Eric Florack on January 22nd, 2015

Being born and raised in western New York, I am no fan of the New England Patriots. I want that understood before you continue.

That having been said, I wonder how genuine this problem is of the deflating footballs. I know, for example, in my own experience that when you have a tire let’s say a truck tire, blown up to 100 psi, and you subjected to temperatures that are much colder than where it was blown up, you will get what’s commonly referred to as shrinkage. The pressure will go down rather substantially. That’s why you have cars with extremely low tires, many of them having gone flat entirely every time there’s a cold snap here in the Northeast.

So, with that in mind, I wonder why it is that nobody has thought to apply that to the situation currently ravaging the NFL? Have we lost all ability for critical thinking?

Blow a bunch of footballs up, in cold weather, and then wonder why the pressure inside them has gone down substantially?

That having been said, can we get off this nonsense and get on to something important?

Eric Florack on January 22nd, 2015

Being born and raised in western New York, I am no fan of the New England Patriots. I want that understood before you continue.

That having been said, I wonder how genuine this problem is of the deflating footballs. I know, for example, in my own experience that when you have a tire let’s say a truck tire, blown up to 100 psi, and you subjected to temperatures that are much colder than where it was blown up, you will get what’s commonly referred to as shrinkage. The pressure will go down rather substantially. That’s why you have cars with extremely low tires, many of them having gone flat entirely every time there’s a cold snap here in the Northeast.

So, with that in mind, I wonder why it is that nobody has thought to apply that to the situation currently ravaging the NFL? Have we lost all ability for critical thinking?

Blow a bunch of footballs up, in cold weather, and then wonder why the pressure inside them has gone down substantially?

That having been said, can we get off this nonsense and get on to something important?

Eric Florack on January 21st, 2015

The arguments for homosexual marriage has always been “discrimination”. To not allow them to marry is just take headed and discriminatory. David and I have argued over the years that such what open the flood gates to any form of coupling, calling it “marriage”.

David and I were both laughed off the planet as were the other people who made the same argument.

So, comes this story out of New Jersey where it is apparently legal to marry your own father.

FOX News – A teenager has revealed in an interview that she plans to marry her father and have children after dating for two years.

The unnamed 18-year-old revealed in an interview with New York Magazine her romantic relationship of almost two years with her biological father after being estranged from him for 12 years.

In the interview, the girl also said the two plan on having children as well.

The teenager said her father reached out to her on Facebook when she was in high school and soon after, she went to stay with him for a week.

After the week together, the 18-year-old said they had sex and were dating a short time later.

Said one respondent in an email to me, “I didn’t even know in incest in New Jersey was legal”. To which of course I responded “How else to explain the left leaning politics in New Jersey other than the several generations of inbreeding?”

In any event, this is as I said years ago the use of government to destroy instead of support the culture.

Can we say “I told you so”, now?

davidl on January 21st, 2015

Luke Russert, son of a great news commentator and grandson of garbage collector from Buffalo, New York, slammed Joni Ernst, daughter of pig farmer from Rod Oak, Iowa. from PJ Media:

Congressional correspondent Luke Russert said on MSNBC Tuesday that freshman Sen. Joni Ernst was a pig farmer this time last year and marveled that she is now she is giving the rebuttal to the president’s State of the Union address. “That is an extraordinary rise in politics right there,” Russert told Joy Ann Reid.

Russert said that Ernst is emblematic of what the GOP wants to be. “That is what you’ll see her do tonight, sell her personality as a war veteran and somebody who was a pig farmer around this time last year and now giving the rebuttal to the president.”

