Eric Florack on March 22nd, 2012

Carlisle, PA— Actually, I’m a little closer to Harrisburg… but whatever. GREAT TO BE BACK– Yes, it took a while, but we’re back. I simply got fed up with the antics at the webhost I was using.  Far too much downtime, usually caused by them.  And always without notice. For a while there, I didn’t […]

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davidl on January 6th, 2012

Piglet, Chelsea Clinton, daughter of B.J and PIAPS, is out at NBC,from NY Post: So there was huge anticipation for her Dec. 12 debut. Time wrote, “While it was never going to have the magnitude of the moon landing, the amount of hype leading up to Chelsea Clinton’s debut . . . was akin to […]

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davidl on December 6th, 2011

Frédéric Bastiat in his 1850 essay Ce qu’on voit et ce qu’on ne voit pas: Have you ever witnessed the anger of the good shopkeeper, James Goodfellow, when his careless son happened to break a pane of glass? If you have been present at such a scene, you will most assuredly bear witness to the […]

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We here in America have a problem. It is a major problem. There are large number of people in this country, indeed I begin to suspect majority, who are sensing danger and destruction in our near future if this problem isn’t solved. Certainly it can be considered an economic problem, but I suspect that most […]

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Eric Florack on November 19th, 2011

I note with some degree of interest with a resurgency  of Newt Gingrich in the early polling for Iowa.  There seems a good deal of objection to his showing up, particularly among the press who like Rick Perry and Herman Cain before him (and Michelle Bachman and Sarah Palin before him… ) is now the […]

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davidl on November 19th, 2011

Kathleen McCaffrey ponders liberal myth and Organize Wall Street peeves, one and the same, from Legal Insurrection: I also think that a lot of people in favor of OWS are mourning the death of a dream. I can sympathize with that. A lot of the rhetoric I heard while growing up in the 1990s was […]

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Eric Florack on October 24th, 2011

Sloatsburg, NY— I’m at the Thruway Rest area just north of the NY-NJ border. From here I’ll head to Connecticut, and then back here to Jersey, and then to Western NY. Getting cooler by the day, and we’ll see rain here for a few days. I’m very pleased with the truck; it’s running very well. […]

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davidl on October 11th, 2011

Herman Cain is on the A team.   The lame streamers needs to stop sending second rate hacks to interview Cain.  Speaking of second rate hacks, CNN’s Candy Crowly to the Herminator, b/k/a Herman Cain, via Joel B. Pollak, Big Journalism:: And I would say to you an unemployment rate for blacks that is far higher-almost […]

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Eric Florack on September 23rd, 2011

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 […]

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davidl on June 18th, 2011

Dumbo’s Economics, how bad are Barack Obama’s economic policies?  So bad that his own chief of staff, Bill Daley has trouble defending them, from Matthew Boyle, Daily Caller: White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley took heat from business executives Thursday for the Obama administration’s regulatory expansions. Daley also said he didn’t have any good […]

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Eric Florack on May 13th, 2011

SYRACUSE, NY– As this is written I’m being unloaded in Syracuse.  A grey morning, here with a bit of rain.  I may end up going home after this, but I’m hoping not, since it means a shorter check. It’s Friday the 13th, and I’m sitting on dock 13. Hmmm….. EXACTLY WHY I DUMPED BLOGGER:  I […]

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davidl on May 9th, 2011

MoDo gets it.  How bloody obvious is the War on Terror when even Maureen Dowd gets it, from New York Times: I don’t want closure. There is no closure after tragedy. I want memory, and justice, and revenge. When you’re dealing with a mass murderer who bragged about incinerating thousands of Americans and planned to […]

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davidl on April 30th, 2011

Demographics and demagogues,  maybe Outside the Beltway is what a site run by college professors would be expected to be,  that one which favors political correctness over logic.  An Oklahoma legislator Sally Kern as reported by  Tulsa World: Rep. Sally Kern, R-Oklahoma City, said minorities earn less than white people because they don’t work as […]

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Eric Florack on April 18th, 2011

Altoona,PA– The last several times I’ve come down to this Central PA town,  it was to visit the rail lines running through here. The place is famous for “Horseshoe Curve, and it’s true this is the biggest attraction for railfans in the east. This time, I actually have freight.  Arrived here early this morning. Not […]

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Eric Florack on March 26th, 2011

Julia Seymour:   As gas prices rose in 2008, network reporters mentioned President Bush in 15 times as many stories than they brought up President Obama in a similar period in 2011. Bush drew gallons of coverage in 2008. Comparing a 20-day span of rising gas prices in 2008 to 24 days of rising prices […]

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