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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davidl on December 14th, 2011

Hans Villarica, Atlantic: New research shows that liquor consumption affects a person’s intention to have unprotected sex, one of the leading causes of HIV infection PROBLEM: Alcohol consumption has long been implicated in the incidence of unsafe sex, the leading cause of HIV infection. It’s been unclear, however, if inebriation is the sole cause of […]

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davidl on November 30th, 2011

Brian Tashman, Right Wing Watch: On Monday, Massachusetts congressman Barney Frank announced that he will not seek reelection next year, and American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer decided to celebrate Frank’s retirement by attacking the congressman for being gay. On Focal Point yesterday, Fischer claimed that Frank may have used his prominent position to “influence” […]

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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 19th, 2011

Celebrated Narcissist Says He Made All The Right Choices With high unemployment, low GDP, a stagnant economy, low consumer confidence, rising food and fuel prices, real wages going down, and even more people without health insurance, I’d hate to think if Obama had made what he considers to be bad choices. From William Teach, Pirate’s […]

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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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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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davidl on July 8th, 2011

Fast and Furious, from Michael A. Walsh, New York Post: Don’t look now, but the real action in Washington this week isn’t the parti san wrangling over the debt ceiling but something — literally — even more incendiary: Operation Fast and Furious, which seems about to explode right in the face of Attorney General Eric […]

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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 May 17th, 2011

Bronx, NY– As this is posted, I’m in The Bronx, waiting to be unloaded. I ran back to Mountaintop,PA overnight (Through heavy fog) to get this load headed for the Bronx. I’m certainly getting to see lots of the big city of late. OBAMA STIMULUS KILLED A MILLION JOBS: Report. The only thing that is […]

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Dumbo relents, three years after Mrs. Clinton raised the issues and after months of the media claiming that it was legally impossible, Barack Obama finally  releases his long form certificate of live birth, from William Jacobson, Legal Insurrection: So much for our media, which has been telling us — contrary to the actual law as […]

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davidl on April 23rd, 2011

Taking Mr. Krugman to school Paul Krugman, New York Times: Earlier this week, The Times reported on Congressional backlash against the Independent Payment Advisory Board, a key part of efforts to rein in health care costs. This backlash was predictable; it is also profoundly irresponsible, as I’ll explain in a minute. But something else struck […]

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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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Eric Florack on April 18th, 2011

Altoona,PA– The last several times I’ve come down to this Central PA town,  it was to visit the rail lines running through here. The place is famous for “Horseshoe Curve, and it’s true this is the biggest attraction for railfans in the east. This time, I actually have freight.  Arrived here early this morning. Not […]

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davidl on April 7th, 2011

Putting the Hurt on Obama, Charles Hurt on Barack Obama, from Washington Times: And then there were Mr. Obama’s worldly-wise assurances that peace would reign and everybody would love us if only we had a sophisticated, multilingual president who had lived abroad, on other continents, with roots in the Muslim world. Instead, he has shepherded […]

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