Russert’s grandfather worked for a living. Russert’s father worked his way through college collecting garbage. I have no problem with the son of garbage collector rising to come the most respected news commentator on a broadcast television network. Does young Russert think me wrong. Yet while young Russert sees fit to ride a garbage truck to Washington, he derides a farm girl for hitching a ride on pig.    As a society, we need both garbage collectors and pig farmers.   We like to eat and eating produces garbage which we are loath to smell.   New commentators, only the other hand, produce little of value, and young Russert’s case, only produce what his grandfather hauled away.

davidl on January 21st, 2015

Eric described the Dim Won’s State of the Union speech(SOTU) as a barn dance.  I beg to differ.   What Obama offered up was yet another snake dance.   Obama is incapable of leadership.   A leader sees the situation as it is, remains calms and responds with action is both appropriate and possible.   In contrast, Obama only speaks of a world that simply does not exist, and proposes action which has no connection to reality.   Byron York sums up Dim Won’s seven thousand words in one paragraph, from Washington Examiner:

Perhaps Richard Engel found the key to the president’s nearly 7,000-word speech: Obama described the world as he wishes it were, not as it actually is. Indeed, in Obama’s State of the Union, things are going so well that it’s hard to imagine why voters would decisively turn control of Congress over to the opposition party — not that Obama would acknowledge that, either. Doing so would be a concession that something is still terribly wrong..

Lead, follow or get out of the way. Obama is incapable to the former two. He should do the latter.D

Eric Florack on January 21st, 2015

So, we have this problem with Islamic fundamentalism. We’ve had it for some time now, as there are some within our military and the majority of the rest of the world considers that threat to be the largest we’ve ever encountered. Yet, last night, all we have seen and all we have heard is about patting Obama on the back for having solved the unemployment problem, (which of course, he didn’t do)…and lots of giveaways, which of course will be paid for by taxing the rich.

Well of course we’ve discussed and demonstrated several times in these spaces that taxing the rich does absolutely nothing to solve anything, except for modifying the leftist base. And that left his base needs an awful lot of mollifying of late.

As an example, only 16 percent of Americans feel that the government is telling us the truth with regards to unemployment figures according to a recent poll by yougov. That figure alone suggests that even the Democrats, thick as they can be sometimes, have finally caught on to the idea that they’re being lied to by the administration.

By the way, if you were watching, did you happen to notice Justice Ginsburg, doing her perennial Ruth Buzzi imitation, sleeping through the whole of the speech? Who could blame her for sleeping through that nonsense, I guess, there was absolutely nothing new or earth-shaking in it.

This administration is in trouble and they know it. The Democrats are in serious turmoil, and they know it.  At a time when the American people are clamoring for jobs and for a response to Islamic fundamentalism and the president is out there spending the majority of his time in the State of the Union address talking about global warming, and about taxing the rich, there is clearly a disconnect going on. Of course, that disconnect has always been there, it’s just now the most obvious that it’s been in a long time. Last night, was a great many things, but primarily it was the largest sign yet that this administration, frankly, is circling the drain.
Let’s just hope the country doesn’t go down with it. To my mind, that stands as a very real and very dangerous possibility given the two years Obama has left to cause more damage.

Eric Florack on January 20th, 2015

From my inbox this morning, somebody sent me a copy of this article was listing the 25 most dangerous neighborhoods in America. I note with some degree of interest that one of them is in good old Rochester New York. The neighborhood but they choose to display doesn’t surprise me at all. Then again, looking down the list none of them do.

I say that, because in doing some cross referencing on each one of these neighborhoods, I notice a pattern. That pattern being, that every single one of them is represented at the city state county and national levels by Democrats.

Every single one.

Do the math, people.

Eric Florack on January 18th, 2015

Well, reports are now that Clint Eastwood’s new movie American sniper is about to clear a 100 million dollar 3 Day weekend, which is approximately double what it was supposed to do according to the Hollywood big wigs. This, supposedly, is astounding Hollywood, and it’s certainly shaking the left to its very roots. Indeed there are a number of people who have been quoted as saying that Eastwood has been successful at creating a Republican propaganda movie. Of course, what they don’t say is is that it’s entirely truthful and meticulously factual.

These collectivist morons figured that because it was such, it wouldn’t sell. Which is probably why they are in shock today. The message, the mantra, has been for years that anything strongly pro-american, pro- conservative, and unapologetically so on both points, simply wasn’t going to get anywhere. This hundred million dollar opening weekend has set that entire nonsense on its ear.

