crime are bound to be problematic. That’s doubly true if it’s done “for the children.” I tell […]

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Eric Florack on July 3rd, 2008

Sen. Charles E. Schumer publicly taunted bank regulators last week about IndyMac Bancorp’s financial condition, which helped trigger a sudden outflow of deposits from the Pasadena thrift. Now the New York Democrat is getting some harsh blowback from one current and one former regulator. Their message, distilled: Zip it, Chuck. As noted here on Monday, […]

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As predicted, Clinton in Kentucky, Obama in Oregon. The Depth of Clinton’s Kentucky win is striking , though. I’ll have to check, but I don’t know as there has ever been a Democrat who has won the White House who ever lost as many states by so wide a margin, as Obama and Clinton both […]

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