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 August 24th, 2011

Latham, NY– I’m outside Albany, getting a load for Watertown, NY. This week has been a series of hops that saw me running to within about 10 miles of the DC monument district. A little over an hour after I left the area, I was parked at the PA-MD border along I-83 touching up my […]

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davidl on July 1st, 2011

Two takes on Dumbo’s presser, first the literate, from Yuval Levin, National Review: It all had the feel of a childish tantrum by a person who desperately wishes he were living in a different reality — one in which he is the heroic man of action and his opponents are irresponsible and weak. But the […]

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davidl on May 17th, 2011

Obami give birth to the deathers, Andrew Malcolm professes to be confused why so much of the public refuses to accept the Obama administration’s claim of the death of Usama bin Laden at face value, from the Los Angeles Times: Here we go again. It’s been only two weeks since President Obama reported on national […]

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Eric Florack on May 9th, 2011

Mountaintop, PA– I’m here at the Quaker Oats facility in Mountaintop.  After weeks of rain, we’ve got some serious sunshine, and it’s a welcome thing. We’ll see middle 60’s around here today. I’ll be in New Jersey, tonight. Got the truck washed this morning, it looks wonderful. Things with the truck continue to come together and […]

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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 2nd, 2011

Coherence from Cohen, some sobering questions from Richard Cohen no Egypt, from the Washington Post: Egypt’s problems are immense. It has a population it cannot support, a standard of living that is stagnant and a self-image as leader of the (Sunni) Arab world that does not, really, correspond to reality. It also lacks the civic […]

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davidl on December 17th, 2010

Turds of Wisdom, from Karl Rove, Wall Street Journal: But a scorched-earth policy doesn’t make sense for the Obama White House. Independents voted Republican last month by a 59% to 38% margin not because they thought Mr. Obama too civil, his course too centrist, and his bipartisanship too energetic. In fact, they were sick of […]

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davidl on December 16th, 2010

Flock Fairness, from Jay Eisenhofer and Richard Schiffrinm, AOL News: (Dec. 16) — With President Barack Obama facing an outpouring of criticism from his party base following the tax-and-spending deal cut with congressional Republicans, it is time for the base to face reality: The Democrats’ message on the economy is not working. Voters are not […]

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Eric Florack on November 14th, 2010

In a Pajamas Media article I wrote just after Obama was deified: Indeed, it is Obama who apparently is doing the most in terms of recognizing (the far left’s bleeding anti-Bush vitriol notwithstanding) that Mr. Bush didn’t do that bad of a job after all. He’s adopting the vast majority of his anti-terrorism and economic […]

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I blogged yesterday: Consider this closely, now;  The Democrats have had an overwhelming majority in both houses of Congress, and had the White House as well.  Yet, they claim that one of the reasons for their slow “progress” to the left has been Republican stonewalling?  Oh, please.  The reality there is one of two situations, […]

Continue reading about A Challange to the Lefties: What has Obama And the Dem Congress Accomplished?

Well, we are as of this writing, mere days away from the mid-term elections… which by all acounts, even among Democratic pollsters, isn’t going to go down well for the Democrat party. The only question, seemingly, is just how much of a Democrat bloodbath this election will be. The reasons are simple enough; The American […]

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davidl on September 22nd, 2010

Professor Thomas Sowell – 1, Dumbo – 0, Obamcare meets Basic Economics, loses, Patteico’s Pontifications: So what do you think might happen if you sought to make health insurance more widely available for children — by simply mandating that companies with child-only policies make those policies available to children with pre-existing conditions? So were the […]

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davidl on September 20th, 2010

FDR brought  Americans the New Deal. HST gave us:The Square Deal FDR: The New Deal JFK:   The New Frontier LBJ: The Great Society Barack Hussien Obama: The New Reality? Hat tip:  Tim Williams and Jim Geraghty, Campaign Spot. Source and video via RCP. “I’m one of your middle class Americans. And quite frankly, I’m exhausted.  […]

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DJ Durant on August 6th, 2010

The Labor Department reported this morning that nonfarm payrolls fell by 131,000 in the month of July.  Even more discouraging was that June’s revised payroll number was revised downward to a negative 221,000.  This is huge.  Initial jobless claims estimates released Thursday was 479,000, and was an increase from the previous week’s 460,000.  The two […]

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