Eric Florack on August 1st, 2011

College Point, NY— I’m across the water from Manhattan, with Laguardia between myself and there. It’s a pretty sight in the early evening, at least from this distance. I’ll be back here tomorrow morning,  with another load of drinks. Apparently the hot weather is good for someone’s business, anyway. I have an older truck today,  […]

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Eric Florack on June 23rd, 2011

Denver, PA– Hot here today. My truck’s info center advises me it’s 90degrees out here in the parking lot. Like I needed that info, thanks very much, Truck. From here to Carlisle, PA, I think. UNEXPECTEDLY? There’s that word again in today’s headlines. In a report, the U.S. Department of Labor said the number of […]

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Eric Florack on May 19th, 2011

Middle Village, NYC,NY– It’s an OK place, but I don’t know as I’d want to live here. Too damned crowded for one thing. I’m here unloading at a mall, after having driven in in the small hours of  the morning… which if you’re driving anything larger than a pair of roller skates is decidedly the […]

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davidl on May 19th, 2011

Obama the Sensitive, what a winning combination for a President, a thick skull and thin skin, from Michelle: And now, the Boston Herald has been spanked by the White House for…running a front-page op-ed by Mitt Romney: more reax, Alex Alvarez, Mediaite: A Romney spokesperson weighed in by noting that the “op-ed was about jobs, […]

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davidl on May 9th, 2011

MoDo gets it.  How bloody obvious is the War on Terror when even Maureen Dowd gets it, from New York Times: I don’t want closure. There is no closure after tragedy. I want memory, and justice, and revenge. When you’re dealing with a mass murderer who bragged about incinerating thousands of Americans and planned to […]

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Dumbo’s birth certificate, Dumbo, b/k/a Barack Obama as reported by George Stephanopoulos, ABC New, via ZIP, Weasel Zippers: “I think that over the last two and a half years there’s been an effort to go at me in a way that is politically expedient in the short-term for Republicans.  But [it] creates, I think a […]

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davidl on January 13th, 2011

Crying Clyburn, James Clyburn is hearing voices, yet again, from Michael O’Brien, Hill: Clyburn said that Palin didn’t grasp why such rhetoric was so troubling, regardless of the motivations of the alleged shooter. The No. 3 House Democrat referenced the civil rights era and said that some of the shrill rhetoric in modern politics is […]

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davidl on January 8th, 2011

‘Pubs to Holder: It is the jobs stupid, from Byron York, Washington Examiner: There are many areas in which Republicans and [Attorney General Eric] Holder are likely to disagree, but the most contentious could be immigration, starting with the enforcement of federal laws to prevent the employment of illegal immigrants. Ask Smith what he’ll be […]

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davidl on January 3rd, 2011

US Navy does raunchy: NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy said Sunday it will investigate “clearly inappropriate” videos broadcast to the crew of a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier in which a top officer of the ship used gay slurs, mimicked masturbation and opened the shower curtain on women pretending to bathe together. The star of the […]

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davidl on December 27th, 2010

Sharp Tack pricks Juan, Clarice Feldman destroys Juan Williams, first Williams, from Aaron Blake,Washington Post: Juan Williams: Palin not on same ‘intellectual stage’ as Obama Fox News contributor Juan Williams said Sunday that Sarah Palin “can’t stand on the intellectual stage” with President Obama. Williams, in his role as an analyst on Fox News Sunday, […]

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Billy Hollis at Q&O today: McQ hit these pompous fools when they first popped their heads up. I was too busy to chime in then, but the more I’ve watched this whole “No Labels” thing, the funnier it gets. George Will does a pretty good job today of shredding some of their sillier assertions: Although […]

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davidl on December 13th, 2010

Dumbo forced to clean up his own mess, rather that hole in roof, Barack Obama seems to prefer mopping the floor, from USA Today: President Obama is engaging in some post-WikiLeaks diplomacy. In phone calls Saturday to the leaders of Turkey and Mexico, Obama deplored the WikiLeaks release of once-secret diplomatic cables — some of […]

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davidl on December 7th, 2010

Dumbo throws ‘rate underneath the bus, Barack Obama and congressional repubolicans agree to extend Bush era tax rates, from Shailagh Murray Washington Post: President Obama and congressional Republicans agreed Monday to a tentative deal that would extend for two years all the Bush-era income tax breaks set to expire on Dec. 31, continue unemployment benefits […]

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davidl on December 5th, 2010

Fat Lady of the United States to ban school bake sales, FLOTUS, Michelle Obama just can’t keep her paws off you kids school lunch, from Mary ClareE Jalonick: WASHINGTON (AP) — Don’t touch my brownies! A child nutrition bill on its way to President Barack Obama — and championed by the first lady — gives […]

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Eric Florack on December 2nd, 2010

I have to give Bruce McQuain credit. He writes, today: I know this comes as a shock – shock I tell you – but the left is just in a tizzy today about the GOP Senate caucus’s unanimous decision not to allow anything to go forward in the Senate’s lame duck session until the tax […]

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