Carlisle, PA–After three highly unusual weeks of running to the west it appears as though I will be spending the remainder of this year running east.  That’s a bit more normal for this truck line.  Frankly, we’re experiencing a bit of a pre Christmas slowdown. I’m not worried.  I’ve seen this before.  From here, I […]

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davidl on December 18th, 2011

Some folks at the New York Times seem to think this is a  reason for celebration, via Doug Mataconis, Otside the Beltway: BAGHDAD — The last convoy of American troops to leave Iraq drove into Kuwait on Sunday morning, marking the end of the nearly nine-year war. The convoy’s departure, which included about 110 vehicles […]

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The Unhinged Mind, Glenn Greenwald pondered, from Salon: It’s unsurprising that establishment media outlets have been condescending, dismissive and scornful of the ongoing protests on Wall Street. Any entity that declares itself an adversary of prevailing institutional power is going to be viewed with hostility by establishment-serving institutions and their loyalists. That’s just the nature […]

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davidl on September 6th, 2010

Code Pink where are you? Code Pink is not so much anti-war, as it is pro-liberal, form Jammie Wearing Fool: As President Barack Obama formally declared an end to combat operations in Iraq this week, the anti-war movement that helped sweep him into office — and that worked for seven years to bring U.S. troops […]

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davidl on May 23rd, 2010

Dumbo sets sights on big trucks, what could go wrong?   From Erica Werner and Ken Thomas, Associated Press: WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is setting the nation’s sights on vehicles that run on half the fuel they now use and give off half the pollution. Obama on Friday directed the government to set the first-ever […]

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davidl on February 8th, 2010

The reprobate and former Marine, John Murtha,  has assumed room temperature, Associated Press: Murtha’s criticism of the Iraq war intensified in 2006, when he accused Marines of murdering Iraqi civilians “in cold blood” at Haditha, Iraq, after one Marine died and two were wounded by a roadside bomb. Say hello to Senator Oldsmobile.

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Eric Florack on August 19th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble. This is The “What the Truck” Edition WE HAVE THE ENERGY WE NEED…. BUT.… Can we get it? That’s the question that Investor’s Business daily examines, today. Why are Democrats so very reluctant to develop energy reources… […]

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Eric Florack on June 19th, 2009

Doctor Krauthammer today makes a great point about Obama’s response to the Iran situation: …. this incipient revolution is no longer about the election. Obama totally misses the point. The election allowed the political space and provided the spark for the eruption of anti-regime fervor that has been simmering for years and awaiting its moment. […]

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Eric Florack on June 12th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere: The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the First Dept Edition From our Dept of Intemperate Thoughts: So, now that Whalen has (wrongly, I think) apologized for ‘outting’ that Publius moron, when might we expect an apology for “outingouting” Jeff Gannon?  About the time that the […]

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davidl on May 19th, 2009

The leftards railed against the circa five thousand soldiers were lost in Iran.   You know the chant:  Bush lied, people died.    Yet Corporate Average Fuel Efficiency standards are already killing people,  Karl, Hot Air: As for the increased motorist deaths, which the National Academy of Sciences once estimated at 1,300 to 2,600 in 1993 alone, even […]

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Eric Florack on August 4th, 2008

These Nightly Rambles are all things I’ve found during the day. I input them all day long and auto-post whatever I’ve collected at around 4 to 430 eastern. I put things in here that catch my eye but that perhaps do not rate a full post on their own. Interesting…. and forgive me for a […]

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davidl on July 24th, 2008

As always, Professor Althouse is elequent: I guess we’re not supposed to think about how Obama wanted and still wants to give up on the Iraq war. Surely, if he’d been there in 1948, he would have said the Berlin airlift is hopeless. He thought the surge was hopeless. As alway, Ace is not: Are […]

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Eric Florack on July 22nd, 2008

(CNN) — The New York Times has rejected an op-ed piece written by John McCain defending his Iraq war policy in response to a piece by Barack Obama published in the paper last week. You guys have all hear this one by now, so it hardly seems worth it to waste the bandwidth to copy […]

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Eric Florack on June 16th, 2008

From the LA Times this morning: In 2006, John F. Kerry explained the Senate’s 77-23 passage of the Iraq war resolution this way: “We were misled. We were given evidence that was not true.” On the campaign trail, Hillary Rodham Clinton dodged blame for her pro-war vote by claiming that “the mistakes were made by this […]

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Eric Florack on May 3rd, 2008

McQ: Many are taking the following quote of John McCain as an indication that one of the primary motivations for Iraq was oil. MMmmpppffh. If oil was the reason we went to war, then we might consider the Iraq war a failure. Of course that wasn’t the reason. But remember when liberals were critical, saying […]

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