Eric Florack on August 9th, 2011

Albany, NY– I”m actually just outside the state capitol, within sight of the antenna for WGY, the 50KW flamethrower on 810khz AM… a station that’s heard all over the east coast. Caught some serious thunderstorms in Harrisburg, last night, and the sky is threatening more, here. THOUGHTS ON OUR FINANCIAL SITUATION: I’ve been saying for […]

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davidl on August 9th, 2011

Obama’s speech, or lack thereof, reax from Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post: He did say one indisputably true thing: The downgrade was more a comment on our political dysfunction than on our ability to repay our debts. That is the dysfunction that he has presided over. That is the paralysis he perpetuated by insisting for months […]

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Eric Florack on July 13th, 2011

Kirkwood, NY– I’m at the NY border just now, eating lunch and going through my email. I’m headed toward Albany and will be there in a couple hours. Cooler, today. A welcome change.   McConnell, again: I said yesterday: Time to replace Mitch McConnellwith someone who has an actual spine. How is it possible he’s […]

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davidl on June 5th, 2011

The so-called National Association for the Advancement of  Colored People likes to pretend to supports black.  Rather the NAA[L]CP, that is the National Association for the Advancement of [Liberal]  Colored People simply advances to cause of her liberal masters.    Case in point, the NAA[L]CP is opposed to charters schools and in favor of failed public […]

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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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davidl on April 12th, 2011

Geraghty’s Law Redux,  Jim Geraghty, the author law o eponymous law wins yet another convert,  from Micheal A. Walsh, New York Post: After weeks of warning of the apocalypse, the leader of the Democratic Party, who never met imaginary or borrowed money that he didn’t want to spend, is now celebrating fiscal sobriety? This about-face […]

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davidl on April 3rd, 2011

Mediaite stirs the pot, from Frances Martel, Mediaite: Pastor Terry Jones, who took advantage of the rapidfire late summer news cycle to become famous for burning Korans last year, has come out strongly against claims that he is directly responsible for prompting Muslim protesters to kill eleven people in Afghanistan this week, including a number […]

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davidl on March 23rd, 2011

Putting a Boot up Max, from Max Boot, Commentary: ContentionsTime for Close Air Support in Libya “We do not provide close air support for the opposition forces. We protect civilians.” So says Gen. Carter Ham, head of Africa Command, who is apparently running the war in Libya at least for the moment. My question is: […]

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davidl on February 9th, 2011

The Great Lady on the passing of the cows, from Phyllis Schlafly, Townhall: Another contemporary feminist, professor and author Linda Hirshman, set forth a popular definition in the Daily Beast. She wrote that “support for abortion rights and Obamacare were litmus tests for true feminism.” That shows how out of touch the feminists are. The […]

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davidl on February 5th, 2011

Fack Camp David, Muslim Brotherhood wants to scrap Egypt’s peace treaty with Israel, from Ria Novosti: Egypt’s banned Muslim Brotherhood movement has unveiled its plans to scrap a peace treaty with Israel if it comes to power, a deputy leader said in an interview with NHK TV. Rashad al-Bayoumi said the peace treaty with Israel […]

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davidl on February 4th, 2011

Egyptian democracy still born, Robert Springborg, Foreign Policy: The Obama administration, having already thrown its weight behind the military, if not Mubarak personally, thereby facilitating the outcome just described, can be expected to redouble its already bad gamble. Fearing once again that the regime might be toppled, it will lean on the Europeans, the Saudis, […]

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davidl on January 30th, 2011

The coming battle, from Melissa Maynard, Stateline: Public sector unions have escaped a comparable decline in their ranks, with 36.2 percent of state and local employees still in unions. But an increasingly loud chorus of governors and state legislators may change that. Like Solis, their argument is tied to the need for more and better […]

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davidl on January 20th, 2011

The smartest democrat in Congress, Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (TX -18), from Philip Klein, American Spectator: Arguing that the Commerce Clause provides the constitutional basis for ObamaCare, Jackson Lee said repealing the law by passing Republicans’ H.R. 2 violates both the Fifth Amendment’s right to due process and the Fourteenth Amendment’s equal protection clause. “The […]

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davidl on September 24th, 2010

One dumb idea, Shikha Dalmia, Forbes: Don’t Ask, however, will eventually go given the growing and overwhelming public opposition to it – even in the military’s own ranks. That is not the case with the Dream Act on which Republicans have inflamed public opinion almost to a point of no return. They called the Dream […]

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Eric Florack on August 28th, 2010

In the New Paltz Journal: Bob Tyrrell wraps up the case against this flagrantly obscene move on Ground Zero in Manhattan: There is nothing irrational or bigoted about thinking that a mosque does not belong at Ground Zero or at the Pentagon or on the Pennsylvania countryside where United Flight 93 crashed.  Americans traditionally raise […]

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