davidl on January 2nd, 2012

Janet Shan, Hinterland Gazette: Gun sales surge in U.S. for Christmas. According to the FBI, over 1.5 million background checks on customers were requested by gun dealers to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System in December, the UK Telegraph reports. That was the highest number ever in a single month, even surpassing the record […]

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davidl on December 31st, 2011

If being voluntarily associated  with a racist  is bad for one politician, it should not be good for another,  yet,, Roger Simon, PJ Media: That inability to select even marginally acceptable (non-racist) employees and colleagues should, on the face of it, disqualify Paul as a candidate for president of the United States. Can you imagine […]

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Sloatsburg,NY– I’m here after driving most of the day. A quick run from rochester to Bethlehem Pennsylvania, then over to Quakertown for a loadfew of paper towels. — Voting rights: Over at questions and observations, Bruce McQuain in his usual take no prisoners style … which, frankly I’ve always admired, proceeds to blow up the […]

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Eric Florack on December 23rd, 2011

There is no moral imperative driving this message, tonight — no calls for a life of self sacrifice, no direct calls for intensive reflection this night, not even a real punch line of the story.  I will let you decide if these thoughts call for that. Tonight, I’m thinking back…. decades gone by, in fact. […]

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davidl on December 22nd, 2011

Newt Gingrich just got another reason for the republican wing of the republican party to support him, gift wrapped courtesy of Mitt Romney and George (41) Bush, via Allah Pundit, Hot Air: Choosing his words carefully, the former president said he knew Gingrich relatively well. “I’m not his biggest advocate,” he said. “I had a […]

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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 18th, 2011

Some folks at the New York Times seem to think this is a  reason for celebration, via Doug Mataconis, Otside the Beltway: BAGHDAD — The last convoy of American troops to leave Iraq drove into Kuwait on Sunday morning, marking the end of the nearly nine-year war. The convoy’s departure, which included about 110 vehicles […]

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Eric Florack on December 14th, 2011

James at OTB suggests he knows why the GOP establishment doesn’t like Gingrich. He offers up the usual litany, but noplace does he offer the real reason: As to the issues, Gingrich makes Mitt Romney look like a pillar of consistency.   Really, James? Romney favored “Assault” Weapons Ban Romney Favors Waiting Periods to Buy […]

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Eric Florack on December 13th, 2011

Indianapolis, IN–I’m still at Indy. When I got done writing yesterday’s Ramble, I did my usual pre-trip inspection of my truck and found that I had oil coming from one wheel seal. This is a possibly dangerous situation, with fire or possibly a lack of braking power being the upshot. At the very least it […]

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davidl on December 1st, 2011

Who says I never cite Morning Joe, video: Reax, Karen the Lonely Conservative: Tina Brown: Obama Doesn’t Like His Job, Doesn’t Know How to Exercise Power Ace of Spades calls this the one Morning Joe transcript worth a few minutes of your time. Head over there for the pertinent parts. Or kick back and and […]

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We here in America have a problem. It is a major problem. There are large number of people in this country, indeed I begin to suspect majority, who are sensing danger and destruction in our near future if this problem isn’t solved. Certainly it can be considered an economic problem, but I suspect that most […]

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davidl on November 23rd, 2011

From Cadie Thompson, CNBC: Some demonstrators[morons] are planning to occupy retailers on Black Friday to protest “the business that are in the pockets of Wall Street.” […] The goal of the movement is to impact the profits of major corporations this holiday season. Just what the American woman needs, even more motivation to shop, from […]

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davidl on November 20th, 2011

Alan Colmes has his knickers in twist over this statement by Alan Keyes,  Liberaland: If the allegations against Sandusky are true, there’s an aspect of the situation that doesn’t make sense. Why would higher-ups be willing to risk their reputations and life-long careers to cover for the wrongdoing of one of their subordinates? Despite the […]

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Eric Florack on November 19th, 2011

I note with some degree of interest with a resurgency  of Newt Gingrich in the early polling for Iowa.  There seems a good deal of objection to his showing up, particularly among the press who like Rick Perry and Herman Cain before him (and Michelle Bachman and Sarah Palin before him… ) is now the […]

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Eric Florack on November 16th, 2011

Columbia, NJ- I’m set to run into the city at about 3am, and am taking a rest break before doing that. It’s raining here, fairly hard, though the radar says it’ll slack off shortly. Hacking: The last few days, I’ve been having problems hitting Limbaugh’s site. Anyone else notice this one? Obamacare: Walter Russel Mead […]

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