davidl on April 13th, 2010

Adam Clayton Powell IV to Challenge Charlie Rangel, Useless Toady: Adam Clayton Powell IV made it official today, announcing he will run against Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y. — the man who defeated his father in the Democratic primary 40 years ago. Powell, a state assemblyman, stepped forward to challenge Rangel after the congressman ran afoul […]

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davidl on April 10th, 2010

Liz’s radical idea, Elizabeth Cheney at SPLC, via Andy McCarthy, National Review and Jennifer Rubin, Commentary: In the era of Obama, American allies have their loyalty met with humiliation, arrogance and incompetence. The shabby reception Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu received in Washington a few weeks ago — being treated as an uninvited guest at the […]

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davidl on November 17th, 2009

I do some hiking and more than a wit bit of trail maintenance.   Needless to say,  I have opinions on both.   The only publicly funded and maintained trails in decent repair are those ADA compliant monstrosities that got funded with federal tax dollars.     Otherwise what trail maintenance is done, save have can be done seated […]

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Eric Florack on April 15th, 2009

I noted this in passing before leaving for work this morning, on Fox News, in an article apparently originating on the Gannett wires. and I’ve since confirmed it with local sources down in Binghamton, New York :   A social services accounting clerk wants compensation for missing his lunch break on April 3 during a […]

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Eric Florack on March 27th, 2009

James Joyner, this morning: President Obama says he’ll help GM and Chrysler but they’ll have to agree to some “pretty drastic changes.” “We will provide them some help,” Obama said. “I know that it is not popular to provide help to auto workers — or to auto companies. But my job is to measure the […]

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Eric Florack on November 22nd, 2008

We’ve been told often enough that what happens in film, and on TV, is disconnected from reality. So, too, it appears, are the actors, themselves. LOS ANGELES -(AP)- The Screen Actors Guild said Saturday it will ask its members to authorize a strike after its first contract talks in four months with Hollywood studios failed […]

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Eric Florack on November 11th, 2008

Me at Q&O  just now… I have always seen the union as the core of the issues with domestic automakers. I submit that the quickets and most efficient way to get GM back in the black and on a growth pattern is to eliminate by government fiat, unions. Yes, I’m serious. Proof? Look; The American […]

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Eric Florack on August 1st, 2008

A report in this morning’s Wall Street Journal points out: Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is mobilizing its store managers and department supervisors around the country to warn that if Democrats win power in November, they’ll likely change federal law to make it easier for workers to unionize companies — including Wal-Mart. … According to about a […]

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Eric Florack on April 20th, 2008

Over at OTB, James has noted that TV watching just isn’t the same. He notes an AdAge article: Just because your favorite dramas and comedies are back on the air after the writers strike doesn’t mean you’re necessarily watching them. A preliminary look at ratings of returning programs on the big broadcast networks reveals that […]

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Eric Florack on April 16th, 2008

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) – Construction union thugs used the state Department of Motor Vehicles database to target nonmember workers and their families for violence, property damage and threats of sexual assault, federal officials said Tuesday as they announced the arrests of 12 union leaders and members.The president of Operating Engineers Local 17, Mark Kirsch, and […]

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Eric Florack on March 24th, 2008

Conservative Reader: It’s time to say goodbye to unions. Their time has come and gone. The real original value of unions have long since been replaced by state and federal laws that drive a significant amount of basic workers rights, and the labor market itself now drives a majority of the salary and benefits needs […]

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Eric Florack on March 7th, 2008

Hume, last night: Two Ohio Democrats tell The Politico newspaper that superdelegates in the state are banding together to get what they want – withholding their endorsements from Obama and Clinton until they receive what is called a concrete proposal to protect American jobs. The stance is the first evidence of superdelegates joining forces to […]

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davidl on February 29th, 2008

Words, mere words, Barack Obama’s stock in trade.   Obama has been campaigning in Ohio trashing NAFTA, whiile his campaign tells the Canadian government to ignore Obama’s words, CTV News(CA): Allegations of double talk on NAFTA from the Obama and Clinton campaigns dominated the U.S. political landscape on Thursday. On Wednesday, CTV reported that a senior member […]

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Eric Florack on January 28th, 2008

So says MSNBC, this morning.  At some point, we’re going to accept what I’ve been saying for years; The unions are killing America.

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