davidl on July 9th, 2011

Hope goes Plouffe from Ian Swanson, Hill: President Obama’s senior political adviser David Plouffe said Wednesday that people won’t vote in 2012 based on the unemployment rate. Plouffe should probably hope that’s the case, since dismal job figures aren’t expected to get any better for Obama and the economy on Friday. […] The jobs report […]

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Eric Florack on July 8th, 2011

Newburgh, NY– As this is posted, I’m new Newburgh, taking a break after having run a load up out of Mountain Top PA to here. As it happens, I’m directly across the street from the Orange County Choppers headquarters…. the new place, not the old one… a rather impressive looking building. As usual, while on […]

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davidl on June 29th, 2011

How dumb is Dumbo, from Monty Pelerin, American Thinker: Two hypotheses are often cited to explain why things have gotten so much worse: Obama is incompetent. Obama knows what he is doing and is deliberately destroying the country. These hypotheses are not mutually exclusive.  Evidence is consistent with either or a combination of both.  The […]

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davidl on June 21st, 2011

The election in black and white. Barack Obama’s inept economic policies have hit the black population hard, from Michelle Miller, CBS News: The economy and jobs will be big issues in Washington again this coming week. While unemployment among the general population is about 9.1 percent, it’s at 16.2 percent African Americans, and a bit […]

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davidl on June 20th, 2011

Obama-speak, from Peter Kirsanow, National Review, via Clarice Feldman, American Thinker: “The real problem with ATMS . is not so much that they destroy jobs, but that in at least 50 of 57 states you can’t conduct transactions in Austrian, making it difficult to withdraw enough cash to spread the wealth around to Midwesterners, who […]

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Dumbo’s Economics, more on yesterday’s Scramble theme of Barack Obama’s economic ignorance.  First up, from Robert R. Baker, American Thinker: [President Franklin] Roosevelt responded to the recession he inherited with a combination of massive spending on new government programs and sweeping controls over private industry, (sound familiar?).  His thinking was that government spending would get […]

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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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Eric Florack on June 8th, 2011

Scranton, PA– OK, I had the burned wiener festival last night. The Wiener is toast, and it’s all over but the signatures. So, I’ll not mention that whole thing. Like hell, I won’t. Ya gotta love Breitbart basically hijacking the burned Wiener’s press conference. Andy takes down Weiner and the leftist dominated press  and meanwhile […]

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davidl on June 7th, 2011

Weiner Roasted, from Robert Stacy McCain, Other McCain: Smoke, fire.  Kettle, black. Weiner, roasted. Career, toasted. Comment by Dandapant, McCain reader. Literally, from New York Daily News: Anthony’s weiner never tasted so good. A Brooklyn sausage joint is serving up a special entree skewering scandal-scarred Rep. Anthony Weiner. Dubbed Anthony’s Weiners, the dish by Der […]

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Eric Florack on June 6th, 2011

(New York City)-– I’m actually not far from where I was the other day, at Middle Village. Just up the Metropolitan Bvd, in fact. A nice drive this morning. Now, it’s about a 5. 1/2 hr drive, though so I had to leave Rochester at around 5am. Not overly happy about that but at least […]

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davidl on June 3rd, 2011

Hope has died, from Ben White, Politico: President Barack Obama is heading into his reelection campaign with a flagging economy that appears incapable of producing the sustained job growth needed to push unemployment below crisis levels. And there appears to be very little he can do about it, at least in the short term. The […]

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Eric Florack on June 3rd, 2011

(Elmwood Park,NJ)– I’m at a paper company here picking up a load for Rochester, which will bring me home.  I was at Middle Village, NYC again this monring. Here’s a pic taken while I wanted for a dock to open up. I’m really happy about how this thing drives. The new parts in the transmission […]

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davidl on May 23rd, 2011

Obama does AIPAC, from Jennifer Rubin Washington Post: The problems in the speech include: 1) Obama made it clear the United States is willing to give away Israel’s bargaining position for nothing in return; 2) Obama never even mentioned the right of return; 3) He did not reiterate specifically the necessity of a military presence […]

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davidl on May 18th, 2011

Man bites Dog, Talking Point Memo attacks Dirty Harry Reid: Republicans may have a point that Democrats are playing politics with oil subsidies. To understand why, look no further than the fact that the bill Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will bring to the floor for a vote Tuesday evening doesn’t pass basic constitutional muster […]

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davidl on May 13th, 2011

How dumb is Dumbo I: Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama used an immigration speech Tuesday to take a jab at News Corporation CEO, Rupert Murdoch, who owns Fox News Channel. Obama quoted the CEO, an Australian native, who said “Immigrants have made America great as the world leader in business, science, higher education and […]

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