Bruce at Q&O dives into the swamp known as Gustav in relation to the RNC. It’s a worthy article, but one point of disagreement: Frankly, keeping Bush out of the convention limelight is a positive. How to do that without Gustav is all but impossible. Gustav provides a perfect excuse and, interestingly, Bush himself grabbed […]

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Holiday weekend, so this will be a short one… essentially a nod to the Ramble Tradition. As to the holiday itself, let me say this clearly: Labor unions have outlived their usefulness, and have evolved to the point where they are now not the solution. Rather, they are the problem. Why on earth do we […]

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Eric Florack on July 11th, 2008

I commented earlier this week that I had my doubts about Jesse Jackson’s open-mike trick. What if this comment of Jackson’s was staged to give Obama some white street creds? Normally, I’d not give the man credit for being able to take part in any kind of coordinated effort, including arranging a lunch.  But with […]

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Eric Florack on March 17th, 2008

Interesting note from Baton Rouge by way of NOLA.COM BATON ROUGE — The state Legislature on Friday wrapped up its second special session during the 2-month-old administration of Gov. Bobby Jindal by completing a full sweep of the governor’s proposed package of business tax cuts and $1.1 billion in surplus spending priorities.Jindal and his legislative […]

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Yikes! How long did THIS take to set up? Clearly some engineering genius has far too much time on their hands. Rube had nothing on these folks. The WSJ is saying that Obama is just now figuring out that the Clintons will do ANYTHING, and I do mean ANYTHING to win. Somehow, I have my […]

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Eric Florack on January 24th, 2008

I see that Louisiana Senator, Mary Landrieu (D), is presently asking the Congress for $250 BILLION to rebuild New Orleans. Let’s break out the spreadsheet. NOLA has 484,674 residents. Broken down by person, that means each one gets paid $516,528.00 from the federal government. NOLA supposedly has 188,251 homes. Each will get $1,329,787.00. Or, we […]

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Eric Florack on January 24th, 2008

By way of OTB, I see that the Louisiana primary went down about as expected; Ron Paul beat Romney, but both of them lost to Fred Thompson. That a couple of comparatively liberal northeastern pols wouldn’t do well down there among Republicans, doesn’t shock me. Anyone promising to lower the size of government will do […]

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Quite the shouting match going on over at Q&O, over that bit that Billy referenced earlier this morning. The subject? Well, I’m convinced about half of those involved don’t know and another 49% don’t understand it. For the first time in bloddy years, I find myself in some degree of agreement with Henke when he […]

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Eric Florack on December 3rd, 2007

James Taranto, the other day(Via mail) speaks about Murtha admitting there’s serious progress in Iraq, and that the surge IS working…. Murtha does make the obligatory complaint about lack of political progress in Iraq, and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that he complains the White House is making invidious comparisons: As a reminder of how contentious […]

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Eric Florack on November 30th, 2007

AllahPundit over at Hot Air is reporting Murtha is finally admitting the surge is working. The question is will ever apoligize to the troops he slandered? More Memorandum Update and Bump: (Bit) CNN is saying that Murtha has taken the unusual step of clarifying his remaks, through a spokesman in Johnstown: The surge, he said […]

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Eric Florack on November 22nd, 2007

Just a concept I want to capture. Think of this what you will; With all the progress that’s been happening in Iraq of late, the last refuge of the left is to complain that the Iraqi federal government there doesn’t have it’s act together. While that’s true in large degree, it’s also beside the point.  […]

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Eric Florack on November 19th, 2007

Surber is still playing “Name that Party” I doubt AP would have downplayed a Republican losing over a racist remark. As a member of the MSM for most of my adult life, I should resent charges of a pro-Democrat bias in the media. Really, I should. But then Melinda Deslatte of the Associated Press and […]

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Eric Florack on November 18th, 2007

Times are tough for the Republican Party and its candidates. Earlier this month, according to Gallup, more people strongly disapproved of George W. Bush than any previous president since the advent?of polling—and, really, how could things be any different? Bush can boast of an unwinnable quagmire in Iraq, a decimated housing market, economic instability and […]

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Eric Florack on November 13th, 2007

Michelle Malkin reports, today: The Chicago Tribune’s Howard Witt penned an investigative piece published yesterday on the controversy surrounding the charitable funds raised for the Jena 6. I’m sure you’ll be shocked to learn that much of the money can’t be traced, while some of the defendants are literally rolling in race-hustling dough: Just weeks […]

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Eric Florack on October 21st, 2007

Captain Ed says:  Louisiana elected its governor on the first ballot for the first time in recent memory, and the voters sent a message to the corrupt Democratic machine at the same time. Bobby Jindal, who narrowly lost a runoff four years ago, becomes the first Indian-American governor of a state after prevailing against a […]

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