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 13th, 2011

Daughter like Mother. Just as Chelsea Clinton’s mother thought sleeping in the residential wing of the White House somehow qualified her to run the executive wing, Clinton thinks being endowed with a famous name, her father’s nose and her mother personality, or lack thereof, gives her qualifications as broadcast journalist, from an under impressed Washington […]

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Eric Florack on October 3rd, 2011

Glen Cove, NY– I’m out on Long Island. Same ol’ Same Ol’. Buit of rain out here today, but not much. Supposed to be nicer midweek. My truck is back and repaired. All new drive tires..(8 of ’em) new shocks, brakes, etc. I love it; It handles like a new truck. Missing the obvious: I […]

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Eric Florack on September 23rd, 2011

Queens, NY– I’m dropping a load here, and will run to Buffalo to grab next Monday’s load. Raining here, and will be raining at home by the time I get there. Really wanted to wash the truck, but…(shrug) What this “tax the rich” meme is really all about:  Krauthammer nails it A most revealing window […]

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davidl on September 20th, 2011

It takes some nerve  for a convicted murder to beg for clemency.   If Troy Anthony Davis has shown his victim the late Mark Allen MacPhail any clemency, or mercy, Davis would not now be on death row, from Atlanta Journal Constitution: Parole board denies clemency for Troy Davis The mother of a murdered police officer […]

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Eric Florack on September 5th, 2011

Rochester, NY— I’m home today, but will leave for Allentown PA tonight, for a couple of short hops. Four or five days out., in total. It’ll be a little cooler, and my truck is running well, so it should be a couple of fun days. Today is “Labor Day”. If you’re looking at your paycheck […]

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davidl on September 3rd, 2011

The lame streamers said a lot  about Barack Obama in the Aught Eight campaign.   Was any of it true?   From Rosslyn Smith  American Thinker: If anything, Obama’s situation is almost the opposite of Truman’s. Obama has long dwelt inside the cocoon of Ivy League-educated experts bereft of common sense, and if anything, he has been […]

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davidl on July 18th, 2011

Is Hope Dead? From the Sharp Tack Clarice Feldman, American Thinker: This was the kind of week where any self-respecting 2008 Obama supporter who had not yet yanked off his Obama-Biden Bumper sticker should have been in his garage scraping off that old Hope and Change. It began on Monday when he insisted on a […]

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davidl on July 15th, 2011

Making Dumbo and the ‘rats pay the price for throwing Granny under the bus, from Mark Tapscott,Washington Examiner: So when Obama threatens not to pay Social Security checks on time, the proper response of congressional Republicans should be to pass emergency legislation directing the Secretary of the Treasury to pay interest on the national debt, […]

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More Warmist bunk, from Richard Black, BBC News: The lull in global warming from 1998 to 2008 was mainly caused by a sharp rise in China’s coal use, a study suggests. The absence of a temperature rise over that decade is often used by “climate sceptics” as grounds for denying the existence of man-made global […]

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Eric Florack on July 4th, 2011

(Rochester, NY)– I’m home as this is written, and will be heading for York,PA in a coup0le hours, then to Schenectady New York. about 500 miles worth of driving, but a fairly easy lope, all considered.  Thoughts on July 4th: Jeff Jacoby, who I all too rarely link, here, has some excellent thoughts for this […]

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davidl on July 4th, 2011

In order for Americans to get their jobs back, Barack Obama must lose his, from Shannon Travis: Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is getting more creative, and apparently more aggressive, in her political attacks against President Barack Obama. On Saturday, the Minnesota congresswoman took fresh jabs at the president. In […]

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Eric Florack on May 30th, 2011

Single issue Ramble this time. I want to speak briefly about Memorial day which is today and I’d like you to really think about what I’m going to say to you. It’s always been a special day for me, because honoring our vets has always held special meaning for me; it’s a lesson my parents […]

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Eric Florack on April 26th, 2011

Pattersonville, NY, along I-90– Took a break to deal with a few issues and drop a note on the blog. Rain and fog here today, and some serious thunderstorms threatening. I’m cooking some lunch after which, I’ll be heading to the Buffalo area. I have been asked by a few readers who my favorite is […]

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davidl on April 18th, 2011

It snowed yesterday, and none dared call it global warming. Dumbo’s Plan, from Doug MacEachern, Arizona Republic: I thought about that on Wednesday as President Barack Obama delivered his speech about the country’s precarious finances. […] And after each declaration of grave concern, including his speech last week, Obama just sort of went ahead with […]

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