Wilton, NY- I’m here at a distribution center.  Actually, I wasn’t at the site for very long; I did what they call a “drop and hook”. Meaning, I dropped the trailer with a load and grabbed an empty trailer that one of the other drivers for my company dropped earlier. The advantage to this is that I get to keep rolling, and the dock workers can pretty much unload stuff at their leisure. The disadvantage, of course is the need for several more trailers. That’s an expensive proposition. But when you do a lot of loads to a particular place, it’s in the best interests of the trucking firm to have such a supply of empty trailers spread through the system.

After all the rain we caught the last week, the sun has come out, here. It’s fairly warm, and the sky is a nice blue with some puffy clouds. A great day for a drive.

Looking around:

  • Florida and Gun Rights: The state of Florida has decided that Liberal localities are prone to usurping gun rights. So, a new state law is essentially wiping out such local ordinances, and those who would pass them.

    Starting October 1st, any public official who passes or enforces gun regulations below the state level faces a $5,000 personal fine and could even be removed from office by the governor for enacting or enforcing local gun laws.While Florida has had a law on its books since 1987 that makes it illegal to pass gun regulations beyond state statutes, there was no enforcement mechanism in place. As a result, towns and cities have created ordinances at will. In the process, many of them have criminalized otherwise completely law-abiding citizens who unintentionally ran afoul of arbitrary, localized gun rules.

    But thanks to the law recently signed by Governor Rick Scott, that’s all about to change in the Sunshine State.

    Good. Now if we could criminalize businesses who usurp legal gun rights, we’d be making real progress.

  • MAGICAL MISERY TOUR CONTINUES: Boston’s Howie Carr notes as regards Barry’s Bus Bruhaha:

    No wonder it’s being called the Magical Misery Tour. It’s a listening tour where Obama doesn’t listen to anybody except his own Kool-Aid drinkers. They’re the only ones left on this bus — down to 39 percent approval in yesterday’s Rasmussen poll.These are the same Ivy League pukes who laughed at Sarah Palin’s bus. It was so declasse — it had an American flag on it.

    Look, nobody should be shocked by this. We knew the moment the trip was announced that Barry wasn’t going to get his mind changed about anything at all, no work would be done, and it would all come out of taxpayer funds despite it’s rather obviously being a campaign trip. And, the Obamai still do not understand why they’re in trouble? It’s as Mitt Wolf Observes: (BBHT:Glenn)

    The Obama presidency is a case study of what happens when you break faith with the principles that made America great. Mr. Obama has chased investment capital out of the market by implementing the Dodd-Frank financial-sector takeover. He has frozen new hiring by unleashing Obamacare’s enormous costs on employment.
    He has trampled the rights of Americans as free consumers with the unconstitutional individual mandate to purchase government-sanctioned health insurance. He has made a mockery of free competition by granting Obamacare waivers to cronies and union friends. He has stymied the technology sector by unleashing his antitrust forces and the manufacturing sector by unleashing his labor-relations forces.

    He has ushered in the first-ever downgrade of America’s credit rating by rejecting the Cut, Cap and Balance Act. And he has all but assured that those Americans with capital will stay on the sidelines by maligning them and launching class warfare upon them.

    And he thinks a taxpayer funded bus trip is going to solve this? I doubt it, and so do most. Even his supporters are asking what went wrong. Of course, their version of wrong is when Barry has to see the reality of the situation; the disaster that the liberal policies his base is demanding, are the proximate cause of the disaster that has befallen us.  The question of course obviates itself when they recognize finally that Blaming Bush for their current situation no longer flies. And yet the lefty base, and the black caucus as well,  still scream Barry isn’t being liberal enough. Can you beat it? Clueless, thy name is Democrat.

  • TO PERRY OR NOT TO PERRY: I said a few days ago that I wasn’t aware of any problems with Rick Perry’s history. The Lovely Michelle Malkin has a few problems with him. I wonder, though… Is this enough to disqualify him?

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