Eric Florack on March 24th, 2015

First stop this morning was in New Paltz New York, essentially within shooting distance of McPhillips. I regret my schedule doesn’t leave me enough time to offer him some coffee. It would be an interesting meeting, I think. I managed to get a late start to the week, so I will probably be out until […]

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Eric Florack on January 3rd, 2012

There is perhaps no better comparison to what happens with governmental largess, than the seagull.  Rats with wings, they have been called… and for at least this purpose the comparison is fairly accurate. Consider the similarities between the seagull and the benefactor of monies forcibly removed from taxpayers: Seagulls have a tendency to stick around […]

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davidl on July 5th, 2011

Ronald Reagan goes to Londontown, from Daniel Hannan, Telegraph(UK): Ronald Reagan assumes his lapidary place in Grosvenor Square today, alongside Franklin D Roosevelt and Dwight D Eisenhower. All three presidents stood with Britain in war; yet Reagan – the man rather than the statue – towers over the other two. We in this country have […]

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davidl on June 17th, 2011

Dumbo isn’t all there, from Victor Davis Hanson, National Review: In the world of Barack Obama, inflating tires and “tuning up” modern car engines precludes off-shore drilling. Four-dollar-a-gallon gas prices can be ameliorated by having the average consumer trade in his 8-mpg clunker. Medical bills soar because doctors unnecessarily rip out tonsils and lop off […]

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Dumbo relents, three years after Mrs. Clinton raised the issues and after months of the media claiming that it was legally impossible, Barack Obama finally  releases his long form certificate of live birth, from William Jacobson, Legal Insurrection: So much for our media, which has been telling us — contrary to the actual law as […]

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davidl on April 21st, 2011

How Dumb is Dumbo, Barack Obama, or as I call him Dumbo, is clearly confused by the cause of the 2007 Interstate bridge collapse, from via Ed Morrissey, Hot Air: Remember when that bridge in Minnesota collapsed with all those people on it? And there was a big hue and cry, “How can this happen […]

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davidl on April 20th, 2011

Playing the Trump Card on L. Donald First, Club for Growth, via Matt Lewis, Daily Caller: Club for Growth President Chris Chocola is not a fan of The Don.  In a release, Chocola blasted Trump. […] The Club cited Trump’s penchant for protectionism, including opposing NAFTA, supporting a 25 percent tax on China, and rooting […]

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davidl on April 17th, 2011

The Trump Principal, don’t accept your opponent’s narrative at face value. Palin plays Trump card, Sarah Palin demonstrates that you don’t have to named Donald Trump to play the Trump Card, from Clay Barbour and Doug Erickson, Madison.com: Wearing a skirt and no hat or gloves, she [Sarah Palin] didn’t seem bothered by the weather, […]

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davidl on April 2nd, 2011

Rand Paul – 1, Dirty Harry Reid – 0, Rand Paul the junior senator from Kentucky has Dirty Harry Reid flummoxed, Roberta Costa has the conservative story of the day, from National Review: Washington — Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.), a Tea Party favorite, has boxed Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) into a […]

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davidl on March 23rd, 2011

Putting a Boot up Max, from Max Boot, Commentary: ContentionsTime for Close Air Support in Libya “We do not provide close air support for the opposition forces. We protect civilians.” So says Gen. Carter Ham, head of Africa Command, who is apparently running the war in Libya at least for the moment. My question is: […]

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davidl on March 7th, 2011

The Audacity of a Dope, Jack Kelly explains the political phenomenon formerly attributed to one Barack Husien Obama, from RCP: Mr. Obama’s campaign speeches consisted mostly of empty platitudes, which nevertheless were greeted with wild applause. “Obama’s appeal comes not from the things he says, but from who is saying them,” wrote columnist Froma Harrop […]

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davidl on February 27th, 2011

Dumbo’s Dream Energy, if Barack Obama is for it, be it Obama Care or his so-called green energy, figure  it will cnost the consumer more to get less, rom Lee Lane and Paul Bernstein, ,RCP: For all the eye-appeal of the president’s new plan, though, it is far from clear if it can work as […]

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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 February 24th, 2011

Thugocrats, from James Taranto, Wall Street Journal: The rhetoric around Wisconsin’s government labor dispute is getting more violent. NHJournal.com reports that Rep. Michael Capuano, a Massachusetts Democrat, said this yesterday at a Boston “solidarity” rally: “I’m proud to be here with people who understand that it’s more than just sending an email to get you […]

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davidl on February 4th, 2011

Egyptian democracy still born, Robert Springborg, Foreign Policy: The Obama administration, having already thrown its weight behind the military, if not Mubarak personally, thereby facilitating the outcome just described, can be expected to redouble its already bad gamble. Fearing once again that the regime might be toppled, it will lean on the Europeans, the Saudis, […]

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