Eric Florack on June 24th, 2011

Horseheads,NY– This is one of those places you wonder “How’d  they come up with that name?” Cooler and windy today, with Showers on and off. One more trip I think, then to the house. Gotta get the camper ready for Next weekend, and the truck ready for Alex’s ride-along with me next week. TAXES: The […]

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Eric Florack on June 13th, 2011

Wesbury, Long Island, NY– I’m here at one of my regular stops. I ran down to Carlisle, PA to pick this load up, and ran it here this morning AT the moment, I’m waiting to get unloaded so I can get out of the city. No, gang, the Tea Party is still here.Neil Munro says: […]

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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 12th, 2011

Syracuse,NY– Been a long day. Been a long week, in fact.  I’m here at the Pilot in Syracuse, waiting for an offload scheduled for 9am tomorrow The truck continues to impress me, and other than short miles this week…. which I pretty much expected, given the late start on Monday.  I hope I can get […]

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Eric Florack on May 2nd, 2011

Harford,PA Today I’m at the Flying J truck stop in Harford, along I-81. I ran from Rochester, down to Carlisle PA and am currently running up toward Albany. I got the antennas fixed on the truck last week, and so was able to take the emergency spare, that I’d put up, down.  It turns out, […]

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Eric Florack on April 18th, 2011

Altoona,PA– The last several times I’ve come down to this Central PA town,  it was to visit the rail lines running through here. The place is famous for “Horseshoe Curve, and it’s true this is the biggest attraction for railfans in the east. This time, I actually have freight.  Arrived here early this morning. Not […]

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davidl on April 10th, 2011

Oh Boy, after shocks in Egypt: CAIRO (AP) — Demonstrators burned cars and barricaded themselves with barbed wire inside a central Cairo square demanding the resignation of the military’s head after troops violently dispersed an overnight protest killing one and injuring 71 What’s his face must go. Reax, Bruce McQuain, Questions and Observations: For those […]

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davidl on April 2nd, 2011

Rand Paul – 1, Dirty Harry Reid – 0, Rand Paul the junior senator from Kentucky has Dirty Harry Reid flummoxed, Roberta Costa has the conservative story of the day, from National Review: Washington — Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.), a Tea Party favorite, has boxed Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) into a […]

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Eric Florack on March 12th, 2011

I’ve had an interesting week traveling around in the truck. Some of it, I ended up using someone else’s truck since mine was under repair. Lower miles as a result mean lower income, I suppose, but that goes with the territory. As of this writing, I’m back in my own truck, and it seems to […]

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davidl on January 24th, 2011

He Hu laughs last, China’s President Hu Jintao laugh all the way back to China, from Doug Powers 2 Michelle Malkin: The Washington Post has given their Worst Week in Washington distinction to China’s President Hu Jintao for enduring questions about human rights, Harry Reid calling him a dictator and members of Congress declining invitations […]

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Eric Florack on January 16th, 2011

I have very few conclusions to draw about this entire sordid Loughner affair, but there are a number of things that should be commented on. There should be no doubt in anyone’s mind that Jared Lougner is a nut case.   Of course, that should go as the first point in any attack such as the […]

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davidl on January 4th, 2011

The KKK is gone, the Kennedy Kongressional Klan is gone.  Free at last, free at last. Class envy, from James Carroll, Boston Globe: If a just society is defined by the relationship between the well off and the very poor, we have big trouble. US Census data for 2010 show the widest rich-poor income gap […]

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Eric Florack on December 5th, 2010

Some interesting thoughts on Sarah Palin’s new book…. which I happen to have started reading myself just the other day. I’ll leave Melissa’s thoughts on the book itself to her article. But she, in the process of laying the groundwork for her review,  points up something that I’ve noticed myself on the state of things […]

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davidl on November 9th, 2010

Dumbo underestimated political cost of Obama Care, from Daily Mail(UK): Barack Obama today admitted his controversial plans to overhaul the healthcare system have proved more costlier in political terms than he anticipated. In a TV interview, the President also said he ‘gets discouraged’ when facing up to scale of the economic problems facing America. Speaking […]

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Eric Florack on November 7th, 2010

Billy says: At Faceboook, McPhillips had written: “As best as I can tell, Republicans spent the day rapidly falling behind the curve of their own success last night. I expect that by January they will be suited up in the usual coveralls to perform their traditional duties as janitorial socialists as they take the baton […]

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