Queens, NY– I’m dropping a load here, and will run to Buffalo to grab next Monday’s load. Raining here, and will be raining at home by the time I get there. Really wanted to wash the truck, but…(shrug)
- What this “tax the rich” meme is really all about: Krauthammer nails it 
A most revealing window into our president’s political core: To impose a tax that actually impoverishes our communal bank account (the U.S. Treasury) is ridiculous. It is nothing but punitive. It benefits no one â€” not the rich, not the poor, not the government. For Obama, however, it brings fairness, which is priceless. . . . The authentic Obama is a leveler, a committed social democrat, a staunch believer in the redistributionist state, a tribune, above all, of ‘fairness’ â€” understood as government-imposed and government-enforced equality
- My death penalty take: David touched on this already but…. 
Kim Kardashian has spent a fair amount of time recently, talking about Troy Davis, (much of it on Twitter) and the injustice of the Death Penalty. But I personally find it interesting that so much angst as been spent on Davis and none on the other convicted murderer who was put to death yesterday… Lawrence Russell.
Oh, I’m sure you don’t recall the name. And perhaps without a sexy brunette taking up his cause, most folks wouldn’t. Russell, for the record, is the racist moron who tied James Byrd to the back of a truck and took him for a scrape around the neighborhood. Dragged him to death.Now both men swore to the last second that they were innocent. Both were liars, of course, having been proven such many times over in the course of their legal ordeals.
So, let’s understand this one… If the guy is black and killed a cop, in what was clearly a hate crime, he deserves to avoid his punishment. If he’s white and killed a black guy in what is equally clearly a hate crime, he gets the needle without even a whimper? Sorry, that doesn’t seem quite correct.
(interesting aside, Russell became something of an item over W not wanting to sign a hate crimes bill, if I recall… the left insisting that Because he wouldn’t sign such a bill, he shared blame with Russell for the act. Absurd, yes, but that’s what passes for thinking on the left, anymore. )
See, here’s the issue; The opponents of the death penalty seem to me to be rather selective on the flags they fly on this issue. And the flags they fly all tend to tilt left. And we’re not supposed to notice these things. And, sadly a lot of folks don’t… even ones that call themselves conservatives.
Oh, I’m sure there are some sincere folks in every political corner who object for some reason of their own to the death penalty. Trouble is, they tend to get used by the left, even if they don’t know it.
- The UAW…. I see the UAW is now suffering from the same problems  they and the government forced on the automakers. Gee, big shock, huh?