Eric Florack on November 7th, 2011

Carteret,NJ– I’m dropping  a load of canned veggies. I’ll camp out for the night, once that’s done. It’s getting colder at night, but thank God my Auxiliary Power unit is working fine. This will be a short week for me; My wife and I got married on 11-11-89.  That makes this Friday, 11-11-11, our 22nd […]

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davidl on October 1st, 2011

Immigration enforcement works BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (AP) – Hispanic students have started vanishing from Alabama public schools in the wake of a court ruling that upheld the state’s tough new law cracking down on illegal immigration. Education officials say scores of immigrant families have withdrawn their children from classes or kept them home this week, afraid […]

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davidl on August 20th, 2011

Rumblings from the ‘Rats plantation, from Fareed Zakaria, Chicago Tribune: Democrats are finally up for a fight — with President Barack Obama. Having despaired that Obama gave in to the tea party on the debt deal, they now criticize him as too cautious in his proposals to boost American jobs. They’re right that Obama should […]

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Eric Florack on August 17th, 2011

Wilton, NY- I’m here at a distribution center.  Actually, I wasn’t at the site for very long; I did what they call a “drop and hook”. Meaning, I dropped the trailer with a load and grabbed an empty trailer that one of the other drivers for my company dropped earlier. The advantage to this is […]

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davidl on August 11th, 2011

Dumbo  b/k/a Barack Obama gets WaPoed  from the left and the right, from the left Dana Milbank, Washington Post: It’s not exactly fair to blame Obama for the rout: Almost certainly, the markets ignored him. And that’s the problem: The most powerful man in the world seems strangely powerless, and irresolute, as larger forces bring […]

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Panic at the White House? From James Pethokoukis, Reuters: Last night in a new report, Democrat-friendly Goldman Sachs dropped an economic bomb on President Obama’s chances for reelection (bold is mine): Following another week of weak economic data, we have cut our estimates for real GDP growth in the second and third quarter of 2011 […]

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davidl on June 17th, 2011

Dumbo isn’t all there, from Victor Davis Hanson, National Review: In the world of Barack Obama, inflating tires and “tuning up” modern car engines precludes off-shore drilling. Four-dollar-a-gallon gas prices can be ameliorated by having the average consumer trade in his 8-mpg clunker. Medical bills soar because doctors unnecessarily rip out tonsils and lop off […]

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Eric Florack on June 9th, 2011

York,PA in the midst of a really wild thunderstorm…– I brought a load here from the Adirondacks, and will be on my home turf, tomorrow. I’m looking forward to this weekend; it’s been a particularly trying week… several repairs. Actually, I’ve been quite road-repair free until this week. A radiator hose, two tires, a welding […]

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Eric Florack on May 23rd, 2011

Westbury, Long Island,NY– Took a load to Carlisle, PA last night, and then another from there to Long Island, today. I’ll be heading west shortly. Hey, Billy… As always your comments on Krugman are spot on, and all the more so for their cut to the chase-briefness. Paul Krugman is a stark moron, Nobel Prize […]

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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 March 29th, 2011

Mocking Media Splatters, Mark Hemingway mocks David Brock, of Media Splatters for American, from Weekly Standard: But as Nietzsche once said, “At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not cease to be insipid.” MMFA is really, really insipid. I mean, as a professional journalist, I’m not sure how I […]

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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 March 17th, 2011

In Cold Blood, the sad thing about this story is that I don’t find it shocking. from Claire Berlinski: Writing in Cold Blood About Itamar We went yesterday to Itamar, the West Bank settlement where Udi and Ruth Fogel, and their children–Yoav, age 11, Elad, age 4, and Hadas, their 3-month-old daughter–were murdered. A detail […]

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davidl on March 7th, 2011

The Audacity of a Dope, Jack Kelly explains the political phenomenon formerly attributed to one Barack Husien Obama, from RCP: Mr. Obama’s campaign speeches consisted mostly of empty platitudes, which nevertheless were greeted with wild applause. “Obama’s appeal comes not from the things he says, but from who is saying them,” wrote columnist Froma Harrop […]

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davidl on March 1st, 2011

So much for the new tone, civility and all that.  Representative Charles Rangel (NY – 15) has, in so many words, called President Barack Obama, a/k/a Dumbo, a slave master, from Jordan Fabian, Hill:- State governments taking steps to “abolish” collective bargaining rights for workers is similar to slavery, Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) contends. Speaking […]

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