Sloatsburg,NY– I’m here after driving most of the day. A quick run from rochester to Bethlehem Pennsylvania, then over to Quakertown for a loadfew of paper towels. — Voting rights: Over at questions and observations, Bruce McQuain in his usual take no prisoners style … which, frankly I’ve always admired, proceeds to blow up the […]

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davidl on November 9th, 2011

Like the Roman Catholic Church, Penn State is an arrogant institution hiding behind its mystique. And sports, as my former fellow sports columnist at The Washington Star, David Israel, says, is “an insular world that protects its own, and operates outside of societal norms as long as victories and cash continue to flow bountifully.” Penn […]

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Eric Florack on September 26th, 2011

Westbury, Long Island, NY– A frequent stop for me… dropping off some drinks to the thirsty club shoppers. Nearly 80 here… you’d not know it was fall. Today, I’m going to do a one subject Ramble.   Some observations on the GOP races and faces: Romney:Certainly the favorite of the GOP establishment. That alone, given […]

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Eric Florack on September 19th, 2011

Queens, NY– I’m at College Point again, unloading as this is written. I’m writing ths on m Palm Pre’ so it’ll be a ittle shorter than usual, perhaps.  A nice weekend, but a bit short. It’s cooler around here this week and the leaves in the upper elevations along I80 and I81 are already starting […]

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davidl on July 22nd, 2011

But when has Obama given progressives any reason to believe they can trust him? Paul Krugman, New York Times. Mr. Krugman, meet Barack Obama, a man of extraordinary vanity and rather pedestrian ability.

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davidl on February 2nd, 2011

Coherence from Cohen, some sobering questions from Richard Cohen no Egypt, from the Washington Post: Egypt’s problems are immense. It has a population it cannot support, a standard of living that is stagnant and a self-image as leader of the (Sunni) Arab world that does not, really, correspond to reality. It also lacks the civic […]

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davidl on November 19th, 2010

Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) too stupid to be Senator: More than just retransmission consent ailes our television markets. We need new catalysts for quality news and entertainment programming. I hunger for quality news. I’m tired of the right and the left. There’s a little bug inside of me which wants to get the FCC to say […]

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Eric Florack on August 28th, 2010

Nothing too shocking here, really. (Reuters) – The Muslim center planned near the site of the World Trade Center attack could qualify for tax-free financing, a spokesman for City Comptroller John Liu said on Friday, and Liu is willing to consider approving the public subsidy. The Democratic comptroller’s spokesman, Scott Sieber, said Liu supported the […]

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davidl on May 4th, 2010

Obama dithered while the Gulf burned, a time line from Doug Ross: Perhaps if the oil breached the Louisiana levees, then caught on fire, and then turned New Orleans into a Dresden-like inferno, the President would stop campaigning for a couple of days and actually pay attention to his own, personal Katrina.  Even The New […]

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davidl on March 13th, 2010

I make this point up front.  Destitution, the lack of access to the essential commodities of life is bad.   Poverty, as officially defined is not necessarily bad.   Destitution means lack of ability to get the needed commodities of life.  Poverty, as officially defined, means lack of access to cash.  Yet a person my […]

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davidl on February 3rd, 2010

I were emperor I just might ban colleges from selling bachelor of art degrees, as they may be more useless than tits on a boar hog    There is this liberal myth that students can attend college for four years (study option), get a degree in any subject they so choose, get pile of college, and […]

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davidl on January 14th, 2010

The Obama administration has confirmed one of  the most controversial assertions of The Bell Curve.   Richard Herrnstein and Charles Murray published TBC in 1994.   From a summary of TBC, by Brian Beatty et al: Raising Cognitive Ability – If it were possible to significantly, consistently, and affordably raise intelligence, many of the negative consequences of […]

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