Eric Florack on April 15th, 2009

I noted this in passing before leaving for work this morning, on Fox News, in an article apparently originating on the Gannett wires. and I’ve since confirmed it with local sources down in Binghamton, New York :   A social services accounting clerk wants compensation for missing his lunch break on April 3 during a […]

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Eric Florack on April 26th, 2008

Billy makes a great point this morning: I don’t know why people keep referring to what’s going on with energy as a “market” while it’s stepped on by government every mile of the way from the field to your tank, and from the generator to your AC outlets, ad infinitum. And it’s supposed to be […]

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davidl on December 26th, 2007

Steve LeBlanc reports on the end of fifteen billion dollar hole in the gronnd. BOSTON (AP) – When the clock runs out on 2007, Boston will quietly mark the end of one of the most tumultuous eras in the city’s history: The Big Dig, the nation’s most complex and costliest highway project, will officially come […]

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Eric Florack on December 18th, 2007

Fox news is running what I’ll call the outrage of the week: School officials say the Ocala 5th grader had brought a piece of steak for her lunch, and a four and a half inch steak knife with which to cut it. According to the report, a couple of teachers took the utensil and called […]

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Eric Florack on November 23rd, 2007

I stated here several times over the years that the Democrat party has become the party of the rich.  So imagine the look on my face when Don Lambro, over The Washington Times this morning produces a study which says precisely that: In a state-by-state, district-by-district comparison of wealth concentrations based on Internal Revenue Service […]

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davidl on November 12th, 2007

A juicy tidbit from the weekend talking heads, Wolf Blitzer to Richard Armitage on his disclosure of Valerie Plame Wilson’s employer to Robert Novak: ARMITAGE: They’re not words on which I disagree. I think it was extraordinarily foolish of me. There was no ill-intent on my part and I had never seen ever, in 43 […]

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Eric Florack on November 7th, 2007

Captain Ed notes, , the Mukasey vote, yesterday: The Senate Judiciary Panel reported Michael Mukasey’s nomination to the full Senate today, recommending confirmation by an 11-8 vote. Chuck Schumer and Dianne Feinstein voted to support , as announced earlier, all but guaranteeing his confirmation on the floor of the Senate later this month. The opposition […]

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Eric Florack on November 2nd, 2007

Manu Raju at The Hill:  Senate Republicans said Thursday they would invoke new ethics rules to block Democratic efforts to send to President Bush the first appropriations package of the 110th Congress. Do you understand the impact of what’s being said here? The FIRST appropriations package of this congress. And even this they can’t get […]

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Fersboo on October 30th, 2007

I’ll expect the same outrage for Pelosi’s actions, if not more, that FEMA generated by staging a press conference. The Hill is reporting that Speaker of the House Pelosi (D) is concerned that Republicans will use the Rangel’s “controversial new tax bill ” against them in 2008 that she altered the transcript of said tax […]

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Eric Florack on October 30th, 2007

Doctor Thomas Sowell points up something I’ve discussed here previously: It is remarkable how many political “solutions” today are dealing with problems created by previous political “solutions.” Three examples that come to mind immediately are the housing -market crisis, the wildfires in southern California, and the water shortages in the west. Congress and the Bush […]

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Eric Florack on October 27th, 2007

There has long been discussion about why Congress is generally speaking not the best place to be leaving secretive information, particularly when democrats are in charge.  This is a primary aim sample of why, from TPM: This summer the House Judiciary Committee launched an effort to collect tips from would-be whistleblowers in the Justice Department. […]

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Eric Florack on October 26th, 2007

I rather doubt this needs any comment.

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Eric Florack on October 18th, 2007

So that our readers will not be under informed on earthshaking events, I will pass along word from the United Nations that 2008 will be the international year of the potato. No, really. at first, this kind of thing would seem contrived, as so many United Nations projects are.  But this one, actually make some […]

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Eric Florack on September 30th, 2007

If this isn’t yet another example of what health care would be like is run by the government…  WASHINGTON —(AP)  Who cares if they’re free? Residents in the nation’s capital say the condoms being handed out have a serious problem. As many as 70,000 condoms given away in a citywide campaign to reduce HIV and […]

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Eric Florack on September 18th, 2007

From WDIV: John David R. Atchison, 53, an assistant U.S. attorney from the northern district of Florida, was arraigned in U.S. District Court in Detroit Monday afternoon. An undercover officer posed as a mother offering her child to Atchison for sex, according to police. It is interesting to me, the reaction of the Liberal blogs […]

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