Eric Florack on May 29th, 2008

I remarked yesterday here about the supposed death of journalism and how I’m not all wrapped up in it. I decided that perhaps a personal perspective is required to exaplin myself; Me at OTB yesterday: -1- You may or may not know I used to work in radio, from the early 70’s to about 1987. […]

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In his attempt to chase down BO’s claim that his uncle liberated Auschwitz, Steve Gilbert, Sweetness & LIght, has stirred up a hornet’s nest.   I think Steve has gotten too close to exposing yet another one of BO’s lies and the leftards are in panic.   ?

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Eric Florack on May 29th, 2008

I see by way of Billy and a few other sources (Martin McPhillips,for one)  that J. Orlin Grabbe may or may not have passed on.  One could never be sure with him. He may be just playing with us, still. OK, I know… you have no freakin’ clue what I’m talking about.  Grabbe was a regular […]

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I guess I shoudl have figured on this. Much is explained. It’s just that Stop the ACLU got to it first: I neglected to mention the traitor McClellan’s Bush bashing book cuz I had nothing to say that so many others hadn’t already covered, but now there may be a new twist. Tipster John Mark […]

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Eric Florack on May 29th, 2008

Mark Madden, who made his reputation with bold, outlandish attacks on famous people, has been permanently removed from the air by ESPN. His dismissal, which came down from ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Conn., came five days after he made a scurrilous remark about U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy on his 1250 ESPN talk show, which […]

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Eric Florack on May 29th, 2008

I’ve already remarked on two crashes yesterday. Apparently there was a third, while I was out of pocket: NEWTON, Mass. -AP- Two commuter trains collided and derailed during the evening rush hour outside Boston on Wednesday, hurting several passengers and trapping and killing the operator of one train, according to published reports. The father of […]

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davidl on May 28th, 2008

1952, Dwight David Eisenhower: “I will go to Korea,” Ike went to Korea.  The fighting stopped. 2008, Barack Hussien Obama, rejects John McCain’s proposal that they both go to Iran, From the BO campaign, via Jim Geraghty, National Review. “John McCain’s proposal is nothing more than a political stunt, and we don’t need any more […]

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davidl on May 28th, 2008

Only two problems; Courtesy Michele Malkin: MR. McCLELLAN: Well, why, all of a sudden, if he (Richard Clarke) had all these grave concerns, did he not raise these sooner? This is one-and-a-half years after he left the administration. And now, all of a sudden, he’s raising these grave concerns that he claims he had. And […]

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Boeing is saying they expect the Oil Bubble to burst soon… basically echoing what I’ve been saying for several weeks. The Austrailians are saying it,Jordan Khan is saying it (And proving it with his charting) The Arabs are saying it… This bubble is about to burst. The only question is, how many will be hurt […]

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Eric Florack on May 28th, 2008

Hume, last night: The group that spearheaded the successful effort to have polar bears listed as a threatened species has a blueprint for further action that could create ripples throughout the U.S. economy. The Arizona Daily Star reports the Tucson-based Center for Biological Diversity wants to use the polar bear designation as a springboard to […]

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Eric Florack on May 28th, 2008

Not a good day for Mass Transit, today. Chicago’s Channel 5/WMAQ  is reporting there’s been a derailment on the elevated Green line. From the look of the pictures, it appears the second of four cars on this particular train ‘caught a point’ on a switch, one end of the car going one way, and the other, […]

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Eric Florack on May 28th, 2008

JACKSON, Miss. -AP- An Amtrak passenger train collided with a garbage truck Tuesday on a rural stretch of central Mississippi track, injuring at least seven people, authorities said.Three of those taken to hospitals were Amtrak employees who suffered non-life-threatening injuries, Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari said. He did not know the status of the others hurt, […]

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Eric Florack on May 28th, 2008

As we expected, Obama has rejected McCain’s proposal that they go to Iraq together. Hot Air makes note of this and says: Even more amusing than Maverick’s savviness in forcing this choice on him is TPM straining to spin it as some sort of manifestation of principle — a standard Obama reaction whenever he weasels […]

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Eric Florack on May 28th, 2008

There’s been a fair amount of chatter on the web about Jim Webb being Obama’s choice for VP. I’m not sure how much to credit this talk. He’d make a fair enough choice for Obama, but like Obama himself I think him a bad choice for the country. That point aside, though,  one comment I […]

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Eric Florack on May 28th, 2008

Ramesh Ponnuru points out yesterday that in a Libertarian fantasy world the Cato institute’s platform would win in a landslide. I would hasten to add that the only reason that the whole thing is a fantasy is because nobody’s bothered trying to sell the American public on it. It’s that vision thing, again, that changing […]

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