Eric Florack on January 20th, 2012

Ulster, NY- Been a hell of a long week. Tomorrow’s the last day I’ll leave here and run to Newburgh, then to Northern NJ to grab some pasta… and head to Rochester with it Huntsman: Huntsman joins the list of those who dropped out….( alongwith Perry, who is a seriously classy act, but shoulda dropped […]

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davidl on January 3rd, 2012

Did Allah Pundit make a rather bad metaphor or just a uniquely apt one? …. from Hot Air: You’d think liberals would want to pull their punches against Santorum until he’s built up enough momentum nationally to complicate life for Romney, yet here’s Colmesy throwing an uppercut straight to the groin. Pure instinctual ideological bloodlust? […]

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davidl on December 31st, 2011

Well, the Occupy Wall Street movement, AKA Poopstock, sure is making a splash. Perhaps “splash” isn’t the best term, from the looks of things, they could all use a splash in a bathtub with a bar of soap. Reports on the ground indicate things are getting pretty ripe. But the commies don’t seem to mind. […]

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davidl on October 11th, 2011

Well, the Occupy Wall Street movement, AKA Poopstock,  sure is making a splash. Perhaps “splash” isn’t the best term, from the looks of things, they could all use a splash in a bathtub with a bar of soap. Reports on the ground indicate things are getting pretty ripe. But the commies don’t seem to mind. […]

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Eric Florack on September 2nd, 2011

Well, I’m not sure but it appears we are back. Looks like there was an RPC call to Blogrolling.com, a site which has apparently gone down, hidden in my sitecode. I’ve removed it, but have in that process fouled some of the other widgets I was running. I’m on my way home now and will […]

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davidl on August 29th, 2011

Much ado, from Toby Harnden,Telegraph(UK): The surf may have told a story but so too did the sight behind the reporter of people chatting and ambling along the sea front and just goofing around. There was a man in a t-shirt, a woman waving her arms and then walking backwards. Then someone on a bicycle […]

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Eric Florack on May 10th, 2011

Fairfield, CT– I’m parked for the night along I95 with a load bound for Windsor Locks,CT. From there, I’ll be headed to Albany, and then to Syracuse and home tomorrow. Just a quick Ramble since I do need to sleep… I’m up at 4am to make all this happen.   Border Fence: Obama’s “Mission Completed”? […]

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Eric Florack on May 1st, 2011

Usama BinLaden is reportedly dead tonight, and apparently the US has his body. He was killed in action against a mansion outside Islamabad, according to reports. Good news, certainly, but we need to consider this carefully. First, a man who dies in a mansion isn’t a martyr.  Sorry,  he’s just not. There’s another point to […]

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Eric Florack on April 22nd, 2011

Albany,NY— I’m at the Pilot Truck stop tonight,  and another week is in the books. Tomorrow, I take my empty to a warehouse near Rochester to  be loaded over the week end, and take my truck back to “The Barn”, and then go home to my wife and kids. I’ll be happy to see them […]

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Eric Florack on January 25th, 2011

Harrisburg, PA– As this is written, I’m at the TA in Harrisburg. I was supposed to be over by Albany by this time, but an equipment failure…. (flat tire) lost me four hours of drive time.  When things go mostly right, it’s easy to bitch about the small stuff. When there’s a bigtime fail… well, […]

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davidl on June 7th, 2010

Question of the Day, from the Sharp Tack, Clarice Feldman, American Thinker: We shall see if Jew-hatred is acceptable behavior in the eyes of Hearst and the WH press corps, and Thomas is still allowed her place of honor tomorrow. Even Howard Cosell or Jimmy  Synder never publicly suggested that blacks should go back to […]

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davidl on April 14th, 2010

Disgusting, TFD, from Elizabeth Scalia, Anchoress,    I have a few suggestions for Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to tell Dim Won where he can put his finger.   Suggstion? Tea Party getting results, Sean Higgins, Investors Business Daily: House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., told reporters today that the Tea Party movement is making some members […]

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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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