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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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 April 21st, 2011

How Dumb is Dumbo, Barack Obama, or as I call him Dumbo, is clearly confused by the cause of the 2007 Interstate bridge collapse, from via Ed Morrissey, Hot Air: Remember when that bridge in Minnesota collapsed with all those people on it? And there was a big hue and cry, “How can this happen […]

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davidl on February 15th, 2011

“ Who is Barack Hussein Obama, from Lori Montgomery, Washington Post: President Obama rolled out a $3.7 trillion budget blueprint Monday that would trim or terminate more than 200 federal programs next year and make key investments in education, transportation and research. The plan is aimed at boosting the nation’s economy while reducing record budget […]

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davidl on February 7th, 2011

Dumbo’s green economics, from Debra Saunders,RCP: The problem is that Obama thinks that green jobs are the answer to the anemic economy recovery. And he clings to that belief in the face of contrary evidence. I would have better described it as Obama believes.   Thinking is above Dumbo’s pay grade. Reich comes up short, from […]

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davidl on December 1st, 2010

Algore’s mistake, Debra Saunders, RCP: You Can Stop Paying for Al Gore’s Mistake In Greece earlier this month, Al Gore made a startling admission: “First-generation ethanol, I think, was a mistake.” Unfortunately, Americans have Gore to thank for ethanol subsidies. In 1994, then-Vice President Gore ended a 50-50 tie in the Senate by voting in […]

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davidl on November 22nd, 2010

No Shat Sherlock, TSA grope down will kill people.  Just the facts Ma’am.  As driving is much more dangerous than flying, anything which discourage air travel and motivates people to drive, actually costs lives, from Hill: As the nation readies for one of the busiest traveling holidays, Steven Horwitz, a professor of economics at St. […]

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davidl on November 15th, 2010

Newsweak ponders if the presidency has grown too big for one mere mortal: Can any single person fully meet the demands of the 21st-century presidency? Obama has looked to many models of leadership, including FDR and Abraham Lincoln, two transformative presidents who governed during times of upheaval. But what’s lost in those historical comparisons is […]

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davidl on October 7th, 2010

Hare Brained Congressman Phil Hare ( IL – 17) proves his elevator never gets out of the basement, from Dan Karipides, Wizbang: And we will see a terrible price that we will pay years down the road for letting our children down when they need us the absolute most. I’m not going to be part […]

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Eric Florack on September 6th, 2010

Mike Allen at The Politico: Seeking to bolster the sluggish economy, President Barack Obama is using a Labor Day appearance in Milwaukee to announce he will ask Congress for $50 billion to kick off a new infrastructure plan designed to expand and renew the nation’s roads, railways and runways. The goals, according to the White […]

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Eric Florack on August 3rd, 2010

I notice that the most recent gamble of our tax money involves the Chevy Volt… Keep in mind, this is the president who told us that the GM and Chrysler bailouts were an unvarnished success. What a lot of people don’t seem to understand is that this monstrosity of General Motors is at the center […]

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davidl on July 30th, 2010

Or maybe  Vurkey?  From Edward Niedermeyer, New York Times: GENERAL MOTORS introduced America to the Chevrolet Volt at the 2007 Detroit Auto Show as a low-slung concept car that would someday be the future of motorized transportation. It would go 40 miles on battery power alone, promised G.M., after which it would create its own […]

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davidl on March 26th, 2010

Obama administration stuck on stupid, Jackson Diehl, Washington Post: Obama has added more poison to a U.S.-Israeli relationship that already was at its lowest point in two decades. Tuesday night the White House refused to allow non-official photographers record the president’s meeting with Netanyahu; no statement was issued afterward. Netanyahu is being treated as if […]

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on July 4th, 2009

Two hundred and thirty-three years ago, the men of the Second Continental Congress made a bold gesture as they sought to uncleave themselves from their ties with Great Britain.  A gesture intended to convey that they were serious about the war that was already raging on the American Continent.  A gesture intended to tell the […]

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Eric Florack on May 28th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read on the ‘sphere…The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble. This is the The “ChooChoo, Daddy!” Edition. The Honeymoon is officially over:  Jennifer Rubin: The jig is up. The stimulus is a bust. That has some serious political ramifications for Democrats who will be on the ballot in 2010. […]

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