davidl on December 31st, 2011

If being voluntarily associated  with a racist  is bad for one politician, it should not be good for another,  yet,, Roger Simon, PJ Media: That inability to select even marginally acceptable (non-racist) employees and colleagues should, on the face of it, disqualify Paul as a candidate for president of the United States. Can you imagine […]

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Eric Florack on September 6th, 2011

Allentown, PA– I’m dropping off a load here, having brought it from Avon, NY last night. I’ll be leaving here in an hour or so for Harrisburg,PA, and from there to Rotterdam,NY, outside Albany. It’s raining here… has been raining hard since about 6 last night.  So much for my nice, clean, shiny truck.   […]

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Eric Florack on August 24th, 2011

Latham, NY– I’m outside Albany, getting a load for Watertown, NY. This week has been a series of hops that saw me running to within about 10 miles of the DC monument district. A little over an hour after I left the area, I was parked at the PA-MD border along I-83 touching up my […]

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davidl on July 3rd, 2011

Fred is back! Well, kind of, sort of.  It no secret that the last presidential candidate we liked was Fred Thompson.  Alas Fred was just not into that campaign thing.  Well now the closest incarnation of Fred has announced.  Thad McCotter is in, from Thomas Lifson, American Thinker: Not too many people are excited about […]

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Eric Florack on May 4th, 2011

Kearny,NJ– I’m currently taking a break while my truck gets loaded, having driven down to Hicksville,LI  from Rochester,NY last night.   The truck was serviced yesterday, and I’m told lost more will be repaired on my day off on Friday. From here, I head back for Rochester, and home. I’m off on Friday for a day […]

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davidl on January 9th, 2011

Evan Thomas: “The health care bill is a disaster”, from Daily Caller. “The health care bill is a disaster,” Thomas continued. “We’re sort of slowly learning – it’s not working. It’s interesting – they’re implementing it and it’s not working out at all as people anticipated. There’s all sorts of wildly wrong projections. As it’s […]

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davidl on October 5th, 2010

Dumbo’s Delusions, Michael Goodwin, New York Post: Barack Obama has gone from a failing president to flailing at ghosts. Even allowing for desperate times, his desperate measures are a national embarrassment. Emancipation? Give us a break. With each passing day, his denunciations of dissent and inflated claims of economic progress turn off the independent voters […]

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davidl on June 1st, 2010

As to that peace flotilla, William A. Jacobson, Legal Insurrection: The left-wing blogosphere is full of useful idiots, who pretend that the flotilla which just was stopped by Israel was a humanitarian mission. […] If getting humanitarian supplies to Gaza really was the goal, this flotilla was not necessary. The supplies would have been off-loaded […]

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Brian Nygaard on April 12th, 2010

Space ClusterIn a recent conversation with a friend of mine, his comment was something like, “Those people on the far left must be from a different solar system.” Another friend said, “We are living in Alternative Reality B” (referencing the line from the movie Back to the Future) where we momentarily leave the time-space continuum.  My personal take is that the far left is simply the result of a nasty turn taken on the path of evolutionary biology.  While we may still appear to be part of the same human species, liberals and conservatives will ultimately be seen as fundamentally different members of the mammilia branch.  And while I jest (but just a little), the question of what separates the “thinking” of liberals and the principles of conservatives is befuddling for many of us.

Most adults in America today (other than the most senior amongst us) have never had to directly face the ideology of the N. Pelosi\’s, C. Schumer\’s, J. Wright\’s and E. Holder\’s of the world.  Even the 1960\’s form of “progressivism” was set against the backdrop of the known evil of an outwardly racist system, and an equally controversial war in Vietnam.  Today is different.  What we face today is an unforced and radical progressivism without any of the supporting historical props.  The problem with the interpretive thinking of conservatives today is that we are attempting to see the logic in the ideology of the left (or at least some form of semi-coherent palliative) that will allow us to understand the apparent vacuity.  But herein we are seeking to see that which simply does not exist.

When we look at the notion […]

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Eric Florack on April 6th, 2010

Welcome, one and all, to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the web ; The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble. COAL-MINE: We’ve all seen the news coming out of  the area around Montcoal, West Virginia.  As of this writing something like 25 dead and  4 more missing.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families […]

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davidl on February 14th, 2010

Professor Althouse gets it: Everyone should perceive flaws! To talk about “sceptics” as the ones who will “seize” upon “evidence” of flaws is unwittingly to make global warming into a matter of religion and not science. It’s not the skeptics who look bad. “Seize” sounds willful, but science should motivate us to grab at evidence. […]

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davidl on February 8th, 2010

Hey Chuckles, how do you feel about sand bagging Norm Coleman now, from Ed Morrrissey, Hot Air [David] Axelrod took the brunt of anger from the caucus, especially Al Franken, not exactly known for his sunny disposition.  However, Franken was not alone in complaining about the lack of leadership from the White House I Won’s […]

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