Eric Florack on December 12th, 2011

Indianapolis, Indiana–.. As this is written, I am in Indianapolis for the third week in a row.  They’ve got me picking up new trailers out here and ferrying them back to Rochester… an effort to upgrade the entire fleet of trailers that we have.  These that I’ve been bringing back are pretty good shape and […]

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davidl on June 9th, 2011

With the departure of chief economic adviser Austan Goolsbee, that’s the number of members from the original Obama economic team still working for the administration, not quite three years into the first term. Rats, say goodbye to the ship of state: Gone are Christina Romer, Larry Summers, Peter Orszag. Headed out is Goolsbee, who abruptly […]

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Leaders lead, Dumbo shucks, from Daily Caller: A cascade of bad economic and political news knocked President Barack Obama off his game today, and prompted him to revive his 2008-style criticism of his predecessor, and also to suggest that investors, consumers and even the media are responsible for today’s stalled economy. The blame-game rhetoric – […]

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Quite frankly I don’t CAIR, from Paul Walsh, Star-Tribune (MN): A national Muslim civil rights group is asking the head of Homeland Security to investigate the use of stereotypes after a man who appeared to be of Middle East descent was used in a recent security drill at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. The Council […]

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davidl on May 19th, 2011

Obama the Sensitive, what a winning combination for a President, a thick skull and thin skin, from Michelle: And now, the Boston Herald has been spanked by the White House for…running a front-page op-ed by Mitt Romney: more reax, Alex Alvarez, Mediaite: A Romney spokesperson weighed in by noting that the “op-ed was about jobs, […]

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Lessons for life, Don’t step on Superman’s cape and don’t piss in the girls’ room, unless you are really a girl. Great quotes in non-history: I will find the real killer or killers, if have to look on every golf course in America. O.J. Simpson. I will find the real cause of high energy prices, […]

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davidl on March 14th, 2011

Dumbo on Guns, Barrack Obama, Arizona Daily Star: It’s been more than two months since the tragedy in Tucson stunned the nation. It was a moment when we came together as one people to mourn and to pray for those we lost. And in the attack’s turbulent wake, Americans by and large rightly refrained from […]

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davidl on December 28th, 2010

When the Fat Lady Sings, Fred Hiatt wonders how obesity became a partisan issue, from Washington Post: That’s why obesity is not a Democratic or Republican issue. Obama has merely extended and amplified a campaign that began under President George W. Bush; Bush’s last acting surgeon general, Steven K. Galson, made obesity a signature issue, […]

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davidl on June 24th, 2010

Close to home, Associated Press: TORONTO — A magnitude-5.0 earthquake struck at the Ontario-Quebec border region of Canada on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, and homes and businesses were shaken from Canada’s capital in Ottawa on south to an arc of U.S. states. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. Morgan Moschetti, […]

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davidl on May 6th, 2010

Hmnn, Naureen S. Malik, Wall Street Journal: A small oil refinery just southeast of downtown San Antonio is on fire following an explosion, leading to a one-mile evacuation, a local fire department spokeswoman said. […] An 18-wheeler that was refueling at the 13,500-barrel-a-day plant owned by AGE Refining Inc. exploded at around 11:30 a.m. local […]

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davidl on April 29th, 2010

Dumbo steps in how own  poop. I don’t know about you, but some of those little old ladies look mighty scary to me.  To you?  Speaking of scared, it appears that the Secret Service pressured the Quincy police to call out the riot squad because Dim Won does not like the sight of dissent, from […]

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davidl on March 3rd, 2010

Is Obama a good old boy redneck? Barack Obama should drink less alcohol and try harder to kick his smoking habit, doctors say Barack Obama should not only try harder to kick his smoking habit, his team of doctors warned, but they also recommended ‘moderation of alcohol intake’. Source, Mail(UK). Cigarettes and beer, a good […]

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davidl on February 18th, 2010

The female version of Freddy Kruger is back, from Johnathan Turley{ Crystal Gale Mangum, 33, has been charged with attempted murder and arson. Mangum was the stripper who falsely accused members of the Duke lacrosse team. Mangum allegedly assaulted her boyfriend, threatened to stab him and set his clothes on fire in the bathroom. From […]

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davidl on February 16th, 2010

In a battle of wits between the The father/daughter tag team of Dick and Liz Cheney and the entire Obama administration, it’s easy to see who comes out on top: Nice Deb.

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DJ Durant on February 4th, 2010

bored-tv-watchingPresident Obama has a huge problem: jobs.  As in, lack of them.  As in, not creating any.  He promised them on the campaign trail, and he promised them as part of the $1.2 trillion stimulus package he signed a year ago.

After one year in office, with a huge majority in Congress, he has accomplished remarkably little, which is a relief to a Conservative.  He has spent an inordinate amout of time, resources and energy wrangling over socialized medicine and cap and trade, and the unemployment remains stubbornly high.

Tomorrow, employment data will be released for January.  Weekly initial jobless claims for unemployment insurance has been running about 470,000, and this week the number hit 480,000.  The employment sector will not grow until initial jobless claims fall below 400,000.  We’re still a long way off.

There are two factors in play.  The President has been jawboning big business for the last three years, while on the campaign trail and since his inauguration.  Business will not hire workers without some stable signs of an increase in aggregate demand, and as long as this administration sends a […]

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