davidl on March 22nd, 2012

Dear reader, if you are incapable of understanding the difference between justification and provocation, stop reading this post now. Now if you still with he,  I do not claim to understand what SSgt Robert Bales, USA did, or did not, do in Afghanistan.    However I do have some awareness of what was happening in theater.   […]

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Eric Florack on August 24th, 2011

Latham, NY– I’m outside Albany, getting a load for Watertown, NY. This week has been a series of hops that saw me running to within about 10 miles of the DC monument district. A little over an hour after I left the area, I was parked at the PA-MD border along I-83 touching up my […]

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Eric Florack on August 17th, 2011

Wilton, NY- I’m here at a distribution center.  Actually, I wasn’t at the site for very long; I did what they call a “drop and hook”. Meaning, I dropped the trailer with a load and grabbed an empty trailer that one of the other drivers for my company dropped earlier. The advantage to this is […]

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Oslo, from Steven Erlanger,  New York Slimes: OSLO — The Norwegian police on Saturday charged a man they identified as a right-wing fundamentalist Christian in connection with the bombing of a government building in central Oslo and a shooting attack on a nearby island that together killed at least 92 people. reax, John Hinderaker, Powerline: […]

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Eric Florack on July 6th, 2011

Watertown,NY– A nice day, really, if you like it warm and sunny.Quick one today because OI’m running a little behind. Casey Anthony: Lots of comments, today on the Anthony verdict. One such: What is coming to this world today how could anyone find that b—- h NOT GUILTY Another, from Billy: Good luck with the […]

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davidl on May 11th, 2011

Bye-bye binny, from New York Times: WASHINGTON — The adult sons of Osama bin Laden have lashed out at President Obama over their father’s death, accusing the United States of violating its basic legal principles by killing an unarmed man, shooting his family members and disposing of his body in the sea. The statement said […]

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Eric Florack on April 20th, 2011

Rice, PA— (Along I-81, near Scranton at a rest area) Foggy here today. Accidents because of the fog, and driving is not fun, really, as a result. Oh, well. Goes with the territory. I’m headed for the Albany, NY area, then who knows? Me at OTB just now: Let’s imagine, as a data point, that […]

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davidl on March 29th, 2011

Mocking Media Splatters, Mark Hemingway mocks David Brock, of Media Splatters for American, from Weekly Standard: But as Nietzsche once said, “At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not cease to be insipid.” MMFA is really, really insipid. I mean, as a professional journalist, I’m not sure how I […]

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davidl on March 3rd, 2011

Firing Squad perhaps? From Jim Miklaszewski and Courtney Kube, NBC News: WASHINGTON — The Army on Wednesday filed 22 new charges against Pfc. Bradley Manning, accused of illegally downloading tens of thousands of classified U.S. military and State Department documents that were then publicly released by WikiLeaks, military officials told NBC News. The most serious […]

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davidl on February 26th, 2011

Obami stand mute, from Dana Milbank, RCP: WASHINGTON — There have been worse times to start a new job in Washington. When Abraham Lincoln arrived in the capital 150 years ago this week, for example, the South had already seceded. Jay Carney, the new White House press secretary, didn’t have anything quite so dire on […]

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davidl on January 31st, 2011

An armed society is a polite society, armed citizens protect their lives and their property: CAIRO (AP) – When Egypt’s police melted from the streets of Cairo this weekend, the people stepped in. Civilians armed with knives, axes, golf clubs, firebombs, metal bars and makeshift spears watched over many neighborhoods in the sprawling capital of […]

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davidl on January 9th, 2011

Evan Thomas: “The health care bill is a disaster”, from Daily Caller. “The health care bill is a disaster,” Thomas continued. “We’re sort of slowly learning – it’s not working. It’s interesting – they’re implementing it and it’s not working out at all as people anticipated. There’s all sorts of wildly wrong projections. As it’s […]

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davidl on January 7th, 2011

Robert Reich comes up short, from Puffington Post: Public servants are convenient scapegoats. Republicans would rather deflect attention from corporate executive pay that continues to rise as corporate profits soar, even as corporations refuse to hire more workers. They don’t want stories about Wall Street bonuses, now higher than before taxpayers bailed out the Street. […]

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davidl on September 6th, 2010

Code Pink where are you? Code Pink is not so much anti-war, as it is pro-liberal, form Jammie Wearing Fool: As President Barack Obama formally declared an end to combat operations in Iraq this week, the anti-war movement that helped sweep him into office — and that worked for seven years to bring U.S. troops […]

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davidl on June 24th, 2010

Close to home, Associated Press: TORONTO — A magnitude-5.0 earthquake struck at the Ontario-Quebec border region of Canada on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, and homes and businesses were shaken from Canada’s capital in Ottawa on south to an arc of U.S. states. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. Morgan Moschetti, […]

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