davidl on September 11th, 2011

Paul Krugman, New York Times, writes,  via William A. Jacobson, Legal Insurrection: Is it just me, or are the 9/11 commemorations oddly subdued? Actually, I don’t think it’s me, and it’s not really that odd. What happened after 9/11 — and I think even people on the right know this, whether they admit it or […]

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davidl on June 8th, 2011

The O-conomy, from Jim Geraghty, National Review: Since January 2009, American businesses have faced at least three big potential risks to their bottom line besides the lingering effects of the 2008 crash: A) the possibility of tax hikes B) the possibility of greater costs for health care to employees imposed by government and C) the […]

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Eric Florack on April 22nd, 2011

Albany,NY— I’m at the Pilot Truck stop tonight,  and another week is in the books. Tomorrow, I take my empty to a warehouse near Rochester to  be loaded over the week end, and take my truck back to “The Barn”, and then go home to my wife and kids. I’ll be happy to see them […]

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davidl on April 12th, 2011

Geraghty’s Law Redux,  Jim Geraghty, the author law o eponymous law wins yet another convert,  from Micheal A. Walsh, New York Post: After weeks of warning of the apocalypse, the leader of the Democratic Party, who never met imaginary or borrowed money that he didn’t want to spend, is now celebrating fiscal sobriety? This about-face […]

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davidl on March 21st, 2011

Dumbo’s Libyan Dodo riles “Rats, liberal democrat congresscritters riled by Barack Obama war on Libya, from:John Bresnahan and Johnathan Allen, Politico: A hard-core group of liberal House Democrats is questioning the constitutionality of U.S. missile strikes against Libya, with one lawmaker raising the prospect of impeachment during a Democratic Caucus conference call on Saturday. Reps. […]

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Eric Florack on February 21st, 2011

Jessup, MD– Tonight, I’m at a delivery site, to deliver in the morning. First time i’ve been in this neck of the woods for 25 years or so. I was at Ft Meade, just down the road, back in the early 70’s. I don’t recall the exact date, but I recall seeing “The Candidate”, a […]

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Eric Florack on October 31st, 2010

Some notes to those who need to know this stuff: I’ve added a Quick Cache routine to the plugin list.  Seems to work OK. File backups have been completed as have the DB backups. A few plugin updates have been done and we’re up to date, there. No site issues this week far as I […]

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davidl on September 25th, 2010

Why do we call it the Lame Stream Media? From the totally irony challenged Chicago Tribune: [Bill] Ayers co-founded the Weather Underground, an anti-war group held responsible for a series of bombings during the Vietnam War era, including nonfatal explosions at the Pentagon and U.S. Capitol. Bombing military targets is an act of war.   The  […]

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davidl on September 16th, 2010

Disarmament is fool’s gold, Thomas Sowell, RCP: But the only country we can disarm is our own. The only countries we might be able to persuade to disarm are countries that intend no harm in the first place. Those countries that do intend to harm others– and we know all too well that they exist– […]

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Eric Florack on August 1st, 2010

Noted today an article in the McClatchy News wire… a service that I seldom scan anymore. Today, they offer up something fairly useful. The first paras: BAGHDAD — Shiite Iraqi militants have trained in Iran in preparation for attacks against U.S. military bases as American combat forces prepare to withdraw by September, the top U.S. […]

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davidl on June 7th, 2010

Helen Thomas fired retires, from Politico: “Helen Thomas announced Monday that she is retiring, effective immediately,” read a statement from Hearst Newspapers on Monday. “Her decision came after her controversial comments about Israel and the Palestinians were captured on videotape and widely disseminated on the Internet.” Thomas said in a statement that, “I deeply regret […]

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Tech Fridays 101 – LinkedIn Date: 5/14/2010 Time: 3:00 PM TO 5:00 PM I’m an avid LinkedIn user with more than 2,500 first degree connections and there are now more than 65,000,000 business professionals using LinkedIn with a new member joining every second! This is an in-depth presentation designed for business professionals who want to […]

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I’m presenting Facebook for Business for the NKY Chamber of Commerce on 4/30/2009 from 3:00PM – 5:00pm. From the Chamber’s web site: Tech Fridays 101 – Facebook for Business Date: 4/30/2010 Time: 3:00 PM TO 5:00 PM Related Website: www.nkysmallbusiness.wordpress.com Event Description: Learn how to: Setup your Facebook account; Take advantage of Facebook etiquette; Get […]

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on February 22nd, 2010

WWW.JonesToTheGrindstone.COM Part 1 of a multi-part series Having the experience of being an Air Force Officer’s wife for fifteen plus years has revealed to me some traits that would create the perfect military wife. If these qualities could be rolled-up into one woman and then some secret military lab could clone that woman repeatedly—the government […]

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on January 27th, 2010
Tonight
Art will be a featured guest at the Des Moines Register’s web site tonight during the President’s speech in an online chat.  You can join us at this link starting at 7:45 PM.

Well, friends, tonight could well be one of the most anticipated State Of The Union Addresses in many years.  In a period of disappointment following the grand illusion of hope put forth by the President and Congressional Democrats, tonight’s speech may well a pivotal driver to the 2010 Congressional Elections.

Health Care

Look for President Obama to sound confident and yet cautious on this topic.  He may well fire barbs at the Republicans in Congress, but the fact is that House and Senate Democrats had the ability to make this happen months ago if they had the intestinal fortitude to put personal pride, personal gain and “pet ideas” aside and come to a consensus on what most of us would agree is a critical issue in America.  But the President won’t point any of that out.

The Economy

There will be more demands to poor money into the hands of businesses and citizens… unfortunately it will likely be more of the same non-stimulating “stimulus” money, feeding […]

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