Eric Florack on May 31st, 2004

Look, Gang, it’s not just another day off, or a day to look for bargains at the megamall. Rather, it is a day to recall the sacrafices that have been made… that are still being made… so as to allow Americans, and for that matter, people around the entire world, to live the lives we […]

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Eric Florack on May 30th, 2004

Anyone who thought that the New York Times had a hope in hell of ever being factual, fair and political unbiased; your hopes have just been nuked.  In column footnoted that “The public editor is the readers’ representative.”… the Public Editor himself one DANIEL OKRENT, invokes the apologies issued from the Times last week, and […]

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Eric Florack on May 28th, 2004

The Instant one quotes of all places, the Boston Herald, which has carried Kerry’s water for him for many years, speaking of Al Gore’s speech “He never mentioned Nicholas Berg. Or Daniel Pearl. Or a single person killed in the World Trade Center. Nor did former Vice President Al Gore talk of any soldier by […]

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Eric Florack on May 27th, 2004

On June the First, 2003, I started this Blog as an add-on to an already widely read website.  I said at the time; “The main site of course has been running forever. But, I wanted a way to add a daily blog without the added space being taken up on my Roadrunner account. (Pain in […]

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Eric Florack on May 27th, 2004

The name of Adam Gadahn has come up in the news last night, as one of the people the FBI is looking for, in relationship to a terrorist threat the FBI is chasing. In searching out info on this guy, I came across somehting I think worthwhile posting, if only to expose the non-thought process […]

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Eric Florack on May 27th, 2004

The Wall Street Journal has an extensive write-up on the links between Iraq and al Qaeda. This time the focus is on Ahmed Hikmat Shakir. We realize that even raising this subject now is politically incorrect. It is an article of faith among war opponents that there were no links whatsoever–that “secular” Saddam and fundamentalist […]

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AP wire reports: “NEW YORK – Al Gore delivered a blistering denunciation Wednesday of the Bush administration’s ‘twisted values and atrocious policies’ in Iraq and demanded the resignation of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, national security adviser Condoleezza Rice and CIA director George Tenet.” Well, let’s think about this for a split second. How would Al […]

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Eric Florack on May 26th, 2004

AP is saying now: “WASHINGTON (AP) – Bowing to pressure, John Kerry decided Wednesday to accept the nomination at the Democratic presidential convention in July, scuttling a plan to delay the formality so he could narrow President Bush’s public money advantage.” In short, he got caught trying to skirt the law he wanted everyone else […]

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Eric Florack on May 26th, 2004

Dan Drezner has an interesting discusion going on at his place. within the context of large Box stores…(This time, the great satan, Wal-Mart) and local flavor that many claim large box stores destroy by elimination of the smaller, locally owned stores. The issue has come up, as you will see in Dan’s thread, as the […]

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Eric Florack on May 26th, 2004

Captain Ed over at CQ this morning, notes an ABC NEWS report that isn’t getting the attention it deserves for reasons that should be obvious to you; During the 1990s, Zarqawi trained under bin Laden in Afghanistan. After the fall of the Taliban, he fled to northwestern Iraq and worked with poisons for use in […]

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Eric Florack on May 25th, 2004

-Churchville, NY — I’m catching up on some railfanning… I gather from some online friends a rare bit of power is moving through in the next hour or two. Too bad it’s raining this afternoon. The light is terrible for photo work. Ah, well. At least I’m able to spend some time with my kids. […]

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Eric Florack on May 25th, 2004

AP News reports about a family in Arkansas that is celebrating the arrival of the 15th child. Arguments about ZPG aside, 15 kids? (Shudder!) Even from a purely time-based view, the numbers are staggering.  One needs to wonder how often the lady came home from the hospital, pregnant.  “Well, hell, honey, since you’re all strapped […]

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Eric Florack on May 25th, 2004

Or so says Pete DuPont, who dispatches the myth that gas is more expensive now: “….its current inflation-adjusted price of $2 a gallon is about its median price over its 85-year existence, and with the exception of the 1980s spike, it has been steadily declining over the decades. Better still, improving technology has increased the […]

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Eric Florack on May 25th, 2004

I’ve had a few emergencies here at work and so have not had the chance to comment on the speech last night, as I would have hoped. Boortz seems to have a handle on an idea I had a few days ago when this speech was announced; The left will be not be satisfied, no […]

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Eric Florack on May 25th, 2004

Responses to the President’s speech last night are being compiled… I’ll have some comments sometime today.

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