I’ve held off on commenting in the minutiae surrounding the Michael Jackson affair, and trial, mostly because it simply didn’t interest me.  I have kept a loose eye on it, however, enough to understand that they had his doctor on trial for the death. He’s now been convicted. The verdict here seems to me a […]

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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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Eric Florack on July 11th, 2011

Fair Lawn, NJ– I’m here piking up a load bound for Avon, NY. Which means I’ll be close to home tonight. I’ve got a doctor’s appointment of sorts to attend to, then back on the road ’till Saturday. Hot here. My truck advises me it’s 107 degrees where I’m parked. Gee, thanks for that. LIBERALISM […]

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davidl on June 20th, 2011

Obama-speak, from Peter Kirsanow, National Review, via Clarice Feldman, American Thinker: “The real problem with ATMS . is not so much that they destroy jobs, but that in at least 50 of 57 states you can’t conduct transactions in Austrian, making it difficult to withdraw enough cash to spread the wealth around to Midwesterners, who […]

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Eric Florack on June 3rd, 2011

(Elmwood Park,NJ)– I’m at a paper company here picking up a load for Rochester, which will bring me home.  I was at Middle Village, NYC again this monring. Here’s a pic taken while I wanted for a dock to open up. I’m really happy about how this thing drives. The new parts in the transmission […]

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davidl on April 25th, 2011

MD call an MD, the entire state of Maryland appears to be be in dire need of a medical doctor.  Chris Polis, a twenty-two years old male, entered a occupied female restroom in a Baltimore area McDonalds Apparently exposed himself to fourteen year old minor female Got her royally offended, and then proceeded be kicked […]

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davidl on February 9th, 2011

Frank Lautenberg impugns pro-lifers as child molesters: (CNSNews.com) – In expressing opposition to the House Republicans’ “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act,” Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) said politicians should not interfere with his family’s health and well-being. He also had a message for the GOP, saying, “I won’t attempt to voice my views on your […]

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Eric Florack on January 21st, 2011

Avon, NY– Took a load from Batavia, NY to Carlisle, PA yesterday, and  today, brought one back.  Because of what I consider company security, I won’t get into a lot of detail of the problems encountered, but I will say without question it was a full moon. I’ll post some pics over the weekend. I […]

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davidl on January 21st, 2011

Grizzly Gosnell, massacre in Pennsylvania, where are the calls to ban high capacity assault scissors?  Where is the Pennsylvania Department of Health berated for promoting a climate of hate?  Why has not Barack Obama been made to account for his legislative support for infanticice: PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A doctor accused of running a filthy “abortion […]

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davidl on January 2nd, 2011

Mario IV, some states just never learn.  Mario Cuomo sworn in for fourth term as governor, from Nick Reisman, Politics on the Hudson: But Gov. Andrew Cuomo did take some time to enjoy being back in an old family house. “This was a whole great, explore the mansion thing,” Cuomo said. “You know, it’s amazing, […]

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davidl on December 18th, 2010

Faking the rage, from PolitiFact PolitiFact’s Lie of the Year: ‘A government takeover of health care’ Retort fromPeter Suderman, Reason: Politifact’s Lie of the Year Is An Exaggeration With Elements of Truth On the other boot the idea that Obama Care would let you keep your coverage or doctor, reduce the deficit, or not cover […]

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Eric Florack on May 21st, 2010

Welcome one and alter the most intense nightly read anywhere on the web ; the BitsBlog Nightly Ramble. DON”T FORGET THE OTHER MILLIONS, ANN: Ann Althouse, writing at Instapundit, says: “STILL I AM A MARXIST,” says the Dalai Lama, conceding that capitalism has done China some good: “Millions of people’s living standards improved.”  Marxism remains […]

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on February 19th, 2010

Medical MarijuanaIn my years as a youngster I never thought that we would be seriously discussing whether Marijuana should be considered either for medicinal or recreational usage.  And as a conservative, I would have never thought that we would need to spend the time debating the pros and cons without a lot of easy standard lines: “It’s a Gateway Drug”, “Kills Brain Cells”, “Highly Addictive”.

But here we are, and frankly, I’m not prepared to just discard the discussion as unimportant or too obvious to spend time on.  That would be both a disservice and inconsistent with my belief that positions on policy should be reviewed and when challenged, they should be openly and honestly discussed.

I’m not a doctor, nor have I had the time to study this at such a level of depth as to call myself an “expert” on the topic.  But I have discussed this with doctors I know, and I’ve looked at some of the information currently available (here, here, here and here).  I’ve also been around friends that were regular users of Marijuana, and I even took one deep breath of the stuff (from a pipe) when I was younger.  Yes, I inhaled.  Didn’t like it.  And I was a tobacco smoker at the time.

Most of us here in the Midwest tend to just laugh at California for legalizing Marijuana for medicinal use.  We could have more or less predicted that dispensaries would become dealers for all who wanted, not just those that actually needed it.  And as the debate is building here in Iowa […]

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Eric Florack on January 14th, 2010

While I sit in the doctor’s office waiting for my appointmnet, I see Greg Sargent says today: As you may have heard, a Dem staffer helping the Martha Coakley campaign was caught on video shoving a Weekly Standard reporter, prompting an explosion of outrage from national Republicans and the right-wing media, who alleged bullying and […]

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