davidl on November 19th, 2011

Kathleen McCaffrey ponders liberal myth and Organize Wall Street peeves, one and the same, from Legal Insurrection: I also think that a lot of people in favor of OWS are mourning the death of a dream. I can sympathize with that. A lot of the rhetoric I heard while growing up in the 1990s was […]

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Eric Florack on October 24th, 2011

Sloatsburg, NY— I’m at the Thruway Rest area just north of the NY-NJ border. From here I’ll head to Connecticut, and then back here to Jersey, and then to Western NY. Getting cooler by the day, and we’ll see rain here for a few days. I’m very pleased with the truck; it’s running very well. […]

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Eric Florack on October 10th, 2011

Batavia, NY– Today is Columbus day. I submit to you that everything that is wrong with our government can be seen each and every Columbus Day. I’m out here busting my ass while our “servants’ get the day off…. a day off you and I pay for…. supposedly celebrating a man who most of those […]

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Eric Florack on September 26th, 2011

Westbury, Long Island, NY– A frequent stop for me… dropping off some drinks to the thirsty club shoppers. Nearly 80 here… you’d not know it was fall. Today, I’m going to do a one subject Ramble.   Some observations on the GOP races and faces: Romney:Certainly the favorite of the GOP establishment. That alone, given […]

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Eric Florack on September 15th, 2011

Dorrence,PA– I’m on my way to Saratoga, NY after, running last night from Florence NJ to Carlisle, PA. Some rain around here, some of it fairly intense. Word was they had a number of houses burned from Lightning strikes in the York, PA area. The Lessons of NY9:I mentioned this race and it’s outcome in […]

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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 August 29th, 2011

Queens, NY– Yes, I’m in the city. Some flooding, mostly in Jersey, and a number of trees down, again in Jersey, mostly.  I came in at 1am, so you can imagine that traffic was better than usual. I’m not looking forward to trying to drive out of here, but… at least I got in without […]

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Eric Florack on August 17th, 2011

Wilton, NY- I’m here at a distribution center.  Actually, I wasn’t at the site for very long; I did what they call a “drop and hook”. Meaning, I dropped the trailer with a load and grabbed an empty trailer that one of the other drivers for my company dropped earlier. The advantage to this is […]

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davidl on August 16th, 2011

Eric rambled on Rick Perry, link: Let the mudslinging begin! I’ve said nothing about Rick Perry yet, in terms of his record, because frankly I’ve not had much chance to investigate his record. But based on recent speeches and the reax, as well as what I do know of the man’s record, he does seem […]

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Panic at the White House? From James Pethokoukis, Reuters: Last night in a new report, Democrat-friendly Goldman Sachs dropped an economic bomb on President Obama’s chances for reelection (bold is mine): Following another week of weak economic data, we have cut our estimates for real GDP growth in the second and third quarter of 2011 […]

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davidl on July 13th, 2011

Throwing Granny under the bus, from James Taranto, Wall Street Jourmal: President Obama is pulling out the big guns and pointing them straight at your grandmother. “Obama on Tuesday said he cannot guarantee that retirees will receive their Social Security checks August 3” absent an agreement with Congress to raise the debt ceiling, CBS News reports: […]

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Eric Florack on June 13th, 2011

Wesbury, Long Island, NY– I’m here at one of my regular stops. I ran down to Carlisle, PA to pick this load up, and ran it here this morning AT the moment, I’m waiting to get unloaded so I can get out of the city. No, gang, the Tea Party is still here.Neil Munro says: […]

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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 20th, 2011

Rice, PA— (Along I-81, near Scranton at a rest area) Foggy here today. Accidents because of the fog, and driving is not fun, really, as a result. Oh, well. Goes with the territory. I’m headed for the Albany, NY area, then who knows? Me at OTB just now: Let’s imagine, as a data point, that […]

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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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