So, how does this affect the voting booth as the title suggests? Well the same thing applies. We have been told for years by the Democrats, by the press, of course that’s double clutching a, and by the GOP leadership, that if we get to unabashedly unapologetically conservative, will never get any votes.

I’ve been saying it for years, but that is simply untrue. The issue is that the American public is far more conservative then the left is willing to let on, and the GOP leadership as well. In fact they are farther to the right as a whole, then anything that either party has coughed up in decades.

There is a huge vein of conservatism in this country, & I think it is in fact the majority of Americans, who are under-represented and untapped both in popular culture and at the voting booth.
And, I wonder if the GOP is actually listening.

Mike Huckabee has just removed himself completely from any consideration as a presidential candidate. Is coming out in support of the Common Core initiative as opposed to actually removing government from the education business, complete this process. We labeled how could be as a complete idiot 6 years ago.

That labeling has since been justified completely.

davidl on January 16th, 2015

Shovel_GoldenRemember back when even if you did agree with the Pope, you recognized that was a smart and educated man. Not so any more. The current Pope is chanting like a deranged idiot:

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Pope Francis said there are limits to freedom of speech, especially when it insults or ridicules someone’s faith, in comments that the Vatican later said Friday did not mean justifying the attack on the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo.

Every tenet of the Christian faith, of which the Pope is the chief defender, offends some one. Indeed it must. If the Ten Commandment mirrored human nature, there would be no point to them.  Shall the Pope now become pro-choice to avoid offending the abortion industry and lobby, or ignore is own advice to defend church doctrine?   He can do both.

davidl on January 15th, 2015

She had me at hello. from Weekly Standard:

WASHINGTON, DC – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today announced that U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) will deliver the Republican Address to the Nation following the State of the Union address on Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Will Joni make em squeal, video:

I think see will.

A report from Breitbart shows more businesses are losing ground then are gaining ground. That’s the first time in 35 years that happened.

And here I thought Obama had solved all these economic problems.

Notice the time frame also. 35 years. Let’s see now, who was in office 35 years ago? Jimmy Carter, maybe? Same policy, same result. Get the picture?

Eric Florack on January 14th, 2015

I’ve said it for years now. The left has the habit of taking one subject and turning it into something else entirely. For example welfare. Propose welfare cuts, and despite the fact that the majority of welfare recipients are white, the left will label it an issue of racism against blacks.

Well, we see another example of this this morning. The White House, which could not be bothered to send anyone to orale in Paris even though they had people in the city, has decided to employ social services people to combat terrorism.

This is pretty much trying to cure a leak in a tire with a knife. Let’s be honest about this. If social services were the answer to violence of any kind, much less terrorism, Detroit would be a veritable paradise.

The White House is still afflicted by the notion that the world’s problems can be solved by singing Kumbaya around the campfire. They are desperately trying to avoid the only logical conclusion to draw about how to deal with the terrorist problem which is in fact and Islam problem. Of course, they can’t even get themselves to admit that it is in fact an Islam problem. So why in the world should we be surprised that they come up with such a misdirected solution to the problem?

davidl on January 14th, 2015

DavidL's Breakfast ScrambleThe Breakfast Scramble:

I wasn’t planning on going to California, anyhow.   The Happiest Place on Earth, not so healthy

Just the excuse for which was I looking.  Does it work for old fogies as well?

Global jihad, Muslim tells radical Islamists where to go NSFW (video).

RINO World, the world in engulfed in global Islamist Jihad.   POTUS is busing watching foot.   So would be presidential candidate, the Dope from Hope, criticizes Dim Won’s parenting skills.   Mike, we need leadership, not a modern day version of Father Knows Best.

More Dim news, remember when Dim Won mocked “Drill, baby, Drill?”   Now Dim Won meets Harriet Miers.

 

davidl on January 13th, 2015

I link to  USA Today, which explain why the paper is publishing the cover of the post attack edition of Charlie Ledbo, video:

To defeat evil, you must first recognize and acknowledge it.   The regime refuses.  Charlie lives, even if the regime is rooting for it to die.