Eric Florack on April 21st, 2014

http://www.returnofkings.com/33751/the-obsolete-man-the-death-of-the-american-mind A bit of brilliance at the link. The article is lengthy and a little geeky, given it draws geavily on an old ‘Twightlight Zone’ episode.  The author, however, draws a point in a fashion I’ve never quite seen before, so it is worthwhile. Note particularly the following… Imagine protesters agitating against a policy or […]

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davidl on December 22nd, 2011

Newt Gingrich just got another reason for the republican wing of the republican party to support him, gift wrapped courtesy of Mitt Romney and George (41) Bush, via Allah Pundit, Hot Air: Choosing his words carefully, the former president said he knew Gingrich relatively well. “I’m not his biggest advocate,” he said. “I had a […]

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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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davidl on October 24th, 2011

Call it what you will, the so-called Arab Spring is certainly not a new birth of freedom, from Telegraph(UK)  via Pat Dollard: Libya’s liberation: interim ruler unveils more radical than expected plans for Islamic law Libya’s interim leader outlined more radical plans to introduce Islamic law than expected as he declared the official liberation of […]

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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 13th, 2011

From a straight faced Washington Post: Lawyer: Iran sets $500,000 bail each for 2 American ‘hikers’ The associated article: TEHRAN, Iran — An Iranian court Tuesday set bail of $500,000 each for two American men arrested more than two years ago and convicted on spy-related charges, clearing the way for their release a year after […]

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davidl on August 31st, 2011

Dumbo’s school of economics, from Michael Bargo Jr.American Thinker: President Obama’s historic expansion of government at a time of great recession is attributed to his socialist agenda of “income redistribution.” While Barack Obama did use these words in his campaign exchange with Joe the Plumber, in reality Obama’s behavior is better explained as an expression […]

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Eric Florack on July 4th, 2011

(Rochester, NY)– I’m home as this is written, and will be heading for York,PA in a coup0le hours, then to Schenectady New York. about 500 miles worth of driving, but a fairly easy lope, all considered.  Thoughts on July 4th: Jeff Jacoby, who I all too rarely link, here, has some excellent thoughts for this […]

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davidl on June 22nd, 2011

Keeping the lights on in Texas, via Physorg: State lawmakers have passed a bill that allows Texans to skirt federal efforts to promote more efficient light bulbs, which ultimately pushes the swirled, compact fluorescent bulbs over the 100-watt incandescent bulbs many grew up with. The measure, sent to Gov. Rick Perry for consideration, lets any […]

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Eric Florack on June 14th, 2011

Brooklyn, NY– I’m at a store, waiting for an offload. I often forget how crowded it gets down here. All it takes is five minutes worth of driving here to remind me.   Obama: The latest example of how socialism doesn’t work no matter who’s in front: I note with interest, David’s Scamble, this morning, […]

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The day the freedom died in Indiana, from NWI Times: INDIANAPOLIS | Overturning a common law dating back to the English Magna Carta of 1215, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Hoosiers have no right to resist unlawful police entry into their homes. In a 3-2 decision, Justice Steven David writing for the court […]

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Eric Florack on April 5th, 2011

Brooklyn, NY— As this is written, I’m in the second largest city in America, the ferstwhile home of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Of course that was back in the day that America gave a damn about baseball. To say this is a unique place is to state the obvious, but it is only obvious for those […]

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Eric Florack on April 4th, 2011

Carlisle, PA– I’m at the truck stop in Carlisle as I write this. Getting comfortable in the new truck I’ve been assigned is an effort that has taken weeks… as I suspected it would. There’s still work to be done on it, but I find myself being very productive with it, and suspect this truck […]

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davidl on February 25th, 2011

Dumbo’s Priorities, from Rush Limbaugh: The price of oil around the world is skyrocketing.  The Saudis are talking about ramping up their production.  How about the crisis in the Middle East?  I mean, for heaven’s sake, “a crisis is a terrible thing to waste,” right?  We have a crisis in the Middle East, we have […]

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davidl on February 10th, 2011

Bitsblog Echo Syndrome, I found it amusing to see Dana Milbank hitting Arianna Huffington from the same angle as I scramble the other day, for being a capitalistist pig, from the Washington Post: Did Arianna Huffington just sell out her fellow progressives? In the literal sense, she undoubtedly has: The sale of Huffington Post to […]

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