Sloatsburg,NY– I’m here after driving most of the day. A quick run from rochester to Bethlehem Pennsylvania, then over to Quakertown for a loadfew of paper towels. — Voting rights: Over at questions and observations, Bruce McQuain in his usual take no prisoners style … which, frankly I’ve always admired, proceeds to blow up the […]

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So we see Ann Althouse was assaulted just recently.The story is here.  Here’s her comment on it. Does anyone not understand that this is part and parcel of the riots we see around the world in response to the setbacks the left’s been seeing? The social welfare state is coming unglued the world over, and […]

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Eric Florack on June 24th, 2011

Horseheads,NY– This is one of those places you wonder “How’d  they come up with that name?” Cooler and windy today, with Showers on and off. One more trip I think, then to the house. Gotta get the camper ready for Next weekend, and the truck ready for Alex’s ride-along with me next week. TAXES: The […]

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Eric Florack on June 6th, 2011

(New York City)-– I’m actually not far from where I was the other day, at Middle Village. Just up the Metropolitan Bvd, in fact. A nice drive this morning. Now, it’s about a 5. 1/2 hr drive, though so I had to leave Rochester at around 5am. Not overly happy about that but at least […]

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davidl on February 25th, 2011

Dumbo’s Priorities, from Rush Limbaugh: The price of oil around the world is skyrocketing.  The Saudis are talking about ramping up their production.  How about the crisis in the Middle East?  I mean, for heaven’s sake, “a crisis is a terrible thing to waste,” right?  We have a crisis in the Middle East, we have […]

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davidl on November 17th, 2009

I do some hiking and more than a wit bit of trail maintenance.   Needless to say,  I have opinions on both.   The only publicly funded and maintained trails in decent repair are those ADA compliant monstrosities that got funded with federal tax dollars.     Otherwise what trail maintenance is done, save have can be done seated […]

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Eric Florack on August 11th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere…The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the “Outdoor Advertising” Edition WILL OBAMA PAY THE PRICE ON CUTTING MEDICARE?  Byron York asks that question today.  I honestly don’t see how he’s going to get away with not paying the price for that,  (Already […]

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Welcome one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere… Bitblog’s Nightly Ramble. Friday, and lots of fresh snow up the ground in Bitsville, today. A lot of it coming from the Obama people, and congressional Democrats. The forecast is for a cold winter, on both fronts. We have a lot […]

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Has anyone noticed? Ace did… Obama’s back to wearing a flag pin. Boy, I could make a whole seperate post on the stuff we have on file from when this subject first came up. So does Ben Smith. My take is he’s trying to repair the damage done by what’s leaked out of his true […]

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Eric Florack on April 16th, 2008

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) – Construction union thugs used the state Department of Motor Vehicles database to target nonmember workers and their families for violence, property damage and threats of sexual assault, federal officials said Tuesday as they announced the arrests of 12 union leaders and members.The president of Operating Engineers Local 17, Mark Kirsch, and […]

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Eric Florack on February 25th, 2008

No, Billy, she’s not done, yet, nor will she be. You of all people will understand that the woman is all about power, and the obtaining of it. As such, she’s not going to back off, even come next November. Ralph Nader’s the same way, and so is Ron Paul. The only explanation for their […]

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Eric Florack on November 22nd, 2007

Being a railfan this one caught my interest: PARIS, Nov. 21 — As a national transit strike stretched into its second week, arsonists disrupted high-speed train service on four main routes on Wednesday. Government officials called the fires a “coordinated act of sabotage.” The early morning outbreak of fires on the electrical lines supplying the […]

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Eric Florack on September 24th, 2007

So American auto companies have been struggling for these last twenty years, trying to keep things afloat, and usually not succeeding by much.  What does the united auto workers union figure is the answer to that problem?  A strike. DETROIT — After 20 straight days of negotiations, the United Auto Workers union said it would […]

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Eric Florack on September 3rd, 2007

Interesting site, LaborPains.ORG. They make a few points, today: Union membership is down to 7.4 percent of private sector employees and down to 12 percent overall (government employees are highly unionized, at a rate of 36.2 percent) – that’s down from a high of 20.1 percent in 1983 Union bosses continue to be criticized for […]

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Eric Florack on September 1st, 2007

Since today is supposedly a day in celebration of unions, and since my position on unions is fairly well known, perhaps I should make an effort to catalog some of our comments about them in the past. Unions are Killing America The Unions vs the Delta Queen  AFL-CIO goes George Orwell 

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