davidl on December 21st, 2011

Nor much of anything else, for that matter. What CBS left on the Sixty Minutes cutting room floor, via Karen, the Lonely Conservative: PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, we’re not done yet. I’ve got five more years of stuff to do. But not only saving this country from a great depression. Not only saving the auto industry. […]

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Eric Florack on December 14th, 2011

James at OTB suggests he knows why the GOP establishment doesn’t like Gingrich. He offers up the usual litany, but noplace does he offer the real reason: As to the issues, Gingrich makes Mitt Romney look like a pillar of consistency.   Really, James? Romney favored “Assault” Weapons Ban Romney Favors Waiting Periods to Buy […]

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davidl on December 8th, 2011

With all due respect, does anyone care who John McCain endorses? William A. Jacobson, Legal Insurrection As you may deduce from my quote editing, I only deem the Professor half right, this time.     Frankly  for  the record, this is the only McCain in the arena, of which I give a damn.

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Eric Florack on November 24th, 2011

Editor’s note: As this is written, (Edited, really) I’m preparing to go to bed. I have to leave at 3am for Southern PA from my western NY home, to make a 10am delivery. As such I really don’t have a bunch of time to write a new thought for this thanksgiving day. Fortunately, I have […]

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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 October 18th, 2011

From a brain dead Karen Finney, Hill: In America, women’s lives are expendable. That’s the latest message from the Tea Party Republicans’ war on women. Sound extreme? So does the idea that a woman could be denied a legal procedure that could save her life, not because she or her doctor made the personal, private […]

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davidl on September 16th, 2011

Paul Krugman growls, from New York Times: Back in 1980, just as America was making its political turn to the right, Milton Friedman lent his voice to the change with the famous TV series “Free to Choose.” In episode after episode, the genial economist identified laissez-faire economics with personal choice and empowerment, an upbeat vision […]

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davidl on September 7th, 2011

Going green means going nowhere, from David Brooks, New York Times: New clean-energy sources could address environmental, economic and national security problems all at once. In his 2008 convention speech, Barack Obama promised to create five million green economy jobs. The U.S. Conference of Mayors estimated in April 2009 that green jobs could account for […]

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Eric Florack on August 22nd, 2011

Middle Village, NY– Middle Village, NYC, NY I’m in  New York City dropping a load of drinks. I came in early this morning,  from outside Scranton, PA, and will leave noonish for who knows where. My truck is  fixed now, so I returned the one I picked up last week. Truck 259, what I was […]

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davidl on August 22nd, 2011

In the fabled antebellum south, of Gone with the Wind, plantation slaves existed to create wealth for their white masters. In the Twenty First Century democrat plantation, blacks exist to blindly give their votes to their largely white political masters, To keep their plantation blacks in line, the modern plantation masters use well compensated blacks, […]

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davidl on August 11th, 2011

Dumbo  b/k/a Barack Obama gets WaPoed  from the left and the right, from the left Dana Milbank, Washington Post: It’s not exactly fair to blame Obama for the rout: Almost certainly, the markets ignored him. And that’s the problem: The most powerful man in the world seems strangely powerless, and irresolute, as larger forces bring […]

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davidl on August 4th, 2011

Obama has lost that loving feeling, from Dr. Milton R. Wolf, Washington Times: Is President Obama really a different man today than he was before he entered the Oval Office? The same Illinois legislator who voted “present” 129 times is now the debt-crisis-AWOL president who refused to present a specific plan of his own. The […]

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Is this what the left really wants? “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” John F. Kennedy New York Slimes wages last ditch war on sanity, from Joe Nocera, via Confederate Yankee: You know what they say: Never negotiate with terrorists. It only encourages them. These last few months, much of […]

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davidl on August 2nd, 2011

Dumb Dickie Durbin, from Elise Foley, Puffington Post: WASHINGTON — The Republicans are killing Keynesian economics with their attempt to cut spending as the economy rebounds from a recession, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said in a floor speech on Sunday. “I would say … that symbolically, that agreement is moving us to the […]

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Dumbo stuck on higher taxes. Barack Obama is addicted to the idea of big government,from James Pethokoukis, Beuters: But Obama’s tax obsession becomes understandable when you realize the long game he’s playing: Big Taxes to fund Big Government. Decade after decade. See, it’s an almost universal belief among left-of-center journalists, economists, policymakers and politicians that […]

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